FCC Chairman Ajit Pai described Redl as a longtime colleague who served with distinction during his 18 months at NTIA. He was a vocal advocate within the Department of Commerce for repurposing federal spectrum for commercial use and fostering the private sector s lead in 5G deployment, Pai said in a statement. I thank David for his service and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. Asked about Redl s departure during a press conference following the FCC s monthly open meeting, FCC Commissioner Michael O Rielly, who worked with Redl on the 2012 spectrum act, also thanked him for his years of service.
Google annual developer conference the Google I O 2019 began on a high note on data privacy on May 7. During the ongoing three day annual event, the Mountain View, California based company announced a slew of updates to its products and services that are bound to change not just the way we interact with technology but also the way we use it. Among other things like the Google Pixel 3a, Nest Hub Max and Android Q beta, Google also announced major updates coming to the Google Assistant.
Taipei, May 8 (CNA) Google Inc.'s newest smartphones the Pixel 3a series went on sale in Taiwan Wednesday after the U.S. based tech giant unveiled the new phones in Google I O developer conference in San Francisco overnight.The lower cost Pixel 3a series was developed by Google's production team based in Taiwan after the company completed a deal in January 2018 to acquire Taiwan based HTC Corp.'s smartphone ODM assets for US$1.1 billion.Consumers in Taiwan are able to log on the online Google Store to place their orders in the two newest lower cost Pixel models the 5.6 inch Pixel 3a and 6 inch Pixel 3a XL with a starting price of NT$14,500 (US$459) and NT$17,100, respectively.According to Google, the phones boast new functions, such as navigation via augmented reality (AR) technology on Google Maps.With the assistance of the AR technology, pedestrians can see images of the roads on which they are walking instead of simply receiving instructions, which is expected to make it easier for them to find their way around.The series also has a time lapse photography function that allows users to capture an entire sunrise or sunset in a film lasting only a few seconds.The new phones are equipped with a 12.2 megapixel rear camera with an electronic image stabilization function, as well as an 8 megapixel front camera with an 84 degree field of view.In addition, the cameras also have the Google artificial intelligence function, while the phones have more efficient batteries, giving up to seven hours of use for a recharge time of 15 minutes, or up to 30 hours with a full recharge.The Pixel 3a is equipped with a 3,000 mAh battery, while the Pixel 3a XL has a 3,700 mAh battery, according to Google.The new phones, which have 4GB of memory and storage of 64GB, are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 670 processor, Google said.After Google purchased HTC's smartphone ODM assets, about 2,000 HTC smartphone engineers have been working for the American firm to develop the Pixel series of phones.Google has plans to build its biggest research and development center in Taiwan. (By Jeffrey Wu and Frances Huang)Enditem JRatings
Last week, NASA, FEMA, and space agencies around the world simulated an impending asteroid strike and how they d respond during the annual IAA Planetary Defense Conference. But the end of the simulation took a rather unfortunate turn.
”For the female diaconate, there is a way to imagine it with a different view from the male diaconate, ” Pope Francis said May 7 during an in flight press conference returning from North Macedonia and Bulgaria. ”Fundamentally, there is no certainty that it was an ordination with the same form, in the same purpose as male ordination. Some say there is doubt, let #39;s go ahead and study, ” the pope said.
For the female diaconate, there is a way to imagine it with a different view from the male diaconate, Pope Francis said May 7 during an in flight press conference returning from North Macedonia and Bulgaria. Fundamentally, there is no certainty that it was an ordination with the same form, in the same purpose as male ordination. Some say there is doubt, let's go ahead and study, the pope said.
Authorities say the shooting, which left one student dead and eight others wounded, was perpetrated by 18 year old Devon Erickson and an unnamed minor. The ABC local affiliate has reported the minor is transgender and is transitioning from woman to man. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock at a Wednesday morning press conference did not directly respond to reports about the minor s gender.
The suspects, a juvenile female and an adult male, are in custody after the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch, a charter school in Highlands Ranch, Colo., Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said at a press conference Wednesday morning. Law enforcement authorities initially incorrectly identified the juvenile shooting suspect as male.The coroner 's office identified the student who died in the shooting as Kendrick Ray Castillo, 18. ”He was the best kid in the world, ” his father John Castillo told the Denver Post.
Rolling Stone magazine announced it #39;s getting into the music chart business, saying it plans to launch five charts next Monday May 13, powered by BuzzAngle, the data company Rolling Stone 's parent company, Penske Media, acquired a stake in last year, which will be rechristened Alpha Data on that day too.The company made its announcement this morning at the opening session of the Music Biz Conference, being held in Nashville. Billboard has been compiling music charts for at least 80 years, and on Monday announced the launch of a new global music chart.
WEF announced May 6 that a team from the European Space Agency, together with one led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, will work on development of a Space Sustainability Rating, a metric that will define how well an individual satellite, or satellite system, follows guidelines to ensure the long term sustainability of space.Backers of the proposed rating system, appearing on a panel at the Satellite 2019 conference here May 6, said they believed satellite operators would support a voluntary rating process to demonstrate their desire to be good stewards of space amid concerns about the growing population of orbital debris.
