Sat.Jan 16, 2021

Incoming White House science and technology leader on AI, diversity, and society

Venture Beast

Incoming White House science and technology leader Dr. Alondra Nelson addressed the relationship between AI development an inclusion. Read More.

Programmer Loses Password to Hard Drive Containing $240 Million in Bitcoin

SecureWorld News

At some point in life, everyone loses something of value. For most people it is a lost wallet, or a phone containing your most personal information, or something with great sentimental value. The sting of losing something you value hurts.


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OpenAI’s text-to-image engine, DALL-E, is a powerful visual idea generator

Venture Beast

DALL-E brings AI one step closer to human-like creativity, and the images it generates could seed all kinds of new ideas. Read More. AI Media VB Home Page category-/Arts & Entertainment/Visual Art & Design category-/Computers & Electronics DALL-E OpenAI

CES 2021 wrap up: How enterprise tech makes all those smart toilets and robots possible

Tech Republic Cloud

From smart toilets and disinfecting robots to transparent OLED displays and sleep tech, CES 2021 was a showcase for the latest innovations in consumer and enterprise technology

Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

TSMC on Schedule to Test 3nm Apple Silicon Processors This Year


For years, TSMC has been Apple’s Silicon processor supplier. The two companies have worked very closely with each other and have mutually benefited from this association.

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Facebook suspends ads for weapon accessories until at least January 22nd

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Facebook has updated its Inauguration Day preparations to include a temporary ban on ads that promote weapon accessories and protective equipment at least through January 22nd “out of an abundance of caution,” the company said in a new blog post Saturday. “We

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Godzilla vs. Kong Is Hitting Streaming a Bit Earlier Than Expected

GizModo VR

These big friends are ready to fight. They can’t wait. Read more


Apple Planning to Have Face ID and Under-Screen Touch ID in the Next-Generation iPhone


Every year, Apple loyalists look forward to the arrival of the upgraded version of the iPhone. There are many who don’t even mind replacing their month-old iPhone with the latest model that just came out in the market.

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Integris co-founder reveals new startup that uses software to help companies meet diversity goals


Raghu Gollamudi. Included Photo). Five years ago, when data privacy was just emerging as one of the most challenging business risks, Raghu Gollamudi spotted a trend.

WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy Related to Facebook Data Sharing Now Delayed


In a recently published post on its official blog, WhatsApp declared that it will implement a particular change in its privacy policy, which had created quite a stir, a little later. A certain modification was supposed to happen and reflect in WhatsApp’s privacy policy from February 2021.

Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

Watch NASA test fire its massive new rocket

The Verge

The B-2 Test Stand at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Four huge rocket engines will roar to life on Saturday, in a crucial test for NASA’s powerful next-generation rocket.

Kuo: Redesigned MacBook Pro Models to Offer Flat-Edged Design, MagSafe, More Ports and No Touch Bar


Tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is someone who, for several years, has maintained his reputation as being a man who has his ways of tracking all the important developments taking place at Apple. If you have been planning on buying a new MacBook Pro, you might want to wait for a little.

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The tech trends we saw kick off at CES 2021

The Verge

Image: Razer. Another CES is in the books. Going all-virtual meant that it was a smaller show than usual — and since it was already a show that’s been on the decline in terms of influence for a few years now, we could feel it.

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Unlike Airbnb, Vrbo Reportedly Won't Cancel D.C. Bookings During Inauguration Week

GizModo VR

Airbnb smartly decided earlier this week to cancel all D.C. bookings during inauguration week out of fear of another violent insurrection on the horizon, but its competitor Vrbo is reportedly not following suit. Read more.

Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

CES 2021 roundup: tech trends business professionals should care about

Tech Republic Cloud

CES 2021? is a wrap. TechRepublic's Steve Ranger, Teena Maddox, and Bill Detwiler join Karen Roby to discuss the products and technology trends that stood out

Facebook Will Pause Ads Promoting Weapons Accessories and Protective Equipment Until After Biden’s Inauguration

GizModo VR

Facebook announced on Saturday that it was banning ads that promote weapons accessories and protective equipment until Jan. 22, after President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, “out of an abundance of caution.” Read more.

