Sun.May 09, 2021

How to Keep Remote Workers Safe and Productive with SD-WAN

Association of Information Technology Professional

How can you enhance protections for remote workers and support their activities? For many businesses, the solution is coming in the form of SD-WAN

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Cogniflare unveils data management and catalog platform for Google Cloud

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Cogniflare launches data management platform that promises to bring order to the chaos on Google cloud services. Read More.

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Keeping your online accounts is of utmost importance. Yet year after year, we see the most common passwords continue to be easy to guess strings like 123456, 123456789, password, or 111111. What makes matters worse is users tend to use them on multiple accounts. Having one's email compromised is on

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Data estates: Creating an architecture that’s built to last

Venture Beast

Data sprawl is the result of trying to serve different workload and priority needs across your business. Here's how to fix it. Read More. Big Data Cloud Enterprise VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial data sprawl

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.

Simple bank shutdown goes awry leaving customers without account access

The Verge

The online bank Simple shut down on Saturday and was supposed to seamlessly transition customers’ accounts over to its parent company, BBVA.

After ransomware, U.S. fuel pipeline Colonial Pipeline shuts down

Venture Beast

Colonial Pipeline shut its entire network, the source of nearly half of the U.S. East Coast's fuel supply, after a ransomware attack. Read More.

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Fauna CEO says cloud APIs help developers build apps without a database

Venture Beast

Fauna makes database development easier with cloud APIs. CEO Eric Berg explains the company's approach and why Fauna is not a database. Read More.

California legal rulings may have big impact on Amazon’s liability for third-party products it sells


(BigStock Photo). In November 2015, Kisha Loomis signed on to Amazon and ordered her son a hoverboard, a two-wheeled vehicle popular with kids and balanced with gyroscopic gears.

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NASA Admin Scolds China After Out-of-Control Rocket Lands in Indian Ocean

GizModo VR

After days of fretting over when and where an out-of-control Chinese rocket would land as it fell back to Earth, China announced early Sunday that the rocket had landed in the Indian Ocean near the Maldives.

The Call of Duty League’s champions are being honored at Verdansk Stadium in Warzone

The Verge

The champions of the first season of the Call of Duty League are being honored in a unique way: with their faces plastered at the stadium in Call of Duty: Warzone.

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.

Dracula's BFF Renfield Joins Dark Universe in Solo Film for Universal

GizModo VR

Early on, Universal had difficulty establishing their Dark Universe , consisting of films about Dracula, Wolfman, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein, and Jekyll/Hyde. They tried to get things popping in 2014 with Dracula Untold , but that was a financial and critical failure.

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Apple Shortcuts is great, but it needs a notification toggle

The Verge

Apple’s Shortcuts app is a fantastic piece of iOS, a nearly limitless corner of the operating system that lets users automate almost anything they can think of, limited only by imagination and ability to use Apple’s coding system (Federico Viticci’s comprehensive collection on MacStories is a great place to start.)

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Clubhouse Launches Android Beta as iOS Downloads Nosedive

GizModo VR

Good news: The audio-based social network Clubhouse is finally bringing its app to Android after more than a year of iOS exclusivity, the company announced Sunday. Bad news: The beta is only available for U.S. users, and, just as with Clubhouse’s iOS version, it remains invite-only for now.

Intel Xe DG2 GPUs could be "around the corner," or they could be months away


On Thursday, Intel’s Pete Brubaker said that "DG2 is right around the corner" in a tweeted advertisement for an opening with Intel’s development team. The listing is for a 'Senior Game Developer Relations Engineer' that can help game developers optimize their titles for new hardware.

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.

Elon Musk on SNL: I Post Bad Tweets Because 'That's Just How My Brain Works'

GizModo VR

Elon Musk’s bad tweets have gotten him into plenty of trouble over the years, costing him his position as Tesla chairman and landing him in federal court on more than one occasion.


