Augury Raises $55 Million Series D Funding to Sustain Rapid Growth, Announces New Global Partnerships and Capabilities

New Funding Round Led by Israeli-based Qumra Capital Marks Significant Increase in Valuation for IIoT Leader

Augury, a leading AI-based Machine Health solution provider, today announced it has secured $55 million in funding. The additional capital will be used to sustain and accelerate Augury’s rapid growth and to capitalize on the opportunity to help leading industrial companies improve the reliability, resilience and efficiency of their manufacturing operations. This Series D round was led by Qumra Capital, a leading late-stage venture capital firm based out of Israel. It includes participation from existing key investors, including Insight Venture Partners, Eclipse Ventures, Munich Re Venture Capital, Qualcomm Ventures and Lerer Hippeau Ventures. With this round Augury has raised $106 million since its initial funding six years ago.

The company also announced new partnerships and capabilities to help its global customers gain the benefit of prescriptive diagnostics and machine insights, no matter where in

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iPhone 12 series comparison: Which one would you buy?

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Apple went all out today with its big iPhone 12 series reveal. The company announced four different iPhone 12 models, ranging from a small version to the largest iPhone ever. So we figured we would offer up an iPhone 12 series comparison.

With four different versions, Apple decided to make the iPhone 12 launch similar to what Samsung has done with its Galaxy S line. Let’s take a look at all the iPhone 12 models.

Read more: Everything you need to know about the iPhone 12 series

iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Mini specs

  iPhone 12 Mini iPhone 12
Display 5.4-inch Super Retina XDR OLED
2,340 x 1,080 resolution
HDR, True Tone
Wide color (P3)
2,000,000:1 contrast ratio
625 nits max brightness (typical); 1200 nits max brightness (HDR)
Ceramic Shield front
6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED
2,532 x 1,170 resolution
HDR, True Tone
Wide color (P3)
2,000,000:1 contrast ratio
625
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Official render reveals the Huawei Mate 40 series’ unique camera array

huawei mate 40 octagonal camera array
  • An official render of a Huawei Mate 40 series phone has surfaced online.
  • The render suggests at least one of the phones in the series will sport an octagonal camera array.
  • It seems the phone will also sport physical volume buttons.

Growing tired of the all-too-common rectangle camera arrays on flagships? The Huawei Mate 40 series may represent something of a break. According to a teaser (via GSMArena) posted to Weibo by Huawei’s head of mobile product, He Gang, at least one of the phones in the range will sport an octagonal camera array.

Judging by the render, the six-sided array will occupy a large portion of the phone’s upper third. It’s a stark departure from previous non-official renders portraying the Mate 40 with a circular camera array. The render doesn’t give us much info on the actual sensor arrangement or how many shooters will be present. Huawei fans

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CNN launches new series ‘Saved by the Future’ with leading names in science and technology exploring the innovations that will shape our future | Nachricht

HONG KONG, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — This month, CNN launches ‘Saved by the Future’, a brand-new cross-platform series in which some of the biggest names in science and technology spotlight breakthrough innovations in mobility, automation, energy, sustainability and artificial intelligence that could transform our lives in decades to come.

In the first of three 30-minute shows, host Nicki Shieldsguides conversations with Bill NyeFabien Cousteau and Kathy Sullivan, who transport us to a world of future possibilities that once seemed like mere science fiction, in everything from mobility in space to electric drones that can predict the weather.

Shields first speaks with TV Star “The Science Guy”, climate change advocate and social media sensation Bill Nye about the future of space exploration. Nye is CEO of the Planetary Society, which successfully launched its LightSail 2 spacecraft in 2019. The spacecraft is powered by solar winds

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Get The Most From PS5 and Xbox Series X [Video]

To get the most out of your PS5 and Xbox Series consoles, from TVs to sound systems, we narrow down what you need to get prepped for this next generation of gaming.

Next Gen Ready TVs

LG CX OLED 4k TV https://www.amazon.com/LG-OLED48CXPUB-Alexa-Built-Ultra/dp/B083XNJWNJ?tag=gamespot-best-lists-20

Sony X900H 4k ULTRA HD https://www.amazon.com/Sony-X900H-65-Inch-Compatibility/dp/B084KQLVFH?tag=gamespot-best-lists-20

Samsung Q80T 4K https://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-65-inch-Class-QLED-Built/dp/B0845ZSMWS?tag=gamespot-best-lists-20

Capture Devices

Elgato 4K60S+ https://www.amazon.com/Elgato-Standalone-Recording-Zero-Lag-Passthrough/dp/B082N68RNS?tag=gamespot-best-lists-20

Elgato 4K60 Pro https://www.amazon.com/Elgato-Game-Capture-4K60-MK-2/dp/B07VWXCXM7?tag=gamespot-best-lists-20

