The coming war on the hidden algorithms that trap people in poverty

Miriam was only 21 when she met Nick. She was a photographer, fresh out of college, waiting tables. He was 16 years her senior and a local business owner who had worked in finance. He was charming and charismatic; he took her out on fancy dates and paid for everything. She quickly fell into his orbit.

It began with one credit card. At the time, it was the only one she had. Nick would max it out with $5,000 worth of business purchases and promptly pay it off the next day. Miriam, who asked me not to use their real names for fear of interfering with their ongoing divorce proceedings, discovered that this was boosting her credit score. Having grown up with a single dad in a low-income household, she trusted Nick’s know-how over her own. He readily encouraged the dynamic, telling her she didn’t understand finance. She opened up

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Three Major Camera Improvements May be Coming to iPhone 13

The iPhone 12 premiered with an improved camera system, but 2021’s iPhone 13 is predicted to take mobile photography to the next level with three major camera hardware improvements.

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The ‌iPhone 12‌ lineup offered a range of significant camera improvements, with a larger aperture on the wide-angle lens and an improved, seven-element lens assembly, and Sensor-shift optical image stabilization and a deeper telephoto lens on the 12 Pro Max model. There was also a number of computational photography improvements, such as the introduction of Apple ProRAW, Night mode portraits, Smart HDR 3, HDR video recording with Dolby Vision, Night mode Time-lapses, and Night mode and Deep Fusion on the front-facing camera. Next year, the ‌iPhone 13‌ is expected to focus on three main areas of improvement: the Ultra-Wide lens, sensor size, and sensor-shift stabilization.

Ultra-Wide Hardware Improvements

Supply-chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo expects the aperture of the ultra-wide angle lens on

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OnePlus confirms Snapdragon 888 flagship is coming in first half of 2021

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  • OnePlus has confirmed that it will launch a Snapdragon 888 flagship in H1 2021.
  • This marks the continuation of a years-long release tradition for the brand.
  • Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme have also dished out Snapdragon 888 flagship details.

Qualcomm has revealed a few details regarding its new Snapdragon 888 flagship processor, and we’re expecting it to power a host of high-end smartphones in 2021.

Now, an official OnePlus video posted on the Snapdragon Tech Summit website has revealed that OnePlus will launch a Snapdragon 888-toting flagship in the first half of 2021.

“We believe that the technological innovation of this flagship platform in 5G, games, camera, and other aspects will contribute to the high-end flagship to be launched by OnePlus in (the) first half of next year,” an executive says in the video.

It’s no surprise to hear that OnePlus is working

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WSGF – Vacaychella Analyst Report on New Short-Term Rental Tech Biz Coming Next Tuesday Prior to Airbnb IPO

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Dallas, Texas, Dec 01, 2020 (Newsfile Corp via COMTEX) —
Dallas, Texas–(Newsfile Corp. – December 1, 2020) – World Series of Golf, Inc. (OTC Pink: WSGF) (“WSGF”), in conjunction with its new sharing economy technology business focus serving the short-term rental market through its subsidiary, Vaycaychella, has engaged Goldman Small Cap Research to conduct ongoing analyst coverage. Goldman expects to issue an initial research report next week, on Tuesday, December 8th, 2020.

Barron’s reported today, “Airbnb is scheduled to price its initial public offering on Dec. 9 and trade Dec. 10, three people familiar with the situation said. The start-up is expected to trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker ABNB. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are lead underwriters on the deal, according to Airbnb’s prospectus.”

Over the last three years, Vaycaychella has

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Is A New Periodic Table Coming? Scientists Suggest New Way Of Arranging Elements

KEY POINTS

  • Scientists proposed a new sequence by assigning a Mendeleev Number (MN) to each element
  • The elements are arranged in the new table solely based on their electronegativity and radius
  • The researchers say this will help predict the properties of binary compounds that have not yet been developed

Will students be studying an entirely different version of the periodic table in the future? We may have to re-learn the order of elements if the table is reshuffled the way two scientists have proposed recently.

Scientists Zahed Allahyari and Artem Oganov from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow proposed reshuffling the periodic table and following a single linear sequence by assigning a Mendeleev Number (MN) to each element. The elements will be rearranged in such a way that there will be only a small change in properties between adjacent pairs.

In their study, titled “Nonempirical Definition of

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Lunar eclipse coming Sunday night, though it might be hard to see

The celestial bodies are aligning for a show this weekend, though clouds over Portland might block it from view.

A penumbral lunar eclipse will take place late Sunday night in Monday morning, Nov. 29 to 30, according to NASA, gradually darkening the face of the moon for more than four hours. It will be the second lunar eclipse visible in Oregon this year, following a previous penumbral eclipse in July.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth’s shadow falls over the moon, and it can only happen at a full moon when then sun, Earth and moon all align. A penumbral eclipse is much more subtle than a total or even partial eclipse, as only the lighter outer shadow of the Earth (called the penumbra) darkens the moon.

During a penumbral lunar eclipse, the moon gradually grows a little darker until the maximum eclipse, after which it gradually lightens again.

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PS5 and Xbox Series X restock coming to Walmart and other retailers

Two of the holiday season’s most anticipated gifts went on sale earlier this month, with Microsoft rolling out its Xbox Series X|S and Sony debuting the PlayStation 5. The only problem: actually finding one of the $499 consoles in stock. 

As Black Friday beckons, the devices remain hard to find. But there could be some hope for holiday shoppers: Sony vowed in a tweet that more inventory would arrive at retailers before year-end. 

Still, expect the consoles to remain a hot item. Demand was so high for the PlayStation 5, which went on sale

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PS5 Out Of Stock At Walmart; GameStop Black Friday Restock Coming Later This Week

If you’re a PlayStation fan trying to buy a PS5, you know that in the time since launch day, the PS5 retail situation has been endlessly hectic and frustrating, with the system consistently selling out in a matter of moments, sites crashing, and scalpers cashing in on the situation by hoarding the system and selling them for over $1,000 each. The PS5 launch day restocks were particularly disappointing–many stores restocked and sold out instantly at midnight, and Walmart offered multiple online restocks throughout the day, each of which had slow loading times, site crashes, and errors in checkout. In short, if you’ve been trying to buy a PS5 and haven’t done so yet, you’re not alone, and we feel your pain.

Black Friday 2020 offers another opportunity to buy the PS5 this week, though we don’t expect it to go any more smoothly than previous PS5 restocks. For Black Friday

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PS5 Is Sony’s Biggest Console Launch Ever and More Units Are Coming by End of 2020

Sony announced Wednesday that the PS5 was the company’s biggest console launch ever, and promised more inventory of the next-gen console will be coming to retailers for eager gamers by the end of the year.

The official PlayStation Twitter account made the proclamation Wednesday morning and thanked folks for the continued support of the PS5.

“We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever. Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year – please stay in touch with your local retailers,” the account read.

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The Mandalorian Season 2 Reportedly Coming in December

To bring The Mandalorian to life, Star Wars filmmakers developed all-new technology to visit alien worlds in the galaxy far, far away, with audiences witnessing that behind-the-scenes process in the first season of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. A new report from What’s on Disney Plus claims that the second season of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian will debut on the service in Australia on December 25th. With the streaming service often debuting programs at the same time around the world, this would seemingly confirm that global audiences will be able to watch the behind-the-scenes series before the end of the year.

While the debut season of The Mandalorian hit Disney+ last November, fans had to wait nearly six months to witness Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian. The second season of The Mandalorian is currently airing on Disney+, with the timing of this season allowing it to conclude before the behind-the-scenes

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