NATO to reinforce Russias threat in talks with Trump says Trudeau

first_imgOTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says President Donald Trump will face anti-Russian solidarity around the NATO table on Wednesday.Ahead of the 29-country military summit, Trump said Tuesday that Putin is less of a problem for him than under spending NATO allies, and the EU’s pending Brexit breakup with the U.K.Trudeau says the NATO “table” remains united in its view that Russia is creating significant problems in the world.He says the NATO alliance, built on a view of shared democratic values, is as relevant now as it was when it was created to counter the then Soviet Union, following the Second World War.Trump has been railing against NATO allies for what he sees as weak defence spending.The U.S. president is also threatening to disrupt the NATO summit by minimizing the negative influence of Russia.last_img read more

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Ban stresses concern over stalled peace talks in phone call with Israeli

Both leaders discussed the recent violence affecting Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, with Mr. Ban saying that he hoped that the Mr. Netanyahu “would act with wisdom and restraint,” according to a statement issued by the spokesperson of the Secretary-General. Mr. Ban took note of Mr. Netanyahu’s concerns about possible flotilla shipments to Gaza, stressing to those planning to send humanitarian assistance to the enclave that there are land routes available. The Secretary-General reiterated that Israel, for its part, should take meaningful steps to end the blockade of Gaza. They also discussed ongoing developments in the Arab world. Last month, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, told a meeting of the Security Council that violence was on the rise with Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at a standstill, and called for an end to the impasse. The past month has been marked by an increase in violence and tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel. Talks between the two sides have been stalled since late September following Israel’s refusal to extend a 10-month freeze on settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory. That decision prompted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to withdraw from direct talks with Mr. Netanyahu, which had only resumed a few weeks earlier after a two-year hiatus. 1 April 2011Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed his concern over the current difficulties in the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians during a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. read more

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Schauenburg launches artificial intelligence camera for mine safety

first_imgSchauenburg Systems says it has partnered with dotNetix to deliver an artificial intelligence-equipped camera to improve safety at mine sites.The South Africa-based original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for mine-industry safety and productivity solutions said this will enhance its existing proximity detection system (PDS) range.The SCAS PDS Artificial Intelligence Camera is an advanced driver assist system (ADAS), which is the first South Africa developed and manufactured camera with artificial intelligence specifically designed for mine safety/traffic management, allowing for event and video logging.It has been identified in the mining environment that there are certain scenarios where tag-based PDS systems are not practical. For these scenarios, object detection systems are required that use passive PDS sensor technology, according to the company.“This technology, in layman’s terms, is when a vehicle PDS system can detect and warn a driver of other objects without having any active PDS equipment installed on these objects,” Schauenburg Systems said. “There are many passive sensor technologies that assist tag-based PDS systems or act as standalone PDS systems. Schauenburg’s AI Camera stands for high accuracy, reduced false alarms, distance detection and data/video logging capabilities for effective incident analysis.”This camera, specifically designed for the harsh mining environment, combines 3D-image processing with AI integrated into camera systems. The system uses advance algorithms to detect objects; depending on the risk profile the cameras are positioned in front, rear or on the sides of the vehicle, the company said.“The potential of a collision is analysed by the system and the driver is warned with an audible alarm and/or voice command. The 3D cameras were designed to accurately calculate the distance to an object by means of configurable dynamic zones of up to 150 m,” Schauenburg said.Ettiene Pretorius, Business Manager at Schauenburg, said although the product is designed at this stage specifically to fulfil mining PDS requirements, it is evident there are many other applications where this product can assist in automating operations. “Schauenburg and dotNetix are excited about the official launch of this product, after the product went through stringent test, trial and certification phases which were part of the industrialisation process,” the companies said.Dieter Kovar, CEO of Schauenburg International-Africa Group, said Schauenburg’s vision is to innovate new products through latest digital technologies and by ingraining a customer-centric culture.“In line with the latest Mining Charter it strives for developing and manufacturing products primarily in South Africa. It considers itself as a prime partner for supporting the digital drive in mining,” he said.last_img read more

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Human body part found in Co Meath

first_imgAN INVESTIGATION HAS been opened after a human body part was found in Co Meath.Gardaí in Ashbourne, Co Meath are investigating the discovery of the human body part, which was found in open ground at the Mayne, Clonee, Co Meath.It is understood the body part is an arm, and it was discovered by passersby at approximately 4.30pm today.The area has since been sealed off and is being technically examined.The body part is still at the scene and will be removed later to the morgue in Navan.Gardaí said that searches will continue in the area at first light tomorrow morning.last_img read more

