Reliable Leaker Suggests Redesigned MacBooks in 2021 Will Include Both Apple Silicon and Intel Models

Reliable leaker known as “L0vetodream” has today suggested on Twitter that redesigned MacBooks coming in the second half of 2021 will include models with both Apple Silicon chips and Intel processors.

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The brief Tweet came in response to a MacRumors article from earlier today, which outlined a report from Ming-Chi Kuo claiming that Apple plans to release redesigned MacBook models with ‌Apple Silicon‌ in the second half of 2021.

L0vetodream simply says that the MacBook redesigns expected in the second half of 2021 will not be only for ‌Apple Silicon‌ models, implying that the redesigns will also come to new Intel-based MacBooks.

Apple just released its first ‌Apple Silicon‌ Macs, which include the MacBook Air and lower-end configurations of the 13-inch ‌MacBook Air‌ and Mac mini. While the new MacBook Pro and ‌Mac mini‌ still have a few shortcomings relative to their more expensive Intel counterparts, they are demonstrating better

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How Hasty uses automation and rapid feedback to train AI models and improve annotation

Computer vision is playing an increasingly pivotal role across industry sectors, from tracking progress on construction sites to deploying smart barcode scanning in warehouses. But training the underlying AI model to accurately identify images can be a slow, resource-intensive endeavor that isn’t guaranteed to produce results. Fledgling German startup Hasty wants to help with the promise of “next-gen” tools that expedite the entire model training process for annotating images.

Hasty, which was founded out of Berlin in 2019, today announced it has raised $3.7 million in a seed round led by Shasta Ventures. The Silicon Valley VC firm has a number of notable exits to its name, including Nest (acquired by Google), Eero (acquired by Amazon), and Zuora (IPO). Other participants in the round include iRobot Ventures and Coparion.

The global computer vision market was pegged at $11.4 billion in 2020, a figure that is projected to rise to more

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Scientists’ atomic resolution protein models reveal new details about protein binding — ScienceDaily

Knowing precisely where proteins are frustrated could go a long way toward making better drugs.

That’s one result of a new study by Rice University scientists looking for the mechanisms that stabilize or destabilize key sections of biomolecules.

Atom-scale models by Rice theorist Peter Wolynes, lead author and alumnus Mingchen Chen and their colleagues at the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics show that not only are some specific frustrated sequences in proteins necessary to allow them to function, locating them also offers clues to achieve better specificity for drugs.

That knowledge could also help design drugs with fewer side effects, Wolynes said.

The team’s open-access study appears in Nature Communications.

The atom-scale models zero in on the interactions within possible binding sites rather than the vast majority of the interactions in proteins that guide their folding. The finer resolution models allow the incorporation of co-factors like chemically active ligands,

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Apple Black Friday 2020 deals: Up to $69 off latest Apple Watch models now, iPad and AirPods price cuts coming soon

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Here’s a dirty secret about the Apple Store: It’s the worst place to buy Apple products if you want the best deal. That applies to Black Friday or any other day. That means you can already score some great Black Friday and Cyber Monday Apple deals, including the new Apple Watch Series 6, the 2020 (Intel) MacBook Air and Apple’s signature AirPods Pro headphones, so long as you check out competing stores — albeit an authorized Apple retailer — such as Amazon, Target and Walmart.

So, if you’re looking for an early Black Friday deal on an Apple device or accessory, keep reading. We’ll keep track of current prices and how they square up with discounts we’ve seen in the past.

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Apple Launches New Pricey Accessory Meant To Keep iPhone 12 Models Safe

KEY POINTS

  • Apple has released the new Leather Sleeve with MagSafe for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro
  • The accessory is designed to do more than just protect the iPhone 12 from scratches and drops
  • The Leather Sleeve with MagSafe retails for $129

Apple is now accepting orders for the new iPhone 12/12 Pro Leather Sleeve with MagSafe, a pricey new accessory designed to protect the new handsets.

The Leather Sleeve is now available for the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro, according to Apple’s Online Store. It’s pretty expensive at $129, but it does have a few features that will hopefully make up for the steep price.