AMD CEO Lisa Su discusses supply problems and the future of CPUs


Desktop CPUs are AMD's greatest strength, and laptop and enterprise CPUs are the two largest markets AMD has the opportunity to invade -- and AMD has no plans to become complacent. Lisa Su says that AMD is placing a heavy focus on Zen 4 and Zen 5, and anticipates them

HBO Has Tapped a Russian Indie Director for The Last of Us's Pilot

GizModo VR

Another director joins the crew. Considering the subject matter, it seems like he’ll fit right in. Read more


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.

Cyberpunk 2077 full development reportedly didn’t start until 2016

The Verge

Image: CD Projekt Red. A new report looking into what went amiss with the rollout of Cyberpunk 2077 points to overconfidence from management at CD Projekt Red as a key problem, and reveals that “full development” of the game — announced in 2012— didn’t begin until 2016.

Bumble Reactivates Political Filter That Women Used to Catfish and Report Capitol Rioters

GizModo VR

Man, finding love sure is hard when you’re a domestic terrorist wanted for treason. Read more. geosocial networking bumble

The Verge Awards at CES 2021: can’t touch this

The Verge

Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge. Rating the all-digital Consumer Electronics Show Last year, we opened our awards for the annual Consumer Electronics Show by saying “oh, what a difference 12 months makes.”

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This Resident Alien Promo Is Just Alan Tudyk Riffing on How Weird Food Is

GizModo VR

And, honestly, it’s pretty compelling. Read more


What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

Intel's self-driving tech division Mobileye is picking up speed, set to become a true threat to Tesla


The world of self-driving vehicles is roughly hewn into two factions: companies that believe fully autonomous vehicles will naturally evolve from advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), and those that expect the two will exist in concert, fulfilling different niches

Unlike Airbnb, VRBO reportedly won’t cancel reservations in DC during inauguration week

The Verge

Short-term rental site VRBO does not plan to cancel reservations in the DC area during the inauguration next week, even though competitor Airbnb has already done so.

Dwayne Johnson drops delightful first trailer for NBC's 'Young Rock'

Mashable VR

Fans of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson are in for a treat this February. On Saturday, the beloved wrestler-turned-actor gave his Twitter and Instagram followers a sneak peek at Young Rock, NBC's upcoming sitcom based on Johnson's life.


Amazon Wants Other Companies to Make Their Own Voice Assistants, Using Alexa’s Tech, Of Course

GizModo VR

Building a smart voice assistant like Alexa is hard, according to Amazon, and we can probably take its word for it. However, that doesn’t mean that voice assistants are out of reach for companies like car manufacturers, for example.

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.

Watching makeup tutorials made me feel confident wearing less makeup

Mashable VR

When we spend so much of our time online, we’re bound to learn something while clicking and scrolling. Discover something new with Mashable’s series I learned it on the internet. The first time I wore liquid foundation, I smeared it all over my face like it was moisturizer.

Ford reportedly delays some deliveries of its Mustang Mach-E

The Verge

Photo by Andrew Hawkins / The Verge. Ford will delay deliveries for hundreds of its Mustang Mach-E vehicles to perform quality checks, Electrek reported.

NASA declares the Mars InSight digger dead after two years

Mashable VR

NASA announced on Thursday that a "mole" on Mars has ended its mission after landing on the Red Planet nearly two years ago. The mole — also called a digger, drill, and probe — was built by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and deployed by NASA's InSight lander.

Apple begins work on foldable iPhone, redesigned iMacs and new Mac Pros


Apple’s foldable iPhone isn’t going to launch anytime soon, but it’s something the company is actively developing. The device’s screen is said to feature a “mostly invisible hinge” and, when unfolded, will be about the size of an iPhone 12 Pro Max -- that’s 6.7 inches

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!