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Divesting from one facial recognition startup, Microsoft ends outside investments in the tech

Microsoft is pulling out of an investment in an Israeli facial recognition technology developer as part of a broader policy shift to halt any minority investments in facial recognition startups, the company announced late last week. The decision to withdraw its investment from AnyVision, an Israeli company developing facial recognition software, came as a result…

From Dance Parties to Book Clubs, Here Are the Best Video Apps for Each Home Activity

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Apple reopening retail stores in April

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) plans to start reopening its retail stores by the first half of April, according to a memo viewed by Bloomberg. The openings will happen on a staggered basis, and the tech giant has extended the remote work option for many employees through April 5. Earlier this month, Apple closed all 458 of its retail…

NVIDIA Intros DLSS 2.0: Ditches Per-Game Training, Adds Motion Vectors for Better Quality

While NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference has been extensively dialed back and the bulk of NVIDIA’s announcements tabled for another day, as it turns out, the company still has an announcement up their sleeve this week. And a gaming-related announcement, no less. This morning NVIDIA is finally taking the wraps off of their DLSS 2.0…

Chromium’s “Show Url” is the most useless thing I have ever seen in a browser

Every now and then, browser makers make decisions that seem in diametrical opposition to what user's want or expect from a browser. Granted, these companies have lots of Telemetry data that the public does not have access to, and that data may suggest to them that the change makes sense. Google started to hide certain…

Android 11’s hidden double-tap gesture lets you take screenshots (Updated)

Before face unlocking technology became the security metric of choice for OEMs, Pixel phones boasted a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that also supported swipe gestures. When the Pixel 4 opted to remove that sensor, rear-mounted gesture support went with it. Luckily, the Android team has a new way to make the back of your phone great…

Overwatch 2

4.25M Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don't like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Published on Mar 18, 2020Introducing Echo. An evolutionary robot programmed with a…

Epic Games acquires facial animation technology maker Cubic Motion

Epic Games has acquired Cubic Motion, a provider of automated performance-driven facial animation technology for video games, film, broadcast, and immersive experiences such as virtual reality. Cubic Motion has helped Epic on its quest to create graphically realistic virtual humans, which look and behave like real people. Cubic Motion’s part of that has been to…

Mysterious ‘Humane’ technology company hires Apple VP of Engineering ahead of product reveal

Not much is known about the mysterious technology company called Humane aside from their growing roster of former Apple veterans. Rubén Caballero is Humane’s most recent hire, Humane has announced, joining the company after a 15 year career at Apple. Caballero is credited as one of the leaders of the early iPhone team and most…

Unitary, an EF alumnus, raises £1.3M seed for its content moderation AI

Unitary, a startup that’s developing AI to automate content moderation for “harmful content” so that humans don’t have to, has picked up £1.35 million in funding. The company is still in development mode but launched a trial of its technology in September. Led by Rocket Internet’s GFC, the seed round also includes backing from Jane…

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Ethelyn Brye is an award-winning author and blogger. Growing up in Switzerland and influenced by renowned Swiss design and a lot of fresh mountain air, she attended and completed design studies in Geneva. Post graduation she moved to Washington State to work for a design firm, but her love of writing brought her to Cyanosaur. She's highly interested in strategy rpgs, mountain climbing, board games with friends and skiing. She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her lovely cat Armstrong.
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Divesting from one facial recognition startup, Microsoft ends outside investments in the tech

Microsoft is pulling out of an investment in an Israeli facial recognition technology developer as part of a broader policy shift to halt any minority investments in facial recognition startups, the company announced late last week. The decision to withdraw its investment from AnyVision, an Israeli company developing facial recognition software, came as a result…
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From Dance Parties to Book Clubs, Here Are the Best Video Apps for Each Home Activity

Access to this page has been denied because we believe you are using automation tools to browse the website. This may happen as a result of the following: Javascript is disabled or blocked by an extension (ad blockers for example) Your browser does not support cookies Please make sure that Javascript and cookies are enabled…

Apple reopening retail stores in April

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) plans to start reopening its retail stores by the first half of April, according to a memo viewed by Bloomberg. The openings will happen on a staggered basis, and the tech giant has extended the remote work option for many employees through April 5. Earlier this month, Apple closed all 458 of its retail…

NVIDIA Intros DLSS 2.0: Ditches Per-Game Training, Adds Motion Vectors for Better Quality

While NVIDIA’s annual GPU Technology Conference has been extensively dialed back and the bulk of NVIDIA’s announcements tabled for another day, as it turns out, the company still has an announcement up their sleeve this week. And a gaming-related announcement, no less. This morning NVIDIA is finally taking the wraps off of their DLSS 2.0…

Chromium’s “Show Url” is the most useless thing I have ever seen in a browser

Every now and then, browser makers make decisions that seem in diametrical opposition to what user's want or expect from a browser. Granted, these companies have lots of Telemetry data that the public does not have access to, and that data may suggest to them that the change makes sense. Google started to hide certain…