October 5, 2020, 4:55 PM

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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Nvidia announces Maxine, a set of GPU-accelerated AI conferencing tools that improve video quality, with early access available from next week  —  Nvidia today launched Nvidia Maxine, a platform that provides developers with a suite of GPU-accelerated AI conferencing software to enhance video quality.
Nico Grant / Bloomberg:
Slack says it is investigating the cause of an outage that began at about 10am ET, the second time this week the service has experienced degraded performance  —  Slack Technologies Inc. has experienced outages and degraded performance Monday, disrupting work for thousands of customers …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
PayPal's Venmo announces a Visa credit card, managed through its app and with a QR code on the physical card, for making online and in-store payments  —  - The cash-back Visa card will be issued by Synchrony Financial  — PayPal-owned Venmo to compete with Goldman's Apple Card
Matt Brian / Engadget:
UK government blames a “technical issue” for underreporting COVID-19 cases by 15,000+; reports suggest an Excel sheet with lab results reached its maximum size  —  A day after the UK government announced its highest number of new coronavirus cases in England, the reason behind the drastic rise has reportedly been revealed.
Jody Serrano / Gizmodo:
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google Nest Audio review: much improved audio quality, Assistant performs a lot of tasks, and attractive price, but bass and volume are limited  —  Google's latest smart speaker has good sound and an attractive price  —  Four years is an eternity in the modern tech product world …

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