Thu.Nov 26, 2020

This Year Especially, Thankful for Silver Linings

Association of Information Technology Professional

From the pandemic and unprecedented business disruption to a stressful election, 2020 has been… a memorable year to forget. Here are 10 things the CompTIA membership team is thankful for, silver linings that have helped us get through the past 11 months


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7 big data goals for 2021: AI, DevOps, hybrid cloud, and more

Tech Republic Security

As you plan your big data strategy for next year, keep these seven goals in mind

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Salesforce in talks to acquire Slack

Venture Beast

Salesforce is in talks to acquire workplace messaging app Slack as it seeks to expand its business offerings. Read More.

Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.

Five important charts to understand the future of work and society

Trends in the Living Networks

MIT’s Taskforce on the Work of the Future provides some of the most well-researched insights we have on the future landscape of work.

TinyBuild invests $3 million in Secret Neighbor developer Hologryph

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Game publisher TinyBuild announced has invested $3 million into game studio Hologryph, which made the hit multiplayer game Secret Neighbor. Read More. Business Games category-/Business & Industrial category-/Games/Computer & Video Games DeanBeat News funding daily Hologryph TinyBuild

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Robotics researchers propose AI that locates and safely moves items on shelves

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Robotics researchers at Google and the University of California, Berkeley propose methods that help robots move objects more accurately. Read More.

Here are the countries with the most and least affordable internet


NetCredit, a Chicago-based online lender, used World Bank data to come up with the average monthly wage in every country in the world. It then used’s s worldwide broadband price research to work out how much of an average salary you would need to spend in each country for broadband

How Ubiq Security uses APIs to simplify data protection

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Ubiq Security raised a $6.4 million seed round to develop APIs that simplify the task of building encryption into applications. Read More. Big Data Business Cloud Dev Enterprise Security APIs category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Security data Ubiq

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4 appear in leaked images

The Verge

Surface Laptop 4 and Surface Pro 8. cozyplanes ( Twitter ). Microsoft’s next Surface Pro 8 tablet and its upcoming Surface Laptop 4 have appeared in leaked images online.

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

You've finally done it: You've won over C-Suite and your DevSecOps team is up and running. You feel ready to take on rising security threats while continuously delivering quality software updates. But how do you monitor your new program? Are you truly able to gauge the state of your projects? To ensure the success of this new breed of a team, you need to know the metrics to look at and how to advocate these metrics to C-Suite and stakeholders. Join Shannon Lietz, Leader and Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and learn to lead your DevSecOps team to the top.

Stan Lee Celebrates the Art of Cursing in This Cute Animated Short

GizModo VR

Yes, Stan Lee was known for punctuating his commentary with a hearty “excelsior!”. But this cute animated short, using some archival recordings from the Marvel Comics legend in action, sees him express a fondness for a shorter, equally emphatic bit of profanity. Read more.


Weaving together microjourneys to create compelling customer service journeys

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The phrase “customer journey” has become part of everyday business vernacular, bringing a customer-centered and design thinking perspective to the mainstream.

Apple Patents MacBook Technology It Completely Abandoned on Its Smartphones and Smartwatches

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Apple has reportedly filed a patent application to bring Force Touch to the MacBook’s Touch Bar after ditching the pressure-sensing technology on its smartphones and smartwatches. And honestly, given the string of increasingly niche reboots in recent years, I say why the hell not. Read more.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 screenshot gets mistaken for the real outdoors in news segment


Rockstar's lovingly-crafted world of Red Dead Redemption 2 is still a sight to behold after two years, with a moving story and exceptional visuals that easily mask the game's somewhat clunky controls and gunplay. It's breathing open-world might be a bit too laid-back for some, but it's one of those


The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

How to Make the Most of the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max Cameras

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If you’re paying hundreds of dollars extra for a Pro or Pro Max version of the iPhone 12 , then you want to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth—and taking advantage of the extra photo-taking capabilities is a key part of that.

