Fri.Sep 25, 2020

Is Your Pandemic-Fueled Cloud Migration Sustainable?

Information Week

COVID-19 shoved enterprises into the cloud. While remote work is sustainable, emergency cloud strategies are not

AI Weekly: Amazon went wide with Alexa; now it’s going deep

Venture Beast

After putting Alexa everywhere it could, Amazon is focusing its efforts on going deep, with new Alexa capabilities, a new edge chip, and surveillance gear. Read More.

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Chaos Engineering: Withstanding Turbulence in Software Production

Information Week

Navigating safely through these stormy waters will ensure greater confidence in and resilience of the whole system. Here are a few pointers

Government cybersecurity agency warns of Windows Server exploit

Network World

The federal government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a rare emergency directive to federal government agencies to roll out a Windows Server patch within days, an indication of the severity of the exploit. The directive was issued on September 18, and agencies were given four days to apply the security update. It demands that executive agencies take "immediate and emergency action" to patch CVE-2020-1472 , issued August 11.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Mass Effect remasters pushed into 2021 and Xbox buys Bethesda | GB Decides 165

Venture Beast

The Mass Effect remasters are moving from October to early 2021, and the GamesBeat Decides crew talks about that and more on this episode. Read More.

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Why SaaS vendors like Snowflake love open source

Tech Republic Cloud

Commentary: For those who look at the success of SaaS services as portending bad things for open source, the opposite may be true

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Microsoft Teams: All the new features that you need to know about

Tech Republic Cloud

Microsoft used its annual conference for developers and IT pros to showcase a heap of new additions to Microsoft Teams

Google launches AI Platform Prediction in general availability

Venture Beast

Google today launched AI Platform Prediction in general availability, a managed service for cloud AI and machine learning workloads. Read More. AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev Enterprise Mobile ai AI Platform Prediction artificial intelligence category-/Business & Industrial category-/Computers & Electronics category-/Internet & Telecom GCP Google Cloud machine learning

Cisco turns out security patches 25 high-threat flaws for IOS, IOS XE

Network World

If you are a security admin with lots of systems running Cisco IOS and IOS XE software today is decidedly not your day. Cisco this week posted 25 “High” rated security advisories that stem from 34 vulnerabilities the company suggests should be fixed as soon as possible. The vulnerabilities impact a wide-range of Cisco gear as IOS and IOS XE are the company’s most widely used operating systems. The warnings affect firewalls, wireless access points and switches.

The DeanBeat: Agent Venture makes Zoom time fun again

Venture Beast

Escape rooms have taken a big hit during the pandemic. But they've moved online into Zoom calls, and that may save us all while we're locked in isolation. Read More. Business Games PC Gaming Agent Venture Chris Cataldi Chris Sytlianou DeanBeat Flair and Opinion Jason Phelps Mike Prasad online games PC gaming Stephen Ip Tammy McDonald Ted Tagami The DeanBeat Zoom entertainment

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

She's Voting From Space, So Y'all Have No Excuse

GizModo VR

For this November’s presidential election, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins plans to cast her ballot from the International Space Station, 200 miles above Earth, effectively obliterating every excuse in the book for why us earthbound voters can’t make it out to the polls. Read more.

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Epic Games acquires kid tech platform SuperAwesome

Venture Beast

Epic Games has bought SuperAwesome, a pioneer in the "kidtech" market that provides kids with safe digital experiences and age-appropriate advertising. Read More. Business Games Mobile PC Gaming category-/Games/Computer & Video Games console gaming DeanBeat News Dylan Collins Epic Games kidtech Mobile gaming PC gaming SuperAwesome

Microsoft had a secret Windows XP theme that made it look like a Mac

The Verge

Microsoft created a secret Windows XP theme that made the operating system look more like a Mac. A recent Windows XP source code leak has revealed Microsoft’s early work on the operating system and some unreleased themes the company created during its early XP development back in 2000.

