Twitch gaming, voice over work, call center specifics, and the return of Dragon. In 2020, corporations have announced new streaming services with much anticipation and fanfare only to ignite the streaming wars conversation again. Twitch is an ever growing live streaming service which can be used to build community and create a positive outlet for creators and audiences alike. Running a call center is not an easy feat and Shannon provides a behind the scenes look of the difficulties of customer relationships. Lastly, the Dragon capsule is set to return to Earth next week to much fanfare, excitement, and stress.
As the workforce quickly shifted to remote work, it has come at a cost of security threats and compromised systems for IT professionals. To add to that, several VPN services were hacked that resulted in over 1-terabyte of data leaks. In international space news, the United Arab Emirates successfully launched a research probe – Hope – to Mars to gather novel science information from the planet. Web browsers have also been highly debated about in the tech industry and we rehash that conversation.
The retail giant Walmart announced a new paid subscription service, Walmart Plus, centered on grocery and general merchandise expedited delivery. As the world moves to contactless technology to limit the spread of disease, Coca-Cola has introduced a software push to make soda dispensers contactless using your cell phone and QR codes. For flight simulator fans, the news of Microsoft’s Flight Simulator 2020 release in August is creating heightened support and intrigue. Finally, a rare and minted condition Super Mario Bros. NES game went for a world record setting $114,000 at an international auctioning event.
Apple celebrated the iPhone’s 13th birthday and what has been such a lasting impact on the industry. Customer service continues to evade many large companies and the paying consumer is left to figure things out. In a rare event to expand their digital capabilities, Lululemon, a popular apparel company, acquired Mirror, a technology based fitness company. Lastly, Segway is officially shutting down as the once oddly weird transportation unit runs out of road.
Apartment scamming is on the rise with many renters losing out on thousands of dollars and owners managing fraudulent listings. Apple’s annual WWDC took center stage with iOS 14 updates becoming the focal point for users. For 25 years, CNET has covered the ins and outs of technology, and they recap their work with some unique throwback articles. With summer here, there is a host of new tech gadgets that are begging for our use and money.
The SpaceX and NASA launch from American soil was an absolute success, and we recap the uniqueness of the broadcast and event. Keeping with the space theme, a host of unique and useful inventions are linked with NASA missions and staff engineers. As the world begins to reopen, many are struggling with reestablishing their old routines and there are several tech tools to help you out. Lastly, WWDC is just around the corner and the event may eventually prove to be the most unique and successful to date.
Amazon Alexa offers a suite of business skills to save you time, energy, and efforts throughout the work week. Rwanda has incorporated five robots throughout a hospital in their fight against the global viral pandemic, offering critical health screenings to thousands per day. The upcoming manned SpaceX flight will make history as human space travel returns to USA soil through a successful public-private partnership. Facebook recently announced a plan to shift employees from the office to a permanent work from home situation.
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, announced plans to allow workers to permanently work from home in the near future. More is being learned of the overall impact the virus is having on the ride sharing industry as Uber announces closures, layoffs, and losses. Music consumption has changed throughout the years, and we explore why there has been some lost artistry as a result. The Apple-FBI relationship is once again strained as the government points their finger at Apple for not doing enough in terms of personal phone access.
The Drone Racing League is going completely virtual in their competitive series by utilizing high-end flight simulation in their response to the health crisis. PayPal has been experiencing massive growth in transactions and new accounts as transactions shift to other payment methods. Microsoft is beta testing their Family Safety app in an effort to provide care takers with screen time, application usage, and digital control measures. In an ongoing battle with coronavirus misinformation, Twitter is rolling out labels on tweets that do not meet specific standards. We extensively review the Jabra Elite 65t by detailing the ins and outs of the reasonably priced wireless headphones.