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Your Data Center is Old. Now What?

CEB IT

Infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders are typically focused on new ideas, technologies and ways to deliver business value. Yet reinvesting in legacy technologies like data center infrastructure can often pay dividends in the form of increased capacity and reduced operating costs.

5 Critical Regulations for Cyber Security Compliance

Doctor Chaos

Cyber security compliance is more important than ever. With new technologies and digital connections happening every day, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) must properly comply with cyber security regulations across the board. Which ones, though, should you focus on the most?

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In a year of major shifts, the self-driving car market is consolidating

Venture Beast

Toyota and Lyft's $550 million deal shows wealthy companies that can bear delayed return on investment dominate the autonomous vehicle market. Read More.

A new Spectre vulnerability is costly to patch but nearly impossible to exploit

TechSpot

The three newly discovered vulnerabilities are in the design of the micro-op cache, a feature of modern CPUs present in AMD processors from 2017 onwards and Intel CPUs from 2011 onwards.

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The Unexpected Cost of Data Copies

This paper will discuss why organizations frequently end up with multiple data copies and how a secure "no-copy" data strategy enabled by the Dremio data lake service can help reduce complexity, boost efficiency, and dramatically reduce costs.

What is robotic process automation?

Venture Beast

Robotic process automation (RPA) is an exploding software category in the enterprise. Here's what it means and why it matters. Read More.

Rethinking The Resume: How Marketers Should Market Themselves

Fountainhead

If your resume doesn’t market you well, then expectations of how you’ll do marketing for an employer will be just as low. I’ve interviewed countless marketing (and sales) candidates. And probably reviewed 50x as many resumes. What has struck me is how totally bland and generic 95% of them are.

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Facebook and Instagram notices in iOS apps tell users tracking helps keep them ‘free of charge’

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Facebook is continuing its campaign against Apple’s iOS 14 privacy updates, adding a notice within its iOS app telling users the information it collects from other apps and websites can “help keep Facebook free of charge.”

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Divided we fall: Why fragmented global privacy regulation won’t work

Venture Beast

The growing patchwork of US state-level privacy laws will inflict significant costs on businesses and the American public. Read More. Big Data VB Home Page category-/Law & Government data privacy

SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience safely returns four astronauts to Earth

The Verge

NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, left, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi. Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images.

Intel will invest $3.5 billion in New Mexico chip factory

Venture Beast

Intel said on Sunday that it will spend $3.5 billion on an upgrade for its factory in New Mexico as part of a plan to expand manufacturing. Read More.

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Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

Acer Chromebook Spin 513 review: a chip off a new block

The Verge

A sleek, but slow, Chromebook The $399.99 Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (currently listed at $349) is one of the very first Snapdragon-powered Chromebooks to hit the market. Specifically, it’s powered by the Snapdragon 7c Compute SC7180, the type of chip you’d generally expect to see in a tablet or phone.

Seattle startup Modica turns shipping containers into software-driven microfactories

GeekWire

Seattle-based Modica builds interconnected systems for micromanufacturing and houses it all in shipping containers. Modica Image).

President of Elon Musk’s Neuralink venture tweets that he’s left the company

The Verge

Photo Illustration by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images. Neuralink President Max Hodak tweeted Saturday that he has left the company he co-founded with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk xxx.

Taika Waititi Is Blackbeard in HBO Max's Pirate Comedy Our Flag Means Death

GizModo VR

Taika Waititi is jumping in front of the camera for a new role in the HBO Max Pirate comedy, Our Flag Means Death. Written by David Jenkins ( People of Earth ), Garrett Basch ( What We Do in the Shadows ), and Dan Halstead, Waititi will start alongside Rhys Darby and act as executive producer.

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Insights on Choosing an Identity Verification Solution Provider

Sort through today’s crowded identity verification solutions landscape with our guide, designed to help you choose the right provider based on your unique needs.

