Apple M1 is the boost the Windows ecosystem needed: Qualcomm

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With recent tests showing that putting Windows onto Apple Silicon absolutely spanks the performance currently available on Qualcomm-made processors, one could be forgiven for thinking Qualcomm was apprehensive about its future desktop prospects.

However, Qualcomm SVP and general manager for mobile, compute, and infrastructure Alex Katouzian told journalists on Wednesday that the new chip was a validation for putting mobile chips into laptops.

“As we’ve seen during the pandemic age and I think this is going to continue for many years to come, video conferencing and remote working locations are going to become more and more important which means you have to have the capability of great video conferencing, you have to have the camera capability, you have to have the longevity of the battery, you should be able to work from any place that you are, inside your house or outside your house, and

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Big data saves lives, and patient safeguards are needed — ScienceDaily

The use of big data to address the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts poses ethical concerns that could undermine its benefits without clear governance guidelines that protect and respect patients and society, a University of Massachusetts Amherst study concludes.

In research published in the open-access journal BMC Medical Ethics, Elizabeth Evans, associate professor in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, sought to identify concerns and develop recommendations for the ethical handling of opioid use disorder (OUD) information stored in the Public Health Data Warehouse (PHD).

“Efforts informed by big data are saving lives, yielding significant benefits,” the paper states. “Uses of big data may also undermine public trust in government and cause other unintended harms.”

Maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Health, the PHD was established in 2015 as an unprecedented public health monitoring and research tool to link state government data sets and provide timely information to

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CNX grant to New Kensington-Arnold and Kiski Area school districts pays for needed virtual technology and equipment

CNX Resources’ grants totaling $12,200 will help two local school districts, providing one with equipment to tap free high-speed internet for students in the New Kensington-Arnold School District, where 150 homes either don’t have internet access or lack reliable service.

The CNX grants, $6,500 to New Kensington-Arnold and $5,700 to Kiski area, are part of a group of grants in the region to help school districts where students or teachers lack the technology and equipment for virtual learning during the pandemic.

CNX Resources of Canonsburg works with community foundations to pick which school districts are in the greatest need and are within areas where CNX owns well sites for natural gas extraction from the Marcellus and Utica shale formations.

“CNX has kept tabs on the local schools as they’ve pivoted to

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More efforts needed for forest protection: expert

Vietnam has abundant forest resources, but there are many ongoing problems relating to forest protection. Trieu Van Hung, Chairman of the Vietnam Forest Science Technology Association, talks to Viettimes about the issue.

Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant got hit by a landslide on October 12. VNA/VNS Photo

Given the flooding in the central region recently, it could be said that one of the reasons is the development of hydroelectricity as hydropower seems to be the cause of the decreasing forest area. What do you think?

Hydropower development is an environmental trade-off for economic development. For many years, we have often heard leaders talking about not exchanging the environment for economic development, but in fact, there is a trade-off because otherwise economic development cannot be performed. However, we cannot make any trade-offs at any cost. A trade-off with a too high price is not advisable because when it comes to the

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COVID-19 testing in Mass. is ‘far short’ of levels needed to stop the spread

Another takeaway: A ramped-up testing infrastructure will remain crucial to public health, well after vaccines are widely available.

“It’s not at the pace we would have expected,” said Donna Hochberg, a partner at consultancy Health Advances who leads the firm’s diagnostics practice. “Testing really does help control the pandemic.”

Bain Capital cochair Steve Pagliuca, who leads the tech council’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, hosted the event on Monday. The tech council’s main goal is to educate employers and public leaders about the continued need to focus on testing strategies even as the fight against COVID-19 enters a new phase with the arrival of vaccines. In its latest report on the issue, the tech council recommended that federal, state, and local governments develop a systematic, expanded testing regime using multiple kinds of tests and employing public-private partnerships.

