ARC Reads: July 2020 Edition
This Month: Goodbye To Adobe Flash, The NBA & Microsoft Teams, Golf Tournament Auctions, & More
- The rise and fall of Adobe Flash – After roughly 25 years, Flash is finally nearing its end. In less than six months—December 2020—Adobe will officially end support and distribution of Flash Player, the browser plugin we all associate most strongly with the technology.
- The NBA is using Microsoft Teams to bring basketball fans courtside – The National Basketball Association (NBA) is using Microsoft Teams’ new Together Mode to place basketball fans courtside in a virtual experience during live games. Microsoft only just revealed Together Mode for Teams earlier this month, and it uses AI to segment your face and shoulders and place you together with other people in a virtual space.
- Bid Beacon Case Study – KMG Events Golf Tournament – An events company wanted to move away from the traditional way of running silent auctions with pen and paper, increase engagement, and raise more money through a golf tournament to support a good cause. As a result, they chose to run their silent auction using Bid Beacon.
- A Mathematician’s Guide to How Contagion Spreads – Adam Kucharski didn’t expect to publish a book about contagion in the middle of a global pandemic. But consider him less surprised than the rest of us. “In my field we always have the next pandemic on the radar,” he says.
- 12 Old Words That Survived by Getting Fossilized in Idioms – There are some old words that are nearly obsolete, but we still recognize them because they were lucky enough to get stuck in set phrases that have lasted across the centuries. Here are 12 words that survived by getting fossilized in idioms.
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