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Why The Recent Zoom Crash Is Evidence Of A Remote Technology Boom

Simple, slick and easy-to-implement, Zoom was primed to fill the gap and urgent needs of emerging remote demands. The video conferencing tool has since exploded in popularity, leading the pack of IT tools adopted in the pandemic and becoming an integral part of businesses, schools and conferences.

Despite it’s fast rise to the top, hardly a day passes without at least one mention of Zoom in the news. The company has faced security issues, including having meetings hijacked in attacks called “Zoom-bombings.” More recently, Zoom made headlines because of a sustained outage that caused massive disruption for its users. On the morning of August 24th, 2020, students, teachers and professors around the world were unable to connect for their first day of remote classes, derailed by a Zoom outage that lasted nearly four hours. The incident caused serious headaches and raised serious red flags from users Zoom technology

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Canon PowerShot ZOOM adds a monocular telephoto camera to the portfolio

It might not be an opportune time to be out and about but Canon thinks people will, at one point in time, want to escape the monotony of the new normal and go outdoors. Some might even take to nature and to the night skies for a bit of reprieve. Those are pretty much the situations where Canon’s newest PowerShot ZOOM camera might be of use, helping people get close to the action even while staying far, far away.

Canon’s PowerShot line is designed for ease of use and you probably can’t get any simpler than this. Coming in a form reminiscent of camcorders, the PowerShot ZOOM is a compact monocular camera that does just one thing and that is to take you closer to your subject matter as quickly and as easily as possible.

To that end, the PowerShot ZOOM offers three telephoto lengths of 100mm, 400mm, and 800mm,

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Google Is Pushing Zoom Out Of Gmail By Default Starting Today

Google is pushing its Zoom competitor, Google Meet, on as default in Gmail calendar invites November 16th, but notifying users that they can make this feature live now. November 16th the switch is flicked for them. The new setting will be on by default for all organizations from today. The aggressive move is probably why big some big Zoom news is coming out later today.

Google is seeing more than 100m users use Google Meet a day and adding about 3m users a day on top of that. A

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Keep These 5 Words In Mind on Your Next Zoom Meeting. They Even Work for First-Graders

There are few things more closely associated with the times we live in than the fact that Zoom has become the default way we do, well, everything. It’s where we hold team meetings, family reunions, piano lessons, and even virtual school. Millions of people who had never heard of Zoom, and never once participated in a video meeting, now work and live with both as a normal part of their everyday routine. 

When you think about it, Zoom meetings are an interesting way to collaborate. I mean, it’s pretty incredible that we’re able to stay connected despite not being able to be physically in the same place. At the same time, there are unique challenges that come with not being in the same room. 

Video meetings are different. They just are. You lose many of the non-verbal cues that would otherwise help you “read the room,” when you’re all sitting

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New iPhone 12 ‘to feature 30x zoom spy camera’ that can snap clear pics of objects miles away

APPLE’S next iPhone will come with a powerful camera that can take clear photos of objects in the distance, according to reports.

The snapper is rumoured to come with a 30x digital zoom that can focus on subjects three times further away than any iPhone camera before it.

Mock-up of 1x (left) and 30x digital zoom on camera app of the Samsung Galaxy S20. The new iPhone will reportedly come with a similarly powerful camera zoom

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Mock-up of 1x (left) and 30x digital zoom on camera app of the Samsung Galaxy S20. The new iPhone will reportedly come with a similarly powerful camera zoomCredit: Samsung/TheSun

The new mobile, thought to be called the iPhone 12, is expected to be unveiled by Apple tomorrow during its virtual “Hi, Speed” event.

As well as a flashy new camera (no pun intended), the handset is said to be Apple’s first iPhone with 5G.

Tech tipster PineLeaks shared a treasure trove of details about the upcoming model’s snapper over the weekend.

The anonymous leaker wrote on Twitter: “Digital and Optical

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Nvidia’s New Video-Conferencing Boasts Mind-Blowing Features: Zoom Doesn’t Come Close

If you’re tired of video meetings, squinting at low-quality video with nobody making virtual eye contact, maybe you should be turning to Nvidia and its new AI software, called Maxine.

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Announced in a press release, Nvidia said that the “GPU-Accelerated AI Platform, Nvidia Maxine, enables video-conference providers to vastly improve streaming quality and offer AI-powered features.”

Maxine is a cloud-native platform, which means that the heavy lifting is done on Nvidia’s servers.

Video compression saves bandwidth

Video-compression technology based, as so much of the company’s product claims to be, on AI, means that the video bandwidth consumption is massively reduced. This makes for much smoother video, even with internet speeds that leave much to be desired.

Gaze correction and face alignment

That

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Leaker: iPhone 12 Lineup to Feature Faster Face ID, Improved Zoom, and Longer Battery Life

Leaker Max Weinbach has today shared new “finalized and revised” information about the upcoming iPhone 12 via his Twitter account @PineLeaks.

Weinbach states that the “most important things” about the new iPhones were already revealed by Chinese Weibo user “Kang” via an extensive leak on Friday, but he does offer some specific new information.

Apple is reportedly still intending to ship the “dynamic zoning algorithm” feature, which could allow for faster Face ID. The notch may only be reduced in width on the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ mini due to its smaller size. This would be achieved by arranging the components of the TrueDepth camera system more “tightly,” but at the cost of increasing its height. Alleged images of the ‌iPhone 12‌ mini’s screen emerged in July, which seemed to show a smaller notch.

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Zoom Video Rises as Mizuho Sees ‘Best of Breed’ Tool

Shares of Zoom Video Communications  (ZM) – Get Report rose after Mizuho analysts initiated coverage of the videoconferencing company with a buy rating and a price target of $550 a share. 

The target represents 15% potential upside from the stock’s Thursday closing price. Zoom shares at last check rose 2% to $487.92. 

“Zoom’s meteoric rise during covid-19 has been driven by uptake of its best-of-breed videoconferencing tool, which became a global sensation almost overnight,” analyst Siti Panigrahi said.  

Year to date Zoom shares have jumped by more than a factor of seven as the work-from-home trend that had begun prior to this year accelerated because of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns.

Zoom “can continue to deliver outsized revenue growth due to its position as a market leader, its global recognition, cross-sell opportunities, and its position in a growing and underpenetrated long-tail market,” the analyst wrote. 

With

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154-Foot NEO To Zoom Past Earth At 14,000 Km/hr

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  • Asteroid 2020RR2 is set to pass by the Earth on Oct. 6, at 10:55 a.m. EDT
  • The NEO will be as tall as the Chicago Water Tower and half as tall as the Statue of Liberty
  • 2020RR2’s close approach will occur on the same day as Mars’ close approach to Earth

An asteroid about as tall as the Chicago Water Tower will zip past Earth this Tuesday, NASA’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies data reveals. 

Towering at a height of 154 feet, this Near-Earth Object (NEO) will make its approach on Oct. 6, at exactly 10:55 a.m. EDT. Named 2020RR2, it will fly by the planet at about 4.08 km/s or 14,000 km/hr. This NEO will be about half as tall as the Statue of Liberty in New York.

Along the course of its approach, 2020RR2 can get as close as 6 million kilometers from the planet’s

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