The technological sector has kept its promise of strong returns so far this year, combatting the economic slowdown induced by the coronavirus pandemic. The S&P 500 Information Technology Sector Index has gained around 18% so far in 2020 as against the broader S&P 500 index’s loss of 2.4%. Going on, it is being widely believed that the major technology companies’ resilience to the coronavirus crisis have been supporting the Nasdaq Composite index. Major technology stocks like Facebook (FB), Microsoft (MSFT), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX) and Alphabet (GOOGL) are all positive in 2020 so far. Moreover, Amazon (AMZN) has supported the Nasdaq by gaining more than 45% in the year.

On major support from Amazon and Microsoft, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index gained 0.5% on Jul 9 in spite of its major market peers declining by more than 0.5%, largely due to rising coronavirus cases.

The second half of 2020 is

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Kim Libreri, an award-winning visual effects artist based in Northern California, has worked on movies including Artificial Intelligence and War of the Planet of the Apes.

For nine years he has been working with a piece of technology better known for computer games, in particular the smash-hit Fortnite.

The Unreal Engine, owned by Epic Games, provides the building blocks and tools that a computer game developer needs, but is increasingly an attractive technology for TV and film producers.

The latest version of technology, Unreal Engine 5, is coming out next year, and Epic has been heavily trailing its features. Check out the list of the most popular engines to save your time and make the game developing easier.

It should allow visual effects artists like Mr Libreri to slot graphics and images straight into a scene, with little fuss.

“With traditional filmmaking, a director and cinematographer might shoot a scene

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In the latest trading session, Amkor Technology (AMKR) closed at $11.96, marking a -1.89% move from the previous day. This change lagged the S&P 500’s daily loss of 0.94%. At the same time, the Dow added 0.04%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 2.13%.

Coming into today, shares of the chip packaging and test services provider had gained 9.72% in the past month. In that same time, the Computer and Technology sector gained 5.46%, while the S&P 500 gained 0.02%.

Investors will be hoping for strength from AMKR as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect AMKR to post earnings of -$0.02 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 50%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $1.05 billion, up 17.32% from the prior-year quarter.

For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $0.70 per share and revenue of

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You can enable and use speech-to-text on Windows in a few simple steps.
You can enable and use speech-to-text on Windows in a few simple steps.

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  • You can use the speech-to-text feature on Windows to dictate text in any window, document, or field that you could ordinarily type in.  

  • To get started with speech-to-text, you need to enable your microphone and turn on speech recognition in “Settings.”

  • Once configured, you can press Win + H to open the speech recognition control and start dictating. 

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One of the lesser known major features in Windows 10 is the ability to use speech-to-text technology to dictate text rather than type. If you have a microphone connected to your computer, you can have your speech quickly converted into text, which is handy if you suffer from repetitive strain injuries or are simply an inefficient typist.

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