Sun.Oct 25, 2020

Cloud9 launches first all-women esports team for Valorant

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Esports organization Cloud9 will field its first all-women esports team in Riot Games' Valorant esports competition. Read More. Business Esports Games category-/Games/Computer & Video Games Cloud9 DeanBeat News div diversity Kristen Salvatore women's esports

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A Human Toddler and a Mammoth Crossed Paths in Ancient New Mexico, Footprints Suggest

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Someone—maybe an adolescent, maybe someone older—rushed across the edge of Lake Otero, slipping as they walked but moving steadily ahead.

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Researchers suggest AI can learn common sense from animals

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AI practitioners can draw lessons from scientists working with animals to train reinforcement learning agents, a recent paper found. Read More.

Physicists 3D Print a Boat That Could Sail Down a Human Hair

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Researchers at Leiden University have 3D printed the smallest boat in the world: a 30-micrometer copy of Benchy the tug boat, a well-known 3D printer test object. This boat is so small, it could float down the interior of a human hair. Read more. 3d printing biology science

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Automatic signature verification software threatens to disenfranchise U.S. voters

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An increasing number of U.S. counties are using signature verification software to check ballots. But the software could exhibit bias. Read More.

Washington Scientists Vacuum Murder Hornets Out of First Nest Discovered Stateside

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Finally, some good news this year. Read more. ladies and gentlemen we got them murder hornets asian giant hornet invasive species bees honey bees insects science

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James Gunn Reportedly Had Warner Bros. Agree He Could Kill Whichever The Suicide Squad Characters He Wanted

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Sometimes, it feels like a storyteller is just hungry for blood. You know, the George R.R. Martin types who revel in the shock and dramatic appeal of letting their characters die. With James Gunn on The Suicide Squad , that might have been more true than you’d think. Read more.

NFL sacks all comers as video games’ best source of ad impressions

Venture Beast

Gaming industry TV ads generated over 1.54 billion impressions from September 16 o October 15, nearly identical to the previous 30 days. Read More.

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Researchers Create 30-Second Phlegm Test to Detect Covid-19

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Science is moving at a rapid pace to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic. In recent months, researchers have developed tests to detect covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, using different substances such as saliva.

PayPal cuts ties with domain registrar Epik over digital currency

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. PayPal has terminated the account of domain registrar and web hosting company Epik for violating its “risk controls,” prompting angry letters and blog posts from Epik alleging conservative bias was to blame, Mashable reported.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Report: No Time to Die Almost Went Streaming Only

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The latest James Bond film , No Time to Die , has been hit hard by the myriad delays and theater closures caused by covid-19. It was hit so hard that MGM reportedly considered finding alternate means of distribution altogether. Read more. no time to die james bond netflix apple mgm

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Google purges popular children apps from Play Store due to data privacy violations

TechSpot

Developers of apps targeting children are guided by an especially stringent set of policies, unlike general audience app creators. Among the stipulations is that the content provided should be appropriate for children.

Cheo Hodari Coker Talks Building an Inclusive Writers' Room for Luke Cage

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The power brokers behind film and TV are only now just barely beginning to maybe understand the value of diverse writers’ rooms, and the importance of having people behind the screen who reflect the identities being explored on screen.

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Chrome OS may finally be getting a dark mode

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Chrome OS may finally be getting a dark mode, but so far it’s only been spotted in its experimental Canary channel, Android Central reported.

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Creepshow Gets Animated in Its Upcoming Halloween Special

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Creepshow , Shudder’s horror anthology headed up by Greg Nicotero , is gearing up for Halloween with a two-story Halloween special. Only, both stories are animated, which adds an interesting stylistic twist to the series. Read more.

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AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, Ryzen 5 4500U Review

TechSpot

Today we're completing our testing of AMD's Ryzen Mobile 4000 APUs with a look at the Ryzen 7 4700U and Ryzen 5 4500U, two mainstream chips in the series that have become available in a wider range of laptops in the past few weeks

iFixit teardown confirms the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro are practically identical

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Following a livestream on its YouTube channel on Friday, iFixit published a full in-depth breakdown of its teardown for both the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. And, it confirms what we basically already knew: Both phones are almost exactly the same on the inside and out.

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Tips to Find the Right Single Sign-On Provider for Better Security

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When you choose a single sign-on solution (SSO), you can input a single name and password to gain access to several applications.

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.

This video of dancing Philadelphia voters will make you believe in democracy

Mashable VR

It is not a partisan statement in the year of our lord 2020 to say that the ongoing U.S. Election is a mess. But voters are turning out in record numbers, spending hours in line while waiting to cast their ballots — and entertaining themselves while they wait.

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Sunday's Best Deals: Sharp AQUOS 70" Smart TV, Ativafit Exercise Equipment, Gigabyte Gaming Monitor, I Dew Care Facial Mask Sets, Over the Sink Dish Drying Racks, and More

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A sale on Ativafit exercise equipment and I Dew Care facial mask sets lead Sunday’s best deals. Read more. deals kinja deals

Adele sings her hits, repeatedly, and has no chill on 'The Bachelor' for 'SNL'

Mashable VR

This week, Saturday Night Live dared to ask: What if global pop star sensation Adele was a contestant on The Bachelor ? The answer, it turns out, is she'd sing a lot. Those songs tell a story here.

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iFixit teardown reveals iPhone 12 and 12 Pro screens are interchangeable

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During their yearly iPhone teardown, the repair experts at iFixit discovered that the 12 and 12 Pro share a common internal design.

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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.

How 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' ruled the internet

Mashable VR

In Tales of the Early Internet , Mashable explores online life through 2007 — back before social media and the smartphone changed everything. From its earliest days, the Star Trek franchise has lent itself to parody, fan stories and all kinds of remixing.

Upgrade Your PC Gaming Setup Today With a New Respawn Desk ($50 Off) And Gigabyte G27F Monitor ($40 Off)

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Respawn 1010 Gaming Desk in Red | $150 | Newegg Read more. kinja deals deals newegg deals

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A palm reader in 2019 takes a peek at 2020 in this hilariously dark 'SNL' sketch

Mashable VR

Remember back in 2019 when many of us – a majority of Americans, at least – looked ahead hopefully to the 2020 election year and the change it promised to bring? What suckers we were.

Facebook Gears Up for Possible Election Chaos With Tools Designed for 'At-Risk' Countries

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Given all the disinformation campaigns running rampant online in the weeks leading up to the 2020 presidential election, Facebook says it’s preparing for the worst come election night.

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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.

5 ways to charge your new iPhone 12

Mashable VR

Apple did the unthinkable with its new iPhone 12 : It stopped including a charging brick in the box. It's supposedly better for the environment, but that's no real consolation when your phone dies and you don't have a compatible charging brick to resurrect it.

Facebook reportedly bracing for US election chaos with tools designed for “at-risk” countries

The Verge

Illustration by James Bareham / The Verge. Facebook is planning for possible chaos around the November 3rd US presidential election with internal tools it’s used before in countries like Sri Lanka and Myanmar, The Wall Street Journal reported.

This beginner-friendly course teaches you how to write a successful script

Mashable VR

TL;DR: The Screenwriting Made Easy: 2020 Beginner Course is on sale for £22.22 as of Oct. 26, saving you 85% on list price. Great works of art are often created during times of complete chaos.

Trump Administration Reportedly Offered Santa Claus Performers Coronavirus Vaccine Quid Pro Quo

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Although by now it’s clear that the Trump administration holds nothing sacred, there are still some things it can do to shock our tired brains. Apparently, it has tried to get Santa Claus—Santa!—to to participate in its crazy pandemic response plans. Read more.

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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!