Sun.Nov 29, 2020

Are the hyper-platforms going to kill your business?

Venture Beast

By the time regulators figure out a company is prone to becoming a predatory monopolist, it’s often too late to reign that company in. Read More. Business Enterprise Entrepreneur category-/Business & Industrial hyper-platforms

Super Nintendo World opens on February 4th with AR Mario Kart rollercoaster

The Verge

Universal Studios Japan has announced an opening date for its long-awaited Nintendo-themed area. The Super Nintendo Land zone will open at the Osaka theme park on February 4th, 2021. That’s actually a little earlier than expected — last month Nintendo said that the project would open in spring.


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UK Will Ban the Installation of Huawei 5G Equipment After September 2021

GizModo VR

The UK has taken another step towards removing Huawei from its 5G network. On Sunday, the British government announced that the country’s telecommunications companies would not be allowed to install new 5G equipment from Huawei after September 2021, Bloomberg reported. Read more.

Amazon workers in Germany set to strike again to disrupt Black Friday orders

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. A trade union has called on workers at an Amazon warehouse in Germany to hold their second strike in a week in an effort to disrupt Black Friday order processing, Reuters reported.

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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.

Explainer: What Is Arduino?


When it comes to computing devices, the headlines tend to go to biggest and fastest, but not always. Say hello to Arduino, a project that has inspired millions around the world to get into the vast ocean of electronics and programming

Darth Vader actor David Prowse has died at 85

The Verge

David Prowse played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy | THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP via Getty Images. David Prowse, the actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars films, has died, the Associated Press reported. He was 85.

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The mysterious Utah monolith has disappeared

The Verge

A mysterious monolith appeared, then disappeared, in rural Utah | Utah Department of Public Safety. The Utah monolith has now disappeared almost as abruptly as it was discovered.

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'World's Loneliest Elephant' Will Finally Have Some Friends

GizModo VR

Finally, some good news in 2020. And we have Cher to thank for it. Yes, that Cher. Read more. some wholesome content on my christian minecraft server elephants conservation animal rights animals cher


The best Cyber Monday deals that you can already get

The Verge

Cyber Monday is upon us. The big finale of the busy shopping weekend will officially happen Monday. But if you’ll be busy with work or whatever else, there’s some good news today: You can get a lot of the best Cyber Monday deals early.

Internet, Get Ready to Search: Utah’s Mystery Monolith Has Disappeared

GizModo VR

The mysterious shiny metallic monolith that was found in Utah’s Red Rock Country more than a week ago and set off various online and offline investigations into who—or what , dun, dun, dun—put it there is gone.

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.

Samsung’s Note 20 5G and Z Flip 5G now available in festive red and white colors

The Verge

The Note 20 5G (left) is getting a new red color, while the Z Flip 5G (right) will be sold in white. Image: Samsung. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 5G and Z Flip 5G are available in a pair of new colors in the US starting today, the company has announced.

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Dave Prowse, the Actor Beneath Darth Vader's Armor, Has Died at 85

GizModo VR

Dave Prowse, born in 1935 in Bristol, was an actor and bodybuilder best known for his role as Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy, a role he played on screen while James Earl Jones dubbed over his voice. Now, the actor has passed away. He was 85 years old. Read more.


New trailers: Small Axe: Red White and Blue, Equinox, Sweet Home, and more

The Verge

John Boyega stars in Small Axe: Red, White and Blue | Amazon Prime. I would like to discuss my THOUGHTS about the Netflix movie Happiest Season with you all but I don’t want to spoil the ending if you have not seen it.

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Solar power nonprofit goes digital to bring installation instruction to underserved communities


In 2019, Remote Energy traveled to Kenya to train women in solar photovoltaic installation in partnership with a nonprofit called Women in Sustainable Energy and Entrepreneurship, which works with women in Eastern Africa. Photo courtesy of Katie G. Nelson).

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!

Want to Know What the Covid-19 Vaccine Trials Are Like? There's a TikTok for That

GizModo VR

The viral short-form video app TikTok (which still isn’t banned , by the way) is becoming the unlikely new home for creators claiming to have first-hand experience with the covid-19 vaccine and giving expert testimonials about ongoing vaccine trials. Read more.

