Qualcomm announced its fifth-generation LTE modem, a Category 10 chip with global carrier aggregation. The Gobi 9x45 modem and its second-generation RF360 envelope tracker are based on 20 nm technology.
“The main new features, as compared to 9x35, is downlink increased from 350 to 450 Mbit/s, and uplink is the first major upload increase to 100 Mbit/s,” Peter Carson, senior director of marketing for Gobi, told EE Times. “This is the first chip that can fully utilize all 60 MHz in aggregated bandwidth in downlink and 40 MHz in uplink.”
The 9x45 modem supports 3x carrier aggregation in downlink and 2x in uplink, as well as all major cellular standards. Qualcomm expects up to two times faster upload speeds and up to 1.5 times faster peak download speeds compared to Cat 6 devices, as well as improved application response times and connectivity.
One thing the author fails to note: John Mackey, CEO / Owner at Whole Foods is a full metal paleolibertarian wingnut who has been swayed by every passing fad of the Woo-Meisters since his early days.
Nearby are eight full shelves of probiotics—live bacteria intended to improve general health. I invited a biologist friend who studies human gut bacteria to come take a look with me. She read the healing claims printed on a handful of bottles and frowned. “This is bullshit,” she said, and went off to buy some vegetables. Later, while purchasing a bag of chickpeas, I browsed among the magazine racks. There was Paleo Living, and, not far away, the latest issue of What Doctors Don’t Tell You. Pseudoscience bubbles over into anti-science. A sample headline: “Stay sharp till the end: the secret cause of Alzheimer’s.” A sample opening sentence: “We like to think that medicine works.”
At times, the Whole Foods selection slips from the pseudoscientific into the quasi-religious. It’s not just the Ezekiel 4:9 bread (its recipe drawn from the eponymous Bible verse), or Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, or Vitamineral Earth’s “Sacred Healing Food.” It’s also, at least for Jewish shoppers, the taboos that have grown up around the company’s Organic Integrity effort, all of which sound eerily like kosher law. There’s a sign in the Durham store suggesting that shoppers bag their organic and conventional fruit separately—lest one rub off on the other—and grind their organic coffees at home—because the Whole Foods grinders process conventional coffee, too, and so might transfer some non-organic dust. “This slicer used for cutting both CONVENTIONAL and ORGANIC breads” warns a sign above the Durham location’s bread slicer. Synagogue kitchens are the only other places in which I’ve seen signs implying that level of food-separation purity.
Being an IT standards junkie my first thought on seeing this headline was “The International Organization for Standards has musicians?” However in this case “ISO” means Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
In 2012, Congress passed the FAA Modernization and Reform Act which included a section devoted to the transportation of musical instruments, after lobbying from the American Federation of Musicians.
“An air carrier providing air transportation shall permit a passenger to carry a violin, guitar or other musical instrument in the aircraft cabin or under a passenger seat, without charging the passenger a fee in addition to any standard fee that carrier may require for comparable carry-on baggage,” the section reads in part.
A section covering large instruments says they can be allowed in the checked baggage area if “the weight of the instrument does not exceed 165 pounds or the applicable weight restrictions for the aircraft.”
Obama will announce that he is providing relief to various groups of undocumented immigrants through executive action. The exact details are unknown, but he’s expected to offer temporary protected status to the parents and spouses of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. They must have no criminal record and have lived in the U.S. for a certain number of years (probably five). It’s estimated that there are about 3.71 million people in this group, according to the Washington Post.
About a million additional people would be affected by other changes, including an expansion of the 2012 program that allowed “Dreamers,” or undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, to avoid deportation. Obama will probably increase the maximum current age from 30, and the maximum arrival age from 16, but the precise age limits are unknown.
Obama is also likely to announce some other shifts in immigration policy, including increasing visas for high-tech workers, reforming federal immigrant detention procedures, and measures to improve border security.
More power to the democracy activists - I really hope for the best for them. That said I do have a bone to pick with the film’s creators, or the book’s author, — whoever is responsible for picking that salute. It’s too creepily similar to der Hitlergroet, the Bellamy salute, and the modified two finger version that modern Neo Nazis in Germany use because the full salute is outlawed.
The Hunger Games have returned to Thailand, but probably not in the way some people would have hoped.
Five university students were arrested in the country on Wednesday for flashing the franchise’s signature three-fingered salute at the country’s Prime Minister during an official government event ahead of the opening of the film in the country on Thursday.
