Sat.May 30, 2020

Pico Neo 2 and Tobii-powered eye-tracking variant now available worldwide

Venture Beast

Pico Interactive is making its Neo 2 line of standalone headsets available worldwide. The base model is $700, while the Tobii eye-tracking variant is $900. Read More. AR/VR Big Data Business Enterprise Games category-/Computers & Electronics/Consumer Electronics

National Guard Says No 'Child Soldiers' Were Deployed to Control Protests

Gizmodo

Officials with the National Guards of Georgia and Minnesota offered swift denials on Saturday regarding allegations that some of its citizen soldiers sent into protest zones were underage. Read more. george floyd protests national guard minneapolis atlanta

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The coronavirus crisis could push the U.S. to adopt online voting by 2024

Venture Beast

The technological building blocks for online elections are already available. Here’s what else we need in order to move to digital voting. Read More. Business Security category-/News/Politics

Microsoft Is Switching Out MSN's Contract Journalists for AI

Gizmodo

Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s MSN and Microsoft News organizations are being phased out in favor of artificial intelligence, according to multiple reports this week. Read more.

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.

NASA resumes human spaceflight from U.S. soil with SpaceX launch

Venture Beast

SpaceX launched two Americans into orbit from Florida in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years. Read More.

Microsoft lays off journalists to replace them with AI

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Microsoft is laying off dozens of journalists and editorial workers at its Microsoft News and MSN organizations.

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Watch Live: SpaceX's Second Try to Launch NASA Astronauts to the Space Station

Gizmodo

Bad weather stopped the much-anticipated countdown earlier this week, but SpaceX and NASA will try again today to launch a Crew Dragon to space with astronauts on board. You can catch the action live right here. Read more. spacex nasa crew dragon rocket launches launches science

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Crew Dragon?s astronauts give their SpaceX spaceship a storied name: Endeavour

GeekWire

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley (foreground) and Bob Behnken (background) provide a tour of their Crew Dragon space taxi. NASA via YouTube).

Online Courses You Can Take To Improve Your Career

TechnoBezz

Online courses can be pursued to improve your skills and develop your career. Some online courses are free. Online courses can keep you up to date with new information that is important in your field. See also: How to balance a professional and personal life. Best online courses to take. Udemy.

In new TED Talk, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson promotes ?neutral thinking? to cope with pressure

GeekWire

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson during his TED Talk on Thursday. TED Photo). You’ve certainly heard of the “power of positivity” in some form or another as a way to move through life and cope with what’s being thrown your way.

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!

8 Ways To Increase Online Sales

TechnoBezz

You have an online store and you are not sure how to increase your sales. You are at the right place. A strong marketing campaign will boost online sales. Internet marketing makes it easy to promote your product and services. Once you inform customers of discounts your sales increases.

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Waymo?s robot minivans are ready to roll in the Bay Area for the first time since COVID-19 outbreak

The Verge

Photo by Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images. Waymo’s self-driving cars are returning to Bay Area roads for the first time since the company halted its public testing in early March because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Tom Ellis Signs On for an Almost Inevitable Sixth Season of Lucifer

Gizmodo

Lucifer , Fox’s formerly orphaned Satanriffic procedural and now Netflix’s beloved child , is one step closer to yet another season renewal. Read more. lucifer tom ellis netflix warner bros ildy modrovich joe henderson

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Zoom paid accounts reportedly will get strong encryption for calls

The Verge

Zoom will add stronger encryption to its paid customers’ video calls, but isn’t planning to offer the enhanced security to all accounts, Reuters reported.

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.

How to set up YouTube Kids

TechnoBezz

If you want your kids to watch YouTube, the best option is to set up YouTube kids. It is simple and easy, and you will have the peace of mind knowing that your little ones are watching appropriate content only. Setting it up is pretty simple.

Watch NASA astronauts fly SpaceX?s Crew Dragon using touchscreens

The Verge

Nearly two hours after NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley became the first astronauts launched to space on a privately-owned rocket , they also became the first to pilot a spaceship using only touchscreen controls.

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Star Trek: Voyager's 'Year of Hell' Episodes Could Have Been a Whole Season, According to Bryan Fuller

Gizmodo

If the writers had had their way. Read more. star trek voyager bryan fuller year in hell star trek rick berman brannon baga cbs

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Protesters shatter Amazon Go windows in Seattle as outrage over Minneapolis man?s death spreads across country

GeekWire

Demonstrators broke the windows of an Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle during a protest Friday evening over the death of George Floyd, as protests and outrage over his death in police custody in Minneapolis spread across the country.

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.

Ronald D. Moore Dishes on the Original, Four-Hour Concept For the Battlestar Galactica Finale

Gizmodo

This is a really long finale, said the joker to the thief. At roughly 141 minutes, the three-parter that ended Battlestar Galactica way back in 2009 wasn’t a short ending by any stretch of the imagination. But the original cut, which clocked in at around four hours, was even more extensive.

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Pros and Cons of Working Online

TechnoBezz

Working online has been possible with the introduction of the internet. People can work as a Virtual Assistant, Content Writer, Social Media Manager and Customer Service Representative from the comfort of their home.

Kit Harrington, At Least, Is Happy With Jon Snow's Ending in Game of Thrones

Gizmodo

It’s been a little over a year since the last episode of Game of Thrones aired, giving us a lot of time to reflect on whether or not we were satisfied with how things ended up. This is true for the actors who brought those characters to life, too. And for Kit Harrington, at least, it turned out okay.

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Enjoy the weekend with this new Baldur's Gate 3 teaser

TechSpot

In teasing a new sizzle reel, Larian Studios tweeted out that "It's almost time to venture forth." Attached to the tweet is a 40 second clip showing off some new gameplay footage, spells, environments, and voice work. Take a look

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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?

What's the Deal With All These Cicadas?

Gizmodo

It’s like clockwork. Seasons change. Fads come and go. And, once every 17 years, millions of cicadas emerge from the ground to scream. And scream. And scream. Read more. the circle of life cicadas virginia bugs forest video

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Lenovo?s smart clock that can display your Google Photos library is only $40

The Verge

Normally $80, the Lenovo Smart Clock is 50 percent off | Image: Google. Memorial Day deals are a tough act to follow, and we’ve definitely seen the frequency of sales this week slow down a bit. Nevertheless, there are plenty of places where you can save on tech, video games, and more.

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The complete Python programming certification bootcamp is currently 98% off

TechSpot

Considered one of the best programming languages to learn and possess in your toolkit, Python is efficient and powerful, uses simple syntax, and adheres to coding principles.

A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 'Fed Up'-rising

Gizmodo

Without the proper context, it is impossible to understand the mushroom cloud of uprisings that are exploding across the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. Read more.

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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.

The real star of the SpaceX astronaut launch was a sparkly stuffed dinosaur

Mashable Tech

The only thing cooler than humans going to space is humans going to space with an adorable stuffed animal. On Saturday afternoon, NASA launched astronauts into space aboard the Crew Dragon, a spacecraft built by Elon Musk's company, SpaceX.

Uber now allows you to book a ride for $50 per hour, make multiple stops along the way

TechSpot

Uber says that ridership plummeted during the pandemic, and even as lockdown measures have been relaxed, many people have changed the way they use the ride sharing service.

This coyote playing golf in a backyard alone knows how to have a good time

Mashable Tech

Did you know coyotes can't pass up a chance to play golf in a backyard? Well, maybe some of them can, but not this playful scamp who was seen tossing a golf ball around on someone's personal putting green.

How to manage mobile data in Apple Music on Android

TechnoBezz

If you are using Apple Music on your Android device, don’t forget to explore the settings of the app. There are some options that you can adjust to make sure that you get the best out of the service. Also, you can manage the mobile data.

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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.