MIT Technology Review’s Annual EmTech Event Reimagined online | News

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MIT Technology Review’s annual EmTech MIT conference will take place October 19-22, 2020. This online event delves deep into the year’s most important developments in AI, biomedicine, cybersecurity, diversity, equality, and global-scale technology—all in a reimagined, immersive, virtual format focused on the attendee experience. See the full EmTech MIT conference agenda and register.

Attendees will hear from and engage with leaders, researchers, and innovators from across the globe representing companies and organizations that impact our daily lives, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Salesforce, Twitter, Gavi, Lilly Research Laboratories, the Scripps Research Institute, and more. Featured speakers include:

  • Parag Agrawal, CTO | Twitter
  • Marc Benioff, Chair, CEO, and Cofounder | Salesforce
  • Seth Berkley, CEO | Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
  • Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, Global Vice President | Amazon Web Services
  • Geoffrey Hinton, VP and Engineering Fellow | Google
  • Anne Neuberger, Director of Cybersecurity | NSA
  • Mike Schroepfer, CTO | Facebook
  • Megan Smith, Former US CTO; CEO and Founder | shift7
  • Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots (CEO) | Alphabet’s X

New for 2020: EmTech MIT attendees may choose from a selection of interactive sessions with engaging discussions and behind-the-scenes access to labs and researchers on the MIT campus. Options include:

  • Meet the Researchers: Chat with researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab about their latest projects
  • Inside the Lab: Get a behind-the-scenes view of some of MIT’s most innovative labs and join a Q&A session
  • Master Classes: Explainer sessions led by MIT experts to help you better understand the technologies being explored on the main stage
  • Innovators’ Think Tanks: Tune in as the Innovators Under 35 brainstorm solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems

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MIT Technology Review’s Annual EmTech Event Reimagined online

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MIT Technology Review’s annual EmTech MIT conference will take place October 19-22, 2020. This online event delves deep into the year’s most important developments in AI, biomedicine, cybersecurity, diversity, equality, and global-scale technology—all in a reimagined, immersive, virtual format focused on the attendee experience. See the full EmTech MIT conference agenda and register.

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Attendees will hear from and engage with leaders, researchers, and innovators from across the globe representing companies and organizations that impact our daily lives, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Salesforce, Twitter, Gavi, Lilly Research Laboratories, the Scripps Research Institute, and more. Featured speakers include:

  • Parag Agrawal, CTO | Twitter
  • Marc Benioff, Chair, CEO, and Cofounder | Salesforce
  • Seth Berkley, CEO | Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance
  • Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, Global Vice President | Amazon Web Services
  • Geoffrey Hinton, VP and Engineering Fellow | Google
  • Anne Neuberger, Director of Cybersecurity | NSA
  • Mike Schroepfer, CTO | Facebook
  • Megan Smith, Former US CTO; CEO and Founder | shift7
  • Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots (CEO) | Alphabet’s X

New for 2020: EmTech MIT attendees may choose from a selection of interactive sessions with engaging discussions and behind-the-scenes access to labs and researchers on the MIT campus. Options include:

  • Meet the Researchers: Chat with researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab about their latest projects
  • Inside the Lab: Get a behind-the-scenes view of some of MIT’s most innovative labs and join a Q&A session
  • Master Classes: Explainer sessions led by MIT experts to help you better understand the technologies being explored on the main stage
  • Innovators’ Think Tanks: Tune in as the Innovators Under 35 brainstorm solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems

Intel, a technology leader shaping the data-centric future

Walmart Black Friday: Stores limited to 20% capacity for 3-day event

  • Walmart said Wednesday it would stagger the launch of in-store Black Friday sales across three days in November to avoid crowds.
  • It will also limit store capacity to just 20% during its Black Friday sales, Bloomberg reported.
  • The first Black Friday event will focus on toys, electronics, and home products.
  • The retailer will launch discounts online first, and then bring them to stores at least two days later, it said.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Walmart will split its Black Friday in-store sales over three days in November to avoid overcrowding, it said Wednesday.

It will also limit the number of Black Friday shoppers to just 20% of store capacity, Bloomberg reported.

The retailer said it would launch in-store sales events on November 7, 14, and 27, when stores will open at 5 a.m..

