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May 30, 2020 11:40 AM ET

These ‘self-driving’ shared scooters will automatically return to base after each use

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. A fleet of 100 remote-controlled scooters is being piloted at the city-owned Curiosity Lab technology testing ground in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. It is understood to be the first trial of. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:35 AM ET

Social media isn’t a one-size-fits-all marketplace. This training explains it all

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - The courses in The 2020 Social Media Marketing Bootcamp Certification Bundle explain how to launch effective digital campaigns to drive sales on all the top social media platforms. There’s more to being a social media expert than logging into Facebook every day or making sure you’re keeping a close eye on your Twitter mentions. True social media experts need to fully understand their target audience, where they congregate and how. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:30 AM ET

Here’s why the Redmi 10X series should be on your radar

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Xiaomi has a reputation for offering a ton of bang for your buck, with its smartphones frequently landing on many a best cheap phones list. Between the stacked spec sheet and ultra-competitive price, it’s no wonder the brand is climbing up the market share ranks in Europe and elsewhere. But the company may have outdone itself with the Redmi 10X series launched this week, consisting of the standard Redmi 10X and the Redmi 10X Pro. We’ll reserve. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:28 AM ET

LG V60 tips and tricks: Get the most out of it!

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - The LG V60 is one of the better phones of 2020. It comes packed with a bunch of excellent features, including the Quad DAC, the Dual Screen case, a surprisingly decent camera, front facing speakers, and some of the best battery life we’ve ever seen. Plus it supports more niche features like HDMI-out. In short, the V60 can do almost anything you need it to do. There are plenty of folks who switched. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:26 AM ET

Mi 10 5G Official Launched In Nepal – First 5G Smartphone In Nepal

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - After all the teaser and hints Xiaomi Nepal finally announced its flagship Mi 10 5G for the year 2020 in Nepal. The device was launched through an online event on the official Facebook page of Xiaomi Nepal. With its launch in Nepal Mi 10 5G becomes the first in many lists; It’s the first phone with  5G support in Nepal. It’s the first Phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC in Nepal. For the time. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:24 AM ET

Mi Note 10 Lite Launched In Nepal

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Today Xiaomi Nepal had an online event where they launched two of their new products for the Nepali Market. They launched their flagship Mi10 5G and also a premium mid-range Mi Note 10 lite. Mi Note 10 lite competes with the upper mid ranges of Samsung under the 50K segment. Xiaomi Nepal has a strong fanbase in Nepal as they deliver high-performance devices at a competitive price. Now let’s see how the Mi Note 10 lite gets treated. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:22 AM ET

McLaren confirms their partnership with OnePlus has reached its conclusion

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - A few days ago it was noticed that the OnePlus logo had disappeared from the McLaren website but until any real confirmation we were hesitant to report on it. Today we have it with McLaren confirming that the partnership have finished. In a statement to Android Authority McLaren said: Our partnership with OnePlus, which came to its scheduled conclusion recently, has been a highly successful collaboration between two iconic and innovative brands.. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:20 AM ET

Hands on photos of the Pixel 4a XL that almost was

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Yesterday we got a look at some renders of the Pixel 4a XL that has now been cancelled alongside the Pixel 4a that is expect to launch now in early July. While the 4a is a little larger that last years 3a and strikes a “middle ground” we should expect lots of people to cry that they wanted a lar ger (or smaller) device in the 4a line up. Now we’ve gotten. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:20 AM ET

Breaking: Android 11 Beta launch delayed

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - We’re getting far too used to postponed events and cancellations this year. The list of events cancelled is far too long to list and sadly it continues to grow. The latest addition to the list of events being postponed is the Android 11 launch that was slated for the 3rd of June. The event that was to be live-streamed has been postponed with minimal information or fanfare. COVID-19 was already causing a. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:18 AM ET

As Virus Keeps Kids From Schools, New Figures Show Millions Lack Home Internet

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Meanwhile, a California education official this week said it would take at least $500 million to get students there the computers and internet access they need, and asked the private sector to help. Nearly 1-in-10 households with school-aged children lack a consistent internet connection that can be used for educational purposes at a time when millions of kids have been forced out of classrooms by the coronavirus, according to federal. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:16 AM ET

Government Innovation in a Global Pandemic

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - In the crunch of a crisis, federal agencies unleashed bots, artificial intelligence, 3D printers and supercomputers to flatten the COVID-19 curve The coronavirus has altered every aspect of life and society across the nation, and its full impact probably won’t be known for years. More clear, however, is how numerous federal agencies have responded to a global pandemic with a rush of technical innovation, ushering in solutions to a wide. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:14 AM ET

