Amazon’s Halo health wearable judges your voice and your body

Hellen Wadman

The Halo is a $100 wrist-worn device that, among other functions, listens to your conversations so you can understand how you sound to others. And it comes with a companion app that scans your body three-dimensionally to track your progress gaining your “quarantine 15.”

Amazon is upfront about these invasive functions, which users of the Halo have to opt into using. What’s revealing is that one of tech’s biggest companies

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Artificial intelligence manages congenital cataract with individualized prediction and telehealth computing

Hellen Wadman

Dataset collection and preparation for agent training

The pipeline for our study is shown in Fig. 1. The training dataset included clinical records of 594 CC patients before and after surgery, and 4881 of their follow-up images from January 2011 to December 2016. The eligible criteria of patients included diagnosis of CC, informed consent, and completed records of baseline information, lesion condition, comorbidities, surgical procedures, and complications in the first

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Republic of Gamers unleashes world’s fastest gaming monitor

Hellen Wadman

After first revealing the world’s fastest gaming monitor at CES 2020 back in January, Asus has today given full details, pricing and availability for the new ROG Swift, which boasts a 360-Hz refresh rate for “silky-smooth gameplay and ultra-realistic visuals.”

In the professional gaming world, every millisecond counts, and Asus believes that its latest envelope-pushing ROG Swift PG259QN will give top esports players an edge over the competition.

The monitor

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Best home security systems of 2020: Live monitoring, DIY kits, video doorbells and more

Hellen Wadman

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The home security industry is booming after about 10 years of app-enabled upheaval. There’s a new wave of less expensive DIY systems, cameras, smart locks and video doorbells to consider alongside the professional alarm and monitoring system options that have been around for decades. Big names in tech like Amazon and Google want a part of the action, too.

It’s admittedly quite a bit to take

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Great Ocean Explorers, Tobacco, Locomation And A Good Sign For AV Progress

Hellen Wadman

A previous article “Christopher Columbus And Evaluating Autonomous Vehicles As An Investor” discussed the nature of the Autonomous Vehicle (AV) investment space. The article emphasized that true progress in the AV space is not driven by investments or partnerships. Rather, one must look for nuggets of progress which demonstrate actual technical capability. Connecting with the Columbus great voyage analogy, one needs to see the tobacco. 

Recently,

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Fast Broadband From Orbit? New Data Says SpaceX Can Do It

Hellen Wadman

Elon Musk wants to surround the Earth with a constellation of internet satellites, providing fast, low-latency broadband internet service to every person on Earth who wants it. New data from Speedtest.net suggests that he’s well on his way to doing just that. 

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Facts and figures

Musk has already made progress toward this goal. SpaceX’s 11th “Starlink” launch Tuesday put 58 more internet broadband satellites in orbit,

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Grab Acer’s 24-inch 1080p monitor on sale for $100 for Costco members

Hellen Wadman

The Acer K243Y bi 24-inch 1080p IPS monitor is down to $99.99 at Costco. You’ll need to be a Costco member to secure that price, otherwise Costco will charge you an extra 5%. Still, that’d be worth it at this price because the monitor normally goes for around $200. This is a unique model, but Acer has a ton of similar displays around this size with these specifications and you

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Surfing champion Mark Occhilupo’s world-first wave pool opens in Central Queensland

Hellen Wadman

In a paddock in Central Queensland, professional surfers and body boarders have spent the past two weeks training at a world-first wave pool prototype.

The Surf Lakes pool, half-way between Rockhampton and Yeppoon, generates five different types of waves for surfers of varying abilities and is designed to produce over 2,000 waves an hour.

The machine-made peaks are the result of new technology on display at the site and it

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Long-awaited Celera 500L ‘bullet’ plane is finally revealed

Hellen Wadman

The whispers started three years ago.

A mysterious bullet-shaped plane was spotted at the Southern California Logistics Airport near Victorville in April 2017. Its unusual design prompted immediate speculation, with military website The War Zone being the first to report that the aircraft was the work of California-based Otto Aviation — and that development was very much under wraps.

Now, in the late summer of the strangest year in aviation

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New world record set! Fastest internet is faster than you could imagine

Hellen Wadman

Now, while some us of are still struggling to play a 4K video or streaming live matches without delays, a new record has been set for world’s fastest internet. Engineers at University College London (UCL) set a new world record for the fastest internet in the world. The recently developed technology can download at a speed of 178 Terabits (TB) per second which is equivalent to 1,78,000 Gbps.

