Devices

Bringing Editing Workflow Into the Cloud (TV Technology)

Remote access to all video files to all the relevant (and authorized) personnel is a good thing. But do those benefits extend to editing in the cloud? Although it has been around f... More

Why Voice Technology Has Enjoyed a Resurgence During the Pandemic (Tech HQ)

Lock downs and too much screen time are seeing a rise in the use of voice technology, but the trends could stick around for longer.... More

Dolby Extends Video Conferencing Product Portfolio With New Dolby Voice Huddle Solution (MESA)

Dolby announced the new Dolby Voice Huddle, a conferencing solution designed specifically to address the challenges of video meetings in smaller – and often custom – spaces. Th... More

Sony to Release World’s First Intelligent Vision Sensors With AI Processing Functionality (MESA)

Sony announced the upcoming release of two models of intelligent vision sensors, the first image sensors in the world to be equipped with AI processing functionality. Including AI ... More

How Gamers Powered Super-Fast Internet Abroad (Wired)

Romania and Singapore don’t seem to have much in common, but they both owe their robust broadband in part to videogame fanatics seeking better connections.... More

Sony’s New Image Sensors Will Make Cameras Smarter With Onboard AI (Engadget)

For years, the evolution of image sensors has been about packing in more pixels and slimming down their size to fit into smaller devices. Now, they're about to get smart.... More

Sony Electronics Introduces 3.1-Channel Dolby Atmos Soundbar (Twice)

Sony Electronics Inc. has announced the new HT-G700 soundbar, offering immersive cinematic sound and clear dialog. This Dolby Atmos-enabled soundbar features Vertical Surround Engi... More

Sonos Announces the Arc, its First Dolby Atmos Soundbar (The Verge)

Sonos is finally making its long-awaited push into Dolby Atmos home theater audio. That effort starts with the new $799 Arc, a premium soundbar that replaces the Playbar in Sonos... More

Peacock to Stream on Microsoft Xbox Devices for National Launch in Summer 2020 (Variety)

Peacock just got some game: NBCUniversal inked a deal for the streaming service to be available on Microsoft’s Xbox One console family when Peacock is scheduled to make it nation... More

Zoom Parties are so Five Weeks Ago: Hello Virtual Reality (Bloomberg)

As lockdown life persists, cyber get-togethers are getting more creative, increasing chances they’re here to stay.... More

Podcasts in a Pandemic: Listenership Stabilizes but Ad Budgets, Indie Shows are Under Pressure (AdExchanger)

The podcast industry has been on a crazy ride for the past month and a half. As people spend more time at home, listeners are still gravitating toward their favorite programs, but ... More

U.S. Spending on Tech Booms Even as Overall Purchasing Declines (The Verge)

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a surge in sales for consumer technology in the US, even as spending declines overall, an NPD analyst is reporting. For the week ending April 18th,... More

Adobe’s Dually Noted Adds AR Annotations to Physical Books, Documents (VentureBeat)

Although digital reading software and hardware have come a long way over the past decade, there’s something to be said for the classic way of adding annotations to physical books... More

Report: Digital Video Game Revenue Hit $10B in March, its Best Month Ever (Forbes)

As countries put in place lockdowns to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, people turned to video games in droves, pushing digital revenue to $10 billion and making March the... More

Microsoft Lands Deal With the NBA to Use Azure, Surface Starting With the 2020-21 Season (CNBC)

The National Basketball Association will adopt Microsoft’s Azure cloud to enhance the online experience for fans, and will use Microsoft Surface tablets in unspecified ways, star... More

Apple Unveils a New, Cheaper iPhone (CNBC)

Apple just announced a new, cheaper iPhone model, marking the first time it has launched a new phone without one of its glitzy in-person events as most of the country remains under... More

The Age of Digital Nomads: Remote Work is Here to Stay – So How Do We Embrace It? (Forbes)

In today’s climate of COVID-19 forcing so many to rip the proverbial Band Aid off and embrace working from home, how do you set yourself and your team up to embrace it as a prima... More

The Impact of COVID-19 on Video Gaming, Our Virtual Lives (MatthewBall.vc)

How esports, cross-play, the Metaverse and more will forever be affected by an ‘IRL’ virus.... More

Quibi Launches Mobile Streaming Service in the Middle of the Quarantine Era (TechCrunch)

Quibi, the much-hyped mobile app promising to deliver “quick bites” of video entertainment, is finally here. The company has been in the headlines for more than two years, than... More

Stuck at Home, About a Third of Smart Speaker Owners Leaning on Devices More (Morning Consult)

With people across the country confined to their homes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, many are increasingly turning to their smart speakers for news and entertainment, a... More