Confused? It seems that some features of HDMI 2.1 – including eARC, but also ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) and VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) – can be delivered as a workaround on HDMI 2.0-certified equipment. So some 2020 and even 2019 TVs, AV receivers and soundbars have had firmware updates to make those features live. However, do check what each manufacturer is or isn’t supporting before you buy. … [Read more...] about HDMI ARC Vs eARC: what is the new enhanced audio return channel?
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OpenTable’s new tool will allow you to choose a vacant time slot or join a waitlist at partnered supermarkets and other essential businesses, much like setting up a reservation at a restaurant. Currently, seven partners across Los Angeles and San Francisco — six restaurants turn pop-up markets plus one local grocery store are using the new feature, but OpenTable told The Verge it is in “active talks with other national grocers/retailers.” … [Read more...] about OpenTable will allow people to reserve shopping times at supermarkets
Coronavirus Updates Latest News from the CDC Critical IT policies and tools (TechRepublic) 7 ways the tech and services industry could be transformed Dashboard delivers real-time view of virus Roundup: Cyber-security during the pandemic Coronavirus-tracking smartphone apps get green light It's the end of tech events as we know them Recovering our tech economy after COVID-19 India's greatest IT challenge yet RDP and VPN use skyrockets With demand up 775%, Microsoft caps its Cloud Networks drop fixed broadband limits How the 3D printing industry is stepping up Overhead scanners screen bystanders They want to use your location data to fight pandemic … [Read more...] about Internet pioneer Vint Cerf has COVID-19, points to criticism of US response
NEW DELHI: Communications and postal minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has given instructions to strengthen the telecom and postal network to ensure that connectivity remains robust during efforts to tackle coronavirus menace. The minister said that emergency requirements for establishing and maintaining helplines/IVR systems, control rooms, hospitals, and ambulance services should be taken up on a priority basis. “Posts and telecom are essential services and they must be maintained without any interruption,” the minister said in a review meeting. Prasad also said that post offices, which have the largest network across the country, should be leveraged upon for delivery of essentials like medicine, masks, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), with the coordination of state governments. “The concept of ‘post office on wheels’ should be promoted and established in all the circles,” he said. He also said that Aadhar-enabled payment system, which enables … [Read more...] about Take up telecom issues related to running of emergency services on priority: Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad