Category: MODERN TECHNOLOGY

Marvell Technology Remains A Reasonably-Priced Fabless Semiconductor Play (NASDAQ:MRVL)

When putting together a well-diversified, long-term portfolio, we can’t always keep ourselves exclusively invested in deep-discount, undervalued sectors. Sometimes, we want to have exposure to an industry, and need to make sure it is, by comparison, fairly priced.

Semiconductors are still hugely important in the modern tech economy. That seems so self-evident that you’d think we wouldn’t need to keep saying it, but as far back as when I was in college, a good 20 years ago, I was hearing that semiconductors were “old tech” and that the future was elsewhere. Yet here we are, and semiconductors are a $400+ billion industry.

There are a lot of plays within semiconductors, but I’m a big fan of the fabless companies. They don’t directly manufacture their designs, which saves a lot of money on production facilities, and makes understanding the business a lot simpler. In particular, I’d like to take a close

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Solar the new ‘king of electricity’ as renewables make up bigger slice of supply

By Forrest Crellin

PARIS (Reuters) – Solar output is expected to lead a surge in renewable power supply in the next decade, the International Energy Agency said, with renewables seen accounting for 80% of growth in global electricity generation under current conditions.

In its annual World Energy Outlook on Tuesday, the IEA said in its central scenario – which reflects policy intentions and targets already announced – renewables are expected to overtake coal as the primary means of producing electricity by 2025.

The combined share of solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind in global generation will rise to almost 30% in 2030 from 8% in 2019, it said, with solar PV capacity growing by an average 12% a year.

“I see solar becoming the new king of the world’s electricity markets,” IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol said. “Based on today’s policy settings, it is on track to set new records for

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Missouri University Of Science And Technology Receives $300 Million Gift, The Largest In Missouri Higher Education History

Missouri University of Science and Technology(Missouri S and T) announced today that it had received a $300 million donation, the largest single gift in the history of Missouri higher education. St. Louis businessman and Missouri S and T alum Fred Kummer and his wife June are giving the money to a foundation they created that will support several initiatives at the university.

The Kummers’ gift will be administered by The Kummer Institute Foundation. Funds from the foundation will support several new initiatives at Missouri S&T, including:

  • A new research and development entity modeled after other university-affiliated centers like the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. The new organization will be the home to four new research
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2021 Kia K5 Review | Price, features, specs and photos

The 2021 Kia K5 replaces the long-running Kia Optima as the brand’s midsize family sedan, and it brings with it bold, aggressive exterior styling and a seriously comfortable driving experience. Not only that, it’s a good value compared to the competition. And while it does sacrifice some sportiness for its comfort, Kia will introduce a high-performance GT model by the end of the year that should rectify the lack of driving excitement. There are some sedans on the market with a slightly better blend of sportiness and comfort, such as one of our favorites, the Honda Accord, as well as the gracefully aging Mazda6, but the Kia’s strong points are enough to make it a must-see for midsize car shoppers.

What’s new for 2020?

The Kia K5 is a new model introduced this year, but it could certainly be considered the next-generation Optima with a name change.

2021 K5 GT-Line AWD

What’s the K5’s

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LivaNova Presents New Data at European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting Demonstrating Benefits of Perceval Sutureless Valve

New PERSIST-AVR study results and SURE-AVR registry data analysis underscore utility of Perceval as a minimally invasive surgical approach for patients with aortic valve stenosis

LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN) a market-leading medical technology and innovation company, today announced new data from the Perceval® Sutureless Implant Versus Standard-Aortic Valve Replacement (PERSIST-AVR) clinical study and the Sorin Universal Registry on Aortic Valve Replacement (SURE-AVR). Results from a PERSIST-AVR sub-analysis demonstrated better clinical outcomes for patients with aortic valve stenosis who received the Perceval sutureless surgical aortic valve via minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) than patients who received a stented valve through the same access. Data from a SURE-AVR sub-analysis further supported positive findings for Perceval using MICS or full sternotomy. The results were presented during a series of presentations at the 34th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS).

