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Apple News Plus saw more than 200K signups in first 48 hours

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first_img See at Amazon Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $999 Comment Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Best Buy 1 I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. $520 at HP Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express $60 at Best Buy Share your voice HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Read the AirPods review Mobile,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Turo $999 Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Comments DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Sarah Tew/CNET TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Sarah Tew/CNET Read DJI Osmo Action preview $6 at Tidal Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. See it $155 at Google Express See It Sarah Tew/CNET $210 at Best Buy See at Turo Noah Berger / AFP/Getty Images Apple News Plus reportedly roped in more than 200,000 subscribers in its first two days.The iPhone maker unveiled Apple News Plus, its $9.99 per month subscription service, last week. Users can read articles from various publications, including more than 300 magazines. The service is free for the first month, which may have given users a nudge in signing up. Apple News Plus has reached more subscribers than Texture, a magazine app Apple bought last year, had at its peak, according to a Tuesday report by The New York Times. Following the launch of its premium news service, Apple said it would retire Texture on May 28.Before the launch of Apple News Plus, some publishers were reportedly hesitant about participating in the service because Apple reportedly would keep half the subscription revenue. The New York Times and The Washington Post ultimately didn’t participate in the news service. See It Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags Rylo Read the Rylo camera preview Sarah Tew/CNET What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). 7 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Read Google Home Hub review Chris Monroe/CNET DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $59 at eBay Sprint Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Tags The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Boost Mobile See It JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) $999 Apple iPhone XS Angela Lang/CNET $999 Share your voice $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express $299 at Amazon Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) The Cheapskate Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Amazonlast_img read more

FDA approves XSTAT bullet wouldplugging device for civilian use

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first_img The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the civilian use of the XSTAT Rapid Haemostasis System, which can stop the bleeding from an open gunshot wound in 15 seconds.The device had already been in use by the military after being approved for use in the battlefield in 2014. William Maisel, MD, MPH, acting director of the Office of Device Evaluation in the FDAs Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said: It is exciting to see this technology transition to help civilian first responders control some severe, life-threatening bleeding while on the trauma scene.The XSTAT 30 is for use with patients who have life-threatening haemorrhagic shock, when emergency medical care cannot be found in minutes. The treatment uses a syringe-style applicator to puts tablet-sized cellulose sponges into the wound to absorb blood and stop the bleeding.Each XSTAT 30 syringe has 92 sponges that can each absorb a pint of blood. The dressing is effective for up to four hours, while the patient seeks further medical attention. Up to three applicators can be used on an individual patient. The sponges have radiopaque markers so an X-ray can pick up any sponges to help in the process of extraction. Closelast_img read more

Mayor Nasir slaps engineer

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first_imgChattogram mayor AZM Nasir UddinChittagong City Corporation mayor AZM Nasir Uddin allegedly slapped an engineer of National Housing Authority on Monday.Nasir allegedly slapped assistant engineer Ashrafuzzaman at a meeting at the city corporation office. Officials of NHA Chattogram circle on Tuesday observed a strike protesting the incident.Nasir, however, denied the allegation and said he scolded the engineer for his ‘indecent behaviour’.Officials said, NHA and city corporation authorities were at loggerheads over a piece of land. NHA alleged that the city corporation is using a piece of their land without taking permission for extending a city road. The two authorities arranged a meeting to settle the matter on Monday evening.According to the NHA officials, a six-member team led by Chattogram circle superintending engineer Md Shamsul Alam went to the Nagar Bhaban to discuss the issue with city corporation authorities.At one point of the discussion, mayor Nasir slapped the engineer, alleged the NHA officials. City councilor Golam Mohmmad Zobayer also allegedly joined in the beating.Zobayer, too, denied the allegation.Md Shamsul Alam said the strike was observed in 16 Zilas of Chattogram circle and they informed the incident to the high-ups of the department.They would announce further programme if they do not get justice, he added.Denying the allegation, mayor Nasir told Prothom Alo that NHA want to set up a makeshift market in the disputed land while city corporation wanted to construct a road and a drain to curb water logging problem of the city.The engineer showed offensive behavior towards me. I just told him he doesn’t know how to behave with a mayor. At that point, others took him away,” said Nasir.last_img read more

