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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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

Frequently Asked Questions-

  • Based on segmentation by product, which is the leading segment in the market?
  • The level 3 autonomous cars segment is
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