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Why data gravity won’t stop the move to multicloud

Venture Beast

Data governance laws and latency limits will clash with a single-cloud model and produce enough counterforce to fight data gravity. Read More. Cloud VB Home Page category-/Computers & Electronics data gravity hybrid cloud multicloud

California gives OK for Disneyland and other theme parks to reopen April 1st, with restrictions

The Verge

Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images. Disneyland, Universal Studios other theme parks, and sports stadiums in California can reopen beginning April 1st, the California Department of Public Health said Friday.

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How Kurt Davis quit the tech life to help people in Africa for a year

Venture Beast

Kurt Davis spent a lot of time in Silicon Valley and Asia, and for a long time he ran the tech rat race. He was on the road to burnout. Read More. Consumer Social category-/People & Society div Kakuma Ventures Kurt Davis Lual Mayen

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One of The Nation’s Largest Pipelines Caused The Biggest Spill in Decades–And We’re Just Hearing About It

GizModo VR

Unless you’re living in Huntersville, North Carolina, you may be blissfully unaware that the U.S.’s s biggest gasoline spill since 1997 happened this past summer.

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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.

Nintendo fuels rebound in game industry TV ad spend in February

Venture Beast

After a quiet January, video game brands upped their TV ad budgets in February by 34%, to a total of $16.6 million. Read More. GamesBeat Marketing Media PC Gaming category-/Arts & Entertainment/Online Media category-/Arts & Entertainment/TV & Video

Apple to stop selling iMac Pro base model, which is listed as available ‘while supplies last’

The Verge

The iMac Pro was first introduced in 2017 | Photo James Bareham / The Verge. In a sign that the iMac Pro is on the way out, the only model currently available for purchase on the Apple Store website is the $4,999 base configuration, “while supplies last.”

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The curse of neural toxicity: AI2 and UW researchers help computers watch their language


Allen Institute for AI and University of Washington researchers, top row from left, Samuel Gehman, Suchin Gururangan, Maarten Sap, and bottom row from left, Yejin Choi, Noah A. Smith. AI2 Photo).

Bye Bye iMac Pro. It’s Been Good Knowing Ya

GizModo VR

Apple is discontinuing the iMac Pro and will sell the ones it has left “while supplies last,” according to a new message added to the desktop’s product page Friday. Read more.

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Sonos Roam will include Auto Trueplay and new ‘Sound Swap’ feature

The Verge

On Tuesday, Sonos will introduce its latest product called the Sonos Roam, which The Verge extensively detailed a couple of days ago. Now I’m able to share a bit more about new functionality that will debut first on the tiny, take-everywhere speaker.

Neil Gaiman Stars as Neil Gaiman in an Audible Original About Neil Gaiman

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Neil Gaiman is Neil Gaiman in the role of a lifetime. Read more. gaiman neil gaiman neil gaiman stars timb arvind ethan david british literature neil gaiman neil gaiman speculative fiction the books of magic writers dirk gently the sandman staite


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.

Razer Blade 15 Base review: losing its edge

The Verge

Some new specs aside, this laptop has changed very little since 2018 Razer’s Blade 15 Base isn’t broken necessarily, but it could use a tune-up anyway. It’s emblematic of the company’s excellent design chops — stuck in a loop of flexing it in practically the same way as last year and the year before.

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Facebook Is Reportedly Under Investigation for 'Systemic' Racial Bias in Its Workplace

GizModo VR

Facebook’s hiring practices and promotions are under federal scrutiny following reports of widespread racial bias, according to Reuters.

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How to delete Instagram account on iPhone


There might be several reasons why you no longer want to use Instagram. You can delete the app, you can temporarily disable your account, but you can delete the account as well. If you select the first or the second option, you can come back to Instagram anytime you want.

For Whatever Reason, People Are Willing to Pay up to $10 Million for an NFT of Jack Dorsey’s First Tweet

GizModo VR

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s first tweet is well-known on the platform. Published nearly 15 years ago, the tweet reads , “just setting up my twttr.” While there’s no doubt that it’s meaningful in popular culture, Dorsey apparently also seems to believe it’s got monetary value. And it appears he’s right.

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.

Gaming ruled this week’s best deals

The Verge

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge. This was another week of gaming dominating our deals coverage. That’s mostly because my colleague Taylor Lyles has been diligently keeping readers in the know about every (fleeting, sadly) restocking of the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S consoles.

