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Future of TV Briefing: How the TV, streaming and digital video industry spent its summer

The Future of TV Briefing this week recaps what happened over the summer, including the return of mega-merger mania, the sped-up upfront cycle, the flattening streaming landscape and TV’s measurement melee. A busy summer break The key hits:  May was a month of deal-making, between the opening of TV’s upfront marketplace and announcements of WarnerMedia-Discovery…

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The Future Is Big Graphs: A Community View on Graph Processing Systems

By Sherif Sakr, Angela Bonifati, Hannes Voigt, Alexandru Iosup, Khaled Ammar, Renzo Angles, Walid Aref, Marcelo Arenas, Maciej Besta, Peter A. Boncz, Khuzaima Daudjee, Emanuele Della Valle, Stefania Dumbrava, Olaf Hartig, Bernhard Haslhofer, Tim Hegeman, Jan Hidders, Katja Hose, Adriana Iamnitchi, Vasiliki Kalavri, Hugo Kapp, Wim Martens, M. Tamer Özsu, Eric Peukert, Stefan Plantikow, Mohamed…

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Office’s future of work swipes ideas from 2010’s Xbox

PowerPoint Cameo will embed your Teams stream into your presentation, and Speaker Coach will encourage you to slow down during meetings. Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors In 2010, Microsoft’s Kinect smart camera recognized you and logged you in to your Xbox. Now Microsoft…

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For a livable future, 60% of oil and gas must stay in the ground

To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, countries will likely need to set hard limits on the extraction of fossil fuels in addition to supporting the deployment of clean energy. That’s one of the key takeaways of a new study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday by energy and climate modelers from University…

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Briefing future

Future of TV Briefing: How TikTok has influenced media companies’ videos on platforms like Snapchat and YouTube

The Future of TV Briefing this week looks at how TikTok has been subsumed into video makers’ approaches to other platforms, including Instagram, Snapchat and even YouTube. The TikTok takeover The key hits: The pace of videos is speeding up, with a heightened emphasis on the opening two seconds.Visual effects artists are in demand to…

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future MacBooks

Will MacBooks of the future come with heartrate monitors?

Home News Computing (Image credit: Future) Apple is exploring the possibility of including a biometric heartrate monitor into the palm rest of its new MacBooks, further indication that biometrics are here to stay.The newly filed patent application describes how a microperforated biosensor in the right palm would shoot tiny beams of light into the skin…

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Biden future

Back to the Future: Joe Biden Promises to Make All Electricity Zero Emissions ‘by 2020’

President Joe Biden promised to make all electricity zero-emissions by the year 2020, an obvious rhetorical stumble as he spoke about the storm damage in New York. “We are determined that we were going to deal with climate change,” Biden said. “Have zero net emissions by 2050. By 2020, make sure all our electricity is…

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Briefing future

Future of TV Briefing: How companies are working to move beyond the traditional TV ad format

The Future of TV Briefing this week looks at the companies that are aiming to revamp the traditional TV ad format for streaming. The key hits: The rise of connected TV has contributed to a rise in companies rethinking the traditional TV ad format.In-show product placements are being automated for improved targeting and measurement.Companies are…

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A future with fewer cars | Freeman H. Shen

What if your car could drop you off and then find parking by itself? According to electric vehicle entrepreneur Freeman H. Shen, this technology already exists. He shares his vision for a future where AI-powered electric vehicles will solve many of the problems cars currently cause, like smog, traffic congestion, accidents and, yes, endlessly circling…

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American future

The future of American democracy hinges on ethical AI

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Earlier this summer, the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) Task Force released a request for information (RFI) on how to build an implementation roadmap for a shared AI research infrastructure. Along with requests for ideas on how to own…