Sat.Jul 11, 2020

DeepMind researchers propose rebuilding the AI industry on a base of anticolonialism

Venture Beast

DeepMind researchers argue that anticolonial theory should be part of the AI development process to avoid perpetuating algorithmic oppression. Read More. AI Big Data Business Dev AI ethics anti-colonialism artificial intelligence category-/Science/Computer Science DeepMind machine learning

This Artist Filmed His Life With Snapchat Spectacles for a Year and Created a VR Time Machine

GizModo VR

Time travel is one of those things that fascinate people.

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Ubisoft cleans house with multiple departures due to misconduct investigations

Venture Beast

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot announced the company is cleaning house with multiple resignations and departures due to misconduct investigations. Read More. Business Games PC Gaming DeanBeat News sexual harassment Ubisoft Yves Guillemot

Harley Quinn's Newest Comic is a Clever Celebration of Her Evolving Identity

GizModo VR

Since her inception on Batman: The Animated Series has brought Harley Quinn from TV , to comics , and beyond over the years, there have been many different takes on just who she’s really meant to be—not just aesthetically or tonally, but as her own person.


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.

The enormous opportunity in fintech

Venture Beast

Several areas of the fintech ecosystem are often overlooked but present massive opportunities for disruptors over the next 5 years. Read More. Business Entrepreneur category-/Business & Industrial/Business Finance/Venture Capital Fintech

Wells Fargo Directs Employees to Delete TikTok, Citing Security Concerns

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America’s fourth-largest bank, Wells Fargo, is barring the app TikTok on company devices and instructing any employees who have it currently installed to remove it immediately, citing privacy concerns. Read more. tick tock tiktok tiktok amazon wells fargo security privacy and security

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Indigenous Protests Are Blazing a New Trail for How to Beat Big Oil

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Joye Braun was among the first to camp in the plains of North Dakota in defiance of the Dakota Access pipeline back in 2016. She was there to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Indigenous people from around the world eventually arrived to gather in ceremony.

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Zapata CEO Christopher Savoie: The QC and ML business use case is ‘a when, not an if’

Venture Beast

Zapata CEO Christopher Savoie explains the quantum computing and machine learning business use case: "It's just a matter of timing that nobody knows." Read More. AI Big Data Business Dev Enterprise Entrepreneur ai artificial intelligence category-/Science machine learning quantum computing Zapata

Cisco’s Webex videoconferencing software now lets you set virtual backgrounds

The Verge

As it tries to catch up with the popular features offered by some of its younger competitors, Cisco’s Webex has unveiled virtual backgrounds for its videoconferences. Users can either apply a “blur” effect to mask their background or replace with one of Webex’s preset background images.

Announcing the second annual VentureBeat AI Innovation Awards at Transform 2020

Venture Beast

VentureBeat's AI Innovation Awards are back at Transform 2020, where we'll recognize and award emergent, compelling, and influential work in AI. Read More.

Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

Bill Gates says COVID-19 drugs should go where needed, not just ‘the highest bidder’

The Verge

Photo by Saeed Adyani / Netflix. Microsoft founder Bill Gates said Saturday that drugs and a future vaccine to treat COVID-19 should go where they are most needed, not just to “the highest bidder,” Reuters reported. “If

The most memorable moments in The Last of Us Part II (spoilers)

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Dean Takahashi of GamesBeat and Danielle Takahashi have created a video (with spoilers) of the best moments of Naughty Dog's epic The Last of Us Part II. Read More.

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Three top Ubisoft execs are leaving the company amid abuse allegations

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Paris-based video game company Ubisoft announced Saturday that several high-level company officers are leaving amid allegations of abuse and harassment.

Transform 2020: 4 days of deep-dive AI learning

Venture Beast

See the full agenda of Transform 2020, July 14-17; each day is dedicated to a specific aspect of AI, from automation to conversational AI and AI at the edge. 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.

Why this Oracle exec turned to academia to help climb the cloud career ladder


Originally from Lafayette, La., Andre Alfred (left) enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife and three children. Photo Courtesy of Andre Alfred). About the time he was in kindergarten, Andre Alfred started playing with the Tandy 1000 SX that his dad bought at Radio Shack.

