Technology – Market News Wire 24 http://marketnewswire24.us Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:34:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 Online Exposure Has Significant Impact On Neuroplasticity, Says New Research http://marketnewswire24.us/846/online-exposure-has-significant-impact-on-neuroplasticity-says-new-research/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=online-exposure-has-significant-impact-on-neuroplasticity-says-new-research Tue, 18 Jun 2019 11:34:08 +0000 http://marketnewswire24.us/?p=846 Scientists are researching the effects of technology on individual brains. They wish to know the effect of the Internet on brains. Five university research teams from USA, UK, and Australia have stated that neuroplasticity could have a significant influence on human brains. Young adults and children are most affected since they still have developing brains. […]]]>

Scientists are researching the effects of technology on individual brains. They wish to know the effect of the Internet on brains. Five university research teams from USA, UK, and Australia have stated that neuroplasticity could have a significant influence on human brains. Young adults and children are most affected since they still have developing brains. WHO recommends not more than one hour of screen time for kids less than five years of age.

Capacity for concentration and attention, social cognition and memory processes were the areas under review. By analyzing previous findings, this team could find results in each sector. Harvard, WSY, Oxford and Manchester University researchers took part, with findings published in World Psychiatry journal. Digital multitasking abilities did not enhance multitasking abilities in the real world and increased distraction-proneness. Joseph Firth of NICM HRI stated that notifications and prompts from Internet caused divided attention to become the norm.

Memory studies found that humans are now able to concentrate on ambitious tasks since memorizing facts wasn’t required anymore. Spatial memory was also impacted since most people now check online for navigating routes.

Social interaction studies showed real-life interactions and online interactions to be processed similarly. However, youngsters were susceptible to rejection feelings and peer pressure that arose from social media interactions. Links between mental health conditions and internet usage weren’t found but those with mental health issues could be helped via social media. Older adults who feel isolated, however, could be positively affected by social media.

However, all research done so far has to be backed up by further studies. Dr. Torous of HMS stated that much remains to be learned about digital world impact on brain health. While benefits were found, risks followed as well. He believed that Internet usage could alter brain structure & functioning along with societal social fabric.

Professor Sarris advises reducing online multitasking, more real-world engagement and practicing mindfulness. Internet access could be restricted among children via various apps. Talking to them about their exploitation, cyber-bullying episodes or addictive behaviors could reduce adverse outcomes as well, he added.

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General Motors Plans To Invest More In Its Flint Truck Plant http://marketnewswire24.us/837/general-motors-plans-to-invest-more-in-its-flint-truck-plant/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=general-motors-plans-to-invest-more-in-its-flint-truck-plant Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:37:13 +0000 http://marketnewswire24.us/?p=837 About $150 million is to be invested by General Motor on its Truck Assembly Plant in Flint. The company is planning to spend its investment to step up its production of heavy-duty pickups, GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado. The money will be spent on factory conveyors and other tools related to it. Mark Reuss, the […]]]>

About $150 million is to be invested by General Motor on its Truck Assembly Plant in Flint.

The company is planning to spend its investment to step up its production of heavy-duty pickups, GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado. The money will be spent on factory conveyors and other tools related to it.

Mark Reuss, the GM President has commented on his new investment saying that this is a tremendous opportunity to grow in heavy-duty pickup truck business.

He claims that the new Chevrolet and HD pickups are strong, tough and capable as heavy-duty pickups and the Flint team will be able to meet the challenge to produce world-class products that will bring in growth.

The GM Assembly plant at Flint has been pumped with around $1.6 billion investment right from 2013. With this allocation of money, the factory has been able to increase its pickup vehicles by 40,000 units per year. Additionally, 1,000 new jobs have been provided early this year. Production capacity has been increased in the factory.

The 2020 heavy-duty models Chevrolet Silverado and Sierra will be shipped to dealers by this week. Their styling details are different. One factor that is most differentiating is that Multipro tailgate of Sierra HD has six different settings, which also includes its functioning as a workbench and a staircase.

There are more body styles coming. The regular Sierra HD is the regular one with room for a backseat and is handy as a hard-working truck.

The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have had high volume sales, up by 20 percent for the first quarter of 2019, when compared to the previous year sales volume.

With this investment in Flint and Fort Wayne, GM intends to strengthen its truck and SUV business. GM opened its Flint Assembly in 1947 and is committed to delivering safer and sustainable ways in using these vehicles.

