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Global CMOS Image Sensor Market 2017-2021 – Key Vendors are Sony, Samsung, OmniVision Technologies & ON … – Business Wire (press release)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Global CMOS Image Sensor Market 2017-2021” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering. The global CMOS image sensor market to grow at a CAGR of 12.40% during the period 2017-2021 . The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global CMOS image sensor market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated exclusively from the sales of…

Our First Day Testing the iPhone X’s Superdope Camera – WIRED

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

About an hour after taking my iPhone X out of its box, I’m bouncing up and down as high as I can on a trampoline, trying to see how FaceID works under, let’s say, less than ideal circumstances. I’m eight feet in the air, sweating and grimacing, only half-paying attention to the phone as I try not to break my legs on impact. I grab the phone, hold it up…

Peak Design’s new 5L Everyday Sling is a small and stylish camera bag – The Verge

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

For the past few weeks, I’ve been looking for the perfect camera bag, one that would hold my mirrorless camera with a lens attached, plus two extra lenses, and most importantly, my iPad, without being too big, bulky, awkward, or ugly. The closest thing I’ve so far found to that ideal has been Peak Design’s Everyday Sling, which fits everything I need and isn’t horrible to look at. But it’s…

iPhone X selfie camera makes it all about you – CNET

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Selfies aren’t my thing. I’d rather shoot interesting places and people — and they’re usually not me. But the lowly selfie might soon enjoy a renaissance thanks to the iPhone X. When I found out I’d have a chance to test the camera tech in Apple’s iPhone X, which will be released on Friday, Nov. 3, I knew I wanted to see what the new selfie camera could do. It’s…

Fancy Phancer software gives your smartphone camera DSLR vibrancy – Digital Trends

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

While the software can’t imitate everything a DSLR offers, researchers are getting closer to creating better quality from smartphones. Smartphone cameras remain more limited than their larger DSLR counterparts, but scientists are hoping to narrow the gap through artificial intelligence. In a recently published paper, scientists from the Computer Vision Lab at ETH Zurich developed a neural network system dubbed “Phancer” that can take a smartphone photo and give it…

The Daily 202: 10 takeaways from Mueller’s shock-and-awe gambit – Washington Post

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve THE BIG IDEA: The ghost of Paul Manafort haunts the White House this Halloween. Since President Trump likes alliterative nicknames, maybe the special counsel’s should be Methodical Mueller. Unveiling the first batch of criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian influence in the American political system, Robert S. Mueller III proved Monday that he is not messing around. The former FBI director has played…

Deposed Catalan leader ‘not seeking asylum in Belgium’ – CNN

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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China, South Korea agree to mend ties after THAAD standoff – Reuters

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) – Seoul and Beijing on Tuesday agreed to move beyond a year-long stand-off over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, a dispute that has been devastating to South Korean businesses that rely on Chinese consumers. The unexpected detente comes just days before U.S. President Donald Trump begins a trip to Asia, where the North Korean nuclear crisis will take center stage, and helped propel…

John Kelly calls Robert E. Lee an ‘honorable man’ and says ‘lack of compromise’ caused the Civil War – Chicago Tribune

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly on Monday called Robert E. Lee was “an honorable man” and said that “the lack of an ability to compromise” led to the Civil War, once again thrusting himself into the public spotlight on an emotionally charged issue. The comments, made on the debut night of conservative media host Laura Ingraham‘s show on Fox News, came after Kelly was asked about the…

Tech titans support more political ad transparency — but aren’t yet embracing a new bill by the US Senate – Recode

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Here’s what the tech industry says it wants if the U.S. Congress tries to write a new law about online political ads: Rules that are clear, apply to everyone, emphasize disclosure but not too much, and certainly don’t inhibit free speech. And here’s what that really means: The biggest brands in Silicon Valley aren’t exactly ready to embrace a new, bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate that would subject them…

Microsoft will launch a Surface Pro with built-in LTE Advanced in December – TechCrunch

