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Machine learning security needs new perspectives and incentives

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The DeepSloth attack technique targets adaptive deep neural networks and is optimized for fast and sensitive operations. Read More. AI Dev Enterprise Security VB Home Page adaptive deep neural networks AI security category-/Science/Computer Science DeepSloth neural networks shallow-deep

Elon Musk tweets that Tesla’s Plaid Plus is ‘canceled’ because ‘Plaid is just so good’

The Verge

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Sunday that the automaker’s Model S Plaid Plus is “canceled,” since the basic Plaid is “just so good.”.

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Veri raises $4M to ship sensor to monitor blood sugar

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Veri has raised $4 million from ProFounders to create a sensor that monitors your blood sugar for preventative health. Read More.

Twitter may be close to launching Super Follows, as new research shows what it could look like

The Verge

A mockup of what Twitter Super Follows could look like | Twitter. Twitter announced earlier this year it was working on a Super Follows feature that would allow some users to charge followers and give them access to extra content.

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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.

These startups are helping employers prepare for the post-COVID workplace

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Startups are creating tools for new work routines for distributed workforces that leverage our newfound reliance on video. Read More. Enterprise VB Home Page category-/Business & Industrial/Business Operations remote workforce

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Even hard drives will get to use the super-fast NVMe 2.0 interface


The 2.0 revision of the NVMe (non-volatile memory express) standard brings with it new functionality and improved performance as expected, but it also brings support for the humble hard drive


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El Salvador Is Set to Become the First Country to Adopt Bitcoin as Legal Tender

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El Salvador may soon become the first sovereign nation in the world to adopt bitcoin as a legal tender, Salvadorian President Nayib Bukele announced Saturday. Read more.

Apple heads into developer conference under more scrutiny than ever

The Verge

Apple needs a distraction, and it needs one fast. On Monday, the company will hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC 2021 ) during one of the most fraught moments for developer relations in Apple history. While Apple emerged from the Epic v.

Dr. Strange, Anthony Bourdain, and Indiana Jones Have Something in Common

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What do Doctor Strange , Anthony Bourdain, and Indiana Jones have in common? Well, writer Michael Waldron, of course. Read more.

You can watch the first 8 minutes of 'In The Heights' right now

Mashable VR

The lights are finally going up on Washington Heights! The first eight minutes of In the Heights were just released online, giving us a glimpse of what to expect when the full film arrives this Thursday.

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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.

A Quiet Place Universe is Expanding with Spin-off Film

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A Quiet Place is becoming a cinematic universe as Paramount Pictures gave the greenlight to a spin-off film set in the same universe. Read more.

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TikTok's white girl dancing is pure joy

Mashable VR

There are few activities more freeing than the white girl dance, which is less of a dance and more of a transcendental journey to the highest vibe imaginable. Regardless of gender or race, white girl dancing is a joy to behold and perform.

Loki Series Writer Michael Waldron Explains The Time Variance Authority

GizModo VR

The MCU is no stranger to time travel. It’s woven within the fabric of many of its stories, with Avengers: Endgame using it to change the course of Marvel. Read more.

A Texas bakery sparked backlash for making Pride cookies, so the internet showed up to support

Mashable VR

A local bakery in Texas is receiving an outpouring of support after a customer canceled a large order because the bakery wished the LGBTQ community a happy Pride month. The Lufkin, Texas-based bakery Confections posted a photo of rainbow heart cookies on Facebook on Wednesday, captioned, "More LOVE.

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.

How to enable the Narrator in Windows 10


Windows 10 has various useful features designed to provide you the most enjoyable experience when using your laptop or desktop. Same as Android smartphones have the text-to-speech option, Windows 10 comes with Narrator. This option is turned off by default.

Early reactions to 'Loki' on Disney+ say it's the best Marvel show yet

Mashable VR

Marvel's Loki doesn't hit Disney+ until Wednesday, but critics who received early screeners shared their thoughts Sunday morning Loki might be the best MCU show yet, and after all the fun we had with WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier , that's really saying something.


E.U., U.K. antitrust bodies have Facebook Marketplace in the crosshairs

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The European Union and Great Britain launched formal antitrust investigations over how Facebook Marketplace shared user data. Read More. AI Cloud VB Home Page antitrust category-/Law & Government/Legal customer data European Union Facebook Marketplace

A SpaceX rocket launched, released a satellite, and landed perfectly overnight

Mashable VR

While much of the United States was either sleeping or winding down their Saturday evening, SpaceX was keeping busy. The aerospace company sent one of its Falcon 9 rockets skyward at around 12:30 a.m.

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.

Marcus Graham: Looking back on 10 years of Twitch’s experiment with livestreaming

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Twitch is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and one of the people who has been there most of time is Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham. Read More.

Turkey's Leaders Vow to Defeat Plague of 'Sea Snot' Amid Unprecedented Outbreak

GizModo VR

Top officials in Turkey have vowed to defeat a plague of “sea snot” that has coated a shoreline near Istanbul in a slimy film of beige sludge that reeks. Read more.

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Maximum Games’ Christina Seelye: Managing a midmarket publisher during a pandemic

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Maximum Games CEO Christina Seelye shares what she's learned about dealing with retail and digital sales and managing people in a pandemic. Read More.

HBO Now not working – How to fix it


HBO Now is among the best video streaming services. It has a great library of movies and TV shows, and it works amazingly. However, you may experience some issues with it from time to time due to various reasons such as problems with servers or your internet connection.

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.

Buyer beware: Hardware configurations can eat up 25% of Radeon 6800M's performance


When is a GPU not that same GPU? When it's in a laptop

How to change Skype mode on PC


For years, Skype is considered one of the best and most popular apps that you can use to chat and make video calls. If you prefer using it on your PC, don’t forget to update it whenever you see a notification that a new version is available.

Here Are the Possible Criteria You’ll Have to Meet to Charge for Super Follows on Twitter

GizModo VR

It appears that not just anyone will be able to make bank for the time they spend on Twitter. If you’re looking to get people to pay you for your “exclusive” Twitter content and become your Super Followers, you might have to meet a certain set of criteria and fill out an application. Read more.

How to convert PDF to JPG on a Mac using Preview


The macOS comes with many handy apps, and users often rush to grab a third-party one, not knowing the ones they already have can do the task they need. If you need to convert PDF to JPG, you may think you need some special software or something. You don’t.

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.

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of May 30, 2021


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 May 30, 2021. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter.

How to unblock someone on Discord


When you block someone on Discord, the person won’t be able to send you messages. But, what if you change your mind later? It is pretty simple, you can unblock the user, and you can do it on your computer using a desktop app or using the app on your phone, whatever works for you.

American Horror Story Season 10 Teaser is Here!

GizModo VR

Ryan Murphy’s American Horror is coming back for a 10th season! Read more.


Elon Musk announces that the Tesla Model S Plaid+ is 'canceled'

Mashable VR

Elon Musk has announced the cancellation of Tesla's Plaid+ electric car, saying there is "no need" for it because the standard Plaid is already a standout. Of course, because he is Elon Musk, the announcement was made via a casual post on his personal Twitter. Plaid+ is canceled.

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!