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More privacy, better battery life, AI everywhere: What Apple’s Xnor.ai deal says about its ambitions

  • Todd Bishop
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:53:07

Speaking on stage last year about the rise of artificial intelligence on devices, Arm Holdings CEO Simon Segars touted the capabilities of the chip giant’s Cortex-M4 processor to help identify objects using image recognition technology. But the circuit board …

Speaking on stage last year about the rise of artificial intelligence on devices, Arm Holdings CEO Simon Segars touted the capabilities of the chip giants Cortex-M4 processor to help identify objects using image recognition technology. But the circuit board o… [+4763 chars]

Nexin-Dynein regulatory complex component DRC7 but not FBXL13 is required for sperm flagellum formation and male fertility in mice

  • Akane Morohoshi, Haruhiko Miyata, Keisuke Shimada, Kaori Nozawa, Takafumi Matsumura, Ryuji Yanase, Kogiku Shiba, Kazuo Inaba, Masahito Ikawa
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:52:41

Author summary In recent years, almost one in six couples face infertility, and nearly 50% of cases are attributed to male factors. It has been shown that approximately 15% of male infertility is caused by genetic factors. The conditions of male infertility m…

Citation: Morohoshi A, Miyata H, Shimada K, Nozawa K, Matsumura T, Yanase R, et al. (2020) Nexin-Dynein regulatory complex component DRC7 but not FBXL13 is required for sperm flagellum formation and male fertility in mice. PLoS Genet 16(1): e1008585. https… [+44613 chars]

SPIED: Rolls-Royce Ghost spotted looking sportier than ever before

  • Nico DeMattia
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:45:26

We know the next-gen Rolls-Royce Ghost is coming soon, slated for a Summer reveal, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that more and more … The article SPIED: Rolls-Royce Ghost spotted looking sportier than ever before appeared first on BMW BLOG

We know the next-gen Rolls-Royce Ghost is coming soon, slated for a Summer reveal, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that more and more spy photos are surfacing. That said, we’re always happy to look at more and see if we can notice any new details. The ne… [+1568 chars]

Revcontent Launches Industry-First Video Marketplace

  • None
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:45:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Revcontent, leading content discovery platform, today unveiled the first-of-its-kind native video marketplace for advertisers. The innovative solution was built in response to high demand from clients, who will no…

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Revcontent, leading content discovery platform, today unveiled the first-of-its-kind native video marketplace for advertisers. The innovative solution was built in response to high demand from clients, who will no… [+3236 chars]

Abule Egba fire: You are culpable, NNPC boss accuses residents, security agents, others

  • Nwafor
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:44:04

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, yesterday, accused security agencies, religious leaders and residents of the site of the recent pipeline explosion in Abule Egba in Lagos, of culpability in the sab…

Fire outbreak at the scene of pipeline vandalism By Michael Eboh & Jennifer Gideon The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, yesterday, accused security agencies, religious leaders and residents of th… [+3826 chars]

Bitcoin SV [BSV] Development Rapidly Grows to Nearly 400 Ventures & Projects Worldwide

  • None
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:44:00

LONDON, Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bitcoin SV [BSV] ecosystem has rapidly grown to approximately 400 ventures and projects around the world. According to a regularly-updated chart (prepared by BSV project Peergame) that compiles information from BSV/DE…

LONDON, Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bitcoin SV [BSV] ecosystem has rapidly grown to approximately 400 ventures and projects around the world.  According to a regularly-updated chart (prepared by BSV project Peergame) that compiles information from BSV/D… [+3053 chars]

SC to hear 132 pleas challenging constitutionality of CAA today; CJI SA Bobde-led bench to take up petitions filed by Jairam Ramesh, IUML

  • Press Trust of India
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:43:32

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Wednesday a batch of pleas seeking to examine the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The post SC to hear 132 pleas challenging constitutionality of CAA today; CJI SA Bobde-led bench to tak…

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Wednesday a batch of pleas seeking to examine the constitutional validity of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). A bench, comprising Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices S Abdul Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna, w… [+3000 chars]

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho denies reports of training ground bust-up with Danny Rose

  • Reuters
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:42:32

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has played down reports of a training ground row with Danny Rose after the full back was left out of Saturday’s goalless draw against Watford in the Premier League The post Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mo…

London: Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has played down reports of a training ground row with Danny Rose after the full back was left out of Saturdays goalless draw against Watford in the Premier League. File image of Jose Mourinho. Reuters The Dail… [+2049 chars]

Sainsbury's to cut hundreds of management jobs

  • James Booth
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:42:24

Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s said today it would cut hundreds of management roles. It said the move was part of its [...] The post Sainsbury's to cut hundreds of management jobs appeared first on CityAM.

