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World War II Era Stealth Bomber? Meet the Bizarre-Looking YB-49 Flying Wing

Here’s What You Need To Remember: A flying wing reduces drag, making it a useful design for long-range bombing and transport.

As the United States approached World War II, it enjoyed the luxury of many innovative aircraft companies, and a ton of money to spend.  Part of this bounty went to pursuit aircraft, part to tactical attack planes, and part to long-range bombers. This last generated one of the most interesting failures ever to emerge from the U.S. aviation industry; the Northrop YB-49 “flying wing” bomber.

The Flying Wing

Early aviation engineers appreciated the potential for a “flying wing” design. A flying wing, which minimizes fuselage and usually eliminates the tail, reduces many of the aerodynamic compromises associated with a normal fuselage, reducing overall drag. However, many of these features enhance stability, meaning that a flying wing often lacks the stability of a traditional airframe. This makes the aircraft more

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Forecast cone, computer models, updates for Tropical Depression 13

ORLANDO, Fla. – A tropical depression is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane as it heads on a projected path toward Florida.

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At 11 p.m. Thursday, Tropical Depression 13 was about 445 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. The system was moving west-northwest at 22 mph. The system is not well-organized.

The National Hurricane Center said the system is expected to become either Tropical Storm Laura or Marco on Friday, depending on how soon a depression in the Caribbean reaches tropical storm status. A tropical storm has maximum sustained winds of 39-73 mph. The latest official projection shows the system possibly brushing by South Florida as a Category 1 hurricane Monday afternoon and continuing northwest. The latest forecast cone shows a Category 1 storm off Central Florida’s west coast by Tuesday afternoon.

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How to Install iOS in Android Smartphone

If you are looking for the best way to install iOS the operating system onto your Android phone, then you will probably be disappointed since it has not been done publicly. The claims in the past have been debunked or even removed all together.

The ideal solution to get the best iOS experience on your Android phone is to download an iOS launcher. We have downloaded several and played with a few. Some simply crashed and some iOS launchers do not crop the icons correctly to fit. Overall the best iOS launcher that best resembles the iOS interface are listed below. We think you’ll enjoy these for a proper iOS experience on Android. Let’s dive right in!

Like the new user interface that the iPhone XS has to offer, but don’t want to spend all that money on the phone? Well, here’s the good news: you don’t have to.

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Altigen Partners with Code Software to Deliver Advanced Call Reporting and Recording for Microsoft Teams

MILPITAS, CA / ACCESSWIRE / August 20, 2020 / Altigen Communications Inc. (OTCQB:ATGN), a Silicon Valley-based Microsoft ISV and Cloud Solutions provider, has selected Code Software, developers of world class reporting, analytics and management solutions for industry leading Unified Communications platforms, as its strategic supplier for cloud-based Call Reporting and Recording solutions for Microsoft Teams. Code’s solutions will be deployed in Microsoft Azure, fully integrated with Altigen’s Teams service delivery platform, and delivered by Altigen as a managed cloud service.

“We’re particularly pleased to partner with Altigen in order to expand our mutual business opportunities with Teams in the US, UK and Europe,” said Mark Armstrong, Director and CEO of Code Software. “We’ve certainly seen significant increases in the adoption of Microsoft Teams due to its ability to transform the modern workplace, enable remote working, and drive business collaboration. In today’s work at home world monitoring employee business activity and

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Changing the Game for Sanitization Technology and how the Water Industry is Answering the Call for Innovation

Point Roberts, Washington and Delta, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – August 20, 2020) – Investorideas.com, a leading investor news resource covering water (Water-Stocks.com) and technology stocks releases a special report looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic has placed new stresses on global sanitization needs which in turn is forcing companies to innovate and find more effective and cost efficient systems and solutions.

As CNBC recently stated, “The coronavirus pandemic is altering every aspect of how we live, especially what we want from our homes. Beyond design and space, housing cleanliness is now paramount. New technology that claims not just to clean, but sanitize our living spaces is in high demand.”

Businesses are also on the hunt for effective sanitization technologies to make customers feel safe and comply with new standards. An astute industry leader from Singapore thinks he may have found a solution.

