Sat.Nov 21, 2020

Automated workflows are eating the world

Venture Beast

In the past 12 months, over $2.2 billion has been funneled into companies building workflow automation. This isn’t a bubble. It’s a balloon. Read More. AI Business category-/Business & Industrial category-/Computers & Electronics/Enterprise Technology workflows

Attackers Dupe GoDaddy Staff Into Helping Them Take Down Cryptocurrency Services

GizModo VR

Roughly one year after a data breach at GoDaddy compromised 28,000 customer accounts , the world’s largest internet domain registrar is once again at the center of a security scandal.

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Practical strategies to minimize bias in machine learning

Venture Beast

The question isn't whether a machine learning model will systematically discriminate against people -- it's who, when, and how. Read More. AI Business category-/Science data bias machine learning

Nintendo’s Switch with better battery life includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Black Friday

The Verge

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge. Ahead of Black Friday 2020, one of the best Nintendo deals is available early.

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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!

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang interview — Antitrust, openness, and the PC-console war

Venture Beast

Dean Takahashi of GamesBeat interviewed Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang about antitrust, openness, and the PC-console war. Read More. Business Games PC Gaming antitrust Arm category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Hardware DeanBeat Reviews Previews and Interviews Jensen Huang NVidia PC gaming

The latest teardown from iFixit shows how huge the iPhone 12 Pro Max camera is

The Verge

The iPhone 12 Pro Max has an enviable camera | Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge. The iPhone 12 Pro Max is Apple’s biggest iPhone ever, with a 6.7-inch display that boasts a camera system our reviewer called “one of the most confident smartphone cameras.”

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The Apple TV remote has yet another alternate option that includes buttons

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Universal Electronics Inc. UEI) has introduced its version of the notoriously unpopular Apple TV remote “specifically developed and designed” for cable, satellite, and MVPD (multichannel video program distributor) customers, the company announced.

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Quick-start guide to building a design-first company

Venture Beast

User experience is key to a business’s success and differentiation, so innovative teams know they have to make it priority from day one. Read More. Business Enterprise Entrepreneur category-/Business & Industrial category-/Computers & Electronics user experience

Spotted: Amazon robot maps sidewalks north of Seattle, laden with cameras and sensors

GeekWire

An Amazon sidewalk mapping robot being driven in Everett, Wash. GeekWire Photo / Tim Ellis). While I was out on an ordinary drive through Everett, Wash.,

More States Are Offering Contact-Tracing Apps—Now if Only They Could Get People to Use Them

GizModo VR

Google and Apple rolled out their covid-19 contact-tracing APIs months ago for state officials to use in developing their own covid-19-tracking apps, but adoption has proceeded at a snail’s pace. Just 15 states and Washington, D.C.

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.

5 Signs Your Storage Drive Is About to Fail

TechSpot

Like all electronic devices, PCs don't last forever, and the parts inside them will eventually fail. While it's easy to replace a broken device, the same can't be said for the data stored in your machine

This Video Takes a Tour of the Hidden Tunnels Underneath the Original Disney Animation Buildings

GizModo VR

What do Paris, Disney , and sprawling nuclear fallout shelters have in common? Catacombs! Read more. disney walt disney animation studios disney animation burbank tunnels

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How to find the best deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days of the year, a relentless, deals-packed weekend when you can find the best prices on tech products like laptops, 4K TVs, phones, and more. And of course, these good deals are all accessible online.

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The Last of Us Television Adaptation Is a Go at HBO

GizModo VR

From the mind behind Chernobyl and some of the folks at game developer Naughty Dog, The Last of Us , the hit PlayStation series about a fungus-based zombie apocalypse, is officially making its way to television. Read more. the last of us hbo neil druckmann craig mazin naughty dog sony

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.

Is your iPhone battery draining fast? Here’s a simple fix

TechnoBezz

Are you having iPhone battery drain issues right now? No matter which iOS device you have, it is not fun if you have to charge your battery every single hour because your iPad or iPhone battery drains fast. You might need to search the power source everywhere you go in order to recharge your iPhone.

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California Says Tesla Workers Are Now ‘Essential,’ and Can Ignore Stay-at-Home Order

GizModo VR

Workers that make Teslas during the coronavirus pandemic are now apparently considered “essential” in the state of California, which has reported an average of 10,981 new covid-19 infections per day in the last week.

