Month: June 2020

The Best Computer Sound Bars

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When planning a gaming PC setup, it’s easy to think your audio options are limited to a pair of powered bookshelf speakers. Sound bars are associated with TVs and home theaters, but you can get one that’s designed to sit under your monitor while you play games.

Computer sound bars are more compact than ones we’d recommend for home theater use, but they work the same way. A bunch of drivers (the part of a speaker responsible for producing sound) are placed next to one another in a single horizontal speaker. You lose some stereo separation, but don’t have to string wires around your computer desk. A computer sound bar also has a leg up over gaming headsets, which can get sweaty or start to feel heavy during a long gaming session.

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Is Datadog (DDOG) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

The Computer and Technology group has plenty of great stocks, but investors should always be looking for companies that are outperforming their peers. Datadog (DDOG) is a stock that can certainly grab the attention of many investors, but do its recent returns compare favorably to the sector as a whole? One simple way to answer this question is to take a look at the year-to-date performance of DDOG and the rest of the Computer and Technology group’s stocks.

Datadog is one of 611 companies in the Computer and Technology group. The Computer and Technology group currently sits at #8 within the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups.

The Zacks Rank is a successful stock-picking model that emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions. The system highlights a number

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Big Companies Freeze Sale of Facial Recognition Technology to US Police Departments

Facial recognition technology takes advantage of modern computers’ ultra-high speeds to filter through a database of images and help identify a person. The technology is commonly used on a small scale in order to allow employees entry into their building, but it can also be used on a much larger scale, like in the movies when the audience waits in suspense while the CIA uses a computer to refine search results of a suspect before dramatically revealing a match. For that and many other reasons, this new tech has been met with a great deal of controversy — which is exactly why the newest generation of facial recognition has been put on the back burner, for now.

Graphic depicting advanced facial recognition tech being used on a young woman.
Graphic depicting advanced facial recognition tech being used on a young woman.

Major tech companies including IBM, Amazon, and Microsoft have agreed to stop selling facial recognition systems to law enforcement until

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What is telehealth? How technology is improving the future of medicine

Telehealth is the practice of medicine using technology.
Telehealth is the practice of medicine using technology.

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Technology isn’t just for video games and social media. It can also give you access to important services, like medical aid. With telehealth, you’re able to check in with healthcare professionals from the comfort of your own home, and that’s just the start. 

Here’s why telehealth is deemed by many as the future of health care — and how you can make the most of all these digital services to stay healthy and safe. 

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What is telehealth?

Telehealth is the remote access of health care services with telecommunications technology, such as computers and mobile devices. 

There are many services that fall under telehealth, but the one you’re most likely to use is called telemedicine. 

The difference between telehealth and telemedicine

Telemedicine is what allows you to receive remote clinical services. For example, this would include a virtual appointment

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