Day: September 15, 2020

Apple Watch SE and Series 6 vs. the competition

It’s September again, which means it’s time for another Apple event. But not iPhones this time. Today we’re getting a peek at new tablets and watches. Yes, that’s right, “watches” plural, because the company is releasing a budget-minded model alongside its flagship wearable. The exterior design never really changes much, so we need to look under the hood to see how these new Apple Watch devices measure up to each other as well against their rivals from Samsung. Of course, this is only a glimpse at their potential, and you’ll need to wait for our full reviews to see this year’s Apple Watch models put through their paces.

Apple Watch Series 6

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Apple Watch SE

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2


$399 and up

$400 and up

$279 and up

$230 and up


40 mm:
40 x 34 x 10.74 mm

44 mm:

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Venus phosphine find: Unexplained gas hints at potential for alien life

Scientists have spotted something unexpected in the cloud decks of Venus, our nearest planetary neighbor. While no one is saying it’s aliens just yet, some sort of alien microorganism is on the list of potential explanations for why a chemical that shouldn’t be floating around above the planet has been observed there for the first time. 

The chemical is phosphine, or PH3, a compound made up of phosphorus attached to three hydrogen atoms. On Earth, certain microbes that thrive in oxygen-free environments, like at a sewage plant, are believed to produce the chemical. The gas is highly toxic to humans and smells like decaying fish.

It was identified in observations of Venus made through telescopes in Hawaii and Chile in 2017 and 2019. Specifically, phosphine was found about 33 to 39 miles (53 to 62

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Canada’s Globe and Mail Offers Custom Brand Suitability for Advertisers with IAS Context Control

Marketers can now control their ad adjacencies with a wide array of contextual signals, including the sentiment and the emotional classification of content on a specific page. This enables advertisers to find the most relevant content adjacencies for campaigns within brand-safe and suitable environments. The powerful tool also delivers a precise semantic understanding of page-level context – this enables advertisers to navigate common homonym scenarios that keywords cannot (such as the difference between “gun shot” versus “golf shot” content).

Additionally, this cutting-edge technology allows publishers to more strategically categorize and monetize their content, leaving them better equipped to appropriately monetize news content versus competitive safety and suitability solutions.

“IAS’s Context Control is a gamechanger for the entire industry. Now advertisers can better navigate contextual adjacencies while publishers can more intelligently package and monetize their inventory,” said Lisa Utzschneider, CEO, IAS. “We are excited to lead the way alongside The

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Petroleum Resins Market 2020 Share, Top Manufacturers, Market Size, Segmentation, Types, Application, Technology, Trends and Forecasts to 2026

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Sep 15, 2020 (The Expresswire) —
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  • Market size by product categories
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About Petroleum Resins Market:

Petroleum resins are amorphous polymers with low molecular weight obtained from synthetic processes.
High demand from the automotive industry is one of the primary drivers for the

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Woman sets social media ablaze with list of ‘Southern’ names for everyday items: ‘This is all wrong’

Is it a backpack, or a book sack?

To most people, that might sound like an insane question, but according to college student Colette Bernard, it all depends on where you grew up.

Bernard, who is from Louisiana, is currently going viral on TikTok after sharing her list of the “Southern” names for everyday household items. The only problem? A lot of Southerners do not agree.

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In her video, which has more than 1.2 million views, Bernard explains she never knew about these regional differences until moving to New York for college.

Her first example: coolers. Or as Bernard calls them “ice chests.”

“It’s a chest full of ice … I mean hello?” she says in the video.

The TikToker goes on to claim that in her hometown, backpacks were called book sacks and snowcones were called snowballs.

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Amazon workforce numbers: How many people work for Amazon?

  • Amazon is hiring 133,000 new full-time and part-time employees in the United States and Canada.
  • The coronavirus pandemic — which is forcing consumers to rely on e-commerce fulfillment — has fueled Amazon’s hiring spree. 
  • However, the company’s biggest confirmed workforce increase occurred between 2016 and 2017.
  • That year, the e-commerce giant added 224,600 new full-time and part-time roles.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.


Amazon is going on a hiring spree that will push its global headcount to new heights. 

The company has added 175,000 temporary positions since March and plans to add more than 133,000 employees to its ranks over the next several months. These positions are in addition to the 876,000 permanent employees that Amazon employed as of July, and could push Amazon’s global headcount — including permanent and temporary hires — up to roughly 1.2 million workers.

Amazon’s recent hiring surge has been driven by the

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iPhone 12 needs iPad Air’s new Touch ID while we’re all still wearing masks

Apple’s new iPad Air integrates Touch ID into a button on the side of the iPad. 


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

Apple’s new iPad Air relocates Touch ID to a button on the edge of the device. The company’s upcoming iPhone 12 lineup should do something similar, giving users an option between unlocking their iPhone using their face or unlocking it with their fingerprint as the world combats the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled its newest gadgets, including an updated $599 (£579, AU$899) iPad Air that integrates Touch ID into the power button on top of the tablet. The move makes it easier for you to unlock the device while you’re wearing a mask and allows Apple to include a larger screen in its tablet without relying on Face ID to unlock the device.

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Nikola Is Only as Strong as Its Tech Partnerships

Nikola Corp oration’s biggest achievement has been lining up a roster of blue-chip technology partners to help realize its vision of using hydrogen to electrify the U.S. trucking industry. In the wake of an incendiary short seller’s report, the key question is whether it can keep them.

The startup is fighting for its reputation. The stock rose 11% Monday after Nikola issued a second, more detailed denial of various claims made last week by hedge fund Hindenburg Research. That was despite an admission that a 2017 marketing video showcasing a Nikola truck prototype “in motion” shouldn’t be taken to mean that the vehicle was moving under its own propulsion. Hindenburg reported that the truck rolled down a gradual incline in Utah.

The focus on the staged video is understandable. As financial-history blogger Jamie Catherwood pointed out, the anecdote is a neat metaphor for a stock market that has sometimes appeared

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14 Popular Tech Stocks With Room To Run

KeyBanc initiated coverage of 14 popular tech stocks on Tuesday and is bullish on the long-term opportunities created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We believe the next leg of price appreciation is driven by improved supply capacity, increased customer loyalty, and margin expansion,” Justin Patterson wrote in a note.

Patterson said Frontdoor is making progress with its on-demand opportunity and cost-cutting initiatives.

“However, until the Company can achieve 10% y/y revenue growth, we believe it will be difficult for shares to re-rate,” he wrote.

Finally, Patterson said Yelp has improved its product and its user monetization, but it also faces unique challenges.

“Enthusiasm toward this progress is offset

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Waze Just Rolled Out A Slew Of Cool New Features For Even Smarter Drives

Ever since Google acquired the wildly popular, community-powered navigation app Waze for a cool $1.2 billion in 2013, there’s been chatter that the tech behemoth would one day pull the plug on the plucky GPS tool with over 100 million active monthly users.

Those fears can be definitively put to rest. Today Waze rolled out a slew of cool new features that make the app even more indispensable, especially during the pandemic. The changes focus on two key moments in your day: before you leave the house and while you’re on the road.

How often have you mentally calculated when you need to leave your home to get somewhere at a particular time? If you let Waze know about a planned drive, you’ll get real-time information that will help you avoid common problems like traffic or

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