Smart Algae. Underwater Drones. An Internet for Mars. How Hypergiant Is Inventing for the Future.

How do you dress for the Pentagon? Most people hoping to secure a contract to send satellites into space would put on a suit. But Ben Lamm is not a fan of the expected. So on a visit to Washington, D.C., the night before his big meeting with Air Force generals, he was at a restaurant deliberating two important style questions: Which jean jacket would he wear? And which swanky scarf? 



Ben Lamm that is standing in the dark: Lamm in the skull scarf he wore to his first Pentagon meeting, which led to scoring a satellite project.


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Lamm in the skull scarf he wore to his first Pentagon meeting, which led to scoring a satellite project.

His dinner date that night knew the Pentagon well. It was Susan Penfield, a longtime executive VP at consulting giant Booz Allen Hamilton, which does a lot of work with the federal government (as well as with Lamm). “I don’t know if it will fly at the Pentagon,” she told him — but if he insisted

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Karis Teetan ‘couldn’t believe’ he was being replaced on smart sprinter Computer Patch | HK Racing

Karis Teetan is no stranger to being tipped off top-line sprinters after strong performances – think Mr Stunning and Hot King Prawn – but even he admits “he couldn’t believe” he was being replaced aboard Computer Patch for next week’s Group One Hong Kong Sprint (1,200m).

Teetan has finished a close second in consecutive outings on the Tony Cruz-trained four-year-old but Computer Patch will instead be ridden by incoming superstar Christophe Soumillon next Sunday.

“I couldn’t believe that I was taken off him, I think I’ve done pretty well on him and last time I thought he got beaten by a better horse on the day,” said Teetan, who defends his crown in the International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley on December 9.

“Anyway, that’s Hong Kong racing, I understand if connections wanted a change and I’ll just move forward. It’s happened to me many times before and I hope

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Smart City Enabler Quantela Makes Strategic Investment In Graymatics

The deal will improve Quantela’s suite of AI-powered smart city and crisis management offerings

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Smart city enabler Quantela on Tuesday announced that it has made a strategic investment in Silicon Valley-founded cognitive multimedia analytics company Graymatics.

The all-equity deal would give Quantela a minority shareholding in Graymatics with significant strategic and go-to-market (GTM) alignment, and help build comprehensive capabilities in video analytics into its AI-driven smart solutions for its target markets spanning smart cities, buildings, education campuses, public spaces and commercial establishments.

As for Singapore-based Graymatics, the deal will open doors for it to be a part of global smart city projects through Quantela. The company provides video analytics solutions to different smart cities especially in the east zone of India, and various smart spaces (including buildings, highways, ports, airports,

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Best Cyber Monday deals available now: $179 Chromebook, $15 smart plug, Kindle discounts and more

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Black Friday has come and gone and now we’re heading full-speed into Cyber Monday. There are plenty of great deals still available, but many are the exact same deals you’ve seen throughout Thanksgiving week. In addition to those existing deals, we’ve chased down few new ones that have been going live over the weekend. It’s those we’re highlighting here, from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and every other reputable retailer we can find. 

Read on for our favorite deals right now.

Cyber Monday deals available now

Hisense

This 75-inch Hisense smart TV has a full 4K UHD display backed by an LED panel. You get Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10 and DTS Virtual: X technology combined

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Accelerating New Infrastructure Construction and Empowering Smart Cities for High-quality Development

SHENZHEN, China, Nov. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The 22nd China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF), which lasted for 5 days, came to a successful conclusion on November 15. As China’s first science and technology expo, this year’s CHTF attracted over 3,300 exhibitors from all over the world, gathered a host of new technologies and new products, and received global attention, becoming a “wind vane” for the development in technology and industry.

As one of the most popular exhibition halls of the CHTF, the CHTF China Smart City Expo co-organized by the State Information Center and IDG Asia also ended on the same day. With the theme of “Smart Future Linkages”, this year’s China Smart City Expo is held around the events such as “exhibition, forum, selection, and matching”, presenting a professional, forward-looking and leading smart city event.

In the smart city exhibition hall, excellent smart city exhibitors from all over

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Google Assistant can now be used to schedule your smart lights

Google Assistant now lets users schedule lights and other devices to turn on and off at specific times with its “scheduled actions” feature, according to Android Police, which cites Google Assistant developer documentation.

Google Assistant has worked with Hue and other smart lights for some time, to turn them on and off and to set alarms, but now you can tell your Assistant exactly when you want to turn on lights and other devices in a smart home.