Read the full water stocks article on Investorideas.com

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Savannah public schools will be thousands short of its order of computer devices when classes start – News – Savannah Morning News

As Savannah-Chatham County public school students return to school via online learning Wednesday, not all of them will have a computer or tablet to access the virtual education platform.

Supply chain issues have delayed the delivery of approximately 14,000 devices ordered by the district in June, school officials acknowledged Monday.

“We are not going to have enough devices for the start of school,” said Stacy Jennings, the district’s director of communications. “Everyone who needs a device will get a device, and they will get that device as soon as it becomes available.”

The School Board authorized the purchase of 14,000 Chromebooks and 7,000 iPads this summer. The district had received only 8,000 Chromebooks and none of the iPads, as of Monday. The iPads are primarily for pre-kindergarten through second grade students.

Laptops and tablets have been in high demand across the country since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as

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The smartphone market is getting a buffeting: not all of it Covid-related, Digital Platforms & Services

Disruption is hitting the smartphone business. Like every other tech sector Covid-19 has struck some hard and others less so. That alone is enough to see rankings and prospects for different vendors change, but there are other disruptive forces out there to exacerbate things. Here’s some detail on the latest buffetings:

Qualcomm v. Huawei

Qualcomm is doing a victory lap having negotiated a back-dated and long-term patent agreement with Huawei which  gives the companies access to each other’s IP. The agreement ends a long dispute between the two with Qualcomm benefiting by $1.8 billion in the September quarter alone. That was enough to boost its share price by 13 per cent in the immediate wake of the news.

Although the US government has banned Huawei from buying Qualcomm chips, buying technology licenses is apparently OK. 

According to Qualcomm CEO, Steve Mollenkopf: “As 5G continues to roll out, we are realizing

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Warburg, TPG Invest in $12 Billion Norwegian Software Firm Visma

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Warburg Pincus and TPG agreed to invest in Norwegian software developer Visma, valuing the company at 110 billion krone ($12.2 billion) including debt in one of the European technology industry’s biggest deals this year.

The U.S. private equity firms will acquire minority stakes in Visma, according to a press release Friday. Visma’s biggest shareholder, European buyout firm Hg, is reinvesting in the business and will put up most of the new capital, it said in the statement.

Visma’s deal shows how transactions are still getting done in the technology industry even as Covid-19 hobbles mergers and acquisitions in other sectors. The company’s backers have been considering a stake sale since last year, only to see the plans put on hold during the pandemic. Visma owners revived the sale in recent weeks, targeting a select group of potential investors, Bloomberg News reported this month.

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World Cloud Security Market Outlook to 2025 – Cloud Security Ecosystem, Value Chain, Pricing, Technology, Patent, and Case Study Analysis

The MarketWatch News Department was not involved in the creation of this content.

The global cloud security market size in the post-COVID-19 scenario is projected to grow from USD 34.5 billion in 2020 to USD 68.5 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 14.7% during the forecast period. An increasing number of security breaches and cyber attacks and mandate to follow regulatory and data protection lawshave contributedto the growth of thecloud security marketecosystem.

By service model, the SaaS segment expected to hold a larger market size in 2020

Organizationsaremigrating their infrastructure to cloud due to its lower hardware cost and features, such as agility, scalability, speed, and cost-efficiency. In the cloud deployment mode, a service provider hosts the entire infrastructure and its capabilities, which are provided to organizations on a need-basis and can scale up when required.

Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce.com, Cisco Webex, and Adobe Creative Cloud are some of

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U.S. global media agency demanded outlets return money for internet freedom projects

The official and others spoke to POLITICO on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to talk to the media.

What the outlets did: In response to the agency’s demands, Middle East Broadcasting Networks provided a paper check of $500,000, and Radio Free Asia provided a check worth $2.9 million, according to two people familiar with the matter. Until last year, the OTF was a program of Radio Free Asia. It’s unclear how Radio Free Europe responded to the order.

The plans: USAGM wants to reallocate the money to other internet freedom projects, and according to a separate agency employee, USAGM officials have been in touch in recent months with the maker of Ultrasurf, software that provides internet firewall circumvention code and which was developed by a member of the Falun Gong, a persecuted Chinese religious minority.

For the last several years, USAGM had refused to provide money for Ultrasurf

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