Let's Get Loud! A Quiet Place 2 Finally Has a Release Date

GizModo VR

After more moves than Patrick Swayze, A Quiet Place 2 has an official release date, and it’s way sooner than we thought. Read more. a quiet place quiet a quiet place part ii films creative works entertainment culture english language films patrick swayze john krasinski cinema of the united states

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Call on FCC to update definition of "high speed" Internet, from 25/3 Mbps to at least 100/100 Mbps


Without a doubt, 2020 was the year when our home broadband was put to the test, and it’s likely that many of us realized our “high speed” connection wasn’t all that. Base speeds of 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up as defined by the FCC are barely enough to maintain one

Alicia Silverstone Is Gonna Fight a Shark, Y'all

GizModo VR

Cher Horowitz? More like Shark Gore-owitz. (I’m I’m assuming you all already noped out after the header image, I’m playing for an audience of one here.) Read more.

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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.

What does pending mean on Snapchat?


If you just started using Snapchat, we are pretty sure you are having a lot of fun with the videos and photos you are exchanging with your friends. It takes some time to explore all of the features the app is offering, but you will figure them all out fast.

Microsoft Exchange exploited to hack 30,000 US organization emails


According to Microsoft, the vulnerabilities in Exchange Server are being targeted by a previously unknown Chinese hacking group known as “Hafnium.”

Discord block: How to block someone on Discord


When you are using Discord, people on the server can send you messages and can ping you as well. And most of the time it is all cool and great, but what to do if someone is annoying? You can simply use the Discord block feature which is quite simple.

This Rapid 3D-Printing Method Could Be the Secret to Developing 3D-Printed Organs

GizModo VR

We may not have flying cars yet, but 3D-printed organs? That sci-fi fantasy just got one step closer to reality thanks to a rapid 3D-printing method developed by University of Buffalo engineers. Read more. industrial design 3d printing health medical pharma 3d modeling ruogang zhao hydrogel technology internet applications of 3d printing articles chi zhou secondary sector of the economy industrial processes biomedical engineering stereolithography emerging technologies economic sectors

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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.

Samsung+ has stopped – How to fix it


Samsung+ app is an app that allows Samsung smartphone users easy access to enjoyable content. You can play games, learn many new things, watch interesting videos, and many other things. But like any other app, this one may become unresponsive and you may see a message saying Samsung+ has stopped.

Apple is discontinuing the pricey iMac Pro, so get it while you can

Mashable VR

Bad news for anyone who still wants the iMac Pro desktop computer Apple launched way back in 2017: Its days are numbered. Apple is discontinuing the formerly build-to-order desktop behemoth, 9to5Mac reported.

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Vaccine expert on U.S. missteps and what we can learn from successful inoculations in Africa


An immunization campaign in Mozambique. Denis Onyodi / VillageReach Photo). While scientists were able to create and test COVID-19 vaccines in nearly unimaginable, record-breaking time, the administration of vaccines across the U.S. has been bumpy, slow and inequitable.

NASA named the Mars rover's landing site after famed Black sci-fi author

Mashable VR

NASA's name for the Mars location where the newly arrived Perseverance rover touched down is the "Octavia E. Butler Landing.".


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.

Saturday's Best Deals: Hunter Boots, Teccpo Tools, Apeman Dashcam, Sony 55" 4K TV, Pixel Art Bluetooth Speakers, and More

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Hunter boots and a sale on Teccpo tools lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more.

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Facebook facing federal investigation for alleged racist hiring practices

Mashable VR

Once again, Facebook is under government scrutiny.

Bring Some Flair To Your Desk With up To 32% off a Divoom Customizable Pixel Art Speaker

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Divoom Tivoo Max Bluetooth LED Speaker (Red) | $120 | Amazon Divoom Tivoo Max Bluetooth LED Speaker (Black) | $128 | Amazon Divoom Tivoo Max Bluetooth LED Speaker (White) | $190 | Amazon Read more.

What are NFTs? Everything you need to know.

Mashable VR

NFTs are the latest cryptocurrency rage these days, with bands like Kings of Leon releasing their next album as limited edition "golden tickets," and NBA digital collectibles being sold for millions of dollars.


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.