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Oculus has discounted VR games and experiences for Black Friday

The Verge

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge. Oculus is hosting a big sale on games and experiences for Black Friday, with more discounts coming on Cyber Monday. There are plenty of standalone deals, but Oculus has also curated several bundles, each one on a different theme.

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Cannibal! The Musical Has No Right Being as Good as It Is

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Having watched Cannibal! The Musical is one of those things that feels like a badge of honor. The movie was not something anyone saw first in theaters. It had to be discovered. You had to find it or be told about it by a friend.

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Apple may move iPad and MacBook manufacturing from China to Vietnam

The Verge

Photo by Alexander Kramer for The Verge. Apple has asked Foxconn to move some iPad and MacBook manufacturing capacity to Vietnam, Reuters reports.

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Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Google Forms email surveys: Check this box to get more responses

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Improve your response rate to short, single-section Google Form surveys by letting people respond without ever leaving email

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The best Black Friday tech deals at Amazon

The Verge

The Pixel 5 is $50 off at Amazon | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge. Amazon is hosting a wide variety of tech deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Toy Watchdog Says Hasbro's Star Wars Darksaber Is Too Dangerous.Because It's a Plastic Sword

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Please, this holiday season: be careful when your children enter ritual combat for the right to become Mand’alor. Read more. star wars the mandalorian darksaber world against toys causing harm watchdogs hasbro disney lucasfilm


Scalper company secured almost 3,500 PS5 consoles for resale, says it has "no regrets"


The PS5's availability has suffered more than most gaming hardware released recently. Referring to its console, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said that "everything is sold. Absolutely everything is sold."

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Resourceful Hacker Invents an Automatic Crust-Cutting Robot So They Never Have to Grow Up

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For many kids, crusts are the bane of a delicious PB&J sandwich, but they eventually grow up to embrace a bread’s chewy outer wrapping.

Xerox PARC accuses Facebook, Twitter, and Snap of infringing on several of its patents


Social media giants including Facebook, Twitter, ByteDance and Snap have been accused of many things in recent times, from destroying users' privacy and selling your personal data to third parties, to censoring free speech, creating thought bubbles, interfering in political elections, and everything in between.

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Turns Out, Star Trek: Discovery Does Want Michael to Have It Both Ways

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Last week’s episode of Star Trek: Discovery put Michael Burnham in a hard place. At a crossroads between the potential new life she’d found in the 32nd century and her commitment to her family in Starfleet , our hero faced the consequences for trying to have it all.


Balenciaga made a video game to debut its next clothing collection

The Verge

Image: Balenciaga. Luxury fashion company Balenciaga will debut its next clothing collection in a video game on December 6th, according to WWD.

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

The Signals BBQ Thermometer Wirelessly Watches the Meats

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As a fan of multiple meats, I’m always checking hamburgers, steaks, and other grilled gobbets with a portable thermometer to test for doneness. Until the ThermoWorks Signals , I haven’t been able to find a product that acts as sort of a meat tender, something that will monitor multiple foods at once.

Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad is up to $70 off in Best Buy’s Black Friday sale

The Verge

Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge. Best Buy is offering a pair of great deals on Apple’s recently-released 10.2-inch iPad, with offers of up to $70 off. The retailer has knocked $50 off the price of the base 32GB model , which is now $280 compared to its usual asking price of $330.

‘Feedback Loop’ in Central East Asia Threatens Disturbing Changes to Mongolia's Climate

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A review of weather patterns in inner East Asia over the past 260 years suggests the region is currently caught in a dangerous cycle of heatwaves and droughts that could forever reshape the area, and possibly turn the Mongolian Plateau into an arid wasteland. Read more.


The Verge’s Guide to Black Friday 2020

The Verge

Graphic by William Joel / The Verge. If you’re looking for something to do while recovering from your Thanksgiving meal — whether you’ve enjoyed it with family or ate it while zooming with friends — something to enjoy are this year’s biggest shopping events: Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.