Unity Now Supports Vulkan Graphics On Oculus Quest

The Unity game engine, which powers most of the apps on the Oculus standalone store, now supports the Vulkan graphics API with Oculus Quest and Oculus Go. Vulkan is the successor to OpenGL, the industry standard graphics API that has been in widespread use for over 2 decades. OpenGL is similar to DirectX up to version 11, but controlled by […]

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Directly raises $20 million to improve customer service with AI

According to CustomerTheromometer, 54% of customers have higher expectations for customer service today compared with one year ago. In order to meet those expectations, three entrepreneurs — Antony Brydon, Jean Tessier, Jeff Patterson — argue that a degree of automation is required. They’re the cofounders of Directly, a San Francisco, California-based company helping enterprise companies launch and train virtual agents […]

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GM’s Super Cruise can now make lane changes automatically

Three years ago, in an effort to compete with increasingly sophisticated advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) like Tesla’s Autopilot, GM debuted Super Cruise, which it characterized at the time as the world’s first “true hands-free driving technology for the highway.” Using a combination of high-definition map data, a driver attention monitoring component, and an array of radars and 360-degree cameras, Super […]

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Roambee raises $15.2 million to track physical assets with AI

An astonishing 55% of small businesses that deal in physical assets don’t manage them in any way. Roambee is working to change that. The Santa Clara, California-based startup provides on-demand shipment and asset monitoring for companies in the logistics, transportation, finance, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries, with products that combine internet of things sensors and AI with robotic process automation to […]

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ActiveCampaign raises $100 million to automate marketing campaigns with AI

The global campaign management software market was valued at approximately $1.85 billion in 2017 and is anticipated to grow at 15.65% from 2018 to 2025.  This has undoubtedly benefited Jason F. VandeBoom’s ActiveCampaign, a customer experience automation platform founded in 2003 to help businesses automate email marketing, customer relationship management, and ad campaign processes. Its mission resonated with investors, a […]

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PS5 Release Date, Games, Specs, Price, And More

It’s finally 2020, which means Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 5, is fast approaching its launch sometime during this year’s holiday season. Throughout 2019, Sony began to reveal some of the first details about their next-gen plans with PS5, and we only expect that to continue in the months ahead. First, we know that the console’s official name. Unsurprisingly, the […]

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ProBeat: Why Google is really calling for AI regulation

On Sunday, the Financial Times published an op-ed penned by Sundar Pichai titled “Why Google thinks we need to regulate AI.” Whether he wrote it himself or merely signed off on it, Pichai clearly wants the world to know that as the CEO of Alphabet and Google, he believes AI is too important not to be regulated. He has concerns […]

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Enclaves and SGX: Armor plate against deep-stack attacks

This article is part of the Technology Insight series, made possible with funding from Intel. ________________________________________________________________________________________   Three years ago, the NotPetya ransomware wreaked over $10 billion in damage. Crafted by the Russian military, the malware relied on a nearly decade-old code named Mimikatz. It highlighted an ongoing Windows flaw that could expose users’ passwords left as cleartext in system […]

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PS5 Release Date, Games, Specs, Price, And More

It’s finally 2020, which means Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 5, is fast approaching its launch sometime during this year’s holiday season. Throughout 2019, Sony began to reveal some of the first details about their next-gen plans with PS5, and we only expect that to continue in the months ahead. First, we know that the console’s official name. Unsurprisingly, the […]

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The PS5: Release Date, Specs, Games, Price, And All Revealed Info

It’s finally 2020, which means Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 5, is fast approaching with a launch planned for sometime during this year’s holiday season. Throughout 2019, Sony began to reveal some of the first details about its next-gen console, PS5, and we only expect that to continue in the months ahead. First, we know that the console’s official name. […]

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