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Your cybersecurity team will face burnout, and you need to help

Venture Beast

Managers need to be able to spot signs of burnout, offer help and resources, and let their teams know it’s okay to not always be okay. Read More. Big Data Security VB Home Page category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Security cybersecurity

How to work with the Windows 11 Widget panel

The Verge

Windows 11 has introduced a brand new Widgets panel, where you can access a variety of updated information using configurable topic boxes (what Microsoft calls information cards).

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MadHive signs $100M deal with SADA for Google Cloud

Venture Beast

SADA, a Google Cloud Platform partner, will assist with integration as MadHive doubles its $50 million GCP investment. Read More.

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Guest post: AI surveillance in prisons is a terrible idea, both technologically and ethically

GeekWire

University of Washington professors Rachael Tatman and Emily M. Bender. (UW UW Photos). Editor’s note: This is a guest post written by University of Washington professors Emily M. Bender and Rachael Tatman on the use of AI in prison settings. Thomson Reuters Foundation reported on Aug.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Strong and Effective Value Proposition

Speaker: Robin Zaragoza, Product Coach and CEO of The Product Refinery

Join Robin Zaragoza, product coach and CEO of The Product Refinery, as she shares tips on how to create a powerful Value Proposition that keeps your customer at the heart of your product development process.

PDQ.com acquires SimpleMDM, moves into Apple device management 

Venture Beast

The acquisition of SimpleMDM moves PDQ.com, which already does Windows device management, into new territory: Apple device management. Read More.

Animal rights organization demands Ubisoft remove Far Cry 6 minigame

TechSpot

You can hunt enemies with your paraplegic dog. You can fight a cougar, crocodile, or any number of other animals. But wrestle with a rooster in Far Cry 6? According to PETA that's a line that you can't cross

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Stunning Inland Mangrove Forest Is a ‘Lost World’

GizModo VR

If you’re wondering what the most magical place on Earth is ( no, not that one ), look no further. A team of researchers across the University of California system have focused on an ancient and unusual mangrove forest in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula that they say has been “trapped in time.”

After waiting a year for his GPU, this man sent the shop an anniversary cake

TechSpot

A man in Poland ordered an RTX 3080 in September last year. After being screwed over by the shop he’d ordered from, which claimed that it wasn’t sent enough GPUs from Nvidia and AIBs, he sent them a first-anniversary cake to thank them for the time they’d spent together

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Saga Is Making a Triumphant Return to Our Eyeballs This January

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It’s official: Saga is coming back. Read more

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Google Pixel 6 leak teases Magic Eraser feature, plus five years of Android security updates

The Verge

The Google Pixel 6 (top) and Pixel 6 Pro (bottom) | Google. New leaks from a marketing site appear to confirm that the camera for the Pixel 6 will have a new Magic Eraser feature, and the devices will apparently get five years of Android security updates (h/t 9to5 Google).

The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Pandemic Response: Lessons Learned From COVID-19

In March 2020, the world was hit with an unprecedented crisis when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. This whitepaper reviews lessons learned from applying AI to the pandemic’s response efforts, and insights to mitigating the next pandemic.

Doctor Who’s Season 13 Teaser Provides Villains Galore for Jodie Whittaker’s Final Season

GizModo VR

Time has come for the 13th Doctor. After months of teasing, and the lingering shadow of Jodie Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall’s exit from Doctor Who next year , the BBC has revealed just when we’ll start the first steps on the road to the Doctor’s end.

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People are gaming even more now in the post-lockdown world

TechSpot

According to the '2021 Evolution of Entertainment' report from market research firm NPD Group, there was a notable increase in time spent playing games from 2019 to 2020. The average hours played per week in the US rose from 12.7 to 14.8.

The CW's 4400 Will Explore How These Times Have Always Been Extraordinary

GizModo VR

In CBS Paramount’s original series, The 4400 , thousands of people who were abducted from across different points throughout the 21st century were suddenly returned together in the present day with no memory of where they were taken or who took them.

The GN Group acquires SteelSeries in $1.2 billion deal

TechSpot

SteelSeries, the longtime provider of gaming peripherals including the Arctis headset and Apex keyboard lines, was recently acquired by hearing and audio solutions provider The GN Group.

Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

A New Peacemaker Video Examines John Cena's Socially Awkward Murderer

GizModo VR

Of the various weirdos and anti-heroes who stuck out in The Suicide Squad , John Cena’s Peacemaker is the one Warner Bros. hoped would take off with audiences the most.

This 55-inch QLED TV is available for a stellar price at Best Buy

The Verge

Perhaps not as impressive as some of the cutting-edge OLED TVs, it's tough to argue with a deal this good. The 55-inch Insignia F50 4K TV is currently available at Best Buy for $450 , nearly its lowest price ever.

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Star Trek: Discovery's Season 4 Trailer Gives Us a New Fight for the Galaxy

GizModo VR

The U.S.S. Discovery has been at the forefront of so many fights for the fate of the Federation—whether it’s in the Trek saga’s classical past, or now, in its farthest future.

