iPhone 12 and 12 Pro 5G: Apple unveils super-speedy new phone lineup

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Apple’s new iPhone 12 — including its premium Pro model, pictured here — pack in 5G connectivity.


Apple; screenshot by CNET

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Apple’s iPhones just got a lot faster. During its virtual event Tuesday, the company unveiled its iPhone 12 lineup — and all four new devices come with 5G, including the ultra-fast millimeter wave version. The company’s 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, 6.1-inch iPhone 12, 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Max pack in some of the biggest advances Apple has made in years. 

The two middle phones go on sale next week (preorders begin this Friday), while the Mini and Max arrive in mid-November. The starting prices range from $699 for the Mini — making it one of the cheapest premium 5G phones on the market — to $1,099 for the Max. All international versions of the iPhone come with 5G, but only the US versions have mmWave (Verizon has been the technology’s main proponent). 

The entire iPhone 12 lineup features a new design, reminiscent of Apple’s iPad Pro tablets. The flatter sides give the iPhones a new feel for the first time in three years. All models come with a new, ultra-strong, Corning-designed front cover display, dubbed “ceramic shield.”  It’s “tougher than any smartphone glass,” Apple said, and is four times less likely to crack if you drop it. The new phones come with Apple’s updated A14 Bionic, the same chip that’s in the new iPad Air. They also get bumps in their camera capabilities

Read: Our first impressions of the iPhone 12,

GE Healthcare Introduces New Edge Technology Designed to Give Clinicians Rapid Access to Critical Data

  GE Healthcare Introduces New Edge Technology Designed to Give Clinicians
  Rapid Access to Critical Data

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- October 14, 2020

GE Healthcare today introduced Edison HealthLink, new edge computing
technology designed specifically for the needs of healthcare providers, that
allows clinicians to collect, analyze and act upon critical data closer to its
source. With 10 applications already available through Edison HealthLink –
including TrueFidelity image reconstruction, Mural Virtual Care and CT Smart
Subscription – the solution gives healthcare providers another entry point
into the Edison ecosystem.

While COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of cloud technology, analyzing
data from a distance can pose various risks to operational efficiency and
patient care. Concerns around bandwidth, network and latency challenges remain
when a matter of seconds could determine the outcome for a patient. For
example, time is critical when diagnosing and treating stroke—around 2 million
brain cells die every minute^1 until blood flow is restored, increasing the
risk of permanent damage. Running advanced post-processing software at the
edge to evaluate brain scans allows clinicians to analyze and act upon
critical data without sending it to the cloud, enabling rapid decision making.

“COVID-19 has accelerated industry-wide trends with implications for the
future of care delivery. It’s time to apply these trends and use them to
modernize the current health system infrastructure,” said Amit Phadnis, Chief
Digital Officer, GE Healthcare. “As more care delivery becomes virtual and as
more healthcare data moves to the cloud, technologies like Edison HealthLink
provide a bridge, allowing devices to operate on premise, at the edge and in
the cloud.”

By operating medical devices that connect to Edison HealthLink, health systems
can continually receive advanced software updates without requiring new
equipment – essentially extending the life of existing assets.

Built using GE’s deep healthcare domain expertise, Edison HealthLink 

Google unveils revamped Google Analytics with new ML models, more granular data controls

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Google is rolling out what it says is the biggest overhaul of Google Analytics in nearly a decade. The revamped platform features new machine learning capabilities, unified app and web reporting, native integrations and privacy updates.

With the redesign, Google said it’s aiming to provide a more modern approach to data analytics and measurement. 

Building on the foundation of the App + Web property that Google introduced in beta last year, the new Google Analytics has machine learning models baked in, along with new integrations between Analytics and Google Ads, and new controls to help customers better manage their data.

The new machine learning models can automatically alert customers to significant trends in their data, like calculating churn or purchase probability. The new property type also includes unified measurement to remove data fragmentation across devices and platforms, and more granular data controls for things like ads personalization and activity sharing. 

Google also said the new Google Analytics 4 is privacy-centric by design, with privacy-safe measurement that it plans to build out over time as the technology landscape evolves. 

“The new Analytics is designed to adapt to a future with or without cookies or identifiers,” said Vidhya Srinivasan, VP of Measurement, Analytics, and Buying Platforms at Google, in a blog post. “It uses a flexible approach to measurement, and in the future, will include modeling to fill in the gaps where the data may be incomplete. This means that you can rely on Google Analytics to help you measure your marketing results and meet customer needs now as you navigate the recovery and as you face uncertainty in the future.”

Google Analytics has been the industry standard web analytics tool since 2005. It doesn’t cost anything to sign up for and use the standard version of Google Analytics, which is ideal

Prospector, a technology company, brings revolutionary access to the mining industry by offering a new search platform for free

New site features dynamic search of technical reports and access to information on sustainability

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Prospector, a search engine for the mining industry, has launched a new website that provides a more advanced and free search capability for its revolutionary platform, complete with more information and advanced ability to search through a percentage of the thousands of mining technical (43-101) reports accessible within their portal. The Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of mining investment company Analog Gold, believes this new site provides a glimpse into what subscribers can find in the Prospector Portal.

Prospector is an AI-enabled technology platform built to modernize the way investors and researchers search for and access information about mining. Prospector draws data from various public exchanges such as TMX Datalinx, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange and represents nearly 50% of publicly traded mining projects globally.

The new website features an advanced, multi-reference search that allows the user to dynamically search through 43-101′s. For full access to report summaries and insights powered by Artificial Intelligence, users can start a free trial to “unlock” the full capabilities of the portal. On both its new front end site and the Portal itself, users can search by mineral type, country, resource estimate, company, and more!

In addition to the new dynamic search function, there is new content on Prospector’s presence in the media, including a preview to the upcoming ‘On The Rocks’ podcast series hosted by Prospector founder, Emily King. There is also a new sustainability-focused section on how Prospector can help users identify environmental, social, and governance (ESG) information about mining projects. Offering a unique user experience that simultaneously brings incredible ease and extraordinary depth, the new website promises to help Prospector continue to bring new investors into the

Not Excited About The New iPhone 12? Apple Is Prepared.

Apple brought all its usual glamour to the unveiling of its latest iPhones 12 yesterday. There was breathless exclamation over the new colors. There were speeches about chip speed. Then there’s the less breakable ceramic cover. And don’t think a LiDAR is only for those self-driving cars made by Waymo. The new Pro line of iPhones also have it now. The LiDAR will boost augmented reality (AR).

The real punch was the new 5G wireless speeds and here is where the problem lies. For the first time, Apple and iPhone are ahead of the foundational technology.

 

Never Be the First. Be the First Who Gets It Right.

Steve Jobs warned against the danger of being too early. “Things happen fairly slowly, you know. They do. These waves of technology, you can see them way before they happen, and you just have to choose wisely which ones you’re going to surf. If you choose unwisely, then you can waste a lot of energy, but if you choose wisely, it actually unfolds fairly slowly. It takes years.”

Jobs was referring to when he waited for two years for broadband. When it finally arrived, he jumped into the window of opportunity with the iPod. Countless others moved earlier than Apple, producing their own MP3 players. They all failed miserably. Before the 2000s, music sharing was possible—on Napster. But it took hours to download an album. With connectivity that poor, even the best-designed hardware made for hopelessly sluggish downloading. Jobs was waiting for the inevitable improvement of broadband to materialize.

Cut to 2020, when Apple is launching an iPhone with a 5G chipset even though networks are