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Video conferencing company Touchcast uses AI to add context to conversations
Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Video conferencing is increasingly becoming a commodity as technology giants like Microsoft and Google incorporate the feature into their free services. Touchcast is staying a step ahead of the giants by innovating on AI-powered... Read more
Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos are staying “very, very quiet” on a Washington proposal to tax their wealth
Billionaires like Bill Gates have long said that they, theoretically, would be in favor of paying much more money in personal taxes. And yet Gates and some of the wealthiest people in the world are staying silent on a series of active proposals that would do just that, sidestepping... Read more
Teens build Twitter bot to help COVID vaccine hopefuls snag appointments
Sam Mendelson (left) and Daniel Stoiber, creators of CovaxSF.  For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. For plenty of people in the US, setting up a COVID-19 vaccine appointment has meant sitting in front of a computer, endlessly refreshing multiple browsers... Read more
Master & Dynamic Sale (2021): Workout Buds, Noise-Canceling Headphones, and More
New York–based, fashion-forward company Master & Dynamic makes headphones that make audiophiles drool. Its audio products have a distinctive, mid-20th-century retro vibe and sound even better than they look. Unfortunately, the headphones are often priced accordingly.  But this week the company is holding a Family and Friends sale. Through... Read more
Robin.io brings pay-as-you-go pricing to Red Hat private clouds
Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Robin.io, a leader in Kubernetes storage and data management, is bringing pay-as-you-go pricing to the Red Hat Marketplace for Robin Cloud Native Storage (CNS). Dynamic pricing models are among the most alluring features of... Read more
OnePlus Watch review: Not ready for the big leagues yet
Like Elegant, circular design Cheaper than its competitors Battery lasts a week (or longer) Don’t Like Watch regularly loses connection (with the phone) Heart rate data is unreliable No mobile payments The OnePlus Watch looks and feels like a premium smartwatch without the price tag to match. For $159... Read more
Vizio M-Series Quantum Review: The Best TV Under $500
The colors also seemed accurate, especially in the TV’s Calibrated mode, which is where I’d keep it in all viewing environments except for gaming. A lot of TVs don’t always look ideal right out of the box, but Vizio did a great job. Looks Like a TV Photograph: Vizio... Read more
Cloudera partners with Nvidia to expand GPU usage across AI applications
Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Cloudera and Nvidia announced a collaboration that will allow organizations to use GPUs in more areas across the AI development lifecycle. Cloudera will integrate its Cloudera Data Platform with Nvidia’s accelerated Apache Spark 3.0... Read more
An Earthrise in all its glory.  Sean Doran Irish filmmaker Seán Doran has a habit of putting together glorious looking YouTube videos that reach into the glorious vistas of space. Just this month he put together a stunning video of Mars based on data streaming back from NASA’s Perseverance Rover. Now he’s... Read more
Oculus plans a virtual reality gaming showcase for April 21
Join GamesBeat Summit 2021 this April 28-29. Register for a free or VIP pass today. Facebook’s Oculus division will hold a virtual reality gaming showcase on April 21. The first-ever Oculus Gaming Showcase will take place at 3 p.m. Pacific online. It will stream live on Twitch, Facebook, and... Read more