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How to run multiple VLC player instances on Windows 10

Media players normally only run one instance at a time and this makes sense. No one can play two different audio files or video files at the same time and still understand what’s going on. People don’t listen to two songs at once, and no one watches two movies side-by-side. That said, if you need […] Read How to run multiple VLC player instances on Windows 10 by Fatima Wahab on AddictiveTips - Tech tips to make you smarter

Best unlocked phones between $400-$600

You don't have to spend $1,000 for a great phone. There's a lot that can be had for half that. Here are some of the best unlocked phones priced $400-$600.

5 predictions for AI’s impact on customer experience in 2020 (VB Live)

Join this VB Live event for a look at the predictions that came true, the hype that fizzled, and what's next for the AI, CX, and chatbot technology.

Fortnite is finally getting better spatial audio

Fortnite is getting one of its most important upgrades ever. Epic is adding spatial audio to the battle royale shooter to give players more tactical info.

The RetroBeat: Sonic & Knuckles turned a problem into success 25 years ago

Sonic & Knuckles is what happens when you make the best out of a bad situation. The classic Genesis game is now 25 years old.

Researchers demo AR hand tracking controls for smartphones

A group of Brown University researchers wants to bring hand tracking to smartphone augmented reality using off-the-shelf hardware and open source software.

How to auto hide the menu bar and Dock on macOS

macOS lets you work in full screen not matter which app you’re working in. Full screen app support on macOS is ahead of the curve; a full screen app acts like a desktop space, and you can pin two apps side by side in full screen mode. In full screen, you get a distraction free […] Read How to auto hide the menu bar and Dock on macOS by Fatima Wahab on AddictiveTips - Tech tips to make you smarter

Bipartisan group condemns Blizzard and Apple for bowing to China

Biparitsan group condemns Blizzard and Apple for making moves at the behest of the Chinese government in relation to Hong Kong.

Blu G9 Pro review

The Blu G9 Pro looks and behaves like a more expensive phone, but it's not without its shortcomings and questionable decisions. Here's our review.

AI Weekly: Why Google still needs the cloud even with on-device ML

Google is giving more hardware dedicated chips for on-device machine learning, but services like Google Assistant still rely on the cloud. Here's why.

NVMe vs. SATA, Part 2: Industry insider interview

The NVM Express specification for solid state drives arrived eight years ago. So where’s all the adoption? Western Digital's Eric Pike explores.

NVMe vs. SATA: Which NAND storage do you need?

For workstations and servers, it's getting hard not to justify the relatively low price/premium for NVMe versus the older SATA.

Today’s 4G LTE puts you on the pathway to tomorrow’s 5G

There’s a pathway to 5G that promises much of the technology’s value on existing 4G LTE networks for those who make the right upgrades.

Jedi: Fallen Order — The satisfaction of creating new Star Wars canon

After a long demo, I got a chance to talk with Respawn about the fun and challenge of creating its own slice of Star Wars material.

Microsoft cautions against installing the latest Windows 10 update

Microsoft released the KB4520062 cumulative update on October 15 but warns businesses not to install it. The update could break Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection.

ProWritingAid: Save 50% on writing and grammar tool

Improve your writing with ProWritingAid, a grammar checker, style editor, and writing mentor all in a single package. Save 50% with this limited time deal.

How to convert a PowerShell script to EXE on Windows 10

Scripts are great for when you have a very specific need that an app can’t meet. If you know how to write a script, or you’ve found the perfect one, it’s likely going to ease an everyday task for you. A script is great but it comes with some restrictions. Sometimes, it’s better if you […] Read How to convert a PowerShell script to EXE on Windows 10 by Fatima Wahab on AddictiveTips - Tech tips to make you smarter

Amazon cuts up to $829 off the Microsoft Surface Book 2 detachable laptop

After the October Surface event, the Microsoft Surface Book 2 gets price cuts on Amazon. You can even get this top-of-the-class detachable laptop now up to $829 less.

Wing launches drone delivery in Christiansburg, Virginia

Google parent company Alphabet's Wing today said that it's kicked off a drone delivery pilot in Virginia for selected residents.

