Month: July 2020

Month: July 2020

TikTok is opening up its algorithm and challenging competitors to do the same – #tiktok #algorithm #open #challenge #competitors #transparency | #RoadmapforSuccess
July 29, 2020 Technology Adam E. Williams

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok wants to be transparent. The company has announced that it’s taking new measures to give outsiders access to the algorithms it uses to sort and share users’ videos, and it will be letting experts “observe our moderation policies in real-time.” In a blog post published Wednesday, TikTok

Read More
Garmin services struggle back to life after reported ransomware attack – #garmin #garminconnect #services #gps #mapping #ransomware #attack | #RoadmapforSuccess
July 27, 2020 Technology Adam E. Williams

Garmin’s smartwatches are syncing again. | Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Garmin services appear to be coming online after having been down since late Wednesday from an apparent ransomware attack. Garmin Connect, the service that lets runners, swimmers, and athletes of all sorts obsessively track their performance measured by Garmin wearables, is now

Read More
League of Legends esports is getting a big rebrand in an attempt to become more global – #LeagueofLegends #RiotGames #esports #rebrand #global #relevance | #RoadmapforSuccess
July 26, 2020 Technology Adam E. Williams

There are 12 different professional League of Legends leagues spread across the world, which can make it hard for even the most diehard fans to keep track of everything. Developer Riot Games is rolling out a partial solution today: a complete rebrand with the aim of tying together the action from all over the globe.

Read More
Microsoft Teams opens its doors to third-party apps during meetings – #microsoft #teams #thirdparty #apps #meetings | #RoadmapforSuccess
July 26, 2020 Technology Adam E. Williams

Microsoft is allowing third-party app developers to integrate into the Microsoft Teams meeting experience for the first time. The new developer-focused features will let apps integrate into Teams meetings during video calls, and even before and after meetings. Third-party apps will be able to display content during Microsoft Teams calls, and even display notifications during

Read More
The United Arab Emirates successfully launches its first spacecraft bound for Mars – #UAE #space #Mars #launch #Japan #spacecraft | #RoadmapforSuccess
July 20, 2020 Technology Adam E. Williams

A screen broadcasting the launch of the “Hope” Mars probe at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center in Dubai. | Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images Today, the United Arab Emirates’ first interplanetary mission successfully took off from the southern tip of Japan, sending up a car-sized probe bound for the planet Mars. The

Read More
Nintendo announces ‘Direct mini’ showcase for Monday morning – #nintendo #gaming #games #directmini #switch #monday #metroidprime4 | #RoadmapforSuccess
July 19, 2020 Technology Adam E. Williams

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Nintendo’s schedule of upcoming Switch games for the rest of the year is almost entirely bare, but that could change very soon; the company just announced a Direct broadcast for 10AM ET Monday morning. As in, today. Nintendo is describing the broadcast as “the first Nintendo Direct

Read More
An ode to Ghost of Tsushima’s katana – #gaming #games # ghostoftsushima #katana | #RoadmapforSuccess
July 17, 2020 Technology Adam E. Williams

Ghost of Tsushima is a game with many facets: a gorgeous open-world adventure, a Kurosawa-inspired samurai tale, and so many side quests where you hear people talk to you while you walk toward an objective. But while Ghost of Tsushima has its pros and cons, it does nail one thing: samurai warrior Jin Sakai’s katana.

Read More
Perhaps I Shall Just Run Away Then – #PeculiarPodcast #Humor #DontBeSoSerious #Seattle #PatCashman #classic #TGIF #COVID19 #coronavirus | #RoadmapforSuccess
July 17, 2020 Entertainment Adam E. Williams

Lisa is not a fan of summer. Goodbye to Hugh Downs and Carl Reiner. And if you haven’t seen the movie “The Princess Bride”, you should. If you’ve ever run away from home, you… Seattle Radio personalities (and we use that term loosely) Pat Cashman and Lisa Foster are BACK and on DEMAND talking about

Read More