NIST Seeks Input on Position Navigation and Timing Services

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - The agency is tasked by an executive order to develop profiles for the technology based on its cybersecurity framework to inform agencies’ procurement.  The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a request for information aimed at making the technology associated with the Global Positioning System more resistant to cyberattack. The deadline for responding to the notice NIST posted in the Federal Register Wednesday is July 3. NIST has recorded a. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:12 AM ET

A guide to staying safe this summer

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - So, What Can We Do Now? Staying at home for months is an onerous thing to ask of people, but what it means is easy enough to understand: Unless necessary to keep your job or keep yourself alive, you just don’t leave. When American mayors and governors began asking people to shelter in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the United States, a country generally stewing in deep political acrimony,. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:10 AM ET

How Businesses Can Maintain Enterprise Resilience During Systemic Disruption

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - On May 28, ISAKA, a not-for-profit, non-union association of professionals in the IT-related industry held an online conference that was attended by more than 90 professionals. The online meet was staged around a Maintaining Enterprise Resilience During Systemic Disruption theme, and was moderated by Boniface Asiligwa, Chairman Education Committee, and Dorine Nalo – She -Leads Tech Liason. Among key attendees were MERCY Wanjau, Director-General CA Kenya, Ken Kaberia, Head Enterprise. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:08 AM ET

Apple-Google Contact Tracing App Gets First Trial in Switzerland By Richard Adhikari

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Switzerland this week launched a pilot program for SwissCovid, a contact tracing app based on Apple and Google's jointly developed APIs. The APIs will work with iOS 13.5 and devices running Android 6.0 or higher. The pilot involves several thousand workers at Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, ETH Zurich, the Swiss Army, and staff at some hospitals and cantonal administrations. The app will monitor people in real-world situations, notifying participants. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:06 AM ET

Government of Pakistan deploys the intelligence service to locate suspected corona cases

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Pakistan is using one of the intelligence services to locate the people infected by the coronavirus. The surveillance tool is used to locate the militants normally. The government of Pakistan has recently contacted the ISI or Inter-Services Intelligence and asked for help in controlling the number of people getting affected by the virus as the rate of coronavirus outspread is very fast these days. Although the details for this project have. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:06 AM ET

Volkswagen doubles down on EV push in China with checks worth $2.3 billion

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Shares in Chinese automaker JAC Motors and battery supplier Gotion High-tech surged around 10% on Friday, after Volkswagen announced to invest a combined €2.1 billion ($2.3 billion) in the two electric vehicle partners. Why it matters: The $2.3 billion funding boost from the world’s largest automaker could exert great influence in reshaping the Chinese EV market and also help the flagging market recover from weak demand after the Covid-19 outbreak. Details: Volkswagen on Friday. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:04 AM ET

Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020: Rust is the most loved programming language, VBA the most dreaded

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Stack Overflow’s annual survey of programming languages and developers is in, and it brings us some very interesting results. Notably, Rust grabs the top spot in the ‘Most Loved’ programming language category for 2020, with TypeScript and Python close behind.  On the other side of the road, VBA gets the unwelcome distinction of topping the ‘Most Dreaded’ programming language category, with over 80% of developers stating that they have no interest in. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:02 AM ET

First Pakistani female student gets selected for international training at CERN

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Zoniah Ahmad recently made waves by becoming the first female student from Pakistan to secure a prestigious opportunity at CERN. The Masters student has been selected for international training at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Switzerland, where she will be working in the world’s largest particle physics laboratory. In an interview with PakiScience, Ahmad talked a bit about her field of work. “I am working here in Technology Department of. [more...]

May 30, 2020 11:00 AM ET

OpenAI and Uber create Virtual Petri Dish to find the best AI model for a task

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Researchers affiliated with Uber AI and OpenAI have proposed a new approach to neural architecture search (NAS), a technique that involves evaluating hundreds or thousands of AI models to identify the top performers. In a preprint paper, they claim their technique, called Synthetic Petri Dish, accelerates the most computationally intensive NAS steps while predicting model performance with higher accuracy than previous methods. NAS teases out top model architectures for tasks by testing candidate. [more...]

May 30, 2020 10:30 AM ET

New AI technique speeds up language models on edge devices

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Researchers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab recently proposed Hardware-Aware Transformers (HAT), an AI model training technique that incorporates Google’s Transformer architecture. They claim that HAT can achieve a 3 times inferencing speedup on devices like the Raspberry Pi 4 while reducing model size by 3.7 times compared with a baseline. Google’s Transformer is widely used in natural language processing (and even some computer vision) tasks. [more...]

