Google Will Close 3D Platform Poly in June

Google  (GOOGL) – Get Report said on Wednesday that it would shut down its Poly 3D platform in June and users will be unable to upload models starting in April, according to media reports.

The Mountain View, Calif., search, advertising and cloud-computing giant didn’t say why it was discontinuing the platform.

Google did say that the decision was part of a plan to shift resources and heavily invest in helpful augmented-reality experiences like Google Lens, AR walking navigation in its Maps app, and AR in Google Search.

Poly enabled users to upload, browse, and distribute 3D content created using tools such as Tilt Brush and Blocks, according to Forbes.

The Google Poly team said in a statement that users can download their entire library of 3D models and works before June 30 at takeout.google.com/settings/takeout/custom/poly.

After that date, poly.google.com and associated APIs will no longer be accessible.

Poly was

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Apple dedicates 100% of Product Red eligible proceeds to COVID-19 relief through next June

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Head to the Apple homepage today, and you’ll notice a whole lot of the color red. The tech giant is promoting its Product (Red) line of gadgets and expanding its partnership with the Red nonprofit. From now through June 30, 2021, all eligible proceeds from the line will go to The Global Fund’s COVID-19 response. Additionally, Apple will shave $1 off of every purchase made through Dec. 7 either with Apple Pay, on apple.com, in the Apple App Store or at a physical Apple Store to give to the same cause.

The Product (Red) line includes an iPhone 12, an iPhone 12 Mini and an Apple Watch Series 6, among others. Each device features a stark red design that may be familiar from earlier collaborations. Apple has worked with the Red nonprofit since 2006 to combat HIV/AIDS in vulnerable regions on the African continent. This year, Apple redirected

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A ‘Catalyst’ for Growth? Chief Scientist and CEO, June Lai Represents Future for Women in Science & Tech > CEOWORLD magazine

Meet June Lai, the CEO, and scientist behind the high-performance and award-winning manufacturer of protective and stylish smartphone and smart tablet cases, Catalyst.

Consumer technology is no doubt changing, as the race towards mass adoption of artificial intelligence (A.I.), augmented reality (AR), and blockchain technologies continues. But the stories that still go unnoticed are those narratives of how these technologies have come to be.

Every year, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) puts on the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, attracting tens of thousands of consumers from all parts of the world. It’s products galore for the everyday tech enthusiast.

But for CEOs, C-Suite executives, and other badass entrepreneurs, it is a very different experience. In recent years, we have seen an increase of women in technology, which in my opinion, should have been highlighted and emphasized way more than it has been–a story for another time.

Two

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Google Photos to end free unlimited storage from June next year

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Google has announced that it will soon start charging for Google Photos storage once users upload more than 15GB onto their accounts, after providing the free service for five years.

The change, which will occur on 1 June 2021, will mean users must pay for additional storage on Google One if they wish to upload photos beyond the free 15GB limit.

The only users that will be exempt from this policy change are Pixel smartphone users, who will still be able to upload “high quality” photos without any limits after June next year.

In making the announcement, Google said photos or videos uploaded in “high quality” prior to 1 June 2021 would not be counted towards the 15GB storage limit.   

Other policy changes that were announced by Google were updates to Google Drive. Also from 1 June 2021 onwards, Google workspace documents, spreadsheets, drawings, and forms will start

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June Launches Its Third-Generation Smart Oven

According to many people, cooking is an art — and like any art, it takes time become good at it. While anyone can eventually master making great meals in the kitchen, sometimes you just want to sit back and relax while the work is done for you. That’s where the June Smart Oven comes in.

On Wednesday, June announced the launch of its third-generation smart oven. This appliance utilizes the latest artificial intelligence to elevate at-home cooking by automatically detecting what kind of food is placed inside it and creating an automatic cook-program.

It simplifies cooking by taking the guesswork out of the process. However, it doesn’t remove control from the user. With the third generation of the June Smart Oven, each of the six interior heating elements can be individually controlled. This allows for possibilities like zone cooking for evenly placed food.

That isn’t the only change, either. The

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EMERGING MARKETS-Philippine shares end with best weekly gain since June

By Rashmi Ashok

Oct 23 (Reuters)Philippine stocks added 2% on Friday to end the week with their biggest gain since June, as the easing of restrictions in capital Manila and slowing coronavirus cases rekindled optimism and brought back foreign investors.

Broader Asian stocks recorded slim gains, after better-than-expected U.S. jobs data and signs of progress in talks for a $2 trillion stimulus deal in Washington supported U.S. equities overnight.

The benchmark Philippine stock index .PSI notched a near 10% gain for the week, as shares of food and real-estate companies rallied on hopes for increased footfall in malls and hotels after curfew hours were trimmed earlier this week.

“The economy continues to gear up for recovery as public transportation come back to 50% of pre-COVID-19 levels. If developments are sustained, PSEi is poised to match its pattern of seasonal strength in the last quarter,” said Jennifer Lomboy,

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June T-Mobile U.S. Network Outage Disrupted More Than 250 Million Calls: FCC | Technology News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said a June nationwide T-Mobile outage resulted in at least 250 million calls failing.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai said a staff report released on Thursday found the company did not follow several established network reliability best practices that could have potentially prevented or mitigated the outage.

“T-Mobile’s outage was a failure,” Pai said.

The June 15 outage on T-Mobile’s U.S. wireless networks lasted over 12 hours, disrupting calling and texting services nationwide and access to data service in some areas, the FCC said, adding at least 41% of calls on T-Mobile’s network failed during the outage.

T-Mobile said it takes its “commitment to keep our customers connected seriously” and added it took “necessary steps to address the issues that created the service interruption.”

The FCC staff report said the outage was caused “by an equipment failure and then exacerbated by a network

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Amazon extends work from home option till June

By Kanishka Singh

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc <AMZN.O> on Tuesday told employees whose work can be done from home that they can do so until June, extending the timeline on a return to office due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until June 30, 2021”, an Amazon spokeswoman said in an emailed statement on Tuesday, adding the guidance is applicable globally.

Amazon had earlier allowed that option until January.

The development comes less than three weeks after the world’s largest online retailer said more than 19,000 of its U.S. frontline workers contracted the coronavirus this year.

Some staff, elected officials and unions in recent months have said that Amazon put employees’ health at risk by keeping warehouses open during the pandemic.

“We have invested significant funds and resources to keep those who choose to

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