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UC San Diego to use smartphone pilot program for COVID-19 exposure alerts

Meanwhile, more than 600 students and faculty sent an open letter to UCSD calling to stop the Return to Learn plan.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — University of California Health announced Monday UC San Diego will be one of two campuses to pilot a smartphone technology that notifies users if they have had a high-risk COVID-19 exposure.

The limited pilot program will roll out incrementally at UCSD later this month. UC San Francisco will start using the technology a few weeks later for students, faculty and staff participating in onsite activities at select locations.

According to the university system, the technology does not collect location data from any device and will never share user identities.

“If the pilot is successful, it will set the foundation for the state to offer voluntary exposure notifications to all Californians using this free smartphone-based technology,” said Christopher Longhurst, chief information officer for UC San

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Infor CTO Defines Key Cornerstones Driving The Future Of Software

Technologists love to talk about the future. Some of them even self-style themselves as ‘futurists’. These are the kind of guys (all genders) that like to tell you that their grandchildren will probably live to 150-years of age due to the ever-advancing envelope of medical science.  

Software industry visionaries and luminaries are arguably somewhat more pragmatic, but no less prescient in their ability to be able to think about the next-big-thing and talk about likely platform-level shifts that will impact the way we use devices in the near future. 

The next big thing? Always, about 5-10 years away

When will the next Twitter, Instagram, iPad or Internet of Something (IoS) happen? Nobody really knows, so that’s why software visionaries usually say, “Oh, between five and ten years from now.” It’s a safe bet and they’re probably right.

Too humble

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How is Technology Revolutionizing the Casino World?

With the rise in technology, the casino world has witnessed significant changes over the past years.

FREMONT, CA: The technological revolution led to the casinos adopting different bots, automated programming, and random figure generators. The gamers can notice these changes for numerous angles in the gambling world. These days the gamblers can play live blackjack, which at present comes with real-time automated procedures that allow players to play at home. Minimal changes like robot-like arms to make a drink to slot mechanisms to prevent theft are amazing to witness.

The Impact of Tech in the Casino World

Online casinos witness the largest transformation in the gambling industry. Even though online and internet gaming has been prevailing for many years, the wave of online casinos has been augmented in the last few years for several reasons. The main one is that players can seamlessly access online casino titles from the comfort

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The best broadband deals in September 2020

Ah, the search for broadband deals. If your internet plan has finally reached its end, you’ll be thinking of diving back into the slightly confusing pile of offers, prices, discounts and promotions. 

However, there is no need to worry – we’re going to guide you through it. We’ll bring you the best and cheapest broadband deals, inform you on the kind of speeds you need and help you find your perfect plan.

Of course, if you’re one step ahead of the game and already know the kind of package you’re looking for, this will be easy. Simply use the table below to compare broadband plans, with affordable ADSL, super fast fibre, and TV add-ons from all of the big names.

For those a little more unfamiliar with the world of internet deals, we’ve done the research for you and answered all of the key questions you may have further down

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Google conducts largest chemical simulation on a quantum computer to date

Google conducts largest chemical simulation on a quantum computer to date
Google’s Sycamore processor mounted in a cryostat, recently used to demonstrate quantum supremacy and the largest quantum chemistry simulation on a quantum computer. Credit: Rocco Ceselin

A team of researchers with Google’s AI Quantum team (working with unspecified collaborators) has conducted the largest chemical simulation on a quantum computer to date. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their work and why they believe it was a step forward in quantum computing. Xiao Yuan of Stanford University has written a Perspective piece outlining the potential benefits of quantum computer use to conduct chemical simulations and the work by the team at AI Quantum, published in the same journal issue.


Developing an ability to predict chemical processes by simulating them on computers would be of great benefit to chemists—currently, they do most of it through trial and error. Prediction would open up the door to the

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Taking A Closer Look At Offshore Software Outsourcing In A Pandemic

As VP of Operations at BairesDev, Damián is responsible for the entire customer relations life-cycle, safeguarding the company’s operations.  

