Ofcom consults on future vision for spectrum |

By Colin Mann

December 4, 2020

Supporting innovation is at the heart of UK comms regulator Ofcom’s new vision for managing spectrum in the future. To support innovation, it wants to make it easier for organisations to access the spectrum they need for new and exciting uses. For example, this could include remote healthcare applications to support people taking medication and in the future, 3D holograms.

Accordingly it has published its Spectrum Management Strategy, setting out its long-term vision for how it proposes to manage spectrum in the future. To deliver this vision, it is proposing action in three main areas:

Supporting wireless innovation

Ofcom plans to bolster its outreach work to help organisations looking at how they could improve the way they work by using spectrum for wireless services. Ofcom also proposes to free up more spectrum for pioneers – for people to develop new technologies and uses

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Apple redesigns accessibility site to showcase tips for vision, hearing and other areas

Apple wants to make it easier for people to learn about the company’s accessibility features and figure out how to customize their iPhones , Macs and other devices to better suit their needs. The gadget maker on Wednesday launched a redesign of its accessibility website, Apple.com/accessibility, to highlight its various offerings.



a hand holding a cellphone: Apple's People Detection feature on the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max can notify a user who's low vision about people who are approaching. James Martin/CNET


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Apple’s People Detection feature on the iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max can notify a user who’s low vision about people who are approaching. James Martin/CNET

The new site is organized around four areas: vision, mobility, hearing and cognition, and it gives tips about dozens of features Apple has built for its various devices. Along with the revamped site, Apple Support is releasing a new collection of videos on its YouTube channel that show how to use some of the company’s latest accessibility features. 

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Scientists reverse age-related vision loss, eye damage from glaucoma in mice — ScienceDaily

Harvard Medical School scientists have successfully restored vision in mice by turning back the clock on aged eye cells in the retina to recapture youthful gene function.

The team’s work, described Dec. 2 in Nature, represents the first demonstration that it may be possible to safely reprogram complex tissues, such as the nerve cells of the eye, to an earlier age.

In addition to resetting the cells’ aging clock, the researchers successfully reversed vision loss in animals with a condition mimicking human glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness around the world.

The achievement represents the first successful attempt to reverse glaucoma-induced vision loss, rather than merely stem its progression, the team said. If replicated through further studies, the approach could pave the way for therapies to promote tissue repair across various organs and reverse aging and age-related diseases in humans.

“Our study demonstrates that it’s possible to safely reverse

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HBO Max will stream Wonder Woman 1984 in 4K HDR, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

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Wonder Woman 1984 will be the first HBO Max title available in 4K HDR. 


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AT&T’s WarnerMedia is betting big on Wonder Woman 1984 drawing in subscribers to the HBO Max platform, releasing the film theatrically and on the streaming platform simultaneously on Dec. 25. Now, it’s ensuring that those looking to watch the sequel to the 2017 hit will be able to do so at home in 4K HDR. 

On Tuesday, WarnerMedia announced that Wonder Woman 1984 will be its first title available in the higher resolution 4K format, with the film also supporting HDR10, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Those interested in watching in 4K HDR will need a compatible TV (and sound system in the case of Atmos) as well as a “supported” device. 

At the moment, the list of supported devices includes:

It’s unclear if the app will work on

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Europe Computer Vision Market (2020 to 2026) – by Product Type, Component, Application, Vertical and Country

Dublin, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Europe Computer Vision Market by Product Type, Component, Application, Vertical and Country: Industry Analysis and Forecast 2020-2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Europe Computer Vision Market is expected to witness market growth of 9.4% CAGR during the forecast period (2020-2026).

Computer Vision is one of the applied fields of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence that offers a visual understanding of the globe through computers. It is mainly concerned with the theory and technology that are designed for structuring the artificial systems. These systems contain important information from images or multi-dimensional data. Computer vision is largely concerned with the automatic extraction, understanding, and analysis of meaningful data from a single image or a sequence of multiple images. It comprises the development of an algorithmic and theoretical basis to achieve understanding through automatic visual.

