Dead By Daylight: ‘Silent Hill’ Chapter 16 Review

On June 16, 2020, Behaviour Interactive released its latest DLC (Downloadable Content), Chapter 16 of its Dead by Daylight franchise (watch the trailer here). The latest chapter is a collaboration with another well-known survival horror franchise, Silent Hill, originally released 20 years ago.  Over two decades after the initial release of Silent Hill, developer Mathieu Côté, Game Director for Behaviour Interactive, offered fans …

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Apple’s Smart Home Efforts Get A Much-Needed Boost At WWDC

Amidst the hoopla and grand expectations for this year’s WWDC, there was big news in the smart home space, which deserves some focus. Held digitally, the one hour and fifty-minute event was a smoothly produced affair, with almost a documentary-style feel to it. The absence of a live audience certainly did not reduce the impact …

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Crestron Outfits Offices And Remote Workers With Innovative Video Conferencing Tools For Covid-19 And The New Normal

There’s no denying that COVID-19 has changed the corporate landscape dramatically. With many employees forced to work from home, video conferencing platforms have become essential alternatives to face-to-face meetings. Vendors across the technology spectrum have responded to the predicament by offering their cloud conferencing solutions for free, or by expanding the functionality of their existing …

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Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon Wear 4100 And 4100+ Stand To Juice Next-Gen Wearables

Qualcomm is the leading supplier of wearable chipsets for smartwatches. The company’s last smartwatch chipset, the Snapdragon 3100, introduced an optional ultra-low power processor, but didn’t make significant improvements to performance over the previous generation. I believe that this may have hurt the non-Apple wearable market, but the overall wearable market has continued to grow. …

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NVIDIA And Mercedes-Benz Appear To Be Reinventing Automotive Business Model

Last week, NVIDIA and Mercedes-Benz announced their partnership going into the next decade to create fully autonomous vehicles (AVs). With NVIDIA’s global leadership in accelerated computing and Mercedes-Benz’s experience in the manufacturing of premium cars, together, they plan to create a new software-defined vehicle that includes in-vehicle computing systems and AI computing architecture. Mercedes-Benz and NVIDIA plan on rolling out the first …

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Amazon’s Climate Pledge Gains Crucial Momentum

In the wake of US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement several years ago, it’s been left up to companies to make their own strides towards combating climate change. As such, it was big news last year when Amazon announced its own Climate Pledge—a ambitious goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, a full 10 years ahead of the …

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RESEARCH PAPER: The Graphcore Second-Generation IPU

Graphcore, the U.K.-based startup that launched the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) for AI acceleration in 2018, has introduced the IPU-Machine. This second-generation platform has greater processing power, more memory and built-in scalability for handling extremely large parallel processing workloads. The well-funded startup has a blue-ribbon pedigree of engineers, advisers and investors, and enjoys a valuation …

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How The Oculus Quest, Supernatural VR And Apple Watch Helped Me Recover From Covid-19

As many of you may already know, I managed to contract Covid-19 in early March of this year and was sick for the good part of 3 weeks, including a 9-day hospitalization. During this hospitalization I managed to keep myself sane with the support of my friends and family and with the help of my …

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Sharpens Its Edge At Discover 2020

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) held the digital version of its Discover event this week. Similar to the Atmosphere virtual event, held last week by HPE’s Aruba division, the “Intelligent Edge” was a core theme (see my coverage of the Aruba event here, if interested). Today I would like to share my edge and telco-related insights from Discover …

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AMD Surpasses 25×20 Energy Efficiency Goal Set In 2014

Energy efficiency is a constant concern for larger organizations like enterprises and governments. However, energy efficiency is becoming a regular point of discussion among regulators when looking at the environmental costs of computing. It has been mentioned more than once by activists and governments that computing has a specific energy cost that society must bear. Additionally, everyone’s computers consume a certain …

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Lattice’s New Certus-NX FPGAs Bring New Meaning To Low Power And Fast Execution

I have written extensively about Lattice’s FPGAs including the CrossLinkPlus and MachXO3D FPGAs, and how the company has reinvented itself and is positioning itself as the leader in low power FPGAs. Because of the flexibility of FPGAs in general, they tend to be capable of addressing many different markets simultaneously, however many higher density FPGAs tend to sacrifice power for …

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Amazon’s Community Impact Is A Testament To Good In The World

What does it take to change the world? It may be odd to start a blog post off with a question, but I want my readers to keep this question in the back of their minds as I talk about how Amazon is impacting its community in its home state of Washington.   Not because this story is solely about Amazon, but …

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Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins Projects Vision Of A ‘More Inclusive Future’ At Cisco Live 2020

Like all other big tech conferences held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, networking powerhouse Cisco held its annual blowout conference, Cisco Live!, virtually this year. As a tech analyst, I follow Cisco very closely, so I was not surprised that CEO Chuck Robbins and company were able to seamlessly pull off the digital …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Avoiding Needless Cost And Complexity For Amazon RDS Data Protection

Cloud architectures require data protection services designed from the ground up to meet the unique demands of the cloud environment. Using tools designed for on- premises workloads to address the unique needs of a cloud deployment can lead to unwanted (and often unexpected) cost and complexity. There is a gap between data protection tools designed …

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How The Measurement Of Dynamic Foveated Rendering Can Benefit VR And AR

Many companies and experts within the AR/VR industry talk about the benefits of foveated rendering—the ability to only render a portion of the scene that a user is looking at. Some companies have implemented the technology to improve performance on standalone VR headsets, such as the Oculus Quest, HTC Vive Pro Eye and Pico Neo …

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How Apple’s WWDC Is A Different Take On Familiarity

This week, Apple did its first all-online Worldwide Developers Conference despite its cancellation due to the COVID-19 crisis. As expected, Apple released a plethora of new news for developers and Apple users that change and improve the Apple ecosystem.   One of the bigger reveals from Apple is its move to implementing its own silicon into its Mac …

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Time To Place Your Bets On Apple’s WWDC20 Announcements

We’re less than a week away from Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). Like prognosticating about who might win the World Series this year (if baseball ever begins again), it’s anyone’s guess what surprises will be announced at the event. Due to COVID-19, Apple decided on March 26 to make the conference an entirely online virtual …

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IBM Wazi Seeks To Empowers Even More Developers On IBM Z Mainframes

IBM’s mainframe servers are not a new addition to the company’s portfolio—in fact, they’ve been more or less the gold standard for enterprises since the 1960s for fault-tolerant transaction processing and security. Mainframes are large servers that serve the environments that require the highest uptime, security, and the largest and fastest transaction volumes. IBM has been …

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Meet Flex: One Of The Most Crucial Companies You May Not Be Familiar With

As a tech analyst, I am always on the lookout for new, innovative companies to track that are making a difference in technology. Sometimes new actually means new, but many times it means new to the general public—companies who have flown under the radar, but nevertheless became incredibly successful at what they do. One tech …

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Microsoft Strengthens Its Education Offering With New Microsoft Teams Features

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced several new Microsoft Teams features that will better target education users. Microsoft Teams is known as an enterprise-level collaboration tool that allows chatting, file sharing, and meeting in a centralized, secure location. Microsoft Teams already exists within the education space, but due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, many educators …

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