Sun.Mar 07, 2021

The autistic bliss of Zoom

Venture Beast

Neurodivergent employees are thriving in quarantine. Will businesses continue to support the practices that have made this possible? Read More.

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott marries Seattle science teacher

GeekWire

Dan Jewett and MacKenzie Scott. Photo via The Giving Pledge). MacKenzie Scott, the billionaire philanthropist whose fortune is tied to the early days of Amazon, has married Seattle science teacher Dan Jewett.

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Why Smash Ventures bet part of its $75 million fund on Epic Games

Venture Beast

Smash Ventures has invested part of its $75 million fund in Epic Games, Byju's, DraftKings, Nobull, and Manscaped. Read More. GamesBeat PC Gaming category-/Games/Computer & Video Games DeanBeat Reviews Previews and Interviews Epic Games Eric Garland Evan Richter Smash Ventures

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Microsoft starts testing Edge Chromium browser on Xbox

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Microsoft has started publicly testing its new Edge Chromium-powered browser on Xbox consoles. Xbox testers in the Alpha Skip-Ahead group can now access the new Microsoft Edge on Xbox One or Xbox Series S / X consoles.

Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrators that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

How Nintendo and Nvidia could bring 4K to the Super Nintendo Switch

Venture Beast

Super Nintendo Switch seems more real than ever, but how realistic are the reports of the system reaching 4K resolutions? Read More.

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Elon Musk says Tesla is expanding its Full Self Driving beta to more drivers

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Tesla is expanding its “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) beta, CEO Elon Musk said, doubling its size with a new software update, and eventually increasing the number of participants tenfold. Still be careful, but it’s getting mature,” Musk tweeted Friday.

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Google HR reportedly advised mental health leave in response to complaints of racist or sexist behavior

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Several current and former Google employees say the company’s human resources department would often suggest mental health counseling or leave in response to complaints about racist or sexist behavior in the workplace, NBC News reported.

Intelligent automation depends on these 4 cornerstones

Venture Beast

To succeed with digital transformation, you need to get four things right: sequence, collaboration, scope, and mindset. Read More.

OnePlus’ next phones will come out on March 23rd

The Verge

OnePlus confirms it will launch its 9-series devices later this month. Image: OnePlus. OnePlus has announced an official launch date for its next phones: the OnePlus 9 series will be formally announced on March 23rd at 10AM ET.

New Report States Apple Will Release Mixed Reality Headset in 2022 and AR Glasses by 2025

GizModo VR

While the rumblings over Apple’s planned venture into augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality have been getting louder recently , we now have a series of dates for these devices by prognosticator Ming Chi-Kuo, a good source with a reliable track record on all things Apple. Read more.

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The Next-Generation Cloud Data Lake: An Open, No-Copy Data Architecture

A next-gen cloud data lake architecture has emerged that brings together the best attributes of the data warehouse and the data lake. This new open data architecture is built to maximize data access with minimal data movement and no data copies.

Apple mixed-reality headset likely coming sometime in 2022, analyst predicts

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts in a new research note that Apple will release a “helmet-type” mixed reality headset next year, augmented reality glasses in mid-2025, and an AR contact lens product by 2030-2040, according to MacRumors. “We

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Google HR: Experiencing Workplace Discrimination? Y'all Need Therapy

GizModo VR

It’s no secret that Google has some serious internal issues with systemic racism and sexism, but now it’s surfaced that when employees report incidents of workplace discrimination to HR, they’re often met with this baffling response: Get therapy. Read more.

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The most powerful Wear OS watches are held back by Wear OS

The Verge

Android users still can’t get anything as good as the Apple Watch For the past month, I’ve been testing the two most powerful Wear OS watches you can buy: the TicWatch Pro 3 from Mobvoi and the Fossil Gen 5 LTE.

Chinese and Russian Hackers Reportedly Stole Vaccine Data from European Drug Regulator

GizModo VR

Both China and Russia were reportedly behind two cyberattacks last year at the European Medicines Agency that compromised documents related to covid-19 vaccines and treatments. Read more.

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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.

