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Gartner Top 10 Data and Analytics Trends for 2021


When COVID-19 hit, organizations using traditional analytics techniques that rely heavily on large amounts of historical data realized one important thing: Many of these models are no longer relevant. Essentially, the pandemic changed everything, rendering a lot of data useless.

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AI isn’t yet ready to pass for human on video calls

Venture Beast

The idea of humanlike AI is deeply sexy, but the final key components of such a system won't be solved for another few years. Read More. AI VB Home Page category-/Arts & Entertainment

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The FAA is no longer concerned with SpaceX’s Starship SN9 and SN8

The Verge

The FAA seems satisfied with its investigations into Elon Musk’s last two SpaceX Starship tests, each of which ended in an explosive crash , and the conclusion of those investigations should clear the way for a new SN10 flight in the very near future.

Here’s why (and how) we’ll see gaming’s influence span across industries, regions, and more in 2021.

Venture Beast

Gaming will become even more pervasive across all kinds of areas: B2B content, new consumer content, and even the film industry. Read More. AR/VR GamesBeat PC Gaming Animal Crossing: New Horizons category-/Games/Computer & Video Games edge computing Fortnite Unreal Engine

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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.

Sophisticated hackers snuck sleeper malware into nearly 30,000 Macs

The Verge

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge. There’s a popular stereotype that Apple’s computers are largely immune to malware. Not only is is that incorrect , it appears that sophisticated hacker(s) might have been toying with the idea of a heist or drop nasty enough they’d have needed to cover their tracks.

Candor crowdsources a database of tech job salaries

Venture Beast

Candor said it is crowdsourcing a database of salaries for jobs in the technology industry to give people intelligence for job negotiations. Read More.

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AMD acknowledges USB connectivity issues on X570 and B550 motherboards


For the past few months, reports of sporadic USB disconnections on 500-series motherboards have been stacking up on the desk of AMD’s subreddit. Some users have reported that their keyboard will suddenly become unresponsive for 5 to 10 seconds, every few minutes.

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Entire school board resigns in shame after forgetting their WebEx call was public

The Verge

You would think the entire world would know how Zoom works by now. Lawyers can be cats , congressmen are sometimes inverted , but pants are not actually optional.

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Apex Legends keeps crashing – How to fix it


There are many Apex Legends fans out there and some of them are super annoyed when the game starts to misbehave in any way. One of the problems many players faced is when Apex Legends keeps crashing. When that happens, there will be no error of any kind to show up, the game will just crash.

Samsung imagines how its first AR glasses might look in these leaked concept videos

The Verge

Samsung has been toying with AR glasses for years , most recently trotting out an extremely basic set of image-projecting goggles on the CES 2020 stage , but I’ve never seen the company suggest it might like to build an actually ambitious augmented reality wearable computing device — until perhaps today.

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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.

Amazon’s new approach to ‘Human Capital’ is a telling takeaway from its annual regulatory report


Tech workers at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, pre-pandemic. Amazon Photo / Jordan Stead). Customers are still No. 1 at Amazon, but the tech giant now wants it to be known, officially, that employees are also “critical” to its customer-centric mission.

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WhatsApp: Users Who Don’t Accept Our New Privacy Policy Won’t Be Able to Read or Send Messages

GizModo VR

After causing a huge virtual meltdown with the announcement of its new privacy policy, and then postponing the implementation of said policy due to online fury, WhatsApp has spent the last few weeks trying not to stir up trouble.

PS4 not connecting to Wi-Fi – How to fix it


If your PS4 won’t connect to your Wi-Fi network, you won’t be able to access some of the best features this console has to offer including multiplayer gaming. Here, we are going to share a guide with some tips and possible solutions, so give them a try.

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New macOS malware discovered, but threat remains unknown


The malware—identified by Red Canary researchers—has been found in 153 countries, with concentrations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, and Germany.

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.

How to fix Disney plus lagging issues


Disney Plus is one of the most popular video streaming services in the world, but even though it is among the best as well, users sometimes report certain issues, such as buffering and lagging. If you are wondering how to fix Disney Plus lagging issues, keep reading.

