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Google Cloud, Deutsche Bank Agree on Multi-Year Strategic Partnership

"The partnership with Google Cloud will be an important driver of our strategic transformation," said Deutsche Bank Chief Executive Christian Sewing.

A source familiar with the matter told Reuters that Deutsche Bank expects the partnership to generate more than EUR 1 billion (roughly Rs.

Google and Deutsche have now signed a letter of intent and plan to sign a multi-year contract within the next few months, the bank said.

Earlier this year, Deutsche invited bids from Google, Microsoft, and Amazon to overhaul the bank's outdated and fragmented technology networks.

Deutsche Bank said on Tuesday it has agreed a strategic, multi-year partnership with Google to give the German lender access to cloud services and drive innovation in technology-based financial products for clients.

Andrew Ng says Deep learning is the "New Electricity"; what this means to your organization

There’s a lot of benefits to starting to use the infrastructure you already have to start creating value now: Deep learning is particularly effective at handling noise in data, and in handling unstructured data - so if your data infrastructure is not in a good state, it’s even more important that you invest in deep learning.

Deep learning models provide deeper insight and greater accuracy, make existing products better, improve operations (e.g. Google used deep learning to reduce data center cooling requirements by 40%!)

This month’s Fortune magazine has Deep Learning as their cover story, and in it they quote Ng as saying: “In the past a lot of S&P 500 CEOs wished they had started thinking sooner than they did about their Internet strategy.

This view is shared by the always insightful Andrew Ng (Chief Scientist at Baidu, former CEO of Coursera, and head of Google Brain–and perhaps the only person I’m aware of who understands both business strategy and deep learning).

Looking externally for deep learning experts, rather than developing deep learning expertise within your existing staff, means that you will be creating a gap between your domain experts and your new data experts.

The United Kingdom will remove Huawei equipment from its 5G networks by the end of 2020

The U.K.’s original plans to rely (at least in part) on Huawei-made equipment to flesh out its 5G network did not sit well with the U.S. Considering America’s ongoing trade war with China and continued efforts to stymie business dealings with Huawei, the U.K. may have felt pressured to rethink its roadmap for a 5G rollout.

In a surprising shift, reports from the United Kingdom state that the country will strip Huawei equipment from its 5G networks by the end of the year.

The shift in policy is based on a new report from British cybersecurity experts that fear Huawei may be forced to use untrusted technology as a result of recent sanctions put on the company by the United States.

Despite its 20-year reliance on Huawei-made telecom hardware, the United Kingdom has now decided to remove Huawei from its 5G infrastructure by the end of 2020.

Details on the plan are scant as of press time, but the U.K. now seems dead set on removing Huawei from its 5G telecom infrastructure over the next 6 months.

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Image of article 'Volkswagen Using Computer Vision To Increase Production Efficiency'

Volkswagen Using Computer Vision To Increase Production Efficiency

“The first two Computer Vision solutions from Porsche and Audi are currently being prepared for Group-wide rollout and connection to the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud,” the company notes.

Volkswagen expects its “Industrial Computer Vision” image recognition and processing technology to lead to a 30% productivity improvement in its production processes from 2016 to 2025.

Volkswagen, as the title notes, is using “Computer Vision” to increase manufacturing efficiency at its factories.

We’ve also spent some time in the Volkswagen factory that will first produce the ID.3, as well as a few other electric vehicle models, but that was mostly a superficial visit and press photo op.

No doubt, as Volkswagen transitions a factory that just built its last fossil fuel vehicle after 116 years into a fully electric vehicle factory, and then completed the transition for several other factories around the globe, Volkswagen is looking for every opportunity it can to bring manufacturing up to a 2020s level to utilizes the best tech, whether it be basic tech like a smartphone and an app or new manufacturing robots for the factory floor.

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Tribit launches wireless headphones with hybrid noise cancellation for $69.99

The headphones are available now for $69.99 and

The headphones weigh a little over half a pound and come with a foldable compact design.

It comes with Clear Voice Capture noise reduction technology that drowns out background noise while enhancing voice clarity.

Moreover, it comes with integrated hybrid noise cancellation technology that can block sounds up to 30 decibels.

Tribit has launched its new over-the-ear headphones, Tribit QuietPlus 72.

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Drones deliver facemasks to Mexican hospitals

Sincronia Logistica has said it has been using drones to deliver facemasks to Mexican hospitals to remove the risk of human-to-human transmission of COVID-19.

The Mexico City-based pharmaceutical and logistics company, Sincronia Logistica has turned to drone technology to deliver antibacterial gel, facemasks, gloves, 3D-printed face shields, and other supplies to healthcare workers on the frontline.

The majority of what the drones are delivering has been donated to Sincronia Logistica to deliver to the healthcare workers.

