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10/22/2020

Google is reportedly testing a Nest Hub feature, code-named Blue Steel, that would trigger Assistant when users are near, removing the need to use a vocal wake word. The feature is thought to rely on ultrasound sensing or facial recognition, both of which the user can disable.

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10/22/2020

Target won't open its doors early on Black Friday or offer traditional doorbuster deals, to limit crowds because of the coronavirus crisis. Stores will open at 7 a.m., employees will limit the number of in-store shoppers, and customers will be able to check line status and reserve a spot remotely.

10/22/2020
By Steve Greenblatt, CTS
Although some tech managers are moving away from relying on outside resources, it's nearly impossible to be an expert at everything and deliver it at scale. Here are some useful tips to help increase the success of projects while working with an integrator.
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10/22/2020

A single-day virtual expo for digital signage professionals set to take place March 4, 2021, The Digital Signage Event will get into the nitty-gritty of the digital signage world, covering everything from Digital out of Home (DOOH) to video walls and content creation. Register now to take advantage of the fully-featured exhibit hall with major manufacturers showcasing their latest innovations -- plus real-time networking opportunities and a Passport to Prizes competition.

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AV Network
10/22/2020

Garmin's Instinct Esports Edition is a smartwatch that allows gamers to sync their biometric data with their livestreams. The heart rate and stress data, which can be displayed onscreen and can trigger sounds and images, could provide useful performance feedback, Garmin says.

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Digital Trends
10/22/2020

As the NBA resumed its season, Fuse Technical Group turned to 13 disguise gx 2c media servers with Designer software and Sockpuppet control features to help deliver a home game feel for teams and fans at home.

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AV Network
10/22/2020

University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business recently upgraded its classroom audio with a Panasonic Digital Wireless Microphone system that can handle the demands of today's mixed learning environments.

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AV Network
10/22/2020

Space launch service provider United Launch Alliance recently upgraded its control room's capabilities with a new video wall driven by Extron XTP CrossPoint matrix switch.

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United Launch Alliance
10/22/2020

Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), the R&D hub of the Korean electronics giant, has developed a cadmium-free blue quantum dot technology. Blue is considered the most difficult color to implement out of the three primary colors used in quantum dot light emitting diode (QLED) displays.

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10/22/2020

LG's rollable OLED TV has finally gone on sale... but only in South Korea, and with a seriously expensive price tag.

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