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3 tech trends that COVID-19 will accelerate in 2021

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These trends, driven by COVID, will have a long-lasting impact on our future. Read More. AI VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial category-/Science deep learning quantum computing

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Next-Generation MacBook Pro to be Integrated with SD Card Reader


Why do you need an in-built SD card reader in a laptop when you can connect a card to a device using an external card reader? That’s a question many ask who don’t mind their laptops not featuring an SD card reader.

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Cashierless tech could detect shoplifting, but bias concerns abound

Venture Beast

As cashierless technology becomes normal, it could be used problematically for purposes beyond payment, particularly shoplifting detection. Read More.

Microsoft Edge Browser Update: New Themes, Features and a Lot More


Ever since its launch in the year 2015, Microsoft Edge has steadily made its presence felt like a reliable, modern-day browser. Unlike the earlier days of the internet, there is a lot of competition today what with a plethora of web browsers vying for the users’ attention.

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.

PlayStation starts 2021 as king of TV ad impressions

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GUEST: PlayStation has continued its domination of gaming industry TV advertising into the new year, racking up over 425.7 million ad impressions from mid-December to mid-January — 44% of the industry’s total.

Second Iteration of the Redesigned Apple iMac Will Feature Face ID


Whenever an upgraded version of an electronic device is about to come, we look forward to the new specifications and features it will have. People often compare a newly arrived version of an electronic product to the last released model.

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Gates Foundation gives millions to help persuade ultra-wealthy donors to give more of their billions


Bill and Melinda Gates at the University of Washington in 2017. GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota). In a time of global pandemic, economic crisis and rising unemployment, the Gates Foundation’s most surprising philanthropic target is a group often overlooked by donors: billionaires themselves.

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Parkinson’s meds are hard to grab, so TikTok users crowdsourced a solution

The Verge

Brian Alldridge’s pill bottle design. Image: Brian Alldridge. Stitching together a pill bottle prototype Jimmy Choi’s TikTok page is filled with the typical videos of a high-level athlete: clips of himself doing one-armed pushups, climbing ropes, holding planks with weights on his back.

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LG Reportedly Planning To Exit The Smartphone Market This Year


The Elec, a Korean based publication, published a report stating that LG Electronics had decided to shut down its smartphone business. The South Korea based multinational company, according to the report, had also informed its employees about this decision.

Facebook Says a ‘Configuration Change’ Is the Reason a Ton of Users Were Logged Out on Friday

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Facebook users took Twitter and other social media platforms on Friday to report that they had, for no explicit reason, been logged out of the big blue app. Memes and the phrase “So Facebook” quickly popped up during the incident, which the company apologized for on Saturday. 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.

Italian watchdog tells TikTok to block users whose ages can’t be verified

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Italy’s data privacy authority has ordered video sharing app TikTok to temporarily block the accounts of any users whose ages can’t be confirmed, Reuters reported.

Microsoft Admits It Messed Up and Axes Xbox Live Gold Price Hike

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On Friday , Microsoft announced that it was going to raise prices for Xbox Live Gold during a pandemic, a statement that rightfully ignited anger among Xbox fans. Just a few hours later, Microsoft furiously backtracked and said it had “messed up.”

Facebook says ‘configuration change’ caused some users to be logged out unexpectedly

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Facebook says some users were logged out of their accounts unexpectedly Friday due to a “configuration change,” and the issue has been fixed as of Saturday morning. “On

Astronomers Have Spotted a Weirdo 'Jupiter' With a Four-Day Year

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Nearly 600 light-years from Earth, the exoplanet known as WASP-62b whips around its host star at a breakneck pace. The planet is a hot Jupiter, and despite its gassy constitution, its atmosphere is completely cloudless, according to a study published this month in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

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.

Microsoft’s Erik Arnold merges passion for tech and philanthropy to help nonprofits gain digital success


(Photo courtesy of Erik Arnold). Erik Arnold likes to joke that for the entire time that he’s been in Seattle, Bill Gates has been responsible for his salary in one way or another.

Technician admits to accessing security cameras to watch customers having sex


The technician—35-year-old Telesforo Aviles—worked for home and small office security company ADT in the Dallas, TX area.

Italy cracks down on TikTok following child's tragic death

Mashable VR

Italian regulators turned their eyes toward TikTok this week following the tragic death of a 10-year-old girl.

School Gives Malware Infected Laptops to Students

SecureWorld News

The U.K. government recently sent out roughly 800,000 laptops to disadvantaged students who may not have access to one at home. This is part of its plan to distribute one million laptops in an effort to make remote learning easy and accessible for all.

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.

A 'Game of Thrones' primer on what exactly is a Dunk and Egg

Mashable VR

Hello Game of Thrones fans, it's discourse time. With rumors that there is another Thrones prequel series in the works at HBO, this time based on George R.R. Martin's tales of Dunk and Egg, many may have questions like "really?" should we get our hopes up?" and "Dunk and what ?"

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Cyberpunk 2077's first major patch launches on all platforms


Cyberpunk Patch 1.1 comes shortly after CD Projekt Red offered a public apology and published a development roadmap for the game.

Say hello to 'Priority Mode,' Lyft's latest innovation in ripping drivers off

Mashable VR

Lyft just keeps on innovating. Not content to rewrite labor law in its favor, in September of 2020 the ride-hail company unveiled a new pay structure for its drivers that — surprise! — means they're paid less per ride.

What's the keyboard shortcut to directly open the Windows Task Manager?


If you don't know it, it's about time you learn it. plus a few more

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper 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.

Please, someone cast Anthony Carrigan in a 'Hitman' series

Mashable VR

Happy Hitman III to all who celebrate. The recent release of the latest installment in IO Interactive’s legendary assassination games should keep most fans of series protagonist Agent 47 busy for a while.


Super Bowl 2021 won’t stream in 4K, but these TV deals are still worth it

The Verge

Image: Vizio. In news that’s likely to be devastating to people who are looking for any and all reasons to upgrade their TV, CBS announced that Super Bowl LV won’t be broadcast in 4K HDR. The decision was made because of complications caused by the pandemic.

A beginner's guide to the wholesome world of crochet TikTok

Mashable VR

When we spend so much of our time online, we’re bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s series I learned it on the internet. Welcome, dear reader, to the cozy world of crochet TikTok. The term “ safe space ” gets a bad rap.

Vicarious Visions, developer of Tony Hawk 1+2, has joined Blizzard Entertainment


Vicarious Visions has been collaborating with Blizzard—the developer behind the World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch game series—for some time, and according to a statement shared with GamesIndustry, the two companies have formed "a great relationship

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.

Public EV charging is a problem. Biden’s presidency could change that.

Mashable VR

California is the most electrified state when it comes to cars: It accounts for up to half of all U.S. electric vehicles sales.

Saturday's Best Deals: Razer Accessories, Dyson Hot + Cool Air Purifier, Indoor Electric Fireplace, Yosuda Stationary Bike, Identity Guard Rolling Stamps, and More

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Xbox Live Gold doesn't need a price change. It just needs to disappear.

Mashable VR

Microsoft had quite a Friday. The fun started when the Xbox maker shared the news that Xbox Live Gold, a paid subscription service that primarily exists to let Xbox users play their games online, would soon cost more. By roughly double.

Stay Cozy With up To 28% off a Turbro Electric Fireplace

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!