Popl Set To Replace Business Cards With Instant Contact Sharing And New ‘Pro’ Subscription

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Popl, a new startup that lets you instantly share anything from your contact information to your social media – such as Instagram, Calendly, Snapchat, Spotify, Venmo and more – announced a major redesign of its iOS app and a premium subscription service called Popl Pro.

The new subscription service lets users create two unique profiles – one social, one business – and adds new features including multiple links, analytics, and new community-based mapping features to the Popl experience.

The redesigned Popl App and Popl Pro subscription advance the brand’s mission of replacing business cards and simplifying how we connect in person. The receiver does not need a Popl or the app for the transfer of information to work, allowing for the fastest, easiest and most fun way to connect and share with others.

“We are on a mission to change the way

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New Arm-based gaming PC set to take on Intel and AMD rigs

We’ve been expecting a PC based on the little-known quad-core Arm processor from the time it was launched in July this year. But surprisingly, instead of utilizing the low-power CPU for an entry-level desktop PC, its designers have rolled it inside a gaming PC. 

The Phytium FT-2000/4 from the Chinese state-owned China Electronics Corporation (CEC) isn’t well-known outside the mainland, but the processor caught our attention earlier this year thanks to its considerably lower TDP of around 10 W. 

We expected the company to leverage the CPUs low power consumption to compete with inexpensive processors from AMD and Intel inside small form-factor desktops. It’s taking on the American processing behemoths all right, but with a well-stocked gaming rig.

Game on

Our sister publication Tom’s Hardware caught wind of the gaming PC from photographs posted on Chinese microblogging website, Weibo. 

It reports the PKS gaming PC pairs the FT-2000/4 processor with

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The Denmark Expedition set out to explore unknown Inuit land in 1906. Three members died. — ScienceDaily

Jørgen Brønlund was one of the participants in the legendary Mylius Erichsen’s Denmark Expedition to Greenland 1906-08. In 1907, he died in a small cave of hunger and frostbite, but before that, he made one last note in his diary:

“Perished 79 Fjord after trying to return home over the ice sheet, in November Month I come here in waning moonlight and could not continue from Frost in the Feet and the Dark.”

The Danish expedition had traveled to Northeast Greenland the year before to explore and map the most northerly Greenland and also to determine whether the 50,000 square kilometer Peary Land was a peninsula or an island. If an island, it would accrue to the Americans. If a peninsula, it would be part of Danish territory.

It was after a failed attempt to get into the Independence Fjord that Jørgen Brønlund and two other participants on the expedition’s

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China Is Set to Eclipse America as World’s Biggest Oil Refiner

(Bloomberg) — Earlier this month, Royal Dutch Shell Plc pulled the plug on its Convent refinery in Louisiana. Unlike many oil refineries shut in recent years, Convent was far from obsolete: it’s fairly big by U.S. standards and sophisticated enough to turn a wide range of crude oils into high-value fuels. Yet Shell, the world’s third-biggest oil major, wanted to radically reduce refining capacity and couldn’t find a buyer.

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As Convent’s 700 workers found out they were out of a job, their counterparts on the other side of Pacific were firing up a new unit at Rongsheng Petrochemical’s giant Zhejiang complex in northeast China. It’s just one of at least four projects underway in the country, totaling 1.2 million barrels a day of crude-processing capacity, equivalent to the U.K.’s entire fleet.

The Covid crisis has hastened a seismic shift in the global refining industry as demand for plastics

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Colorado lawmakers set sights on future Space Command headquarters

Colorado Springs would be an ideal location for future Space Command headquarters, say lawmakers in the Centennial State.

Last week the Department of the Air Force announced the six candidate locations being considered for the headquarters of the U.S. Space Command.

The six locations include Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, Port San Antonio, Texas; and Redstone Army Airfield in Alabama, the Department of the Air Force said in a statement.

Peterson Air Force Base is currently the Command’s provisional headquarters. The long-term Space Command headquarters will be selected in early 2021.

SPACE COMMAND HEADQUARTERS WILL BE IN ONE OF THESE SIX STATES, AIR FORCE ANNOUNCES

Virtual and on-site visits will now be conducted at the six candidate locations before the headquarters site is chosen, according to the Department of

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SpaceX to set another big milestone with Starlink launch on a busy day

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A Falcon 9 launch can typically carry about 60 Starlink satellites.


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SpaceX aims to launch its 16th batch of its Starlink broadband satellites on Saturday, which is looking to be a busy day for Elon Musk’s company.

Boosting a new group of its orbiting routers has become a matter of routine for SpaceX as it works to build up a mega-constellation
with thousands of the individual satellites in a low-Earth orbit. But this mission stands to put a few feathers in Musk’s cap.

The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket is set to make its seventh flight, which would be a record for rocket recycling for the company. The booster previously flew on four Starlink missions and a pair of larger telecom satellite launches.

SpaceX will likely attempt to land the booster on

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iPhone 12 Pro Max’s Display Rated The Best Ever On A Smartphone & It’s Set 11 Records Already

The iPhone 12 Pro Max recently launched all over the world and the phone’s display was put to test by DisplayMate. In the highly detailed testing, it was found that the iPhone 12 Pro Max earned “DisplayMate’s highest ever Display Performance Grade of A+” and “Best Smartphone Display Award.” In fact, the phone not only won the two awards but also matched or surpassed records set by its predecessor the iPhone 11 Pro. 



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If you are interested to know about the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s display, you can check out DisplayMate’s detailed review of the display here . The phone garnered the highest rating ever i.e. an A+ and also broke a few records in the process. For comparison purposes, iPhone 11 Pro set 9 records last year which has now been surpassed by the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s Super Retina XDR OLED display. 

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Cerebras Systems and National Energy Technology Laboratory Set New Compute Milestone

At Two Hundred Times the Speed of a Supercomputer, CS-1 Delivers Performance Unattainable with CPUs and GPUs

Cerebras Systems, the pioneer in high performance artificial intelligence (AI) compute, today announced record-breaking performance on a scientific compute workload. In collaboration with the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Cerebras demonstrated its CS-1 delivering speeds beyond what either CPUs or GPUs are currently able to achieve. Specifically, the CS-1 was 200 times faster than the Joule Supercomputer on the key workload of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

“NETL researchers and the Cerebras team collaborated to extend the frontier of what is possible,” said Dr. Brian J. Anderson, Lab Director at NETL. “This work at the intersection of supercomputing and AI will extend our understanding of fundamental scientific phenomena, including combustion and how to make combustion more efficient. Together, NETL and Cerebras are using innovative new computer architectures to further the NETL

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FIFA ask tech companies to set up new system for automated VAR offsides

Could offside calls be AUTOMATED? FIFA asks firms to come up with new technology that will help decide close VAR calls based on algorithms of what IS and ISN’T offside, based on hundreds of real incidents

  • FIFA are working with tech companies to oversee the development of VAR 
  • Across Europe the system has been criticised for it handling of tight offside calls 
  • Tests will be carried out to determine whether offside can be called by algorithm
  • FIFA also discussed development of the VAR ‘light’ concept to improve visuals

Offside has taken one big step closer to being determined purely by automated technology, rather than the current Video Assistant Referee system of dotted lines and a second pair of eyes.

VAR offside controversies have been swirling around Europe all season so far, causing

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