Google Updates Maps with Accessible Places – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Google rolls out an Accessible Places option in Maps, a judge rules that powering on a phone to view a lock screen requires a warrant, and Nvidia trained a GAN to recreate Pac-Man based only on watching game play.

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5G Is Fast If You Can Get It – DTNS 3787

Netflix is rolling out a feature to automatically un-subscribe users from their service if it hasn’t had activity for a year. Is this Netflix responding to consumer subscription fatigue or a clever marketing ploy?

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Facebook Rolls Out Scam and Abuse Alerts in Messenger – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Facebook announced the roll out of new scam and abuse alters in Messenger, Amazon launches food delivery in India, and EA open sources code for classic RTS games.

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Third AI Blind – DTNS 3786

In a opinion piece in Wired noted futurist Ray Kurzweil has advocated for more AI assistance in vaccine research. What’s behind his advocacy and can AI really speed up vaccine development?

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Google Lands Defense Contract – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Google Cloud becomes US DoD client, Amazon launches its big online video game Crucible and Facebook starts its Shops program.

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The Algorithm Runaround – DTNS 3785

Microsoft BUILD is happening and we share all the important news from the event and breakdown what it all means.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Patrick Beja, Xavier Guillemane, Roger Chang, Joe

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Microsoft Announces Industry-Focused Cloud Tools at Build Conference – DTH

DTH-6-150x150Disney exec Kevin Mayer takes TikTok CEO spot, Chromium Edge gets new features, Project Reunion aims to reduce developer fragmentation.

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Look Ma, No Mirrors – DTNS 3784

Canon’s recently announced R5 camera promises to be a beast. With 8K recording at 30p, IBIS, and dual-pixel AF it ticks all the boxes in the must-have list. But can it help offset the growing decline in the consumer digital camera market?

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IBM Releases the Equal Access Toolkit and Checker – DTH

DTH-6-150x150IBM releases a set of open source guidelines and tools for developers to integrate accessibility into websites and apps, a bug in the Edison email iOS app causes users to see emails from other people’s accounts, and attackers target supercomputers in Europe to install cryptominers.

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Week in Review for the Week of 5/11/20- DTH

DTH-6-150x150The World Heath Organization plans to launch a COVID-19 symptom tracking apps for under-resourced countries, Dell launches redesigned XPS 15 and 17 laptops, and Sony launches the IMX500 image sensor with on-board computer vision processor.

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