Day: September 17, 2020

Sam’s Club Takes Contactless Retail To New Heights With Scan & Go At The Pump

Cancel Christmas! Sam’s Club just announced that it is introducing Scan & Go pay functionality at the gas pump. After piloting the capability at 70 Sam’s Club stores throughout the country, Sam’s club announced today that it will roll out the capability to all 518 of its own and operated fuel stations by the end of the year. 

Here’s how it works:

Sam’s Club members simply download the Sam’s Club app on their mobile phones. They then can click the Scan & Go icon within the app, scan a QR code at the pump, select their method of payment, start fueling up the car, and then, voila, drive away and ultimately receive an electronic

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Scientists to explore new frontiers in Parkinson’s disease research with $7.2M grant


IMAGE: This image depicts a model for how LRRK2 could block critical movement across the cell. The visualization shows a short LRRK2 filament (red, green and yellow) wrapped around a cellular…
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Credit: Leschziner Lab, UC San Diego

In August, a team of researchers at the University of California San Diego published groundbreaking back-to-back studies describing unprecedented details of a protein linked to genetically inherited Parkinson’s disease. The researchers produced the first visualizations of leucine-rich repeat kinase 2, or LRRK2, as seen within its natural environment inside the cell, as well as the first high-resolution blueprint of the protein.

The Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative has announced support for the next phase of the research as the scientists focus on understanding the basic mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s, a neurodegenerative disorder affecting millions. ASAP’s goal is to support research that will inform a path to a cure for Parkinson’s. The

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51Degrees Partners With Digital Element to Offer Market-leading Geolocation Technology


3 “Strong Buy” Healthcare Stocks With Major Catalysts Approaching

Reflecting the ultimate risk and reward, healthcare stocks are capable of delivering big returns at what feels like the drop of a hat, but investors need to be prepared for big risk, too.Unlike companies in other sectors, the survival of many healthcare players, especially when they are in the early stages, hinges on only clinical trials of their therapies or products in development and regulatory rulings, with updates on either front acting as catalysts that can send shares in either direction.So, any piece of good news can propel shares to sky-high levels. Disappointing outcomes, however, can send investors running for the hills.Given the inherently volatile nature of the space, due diligence is necessary before making investment decisions. That’s where the Wall Street pros can lend a hand, as they know the ins and outs of the industry.Bearing this in mind,

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Futures flat after tech rout drags down Wall Street

olatile session that saw big tech stocks sell off sharply once again — which dragged the broader market down with them in spite of encouraging jobless data.” data-reactid=”16″Stock futures hovered near breakeven in Thursday evening’s after hours trading, following a volatile session that saw big tech stocks sell off sharply once again — which dragged the broader market down with them in spite of encouraging jobless data.

AMZN), Facebook (FB) and Apple (AAPL), which led the Nasdaq to its worst day in about a week. Price action reflected how investors, who have bid up stocks relentlessly since late spring, are now rethinking prospects for a sharp economic rebound in the wake of a still raging COVID-19 pandemic and no immediate fiscal boost on the table.” data-reactid=”17″Thursday’s regular session sell-off was led by high profile tech stocks like Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB) and Apple

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A Bridge between Fashion and Technology

Key Takeaways

  • Adaptive architecture has commonalities with and reflection in the fashion industry
  • Agile principles such as technical excellence and continuous delivery are as much a part of the fashion industry as they are for software development
  • Nike’s “The Ten” collaboration with Virgil Abloh is a great example of agile architecture in practice
  • As Neal Ford says: Architecture is abstract until operationalized
  • Incremental and adaptive design is a competitive advantage in fashion in the same way that it is in software development

It was a peculiar moment for me when stated that “A tech company is the fashion of tomorrow.” while talking to Ian Rogers during the 2016 Business of Fashion Voices. “Fashion tomorrow” was already happening at that time; the American music producer was speaking to someone who had moved from the technology world to fashion. Ian had just completed 1 year as Chief Digital Officer of LVMH

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RapidAI raises $25 million to analyze medical scans with AI algorithms

RapidAI (formerly iSchemaView), a startup developing a portfolio of stroke imaging and assessment products, today closed a $25 million round. The company says the funds will be put toward strategic growth initiatives around the world.

