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Predictive transactions are the next big tech revolution

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Imagine this: An Amazon truck shows up each week with all the things it predicts you need and an easy way to return anything you don't want. Read More. Commerce VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial category-/Computers & Electronics predictive transactions

Bitcoin mining company buys Pennsylvania power plant to meet electricity needs


Mining the top cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum requires vast amounts of power. A single Bitcoin transaction, including the resources needed to mine the coin and to verify the transaction, can total upwards of 1,700 kilowatt hours (kWh).


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Halo: Infinite multiplayer preview — Solid core gameplay

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Like a great many Halo Insiders, I played the Halo: Infinite public test this weekend and it brought back some good memories. Read More. GamesBeat PC Gaming 343 Industries category-/Games/Computer & Video Games/Shooter Games DeanBeat Reviews Previews and Interviews Halo Halo Infinite

Tesla opens ‘Full Self-Driving’ beta software to more customers

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Tesla opened its “full self-driving” beta to more owners | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Strong and Effective Value Proposition

Speaker: Robin Zaragoza, Product Coach and CEO of The Product Refinery

Join Robin Zaragoza, product coach and CEO of The Product Refinery, as she shares tips on how to create a powerful Value Proposition that keeps your customer at the heart of your product development process.

Digital transformation spending is up to $700B per year, but results lag

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Digital transformation is a complex, daunting endeavor for even technology-forward companies, but Digital Adoption Platforms can help. Read More. Enterprise VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial/Business Operations digital adoption platform digital transformation reports

Stop Trying to Unlock Your iPhone 13 With Your Apple Watch. It Won't Work

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If you’re tired trying to unlock your iPhone 13 with your Apple Watch only to fail miserably, don’t worry: You are not alone. Read more. iphone ios iphone hardware ios version history technology internet apple inc mobile phones face id

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Apple says it will fix issue with ‘unlock with Apple Watch’ feature on iPhone 13

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Apple says it has identified an issue where the “unlock with Apple Watch” feature might not work with its new iPhone 13 devices.

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Online fraud causes confidence gap between customers and retailers, study finds

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The impact of fraud on retailers' bottom lines is severe; 26% of global retailers said fraud is significantly damaging their profitability. Read More.

Facebook says Instagram is not ‘toxic for teens,’ despite damning WSJ report

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Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Facebook has fired back nearly two weeks after The Wall Street Journal reported that Instagram made body image issues worse for one in three teenage girls according to Facebook’s own data.

League of Legends' Vi and Jinx Are Sisters-in-Arms in Netflix's Arcane Trailer

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The much-anticipated prequel series to the beyond-popular League of Legends multiplayer battle arena game is nigh!


The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Pandemic Response: Lessons Learned From COVID-19

In March 2020, the world was hit with an unprecedented crisis when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. This whitepaper reviews lessons learned from applying AI to the pandemic’s response efforts, and insights to mitigating the next pandemic.

How disparities for women and minorities widened during the pandemic


Stephan Blandford (left) and Celestina Barbosa-Leiker. Photos via Children’s Alliance and WSU). The pandemic has hastened already-existing economic trends, such as the increase in remote work. But at the same time, it is also exacerbating existing economic disparities.

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Turns Out an Unintentionally Funny Walking Dead Episode Is Also a Good One

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AMC’s The Walking Dead , as a rule, isn’t the sort of series that provides a lot of belly laughs. There might be some chuckles during some of its weirdness or the occasional put-down, but mostly it wants to convey the danger and dread that permeates the world of the show.


Netflix drops new Witcher trailers and talks Tiger King 2


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A Bitcoin miner is buying power plants to mine crypto now

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By now, you've probably heard about the sheer amount of energy cryptocurrency mining uses and how that's bad for the environment. So, it should be quite concerning to find out that Bitcoin miners are now buying entire power plants in their effort to get rich on the speculative asset.

Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

Disaster Comedy Don't Look Up Feels Way Too Real

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The star-studded new film Don’t Look Up has a wild, completely unbelievable premise. Something totally out of the scope of reality. A plot that would never, ever, in a million years happen. It’s about a world where scientists have proof something terrible is happening.and no one believes them.

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How parents can talk to kids about residential schools

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Recently I visited a major art gallery with my family. Before the winding Frank Gehry-designed spiral staircase in the airy open atrium were countless children's shoes arranged in circles.

Backbone offers 3D-printed solution for iPhone 13 Pro camera bump issue

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Photo by Cameron Faulkner / The Verge. Backbone Labs has acknowledged the issue that hampers the use of its excellent iPhone gaming controller with the new iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max.

