Sat.Apr 17, 2021

“The main rival, Bitcoin, is very primitive compared to Ethereum”, Rob Zel, Bitni’s founder claims


The launch of Bitcoin over a decade ago opened up opportunities for the development and launch of a ton of other cryptocurrencies, Ethereum being the foremost. Often compared to Bitcoin, Ethereum 2.0 is a truly decentralized P2P (peer-to-peer) blockchain-powered cryptocurrency.

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Why Microsoft’s new AI acquisition is a big deal

Venture Beast

Microsoft's acquisition of Nuance signals the tech giant's AI strategy in Azure, self-driving cars, and other products beyond health care AI. Read More.


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Sommelier gets $1M R&D grant from The Graph to deliver blockchain market data improvements


Sommelier, a decentralized finance (DeFi) blockchain protocol and Ethereum bridge that acts as a co-processor to the Ethereum world computer, has announced a $1M Research and Development grant from The Graph Foundation.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang interview: From the Grace CPU to engineer’s metaverse

Venture Beast

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang spoke with the press during GTC 21 about everything from the Grace AI CPU to the Omniverse. Read More.

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.

Palo Alto Networks: As Cloud Security Threats Skyrocket, Automation Can Help


Palo Alto Networks’ biannual Unit 42 Cloud Threat Report found that the COVID-19 pandemic, and related shift to remote work, sent cloud security risks through the roof.

The SASE wave: Why cloud-native edge security is gathering huge momentum

Venture Beast

Secure Access Service Edge is less than two years old but is already moving the needle when it comes to forging a new market. Read More.

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Boxes of RTX 3080 Ti 12GB GPUs have been photographed on their way to LA


Caught in the camera’s lens are a handful of pallets, each containing a dozen boxes of maybe a hundred GPUs. The well-protected crate is labeled with the 3090 and aforementioned 3080 Ti. The cardboard boxes contain GeForce GT 710’s and Radeon RX 580’s


Dell is spinning out VMware in a deal expected to generate over $9B for the company


Dell announced this afternoon that it’s spinning out VMware, a move that has been suspected for some time. Dell acquired VMware as part of the massive $58 billion EMC acquisition (announced as $67 billion) in 2015.

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Memory maker aims to develop DDR5 modules clocked at over 10,000 MHz


The DDR5 memory standard released by JEDEC set clock speeds between 4,800 MHz and 6,400 MHz, but SK Hynix and Samsung have already promised more than that. Samsung stated that its DDR5 memory would go up to 7,200 MHz, and SK Hynix went a step further claiming it would reach

Washington state lawmakers vote to phase out gasoline cars by 2030

The Verge

Traffic Jam. Washington state lawmakers have passed a measure that would phase out the sale of gas-powered vehicles starting in 2030. The Clean Cars 2030 initiative passed Thursday as an amendment to a bill that requires state utilities prepare for an electric-vehicle future. The bill now awaits Gov.

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.

Washington state governor expected to sign new bill ending prohibition on municipal broadband


Drew Hansen sponsored Washington’s net neutrality bill in 2017 with support from Gov. Inslee. Now he’s helped get a public broadband law through the legislature. Photo courtesy of HouseDemocrats.WA.Gov.).

Twitter having a partial outage Saturday morning

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. It looks like problems on Twitter that began Friday night are persisting Saturday morning. People on the east coast of the US were reporting that while the page would load, they were unable to send tweets and DMs.

Regulators Urge Peloton Tread+ Owners to Stop Using Treadmill 'Immediately,' and Peloton Is Pissed

GizModo VR

In the wake of multiple reports of injuries and at least one death involving Peloton’s Tread+ treadmill, the U.S.

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Google introducing a feature in Chrome 90 to create links to highlighted text on a webpage

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. An upcoming feature in Chrome 90 will allow users to create a link to a section of a website that they’ve highlighted. First launched as a browser extension called Link to Text Fragment last year, Google has now added the feature within Chrome itself.

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.

Rep. Suzan DelBene on out-of-date privacy laws, and why she’s not giving up on federal legislation


Suzan DelBene. GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy). It’s one of the hottest topics in tech, but despite broad agreement about the importance of online privacy, the United States has yet to pass comprehensive, modern, federal legislation that addresses the issue.