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Man sticks finger into table saw to prove his invention works

first_img LOSING A FINGER to a table saw sounds like a living nightmare, but it happens nearly all the time.So inventor and amateur woodworker Steve Gass came up with a safety mechanism that can distinguish flesh from wood, stopping the saw blade within one-hundreth of a second when it senses that a finger may be in harms way.Gass’ system, called the SawStop, can be installed into table saws or other woodworking equipment. It works by sending an electrical current through the blade into the material that is being sliced.Dry wood does not conduct electricity, but the human body does. Once the machine detects a conductive surface, the blade immediately stops (You can deactivate the system to cut conductive materials, like aluminum).The one drawback is that the safety system, when deployed, completely destroys the machine. Still, there’s no price tag you can place on holding onto all of your digits.Gass is so confident in his system that he was even willing to stick his own finger into the saw to prove that it works. The daring experiment starts around the 3:50 mark in the video below: 10 things in tech you need to know today China could be the biggest loser from the Saudi Arabia oil attack 16-year-old Greta Thunberg met with Obama and chided senators, saying they’re not trying hard enough to fight climate change center_img See how smoggy downtown LA was the day before Trump is expected to demolish California’s attempts to tackle auto emissions via John Presciutti/Youtube- Robert FerrisHow to patent an invention>Column: ‘You need passion to be an inventor’>last_img read more

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On this night in 1998 you were listening to Run DMC vs

first_imgMONEY’S THE KEY to end all your woes… so say Run DMC in their classic song ‘It’s Like That’, which was originally released back in 1983 at the very beginning of the group’s career.In 1997, it got the remix treatment from Jason Nevins, and ended up at the number one spot in the Irish charts for a month in April of 1998.(RUNDMCVEVO/YouTube)Being honest, this song was played so much it started to get a little tiresome, but listening back to it now we can see why it did so well.Interestingly, it stopped the Spice Girls from getting to number one in the UK with their song Stop, breaking their straight run of No 1 singles.On this night in 1997 you were listening to… Sash!On this night in 1993 you were listening to… Snowlast_img read more

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Interactive McDonalds billboard lets people play for food

first_imgI love creative marketing ideas that engage customers rather than relying on simple 2-dimensional print ads to convey the same message. This one I came across comes from McDonald’s in Sweden which uses an interactive billboard along with a special website which can be accessed by a smartphone. Those interested in playing a game on the big screen simply visit the “Pick n’ Play” website. Upon visiting, GPS technology verifies the smartphone user is in the vicinity of the interactive billboard before queuing them up to play.After picking what they would like their prize to be, the player begins to play the classic video game of Pong. The smartphone then becomes the controller for the game while the billboard becomes the main screen. The challenge requires that users have to last 30 seconds against the computer. Of course, the game gets increasingly harder the longer a person plays it. Should you be lucky enough to last the full 30 seconds, a digital coupon will be sent to your smartphone that can be used to redeem a food prize at a local McDonald’s. Should you fail, it will be displayed upon a large interactive billboard for all to see. But hey, some people will do anything for a free ice cream cone.AdChoices广告Of course, this isn’t the only creative idea that McDonald’s has come up with to entice people into its restaurants. We reported back in February that the fast food chain launched a new service in Hong Kong called McWeddings. Like the name implies, McDonald’s will host your wedding including offering wedding gifts, invites, decorations featuring Ronald McDonald, and more depending upon what package you choose. While some may scoff at the idea, for those who may have had their first date at a McDonald’s it could be very romantic. You just have to convince the bride-to-be of that.Read more at The Next Weblast_img read more

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Tamis Macedonian Hellenes in Oceania book heads to Adelaide

first_imgThe migration and settlement of Macedonian Hellenes in Australia from 1924 to 2015 has been told in a new book entitled Macedonian Hellenes in Oceania, authored by Professor Anastasios M. Tamis. Launched in Adelaide this month, over 150 people attended the event held at the Hellenic Macedonian Cultural Centre in Thebarton. The book launch was a multicultural event attracting a wide variety of guests from the Macedonian, Greek and Australian community in Adelaide.Notable attendees included Senator Nick Xenophon, who launched the book, with master of ceremonies Mr Peter Photakis getting proceedings under way introducing speakers including Mr Ioannis Mitroussidis, public relations officer of the Hellenic Macedonian Cultural Centre and Mr Georgios Genimahaliotis, president of the Pan-Macedonian Association of South Australia, after which Senator Xenophon spoke, followed by the author Professor Anastasios M. Tamis.Professor Tamis’ book explores the important contribution Macedonian Hellenes have made to the culture and socio-economic prosperity of Australia, and within the pages of this significant publication are described aspects of community life, settlement, community organisations, networks and community members, supported by an array of interesting historical photos.The publications took four years to research, collect data, document, analyse and compile. The book furthermore covers Macedonian Hellenic inter-ethnic relations, relationships with Australia and the relationship with the old country. The text also enters into sensitive political areas discussing inter group conflict regarding relations between Greeks and Macedoslavs. Professor Tamis said that “history and archaeology are the two important sciences which cultivate the memory of the people. This book has been written for the dead and those who have not been born to preserve the memory and input of their forefathers in this country”.Senator Nick Xenophon said “this is a landmark book not just about Macedonian Greeks in our region but also about the broader contribution Hellenism has made. It is significant because it tells stories that need to be told and recorded in what is a historical document”.The event included a supper of traditional food provided by the Ladies Committee of Vergina, including popular Greek Macedonian pita and Greek sweets. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Mars Turbine une éolienne dans les airs à découvrir en images

