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Logitech Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini gain support for new collaboration platforms

Logitech Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini gain support for new collaboration platforms

Logitech has announced the release of its latest operating system called CollabOS 1.2. With the upgraded operating system, Logitech devices, including the Rally Bar and Rally Bar Mini, now support communication and collaboration platforms, including GoTo, Pexip, and RingCentral. The all-in-one Logitech videoconferencing appliance was announced in January.

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Google Project Starline is a holographic video conference system, and you can’t have it

Google Project Starline is a holographic video conference system, and you can’t have it

Google revealed a sort of behind-the-scenes look at a project they're working with for video conferencing. This system is currently called Project Starline, and it works with both high resolution cameras and "custom built depth sensors." Using a breakthrough light field display," users will be able "talk naturally, gesture, and make eye contact."

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Researchers identify genesis of the real Spiders from (on) Mars

Researchers identify genesis of the real Spiders from (on) Mars

A set of researchers published a paper this week identifying their work in exploring the once mysterious spider-like terrain on Mars. We've spoken of the surface of the red planet before - even after humanity landed rovers on Mars, mysteries remain. The Martian surface, as these researchers wrote, is "host to a variety of features which have no Earth analogs and are all active in some capacity today."

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Seervision software with AI assist can operate multiple cameras from one PC

Seervision software with AI assist can operate multiple cameras from one PC

Seervision has unveiled new software that can operate cameras as if it was a human, making video production easier and less time-consuming. Seervision has roots at ETH Zürich, where students developed a prototype in the past for recording lectures. Researchers note that the coronavirus pandemic has made video a critical communication tool for businesses and education.

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These 4 fixes for video call stress are Stanford approved

These 4 fixes for video call stress are Stanford approved

You're not imagining it: "Zoom fatigue" and video calls in general are putting more stress on us, a new study by Stanford researchers has discovered, even when the calls are with friends and family rather than for work. The dramatic uptick in business and socializing being done via video streaming rather than in-person has proved one growth industry during the pandemic, but what's good for the services isn't necessarily so healthy for users. Now, a human interaction expert has come up with four ways to beat video call stress.

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Logitech debuts new video conferencing solutions for Microsoft Teams and Zoom

Logitech debuts new video conferencing solutions for Microsoft Teams and Zoom

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, many businesses have been forced to rethink how they operate on a daily basis. Meetings in years past that would've been performed in person are now performed using video conferencing solutions like Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Logitech has unveiled new videoconferencing equipment, including appliances and PC-based solutions meant to work with leading video conferencing services, including Teams and Zoom.

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Arlo Pro 4 and Ultra 2 wire-free cameras expand DIY features

Arlo Pro 4 and Ultra 2 wire-free cameras expand DIY features

Today Arlo revealed a pair of new home security cameras that'll allow their users greater access to home security with minimal wires. There's an Arlo Pro 4, a camera that connects to Wi-fi making the DIY setup extremely simple with 2K HDR video and a 160-degree field of view. The Arlo Ultra 2 works with a new wire-free design, 4K HDR video, and a 180-degree field of view, and it comes in kits!

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Beetle camera research shows turning tiny head better than whole body

Beetle camera research shows turning tiny head better than whole body

Researchers from the University of Washington have revealed a new "wireless steerable vision" system for live insects and teeny tiny robots. Solutions presented in this research were created to investigate insect vision, and the study the trade-offs made by insects between small retinal regions and the movement of said retinal regions independent of an insect's body through head motion.

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Spotify video podcasts go live worldwide: Here’s what’s new

Spotify video podcasts go live worldwide: Here’s what’s new

Spotify has been going hard on podcasts in recent years, and today we're seeing the company take a big step toward making its app a prime destination for podcasters. Today, Spotify announced that it's rolling out video podcasts around the world - or at least in all markets where podcasts are currently supported. Video podcasts will be relatively small scale at first, as only several select shows will support them.

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Quibi off to rough start as free trials come to an end

Quibi off to rough start as free trials come to an end

Attempting to launch a streaming service is a risky endeavor at the moment. Not only is the space a crowded one, but it's dominated by some big names. Quibi is a service that has tried to stand out from the others by offering short-form video content tailored for smartphones, but it seems that the service is having trouble attracting large numbers of new users and keeping them beyond the free trial phase.

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Tinder Face to Face video chat helps you get loved-up in lockdown

Tinder Face to Face video chat helps you get loved-up in lockdown

Like pretty much everything that requires meeting in person, dating has been forced to change because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tinder today is rolling out a new feature that will allow matches to talk face to face without having to meet in person. Unsurprisingly dubbed "Face to Face" this is essentially Tinder's take on video calling with a little extra focus on security so everyone involved can be a little more comfortable video chatting with their matches for the first time.

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Android 11 public beta release date revealed as virtual event nears

Android 11 public beta release date revealed as virtual event nears

Today Google revealed the release date for the first public release (in beta format) of the next major version of Android. That'll be Android 11, the Android 11 public beta, and it'll be revealed during a live stream that'll take place on June 3rd, 2020, at 11AM ET. That's 10AM Central Time, 9AM Mountain Time, and 8AM Pacific Time.

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