One caveat: you have to be really specific if you want to schedule the lights (or other devices) to turn on or off a day in the future. Just saying something like, “Hey Google, turn the lights on tomorrow at 8PM,” isn’t enough. You’d need to say, “Hey Google, turn on the lights Tuesday at 8PM.”

However, as Android Police noted, you can specify “sunrise” and “sunset” as times to set

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IAR Systems Accelerates Development of Smart Factory Applications Based on Renesas’ R-IN32M4

Tokyo, Japan / Uppsala, Sweden—November 11, 2020—IAR Systems®, the future-proof supplier of software tools and services for embedded development, today announces the availability of the new evaluation kit IAR KickStart Kit™ for Renesas’ R-IN32M4-CL3, assisting developers in development and evaluation of R-IN32M4-CL3 IC for industrial Ethernet communication which support CC-Link IE TSN targeted for smart factory applications.

The CC-Link IE TSN is an open Industrial Ethernet (IE) technology from CC-Link Partner Association. It combines gigabit Ethernet bandwidth with Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). Renesas’ R-IN32M4-CL3 is tailored for CC-Link IE TSN and meets TSN specifications of less than one-millionth of a second time synchronization accuracy between applications. The flexible design of R-IN32M4-CL3 allows one system to serve a diversity of networks and applications, which boosts overall factory productivity.

IAR KickStart Kit for R-IN32M4-CL3 includes everything developers need to get started evaluating and developing applications based on R-IN32M4-CL3, including a R-IN32M4-CL3-based evaluation board

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Smart Home Cloud Platforms Market Worth Observing Growth: Google, Apple, Amazon Web Services

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Nov 23, 2020 (Heraldkeepers) —
A new research document is added in HTF MI database of 200 pages, titled as ‘Global Smart Home Cloud Platforms Market Size study, by Solution ( Smart Home Cloud Platform, Services), by Application ( Lighting Control, Security And Access Control, HVAC Control, Entertainment Control And Other Controls, Smart Speaker, Home Healthcare, Smart Kitchen, Home Appliances and Others) and Regional Forecasts 2020-2027’ with detailed analysis, Competitive landscape, forecast and strategies. Latest analysis highlights high growth emerging players and leaders by market share that are currently attracting exceptional attention. The identification of hot and emerging players is completed by profiling 50+ Industry players; some of the profiled players are Google, LLC, Apple Inc, Amazon Web Services, Inc., Loxone Electronics GmbH, Yonomi, Qualcomm Technologies, Cosesy, JDCloud, Aliyun, Tencent. The Market has witnessed continuous growth in

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Amazon focuses on another use for Alexa as Echo Frames smart glasses are now available

Echo Frames smart glasses. (Amazon Photo)

Amazon’s vision of how people will continue to use its voice assistant Alexa includes Echo Frames, a smart glasses product that is moving from invite-only to general availability.

Echo Frames were part of a program at the tech giant called Day 1 Editions, which introduces products to a select group of users in order to generate feedback and continue development. The glasses were first introduced in September 2019 at the company’s annual devices event in Seattle.

The key feature of the smart glasses is Alexa connectivity, via smartphone Bluetooth, right at a user’s temples. The frames deliver open-ear audio directed toward the ears to allow users to make a phone call, listen to music, hear notifications and more, without inserting anything in the ear. Nothing is projected onto the lenses of the glasses.

Whether “the little voice in your head” is something you’d want

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This smart camera startup helps companies meet COVID-19 cleaning standards by detecting dirtiness

Quivr CEO Brian Monnin. (GeekWire File Photo)

Cleanliness took on a whole new meaning in 2020.

The pandemic is forcing airlines, hotels, universities, and other organizations to adjust standards for keeping high-touch areas free from germs.

A new Seattle startup called Quivr aims to ride this trend with an AI-powered smart camera tool that can detect proper application of sprayed disinfectant and generate deep-cleaning reports.

The company is the second spinout from a new Seattle innovation studio run by Pioneer Square Labs (PSL) and Fortive. It’s led by Brian Monnin, who previously worked at Intel and Microsoft before founding Play Impossible, a 5-year-old Seattle startup that built a smart gameball.

Quivr’s system includes the high-tech camera that scans the 3D surfaces of a room or venue and can detect liquid disinfectant, as well as the workers themselves. The resulting data can be analyzed in real-time to ensure completion and improve

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