Verizon debuts GPU-based 5G edge services for mobile VR/XR developers

5G is about to make better use of GPUs than ever before, thanks to innovations that will enable multiple users to share cloud-based graphics hardware.

Hey Google, this ain’t it, chief

Dated meme aside, I’m disappointed. After months and months of leaks, this week saw the introduction of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. After the onslaught tweets and articles revealing every single piece of information about the devices, I should feel numb to the launch. It’s worse than that. I’m annoyed and frustrated. Let’s […]

ProBeat: Google’s Pixel 4 ups the AI ante to offline language models

Live Caption and Recorder on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL show that Google wants to rule offline natural language processing.

Logitech G Pro X review: The ultimate gaming keyboard

Built with a tenkeyless design, the Logitech G Pro X is a small, but powerful gaming keyboard with some intriguing features that could make it the last keyboard you ever buy.

Leak shows AMD’s new Threadripper CPUs will start appearing November 5

Leaked documents show that AMD plans to reveal its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper HEDT CPUs on November 5,. Two chips will reportedly go on sale on November 19.

Razer’s Viper Ultimate cuts the cord and makes for a killer gaming mouse

Razer's $150 Viper Ulitmate gaming mouse cuts the cords, and isn't an ordinary wireless mouse. It comes complete with lots of new and cool technology under the hood to show for it.

An image of the redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro gets dropped in Catalina

The MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta 2 contains a visual reference to the 16-inch MacBook Pro, suggesting to many that the much-rumored MacBook Pro model might be coming sooner than expected.

Hands-on: Roku’s Apple TV app helped me cut the cord — from Apple

Apple TV devices were designed to help users cut the cord from cable companies. Now an Apple TV app for Roku lets users cut the cord with Apple hardware.

How to install MicroPad on Linux

Micropad is a powerful note-taking program for Linux, Mac, and Windows. The developers of the program claim it allows users to “take notes without restrictions.” If you’re in the market for a new note app for Linux, follow along below and learn how to install MicroPad on Linux! Ubuntu/Debian instructions Installing Micropad on Ubuntu or […] Read How to install MicroPad on Linux by Derrik Diener on AddictiveTips - Tech tips to make you smarter

Electronic Theatre brings immersive group gaming to physical rooms

Will Dean is known as the creator of Tough Mudder. Now, he has gone digital with Electronic Theatre -- immersive group gaming experiences in physical rooms.

MacStories Shortcuts Icons Receives Free Update with 50 New Glyphs

I’m happy to announce that MacStories Shortcuts Icons, our custom icon set for adding shortcuts to the Home screen, has received an update today that adds 50 new glyphs. The update is available now for free for existing customers (just download the file again with the link in your original email receipt); for new customers, […]

GamesBeat Decides 128: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order rules

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a potentailly excellent entry in the long history of the series. We played the first 3.5 hours. Listen to our thoughts.

The DeanBeat: Riot Games sheds its image as a single-game company

Riot Games announced on its 10th anniversary that it created new games, films, and animated series in the hopes of overcoming The Innovator's Dilemma.

Here’s how to blow everyone’s minds with your company’s AI product at Transform 2020

If you think your AI product is groundbreaking and delivers real-world results, you could be one of 14 companies on the main stage at Transform 2020.

Best Buy Black Friday Deals 2019: Everything you need to know

Best Buy has already begun mentioning Black Friday 2019 on its website. We'll monitor the best deals leading up to and during Black Friday, so check back to this page regularly so you won't miss the greatest discounts.

Walmart Black Friday Deals 2019: Everything you need to know

Walmart's retained the Black Friday crown in 2018, with Amazon in second place. The mega-store stays in the lead by offering deals in just about every category from toys to 4K TVs.

Saber Interactive buys Bigmoon Entertainment, announces two new projects

Saber Interactive announces today that it's buying Bigmoon Entertainment, the makers of games such as Dakar 18, Demons Age, and Police Simulator: Patrol Duty

Call of Duty League: How Activision reimagined its city-based esports structure

Taking lessons from the success of the Overwatch League, Activision has revamped the structure of its esports competition in the Call of Duty League.

