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Worldwide Shipments of Wearable Devices Grew 8.8% Year Over Year in Q1 2024 While Average Selling Prices Continue to Decline, According to IDC

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

"It's important to pay close attention to smaller, regional vendors," said Ramon T. Llamas , research director with IDC's Wearables team.

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  • "It's important to pay close attention to smaller, regional vendors," said Ramon T. Llamas , research director with IDC's Wearables team.
  • That has opened the door for local brands to introduce low-cost yet feature-laden devices to meet this unsatiated demand.
  • Overall, Apple Watch shipments declined 19.1% year over year while hearables including AirPods and Beats declined 18.8% during the quarter.
  • Top 5 Wearable Device Companies by Shipment Volume, Market Share, and Year-Over-Year Growth, Q1 2024 (shipments in millions)

Space weather forecasting needs an upgrade to protect future Artemis astronauts

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Cosmic rays from distant stars and galaxies and solar energetic particles from the Sun bombard the surface, and exposure to these particles can pose a risk to human health.

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  • Cosmic rays from distant stars and galaxies and solar energetic particles from the Sun bombard the surface, and exposure to these particles can pose a risk to human health.
  • Both galactic cosmic rays and solar energetic particles, are high-energy particles that travel close to the speed of light.
  • NASA’s Artemis program, which began in 2017, intends to reestablish a human presence on the Moon for the first time since 1972.
  • Forecasting these events may help protect future Artemis crew members.

An 11-year solar cycle

  • The Moon is facing dangerous levels of radiation in 2024, since the Sun is approaching the maximum point in its 11-year solar cycle.
  • While researchers can follow the Sun’s cycle and predict trends, it’s difficult to guess when exactly each solar energetic particle event will occur, and how intense each event will be.

Forecasting solar events

  • In 2023, NASA funded a five-year space weather center of excellence called CLEAR, which aims to forecast the probability and intensity of solar energetic particle events.
  • Right now, forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Space Weather Prediction Center, the center that tracks solar events, can’t issue a warning for an incoming solar energetic particle event until they actually detect a solar flare or a coronal mass ejection.
  • While scientists don’t totally understand what causes these solar events, they know that the Sun’s magnetic field is one of the key drivers.

100 years ago, our understanding of the universe exploded

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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Our orbit may put us at a perfect distance from the sun for life to flourish, but it is too small to easily help astronomers determine how big the universe is.

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  • Our orbit may put us at a perfect distance from the sun for life to flourish, but it is too small to easily help astronomers determine how big the universe is.
  • Late Renaissance scholar Nicolaus Copernicus suggested that the Earth orbits the sun in 1543, but it took 300 years to prove it.
  • Until 100 years ago, it was greatly disputed whether other galaxies even existed, or if the Milky Way was the whole universe.

Explaining the universe

  • These “nebulae” (the word means cloud) were usually viewed as nuisances, confusing comet hunters.
  • Only with the development of large telescopes in the early 19th century were some of them seen to have a spiral form.
  • Seeking, much like Kant, a mechanical explanation for the universe and the formation of the solar system, the French mathematical astronomer Pierre Simon Laplace published Exposition du Système du Monde in 1796.

Distance and luminosity

  • Due to their huge distance from us, no outside galaxy can be seen to wobble (have parallax) due to Earth’s motion and another method is needed to find their distances.
  • Certain stars vary in brightness, and those called Cepheids are useful for indicating distance due to a relation between how much light they give off and their period of variation (in days).
  • It took the world’s largest telescope, painstakingly used by Edwin Hubble, to resolve the question.

Measuring distance

ECARX Antora 1000 Computing Platform to Power Geely Galaxy E5

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Friday, May 31, 2024

SHANGHAI, China, May 31, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ECARX Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: ECX) (“ECARX” or the “Company”), a global mobility tech provider, today announced that its Antora 1000 computing platform will power Geely's highly anticipated Galaxy E5 SUV, which debuted today.

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  • SHANGHAI, China, May 31, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ECARX Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: ECX) (“ECARX” or the “Company”), a global mobility tech provider, today announced that its Antora 1000 computing platform will power Geely's highly anticipated Galaxy E5 SUV, which debuted today.
  • Based on the world-leading 7nm SE1000 SoC, which provides high-performance computing power of 100K DMIPS and 900G FLOPS graphics rendering capability through its industry-leading multi-core heterogeneous architecture, the ECARX Antora 1000 computing platform can seamlessly integrate digital cockpit and parking capabilities.
  • ECARX Antora 1000 is a cost-effective solution for high-quality in-car experience of infotainment and parking assistance in the Galaxy E5, the first pure electric SUV in the Geely Galaxy series, and also enables integration with Flyme Auto, providing seamless connectivity between digital cockpit and smartphone.
  • The Antora 1000 not only provides a smooth and enjoyable driving experience for Geely users, but also lowers engineering costs, allowing Geely to rapidly bring the vehicles to market.

Noah Medical and CEO Dr. Jian Zhang Named Finalists in Surgical Robotics Technology (SRT) Industry Awards

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

SAN CARLOS, Calif., May 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical robotics innovator Noah Medical announced today that it has been named a finalist in the prestigious Surgical Robotics Industry Awards 2024 alongside its founder and CEO Dr. Jian Zhang.

