Sat.Feb 20, 2021

Salesforce Research wields AI to study medicine, economics, and speech

Venture Beast

Salesforce Research is involved with a number of different projects, from biomedical AI to debiasing in natural language processing. Read More.

How to drop items in Roblox


Roblox is a special gaming platform – it allows its users not only to play games but to create them as well. It is a great place to have fun, express your creativity and try something new. If you are new to the platform, you may have many questions, including how to drop items in Roblox.


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What you need to know about the no-code/low-code landscape

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No-code/low-code will change IT from an internal service provider into a body that empowers business teams to build their own technologies. Read More. Enterprise VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial category-/Computers & Electronics/Enterprise Technology low code no code

United Airlines flight safely lands after dramatic engine failure caught on camera

The Verge

Image: Hayden Smith / speedbird5280 (Instagram). A United Airlines flight experienced a dramatic-looking engine failure just after takeoff from Denver International Airport on Saturday afternoon.

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.

Entire California School Board Resigns After Chewing Out Parents on Accidental Zoom Broadcast

GizModo VR

It’s hard to believe that almost a year into the pandemic pushing everything virtual, there are people still struggling to get the hang of Zoom. And yet here we are. Read more. zoom louann brizendine education videotelephony

Nintendo knocks Sony off its TV ad impressions perch

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Nintendo led gaming industry TV ad impressions during a recent 30-day period, with 79.3% of 387.3 million TV ad impressions. Read More.

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Amazon vs. Shopify: What the tech giant’s latest deal says about its larger retail ambitions


GeekWire Illustration. When Jeff Bezos named e-commerce software company Shopify as an example of Amazon’s growing competition in his testimony to a U.S. House antitrust subcommittee last year , e-commerce consultant and former Amazon seller Jason Boyce wasn’t buying it.

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Some viewers of Metallica’s BlizzCon performance heard the least metal music imaginable

The Verge

That disclaimer at the bottom would prove relevant. Image: Blizzard. Despite its later-than-usual timing and going completely virtual for the first time, yesterday’s BlizzCon keynote brought with it some big news and exciting trailers. It also featured a musical performance from Metallica.

How long do Steam refunds take


If you are using Steam and you purchased a game by accident, or you purchased some game you don’t like, there is an option to get a refund. But when it comes to refunds, Steam has some strict rules and you can’t get a refund at any time for just about anything. So, what are the rules?

Winter Storm Energy Prices in Texas Leave Customers With Astronomical Bills That Can Reach Up to $17,000

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As if freezing for days and living with power outrages weren’t bad enough, some Texans now have to deal with the steep financial consequences from the storm.

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.

Facebook’s news ban in Australia is draconian. But it might not be wrong.


An activist dressed as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Belgium, which also has a few fans in favor of government regulations on Big Tech. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images. The social media giant cut millions of Australians off from the news to protest a potential law with a lot of flaws.

Diablo II: Resurrected will be a faithful remaster of the iconic game


At BlizzConline, Blizzard officially announced Resurrected will be the long rumored Diablo II remaster, with the pleasant news that it's slated for release sometime this year. It’s a remaster of both the original game, now more than two decades old, and its expansion, Lord of Destruction


The Louisiana City Struck by Two Hurricanes Last Year Is Suffering in This Week's Deep Freeze

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On Monday night, the temperature in Lake Charles, Louisiana dipped to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (7.8 degrees Celsius), more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit (17.2 degrees Celsius) below average.


How a yearlong sabbatical helped this startup founder recharge his passion and excitement


James Hu, founder and CEO of Jobscan. Jobscan Photo). The notion that “absence makes the heart grow fonder” is simple enough. But what if that absence means temporarily walking away from the company that you founded and lead because your passion for the business has waned?

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.

An Artist Used a Drone to Photograph Rarely Seen ICE Detention Centers

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Unfortunately, it’s not hard to find information about the disturbing , unhealthy , and inhumane conditions that immigrants face in ICE detention centers, many of which are privately-owned. It is, however, more complicated to find photos of these detention centers.


