Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news

Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news


Good morning readers! Here are Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech and business news. Enjoy the read and follow us for more on our LinkedIn page.

Video games ‘good for well-being’ says University of Oxford study. “The Oxford Internet Institute research focused on two games: Nintendo’s Animal Crossing and EA’s Plants vs Zombies.”

Thousands volunteer as third vaccine candidate begins clinical trials in the UK. “It is the third potential coronavirus vaccine to enter clinical trials in the UK, alongside US biotech company Novavax and University of Oxford/AstraZeneca whose studies are currently ongoing.”

Microsoft says hackers from Russia and North Korea attacked COVID-19 vaccine makers. “Among the targets, the majority are vaccine makers that have COVID-19 vaccines in various stages of clinical trials,” according to the blog post by Tom Burt, Microsoft corporate vice president of customer security and trust.

Viewing platform proposed for Manchester. “An application has been lodged with the city council for Skyview360 Manchester, a temporary 74m structure and surrounding infrastructure to be installed at Exchange Square, a part of the city centre that has previously housed attractions such as seasonal big wheel rides. The intention is for the attraction to operate between 2 December and 4 January.”

Facebook is now using AI to sort content for quicker moderation. “Facebook has always made it clear it wants artificial intelligence to handle more moderation duties on its platforms. Today, it announced its latest step toward that goal: putting machine learning in charge of its moderation queue.”