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This Jabra videobar solved my team’s meeting room issues with a genius feature

This Jabra videobar solved my team’s meeting room issues with a genius feature

Matthew Miller/ZDNET ZDNET’s key takeaways The Jabra PanaCast 50 video bar system is available now for $1,447. The PanaCast 50 is reliable, easy-to-use, and provides a solid 180-degree view for small to medium rooms. However, the audio could be a bit louder and it would be nice to integrate Jabra Speak mics and speakers. My engineering consulting company works out of an older building with unique architecture. It’s lovely, but it’s not optimized for virtual meetings. Our three conference rooms were designed for in-person meetings about 15 years ago when large teams were in the office all the time. COVID changed all of that with the incorporation of hybrid meetings as the new norm. And, with participants joining meetings from all around the world, technical issues are commonplace. Also: The best sound systems you can buy: Expert tested As the director of operations, one of the items under my scope was improving the functionality of these conference rooms. With an archaic, proprietary system in place, I decided to test out a completely new system with Jabra’s …

Tinder adds new ‘Share My Date’ safety feature to world’s most used dating app | Science & Tech News

Tinder adds new ‘Share My Date’ safety feature to world’s most used dating app | Science & Tech News

Tinder is adding a new safety feature to the app, so online daters can let friends and families know where they are.  The ‘Share My Date’ feature allows users to share the location, time and a photo of their match. More than one in 10 online adults in the UK use dating apps, according to Ofcom, and Tinder is the most popular, with nearly 2.5 million adults using it in the UK. Although a huge number of people now date online, there are still safety concerns when it comes to swiping right, ranging from scams to stalking and even sexual assault. Image: Tinder is adding a ‘Share My Date’ feature to the app. Pic: Tinder Nearly a quarter of online daters experience digital stalking, according to research from the cyber security firm Kapersky, with 10% admitting their location had been tracked and another 10% reporting their social media accounts or emails had been hacked. As police are given new powers to tackle stalking, Sky’s Tamara Cohen spoke to one woman who was stalked for eight …

Tinder gets a ‘Share My Date’ feature for users to send date plans to their curious friends

Tinder gets a ‘Share My Date’ feature for users to send date plans to their curious friends

It’s not uncommon for people to screenshot dating profiles and send them to their friends and loved ones, either to get feedback or to let them know who they’re seeing that weekend. Now, Tinder users are able to share their date plans directly from the app thanks to a new feature called “Share My Date.” Tinder announced Monday that users will now be able to send a link that includes details about the upcoming date, including the match’s name, meeting location, date, and time. There’s also an option to type a note at the bottom. Links can be sent up to 30 days prior to the day of the date and are editable, so users can update the details whenever they want. “Share My Date” links are viewable for every recipient, including non-Tinder users. Friends with a Tinder account can view the match’s full profile, but they can’t interact with it, including messaging the match. Non-users see a limited version of the profile in their browser, only being able to see the match’s photos, name, …

Avoid (Some) Discord Server Chaos With New Polls Feature

Avoid (Some) Discord Server Chaos With New Polls Feature

Discord added a long-awaited feature earlier this month. Discord servers can now abandon voting bots and reaction-based voting systems in favor of polls. Many social and messaging platforms — like Mastodon and Slack — have had polling functions for years, but this is the first time Discord has formally added the feature. Discord started as a voice chat service for gamers, so perhaps a polling function wasn’t as useful then. But now, the use of Discord has expanded beyond gaming, and servers who use the platform primarily for messaging will find a lot of value in the new feature. Adding polls on Discord is easy. Here’s why you should consider using polls and what to know about voting using polls. And if you’re considering joining a server, here’s our complete guide to Discord and what to know about ads on Discord.  Read more: Overwatch 2 Season 10 Guide: The Game Has Never Been This Good This is what it looks like when a Discord poll is final. Discord Why you should use Discord polls Polls …

This Acer laptop has a game-changing feature for media, and its price is just as nice

This Acer laptop has a game-changing feature for media, and its price is just as nice

Kyle Kucharski/ZDNET ZDNET’s key takeaways The Acer Swift Go 14 (2024) is an AI-ready ultraportable laptop that starts at $799.  It’s a lightweight, powerful laptop with Intel’s new AI processor, a touchscreen, and a slick media playback menu. However, for a laptop so optimized for media, its speakers leave much to be desired, and it comes with some bloatware and ads. The 14-inch Acer Swift Go is among the first round of laptops to come loaded with Intel’s Meteor Lake AI processors, and it does so for $799, a mid-range price point right in the sweet spot for many consumers.  The Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processor isn’t this laptop’s only draw, but it does offer impressive performance that propels it up to the hang with other machines like the Zenbook 14 OLED, and the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12, both of which are significantly more expensive. Also: I tested Lenovo’s dual-screen laptop and it improved my productivity in profound ways The thin and lightweight form factor of the Swift Go 14, one of its best properties, …

