Sat.May 08, 2021

The four most common fallacies about AI

Venture Beast

These AI fallacies feed misconceptions about how close we are to having systems with human-level cognitive and general problem-solving skills. Read More.

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While hosting “SNL,” Elon Musk acknowledges having Asperger’s … and riffs on Dogecoin


Elon Musk delivers his monologue as host of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” ” (NBC Video).


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U.S. Senate committee revised a draft bill to fund AI, quantum, biotech

Venture Beast

The U.S. Senate will consider a revised technology research bill to invest $95 billion in AI, semiconductors, quantum computing, and biotech. Read More.

96% of users are not enabling in-app tracking in iOS 14.5


Apple’s move to bolster user privacy by forcing apps to request to track users’ data has been at the center of a dispute between the iPhone-maker and Facebook. The social network has been critical of Apple’s App Tracking Transparency changes in iOS 14, going as far as publishing newspaper ads

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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.

AI is turning us into de facto cyborgs

Venture Beast

It is dangerous that society is outsourcing its thinking to algorithms that are not in our collective best interests. Read More. AI VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial category-/Science/Engineering & Technology

Microsoft is letting go of Windows 10X as it focuses on making Windows 10 better


Microsoft's Windows 10X project started out as a Chrome OS alternative, with a fresh interface designed around the web browser, new security model for running apps, faster update process, light enough to run for many hours at a time on inexpensive laptops with less beefy internals, and an adaptable shell.

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Hacked Verified Twitter Accounts Are Spamming Musk Fans With Bitcoin Scams Ahead of SNL Debut

GizModo VR

Several verified Twitter accounts strangely started flooding the replies of Elon Musk and his followers with bitcoin spam on Saturday. The apparent hacks come just hours before the Tesla CEO’s much-discussed hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. Read more.


Naraka: Bladepoint’s sword-fighting battle royale makes every encounter feel exciting

Venture Beast

Naraka is a new sword-based battle royale game that feels fresh and different thanks to its combat and empahsis on tactics over aiming. Read More. GamesBeat 24 Entertainment category-/Arts & Entertainment category-/Games/Computer & Video Games Naraka: Bladepoint

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Every other EV brand showed up to Elon Musk’s SNL

The Verge

At least five of Tesla’s competitors bought ad time during Saturday Night Live hosted by Elon Musk, using the billionaire’s appearance to sell their own. non-Tesla EVs. Commercials for the Audi E-tron, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID 4, and Lucid Air all aired within the first 30 minutes of SNL.

Effective data leaders focus on decision-making, sharing, Gartner says

Venture Beast

Chief data officers are heavily involved in digital transformation, and successful CDOs link business goals with analytics, Gartner said. Read More.

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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.

Celebrate the weekend with these money-saving tech deals

The Verge

Image: Satechi. I’m here with the latest collection of the best tech deals that appeared on The Verge this week. Similar to the last weekend’s post, deals have been ramping up lately. Hopefully it has helped you save a little money either shopping for yourself or a mom in your life for Mother’s Day.

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Colonial Pipeline, the Largest Fuel Pipeline in the U.S., Has Shut Down Over a Ransomware Attack

GizModo VR

If you live on the East Coast and see fuel prices go up soon, there’s a good chance it’s because of the cyberattack that forced the Colonial pipeline, the country’s largest refined products pipeline, to shut down. There is currently no indication of when it will start back up again. Read more.

Dogecoin is crashing while Elon Musk is on Saturday Night Live 

The Verge

While Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live , Dogecoin investors sold. When SNL first went live, the cryptocurrency hovered around 69 cents (nice). But as the show wore on, the price dropped. As of this writing, it is worth 56 cents , a 12 percent plunge.

Faces of Death Gets a Gen-Z Reboot From Legendary Entertainment

GizModo VR

The fakeumentary Faces of Death is classic horror that left movie fans in disbelief as it showed various ways humans can die in graphic detail. The film includes clips from around the world and convinced everyone the various deaths were real, but many were not. 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.