Amazon has canceled its Lord of the Rings MMO game

The Verge

Amazon Game Studios has canceled a Lord of the Rings online role-playing game, Bloomberg reported. The company announced the project with Leyou-owned Athlon Games back in 2019, and planned it to be a free-to-play game for PC and consoles.

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U.S. Federal Investigators Are Reportedly Looking Into Codecov Security Breach, Undetected for Months

GizModo VR

federal investigators are purportedly looking into a security breach at Codecov , a platform used to test software code with more 29,000 customers worldwide, Reuters reported on Saturday. The company has confirmed the breach and stated that it went undetected for months. Read more.

CPSC urges people with children at home to stop using Peloton Tread Plus treadmill ‘immediately’

The Verge

Photo by Ethan Miller / Getty Images. The Consumer Product Safety Commission on Saturday issued a warning about Peloton Tread Plus treadmills, saying the machines pose “serious risks to children for abrasions, fractures, and death.”

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.

Third Date’s the Charm (Maybe): NASA Reschedules First Ingenuity Flight on Mars for Monday

GizModo VR

NASA has given an eager public a new date for the Ingenuity helicopter’s first controlled flight on Mars: Monday, April 19. This would be the third time Ingenuity’s flight has been rescheduled to date, and with some luck, it might be the real deal. Read more.

Roblox to introduce content ratings for games to better restrict age-inappropriate content

The Verge

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images. Virtual gaming platform Roblox is developing content ratings for games and easier-to-use parental controls, the company’s chief privacy officer Remy Malan told The Wall Street Journal.

PlayStation 5 Is Now the Fastest-Selling Console in U.S. History

GizModo VR

Sony’s PlayStation 5 is the fastest-selling gaming console in U.S. history in both unit and dollar sales, according to retail analyst firm The NPD Group. So if you’ve been struggling to get your hands on one since its release last November, scalpers may not be entirely to blame. Read more.

NASA reschedules Ingenuity helicopter’s first flight on Mars for Monday

The Verge

An artists’ rendering of the Ingenuity and its parent rover Perseverance | NASA/JPL-Caltech. NASA has rescheduled the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars helicopter to April 19th at 3:30AM ET, the agency announced Saturday.

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.

Dogecoin is mooning, and we're listening for the popping sound

Mashable VR

With dogecoin back in the news, the bubble pop can't be far behind. The cryptocurrency, which was explicitly created as a parody of crypto in 2013, is on an epic run. As of Saturday, a single dogecoin was worth approximately $0.30 according to CoinMarketCap.

During Indianapolis shooting, FedEx cell phone policy meant some family members couldn’t reach workers

The Verge

Police caution tape blocks the entrance to the site of a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis. Photo by JEFF DEAN/AFP via Getty Images.

Amazon doesn't 'get' gaming. A canned Lord of the Rings is only the latest example.

Mashable VR

Maybe it's time for Amazon to take the 'L' on trying to build a thriving video game business before more jobs are affected? The latest misstep for Amazon's stumbling efforts to build and release its own video games is also a story about The Lord of the Rings.

Google Project Zero will give a 30-day grace period before disclosing security issues

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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.

Hubble captures a massive black hole blazing fiery plasma trails across the cosmos

Mashable VR

The focus of this new image share from NASA — a photo captured by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2012 — is Hercules A. The distant galaxy, also known as 3C 348, is the bright spot right in the middle of the below image.


Judge in Australia finds Google misled Android users about location data collection

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. A judge in Australia found Google misled users about personal location data the company collected via Android devices, a violation of Australian law, the Associated Press reported.

NASA puts its money on SpaceX for a massive lunar lander

Mashable VR

NASA has a plan to put humans back on the surface of the moon, and that plan officially includes SpaceX now. The space agency announced Friday that it awarded the private rocket company a $2.89

'Jeopardy!' has missed the mark with guest hosts so far

Mashable VR

Longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek left a gaping hole in the show when he died last November. Perhaps it's unfair to say this, as no host will be able to capture Trebek's magic, but the guest hosts vying for his replacement so far have.well, not been magical at all. The past and future Jeopardy!

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.