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YouTube Will Ban Some Conspiracy And Hate Speech Videos http://marketnewswire24.us/808/youtube-will-ban-some-conspiracy-and-hate-speech-videos/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=youtube-will-ban-some-conspiracy-and-hate-speech-videos Fri, 14 Jun 2019 01:53:18 +0000 http://marketnewswire24.us/?p=808 YouTube has upgraded its hate speech guidelines to prohibit more kinds of clips from its service. They clearly comprise those glorifying or promoting Nazi philosophy or deny that specific events comprising the Sandy Hook shooting or the Holocaust took place. Consequently, YouTube will eliminate a number of videos and channels below the renovated rules. “Now, […]]]>

YouTube has upgraded its hate speech guidelines to prohibit more kinds of clips from its service. They clearly comprise those glorifying or promoting Nazi philosophy or deny that specific events comprising the Sandy Hook shooting or the Holocaust took place. Consequently, YouTube will eliminate a number of videos and channels below the renovated rules.

“Now, we are taking one more step in our hate speech guideline by specifically banning videos blaming that a group is better in order to justify segregation, discrimination, or exclusion on the basis of qualities such as gender, age, caste, race, sexual orientation, religion, or veteran status,” it claimed in a blog post. It also bans clips that market hatred or violence against groups or people based on nationality, disability, or immigration status as well as “victims of a primary violent occasion and their family.”

YouTube did not offer any instances of the videos or channels that might be banned. The policy upgrade arrives as YouTube is involved in yet one more controversy about the occurrence of hate speech on its service. It declined to pull clips posted by a right-wing commentator blamed of assaulting a reporter with racist and homophobic comment.

On a related note, after a substantial amount of public disgracing, YouTube declared this week that it will no longer let Steven Crowder (controversial conservative commentator) to make profit from videos on his channel. The move follows after the firm refused to pull a sequence of videos posted by the YouTuber in which he employed bigoted and homophobic language to refer Carlos Maza (Vox writer).

“Upgrade on our sustained review—we have banned monetization of this channel,” the firm claimed to the media in an interview. “We came to this decision since a pattern of egregious measures has injured the wider community and is against our policies.”

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Encourage Economic Growth Not Kill It Says Puzder To Sen. Sanders http://marketnewswire24.us/801/encourage-economic-growth-not-kill-it-says-puzder-to-sen-sanders/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=encourage-economic-growth-not-kill-it-says-puzder-to-sen-sanders Wed, 12 Jun 2019 14:01:19 +0000 http://marketnewswire24.us/?p=801 Former CEO Andy Puzder of CKE Restaurants has criticized Senator Bernie Sanders fight for higher wages. He says that Senator Bernie Sanders policy on raising minimum wages will kill economic growth.  Instead, he should shift focus to encouraging economic growth. Puzder in his talk with Charles Payne on Making Money on Wednesday says no such […]]]>

Former CEO Andy Puzder of CKE Restaurants has criticized Senator Bernie Sanders fight for higher wages.

He says that Senator Bernie Sanders policy on raising minimum wages will kill economic growth.  Instead, he should shift focus to encouraging economic growth. Puzder in his talk with Charles Payne on Making Money on Wednesday says no such legislation is necessary to be passed by the Federal Government.

Senator Bernie Sanders, the Democratic Presidential Candidate has been protesting against the minimum wages paid to Walmart workers. He demands a boost in minimum wages to $15 an hour. Other giant companies have also been asked to raise minimum wages.

Former CEO Andy Puzder however, says that wages grow with economic growth. This growth is more powerful than the minimum wage bill passed by the federal government. This growth is already seen in wages in retail businesses and for those working in hotels and restaurants.

But proposals like those from Sanders will kill growth, he says. He feels that legislation is not necessary and it would become irrelevant by the time it comes into effect.

Further, Puzder believes that President Trump’s policies on the capitalist free market will make the economy grow on its own, which in turn will make wages go up.

Puzder continues his thoughts on minimum wages, saying that Walmart has to increase its wages even if there is no minimum wage imposed if it has to remain in the competition.

If Walmart wants the best employees, it has to increase its wages, even without government laws. Only then can they compete with workers at Amazon, Costco, and Target.

