Category: TECHNOLOGY CURRENT EVENTS

Apple unveils 4 new 5G iPhones including Mini, Pro

Oct. 13 (UPI) — Apple on Tuesday unveiled its first 5G-comptable iPhones, including a new Mini smartphone and an update of its Pro device.

The new smartphones will be available as a standard iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max — all with 5G capability.

“Every decade there’s a new generation of technology that provides a step change in what we can do with our iPhones,” CEO Tim Cook said in the virtual announcement. “This is a huge moment for all of us.”

Though 5G capability promises a faster experience for iPhone 12 users, not all cities and carriers offer the technology. The iPhone 12 lineup of phones is the first by Apple to offer 5G.

Prior to the Apple release, 13% of smartphones sold in the first half of 2020 were capable of using the next-generation broadband cellular network, Canalys analyst

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InvestorBrandNetwork (IBN) Announces Latest Episode of Stock2Me Podcast Featuring SRAX Inc.’s …

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NetworkWire — InvestorBrandNetwork  (“IBN”), a multifaceted communications organization engaged in connecting public companies to the investment community, is pleased to announce the release of the latest episode of  The Stock2Me Podcast  as part of its sustained effort to provide specialized content distribution via widespread syndication channels.

The Stock2Me Podcast features a fascinating array of companies and individuals, many of whom are actively revolutionizing age-old business practices within their respective markets. Stock2Me’s latest podcast features Chris Lahiji, president of LD Micro, and Christopher Miglino, CEO and founder of SRAX Inc. (NASDAQ: SRAX).

The two executives joined the show to discuss the recent acquisition of LD Micro, a leading data and event company serving the small and micro-cap space, by SRAX, a financial technology company that unlocks data and insights for publicly traded companies through its SaaS platform, Sequire. SRAX announced the

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ItelliFest 2020 – a good example of the virtual tech event experience

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Last week, itelligence UK ran four days of virtual sessions in its effort to turn the annual in-person event into something useful for customers and potential customers. Dubbed itelliFest, it worked out pretty well although, for me, the experience was exhausting.  

Unlike my colleague Jon Reed, I’ve tended to eschew virtual events following the catastrophic cluster that was SAPPHIRENow 2020. At best, my attention span runs 90 minutes these days, hardly conducive to a vendor demanding my attention over a full day. But then ever it was so.

Even with in-person events, I stopped physically attending keynotes years ago as more firms live streamed. Why bother getting crushed or worse still shepherded to specific ‘reserved’ seating when I could get an aerial view from the flying cameras coupled to on the ground backchannel Tweet commentary while still enjoying a cuppa in my hotel room jammies? Attending a near non-stop

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iPhone 12 launch day: Apple’s big event was quite a whirlwind

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

Apple set Oct. 13 as the date for its latest iPhone’s debut, and the day finally arrived. Here’s everything Apple announced on Tuesday, including four versions of the iPhone 12 and the $99 HomePod Mini. And here’s how to preorder the entire iPhone 12 lineup.

Like Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference and the Apple Watch and iPad launch event earlier this year, the iPhone event took place entirely online, livestreamed on Apple’s website. CNET also hosted a live watch party, which you can rewatch above.


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Apple’s fall product launch this year is expected to touch off a wave of upgrade purchases, analysts say, with fans eyeing the iPhone’s new 5G capabilities and boxier look, similar to that

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The Latest Microsoft Surface Pro and More Top-Rated Laptops Are on Major Sale for Prime Day

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With many schools adapting to an online-only curriculum and work from home becoming increasingly more common, this year has proven to be quite a time for computers. Now more than ever, having a reliable laptop is a worthwhile investment.

Luckily, this year’s Amazon Prime Day shopping event has followed through with impressive deals on tech essentials to make the adjustment to this new lifestyle a bit smoother. Along with steep markdowns on iPads, laptops are another sale shoppers are scrambling to take advantage of: Like the one on the latest Microsoft Surface Pro 7 laptop, which you can get for $229 off right now. 

Best Microsoft Surface Pro and Laptop Deals:

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (10th Generation), $1,170 (orig. $1,399)

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 6, $729.99 (orig. $899)

  • Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (10th Generation), $1,133.05 (orig. $1,299)

  • Apple MacBook Air (13-inch), $899.99 (orig. $999)

  • Apple MacBook Pro (13-inch), $1,699.99 (orig.