first_imgMars Turbine : une éolienne dans les airs à découvrir en imagesUtiliser l’énergie du vent n’est en rien nouveau, mais l’éolienne Mars (Maggen Air Rotor System) fonctionne avec un système innovant nommé Goodyear Blimp qui la différencie des éoliennes traditionnelles.Le designer Fred Ferguson a conçu Mars pour être utilisée comme source d’énergie dans des zones difficiles d’accès et désolées – comme les expéditions scientifiques en Arctique -, qui ont souvent besoin d’une source d’énergie considérable mais qui manquent de ressources pour construire une éolienne de plusieurs dizaines de mètres de haut. Pour pallier cela, Mars peut voler et évoluer dans les airs à plus de 300 mètres d’altitude et est connectée au sol par un câble conducteur qui peut doubler l’énergie collectée.Comme toute éolienne type, Mars utilise l’induction magnétique pour produire de l’énergie mais la différence se fait avec l’altitude élevée que l’éolienne peut atteindre. En captant des vents au-delà de 200 mètres d’altitude, qui sont plus rapides, Mars accède à une plus grande puissance. Autre avantage, l’éolienne peut produire de l’énergie avec un minimum de vent allant à une vitesse de 15 km/h mais aussi pouvant atteindre jusqu’à 100 km/h, alors que les éoliennes standard nécessitent une vitesse minimum de 50km/h pour fonctionner. Cette alternative innovante pourrait résoudre de nombreux problèmes liés aux points faibles des éoliennes classiques, comme notamment l’empreinte carbonique élevée. Mars devrait arriver sur le marché début 2011 et Fred Ferguson travaillerait déjà sur différents modèles de plusieurs tailles afin de toucher un public plus large d’utilisateurs. Découvrez l’éolienne Mars en images : https://www.maxisciences.com/%e9olienne/mars-turbine-une-eolienne-flottant-dans-les-airs_art9985.htmlLe 27 octobre 2010 à 12:25 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Vancouver school district takes transfer requests

first_imgVancouver — Any student who lives outside of Vancouver Public Schools’ boundaries but wants to attend a VPS school next year can now request a transfer.Students interested in transferring should ask for a request form from their home district. They should then bring that form to the student welfare and attendance office at the Jim Parsley Center, 2901 Falk Road, Vancouver. Requests are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.Parents will be notified of the decision within 45 days.The request is valid for only one school year. A new choice transfer request form must be submitted from the student’s home district every year.For more information, visit vansd.org/student-welfare-attendance/boundaries.last_img read more

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Vancouver has a deal for City Hall remodel

first_imgThe Vancouver City Council’s award of a $1.77 million contract to a Ridgefield-based construction firm Monday night brings the city one step closer to its summer deadline to move into its new City Hall.Skyward Construction entered the lowest bid in a second round of bidding for the project, which will provide needed changes to the building’s interior to accommodate its change from a former newspaper headquarters to a municipal base.The building, at 415 W. Sixth St., will house customer service operations, a new permit center, and a large multiuse meeting space on the ground floor. The second floor will house the city council chambers, the city manager’s office and CVTV offices. The third and fourth floors will be occupied by other city departments, while unoccupied space on the sixth floor will become home to a CVTV production studio. The fifth floor and most of the sixth will continue to be leased to private companies.Vancouver purchased the six-story LEED gold certified building from Bank of America in June 2010 for $18.5 million. The Columbian and its publisher, Scott Campbell, had no financial stake in that sale. The city also bought The Columbian’s former leased office furniture for $200,000, about 11 cents on the dollar of the original price tag, from finance company G.E. Capital. The money for the interior construction was approved as part of the 2010 capital budget, Property Management Specialist Stephen Keller said Monday.The city council rejected the original round of bids for the interior work in February after one bidder complained that the city’s qualifications for bidding were too stringent. Skyward’s bid of $1.77 million was actually a bit higher than the first round of bids in February, which had a low bid of $1.73 by JWC Construction of Vancouver. JWC did re-bid for the City Hall construction contract, but raised its bid to $1.9 million.last_img read more

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Annadanam conducted

first_imgTarnaka: Telangana State BC Commission Chairman BS Ramulu participated in Annadanam programme conducted by Sky Foundation on Sunday. Speaking on the occasion, BS Ramulu said, “Sky Foundation service is appreciable. My support will be always with them in every work.” State BC Commission members Dr V Krishna Mohan, Y Sanjeev Kumar, O Pavani and others were present.last_img

