Is the Gartner Magic Quadrant Obsolete?

Is the Gartner Magic Quadrant Obsolete?

In addition to being inherently subjective, Gartner requires robotic process automation (RPA) vendors to meet stringent specific criteria, including revenue, operating budget, and client number thresholds, for inclusion and even consideration in a Magic Quadrant.

Fitness Products Shatter Online Sales Records During Lockdown

Fitness Products Shatter Online Sales Records During Lockdown

Digital at-home exercise sessions and sales of home exercise and health equipment purchased online are fueling new consumer trends that could permanently supplant old shopping routines.The consumer trend for buying athletic equipment online for home use is not showing signs of abating, according to ACI's sales analysis.

The Art of Sewing's Hi-Tech Revival

The Art of Sewing's Hi-Tech Revival

"The Internet offers anyone wanting to learn a new sewing or crafting technique instant access to videos, tutorials, and online classes," Angela Wolf, ambassador for Brother International Corporation, told the E-Commerce Times.

Amazon Gives Alexa App a Makeover

Amazon Gives Alexa App a Makeover

"As smart speaker adoption continues to grow, the user base has begun to tilt more towards a less technically adept consumer who is less likely to use the app to create reminders and routines and download new skills and voice apps," observed Kristen Hanich, an analyst with Parks Associates.

WREST on Steam

WREST on Steam

Armed with your versatile multi-tool and with the ship’s AI at your side, your only chance of survival lies in the twisted nightmares of your fellow passengers.Upcoming multi-player mode.Later in 2020, stalk your friends in the terrifying 2 Player Mode, using your iPad® or Android® tablet.

RoboDo on Steam

RoboDo on Steam

RoboDo is a fast phased puzzle game set in RoboPlanet.There you will have to beat different levels to become the best RoboDo that was ever created.- Multiplayer CO-OP with 4 chapters as well but whole different levels.

Play Team Shooter ‘Contractors’ for Free This Weekend on Steam

Play Team Shooter ‘Contractors’ for Free This Weekend on Steam

Contractors (2018), the team-based competitive multiplayer shooter, is running a free weekend on Steam starting today.Contractors will be free-to-play until Monday, July 20th.The free weekend ought to give you a good idea of how the game should play since servers will no doubt be bustling.

GitHub - fholger/thedarkmodvr: VR support for The Dark Mod

GitHub - fholger/thedarkmodvr: VR support for The Dark Mod

Head over to The Dark Mod website and download the TDM updater for your platform.Extract it to your Dark Mod directory and run the VR executable.By default, this mod is using OpenVR as its backend, so will launch through SteamVR.

VR motion sickness survey reinforces gender gap

VR motion sickness survey reinforces gender gap

The survey, put together by VR Heaven and which polled almost 300 respondents, found that more than half (57.8%) said they experienced motion sickness in VR at some time.

Facebook advances VR rendering quality with neural 4×4 supersampling

Facebook advances VR rendering quality with neural 4×4 supersampling

Today, Facebook researchers revealed a new technique for upsampling real-time-rendered 3D content, using machine learning to instantly transform low-resolution, computationally easier imagery into a very close approximation of much higher-resolution reference materials.

Nintendo to Retreat From Mobile Gaming: Report

Nintendo to Retreat From Mobile Gaming: Report

Nintendo also seems to be uncomfortable with the dominant business model in the market, which allows players to download and start playing a game for free, then entices them to spend money on the software through in-app purchases.

Daisy Ridley to Star in Baobab Studios’ VR Short ‘Baba Yaga’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Daisy Ridley to Star in Baobab Studios’ VR Short ‘Baba Yaga’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Virtual Reality producers Baobab Studios have announced that “Star Wars” actor Daisy Ridley will headline the company’s next VR project, “Baba Yaga,” presenting a Work in Progress panel at this year’s online Annecy Intl.

VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo

VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo

Demo experiences are explicitly not intended for users under 13 years of age, and your entry signals your agreement to take full responsibility for any use of virtual reality or any other technologies exhibited at VRTO Conference and Expo by any minors in your care.

Mercenaries VR on Steam

Mercenaries VR on Steam

At the moment, the game does not support changing the leading hand.Remember: By donning your VR headset you automatically accept and sign a contract with the "Mercenaries" international Coalition and can now begin your training.

Microsoft Covers All the Bases With Impressive Surface Lineup

Microsoft Covers All the Bases With Impressive Surface Lineup

The commercial versions of the Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3 are shipped with Windows 10 Pro and access to Microsoft Advanced Exchange, a warranty service offering free expedited device replacement, in supported markets.

