Sat.Dec 04, 2021

Scientists declared these animals extinct in 2021

Mashable VR

We live in an age of accelerated extinction.

Report: 95% of tech leaders say that AI will drive future innovation

Venture Beast

A majority of leaders also agreed that robots will be deployed across their organization to enhance nearly every business function. Read More.

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NASA filmed a magical, eerie eclipse in Antarctica. You can watch it.

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One of the most magical, though at times unsettling, experiences on Earth is experiencing a total solar eclipse. These rare events happen when the moon passes in front of the sun and fully blocks out our star's light. A shadow is cast on Earth in areas where the eclipse is occurring.

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The metaverse needs aggressive regulation

Venture Beast

Metaverse platform companies will have data on where we go, what we look at, who we talk to, and even what we reach out and touch. Read More. Uncategorized VB Home Page category-/Online Communities/Virtual Worlds category-/Science/Engineering & Technology Metaverse

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

How to open different iPhone camera modes fast or by default

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When you need to take a video like right now , your default camera mode doesn't cut it. The moment has passed and you didn't capture it. It's that feeling when stumbling for the video button once you've managed to open your iPhone's camera.

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Airlines are taking flight toward revival thanks to data and tech

Venture Beast

The pandemic has turned the air travel revenue model on its head. Good airline data and a strong digital backbone are essential for recovery. Read More.

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We’re thinking about metaverse collaboration the wrong way

Computerworld Vertical IT

Disclosure: Qualcomm is a client of the author. I’ve been at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit in Hawaii this week, where a Facebook executive appeared on stage for a virtual conversation inside Meta’s new collaboration offering.

How Amazon's 'Wheel of Time' is different from the books

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A 100% faithful adaptation of The Wheel of Time was never going to be possible. Robert Jordan's epic fantasy series spans 14 books — 15 if you count the prequel — totaling over 4 million words. That's simply too much material to fit into a TV show.

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Univ. of Washington researchers to test psilocybin in healthcare workers affected by pandemic

GeekWire

(University of Washington Photo). Can psilocybin help relieve the mental health burden of clinicians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? That’s a question University of Washington researchers aim to address in a new clinical trial testing the psychedelic drug in combination with psychotherapy.

Take an extra 20% off this privacy router with built-in VPN protection

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TL;DR: The Netgear R6400 VPN-protected router is just $175.99 at the Mashable Shop with code CMSAVE20 as of Dec. Easy to use and easy to set up. Credit: FlashRouters. If your internet is still slow despite signing up for the fastest internet available, the problem isn't your internet provider.

Optimize the Performance of Your Serverless Functions

Run mission-critical applications on serverless without sacrificing visibility.

Immigration and tech: New realities, old problems, and what’s at stake for the future of the country

GeekWire

Boundless CEO Xiao Wang. Boundless Photo). This week on the GeekWire Podcast: how the pandemic, politics, labor shortages, and the rise of remote work are impacting U.S.

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'Fortnite' Chapter 2 ends with a slain queen and Dwayne Johnson saving the day

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Now that I'm officially a Fortnite guy , it felt like I had a duty to tune in on Dec. 4 at 4:00 p.m. ET as Epic Games capped off the eighth and final season of Chapter 2, marking a new phase for the ongoing story. I was not disappointed.

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The Fortnite island flipped over during Chapter 2’s final event

The Verge

Screenshot: Jay Peters / The Verge. Fortnite’s big chapter-ending event just ended, and it was a big one. After an all-out war against UFOs, zombies, and the Cube Queen, players were saved in a rescue mission led by Dwayne Johnson. Well, his in-game character.) Then, the island flipped over.

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The ILIFE V3s Pro is a cheap robot vacuum for hands-off spot cleaning

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When you're used to doing everything from an app, it's easy to disregard a device that's not super connected when it could be.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

First cases of Omicron variant found in Washington state; patients range from 20-39 years old

GeekWire

In a bootcamp that launched in January, University of Washington School of Nursing students train other UW students and faculty who hope to help in COVID-19 vaccinations. Kiyomi Taguchi / University of Washington Photo).

