Google’s Nest announces new smart thermostat with simpler design, lower price

Google’s Nest smart home division has a new smart thermostat available to order starting today. The new Nest Thermostat is a simpler model than the Nest Learning Thermostat or Nest Thermostat E and comes with a lower price, just $129.99. That’s $40 less than the Nest E and $120 less than the top-of-the-line third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat. It is available to pre-order starting today, and Google says it will be shipping in a few weeks.



a hand holding a video game: The new Nest Thermostat ditches the traditional rotating dial for a simpler, touch strip control system


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The new Nest Thermostat ditches the traditional rotating dial for a simpler, touch strip control system

Simpler is the theme with the new Nest Thermostat, and that starts with its design. Gone is the traditional rotating dial that’s been on every Nest thermostat for the past nine years. In its place is a touch sensitive strip on the right side that is used to navigate the interface and make adjustments. Instead of

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Bion Announces New U.S. Patent Provides Stronger Coverage of Third-Gen Technology

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB: BNET), a developer of comprehensive livestock waste treatment technology that generates multiple new revenue streams while largely mitigating the environmental impacts of large-scale livestock production, announced that it has received a new U.S. patent that strengthens the coverage of its third generation (3G) technology platform.

Patent No. 10,793,458 was issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on October 6, 2020. The patent describes the formation of ammonium bicarbonate in Bion’s 3G system from the ammonia, carbon dioxide and water vapor contained in the waste stream, and the further crystallization of that ammonium bicarbonate. Essentially, the patent covers the production of concentrated ammonia (nitrogen) fertilizer products in crystal (solid) form, from a livestock waste stream. The patent significantly strengthens Bion’s IP position, not only by covering current methods, but also by laying a foundation for future development.

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Mitre Medical Corp. Announces Presentation and Participation at the MedTech Emerging Growth Companies 2020 Virtual Roadshow – Press Release

MORGAN HILL, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 12, 2020 / Mitre Medical Corp. (“Mitre” or “company”) is an early-stage medical device company developing the Mitral Touch®, a less invasive and safer approach to treat functional mitral valve regurgitation (FMR) and remodel the left ventricle (LV). Mitre is pleased to announce that the company will be presenting at and participating in the U.S.-Japan cross-border event, MedTech Emerging Growth Companies 2020 Virtual Roadshow. Details about the event are as follows:

This year the MedTech Emerging Growth Companies 2020 Virtual Roadshow will introduce over 20 emerging U.S. medical technology companies to Japanese business, financial, academic, and government experts. The event is a collaboration between the Japan Society of Northern California and US-Japan Medtech Frontiers. The virtual conference will feature thematically grouped company presentations followed by online networking sessions with presenters.

“We are excited to follow-up on the success of last year’s conference. The

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Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions Announces Regulation Crowdfunding for Robotic Assistance Devices Mobile Subsidiary

Artificial Intelligence Technology Solutions, Inc., (OTCPK:AITX), is pleased to announce that its majority owned subsidiary Robotic Assistance Devices Mobile, Inc. (RAD-M) has begun a short private placement offering in accordance with Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg. CF) adopted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) through TruCrowd. Full details can be found here: https://us.trucrowd.com/equity/offer-summary/RAD-M.

RAD-M announces the launch of its dedicated website https://investinradm.com/ that identifies that letters of intent for pre-orders worth more than $16 million in total potential revenue of ROAMEO units have been received from a variety of dealers and end users including Fortune 500 companies.

“I believe this is a great opportunity for a wide variety of investors and enthusiasts to join the #RADArmy as we continue to define the Autonomous Remote Services industry that we expect will join manned guarding and physical security as a multi-billion dollar industry,” said Steve Reinharz, Founder and President of RAD-M. “End

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Pure Harvest Corporate Group Announces the Acquisition of Solar Cultivation Technologies Assets and Intellectual Property

Denver, CO – ( NewMediaWire ) – October 09, 2020 – Pure Harvest Corporate Group, Inc. (OTC: PHCG), an emerging cannabis and hemp-CBD holding company, is pleased to announce it has acquired all of the assets of Solar Cultivation Technologies, Inc. (“SCT”), a Denver-based solar company focused on bringing solar to the cannabis industry in an effort to minimize the industry’s carbon footprint. This acquisition will allow PHCG to implement SCT’s solar, storage, and intelligent distribution technology throughout its operations in addition to providing these technologies to other operators in the cannabis industry.