How to Stop ChatGPT’s Voice Feature From Interrupting You

How to Stop ChatGPT’s Voice Feature From Interrupting You

I was recently waiting for my nails to dry and didn’t want to smudge the paint, when it dawned on me that this would be the perfect opportunity to test some voice-only artificial intelligence features. Silicon Valley car owners are having long conversations with ChatGPT as they drive around, and I wanted to try chatting hands-free before meeting with two OpenAI product leads later that day. Even though chatbots can be helpful for brainstorms, speaking back-and-forth with ChatGPT was like collaborating with an over-caffeinated friend who can’t stand even a second of silence. I was valiantly fighting against the artificial intelligence tool to finish a single, complete thought before it cut me off. Me: I wrote a newsletter called AI Unlocked last year for our readers. In that newsletter, I … ChatGPT: Tell me more about your newsletter and what specific question you have in mind related to it. Only a couple minutes into the experiment, I experienced synthetic-speech-induced stage fright and pleaded with the chatbot for more time, asking for it to give me …

macOS 15 Rumored to Feature Revamped Calculator App

macOS 15 Rumored to Feature Revamped Calculator App

Apple will debut a major revamp of the Calculator app in macOS 15 later this year, according to AppleInsider. The overhauled version of the Calculator app for Mac will reportedly feature: An enhanced unit conversion system located in the main user interface, including for currency conversion with up-to-date exchange rates. “Math Notes” to allow the Notes app to communicate with the Calculator app in mathematical notation, also coming to iOS 18. A history tape in the sidebar to show previous calculations, likely accessible via a dedicated button on the top left, which also provides options to toggle between all three calculator views: Basic, scientific, and programmer. Adjustable window size across all three calculator views, with buttons that enlarge and change shape as needed. The redesigned app will apparently offer a new design inspired by its iPhone counterpart in iOS 18, featuring rounded buttons. ‌macOS 15‌ is almost certain to be previewed alongside ‌iOS 18‌ and Apple’s other major software updates at WWDC on June 10, followed by official release in the fall. Popular Stories Delta …

Will Rihanna’s sons RZA and Riot feature on her long-awaited album? What she’s said

Will Rihanna’s sons RZA and Riot feature on her long-awaited album? What she’s said

Rihanna may just have a couple more musicians in her family! The Barbadian hitmaker made an appearance at the Tobacco Dock in London to celebrate the Fenty X Puma Creeper Phatty Earth Tone shoe. The 36-year-old spoke with Entertainment Tonight about her new line of sneakers and all the joys of being a mother to her two sons, Riot Rose and his older brother RZA. However, she was also asked about her long-awaited new album, dubbed R9 by fans, which would be the follow-up to her 2016 record Anti, and has been teased for years. You may also likeInside Rihanna’s new family life “You recently shared that RZA is really into music right now,” she was asked, and Rihanna could only gush: “He’s an empath!” of her nearly two-year-old. “Is he like his mama?” ET asked, to which she responded: “I think so.” When she was questioned if there were any plans to have RZA and eight-month-old Riot make appearances on the album, she teased that it could just happen. “It’s up to them. I’ve …

12.9-Inch iPad Air Now Rumored to Feature Mini-LED Display

12.9-Inch iPad Air Now Rumored to Feature Mini-LED Display

The rumored 12.9-inch iPad Air that is expected to be announced in May will be equipped with a mini-LED display like the current 12.9-inch iPad Pro, according to Ross Young, CEO of research firm Display Supply Chain Consultants. The existing 10.9-inch iPad Air is equipped with a standard LCD panel, and the move to mini-LED technology for the 12.9-inch model would provide increased brightness for HDR content, deeper blacks, and more. Young revealed this information in a post shared on social media platform X today. He said the 12.9-inch iPad Air will be using leftover mini-LED display panels from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and he touted lower power consumption as another benefit. Given that Apple does not have existing inventory of 10.9-inch mini-LED display panels, it is likely that the smaller iPad Air will remain equipped with an LCD panel. Meanwhile, the next iPad Pro models are widely expected to transition to OLED displays, which would eliminate backlighting to allow for higher contrast ratio with true blacks, and provide other enhancements compared to LCD and …

iPhone’s New AirPlay Feature for Hotel Room TVs Begins Rolling Out

iPhone’s New AirPlay Feature for Hotel Room TVs Begins Rolling Out

Apple has announced that iPhone and iPad users can wirelessly stream videos, music, and photos from their device to their hotel room TV via AirPlay at select IHG Hotels & Resorts properties in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico starting today, including select Kimpton, Hotel Indigo, Candlewood Suites, and InterContinental locations. Apple says IHG has made AirPlay available at more than 60 hotels so far, and additional hotels will support the feature “in the coming months.” The feature allows you to scan a unique QR code on the hotel room TV to establish an AirPlay connection, allowing you to wirelessly stream content from your iPhone or iPad to the TV. After the pairing process, your device will also automatically be connected to the hotel’s Wi-Fi network. The device must be updated to iOS 17.3 or iPadOS 17.3 or later. In addition to services like Apple TV+ and Apple Music, AirPlay on hotel room TVs works with Apple Arcade for gaming and Apple Fitness+ for workouts. Apple emphasized the privacy and security of the AirPlay feature. When …