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Zoho (ManageEngine) Named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Unified Endpoint Management


AI and ML News: Why SMBs Shouldn't Be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence (AI) "We have SOC alerts scheduled. So whenever we receive an alert, we have knowledge on that endpoint's health and patch status, helping us identify the cause of the SOC alert [and], in turn, optimizing the time taken for troubleshooting." It has also been positioned as a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide UEM Software for Ruggedized/Internet of Things Device Deployments 2022 Vendor Assessment (doc #US48325322, May 2022). The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide UEM Software 2022 Vendor Assessment report notes, "Patch management is one of the main capabilities across Windows and Mac platforms, as well as extensive patch and vulnerability management support for third-party apps and software on both platforms. It also supports broader automation of PCLM routines such as patches, deploying software and OS imaging (in addition to mobile device management) and application management."

Apple Quietly Released One of The Most Impressive AR Room-mapping Tools


The Daily Roundup is our comprehensive coverage of the VR industry wrapped up into one daily email, delivered directly to your inbox. Apple has barely mentioned augmented or virtual reality in its big keynotes lately, however at WWDC 2022 earlier this month, the company quietly released probably one of the best 3D room-mapping tools for mobile AR yet. Called RoomPlan, the ARKit Swift API uses the camera and LiDAR scanner on recent iPhones and iPads to create a 3D floor plan of a room, including key characteristics such as dimensions and types of furniture. Apple says it's aiming to appeal to professionals like architecture and interior designers for conceptual exploration and planning, as well as developers of real estate, e-commerce, or hospitality apps; developers can integrate RoomPlan directly into their AR-capable apps. When it was released earlier this month, Jonathan Stephens, Chief Evangelist at spatial computing company EveryPoint, took RoomPlan for a test drive to see what it could do.

Why Can't Lesbians Escape Men on Dating Apps?


Lesbians on dating and hookup apps aren't looking for men, but that's what platforms like Bumble and Tinder are serving them. On today's show, Madison and Rachelle speak to some queer women who've had this problem and what sorts of issues it creates. Then they discuss the women-focused apps that've tried to fill that space, and why it's so difficult to find safe queer dates online. This podcast is produced by Daniel Schroeder, Madison Malone Kircher, and Rachelle Hampton.

Can humanity be recreated in the metaverse?


Join gaming executives to discuss emerging parts of the industry this October at GamesBeat Summit Next. Today, the internet is a mostly 2D platform that we consume through a screen. It is a command-line prompt for the reality we live in. Instagram posts, Tiktoks, text messages, emails and voice memos are all digital artifacts things people create and receive in the physical world. But this will change when the metaverse becomes so immersive and photo-realistic that physical reality extends into virtual spaces.

The Apple TV 4K drops to $130, plus the rest of the week's best tech deals


If you're still hunting for the perfect gift for dad ahead of Father's Day this weekend, a bunch of our favorite gadgets are on sale right now. The Apple TV 4K remains discounted to $130, its cheapest price yet, and a couple of colors of the AirPods Max are $120 off. Amazon's Fire tablets and basic Kindle are on sale, too, plus you can pick up three video games for the price of two in the online retailer's latest 3-for-2 sale. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today. The latest Apple TV 4K is down to a new record low of $130.

Engadget Podcast: Google's AI isn't sentient but we must examine the ethics


This week, Devindra and Cherlynn dig into the story around Google engineer Blake Lemoine's interview with the Washington Post and his belief that the company's LaMDA language model is alive. What does it mean for AI (or anything else) to have consciousness? Do people understand AI, and what other areas of concern should we as a society consider as machines become more sophisticated and human-like? Listen below, or subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you've got suggestions or topics you'd like covered on the show, be sure to email us or drop a note in the comments!

AI at Verizon - Two Use-Cases


Daniel Faggella is Head of Research at Emerj. Called upon by the United Nations, World Bank, INTERPOL, and leading enterprises, Daniel is a globally sought-after expert on the competitive strategy implications of AI for business and government leaders. Verizon is the second-largest telecommunications company by revenue and the largest by market capitalization. The company is also the largest wireless provider in the United States with a reported 143 million subscriptions. In its 2021 annual report, the company reported revenues of $126.3 billion.

Apple Just Killed the Password--for Real This Time


Year after year, the most popular passwords leaked in data breaches are 123456, 123456789, and 12345--'qwerty' and'password' come close behind--and using these weak passwords leaves you vulnerable to all sorts of hacking. Weak and repeated passwords are one of the most significant risks to your online life. For years, we've been promised a more secure, password-free future, but it seems like 2022 will actually be the year that millions of people start to move away from passwords. At Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference yesterday, the company announced it will launch passwordless logins across Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs around September of this year. Instead of using passwords, you will be able to log in to websites and apps using "Passkeys" with iOS 16 and macOS Ventura.

Uses of AI in the Real World


In 2022, we haven't been fully able to access the Sci-fi future with Artificial Intelligence. We don't have robots on every corner of the street yet, taking over our jobs. In fact, most of the AI we experience is running in the background of our daily tasks. Let's take a look at some applications for AI in present times: In 2022, it seems like smartphone companies can't stop talking about the quality of photos their phone takes. We've got iPhone dominating smartphone video, Pixel dominating photo's and Samsung pumping out the craziest camera hardware.

AirPods Pro drop to $180, plus the rest of the week's best tech deals


Memorial Day may have come and gone, but you can still pick up some of our favorite electronics for less thanks to some holiday deals that are still available now. Apple's third-generation AirPods are still down to $150, and the AirPods Pro have returned to a sale price of $180. Two pairs of Samsung wireless earbuds are down to new all-time-low prices, and Solo Stove's extended Memorial Day sale allows you to get up to 46 percent off its fit pits. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today. Apple's AirPods Pro are back on sale for $180, which is about $70 off their original price.