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How Salesforce overcame its pandemic ‘paralysis' and learned to ‘lean into the change'

HOW SALESFORCE OVERCAME ITS PANDEMIC ‘PARALYSIS' AND LEARNED TO ‘LEAN INTO THE CHANGE'

Salesforce was slow at first to adapt to the pandemic. Only by leaning into it did the company finally rethink all of its operations.

Why I invert the camera controls in video games: Empathy

WHY I INVERT THE CAMERA CONTROLS IN VIDEO GAMES: EMPATHY

Why do some people invert the camera controls in a video game? Researchers are curious, but I can already tell you why I do it.

 
 
 
Why Intel believes confidential computing will boost AI and machine learning

WHY INTEL BELIEVES CONFIDENTIAL COMPUTING WILL BOOST AI AND MACHINE LEARNING

Intel believes confidential computing will allow enterprises to explore new ways to share the data needed to fuel AI and machine learning.

TRINAMIX'S MOLECULAR SENSING LETS SMARTPHONES ASSESS THE BEST COSMETICS FOR YOUR SKIN

Trinamix has created molecular sensing technology so you can use your smartphone to test your skin for the best cosmetics.

 
 
 
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 is an AI and computer vision powerhouse

QUALCOMM'S SNAPDRAGON 888 IS AN AI AND COMPUTER VISION POWERHOUSE

The next-generation flagship mobile chip leans heavily on AI chip advancements to fuel systemic performance gains, especially in imaging.

Qualcomm touts 30% faster gameplay for Snapdragon 888 smartphones

QUALCOMM TOUTS 30% FASTER GAMEPLAY FOR SNAPDRAGON 888 SMARTPHONES

Qualcomm said its Snapdragon 888 processor will take mobile gaming to a new level that can match desktop-level gaming performance.

 
 
 
GitHub: Python and TypeScript gain popularity among programming languages

GITHUB: PYTHON AND TYPESCRIPT GAIN POPULARITY AMONG PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

JavaScript and Python are now the most popular programming languages used on GitHub followed by Java and TypeScript.

SuperData: Black Friday and Cyber Monday digital game sales fell 10% to $3.9 billion

SUPERDATA: BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY DIGITAL GAME SALES FELL 10% TO $3.9 BILLION

Digital games earned $3.9 billion worldwide between Black Friday and Cyber Monday. That represented a 10% decline from a year ago.

 
 
 
Looking Glass Portrait could put a holographic 3D screen on every desk

LOOKING GLASS PORTRAIT COULD PUT A HOLOGRAPHIC 3D SCREEN ON EVERY DESK

The leading developer of enterprise-caliber holographic 3D displays debuts a $349 model for office, home office, and on-the-go use.

Dauntless studio Phoenix Labs adds new studios, ramps up work on new games

DAUNTLESS STUDIO PHOENIX LABS ADDS NEW STUDIOS, RAMPS UP WORK ON NEW GAMES

Dauntless developer Phoenix Labs keeps growing, as it announced today the establishment of new studios in Montreal and LA.

 
 
 
Bizzabo raises $138 million as events industry goes hybrid

BIZZABO RAISES $138 MILLION AS EVENTS INDUSTRY GOES HYBRID

Bizzabo, a platform that helps businesses run hybrid events spanning online and offline, has raised $138 million in a round of funding.

Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra rebranded as Diem in quest for regulatory approval

FACEBOOK-BACKED CRYPTOCURRENCY LIBRA REBRANDED AS DIEM IN QUEST FOR REGULATORY APPROVAL

Facebook-backed cryptocurrency Libra has been renamed “Diem” in an effort to gain regulatory approval by stressing the project's independence.

 
 
 
Apple names Genshin Impact as iPhone game of the year

APPLE NAMES GENSHIN IMPACT AS IPHONE GAME OF THE YEAR

Apple has named the best games and apps of 2020, and Genshin Impact is the winner of the iPhone Game of the Year award.

Sensor Tower: Genshin Impact brings in nearly $400 million in 2 months on mobile

SENSOR TOWER: GENSHIN IMPACT BRINGS IN NEARLY $400 MILLION IN 2 MONTHS ON MOBILE

Sensor Tower said today that the Genshin Impact has brought in an estimated $393 in the first two months after its September 28 launch.

 
 
 
Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti is the best GPU under $500

NVIDIA RTX 3060 TI IS THE BEST GPU UNDER $500

Nvidia's newest entry in the GeForce RTX 3000-series is the $400 RTX 3060 Ti with monster 1440p performance and more.