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Tony Hsieh, former Zappos CEO and beloved tech pioneer, has passed away


The tech community at large is mourning the loss of Tony Hsieh, an Internet entrepreneur who was known for pioneering a new work culture at Zappos, a billion-dollar online shoe and clothing company later acquired by Amazon, where he served as CEO for over 20 years

Our Human Heroes Fight a Dalek Apocalypse in the Full Trailer for the Doctor Who New Year's Special

GizModo VR

It’s here: your first full look at the upcoming Doctor Who holiday special, “Revolution of the Daleks.” It’s going to be a big one. Read more. doctor who daleks captain jack jodie whittaker


Watch the Slow Mo Guys spin a levitating apple until it explodes

Mashable VR

In the latest video from YouTubers The Slow Mo Guys, curious camera operator and host Gavin Free used a defenceless apple and a 150psi air compressor to demonstrate the Coandă effect.

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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.

Buy a 24-Pack of Anker AA Batteries for $7, So You Can Finally Replace the Ones From the TV Remote You Put in the Xbox Controller

GizModo VR

Anker AA Batteries (24-Pack) | $7 | Amazon Prime Read more. blyber weekend kinja deals deals amazon deals anker deals cyber monday deals cyber monday holiday 2020


Not just Darth Vader: The rich life of David Prowse, the man behind the mask

Mashable VR

Many actors dislike being defined entirely by their most famous role. David Prowse, who died Saturday at the age of 85, did not mind. In fact, he craved more of it. "I I created Darth Vader," Prowse insisted to a London reporter after the release of the original Star Wars in 1977.

Plug Into the Best Cyber Monday 2020 Tech Deals


Take a glance at anyone’s holiday wish list, and there’s probably a gadget or two somewhere on there. While it’s nice to know exactly what your loved ones want, the prices can get hefty pretty quickly. Days like Cyber Monday can help. but finding the best deals in the flood of bargains isn’t easy.


Mysterious monolith is missing, and people have theories

Mashable VR

The metal monolith , planted by unknown sources in the Utah desert at some point before last week, has gone the same way it arrived: shrouded in mystery. Officials from the Utah Department of Public Safety and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources discovered the three-sided silver structure on Nov.

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.

Plug Into the Best Cyber Monday 2020 Tech Deals

GizModo VR

Take a glance at anyone’s holiday wish list, and there’s probably a gadget or two somewhere on there. While it’s nice to know exactly what your loved ones want, the prices can get hefty pretty quickly. Days like Cyber Monday can help. but finding the best deals in the flood of bargains isn’t easy.


Save 30% on an Arlo video doorbell with a customizable chime

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Customize your doorbell with the Arlo Audio Doorbell and Chime Bundle , on sale for $89.99, a 30% savings as of Nov. If you're looking to invest in a smart doorbell, this Arlo Audio Doorbell and Chime Bundle is a great option.

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Play Spider-Man: Miles Morales as a web-slinging patio heater


Recently, players have found themselves swinging through New York city as random inanimate objects. A manhole cover, a fence, a lamppost, some fairy lights, a wall, a piece of ground. And, a patio heater dubbed 'Heater Parker


All the best Cyber Monday deals on headphones

Mashable VR

These are the best Cyber Monday deals on headphones as of Nov. 29: OUR TOP PICK: Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones — save $100. BEST AIRPODS DEAL: Apple AirPods with wired charging case — save $49.01.

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.

Give the Whole Family a Merry Sithmas With 30% off Ugly Star Wars Holiday Sweaters

GizModo VR

Toddler Baby Yoda Ugly Holiday Sweater | $12 | Target Girls’ Baby Yoda Fair Isle Pullover Sweater | $14 | Target Darth Vader Merry Sithmas Ugly Holiday Sweater | $21 | Target Read more. kinja deals deals amazon deals target deals cyber monday deals cyber monday holiday 2020


This Cyber Monday deal is not like the others: Earphones that double as a Bluetooth speaker

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Get Bluetooth headphones and a speaker in one with the Human Headphones: Hybrid True Wireless Over-Ear Headphones , on sale for $215.20 with the code CMSAVE20 as of Nov. If you thought you saw all the sales there were to see on Black Friday , you clearly forgot about Cyber Monday.

Service New South Wales Is The Clear CX Leader In Australia’s Public Sector

Forrester's Customer Insights

Our Australia Government Customer Experience Index (CX Index™) 2020 results are out! The CX Index tests 30 drivers of CX and 27 emotions to reveal the factors that make a government experience easy, effective, and emotionally engaging.

WFH more efficiently in 2021 with a standing desk converter on sale

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Switch up your WFH routine with a Mount-It! Height Adjustable Sit-Stand Desk Converter for $146.39, a $53 savings as of Nov. Many of us have spent too many hours to count this year sitting hunched over our laptops on the couch or on uncomfortable desk chairs.


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.