Apple unveils its first-ever 5G iPhone

Apple on Tuesday unveiled its 5G iPhone, the first for the tech giant.



In this still image from the keynote video of a special event at Apple Park, Apple's Vice President of iPhone Product Marketing Kaiann Drance unveils the all-new iPhone 12, Oct. 13, 2020, in Cupertino, Calif.


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In this still image from the keynote video of a special event at Apple Park, Apple’s Vice President of iPhone Product Marketing Kaiann Drance unveils the all-new iPhone 12, Oct. 13, 2020, in Cupertino, Calif.

“The next generation is here. Today is the beginning of a new era for iPhone,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said. “This is a huge moment for all of us and we’re really excited.”

The iPhone 12 was “designed with 5G in mind” and comes in five new colors (black, white, red, green and blue), Kaiann Drance, Apple’s vice president of marketing, said at the virtual event.

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The iPhone 12 is 11% thinner, 15% smaller in volume and 16% lighter than the current iPhone 11, Drance

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IBM Inks Its First-Ever Esports Deal With The Overwatch League

The Overwatch League Grand Finals weekend is underway and although we’re in the middle of the biggest pro Overwatch event of the year, Activision Blizzard is already looking towards the future. It has signed a multi-year deal with IBM. The league will use IBM’s cloud and artificial intelligence tech to “power analytical and interactive content” in its broadcasts.  

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“We’re constantly striving to give fans the ability to more meaningfully engage with the Overwatch League, and teaming up with IBM enables us to do just that,” Brandon Snow, chief revenue officer of Activision Blizzard Esports, said in a statement.

“IBM’s cutting-edge AI and machine learning, underpinned by cloud technologies, will help enable us

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Camera Designed by Felix & Paul Studios and TIME Arrives at ISS to Capture First-Ever Virtual Reality Spacewalk

It’s entirely possible you missed it, but on Oct. 2 at 9:16 PM ET, you lifted off for the International Space Station. Just over two days later, you docked successfully—and it’s a good thing you did. You’ve got a spacewalk planned for later this year.

O.K., technically speaking, you didn’t go anywhere at all, and unless you’re actually a highly-trained astronaut, you certainly shouldn’t be planning for a real-deal spacewalk—or extravehicular activity (EVA)—any time soon. But you could very much share in the experience when actual ISS crew members venture outside of the station for one of the most exciting and dangerous experiences an astronaut can have.

That’s because something special was included among the ISS-bound cargo on the uncrewed Cygnus supply vehicle that took off from Wallops Island, Va. earlier this week: the first-ever 3D, virtual reality camera designed to operate in the vacuum of space. It’s the product

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Researchers used miniature microscopes to conduct first-ever study of astrocyte calcium activity in sleep in freely behaving animals — ScienceDaily

A new study published today in the journal Current Biology suggests that star-shaped brain cells known as astrocytes could be as important to the regulation of sleep as neurons, the brain’s nerve cells.

Led by researchers at Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, the study builds new momentum toward ultimately solving the mystery of why we sleep and how sleep works in the brain. The discovery may also set the stage for potential future treatment strategies for sleep disorders and neurological diseases and other conditions associated with troubled sleep, such as PTSD, depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and autism spectrum disorder.

“What we know about sleep has been based largely on neurons,” said lead author and postdoctoral research associate Ashley Ingiosi. Neurons, she explained, communicate through electrical signals that can be readily captured through electroencephalography (EEG). Astrocytes — a type of glial (or “glue”) cell that interacts with neurons

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