Sat.Jun 05, 2021

The FBI is trying to get IP addresses and phone numbers of people who read a USA Today article

The Verge

The FBI is trying to get a list of IP addresses, phone numbers, and other information on people who read a USA Today article about the deaths of two of its agents ( via Politico ).

Microsoft paves digital twins’ on-ramp for construction, real estate

Venture Beast

Microsoft is moving digital twins from the lab out to the streets. An important step: supporting ontologies for smart building simulation. Read More. AI AR/VR Big Data Enterprise VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial digital twins smart buildings


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Square will invest $5 million to build solar-powered bitcoin mining facility

The Verge

Square and Blockstream are partnering on a solar-powered bitcoin mining facility | Blockstream. Financial services firm Square Inc.

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Building AI that doesn’t give your users ‘algorithmic fatigue’

Venture Beast

When an AI algorithm fails to live up to expectations, users can end up feeling annoyed, frustrated, and tired. Read More. AI VB Home Page ai category-/Business & Industrial

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.

Hackers reportedly used a compromised password in Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

The Verge

Getty Images. An analysis of the cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline found that the hackers were able to access the company’s network using a compromised VPN password, Bloomberg reported. The hack led to a ransomware payout of $4.4

Veloxia raises $3 million to expand beyond idle mobile games

Venture Beast

Veloxia raised $3 million in funding for idle mobile games such as Space Colony in a round led Collective Spark and others. Read More.

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U.S. Supreme Court restricts scope of computer fraud law

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Elevate your enterprise data technology and strategy at Transform 2021. Reuters) — The U.S.

The American Museum of Natural History’s Gems and Minerals Halls Get a Dazzling Upgrade

GizModo VR

If you love things that sparkle with all the colors of the rainbow, glow in the dark, and seem to defy any definition of the term rock, you’ve got to visit the new Halls of Gems and Minerals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.


Streamlytics aims to reduce AI bias by helping users sell their data

Venture Beast

Streamlytics founder Angela Benton discusses her Clture app and why she believes "democratizing" data can help reduce AI bias. Read More.

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Apple Employees Ask Tim Cook to Support Those Who Want to Continue to Work Remotely

GizModo VR

A group of Apple employees has written an internal letter to CEO Tim Cook and the company’s executive leadership team asking them to support employees that want to continue to work remotely or in location-flexible ways.

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The History of the Word "Hacker"

According to one of the best English etymological dictionaries available, the word "hacker", with the sense of evil/good and brilliant computer programmer, was born in the halls of MIT. This fact alone reminds us that culture and words begin in actual places. At that time, to hack code, or hack out code, had a negative connotation. Where did this come from? Read this eBook to learn how the word "hacker" has evolved.

Hubble's sprawling close-up of a distant galaxy looks like a sparkly spider web

Mashable VR

We live in one of these, you know. Our own Milky Way is a spiral galaxy, much like the one featured in this newly shared image captured by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3. What you're seeing is NGC 691, a spiral galaxy that's roughly 120 million light-years away. Image: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A.


Cruella Sequel Gets the Greenlight From Disney

GizModo VR

One week after the successful premiere, Disney has greenlit a Cruella sequel. Read more.

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The Supreme Court pared down a controversial anti-hacking law

The Verge

Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), a controversial anti-hacking law which bans “exceeding authorized access” on a computer system, was narrowed by the Supreme Court on Thursday in a 6-3 ruling.

Matrix 4 Cast Actress Christina Ricci In Undisclosed Role

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Christina Ricci ( Monstrous ) is joining director Lana Wachowski’s fourth Matrix film. Read more.

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Realizing the Benefits of Automated Machine Learning

How are organizations using machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to derive business value? Renowned author and professor Tom Davenport explains the rise of automated machine learning, its benefits, and success stories from businesses that are already using it.

Twitter blocked in Nigeria after deleting a tweet by its president

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro. Twitter is suspended “indefinitely” in Nigeria, “for the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s corporate existence,” according to a statement ( threaded on Twitter ) from the country’s minister of information and culture.

Dwayne Johnson to Produce New Action Film Starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

GizModo VR

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Dwayne Johnson are teaming up for the new Warner Bros. action film Emergency. Read more.

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Fact vs. fiction: 'The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It'

Mashable VR

Ed and Lorraine Warren are back with their "based on a true story" business in The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It. So, how much of what audiences saw actually happened? Well, as with any account of supernatural activity, whether demons walk the Earth is between you and your therapist.


India reportedly warns Twitter of ‘unintended consequences’ if it fails to follow new rules

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. India’s government has told Twitter it could face “unintended consequences” if it fails to comply with the country’s new social media rules, Reuters reported.

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.

Nigeria bans Twitter for deleting a post from the president

Mashable VR

Twitter's Nigerian users face a dilemma: Leave the platform or tweet and be arrested. On Friday, Nigeria banned Twitter — yes, the entirety of Twitter — from the country. The move comes after Twitter deleted a tweet from Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

Justice Department has charged a Latvian woman it says helped develop Trickbot malware

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

Fortnite is about to get a major visual upgrade on PC


The upcoming changes mean that explosions, fire, and content like slurp, clouds, and the ever-encroaching Storm will all look a lot better. What’s more, post-processing features like bloom and lens flare will also be added, alongside more general visual tweaks to environments.

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Square Will Invest $5 Million to Build an Open-Source, Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mining Facility

GizModo VR

Square, the digital payments firm led by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, is teaming up with blockchain technology provider Blockstream Mining to build an open-source, solar-powered bitcoin mining facility at one of Blockstream’s U.S. sites. Read more.

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.

Top free PC games to claim this month from Steam, Epic Games Store and more


In-between major new releases, gamers often find themselves looking for something new to play. If you've found yourself in the same position, we've compiled a list of titles you can look into when you're feeling bored. Some are totally free, while others are available as a nice bonus to subscriptio


Maze Runner's Dylan O'Brien Stars In New Sci-Fi Film From Christopher MacBride

GizModo VR

Director Christopher MacBride is no stranger to pushing the limits of storytelling. His previous film, The Conspiracy , explores the world of conspiracy theories through its two protagonists. His new sci-fi thriller Flashback , starring Dylan O’Brien ( Maze Runner ), takes things to the next level.

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Alienware vBIOS abducts CUDA cores from the RTX 3070


Things aren't going well with Dell's Alienware gaming notebooks as of late.

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Fossil Will Launch a Premium Smartwatch That Runs on Google’s New Wear OS in the Fall

GizModo VR

Fossil, the biggest Wear OS wearables maker, is planning to launch a new, premium Gen 6 smartwatch this fall that will run on Google’s revamped operating system for the devices. 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.

Master MySQL and SQL for under £10 with this beginner-friendly course

Mashable VR

TL;DR: The MySQL and SQL for Beginners course is on sale for £9.18 as of June 6, saving you 93% on list price. In theory, Excel can handle practically limitless rows of data.

Some of the Best Easter Eggs Hidden in Sites Across The Web

GizModo VR

Typically when we talk about things that are “hidden” in websites, we’re referring to something malicious— data-hoovering cookies , for example, or massive amounts of malware.

Save time with the 10 best Siri Shortcuts

Mashable VR

A Shortcut, per Apple, is "a quick way to get one or more tasks done with your apps," and Apple's free Shortcuts app is, in fact, a popular tool that can save you some serious time.

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This useful GorillaPod tripod is $30 off

The Verge

Get yourself a tripod that doesn’t need solid ground to be stable | Photo by Brent Rose for The Verge. This week’s best deals are all over the place, but in a good way.

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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!