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Gold prices shrug off US Fed rate hike fears to reclaim Rs

first_imgGold prices surged on Saturday, reclaiming Rs 26,000-mark, even as an economic data in the US strengthened expectations over an interest rate hike in the world’s largest economy in December.The yellow metal’s prices rose sharply by Rs 440 to end at Rs 26,000 per 10 grams at the bullion market, extending gains for the second straight session underpinned by a sharp increase in demand in the current wedding season.The rally in the precious metal prices is mainly driven by strength in metal prices in the overseas markets. In contrast to market expectations, international gold prices remained firm despite an improvement in US employment data.The data showed that the US economy added 211,000 jobs in November while the market had expected the figure to come at 201,000. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5% last month.”A 211,000 gain in November payrolls brings the average monthly gain since June to 206k, close to the monthly pace of 213,000 in the first half of the year and still sufficient to be consistent with continued improvement in the labour market — a prerequisite for the Fed to start raising rates,” said Nordea Markets in a note.In the overseas markets, gold prices more than $2 to $1,086 an ounce, reaching the highest levels in the past three weeks. The metal prices rose as the upbeat US data failed to lift the dollar.”The muted response of the price of gold to the strong US non-farm payroll numbers on Friday provides further evidence that markets are already expecting a December rate hike by the Fed,” said Capital Economics in a note.”This supports our view that the price of gold won’t fall much further (our year-end forecast is $1,050 per ounce) when the Fed actually presses ahead with a rate hike, as this should have already been largely priced in,” said Capital Economics.last_img read more

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Three of Indian family killed in Philadelphia plane crash

first_img(L-R) Kiran with her parents Divya and Jasvir KhuranaFacebookTwo Indian-origin physicians and their daughter were killed when their small plane crashed into the backyard of suburban Philadelphia residence area on Thursday, August 8.The victims, identified as Jasvir Khurana (60), his wife Divya Khurana (54) and their daughter Kiran (19), all from Lower Merion Township, died after their plane went down around Willow Grove area, which is about 50 kilometres north of Philadelphia, reported Associated Press.Upper Moreland Police Chief Michael Murphy said the small plane hit several trees before it stopped and the debris was spread across four backyards.The plane that was reported to be en route to Ohio didn’t hit any homes. Only the roof of a resident’s shed was damaged but no injuries were reported. Residents of the locality said that the “deafening sound” alerted them on Thursday morning.”It sounded like the plane was coming right for my house,” resident John Quatrini told Philadelphia Inquirer. “I thought, ‘This is it, I’m done,'” he added.No distressed calls were made by the pilot and the plane was in the air only for about three minutes before it crashed, said Air traffic investigator Adam Gerhardt.The National Transportation Safety Board arrived at the scene in the afternoon and an investigation is underwayJasvir Khurana was a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine where he studied bone disease. His wife Divya was also a professor and taught at Drexel University College of Medicine and studied cellular structures. She was also a pediatric neurologist at St. Christopher’s Hospital.The couple was trained at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and had shifted to the US decades ago.Their daughter Kiran was a national-level squash player and had graduated from Bryn Mawr’s Harriton High School last year.last_img read more

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YouTube Faces Increased Criticism That Its Unsafe For Kids

