Launchpad.build: The Tesla Of Manufacturing?

Ever driven along the freeway and envied those guys sitting in the driver’s seat of a Tesla
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, not driving? Imagine if that kind of autonomy was possible in the world of hardware manufacturing. Well Launchpad believes it is, they are creating the first autonomous, or self-driving hardware product manufacturing ecosystem. You simply upload your CAD package for a complete product, and we’re talking complex products here, not just parts or PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assemblies), and the system will plan production, procure parts and services, produce detailed work instructions and offer instant pricing.

Launchpad is the brainchild of serial disruptor and entrepreneur, Yoav Zingher, who created KiWi – a green energy company —  in the UK and disrupted the power industry, resulting in the sale of the business to one of the larger energy incumbents. Yoav and his

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How The Crypto Community Got Divided Into Two Halves: CeFi Vs. DeFi

There are two halves of the financial system from a crypto enthusiast’s perspective — traditional finance and cryptocurrency finance. But the crypto space now has two subspaces — centralized finance (CeFi) and decentralized finance (DeFi). Here’s how the divide happened.

One of the original ideas behind cryptocurrency is to have a wholly peer-to-peer network that doesn’t need centralized intermediaries such as financial institutions. Events played out differently in reality, however.

First, there are two ways to own crypto. You either receive payments in crypto or exchange government-issued money, such as the dollar for it. Most people enter the market via fiat gateways, and that complicates things —

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Dragon Crew-1 capsule hatch is sealed

At 7:27 p.m. Eastern time tonight, SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On board the SpaceX spacecraft waiting for liftoff are three NASA astronauts, Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Victor Glover, as well as a Japanese astronaut, Soichi Noguchi.

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A successful launch will mark another step in NASA’s plans to turn spaceflight duties over to private enterprise. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule is the first privately owned and operated spacecraft to be certified by NASA for human spaceflight, a certification SpaceX received only days ago.

The launch would also mark a coming-of-age moment for SpaceX, the California company founded by Elon Musk that was once viewed as a maverick start-up but is now one of the space industry’s stalwarts and one of NASA’s most significant partners, delivering both cargo and now astronauts to the space station.

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Apple invited two Taiwanese Photographers to review the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera

 

Earlier today a positive iPhone 12 Pro Max review was posted in Taiwan. The report notes that the iPhone 12 Pro Max was created for the needs of professional photographers.

 

For the first time, it made a distinction in hardware specifications between the two models of the Pro series. The iPhone 12 Pro Max not only has a 47% larger photosensitive element on the wide-angle camera, it also includes the new shift optical image stabilization function and the new 65mm telephoto camera, which makes full use of the larger iPhone 12 Pro Max body. Space, adding a larger photosensitive element and a stronger telephoto lens.

 

The hardware specification upgrades such as the photosensitive element, image stabilization system, and 2.5x optical zoom can immediately feel the evolution for photographers who often take photos with iPhone.

 

The report noted that Apple specially invited photographers Kevin Chen Weiwen and Shi Xinfeng to share

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Best Early LG, TCL, Samsung & More TV Sales Rounded Up by Deal Tomato

Save on 4K TV deals at the early Black Friday 2020 sale, including smart TV savings from established brands like Samsung, TCL and LG

Early Black Friday TV deals for 2020 are underway. Review the latest offers on smart TVs and 4K models from TCL, LG and Samsung. Links to the top deals are listed below.

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Watch SpaceX launch four astronauts to the International Space Station

Six months after launching astronauts for the first time, SpaceX is sending another crew to the International Space Station.

The Elon Musk-led company plans to launch three NASA astronauts and one astronaut from Japan’s space agency Sunday at 7:27 p.m. Eastern time from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover and Shannon Walker and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi are set to stay aboard the space station for a six-month mission.

The launch, originally scheduled for Saturday, was delayed until Sunday because of the weather. The crew capsule is set to dock at the space station Monday after a 16-hour flight.

Sunday’s launch is expected to usher in new and additional commercial opportunities in low-Earth orbit. There are movies to be shot, beauty products to be promoted and tourists to be welcomed to the space station.

This is the first so-called operational flight for

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Crew-1 launch is next step in new era of human spaceflight

At 7:27 p.m. Eastern time tonight, SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. On board the SpaceX spacecraft waiting for liftoff are three NASA astronauts, Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Victor Glover, as well as a Japanese astronaut, Soichi Noguchi.



a large jetliner sitting on top of a grass covered field: A mock-up of the Crew Dragon Capsule sits on the media center grounds at Kennedy Space Center. The SpaceX Crew-1 flight will carry Crew Dragon Commander Michael Hopkins, Pilot Victor Glover, and Mission Specialist Shannon Walker, all of NASA, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Mission Specialist Soichi Noguchi to the space station for a six-month science mission at Kennedy Space Center.


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A mock-up of the Crew Dragon Capsule sits on the media center grounds at Kennedy Space Center. The SpaceX Crew-1 flight will carry Crew Dragon Commander Michael Hopkins, Pilot Victor Glover, and Mission Specialist Shannon Walker, all of NASA, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Mission Specialist Soichi Noguchi to the space station for a six-month science mission at Kennedy Space Center.

A successful launch will mark another step in NASA’s plans to turn spaceflight duties over to private enterprise. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule is the first privately owned and operated spacecraft

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The Hot New Covid Tech Is Wearable and Constantly Tracks You

In Rochester, Mich., Oakland University is preparing to hand out wearable devices to students that log skin temperature once a minute — or more than 1,400 times per day — in the hopes of pinpointing early signs of the coronavirus.

In Plano, Texas, employees at the headquarters of Rent-A-Center recently started wearing proximity detectors that log their close contacts with one another and can be used to alert them to possible virus exposure.

And in Knoxville, students on the University of Tennessee football team tuck proximity trackers under their shoulder pads during games — allowing the team’s medical director to trace which players may have spent more than 15 minutes near a teammate or an opposing player.

The powerful new surveillance systems, wearable devices that continuously monitor users, are the latest high-tech gadgets to emerge in the battle to hinder the coronavirus. Some sports leagues, factories and nursing homes have

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Why Gillian Anderson Had to Stand Behind David Duchovny on Camera

Gillian Anderson had to fight for equal pay when she starred on The X-Files in the 1990s and again found herself being offered less than David Duchovny when the show returned for a 2016 revival. Back in the day, Anderson also was told to stand behind her co-star when on camera, a notion that she soon pushed aside.

Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) on 'The X-Files'
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Gillian Anderson recalled her audition with David Duchovny

In a 2017 interview with The Daily Beast, Anderson recalled her audition with Duchovny for the series pilot, explaining how they read lines in a hallway and she remembered he was “charming.”

“I have only a very vague memory of him,” she recalled. “I remember the hallway quite well! But I don’t know what I thought of him. He was very charming, I do remember that.”

“But I think

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A Scoville Heat Scale For Measuring The Progress Of Emerging Technologies In 2021

A couple of years back I wrote an article in FORBES called a “A Scoville Heat Scale For Measuring Cybersecurity.”  The Scoville Scale is a measurement chart used to rate the heat of peppers or other spicy food. For that article, I devised my own Scoville Scale-like heat characterizations of the cyber threats and rated the heat on the corresponding cyber security impact. 

MORE FROM FORBESA Scoville Heat Scale For Measuring Cybersecurity

 

As we enter a new decade of transformation, I am applying  that same Scoville scale to the topic of emerging technologies. It could be surmised that all these emerging technologies are already “hot” on a heat scale as they are already facilitating exponential changes in our society. True but some areas of emerging tech are further along than others in

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