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Mapping Technology Reveals Channels of Warm Water Under Florida-Sized Glacier | Smart News

New research shows that a Florida-sized block of ice in Western Antarctica called the Thwaites Glacier is sitting on top of large channels that may allow warm ocean water to melt it from the bottom, Carolyn Gramling reports for Science News.

Two new studies, both published in the journal Cryosphere, provide a detailed map of the glacier’s two ice shelf regions and the ocean floor in front of and underneath them. As one of the largest glaciers in Antarctica, the Thwaites Glacier is the subject of close study—if the entire glacier melted, it would cause ocean levels to rise by 25 inches. When the new maps are incorporated into models of Thwaites’ melting, that will show whether the deep trenches might cause the glacier to collapse sooner than previously predicted.

“Understanding that process and how these cavities evolve will be key to understanding how Thwaites and western Antarctica will

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Apple AirPods and other smart ‘hearables’ are ruling the wearable tech market

Shipments of wearables grew 14.1% in Q2 2020 but a lot of that growth was driven by strong demand for ‘hearables’ like Apple’s AirPods. 

Global shipments of wearables rose to 86.2 million in the second quarter or 14.1% year on year, according to analyst firm IDC. 

Wearables bucked the downward trend in the much larger smartphone category, which saw shipments decline by 14% in Q2 to 285 million units, according to a recent report from analyst firm Canalys.

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But, according to IDC, the main driver for growth in wearables in Q2 were “hearables” like Apple’s AirPods and AirPods Pro, as well as rival products from Samsung and Xiaomi. Shipments of gadgets like AirPods grew 32.6% and accounted for 60% of all wearables in Q2 2020.  

“Hearables show much stronger and broader demand than smartwatches and fitness trackers,” said David Myhrer, research vice

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High-Tech Cocktails at Home: A Guide to Smart Drink Makers

If social distancing has you missing your favorite watering hole, never fear-technology is here to help.

While smart devices haven’t (yet) figured out how to replicate your pub’s camaraderie, they’re getting pretty good at replicating its cocktails. Below, a few intelligent instruments for making adult beverages at home.

Bartesian

This countertop cocktail maker provides users with more than 25 (and growing) professionally tasting drinks at the tap of a button. Looking a little like laboratory equipment, the Bartesian consists of four canisters, flanking a central dispenser. Users fill their canisters with their base liquors of choice (gin, rum, tequila, vodka, whiskey), insert one of Bartesian’s proprietary cocktail mixture capsules in the top of the dispenser, select their preferred drink strength and Bartesian takes care of the rest, instantly pouring the requested libation.

Bartesian automatically reads the inserted capsule to identify which spirit is required and will even suggest the ideal

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OrCam Launches Voice-Activated ‘Smart Reading’ Tech For Visually Impaired

When developers of the OrCam MyEye, a wearable artificial vision device that enables visually impaired people to understand text and identify objects through audio feedback, asked users for feedback on how to improve the assistive technology, they responded that voice-activation and an even more discreet size would be helpful.

At the end of July, the Jerusalem-based OrCam Technologies announced the US release of a new, voice-activated, interactive Smart Reading feature. It gives users who are blind, visually impaired, or have reading challenges, including dyslexia, the ability to use voice commands for a clearer reading experience. 

The Smart Reading feature integrates into the wearable OrCam MyEye device and the handheld OrCam Read gadget. It is available in the US and Canada only at the moment. 

“Our users wanted the device to be wireless and more discreet, so we packed all the tech into the tiny second generation OrCam MyEye, which is

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The Smart Way To Profit Off The “Internet Of Things”

GOOGL) just made a statement. On August 3, Google announced that it’s investing $450 million in home security company ADT Corp (ADT). The investment will give Google a 6.6% stake in the company.” data-reactid=”12″Google (GOOGL) just made a statement. On August 3, Google announced that it’s investing $450 million in home security company ADT Corp (ADT). The investment will give Google a 6.6% stake in the company.

Investors who see where this is headed stand to make a fortune. But only if they know how to play it. And it’s not Google. The two stocks I’ll share with you today offer much

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‘Latest Computer Gadgets’ Makes Buying New Smart Watches, Drives and Tech Devices Easier with Insightful Reviews

New York, NY – August 21, 2020 – A new tech and gadget review platform called “Latest Computer Gadgets” has just opened up for tech devotees, and it promises to be everything that tech enthusiasts wish for.

Detailed information about the pros and cons of certain products make purchase decisions more satisfying. At Latest Computer Gadgets, prospective buyers will have access to a wide range of information on computers, gadgets, and other tech-related products. These include smartwatches, hard disks, cameras, and more. The online tech review site features user guides, product reviews, and a deep-dive into new and trending gadgets. 

The team at Latest Computer Gadgets has published review articles about gadgets like cameras, smartwatches, audio devices, gaming equipment, drones, and smart home products. Some of the new articles recently published cover topics such as top VPN on device versus routers, best SMTP servers of 2020, how

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