Instead of data scientists working on their models and advancing AI they

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first_imgMachine learning has shown immense promise across domains and industries over the recent years. From helping with the diagnosis of serious ailments to powering autonomous vehicles, machine learning is finding useful applications across a spectrum of industries. However, the actual process of delivering business outcomes using machine learning currently takes too long and is too expensive, forcing some businesses to look for other less burdensome alternatives. MissingLink.ai is a recently-launched platform to fix just this problem. It enables data scientists to spend less time on the grunt work by automating and streamlining the entire machine learning cycle, giving them more time to apply actionable insights gleaned from the data. Key Takeaways Processing and managing the sheer volume of data is one of the key challenges that today’s AI tools face Yosi thinks the idea of companies creating their own machine learning infrastructure doesn’t make a lot of sense. Data professionals should be focusing on more important problems within their organizations by letting the platform take care of the grunt work. MissingLink. ai is an innovative AI platform born out of the need to simplify AI development, by taking away the common, menial data processing tasks from data scientists and allowing them to focus on the bigger data-related issues; through experiment management, data management and resource management. MissingLink is a part of the Samsung NEXT product development team that aims to help businesses automate and accelerate their projects using machine learning We had the privilege of interviewing Mr. Yosi Taguri, the founder and CEO of MissingLink, to know more about the platform and how it enables more effective deep learning. What are the biggest challenges that companies come across when trying to implement a robust Machine Learning/ Deep Learning pipeline in their organization? How does it affect their business? The biggest challenge, simply put, is that today’s AI tools can’t keep up with the amount of data being produced. And it’s only going to get more challenging from here! As datasets continue to grow, they will require more and more compute power, which means we risk falling farther behind unless we change the tools we’re using. While everyone is talking about the promise of machine learning, the truth is that today, assessing data is still too time-consuming and too expensive. Engineers are spending all their time managing the sheer volume of data, rather than actually learning from it and being empowered to make changes. Let’s talk about MissingLink.ai, the platform you and your team have launched for accelerating deep learning across businesses. Why the name MissingLink? What was the motivation to launch this platform? The name is actually a funny story, and it ties pretty neatly into why we created the platform. When we were starting out three years ago, deep learning was still a relatively new concept and my team and I were working hard to master the intricacies of it. As engineers, we primarily worked with code, so to be able to solve problems with data was a fascinating new challenge for us. We quickly realized that deep learning is really hard and moves very, very slow. So we set out to solve that problem of how to build really smart machines really fast. By comparison, we thought of it through the lens of software development. Our goal was to accelerate from a glacial pace to building machine learning algorithms faster — because we felt that there was something missing, a missing link if you will. MissingLink is a part of the growing Samsung NEXT product development team. How does it feel? What role do you think MissingLink will play in Samsung NEXT’s plans and vision going forward? Samsung NEXT’s broader mission is to help startups reach their full potential and achieve their goals. More specifically, Samsung NEXT discovers and backs the engineers, innovators, builders, and entrepreneurs who will help Samsung define the future of software and services. The Samsung NEXT product development team is focused on building software and services that take advantage of and accelerate opportunities related to some of the biggest shifts in technology including automation, supply and demand, and interfaces. This will require hardware and software to seamlessly come together. Over the past few years, nearly all startups are leveraging AI for some component of their business, yet practical progress has been slower than promised. MissingLink is a foundational tool to enable the progress of these big changes, helping entrepreneurs with great use cases for machine learning to accelerate their projects. Could you give us the key features of Missinglink.ai that make it stand out from the other AI platforms available out there? How will it help data scientists and ML engineers build robust, efficient machine learning models? First off, MissingLink.ai is the most comprehensive AI platform out there. It handles the entire deep learning lifecycle and all its elements, including code, data, experiments, and resources. I’d say that our top features include: Experiment Management: See and compare the entire history of experiments. MissingLink.ai auto-documents every aspect Data Management: A unique data store tracks data versions used in every experiment, streams data, caches it locally and only syncs changes Resources Management: Manages your resources with no extra infrastructure costs using your AWS or other cloud credentials. It grows and