first_imgd3sign/Getty ImagesAmid reports of disturbing kid-oriented content and pedophilic comments on its site, YouTube says it is increasing enforcement of guidelines relating to content featuring or targeting children.A strange and unsettling thing was happening this morning on YouTube. If you typed the words “how to have” into the site’s search bar, one of the suggested searches was “how to have s*x with kids.”By the afternoon, that autocomplete result and a few related ones no longer appeared.Google, which owns YouTube, did not reply to NPR’s request for an explanation for why this would be a suggested search, but the company told BuzzFeed News that it had been “alerted to this awful autocomplete result” and is investigating the matter.As BuzzFeed reports, the occurrence was likely brought about by people gaming YouTube’s algorithm: “Motivated trolls, for example, could theoretically search for ‘how to have s*x with your kids’ with enough frequency in order to make the search result appear far more popular than it is.”Though brief, the incident is a troubling reminder of other issues involving children that have recently cast a harsh glare on YouTube and the billion hours of video users watch there each day.Earlier this month, two articles brought attention to the countless videos on YouTube that feature well-known characters from kids’ entertainment. Instead of being made by Disney or Nickelodeon, they are made by obscure production companies that crank out the videos at high speed, label them with keyword-packed titles, and make money off the ads that appear alongside or during the videos. Google makes money, too, selling those ads.If such videos were merely ad-driven, noneducational drivel, they would be unfortunate but arguably not wholly unlike the Saturday morning cartoons many of us watched as kids.But many of the videos on YouTube that feature well-known characters from kids’ shows are a strange and different beast. Playing in endless, auto-playing succession on phones and tablets, some of the videos seem crafted to disturb children, while garnering millions of views and winning the favor of the site’s algorithms.Screengrab by NPRFor a time on Sunday and Monday morning, YouTube was showing troubling auto-suggested search terms.As The New York Times reported in early November, one mother found her 3-year-old son watching a video titled “PAW Patrol Babies Pretend to Die Suicide by Annabelle Hypnotized” on the YouTube Kids app, which involved a vehicle smashing into a light pole and some of the characters from the Nick Jr. series dying.The newspaper noted that not all the site’s troubling videos feature cartoon characters: “Alisa Clark Wilcken of Vernal, Utah, said her 4-year-old son had recently seen a video of a family playing roughly with a young girl, including a scene in which her forehead is shaved, causing her to wail and appear to bleed.”Two days after the Times story, the writer James Bridle posted an essay on Medium about the epidemic of violent and disturbing content on YouTube: cheaply-made videos purporting to teach colors or nursery rhymes, but instead something more sinister takes place.Videos such as those showing the character Peppa Pig drinking bleach or eating her father, Bridle writes, are so widespread they “make up an entire YouTube subculture.”He says these videos are the product of an algorithm-powered system that only cares about clicks and ad revenue: “What we’re talking about is very young children, effectively from birth, being deliberately targeted with content which will traumatise and disturb them, via networks which are extremely vulnerable to exactly this form of abuse.”And, he argues, YouTube and Google are complicit: “The architecture they have built to extract the maximum revenue from online video is being hacked by persons unknown to abuse children, perhaps not even deliberately, but at a massive scale.”Most of the videos mentioned in the Times article and Bridle essay have since been removed, and last week YouTube published a blog post titled “5 ways we’re toughening our approach to protect families on YouTube and YouTube Kids.”The company said it had terminated over 50 channels, removed thousands of videos, and taken steps to age-restrict content with “family entertainment characters but containing mature themes or adult humor.” It said it had updated its policies around this type of content in June, and had removed ads from 3 million videos since then, as well as an additional 500,000 once it “further strengthened the application of that policy.”A second type of child endangerment on the site emerged on Friday, as the BBC and The Times of London reported that videos of children on YouTube, some uploaded by children themselves, were attracting explicitly pedophilic comments. Alongside those videos appeared ads from major brands.The outlets found that even after YouTube was informed of the explicit comments by members of its Trusted Flagger program, 23 of the 28 comments flagged by the group remained in place until BBC inquired.Brands including Adidas, Mars, Cadbury and Deutsche Bank subsequently pulled their ads from the site.England’s Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield said that YouTube is “complacent” and that regulation is “looming if companies don’t self-regulate themselves,” the Times reported.What that regulation looks like is anyone’s guess, given that 400 hours of content are uploaded to the site every minute.YouTube said it was applying “machine learning technology and automated tools” to quickly spot content that violates its guidelines and escalate it for human review.“Across the board we have scaled up resources to ensure that thousands of people are working around the clock to monitor, review and make the right decisions across our ads and content policies,” wrote Vice President of Product Management Johanna Wright. “We’re wholly committed to addressing these issues and will continue to invest the engineering and human resources needed to get it right.”The company did not reply to a request for comment on issues related to children’s content.In his essay, Bridle writes that YouTube and Google “have so far showed absolutely no inclination” to change the system that fuels such troubling content.“I have no idea how they can respond without shutting down the service itself, and most systems which resemble it,” he writes. “We have built a world which operates at scale, where human oversight is simply impossible. … [T]his is being done by people and by things and by a combination of things and people. Responsibility for its outcomes is impossible to assign but the damage is very, very real indeed.”Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

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Could Your Next iPhone Have a Larger Screen

first_imgJuly 22, 2013 2 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. When compared to Samsung or Motorola smartphones with larger displays, the 4-inch screen on Apple’s iPhone can feel sort of, well, puny. But for iPhone users suffering from screen size envy, some good news might be on the way. Citing sources within Apple’s supply chain, the Wall Street Journal reports today that Apple is testing prototypes of larger screens for the iPhone and iPad.Apple is said to be testing screens that are larger than the standard 4 inches for iPhones and as large as 13 inches for the iPad, which currently has a 9.7-inch screen.Last year, Apple increased the size of its iPhone screens from 3.5 inches to 4 inches. Apple also released the iPad Mini, which has a 7.9-inch display.While Apple has been criticized for not producing iPhones with larger displays, Chief Executive Tim Cook has defended the device’s 4-inch screen, saying it is intended for easy, one-handed use.Of course, Apple testing new features doesn’t mean it will come out with a giant iPhone or iPad any time soon. But iPhone users can hope, can’t they?For more, see the report from the Wall Street Journal.Related: Apple’s iOS 7 Includes New Design, Improved Usabilitycenter_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