Diego Garcia, director of business excellence at Sincronia Logistica has shared that the drones have been able to reduce the transport time as well as significantly minimize human contact.

Juana Angelica Garcia, director of the El Marques public hospital in the city of Queretaro, had the following to share on the use of drones: At the time of writing, Mexico has just surpassed 30,000 COVID-19 deaths, making it the fifth-highest coronavirus death toll overtaking France with just over 29,000.

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These bionic bird drones flap just like their feathered cousins

The winged drones, based on the flying movements of swallows, are a “bionic concept” built by German industrial automation firm Festo, whose menagerie of machines also includes a kangaroo, bats and jellyfish.

Flapping robot birds complete with plumes of fake feathers have been designed to show how lightweight materials are capable of powering semi-autonomous flight technology.

Artificial features are connected with carbon quills and overlap to provide the drone with in-flight thrust (Festo) The firm suggests BionicSwifts can “fly safely” indoors, but are also robust enough to withstand outdoor gusts.

The robo-birds were designed to replicate natural flight by using individual overlapping feathers made from lightweight, flexible foam.

Feathers are connected by carbon quills and the beating wings fan out on the upstroke so air can flow through, then the downstroke provides the flight thrust.

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Top 3 high-power Chinese smartphones that you have to consider

The Find X2 series is the first mobile phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G chip.

In the battery department which is the focus of this article, the Honor X10 Max uses a decent 5000 mAh battery.

Our top 3 list takes these (fast charge and battery capacity) into consideration A few days ago, Honor officially released the large-screen Honor X10 Max.

Mobile phone manufacturers try to increase the charging capacity of smartphone batteries to shorten the charging time of mobile phones as much as possible.

Furthermore, the Find X2 series also integrates OPPO Smart 5G technology, supports 5G+4G dual-card dual-standby.

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Huawei EMUI 11 (Android 11) to arrive in Q3 2020

Furthermore, he said that the EMUI 11 system will be an advancement of the EMUI 10.

According to reports, Hongmeng OS 2.0 system will arrive at the same time as EMUI 11.

Huawei will also further develop the “Distributed Technology” on the EMUI 11.

With EMUI 10, this technology allows the system to support HD video calls among multiple devices.

However, there are reports that with EMUI 11, it may be able to connect Huawei watches, tablets, notebooks, TVs, and other devices with different screens.

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Train to be your most productive self with the help of these five apps

And because you can't be productive if you're not physically and mentally healthy, you'll also get a lifetime subscription to MindFi, an app that helps you decompress and boost your focus, as well as a lifetime subscription to Fitterclub, a fitness program that will help you whip yourself back into shape.

You'll get a lifetime subscription to Utalk which lets you master any two languages of your choice in a way that no other language learning app can, and lifetime pass to 7 Speed Reading, a tool that can help you to read up to 3.471 with 100% comprehension.

Available on sale for only $79, this bundle nets you access to five highly-rated apps that can turn you into something akin to a superhuman — a total productivity machine.

But the key to preventing this from happening repeatedly is to work smarter and not harder, and the Superhuman Lifetime Subscription Bundle contains all the secrets to enhanced productivity and efficiency.

This is where a good CPU cooler comes into play and we've rounded up some of our favorites.

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Apple Car Keys: What is it and is there an Android alternative

We’re relatively certain that Apple Car Keys uses Digital Key Release 2.0 because the specs and use are so similar.

Apps and services like those use Bluetooth Low Energy or a mobile data connection over a server to start your car and do all sorts of other things.

You also don’t need an iOS Car Keys app to make it work — it can either sit in Wallet or just activate as soon as you wave your iPhone over your car’s lock (as long as it has Apple Car Keys compatibility, of course).

NFC technology is available even while offline so you can unlock your car anywhere, even if an underground garage or other places where a connection is spotty.

There are plenty of car keys apps already available, Apple’s unique approach is ahead of the competition.

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Image of article 'New Mac ransomware is even more sinister than it appears'

New Mac ransomware is even more sinister than it appears

In addition to ransomware, ThiefQuest has a whole other set of spyware capabilities that allow it to exfiltrate files from an infected computer, search the system for passwords and cryptocurrency wallet data, and run a robust keylogger to grab passwords, credit card numbers, or other financial information as a user types it in.

Wardle theorizes that the malware may have been intended to quietly run its spyware module first, collect valuable data, and only launch the noisy ransomware as a last-ditch effort to gather some funds from a victim before moving on.

Additionally, the note doesn't list an email address that victims can use to correspond with the attackers about receiving a decryption key—another sign that the malware may not actually be intended as ransomware.

So when Dinesh Devadoss, a malware researcher at the firm K7 Lab, published findings on Tuesday about a new example of Mac ransomware, that fact alone was significant.

