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Author: Laura Solomon

OPLIN 4Cast #707: Reality is turning digital as the pandemic wears on

Posted in 4cast, and Virtual reality

Until recently, VR has widely been considered a niche purely for a specific type of gamer. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the technology is seeing more advancements and further adoption in other areas, outside of gaming. Oh, and AR (augmented reality, like Pokemon Go), has been getting a big boost, also.

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OPLIN 4Cast #703: Big tech denies facial recognition to police, but is that enough?

Posted in 4cast, and facial recognition

Last week, IBM sent shockwaves through the tech world when it announced that it was leaving the facial recognition market entirely. The reasons cited centered…

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OPLIN 4Cast #693: Zoom is free, but comes with significant headaches

Posted in 4cast

Thanks to the pandemic, and the fact that it is now free, video conferencing app Zoom is pretty much everywhere. Even my mother-in-law, who is in her 80s, has learned how to use it from her phone for church meetups (and this is someone who can’t even search Google). If you have somehow managed not to use this platform yet, it’s probably just a matter of time.

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