Sat.May 23, 2020

Facebook opens its $1,000 Oculus Quest enterprise headset to all businesses

Venture Beast

Facebook announced that its $1,000 enterprise-edition Oculus Quest, part of its Oculus for Business platform, is now available for all companies. Read More.

In About-Face, UK Will Not Allow Huawei to Be Involved in Any Part of Its 5G Networks


It appears the UK wants Chinese telecommunications company Huawei as far away from its 5G network as possible. In an about-face, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told officials to create plans to reduce Huawei’s involvement in the country’s 5G networks to zero by 2023. Read more.

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The Pentagon?s Joint AI Center wants to be like Silicon Valley

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The largest Joint AI Center contract to date was awarded this week. CTO Nand Mulchandani on AI at the Pentagon and why JAIC is mimicing Silicon Valley. Read More.

Extreme social distancing: Why camping is poised for a ?huge jump in popularity,? fueled by technology


More travelers are expected to hit the road for camping trips as restrictions are eased in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser).

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Data Analytics in the Cloud for Developers and Founders

Speaker: Javier Ramírez, Senior AWS Developer Advocate, AWS

You have lots of data, and you are probably thinking of using the cloud to analyze it. But how will you move data into the cloud? In which format? How will you validate and prepare the data? What about streaming data? Can data scientists discover and use the data? Can business people create reports via drag and drop? Can operations monitor what’s going on? Will the data lake scale when you have twice as much data? Is your data secure? In this session, we address common pitfalls of building data lakes and show how AWS can help you manage data and analytics more efficiently.

AI proves it?s a poor substitute for human content checkers during lockdown

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Major social media companies have replaced many of their human content moderators with AI during the pandemic. And the results aren't encouraging. Read More. AI Business Social category-/News content monitoring human in the loop

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Google Messages may finally be adding end-to-end encryption for RCS

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. An analysis of the latest update to Google Messages suggests it may be moving closer to having end-to-end encryption for RCS, according to 9to5 Google (via APKMirror ).

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Tips On How To Improve Your Website


Your website plays an integral role in the development of your business or brand. Improve a website and you will see positive results. How to improve your website? Don’t worry we have some useful tips. This article will look at website enhance tips.

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Twitter is not breaking new ground with its remote work policy

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When I saw the New York Times article suggesting Twitter is breaking new ground by letting its employees work remotely, I wanted to set the record straight. Read More. Business Cloud category-/Business & Industrial remote work Twitter working from home

Coronavirus contact tracing is ramping up, along with online training to fill the gap


Contact tracing is a key part of the strategy for corralling coronavirus. University of Washington Photo). The Washington State Department of Health is in the early stages of a massive effort to interview COVID-19 patients and track down those who might have been infected by those patients.

How NBA 2K is introducing the next generation of sports fans (and brands) to ESPN

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Video games such as NBA 2K are introducing a younger generation to ESPN at a time when networks are desperate for viewers. Read More.

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!

The Writer of Back to the Future: Part II Blames Universal for Netflix's Weirdly Censored Version of the Film


If you watched Back to the Future: Part II when it first hit Netflix, you might have noticed a little something was missing. According to the writer of the series , it wasn’t exactly Netflix’s fault. Read more.

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Save even more on 10 great deals to make your life better this Memorial Day

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SPONSORED DEALS: As strange as this year has been, we’re finally coming up on Memorial Day if you can believe it. With all of the madness around the world, VB Deals is here to cheer you up by bringing you some of the best deals online right now.


Biostar leaks seven upcoming Ryzen APUs


Without further ado, here’s what we’re looking at. There are three tiers: Ryzen 7 with eight processor cores and eight graphics cores, Ryzen 5 with six processor cores and seven graphics cores, and Ryzen 3 with four processor cores and six graphics cores. Each tier comes in two or three


This governor alarmed professors 22 years ago with a ?disturbing? vision for distance learning in 2020 ? here?s what he says today


At left, Washington Gov. Gary Locke announces the formation of the “2020 Commission” on higher education at a press conference in February 1998, via Washington State Archives. Locke, pictured today at right, went on to become U.S. Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Ambassador to China.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

7 Great Tips On How To Get Better At Drawing


How to draw better? Getting better at drawing requires dedication and practice. Follow simple tips on drawing and you can master the art. Drawing skills can be improved even if you are a terrible artist. This article will look at how to get better at drawing. See also: Top 10 reasons to adopt a pet.