For those

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Best gaming monitors 2020: make games look amazing

Hellen Wadman

When it comes to the best gaming monitor of 2020, you don’t want to take any chances – and this T3 buyer’s guide will direct you straight to the best model for you. We’ve rounded up the finest monitors for gaming, screens that will looks great and help give you a competitive edge in your next gaming session.



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Best gaming monitors 2020

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DARPA Progress With ‘Ocean Of Things’ All-Seeing Eye On The High Seas

Hellen Wadman

DARPA has awarded a contract for the next phase of development of its Ocean of Things (OoT), a project to seed the seas with thousands of floating sensors, monitoring everything that passes from aircraft to submarines.

The name is a play on the Internet of Things and the aim is to achieve persistent maritime situational awareness over large ocean areas. While satellites can provide some information, DARPA project manager John

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Here’s what’s new in season 3 of Rainbow Six Siege Year 5: Operation Shadow Legacy

Hellen Wadman



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Ubisoft has revealed more details about the third season of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Year 5: Operation Shadow Legacy.

We already knew that Splinter Cell star Sam Fisher was coming out of retirement to be the next Rainbow Six: Siege playable character, codenamed Zero, but now Ubisoft has dropped more information about the upcoming season.

Fisher is an Attacker equipped with a new gadget,

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Free Windows VPNs: are they worth downloading and which ones are good?

Hellen Wadman

If you’re concerned about your online privacy or have ever been frustrated when trying to access certain types of internet content only to find it’s not available in your region, then using the best VPN is the solution.

VPN stands for virtual private network, and when you use one, all your data travels along an encrypted tunnel, keeping it secure and private from anyone who might be snooping on your

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Ocean Protocol to perform token swap on August 21

Hellen Wadman

OCEAN will move to a new ERC20 contract in preparation for network rewards and staking.

The Ocean Protocol Foundation (OPF) is conducting a token swap on August 21, 2020 at 2400 SGT / 1800 CET / 1200 ET. The token swap will allow for the activation of the full capabilities of Ocean technology for their upcoming v3 and v4 milestones, Data Tokens & Staking and Community Funding, respectively. 

The Ocean

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‘PUBG Mobile’ is getting a massive update and new esports tournament

Hellen Wadman

The livestream mostly kept mum about new gameplay details; But it did promise a “mysterious surprise” that will be kept under wraps until the update goes live.

When it comes to its esports tournament, PUBG Mobile will be combining the existing World League and World Championship into one large “mega event,” said James Yang, Director of PUBG Mobile Global Esports. Pro teams from regions around the world will compete in

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Best New Music This Week: Drake, Internet Money, Cousin Stizz, and More

Hellen Wadman

This is a great week for new releases. Drake just dropped “Laugh Now Cry Later” featuring a memorable verse from Lil Durk. The track serves as the lead single from his upcoming album Certified Lover Boy.  Internet Money recruited Don Toliver, Gunna, and NAV for their latest single, “Lemonade.” Cousin Stizz also released two tracks today including the fan favorite “Mac Roni.” The OG rappers also dropped something off

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Samsung DeX 101: Turn a Galaxy phone or tablet into your primary computer

Hellen Wadman

The promise of using your phone as your primary computer is a reality and with flagship Samsung phones priced at more than $1,000 using your phone as your computer may be a way to save money.

Modern smartphones are more powerful than the computers used just a few years ago, but over the past decade, we have seen unsuccessful attempts to turn our handheld devices into computers. Recall the Palm

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A rush is on to mine the deep seabed, with effects on ocean life that aren’t well understood

Hellen Wadman

Mining the ocean floor for submerged minerals is a little-known, experimental industry. But soon it will take place on the deep seabed, which belongs to everyone, according to international law.



Manganese nodules on the Atlantic Ocean floor off the southeastern United States, discovered in 2019 during the Deep Sea Ventures pilot test.


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Manganese nodules on the Atlantic Ocean floor off the southeastern United States, discovered in 2019 during the Deep Sea Ventures pilot test.

Seabed mining for valuable materials like copper, zinc and lithium already takes

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Field Test: Revel Ranger – It Just Wants to Party

Hellen Wadman

PINKBIKE FIELD TEST

Revel Ranger


Words by Mike Levy, photography by Margus Riga
The all-new Ranger is the third bike in Revel’s lineup (remember, the company has only been around for a few years), and it’s also the ”smallest” in their catalog, with 115mm of rear-wheel-travel and a 120mm SID Ultimate on the other end. It’s rolling on 29″ wheels, of course, and Revel makes some bold claims about it,
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