Far-Right Spreads COVID-19 Disinformation Epidemic Online

Far-Right Spreads COVID-19 Disinformation Epidemic Online

Far-right groups and individuals in the United States are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to promote disinformation, hate, extremism and authoritarianism, according to a think tank report.For example, mentions of "corona-chan" -- a slang term popular with the extreme right -- are increasing significantly across mainstream and fringe social media platforms.

EndeavourOS 2020: Possibly the Best Arch Linux Option

EndeavourOS 2020: Possibly the Best Arch Linux Option

EndeavourOS is a rolling release Arch Linux-based distribution with some handy new features that improve the user experience.This latest version, the third release, became available April 11 with graphical install options and preconfigured desktop environments.

Open-source Modeling & Animation Tool ‘Blender’ to Get VR Support via OpenXR

Open-source Modeling & Animation Tool ‘Blender’ to Get VR Support via OpenXR

Initially users will be able to step into their 3D scenes to see them up close and at scale, with new features expected in the future.

Robinhood Outages Anger Customers

Robinhood Outages Anger Customers

Whatever the problems were at Robinhood last week, they didn't seem to figure them out in time for today's turmoil.Robinhood customers potentially lost millions of dollars when the company's app went down last Monday, March 2, the day the Dow had an historick uptick.

Unity has made it’s Render Pipeline more Efficient for VR

Unity has made it’s Render Pipeline more Efficient for VR

With HDRP for VR, you can use all render pipeline features to create highly immersive and photorealistic visuals.

You Can Get a 26 Foot Oculus Link Cable for $34 With an Active Extender

You Can Get a 26 Foot Oculus Link Cable for $34 With an Active Extender

We’ve had success using Quest and Oculus Link on PC with this cable and active USB extender which achieves 26 feet.Anker 10ft USB 3.0 cable – $18 [Amazon] CableCreation 16ft USB 3.0 active extender – $16 [Amazon] At $34 and 26 feet, this combo is $46 cheaper than the official Oculus Link cable and 10 feet longer.

Valve On Why Half-Life: Alyx Needed To Be In VR

Valve On Why Half-Life: Alyx Needed To Be In VR

Even mechanics in Half-Life: Alyx that are directly lifted from traditional first-person shooters and that don't require a fundamental rethink, like aiming and firing a pistol, end up having a very unique feeling in VR.

Apple to Pay Up to $500M for Throttling iPhones

Apple to Pay Up to $500M for Throttling iPhones

However, the settlement "comes cheap for Apple, as most customers bought new iPhones due to the throttling," he told TechNewsWorld.

The Drones Are Coming

The Drones Are Coming

"NUAIR is a key industry leader helping to develop the standards and help define regulations to expand on Part 107, which will lead to advanced commercial drone operations like food, package and medical deliveries," Hertzendorf said.

It's Time for a Social Media and Disinformation Reckoning: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 6

It's Time for a Social Media and Disinformation Reckoning: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 6

Users are both the victims and the villains on social media, suggested Rob Enderle, who noted the tendency for people to post without thinking.

The Two Faces of Open Source: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 5

The Two Faces of Open Source: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 5

"Considering the degree to which bigger tech companies with traditionally proprietary models are incorporating open source projects, the FOSS community looks to be on course for a schism," warned Jonathan Terrasi.

Oops - Google May Have Sent Your Embarrassing Private Video to a Stranger

Oops - Google May Have Sent Your Embarrassing Private Video to a Stranger

"When dealing with an issue that impacts privacy in the way that improperly sending files as sensitive as photos and videos is, the communication needs to be very clear and informative.".

Analysis: Monthly-connected VR Headsets on Steam Reach Record High of 1.3 Million

Analysis: Monthly-connected VR Headsets on Steam Reach Record High of 1.3 Million

To demystify the data, Road to VR has created a model based on the historical data, along with official data points directly from Valve and Steam, which corrects for Steam’s changing population to estimate the actual count—not the percent—of users on Steam with connected VR headsets.

From Personal to Planetary: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 4

From Personal to Planetary: ECT News Roundtable, Episode 4

As part of a far-ranging, weeks-long virtual discussion, we asked ECT News Network's roundtable of industry insiders to pause and reflect on their own personal tech preferences, to speculate on what popular gadgets may vanish from use in the next decade, to consider the role of wearable health tools -- and then to expand the discussion to the health of the planet, tech advances in traveling on it, and the prospect of leaving it altogether.

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners latest example to show how the survival-horror genre can be enhanced by VR

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners latest example to show how the survival-horror genre can be enhanced by VR

So I think I can say with confidence that a lot of people have played a zombie game at some point and likely killed one with a knife.