• The second beta of macOS Catalina 10.15.1 contains icons possibly depicting the widely rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro with slightly thinner bezels (Joe Rossignol/MacRumors)
  • Paris-based mobile game maker Madbox, which says it has generated 100M game downloads, raises €15M Series A from Alven Capital (Romain Dillet/TechCrunch)

Amazon’s Echo Show could disrupt enterprise-class unified communications

Amazon is on the verge of disrupting the enterprise videoconferencing and unified communications markets dominated by Cisco and Avaya with its new Amazon Echo Show device. Echo Show, announced Tuesday, is being marketed initially to consumers for $230 and will ship on June 28. It works with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, and features a 7-in. touchscreen display and a 5-megapixel camera for video calls. [ Further reading: Prices still climbing…

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NYU Accidentally Exposed Military Code-breaking Computer Project To Entire Internet

An anonymous reader writes: A confidential computer project designed to break military codes was accidentally made public by New York University engineers. An anonymous digital security researcher identified files related to the project while hunting for things on the internet that shouldn’t be, The Intercept reported. He used a program called Shodan, a search engine for internet-connected devices, to locate the project. It is the product of a joint initiative…

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Microsoft opens preorders for its Windows Mixed Reality development kits, shipping this summer; Acer’s kit costs $299, HP’s $329 (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

Adi Robertson / The Verge: Microsoft opens preorders for its Windows Mixed Reality development kits, shipping this summer; Acer’s kit costs $299, HP’s $329  —  Microsoft is opening preorders today for the first Windows Mixed Reality development kits.  The virtual reality headsets from HP and Acer are supposed to ship this summer … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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IDG Contributor Network: CEO mandate is not enough for success in digital transformation

If you’re a CIO or other executive tasked with leading a digital transformation project, chances are high that you’re left-brained oriented — you’re a logical thinker and are very good at solving problems. But be careful when you develop the approach to the transformation. Inevitably you’ll be asked “What’s the solution?” and “What does the road map look like?” Speaking for myself here, we folks with dominant left-brain characteristics are…

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