Photography

How the coronavirus is impacting the camera industry

The novel coronavirus is affecting the imaging industry in dramatic ways. Professional photographers face weeks of canceled sessions and the postponement of major events like the Olympics. Major trade shows like Photokina and NAB have been canceled. New products have been delayed as factories have been forced to close. Even before the virus became a global […]

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U.S. government, tech industry discussing ways to use smartphone location data to combat coronavirus

Public-health experts are interested in the possibility that private-sector companies could compile the data in anonymous, aggregated form, which they could then use to map the spread of the infection, according to three people familiar with the effort, who requested anonymity because the project is in its early stages. Analyzing trends in smartphone owners’ whereabouts […]

Gaming

Accessibility finally matters to the game industry — but it needs to do better

Globally, 2.6 billion people spanning across geographical regions, generations, and socioeconomic backgrounds take part in digital gaming. This is a big portion of our world’s population, so unsurprisingly, it doesn’t — and shouldn’t — stop at players with disabilities. In fact, approximately 92% of people with impairments play video games, and there are more than […]