Sat.Jun 27, 2020

A closer look at SageMaker Studio, AWS’ machine learning IDE

Venture Beast

When AWS launched SageMaker Studio back in December, we weren't super impressed. But we promised to take a closer look. Here it is. Read More. AI Business AWS category-/Computers & Electronics/Programming category-/Science/Computer Science SageMaker Studio

American Airlines Throws Out Social Distancing Measures During Pandemic

Gizmodo

Although the U.S. is still in the middle of a raging coronavirus pandemic that is breaking records in states like Texas and Florida and getting us banned from visiting Europe , American Airlines has decided to throw out social distancing measures on its planes.

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What startups aren’t getting about how COVID-19 has sliced their runway

Venture Beast

Many startups need to extend their runway until investment recalibrates and funding opportunities come back -- which could take a couple of years. Read More. Business Entrepreneur category-/Business & Industrial/Business Finance coronavirus funding

Fernando Reyes Medina fell for gaming through ‘Halo,’ and now he’s a designer for the franchise

GeekWire

Fernando Reyes Medina (Photo courtesy of Fernando Reyes Medina). Growing up in Mexico City, Fernando Reyes Medina’s love for video games and desire to be a game designer was fueled in part by the “Halo” franchise.

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

Tom Hall interview — Why Doom co-creator is making virtual reality games

Venture Beast

Tom Hall has made games from 30 years, working on titles from Doom to Wolfenstein 3-D and Diner Dash. Now he is joining VR game maker Resolution Games. Read More. AR/VR Business Games Acron: Attack of the Squirrels Anachronox Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs Bait!

It Is What It Is: A fake app hyped on Twitter turned into a fundraiser for racial justice causes

The Verge

An inside joke about a TikTok meme among a group of friends on Twitter grew into a minor social media mystery before morphing into a fundraiser for anti-racism causes. Yes, that might be the most 2020 sentence I’ve written to date.

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Hackers are hiding credit card skimmers in online images

TechSpot

At the onset of its investigation, Malwarebytes’ threat analysis team thought it might be another case of a credit card skimmer masquerading as a favicon but further digging uncovered something entirely different

The Simpsons and Family Guy Will Also Recast Their Black Characters With Black Actors

Gizmodo

The animation industry is currently going through a small reckoning as it finally, finally, really, finally seems to realize that its characters of color could be voiced by actors of color just as easily as white ones. Read more.

Google to add background blur, captioning, and low-light mode to Meet video calls

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Google Meet is working on several new features that will match its competitors, including allowing users to add images or a blur effect to backgrounds on video calls, 9to5 Google reported.

Mixer co-founder on Microsoft pulling the plug, Twitch’s market power, and his startup journey

GeekWire

Matt Salsamendi, now 22, co-founded the streaming platform that came to be known as Mixer at age 16. Photo Courtesy Matt Salsamendi).

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!

St. Louis Mayor Says Sorry for Doxing Protesters During Livestreamed Q&A

Gizmodo

The mayor of St. Louis is being put on blast for reading out the full names and street addresses of demonstrators who want to defund the police during a Friday briefing on Facebook Live.

Twitter promises to fine-tune its 5G coronavirus labeling after unrelated tweets were flagged

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Twitter says it’s working on improving how it labels tweets with problematic 5G or coronavirus content, after users reported their tweets were being mislabeled with a COVID-19 fact-check. “In

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System76's Oryx Pro is a portable Linux powerhouse

TechSpot

System76 has refreshed its high-end Oryx Pro laptop for developers and Linux enthusiasts, and it now packs Intel's 10th generation Comet Lake CPUs.

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Kids See Ghosts Is a New Animated Series Starring Kid Cudi and Kanye West

Gizmodo

At least, that seems to be the case? It’s all a little unclear. But it does look real nice. Read more. kids see ghosts kanye west kid cudi takashi murakami

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

AMD drivers for macOS Big Sur namedrop third-gen RDNA hardware

TechSpot

Kindly, Apple’s provided the first confirmation of the Navi 31 GPU. Given the third-gen moniker, it will probably use RDNA3. It’s still two generations away but this is a good indicator that AMD is on track for the steady slew of yearly releases they promised

How to report spam on Telegram

TechnoBezz

Before we get to the point of this article, we want to talk about the Telegram app for a little. Telegram is one of the best and the most popular apps for messaging. It is right behind Viber and WhatsApp in the Google Play Store for the most downloaded messaging apps.

