The technology China uses to ‘audit’ its population

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Beijing’s state-of-the-art surveillance cameras, monitoring every millimeter; facial recognition algorithms and images captured on CCTV are just the beginning.

Technologically-advanced China and its Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leadership, are “committed to the production and use of technology that controls and surveils its population,” Chairman Robin Cleveland and Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, told Fox News in a joint statement this week. “The decision to use these tools of repression is politically motivated to sustain the Party.”

And what happens in China does not stay in China.

An online post by SinoPharm shows pictures of workers it says got vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine candidate and the words “Giving a helping hand in forging the sword of victory.” In the global race to make

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thyssenkrupp Elevator’s Alison Powers Wins Women of Technology Award

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— The Head of the Innovation and Qualification Center and Test & Qualification, NA accepted her award from Connected World via a virtual ceremony on August 6

— The award recognizes the most powerful women in technology who have contributed to the growth of technology at their respective organizations

ATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — thyssenkrupp Elevator’s Head of the Innovation and Qualification Center and Test & Qualification, NA, Alison Powers, was awarded the Women of Technology Award today from Connected World, the go-to media source for connected devices. Powers accepted her award at a virtual ceremony hosted by Peggy Smedley, editorial director of Connected World.

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Powers was selected by a panel of past winners based on her involvement with technology; how she has helped thyssenkrupp Elevator prosper and progress; how she has contributed to the growth of technology; how

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Main Street, Inc. Acquires Marketing Technology Software Provider Onovative

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Main Street, Inc., the leading provider of data-driven print services to community financial institutions across the nation, announced today the acquisition of Onovative, an automated marketing technology software provider based in Louisville, Kentucky.

The purchase of Onovative further enhances Main Street’s marketing services solutions. Onovative’s automated marketing platform enables banks and credit unions the ability to segment account holders, communicate effectively based on their current and likely next product, and consolidate multiple marketing functions in one user-friendly platform. By strategically combining marketing automation and a customer relationship management (CRM) system with a communications platform, Onovative gives financial institutions a smarter, more affordable way to connect with account holders in the markets they serve.

Ted Walton, President of Main Street, Inc. said, “Main Street’s previous investments in digital marketing and print will be significantly amplified with the addition of Onovative’s automated

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The Technology 202: Can TikTok make Microsoft cool again?

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Here’s a brief history of Microsoft’s cool factor.

When Apple was the underdog, it released entire ad campaigns framing itself as the hip young company and Microsoft as the out-of-touch rival. Much of those sentiments about the two brands linger today.

But Microsoft is okay with that. The Redmond, Wash.-based company has long been marked by unironic enthusiasm. Clippy genuinely just wanted to help you write a letter. Former CEO Steve Ballmer’s manic energy, dance moves and sweat showed he just believed in the company that much. Yes, possibly too much. 

Now under the soothing leadership of Satya Nadella, Microsoft has embraced itself for what it is. A vanilla, highly profitable technology giant that has not had to defend itself in front of Congress recently. 

Influencers know Microsoft isn’t exactly hip.

The TV show Friends had a resurgence in popularity thanks to Generation Z, so it’s not out of the

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Human Resources Technology Company Launches Mobile Application for Businesses to Easily Issue and Manage Employee COVID-19 Self-Screenings

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Aug. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CheckWriters, Inc. – a leading developer of Payroll and Human Capital Management technology – today announced the launch of their Mobile COVID-19 Health Declaration, a new and proprietary add-on to the CheckWriters Employee Self Service (ESS) App. The tool is designed to make it easier for employers to manage the employee self-screening process by issuing a daily health declaration.

NEWS FACTS

·        Many states and municipalities are now requiring employers in various sectors to screen employees for potential COVID-19 symptoms and/or possible exposure prior to the beginning of employee shifts.

·        Employers need a simple and reliable way to issue and manage these employee screenings that maintains COVID-19 workplace safety standards and protocols, ideally through a mobile-accessible tool to ensure the self-screen can occur off-site.

·        The CheckWriters Mobile COVID-19 Health Declaration allows employees to conveniently complete a self-screen relative to potential

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BioSkryb Launches Researcher Early Access Program for Genomic Amplification Technology

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DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BioSkryb, Inc. (“BioSkryb”), a developer of genomic amplification technologies that deliver higher coverage and fidelity for gene sequencing, today announced that it has launched an Early Access Program (EAP) for researchers to test its proprietary genomic amplification technology (Primary Template-directed Amplification or PTA). Enrollment in the program secures dedicated workflow support to ensure their participants receive the highest quality results possible to enable their next discovery.

