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Verizon brings Smithsonian artifacts into AR, invites teams to redefine museums

Verizon brings Smithsonian artifacts into AR, invites teams to redefine museums

Museums shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic are facing an existential crisis, seeing their revenue disappear as otherwise supportive patrons are forced to stay at home. Today, Verizon announced two initiatives to reimagine museum exhibits for the “new norm.” The first offers augmented reality versions of artifacts currently found in Smithsonian museums, while the second focuses …

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OnePlus’s 8T handset brings faster charging and a 120Hz display for $749  – TechCrunch

OnePlus’s 8T handset brings faster charging and a 120Hz display for $749  – News

OnePlus continues its twice-yearly smartphone cycle with today’s arrival of the 8T. The latest device isn’t a huge upgrade over April’s OnePlus 8, but continues the company’s longstanding tradition of offering some of the most solid Android handsets at a reasonable price point. The cost has edged up a bit in recent years, but $749 …

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Chrome alert breached passwords

SonicWall VPN Devices Had Critical Denial-of-Service (DoS) Vulnerability

Thousands of SonicWall VPN devices have a serious vulnerability triggering DoS attacks. While the patch is out, users must ensure updating their devices at their earliest convenience. SonicWall VPN DoS Vulnerability A critical severity bug existed in the SonicOS. The vulnerability first caught the attention of Craig Young from Tripwire who has elaborated on the …

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Safe In Our World launches charity game bundle to benefit mental health

Safe In Our World launches charity game bundle to benefit mental health

Safe In Our World has launched a charity game bundle with the goal of providing free mental health resources for gamers and game industry professionals. The London-based charity is selling its Safe In Our World 1st Anniversary Charity Game Bundle for $5. Players will get seven games, each with a relatable message about mental health. …

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Amazon embraces end-to-end models to improve Alexa's speech recognition

Amazon embraces end-to-end models to improve Alexa’s speech recognition

Amazon’s Alexa is getting better at recognizing who’s speaking and what they’re speaking about, understanding words through on-device techniques, and leveraging models trained without needing human review. That’s according to automatic speech recognition head Shehzad Mevawalla, who spoke with VentureBeat ahead of a keynote address at this year’s Interspeech conference. Alexa is now running “full-capability” …

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