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LG Gram 14 vs HP Spectre Folio Which 2in1 is Better

first_imgIt seems like every year we see the same few laptops rise to the top of our rankings. While I appreciate these mainstays, it’s always nice to see something come out of left field to challenge top competitors like Dell and Apple. The LG Gram 14 2-in-1 and HP Spectre Folio are two newly released machines that put up a serious challenge to the cream of the laptop crop.LG released a few intriguing laptops over the last few years, but we weren’t expecting the new Gram 14 2-in-1 to be such a well-rounded machine. This featherweight hits all the right notes, with fast performance, a vibrant display and long battery life. It goes up against the visually striking Spectre Folio, a 2-in-1 with a leather-bonded chassis and a  versatile design. Using head-to-head comparisons and copious benchmarking, we put these notebooks through the ringer. So which one of these convertible laptops should you buy? Let’s find out.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/lg-gram-14-2-in-1-vs-hp-spectre-folio?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 LG Gram 14 vs. HP Spectre Folio: Specs Compared Display14-inch, 1080p touch screen 13.3-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel Battery Life (hrs:mins)11:28 10:18 CPUIntel Core i7-8565U Intel Core i7-8500Y SSD512GB 256GB RAM16GB16GB Ports2 USB 3.1 (Type-A), USB-C, HDMI, microSD card, Lock slot, Headphone USB-C, 2 Thunderbolt 3, headphone ColorsDark Silver Cognac Brown & Ash, Burgundy & Luminous Gold On the right side of the Gram 14 is a USB 3.1 (Type-A) port next to a headphone/mic jack, a microSD card slot, a lock slot and a secondary power button (for when you’re in tablet mode). Another USB 3.1 can be found on the left side, flanked by a USB-C port, an HDMI input and a power jack. Because the Spectre Folio is so thin, there isn’t a lot of room for ports. You do, however, get two Thunderbolt 3 ports on the right side and a USB Type-C and headphone/mic jack on the left. The Spectre Folio also supports a mobile LTE connection via an optional SIM card slot. Winner: Gram 14 2-in-1DisplayThe LG Gram 14 2-in-1 has a larger and more vivid display than the Spectre Folio, but it doesn’t get quite as bright. Both systems have 1080p resolution, so content looks crisp and clear. As gorgeous as it looks, I’m equally impressed by the mechanism the Spectre Folio uses to transform from a laptop into a tablet. Unlike bendback or detachable 2-in-1s, the bottom of the Spectre Folio’s display pops out from the base and slides over the keyboard. This clever technique ensures the Spectre Folio doesn’t leave its keys exposed to the elements when in tablet mode.Much like its forebears, the standout feature of the Gram 14 2-in-1 is its absurdly lightweight chassis. At just 2.5 pounds, this 14-inch laptop weighs almost an entire pound lighter than the 13.3-inch Spectre Folio (3.4 pounds). LG kept the weight of the Gram 14 2-in-1 to a minimum by using a magnesium alloy. The Gram’s chassis is slightly thicker (12.8 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches) but not as long as the Spectre Folio’s (12.6 x 9.2 x 0.6 inches).Buy on HPAside from its lightness, the Gram 14 2-in-1 has a fairly conventional design. A chrome Gram logo is centered on a dark-silver metal lid. The same metal finish extends onto the deck where another Gram logo and the touchpad sit below a black keyboard. While the Gram 14 2-in-1 won’t turn any heads, there isn’t anything wrong about its buttoned-up appearance.Unlike the Spectre Folio, the Gram 14 2-in-1 is a traditional bendback 2-in-1; That is, its hinge rotates 360-degrees to transform the laptop into a tablet.    Winner: HP Spectre Folio PortsThe Gram 14 2-in-1 offers a wider variety of ports than the Spectre Folio, but only HP’s 2-in-1 comes with future-proof Thunderbolt 3 ports. Geekbench 4 15,9437,647 LG Gram 14 2-in-1 HP Spectre Folio Ports (10)76 Starting Price (as configured) $1,499$1,299 ($1,608) Weight3.4 pounds3.4 pounds DesignThe Spectre Folio is the more stylish of these two laptops, while the Gram 14 2-in-1 will suit those who want something more subtle.The Spectre Folio has an aesthetic appeal you won’t find on any other laptop because its lid, underside and palm rest are bonded — not just wrapped — in 100-percent genuine leather. This gives the Spectre Folio a luxurious appearance as if it had been crafted by a fashion designer. Accentuating the leather chassis is some stitching and a subtle HP logo stamped on the lid. The keyboard on this slim laptop is made of a sophisticated ash-gray aluminum, and a loop on the right side of the laptop holds an included stylus. The Spectre Folio is available in Cognac Brown and Bordeaux Burgundy.center_img Overall (100)7871 Performance (20)1712 Webcam720p1080p Keyboard/Touchpad (15)1112 Design (10)89 Key Travel1.2mm1.3mm Size 12.8 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches 12.6 x 9.2 x 0.6 inches The 14-inch, 1080p panel on the Gram 14 2-in-1 produces a vibrant, color-saturated image. The panel is capable of reproducing 128 percent of the sRGB color gamut, which makes it more colorful than the Spectre Folio’s display (119 percent) and the premium laptop category average (117 percent).Unfortunately, the Gram 14 2-in-1’s display doesn’t get very bright, peaking at just 256 nits. That’s much dimmer than the 13-inch, 1080p display on the Spectre Folio, which tops out