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  • SAN CARLOS, Calif., May 30, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medical robotics innovator Noah Medical announced today that it has been named a finalist in the prestigious Surgical Robotics Industry Awards 2024 alongside its founder and CEO Dr. Jian Zhang.
  • This joint recognition highlights Noah Medical’s groundbreaking work in endoluminal robotics and Dr. Zhang’s visionary leadership within the industry.
  • Noah Medical is a finalist in the Innovative Start-up category, which honors companies under six years old that have demonstrated significant potential and introduced innovative solutions to enhance surgical procedures and patient outcomes.
  • Dr. Zhang is a finalist in the Industry Leadership category, awarded to those who have demonstrated outstanding business or commercial success, highly effective management, and a track record as a thought leader.

Europe Prepaid Card and Digital Wallet Business and Investment Report 2024-2028: Europe is Set to Make a Significant Push for Digital Wallet Adoption to Become a Cashless Society - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

This report provides a detailed data centric analysis of prepaid payment instruments, covering spend through prepaid cards and digital wallets across retail and corporate consumer segments.

Key Points: 
  • This report provides a detailed data centric analysis of prepaid payment instruments, covering spend through prepaid cards and digital wallets across retail and corporate consumer segments.
  • With over 100 KPIs at country level, this report provides comprehensive understanding of prepaid card and digital wallet card market dynamics.
  • The prepaid card industry is poised to grow at an accelerated rate over the medium term in Europe.
  • The growth will be driven by the rising adoption of digital wallets across the region, as the shift towards a cashless society continues to gain momentum.

Galaxy Gaming Appoints Steve Kopjo as Chief Financial Officer

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Thursday, May 23, 2024

LAS VEGAS, May 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galaxy Gaming, Inc. (OTC: GLXZ), the world’s largest independent developer and distributor of casino table games and technology, announces the appointment of Steve Kopjo as the company's new Chief Financial Officer.

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  • LAS VEGAS, May 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galaxy Gaming, Inc. (OTC: GLXZ), the world’s largest independent developer and distributor of casino table games and technology, announces the appointment of Steve Kopjo as the company's new Chief Financial Officer.
  • Amid an impressive career in the gaming industry, Kopjo joins Galaxy Gaming on May 28th, bringing extensive experience from senior finance and accounting positions held at various publicly traded gaming companies.
  • "We are thrilled to welcome Steve as the latest casino gaming expert to join our talented and ambitious Galaxy Gaming team.
  • His skills and personality are a strong fit for Galaxy Gaming.”
    Kopjo expressed his enthusiasm about joining Galaxy Gaming, stating, “I was honored to be considered and ultimately selected for this role by Galaxy Gaming.

LaunchDarkly Unveils Software Release Platform for the “Ship at the Speed of Now” Era

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

LaunchDarkly's Software Release Platform now includes:

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  • LaunchDarkly's Software Release Platform now includes:
    Enterprise release management and automation to empower engineering leaders to standardize and automate critical aspects of the software release process through Release Assistant.
  • Additionally, the new LaunchDarkly Command Line Interface (CLI), and a LaunchDarkly extension for GitHub Copilot will enhance feature management workflows, enabling smoother and more efficient releases.
  • Release Guardian, engineered to help teams preemptively identify and rectify software performance issues before they escalate into customer-facing problems.
  • Advanced Experimentation, which allows engineering, product and data science teams to measure and optimize the business impact of every release and feature.

Amberdata Introduces ARC, The Open-Source Digital Asset Security Master Database

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

MIAMI, May 14, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Amberdata, the leader in digital asset data and analytics for institutional customers, today announces the launch of Asset Reference and Classification (ARC), an institutional-grade security master database for digital assets.

Key Points: 
  • ARC is an open-source security master database for digital assets, eliminating proprietary biases and ensuring timely updates through community contributions.
  • MIAMI, May 14, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Amberdata , the leader in digital asset data and analytics for institutional customers, today announces the launch of Asset Reference and Classification (ARC), an institutional-grade security master database for digital assets.
  • "Amberdata is excited to launch ARC, the first and only open-source security master database for digital assets," said Shawn Douglass, CEO, Amberdata.
  • The open-source approach to ARC is key, allowing the database to stay current and unbiased through the contributions of a wide community of institutional digital asset participants."

20 million pets in the US experience poverty with their families

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Monday, May 6, 2024

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 20 million pets in the U.S. experience poverty with their families and 70% have never seen a veterinarian*. According to a new Harris Poll survey conducted on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States**, only around one in four Americans (28%) are even aware of this national crisis. In fact, 43% of all pet owners have been unable to pay for their pets' needs at some point due to financial reasons. 

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  • WASHINGTON, May 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately 20 million pets in the U.S. experience poverty with their families and 70% have never seen a veterinarian*.
  • In fact, 43% of all pet owners have been unable to pay for their pets' needs at some point due to financial reasons.
  • Three-quarters of Americans (75%) believe that overcrowded shelters need more people to adopt pets, regardless of their socio-economic status.
  • The HSUS has also donated more than $40 million worth of pet supplies, including 14 million pounds of pet food.