Techmeme
March 24, 2020, 12:50 PM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
iPad Pro 2020 review: it's fast with a great display and excellent trackpad support, but iPadOS limitations remain and its LIDAR tech may get little use  —  An iterative year-over-year update  —  Apple's tagline for the new 2020 iPad Pro models is “Your next computer is not a computer.”
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Instagram announces Co-Watching, a feature that lets users browse the app together over video chat  —  - Facebook's Instagram announced a feature that lets users browse the app with friends over video chat.  — The feature is called Co-Watching, and it allows users in direct-message conversations …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Microsoft says attackers are exploiting a critical zero-day flaw in font rendering found in all supported versions of Windows; no patch is available  —  Microsoft says attackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed security vulnerability found in all supported versions of Windows, including Windows 10.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple announces that the App Store is launching in 20 new countries this year, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Serbia, Morocco, and Myanmar  —  In a post on its developer website this afternoon, Apple has announced that the App Store is launching in 20 new countries this year.
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed News:
Amazon now offers all US part-time and seasonal delivery employees paid time off amid COVID-19 outbreak; an employee group had been pressuring Amazon since Dec.  —  Thousands of Amazon Logistics employees will start accruing paid time off for the first time today, according to photos …
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Study: speech recognition systems from Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, and Microsoft misidentify words 19% of the time with white people vs. 35% with black people  —  Technology from Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM and Microsoft misidentified 35 percent of words from people who were black.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google unveils the Stadia Makers program to attract more indie developers, promising funding, technical assistance from Unity experts, free developer hardware  —  At the virtual Google for Games Developer Summit today, the company announced “Stadia Makers” to bring more indie titles to the platform.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Google open sources SEED RL, a TensorFlow 2.0-based architecture for scaling AI model training to thousands of machines while reducing costs by up to 80%  —  Google researchers recently published a paper describing a framework — SEED RL — that scales AI model training to thousands of machines.
Eleanor Cummins / OneZero :
The spread of COVID-19 has marked an uptick in livestreamed funerals and ancestor ceremonies, forcing the technologically stagnant death industry to adapt  —  It's easier than ever to bury your loved ones online  —  Shanghai last spring, more than two million people flocked to their local cemeteries …

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