“The new PERSIST-AVR data presented at EACTS highlight that

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Harmonic Introduces Groundbreaking Gigabit Upstream Solution for Cable Operators

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT) today announced groundbreaking new technology that enables cable operators to provide compelling new two-way gigabit services. Harmonic’s unique upstream gigabit solution is full spectrum and compatible with already-deployed cable modems and set-top boxes (STBs). This new technology has been integrated into Harmonic’s CableOS® core software and its new Ripple+ network edge platform. The company also announced that Comcast is the first operator to conduct a field trial of this new technology.

“Upstream bandwidth demand continues to intensify, as more people work from home and participate in distance learning,” said Nimrod Ben-Natan, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cable Access Business at Harmonic. “Leveraging our latest CableOS cloud-native and distributed network edge platforms, the cable industry now has the tools to meet growing bandwidth demand and offer market-leading symmetric gigabit services today, without costly cable modem or

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The Ninth Open Innovations Forum To Be Held Online

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MOSCOW, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The ninth International Open Innovations Forum for innovational development will be held from October 19th to 21st. This is the main Russian event in the field of technological entrepreneurship. In 2020 the Forum will be held online due to the epidemiological situation and will be free for anyone. You can visit the exhibition and business program on the website openinnovations.ru.

The theme of the Forum 2020 will be “New Digital Normal. Are we ready for the changed world?” The speakers will discuss the impact of social and economic isolation during the pandemic on technology development in the post-COVID world, and also the emergence of new scenarios and platforms where business, government, and society can communicate on a global scale. The topics for each

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The All-New GA8, a luxury car for the new era, is launching soon in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

As the latest masterpiece from GAC MOTOR, the new car embodies its ingenuity and experience over the last 12 years during its development. The GA8 has demonstrated extraordinary strength in its body frame and design, handling, and overall driving experience. This car is built to impress and will no doubt be a world-class luxury product for Saudi Arabia’s consumers.

For many local drivers, a car is not merely a means of transportation. Instead, their cars reflect the expectations and hopes they have for their lives. They look for a vehicle that highlights their value, identity, style, and capability. Thus, the car they drive is essential as a business card to prove worth in a tangible way.

As a modern masterpiece that incorporates international experience and resources while pushing R&D’s boundaries, the all-new GA8 represents the best of modern car manufacturing. The car’s rigorous design aims to provide the best experience

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Can temperature scanning slow COVID-19 spread? Airports are the testing ground for new tech

A camera in the security lines at Dallas Love Field is scanning every passerby for elevated temperatures, in a test by the airport and Southwest Airlines to find out if it can detect sick people before they board flights.

In the back hallways, employees are getting temperature checks at kiosks before they start work each day, trying to keep sick employees out of the airport, too.

As airlines, companies and governments scramble to reopen a battered economy facing the eighth month of a worldwide pandemic, airports are now the frontline for evolving thermal imaging technologies designed to pick out infected travelers before they can spread COVID-19 further.

Temperature scanning device makers such as Dallas-based Wello Inc. and Beaumont’s Infared Cameras Inc. have suddenly been inundated with requests for their technology. Even small restaurants, hotels and schools are asking about it.

“It’s not just convention centers and airlines,” said Gary Strahan,

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Are Deepfakes Dangerous? Creators and Regulators Disagree

Over the past few years, deepfakes have emerged as the internet’s latest go-to for memes and parody content.

It’s easy to see why: They enable creators to bend the rules of reality like no other technology before. Through the magic of deepfakes, you can watch Jennifer Lawrence deliver a speech through the face of Steve Buscemi, see what Ryan Reynolds would’ve looked like as Willy Wonka, and even catch Hitler and Stalin singing Video Killed The Radio Star in a duet.

For the uninitiated, deepfake tech is a form of synthetic media that allows users to superimpose a different face on someone else’s in a way that’s nearly indistinguishable from the original. It does so by reading heaps of data to understand the face’s contours and other characteristics to naturally blend and animate it into the scene.

Ryan Reynolds as Willy Wonka Deepfake from NextFace
NextFace/Youtube

At this point, you’ve probably come across such clips on platforms like

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