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Cambridge Quantum pushes into NLP and quantum computing with new head of AI

Venture Beast

Cambridge Quantum Computing's new hire signals it may be looking at ways quantum computing could be used for natural language processing. Read More. AI Enterprise VB Home Page category-/Science/Computer Science natural language processing quantum computing

Nvidia Resizable BAR Tested, Benchmarked

TechSpot

Today we're testing the newly supported Resizable BAR feature on Nvidia GeForce GPUs by benchmarking an Asus ROG Strix RTX 3080 OC graphics card. How does it compare to AMD's SAM implementation

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Deloitte: Consumers load up on subscriptions but are frustrated with fragmentation

Venture Beast

Consumers have loaded up on paid subscriptions during the pandemic, but they're frustrated with fragmentation in services offered. Read More.

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Society of Women Engineers group at University of Washington aims to close the gender gap

GeekWire

Students participate in SWE Hacks at the University of Washington, spending 24 hours collaborating, coding and designing an innovative project in competition with other teams. Photos courtesy of Society of Women Engineers at UW).

The Unexpected Cost of Data Copies

This paper will discuss why organizations frequently end up with multiple data copies and how a secure "no-copy" data strategy enabled by the Dremio data lake service can help reduce complexity, boost efficiency, and dramatically reduce costs.

How Playable Worlds is building a cloud-native sandbox MMO

Venture Beast

Playable Worlds is building a cloud-native massively multiplayer online game with venture capital funding. Read More.

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2 Dead After a Tesla Believed to be Driverless Crashes Into a Tree

GizModo VR

Two men died after the Tesla they were riding in, which local authorities believe had no one in the driver’s seat, crashed into a tree and burst into flames in the north of Houston on Saturday. Read more.

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Two people killed in fiery Tesla crash with no one driving

The Verge

KPRC2 Houston. Authorities in Texas say two people were killed when a Tesla with no one in the driver’s seat crashed into a tree and burst into flames, Houston television station KPRC 2 reported.

5 features that drive revenue for mobile games in both the U.S. and China

Venture Beast

GameRefinery analyzed the top 200 grossing iOS games in the U.S. and China to learn the best ways to monetize on mobile. Read More.

Federal investigators looking into breach at software code testing company Codecov

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Federal officials are investigating a security breach at software auditing company Codecov, which apparently went undetected for months, Reuters reported.

Facebook plans to go after Clubhouse — and podcasts — with a suite of new audio products

Vox

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies remotely at a congressional hearing in July 2020. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images. Announcements are coming on Monday, but some products won’t show up for a while. Facebook wants you to start talking, and listening, on Facebook.

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Does Your Company Need Help Solving These 4 Common eLearning Challenges?

If you want to know how to get ahead of the game and avoid the common mishaps in selling your eLearning courses, you’ve come to the right place! Lambda Solutions has identified the most common and costly challenges faced by eLearning providers today.

Twitter, Facebook, and Snap are part of White House vaccination campaign

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Facebook, Twitter, and Snap are among the companies that will assist with the Biden administration's promotional campaign for vaccine eligibility, Axios reported.

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Adobe Co-Founder and Inventor of PDFs Charles Geschke Dies at Age 81

GizModo VR

Charles “Chuck” Geschke, a co-founder of the leading software company Adobe who invented PDFs, died Friday at age 81, the company said in a statement. Read more.

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Audi teases the future of its electric sedans with the A6 E-Tron concept

The Verge

Images: Audi. Audi has debuted a concept version of an all-electric A6 sedan, which is coming to all major global markets and will be built on a new EV platform the company is co-developing with Porsche.

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Crypto Market Plummets Following Week of Coinbase-fueled Hype

GizModo VR

After cryptocurrency prices soared this week amid hype leading up to Coinbase’s direct listing , the market took a nosedive over the weekend.

Insights on Choosing an Identity Verification Solution Provider

Sort through today’s crowded identity verification solutions landscape with our guide, designed to help you choose the right provider based on your unique needs.