Lamela is involved here. He is going to train here but Serge Aurier, he is not here. Sorry I don #x2019;t talk about rumours. This is a player we want to keep. When we talk in London about Frenkie de Jong it #x2019;s about a player who has signed. I don #x2019;t talk about rumours.
Ever since its pivot into a enterprise focused company, Microsoft s Build developer conference has had little to offer mainstream consumers. However, the conference still gives us a glimpse into the company s future, and how it aims to take its services forward.It seems most of this year s announcements will revolve around the company s Azure Cloud services.
NASA this week revealed that scientists are planning a flyby study of the large 340 metre wide 99942 Apophis asteroid that will cruise past Earth in 2029, narrowly missing impact. Initial calculations had predicted a 2.97percent chance of impact, the space agency said, clarifying that later observations had ruled out the possibility. The near miss will be a bounty for scientists, NASA said in its release, and those gathered at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference in College Park, Maryland dedicated a session to it on Monday, discussing plans for study during its flyby. They also considered it as a hypothetical impact scenario, and the findings of that exercise have been released.
Addressing press conference here, Rahul hit out at the Prime Minister for his silence on issues such as unemployment agrarian distress. Over half of the election is over and it is clear that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is losing. Issues like unemployment have not been addressed. Modi does not talk about these issues as he has nothing left to say. There is never a plan to tackle these issues, the Congress President said.
Asserting that terrorism is a huge issue, Gandhi alleged that the BJP compromises on it, adding that the Congress will deal with it "more sternly " than Modi because it works with a strategy, rather than "events ".Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters here, he also hit out at the prime minister over his remarks that the Congress conducted surgical strikes only "on paper " and the leaders of the opposition party thought those were akin to video games.Gandhi said Modi #39;s comments were not an insult to the Congress, but to the Army.Asked about the prime minister invoking Masood Azhar #39;s designation as a global terrorist by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) at a poll rally soon after the decision was announced, the Congress president said the Jaish e Mohammed (JeM) chief is a terrorist and the strictest action should be taken against him.
David A. Graham Staff writer at The Atlantic Grigory Dukor Reuters On June 13, 2018, Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 12 officers of the GRU, the Russian intelligence agency, with committing large scale cyber operations to interfere with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Three days later, President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. Speaking at a press conference beside Putin, Trump absolved Russia of any hacking. He just said it s not Russia. I will say this: I don t see any reason why it would be, Trump said. So I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today. And what he did is an incredible offer. He offered to have the people working on the case come and work with their investigators, with respect to the 12 people. I think that s an incredible offer.
When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage at the McEnergy Convention Centre in San Jose, California, on May 30 a lot of people assumed that Facebook's annual developers conference F8 2019 would focus on the company's products and services. It did. But before that Zuckerberg delivered his prophecy for future: "The future is private," he said. It was a good beginning for a company that has been hammered in the last couple of years over this thorny issue of privacy. And it was a good beginning despite the fact that Zuckerberg tried to joke around this issue of privacy he failed rightly and delivered his lines promising to do better with a smirk on his face.
Direct from America's space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we discover our home planet. NASA TV airs a variety of regularly scheduled, pre-recorded educational and public relations programming 24 hours a day on its various channels. The network also provides an array of live programming, such as coverage of missions, events (spacewalks, media interviews, educational broadcasts), press conferences and rocket launches. In the United States, NASA Television's Public and Media channels are MPEG-2 digital C-band signals carried by QPSK/DVB-S modulation on satellite AMC-3, transponder 15C, at 87 degrees west longitude. Downlink frequency is 4000 MHz, horizontal polarization, with a data rate of 38.86 Mhz, symbol rate of 28.1115 Ms/s, and Â¾ FEC. A Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) compliant Integrated Receiver Decoder (IRD) is needed for reception.
One of these changes is the introduction of a camera feature called Create Mode. In this mode, the user will be able to build a new post or a Story without having to upload an image or video existing within the app phone. Facebook made this announcement at the ongoing F8 developers conference. The other announcement made at the event is even more promising.In the second new feature added to Instagram, any artist or celebrity can just tag the piece of clothing or accessory they are wearing, and their followers can click on it to go ahead and make the purchase of the piece from within the Instagram app. The categories listed by Instagram in the announcement include public figures, creators, athletes, publishers, and artists. This is another welcome change since this tagging facility was hitherto available only to companies. Ultimately, these changes are made with the objective of making the user experience on the platform more immersive and to retain the 1 billion plus customer base Instagram has created.
During the annual Facebook developer conference on Tuesday, April 30, the social media giant shared more details about its Facebook Dating platform, which is currently available in 19 countries and will come to the US later this year. The dating platform includes a feature called Secret Crush, where users can choose up to nine of their Facebook friends to list as secret crushes. That guy in high school you used to write love letters to? Check. That girl in your freshman dorm with the perfect smile? You know the one. You can now tell these people you ve been crushing on them by sending them a Facebook notification.Don t worry, though even though Facebook will notify the person that a friend has listed them as a secret crush, they won t know your identity unless they name you as their crush, too. If two people list each other as crushes, the app reveals their identities to one another so they can start a conversation. The idea is to connect you with people you already know IRL, rather than the traditional dating app model of introducing you to strangers. If you ve spent years too afraid to tell your childhood BFF you re in love with them, this could be your chance to make a move.