In testing, some researchers found it harder than others to induce the malware to start encrypting files as part of its ransomware functionality, which may support Wardle's theory.

Legal Experts Warn, Data Privacy Breaches, Other Crimes In Virtual World

A PwC report last year predicted that nearly 23.5 million jobs worldwide would be using AR and VR by 2030 for training, work meetings or to provide better customer service.

Companies like Spacial, which creates something like a virtual reality version of Zoom, has seen a 1,000% increase in usage since March, according to head of business Jacob Loewenstein.

But with the expansion of VR and AR could come a host of new opportunities for abuse according to legal experts: privacy and data concerns chief among them but tort and even harassment cases possible.

“With VR/AR technology we’re collecting information that to date has not generally been collected, certainly not in any broad scale,” said David Hoppe, author of “Esports in Court, Crimes in VR, and the 51% Attack.”

For example, doctors can use AR body mapping to see medical stats directly on a patient, use VR in training and education or even a surgery run-through with a virtual version of the patient’s body.

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From Area 51 to Museum: 'Bird of Prey' Stealth Plane is Now on Display

The lasting legacy of the Bird of Prey was its ability to demonstrate advances in stealth concepts, notably the "gapless" control surfaces that were developed to blend smoothly into the wings to reduce radar visibility, while the engine intake was completely shielded from the front.

Developed by McDonnell Douglas and Boeing in the 1990s it was soon dubbed "The Bird of Prey," named for its resemblance to the Klingon spacecraft from the science fiction series Star Trek, as well as the movie Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.

In the Cold War gallery of the museum, near a Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor is a truly special aircraft – the one-of-a-kind Boeing YF-118G, a black project aircraft that was developed to demonstrate stealth technology.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force outside of Dayton, Ohio is home to more than 360 aircraft and missiles.

Here's What You Need To Remember: The lasting legacy of the Bird of Prey was its ability to demonstrate advances in stealth concepts, notably the "gapless" control surfaces that were developed to blend smoothly into the wings to reduce radar visibility, while the engine intake was completely shielded from the front.

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Forget worrying about drops and scratches with these Nokia 6.2 cases

The Nokia 6.2 is a bit more unique as an entry-level or budget device considering it's powered by Android One.

The Nokia 6.2 is a fantastic device in the budget game thanks to Android One and three, rear-mounted cameras.

When it comes to finding a case that matches how awesome the phone is, you can't go wrong with Spigen's Rugged Armor.

The TPU case is super flexible, and sports Spigen's AIr Cushion technology to add some additional shock absorption.

There are card cut-outs for your credit card or your ID, and the device itself sits in a TPU case while in the folio.

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Disney’s Face-Swapping Technology Is the Most Convincing Yet

That’s why Disney is going against the grain and dumping its money into face-swapping technology that looks convincing even at high resolutions.

Disney famously used face-swapping technology to digitally insert Peter Cushing and Carrie Fischer into new Star Wars movies.

It’s only natural for Disney to invest in the technology, as it could open the door to new stories with old or dead actors.

VIDEO In a new paper, Disney Research Studios described how its face-swapping tech works.

Unlike typical deepfake software that relies on low-resolution images and static landmarks, Disney’s tech uses 1024 x 1024 models with advanced lighting and stabilization technology to create convincing large images and videos.

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There's a debate raging in video games over whether loot boxes should be classified as gambling

Przybylski also said that blanket regulation of video games with loot box mechanics as gambling would be "apocalyptically stupid," as this would essentially mean slapping an 18+ label on a wide range of games aimed at children, such as "Fortnite" and "FIFA."

Dr Zendle's research has shown there is a correlation between spending money on loot boxes and problem gambling.

Included in the report's findings on problem gambling was the recommendation that so-called "loot boxes" in video games be immediately reclassified by the government to fall under the remit of 2005 Gambling Act.

In the UK, the House of Lords this week recommended the legal reclassification of loot boxes in video games as gambling.

Although the evidence on whether there's a causal link between loot boxes and gambling is equivocal, Dr Zendle told Business Insider that the video game industry brought this on itself.

11 of the Best Video Editing Apps for Your iPad

Filmmaker Pro is free to download, but if you want to remove watermarks from your videos, and use more tools like chroma-keying, you’ll need the “All Access” subscription, which costs $5.99 a month, $35.99 a year, or a one-time payment of $69.99.

That’s what Filmmaker Pro offers, with plenty of built-in effects and easy-to-use tools for stuff like text-creation and graphics, you can quickly throw together great looking videos in a relatively short amount of time.

PowerDirector is free to download, but if you want even more built-in effects and transitions, 4K editing, and to get rid of the watermark on your videos, then you’ll need the Premium subscription which costs $4.99 a month or $34.99 a year.

The feature set is deep, including complex video tools like keyframing, chroma-keying, effects, and masking, while also offering tools for media organization and audio editing.