SpaceX successfully reuses rocket for a record 10th time to launch Starlink satellites

Mashable VR

SpaceX is making good on its reusable rocket claims. Early Sunday morning, the tenth launch of a Falcon 9 rocket sent 60 Starlink satellites into orbit from Florida. It's the first of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets to be used this many times.

This Is the Elon Musk Dogecoin Moment the Fanboys Were Waiting For

GizModo VR

One of the most anticipated and hyped moments of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend was the possible, and highly probable , mention of Dogecoin, the meme cryptocurrency the tech billionaire has helped inflate to record highs.

Dogecoin fell off a cliff after Elon Musk joked about it on 'SNL'

Mashable VR

Cryptocurrency: Where the rules are made up and the points don't matter. That's the impression one could reasonably arrive at after what happened to Dogecoin following Elon Musk's Saturday Night Live appearance, anyway.

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.

Suicide Squad Director James Gunn Confirms Multiple Post-Credit Scenes

GizModo VR

Comic book movies are in the business of post-credit scenes, and according to James Gunn , his Suicide Squad film may have more than one. How do we know this? Well, this Tweet gives a pretty clear indication he has something up his sleeve. Read more.

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Elon Musk's 'SNL' monologue is, if nothing else, an accurate portrait of Elon Musk

Mashable VR

Awkward attempts at humor, jokes in poor taste, sky-high ego, and a sprinkling of questionably motivated deception. The Elon Musk you see in headlines, interviews, and, most importantly, tweets is the Elon Musk who showed up to kick off Saturday Night Live in his first turn as the show's host.


Michael B. Jordan Talks Wakanda Forever and Kilmonger's Possible Return

GizModo VR

The topic of Black Panther and its sequel is an emotional one. Its leading man, Chadwick Boseman , passed away last August from colon cancer. Understandably, the cast has mixed emotions about returning to the set without Boseman. Read more.


Elon Musk *finally* explains what the hell Dogecoin is on 'SNL' Weekend Update

Mashable VR

So it's a hustle.". It's a hustle.". Now you know. Read more. More about Elon Musk , Saturday Night Live , Weekend Update , Entertainment , and Movies Tv Shows. Elon Musk Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Entertainment Movies Tv Shows


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.

Star Wars Novel High Republic: The Rising Storm Excerpt Now Available

GizModo VR has given fans all types of goodies this week. The site released an excerpt of Cavan Scott’s new novel, Star Wars: The High Republic: The Rising Storm , the next book in the Star Wars: The High Republic series. Read more.


'SNL' hilariously captures all of our first post-quarantine parties

Mashable VR

Have you thought about what you're going to talk about the first time you re-enter some public space or another for a group hang (an event we used to call a "party" back in the before time)? I mean really thought about it. The SNL crew certainly has, and they nailed it in this sketch.

Which video game franchise has collectively sold the most copies?


Madden NFL, Mario, Grand Theft Auto or Pokémon

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Wario took the stand in a 'Saturday Night Live' courtroom and yup, it was Elon Musk

Mashable VR

Mario Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, is dead! And wouldn't you know it, Wario is a chief suspect. Saturday Night Live cast host Elon Musk as the "evil and greedy" version of Nintendo's beloved mascot, sending him to court as a trial attempts to get to the bottom of Mario's untimely death.


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.

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 2, 2021


Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 2, 2021. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire.

Elon Musk's 'SNL' appearance shows he's the face of EVs beyond Tesla

Mashable VR

Cryptocurrencies , Mars colonization, and an unpronounceable child's name may have dominated Elon Musk's first Saturday Night Live appearance , but the Tesla CEO's influence on electric vehicles was clear from the ads that popped up during the late-night program.

Melinda Gates reportedly consulted with divorce lawyers since 2019


The news: Melinda Gates has been working with divorce lawyers since 2019, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. Bill and Melinda Gates last week announced a decision to end their marriage after 27 years.

How to find your lost AirPods in every possible scenario

Mashable VR

I put off buying AirPods for a long time because despite knowing I'd love them, I also knew I would lose them approximately once every three days. I eventually bought them, and lo and behold, I have lost them more times than I can count.

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!