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Microsoft partners with Qualcomm to bring full Windows 10 version to ARM chipsets

US News - Fri, 12/09/2016 - 07:50

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In an announcement this week, Microsoft has revealed that it has a new initiative underway with Qualcomm, to bring a full version of Windows 10 OS - together with desktop app support - to ARM chipsets.

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Microsoft and Qualcomm partner to build low-cost Windows-on-ARM PCs

US News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 08:01

In an announcement made at the Windows Hardware Engineering (WinHEC) conference in Shenzhen, China, on Thursday morning, Microsoft said that it has partnered with Qualcomm to equip ARM devices with Windows 10 and Win32 apps.

The Microsoft-Qualcomm partnership will largely pave the way for new, low-priced PCs that would replace the Windows tablets developed around the Intel Atom chip, which has been essentially discontinued by the company.

According to the information disclosed by Microsoft and Qualcomm, the partnership between the two companies will chiefly involve collaborative efforts for emulating X86 instructions. It is only the X86 chips, not ARM chips, on which traditional Windows apps can run.

The chips which Microsoft and Qualcomm will develop in collaboration will have the capability to handle two potential growth segments in computer hardware --- low-cost PCs and two-in-one-devices. In addition, the new Qualcomm chips will also be capable of running apps like Photoshop, along with performing efficiently on battery, and shipping to consumer at affordable price points.

Going by a revelation by unidentified sources at Microsoft, the Microsoft-Qualcomm partnership is designed around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip, which is presently in production and is scheduled to ship in the 2017 first half. The first low-cost Windows-on-ARM PCs will likely become available by 2017 second half.

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Microsoft and Qualcomm partner to build low-cost Windows-on-ARM PCs

US News - Thu, 12/08/2016 - 08:01

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In an announcement made at the Windows Hardware Engineering (WinHEC) conference in Shenzhen, China, on Thursday morning, Microsoft said that it has partnered with Qualcomm to equip ARM devices with Windows 10 and Win32 apps.

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Minnesota Dept. of Health urging people to get flu shot

US News - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 09:36

Amid the ongoing "National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week," Minnesota public health officials are urging everyone who has not received a flu shot yet this season to get vaccinated to avoid the contagious seasonal disease.

The Minnesota Department of Health cautioned in a statement that flu/influenza is an awfully contagious respiratory infection that can be life-threatening, but getting vaccinated in advance can effectively fight off the virus.

As per the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), flu activity usually peaks between December and February; and get flu shot two weeks in advance provide the body to boost immunity against the virus.

Dr. Marny Benjamin, an emergency medicine physician at St. Louis Park-based Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, said, "We're starting to see an uptick in flu cases. As the cold weather comes, everybody goes inside and it tends to be transmitted more and it's the season for influenza."

The ongoing National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week started on Dec. 4 and it will run through Dec. 10, 2016. Public health official around the nation are using it to raise awareness about the highly contagious disease.

Flu/influenza symptoms include fever, headache, nausea and fatigue. Taking precautions to avert the highly contagious virus is crucial, especially for children, seniors and others with weakened immune system.

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Minnesota Dept. of Health urging people to get flu shot

US News - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 09:36

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Amid the ongoing "National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week," Minnesota public health officials are urging everyone who has not received a flu shot yet this season to get vaccinated to avoid the contagious seasonal disease.

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US Supreme Court hands Samsung a victory in its patent dispute with Apple

US News - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 07:40

On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court unanimously gave a ruling in favor of Samsung in the company's long-running patent-infringement scuffle with Apple - the Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc., No. 15-777, lawsuit.

In its ruling, the Supreme Court said that Samsung's alleged patent infringement -- resulting from its copy of parts of the Apple iPhone distinctive look -- does not make the company liable to give up $399 million in profits.

The ruling underscores the Supreme Court's unanimous opinion that the key consideration for damages for design patent infringement is the component of a device which violates the patents, and not necessarily the entire device.

The ruling by the Supreme Court turns on the meaning of a phrase in the federal law which states that companies found liable for infringement of design patents on an "article of manufacture" are liable for their total profits.

In announcing the Supreme Court's ruling, Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote for the court that, in some cases an "article of manufacture" may be the entire product sold to consumers - here, Samsung's smartphones -- while, in other cases, it may be the components found to have violated a design patent.

In concluding the court's ruling, the judge said that the relevant article of manufacture "need not be the end product sold to the consumer but may be only a component of that product."

