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Windows 11 just torpedoed the webcam market with a new feature

Microsoft is working to allow you to use your Android smartphone (or a spare) in place of a webcam, presumably allowing consumers access to high-quality webcams for free. That capability isn’t quite here yet; Microsoft disclosed the upcoming feature in the context of its March 2024 “moment” update for Windows 11. But the company then …

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Best wireless gaming headsets 2024: Top picks for audio quality, comfort, and more

Image: Dreamstime: Evgeniy Parilov The arrival of 2.4GHz wireless technology has revolutionized wireless gaming headsets. Now they are more reliable than ever before and some can even rival their wired counterparts when it comes to connection latency and sound quality. There are myriad different styles, designs, and hardware inclusions—it’s enough to make your head spin. …

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IPG places ‘first-to-market’ bets with Adobe on latest generative AI tools

Agency holding company IPG has chosen to throw its lot in developing the next iteration of generative AI tools and products with Adobe, per an announcement the two companies made yesterday. Although IPG will also use other generative AI tools from other companies as well as those of its clients, there are elements to the …

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Podcast companies see signs of an improved ad market in 2024

iHeartMedia, Spotify, SiriusXM and Acast reported year over year revenue growth in their podcast businesses during the fourth quarter of 2023. During their Q4 earnings calls, company executives noted signs of an improving advertising market heading into 2024. Spotify and Acast, in particular, are expecting their podcast businesses to reach profitability for the first time …

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Newsguard debuts new automation tools for tracking election-related misinformation

By Marty Swant  •  March 1, 2024  •  4 min read  • Ivy Liu NewsGuard, the news rating service, is adding more automation tools as it works to track misinformation efforts ahead of the 2024 elections. For the debut of its “Election Misinformation Tracking Center,” NewsGuard has developed new AI-assisted tools for early detection of election-related misinformation. …

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