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  1. GoPro has announced another iteration of their action camera lineup, with the new Hero 10 Black: Via Tech Crunch and Engadget: https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/16/gopro-debuts-the-hero10-black-action-camera/ https://www.engadget.com/gopro-hero-10-review-a-big-invisible-upgrade-130041612.html Many hardware things from the Hero 9 Black carry over, including the sensor, but GoPro dropped in a new processor, the GP2, which improves image processing, improves camera responsiveness, boosts video recording frame rates across the board (adding 5.3K a
  2. I've heard them constantly mention Microsoft Teams, and have seen various screenshots from various members that are clearly from Teams... And Microsoft Teams is part of the Office 365 in the business and enterprise plans, so yes, I will say they are using Office 365.
  3. Hyundai is a massive Korean conglomerate, with hands in many sectors, such as automation and robotics.
  4. Canon has released more details about the upcoming R3, including some more specs: https://www.dpreview.com/news/5600618654/canon-eos-r3-will-shoot-30-fps-raw-bursts-with-oversampled-4k-and-8-stop-is We already knew about the back-side illuminated CMOS sensor, and it's ability to shoot 30 fps in RAW. We now know the camera will also have in-body image stabilization, and with compatible RF lenses, will provide up to 8 stops of image stabilization. Autofocus capabilities with improved face/eye/head and animal detection, plus new car and motorcycle tracking capa
  5. Sharp Electronics, a name that isn't well known in the smartphone industry has debuted its new Aquos R6 phone with a new trick up it's sleeve; a enormous 1" sensor, the biggest yet fitted to a smartphone, and was jointly developed with Leica: From GMSArena, Engaget and DP Review: https://www.gsmarena.com/sharp_aquos_r6_is_a_flagship_with_one_camera_and_a_huge_1_1_sensor-news-49137.php https://www.engadget.com/sharps-aquos-r-6-smartphone-has-a-1-inch-sensor-and-2000-nit-display-084637650.html https://www.dpreview.com/news/6700690282/s
  6. The dispute between Roku and Google has intensified, with Google deciding to do an end-run and integrate Youtube TV directly into their Youtube app on Roku: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/05/google-foils-rokus-youtube-tv-ban-adds-service-to-the-main-youtube-app/ Google is also considering sending free devices to Youtube TV subscribers as well, if they continue to face any issues with gaining access via their Roku devices. It very much seems like the dispute between Google and Roku is heating up, with neither side budging.
  7. Google and Roku are now butting heads again, after Roku pulled the Youtube TV app from their App Store: Via Ars Technica: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/roku-vs-google-part-2-the-youtube-tv-app-gets-pulled-from-the-roku-store/ This primarily affects the Youtube TV app, which is a Youtube subscription service that delivers live TV streams over the internet. While the app has been pulled from the store, existing users of the app on Roku devices will still be able to use the app, but new users won't be able to sign up. Both companies have mad
  8. Atomos has announced a number of new products, including the Ninja V+ and Ninjia Stream. Via DPReview: https://www.dpreview.com/news/6700488724/atomos-announces-new-ninja-v-monitor-recorder-with-8k-30p-4k-120p-support The Ninja V+ is perhaps the most notable of all, as it supports recording 8K/30p and 4K/120p with Apple ProRes RAW support with their external recorders. It will also feature 10-bit HEVC codec out of the box. Currently, Atomos only mentions 8K/30p ProRes RAW recording with Canon’s EOS R5 and 4K/120p ProRes RAW recording with the Z Cam
  9. Canon EOS RP with the RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Lens? It'll be the only new full frame option near that price point.
  10. Youtube is building and using a custom-designed video transcoding chip for use to support video transcoding for uploaded content on Youtube. This is being reported by the Youtube Blog, and Ars Technica: https://blog.youtube/inside-youtube/new-era-video-infrastructure https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/youtube-is-now-building-its-own-video-transcoding-chips/ The new video transcoding chip is called "Argos", and is mounted on a full-length PCI-E card, with two chips per card. There is a giant heat sink that covers the entire card, and what appears to b
  11. Details are a bit thin, but Canon has announced development of a new EOS R3 camera, along with a couple of lenses as well: Via DPReview: https://www.dpreview.com/news/2152580168/canon-eos-r3-development-announced-high-end-full-frame-mirrorless https://www.dpreview.com/opinion/0931673290/canon-r3-what-do-we-know DPReview has a picture supplied by Canon of the new R3: So, what do we know? 1. It is using a brand new, Canon developed stacked, back-side illuminated (BSI) sensor with the tradi
  12. Another major Microsoft acquisition, this time purchasing Nuance Communications for about $20 billion: Via Axios and Ars Technica: https://www.axios.com/microsoft-readies-deal-frenzy-bbc807a2-fd5b-48a7-99d1-cf06d0a41547.html https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/microsoft-acquires-nuance-makers-of-dragon-speech-rec-for-16-billion/ Nuance Communications is perhaps best well known for speech recognition software, in particular Dragon NaturallySpeaking, and being the core technology behind Apple's Siri voice recognition features.
  13. This isn't new in advertising; see Wendy's Where's the Beef advertisement, and the advertisement that took the main character actor from that commercial and used in their's by Prego pasta sauce:
  14. Pro tip: If you are lying about your income on your taxes as a social media influencer, don't post about it on social media: Via the National Post: https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/the-cra-is-watching-you-auditors-scouring-social-media-for-unreported-income-from-influencers I suppose what they say is true about social media; if you choose to make a public post on social media, don't expect any privacy. Obviously, people need to pay their taxes, but it's something interesting when the government is going through one's social media