Category: RECENT TECHNOLOGY

Apple enters 5G race with new iPhone 12 range

(Reuters) – Apple Inc on Tuesday launched its next-generation iPhone 12, with faster 5G connectivity that the California company hopes will spur consumers to trade in their old phones and keep its sales booming through the end of the year.

The core of the line-up, the iPhone 12 with a 6.1-inch display, will sell for $799, while a ‘Mini’ version with a 5.4-inch screen will be slightly cheaper at $699. A ‘Pro’ version with three cameras and a new 3-D ‘lidar’ sensor starts at $999, with the largest ‘Pro Max’ starting at $1,099 and going up to $1,399.

The new products will test whether Apple can ride a wave of consumer excitement around 5G wireless data networks, whose speediest variants outstrip their predecessors’ data rates multiple times over.

But whether iPhone buyers see a dramatic speed boost will depend heavily on where they are and which carrier they use –

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Apple unveils new iPhones for faster 5G wireless networks

Apple unveiled four new iPhones equipped with technology for use with faster new 5G wireless networks, hoping that demand for higher data speeds will spark demand for new phones.



This image provided by Apple shows a display of the new iPhones equipped with technology for use with faster new 5G wireless networks that Apple unveiled Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Apple via AP)


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This image provided by Apple shows a display of the new iPhones equipped with technology for use with faster new 5G wireless networks that Apple unveiled Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. (Apple via AP)



This image provided by Apple shows the new HomePod Mini that Apple unveiled Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. The new HomePod Mini will cost almost $100. It will integrate Apple's own music service, of course, with Pandora and Amazon's music service in “coming months.” (Apple via AP)


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This image provided by Apple shows the new HomePod Mini that Apple unveiled Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. The new HomePod Mini will cost almost $100. It will integrate Apple’s own music service, of course, with Pandora and Amazon’s music service in “coming months.” (Apple via AP)

That might not happen as quickly as Apple would like.

In a virtual presentation Tuesday, the company announced four 5G-enabled versions of the new iPhone 12 ranging in price from almost $700

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Apple Launches iPhone 12 Line With 5G Speeds, New Screens

(Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. unveiled its latest range of iPhones, a product line that Wall Street expects will kick off a new cycle of sales growth for the world’s largest technology company.

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At a virtual event on Tuesday, the company showed off the iPhone 12 in black, red, blue, green and white with a 6.1-inch screen. It starts at $799. A smaller version, the iPhone 12 mini, costs $699. The phones use aluminum sides.

There’s also an iPhone 12 Pro, starting at $999 and a iPhone 12 Pro Max that costs at least $1,099, both with stainless steel edges. The Max has a 6.7-inch (17 cm) screen, Apple’s largest ever, while the regular Pro has a 6.1-inch display. They come in blue, gold, graphite or silver.

Some analysts praised Apple’s pricing strategy, especially the $699 mini handset which may entice users with older, smaller iPhones to upgrade.

“The

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro camera technology designed for serious photographers

Apple's iPhone Pro phones get new camera abilities, including a bigger image sensor, a faster main camera lens, improved image stabilization, a lidar sensor for low-light autofocus and a longer-reach telephoto lens on the iPhone Pro Max.

Apple’s iPhone Pro phones get new camera abilities, including a bigger image sensor, a faster main camera lens, improved image stabilization, a lidar sensor for low-light autofocus and a longer-reach telephoto lens on the iPhone Pro Max.


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Apple is gunning hard for photo and video enthusiasts with its iPhone 12 Pro models, bringing major updates to camera hardware and computational photography software.

Among the changes in the iPhone Pro models are a larger sensor for better low-light performance, new abilities to fuse multiple frames into one superior shot, better stabilization to counteract your shaky hands and a new lidar sensor for improved autofocus. And on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, the telephoto camera can zoom in better on distant subjects.

The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone Pro and

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Trump out of isolation and back on trail

With Alice Miranda Ollstein, Carmen Paun and Susannah Luthi

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President Donald Trump is back on the campaign trail after his recent bout with coronavirus, with the White House physician maintaining that the president is no longer infectious.

The World Health Organization warned against the recent push for “herd immunity,” with the global health agency’s chief dismissing it as unethical.

— Johnson and Johnson is pausing its coronavirus vaccine trial, citing one participant’s unexplained illness.