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Facebook acknowledges Instagram's damage to teen mental health, but says there's good stuff too

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Earlier this month, The Wall Street Journal published a report stating that Facebook's own in-house research revealed Instagram has a significant negative impact on teenagers' mental health. Now Facebook has responded , basically saying it's a matter of interpretation.

Data & Analytics Maturity Model Workshop Series

Speaker: Dave Mariani, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, AtScale; Bob Kelly, Director of Education and Enablement, AtScale

Check out this new instructor-led training workshop series to help advance your organization's data & analytics maturity. It includes on-demand video modules and a free assessment tool for prescriptive guidance on how to further improve your capabilities.

New Trailers: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Invasion, Spencer, and more

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Denzel Washington stars in The Tragedy of Macbeth | Apple TV. We’re nearing the season finale of Ted Lasso (only two more new episodes!), and it seems like the show’s got a lot of story threads that need to be knitted together after episode 10.

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How to find hidden apps on your iPhone

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So you figured out how to hide apps on iPhone. Great! Until you realize you have no idea where they went and you can't figure out how to find them again. No worries! We're here to help you out. Apps hidden from your home screen are still in your app library.

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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Sept. 19, 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 Sept. 19, 2021. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter.

Save over 25% on this humidifier just before the winter months hit

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TL;DR: Say goodbye to dryness and save 26% on the Missed Global James Humidifier, available for just $139.99 as of Sept. When your skin craves a humidifier, you can feel it. You'll wake up with dry, dull skin, or you might even have a hard time staying asleep due to the quality of the air around you.

AI in Manufacturing

Manufacturers want to deliver the best products on the market as quickly and ethically as possible. Learn how to solve your most urgent manufacturing and business needs with an enterprise AI platform.

Future Wife is a wedding, a play, and the weirdest thing I’ve done in Google Sheets

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The pandemic has led to a collection of unusual digital experiences, from Google Forms escape rooms to whole virtual, two-dimensional comedy shows.

Enjoy local HD channels without a cable bill, thanks to this indoor 4K TV antenna

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TL;DR: Access the shows you want with the 4K HD Indoor TV Antenna , on sale for just $41.99 as of Sept. 26 — a 30% savings. If you finally decided to cut the cord and ditch your cable bill in favor of Netflix , Hulu , and other streaming services, congratulations.

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Take your videography to new heights with this DJI drone film school master class

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TL;DR: Step up your filmmaking with the All-in-One Phantom DJI Drone & Mavic Filmschool Bundle for just $39.96 — a 97% discount — as of Sept.

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A lifetime subscription to this user-friendly iOS data cleaner is on sale for under £30

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TL;DR: A lifetime subscription to Smart Cleaner for iOS is on sale for £29.18 as of Sept. 27, saving you 73% on list price. Just as clutter accumulates in your home without regular cleaning and organising, the same goes for your tech.

Product-Led Onboarding: How to Turn New Users into Lifelong Customers

Speaker: Ramli John, Managing Director at ProductLed and Author

Let’s face it. Today’s users are impulsive and easily distracted. They don’t have the time (or patience) to try and figure things out by themselves. They expect the product to be intuitive. Easy. And fast. Add to that a few, unfairly poor reviews and you’ll be more than just stuck. Ramli will share a simple but powerful framework to get more users to experience a product’s "Eureka!" moment and turn them into lifelong customers.

'Side Eyeing Chloe' sells for far less than many other meme NFTs.but why?

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Is the meme NFT market dying? The NFT for the popular internet meme "Side Eyeing Chloe" sold on Friday in an auction for 25 ETH, which is approximately $76,377.50. Credit: screenshot: NFTs are digital tokens that show ownership of digital art, or really any online asset.

This bonkers NFL play has it all: All-caps hype, a broken record, shrieking commentary

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Whatever you think of professional football, or even organized sports as a whole, the breathtaking chaos of this clip, which immediately went viral, is what makes it worth watching. First, some context.

Break your iPhone 13 screen? Face ID won't work it's not replaced by Apple.

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Buying the new iPhone 13? Then you better handle it extra carefully because Apple looks to be making it a pain to repair. The problem? The iPhone-maker may force you to go to Apple directly if you need to replace your screen.

How to hide apps on iPhone

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You wanna hide apps from your iPhone home screen, do you? First of all, there are plenty of reasons to make an iPhone app more difficult to access, and many of them are perfectly wholesome. Perhaps you want to hide your Venmo/Cash App so it's not easily accessible on your home screen.

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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.