“We are extremely excited to acquire SCT’s assets and technology and are confident that this acquisition will position PHCG to become an environmental leader within the cannabis space,” said Matthew Gregarek, CEO of Pure Harvest Corporate Group. “We understand that the industry’s carbon footprint is a tremendous issue and we believe that we now have the tools

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Black Public Media Announces Tech Fellowship Recipient

Carla LynDale Bishop has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the MIT & Black Public Media Fellowship.

Black Public Media Announces Tech Fellowship Recipient

Carla LynDale Bishop has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the MIT & Black Public Media Fellowship, hosted by MIT Open Documentary Lab and sponsored by MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology. Part of BPMplus – the Black Public Media (BPM) initiative focused on eliminating barriers for Black makers to help increase their participation in the world of emerging technology – the semester-long fellowship marks the first collaboration between the three partners. BPM is a Harlem-based nonprofit dedicated to creating content about the global, Black experience.

“Fellowships, incubators, residencies, and labs are important on-ramps for creatives to learn about emerging technologies, such as AI and XR, but many great programs have unintended barriers that discourage or prevent Black creatives from participating. Relocating for two weeks to a year is a

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Netsmart Announces a New Era of Healthcare Technology That Transcends Care Settings

Netsmart announced a new era of technology adoption, a future where providers will leverage modern, whole-person technology that transcends care settings. Netsmart welcomed more than 3,000 healthcare providers and professionals to the thirteenth annual CONNECTIONS conference from October 5-7. The first ever virtual CONNECTIONS offered a three-day conference bringing together behavioral health, home health, hospice, independent and assisted living, senior living, public health, social services and substance use communities together to listen, learn and engage. This year’s event and virtual platform gave attendees the opportunity to connect from all over the U.S. from their virtual or office workspaces.

The CONNECTIONS2020 keynote address summarized the innovations of the last decade that empowers Netsmart clients to truly deliver whole-person care. The opportunity to achieve more holistic care has now been extended to all providers, regardless of electronic health record (EHR). During the event’s opening keynote, the healthcare IT leader formally announced that

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Technology Association of Georgia Announces Converge Line Up

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 8, 2020–

Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) expands keynotes, announces compelling content sessions and issues call for nominations for its annual Diversity and Inclusion awards for Converge, which takes place Nov 9 – 10, 2020.

Converge is a summit for dialogue and education that convenes influencers in the emerging tech workforce culture. Converge will highlight strategies, actions and measurement techniques companies and organizations of all sizes can utilize to foster inclusion and innovation. The summit will also highlight trailblazers who are creating a powerful ethos across the technology community to keep companies globally competitive and drive innovation and Georgia’s economy.

Four Powerful Keynotes Over 2 Days
Ralph de la Vega
, founder and chairman of the De La Vega Group and former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions & International joins Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour, America’s first African American female combat pilot

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iConnections Announces Partnership With The Investment Institute to Build Transformational Ecosystem For the Investment Industry

iConnections and TII Are Pleased To Announce They Have Entered Into a Global Strategic Partnership, Combining TII’s Industry Leading Educational Forum Services with iConnections’ World Class Strategy-Led Enterprise Delivery and Next-Gen Technology Services

The Investment Institute (TII), a leading membership body offering unbiased and non-commercial educational investment forums for senior decision-makers from leading endowments, foundations, pension funds, family offices and asset management firms has announced a strategic partnership with iConnections, the industry leading platform that seamlessly connects managers and allocators for virtual meetings, giving managers the ability to subscribe and share.

The iConnections Investment Institute will allow TII members real-time interactions and access to peers in the community throughout the year as well as enable allocators to clearly identify managers and strategies that may be of interest.

With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of business, companies recognize that they need to accelerate the development of digital

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IDC Announces Key Technology Investment Trends for the Future Enterprise

Today, International Data Corporation (IDC) announced its IT outlook for 2021 along with top trends and guidance for enterprises as they prepare for The Next Normal.

Recent IDC data shows that actual market performance has been stronger than suggested by survey and market indicators, especially in the U.S., due largely to cloud and remote work support. Service provider investments to meet demand for cloud and digital services are stable compared to other sectors and remote work/learning has driven stronger PC volume and a greater focus on security for the year. “Overall information and communications technology (ICT) spending is expected to have a 5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2024. In terms of total IT spending, we are seeing a more shallow V-shaped drop this year. Total IT spending will drop to about 1% growth this year, but this is far stronger than the 3% decline that was expected earlier

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