Sun.Jun 20, 2021

Evolution, rewards, and artificial intelligence

Venture Beast

AI systems replicate functions of natural intelligence such as classifying images, navigating physical environments, or completing sentences. Read More. AI Enterprise VB Home Page category-/Science/Computer Science deep learning reinforcement learning TechTalks

Airspeeder says it had the first successful test flight for its electric flying racecar

The Verge

Airspeeder. Airspeeder says its electric “flying” race car, the Alauda Mk3, has had its first unpiloted test flights in southern Australia.


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Williams F1 drives digital transformation in racing with AI, quantum

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Williams F1 invests in AI to drive data-led digital transformation in auto racing. Quantum computing will likely join the race down the road. Read More.

Don’t Connect Your iPhone to This Wifi Network

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If you have an iPhone, beware of a strange wifi network with the name “%p%s%s%s%s%n.” This name causes a burdensome bug. Do not connect to this network unless you want your phone’s wifi functionality to break. Read more.

How to Empower Your Users So You Can Create a Great Product

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Join Johanna Rothman, Author and Consultant, for her session that will discuss why instead of designing for the users, CTOs and their teams should collaborate with empowered users to create a great product together.

Why UX should guide AI

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Automatize the tedious and boring parts of the experiences you offer, but always leave users in control. Read More. AI VB Home Page AI user experience category-/Computers & Electronics/Software category-/Science

Leaked memo confirms OnePlus will become an Oppo sub-brand

The Verge

Photo by Becca Farsace / The Verge. Last week OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said in a forum post that the company will “further integrate” with Oppo , but didn’t elaborate on how that’d work in practise.

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Salesforce TrailheaDX 2021: One big reason why non-developers and devs should tune in

Tech Republic Cloud

Salesforce CTO and co-founder Parker Harris reveals the big theme's for TDX 2021 and what's next for the future of business software development

Google’s health care data-sharing partnership is a problem

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These kinds of data sharing agreements aren’t innocent. And we need to raise awareness of the real risks they pose. Read More. Big Data VB Home Page category-/Computers & Electronics category-/Health HCA Healthcare health data

Black Widow Could Be the First of Many Prequel Films According to Kevin Feige

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Fans have been asking for a Black Widow movie since the first Avengers , but it never came. Now that Endgame has come and gone, we finally have a Black Widow solo film. Read more.

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Google searches for new measure of skin tones to curb bias in products

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Alphabet's Google told Reuters this week it is developing an alternative to the industry standard method for classifying skin tones. Read More. AI Cloud Enterprise VB Home Page category-/News dermatology facial recognition Fitzgerald Skin Type skin color

Address the Challenges of Siloed Monitoring Tools

Companies frequently experience monitoring tool sprawl. Find out why monitoring tool sprawl occurs, why it’s a problem for businesses, and the positive business impacts of monitoring tool consolidation.

TrailheaDX 2021: Salesforce's Parker Harris explains how low-code is reshaping software development

Tech Republic Cloud

Salesforce CTO and co-founder Parker Harris talks about TrailheaDX 2021 and how low-code is dramatically changing the process of business software development

New Trailers: LFG, Summer of Soul, Titans, The Morning Show, and more

The Verge

The USWNT won four World Cups but were still being paid less than their male counterparts | Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images. So I completely devoured Hacks (fantastic), watched the season four finale of The Handmaid’s Tale (wow) and episode two of Loki (fun!)

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How to fix iPhone 12 Bluetooth issues


The entire iPhone 12 series is pretty impressive. However, some basic things may stop working even on the best phones. If you are having trouble pairing your iPhone 12 with other Bluetooth devices, keep reading. We will share some tips for you to try.

California Launches Website to Help Residents Get Digital Vaccine Record, Insists It’s Not a Passport

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A new website in California will give the public a way to access their digital covid-19 vaccine record and share their proof of vaccination. While that may sound awfully close to a vaccine passport, which is a contentious topic in some states , California insists that it’s not. Read more.

A Training Company’s Guide to Selecting an eLearning Platform

Training companies have an opportunity to embrace the change and create meaningful change in their organizations by moving online. Discover the advantages of a digital-first approach, using an eLearning platform.

Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life — 5 details you’ll want to know

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This new adventure for Sea of Thieves will give players a chance to adventure with Pirates of Caribbean star Captain Jack Sparrow. Read More. GamesBeat category-/Games/Computer & Video Games console gaming Rare Sea of Thieves Sea of Thieves: A Pirate's Life

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How to automatically hide taskbar in desktop mode in Windows 10


One of the main components in Windows 10 is the taskbar. You can pin the apps to the taskbar, but not just that. Each time you open an app, it will be visible in the taskbar to easily switch between the apps. But have you considered the option to hide the taskbar?

Evaluate the utility company’s AI maturity curve to determine next steps

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Utilities acknowledge the transformational power of data, but where they are on the AI maturity curve determines how effectively they use it. Read More. Enterprise stages of digital maturity utilities

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How to enable and manage browser sounds in Opera GX gaming browser


If you are among those who have decided to try the Opera GX gaming browser, we are sure you will love its design and its features.

The Beauty and Brains of Actionable Data: How to Go From Concept to Reality

Speaker: Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek

Join Dr. Joe Perez, Senior Systems Analyst at NC DHHS, and Chief Technology Officer, SolonTek, to learn how you can capitalize on your ideas by blending internal with external while leveraging them into a cohesive strategy for both the short term and the long term.

FCC updates how some emergency alerts will look on phones

The Verge

Image: FEMA. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said it has combined two categories of text message alerts into one: the “ Presidential Alerts ” and alerts from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The Award for the WORST Anime Dub of All Time Goes to…

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To me, Angel Cop is a classic among vintage Japanese anime. However, anime fans remain divided on it, with some calling it boring and others calling it a staple of 80s Japanese animation. One thing everyone agrees on about Angel Cop is the English dubbed version dialogue is bad. Like real bad.

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Samsung Exynos + AMD Radeon reveal pushed back to July, leaks show off Mali-beating performance


The plans for a Samsung SoC featuring Radeon graphics been talked about aplenty since the initial reveal in 2019, but it’s back in the limelight after AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su brought it up during her Computex 2021 keynote


Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 13, 2021


Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of June 13, 2021. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter.

Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

Intellivision's Amico wants to be a Nintendo-style "family console"


Nestled in-between Microsoft handing out new Xbox Game Pass titles like candy and Nintendo's time-tweaking Breath of the Wild sequel, this year's all-digital E3 managed to find 10 minutes to talk about the Intellivision Amico, a home console featuring mostly 2D and 2.5D

The Fire TV Cube has dropped to under £60 for Prime Day

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SAVE 45%: The Fire TV Cube is on sale for £59.99 this Prime Day, saving you £50 on list price. We know you've got stuff to do, and Prime Day is throwing a lot of deals your way, so we'll cut to the chase — the Fire TV Cube is on sale for £59.99

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Ms. Marvel Comic Miniseries to Hit Shelves This September

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Kamala Khan , aka Ms. Marvel, is the hero we need right now! It’s exciting to see her a part of the MCU with the new Disney+ show , but don’t forget the comics because a new series of books is upon us. Read more.


Here's where to find all the best deals on Fire tablets this Prime Day

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TL;DR: Until midnight on June 22, you can save up to 56% on Fire tablets for Prime Day. Welcome to Prime Day, where there are literally millions of deals dropping from every angle. Please try and remain calm, because not every deal is worth considering.

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.

Suicide Squad's King Shark Was a Pain in the Ass for James Gunn

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James Gunn knows how to make VFX look realistic. His work on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy with creating Rocket Raccoon and Groot has made the characters a staple of the MCU. Read more.

Attention all Prime members — the Kindle has never been cheaper

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SAVE 29%: The Kindle is on sale for £49.99 this Prime Day, saving you £20 on list price. The Kindle is the most iconic of e-readers, and it has fallen to its lowest ever price according to the price tracker camelcamelcamel. The Kindle is on sale for £49.99


The Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G is a good phone with a too-short shelf life

The Verge

For $399, it doesn’t do enough to stand apart from the less expensive 4G-only version The Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G, as you may have pieced together, is a phone with a built-in stylus and 5G.

Prime members can save 30% on selected products from the Amazon Warehouse

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SAVE 30%: Until midnight on June 22, Prime members can save 30% on selected products from the Amazon Warehouse. There is no better time to be a Prime member. Not only do you get access to millions of special deals, but you also get discounts on top of already discounted items.


Best Practices for Creating Long-Lasting and Continuous Discovery Habits

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Internationally Acclaimed Author, Speaker, and Coach at

Join internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and coach Teresa Torres as she explores the what, how, and why behind creating continuous discovery habits that give your team a clear benchmark to aspire to.