NVIDIA INTRODUCES AI FOR GENERATING VIDEO CONFERENCE TALKING HEADS FROM 2D IMAGES

Nvidia researchers created AI for recreating and manipulating talking heads in video conferences from a singe 2D image.

 
 
 
Andy Jassy's AWS keynote revealed little about multicloud plans

ANDY JASSY'S AWS KEYNOTE REVEALED LITTLE ABOUT MULTICLOUD PLANS

In a market moving increasingly toward multi and hybrid cloud models, people are eager to see how AWS's attitude will evolve.

Salesforce acquires Slack for $27.7 billion

SALESFORCE ACQUIRES SLACK FOR $27.7 BILLION

Salesforce has confirmed that it's buying team collaboration platform Slack, shortly after rumors first emerged that a deal was imminent.

 
 
 
AI still struggles to recognize hateful memes, but it's slowly improving

AI STILL STRUGGLES TO RECOGNIZE HATEFUL MEMES, BUT IT'S SLOWLY IMPROVING

The preliminary results of Facebook's Hateful Memes Challenge suggest that multimodal tasks pose a challenge for AI.

Nvidia, Intel, and AMD GPU shipments up 10.8% as consumers scoop up PCs

NVIDIA, INTEL, AND AMD GPU SHIPMENTS UP 10.8% AS CONSUMERS SCOOP UP PCS

Nvidia, Intel, and AMD GPU shipments continue to see supercharged demand from consumers looking for entertainment and home productivity.

 
 
 



Solaris Offworld Combat VR shooter squad update announced

Solaris Offworld Combat VR shooter squad update announced

Virtual reality team based shooter Solaris Offworld Combat, will be receiving a new update this week, adding a wealth of new features and content to the game. Including a new... Read more ...

What's new in iOS 14.3 beta 3

What's new in iOS 14.3 beta 3

Apple just released iOS 14.3 beta 3 and iPadOS 14.3 beta 3, the software has been made available to developers and also public beta testers. Now we have a video from Zollotech... Read more ...

Wireless charging stand equipped with dual 10W chargers

Wireless charging stand equipped with dual 10W chargers

A new folding phone stand equipped with dual wireless chargers has been launched via Kickstarter in the form of the Kikr S1. The S1 offers users a fully adjustable stand... Read more ...

Bug causing ‘new Google Assistant' functionality, UI to disappear for some...

Bug causing ‘new Google Assistant' functionality, UI to disappear for some Pixel 5/4 owners

The new Assistant consists of a transparent, compact UI and faster responses thanks to on-device processing. A strange bug this evening is responsible for the new Google... Read more ...

Apple and Google share their Best of 2020 lists for the App Store and Play Store

Apple and Google share their Best of 2020 lists for the App Store and Play Store

Apple and Google shared their Best of 2020 lists for the App Store and Play Store this week. Genshin Impact was the Game of the Year for both iPhone and Android users, while... Read more ...

Set Custom Wallpapers for Individual WhatsApp Chats So That Each Thread Has...

Set Custom Wallpapers for Individual WhatsApp Chats So That Each Thread Has Its Own Look

One of WhatsApp's best features is being able to change the default wallpaper for all chats. There's no reason to stick to the default WhatsApp backgrounds when you can be... Read more ...

Deirdre O'Brien: Balancing virtual and in-person experiences is key to...

Deirdre O'Brien: Balancing virtual and in-person experiences is key to leveraging pandemic learnings

Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's senior vice president of Retail + People, spoke today at Fortune Brainstorm Tech , a virtual conference featuring leaders in the technology and media... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro pair in violet surfaces on the web

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro pair in violet surfaces on the web

A new pair of Galaxy Buds will be introduced by Samsung. It won't be anytime soon but next year. It may be announced alongside the Galaxy S20 series which may also be ready a... Read more ...

SpotHero digital parking service announces integration with Apple CarPlay

SpotHero digital parking service announces integration with Apple CarPlay

SpotHero, a digital parking service that connects drivers with parking lots and valet services, today announced a major update to its iOS app that brings support for Apple... Read more ...

IPhone 12 Users Are Experiencing Rapid Battery Drain Even On Standby

IPhone 12 Users Are Experiencing Rapid Battery Drain Even On Standby

Batteries are kind of like our bodies, where if we exert a lot of energy doing tasks, we'll get tired faster compared to if we just sat around doing nothing. This means that in... Read more ...