shrinks your cloud resources as needed. These features, together with our intuitive interface, really put data scientists and engineers in the driver’s seat when creating AI models. Now they can have more control and spend less energy repeating experiments, giving them more time to focus on what is important. Your press release on the release of MissingLink states “the actual process of delivering business outcomes currently takes too long and it is too expensive. MissingLink.ai was born out of a desire to fix that.” Could you please elaborate on how MissingLink makes deep learning less expensive and more accessible? Companies are currently spending too much time and devoting too many resources to the menial tasks that are necessary for building machine learning models. The more time data scientists spend on tasks like spinning machines, copying files and DevOps, the more money that a company is wasting. MissingLink changes that through the introduction of something we’re calling DeepOps or deep learning operations, which allows data scientists to focus on data science and let the machine take care of the rest. It’s like DevOps where the role is about how to make the process of software development more efficient and productionalized, but the difference is no one has been filling this role and it’s different enough that its very specific to the task of deep learning. Today, instead of data scientists working on their models and advancing AI, they are spending their time doing this DeepOps work. MissingLink reduces load time and facilitates easy data exploration by eliminating the need to copy files through data-management in a version-aware data store. Most of the businesses are moving their operations on to the cloud these days, with AWS, Azure, GCP, etc. being their preferred cloud solutions. These platforms have sophisticated AI offerings of their own. Do you see AI platforms such as MissingLink.ai as a competition to these vendors, or can the two work collaboratively? I wouldn’t call cloud companies our competitors; we don’t provide the cloud services they do, and they don’t provide the DeepOps service that we do. Yes, we all are trying to simplify AI, but we’re going about it in very different ways. We can actually use a customer’s public cloud provider as the infrastructure to run the MissingLink.ai platform. If customers provide us with their cloud credentials, we can even manage this for them directly. Concepts such as Reinforcement Learning and Deep Learning for Mobile are getting a lot of traction these days, and have moved out of the research phase into the application/implementation phase. Soon, they might start finding extensive business applications as well. Are there plans to incorporate these tools and techniques in the platform in the near future? We support all forms of Deep Learning, including Reinforcement Learning. On the Deep Learning for Mobile side, we think the Edge is going to be a big thing as more and more developers around the world are exposed to Deep Learning. We plan to support it early next year. Currently, data privacy and AI ethics have become a focal point of every company’s AI strategy. We see tech conglomerates increasingly coming under the scanner for ignoring these key aspects in their products and services. This is giving rise to an alternate movement in AI, with privacy and ethics-centric projects like Deon, Vivaldi, and Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid.How does MissingLink approach the topics of privacy, user consent, and AI ethics? Are there processes/tools or principles in place in the MissingLink ecosystem or development teams that balance these concerns? When we started MissingLink we understood that data is the most sensitive part of Deep Learning. It is the new IP. Companies spend 80% of their time attending to data, refining it, tagging it and storing it, and therefore are reluctant to upload it to a 3rd party vendor. We have built MissingLink with that in mind – our solution allows customers to simply point us in the direction of where their data is stored internally, and without moving it or having to access it as a SaaS solution we are able to help them manage it by enabling version management as they do with code. Then we can stream it directly to the machines that need the data for processing and document which data was used for reproducibility. Finally, where do you see machine learning and deep learning heading in the near future? Do you foresee a change in the way data professionals work today? How will platforms like MissingLink.ai change the current trend of working? Right now, companies are creating their own machine learning infrastructure – and that doesn’t make sense. Data professionals can and should be focusing on more important problems within their organizations. Platforms like MissingLink.ai free data scientists from the grunt work it takes to upkeep the infrastructure, so they can focus on bigger picture issues. This is the work that is not only more rewarding for engineers to work on, but also creates the unique value that companies need to compete.  We’re excited to help empower more data professionals to focus on the work that actually matters. It was wonderful talking to you, and this was a very insightful discussion. Thanks a lot for your time, and all the best with MissingLink.ai! Read more Michelangelo PyML: Introducing Uber’s platform for rapid machine learning development Tesseract version 4.0 releases with new LSTM based engine, and an updated build system Baidu releases a new AI translation system, STACL, that can do simultaneous interpretationlast_img read more