New trailers: Without Remorse, Thunder Force, and a new teaser for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier

The Verge

Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images. I had the end of WandaVision spoiled before I watched it because I basically work on the internet and couldn’t quite avoid it, so I won’t do the same to you, dear reader. Let’s just say I didn’t hate it?

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AMD says to follow Reddit's advice if you've got USB connectivity issues

TechSpot

For the past two weeks, AMD has been collecting user reports to clear up some of the ambiguity. From the public posts on Reddit, it’s only possible for us to paint a picture of the problem in the broadest strokes: in systems pairing 500-series motherboards with 5000-series or 3000-series Ryzen

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Russian intelligence reportedly used fake news sites to spread misinformation about coronavirus vaccines

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Four online publications linked to Russian intelligence agencies have been spreading false or misleading information about coronavirus vaccines, The Wall Street Journal reported , citing an official at the US Department of State’s Global Engagement Center.

Tesla Created a Platform for Tesla Stans to 'Take Meaningful Action' on Behalf of the Company

GizModo VR

Tesla is looking to harness the power of its stans to help it advance its goals. In recent days, it launched Tesla Engage , a social platform that brings together its public policy team and its Tesla’s Owners Clubs. Read more.

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.

Oppo overtakes Huawei to lead Chinese smartphone market for first time

The Verge

Oppo has become the best-selling smartphone brand in China for the first time ever, according to figures from Counterpoint Research.

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Zack Snyder Drops Four Character Teasers for Justice League

GizModo VR

The Snyder times grow ever closer, and as the premiere date approaches, Zack Snyder is dropping enough breadcrumbs to make a panzanella. Read more.

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What we actually want from an upgraded Nintendo Switch

The Verge

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge. Rumors about a long-desired upgrade to the Nintendo Switch have been swirling for some time, and this week, Bloomberg reported that this fabled new Switch might actually be coming soon.

UW’s Os Keyes takes on tech’s ethical challenges, from gender bias in AI to facial recognition

GeekWire

Os Keyes. Dorothy Edwards Photo courtesy of Os Keyes). A PhD candidate with the University of Washington’s Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering , Os Keyes researches the ethical and political impact that new technologies have on the world.

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.

The Walking Dead's Daryl and Carol Power Hour Returns, Minus the Power

GizModo VR

Way back in season five of AMC’s The Walking Dead , there was an episode where Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) journeyed through Atlanta together in an attempt to rescue Maggie’s sister Beth. It’ll go down as one of the show’s best. Read more.

Apple's first mixed reality headset is reportedly coming in mid-2022

Mashable VR

Apple's first step into virtual spaces might be a little more than a year away. A new research note from top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts a "mid-2022" release for the company's first mixed reality headset.

OnePlus Is Teaming Up With Hasselblad to Announce the OnePlus 9 on March 23

GizModo VR

Rumors of a partnership between OnePlus and Hasselblad have been swirling for months, but now the two companies are making it official at the OnePlus 9 launch on March 23. Read more.

Make your backyard your favorite place to hang with these easy upgrades

Mashable VR

Ad Content from Walmart Share this story Share Tweet Read more. More about Walmart , Backyard Transformation , Lifestyle , and Other. Walmart Backyard Transformation Lifestyle Other

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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.

SQL Drop Database Command

Database Star

Sometimes you’ll need to delete a database or drop a database in SQL. There’s a command to do this in SQL. Let’s see how you can do this in different databases.

How to stock your pantry like a cooking influencer

Mashable VR

Ad Content from Walmart. Skyler Bouchard, host of Dining with Skyler. It’s a pretty safe bet you’ve been cooking more than usual over the past year.

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With more Apple Silicon-powered Macs inbound, the iMac Pro gets discontinued

TechSpot

Apple has quietly added a “while supplies last” label to the iMac Pro product page, and also disabled upgrade options for the computer. MacRumors reached out to Apple, who confirmed that when iMac Pro supplies run out, the computer will indeed be no more

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Far-right misinfo is big on Facebook, but it's Facebook that blocks attempts to fix it

Mashable VR

It's not exactly breaking news that far-right misinformation — better known to most as "lies" — tends to do well on Facebook.

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What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper 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.