Target says that it would reach the stipulated minimum wage by 2020. Amazon has boosted its pay to $15 per hour last year to its warehouse workers.

$15 per hour will become superfluous by 2024, when the proposed bill by the Democrats may take effect, says Puzder.

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US Regulator To Offer Relief To Americans From Nuisance Phone Calls http://marketnewswire24.us/798/us-regulator-to-offer-relief-to-americans-from-nuisance-phone-calls/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=us-regulator-to-offer-relief-to-americans-from-nuisance-phone-calls Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:46:04 +0000 http://marketnewswire24.us/?p=798 US Regulator To Offer Relief To Americans From Nuisance Phone CallsAt last, there are some words of relief for the Americans, frustrated by innumerable numbers of intimidating robocalls to their landlines as well as mobile phones. The Federal Communications Commission (FC) has rolled out with new rules that will enable the carriers to stop the automated calls with more ease. The companies will be using […]]]> US Regulator To Offer Relief To Americans From Nuisance Phone Calls

At last, there are some words of relief for the Americans, frustrated by innumerable numbers of intimidating robocalls to their landlines as well as mobile phones. The Federal Communications Commission (FC) has rolled out with new rules that will enable the carriers to stop the automated calls with more ease.

The companies will be using algorithms as well as network scanning, for blocking those calls, using the same procedure that is used for scanning emails. However, it will not stop the calls altogether but will give customers the liberty to opt out. However, the regulator iterated that it will surely make a difference to the 5 million automated calls that consumers receive every month.

Ajit Pai, the Chairman of FCC said that only one thing in America binds the Republicans and the Democrats, conservatives and the liberals, libertarians and socialists, carnivores and the vegetarians, fans of Ohio State and Michigan together. All of them are tired and sick over the overwhelming number of those unwanted automated calls that they are constantly bombarded with.

Some carriers of telephone connections have come up with various blocking functions. These offers come in the form of opt-in basis, and the FCC will allow companies like AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and the likes to offer the respective customers an option of blocking calls from any numbers, which are not included in their contact list or which are not included in their approved list of numbers.

This new rule will help to free the network capacities and reduce down the number of cases, where people are being scammed and harassed by criminals.

The prominent names in the telecom sector hailed the new move by the FCC. Verizon declared that the announcement will help it to provide their customers the advantages of spam alerts, and at the same time, help to create alerts against spams.

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Facebook Shareholders Vote To Fire Mark Zuckerberg As Chairman http://marketnewswire24.us/786/facebook-shareholders-vote-to-fire-mark-zuckerberg-as-chairman/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=facebook-shareholders-vote-to-fire-mark-zuckerberg-as-chairman Tue, 11 Jun 2019 01:59:42 +0000 http://marketnewswire24.us/?p=786 In Facebook’s annual shareholder meetings, 68 per cent of the shareholders have voted for the ouster of Mark Zuckerberg from the company. There has been a revolt amongst the shareholders from a long time as they believe their leader is arrogant to let anyone even speak. The 68 per cent who voted against Zuckerberg wanted […]]]>

In Facebook’s annual shareholder meetings, 68 per cent of the shareholders have voted for the ouster of Mark Zuckerberg from the company. There has been a revolt amongst the shareholders from a long time as they believe their leader is arrogant to let anyone even speak. The 68 per cent who voted against Zuckerberg wanted an independent chairman for the company and also wanted to scrap the prevalent share structure.

The people who have voted against Zuckerberg want him to be at the operations while an independent chairman looks after any wrong that happens within the company. The members were unhappy with the way Zuckerberg handled proceedings after the Cambridge Analytica data breach and also the company’s role during the 2016 elections. They believe an independent chairman would have tightened the screws in the first slip up itself and would have easily avoided any second failure. Despite majority voting in for the change, the proposal could not work out owing to the dual-class share structure of Facebook. As per the structure, Class A shareholders’ votes count as 1 vote, while that for the Class B shareholders count as 10 votes. 83.2% shareholders voted to scrap this share structure as well.

Facebook is currently working majorly on the development of their own Cryptocurrency, GlobalCoin. They are aiming to launch it around the first quarter of next year. Initially it will be made available for users in 12 countries. It is reported that Facebook have already began talks with US and British financial regulators to look after all the legal implications. It was also reported that they’ve set up a company named Libra Networks in Switzerland, which will look after the Cryptocurrency affairs for the firm. Despite all the hard work, making it available even for 12 countries won’t be an easy task.