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US Supreme Court hands Samsung a victory in its patent dispute with Apple

US News - Wed, 12/07/2016 - 07:40

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On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court unanimously gave a ruling in favor of Samsung in the company's long-running patent-infringement scuffle with Apple - the Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple Inc., No. 15-777, lawsuit.

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STI risk linked to pubic hair grooming

US News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:07

Sexually active people who regularly groom their pubic hair are more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than those who do not groom their pubic hair at all, a new study warned.

Dr. E. Charles Osterberg, of University of Texas, and colleagues asked more than 7,500 people ages 18 to 65 how often they removed or trimmed their pubic hair and what kind of tools they used. They also asked them how many sexual partners they'd had in their lives, and whether they had ever contracted an STI.

At total of 7,470 of the participants reported having at least one sexual partner, and 943 participants (13 per cent) reported having at least one of the following diseases -- herpes, human papillomavirus, pubic lice, chlamydia, syphilis, molluscum, gonorrhea or HIV.

The researchers concluded that those who regularly groomed their pubic hair were nearly 80 per cent more likely to contract an STI than those who never groomed their pubic hair.

Sharing the findings of the study, Osterberg said, "Modern society has dictated our perception of genital normalcy, and what it means to feel attractive or feminine or masculine has changed. This study sheds some light on a potential complication associated with the increasingly common practice of grooming."

The study cautioning people against the increasingly common practice of grooming appeared in the Dec. 5th edition of the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

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STI risk linked to pubic hair grooming

US News - Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:07

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Sexually active people who regularly groom their pubic hair are more likely to contract sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than those who do not groom their pubic hair at all, a new study warned.

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Oklahoma medical center employees resign after veteran dies

US News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:31

At least four employees of a veterans' medical center in southeastern Oklahoma have resigned after maggots were found inside the wound of a person who had been hospitalized and treated at the facility.

Myles Deering, executive director for the state Department of Veterans Affairs, confirmed that the four employees, including a doctor's assistant and three nurses, opted to resign rather than facing the possibility of getting fired.

Deering added that the maggots were discovered inside the patient's wounds while he was still alive at the facility in Talahina, which is locate around 130 miles southeast of Tulsa. The executive director stressed that the maggots weren't the cause of the patient's death.

The patient, a veteran of U. S. military, was hospitalized at the facility for treatment of an infection. Identified as 73-year-old Owen Reese Peterson, the patient died of sepsis on Oct. 3, 2016.

Raymie Parker, the late veteran's son, grumbled, "During the 21 days I was there ... I pled with the medical staff, the senior medical staff, to increase his meds so his bandages could be changed. I was met with stonewall for much of that time."

The gruesome incident is currently being investigated by the district attorney for LeFlore and Latimer counties, who will determine if any charges should be filed.

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Oklahoma medical center employees resign after veteran dies

US News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:31

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At least four employees of a veterans' medical center in southeastern Oklahoma have resigned after maggots were found inside the wound of a person who had been hospitalized and treated at the facility.

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Apple makes first public statements about its self-driving car effort

US News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 07:26

In a November 22-dated letter addressed to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tech giant Apple has officially, for the first time, made public statements related to its much-reported 'Project Titan' self-driving car initiative.

In its letter to the NHTSA, Apple has publicly confirmed its much-rumored efforts in the self-driving car arena. Going by the indications, the company is apparently interested in self-driving software, rather than designing of building a self-driving car.

Shedding some light on Apple's plans, the company's Product Integrity Director Steve Kenner has written in the letter that the company is "excited about the potential of automated systems" in transportation as well as several other areas.

Kenner further asserted that machine learning is being used by Apple in order to offer "smarter, more intuitive, and more personal" devices and services; and added that the company is making huge investments in the study of machine learning and automation.

With Kenner suggesting that Apple is evidently focused on the software for controlling self-driving cars, Gartner analyst Mike Ramsey said in reference to Apple's plans: "You could interpret this as a sign that they're trying to invest where they feel like they can still make a difference, whereas building a car might be something they found really may not be worth it to them."

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Apple makes first public statements about its self-driving car effort

US News - Mon, 12/05/2016 - 07:26

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In a November 22-dated letter addressed to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), tech giant Apple has officially, for the first time, made public statements related to its much-reported 'Project Titan' self-driving car initiative.

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