Apple zeroing in on suppliers to get periscope camera modules for upcoming iPhones

Apple is among the only few major smartphone makers out there who are yet to use the periscope camera system on one of their high-end phones, but things might change soon. As per a fresh report from ETNews, Apple is trying to finalize suppliers for folded camera modules – or in simple terms, periscope camera systems – that can help achieve a significantly higher optical zoom range for its next wave of iPhones.

A deal with Samsung appears unlikely, but seems necessary!

The company is reportedly looking for suppliers that have the requisite technical acumen and patents to deliver periscope camera modules, but things are not going to be easy for Apple. Samsung Electronics is said to own key patents regulating the ‘folded camera’ technology, while the sister firm Samsung Electro-Mechanics is a key supplier of those components for Samsung’s own flagship portfolio. “Ball-type actuator is the key to

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Amazon Cyber Monday Deals 2020: TV, Laptop, and Headphone Sales

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The Amazon Cyber Monday sale is now, with some of the best deals we’ve seen so far. You can dive right into the full sale, or you can jump to one of the categories below:

Shop sale by category:

If you aren’t sure what you’re looking to buy, you can browse our picks for the best discount from the Amazon Cyber Monday sale going on right now. The site is offering a wide range of price cuts, from air fryers to computer monitors, so if there’s a lot to choose from in 2020. You can also take a look at our coverage of the Best Buy Cyber Monday sale or shop our larger list of Cyber Monday sales.

Best Amazon Cyber Monday deals today

The hottest deals for today are on Amazon Echo devices, Fire TV

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PlayStation 5, Xbox hard to find? You could be battling a bot

When Microsoft rolled out its Xbox Series X|S and Sony debuted the PlayStation 5 in mid-November, gamers were ready with their credit cards. But the devices sold out within minutes, leaving many consumers disappointed and dismayed. 

About two weeks later, shoppers got another chance to lay their hands on a PlayStation 5 when Walmart restocked the new console the night before Thanksgiving, ahead of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events. But that inventory also sold out within minutes. 

“I’ve been trying to purchase it for my little brother. I’m pissed and confused as to how at exactly 9:00 it’s going out of stock,” one person complained in a tweet to Walmart.

 The answer, tech experts says, boils down to one word: bots. 

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These Salt Mines Will Store Hydrogen

  • A huge system of caves in Utah is the future home of a massive hydrogen energy project.
  • The caves offer a natural alternative to thorny questions about storage of hydrogen.
  • Hydrogen still needs to move further away from reliance on the fossil fuel industry.

    Scientists are going back to the salt mines, literally, to find a revolutionary new way to store large quantities of hydrogen for energy. Proponents say this could be a step toward unlocking hydrogen for renewables—something that could change the energy landscape if it were resolved.

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    “The project would initially have enough energy to power 150,000 households for one year and is scheduled to be operational by 2025,” Fuel Cell Works reports. “It is being managed by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), a maker of gas turbines, and Magnum Development, which owns salt caverns

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    Badminton: Give me a year, and I’ll catch up with my seniors, says Letshanaa

    PETALING JAYA: Promising shuttler K. Letshanaa (pic) is giving herself until the end of next year to be on par with the seniors.

    The 17-year-old believes she is trending in the right direction despite her results suggesting otherwise as there is still a wide gulf between her and senior teammates in the women’s singles department.

    Letshanaa has been part of all the four internal meets since August including last week’s BAM Mixed Team Championship where she played a total of seven matches against three seniors – Soniia Cheah, Lee Ying Ying and Eoon Qi Xuan.

    She lost all of them in straight games.

    “There’s certainly some catching up to do, but I don’t think I’m too far behind, ” said Letshanaa, who first gained prominence when she was crowned the national Under-18 champion in 2017 when she was just 14.

    She is convinced that her game has gone from strength

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    The iPhone 12 Pro future-proofs with 5G and impressive photography chops

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    For the second year running, Apple has a pro version of the iPhone. The iPhone 12 Pro is highlighted by a three-camera system on the back that sports a LiDAR sensor for impressive low-light performance, alongside a classy build featuring stainless steel edges and a frosted glass back.

    Even with some notable upgrades, it keeps the same price tag as the iPhone 11 Pro with a starting price of $999. That gets you 128GB of internal storage and your pick of color: graphite, silver, gold and Pacific Blue.

    In our review of the iPhone 12, we determined it didn’t make a huge case in terms of upgrading from the iPhone 11 (though those with earlier models should most certainly upgrade). But does the same hold true for the iPhone 12 Pro compared to its predecessor? After testing it over six days, aside from a slight

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    First meta-analysis shows promise for yoga, meditation, mindfulness in concussion — ScienceDaily

    When Rebecca Acabchuk was studying mild traumatic brain injuries while working on her doctorate in physiology and neurobiology at UConn, she met a student athlete who had suffered multiple concussions.

    “When I started doing research on concussions, people just started coming to me,” Acabchuk says. “Families at my daughter’s school, anytime somebody had a concussion, I would hear about it — I would hear these personal stories and all the struggles of people who had concussions and their symptoms just didn’t resolve.”

    So it was for the student athlete, who told Acabchuk that she would experience seizures when a smoke alarm went off in her dormitory.

    “All of these symptoms she would have to struggle with — really profound symptoms — are an invisible injury,” says Acabchuk, who earned her PhD in 2016 and is now a post-doctoral fellow with UConn’s Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy, or

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    Fighting anti-Semitism online requires a global effort

    Given the state of global affairs, it is not a given that we — a bipartisan group of elected officials from Israel, the US, Canada, Australia and the UK — would find common ground in the midst of a global pandemic. However, the disconcerting proliferation of anti-Semitism through new technology demands that we take urgent action.

    a group of people on a newspaper: People gather for a demonstration organized by the Campaign Against Antisemitism outside the head office of the British opposition Labour Party in central London on April 8, 2018.

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    People gather for a demonstration organized by the Campaign Against Antisemitism outside the head office of the British opposition Labour Party in central London on April 8, 2018.

    We recently launched the Inter-Parliamentary Task Force to Combat Online Antisemitism in order to hold social media companies accountable for what takes place on their platforms and help create transparent policies to tackle hate speech.

    The hate that we see online isn’t just harmless chatter relegated to dark corners of the internet — it often spills onto the streets, and dangerous

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    DoorDash looking for a valuation of nearly $30B

    NEW YORK (AP) — DoorDash is looking for a valuation of nearly $30 billion when it takes itself public, reflecting how integral food delivery has become in millions of people’s lives during the pandemic.

    The company is planning to raise up to approximately $2.8 billion from an initial public offering of 33 million shares. The offering is expected to be priced between $75 and $85 per share, according to a regulatory filing Monday.

    DoorDash has experienced explosive growth this year.

    Last year, the company generated $885 million in revenue. During the first nine months of 2020 revenue more than doubled that to $1.9 billion. It was already growing before the pandemic. In 2018 it brought in $291 million in revenue.

    But DoorDash has lost money each year since its founding and the company has warned potential investors that losses could continue as the company anticipates increasing expenses. It had a

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