Sat.Nov 28, 2020

Ethical AI isn’t the same as trustworthy AI, and that matters

Venture Beast

Certainly, unethical systems create mistrust. It does not follow, however, that an ethical system will be categorically trusted. Read More. AI Business category-/News

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Former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh dies at 46

The Verge

Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic. Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of online shoe retailer Zappos has died, the company confirmed Saturday. Hsieh retired from the Las Vegas-based company in August, after 20 years at the helm.

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A virtual company-wide hackathon is worth the investment

Venture Beast

We split our entire company into teams that dedicated their full brain power to projects that feed our company-wide goals. Read More. Business Enterprise Entrepreneur category-/Business & Industrial hackathon

Microsoft patents tech to score meetings using body language, facial expressions, other data


Microsoft’s “Meeting Insight Computing System,” as described in patent filings, would use cameras, sensors, and software tools to monitor the people and the conditions in a meeting, as well as post-meeting surveys, to create a “quality score” for the meeting.

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.

Microsoft could be developing a way to run Android apps authentically on Windows


Microsoft's ambitious project is codenamed Latte, according to Windows Central. The report adds that Microsoft is planning to announce Latte next year, aiming to release it as part of the Windows 10 Fall 2021 update

Geek of the Week: Vulcan’s W. Andre Perkins uses machine learning to help predict climate change


Andre Perkins. Photo courtesy of W. Andre Perkins). Growing up outside a town in Wisconsin, out in the woods with dial-up internet and his parents, sister, cats, horses, and chickens, W. Andre Perkins always had an interest in weather.

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Apple’s new MacBook Pro with M1 is at its lowest prices yet for Black Friday

The Verge

Photo by Alexander Kramer for The Verge. Apple’s brand-new computers based on its own custom M1 chip have both been getting sterling reviews due to their great performance and better life.

There Are Now Stories Everywhere, Even on Spotify

GizModo VR

It’s almost as if the little glowing story circles are following us everywhere. They’re on Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp, Twitter and now, even on Spotify. Read more. spotify stories social media

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11 ways to virtually visit Santa this holiday season

Mashable VR

Santa Claus isn't canceling Christmas this year, but he definitely wants you to stay safe at ho-ho-home.

Yes, Virtual Santa Claus Meet and Greets Are Happening on Zoom

GizModo VR

If you, like me, ever asked yourself, “What’s next? Santa Claus on Zoom?” during the coronavirus pandemic, let me just say: 2020 is the year of virtual hangouts. It’s now clear that anything can happen on video chat, from work meetings to birthday parties.

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.

AOC raised $200,000 for charity on her 'Among Us' Twitch stream Friday

Mashable VR

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now a pro (or close to it) at Twitch and the popular game Among Us, having streamed to over 400,000 people back in October with fellow Rep. Ilhan Omar.


Utopia Has Been Cancelled After One Season at Amazon

GizModo VR

The original British version of Utopia , Gillian Flynn’s conspiracy theory thriller, had a two-season run. Amazon’s adaptation/remake isn’t getting the same luck. Read more. utopia amazon studios gillian flynn john cusack sasha lane rainn wilson


If you've never seen an elephant baby ultrasound before, here's your chance

Mashable VR

Asha, a 25-year-old Asian elephant residing at the Oklahoma City Zoo, is expecting a baby in February 2022. The zoo released a video of the calf's ultrasound, even pointing out the growing baby's head, trunk, and legs.

Seemingly Ordinary Fossils May Be Hiding Some Major Clues to the Past

GizModo VR

Paleontologists are lucky to find complete sets of fossilized bones. Sometimes, they get even luckier, finding preserved impressions of delicate features like feathers.


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 participate in USPS's Operation Santa this year

Mashable VR

This holiday season may look different than any other before, but one thing remains certain: Christmas is coming. And just because the pandemic is still raging throughout the U.S. doesn't mean that children don't want Santa to deliver toys.

Tony Hsieh, Former Zappos CEO and Las Vegas Visionary, Dies After Being Injured in House Fire

GizModo VR

Tony Hsieh, a Las Vegas visionary and the former CEO of Zappos who rocketed the online shoe retailer to the big leagues with its billion-dollar sale to Amazon, has died at the age of 46.