Tesla to pay $750k fine and build solar microgrid system to settle California air quality violations

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Tesla has agreed to pay a $750,000 fine and install a solar roof project to settle air quality violations at its Fremont, California plant, officials announced Friday.

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Nails Its Last Scheduled Flight, but It’s Not Goodbye Yet

GizModo VR

After what we’ve seen over the past few weeks, it goes without saying that a little helicopter built by NASA can pack a big punch. The space agency’s Ingenuity helicopter nailed its fifth scheduled flight on Mars on Friday and completed its initial objectives.


An out-of-control Chinese rocket has re-entered Earth’s atmosphere

The Verge

Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images. The 100-foot-tall, 22-metric-ton Chinese Long March 5B rocket that launched the first chunk of Beijing’s new space station last month has reentered Earth’s atmosphere near the Maldives, China’s Manned Space Engineering Office reported.

Marvel's Star Wars Variant Cover Art Commemorates LGBTQ Pride Month

GizModo VR

Lucas films will honor June’s Pride Month with variant covers to remind fans that LGBTQ characters do exist in the Star Wars universe. All covers in the Marvel/ Star Wars line will feature a queer character drawn by queer artists. Read more.

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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.

Cyberattack prompts shutdown of major fuel pipeline in the US

The Verge

Colonial Pipeline says it was victim of cyberattack | Getty Images. One of the largest pipelines in the US has been taken offline by its operator following a cyberattack.

The Obama family's beloved dog Bo died, and the internet is seriously bummed

Mashable VR

He was a good boy, and the Obamas — along with the whole internet — will very much miss him. On Saturday, Michelle and Barack Obama announced that their family dog, Bo, had died after being diagnosed with cancer.

ZTE Blade 11 Prime review: wireless charging for under $200

The Verge

If you’re already invested in a wireless charging lifestyle, the Blade 11 Prime is a budget phone to match it The ZTE Blade 11 Prime offers one standout feature in a field of largely similar sub-$200 phones: wireless charging.

How to change your iPhone's default browser, and why might want to

Mashable VR

Your iPhone's browser doesn't need to be set in stone. It was only in Sept. 2020 that Apple released iOS 14, and with it the ability to set a custom default browser on your iPhone. The change was a small but meaningful one, as it gave users the option to essentially never use Safari again.

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.

How to watch Technoking Elon Musk on SNL

The Verge

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is hosting Saturday Night Live this week. He’s coming in fresh from Wednesday’s successful Starship prototype landing but also on the heels of recent customer complaints about Tesla’s Solar Roof costs and last month’s deadly Tesla crash.

Laura Loomer says Clubhouse banned her just five hours after she joined the app

Mashable VR

Laura Loomer, the far right internet personality-turned-failed Congressional candidate, has been banned from yet another social media platform. This time, Loomer has been suspended from Clubhouse Business Insider first noticed the suspension.

Go watch how Marvel’s FX team created a new ‘visual language’ for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

The Verge

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How to watch Elon Musk's (sure to be cringe) 'Saturday Night Live,' even if you're outside the U.S.

Mashable VR

There are plenty of legit reasons to want to see Elon Musk host Saturday Night Live on May 8. For starters, he's a deeply awkward and unfunny person — and that level of cringe has its own sort of twisted appeal. Also, people seem to think he might mention dogecoin , so there's that.

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.

This Subway Station in Seoul Doubles as a Futuristic Vegetable Garden

GizModo VR

Although the image above might look like something straight out of Candyland—drat, my age is showing—I am pleased to inform you that it is part of our world. These aren’t sugar creations, but nutritious plants.

Here's how to watch YouTube TV on Roku even while the two companies feud

Mashable VR

If you're a Roku user, you may have heard about the ongoing dispute between the company that makes your device and Google.

The CW's Black Lightning: What We Learned About the Final Episode

GizModo VR

The CW has scattered information across the internet about the last episode of the electric DC comics hero television show Black Lightning. Read more.

Grab a pre-owned MacBook Pro for under $600

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Score a pre-owned MacBook Pro for just $599 — a 7% savings — as of May 8. You don't have to spend thousands of dollars to get a quality MacBook that will last you throughout the years. You just have to know where to shop.

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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!