Sponsored Links Porsche It’s not just multi-manufacturer racing leagues like NASCAR going digital during the COVID-19 pandemic. Porsche is livestreaming its Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition starting on April 4th at 10AM Eastern, when drivers take to a digital version of the Spanish Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for two races in 911 GT3 Cup cars. The iRacing-based series will have 31 drivers, 22 of which are full-time Supercup racers — the nine others are factory and young professional drivers fielded by big-name sponsors like TAG Heuer and Vodafone. Most of the
Sponsored Links Blackmagic Design If you’re devoted enough to livestreaming that you want the kind of features you’d expect from a TV studio, Blackmagic might have your back. It’s releasing the ATEM Mini Pro, an enhanced version of the ATEM Mini switcher that’s focused on the most elaborate streaming setups. There’s now a hardware streaming engine that lets the Pro stream directly to Twitch, Facebook and YouTube through an Ethernet connection, with no special software required. You can also save recordings for posterity to USB flash drives, and multiview on
Sponsored Links Kameleon007 via Getty Images The US government’s quest to fight robocalls is taking on added urgency in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The FCC and FTC have demanded that gateway providers cut off COVID-19-related scam robocalls of overseas origin within 48 hours or else face “serious consequences.” Other phone companies will have permission to block all traffic from those providers if they don’t heed the warning, the agencies said. The de facto order is not-so-subtly aimed at VoIP providers accused of easing access for these scam callers, including
Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS The battle between AI voice assistants continues to rage on, and now Apple has acquired a tech firm, Voysis, that is all about helping computers understand natural language. As reported by Bloomberg, the firm’s now-deleted website said it could produce search results from phrases like “I need a new LED TV, my budget is $1,000.” In 2017 TechCrunch interviewed CEO Peter Cahill, who pitched his company’s approach as not a competitor to Siri, Assistant or Alexa, but a more general platform that businesses could use to
Sponsored Links bubaone via Getty Images Twitter is making good on its promise to verify more health experts. Since the company said it would expand verification two weeks ago, more than 1,000 accounts have received the coveted blue checkmark, according to a company spokesperson. The accounts include doctors, academics, health officials and other experts whose Twitter presence have been increasingly important during the coronavirus pandemic. Twitter has been attempting to fast-track verification for a wide swath of health experts as part of its efforts to fight the spread of conspiracy
With apps like TikTok and Byte offering people creative ways to piece together short videos, it’s no secret the format is becoming more popular by the minute. That’s why VSCO, the photo-editing app, has officially launched its latest multimedia tool called Montage. With Montage, you can use your own content to stitch together different scenes for a collage-like video. To add to each scene, you can also tack on or layer in different shapes, adjust the opacity of colors, flip or mirror images, and more. Let’s just say if you
The App Store has no room for coronavirus apps. So reports CNBC, which notes that Apple is rejecting apps related to the virus unless they were “submitted by a recognized institution.” What qualifies as a recognized institution isn’t exactly clear, but we imagine groups like the World Health Organization would be in the clear. The App Store developer guidelines make no mention of recognized institutions, either. We reached out to Apple to confirm the report, but received no immediate response. The move by the tech giant appears to be aimed
The new Family Safety Mode allows parents to access the Screen Time Management feature.
Tangerine $0 for free version, $4.99/month or $29.99/year for premium View Product The Good Simple and pretty design • Easy to use • Doesn’t rely on push notifications The Bad No Android version • Could use more premium features The Bottom Line Tangerine combines the advantages of habit tracking apps and mood tracking apps for a unique and insightful way to analyze your routines.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon created the Internet of Things (IOT) assistant app that is designed to scan IOT devices.