Day: September 15, 2020

At 14.85% CAGR, Haptic Technology Market Size Set to Register 33477 Mn US$ by 2027

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Sep 15, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
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According to an analysis by a Market Research, the global haptic technology market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 14.85% during the forecasting period 2019-2027. The growing adoption by the gaming console companies, the increasing use of consumer electronic devices, the rising use of touch screen interface and the growing innovation and application in automotive industry are the factors driving the market growth of haptic technology.

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Key opportunities like increasing applications of systems for visually impaired and holographic display products must be leveraged to reach

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Apple AirTags: Will we finally see Apple’s Tile competitor in October?


When will we see Apple AirTags?


This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters.

At a virtual event on Tuesday, Apple kept it short and to the point, unveiling a new suite of Apple Watches and iPads, along with a Wednesday release date for iOS 14, iPadOS 14WatchOS 7 and TVOS 14. Apple didn’t, however, debut its long-rumored smart tracker tag competitor, thought to be called AirTags. The tags were hinted at in the code for iOS 13 last summer, but rumors were circulating before that software arrived. 

When Apple debuted new ultrawideband, or UWB, technology in its iPhone 11 models last year, speculation heated up that Apple could release a competitor to Tile’s popular trackers

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Bill Gates Sr., 1925-2020: Microsoft co-founder’s father made his own mark on Seattle and the world

Bill Gates Sr. in 2010. Photo via The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bill Gates Sr., a respected lawyer, devoted civic leader, trusted mentor, and influential philanthropist who helped to shape Seattle’s tech industry even before his son co-founded Microsoft, died Monday of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 94.

“My father’s death is a tremendous loss for our family and the many people whose lives he touched. Dad lived a long and enormously meaningful life,” Bill Gates Jr. said in a statement issued by the Gates family.

“I never stopped learning from his wisdom, kindness, and humility. Melinda and I owe him a special debt because his commitment to serving the community and the world helped inspire our own philanthropy. Although he would be the last person to say it, my father’s compassion and generosity will live on in the foundation he helped build.”

“As I’ve said many times before, my

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Netflix Announces New Quarantine-Themed Drama, Social Distance

Further confirming that earlier COVID-19 fears that the widespread pandemic and resulting quarantine might signal the end of new TV may have been misaligned, Netflix has announced the cast and release date for Social Distance, a new anthology series. The eight-part, limited-run drama debuts on October 15 and, according to a release, “showcases the power of the human spirit in the face of uncertainty and isolation.”

The show is set in the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has been “conceived, cast, and executed entirely remotely during quarantine.” Social Distance consists of standalone episodes “told through a virtual lens and captures the unique emotional experience of being forced apart by circumstance and having no choice but to communicate remotely and rely on technology to maintain any sense of connection.” The idea being, in other words, to explore the ways that although many of us have entered quarantine, our individual

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Missions to Venus: Highlights From History, and When We May Go Back

Carl Sagan once said that Venus is the planet in our solar system most like hell. So when are we going back?

Astronomers on Monday reported the detection of a chemical in the acidic Venusian clouds, phosphine, which may be a possible sign of life. That has some planetary scientists itching to return to the sun’s second planet, especially those who feel Venus has long been overlooked in favor of Mars and other destinations.

“If this planet is active and is producing phosphine, and there is something that’s making it in the Venus atmosphere, then by God almighty, forget this Mars nonsense,” said Paul Byrne, a planetary scientist at North Carolina State University. “We need a lander, an orbiter, we need a program.”

Venus is not easy to visit. Its carbon-dioxide-rich atmosphere is 90 times as dense as ours, and surface temperatures average 800 degrees Fahrenheit. Its surface pressure is

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Upward Momentum Ahead of ZEW

For five trading sessions in a row, the EUR/USD pair was moving in an upward correctional range. 

In the beginning of this week’s trading, it moved towards the 1.1888 resistance before settling around 1.1866 in the beginning of Tuesday’s trading, ahead of the German ZEW reading. The single European currency returned to gains with Christine Lagarde not interested in the recent strength of the Euro. Commenting on the performance, MUFG analyst Derek Halpenny says, “The Euro has failed to hold on to initial gains after the ECB press conference – we think for a good reason. President Lagarde may have disappointed with her comments on foreign exchange, but it should be obvious the fact that the European Central Bank is increasingly concerned and that continued Euro gains could trigger a monetary move in the future.”