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Facebook accuses Apple of using privacy as an excuse to abuse its dominant position

TechSpot

Last month, a coalition of civil and human rights organizations including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook expressing disappointment at the company's decision to delay the full implementation of iOS 14's anti-tracking features until early 2021.

Channing Tatum Is Set to Star in a Monster Movie Produced by His Former 21 Jump Street Directors, Lord and Miller

GizModo VR

Cue “The Boys are Back in Town.” Channing Tatum is reuniting with his very funny former directors on 21 Jump Street , Phil Lord and Chris Miller, for another film. A monster movie. Read more. channing tatum phil lord chris miller universal pictures dark universe monsters universalmonsters

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Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

AMD is preparing Ryzen 5000 APUs for laptops, but not all will be Zen 3-based

TechSpot

The new Ryzen mobile series is suspected to have a mix of Zen 2 and Zen 3 parts, according to different leaks as shown in the table below (courtesy of NotebookCheck

Impressive 'dueling' T. rex and triceratops fossils going on public display

Mashable VR

A fossilized pair of Cretaceous dinos known as the "dueling dinosaurs" were preserved in incredible condition with evidence suggesting that the two may have been locked in a mortal struggle before their demise.

Saturday's Best Deals: TCL 50" 4K Smart TV, BarkBox Monthly Subscription Box, Succulents & Plants, SodaStream Kit, Fenty Poutsicle Lipsticks, and Dyson V10 Absolute

GizModo VR

A 50-inch TCL 4K smart LED tv and a SodaStream sparkling water making kit lead Saturday’s best deals. Read more. kinja deals deals

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Douglas, the latest step toward realistic AI, is unsettling

Mashable VR

There's something off about Douglas. He's touted by his creators as the "most realistic real-time autonomous digital human in the world." If that's true, then I don't think the best the world has to offer is quite good enough.

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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.

How culture and leadership helped ventilator maker Ventec meet huge demand in COVID-19 response

GeekWire

Chris Kiple, CEO of Ventec Life Systems, alongside one of the company’s ventilators. Stuart Isett Photo). To rapidly increase a company’s production 8-fold is daunting. To ramp up 80-fold is almost unimaginable.

How to host virtual Thanksgiving

Mashable VR

With COVID-19 cases surging in most states across the U.S., health experts have heavily warned against large, indoor, family gatherings for the holidays. This means many of us are pivoting to a virtual Thanksgiving ( yes, even Dr. Fauci ). Worried about planning and hosting a virtual Thanksgiving?

With ‘Pluton’ chip, Microsoft shows strength, and proves Trustworthy Computing still matters

GeekWire

Microsoft Image. Editor’s Note: Christopher Budd worked previously in Microsoft’s Security Response Center for 10 years.].

HBO reportedly leaving Amazon Prime in 2021 to make way for HBO Max

Mashable VR

The streaming wars are about to get messier for HBO subscribers. WarnerMedia's newest streaming app, HBO Max, finally made it onto Amazon's Fire TV platforms, like its tablet, Stick, and Cube.

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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.

GeekWire Podcast: Skyscrapers, scooters, and a post-pandemic vision for big cities

GeekWire

Here’s what we’re talking about on the GeekWire Podcast this week: A group of architects released their concept for a Seattle skyscraper suited to life in the post-pandemic world, where you might live and work all in the same place.

Sega's canceled VR project from the '90s gets revived by historians

Mashable VR

In the early '90s, Sega had bold plans for a virtual reality headset peripheral for its Genesis console. Those plans never came to fruition, and Sega's foray into VR and the games that were developed for it never saw the light of day. Until now.

It Doesn’t Matter If Trump Never Concedes, Twitter Is Giving @POTUS to Biden

GizModo VR

Outgoing President Donald Trump is set to receive a rude awakening on Jan. 20, 2021 on his favorite social media platform: Twitter.

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'Euphoria' star Lukas Gage keeps it classy after a director's insulting Zoom fail

Mashable VR

You've gotta remember to hit that mute button if you're going to talk trash. Better yet, maybe just don't talk trash? Especially not this kind of trash.).

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!