Obviously, this is a tool you’d in conjunction with a dedicated video editor, but it’s still a great app to have around.

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PM Modi launches app innovation challenge to promote desi apps

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the Aatmanirbhar Innovation Challenge, inviting India's tech and community to create an Aatmanirbhar App Ecosystem.

Earlier in the week, India banned 59 Chinese apps including popular apps like TikTok, SHAREit, and others amidst the anti-China sentiment due to tension on the India-China border.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 4, 2020 The challenge will be regulated under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology along with Atal Innovation Mission and run in two tracks: Promotion of Existing Apps and Development of New Apps.

Under track 01, the government will work in mission mode for identifying good quality Apps for the leader-board and shall be completed in around a month.

ALSO READ | SHAREit banned in India: Top five file-sharing apps you can replace SHAREit with Under track 02 initiative, the government will work to help create new champions in India by providing support in ideation, incubation, prototyping and roll out along with market access.

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RIP, Glock? Just How Revolutionary Is the Sig Sauer P320 XFIVE Legion Pistol

This pistol is the first from the myriad of P320 variants to receive Sig Sauer’s “Legion” branding, a brand typically reserved for guns that have some level of enhanced parts put into them.

For the P320 XFIVE Legion, this is the special frame that is said to be “TXG tungsten-infused polymer,” which supposedly makes the regular polymer P320 grip module “as heavy as steel.”

TXG is probably an easy way for Sig Sauer to make a heavy frame version of the P320 without doing much engineering to create a steel frame version.

In some ways, it vindicates Sig Sauer’s original design of the P320 as a modular grip pistol, as the addition of a TXG grip as a choice provides a truly different and functional change to those who want it.

But for most companies, it would make sense to copy Sig Sauer’s metal-infused polymer technology if possible to create “heavy frame” versions of their existing pistols, as existing frame dimensions and specs could continue to be used.

Tesla Giga Berlin Surprises, Exploring The Lordstown Endurance Pickup, Tons Of EV News — CleanTech News Show #15

Chanan is very worried about his future and the future of humanity.

He is always in thought about big picture topics like AI, quantum physics, philosophy, Universal Basic Income, climate change, sci-fi concepts like the singularity, misinformation, and the list goes on.

Here are the stories covered in this week’s show: Chanan Bos Chanan grew up in a multicultural, multi-lingual environment that often gives him a unique perspective on a variety of topics.

This week’s show covers the new Lordstown Endurance, Tesla Giga Berlin plan changes (which I think we’re the only ones to dig into so carefully and with enough context), the end of Byton, three new Citroën EVs, and more.

He sees Tesla as one of the few companies that can help us save ourselves from climate change.

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Want To Earn Purchases From First-Time Buyers? Check Out Your Data

Without data collection, you’d also miss out on a wealth of information you could use to improve your customers’ online shopping experience.

And with customers seeking smooth and reliable buying experiences, that data is truly critical.

Customer journey data also includes touchpoints on your website that can help paint a picture of the pages customers visit right before they make a purchase.

If your data shows that customers tend to check out your “About” page or access information about how you source your products during purchase visits to your site, ensure those pages are thorough and updated.

An AI-based tool can help you tap into the data you have from a consumer’s search history on your site — however brief it might be — as well as the information you’ve collected over time from similar existing customers to provide those relevant suggestions and recommendations.

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UK set to phase out Huawei from 5G network in major U-turn

A report by GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre has decided the US sanctions barring Huawei from using technology relying on American intellectual property has had a "severe" impact on the firm.

But a study set to be presented to Mr Johnson this week will declare that US sanctions on Huawei will force the company to use technology that is "untrusted", reports say.

The prime minister decided in January to allow Huawei to play a limited role in the UK's 5G network as he defied security concerns, particularly from the US, about the firm.

The UK is poised to end the use of Huawei technology in its 5G network as soon as this year over security concerns.

Swedish telecoms company Ericsson has said it would be capable of replacing all of the Huawei equipment in the UK's 5G network if the British government decides to ban the Chinese company.

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The Ruger SR1911: One Tough and Reliable Gun (But How Good

More than a hundred years after introduction, the 1911 pistol design is still going strong, appealing to both traditionalists and new gun owners alike.

The SR1911 features a beavertail grip safety to prevent accidental discharge, and a manual safety means the pistol can be carried “cocked and locked,” with a round in the chamber, hammer cocked and safety on.

Browning paired it with his brand new, thoroughly modern pistol design whose adoption promised to put the U.S. Army in the forefront of handheld small arms technology.

Sturm Ruger is no exception, the company’s SR1911 handgun a faithful rendition of what many consider gun designer John Moses Browning’s ultimate design.

One of the most successful handgun designs of all time is the 1911 series semi-automatic pistol.