May 30, 2020 10:26 AM ET

Pico Neo 2 and Tobii-powered eye-tracking variant now available worldwide

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Pico Interactive is making its Neo 2 line of standalone headsets available worldwide. The base model is $700, while an eye-tracking variant powered by Tobii is $900. We tried both models at CES in January and while the eye-tracking wasn’t perfect in the early demo, it also worked without calibration and the electromagnetic controller tracking technology was very interesting. The controllers were able to track even when they were behind my back, unlike the kind. [more...]

May 30, 2020 10:24 AM ET

HP Envy 17 (2020)

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Attractive, minimalist styling and an optional 4K display are upsides, but the HP Envy 17 is a merely adequate desktop replacement laptop due to its overly heavy chassis and some quirks with the touchpad design. Desktop-replacement laptops are typically big and heavy, but they usually make up for their lack of portability with roomy 17-inch screens, upgraded CPU and graphics performance, and plenty of ports to connect all of your peripherals. All of. [more...]

May 30, 2020 10:24 AM ET

Eufy RoboVac G30

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - The relatively affordable Eufy RoboVac G30 robot vacuum has a compact design, strong suction power for its size, and smarter navigation than its predecessors. If you’re looking for a robot vacuum that can fit in tight spaces, they don't get much more compact than the $349.99 Eufy RoboVac G30. At just 2.85 inches tall, it can clean where a lot of other robot vacuums won’t fit, like under couches. Its battery life. [more...]

May 30, 2020 10:22 AM ET

Smart Earbud Shipments Up During the Pandemic While Smartwatches Limp Along

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Shipments for 'hearables' made up 54.9 percent of the wearables devices market during the first quarter, research firm IDC reports. Working at home appears to be driving more consumers to buy wireless earbuds during the pandemic, as shipments have increased by 68.3 year over year during the first quarter, research firm IDC reports. The increase specifically applies to what IDC calls “hearables” — or Bluetooth headphones with an additional feature, like the ability to. [more...]

May 30, 2020 10:20 AM ET

Kodak Luma 350 Portable Smart Projector

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - The Kodak Luma 350 Portable Smart Projector is an Android-based palmtop that throws a larger-than-usual usable image given its brightness output. It does well in projecting photos, and its video quality is fine for casual use. The Kodak Luma 350 Portable Smart Projector ($349.99), the flagship of the company’s Luma line of palmtop projectors, is brighter than the Kodak Luma 150 unit, but what really sets it apart from the Luma 150 and. [more...]

May 30, 2020 10:18 AM ET

Twitter, Reddit Oppose US Forcing Visa Applicants to Disclose Their Social Media IDs

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - 'Inadequate protection for online anonymous speech would dissuade countless speakers from using services such as Twitter, Reddit, and those run by other members of the Internet Association,' the companies said. Twitter and Reddit are supporting a lawsuit that seeks to stop the Trump administration from forcing visa applicants to disclose their social media handles to the US government. “The Registration Requirement and its accompanying retention and dissemination policies unquestionably chill. [more...]

May 30, 2020 10:18 AM ET

Asus ProArt StudioBook 15

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Although it leaves out a few expected features, the Asus ProArt StudioBook 15 delivers good performance and a handsome 4K display at a reasonable price. The ProArt StudioBook 15 ($1,999 as tested) from Asus is a mobile workstation flavored for the mainstream. Designated an Nvidia GeForce RTX Studio model, it delivers strong creative performance at a lower price than the business-savvy HP ZBook 15 G6, the Lenovo ThinkPad P1 Gen 2, and the Dell. [more...]

May 30, 2020 10:16 AM ET

Dell UltraSharp 25 USB-C Monitor (U2520D)

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - Dell's UltraSharp 25 USB-C Monitor (U2520D) provides solid color coverage and accuracy, a full set of ergonomic functions, and a wide range of ports. Our main quibble: It's a bit pricey for its panel size. The Dell UltraSharp 25 USB-C Monitor (U2520D) is a 25-inch productivity panel that is best for workers who occasionally engage in color-critical tasks such as processing photos for a website but who do not require. [more...]

May 30, 2020 10:14 AM ET

Exclusive: Vivo X50 to launch in India soon

iCrowdNewswire - May 30, 2020 - A return to the premium space The Vivo X50 series has been gaining a lot of attention off late. The new device may represent an even more important event for Vivo as a brand in India as it may be just the right one to mark its return to the high-end smartphone space in the country. Sources aware of the developments have confirmed to us that the upcoming Vivo X50 will indeed. [more...]