at 313 nits. Both displays fall short of the premium laptop category average of 321 nits.Buy on Best BuyWatching the John Wick: Parabellum trailer on both notebooks side-to-side, our eyes were immediately drawn to the Gram. Despite its relatively dim panel, the vibrancy of the colors, particularly the reds, greens and purples, shone through. It’s truly a sight to behold.HP also sells the Spectre Folio with a 4K display. We’ll update this face-off if we get a chance to test that panel. Winner: Gram 14 2-in-1 Keyboard and TouchpadBoth laptops have relatively shallow keyboards, but they still offer a relatively comfortable typing experience. The keys on the LG Gram’s island-style keyboard travel only 1.2 millimeters, which wasn’t enough to prevent us from bottoming out. However, the key’s 69 grams of actuation force kept our fingers moving comfortably during our typing test. Apart from its shallow keys, the Gram’s keyboard could be improved with brighter backlighting and larger Backspace and Enter keys.With 1.3mm of key travel, the keyboard on the Spectre Folio did just enough to keep us from bottoming out. Also, the 71 grams of force required to actuate the keys provided weighty but not overly stiff feedback. The Folio prevailed in a head-to-head typing test against the Gram. Not only did we achieve a higher score on the 10fastfingers typing test (70 words per minute versus 65 wpm), it also proved to be the more comfortable experience.MORE: Keyboards – Articles and Forums on Tom’s GuideWe had no problems using either laptop’s touchpad to execute Windows 10 gestures, but our fingers had more room on the Gram 14 2-in-1’s (4.1 x 2.5 inches) surface than on the Spectre Folio’s small touchpad (3.7 x 2.1 inches).  Winner: Spectre FolioPerformanceThe Y-series CPU inside the Spectre Folio is simply no match for the quad-core U-series chip employed by the Gram 14 2-in-1.Equipped with an Intel Core i7-8656U CPU and 16GB of RAM, the Gram 14 2-in-1 scored a 15,943 on the Geekbench 4.1 overall performance test. That strong result tops the premium laptop average (12,899) and nearly doubles the Spectre Folio’s (Intel Core i7-8500Y, 16GB of RAM) score of 8,090.The Gram 14 2-in-1 similarly crushed the Spectre Folio in our Excel Macro Test, which involves matching 65,000 names with their corresponding addresses. The Gram 14 2-in-1 needed only 1 minute and 25 seconds to finish the task, while the Spectre Folio lagged behind at 3 minutes and 37 seconds. The premium laptop average is slightly slower than the Gram 14 2-in-1 (1:31).The 512GB M.2 SATA SSD inside the Gram 14 2-in-1 also outperforms the Spectre Folio’s 256GB SSD. The LG laptop took 13 seconds to duplicate 4.97GB of mixed-media files for a rate of 391 megabytes per second. While that’s well short of the premium laptop average (525.4 MBps), it still outdid the Spectre Folio (318 MBps) by a slim margin.MORE: Best 2-in-1s – Laptop/Tablet Hybrids – Laptop MagThe Gram 14 2-in-1 completed its clean sweep of the Spectre Folio on our Handbrake test by converting a 4K video into 1080p resolution in 21 minutes and 17 seconds. That’s less than half the time it took the Spectre Folio (49:45) and it even edged out the premium laptop average (21:51). Winner: Gram 14 2-in-1Battery LifeYou’ll easily get through a full day of use with either laptop, but the Gram 14 2-in-1 has a slight endurance edge over the Spectre Folio. The Gram 14 2-in-1 lasted an outstanding 11 hours and 28 minutes on the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which involves continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of display brightness. The Spectre Folio also achieved an excellent runtime of 10 hours and 18 minutes, but that falls just short of the Gram 14 2-in-1. Winner: Gram 14 2-in-1Value and PriceLG keeps things simple by offering a single high-end configuration of the Gram 14 2-in-1. For $1,499, the Gram 2-in-1 comes with an Intel Core i7-8565U CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and a UHD 620 Graphics GPU.The base model of the Spectre Folio costs $1,299 and gets you an Intel Core i5-8200Y CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and an Intel UHD 615 GPU. You can spend another $100 for a Core i7-8500Y CPU and another $100 on top of that for LTE connectivity. If you want to match the Gram 14 2-in-1’s components, you’ll need to spend $1,640 for a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD.Winner: DrawOverall Winner: LG Gram 14 2-in-1 LG Gram 14 2-in-1HP Spectre Folio by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoForbes15 Cities With the Worst Drivers in AmericaForbesUndoCNN International for ANAThe Secret Of What It Takes To Be Naomi OsakaCNN International for ANAUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisement Value (10)55 Display (15)1210 Battery Life (20)1817 The LG Gram 14 2-in-1 and HP Spectre Folio are two excellent 2-in-1s that can ably compete with some of our favorite laptops. But if we had to choose one of them, we’d go with the Gram 14 2-in-1.The U-series CPU inside LG’s laptop offers significantly better performance than the Spectre Folio, and it does so without sacrificing battery life or portability. Speaking of which, the Gram 14 2-in-1 comes in at 2.5 pounds, making it one of the most portable 14-inch laptops we’ve ever tested. That being said, if you’re a fan of leather or frequently use your laptop in tablet mode, then we still strongly recommend the Spectre Folio.Credit: Laptop Maglast_img read more

