Reuters Events’ MOMENTUM Virtual forum, billed as ‘the most important technology event in a generation’ set to go live next week

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NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Reuters Events is planning the most important technology event in a generation to plot a course towards a more sustainable, equitable and trustworthy world.

The MOMENTUM Virtual forum, on December 9 and 10, will bring together a stellar lineup of board-level executives and aims to attract more than 15,000 attendees in a bid to overcome today’s global challenges and build a better future through technology.

Confirmed speakers include Microsoft’s CISO Bret Arsenault, Bank of America’s Chief Operations & Technology Officer Catherine P Bessant, Google’s CTO office founder and leader Will Grannis, Facebook’s CIO Atish Banerjea and Comcast’s CISO Noopur Davis, among many others.

“MOMENTUM will unite the global technology community to reimagine and advance the role of tech

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TECNO set to launch new ‘POVA’ smartphone on Friday

 New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) TECNO, the global premium smartphone brand of Transsion Holdings, is all set to launch a new product line “POVA” which is designed to deliver powerful performance.

 

The brand’s social media handles have revealed the tagline of POVA as “Unleash the Beast” with the insinuation that the TECNO POVA devices will focus on speed, performance and excellence.

 

As per recent teasers, the TECNO POVA smartphones will be powered by high performance MediaTek Helio G80 gaming processor along with a massive 6000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charge.

 

The new POVA will also feature an immersive 6.8-inch dot-in display for an uninterrupted viewing and gaming experience.

 

Since TECNO’s debut in the Indian smartphone market, their focus has been on “segment-first” features in the affordable and mid-budget smartphone categories.

 

With the launch of POVA, TECNO’s Indian smartphone portfolio will consist of three prominent product lines.

 

The other two

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Global Smartphone Production Sets Highest QoQ Growth in Recent Years with 20% Increase in 3Q20 with Apple set for Strong Calendar Q4

 

In 3Q20, the smartphone industry benefitted from the gradual easing of pandemic containment measures worldwide, the arrival of year-end holiday season, and the expanded production targets by smartphone brands looking to capture Huawei’s lost market share, according to TrendForce. These factors together drove up global smartphone production to 336 million units in 3Q20, a 20% increase QoQ, which is the highest QoQ growth in recent years.

 

Looking ahead to 4Q20, TrendForce believes that the Huawei sanctions will continue to influence the smartphone market. The competing brands will remain aggressive in component procurement and maintain a high production level.

 

In Q3-20 Apple posted a small QoQ increase of 2% in its iPhone production to 42 million units for 3Q20. This result mainly has to do with the delay in the launch of the iPhone 12 series.

 

Regarding 4Q20, Apple will substantially improve its performance. Although the models under the 12 series

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HSBC says buy these 31 global stocks that are exposed to the pandemic’s biggest tech disruptions and set to become growth engines of the future

“We can see this in the way people are behaving as employees (working from home), as students (online education), as consumers (e-commerce), when seeking entertainment (virtual events, e-sports), and when needing medical advice (e-medicine),” HSBC analysts wrote in a global research report.


  • HSBC asked its global analysts to examine four themes linked to digital disruption, which are connectivity, automation, experiential, and digital health.
  • The analysts outlined the opportunities corresponding to each of the four central areas of growth and highlighted 31 global stocks most suited to play the themes. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

“Disruptive innovation” may sound like a pair of overused Wall Street buzzwords these days, but that’s only because of how quickly and overwhelmingly digital innovations have disrupted every aspect of life and become the new normal in 2020. 

“We can see this in the way people are

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U.S. government must help set technology standards

U.S. companies have traditionally handled this work themselves, but as the Chinese government orchestrates a wide effort to promote its own standards, the U.S. and its Western allies could lose control of the rules that determine how technology develops, the commission said.

“This trend threatens U.S. influence on the evolution of technology, particularly in competition with a country that seeks to promote standards as a matter of coordinated industrial policy and heavily subsidizes corporate research and development,” the report said.

“We can no longer just sit back and hope for the best. We have to have an activist policy,” Michael Wessel, a Democratic appointee to the commission, said Tuesday as the report was published.