“Historically, the challenge has been that the quality of data produced from existing genome amplification methods is insufficient and limits genomic discoveries.  Our revolutionary technology will enable EAP participants to make complex, transformative discoveries that will advance their research,” said Jay West, Ph.D., CEO, and Co-founder of BioSkryb.

EAP participants will utilize BioSkryb’s ResolveDNA™ Whole Genome Amplification Kits as a discovery-enabling method to whole-genome amplification (WGA) that addresses the inherent challenges of single-cell genomics by

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Vapotherm in Exeter advances COVID-19 treatment technology – News – seacoastonline.com

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EXETER – Vapotherm has ramped up production of its innovative device used in the respiratory treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients “20-fold,” according to CEO Joe Army.

The Vapotherm technology – known as the Precision Flow Hi-VNI system – is regarded by the company as a safer alternative to the ventilators used by hospitals for critically ill COVID patients.

While use of a ventilator requires intubation (inserting a tube, called an endotracheal tube, through the mouth and then into the airway so that a patient can be placed on a ventilator), Vapotherm’s device uses what is called a “high-flow nasal cannula.”

Instead of down the throat, this method attaches a cannula (soft plastic fitted prongs) onto the nose for high-volume delivery of properly humidified air into the body of a patient suffering from a respiratory ailment such as COVID-19.

“We’re a specialized form of high flow nasal cannula, and we’re actually

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KULR Technology Group Announces Issuance of U.S. Patent for Compressible Thermal Interface Material

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Issuance of United States Patent Number 10734302 Further Bolsters Intellectual Patent Portfolio

SAN DIEGO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 5, 2020 / KULR Technology Group, Inc. (OTCQB:KULR), (the “Company” or “KULR”), announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded it a patent on its Fiber Thermal Interface (FTI) – a highly flexible and compressible high performance thermally conductive carbon fiber material developed for a variety of different applications, including the space, automotive and electronics industries, as well as for industrial applications.

The Company’s FTI technology is a carbon fiber solution that is part of KULR’s space-proven thermal architecture, offering superior thermal conductivity, ultra-lightweight and flexible mechanical properties designed for space exploration and applications where efficient cooling and size and weight restrictions are paramount. Variations of KULR’s FTI technology

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The Technology 202: Ride-sharing may never go back to normal

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On Thursday, Uber is expected to release its second quarter earnings numbers, for the period from April through June. 

The figures could paint a dire picture for not only the company but the ride-hailing industry as a whole. Uber is expected to post a substantial loss. At the very least, however, company executives will have the chance to shape a narrative around ride-hailing’s future.

Thursday’s updates will tell Wall Street whether the appetite for ride-sharing still exists in the wake of a virus that has changed the nature of work and commuting. The pandemic has obliterated the concept of “shared” rides and raised concerns about the Silicon Valley dream of taking a trip in the back of a stranger’s car — with all the potential safety and hygiene concerns that entails.

“The market thinks that it may be a long time before we recover to Ubering as much as we

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Daikin Applied Launches New Heat Pump Technology For Cost-Effective Heating And Cooling In All Environmental Conditions

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New Smartsource Dedicated Outdoor Air System Pairs Unmatched Heating Efficiency With 100 Percent Fresh, Outdoor Air

MINNEAPOLIS, July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Daikin Applied today introduced the Daikin SmartSource® Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS), its next generation of heat pump heating technology that enables efficient and cost-effective heating and cooling in all conditions using 100 percent of fresh, outside air. The new unit features exclusive SmartBoost Heat Technology™, which allows for air as cold as 0 degrees Fahrenheit to enter without any pre-heating, all while achieving 49 percent higher than ASHRAE 90.1-2016 minimum efficiency.

“Striking the right balance between maintaining fresh, clean air throughout a building—and doing so cost-effectively—is no simple task, but it’s increasingly important today as we think about how to achieve healthy indoor environments,” said Alan Youker, Daikin Applied Product Manager. “The SmartSource Dedicated Outdoor Air System is a new technology for facility managers seeking

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