Tag: category-/Computers & Electronics

Oblong introduces Rumpus visual collaboration tool for virtual teams

Oblong Industries is giving us a little taste of the future with Rumpus, a visual collaboration tool for virtual teams on the Mac. It lets everyone share their screens at once or point at something at the same time, even if they aren’t in the same room together. Oblong CEO John Underkoffler is best known as […]

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FCC opens 95GHz to 3THz spectrum for ‘6G, 7G, or whatever’ is next

Commercial 5G networks are barely operational in the United States right now, but that hasn’t stopped engineers from thinking ahead to 6G — and the U.S. government wants to facilitate their experiments over the next decade. After a unanimous vote, the FCC is opening “terahertz wave” spectrum for experimental purposes, creating legal ways for companies […]

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Apple’s response to Spotify’s antitrust complaint ignores the elephant in the room: Apple Music

Shortly after Spotify revealed it was filing an antitrust complaint against Apple in Europe, the Cupertino company responded with a point-by-point rebuttal. But a look at Apple’s carefully crafted counterarguments reveals that it diligently ignored one of Spotify’s key areas of concern: Apple Music. The story so far By way of a brief recap, Spotify’s […]

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Discord empowers devs to turn community servers into stores

Discord is a social network first. While the platform has a store and subscription service, it recognizes that most people come to it for communications. But now the chat/voice service, which raised $150 million in December, is adding in commerce options where they make sense: developer- and publisher-owned game communities. Discord added verified servers in […]

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How much can Apple charge for video, news, and bundled services?

With a media event scheduled for March 25, Apple’s list of subscription services is about to grow from two — iCloud and Apple Music — to four, including Apple News Magazines and an Apple video service. Since many of the details have already leaked out, I’m wondering what Apple will charge for the new services, […]

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AppOnboard launches creative studio for playable ads

AppOnboard has helped pioneer playable ads on the Google Play store, where players can now instantly play a demo of a game before deciding to download it. And now AppOnboard is launching AppOnboard Studio, a set of tools that allow creative designers to build an app demo without engineering resources or knowing how to code. […]

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Microsoft Game Stack bundles Azure cloud tools for game developers

Just ahead of the Game Developers Conference, Microsoft announced that its new Microsoft Game Stack will bundle all of the tools and services that game developers need to make games, whether they are cloud-connected or not. The bundle is aimed at everyone, from indie developers to Triple-A studios, and it includes the latest version of […]

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How AI helps eBay connect buyers and sellers across 1.2 billion listings

How does an enormous platform like eBay, which had an estimated 179 million active users as of year-end 2018 and over 6.7 million sellers across 190 markets, use AI to deliver great buyer and seller experiences? Chiefly by supplying structure to the more than 1.2 billion listings its users interact […]

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Microsoft 365 Government adds Teams, Power Platform, and Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement

Microsoft is expanding the range of cloud-based features it offers to government customers, allowing them to tap into many of the same services used by business clients. Public agencies are a growing customer base that the company targets with its Microsoft 365 Government platform. Now those customers will have access […]

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Spotify files complaint against Apple in Europe over ‘unfair’ fees and restrictions

Spotify has announced that it’s filing a complaint against Apple with the European Commission (EC), citing anti-competition practices and a business model that gives Apple an “unfair advantage”. “In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of […]

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Researchers say quasistatic signals will protect wearables and implants from hackers

As wearable devices and medical implants become more common, their likelihood of being targeted by hackers increases, with stakes that could be even higher than traditional computer viruses. But researchers at Purdue University have developed a way to improve both the security and longevity of these devices: a switch from […]

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How to control algorithms that want to run your life

Today algorithms can shape what you buy, where you live, whether you get a job or a bank loan, and many other aspects of your life. Autocomplete now predicts your words in text messages, Gmail, and search terms. Even Tinder is controlled by algorithms — did you pick your love […]

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Intel kills 5G deal with China’s Unigroup over U.S. security concerns

Intel has halted a long-term plan to share 5G modem technology with a Chinese government-backed chipmaker, due in part to concerns over recent U.S. tensions with China, Nikkei reports. The deal was previously expected to expand Intel’s opportunities in China’s growing market, while aiding the Chinese government’s plans to develop […]

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How B2B SaaS companies can scale like Slack (VB Live)

Subscription pricing and plan structure have a profound impact on subscriber acquisition and retention. Nail the formula, and you’ll see revenue increase. For the essential SaaS benchmarks and best practices that will maximize revenue, improve acquisition, and spur adoption, don’t miss this VB Live event. Register here for free. Because […]

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Curv raises $6.5 million for keyless cryptography

Curv, a startup using cryptography to secure the digital economy, has raised $6.5 million in funding from Team8 and Digital Currency Group. Curv also unveiled its institutional digital asset wallet service to give financial institutions and enterprises strong security, instant availability, and autonomy over all their digital assets. Many financial […]

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Autodesk launches Construction IQ to analyze building project safety

Autodesk today announced the introduction of Construction IQ, an artificial intelligence service that works with Autodesk’s BIM 360 project management platform. Construction IQ machine learning models were trained with data from 30,000 building projects. Construction is consistently one of the highest-fatality jobs in the United States, according to Occupational Safety […]

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Eclipse IoT has over 350 contributors working on 37 projects

Google’s Cloud IoT Edge. Amazon’s AWS IoT. Microsoft’s Azure Sphere. Baidu’s OpenEdge. There’s no shortage of platforms and initiatives promising to simplify the management of internet of things (IoT) devices, of which Gartner expects there will be 5 billion by 2020. However, one at the forefront is Eclipse IoT Working […]

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Google open-sources Cloud IoT Device SDK, a collection of libraries for embedded microcontroller-class devices

If you’re a developer looking to get microcontroller-class (MCU) devices (the chips at the heart of smart refrigerators, industrial motors, energy monitors, and other internet of things devices) up and running on Google Cloud Platform’s (GCP) fully managed Cloud IoT Core service, good news: Google has made it much more […]

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Sensor Tower: 2018 was mobile Minecraft’s best year ever with $110 million earned

Minecraft‘s mobile version earned $110 million on in 2018, according to market analysis firm Sensor Tower. This is best year ever for the iOS and Android versions. That is an increase of 7 percent compared to 2017, when Minecraft made $103 million mobile. The the mobile version has made almost $500 million […]

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