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05
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Minecraft Dungeons Shows Off New DLC, Increased Difficulty, And Crossplay

Mojang has shown off some new additions to Minecraft Dungeons during Minecraft Live 2020, including a new paid DLC pack and 20 new free difficulty levels, as well as details on crossplay support. The Minecraft spin-off’s next DLC is called Howling Peaks, and it’ll introduce new snowy biomes and a major new boss to fight.

Howling Peaks will include the new Tempest Golem boss, which can blast adventures with harsh winds. Along with this boss, there will be new missions, items, and mobs introduced alongside these new environments. This is the third DLC for the game, following Jungle Awakens and Creeping Winter.

A new difficulty system is being introduced, too, with 20 new difficulty modes being added through the new Apocalypse Plus system. This will add 20 new difficulties beyond Apocalypse VII, which will allow for more powerful characters and significantly increased challenge. Alongside this, new enchantments and unique items will also be added.

Minecraft Dungeons Howling Peaks key art
Minecraft Dungeons Howling Peaks key art

First footage of cross-platform support between the PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch versions of the game was also shown during Minecraft Live. This functionality will be added in a free update in the future, which is just one part of the game’s content update calendar. Players will be able to experience crossplay by the time Howling Peaks is available, it seems. The Bedrock Edition of Minecraft already supports crossplay for the majority of systems. In fact, it was one of the first games to support the feature this generation.

Minecraft Dungeons is available on Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One and PC. Exact dates on the DLC and these updates have not been announced yet. Minecraft Live also brought news of a new Minecraft update centered around its caves.

The Minecraft spin-off scored a 7/10 in our Minecraft Dungeons

01
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

AI investment increased during the pandemic, and many business plan to do more, Gartner found

A quarter of IT professionals increased AI investment levels due to COVID-19, 42% kept it at the same level, but 75% plan to continue or begin new AI projects in the next 6-9 months.

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As far as enterprise artificial intelligence projects are concerned, the COVID-19 pandemic was just a minor bump in the road, Gartner found: 24% of business and IT professionals surveyed said they increased AI investment during the pandemic, and 42% kept investment at the same level.

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Driving current AI investment has been customer experience and retention, revenue growth, and cost optimization, Gartner found. Those areas of focus are likely to continue as new projects are initiated in the post-pandemic business world, which Gartner said will be rich with AI investment.

Seventy-five percent of respondents said that they plan to continue current AI initiatives or invest in new ones over the next six to nine months, and 79% said their organizations were currently exploring or piloting AI projects. Only 21% said that their AI projects were in production, leaving a lot of room for explosive AI growth as the business world recovers from COVID-19.

SEE: Natural language processing: A cheat sheet (TechRepublic)

“Enterprise investment in AI has continued unabated despite the crisis,” said Gartner’s distinguished research vice president, Frances Karamouzis.

Gartner also found that AI talent, often cited as a major reason for organizations not launching AI or machine learning projects, may not be as much of a concern as people think.

“The biggest misconception in the journey to successfully scaling AI is the search for ‘unicorns,’ or the perfect combination of AI, business and IT skills all present in a single resource. Since this is impossible to fulfill, focus instead on bringing together a balanced combination of such skills to

29
Sep
2020
Posted in computer

Computer/IT remote work increased more than 50% since March 1

A new report from Flexjobs taps the top 50 companies offering remote jobs, and 11 of them are tech-related.

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A COVID-19-imposed work-from-home life may have revealed a preferable working situation for many, as there’s been a significant increase in people looking for remote and flexible jobs since the beginning of the pandemic. There’s also been significant opportunities at companies recruiting remote workers. 

Due to the popularity of the search for remote work, Flexjobs reviewed and determined the top companies hiring for the most remote jobs between March 1 and Sept 15. 

While only 11 of the top 50 companies chosen as offering the most remote jobs during the pandemic are tech-related, the computer/IT career category was ranked No. 1 in the increases of more than 50% in remote jobs since March 1. 

The career categories that showed increases of more than 50% 

  1. Computer/IT

  2. Customer Service

  3. Accounting & Finance

  4. Project Management

  5. Marketing

  6. Sales

  7. Mortgage & Real Estate

SEE:  3 ways to help your team stay connected while WFH  (TechRepublic)

The top 50 companies hiring for the most remote work were divided among 10 industries

  • Staffing, 15 companies

  • Tech (one is a tech staffing company, so it’s in both categories), 11 companies

  • Healthcare, nine companies

  • Financial, five companies

  • Education, four companies

  • Online retail, two companies

  • Business services, two companies

As well as one company each for solar energy, auto insurance, and translation services.

The industries that suffered the biggest losses were retail, travel/hospitality, and event-planning, while customer service, project management, and sales have done considerably better. 

Top tech companies

The following are tech companies/tech-related jobs from the list of 50 (links below), starting with the company with the most jobs

  1. Keywords Studios

  2. Oracle

  3. CrowdStrike

  4. TEKsystems (tech staffing)

  5. Twilio

  6. Tanium

  7. Sutherland

  8. Collabera

  9. Elastic

  10. TTEC

  11. Red Hat

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07
Sep
2020
Posted in technology

Modern Technology Has Increased Materials Wealth, However Not Happiness

The history of hydraulic techniques takes us into the world of technology and building. Firstly, fashionable technology makes folks’s life boring, after working time people usually sitting by their pc to play video games or studying some data on web. Telemedicine is a strategy of connecting physicians and patients via modern day technology, such because the internet.

Technological innovation no doubt has benefited mankind in fundamental parameters of human situation equivalent to the scale of the world population, life expectancy, requirements of living, well being care, nature of labor and communication (Nick 2009).

The evolution of software creates complications for IT engineering teams because many main software vendors only test their products with different, commonly used software program functions and hardware. The internet has helped many businessmen within the advertising and marketing of products and promoting some useful companies to their customers.

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25
Oct
2019
Posted in technology

Trendy Technology Has Increased Material Wealth, But Not Happiness

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Technological innovation no doubt has benefited mankind in fundamental parameters of human situation such as the scale of the world population, life expectancy, standards of dwelling, well being care, nature of work and communication (Nick 2009).

For all of the advancements in technology that Japan has pioneered, they’re nonetheless such an old style individuals – most individuals still pay primarily in money as a result of majority of establishments do not take bank cards and every part it nonetheless filed on paper versus pc methods.

With modern communication technology similar to TVs, telephones and laptop, web, you can see what folks on the other end of the world is doing, but it might cause us some downside when speak by the telephone a lot you’ll feel not higher or headache cause by radioactive and your eye even have drawback should you watch TV many hour in a day.

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