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Justice Department Getting Ready For Google Antitrust Probe http://marketnewswire24.us/774/justice-department-getting-ready-for-google-antitrust-probe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=justice-department-getting-ready-for-google-antitrust-probe Fri, 07 Jun 2019 04:20:22 +0000 http://marketnewswire24.us/?p=774 Justice Department Getting Ready For Google Antitrust ProbeLast week, the media reported that the Department of Justice is getting ready an antitrust investigation against Google. The firm has encountered various analogous inquiries from EU executives with billions in penalties consequently, and in one instance it led Google to separate Search and Chrome from Android in the area. There was also a primary […]]]> Justice Department Getting Ready For Google Antitrust Probe

Last week, the media reported that the Department of Justice is getting ready an antitrust investigation against Google. The firm has encountered various analogous inquiries from EU executives with billions in penalties consequently, and in one instance it led Google to separate Search and Chrome from Android in the area.

There was also a primary 2011 probe from the FTC in the US—that ended in a negotiation where the firm pledged to alter its rules—but this might be the first time the DoJ takes the control. There are not many data about what might be probed, beyond other businesses and search. Late in 2018 Makan Delrahim (DoJ antitrust head) claimed that there requires being “credible proof” of anticompetitive means before his division launches corrective actions.

What’s specifically notable now, though is that it comes in middle of increasing calls from politicians such as Senator Elizabeth Warren to break up huge tech firms. We do not know if that can be on the table for behemoths such as Facebook and Google (which is still amid its own settlements with the FTC), but this is only the commencement. Both Google and the DoJ have not answered publicly on the matter.

On a related note, Ford revealed in a fiscal filing made with the US SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) that it is presently below probe by the DoJ over its internal testing means. Ford claims that the investigation is still in its preliminary phases but insists that this will not be one more Volkswagen-akin “Dieselgate” scam. As per the car manufacturer, the problem stems from miscalculations made at the time of the testing procedure instead of an intentional effort to deceive watchdogs.

In February, Ford rolled out its own probe into emissions testing means at the prompting of workers who observed inconsistencies in outcomes.

]]> US To Support International Regulations For AI Ethics http://marketnewswire24.us/750/us-to-support-international-regulations-for-ai-ethics/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=us-to-support-international-regulations-for-ai-ethics Mon, 03 Jun 2019 10:29:43 +0000 http://marketnewswire24.us/?p=750 Companies in the US have fostered ethical employment of AI earlier. Now, on the other hand, the government itself is posed to make an entry. As per media reports, fellow members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the US, and a few other nations will accept a bunch of non-binding rules for using and creating AI. The standards might need that AI respects democratic values, human rights, and the law. It should also be open, safe, and obvious to consumers, while those who use and make AI must offer transparency and be held accountable for their actions.

The rules also call on governments to drive AI support and establish structures that assist turn research into real-world use case scenarios. There can be “deregulated surroundings” to test AI prior to unleashing it in the wild, as an instance. The rules should be launched on May 22, 2019, and come from 50 experts in the private and public industry, comprising tech companies and governments.

Speaking of AI, for the past few years LG has been pushing incorporation of AI functions in all types of devices with its ThinQ brand, and now it has developed custom hardware to allow on-device AI churning in future robot washing machines, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners, and refrigerator.

Apple and Google both employ tailored AI hardware in their handsets, Tesla has revealed its own chipset to manage self-driving functions and Amazon is allegedly operating on a processor to assist Alexa churn work offline. These neural processing divisions have had a lot of publicity, but being capable of handling complicated tasks without cloud connectivity could come in handy.

In the same way, the LG Neural Engine is aimed to process voice and image data even when it is not linked to the cloud. This means a machine with the processor can identify its environment and regulate settings accordingly.