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Microsoft today announced that in December it will launch a Surface Pro with built-in LTE Advanced support to its business customers. Panos Panay, Microsoft’s corporate VP for Windows devices, made the announcement at the company’s Future Decoded event in London. In the announcement, Panay argues that as the global workforce evolves, being a mobile worker will become the new default for many. “The office is no longer restricted to a…

French senator demands public inquiry into Microsoft military deal – The Register

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

A French senator has put down a parliamentary motion demanding an investigation into Microsoft’s framework deal with France’s defence ministry. Senator Joëlle Garriaud-Maylam tabled the motion, which calls for the creation of a 21-strong investigative committee, earlier in October. It is part of a long-running issue in France over the Microsoft deal. The (translated) wording of the motion calls for an investigation into “the conditions in which the framework agreement…

Inside the Ersatz City Where Waymo Trains Its Self-Driving Cars – WIRED

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Life is a complex problem. Consider the simple act of moving from point A to point B. Solving for that equation requires synthesizing numerous variables, like speed and obstacles. What if you make it more complicated? Like putting an unpredictable human in charge of a one-ton vehicle traveling at ever-changing speeds. Throw in some jaywalking pedestrians, rule-bending cyclists, and, the most erratic variable of all—other drivers. Drivers who are potentially…

Victoria’s Secret star Doutzen Kroes poses in lacy lingerie for Hunkemoller underwear campaign – The Sun

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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The Best Celebrity Halloween Instagrams of 2017: Kendall Jenner, Naomi Campbell and More – Vogue.com

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Whether you’re still putting the finishing touch to your own Halloween costume or you’re unsure of how you want to spend the scariest day of the year, you can rely on our favorite stars for some outfit inspiration. This year, it seems that Halloween-mania has reached an apex, with pre-celebrations starting weeks in advance (pumpkin spice arrived on our desks right after Labor Day). This has been accompanied by a…

Newspaper headlines: ‘Pestminster crackdown’ and US-Russia probe – BBC News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Image caption “Pestminster crackdown” is the headline on the front page of the Metro, which is one of several papers to focus on recent allegations of sexual harassment taking place in Parliament. The paper says “sex pest” ministers could be fired and MPs forced to answer for their behaviour under a new crackdown on sexual harassment in Westminster. Image caption Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure from her own…

The Papers – BBC News

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Image caption Some prisoners are to be granted the right to vote, the Sunday Times says The Sunday Times reports that some prisoners are to be granted the right to vote. Under the plans – which the paper says were circulated among ministers last week – prisoners with jail sentences of less than a year, who are let out on day release, would be able to take part in elections….

USA Today Network brings together 109 local newsrooms with a redesign, but print mastheads won’t change – Poynter (blog)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

USA Today Network has 110 newspapers total around the country, including USA Today. In July, nine local newspapers got a redesign, and as of Monday, the remaining 100 joined the branded look.  Like with the nine from this summer, those 100 newspapers now reflect USA Today’s aesthetic with a custom typeface for print and online, Unify Sans and Unify Serif. Thirty of the local newsrooms have new digital logos with USA Today…

Coming soon: Security robots that patrol streets – or guard your home – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The security guard of the future is an all-seeing robot, endowed with laser scanning, thermal imaging, 360-degree video and sensors for all kinds of signals. Only, the future is now. Dozens of the self-propelled, wheeled robots are already on patrol in places like the Golden 1 Center arena in Sacramento, a residential development near Tampa, and at venues in Boston, Atlanta and Dallas. They are cheaper than human beings, require…

‘It’s new territory’: The NY Times eyes expansion of its service journalism – Digiday

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Getting paying subscribers is the new obsession of publishing companies. The New York Times is famous for its Pulitzer-winning news coverage, but it’s the how-to pieces that are among the best performers when it comes to signing up new subscribers. The Times has had service journalism as part of its bundle since at least the ’70s, but it’s taking a more systematic approach to it today as part of an…