Razer Ripshaw HD https://www.amazon.com/Razer-Ripsaw-Game-Streaming-Capture/dp/B07Q2X651Z?tag=gamespot-best-lists-20

Videos and Articles

What is HDMI 2.1? https://youtu.be/Qk3l9hkHAAs

Best 4K TVs for the PS5 and XSX/S: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/the-best-4k-tvs-for-gaming-on-ps5-and-xbox-series-x/1100-6482374/ 

Best Streaming Accessories Of 2020: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/best-streaming-accessories-of-2020-how-to-stream-o/1100-6474818/

There’s a lot of things to look for when you’re getting a TV for gaming. It is 4K? Does it support 120HZ? And, if so, does it have an HDMI 2.1 port? What about audio? Does it support Dolby Atmos? 

It can be overwhelming trying to figure out what’s the best setup for your gaming experience, but in this video we narrow

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Apple iPhone 12 series renders leak in all their glory

iPhone 11 on a table

  • Frequent leaker Evan Blass has posted official-looking iPhone 12 series renders.
  • The images also show off the iPhones in various colorways.
  • All four models sport sizeable notches.

The Apple iPhone 12 series is due to be unveiled later today, and we’ve already seen a few apparent leaks in recent weeks. The info drops aren’t stopping yet though, as the biggest leak yet may have dropped.

Veteran leaker Evan Blass has posted official-looking renders of the iPhone 12 series, showing four models in various colorways. The four models, as previously leaked, are the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max.

The iPhone 12 Mini is available in black, blue, green, red, and white. Check out the phone in its various color options below.

The standard iPhone 12 shares the Mini’s colorways of black, blue, green, red, and white. It also looks like the two phones

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Color Star Technology in Development of Offline Music Festival Series

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Color Star Technology Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq CM: CSCW) (the “Company”, or “Color Star”), a company engaged in the businesses of providing online and offline paid knowledge services for the media, entertainment and culture industries globally, announced today that it plans to launch “Color World”-branded offline music festival series (the “Festival Series”), furthering the Company’s aspirations to build “Color World” into a leading entertainment-centric paid knowledge services platform which connects musicians, artists and celebrities with its growing bases of fans, followers and users. The Company is currently in discussion with multiple well-established music festival brands to co-organize up to 30 music festivals with different genres over the next five years in different cities across Asia and beyond.

“As receding COVID-19 pandemic allows China and most Asian countries to gradually get back to normal, so will be the demand for outdoor music festivals in these

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This Gaming Trend Needs To Die After Xbox Series X And PS5 Launch

When Sony and Microsoft launch the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S in November, console gamers will be treated to a serious uplift in graphics performance. Gorgeous graphics, higher resolutions and increased fidelity and immersion is the typical promise of next-gen consoles. But you know what? I’ve been living that reality as a PC gamer for years. What I’m truly excited about — and if I’m being honest, a little jealous about — is storage drive tech that hasn’t even seeped its way into PCs yet. And I hope these will be literal game-changers for the entire game industry.

Why? Because time is a precious resource, and I’d like to waste less of mine.

Sure, both Sony and Microsoft are touting dramatic reductions in loading times, and quality-of-life improvements like this are more than welcome. But that’s not what grinds

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Spendesk Adds $18M to its Series B Round from Eight Roads Ventures

French B2B Fintech welcomes new investor Eight Roads Ventures to support strong growth during the pandemic and Joseph Smith joins the team as CRO

Spendesk, the leading spend management platform for SMBs, today announced it has raised $18 million in addition to its Series B round last year ($38 million). The new investment comes from global VC fund Eight Roads Ventures and brings the total raised to $68.5 million. This funding will support the strong growth Spendesk has realised despite the current pandemic, which has accelerated digitisation of finance departments and increased the demand for spend management solutions.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201012005786/en/

New Spendesk CRO Joseph Smith (left) with CEO & Co-founder Rodolphe Ardant (right) (Photo: Business Wire)

“Many companies see inefficiency in dated processes such as shared company credit cards and manual receipt collection, particularly when their teams are working remotely. The

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Sweetheart Kitchen Raises US$17.7 Million In Series C Funding Round To Launch New Brands And Kitchen Units Across MENA


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Cloud kitchen operator Sweetheart Kitchen has successfully secured €15 million (US$17.7 million) in a Series C funding round backed by strategic investors, led by the company’s founder and CEO Peter Schatzberg.

As a delivery-only multi-brand virtual kitchen, Schatzberg notes that the Dubai-based company is keen to invest their funding into supply chain technology, food design and hiring talent, as they had previously done, and which they plan to continue to do so. “Scaling units is certainly one important objective for us, but we are also investing in streamlining our processes and systems to achieve profitability.”

As a company that is only 15 months old, it’s noteworthy to point out its impressive milestones. The startup (which, according to a Wamda report, is backed by Germany’s Delivery

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