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Carestream Releases ImageView Software for DRXRevolution Mobile Xray System

first_img Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Related content:Carestream’s New Metal-Artifact Reduction Software Improves Anatomy VisibilityDose Considerations for OnSight 3D Extremity System Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Walkaround AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:25Loaded: 11.42%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:25 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Advanced Visualization | May 08, 2019 Carestream Releases ImageView Software for DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray System New software offers advanced features, enhanced workflow and improved security Feature | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Imaging Market in U.S. Could Rise In Coming Years The coming years may be good for the medical imaging community in the United States. But they will not be easy. read more News | Medical 3-D Printing | August 08, 2019 RSNA and ACR to Collaborate on Landmark Medical 3D Printing Registry The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) will launch a new medical… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Technology | Neuro Imaging | August 07, 2019 Synaptive Medical Launches Modus Plan With Automated Tractography Segmentation Synaptive Medical announced the U.S. launch and availability of Modus Plan featuring BrightMatter AutoSeg. This release… read more Video Player is loading.Arthur Agatston explains the history of CT calcium scoring Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:54Loaded: 1.67%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Demand for ultrasound scans at U.S. outpatient centers could grow by double digits over the next five years, according to a speaker at AHRA 2019. A variety of factors, however, could cause projections for this and other modalities to change. Graphic courtesy of Pixabaycenter_img Videos | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: New Advances in CT Imaging Technology Cynthia McColl… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 May 8, 2019 — Carestream introduced its ImageView Software Platform Windows 10 operating system to deliver enhanced security. ImageView software was first introduced with the Carestream OnSight 3D Extremity Imaging System and will be further expanded across Carestream’s entire portfolio, including rooms, retrofits and additional mobile imaging X-ray systems in the future.“ImageView software delivers an intuitive interface and consolidated screen views to boost productivity as well as new capabilities that can improve both workflow and security,” said Jill Hamman, Carestream’s Worldwide Marketing Manager for Global X-ray Solutions. “This software uses Eclipse, our advanced image processing engine, to deliver exceptional image quality and enhanced diagnostic confidence, while providing a foundation for new applications in the future.”The software platform supports image processing and workflow capabilities including: Enhanced Visualization Processing Plus software that delivers multi-band frequency processing to provide better noise control, sharpness, contrast and density while minimizing artifacts;Tube and Line Visualization that uses a companion image created from the original exposure with optimized processing for clearer, easier visualization of PICC lines and tubes to help increase confidence that tubes and lines are placed correctly;Pneumothorax Visualization that uses a companion image created from the original exposure to accentuate the appearance of free air in the chest cavity;Bone Suppression software that uses a companion image created from the original exposure to reduce the appearance of bone and enable better visualization of soft tissue;Pediatric Image Optimization and Enhancement software that acquires default acquisition techniques and image processing parameters optimized specifically for each patient’s body size, from the smallest neonatal patient to the largest adolescent;SmartGrid software that provides image quality comparable to images acquired with an anti-scatter grid and offers reduced patient dose for bedside chest imaging; andAccess to RIS and PACS platforms that streamlines exam completion for increased productivity.ImageView software also provides the ability to manage an imaging department’s productivity and quality. The Administrative Analysis and Reporting option can help improve performance with a digital dashboard that allows users to track average exposure rates by technologist, rejected images with reasons and other statistics including detector drops. The Total Quality Tool package provides objective quality control image tests and collection of detector performance data.For more information: www.carestream.com Videos | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 VIDEO: Demonstration of the Shimadzu FluoroSpeed X1 Radiographic Fluoroscopy System Shimadzu displayed the FluoroSpeed X1 conventional radiographic fluoroscopy (RF) system at the Association for Medica read more Related Content Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read more Technology | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 25, 2019 Samsung Announces New iQuia Premium Digital Radiography Platform Samsung has announced iQuia, a new digital radiography (DR) platform of premium products and technologies that improves… read more Video Player is loading.Cynthia McCollough explains new advances in CT technologyPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 13:56Loaded: 1.17%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -13:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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