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Photos of workers and activists protesting Amazon on Black Friday

Mashable VR

On Black Friday — the biggest shopping day of the year in the U.S. and the kickoff of holiday season shopping as a whole — Amazon workers in 15 countries protested the corporation in an action called #MakeAmazonPay.

Alex Garland's Next Project Is a Low-Budget Horror Film Set in the United Kingdom

GizModo VR

Sound familiar? Read more. alex garland devs protests horror united kingdom

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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.

Surprisingly, Apple's site has the best (only) Apple TV deal for Cyber Week

Mashable VR

Get a free $50 gift card : Buying an Apple TV 32GB ($179) or 64GB ($199) from Apple's official site gets you a $50 Apple gift card — an indirect savings of around 25%. When it comes to Apple TV, Apple is weirdly being less stingy than Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart.

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Go Big or Go Home: Save $300 on a 75" 4K Smart TV

GizModo VR

TCL 75" 4K TV | $500 | Best Buy Read more. blyber weekend kinja deals deals best buy deals cyber monday deals cyber monday holiday 2020


Why *wouldn't* Best Buy drop brand-new deals early for Cyber Monday?

Mashable VR

Best Buy is celebrating Cyber Monday all week , with new deal releases starting on Nov. 28: TCL 55-inch 4 Series 4K LED Smart TV — $199.99 (save $200). Dyson V7 Animal Stick Vacuum — $199.99 (save $200). HP 11-inch Chromebook — $149 (save $70).

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AOC returns to Twitch, playing more ‘Among Us’ with Jagmeet Singh, xQc, DisguisedToast, and more


Surviving Crewmates try to find the Imposters in a round of Among Us , broadcast live on AOC’s Twitch channel. Twitch screenshot).

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.

Every Theragun device is on sale. Save up to $150 and massage your muscle pain away.

Mashable VR

Here are the best Theragun massage gun deals for Cyber Weekend as of Nov. 28: OUR TOP PICK: Theragun Prime — save $75. BEST FOR ON-THE-GO: Theragun Mini — save $25. WON"T DISTURB YOUR ROOMMATES: Theragun Elite — save $100.


ByteDance gets another extension from US government for TikTok sale

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. The Trump administration has once again extended the deadline for ByteDance to sell video sharing platform TikTok’s business in the US, Reuters reported.

Amazon just dropped even more deals for Cyber Monday

Mashable VR

Amazon's Cyber Monday event runs from Nov. 28 through Nov. These are the top deals as of Nov. 28: OUR TOP PICK: All-new Echo (4th Gen) — save $30. BEST TV DEAL: SAMSUNG Flat 32" QLED 4K 32Q50 Series Smart TV — save $102.


Save on a sporty, sleek smartwatch this weekend

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Take Google Assistant with you wherever you go with a TicWatch sport smartwatch for $63.99, a $35 savings as of Nov. Even with Black Friday deals aplenty, the price of the Apple Watch can be hard to swallow. If you didn't take the plunge, consider TicWatch.

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.

Save $250 on Samsung's smart robot vacuum

Mashable VR

Save $250: The Samsung R7065 robot vacuum is on sale on Amazon for $349, a 42% discount as of Nov. Did you know that Samsung does a whole lot more than bring the world great TVs and fights with Apple fans over whose phone is better?

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This Nautilus exercise bike is 51% off and about 1/4 the price of a Peloton

Mashable VR

Save $460.99: The Nautilus U616 Upright Bike is on sale for over half off at Amazon as of Nov.

Dell just released some sweet laptop deals for Cyber Monday

Mashable VR

SAVE UP TO $550: Dell just released some Cyber Monday deals, and they include an Alienware m15 R3 gaming laptop and an XPS 13 2-in-1 laptop for $1,399 each.

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If you bought a TV on Black Friday, you should also get a soundbar

Mashable VR

Save $130: The Samsung HW-S60T 4.0-channel soundbar with built-in Alexa is on sale for $199.99 at Best Buy as of Nov. So, you bought a nice-ass new 4K TV on Black Friday. Don't settle for the TV's built-in speakers when you can have way more impressive audio output with a soundbar.

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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.