Q1 performance data shows maturing fund vintages aren’t doomed

It can be hard to tell how venture capital firms are doing. Sometimes it’s easier after a big exit, like Figma’s last week, which gave us a window into the sizable returns some of its early backers, including Index Ventures and Greylock, could capitalize on. But VC firms are usually an opaque bunch when it … Read more

Apple Watch SE Hands-On: Lower Price, Faster Performance

This story is part of Focal Point iPhone 2022CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice around Apple’s most popular product. Apple’s new $249 Apple Watch SE made its debut during Apple’s “Far Out” event Wednesday, bringing a new lower-cost Apple Watch to replace the 2020 version. The Apple Watch SE includes the new car-crash detection … Read more

New Apple Watch SE Offers Faster Performance and Cheaper Starting Price

This story is part of Focal Point iPhone 2022CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice around Apple’s most popular product. Apple’s new $249 Apple Watch SE made its debut during Apple’s “Far Out” event Wednesday, bringing a new lower-cost Apple Watch to replace the 2020 version. The Apple Watch SE includes the new car-crash detection … Read more

New Apple Watch SE Offers Faster Performance and Cheaper Starting Price

This story is part of Focal Point iPhone 2022CNET’s collection of news, tips and advice around Apple’s most popular product. Apple’s new $249 Apple Watch SE made its debut during Apple’s “Far Out” event Wednesday, bringing a new lower-cost Apple Watch to replace the 2020 version. The Apple Watch SE includes the new car-crash detection … Read more

Microsoft Edge gets new Xbox and PC gaming performance features

Microsoft is making its Edge browser a little more gamer-friendly today thanks to some Xbox and PC gaming improvements. Alongside a new gaming-focused homepage and casual games integration, Edge is also getting a Clarity Boost to improve Xbox Cloud Gaming streams and an efficiency mode to prevent Edge from taking PC resources when a game … Read more

Playermaker tracks athlete performance – TechCrunch

If you’re a coach who’s ever thought, “Man, I wish there was a footwear-mounted performance tracker for my soccer team,” boy, do I have some excellent news for you. Playermaker is already in use by more than 250 teams, and the company today announced a $40 million fundraise, which will help it expand to additional … Read more

Motorola Teases Camera Performance of Upcoming Flagship Smartphone Ahead of Launch

Motorola recently announced that it is working on a smartphone with a 200-megapixel camera, which is expected to launch in July. Ahead of the debut of the company’s upcoming flagship smartphone, which is said to be powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, Lenovo’s general manager of mobile phone business development teased the camera … Read more

Microsoft announces performance enhancements for Teams

The company has streamlined its platform, making meetings easier to navigate and cut down on time spent waiting on assets to load. Image: Luca Lorenzelli/Adobe Stock With Microsoft focusing exclusively on interaction response times and improving overall performance for Teams users, the company has announced a few upgrades to Teams that will streamline the experience … Read more

How to use CCleaner’s Performance Optimizer to try to speed up your PC

The program’s Performance Optimizer attempts to put unneeded background apps to sleep to help boost your computer’s performance. Image: deagreez/Adobe Stock A brand new and clean computer can feel powerful. With few applications and other items cluttering up your system, the machine performs at its full potential. But fast forward a few years, or even … Read more

AI and observability for IT operations: Does it improve performance?

In a multi-cloud, multi-data center environment, IT needs new methods for tracking and troubleshooting applications. Observability tools can provide that. Image: iStockphoto / NicoElNino In the early 1960s, Rudof E. Kalman, a Hungarian-American engineer, introduced the concept of system observability, defined as “a measure of how well internal states of a system can be inferred … Read more