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Evolution, rewards, and artificial intelligence

Venture Beast

AI systems replicate functions of natural intelligence such as classifying images, navigating physical environments, or completing sentences. Read More. AI Enterprise VB Home Page category-/Science/Computer Science deep learning reinforcement learning TechTalks

California Launches Website to Help Residents Get Digital Vaccine Record, Insists It’s Not a Passport

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A new website in California will give the public a way to access their digital covid-19 vaccine record and share their proof of vaccination. While that may sound awfully close to a vaccine passport, which is a contentious topic in some states , California insists that it’s not. Read more.

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Why UX should guide AI

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Automatize the tedious and boring parts of the experiences you offer, but always leave users in control. Read More. AI VB Home Page AI user experience category-/Computers & Electronics/Software category-/Science

Salesforce TrailheaDX 2021: One big reason why non-developers and devs should tune in

Tech Republic Cloud

Salesforce CTO and co-founder Parker Harris reveals the big theme's for TDX 2021 and what's next for the future of business software development

How to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.

Williams F1 drives digital transformation in racing with AI, quantum

Venture Beast

Williams F1 invests in AI to drive data-led digital transformation in auto racing. Quantum computing will likely join the race down the road. Read More.

FCC updates how some emergency alerts will look on phones

The Verge

Image: FEMA. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it has combined two categories of text message alerts into one: the “ Presidential Alerts ” and alerts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Airspeeder says it had the first successful test flight for its electric flying racecar

The Verge

Airspeeder. Airspeeder says its electric “flying” race car, the Alauda Mk3, has had its first unpiloted test flights in southern Australia.

Google’s health care data-sharing partnership is a problem

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These kinds of data sharing agreements aren’t innocent. And we need to raise awareness of the real risks they pose. Read More. Big Data VB Home Page category-/Computers & Electronics category-/Health HCA Healthcare health data

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Samsung Exynos + AMD Radeon reveal pushed back to July, leaks show off Mali-beating performance


The plans for a Samsung SoC featuring Radeon graphics been talked about aplenty since the initial reveal in 2019, but it’s back in the limelight after AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su brought it up during her Computex 2021 keynote


Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life — 5 details you’ll want to know

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This new adventure for Sea of Thieves will give players a chance to adventure with Pirates of Caribbean star Captain Jack Sparrow. Read More. GamesBeat category-/Games/Computer & Video Games console gaming Rare Sea of Thieves Sea of Thieves: A Pirate's Life

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A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

The Award for the WORST Anime Dub of All Time Goes to…

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To me, Angel Cop is a classic among vintage Japanese anime. However, anime fans remain divided on it, with some calling it boring and others calling it a staple of 80s Japanese animation. One thing everyone agrees on about Angel Cop is the English dubbed version dialogue is bad. Like real bad.

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Google searches for new measure of skin tones to curb bias in products

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Alphabet's Google told Reuters this week it is developing an alternative to the industry standard method for classifying skin tones. Read More. AI Cloud Enterprise VB Home Page category-/News dermatology facial recognition Fitzgerald Skin Type skin color

Don’t Connect Your iPhone to This Wifi Network

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If you have an iPhone, beware of a strange wifi network with the name “%p%s%s%s%s%n.” This name causes a burdensome bug. Do not connect to this network unless you want your phone’s wifi functionality to break. Read more.

Intellivision's Amico wants to be a Nintendo-style "family console"


Nestled in-between Microsoft handing out new Xbox Game Pass titles like candy and Nintendo's time-tweaking Breath of the Wild sequel, this year's all-digital E3 managed to find 10 minutes to talk about the Intellivision Amico, a home console featuring mostly 2D and 2.5D

How to Operationalize Data From Multiple Sources to Deliver Actionable Insights

Speaker: Speakers from SafeGraph, Facteus, AWS Data Exchange, SimilarWeb, and AtScale

Learn how to blend various datasets together from top data providers in AWS Data Exchange like Safegraph, Facteus, and SimilarWeb with internal data to innovate and make smarter decisions at scale.

