Apple on Tuesday released a new set of emojis coming to iOS devices this fall, including a transgender flag, more gender neutral options and a “disguised face” with glasses and a mustache.
The new set of emojis are part of Unicode 13, a set of standards released earlier this year by the Unicode Consortium, an organization that sets rules for tech companies using special characters like emoji.
The new emoji were included in a beta version of the iOS 14.2 software update Tuesday, and will likely be available to the public in October or November 2020, according to Emojipedia.
The update will add more inclusive options such as a transgender flag, a transgender symbol, a woman with a tux, a man with a veil and a gender neutral person with each, along with a non-binary Santa alternative, Mx. Claus.
Other notable additions are: ninjas, blueberries, bubble
Apple will use mini LED for the backlight of a “high-end MacBook” in late 2021, a report claims, a device that will follow after the launch of a 12.9-inch iPad Pro using the display technology in early 2021.
Osram Opto Semiconductors is reportedly going to become Apple’s second supplier of mini LED chips alongside Epistar, according to people familiar with the matter. The supply of mini LED chips from Osram will apparently start in 2021, with the chips intended for an updated MacBook model which would ship in the second half of 2021.
The industry sources of DigiTimes claim the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will use mini LED backlights, and will ship in early 2021, with each using over 10,000 mini LEDs. Epistar is thought to be ready to produce mini LEDs, with a production line for making blue-light LEDs modified for creating the smaller components during the third quarter
Garmin ® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer 1, today announced that it was named Manufacturer of the Year for the sixth consecutive year by members of the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) at its annual business meeting and awards presentation held virtually on Sept. 26. The coveted Manufacturer of the Year honor is given to the most recognized company in the marine electronics industry for excellence in product service and support in the field.
Garmin was also awarded four NMEA Product of Excellence awards in the multi-function display (MFD), autopilot, multi-media entertainment and mobile application—utility categories. These awards are voted on by professional NMEA dealers who specialize in installing marine electronics, qualified NMEA technicians and fellow marine electronics manufacturers.
“It’s a true honor to be the NMEA Manufacturer of the Year for six years running,” said
Scientific Games fueling sport betting growth for FanDuel, Betfair, Paddy Power, Sky Betting and Gaming and Sportsbet
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or the “Company”) secured a five-year contract renewal with long-term customer Flutter Entertainment plc to continue providing its OpenSports™ technology to the operators’ portfolio of global brands.
Flutter Entertainment is the world’s leading sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider serving over 13 million customers worldwide through its innovative, diverse and distinctive brands including FanDuel in the U.S., Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Bet in the U.K. and Europe and SportsBet in Australia.
The five-year renewal comes on the back of FanDuel selecting Scientific Games to power their sportsbook offering across all current and future regulated markets in the U.S.
Flutter Entertainment and Scientific Games first partnered with Paddy Power in 2000 making
Report expects that by 2022, 80% of organizations will use document-centric identity proofing as part of their onboarding workflows, an increase from approximately 30% today
Jumio, the leading provider of AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions, has been recognized for the third consecutive year as a Representative Vendor in the latest Gartner “Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Attribution,”1 published on September 11, 2020.
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Citing the Report’s Criteria on Representative Vendor Selection:
Jumio was named as a Representative Vendor among several other identity proofing and corroboration providers. “The listed vendors represent what’s core in the market, what extends it and what will transform it,” stated the Market Guide.
Vendors were selected on the basis of one or more of the following criteria:
Vendors offering capabilities that support identity proofing in ways that are unique,
CallTower recognized as top reseller of Five9 cloud contact center software in the United States in 2020
South Jordan, Utah, Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Five9, the leading provider of cloud contact center software, named CallTower as the ‘US Reseller of the Year – 2020’ as part of their Five9 2020 Global Partner Awards.
According to Five9, the 2020 Global Partner Awards recognize high-achieving partners committed to creating more human customer service experiences within the contact center. This effort is designed to commend the company’s resilient partner ecosystem, which contributes immensely to the success of Five9 customers worldwide.
“Our partners have an exponential effect in making Five9 customers successful and fueling our remarkable growth. Thank you to CallTower and congratulations on winning this Five9 2020 Partner Award,” said Andy Dignan, SVP of Global Channels and Services at Five9.
“We’re excited to be named the ‘US Reseller of the Year
In 2010, Alex Hicks released his first video game on Roblox. Ten years later, he’s made more than $1 million a year as the owner of game development studio RedManta, which creates games for the popular kids platform and has since generated nearly one billion plays combined.
After several software engineering internships at Roblox, Hicks developed a solid understanding about game design, developer toolsets, and operations — a skill set that led him to quit college and develop games full time.
Now, he shares with Business Insider how embracing Roblox’s communities and focusing on efficiency helped him reach the million-dollar revenue mark in 2020.
“[A]t this point I’m feeling I’m much farther ahead than many of the people I know who graduated with game design degrees,” Hicks said.
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