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What’s new with Futures Command’s auto-loader tech?

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Brig. Gen. John Rafferty of U.S. Army Futures Command provides an update on auto-loaders for long-range fires capabilities.

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    What’s the tech behind Question 1?

    The initiative is aimed at rectifying a loophole in the original Right To Repair measure, passed eight years ago, which required automakers to sell to independent repair shops in Massachusetts the same digital diagnostic tools and software they provide to their own dealerships.

    Now, drive a Ford or a Toyota or a Mercedes into pretty much any repair shop, not just here in Massachusetts but across the country, and a mechanic can plug into the vehicle and talk to all of its onboard computers.

    But the carmakers stopped short of providing those mechanics with remote access to the data your car can transmit wirelessly, a huge convenience for vehicle owners, who don’t have to first drive to the repair shop to have a problem diagnosed. A large and growing number of vehicles are capable of this — GM cars equipped with the company’s OnStar system, for instance.

    “This is like

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    What’s the Outlook for the Markets? A Technical Look at 4 Popular Indices

    With the election only a few weeks away and the start of the fourth quarter only a little more than a week old now is a good time to take a look at the technical picture around the most popular indices.

    S&P 500

    This week’s action in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) may prove a pivotal point for the fourth quarter.

    We’ll market the $335 area as our line in the sand. It’s just below the 10-week simple moving average (SMA) and lines up well with the weekly lows.

    After six weeks of consolidation, the SPY broke out from its recent bullish flag (pullback). This consolidation comes after a long period of movement higher. This sets us up for a potentially huge move higher in quarter four.

    What investors will want to see now is the Full Stochastics turned higher. Note how the %K (black line) has stopped

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    What’s top of mind for the DNC’s chief technology officer?

    With help from Eric Geller, John Hendel, Nancy Scola and Carmen Paun

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    — DNC CTO talks disinformation: The DNC’s chief technology officer said the party is seeing as much disinformation from domestic sources as from foreign ones, which she called “deeply troubling.”

    — Meanwhile, on the RNC: The Trump campaign and Republican National Committee are sourcing Americans’ answers on whether social media companies “are trying to help Joe

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    What’s the difference between iPhone 11 and iPhone 12?

    Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 12 at its Oct. 13 event, and ship the new phones sometime in October. If you’re thinking about upgrading from last year’s iPhone 11 to the iPhone 12, you may be wondering: What exactly is the difference going to be?



    graphical user interface, application: We don't yet know how the iPhone XR and iPhone 11 will match up to the iPhone 12. Angela Lang/CNET


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    We don’t yet know how the iPhone XR and iPhone 11 will match up to the iPhone 12. Angela Lang/CNET

    We won’t know for sure until the new phones are revealed on Tuesday. But we’ve gathered the most probable rumors to see how the iPhone 12 will likely stack up against the iPhone 11. You can also determine if you should buy a new iPhone now or wait, and the best ways to sell or trade in your old iPhone.



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    What’s this EXIF technology people used to study Trump photos?

    An Oct. 3 photo shows President Donald Trump at Walter Reed hospital.

    An Oct. 3 photo shows President Donald Trump at Walter Reed hospital.


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    President Donald Trump’s case of COVID-19 gave an obscure photo data technology called EXIF its 15 minutes of internet fame as people started scrutinizing photos taken of him this weekend at Walter Reed hospital. But what exactly is EXIF?

    In short, it’s a standard way cameras can embed metadata within a photo file. That data can include the camera model that took the shot, what exposure settings were used, where a photo was taken and, most pertinent in Trump’s case, the time the photo was taken.

    That last point is of particular interest, since EXIF data from two Trump

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    What’s the best TV brand? A tech expert weighs in

    As cold weather creeps into our stay-at-home and work-from-home lives, it’s likely you’ll be spending some quality time with your probably-smart TV this winter — especially if you’re gearing up for the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. If you’re looking to replace your old set this year, now’s a great time to consider your options given the upcoming Amazon Prime Day 2020 sales event and soon-thereafter Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales events. With literally hundreds of TV models to choose from, however, it’s hard to know where to start. While you might have an idea of the basic features you want from your TV, like size or resolution, those are likely available from a variety of brands. So which one is right for you? To help you navigate the messy world of TVs in 2020, we put together a brief starter guide to the leading TV brands,

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    What’s next for Trump? Ten days of isolation or the campaign trail?

    But even 10 days away from the campaign trail might not be enough to eliminate risk to other people. The World Health Organization says isolation in symptomatic patients should last at least 13 days and mandates at least three entirely symptom-free days before normal activities resume.

    Another criterion sometimes used for ending isolation is two negative PCR tests, taken one day apart. It’s not known whether Trump has yet tested negative.

    “Remember, ‘isolation’ does not mean ‘locked down,’ ” says Carlos del Rio, executive associate dean of Emory University School of Medicine. “The president will need to follow the CDC guidance on coming out of isolation, [but] he can be isolated at home or in the hospital. Isolation simply means that you separate the ill person.”

    The White House is equipped to provide medical care and private space, but isolation is still easier to achieve in a hospital, where doctors

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    What’s this EXIF technology people used to study Trump photos? (FAQ)



    a man standing in front of a table: An Oct. 3 photo shows President Donald Trump at Walter Reed hospital. White House


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    President Donald Trump’s case of COVID-19 gave an obscure photo data technology called EXIF its 15 minutes of internet fame as people started scrutinizing photos taken of him this weekend at Walter Reed hospital. But what exactly is EXIF?

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    In short, it’s a standard way cameras can embed metadata within a photo file. That data can include the camera model that took the shot, what exposure settings were used, where a photo was taken and, most pertinent in Trump’s case, the time the photo was taken.

    That last point is of particular interest, since EXIF data from two Trump photos the White House released Saturday indicated they could have been taken 10 minutes apart. That fueled criticisms that the shots were staged photo ops. That, in turn, fueled debate

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    What’s so special about the harvest moon?

    Celebrated in songs and folklore, the harvest moon is the best known of the year’s full moons. In 2020, the Northern Hemisphere’s harvest moon occurs on Thursday, October 1.

    As the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, it has a characteristic that make it stand out. It’s not that it rises at sunset — that’s true of all full moons. It’s that it’s close to sunset for a few days in a row.

    On average, the moon rises 50 minutes later each day. But at this time of the year, the interval is much shorter — about 25 minutes a day, and even less at more northern latitudes. That means that, not just for one day but for a few days in a row, the moon is big and bright on the eastern horizon in the early evening.  Hence the name: During the crucial harvest time, farmers got a

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