Category: LATEST TECH

Virginia Tech Opens As Huge Favorites Over Boston College

Boston College (3-1) will try and make it two in a row when they take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday. Boston College won a thriller on Saturday, defeating Pitt 31-30 on a missed extra point by Panthers kicker Alex Kessman in overtime. The Hokies (2-1) suffered their first defeat of the season, losing 56-47 to UNC. 

The Hokies offense, particularly the rushing attack has been the strongest part of their game. Kansas transfer Khalil Herbert has already risen to become one of the best running backs in the conference. Through four games he has rushed for 449 yards, averaging over ten yards per carry, along with five touchdowns. The passing attack has been more uneven, but if Hendon Hooker starts at quarterback, look for this to change. 

The online betting site betonline.ag has posted the current line for the upcoming game between the Eagles and Hokies. They have

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2021 Honda Accord revealed: New style, new tech but no manual transmission

Wider grilles are all the rage.


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One of our favorite midsize sedans here at Roadshow is in for some updates. The 2021 Honda Accord bowed on Monday with slightly tweaked styling, more tech and a new trim level that will surely appeal to those shopping the popular Accord Sport variant. All in all, the updates should be much appreciated by those still interested in a vehicle with four doors and a trunk.

Every Accord trim gets a new, wider grille that incorporates some horizontal pieces to emphasize width. It’s definitely not a huge change, but it helps the Honda Sensing suite of driver-assist tech work even better, according to the automaker. LED headlights are also standard on Accord Sport and above, though those shopping the Accord Hybrid will need to splurge for at least the EX trim for the same lighting tech. Every Accord except the Sport trim gets

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The Morning After: EU might be making a Big Tech ‘hit list’

The EU isn’t done with Big Tech. Sources at the Financial Times say the EU is drafting a “hit list” of up to 20 big tech firms that would face harsher regulations than smaller rivals. This could involve mandatory data sharing and greater transparency — rules that could help level the playing field. The list would be based on criteria like market share, user counts and the dependency others have on their platforms.

As Jon Fingas wrote over the weekend, it’s likely to be a pretty US-centric laundry list, think Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. It could well dovetail with that US House subcommittee investigation into accusations that these companies wield monopoly powers. 

And the timing could be everything: The Digital Services Act, set to renovate EU’s internet regulations, is due in early December. Happy holidays, Big Tech.

— Mat

It promises ‘studio grade’ sound in a compact (and cheap)

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2 Tech Stocks I’m Still Buying Even After They’ve Surged 200%

Tech companies Shopify (TSX:SHOP)(NYSE:SHOP) and Lightspeed (TSX:LSPD)(NYSE:LSPD) have both been on absolute tears over the past six months. Since the beginning of April, Shopify’s share price has grown more than 200%, while Lightspeed is up more than 225%.



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To be fair, the Canadian market in general has been on an incredible run since April. The S&P/TSX Composite Index has grown 27% over the last six months. That’s pretty impressive considering that this index has only delivered 17% growth over the past five years.

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So, with the market up almost 30% in half a year, it’s not surprising to see some companies trading at all-time highs today. 

Shopify and Lightspeed might each be up 200% in half a year, but I’m not even close to taking profits on either of the companies. 

I’ve reviewed why I believe there is still plenty

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5 must-know leaders in medicine, science and tech

Now more than ever, it is undeniable how integral science and research have become to public health. Nationwide, doctors, scientists and experts are working around the clock to find the most up-to-date and reliable information to prevent and stop the spread of Covid-19.

Here are five must-know women who are shattering ceilings, making groundbreaking discoveries, and spreading public awareness during the global pandemic.

