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Android 2021: A 12 months in evaluate

We made it by one other 12 months, and Android was there by our aspect for higher or worse. Jack Wallen discusses a number of highs and some lows of the 12 months that introduced us Android 12 and Materials You.

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The 12 months is sort of over … and, wow, did it fly by. It appears solely yesterday I used to be writing in regards to the 2020 12 months in evaluate and right here I’m, one other 12 months older and one other 12 months … older.

I might say the identical holds true for Android. It is one other 12 months (and launch) older, however has it develop into any wiser than it already was? I need to bounce proper in and say, “Sure!” however I am not 100% sure I can. In any case, the platform nonetheless faces a few of the standard issues

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Sense raises $50M to bolster recruitment efforts with AI

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and different C-level and senior execs on knowledge and AI methods on the Way forward for Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Be taught extra


Recruiting is a high concern for enterprises in 2021. In a survey by XpertHR, roughly one-half of responding employers plan to extend their workforce in 2021, however count on that hurdles will stand in the best way. A excessive quantity of low-quality candidates is stymying the seek for the perfect candidates, with one supply pegging the typical variety of unqualified candidates at 75%. Even amongst people who do make it by the recruiting funnel, a good portion finally change their minds — exacerbating the recruiting problem.

Towards this backdrop, Sense, an “AI-driven” expertise engagement and communications platform, at the moment introduced that it raised $50 million in collection D funding led by SoftBank. CEO Anil Dharni says that the proceeds, which

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The DeanBeat: Taking Firm of Heroes 3 multiplayer for a spin

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People are all the time a lot smarter than pc AI, as I relearned whereas taking part in the pre-alpha multiplayer demo for Firm of Heroes 3.

Sega and Relic Leisure launched a demo for the World Conflict II Italian marketing campaign recreation on Steam on Tuesday.

The high-profile real-time technique recreation will debut in 2022, however developer Relic mentioned that they’d a pre-alpha slice of gameplay prepared for multiplayer gamers able to attempt. I downloaded it from CompanyOfHeroes.com and began taking part in it yesterday. And the people who hopped into the sport early handed my head to me.

A part of a sequence that has been round since 2006,

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How AI and ML can thwart a cybersecurity menace nobody talks about

Hear from CIOs, CTOs, and different C-level and senior execs on knowledge and AI methods on the Way forward for Work Summit this January 12, 2022. Be taught extra


Ransomware attackers depend on USB drives to ship malware, leaping the air hole that each one industrial distribution, manufacturing, and utilities depend on as their first line of protection towards cyberattacks. Seventy-nine % of USB assaults can doubtlessly disrupt the operational applied sciences (OT) that energy industrial processing vegetation, in keeping with Honeywell’s Industrial Cybersecurity USB Menace Report 2021.

The examine finds the incidence of malware-based USB assaults is among the fastest-growing and most undetectable menace vectors that process-based industries resembling public utilities face right this moment, because the Colonial Pipeline and JBS Meals illustrate. Utilities are additionally being focused by ransomware attackers, because the thwarted ransomware assaults on water processing vegetation in Florida and Northern California aimed toward contaminating water

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Binance and Animoca Manufacturers launch $200M fund for crypto gaming startups

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Binance Sensible Chain and Animoca Manufacturers have partnered to launch a $200 million fund to speed up and incubate early crypto gaming startups. The aim is to extend mainstream adoption of blockchain tech considerably.

The brand new GameVest fund will help GameFi (decentralized recreation finance) tasks. Blockchain video games, reminiscent of those who use cryptocurrency or nonfungible tokens (NFTs), have taken off this 12 months because the crypto and gaming booms intersect. This increase helped Animoca Manufacturers elevate a number of rounds, together with a latest $65 million spherical at a $2.2 billion valuation.

NFTs use the transparency and safety of the digital ledger of blockchain to uniquely establish in-game digital objects,

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