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Vivint is changing the game with cutting edge smart home security and technology

Importance Of A Smart Home Security SystemApproximately 2.5 million burglaries take place each year. That’s an astonishing number, but what’s even scarier is that over half of these are break-ins! This translates into about one burglary every 13 seconds. Having a high-quality smart home security system has never been more important to protect your home […]

A marketing manager at Tencent details the company’s localization strategy for making Chinese games popular in Japan, where customer acquisition costs are high (Man Zhou/GamesIndustry.biz) –

Man Zhou / GamesIndustry.biz:A marketing manager at Tencent details the company’s localization strategy for making Chinese games popular in Japan, where customer acquisition costs are high  —  Man Zhou shares Tencent’s experience of helping to make Chinese games popular in Japan through successful localization Read More

A glossary to help decode the language used by Google and Facebook to reassure the public about AI responsibility without inviting deeper scrutiny (Karen Hao/MIT Technology Review) –

Karen Hao / MIT Technology Review:A glossary to help decode the language used by Google and Facebook to reassure the public about AI responsibility without inviting deeper scrutiny  —  50-ish words you can use to show that you care without incriminating yourself.  —  AI researchers often say good machine learning is really more art than […]

A look at IBM’s Project Debater, an AI system that struggled to persuade a human audience in its first public debate despite excelling in analysis of evidence (Benjamin Wallace-Wells/New Yorker) –

Benjamin Wallace-Wells / New Yorker:A look at IBM’s Project Debater, an AI system that struggled to persuade a human audience in its first public debate despite excelling in analysis of evidence  —  I.B.M. taught a machine to debate policy questions.  What can it teach us about the limits of rhetorical persuasion? Read More

The Overwatch League is bringing back some live matches with a trio of events in China – Andrew Webster

A 2020 Overwatch League match at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. | Photo: steadyprime for NYXL. The Overwatch League kicks off its fourth season this week, and while the majority of matches will be played remotely, today the league announced plans to hold multiple live events in China. There will be three events spread across three cities […]

Report: in pitch decks submitted to US advertisers about new ad formats, TikTok says it has 732M MAUs globally, 100M+ in the US, 59% of its users are under 24 (Andrew Hutchinson/Social Media Today) –

Andrew Hutchinson / Social Media Today:Report: in pitch decks submitted to US advertisers about new ad formats, TikTok says it has 732M MAUs globally, 100M+ in the US, 59% of its users are under 24  —  TikTok is planning to launch a range of new eCommerce focused ad offerings as it seeks to maximize its […]

Since October, the NYPD has deployed a quadruped robot called Spot to a handful of crime scenes and hostage situations, raising fears of unwanted surveillance (Jake Offenhartz/Gothamist) –

Jake Offenhartz / Gothamist:Since October, the NYPD has deployed a quadruped robot called Spot to a handful of crime scenes and hostage situations, raising fears of unwanted surveillance  —  The NYPD’s robot dog is once again stirring privacy concerns and cyberpunk prophesies of some New Yorkers, after the four-legged machine … Read More

Stitch Fix says founder Katrina Lake will step down as CEO and become executive chairwoman starting August 1, names President Elizabeth Spaulding as next CEO (Kimberly Chin/Wall Street Journal) –

Kimberly Chin / Wall Street Journal:Stitch Fix says founder Katrina Lake will step down as CEO and become executive chairwoman starting August 1, names President Elizabeth Spaulding as next CEO  —  Katrina Lake will be succeeded as chief executive by Stitch Fix President Elizabeth Spaulding  —  Stitch Fix Inc. founder … Read More

The next Oculus Quest 2 update brings native wireless PC streaming and a 120Hz mode – Mitchell Clark

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Oculus is announcing that wireless PC streaming, a 120Hz refresh rate, and improvements to Infinite Office will be coming to the Oculus Quest 2 with the v28 software update, which the company says will be rolling out soon. Infinite Office is a feature that Oculus includes as […]

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