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Open Forum: Are you upgrading to Windows 11?

TechSpot

There's a lot to like about what Windows 11 brings to the table. Many users appreciate the refreshed UI (rounded corners included), and it's nice to see virtual desktops finally get some more love. And I love the idea of Snap Groups and Snap Layouts: as a habitual multitasker, I'll

Data & Analytics Maturity Model Workshop Series

Speaker: Dave Mariani, Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, AtScale; Bob Kelly, Director of Education and Enablement, AtScale

Check out this new instructor-led training workshop series to help advance your organization's data & analytics maturity. It includes on-demand video modules and a free assessment tool for prescriptive guidance on how to further improve your capabilities.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Is Great Until Its Derailed By Gratuitous Fan Service

GizModo VR

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a film at war with itself, unsure of exactly what it wants to be. On the one hand, it’s a heartwarming tale of a family in need , forced out of their home, hoping to get a fresh start in life.

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Tech Moves: Leafly hires general counsel; Skilljar and LevelTen add execs; and more

GeekWire

From top left, clockwise: Kimberly Boler, Laura Wiler, Niran Kundapur, Dino Rech, Marty Blue, and Maria Gilfoyle. Seattle cannabis marketplace Leafly announced New York-based lawyer Kimberly Boler as its new general counsel.

Dune's Denis Villeneuve Thought Blade Runner 2049 Would End His Filmmaking Career

GizModo VR

In a few weeks, Dune will finally hit theaters (and also HBO Max ) in North America. Director-writer Denis Villeneuve knows how lucky he is to adapt Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic, mostly because he didn’t think he’d still be directing at all after Blade Runner 2049. Read more

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'Squid Game' claims a social media victim with Instagram's help

Mashable VR

There's the good kind of attention, and then there's the bad kind of attention. Twitch streamer and Yogscast member Lydia Ellery found that out the hard way on Thursday when she says her Instagram account was removed without warning. The apparent cause?

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AI in Manufacturing

Manufacturers want to deliver the best products on the market as quickly and ethically as possible. Learn how to solve your most urgent manufacturing and business needs with an enterprise AI platform.

For Critical Role's Voice Cast, Adapting Their Own Work Was a Dream Come True

GizModo VR

At New York Comic-Con 2021, the first footage of Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina got its grand animated debut.

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Square Enix is now letting 'Avengers' fans pay to fix the game's mistakes

Mashable VR

What if you could fix the fatal flaw in an awesome game, but it would cost you more money? That's the situation fans of Marvel's Avengers are facing as developer Crystal Dynamics and publisher Square Enix introduce paid boosters that help your heroes level up and improve their gear more quickly.

Tesla Halts Rollout of Full Self-Driving Beta to Drivers With ‘Perfect’ Safety Scores

GizModo VR

A planned rollout of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving beta version 10.2 to roughly 1,000 Tesla owners with “perfect” safety scores was delayed on Saturday. In explaining the delay, CEO Elon Musk stated that there were “a few last-minute concerns about the build.” Read more.

Two simpatico galaxies hold hands in this gorgeous view of space from Hubble

Mashable VR

These two galaxies are so tight, the stellar formation encompassing them both actually has a name of its own.

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Product-Led Onboarding: How to Turn New Users into Lifelong Customers

Speaker: Ramli John, Managing Director at ProductLed and Author

Let’s face it. Today’s users are impulsive and easily distracted. They don’t have the time (or patience) to try and figure things out by themselves. They expect the product to be intuitive. Easy. And fast. Add to that a few, unfairly poor reviews and you’ll be more than just stuck. Ramli will share a simple but powerful framework to get more users to experience a product’s "Eureka!" moment and turn them into lifelong customers.

Ciara at the GeekWire Summit: Entertainer and entrepreneur on music, business and having impact

GeekWire

Ciara at the GeekWire Summit in Seattle on Tuesday. GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong).

The genealogy detective exposing family secrets

Mashable VR

Grab your magnifying glass and get ready to investigate as Mashable uncovers Big/Little Mysteries. When 60-year-old genealogist Megan Smolenyak took one of the first direct-to-consumer DNA tests from 23andMe in late 2007 she unearthed her own family mystery. "My

GeekWire Podcast: Andy Jassy on Amazon’s future; Yoky Matsuoka on Google and Apple; Ciara on music and business creativity

GeekWire

Engineer and entrepreneur Yoky Matsuoka, entertainer and entrepreneur Ciara, and new Amazon CEO Andy Jassy at the GeekWire Summit in Seattle this week. Kevin Lisota and Dan DeLong Photos).

Scientists find landmark treaty spares a stunning 443 million Americans from skin cancer

Mashable VR

The unexpected discovery of a gaping hole in Earth's ozone layer alarmed scientists in the 1980s, because this ozone protects our bodies from harmful solar radiation. During the 20th century, humanity had unwittingly emitted huge amounts of ozone-depleting chemicals into the atmosphere.

How to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at bol.com; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and bol.com for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.