Sorry, No More Free Trials

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If you haven’t yet subscribed to any of the major streaming services, first I have to ask: How have you avoided them? Second: You’ve missed the boat when it comes to trying the biggest names for free.

Streaming giant Netflix quietly did away with its 30-day trial in the U.S., according to CNET, just like Disney+, which stopped offering free trials back in June. The U.S. is not the only market where Netflix has decided to end its free trial. The company ended trial periods in Mexico and several other countries as far back as two years ago.

“Free trials are not available, but you can still sign up and take advantage of all Netflix has to offer,” Netflix’s free trial help page now reads. In a statement to CNET, a Netflix spokesperson said the company is currently looking at

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Aural Analytics, Inc. Partners with Signant Health to Integrate Its A2E SDK for Current and Future Clinical Trials

PHILADELPHIA & SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aural Analytics, Inc., an industry leading speech neuroscience and speech analytics technology company, announced today it has partnered with Signant Health (Signant) to integrate its A2E™ mobile application SDK and Web API across Signant Health’s Rater Station™ and TrialMax® training, data quality monitoring and eCOA solutions. A2E is designed to make clinical-grade speech collection and cloud-based analytics ubiquitous across the lifespan and continuum of care.

The partnership begins in service of a global, late phase study in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), with several more studies planned for development. The initial integration enables 14 languages and in-clinic and remote voice collection. Ultimately the A2E system will power a full suite of speech analytics for the sponsoring pharmaceutical company.

“We are excited to be partnering with Aural Analytics to integrate ubiquitous and seamless speech collection and analytics within our compliant eCOA platforms,” said

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Apple Extends Apple TV+ Free Trials Through February 2021

KEY POINTS

  • Apple TV+ is nearing the end of its free trial period
  • However, Apple has decided to extend Apple TV+’s free trial period through February next year
  • This can entice more consumers to try out the streaming service

Apple launched Apple TV+ last year alongside the iPhone 11 series. At the time, the Cupertino tech giant said it will offer one free year of Apple TV+ to those who will buy new devices. Those who did buy new iPhones were able to enjoy the company’s TV offerings without having to pay a cent.

The free trial period is almost nearing its end, but Apple told TechCrunch that it is extending the free subscription period by a few more months and will bill subscribers starting February 2021.

The report said the extension includes everyone whose Apple TV+ free trials are set to end on Nov. 1, 2020, through Jan. 31,

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US Army trials augmented reality goggles for dogs

The goggles are both a camera and a display
The goggles are both a camera and a display

The US Army has shown off augmented reality goggles for combat dogs, designed to let them receive orders at a distance.

The technology, made by a firm called Command Sight, is managed by the US Army Research Laboratory.

Military dogs can scout ahead for explosives and other hazards, but need instructions.

The goggles are designed to let their handlers direct them, safely out of harm’s way.

In current combat deployments, soldiers usually direct their animals with hand signals or laser pointers – both of which require the handler to be close by.

But that need not be the case if the prototype AR goggles are widely adopted, the army said.

Inside the goggles, the dogs can see a visual indicator that they can be trained to follow, directing them to a specific spot.

The handler, meanwhile, can see what the dog

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ACMA approves GPS repeater trials in Sydney and Melbourne tunnels

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has approved a number of trials of GPS repeating within road tunnels in Sydney and Melbourne.

ACMA said on Monday it was initially working with emergency services on the trials, which could result in a licensing arrangement for the devices.

Currently, the retransmission of a radionavigation-satellite service, which includes GPS, is currently forbidden by the Radiocommunications Act 1992 since it could interfere with signals. ACMA is in the midst of conducting a review of the ban.

“Should the trials be successful and the devices licenced for long-term use, the transport sector and general community would also benefit from enhanced in-tunnel navigation capability — including more accurate estimated times of arrival, and earlier warnings about in-tunnel congestion and lane changes,” ACMA said.

“The ACMA is also willing to consider applications from other transport authorities that are interested in trialling GPS repeaters in road tunnels.”

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