“Given our growth and profitability, we intend to use the strength of our balance sheet for technology licensing and acquisitions,” CEO Don Listwin told VentureBeat via email. “We’re seeing multiple opportunities in other technologies and companies, and as a platform provider we see great opportunities for integration into our system.”

RapidAI asserts that computer vision has tremendous potential in medicine, and it’s not alone. Zebra Medical Vision spent three years architecting an end-to-end computer vision system capable of diagnosing breast cancer and cardiovascular disease, and startups like MedyMatch are applying AI to medical imaging scans from acute stroke victims. Also in the mix are heavy hitters like Google’s DeepMind, Google AI, and Arterys, which are

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Xcode 12.2 beta includes support for iOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2, and more

The latest Xcode beta for macOS Big Sur includes support for unreleased operating systems likely to be used in the upcoming “iPhone 12” and Macs with Apple Silicon.

Apple released the Xcode 12.2 beta on Thursday alongside the latest macOS Big Sur developer beta. The release of development software with compatibility for unreleased operating systems indicates an imminent beta period will start soon.

Xcode 12.2 beta includes SDKs for iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1, and macOS Big Sur 11. The Xcode 12.2 beta release supports on-device debugging for iOS 9 and later, tvOS 9 and later, and watchOS 2 and later.

The release is strange for multiple reasons, as there has not yet been an iOS 14.1 nor an Xcode 12.1. When Apple skips version numbers it generally indicates changes occurring on the internal alpha testing that did not require developer testing or critical bugs being fixed

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Facebook’s ‘Project Aria’ photographs the world with camera glasses

  • Facebook is working on smartglasses that CEO Mark Zuckerberg says will launch in 2021.
  • In the meantime, the social media giant is deploying employees and contractors into public spaces equipped with smartglasses that map the world by capturing photos.
  • The initiative is known as “Project Aria.”
  • The research is intended to inform best practices for the future, including getting ahead of potential privacy concerns, Facebook said. In practice, the project will capture a lot of photos of public spaces.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Facebook is years deep into a project that aims to replace smartphones with augmented reality glasses.

Its first step toward that goal, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a broadcast on Wednesday, is creating a set of smartglasses — standard eyeglasses, but with “smart” functionality like cameras and wireless internet connectivity.

Those glasses are expected next year as part of a partnership with Luxottica Group,

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Has ChannelAdvisor (ECOM) Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

For those looking to find strong Computer and Technology stocks, it is prudent to search for companies in the group that are outperforming their peers. Has ChannelAdvisor (ECOM) been one of those stocks this year? Let’s take a closer look at the stock’s year-to-date performance to find out.

ChannelAdvisor is a member of our Computer and Technology group, which includes 602 different companies and currently sits at #8 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank considers 16 different sector groups. The average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups is measured, and the sectors are listed from best to worst.

The Zacks Rank is a proven model that highlights a variety of stocks with the right characteristics to outperform the market over the next one to three months. The system emphasizes earnings estimate revisions and favors companies with improving earnings outlooks. ECOM is currently sporting a

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How to change your Gmail language settings to read or compose in another language on a computer or mobile device

a close up of text on a white background: You can change your display and composition language on the Gmail desktop site, or just the display language on the Gmail app. Jarretera/Shutterstock

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You can change your display and composition language on the Gmail desktop site, or just the display language on the Gmail app. Jarretera/Shutterstock

  • You can change Gmail’s display language, and in some instances, the message composition language on the desktop site and the Gmail app for iPhone and Android.
  • Gmail’s desktop site allows you to type in different languages using special keyboards and input tools.
  • To change your Gmail app display language on an Android or iPhone device, you’ll need to update your phone’s general language settings.
  • Visit Business Insider’s Tech Reference library for more stories.

As one of the most used email clients in the world, it makes sense that Gmail would be equipped to handle non-English language or multilingual users. 


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In addition to reading your Gmail display in another language, Google offers several text input tools that allow users to type in their desired

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