Security camera streams in 4K, has 180-degree field of view

The Good The Ultra improves on Arlo’s last-gen indoor/outdoor security cameras with 4K streaming, auto-zooming and -tracking and a larger 180-degree field of view. It works with Alexa and Google Assistant — and has person, package, vehicle and animal detection. Arlo gives Ultra customers a free one-year subscription to the Arlo Smart service. The Bad It costs $600 for a two-camera pack. Its 4K resolution takes up a lot of bandwidth and may not mesh well with your current Wi-Fi setup if your connection is spotty. The seven-day free cloud storage Arlo offers on its other cameras is not available with the Ultra. The Bottom Line Arlo’s Ultra camera impresses with advanced features and solid performance, but the high price won’t work for everyone’s budget. Assuming your home’s Wi-Fi meets Arlo’s minimum requirements for streaming 4K cameras, the Ultra is an awesome camera with video streaming crisp enough to make out even the finest details.  It packs in other advanced capabilities, too, like customizable motion zones, person detection and auto-zooming and tracking, all of which worked well during my testing. The main downside is the price &...

US patent granted for CTL’s screw offset blocking mechanism

CTL Amedica Corporation has been granted an official patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office for a screw offset blocking mechanism, which has been designed for and implemented in the company’s MONET Anterior Cervical Fusion System. CTL Amedica plans to implement the blocking mechanism in future cervical and lumbar plating systems. The US Patent for the offset blocking mechanism—number 10,543,101—was issued on 28 January 2020. “Cervical surgeries make up more than half of all spine surgeries worldwide, and integrated technologies continue to flourish throughout the entire orthopaedic implant sector, so we’re particularly pleased to announce this new patent. The blocking technology can be utilised in current and future products and may have licensing possibilities down-the-road,” says Daniel Chon, CTL Amedica Corporation president and CEO. “Due to its fundamental application throughout the entire orthopaedic fixation arena, screw blocking technology is one of the most competitive and intellectually protected areas of medical device development today.“ The cervical area refers to the seven vertebral segments in the spine that make up the neck and connect the brain to the sp...

The compacts are turning electric: The EQA in winter testing and new plug-in hybrids at the Geneva Motor Show

With the Concept EQA at the 2017 IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Mercedes-Benz demonstrated how the EQ strategy can be transferred to the compact class. The production version of the all-electric sibling of the GLA will have its première before the end of the year. Prototypes of the EQA are currently undergoing challenging winter trials in the far north. And Mercedes-Benz will complete the EQ Power family of compacts with additional sporty models featuring the third-generation hybrid powertrain. The new GLA rounds off the current compact car generation from Mercedes-Benz as the eighth model. An electric-model in the form of EQA will follow before the year is out. Prototypes are currently travelling the snow-covered roads of Sweden. This winter testing sees the engineers paying particular attention to the thermal management of the battery and the interior, and to charging in the cold. Further aspects are driving safety, traction and energy recovery on ice and snow. At the same time, Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its line-up of plug-in hybrids under the EQ Power label and will present additional models with the third-generation hybrid powertrain at the Geneva Motor S...

Lindsay Announces Release Of New Zimmatic® Poly Pipe For Its Center Pivot Irrigation Systems

The new poly pipe gives growers a best-in-class solution for irrigating in corrosive water environments as water quality issues increase around the world OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Lindsay Corporation (NYSE: LNN), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, today announced the global release of new Zimmatic poly pipe for its center pivot irrigation systems designed for growers who irrigate in corrosive water environments. Corrosive water, caused by a number of factors ranging from high or low pH to variable mineral content to waste water applications, can weaken and deteriorate standard galvanized pipe, leading to premature failure. Polyethylene-lined pipe, or “poly pipe,” is the leading solution for growers who irrigate in corrosive water environments. Driven by customer-first innovation, Lindsay engineered its new Zimmatic poly pipe to consistently deliver the highest level of performance and structural integrity in the most extreme conditions. “Customers drive everything we do at Lindsay – and water quality issues continue to be an increasingly prevalent challenge for growers a...