Alexa-enabled printer, Amazon’s first product from Kickstarter-like program Build It, hits preorder goal


Amazon’s Smart Sticky Note Printer (Amazon Image). Amazon on Wednesday announced Build It, a Kickstarter-like program that lets you preorder potential products that the company will only build if it gets enough support within 30 days.

Google fires Margaret Mitchell, co-lead of its Ethical AI team


Last December, Gebru was fired from Google after she tried to be outspoken about unethical AI. This prompted some 225 Google employees to club together to create a union, in the hope of preventing further unfair dismissal and protecting employee rights. Mitchell was a member of said union, but that

Here’s what Bill Gates is doing — and not doing — to help fight climate change


Climate change is by definition a global challenge, and in his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” Bill Gates describes solutions that require an all-hands response including government, companies, institutions and individuals.

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.

Postmates workers are getting scammed out of their earnings by phishing schemes

The Verge

Over at The Markup is an alarming story about a rash of phishing scams that have been targeting gig workers for Postmates.

15 uplifting movies on Netflix for a feel-good escape

Mashable VR

You don't need any excuse or reason to watch something uplifting on Netflix, so we're not going to pretend you do. Yes, feel-good movies are always there for us when spirits are low , but even when you're happy you deserve to ride that wave!

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How to cast to Firestick from your Android device


Amazon Firestick is a great little device that allows you to turn your TV into a kingdom of fun. You can install a variety of apps, but you can also cast from other devices, including your Android phone or tablet. If you are wondering how to cast to Firestick from your Android, keep reading.

YouTube adds 4K and HDR support to its Android app

Mashable VR

Welcome to the 4K HDR party, Android users. The YouTube app that's available on Android devices now officially supports streaming video at a 4K resolution with HDR. It's overkill of course, as most smartphones at this point don't have 4K displays (and it's of questionable benefit to those that do).

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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.

The Oatmeal’s creator says his new game is a way to ‘play the comic’

The Verge

Photo by Daniel Knighton / WireImage. The creator of The Oatmeal , Matthew Inman, released a new cat-themed mobile word game called Kitty Letter earlier this week that feels like playing one of his silly comic strips. That feeling was intentional, Inman told me. “My

The viral Mars Perseverance rover video going around is fake

Mashable VR

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover has already accomplished tremendous things. But, just days after a dramatic landing in the Martian desert, the rover hasn't started rumbling great distances around the red planet. Yet a viral video circulating on Twitter — already viewed 17.1

Huawei tells suppliers that it only expects to sell 70 to 80 million smartphones this year


Huawei is stuck between a rock and a hard place as US sanctions have resulted in a significant reduction in global sales of its smartphones throughout 2020. In fact, it's become so hard for the Chinese company to manage the financial impact, that it not only divested in one of

15 of the best international movies on Netflix

Mashable VR

Netflix's offering extends far beyond the big budget blockbusters of Hollywood.

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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.

J.J. Abrams' Subject to Change Will Be a 'Mind- and Reality-Bending' New Series

GizModo VR

A new J.J. Abrams -created thriller is coming to HBO Max. No, not that one, another one. Read more. jj abrams bending entertainment culture j j abrams television american writers hbo dexter showrunners


Martian satellite captures rover parachuting through Mars' atmosphere

Mashable VR

Talk about a unique satellite image. A crucial NASA satellite orbiting Mars, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, spotted the car-sized Perseverance rover parachuting through the Martian atmosphere on Thursday, en route to a successful, though dramatic, landing.


Intel gives its enthusiast Rocket Lake SKU a unique new retail box


Intel Rocket Lake CPUs are slated to launch next month. A new leak from VideoCardz has revealed the packing we can expect to come with the top-of-the-line Core i9 chips. Based on the leaked images, the new packaging is made entirely, or at least largely, of hard plastic with opaque

Why wind turbines thrive in Antarctica and places way colder than Texas

Mashable VR

At the main U.S. research station in Antarctica, annual temperatures average zero degrees Fahrenheit , but often drop much lower.

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!