Boston Dynamics' Robodog Roams New Zealand Countryside with a New Purpose: Sheep Herding


Canines beware: Apparently we humans aren’t the only ones who need to worry about our inevitable robot overlords replacing us. Read more. see spot herd boston dynamics robots spot robot dog robodog cloud computing

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5 Things To Consider Before Partnering Up With Someone


Starting a business partnership is a great way to expand your business. Strong businesses are built through partnerships. You will make the most of the shared resources in order to build a successful business. You have to consider several things before you partner with someone for business.

Apple's AirPods, Google’s Pixel 3A, PS4 Pro, and more are heavily discounted for Memorial Day

The Verge

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge. It’s Memorial Day weekend in the US. Several retailers are offering some of the best deals that we’ve seen in months, spanning several categories of tech. There’s quite a lot to look at today, so we’ve included a selection of promotions below.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

What is Smart Reply in Android 10?


Android 10 brought many new features and improvements, and if you just installed it on your device, we can guarantee you’ll enjoy exploring what’s fresh. You can now enable dark mode and change Android’s overall theme. This was something many people were waiting for.

Pro-Privacy Lawmakers Secure a Vote to Protect Browsing Data From Warrantless FBI Collection


In a hard-fought victory for privacy reformers, the U.S. House of Representatives is now expected to vote as early as Wednesday on an amendment that would explicitly prohibit the warrantless collection of internet search and browsing history without a warrant, sources tell Gizmodo. Read more.

Final Fantasy VII Remake led record-setting month for video games


Final Fantasy VII bested both Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Animal Crossing: New Horizons for the top spot. The other two titles finished in second and third place, respectively, according to NPD

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What We Do in the Shadows to Keep Lurking for Another Season


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Machine Learning for Builders: Tools, Trends, and Truths

Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Advocate at Amazon Web Services

Machine learning techniques are being applied to every industry, leveraging an increasing amount of data and ever faster compute. But that doesn’t mean machine learning techniques are a perfect fit for every situation (yet). So how can a startup harness machine learning for its own set of unique problems and solutions, and does it require a warehouse filled with PhDs to pull it off?

New 'Avatar 2' photo shows off high-tech props as the crew prepares to get back to work

Mashable Tech

Avatar 2 has faced setback after setback in the years since the original movie first premiered in 2009, but not even a global pandemic is going to stop it this time.

Jonathan Nolan Offers an Ominous Hint About the Direction of Westworld's Next Season


A reckoning is coming. Spoilers for the end of the third season incoming.) Read more. westworld jonathan nolan ed harris tessa thompson evan rachel wood lisa joy hbo


Republican governor wants you to stop politicizing wearing a damn mask

Mashable Tech

It's been said so many times at this point, but let's throw it out there again since people apparently still need to hear it: wear a damn face mask. Mask-wearing is not a political act during a global pandemic, even if corrupt political forces are working their hardest to turn it into one.

Universal Orlando Parks Will Reopen June 5 Despite Risk of Coronavirus Case Spikes


After shutting down indefinitely in response to the coronavirus pandemic, Universal announced this week that its Orlando parks will reopen their gates beginning on June 5.


Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Watch Jennifer Lopez smash Jimmy Fallon in a TikTok dance challenge

Mashable Tech

"I'm kinda known for my dancing so this is gonna be easy for me," Jimmy Fallon said to internationally renowned music and dance superstar Jennifer Lopez, presumably as a joke.

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These YouTubers Made an Iron Man Glove With a Real Plasma Cutter, and It Seems Very Dangerous


Honestly, if Iron Man really existed, he’d probably be more dangerous to himself than anyone else. Read more. iron man iron man suit marvel studios marvel tony stark plasma gauntlet the hacksmith youtube diy


Hate the sound of people eating? Here are 4 ways to cope.

Mashable Tech

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Jurassic World: Dominion Is Definitely Not the Planned End of the Series, Says Producer


If you were wondering, will we, as a people, ever escape from the spectre of velociraptors and Tyrannosaurus rexes chasing us through spectacular pyrotechnic conflagrations? The answer is, absolutely not. Read more.


Microservices: The Dark Side

Speaker: Prem Chandrasekaran

A few years ago, Barclays embarked on a journey to migrate its legacy services to a modern tech stack with the objective of achieving a high level of scale, resilience, and reliability. During the incremental, iterative move towards an ecosystem of focused, distributed services, it’s fair to say that the company discovered the challenges of distributing objects. Join us for an episode you can’t miss if you’re finding it a lot harder to architect in practice than in theory, and learn how you can shed light on the dark side of microservices.