WELCOME BACK TO TUESDAY PULSE — And greetings from the Midwest, where views of Trump and the pandemic

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Northwest Specialty Hospital One of World’s First Hospitals to Adopt Innovative New Spine Technology

POSTFALLS, Idaho, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Northwest Specialty Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the world to have the newest version of this advanced technology, enabling a fully navigated spine procedures from start to finish such as a lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF) or a transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) procedure.

Northwest Specialty Hospital is a five star, nationally recognized award-winning hospital has partnered with Globus Medical, Inc. to implement the first fully navigated spinal surgery for minimally invasive interbody spine fusion procedures in collaboration with surgeons from Axis Spine such as Dr. Roland Kent.

The newly launched ExcelsiusGPS® Interbody Solutions offers visualization, constant real-time feedback and the visibility to help achieve optimal implant placement for your surgeon throughout the procedure. Northwest Specialty Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the world to have the newest version of this advanced technology, enabling a fully

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IGT’s Resort Wallet Technology Leads Evolution of Cashless Gaming in New York State

LONDON, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — International Game Technology PLC (“IGT”) (NYSE: IGT) announced today that the Company is leading the evolution of casino operations with its Resort Wallet™ cashless solution at the newly reopened Resorts World Catskills Casino and Resort (“Resorts World Catskills”) in Monticello, N.Y., a subsidiary of the Genting Group. Resort Wallet gives Resorts World Catskills patrons the option of a contactless, safe, and effortless cashless gaming experience. Players can use their physical Resorts World Catskills Players Club card to load cash into a secure digital wallet from either the casino cashier or any slot machine, and access those funds from any slot machine.

“Today’s casino guests are seeking a unique combination of gaming excitement, luxury, convenience, and safety. IGT’s Resort Wallet solution will help to ensure that Resorts World Catskills delivers every aspect of its brand promise,” said Bob DeSalvio, President of Genting Americas East. “IGT’s

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Pennsylvania Voters Don’t Think Fracking Is A Big Issue Despite Trump’s Focus On It : NPR

Pennsylvania is a major state for drilling natural gas. President Trump has made fracking a significant issue of his campaign in the swing state, but it’s unclear how much it may help him.



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Pennsylvania is a swing state, and it’s a major hub for drilling natural gas. President Trump has made that a key issue of his campaign there. But as Susan Phillips of member station WHYY reports, it’s not clear how much that may help him.

SUSAN PHILLIPS, BYLINE: For the past 12 years, the technology of fracking for natural gas has transformed quiet farm and forest communities here. It’s created good-paying jobs and an influx of cash for people who lease their land to gas drillers, something President Trump has brought up often, as on this trip to central Pennsylvania in late September.

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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: You’re a big fracker. You

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GSI Technology to Participate in the Linley Fall Processor Conference 2020 Virtual Event

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GSI Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: GSIT), a leading provider of high-performance memory solutions for the networking, telecommunications and military markets, and developer of the Gemini® Associative Processing Unit (APU) for Artificial Intelligence, today announced its participation in the Linley Fall Processor Conference 2020, taking place virtually on October 20-22 and October 27-29.

On behalf of GSI Technology, Bob Haig, Director of Product Management, and Dan Ilan, Hardware Architect, will be presenting “An Associative Processing Structure Challenges Von Neumann Architecture for Latency and Energy Efficiency,” on October 29 at 10:10 a.m. PT. They will lead the discussion around standard central processing unit (CPU) and associative processing units (APU), and how a higher-performance and more energy-efficient APU can be designed as an inter-connected array of

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Analysis: New Apple ‘iPhone 12’ to offer 5G speeds U.S. networks can’t deliver

(Reuters) – 5G will finally get its U.S. closeup with the expected debut of Apple Inc’s next iPhone on Tuesday. But the blazing speeds promised will not materialize for most people.

FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc. logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The device, dubbed the iPhone 12 by analysts, can tap into 5G, or fifth generation wireless technology, that theoretically operates as much as 10 to 20 times faster than current 4G wireless networks. [nL1N2H0004]

Using the next iPhone or any 5G enabled device on today’s network, however, will be “like having a Ferrari … but using it in your local village and you can’t drive to up to 200 miles per hour, simply because the roads cannot maintain those speeds,” explained Boris Metodiev, associate director

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