VC shares 5 tips for startup founders who are ready to raise their Series A round


Phil Boyer, partner at Crosslink Capital. Crosslink Photo). Your startup just hit $1 million in annual recurring revenue. You’ve got product market fit. Now you’re ready for more capital to supercharge that growth — it’s time to raise a Series A round.

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How to fix Note 9 error “Couldn’t open connection to server”


Note 9 is a great smartphone, but that doesn’t mean the glitches and errors won’t pop up.

New malware "Silver Sparrow" is targeting both Intel and M1 Macs

Mashable VR

A new piece of malware has been detected on almost 30,000 Macs (so far), and it appears that security types can't quite pinpoint the malware's motives.

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.

Check Out the Debris That Rained Down on a Colorado Suburb After a Plane's Engine Exploded

GizModo VR

On Saturday, residents of a Colorado suburb witnessed a scene straight out of a disaster movie: The sound of an explosion overhead followed by huge chunks of metal raining down from above. Read more.

Take a 360-degree tour of NASA's boisterous Mars rover landing celebration

Mashable VR

It's over. The so-called "seven minutes of terror" elapsed without incident, and when it was all over the Perseverance Mars rover was safely touched down on the surface of the Red Planet.

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Bezos and the Bills (a.k.a., the three B’s): A Seattle Business Story


Bill Gates, Bill Boeing and Jeff Bezos redefined their industries, and the Seattle region in the process. GeekWire Photos of Gates and Bezos; Boeing photo from San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives, via Wikimedia Commons , Public Domain.).

Disney and Marvel can use all of Netflix's Defenders now, but should they?

Mashable VR

The six-show Netflix extension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was a brief and fascinating moment for fans who wanted to see underutilized Marvel heroes kick butt on the small screen.


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.

What is Citrix receiver?


If you just purchased a new computer, you notice a Citrix receiver on it. You are probably wondering what is Citrix receiver, and if you do, keep reading. We are going to share some facts about it. See also: What is iCloud Drive?

'Bridgerton' star Regé-Jean Page can't help but smolder in his 'SNL' monologue

Mashable VR

Everyone knows that actors aren't really the characters they play on TV, but in the case of Bridgerton 's breakout star Regé-Jean Page that's easy to forget. He looks, sounds, smolders, probably smells like Duke Simon.sorry, that got away from us. Simon.


How to find one lost AirPod


Finding your AirPods – both, or only one – is possible using the feature called Find My AirPods. But, you won’t be able to use the feature if your AirPods are not connected to your iPhone for some reason.

Aidy Bryant's sleazy Ted Cruz apology is the winner of this 'SNL' cold open

Mashable VR

In the latest addition to the Saturday Night Live cold open-verse, Britney Spears (Chloe Fineman), inspired by Framing Britney Spears , has a newly launched talk show where people can come on and apologize for the terrible things they've done.


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.

A Phishing Scam Targeting Postmates Drivers Pretends to Represent the Company to Empty Out Victims’ Accounts

GizModo VR

As if gig workers didn’t have it hard enough already, they now have to be on the lookout for possible phishing scams from malicious actors that pretend to represent their company. Read more.

'SNL' Weekend Update hilariously torches Ted Cruz and the Texas GOP

Mashable VR

It's fair to say that Senator Ted Cruz monumentally failed his constituents when he headed to Mexico for a family vacation while millions of Texas residents who were caught in the region's historic cold snap struggled without heat, electricity, or clean water.

FAA Ends Investigations Into Crashed SpaceX Starship Prototypes: Report

GizModo VR

The Federal Aviation Administration has ended its investigations into SpaceX’s last two Starship prototype tests, dubbed SN8 and SN9, according to CNN’s Jackie Wattles.

WhatsApp will basically stop working if you don't accept the new privacy policy

Mashable VR

WhatsApp confirmed in January that its updated privacy policy will go into effect starting May 15. With only a few months left, the company says its users will lose access to all the features that matter if they don't agree to it.

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!