The recommendation echoes growing calls from Republicans and Democrats for the government to shed some of its free-market orthodoxy and take a bigger role in the economy to counter China and its growing high-tech exports.

Since

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How to set up HomeKit security camera activity zones in macOS Big Sur

With macOS Big Sur, you can make your HomeKit Secure Video camera notify you of movement only in selected portions of its field of view.

As convenient and reassuring as security cameras are, it’s also hard to position them in exactly the right place. You need them to cover certain areas, but you don’t want them covering others.

So for instance, maybe the security camera on the back of your house can see your neighbor’s garden, and they are forever having barbecues there. Or perhaps the one on the front of your house has to be tilted to see the end of your drive, but then can’t help but include where the school bus stops.

Now with macOS Big Sur, HomeKit cameras can have the option to set what are called activity zones. The cameras will still show their entire field of view, and if they are recording then

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Stock picks to buy: 31 global stocks set to become engines of growth

  • HSBC asked its global analysts to examine four themes linked to digital disruption, which are connectivity, automation, experiential, and digital health.
  • The analysts outlined the opportunities corresponding to each of the four central areas of growth and highlighted 31 global stocks most suited to play the themes. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

“Disruptive innovation” may sound like a pair of overused Wall Street buzzwords these days, but that’s only because of how quickly and overwhelmingly digital innovations have disrupted every aspect of life and become the new normal in 2020. 

“We can see this in the way people are behaving as employees (working from home), as students (online education), as consumers (e-commerce), when seeking entertainment (virtual events, e-sports), and when needing medical advice (e-medicine),” HSBC analysts wrote in a global research report. 

Meanwhile, companies seeking to achieve efficiencies and refine their business models for the new regime could

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Nanoscopic barcodes set a new science limit

Nanoscopic barcodes set a new science limit
Different kinds of nanobarcodes can form a “library” for future nanoscale sensing applications. Credit: University of Technology Sydney

Using barcodes to label and identify everyday items is as familiar as a trip to the supermarket. Imagine shrinking those barcodes a million times, from millimeter to nanometre scale, so that they could be used inside living cells to label, identify and track the building blocks of life or, blended into inks to prevent counterfeiting. This is the frontier of nanoengineering, requiring fabrication and controlled manipulation of nanostructures at atomic level—new, fundamental research, published in Nature Communications, shows the possibilities and opportunities ahead.


The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) led collaboration developed a nanocrystal growth method that controls the growth direction, producing programmable atomic thin layers, arbitrary barcoded nanorods, with morphology uniformity. The result is millions of different kinds of nanobarcodes that can form a “library” for future nanoscale sensing applications.

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Amazon, Apple stay away from new French initiative to set principles for Big Tech

PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. tech giants Amazon and Apple have not signed up to a new French initiative to get global tech companies to publicly commit to principles including paying their fair share of taxes, government officials said on Monday.

FILE PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google in a combination photo. REUTERS

French President Emmanuel Macron has sought for the past three years to cajole tech giants into collaborating with governments on a series of global challenges such as fighting hate speech online, preserving privacy or contributing to state coffers.

Amid a public outcry about technology groups’ good fortunes during the coronavirus pandemic this year, Macron’s advisers said on Monday that the president had asked tech companies to sign up to a new initiative called “Tech for Good Call” underlining principles for the post-COVID world.

The French government released a list of 75 executives of tech companies

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Lego’s International Space Station set is 16% off at Amazon for Cyber Monday

In what may just be a Cyber Mondy miracle, Lego’s International Space Station is on sale at Amazon. Lego’s model of the space station, which was released in February, is currently sold out on Lego.com, but now the highly sought-after building kit can be yours. Act fast and you can get a space station Lego set of your own for $58.99, just over $10 less than the usual price. 

With 864 pieces you can build and display an impressively realistic space station  (this was a Lego Ideas set originally) as well as two cargo spacecraft and a miniature space shuttle. The set also includes two astronaut microfigures. 

The Lego International Space Station is a model beautiful enough to stand in as a centerpiece in any space lovers home. But it’s not just for looks. Lego was sure to include impressive details like a posable Canadarm2, just like the real-life station’s

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