Google Maps community feed will highlight changes in your city

Google is introducing a new community feed to Maps that the company says will help keep you informed of all the latest developments in your city, including new restaurant openings and service changes. Located in the app’s Explore tab, the feature collects all the latest reviews, photos and posts submitted to Maps by local experts, as well as people you know and merchants. 







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Additionally, if you follow a nearby store or restaurant, you’ll get updates from them through the feed. So if your favorite taco joint adds a new item to their menu, Maps will do its best to let you know. If you’ve gone out of your way to share your food and drink preferences through the app, you’ll see those reflected in the feed as well. For example, those into clean eating will see a greater number of places that serve healthy food highlighted

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Battelle and NEON to Highlight Research Infrastructure and Partnerships at the 2020 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

COLUMBUS, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 30, 2020–

The 2020 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting will include a feature presentation from Battelle Chief Scientist Mike Kuhlman, National Ecological Observatory Network ( NEON ) Chief Scientist and Observatory Director Paula Mabee, Battelle Senior Project Manager Tom Hutchings, and Systems Integration Specialist Nicolas Romano.

Their presentation will review several Battelle research infrastructure projects and partnerships. The main focus is on case studies involving collecting Arctic data; launching a stratospheric research balloon; and how NEON data is driving novel research in the areas of earth science and STEM education, and highlighting what Battelle now makes possible. The presentation will air Dec. 10 from 10:30- 11:15 AM PST, with a live Q&A session. Learn more about Battelle’s presence at AGU here.

NEON, a continental-scale ecological observation facility fully funded by the National Science Foundation and operated by Battelle, collects and provides open data and samples from field

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UN Crypto Stamps highlight new technology

The United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) is pleased to announce the launch of UN Crypto Stamps – connecting a new generation of United Nations stamps with blockchain technology.

Designed by Sergio Baradat of UNPA, the stamps support the Secretary-General’s strategy on new technologies, and were developed in conjunction with the United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology.

The stamps in the denominations of $7.75, CHF 8 and €7 feature a unique design of the UN Headquarters Buildings in New York, Geneva and Vienna, and were printed by Royal Joh. Enschedé of The Netherlands.

The total print quantity is 90,000 stamps or 30,000 per each denomination.

Each stamp sheet includes a unique secret code hidden behind a scratch-off area which enables its owner to activate exactly one counterpart of that stamp on the block chain as a digital collectible.

The creation, ownership, exchange, and trading of the digital stamps is

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NASA Research Exhibit to Highlight Science and Engineering Advances at the Virtual SC20 Supercomputing Conference

NASA Research Exhibit to Highlight Science and Engineering Advances at the Virtual SC20 Supercomputing Conference

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2020

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — From assessing COVID-19’s global impacts to helping NASA return humans to the Moon to searching the cosmos for new exoplanets, researchers from across NASA, with university and industry partners, will highlight their latest advances, enabled by the agency’s supercomputers, in the NASA research exhibit at SC20—the International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis. This year, the conference is being held virtually November 9 through 19, 2020.

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The virtual NASA exhibit will feature 35 science and engineering projects for which HPC plays an essential role.

This year, as a participant in the national COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium, an interagency effort organized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, NASA

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Twitter to Highlight Accurate Voting Information

Twitter’s emphasis on up-to-the-second posts has made the site a must-visit destination for people to find the latest in news and current events. It has also made Twitter a vessel for the spread of false information.

To stem that tide, Twitter on Monday announced a new effort to preemptively debunk, or “prebunk” in Twitter parlance, some of the most commonly circulated false and misleading information about the election.

The company will, for the first time, pin information to the top of users’ timelines about how to vote, as well as a notice that voting results may not come immediately on Election Day — two common topics for misinformation across social media.

“We believe it’s critical that we make it easy for people to find that information,” said Nick Pacilio, a Twitter spokesman. “These prompts will alert people that they may encounter misinformation, and provide them with credible, factual information on

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Videos highlight the best from Apple, Google, Samsung, and more

Camera quality has always been a major differentiating factor when choosing between smartphones, but it seems like the competition has gotten more intense over the last few years. Some manufactures like OnePlus and Huawei use sensors with big megapixel counts to stand out from the crowd, while others like Apple and Google rely more on the marriage between hardware and software. With such a tight race for the winner of the camera crown, we’re highlighting three recent YouTube comparisons worth a watch.

In the first video, YouTuber Danny Winget tests out the low-light capabilities of the Pixel 5, iPhone 12 Pro, and Galaxy Note20 Ultra. These phones represent the best that Apple, Google, and Samsung are giving us this year, and this is a great look at how each of these flagships handle nighttime video and photography. Google’s Night Sight, so impressive two years ago, isn’t that unique anymore, and

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Sabre hosts a webinar to highlight the power of technology in the travel recovery

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia and MANAMA, Bahrain: Sabre hosted a dedicated webinar for travel players in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the region to discuss the impact of the COVID_19 crisis on travel, its challenges and opportunities and how the industry is recovering from the crisis. Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), is the leading software and technology provider that powers the global travel industry.

The virtual event, which brought together executives and decision makers from travel companies and travel associations, highlighted market performance over the past few months and the role of technology to power its recovery.

“As we enter a period of recovery from COVID-19, travel players need to look into new ways to operate in this new environment of uncertainty and continuous change,” said Abdul-Razzaq Iyer, vice president, Sabre Travel Network Middle East (STNME). “Equipping travel companies with the right solutions – such as artificial intelligence-based applications, that

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Gov. Baker launches virtual STEM week with MIT to highlight science and technology education

“Massachusetts is enormously lucky to have MIT among the constellation of amazing colleges and universities that are part of this Commonwealth,” Baker said during his remarks. “The opportunity it creates for knowledge, the opportunity it creates for discovery, the opportunity it creates for research, and the number of sort of big leaps and small steps into our future that come out of places like MIT here in the Commonwealth not only provides a significant amount of jobs and opportunity for people in Massachusetts, but also provides an incredible collection of ideas, gadgets, and solutions that ultimately end up being a big part of the way the world works.”

Cynthia Breazeal, associate director of the MIT Media Lab, also delivered opening remarks and highlighted the work her team has been doing to develop curriculum for students and teachers centered around artificial intelligence, or AI, and AI literacy.

The message of this

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