Joy Buolamwini

Joy Buolamwini, founder of Algorithmic Justice League, speaks in New York on March 27, 2019.Bess Adler / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Joy Buolamwini is the founder of the Algorithmic Justice League (AJL), a computer scientist and an expert in artificial intelligence bias. Four years ago, when Buolamwini was a graduate student at MIT’s Media Lab, she began looking into the racial and gender disparities in commercially-available facial recognition technologies. Her research culminated in two groundbreaking, peer-reviewed studies, published in 2018 and 2019, that revealed

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3 Tech Stocks Trading At A Discount To Analyst Estimates

The coronavirus has decimated companies across multiple sectors including airlines, energy, hospitality, and retail. At the same time, the pandemic has acted as a tailwind for tech companies, driving stocks in this sector to record highs.



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The broader markets entered bear market territory in March and soon recovered to trade at pre-COVID-19 levels within a few months, primarily driven by the stellar performance of mega-cap tech companies.

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This means there are stocks trading at a lower valuation that have the potential to outperform the broader markets as we enter the fourth quarter of the year. Let’s take a look at three tech stocks that are trading at a discount to sell-side price target estimates.

Digital Transformation Heavyweight Adobe: The first company on the list is Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE), a stock that has already returned 45% in 2020.

Adobe continues to post stellar numbers

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Startups likely to engage CCI in tussle against Google



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Startups likely to engage CCI in tussle against Google – tech giant’s fifth anti-trust action in India: Report

Startup founders in a virtual meet held on October 10 have decided to approach the Competition Commission of India (CCI) against Google’s alleged anti-competition policies in India.

The meeting involved 15 startup founders who discussed Google’s imposition of 30 percent commission on sales made through its Android Play Store and billing system for developers, two startup founders — part of the talks — said as per a report by Mint.

Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report.

The plan is to put together industry views and convey their grievances via written complaints to the CCI and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) this week, as per the report.

“The startup ecosystem will send a single letter to both the government and CCI,” one founder said.

They further

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Is the Nearmap share price a buy after the tech sell-off?

Last month, US tech megastocks spearheaded a global market sell-off, following the US Federal Reserve’s promise that interest rates will stay low through to 2023.



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The ASX followed Wall Street’s volatile technology sell-off in mid-September. But, while many technology shares were plummeting, the Nearmap Ltd (ASX: NEA) share price has increased by more than 4% in the few weeks after the news.

Let’s look at how this company adds value to its clients in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) and North American markets, and whether the Nearmap share price could be a buy.

Unique intelligence product

This Australian-based aerial imagery technology and location data company owns highly sensitive data relating to location intelligence with customers across Australia, the US, Canada and New Zealand. Nearmap operates a subscription as a service (SaaS) business

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2 ASX 200 tech shares I don’t want to miss if the market rallies

The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is on the verge of breaking out of its 5725 to 6200 point trading range. The job centric federal budget, recovery of United States president Donald Trump and additional stimulus packages, not just in the US but globally, could push the markets even higher. Here are 2 ASX 200 tech shares that I wouldn’t want to miss if the market rallies. 



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2 ASX 200 tech shares I’m keeping a close eye on

1. Pointsbet Holdings Ltd (ASX: PBH) 

The PointsBet share price jumped an eye watering 80% following the announcement of its partnership with NBCUniversal last month. The company’s share price has held its ground amidst a volatile market in September and in light of a significant A$303 million capital raising at

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Rights group criticizes Buenos Aires for using face recognition tech on kids

By Hugh Bronstein

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Human Rights Watch wants the city of Buenos Aires to stop using live facial recognition to identify children accused of committing crimes, the rights group said on Friday.

New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Buenos Aires started using the technology in April 2019, making Argentina the only country in the world to deploy it against people under the age of 18.

Although no minors are known to have been arrested yet, the group says the methodology is riddled with misidentifications that could unjustly limit job and educational opportunities for kids wrongly accused of theft and other crimes.

HRW sent a letter to the city and national government calling on them to stop using live facial recognition in train stations to identify suspects, particularly minors, arguing the technology often makes mistakes in identifying children.

Asked to comment on the assertions, the city government

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