Sat.Oct 23, 2021

Why Chris Akhavan left EA to join blockchain gaming platform Forte

Venture Beast

Chris Akhavan left a comfy job at EA/Glu to join blockchain gaming tech platform Forte so he can be on gaming's leading edge. Read More. GamesBeat Mobile PC Gaming technology category-/Finance/Investing category-/Games Chris Akhavan DeanBeat Reviews Previews and Interviews Forte

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NASA's Mars rover is back in action after two weeks of silence

Mashable VR

It wasn't a surprise when the Perseverance rover on Mars lost contact with Earth for two weeks, but what was no doubt a long wait for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory is finally over.

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Report: 14% of decision-makers feel all SaaS subscriptions benefit their business

Venture Beast

Almost two-thirds (63%) think a lack of process around software subscriptions has had a negative impact on their company's culture. Read More.

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The Theranos trial lost a juror to the mathematical allure of Sudoku

Mashable VR

Alleged blood scammer Elizabeth Holmes is on trial for numerous counts of wire fraud connected to the totally useless blood testing machinery she claimed to invent and market through her company Theranos.

Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.

Verizon-AWS private mobile edge computing available to U.S. enterprises

Venture Beast

Verizon has made its private mobile edge computing solution with AWS Outposts available for enterprise clients in the U.S. Read More.

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TikTok's favorite water bottle makes hydration fun with customizable flavor filters

Mashable VR

Don’t trust anything on the internet — until Mashable tries it first. Welcome to the Hype Test , where we review viral trends and tell you what's really worth millions of likes.

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The Grand Theft Auto trilogy remake becomes a cartoon in our first look at gameplay

Mashable VR

I wasn't expecting much from the upcoming re-release of the series-altering Grand Theft Auto trilogy, where 3D worlds and design twists took over from GTA III on to GTA: Vice City and finally GTA: San Andreas. I definitely wasn't expecting this.

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Report: 65% of brands say commerce content is a vital component of marketing

Venture Beast

2020's explosion in online shopping has resulted in consumer demand for trustworthy information on online goods and services. Read More. Commerce Consumer Marketing brands category-/Business & Industrial commerce content ecommerce online shopping publishers reports

This real-life electric vehicle concept is basically a 'Star Wars' podracer

Mashable VR

Say what you will about the prequels, but Star Wars: The Phantom Menace did make one undeniably excellent addition to the canon of a galaxy far, far away: podracing.

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Microsoft reverses controversial.NET change after open source community outcry

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. Microsoft is reversing a decision to remove a key feature from its upcoming.NET 6 release, after a public outcry from the open source community.

The Engineering Leader's Guide to Empowering Excellence With Data

A software engineering team is measured by its outputs — the quality of the code delivered and the speed at which it was shipped. The first step to achieving success is the inputs; leaders need to create an environment that enables developers to excel.

Whimsy, New York, and that damn bassoon: How 'Only Murders' composer Siddhartha Khosla created the show's musical language

Mashable VR

Only Murders in the Building may be over for now , but that just means we have unlimited time to watch and rewatch the breakout Hulu series — and to listen to the criminally catchy score by composer Siddhartha Khosla (no relation).

Will Apple’s Mini LED MacBook Pros avoid the iPad Pro’s downsides?

The Verge

Image: Apple. When Apple announced the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Mini LED backlighting earlier this year, I knew it was time to upgrade from my 2018 model. And I wasn’t disappointed.

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What the giant James Webb telescope will see that Hubble can't

Mashable VR

Astronomers like Christine Chen are thrilled about the looming launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. The $10 billion instrument, half the size of a 737 airplane and replete with gold-coated mirrors, will orbit 1 million miles from Earth and peer into places humanity hasn't seen before.

Young Justice's Future Is Up to Its Fans, Again

GizModo VR

Young Justice is a pretty good show most of the time, and after it got cancelled by Cartoon Network in 2013, fans eventually managed to secure a third season some years later for HBO Max.

Building Product to Enhance Customer Support: The Key to Customer Retention in an E-commerce Business

Speaker: Bhavana Angadi, Senior Product Manager at Hopscotch (Demand & Growth) | Former Product Manager at Bigbasket

Join Bhavana Angadi, Senior Product Manager at Hopscotch, as she details the best way to increase customer retention.

The 9 best crime shows on Peacock for when you want to be a detective

Mashable VR

Crime! Don't do it. Seriously, you'll get in trouble. If you're interested in it, live through other people who do crime fictionally or literally. On the fictional end, there are great TV shows with lady detectives, spooky serial killer beginnings, and dramatizations of sordid real-life events.

With official Matter support, Eero mesh routers could soon run your smart home

The Verge

Photo by Sean Hollister / The Verge. We are literally right now celebrating The Verge ’s 10-year anniversary in New York City , but we couldn’t throw an epic two-day event without also bringing you a teensy bit of tech news — and Eero co-founder and CEO Nick Weaver just did that at On The Verge.

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What size is the iPhone 13 (as well as the 12, 11, and X)?