Twitter: Sorry for Putting Covid-19 Misinformation Labels on Your 'Oxygen' Tweets

Gizmodo

It’s not always easy to do the right thing in tech, and it can lead to some embarrassing (and funny) mistakes. Just ask Twitter. Read more. 5g coronavirus covid 19 twitter misinformation

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How to edit images in Google Photos on your PC

TechnoBezz

Google Photos is the best place to store your images and access them from various devices. Another thing that you can do is edit your images – rotate them, add filters, fix the light, and more. And you can do all these things on your computer as well.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

This Group Got Tech Twitter Hyped on an App That Doesn't Exist to Raise Money for BLM Charities

Gizmodo

Leveraging FOMO to get people to donate to meaningful causes is the best thing to come out of 2020 yet. Read more. it is what it is twitter memes tiktok black lives matter george floyd george floyd protests

Dr Disrespect breaks silence, but Twitch still refuses to say what’s going on

The Verge

Photo by Bobby Quillard. What you’ve probably heard: three months after he signed an exclusive two-year contract with Twitch for a “life-changing” amount of money , Twitch has nonetheless “permanently banned” Guy Beahm, aka Dr Disrespect, for something he did in violation of the company’s rules.

The Second Season of The Boys Is Coming to Amazon Prime on September 4th

Gizmodo

Insert superlatives and profanity here. Read more. the boys karl urban aya cash jack quaid amazon prime amazon studios garth ennis

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GameStop is discounting video games and accessories for one day only

The Verge

GameStop is hosting several deals on video games and gaming accessories like controllers and headsets that last until the end of the day. The discounts apply both in stores around the US that have reopened, as well as online.

Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

SQL vs MySQL vs SQL Server: What’s the Difference?

Database Star

If you’re learning software development you might have heard of the terms SQL and MySQL. And you might be wondering, what’s the difference? Also, what does SQL Server mean and is it the same thing?

Go read this ProPublica story about a scheme to relabel non-medical masks for emergency workers

The Verge

Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images. As the coronavirus spread across the US this spring, authorities warned people not to purchase N95 respirator masks, lest they contribute to a shortage of the masks for medical personnel.

Mixer’s Sudden Shutdown Has Streamers Scrambling To Reboot Their Careers On Twitch

Gizmodo

Earlier this week, Microsoft abruptly announced that its game-centric livestreaming platform, Mixer, is not long for this world. After paying top dollar to scoop up household names like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek last year, Mixer will be no more as of next month.

NASA designed a vibrating necklace to help you stop touching your face

Mashable Tech

If you still can't stop touching your face as the coronavirus outbreak drags on, NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab has a wearable for you. The PULSE is a pendant that you can hang from your neck like a necklace, but it's not just decorative. When your hand gets close to the device it starts to vibrate.

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

How to turn yourself into a potato on Microsoft teams

TechnoBezz

Well, this potato filter is really famous these days. Some women who turned herself into one during a meeting became viral as a meme because she did not know how to turn it off.

Tesla (and other electric truck competitors) just got good news

Mashable Tech

Elon Musk may have threatened to remove his Tesla electric vehicles factories from California for its aggressive pandemic policies, but he'd better start thanking the state for its progressive environmental policies.

How to cancel Crunchyroll subscription

TechnoBezz

Are you dissatisfied with the kind of content Crunchyroll provides? Do you think that the Crunchyroll Premium membership is not worth its cost? Have you had disappointing experiences with the Crunchyroll platform?

4 ways to be an ally to bisexual people

Mashable Tech

Mashable is celebrating Pride Month by exploring the modern LGBTQ world, from the people who make up the community to the spaces where they congregate, both online and off. Dr. Lauren Beach was 14 years old when she/they first came out as bisexual.

Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.