Supermarket giant Sainsburys said today it would cut hundreds of management roles. It said the move was part of its plan to further integrate Sainsburys with catalogue retailer Argos which it bought in 2016 in a £1.4bn deal. Sainsburys said it had reduced i… [+1713 chars]

The married couple who created a wacky sex button went on 'Shark Tank', and the investors didn't understand why it even exists

  • Paige Leskin
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:41:52

LoveSync, a device that lets you silently indicate to your partner you're in the mood for sex, went viral in 2019 among internet users who mocked and criticized the device. The couple behind LoveSync, Ryan and Jenn Cmich, recently appeared on the TV reality s…

The married couple that created a viral button to send a signal to your partner when you're in the mood for sex has faced a setback in their attempt to take their product to a bigger stage. LoveSync gained the internet's attention — much of it satirical and … [+3788 chars]

The married couple who created a wacky sex button went on 'Shark Tank', and the investors didn't understand why it even exists

  • Paige Leskin
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:41:52

The married couple that created a viral button to send a signal to your partner when you’re in the mood for sex has faced a setback in their attempt to take their product to a bigger stage.

The married couple that created a viral button to send a signal to your partner when you’re in the mood for sex has faced a setback in their attempt to take their product to a bigger stage. LoveSync gained the internet’s attention – much of it satirical and … [+3878 chars]

Trump has ‘very good’ trade talks with Europe, keeps tariff threat on table

  • Reuters
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:41:35

By Alexandra Alper DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. The post Trump has ‘very good’ trade talks with Europe, keeps tariff threat on table appeared first on Firstpost.

By Alexandra Alper DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump struck a cautiously optimistic tone on trade talks with Europe on Tuesday, but kept the threat of new car tariffs firmly on the table. Having long accused the European Union (EU) … [+2336 chars]

Exclusive: BP pulls out of Iraq’s Kirkuk field as expansion plans stall

  • Reuters
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:41:28

By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Ahmed Rasheed LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - BP has pulled out of Iraq's giant Kirkuk oilfield after its $100 million exploration contract expired with no agreement on the field's expansion, dealing a fresh blow to Iraq's hopes to increas…

By Dmitry Zhdannikov and Ahmed Rasheed LONDON/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - BP has pulled out of Iraq's giant Kirkuk oilfield after its $100 million exploration contract expired with no agreement on the field's expansion, dealing a fresh blow to Iraq's hopes to increa… [+3290 chars]

In pursuit of truth and justice

  • Ram Nath Kovind
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:41:13

There are many challenges and crises confronting journalism. But its quest for quality cannot stop.

C R SasikumarI feel happy to participate in the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards function. I am told that these awards were started as part of the birth centenary celebrations of the late (Ramnath) Goenka ji. These awards honour those journalist… [+8088 chars]

Huawei CFO arrives in Vancouver court to contest U.S. extradition request

  • Reuters
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:41:13

By Tessa Vikander VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returned to a Vancouver court on Tuesday, where her lawyers are expected to build on their arguments against the U.S. extradition request that they say is based a sanctions vi…

By Tessa Vikander VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou returned to a Vancouver court on Tuesday, where her lawyers are expected to build on their arguments against the U.S. extradition request that they say is based a sanctions v… [+3390 chars]

Heatwaves and dengue outbreaks in Hanoi, Vietnam: New evidence on early warning

  • Jian Cheng, Hilary Bambrick, Laith Yakob, Gregor Devine, Francesca D. Frentiu, Do Thi Thanh Toan, Pham Quang Thai, Zhiwei Xu, Wenbiao Hu
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:41:13

Author summary Dengue fever is one of the most common mosquito-borne viral diseases. Weather extremes such as El Niño event and extreme hot summer can affect dengue incidence rate and dengue outbreaks. More frequent, more intensive and longer lasting heatwave…

Abstract Background Many studies have shown associations between rising temperatures, El Niño events and dengue incidence, but the effect of sustained periods of extreme high temperatures (i.e., heatwaves) on dengue outbreaks has not yet been investigated. … [+41238 chars]

Test accuracy of polymerase chain reaction methods against conventional diagnostic techniques for Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) in patients with clinical or epidemiological suspicion of CL: Systematic review and meta-analysis

  • Luz Estella Mesa, Rubén Manrique, Carlos Muskus, Sara M. Robledo
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:41:13

Author summary This systematic review and meta-analysis confirmed that PCR is the most accurate methods for the diagnosis of CL. The summary of the estimates for sensitivity and specificity in all readout methods of the index test were high. No statistically …

Abstract Background Molecular diagnostic tests, notably polymerase chain reaction (PCR), are highly sensitive test for Leishmania detection, which is especially relevant in chronic cutaneous lesion with lower parasite load. An accurate diagnosis is essentia… [+35654 chars]

An investigation into the knowledge, perceptions and role of personal protective technologies in Zika prevention in Colombia