TrailheaDX 2021: Salesforce's Parker Harris explains how low-code is reshaping software development

Tech Republic Cloud

Salesforce CTO and co-founder Parker Harris talks about TrailheaDX 2021 and how low-code is dramatically changing the process of business software development

Leaked memo confirms OnePlus will become an Oppo sub-brand

The Verge

Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge. Last week OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said in a forum post that the company will “further integrate” with Oppo , but didn’t elaborate on how that’d work in practise.

Black Widow Could Be the First of Many Prequel Films According to Kevin Feige

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Fans have been asking for a Black Widow movie since the first Avengers , but it never came. Now that Endgame has come and gone, we finally have a Black Widow solo film. Read more.

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How to fix iPhone 12 Bluetooth issues


The entire iPhone 12 series is pretty impressive. However, some basic things may stop working even on the best phones. If you are having trouble pairing your iPhone 12 with other Bluetooth devices, keep reading. We will share some tips for you to try.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Ms. Marvel Comic Miniseries to Hit Shelves This September

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Kamala Khan , aka Ms. Marvel, is the hero we need right now! It’s exciting to see her a part of the MCU with the new Disney+ show , but don’t forget the comics because a new series of books is upon us. Read more.


14 Tesla features your regular car definitely doesn’t have

Mashable VR

Tesla's reputation often precedes it. But no matter what you think of the electric car company's "unique" CEO — with his active Twitter presence and unorthodox methods for selling EVs (no advertising, no dealerships, all online) — Tesla's vehicles are not like any other.

New Trailers: LFG, Summer of Soul, Titans, The Morning Show, and more

The Verge

The USWNT won four World Cups but were still being paid less than their male counterparts | Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images. So I completely devoured Hacks (fantastic), watched the season four finale of The Handmaid’s Tale (wow) and episode two of Loki (fun!)

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Ring treated cops like influencers in a bid to boost its brand

Mashable VR

Ring looked at cops and saw potential dollar signs. Years ago, the smart home and security company turned to Los Angeles police officers for help in raising its public profile.

How to Use a Semantic Layer to Scale Data & Analytics Across Your Organization

Download this guide for practical advice on using a semantic layer to improve data literacy and scale self-service analytics. The guide includes a checklist, an assessment, industry-specific use cases, and a data & analytics maturity model and roadmap.

Suicide Squad's King Shark Was a Pain in the Ass for James Gunn

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James Gunn knows how to make VFX look realistic. His work on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy with creating Rocket Raccoon and Groot has made the characters a staple of the MCU. Read more.

'Rick and Morty' Season 5 is done trying to be anything but itself

Mashable VR

There are few shows that carry quite as much meta baggage as Rick and Morty.


Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 13, 2021


Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 13, 2021. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter.

How I fell in love with extremely long, kind of boring history podcasts

Mashable VR

Navigating the worst parts of the pandemic required patience. And hobbies. Lots of freakin' hobbies. Homebound, I looked for things to do to pass the time that didn't involve going out into the world. That devolved quickly into what'd I tentatively call dad-core pastimes.


Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

Evaluate the utility company’s AI maturity curve to determine next steps

Venture Beast

Utilities acknowledge the transformational power of data, but where they are on the AI maturity curve determines how effectively they use it. Read More. Enterprise stages of digital maturity utilities

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Classic memes that have sold as NFTs

Mashable VR

It wasn't long ago that your average person had no clue what an NFT was. Nowadays, they're making headlines for selling for hundreds of thousands of bucks. Predictably, folks are learning about NFTs fast.

How to automatically hide taskbar in desktop mode in Windows 10


One of the main components in Windows 10 is the taskbar. You can pin the apps to the taskbar, but not just that. Each time you open an app, it will be visible in the taskbar to easily switch between the apps. But have you considered the option to hide the taskbar?

The Fire TV Cube has dropped to under £60 for Prime Day

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SAVE 45%: The Fire TV Cube is on sale for £59.99 this Prime Day, saving you £50 on list price. We know you've got stuff to do, and Prime Day is throwing a lot of deals your way, so we'll cut to the chase — the Fire TV Cube is on sale for £59.99

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.