Mashable VR

If you're looking to buy an iPhone 13, or any iPhone, size is a big factor. Do you want something that can slip easily into your pocket, or do you believe that bigger is better? What about other factors related to size, like processing power, storage space, and battery life?

Kraken officially released in Seattle: Fans turn new Climate Pledge Arena into a roaring hockey house

GeekWire

“We did it Seattle!” ” The sellout crowd of 17,151 roared as Seattle Kraken CEO Tod Leiweke welcomed the first packed house for a hockey game at Seattle’s new Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday by marking the achievement of getting the place built and landing an NHL team.

LinkedIn + ZoomInfo Recruiter: Better Data for Better Candidates

Check out our latest ebook for a guide to the in-depth, wide-ranging candidate and company data offered by ZoomInfo Recruiter — and make your next round of candidate searches faster, more efficient, and ultimately more successful.

Timothée Chalamet went viral on TikTok again

Mashable VR

It's been a week full of TikTok trend revivals and evolutions, but first we need to talk about that Timothée Chalamet video. The Timothée Chalamet video in question Dune has finally hit theaters, and with the sci-fi film's release came an onslaught of Timothée Chalamet content.

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More Than 100 Cargo Ships Were Waiting to Unload in Southern California This Week, an All-Time High

GizModo VR

If you want to know what a global supply chain crisis looks like at its worst, all you have to do is check out what happened at southern California’s ports this week. Read more.

Google will finally give meeting hosts the power of making people shut up

Mashable VR

It's happened to everyone. You're in a Google Meeting and someone either doesn't know their microphone is unmuted and they're making a ton of noise, or they're very aware that they're unmuted and they're still making a ton of noise.

Nvidia's top-of-the-line CMP cryptomining GPU is now available for $4,300

TechSpot

The Nvidia CMP 170HX is the flagship GPU in the company's "Cryptocurrency Mining Processor" series. As spotted in Tom's Hardware, the card has gone up for sale at Vipera, a retailer in Dubai. The store claims to have 238 units in stock for a price of $4,300. It was also

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Strong and Effective Value Proposition

Speaker: Robin Zaragoza, Product Coach and CEO of The Product Refinery

Join Robin Zaragoza, product coach and CEO of The Product Refinery, as she shares tips on how to create a powerful Value Proposition that keeps your customer at the heart of your product development process.

T-Mobile pushed back the death of Sprint's 3G network by three months

Mashable VR

T-Mobile is going to let the ghost of Sprint, which the former company first moved to acquire in 2018, stick around for a few months longer.

Urbanista Los Angeles review: solar-powered headphones deliver on a lofty promise

The Verge

Almost infinite listening, so long as the weather’s kind Solar-powered headphones are a tantalizing prospect.

What is a VPN, and what does it do on a Mac?

Mashable VR

A VPN, or virtual private network, is often touted as the ultimate in web security, which makes it sound more complicated than it really is. In truth, VPNs are simple software that anyone can use. This article is a brief introduction to what VPNs actually are and what they can do for you on a Mac.

Get a year of PlayStation Plus for just $37 this weekend

The Verge

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge. For this weekend, you can get a whole year of Playstation Plus at Eneba for just $37 by using the code 365USVERGE at checkout. Anyone who owns a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 should consider becoming a PlayStation Plus subscriber.

Product-Led Onboarding: How to Turn New Users into Lifelong Customers

Speaker: Ramli John, Managing Director at ProductLed and Author

Let’s face it. Today’s users are impulsive and easily distracted. They don’t have the time (or patience) to try and figure things out by themselves. They expect the product to be intuitive. Easy. And fast. Add to that a few, unfairly poor reviews and you’ll be more than just stuck. Ramli will share a simple but powerful framework to get more users to experience a product’s "Eureka!" moment and turn them into lifelong customers.

What is a VPN Router?

Mashable VR

Most consumers and even small businesses are fine with a standard wireless router. If all you want to do is add an extra layer of security or access geo-restricted sites, you can do so with a subscription to a reputable VPN service installed on your devices.

Sounds like the Halo Needler is finally getting the Nerf blaster it deserves

The Verge

The Halo Needler is one of the most memorable video game weapons ever designed: an alien rifle that shoots homing spikes of crystalline plasma that explode. While clearly taking some inspiration from The Fifth Element ’s “replay gun” in shape and functionality, it’s gained a following of its own.

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'Lose fat in 5 days' exercise videos are harmful for fitness beginners

Mashable VR

Paging Dr. Internet, we need a diagnosis. In this series, Mashable examines the online world's influence on our health and prescribes new ways forward. Like anything in life, whether it be starting a new hobby or learning how to tie a tie, I turn to YouTube. Exercising was no different.

T-Mobile delays shutdown of Sprint 3G network

The Verge

T-Mobile has delayed its plans to shut down Sprint’s CDMA network | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. T-Mobile said it will delay its planned shutdown of Sprint’s 3G network by three months to ensure its “partners” have time to help customers with the transition.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.