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Verizon launches new $75/month prepaid plan with mmWave 5G for iPhone 12 users

9to5Mac - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 17:39

Verizon has expanded its 5G Ultra Wideband network to prepaid users today, unveiling a new unlimited plan that starts at $75 per month. This means that iPhone 12 users can bring their own device to Verizon’s network and access the faster, yet hard to find, mmWave 5G network.

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Dan Riccio taking on a new role to lead a ‘new project’, John Ternus now leading Apple’s Hardware Engineering organization

iDownloadBlog - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 17:23

Apple's Dan Riccio is taking up a new role within Apple to lead a new project, and John Ternus is taking over Riccio's old role.
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Apple Watch Series 7 Rumored To Feature Blood Glucose Monitoring

Slashdot - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 17:20
According to Korea's ETNews, Apple is expected to feature blood glucose monitoring via an optical sensor in the Apple Watch Series 7. MacRumors reports: The report, which mainly focuses on the blood glucose capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, explains that Apple is intending to bring blood glucose monitoring to the upcoming Apple Watch Series 7 using a non-invasive optical sensor. Measuring blood glucose levels, also known as blood sugar levels, is vital to managing conditions such as diabetes. Normally, measuring blood glucose requires testing a drop of blood in a blood sugar meter or using an implanted continuous glucose monitor (CGM). The ability to observe any major increases or decreases in blood glucose may raise awareness of a potential health condition or simply help to improve a user's diet. Apple is said to have secured patents around blood glucose monitoring, and the company is now purportedly "focusing on securing reliability and stability prior to commercialization of the technology." The Apple-designed optical sensor is believed to be a skin-top continuous monitoring solution that does not require an implant. [...] The Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to arrive later this year, but there have been few rumors around what the new models may feature. While there have been reports of microLED displays and solid-state buttons with haptic feedback for the Apple Watch, these are not directly expected for the Apple Watch Series 7.

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Apple engineering VP Dan Riccio transitioning to oversee ‘new project,’ John Ternus takes lead of hardware team

9to5Mac - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 17:11

Apple has announced that longtime hardware executive Dan Riccio will be transitioning to a new role where he will continue to report directly to Tim Cook. Not much is clear about this new role, and its description is quite vague. They note that his new role will focus on a “new project,” and officially his title will be “vice president of engineering.” This new project could be anything from the long-rumored Apple Car or even Apple’s VR/AR hardware efforts.

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Get this highly-rated smart video doorbell for just $90

iDownloadBlog - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 17:01

Heads up, Amazon is running a sweet deal on this smart video doorbell from Eufy. It's easy to install, offers super clear video, does not require monthly fees, and right now it's just $90.
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Pyston 2.1 Is Blowing Past Python 3 Performance

Slashdot - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 17:00
Camel Pilot writes: Pyston 2.1, a closed-source but faster and highly-compatible implementation of the Python programming language, significantly outperforms Python 3 in a variety of benchmarks. All the system details and benchmarks in full can be found over on OpenBenchmarking.org.

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Apple Watch Time to Walk: Tips and tricks for the latest new Fitness+ feature

9to5Mac - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 16:42

Apple has officially launched its newest health feature for Fitness+ users. It’s called Time to Walk (Time to Push for wheelchair users) and is exclusive for Apple Watch. Follow along for some tips and tricks on how to use, download, and remove Apple Watch Time to Walk episodes with the Workout and Fitness apps.

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Renewable Energy Production Beat Fossil Fuels in Europe

Slashdot - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 16:35
Renewable energy became the biggest source of electricity in the European Union in 2020, beating fossil fuels for the first time. Germany and Spain also hit that milestone individually last year -- so did the UK, which officially left the EU in January 2020. From a report: Renewables powered 38 percent of electricity in the EU last year, according to a report released today by energy think tanks Ember and Agora Energiewende. That gives renewable energy a narrow lead over fossil fuel-fired generation, which accounted for 37 percent of Europe's electricity. The remaining quarter comes from nuclear energy. The rise of renewables is good news for the health of the planet. Still, renewable energy will need to grow at an even faster rate to stave off a future with more climate change-induced disasters. "Renewables overtaking fossils is an important milestone in Europe's clean energy transition. However, let's not be complacent," Patrick Graichen, director of Agora Energiewende, said in a statement. "Post-pandemic recovery [programs] need to go hand-in-hand with accelerated climate action."

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How to avoid lens flare when using your iPhone camera

iDownloadBlog - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 16:30

evening sun from Pixabay

Read these suggestions for how to avoid lens flare when using your iPhone camera. You don’t have to deal with spots and lines in your photos.
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AMC Raises $917 Million To Weather 'Dark Coronavirus-Impacted Winter'

Slashdot - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 15:58
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Variety: AMC Theatres, the world's largest cinema chain, has raised $917 million in new equity and debt capital, the company said on Monday. "This increased liquidity should allow the company to make it through this dark coronavirus-impacted winter," the company said, adding that its "financial runway has been extended deep into 2021." AMC has raised the finances from Dec. 14, 2020. Of the $917 million, AMC has raised $506 million of equity, from the issuance of 164.7 million new common shares, along with the previously announced securing of $100 million of additional first-lien debt and the concurrent issuance of 22 million new common shares to convert $100 million of second-lien debt into equity. In addition, the company has executed commitment letters for $411 million of incremental debt capital in place through mid-2023, unless repaid before then, through the upsizing and refinancing of its European revolving credit facility. The chain says that it presumes that it will continue to make progress in its ongoing dialogue with theater landlords about the amounts and timing of owed theater lease payments, and is hopeful that the ongoing vaccination push will result in an increase in cinema attendance. As a result, AMC shares soared 36% in premarket trade Monday.

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First atomic clock wristwatch (2003)

Hacker News - Mon, 01/25/2021 - 15:45
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