Pagliuca, also a co-owner of the Boston Celtics, noted how the number of

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7 gaming accessories you never knew you needed

We get it. You’ve purchased the gaming mouse you want, got the keyboard of your dreams and have enough RGB gubbins to guide a jumbo jet to land safely. But there are still coins left in the coffers and you are wondering what to buy next. 

There’s plenty of other accessory essentials for you to spend your hard earned cash on – you just may not know you need them yet. 

This is our guide to the gaming accessories you never knew you needed. The things that probably aren’t on your list, but when you buy them you almost certainly have a ‘where have you been all my life?!’ moment.

1. Headset stand

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When your headset is not on your head, where is it? If it’s leaning against last night’s can of Monster, then you need to get yourself a headset stand. Not only do they look

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Greater coordination and strategic planning needed for Malaysia to fully embrace an innovation-driven growth model

KUALA LUMPUR, November 19, 2020 — Strengthening support for Malaysia’s public research organizations (PROs) and universities is crucial to revive growth which is innovation-driven to weather the current global crisis and achieve Malaysia’s aspirations of becoming a high-income nation, a new World Bank report finds.

The report, “Assessing the Effectiveness of Public Research Institutions: Fostering Knowledge Linkages and Transferring Technology in Malaysia” draws its findings from a new survey, which analyzes the levels of knowledge and technology transfer in the country. While research and development (R&D) funding, and improvements to policy have expanded in Malaysia over the years, more can be done as the it transitions to the league of high-income countries  like Singapore, Japan, South Korea in the region and others like Germany, France and the US.

Malaysia has seen rapid growth in the number of scientific publications, but without a corresponding increase in quality. According to data from

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A more quantum-literate workforce is needed

STEM degrees remain valuable, but as the field grows, companies also want candidates who understand quantum information science and technology concepts, a new study finds.

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A new study is providing guidelines for how colleges and universities can update their curricula to incorporate quantum computing to prepare for the expected wave of jobs.

Researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the University of Colorado Boulder suggested steps that need to be taken after interviewing managers at more than 20 quantum technology companies in the US.

The finding from the interviews is that those graduating with bachelor’s degrees in physics may lack the skills they need to enter the quantum workforce, RIT said. Changing that, the researchers said, could completely alter how physics courses are taught and help make the subject relevant to a new generation of students.

The impetus for the study was to understand the types of entry-level

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Bio Workers Needed in Pacific Northwest’s Life Science Industry

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oregon’s biotech, life science and advanced manufacturing sectors are growing and hiring, seeking scores of qualified workers for work in research and discovery, technical product development and engineering, data analysis, quality assurance and more.

Free to job seekers and career explorers. Oregon Bio launches Career 2020 tomorrow at its online annual conference Oregon Bio Digital 2020: Amplifying Diversity of Discovery, Access and Economics. The three half-days’ conference will bring together investors, start-up entrepreneurs, executives, researchers, policymakers, bio-supply chain sector executives, technical and executive recruiters and more. Job hunters can register here.

The online event’s full three-day agenda is here.

New this year will be a career search and resource event – Career 2020 – the career search, match, meet and resource event taking place Tuesday, Nov. 17 to connect hiring employers and recruiters with qualified job seekers directly through an interactive, online platform. Life science, biotech,

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AI, ML Tech ‘Needed Today’ to Enhance Decision-Making Process at the Edge, DOD Officials Say

Pentagon officials this week highlighted the potential of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning for automating the decision-making process at the tactical edge. 

The Defense Department’s digital modernization strategy, released in 2019, pinpointed artificial intelligence and machine learning in its four main goals as essential for enabling information sharing across the enterprise. A year and change after the strategy’s release, several Pentagon officials say they are seeing real applications for edge technologies powered by AI and ML.

“The ability to take something on the very far edge where it needs natural language processing, or some forms of I say situational awareness of intent of beyond what’s in front of them and have an ML trying to provide a better decision-making process on the edge of the battlespace to inform, I think those things are needed today,” Alan Hansen, chief of intelligence systems and processing at the U.S. Army’s

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