First, Apple said the sleeve is made from high-quality, supple European leather that’s specially tanned and finished. The leather material feels “soft to the touch” and should be expected to develop a lovely patina over time. Those who like leather’s

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Black Friday 2020 Apple deals: $49 off latest Apple Watch models now, iPad and AirPods price cuts coming soon

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Here’s a dirty secret about the Apple Store: It’s the worst place to buy Apple products if you want the best deal. Whether it’s Black Friday or any other day. That means you can score some great deals on Apple products, including the new Apple Watch Series 6, the 2020 (Intel) MacBook Air and Apple’s signature AirPods Pro headphones, so long as you check out competing stores (albeit authorized Apple retailers) like Amazon, Target and Walmart. Below, we’ll keep track of current prices and how they square up with discounts we’ve seen in the past. 

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The latest Apple Watch with even more features is now on sale. In addition to an always-on display

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Pope Francis Instagram ‘Likes’ Brazilian Model’s Sexy Photo, Vatican Launches Investigation

KEY POINTS

  • Pope Francis’ Instagram account “liked” a racy photo 
  • The “like” was removed after news of the incident broke
  • A group of staffers manages the pope’s social media accounts

The Vatican has launched an investigation into Pope Francis’s Instagram account after it “liked” a racy photo of a Brazilian model. 

Natalia Garibotto, a model and influencer, had shared a post in early October that featured her in a revealing, schoolgirl-style clothing. She captioned it with a devil horn emoji, along with the line: “I can teach you a thing or two.”

Earlier this month, Pope Francis’s official account, @franciscus, was found to have “liked” Garibotto’s photo. The “like” led the model’s management company, COY Co, to repost the image on its own Instagram account Friday, saying they have “received the POPE’S OFFICIAL BLESSING.”

Garibotto, who has 2.4 million followers, also reposted a video showing that the pope’s account indeed

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Building better diffusion models for active systems

Building better diffusion models for active systems
Deviating from Brownian motion. Credit: SciencePOD

In normal circumstances, particles will follow well-established random motions as they diffuse through liquids and gases. Yet in some types of system, this behavior can be disrupted—meaning the diffusion motions of particles are no longer influenced by the outcomes of chains of previous events. Through research published in EPJ E, Bernhard Mitterwallner, a Ph.D. student in the team of Roland Netz at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, has developed new theories detailing how these unusual dynamics can be reproduced in generalized mathematical models.

The team’s approach could enable researchers to learn more about behaviors including the transport of biological cells, and the motions of ‘active’ materials—whose particles harvest energy in their surrounding environments to propel themselves forwards. Typically, these diffusion characteristics only appear briefly as systems transition between stable states—but under the right conditions, they can persist over far longer timescales. Researchers

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Newest climate models shouldn’t raise future warming projections

Newest climate models shouldn’t raise future warming projections

One notable storyline in the climate system over the past year or two has been the effort to make sense of the latest generation of climate models. In service of the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, the world’s climate models have submitted their simulations to the latest database, known as CMIP6. These submissions showed that updates to a number of models had made them more sensitive to greenhouse gases, which means they project greater amounts of future warming.

Apart from diagnosing the behavior responsible for that change, climate scientists have also wrestled with the implications. Should we be alarmed by the results, or are they outliers? Climate models are only one tool among many for estimating Earth’s true “climate sensitivity,” so their behavior has to be considered in the full context of all the other evidence.

For a number of reasons, research is converging on the idea

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Models suggest subglacial river flows entire length of Greenland’s ice sheet

Nov. 12 (UPI) — New analysis suggests a valley stretching the length of Greenland’s ice sheet might allow meltwater from the continent’s interior to flow hundreds of miles toward an outlet at Petermann Fjord, positioned on the island’s northern coast.

For years, scientists have been working hard to map the contours of Greenland’s bedrock, which lies beneath thousands of feet of ice.

“It is an extremely hard to observe environment,” Chris Chambers, researcher at Hokkaido University’s Institute of Low Temperature Science, told UPI in an email.

Over the years, scientists have built a relatively detailed map of the continent’s bedrock — and the shape of the ice sheet’s underbelly — by piecing together radar scans captured research aircraft.

Unfortunately, the process of stitching together dozens of radar scans leaves lots of small gaps in the data. Researchers typically rely on mathematical models to fill these gaps.

“The data gaps are

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