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Augmented reality’s awkward phase will be long and painful

Howdy friends, this is the web version of my Week in Review newsletter, it’s here to entice you to sign up and get it in your inbox every week. Last week, I showcased how Twitter was looking at the future of the web with a decentralized approac.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchJan 23rd, 2021

Fintech startup ClearGlass Analytics closes $3.6M for pension funds transparency platform

Fintech startup ClearGlass Analytics has closed a £2.6 million ($3.6M) funding round for its platform, which aims to create greater transparency on fees in the long-term savings market, such as pensions and the wider asset management market. The £2.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News39 min. ago

Social distancing in nature

Forager ants do it, vampire bats do it, guppies do it, and mandrills do it. Long before humans learned about and started "social distancing due to COVID-19," animals in nature intuitively practiced social distancing when one of their own became sick......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 7 min. ago

Set of Challenges in Modernizing Legacy Applications and their Tailored Solutions

In the rat race to keep up with the advanced technology, scores of companies are resorting to legacy application modernization services. However, tracing the inevitable cloud journey, companies usually find themselves locked in situations of long de.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated News11 hr. 7 min. ago

2D video to 3D faces: Facing down a key challenge in VR

Smartphone input can now generate photorealistically lit and shadowed 3D human faces, viewed from any angle Creating a virtual experience that’s as close to real life as possible is one of virtual reality’s (VR’s) ultimate goals, as compa.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated News15 hr. 8 min. ago

As activist investors loom, what’s next for Box?

Activist investors will only sit still for so long, and when they take action, it usually involves one of two approaches: Replace the leadership team or induce a sale. Box could be facing troubled times if a Reuters story from last week is.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News19 hr. 7 min. ago

The best Samsung tablets for 2021

Boasting stunning displays, long battery life, and great performance, Samsung's tablets are highly recommended. We roundup the best of them in this article......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 8 min. ago

Here’s the entire Destiny 2 story explained, up through Beyond Light

Destiny 2 continues the long and winding story of Bungie's MMO shooter saga. Here's a plot refresher of everything that's happened to get you up to speed fast......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 8 min. ago

New Nintendo Switch production to begin in June, will be 4K when docked

Bloomberg report locks down details about new OLED panel supply chain. Enlarge / Ars' Kyle Orland tries out the Nintendo Switch in its portable mode. (credit: Jennifer Hahn / Ars Technica) Nintendo's next Switch hardware revision has long been.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News20 hr. 8 min. ago

How Worried Should You Be About Those Tom Cruise Deepfakes?

Are the TikTok deepfake videos of Tom Cruise doing magic and playing golf a threat to global democracy? Not exactly. "[T]he reality is that they took a lot of time, technical expertise, and the skilled performance of a real actor," reports VICE News......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News22 hr. 40 min. ago

Parler sues Amazon (again), claims AWS ban sank a billion-dollar valuation

The lawsuit is dead. Long live the lawsuit. Enlarge / A person browsing Parler in early January, before the site got into a fight with AWS. (credit: Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images) Social media platform Parler has dropped a federal la.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

SpaceX"s first lunar tourist is inviting eight people to fly around the Moon

Back in 2018, Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa purchased the opportunity to take a week-long trip around the Moon. He also bought all the other seats on the flight, and has had plenty of time to think about who he wants to join him on the histori.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

KAR Global names Kelly new CEO; Hallett to become executive chairman

Peter Kelly has a long history with KAR. The company credits him for ramping up startup technology to boost KAR's status as a private-label online auction platform......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

The 15 Second Commute

At 7:52, I was upstairs having coffee with Amy. It’s a new routine that we started at the beginning of Covid. Every morning we have coffee together. Long-time readers of this blog or our book Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationsh.....»»

Category: financeSource:  feldRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Google discontinues Cardboard VR viewer after nearly seven years

Oculus is widely credited with jumpstarting the modern virtual reality movement but several other companies have played an integral role in getting to where we are today......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Embracing a new mindset to shape a better future

After the huge disruptions caused by the COVID-19 crisis in 2020, companies are looking to get back on course and, importantly, build for the future. The past year has poked holes in long-standing norms about how companies operate and how people live.....»»

Category: hostingSource:  dailyhostnewsRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Help is a long way away: The challenges of sending humans to Mars

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped out a lunar lander onto the surface of the moon. The landscape in front of him, which was made up of stark blacks and grays, resembled what he later called "magnificent desolation.".....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Fluorescent nanodiamonds successfully injected into living cells

As odd as it sounds, many scientists have attempted to place extremely small diamonds inside living cells. Why? Because nanodiamonds are consistently bright and can give us unique knowledge about the inner life of cells over a long time. Now physics.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Jaguar Land Rover quality issues "cost company 100,000 sales" annually, CEO says

The automaker has long struggled to have the same quality standards as its rivals, CEO Thierry Bollore said......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

AMD keeps chipping away at Intel in latest Steam survey, more gains for Ampere

AMD has been chipping away at Intel's once-dominant position in the CPU market for a long time, though the trend reversed in Q4 when Chipzilla gained market share for the first time in three years—mostly due to AMD's processor shortages. That dip w.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Instagram accidentally hid likes for some users

An Instagram bug briefly hid likes from some of its users on Tuesday, after the company accidentally expanded a long-running test of the feature......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021