To avoid shoppers rushing to stores, Walmart is launching each set of discounts online at least two days early, it said in a press release.

It is also offering contact-free curbside pickup for online Black Friday orders.

The first Black Friday sale, starting online on November 4 and in stores on November 7, will focus on toys, electronics, and home products.

The second event will be for TVs, smartphones, and tablets. It will launch online on November 11, and in stores on November 14. 

The third event will offer discounts on a range of goods, from apparel to electronics. It will begin online on November 25, and in stores on November 27.

Walmart said it would separately hold its biggest phone sale event in-store and online on November 14, with deals on iPhones and Samsung phones.

Other deals available over the Black Friday period include an 42-inch UHD Roku TV for $88.

Read more: Retailers are struggling to attract seasonal workers for what experts

Walmart Big Save Event rivals Prime Day: Here are the best deals, ends Oct. 15

A number of stores are offering shoppers deals on thousands of items online and Walmart is the latest to get in on the action.

The Walmart deals come as Amazon ramps up sales on a variety of items, including tech for Prime Day.

The “Big Save Event” launched on Walmart.com over the weekend and promises plenty of deals through Thursday, Oct. 15.

Those taking advantage of the online sale will see deals on categories like electronics, home, toys, beauty, fashion and more from Walmart, as well as its Marketplace sellers.

Shoppers will be able to get free two-day shipping on orders over $35 for some items. They may be able to get free NextDay delivery one some items and could opt for in-store pickup on many products.

Here are some of the top deals:

Home

Instant Pot Duo Crisp and Air Fryer, 6 Quart 11-in-1 One-Touch Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker with Air Fryer Lid – 33% off, now $99

ionVac Robot Vacuum, Powerful (2000Pa Suction) Wi-Fi Connected – 45% off, now $99

Best Choice Products 16.9Qt 1800W 10-In-1 Family Size Air Fryer – 47% off, now $134.99

Keurig K-Duo Essentials Coffee Maker – 20% off, $79

TV

JVC 32″ Class HD (720p) Roku Smart LED TV (LT-32MAW205) – 24% off, now $98

JVC 55″ Class 4K UHD 2160p HDR Roku Smart LED TV LT-55MAW595 – 38% off, now $248

VIZIO 65″ Class 4K UHD Quantum Smartcast Smart TV HDR M-Series M65Q8-H1 – 10% off, now $698

SAMSUNG 58″ Class 4K Ultra HD (2160P) HDR Smart QLED TV QN58Q60T 2020 – 22% off, now $698

Tech

Apple Watch Series 3 GPS – 38mm – Sport Band – Aluminum Case – 15% off, now $169

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones II with Google Assistant – 43% off, now $199

Apple’s Hi, Speed event is about to kick off and we’re breaking down all the new products

Apple’s “Hi, Speed” has come and gone. And we officially have four new iPhones: iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. All support 5G, are powered by the A14 Bionic processor and feature camera improvements. The launch is a bit more segmented than in years past, though.



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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will go up for preorder at $799 and $999, respectively, this Friday, October 16 with a launch on October 23. The $699 iPhone 12 mini and $1,099 iPhone 12 Pro Max will go up for order on November 6, with deliveries starting on November 13.

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There’s also a $99 HomePod Mini, which goes up for preorder on November 6. There’s a lot to unpack here, though, with MagSafe for the iPhone and much more.

5G is coming to the iPhone

Apple seems quite bullish about 5G on the iPhones, noting that it will bring big new features to you, the end-user. And Apple has been partnering with Verizon on 5G, claiming the new iPhone will support Ultra Wideband. We’re left with some questions about support from other carriers and the slow rollout from Verizon on UWB, though, as we’ve noted with Samsung devices this year.

iPhone 12 is official

The iPhone 12 is real — and really colorful. It’s an all-new design keeping the aluminum frame with a glass back and a glass front for the screen. And, yes, it’s kind of a callback to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4 flat design. It keeps the same 6.1-inch display size as the iPhone 11, but bezels are smaller. And OLED is coming to non-Pro iPhones: The iPhone 12 has a Super Retina XDR Display. It keeps the same 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio and has twice as