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4 Impactful Technologies From the Gartner Emerging Technologies and Trends Impact Radar for 2021


Although virtual assistants have been around for a while, and most consumers are used to dealing with them, the application is limited and the experience can be poor.

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Learning From Leaders: The OODA Loop Member Profile Series


One of my great joys of being the CTO at OODA is being able to continuously learn from a community that includes our own analysts and researchers but also a […].


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Language AI is really heating up

Venture Beast

Any procedure that still requires a human to understand language is now at the verge of being disrupted or automated. Read More. AI VB Home Page category-/Science/Computer Science NLP T5 model


Parler's Back from the Dead With a Domain Registered to Epik, Home to Gab and Daily Stormer

GizModo VR

Parler came back online Sunday with a defiant message to the social network’s “lovers and haters.”

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Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrators that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

Social casino game maker Huuuge will raise $150 million in Warsaw IPO

Venture Beast

Social casino game maker Huuuge said it will go public in an initial public offering on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Read More. GamesBeat Mobile category-/Games/Card Games/Poker & Casino Games DeanBeat Mobile and Social Huuuge social casino games Warsaw Stock Exchange

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Virgin Orbit set to try and send satellites to space for the first time

The Verge

Virgin Orbit’s airborne rocket-launching system during a previous test. Image: Virgin Orbit.

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Parler resurfaces on Sunday with an update message, but nothing else

The Verge

Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images. Social media platform Parler was all but wiped off the internet last week, but on Sunday, showed some signs of life.

GamesBeat Decides: Sonic’s best (and worst) friends

Venture Beast

We had so much fun making a tier list of Nintendo's consoles last week that we are back at it again with a topic that's a bit more silly. Read More.

Signal is back after an outage that lasted more than 24 hours

The Verge

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images. After experiencing technical difficulties Friday, the Signal messaging app appears to be back up and running.

Driving Game Growth: Our event on pushing games forward in 2021

Venture Beast

Games grew 19% to $174.9 billion in 2020. Will it keep going? We're going to study that at our upcoming game conference, Driving Game Growth. Read More.

The Next-Generation Cloud Data Lake: An Open, No-Copy Data Architecture

A next-gen cloud data lake architecture has emerged that brings together the best attributes of the data warehouse and the data lake. This new open data architecture is built to maximize data access with minimal data movement and no data copies.

GitHub admits ‘significant mistakes were made’ in firing of Jewish employee

The Verge

Photo Illustration by Chesnot/Getty Images. GitHub is admitting that a Jewish employee was fired in error and is offering him his job back. The news comes after the company hired an independent law firm to investigate the termination, and found that “significant mistakes were made.”

Virgin Orbit sends 10 satellites to orbit, building on Paul Allen’s air-launch legacy


Virgin Orbit’s modified Boeing 747 jet, nicknamed Cosmic Girl, takes off from Mojave Air and Space Port with its LauncherOne rocket slung beneath its wing. Virgin Orbit Photo).

New lawsuit accuses Amazon of e-book price fixing

The Verge

Amazon is facing a new lawsuit alleging that a deal between the company and five book publishers has created higher prices on e-books, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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These Monkeys Understand Economics and Intentionally Steal High-Ticket Items to Barter for Better Food, Study Finds

GizModo VR

Some of you all may be familiar with the crime ring of long-tailed macaque monkeys that reside around the Uluwatu Temple in Bali, Indonesia, who were thrust into infamy a few years ago for stealing from tourists and holding the ransom until they were paid in food.

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Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

New trailers: Cherry, Clarice, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, and more

The Verge

Andra Day stars in The United States vs. Billie Holiday | Hulu. I’m getting to the point where there’s so much to stream that I don’t know what to watch first, old shows I want to catch up on, or new shows/movies so I can keep up with all the references on Twitter.

Ethan Hawke Is Going to Be Playing the Villain In Disney's Moon Knight Series

GizModo VR

Well, the list of distinguished actors attached to this project has just gone up by one. Read more


Intel's next-gen processors have fewer cores but cost more, according to retailers


Rocket Lake does have one thing going for it, though -- some nice symmetry. It's comprised of 6 hexa-core models and 8 octa-core models. Good job, Intel

Apple's Tim Cook: Parler could return 'if they get their moderation together'

Mashable VR

Tim Cook has finally faced some questions about Parler's suspension from the App Store and what it would take to come back. His answers toe the company line, but are nonetheless revealing to hear from the Apple chief executive.

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Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

An Italian Plane Manufacturer Developed A Craft Just For Transporting COVID-19 Vaccines

GizModo VR

Tecnam, an Italian aeronautics company that produces aircraft parts for other manufacturers and also develops it own light aircraft, has engineered a small plane with the purpose of transporting the COVID-19 vaccine by air. Read more

Twitter suspended Marjorie Taylor-Greene. Do you even have to ask why?

Mashable VR

Twitter moved to temporarily suspend Marjorie Taylor-Greene on Sunday, locking the recently elected Georgia Congresswoman out of her account for 12 hours. The account referenced has been temporarily locked out for multiple violations of our civic integrity policy," a Twitter spokesperson said.

CD Projekt denies Cyberpunk 2077 E3 demo was 'almost entirely fake'


Just days after CD Projekt Red issued a public apology and development roadmap for Cyberpunk 2077, a report from Bloomberg sheds more light on the years leading up to the game’s troubled launch. The story claims that while the game was first announced in 2012, development didn’t properly begin unti

A guide to helping boomers sign up for their COVID vaccine

Mashable VR

Seniors over 65 can now receive the COVID vaccine in many states, but navigating sites to actually sign up for a vaccination appointment can be challenging for the less tech savvy. At least 10.6

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Virgin Orbit sees its first commercial launch carrying satellites for NASA


Virgin Orbit, Sir Richard Branson’s satellite launch service that targets small satellite clients, is planning its second launch attempt today after a failed test in May 2020


12 cool classes to take on Khan Academy for free

Mashable VR

There were times I’d be sitting in my college classes frantically scribbling away in my notebook, hand cramping, making sure I had every note from the lecture recorded for when I’d have to study for the inevitable exam.

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Shuffl helps create new social interactions on Slack to spark joy between coworkers


Shuffle co-founders Chris Watts (left) and Mathew Lee. David Rzegocki Photo). Two years ago, while Matthew Lee was on a sabbatical between jobs, he reflected on his career highlights. There are certain jobs that I had that I really loved, and some were just a job,” Lee said.

The 12 coolest 4K space videos that let you escape Earth for a few minutes

Mashable VR

As you'd probably expect from the space agency, NASA has always been at the forefront of visual technology.

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Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.

SQL Constraints: The Complete Guide

Database Star

SQL constraints are a feature that allow you to create rules that improve the quality of your data. Learn all about them in this guide. Table of Contents What is a Constraint and Why Should I Use One? What Are the Types of Constraints in SQL? How Can You Create a Constraint?

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Facebook's latest ad ban in the name of inauguration safety is pure performace

Mashable VR

Facebook really needs to pick a lane. The social network took the step on Saturday of temporarily halting ads for certain weapon accessories and protective gear.

This Ginormous Dust Storm in Colorado Could Be Seen From Space

GizModo VR

This week a dust storm so ridiculously huge that it was visible from space tore through Colorado. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-East satellite captured a two-hour timelapse of the storm , which you can see above. Read more. weather dust storms meteorology hazards dust storm warning storm warning dust blizzards ice storms


12 ambient music sources to stream free online

Mashable VR

The term "ambient" music was first coined in the late '70s by influential British artist Brian Eno, who described it as music created to "induce calm and space to think.".

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What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.