Melco Announces Unaudited Fourth Quarter 2019 Earnings and Declares Quarterly Dividend

/EIN News/ — MACAU, Feb. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Melco Resorts & Entertainment Limited (Nasdaq: MLCO) (“Melco” or the “Company”), a developer, owner and operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities in Asia and Europe, today reported its unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019. In connection with the Company’s acquisition of a 75% interest in ICR Cyprus Holdings Limited (“ICR Cyprus”) from its parent company, Melco International Development Limited, on July 31, 2019, all periods presented in this press release have been restated to include the assets and liabilities and financial results of the ICR Cyprus group in accordance with applicable accounting standards. Total operating revenues for the fourth quarter of 2019 were US$1.45 billion, representing an increase of approximately 3% from US$1.41 billion for the comparable period in 2018. The increase in total operating revenues was primarily attributable to better performance in the mass market table games segment. Operating income for the fourth quarter of 2019 was US$173.4 million, compared with operating income of US$203.3 million in t...

Independent Advisor Alliance Purchases Shares of 20,214 AllianceBernstein Global Hgh Incm Fd Inc (NYSE:AWF)

Independent Advisor Alliance purchased a new stake in AllianceBernstein Global Hgh Incm Fd Inc (NYSE:AWF) in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 20,214 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock, valued at approximately $245,000. A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in AWF. AdvisorNet Financial Inc bought a new position in AllianceBernstein Global Hgh Incm Fd in the 3rd quarter valued at $56,000. FNY Investment Advisers LLC bought a new position in AllianceBernstein Global Hgh Incm Fd in the 3rd quarter valued at $86,000. Vanguard Capital Wealth Advisors boosted its holdings in AllianceBernstein Global Hgh Incm Fd by 41.2% in the 4th quarter. Vanguard Capital Wealth Advisors now owns 34,750 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock valued at $300,000 after purchasing an additional 10,144 shares during the period. SMH Capital Advisors Inc. boosted its holdings in AllianceBernstein Global Hgh Incm Fd by 12.4% in the 3rd quarter. SMH Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 25,926 shares of the closed-end fund’s stock valued at $311,000 after purchasing an addition...

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Readers are invited to vote for the cases, law firms, lawyers, economists and enforcers they believe excelled in 2019. You can vote for this year’s GCR awards nominees here until midnight EST on 28 February. To ensure that voting reflects the competition community, we will accept votes only from employees of law firms, economic consultancies, government agencies, universities and competition advocacy organisations. We will not count votes made using personal email addresses. Ballots are limited to one per person and professional email addresses (not Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc) must be submitted when casting votes. Votes for your own employer, its matters and your colleagues will not be counted. The winners will be announced at the GCR 10th Annual Awards Ceremony on 21 April in Washington, DC. At the dinner, we also will recognise our 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award honouree. Click here for more information on the awards dinner. If you did not nominate a matter on which you worked that appears in the list, please email GCRAwards@globalcompetitionreview.com to ensure that we have your information. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations. Bristol-Myers Squibb’s acquisition ...

Fertilizer Blender Manufacturers, Ag Retailers Agree the Time May Be Right for a Prosperous Mixing Season

A quarter of the ag retailers who responded to CropLife’s annual Buying Intention Survey indicated they will increase spending on mixers and blenders in 2019. That proportion is on the high end compared to other types of agricultural equipment. Only 15% of those retailers said they would spend less on mixing and blending equipment. Darin Ebeling, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Sackett-Waconia, says his company is seeing a rise in requests for systems that incorporate value-added products and systems for specialty products, such as those used in the turf and ornamental market. In addition, Sackett-Waconia’s support of the 4R Nutrient Stewardship Certification Program since its inception in March of 2014 is paying off. “Now that the ag market’s focus has shifted to improved nutrient stewardship practices — the 4R program in particular — we also see more attention being paid to the quality of the blend,” Ebeling says. “We have been on the forefront of offering precision blending systems for over 20 years.” Shawn Hudspeth, General Manager with Adams Fertilizer Equipment, expects strong spring sales predicated by the wet fall. He says blending speed and transportation wil...