Microsoft wants to reduce its Xbox store cut and shake up console gaming

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Microsoft has been planning to cut its Xbox store cut to just 12 percent, according to confidential documents filed in the Epic Games vs. Apple case.

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Neuralink President Announces That He’s Left Elon Musk’s Brain-Computer Interface Company

GizModo VR

Max Hodak, the president of Neuralink , a company that aims to connect human brains with computers which was cofounded by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, has said he left the company a few weeks ago. Hodak did not provide any reason for his departure. Read more.

TechSpot video is coming

TechSpot

After months of hard work we're almost ready to relaunch the TechSpot YouTube channel. We are super excited about this new project. Expect the same kind of unique tech features you find here, brought to video format, aiming to reach a new crowd of tech enthusiasts, power users and PC

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It's Apparently Possible to Drill a Key Ring Hole Into Apple's AirTags Without Messing Them Up

GizModo VR

One of the first things that jumped out to me when I saw Apple’s long-awaited AirTags was their surface, which reminds me of a giant, polished M&M.

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Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

Facebook's 'help keep us free' plea highlights the true cost of social media. Again.

Mashable VR

It's not a terribly revolutionary or surprising thing to say at this point, but the user is the product for social media companies. That makes increased online privacy a scary thing for Facebook.

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Netflix Is Serving Up Girlpower, and Gunpowder Milkshake This Summer

GizModo VR

Netflix has scooped the US distribution rights to Navot Papushado action flix Gunpowder Milkshake. The film will debut on on the streaming service this summer. Read more.

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Star Wars droids, ranked by usefulness

Mashable VR

From the robots that fail miserably at their jobs to the robots dealing with our literal crap, Mashable’s Crappy Robots dives into the complex world of automation — for better or worse or much, much worse.

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Black Panther's Lupita Nyong'o Talks Sequel and Missing Chadwick Boseman

GizModo VR

Ryan Coolger is forging ahead with Black Panther 2. Obviously, he restructured the script because lead actor Chadwick Boseman died last year of colon cancer at the age of 43. Read more.

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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.

Billie Eilish's 'British Vogue' cover sparks a conversation about women's bodies

Mashable VR

Billie Eilish graced the latest cover of British Vogue with an homage to old Hollywood, and the photoshoot is sparking a conversation about the sexualization of women's bodies in pop culture.

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Sin City 30th Anniversay Edition Headed to Bookstores This Fall

GizModo VR

Frank Miller’s black and white crime-noir graphic novel Sin City is turning 30. To honor this milestone, a new edition of the comics is releasing in the fall of 2021. Read more.

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iFixit drilled a key ring hole into one of Apple’s AirTags in its latest teardown

The Verge

iFixit did a teardown of Apple’s AirTags | iFixit. The team over at iFixit has done its teardown thing again, this time examining Apple’s AirTag trackers.

Four astronauts return to Earth in a pre-dawn SpaceX capsule splashdown

Mashable VR

While most of the U.S. was sleeping on Saturday night into Sunday morning, four astronauts aboard the International Space Station made the journey back home.

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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.

Are we seeing the return of the closed-door office? I hope not.

The Verge

An open office, 1960s-style. Photo: United Artists. So it seems that Google, the exemplar of the open-office concept, is trying now to figure out how to keep its design ideals intact while offering its employees at least some feeling of safety in these 6-foot-apart times.

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The therapist at CVS will see you now

Mashable VR

When a client walks into Eve Townsend's office for therapy, they're often carrying a snack, drink, or new prescription. That's because Townsend, a licensed clinical social worker, provides mental healthcare in a CVS store.

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of April 25, 2021

GeekWire

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 April 25, 2021. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter.

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This comprehensive guide to digital marketing is on sale for 98% off

Mashable VR

TL;DR: The 2021 Complete Digital Marketing Super Bundle is on sale for £35.82 as of May 3, saving you 98% on list price. Social media and search engine optimisation (SEO) may seem pretty intuitive, but there's a lot more to them than meets the eye.

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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.