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8/4/2020

Microsoft's xCloud streaming gaming platform will go live Sept. 15 as part of the $15 monthly Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the highest tier of service offered. Accessories that will be integrated with the service include controllers from PowerA, Razer and 8bitdo, as well as headphones from SteelSeries.

8/4/2020

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) has published new safety measures for exhibitors and exhibition staff for its 2021 show, scheduled to take place at the Fira de Barcelona, Gran Vía, Feb. 2-5. Event organizers state that Fira de Barcelona, risk consultancy AON, and the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona have jointly devised health safety strategies for events taking place at the Fira.

8/4/2020

Data taken from LG and Xerox is now appearing on a leak website run by the Maze ransomware hackers who tried unsuccessfully to extort ransom from the companies. The LG files appear to include source code for the firmware of LG devices, while the Xerox data seems to be related to customer-service operations.

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8/4/2020

Tech companies including Tharsus and Digital Barriers are designing social distancing wearables and temperature-screening cameras for COVID-19 detection in an effort to help businesses reopen their offices safely. Others are hoping to develop ultraviolet light devices that can disinfect surfaces, while cities such as London and New York are addressing concerns about public transit by approving the use of e-scooters.

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CNBC
8/4/2020

TCL is rolling out its next 6 series 4K TV, the first THX Certified Game Mode television, which promises to deliver a more immersive experience with optimized audio and visual features. To earn the certification, the device was subjected to more than 400 tests that analyzed images, tones and color.

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Engadget
8/4/2020

The shift to online classes as the school year begins has led to predictions of record-breaking back-to-school shopping for electronics, with companies such as Best Buy, Amazon, Target, Walmart and Apple seen as the best positioned for revenue gains. Families are expected to spend less, however, on clothing and on non-electronic school supplies.

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Axios
8/4/2020

The Center for the Future of Surgery at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine recently underwent an upgrade that melds state-of-the-art AV with advanced medical equipment to combine imaging and surgery in real time.

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AV Network
8/4/2020

By Daniel Gumble
AVIXA communications manager Krystle Murphy and content producer Jaisica Lapsiwala explore the world of network security in live events and share their thoughts about what the landscape will look like beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Installation (UK)
8/4/2020

Apple will allow third-party apps to be set as default in iOS 14 but developers will have to follow Apple guidelines and get permission. Privacy is a big issue, so apps that scrape personal data and redirect users to other websites will be rejected.

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9to5Mac
8/3/2020

Google and ADT are joining forces on home security, a partnership that will allow ADT technicians to sell and install Google Nest products while bolstering ADT's artificial intelligence capabilities for things such as package notifications and visitor tracking. The tech company invested $450 million for a 6.6% stake in the security firm.

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