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How to manage shopping lists with Alexa


There are so many great and useful things you can do with Alexa. This virtual assistant can create alarms, make calls , check emails, just to name a few. But have you ever tried to manage your shopping lists using Alexa? if you haven’t, make sure to do so.

Testing MilkRun: Portland’s farm-to-doorstep grocery delivery service launches in Seattle


MilkRun delivers farm-to-doorstep groceries in Portland and Seattle. GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg). The coronavirus pandemic is rapidly changing consumers’ grocery shopping habits and creating a big opportunity for startups like MilkRun.

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The Star Trek Roleplaying Game is Getting a Whole New Rulebook Just for Playing as the Klingons

GizModo VR

When it launched a few years ago, Modiphius’ Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game gave fans a ruleset for boldly going as their very own crew of Federation officers, managing their own ship, going on away missions, and exploring the galaxy.


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!

How to delete temporary data on Huawei P30 Pro


Huawei P30 Pro is a phone that offers so much in terms of specs, design, and of course, features. But, would it be so fun using the phone without apps? Probably not. It is hard to even imagine a smartphone without apps on it.

Fitbit Charge 4 gets ‘smart wake’ alarm and dynamic GPS with latest software update

The Verge

The latest software update to the Fitbit Charge 4 gives two big upgrades including dynamic GPS, and a “smart wake” option. First reported by 9to5Google , the new features are now rolling out to all users.

How to check battery health on iPhone


Unlike the iPad which requires you to download desktop software to monitor the health of your battery, the iPhone has an in-built Battery Health Tool which can easily help you do this.

Kuo: Apple might release two ARM-based MacBooks this year


Apple has made it official that it will transition its entire Mac lineup from Intel processors to its own custom silicon based on the ARM64 architecture. The company hinted that the new CPUs will debut in a Mac later this year, which naturally invites to speculation as to what that

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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.

How to check battery on AirPods


AirPods were designed and developed by Apple Inc. The AirPods succeeded the Earpods which needed wires to connect to other devices. These wireless earphones can pair with all Bluetooth connectable devices, including Android devices, as long as they have Bluetooth 4.0 and above.

That Kamen Rider's Got a Robot Dog

GizModo VR

Oh, nothing to see here. Just a masked superhero and his Sony-branded robot doggie. Read more. kamen rider tokusatsu toei sony aibo kamen rider zero one


Here is how to use social media the right way


Social media became a big part of our daily lives. Most people don’t use one, but several social networks to communicate with others, find jobs, post pictures, find inspiration, and more. And when used properly, social networks are great, no doubt about it.

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This weekend, you can still save $30 on the Apple AirPods Pro at Verizon

The Verge

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge. This weekend, you can still get the biggest discount we’ve seen yet on Apple’s AirPods Pro truly wireless earbuds. The sale is happening at Verizon, and you can save $30 on a set of Apple AirPods Pro online only.

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?

How To Use AirDrop On iPhone 11 Series


Hanging out with friends without taking pictures is nearly impossible nowadays. Foremost if you have an iPhone 11 in your hand. After taking great pictures, your friends may ask you to share the photos. There are some methods to share a bunch of photos from your iPhone.

Carl Reiner's final performance is a fitting goodbye and instant tear-jerker

Mashable VR

I challenge anyone who appreciates the life and work of Carl Reiner to not cry after watching this. The comedy legend (and father of fellow Hollywood great, Rob Reiner) died on June 29 at the age of 98.

Best Personal Safety Apps for iOS


Danger never comes with a warning. During the most unexpected time, it suddenly appears with a huge blow. Nobody ever wants to fall in trouble or getting caught in the middle of a natural disaster. So, it is wise to prepare before it comes. Surely, you have understood what we’re trying to say.

Disney World's reopening trailer gets an appropriately snarky response

Mashable VR

If you're going to re-open one of the world's most popular theme parks during a pandemic, and in a U.S. state that is currently considered a hot spot, you're going to get dragged for it.

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.