At the end of last week, the Chief Economist of the European Central Bank, Lynn,

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RPT-GRAPHIC-Tech leads crisis-driven M&A boom with $350 billion deal rush

(Repeats story first published on Monday, no changes to text)

Sept 14 (Reuters) – Global M&A volumes are approaching $2 trillion for 2020, with technology making up almost a fifth of the total after mammoth deals such as SoftBank’s $40 billion sale of chipmaker Arm.

Dealmaking has stepped up a gear in September, with Nvidia Corp on Monday announcing the purchase of Arm from Japan’s SoftBank.

Others are coming thick and fast, with Verizon buying Mexican mobile phones provider Tracfone for $6.25 billion and Gilead Sciences to acquire biotech firm Immunomedics for $21 billion.

Such waves are characteristic after downturns, but Refinitiv data shows 2020’s $1.97 trillion total of deals announced so far exceeds $1.26 trillion and $1.6 trillion during the same period in 2009 and 2010 respectively, after the 2008 financial crisis.

“Coming out of recession, there’s usually a bit of catch-up to do and the cost of capital

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Successful improvement of the catalytic activity of photosynthetic carbon dioxide fixing enzyme Rubisco

Successful improvement of the catalytic activity of photosynthetic carbon dioxide fixing enzyme Rubisco
Strategy for improving catalytic activity in rice Rubisco: WT (Wild Type, unmodified rice), SS (rice with sorghum RbcS), CSS (rice with sorghum RbcS transferred/rice RbcS knocked out). Credit: Kobe University

A research group consisting of Associate Professor Fukayama Hiroshi (Kobe University, Graduate School of Agricultural Science) and Professor Matsumura Hiroyoshi (Ritsumeikan University) et al. have succeeded in greatly increasing the catalytic activity of Rubisco, the enzyme which fixes carbon from CO2 in plant photosynthesis. The research team also hypothesized the mechanism which determines the catalytic activity of Rubisco, based on structural analysis of the proteins. In the future, it is hoped that increasing the photosynthetic ability of agricultural crops will lead to increased yields. These results were published in the international scientific journal Molecular Plant on August 31.

Growth speed in plants is mainly determined by photosynthetic ability. Thus improving photosynthesis in agricultural crops can increase their yield. In

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Brain Implant Allows Paralyzed People To Control Computer With Their Mind

A new type of brain implant allows a paralyzed person to learn how to control a computer cursor with their mind.

This kind of technology could be revolutionary for people with very limited mobility as it could open up computer-based communication and give them more freedom in every day life.

So-called ‘brain-computer interfaces’ have been developed for this purpose before, but a key problem with them was that the user had to retrain on a daily basis, making progress difficult.

Brain-computer interface implants work by a user thinking about moving the cursor on a screen in different directions by imagining they are moving their arm and neck in a specific way.  Electrical impulses picked up by the brain implant allow the cursor to move. A computer algorithm then ‘learns’ how the brain signals correlate to the cursor movements and adjusts them giving the implant user control.

Under the old system,

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Mike Leach ready to fight Texas Tech ‘until he dies’


Sports, Seriously: Paul Myerberg predicts who will make it to the College Football Playoff this season and why it feels a bit disingenuous to have the playoff without Ohio State having a say.


Nearly 11 years since his controversial firing at Texas Tech, Mike Leach still is waging an expensive war against Tech and will not let up “until he dies,” according to the man Leach hired to lead the fight.

Leach, now the football coach at Mississippi State, has spent about $250,000 since January 2018 as part of an effort to dig up dirt on Tech. On Friday, the conflict also spilled into an online court hearing that spanned more than three hours.

Both sides dug in. An attorney for Tech said in the hearing that Leach’s hired guns were “game-playing” and accused them of making “constant misrepresentations.” 

But Leach has said it’s the opposite and

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