  • Carolina Mendoza, Gloria-Isabel Jaramillo, Thomas H. Ant, Grace M. Power, Robert T. Jones, Juliana Quintero, Neal Alexander, Jayne Webster, Lyda Osorio, James G. Logan
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:41:13

Author summary Although mosquito personal protective technologies (PPT), such as topical DEET or permethrin impregnated clothing, show high efficacy in laboratory studies, they frequently achieve poor population uptake. This is likely due to numerous factors,…

Citation: Mendoza C, Jaramillo G-I, Ant TH, Power GM, Jones RT, Quintero J, et al. (2020) An investigation into the knowledge, perceptions and role of personal protective technologies in Zika prevention in Colombia. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 14(1): e0007970. http… [+46636 chars]

Invasive plants facilitated by socioeconomic change harbor vectors of scrub typhus and spotted fever

  • Chen-Yu Wei, Jen-Kai Wang, Han-Chun Shih, Hsi-Chieh Wang, Chi-Chien Kuo
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:41:13

Author summary Understanding how environmental factors, such as land use change, affect vector-borne disease risk helps control and prevent human diseases. However the ecological preferences associated with these vectors of many neglected diseases remains poo…

Abstract Background Ecological determinants of most emerging vector-borne diseases are understudied, particularly for neglected tropical disease. Moreover, although socioeconomic impacts can have significant downstream effects on human risks to vector-borne… [+75636 chars]

Prevalence and genetic profiles of isoniazid resistance in tuberculosis patients: A multicountry analysis of cross-sectional data

  • Anna S. Dean, Matteo Zignol, Andrea Maurizio Cabibbe, Dennis Falzon, Philippe Glaziou, Daniela Maria Cirillo, Claudio U. Köser, Lice Y. Gonzalez-Angulo, Olga Tosas-Auget, Nazir Ismail, Sabira Tahseen,
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:41:08

Anna Dean and colleagues study patterns of isoniazid resistance in tuberculosis patients across 156 countries or territories.

Citation: Dean AS, Zignol M, Cabibbe AM, Falzon D, Glaziou P, Cirillo DM, et al. (2020) Prevalence and genetic profiles of isoniazid resistance in tuberculosis patients: A multicountry analysis of cross-sectional data. PLoS Med 17(1): e1003008. https://doi… [+24905 chars]

Trump says auto tariffs a strong consideration if no Europe deal

  • Reuters
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:41:06

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. The post Trump says auto tariffs a strong consideration if no Europe deal appeared first on Firstpost.

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he had "very good" talks with the European Union on Tuesday, but if a deal was not struck, Washington would strongly consider auto tariffs. The White House has repeatedly delayed a decision on w… [+1061 chars]

S&P 500 loses ground amid China virus outbreak, growth fears

  • Reuters
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:40:52

By Sruthi Shankar (Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 slipped on Tuesday as worries about the fallout from a deadly virus outbreak in China and a gloomy growth outlook from the IMF prompted investors to lock in recent gains. The developments soured mood among U…

By Sruthi Shankar (Reuters) - The benchmark S&P 500 slipped on Tuesday as worries about the fallout from a deadly virus outbreak in China and a gloomy growth outlook from the IMF prompted investors to lock in recent gains. The developments soured mood a… [+2656 chars]

Starbucks eyes plant-based food, reusable packaging in latest sustainability push

  • Reuters
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:40:44

By Richa Naidu and Hilary Russ CHICAGO (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp aims to add more plant-based food and drinks to its menu, make its packaging reusable and invest in better waste-management, CEO Kevin Johnson said on Tuesday, as part of the company's latest p…

By Richa Naidu and Hilary Russ CHICAGO (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp aims to add more plant-based food and drinks to its menu, make its packaging reusable and invest in better waste-management, CEO Kevin Johnson said on Tuesday, as part of the company's latest … [+2013 chars]

Medieval Mando and Baby Yoda [Picture Gallery]

  • Geeks are Sexy
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:40:18

An amazing series of photos by “Fell and Fair” picturing The Mandalorian and The Child, also known online as “Baby Yoda”, as a mediaval knight and his young protégé, travelling in an era long time past. “What Child is this Who laid to rest On Mando’s ship is …

An amazing series of photos by “Fell and Fair” picturing The Mandalorian and The Child, also known online as “Baby Yoda”, as a mediaval knight and his young protégé, travelling in an era long time past. What Child is thisWho laid to restOn Mandos ship is sle… [+100 chars]

Cboe Publishes Vision for Equity Market Structure Reform

  • None
  • Published date: 2020-01-21 18:40:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, today unveiled "Cboe's Vision: Equity Market Structure Reform," which proposes recommendations to U.S. equity market structur…

CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world's largest exchange holding companies, today unveiled "Cboe's Vision: Equity Market Structure Reform," which proposes recommendations to U.S. equity market structur… [+4331 chars]