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Watch Arsenal goalie Petr Cech warm up with a fascinating ping pong drill

“Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech kept a clean sheet Thursday in Serbia as the Gunners beat Red Star Belgrade 1-0 in the group stage of the Europa League, and before the game Cech showed off how he warms up his body and mind using a table tennis robot” writes Nick Schwartz for usatoday.com. Cech stands just a few feet away from the robot, which shoots out ping pong balls at high speeds, with a bucket at his feet. Source: usatoday.com Share This:

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China cuts LTE access to Apple Watch Series 3, reputedly over government security concerns

“The latest Apple Watch poses a challenge to the existing user identification system, industry analysts said” reports 9to5mac.com. The watch contains a new and tiny version of the SIM card, called embedded SIM, or eSIM. The eSIM is embedded in the watch by Apple, not by carriers.And an industry group representing Apple and other U.S. companies recently complained that Chinese rules on doing business in the country facilitate intellectual property theft. Source: 9to5mac.com Share This:

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Apple’s stock falls toward biggest loss in a month after Apple Watch snag in China,

“Apple’s stock decline would be the biggest since the stock fell $5.74, or 3.6%, on Aug. 10” writes Reporter Editor for marketwatch.com. The stock has climbed 3.0% over the past three months through Wednesday, while the Nasdaq 100 has gained 2.4% and the Dow has climbed 6.6%.The stock’s price decline of $4.36 is shaving about 30 points off the price of the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.10% which was down 93 points, or 0.4%. Read the full story: Apple stock’s worst day in 2 months accounts for over half…

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Apple Watch Series 3 Abruptly Loses Cellular Connectivity in China

“About one week after the watch was released, new subscriptions for the watch to China Unicom were ceased without explanation” writes Kinsey Grant for thestreet.com. The cellular connectivity feature had only been available for state-owned China Unicom Ltd. (CHU) customers when the watch was released in late September.The Series 3 watch was the first of its kind to have independent cellular connection, meaning the watch can make calls and send and receive data without a handset nearby. Source: thestreet.com Share This:

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Watch a fleet of remote-controlled Mercedes-Benz airport snowplows

“The automated trucks can start and stop their engines, handle all gear changes, engage parking brakes and control the mounted sweeper blower, among other functions” writes Sven Gustafson for autoblog.com. Mercedes-Benz is testing remote-controlled, automated snowplows on a historic World War II airfield in Germany as a potential boon to productivity — or the latest way that driverless vehicles will cannibalize jobs now done by human beings. Source: autoblog.com Share This:

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Astronomers strike gold – and platinum – as they watch two neutron stars collide

“The powerful smash-up produced gravitational waves that were picked up by the LIGO and Virgo observatories” writes Contact Reporter for latimes.com. In a highly anticipated first, scientists said they’ve detected the collision of two neutron stars and confirmed that these cataclysmic events are indeed a source of gold, platinum and other heavy elements in the universe. Source: latimes.com Share This:

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Suit the Content to the Platform and the Platform to the Content

“Because most consumers still watch content on many different platforms, video producers have no choice but to double down on a true multi-platform strategy” reports paulgreenberg.com. Every outlet is different, and audiences watch video very differently in different places.However, creating one piece or type of content and distributing it on all platforms is no longer a successful strategy. Source: paulgreenberg.com Share This:

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It looks like Magic Leap could raise up to $1 billion in new funding round

“Stealthy augmented reality company Magic Leap looks set to raise another $US1 billion in a new round of venture funding” writes Kif Leswing for businessinsider.com.au. If Magic Leap sold all of those new Series D shares, it would raise more than $US1 billion.However, the filing is a stock authorization, and Magic Leap could end up raising less.Magic Leap has already raised $US1.4 billion in previous funding rounds from some of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious investors, including Google and Kleiner Perkins, previously valuing the company at $US4.5 billion. Source: businessinsider.com.au Share This:

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