NAB stops work on facial recognition ATMs – Finance – Cloud- Tempemail

NAB has stopped work building facial recognition-enabled ATMs despite technology trials that were initially deemed successful enough to try for a more production-ready machine. The bank showed off a proof-of-concept ATM with facial recognition at the Sibos financial conference in Sydney in late October 2018. It coincided with the bank Continue Reading

Baldur’s Gate 3’s first official gameplay video will drop on February 27

In context: Old school PC gamers will undoubtedly be familiar with the Baldur’s Gate franchise. These games are often considered the grandfathers of the modern party-based CRPG genre, and for good reason. Well-known titles like Divinity: Original Sin 2, Pillars of Eternity, and even Pathfinder: Kingmaker wouldn’t exist in their Continue Reading

Patreon is now issuing microloans to select content creators

In brief: Patreon, the US-based membership platform that helps people financially support the work of creatives across a variety of categories, has launched a new program offering microloans to content creators. Patreon Capital is an alternative financing service that provides cash advances to creators in exchange for “a slightly greater Continue Reading

Tumblr engineer describes Apple’s iOS 13 as “adware”

Why it matters: Consumers who are paying a premium to get into the Apple ecosystem usually accept the fact that it’s a walled garden designed to keep them hooked on relatively high quality apps and services. However, the whole equation changes when the operating system on your expensive device becomes Continue Reading

ITV replaces Love Island ads with Samaritans support line in Caroline Flack tribute- Tempemail

ITV2 has replaced Love Island’s usual ads with idents directing viewers to the Samaritans mental health support line in tribute to the show’s former host Caroline Flack, who took her own life on Saturday (15 February). The broadcaster and charity worked with headline sponsor Just Eat to update the ads, Continue Reading

Opinion: Apple coronavirus warnings highlight complexities of tech supply chains

As the impact of the coronavirus spreads, Apple issued a rare statement yesterday related to the coronavirus’ impact on its quarterly earnings guidance and that announcement is now reverberating throughout the tech industry as well. The company reported that its current quarter’s earnings will likely be negatively affected by several Continue Reading

As Resy scales marketing post-Amex sale, its CMO is holding media in-house- Tempemail

Nearly a year after its sale to American Express, restaurant reservation platform Resy plans to expand its marketing efforts in a bid to boost brand awareness. Its chief marketing officer plans to keep buying media in-house throughout it all. Amex bought Resy back in July 2019. Acquiring the brand meant Continue Reading

How the coronavirus is impacting the global tech industry

What just happened? Market intelligence firm TrendForce recently took a look at the global high-tech industry to gauge the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, otherwise known as the coronavirus. The semiconductor sector has a higher degree of automation than some other industries so the impact on that front isn’t as Continue Reading

Qualcomm’s third-gen Snapdragon X60 5G modem is fast and flexible

In brief: Qualcomm on Tuesday announced its third-generation 5G modem for mobile devices, the Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System – or Snapdragon X60 for short – and it is noteworthy for a few reasons. Built on a 5nm process, Qualcomm said it is the world’s first 5G Modem-RF System to Continue Reading