This beginner-friendly VPN is half-price for Christmas

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SAVE 50%: TunnelBear is a beginner-friendly service that secures your online world. A one-year subscription to TunnelBear is on sale for £3.74 per month as of Dec. 3, saving you 50% on list price.

Google Pixel mail-in repairs have allegedly twice resulted in leaked pics and a privacy nightmare

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. After game designer and author Jane McGonigal sent her Pixel 5a to Google for repair, someone allegedly took and hacked her device.

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Elon Musk claims feature from Hummer EV is coming to quad-motor Cybertruck

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Elon Musk teased a new feature for the delayed Tesla Cybertruck that sounds heavily borrowed from a different electric truck.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

Activision Blizzard won’t play a part at The Game Awards this year

The Verge

The Game Awards. Geoff Keighley, the executive producer and host of The Game Awards, sent out a tweet to confirm that outside of its nominations, Activision Blizzard “will not be a part of this year’s #TheGameAwards.”

Sorry Adele, you've officially become a TikTok trend

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It's been a wild week on the internet with the release of Spotify's annual Wrapped experience , and even TikTok was not immune to the Spotify Wrapped discourse.

Raised by Wolves 2's Trailer is Gorgeous and Just Creepy as Hell, Man

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Back when HBO Max was getting its feet off the ground in 2020, one of its big shows at the time was Raised by Wolves.

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MrBeast really wants you to have a Lamborghini

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TL;DR: The Everyone Gets a Car Sweepstakes is just $28 at the Mashable Shop with code CMSAVE20 as of Dec. As a wise woman named Oprah once said, “Everyone gets a car!” ” With this contest of the same name from MrBeast and MSCHF, anyone who enters does, indeed, win a car.

Monitoring AWS Container Environments at Scale

In this eBook, learn how to monitor AWS container environments at scale with Datadog and which key metrics to monitor when leveraging two container orchestration systems (ECS and EKS).

FDA gives clearance to sonar-based app that monitors breathing

GeekWire

Sound Life Sciences app to detect breathing. Sound Life Sciences Photo). Sound Life Sciences has clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its app that monitors breathing, the University of Washington spinout announced Thursday.

Mars satellite captures wild image of an ancient Martian crater

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One of humanity's most productive, legendary satellites isn't orbiting Earth. NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has zipped around the red desert planet for a decade and a half, beaming back a plethora of detailed images of Mars' volcanoes, valleys, dried-up lakes, and beyond.

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Activision and Raven Software lay off Call of Duty QA testers

TechSpot

Sometimes it seems like Activision can't help but shoot themselves in the foot. Call of Duty community leader Austin O'Brien's tweet stated that Activision has begun meeting with the game's quality assurance (QA) test team to inform them of upcoming layoffs.

Target's incredible gift card deal just went live: Save 10% this weekend

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Save 10%: Target Circle Members can save 10% on any Target gift card up to $500 for a max savings of $50 through Dec. Is there a soul on this planet who's made it through a Target trip without spending more than they intended to? If there is, we've yet to hear about them.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

Spotify removes popular comedians’ content over royalties dispute

The Verge

Spotify has pulled the works of some of the most popular comedians, including Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, John Mulaney, and Jim Gaffigan due to a royalties dispute.

'Yellowjackets' MVP Misty Quigley is a wild highlight of fall TV

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Welcome to Thanks, I Love It , our series highlighting something onscreen we're obsessed with this week. You don’t really notice Misty Quigley in the Yellowjackets pilot.

Ludwig’s livestream was interrupted by a copyright warning days after joining YouTube

The Verge

Image: Ludwig via YouTube. Just three days after Ludwig Ahgren left his massive Twitch following for YouTube , he was hit with what he thought was a suspension from the platform.

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Ivacy VPN's stunning Cyber Monday deal is still live — save 90%

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SAVE 90%: Ivacy VPN offers high-speed streaming and P2P support for torrenting. A five-year subscription to Ivacy VPN is on sale for £44, saving you 90% on list price. We go on and on about how ExpressVPN is probably the best service for streaming, and with good reason.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.