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Like Alexa, Facebook Is Working To Launch Its Own Assistant http://marketnewswire24.us/719/like-alexa-facebook-is-working-to-launch-its-own-assistant/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=like-alexa-facebook-is-working-to-launch-its-own-assistant Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:42:53 +0000 http://marketnewswire24.us/?p=719 Like Alexa, Facebook Is Working To Launch Its Own AssistantGenerally, the social networking giant, Facebook remains completely focused on its app development and data privacy approach. But gradually, the company is stepping towards the development of its hardware devices too. Recently, a report was published by CNBC, which reveals that the company is trying to generate its own AI voice assistant, similar to iPhones’ […]]]> Like Alexa, Facebook Is Working To Launch Its Own Assistant

Generally, the social networking giant, Facebook remains completely focused on its app development and data privacy approach. But gradually, the company is stepping towards the development of its hardware devices too. Recently, a report was published by CNBC, which reveals that the company is trying to generate its own AI voice assistant, similar to iPhones’ Siri, Google Assistant, or Amazon Alexa. Later, the same statement was given by a Facebook representative.

According to several people aware of this matter, Facebook AI voice assistant project began since early 2018, CNBC mentioned. This initiative is directed by Ira Synder, listed himself as “Director, AR/VR and Facebook Assistant at Facebook” on LinkedIn profile. The company has been chasing retailers by launching its smart-speakers, proposing that the speakers and Portals may be just the beginning of the chain of smart devices that the company will launch in the market in the upcoming years.

Facebook reverted by releasing a statement to The Verge, Reuters, and others. The statement illustrates that the social networking service provider is completely focused to incorporate voice and AI technologies that may support its several AR/VR devices such as Oculus, Portal, and upcoming products. At present, the AI-powered Portal device released by Facebook supports Amazon Alexa.

Facebook has already conducted trials by introducing AI-powered chat-based virtual assistant within its messaging service. But the recent developmental project seems to be majorly targeting on interfaces for hardware devices, currently include Oculus Rift VR headset and Portal.

Several investigating agencies are being concerned after Facebook disclosed that it has been working over its upcoming AI project. There could be a potential risk for information breach, as the installed devices may be continuously keeping an ear over the family matters and discussions.

Facebook is not assuming to compete with already established and highly developed Google Assistant and Alexa by introducing its upcoming AI voice assistant. But in the past several years, it has not been able to maintain the customers’ privacy efficiently, which could be a major concern.

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Apple To Release 5G iPhones In 2020 Having Chips From Samsung, Qualcomm http://marketnewswire24.us/716/apple-to-release-5g-iphones-in-2020-having-chips-from-samsung-qualcomm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=apple-to-release-5g-iphones-in-2020-having-chips-from-samsung-qualcomm Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:40:14 +0000 http://marketnewswire24.us/?p=716 Apple To Release 5G iPhones In 2020 Having Chips From Samsung, QualcommApple might launch iPhones in 2020 equipped with 5G modems, as per to the research notes from Ming-Chi Kuo, Analyst at TF International Securities. The modems can be provided by Samsung and Qualcomm, according to the research. The access to 5G modem parts is one main reason why Apple advanced a bitter lawful battle with […]]]> Apple To Release 5G iPhones In 2020 Having Chips From Samsung, Qualcomm

Apple might launch iPhones in 2020 equipped with 5G modems, as per to the research notes from Ming-Chi Kuo, Analyst at TF International Securities. The modems can be provided by Samsung and Qualcomm, according to the research. The access to 5G modem parts is one main reason why Apple advanced a bitter lawful battle with Qualcomm in the last week. A 5G-outfitted iPhone with a faster and more dependable cellular internet connection can give customers a motive to improve from older models as the growth of iPhone sales stalls. Usually, Apple launches new iPhone models in September; due to this, the 5G iPhone will not be launched until September 2020. The iPhones launched in September 2019 will most probably support latest-generation LTE networks instead.

Kuo stated that we anticipate Apple would possibly adopt 5G baseband chips from Samsung (focus on Sub-6GHz markets) and Qualcomm (focus on mmWave markets) for reducing supply risk, lowering costs and having advanced bargaining power. Kuo asserted that the beginning of a 5G iPhone can spur a wave of purchases and upgrades, particularly for high-end models. He further added, “We are optimistic on the high-end iPhone models’ substitute demand in the second half of 2020, due to the 5G iPhone. We anticipate the total iPhone shipment would correspondingly attain 188–192 Million in 2019 and 195–200 Million units in 2020.

Recently, Apple was in news as it spends over $30 Million every month on Amazon’s cloud, making it one of the largest AWS (Amazon Web Services) customers. As Amazon and Apple contest for a greater share of customer attention and dollars, they also have a predominantly intimate business association. According to sources familiar with the situation, Apple is spending over $30 Million every month on Amazon’s cloud.

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