How does society create an ethics guide for AI?

SPONSORED: Presented by Trustpilot Coined the fourth industrial revolution, the advancement of artificial intelligence and machine learning brings interesting discussion to the table. Because AI is so comprehensive and covers several industries, we find ourselves asking obscure questions such as “Do we need to legalize predictive AI policing?” or “How do we iron out biases from […]

Common multi monitor problems, and how to fix them

If you're running into multi-monitor problems, you're not alone. Two screens are very useful, but they can present some difficulties. Here are some common multi-monitor problems and how to fix them.

Volvo will report autonomous truck financials from 2020

Volvo is setting up a new business area for autonomous transport as the company ramps up its ambitions in the driverless truck realm.

Google Maps Gets the Best Feature of Waze on iPhone

Google is very committed to improving the experience with Google Maps on all platforms where the app is available, and next in queue is iOS. The iPhone version of Google Maps has recently been updated with support for error reporting, letting users contribute with reports on crashes, speed traps, and traffic slowdowns. This feature debuted on Android earlier this year, and Google says it “has been one of our most popular on Android,” so bringing it to iOS is a natural thing to do. The community-based traffi[..]

Fitbit Wants to Defeat the Apple Watch by Copying the Apple Watch

Fitbit is one of Apple’s biggest competitors in the smartwatch market, and devices like the Versa 2 are great alternatives to the Apple Watch. And while Fitbit’s wearables come with features that the Apple Watch does yet have, the same thing happens the other way around, as Fitbit is yet to add some health features that many buyers consider to be must-haves on a new-generation smartwatch. One of them is atrial fibrillation detection, a capability that Apple has added on the Apple Watch Series 4 and which ha[..]

Fitbit strikes healthcare partnership to detect irregular heart rhythm

Fitbit is developing a method to detect irregular heart rhythm in time through a partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance.

Apple Misaligned an iPhone Button and the Internet Just Went Crazy

Apple is known as a company that seeks perfection in the smallest details, but as a bunch of designers discovered the hard way earlier this week, not even the Cupertino-based firm can get everything right. A Vietnamese designer called Anh took to Twitter to reveal something that some described as “disturbing” and which everyone has a hard time unseeing right now: a slightly misaligned send message button on the iPhone that Apple for some reason totally messed up. Basically, what Ahn came across is a 25 perc[..]

‘We realized we could pull it off’: 2 years in, Bayer is on track to take all digital media buying in-house by 2020

Bayer is on its second year of in-housing programmatic. At Digiday's Media Buyer Summit this week, the company shared how it set up its team. The post ‘We realized we could pull it off’: 2 years in, Bayer is on track to take all digital media buying in-house by 2020 appeared first on Digiday.

Sex drugs and (failed) IPO: WeWork mania has been good for business publishers

An unpredictable founder and the high-stakes fallout from a botched IPO have turned WeWork into an irresistible business story. And business news publishers are cashing in. The post Sex drugs and (failed) IPO: WeWork mania has been good for business publishers appeared first on Digiday.

Business publishers are seeing events as a top growth area

But for business publications like Forbes, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, which have both business-focused audiences and consumer-facing relationships, the business-to-business event space is an appealing and hopeful area of growth, helping to drive engagement with tangible versions of the brand, as well as creating a new product to sell. The post Business publishers are seeing events as a top growth area appeared first on Digiday.

How ABC’s Localish is using Facebook to incubate TV shows

Localish has produced three TV specials that repurposed videos it produced for Facebook and now plans to create roughly 10 half-hour shows a week. The post How ABC’s Localish is using Facebook to incubate TV shows appeared first on Digiday.

How The Telegraph plans to go from 400k to 500k subscribers next year

We speak with Nick Hugh, The Telegraph CEO, about the publisher's next goal of reaching 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers by 2023 and how it's ahead of schedule. The post How The Telegraph plans to go from 400k to 500k subscribers next year appeared first on Digiday.

NPD: Nintendo Switch outsold Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in September

The Nintendo Switch was the top-selling console in September 2019, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. It got a boost from Switch Lite.