World Athletics announces further revisions on their rules governing shoe technology

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Earlier this year, World Athletics announced major changes to its rules on footwear. The new regulations imposed an immediate ban on any shoe with a sole thicker than 40mm, as well as on shoes that contained more than one plate.

In a bid to ensure shoes worn by some athletes didn’t offer an unfair advantage, the rules also stated that any shoe used in competition must have been available for purchase on the retail market for a period of four months. This move effectively banned the use of prototypes in competition.

On Tuesday 28 July, World Athletics announced further revisions to their rules on shoes which included changes to the height of the spikes on track shoes and the establishment of an ‘Athletic Shoe Availability Scheme’ for unsponsored elite athletes. The 40mm rule on road shoes remains unchanged.

The rules around the Athletic Shoe Availability Scheme state, ‘Approved shoes

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Turkey passes ‘draconian’ social media legislation

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Update: Turkey’s parliament adopted a new social media law early Wednesday that critics say will create a “chilling effect” on dissenting voices as the government tightened its grip on mainstream media.

The legislation will give the government more control over foreign social media companies operating in the country.

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Under the measures, social media companies including Facebook and Twitter would be required to appoint local representatives to respond to content removal and data requests from Turkish officials. The Turkish government would also have more power to block sites or shut them down entirely if companies don’t comply with government requests.

Related: Expulsions, pushbacks and extraditions: Turkey’s war on dissent extends to Europe

Turkish officials say the measures are necessary to stop illegal activity online. International human rights organizations have widely condemned the legislation as “draconian.”

“If passed, these amendments would significantly increase the government’s powers to censor online content and

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There’s no computer needed when you’re ready to back up your phone

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This week’s reader question concerns backing up an iPhone without using a computer.

“I know I need to update the iOS software, but I’m afraid I might lose my saved information if there are any glitches. I have an iCloud account and routinely back up my data. But, being technologically challenged, I am not sure how to retrieve info I might lose.”

In the early days of the iPhone, backups had to be done by connecting the phone to a computer, but as cellular service got faster, it became feasible to send your data over the internet to Apple’s iCloud servers to back it up.

You can still back up your iPhone to your computer with the Lightning cable, but it is a lot easier to go with just the iCloud backup, which sends the data directly from the phone to the cloud.

These days every Apple ID account includes

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What’s next, an Apple in every pot?

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a hand holding a cellphone: As of 2018, Statistics Canada says, 88 per cent of Canadians 15 years of age or over had a smartphone.


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As of 2018, Statistics Canada says, 88 per cent of Canadians 15 years of age or over had a smartphone.

How long do you suppose it will be before the prime minister descends the steps of Rideau Cottage and announces the federal government will be providing a new smartphone to every Canadian who doesn’t own one that’s less than five years old? (“We have your back pocket.”) This would be to repair the now clearly outrageous unfairness of his earlier announcement that the government is providing a free COVID-tracing app that will allow Canadians to discover whether they’ve spent dangerous lengths of time within infection range of an app user who has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Being free, voluntary and decentralized, the new app seemed like a good idea at the time but it was immediately and roundly denounced for the flaw that it

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Autonomous Cars Software Market Analysis Highlights the Impact of COVID-19 (2020-2024) | Lower Chance of Human Error and Accidents to Boost the Market Growth | Technavio

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the autonomous cars software market and it is poised to grow by USD 3.26 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 36% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impacts

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Technology infuses ancient hajj rites tailored for pandemic – Lifestyle – Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The vast, white-marble floors surrounding Islam’s holiest site, the cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca, would normally be packed with hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from around the world the day before the hajj.

On Tuesday, however, only a few officials and workers putting last-minute preparations in place were seen at the Grand Mosque housing the Kaaba.

In place of the 2.5 million pilgrims who performed the hajj last year, only a very limited number of faithful — anywhere from 1,000 to 10,000 — are being allowed to take part in what is largely a symbolic pilgrimage amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The select few approved for this year’s hajj have been tested for the virus and are self-isolating in hotel rooms in Mecca, where they will experience an ancient pilgrimage — albeit tailored this year for a modern-day pandemic.

Amr Al-Maddah, the chief planning officer at

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How Sony Is Fueling the Computer Vision Boom

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He didn’t know it at the time, but in 1990 Eric Fossum started a revolution. In the early ‘90s, NASA was firing rockets into orbit every other month. And to take images of outer space, each spacecraft was equipped with cameras.

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The problem was, these cameras were absolutely huge—roughly as big as a double-door fridge. Cameras used on spacecraft are similar to digital cameras, except they have to be a lot tougher. And they required tons of heavy wiring to work.

So NASA hired hotshot engineer Eric Fossum straight from Yale, and tasked him with miniaturizing NASA’s cameras. Within two years, Fossum created a “camera-on-a-chip”—a new type of image sensor that was smaller and consumed 100X less power.

Image sensors are tiny computer chips that essentially give cameras a set of “eyes.” They process light from the outside world and transform it

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Shareholders Of Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP) Must Be Happy With Their 162% Total Return

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When you buy a stock there is always a possibility that it could drop 100%. But when you pick a company that is really flourishing, you can make more than 100%. For instance, the price of Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ:MCHP) stock is up an impressive 137% over the last five years. On top of that, the share price is up 25% in about a quarter. But this move may well have been assisted by the reasonably buoyant market (up 18% in 90 days).

Check out our latest analysis for Microchip Technology

To quote Buffett, ‘Ships will sail around the world but the Flat Earth Society will flourish. There will continue to be wide discrepancies between price and value in the marketplace…’ By comparing earnings per share (EPS) and share price changes over time, we can get a feel for how investor attitudes to a company have morphed over time.

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70% users will access internet in their local languages by Dec 2020: WATConsult report

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WATConsult, the globally awarded hybrid digital agency from the house of Dentsu Aegis Network (DAN) India, under its market research division –Recogn, has unveiled its latest report on ‘Digital, Diverse & Multilingual India’. The report maps digital content consumption patterns of Indian users across local and regional languages. It also shares an in-depth analysis of the users’ preferences inside the Indian demography. 

Over the past few years, internet usage behaviour has changed tremendously with more users accessing the internet in their respective languages. Also, whilst most Indians are well-versed in at least two languages, it is observed that they are more comfortable accessing information in their local dialects. Consequently, a variety of digital solutions along with mobile and internet applications have recently been introduced in several local languages to cater to such consumer demands. 

This report, therefore, brings afore the digital content consumption patterns of these users across categories such

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LSU will go cashless with concessions, merchandise in venues for 2020 athletic events | LSU

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The LSU athletic department has announced it will only accept credit card and mobile payments for merchandise and concessions this fall. It is the school’s second move this week to reduce the risk of transmitting coronavirus at events.

The decision to go cashless in 2020 comes a day after LSU announced it will use mobile ticketing for the football season, a move aimed to create contactless transactions at Tiger Stadium.

Within a news release Thursday, LSU announced fans at its athletic events will be able to purchase concessions and merchandise using all major credit cards, Apple Pay and Android Pay. Tiger Cash can only be used for concessions.

LSU said it is working on a prepaid card purchase option for people who don’t have one of the four payment types available.

“This is all about improving the fan experience and safety at our venues,” LSU senior associate athletic director Robert

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