Google debuts new Pixel, latest try in smartphone fight

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AFP

San Francisco (AFP) – Google launched new Pixel 6 smartphones on Tuesday, its latest attempt in a market the tech giant has failed thus far to conquer. The handset sector is dominated by Apple and South Korean electronics colossus Samsung, but Google keeps aiming for a breakthrough with its Android-powered Pixel line. “Pixel is the best entry point into Google’s helpful offerings and services,” the phone’s product management director Peter Prunuske told a media briefing. “So we’re trying to work across Google to make sure that everything works flawlessly on Pixel,” he added. Pixel phones have … Read More “Google debuts new Pixel, latest try in smartphone fight”

Understanding the UK Artificial Intelligence commercialisation

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TDPel Media

The government is undertaking research to explore how AI R&D is successfully commercialised and brought to market. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), along with the Office for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Standards and Internet Governance (DSIG), are leading the research project. Research consultants Oxford Insights and Cambridge Econometrics have been commissioned with exploring the ways ‘technology transfer’ happens for AI, and are seeking to conduct interviews with those with knowledge of the industry. The research aims to increase understanding of the follo… Read More “Understanding the UK Artificial Intelligence commercialisation”

Google unveils Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to challenge Apple and Samsung

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DPA

Google has unveiled its two latest flagship smartphones, claiming the devices are its “most personal and most helpful” phones ever, as it looks to challenge Apple and Samsung. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are comparatively cheaper than their rivals, and Google is hoping the impressive specs, including big batteries and high-end cameras, will appeal to smartphone users. The phones have been given a complete redesign on the outside, while also housing Google’s first own-designed processor, Google Tensor. The tech giant says it has been specifically designed for the Pixel and as a result can bette… Read More “Google unveils Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to challenge Apple and Samsung”

TFL to remove ‘Normal People Boycott Israel’ ads in London

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Al-Araby

London’s Transport for London (TfL) has said that posters calling for a boycott of Israel and paying homage to Irish author Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel Normal People are to be removed. The posters, which appeared at a London bus stop, use the front cover of Rooney’s book but with the title changed to – “Normal People Boycott Israel”. Protest Stencil – a “subvertiser” that frequently replaces ad spaces in London with political posters, has said they are behind the pro-Palestine guerilla art campaign. London’s transport authority, TfL, have described the work as an “act of vandalism” and s… Read More “TFL to remove ‘Normal People Boycott Israel’ ads in London”

United Airlines scores 3Q profit as more travel returns

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AFP

New York (AFP) – An improvement in customer travel levels helped United Airlines report a profit in the third quarter on Tuesday even as it pointed to higher jet fuel costs as the latest challenge facing the industry. The big US carrier said third-quarter capacity was down 23 percent compared with the 2019 period. That is up from the second quarter, when capacity was down 46 percent from the level two years ago. “The recovery was delayed by the Delta variant, but the United team remains focused on our long-term vision –- and not getting sidetracked by near-term volatility –- meaning we’re soli… Read More “United Airlines scores 3Q profit as more travel returns”

U.S. futures-based bitcoin ETF rises in first day of trading, bitcoin nears record

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Reuters

By John McCrank NEW YORK (Reuters) -The first U.S. bitcoin futures-based exchange-traded fund began trading on Tuesday, sending bitcoin to a six-month high and just off its all-time peak, as traders bet the ETF could boost investment flows into cryptocurrencies. The ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF closed up 2.59% at $41.94 in its first day of trading, with around $1 billion worth of shares trading hands on Intercontinental Exchange Inc’s NYSE Arca exchange under the ticker BITO. The greenlighting of the ETF by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was seen as a watershed moment for crypto… Read More “U.S. futures-based bitcoin ETF rises in first day of trading, bitcoin nears record”

Housecats are not just ruthless hunters but cause disease in the wild

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DPA

Domestic cats have long been fingered as voracious hunters, causing dozens of native-mammal extinctions in Australia alone. But the purring predators bring with them another threat to the wild, according to research published by Britain’s Royal Society: the spread of disease. Scientists at the University of British Columbia in Canada said the prevalence of toxoplasmosis, which can cause flu-like symptoms in humans and cysts in wild animals, can be traced to the World’s estimated 600 million housecats, with the incidence of disease rising among wild animals in areas with relatively high numbers… Read More “Housecats are not just ruthless hunters but cause disease in the wild”

Gary Gensler: Vast Majority Of Retail Market Orders Go To Dark Pool

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ValueWalk

Following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC interview with SEC Chair Gary Gensler on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (M-F, 9AM-11AM ET) today, Tuesday, October 19. Following is a link to video on CNBC.com: Q3 2021 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Vast Majority Of Retail Market Orders Go To Dark Pool: SEC ChairAll references must be sourced to CNBC. BOB PISANI: Hey guys. Lot to talk about today. We’ve got a Bitcoin futures ETF trading, we’ve got the GameStop report out. What do they all have in common? Well they’re all regulated by the SEC. Let’s talk to the man in charge, SEC Chair … Read More “Gary Gensler: Vast Majority Of Retail Market Orders Go To Dark Pool”

10 scary movies to watch for Halloween

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The Seattle Times

For those who love the deliciously unsettling, tightness-in-the-stomach, hey-wait-what-was-that-noise-outside feeling that a scary movie can bring — here are 10 recommendations from the current century, all of which scared me silly (or made me giggle). Happy Halloween! “The Babadook” (2014): Like so many great horror films, Australian director Jennifer Kent’s masterfully creepy debut calls to mind Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw” (and the excellent 1961 horror film made from it, “The Innocents”): a dark house, a haunted child, a young woman who may or may not be succumbing to madness. Some… Read More “10 scary movies to watch for Halloween”

Things to do in Middlesex County

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NJ.com

The latest in our series takes a look at Middlesex County. Flora The 180-acre Rutgers Gardens (112 Log Cabin Road, North Brunswick | 732.932.8451) features designed gardens, farms, plant collections, natural habitats, and a farmers’ market. The gardens — which serve as a living laboratory for Rutgers faculty, students and staff — are open to visitors year-round. This “living museum” includes the 60-acre Helyar Woods, succulent garden, a shrub garden, an evergreen garden, a rhododendron and azalea garden, a rain garden, a display garden, a water conservation garden, a bamboo grove, a sun and … Read More “Things to do in Middlesex County”