Fri.Aug 14, 2020

CompTIA Security+ 501 vs. 601: What’s the Difference?

Association of Information Technology Professional

CompTIA Security+ ranks among the top 10 cybersecurity certifications in 2020. See how CompTIA Security+ 601, coming in November, compares to 501

How RPA Can Help Your Enterprise Save Money

Information Week

Robotic process automation promises to streamline an array of routine business tasks. Here's what you need to know about this transformational technology

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SCCM Secondary Server Installation Failed Error | ConfigMgr | Fix

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I got the following error “Unable to complete secondary site server installation” during the installation of a new Configuration Manager secondary server.

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AWS announces general availability of Amazon Braket quantum computing service

Tech Republic Cloud

Amazon Web Services hopes to empower companies by letting them test quantum algorithms in its fully managed Braket service

Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Google researchers use quantum computing to help improve image classification

Venture Beast

In a new tutorial, Google researchers demonstrate how quantum computing techniques can improve accuracy in tasks like image classification. Read More.

How cybercriminals are exploiting US unemployment benefits to make money

Tech Republic Security

Scammers use Social Security numbers and other data to create synthetic IDs to collect unemployment benefits, says IntSights

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4 Best Practices for Hosting a Virtual Hackathon

Information Week

Technology leaders should embrace the virtual hackathon. Here's why (and how to get started

How to improve AI economics by taming the long tail of data

Venture Beast

Long-tailed distributions of data make it difficult to build efficient AI companies. Here's some advice from practitioners on how to fix the problem. Read More. AI Business category-/People & Society/Social Sciences category-/Reference scaling AI

How to type on your iPhone from a Windows 10 PC

TechnoBezz

Have you ever been busy on your laptop or desktop and wished to address the buzzes on your iPhone? Or, have you ever wished you could get more typing space, say, from your Windows 10 keyboard? Well, if the answer to those questions is yes, then this article is for you.

Wildlife Studios raises $120 million for casual mobile games at $3 billion valuation

Venture Beast

Brazil's Wildlife Studios has raised $120 million in a new round of funding for its casual games across multiple genres. Read More.

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Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

What is HBO GO?

TechnoBezz

If you love watching movies and TV shows, there are many great video streaming services that you can subscribe to and get access to great content. Among the most popular ones are Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, etc.

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The DeanBeat: Epic Games vs. Apple/Google is a shot heard around the world — but it’s risky

Venture Beast

Epic Games fired a shot heard around the world as it sued Apple and Google for antitrust violations after they removed Fortnite from their stores. Read More.

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Facebook begins merging Instagram and Messenger chats in new update

The Verge

Facebook appears to flipping the switch on integrating the chat systems for Instagram and Messenger.

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ProBeat: Microsoft’s Surface Duo is dead on arrival, regardless of price

Venture Beast

Surface Duo, Microsoft's dual-screen Android phone, is dead on arrival. But that's not because of the price: 128GB for $1,400 and 256GB for $1,500. Read More.

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Work for USPS? Fed Up? Become an Anonymous Source

GizModo VR

The U.S. Postal Service is being destroyed from within. Read more. leak all the things us postal service louis dejoy 2020 election

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Activision teases Call of Duty: 2020 in a basement in Warzone

Venture Beast

Activision has teased its Call of Duty 2020 game, believed to be Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, in the Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale game. Read More.

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ICE just signed a contract with facial recognition company Clearview AI

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) signed a contract with facial recognition company Clearview AI this week for “mission support,” government contracting records show (as first spotted by the tech accountability nonprofit Tech Inquiry ).

AI Weekly: Announcing our ‘Automation and jobs in the new normal’ special issue

Venture Beast

The global pandemic is changing the nature of work, as companies seek efficiency through automation -- and people seek jobs. Read More. AI Big Data Business Cloud Commerce Dev Enterprise Entrepreneur Transportation ai AI Weekly automation category-/Business & Industrial Future of Work jobs

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

Apple iMac 27-inch (2020) review: new webcam, new screen option, same iMac

The Verge

The last hurrah for the Intel iMac Apple’s new 2020 version of the 27-inch iMac looks exactly like it has for eight years now.

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Problematic study on Indiana parolees seeks to predict recidivism with AI

Venture Beast

A four-year effort to monitor parolees in Indiana with bracelets and use AI algorithms to predict their behavior raises red flags. Read More.

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Exploding Black Dwarfs Could Be the 'Last Interesting Thing to Happen in the Universe'

GizModo VR

“This is the way the world ends,” said T. Elliot in his famous poem, “Not with a bang but a whimper.”

The RetroBeat: The 10 best U.S. launch titles ever

Venture Beast

Halo: Infinite's delay puts Microsoft in a weird spot, as their upcoming Xbox Series X is now without a major launch title. Launch games matter. Read More.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Landmark product liability ruling puts Amazon’s third-party marketplace in a new legal pinch

GeekWire

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U.S. Justice Department going ‘full tilt’ on tech antitrust probe

Venture Beast

The U.S. Justice Department is moving "full-tilt" on its antitrust investigation of Alphabet's Google and other Big Tech platforms. Read More.

Controversial Face Recognition Firm Clearview AI Is Teaming Up With ICE

GizModo VR

In a pairing that has all the makings of a privacy and/or human rights nightmare waiting to happen, the dystopian facial recognition software maker Clearview AI secured an ongoing contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement this week. Read more.

EA rebrands its subscription game services as EA Play

Venture Beast

Electronic Arts rebranded its subscription game services -- EA Access and Origin Access -- under the EA Play brand name. The benefits stay the same. Read More.

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The Complete Guide to Distributed Tracing

Distributed tracing is a diagnostic technique that reveals how a set of services coordinate to handle individual user requests. Distributed tracing helps enable loosely coupled work across teams for fast, independent problem-solving.

The Climate Danger of Kamala Harris’ Prison Labor Legacy

GizModo VR

We finally have a woman of color on a major party ticket. Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice president is historical and something to celebrate, but she still deserves scrutiny. This coupling makes some important climate battles especially hard if Biden wins the White House.

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Fortnite’s ‘safety and fairness’ ban actually hurts users and developers

Venture Beast

Apple and Google claim they banned Fortnite to ensure platform safety and fairness, but Epic's a perfect example of why neither justification is true. Read More.

How to use Google’s free transcription tools

The Verge

Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge. If you’re in an important videoconferencing session and you are getting an infodump that you know you won’t remember, it can be very useful to have a transcription of that session.

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July 2020 NPD: Paper Mario and Ghost of Tsushima have strong debuts

Venture Beast

The July 2020 NPD gaming report is in, and it's another big one for software and content sales. Paper Mario: The Origami King and Ghost of Tsushima lead. Read More.

Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.