Hours later, local cinema chain Apex Group, which was scheduled to start screening The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 in its theaters on Thursday, announced that it had pulled the film’s release. The company told the Bangkok Post that it wasn’t pressured by the government, but “did not want to become embroiled in a political movement.”
Referencing family values, the divorce rate and procreation, U.S. District Judge Brian Morris issued a ruling in favor of the freedom to marry Wednesday (yesterday) in Montana.
“Plaintiffs Angela Rolando and Tonya Rolando, a same-sex couple, live in Great Falls, Montana,” the ruling explained. “The couple attempted to obtain a marriage license at the Cascade County Clerk of Court’s office on May 19, 2014. The Cascade County Clerk of Court’s office denied the Rolandos a marriage license because Montana law prohibits the marriage of same-sex couples.”
The ruling added, “Plaintiffs Chase Weinhandl and Benjamin Milano, Susan Hawthorne and Adel Johnson, and Shauna Goubeaux and Nicole Goubeaux are same-sex couples who reside in Montana. Each couple, while living in Montana, traveled outside Montana to marry. The couples legally married under the laws of Hawaii, Washington, and Iowa, respectively. The State of Montana refuses to recognize these marriages of same-sex partners.”
A Canadian Woman Had an Emergency C-Section During a Hawaiian Vacation. Will She Go Bankrupt Because of It?
Blue Cross apparently still denying people due to “pre existing conditions”. Don’t many get bladder infections due to pregnancy, and can pregnancy really be considered a pre-existing condition?
Last November, Saskatchewan resident Jennifer Huculak-Kimmel left for Hawaii with her husband, Darren. She was six months pregnant.
She had consulted with her doctor before the trip and purchased travel insurance, according to Canadian media reports. But her water broke a few days into the vacation, and Huculak-Kimmel was put on bed rest. Six weeks later, on Dec. 10, her daughter, Reece, arrived.
Now, Huculak-Kimmel has a baby girl, who is approaching her first birthday. She also has an unexpected $950,000 medical bill, which might leave her family bankrupt.
“Blue Cross said that because I had a bladder infection at four months and hemorrhaged because of that, that they would not cover the pregnancy,” Huculak-Kimmel told the CBC. “We thought we had done everything right. We thought we had covered all avenues and we thought we were covered. We thought we were safe to go.”
An extreme lake effect storm has dumped as much as 65 inches of snow just south of Buffalo, N.Y. The monster storm has resulted in at least six deaths in the area, where drivers remain stranded, transportation has been frozen to a halt, and — unfortunately — snow is expected to keep falling until Friday.
Officials are bracing for as many as 2 additional feet of snow in some portions of the Buffalo area on Thursday, as forecasters predict yet another likely lake effect storm.
According to the Buffalo News, two people died while trying to shovel their way out of the heavy snow, possibly from heart problems. A 46-year-old man was found dead in his car, which was buried in snow. Another person was killed when he was pinned while attempting to free a vehicle that was stuck in the snow, according to the NBC affiliate, WGRZ. A fifth person died under unspecified circumstances, also from a heart problem. And a county employee in Genesee County reportedly died while clearing snow outside of the sheriff’s office. (The brutal weather was also blamed for deaths in Michigan and New Hampshire, according to the Associated Press.)
unman was fatally shot after opening fire in a library on Florida State University’s campus early Thursday, sending hundreds of students who’d been studying for final exams running for their lives and cowering behind bookshelves. Three students were found suffering gunshot wounds at the scene.
Police received a call about an “armed subject” at the Strozier Library on the school’s main campus in Tallahassee at 12.30 a.m. ET. Officers confronted the gunman and ordered him to drop his weapon, according to Tallahassee Police spokesman Dave Northway. “The suspect did not comply with the commands and shot at the officers,” he added. “They returned fire and the suspect was killed.”
Last year, the 10 tech companies formed the Reform Government Surveillance coalition to increase transparency involving government surveillance programs that seek user data.
“Now, the Senate has the opportunity to send a strong message of change to the world and encourage other countries to adopt similar protections,” the coalition’s letter states.
The U.S. Senate is expected to take up the measure as early as tonight.
Even if the USA Freedom Act passes, the Reform Government Surveillance coalition said it plans to continue to work with Congress, the Obama administration, civil liberties groups and governments around the world to “advance essential reforms that we set forth in a set of principles last year.”