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Konami brings Metal Gear Solid and more to GOG

Venture Beast

GOG announced today that is has partnered with Konami to bring many of its most classic games to the retro PC gaming store. Read More. Games PC Gaming category-/Games/Computer & Video Games GOG Konami Metal Gear Solid PC gaming retro gaming

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Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

SpyCloud and CyberDefenses join forces on election security effort

Tech Republic Security

A cybersecurity company providing services to one in five election jurisdictions across the United States has teamed up with another company to beef up digital protections

4D Factory acquires majority stake in HBO game publishing spinoff Neon Media

Venture Beast

Media technology holding company 4D Factory has acquired a majority stake in early-stage game and transmedia startup Neon Media. Read More. Business Games PC Gaming 4D Factory category-/Arts & Entertainment category-/Games/Computer & Video Games console gaming Cort Javarone DeanBeat News Mark Long Neon Media PC gaming

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The Cybersecurity Hat Trick: Infrastructure, Operations and Management

Association of Information Technology Professional

Learn how cybersecurity has evolved into three distinct divisions: infrastructure, operations and management

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Facebook’s Oversight Board to launch in October — but not for election cases

Venture Beast

Facebook’s long-delayed independent Oversight Board plans to launch in mid-late October, just before the November U.S. presidential election. Read More. Business Media Mobile Social category-/Law & Government category-/News/Politics Facebook Oversight Board

eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

Amazon is also warning Xbox Series X preorder customers that their consoles might show up late

The Verge

Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge.

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Allen Institute researchers find pervasive toxicity in popular language models

Venture Beast

Researchers at the Allen Institute for AI find evidence of pervasive bias and toxicity in popular language models from OpenAI and Salesforce. Read More. AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev ai Allen Institute artificial intelligence bias category-/Business & Industrial category-/Health/Health Foundations & Medical Research hate machine learning research study toxicity

Facebook Is Mad at Apple Again

GizModo VR

There is seemingly no end to the ways that tech companies—and there are many of them—will yell at Apple these days. Some of the ire comes from small developers who are rightfully frustrated that they have to fork over a big percentage of their revenue to Apple, the gatekeeper of the iOS App Store.

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Facebook takes a shot at Apple over stance on paid online events for game devs

Venture Beast

Facebook and Apple aren't getting along, and the social network is taking a shot at Apple again today, this time over paid online events. Read More. Business Games Apple category-/Online Communities/Social Networks DeanBeat News Facebook paid online events Vivek Sharma

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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.

It's Time to Dive Into the Beautiful World of Studio Ghibli

GizModo VR

We might not be able to travel to the Miyazaki Museum in Tokyo, Japan, or to see the upcoming exhibit in Los Angeles—but that’s OK, because Studio Ghibli is bringing the Hayao Miyazaki to us. Read more.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting Halloween fun and reprinted Amiibo cards

Venture Beast

Nintendo announced today that Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Halloween event will start on September 30 via a free update. Read More. Games Animal Crossing: New Horizons category-/Games/Computer & Video Games console gaming DeanBeat News Nintendo

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Facebook removes a slew of accounts ahead of the US election

Tech Republic Security

These campaigns used tailored messages to target audiences around the globe. As part of the announcement, Facebook also details account followers and advertising spending pertaining to these efforts

How QuadPay’s interest-free PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X payment plan works

Venture Beast

QuadPay is attempting to establish a new interest-free payment plan in the United States, and it's hoping that GameStop can help it accomplish that. Read More. Business Games PC Gaming AfterPay category-/Computers & Electronics/Consumer Electronics/Game Systems & Consoles category-/Games/Computer & Video Games GameStop How Games Make Money Klarna podcast QuadPay

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.

FAA Chief: Look, I'll Fly the Freakin' Thing Myself

GizModo VR

In a bid to reassure the public that Boeing has fixed the problems with its disastrous 737 Max line of passenger jets, Federal Aviation Administration chief Steve Dickson will personally take get behind the controls for a test flight next week, according to Bloomberg. Read more.

The RetroBeat: Can Microsoft save Quake?

Venture Beast

Maybe Quake, and arena shooters in general, have a comeback on the horizon. But I doubt it's a priority for Microsoft or Xbox. Read More. Games PC Gaming Bethesda category-/Games/Computer & Video Games/Shooter Games console gaming Microsoft PC gaming Quake retro gaming The RetroBeat

WVD Change Default Desktop Friendly Name Remote Desktop

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. I don’t like the default name (Default Desktop) shown in the WVD client portal under the desktop icon. Let’s try to change the default desktop name and give a more user-friendly name to the remote desktop icon (Default Desktop). Let’s learn how to provide a more user-friendly name to WVD remote desktop icons in WVD […].

Vergecast: Amazon announces a new fleet of hardware

The Verge

Image: Amazon. Amazon announced so many gadgets at one event we had to move our Vergecast recording from Thursday to Friday. That’s what the bulk of this week’s show is about.

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!