• The Last of Us Part II delayed thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic
    by Rachel Kaser on April 2, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    Naughty Dog and Sony revealed today that, thanks to the worldwide problem that is the coronavirus, it’s delaying one of 2020’s most anticipated games, The Last of Us Part II. It’s gone from a release date of May 29 to TBD. The game development studio made a statement on Twitter stating that “due to logistics beyond our control,” it can’t launch the game. It added, “We’re hoping that this won’t be a long delay, and we’ll update you as soon as we have new information to share.” Sony corroborated the delay and explicitly blamed the coronavirus for the problem, saying “the… This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • Facebook launches standalone Messenger desktop app
    by Rachel Kaser on April 2, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Facebook today debuted a new Messenger app for desktop and PC, presumably in an attempt to get in on the massive new demand for good voice chat apps. The new app syncs calls across devices, boasts unlimited free video and group calls, and supports GIFs and notifications. It also comes in Dark Mode if you’re a charcoal palette junkie like myself. Read: Amazon Prime now lets you buy movies on its iOS apps — here’s how According to Stan Chudnovsky, Messenger VP, the company’s seen “more than a 100% increase in people using their desktop browser for audio and video calling… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook […]

  • Social media interest is spiking worldwide — except for LinkedIn
    by Yaron Yitzhak on April 2, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the world, more and more governments are imposing lockdowns on their citizens. As a result, reliance on digital tools has increased significantly to maintain social and professional relationships. Notably, usage of video conferencing app Zoom has spiked, and not just for professional purposes. But what about the social media tools we were already using to connect with people on a daily basis? How has their popularity changed so far in these trying times? To give somewhat of an answer to that, we can look at how their search interest changed in the last month or… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: LinkedIn […]

  • Intel’s 10th Gen H-Series CPUs mean 5GHz+ laptops for gamers and creators
    by Napier Lopez on April 2, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Intel today finally revealed its 10th-Gen H-series processors, which means laptops are finally passing the 5GHz milestone without serious overclocking or esoteric designs. In other words: high-end laptops are about to get a lot faster. Intel‘s H-series, Comet Lake processors are the company’s most powerful and power-hungry processor lineup aimed specifically at laptops. While there are a few gaming and workstation laptops that just straight-up use a desktop chip, this is as fast as Intel‘s chips get while maintaining some modicum of optimization for mobile use. Specifically, the i9 and i7 SKUs can reach 5.3 and 5.1 GHz speeds on… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Int […]

  • WeWork founder threatens to sue SoftBank over scrapped $3B rescue deal
    by David Canellis on April 2, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann has threatened to sue his company’s biggest investor following the collapse of a billion-dollar rescue deal, The Guardian reports. Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank Group said it had “no choice” but to go back on its offer to buy $3 billion in WeWork shares — money that would’ve mostly gone to shareholders. Neumann was to personally pocket almost $1 billion in the process. [Read: WeWork can be salvaged — but its turnaround plan isn’t enough] SoftBank cited multiple pending civil and criminal investigations in its decision to drop the deal, which had been pieced together in the fallout of WeWork‘s disastrous Initial… This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • How AI can determine which coronavirus patients require hospitalization
    by Ben Dickson on April 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, governments and hospitals are being overwhelmed with an influx of patients. Under such circumstances, one of the key challenges they must address is managing their resources and developing care and hospitalization strategies that can prioritize the riskiest patients. This is one area where artificial intelligence can help, experts at Jvion believe. The company, which specializes in clinical AI, is undertaking a data analysis project that will inform COVID-19 readiness strategies and help hospitals take a proactive approach to manage patient populations in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Jvion is… This story continues at The Next Web […]

  • 6 common misconceptions about UX/UI designers
    by Yiting Hao on April 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    When my colleagues and I tell people that we are a UX/UI design team in an Artificial Intelligence company, we regularly get interesting responses or sometimes awkward silences.  Here are a few of the reactions and questions we get, hope it helps shed a light on what we actually do! Misconception 1: UX and UI are the same thing “Oh, you must be very good at designing beautiful interfaces!” UX and UI are not mutually exclusive, but absolutely not the same thing. It’s nearly impossible to work on user experience without considering the user interfaces, and vice-versa. “A beautiful product… This story continues at The Next Web […]

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