Microsoft has announced intentions to make it easier for users of its Xbox One console to play multiplayer games with PC gamers. For ages, multiplayer gaming has been largely segregated between console users and PC users, forming a batter that made it either extremely difficult or impossible for players on one platform to play with players from another.

Titles like Rocket League, which are known for being platform agnostic, have helped to pave the way for a new way of thinking on this subject by console and PC game developers.

In response to Apple’s stance against creating a backdoor for law enforcement to decrypt devices powered by iOS: Facebook, Google, and WhatsApp have decided to increase their use of encryption on their own respective platforms.

There is no word yet on exactly when or how these improvements will take shape, but it is certainly a step forward that privacy advocates have long been waiting for.

Today I wanted to talk about my social anxiety and one of the biggest stepping stones I took to break that fear up.

I recently had an opportunity to go to a Toastmasters club meeting and it was amazing! I have wanted to do Toastmasters for years but never got up the nerve or courage to go. I was always uneasy wondering if I would be accepted? Would I be laughed at? Would I freeze up while speaking? What if nobody talks to me or WANTS me to talk?

My fears were quickly crushed as I walked into my first meeting at Ziglar International. The meeting was so well run and organized. The speakers there were incredible and the feedback that everyone game was amazing. It was critical, but constructive.

For those that don’t know what Toastmasters is let me just give you the description from their own website.

“Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.”

Go to www.toastmasters.org and check out a club in your area. If you have EVER wanted to learn more about public speaking, this is a great opportunity for you.

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Verizon, one of the leading wireless carriers in the United States is testing 5G service in select areas. Field tests are underway, with hopes that the improved scale and low latency of 5G technology will enable more individual smart devices to connect directly to the Internet without having to be tied to a wi-fi access point.

5G mobile networks are expected to deliver speeds exceeding 1 gigabit per second, improved capacity to meet the needs of billions of connected devices, and better signal reception in office buildings.

As of today, the 5G standard has not been finalized, with many analysts projecting an official rollout around the year 2020.

In other news, reports from 9to5Mac indicate that Siri is finally heading to Apple’s desktop platform, OS X, in 2016. Siri, the voice-controlled virtual assistant was introduced in the iPhone 4S in 2011 and has since found its way to the iPod, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch.

This follows Microsoft’s introduction of Cortana in Windows 10, a move that Microsoft has received a lot of pushback from due to privacy and security concerns. There is no definite word yet on exactly how Apple will handle user privacy with OS X.

The tech behind Lady Gaga’s Grammy’s performance, self-parking chairs, Apple’s ongoing battle with the FBI, Facebook Messenger is getting ads, and more on today’s TechDoc!

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It is OK to fail. Sometimes it is the ONLY option that you have and the only time it is true failure is if you didn’t learn something from the experience. Think about how many “failures” led to great success…

Bands who got turned down over and over and over again until they finally got signed. Later they would go on to be award winning artists.

Inventors that worked relentlessly to make something only to have to start over again and again.

Athletes that couldn’t hit a ball, dunk a basket or throw a pass… who later grew up to lead teams to their championships.

It is OK to fail… sometimes.

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