Charles Geschke, co-founder of Adobe and co-inventor of the PDF, has died at 81

The Verge

Photo by Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images. Charles “Chuck” Geschke, a co-founder of Adobe who helped develop the PDF, has died at age 81, the company said in a statement.

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Domino’s Has a New Pizza Delivery Robot That Lets You Track Your Order While It Drives It Over

GizModo VR

Domino’s, the eager company that’s always looking for new ways to get you its pizza, is at it again. To ensure that you are not without its pizza, the company has dispatched a delivery robot at one of its stores that it says will take the pizza right to customers. Read more.

New Trailers: Army of the Dead, The Underground Railroad, Resident Evil, and more

The Verge

Here come the zombies in Army of the Dead | Netflix. I finished This is a Robbery , and I won’t spoil the ending but if you’re thinking there will be a huge reveal at the end, well, you might be disappointed.

What you should know about autism

Mashable VR

There are a lot of misconceptions about autism. As the climate activist Greta Thunberg (who is on the autism spectrum) points out, autism isn't "something you have," nor is it a disease.

Cassandra Data Modeling Guide to Best Practices

Are you a developer, database architect, or database administrator that's new to Cassandra but have been tasked with developing a Cassandra schema design? Learn the basic rules to keep in mind when designing your schema for Cassandra.

How to Build an eBook Store without Breaking a Sweat

Kitaboo

eBooks have come as a boon to authors, publishers, and readers. Revenues from eBook sales show strong promise and keep growing all over the world. . eBook sales increased by 7.3% in the first five months of 2020 in the US.

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Soak in the epic awkwardness of John Boehner calling Chuck Todd 'a s**t' on live TV

Mashable VR

John Boehner is doing a book tour, and that means John Boehner is doing interviews. If you know anything about his new, pulls-no-punches tell-all, that means fireworks are always possible. Boehner had those fireworks primed and ready to go during a Sunday appearance on CNN's Meet the Press.

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of April 11, 2021

GeekWire

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 April 11, 2021. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter.

'Solar Opposites' Season 2 gives 'Rick and Morty' a run for its money

Mashable VR

This post contains relatively minor spoilers for Solar Opposites Season 1 and 2.

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.

Announcing Calm SaaS General Availability

Nutanix

Nutanix® Calm is an application orchestration solution that our customers use to deliver infrastructure and applications to their end business units

Facebook will reportedly reveal its Clubhouse competitor on Monday

Mashable VR

Facebook is ready to introduce its answer to Clubhouse and other audio-only social media products such as podcasts. And it's reportedly happening on Monday, April 19. The range of so-called "social audio" products were detailed in a new report from Vox.

A beginner's guide to listening to audiobooks

Mashable VR

There's really nothing like making it through a good book. It can expand your understanding of the world, give you something to do while you wait at the doctor's office, and everything in between. But not everyone has the time to sit down and crack open a tome.

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Steve-O returns to 'Hot Ones' for a season finale stunt worthy of 'Jackass'

Mashable VR

Jackass star Steve-O first appeared on Hot Ones in 2017 and it was a memorable appearance. Now he's back.

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.

Snag a refurbished HP touchscreen laptop for under $200

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Score a refurbished HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE touchscreen laptop for just $197.99 — a 49% savings — as of April 18. Sometimes you just want life to be easy. Like, pull your new computer out of the box and instantly start doing your work a minute later easy.

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13 best classic movies on Hulu for when you're feeling nostalgic

Mashable VR

Read more. More about Hulu , Entertainment , and Movies Tv Shows. Hulu Entertainment Movies Tv Shows

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Google Chrome now lets you link people to highlighted text on a website

Mashable VR

Recently, Google Chrome unveiled some new features that can help boost your productivity — most notably including a way to link people to specific text from, say, an article or blog.

Save over 35% on a solar-powered patio umbrella with LED lights

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Light up your outdoor space with this solar-powered LED patio umbrella , on sale for $149.99 — a 37% discount — as of April 18. So, you've invested in the comfiest patio furniture you could find and are ready to spend the upcoming season lounging outdoors.

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.