Computer vision technology is principally being adopted

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Vision AI will be the next worldwide web

The web may not be the largest thing to run on the internet (these days it seems like Zoom is) but it was the most transformational until mobile apps came along. You can follow the waves by developer interest: in the 2000s everyone was learning HTML and making a website. In the 2010s everyone was learning to develop mobile apps. In the 2020s all the developers are going to build Vision AI. And for good reason.

Where the web had its impact was by digitizing manual paper-based processes. Rather than receive a bank statement in the mail you could view it on the web. Rather than mail in a check, you could pay on the web. Rather than fax in a trade authorization, you could validate it on the web.

This extended to internal enterprise processes, from product configuration to employee surveys, and to B2B processes, from catalog updates to

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The Global Night Vision Scope Market is expected to grow by $ 205.16 mn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period

Global Night Vision Scope Market 2020-2024 The analyst has been monitoring the night vision scope market and it is poised to grow by $ 205. 16 mn during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period.

New York, Nov. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “Global Night Vision Scope Market 2020-2024” – https://www.reportlinker.com/p04793421/?utm_source=GNW
Our reports on night vision scope market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors.
The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the increasing global military spending and cost competitiveness of night vision scope. In addition, increasing global military spending is anticipated to boost the growth of the market as well.
The night vision scope

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Sales readiness platform MindTickle raises $100 million led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2

MindTickle, a startup that is helping hundreds of small and large firms improve their sales through its eponymous sales readiness platform, said on Monday it has raised $100 million in a new financing round.

SoftBank Vision Fund 2 led the Pune and San Francisco-headquartered startup’s new financing round, which is a combination of debt and equity. Existing investors Norwest Venture Partners, Accel Partners, Canaan, NEA, NewView Capital, and Qualcomm Ventures also participated in the round, which according to a person familiar with the matter, valued the eight-year-old startup at roughly $500 million, up from about $250 million last year.

The vast majority of this $100 million fund is equity investment, said Krishna Depura, co-founder and chief executive of MindTickle, in an interview with TechCrunch. He declined to disclose the specific amount, however, or comment on the valuation.

We used to live in a seller’s world, where buyers had a small

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Why We Need a Collective Vision to Design the Future of Health

My mother died of Covid-19 at the age of 91. She was recovering from surgery in an assisted-living facility in Durham, North Carolina. While she had previously been healthy, the virus aggressively invaded her body, and her doctors soon told us there was nothing they could do. We were allowed one brief compassion visit. My sisters and I suited up in head-to-toe PPE to be with my mother for 20 minutes. She was unresponsive, but I hope she knew we were there. She passed away a few days later.

My family’s heartbreak is not unique. We share it with more than 200,000 American families. In communities of color, this heartbreak is not even uncommon. Discrimination, lack of access to health care, and poverty all increase the risks for Black and brown people. In my own Black, mostly working-class family, almost everyone has a friend or in-law who has died from

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Plan Cost and Reimbursement Satisfaction Drive Overall Vision Plan Satisfaction Down, J.D. Power Finds

Aetna Vision Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction

Overall customer satisfaction among vision plan members has decreased in 2020, driven by a decrease in reimbursement and plan cost. According to the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Vision Plan Satisfaction ReportSM, released today, overall satisfaction is 760 (on a 1,000-point scale), down five points from 765 in 2019.

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J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Vision Plan Satisfaction Report (Graphic: Business Wire)

Study Rankings

Aetna Vision ranks highest in customer satisfaction with vision plan insurers with a score of 794. National Guardian (790) ranks second and UHC/Optum (773) ranks third.

The 2020 U.S. Vision Plan Satisfaction Report is based on responses from more than 1,300 vision plan members. The study was fielded in September 2020. The report, now in its seventh year, measures customer satisfaction with vision plan providers based on five factors

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