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Apple’s Hi, Speed event is about to kick off and we’re breaking down all the new products

Apple’s “Hi, Speed” has come and gone. And we officially have four new iPhones: iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. All support 5G, are powered by the A14 Bionic processor and feature camera improvements. The launch is a bit more segmented than in years past, though.



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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will go up for preorder at $799 and $999, respectively, this Friday, October 16 with a launch on October 23. The $699 iPhone 12 mini and $1,099 iPhone 12 Pro Max will go up for order on November 6, with deliveries starting on November 13.

There’s also a $99 HomePod Mini, which goes up for preorder on November 6. There’s a lot to unpack here, though, with MagSafe for the iPhone and much more.

5G is coming to the iPhone

Apple seems quite bullish about 5G

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What 5G means for your next smartphone

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OK, let’s be honest. Up until now, it’s all just been a warmup. But with the launch of Apple’s first ever 5G-capable iPhone – the iPhone 12 line – 5G is really here.

In truth, 5G service and 5G phones for consumers officially launched last year in the U.S., but the initial efforts from all three major U.S. carriers, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon, were very limited. Things started picking up this year, as Samsung and other vendors unveiled a wide range of 5G-capable phones, and both T-Mobile and AT&T turned on nationwide 5G service.

Now, however, with Apple finally jumping in and Verizon announcing their nationwide 5G service at the Apple event, the 5G era is most definitely upon us. So, the obvious question is, what does that really mean?

The short answer is faster and more reliable download speeds for all the applications and services we know and

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Live Apple Event Updates: Should You Buy a New iPhone or Not?

Oct. 13, 2020, 2:40 p.m. ET

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So what will these latest iPhones cost you?

Many of us can breathe a sigh of relief. Apple stuck with a proven pricing model for the new devices, releasing the entry-level phones for $700 and up and higher-end phones starting at $1,000 — both prices in line with previous years.

What is different this year is that Apple will sell four iPhone models, up from its typical three in recent years.

At the entry level, the iPhone 12 Mini will start at $700 and iPhone 12 at $800. Last year, the iPhone 11 started at $700, meaning the flagship iPhone 12 device will start at $100 more. People will

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US STOCKS-S&P 500, Dow fall on J&J vaccine worries; tech gains prop up Nasdaq

By Medha Singh and Shivani Kumaresan

Oct 13 (Reuters)The Dow and the S&P 500 fell on Tuesday after a four-day winning streak as a pause in Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 trial triggered concerns about the timing of a vaccine, although a rally in technology shares supported the Nasdaq.

Johnson & Johnson JNJ.N shed 2% as it said it would take “a few days” to review its halted clinical trial following an unexplained illness in a study participant, possibly delaying results on one of the most closely watched efforts to contain the global pandemic.

The S&P healthcare index .SPXHC slipped from a record high hit in the prior session and weighed on broader markets as vaccines are seen critical to stopping the pandemic, which has driven the economy to its worst recession in decades.

Some of the worst-hit companies due to the pandemic – cruise line operators Carnival

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Stocks Drop on Stimulus Deadlock as Banks Tumble: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) — Stocks fell on speculation that recent gains have outpaced prospects for a quick end to the stalemate over fresh economic stimulus. Treasuries and the dollar climbed.



A pedestrian wearing a protective face mask is reflected in an electronic stock board outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Japanese stocks were set for their fourth straight weekly gain, the longest winning streak since November, as investors moved back in following this week’s central bank rate decisions at home and in the U.S.


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A pedestrian wearing a protective face mask is reflected in an electronic stock board outside a securities firm in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Japanese stocks were set for their fourth straight weekly gain, the longest winning streak since November, as investors moved back in following this week’s central bank rate decisions at home and in the U.S.

Banks led losses in the S&P 500, with JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. sinking as investors worried that third-quarter earnings signaled just a pause in pain from soured loans. Eli Lilly & Co. tumbled after putting its government-sponsored antibody test on hold due to potential safety concerns, hours after Johnson & Johnson paused its Covid-19 vaccine trial. Amazon.com

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