The pandemic has put business operations in the spotlight. With the seemingly infinite number of challenges the world is facing right now, it’s more clear than ever that embracing technology is the only way forward. However, not all businesses have the necessary expertise, resources and talent to carry out such a transition successfully.

This has pushed many companies toward various nearshore and offshore software outsourcing practices. On paper, outsourcing is designed to provide high-quality solutions faster and more cost-efficiently than in-house operations. For many, this is exactly what happened. But others didn’t have as much luck.

Why is this? Is offshore software outsourcing actually worth it in a pandemic? What’s the best way to minimize risk in times as uncertain as these? As the vice president of operations at

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Cool Construction Technology From Around The World 2020

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Cool Construction Technology

Amazing projects of constructions are being completed around the world as I write this text. Along with new technology, new methods of building are created. From using flying drones to 3D printing smart helmets for workers and solar panels that are transparent, innovations are starting to have almost revolutionary impact on industry of construction. 2016 will be rich year for construction while technology providing even more, increasing job safety, flexibility and accuracy. Drones are starting to be used increasingly by mapping firms, construction firms and also public agencies. In America, aerial vehicles that have mounted camera are being used to track job progress in real time, or identifying hazards that could happen, especially on projects that are more complex and larger. 3D printing is really fascinating, it allows people to print almost anything if you have right printer and materials.

For many years, companies that deal with construction have come

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Best computer speakers 2020: the clearest picks for your PC and setup

A set of the best computer speakers is a great move for any PC and gaming setup. In a world seemingly dominated by headsets, the best PC speakers still open up options for players of games, but also those who use their setups for everything else too. 

A set of the best computer speakers is not a thing of the past anymore; while it did seem like the best gaming headsets and pc headsets for gaming were the only way forward a few years ago, there’s definitely a case to be made for having both now (budget dependent, of course).

For example, I much prefer having a headset on for socially-distanced web chats at work, while I prefer to blast my music on my PC speakers. As for gaming, it depends on what I’m playing: for shooters, I prefer a headset to hear every footstep, but for strategy games like

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Recipe for selling software in a pandemic: Be essential, add some machine learning, and focus, focus, focus

Sales of software programs are already being affected by the pandemic, as seen this week in the disappointing results of Slack Technologies, makers of the popular program for team collaboration. 

It turns out, when companies are cutting staff, they have less need for such programs. 

But it turns out there is a way for a nimble software maker to thrive in the current era, namely, by bringing valuable tools to very specific parts of the market. 

Such is the case for thirty-year-old software vendor Prophix, based just outside of Toronto, Ontario, in Mississauga. The company sells software for the finance department of mid-sized companies for evaluating financial data and performing forecasting. 

Prophix’s tools are designed to be much more accessible than general ledger programs from giant vendors such as Workday and Oracle, for the finance department that doesn’t have access to teams of analysts. Most of Prophix’s clients are companies

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The IRC and tech partners launch digital initiative to combat misinformation for Venezuelan refugees and displaced populations in Colombia

  • The platform – InfoPalante – is the most recent instance of the Signpost project, which operates globally to provide life-saving information to vulnerable populations including refugees and people fleeing crisis.
  • Signpost uses context-appropriate social media channels to create two-way messaging with users, allowing the platform to adapt content contextualized to the community. Signpost has reached approximately two million users around the world.
  • Tripadvisor, Jigsaw, Zendesk, Nethope, and others are supporting the IRC in the expansion, providing critical financial support and in-kind expertise in technology and product design.

Today, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), with support from Tripadvisor, Jigsaw, Zendesk, and Nethope, launched InfoPalante, a digital platform to help displaced populations and Venezuelan refugees living in Colombia. Users will be able to access crucial information on civil and legal rights, jobs, and access to healthcare. The platform provides a detailed map of services and

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