Tue.Sep 29, 2020

Intel Shares Its Transformation Strategy at DevOps World

Information Week

Changing human behavior and leadership support were integral to driving a more agile approach to software and firmware development

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Amazon One verifies consumers and office workers by scanning the palm of their hand

Venture Beast

Amazon is rolling out a new contactless technology that enables consumers to pay and carry out other in-store transactions using the palm of their hands. Read More.

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How to Save MySQL Query Output to a File

Database Star

Do you need to save your results from a MySQL query to a CSV or text file? It’s easy to do in MySQL. You can do this using an IDE or the command line, using a built-in MySQL command. Let’s take a look. Basic Query Let’s use a simple example of a SELECT statement […

Ashley Madison: Extramarital affairs soar in pandemic with technology’s help

Venture Beast

Shortly after the lockdown began, the Ashley Madison “married dating” site saw an uptick in members. Today, more than 21,000 people are signing up each day for the online membership service, up from 17,000 a day in March.

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Facebook Causes Continue to Show Little Promise as Fundraising Tools

Biden for Florida to activate thousands of volunteers for the debate

The Verge

On Tuesday, Biden for President’s Florida Digital Organizing team will be activating thousands of supporters and volunteers ahead of the first presidential debate.

Collective launches to be the ultimate ‘back office’ platform for freelancers

Venture Beast

Collective launches out of stealth today with $8.65 million in funding to be the ultimate 'back office' platform for freelancers. Read More. AI Business Dev Entrepreneur category-/Business & Industrial category-/Finance/Accounting & Auditing Collective Expa funding daily Garrett Camp Hyke

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Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Let’s Play For A Cure targets gamers

Venture Beast

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is launching a multi-week livestreaming event, Let's Play For A Cure, to raise money from gamers. Read More. Business Games category-/Games category-/Health/Health Conditions/Neurological Conditions DeanBeat News Let's Play For A Cure Muscular Dystrophy Associatio

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TCL’s range of affordable ‘Roku TV Ready’ soundbars start at $79

The Verge

The Alto 9 Plus includes a dedicated subwoofer. Image: TCL. TCL has unveiled its latest Alto soundbars , which offer an affordable way of boosting a TV’s built-in sound. With the exception of the $59 Alto 3, all of the soundbars are certified as being “Roku TV Ready.”

HaptX wins $1.5 million NSF grant to create full-body haptics for VR

Venture Beast

A leading maker of tactile gloves for VR has received government funding to develop a full-body haptic exoskeleton for both VR and robotic applications. Read More.

Pay with your palm? Amazon unveils biometric ID, touting convenience and testing customer trust

GeekWire

The Amazon One palm-scanning biometric ID system will roll out initially as an option for customers when they check in to two Amazon Go convenience stores in Seattle. Amazon Photo).

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.

Seismic raises $92 million to automate sales processes

Venture Beast

Seismic, a startup developing an AI-powered sales enablement platform, has raised $92 million from new and existing investors. Read More.

The world’s first foldable PC is now available to order from Lenovo

The Verge

Lenovo. Lenovo has announced a ThinkPad like no ThinkPad you’ve ever seen before: the ThinkPad X1 Fold. Think Samsung’s Galaxy Fold , but a 13-inch OLED laptop screen. It’s available for preorder now, starting at $2,499.

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ButterflyMX raises $35 million for smart intercom systems

Venture Beast

ButterflyMX, a startup developing smart, connected intercom systems, has raised $35 million to expand its workforce and market share. Read More. AI Big Data Business Cloud Dev Mobile Security ai artificial intelligence ButterflyMX category-/News landlord machine learning surveillance tenant

Amazon One lets you pay with your palm

The Verge

Amazon One reader. Amazon. Amazon is unveiling its own palm recognition technology today that will be used initially to turn your hand into a personal credit card inside the company’s physical retail stores.

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.

Arm unveils new chips for advanced driver assistance systems

Venture Beast

Chipmaker Arm today announced new hardware solutions designed to handle autonomous vehicle perception and decision-making workloads. Read More.

Lenovo Finally Jumped the Shark on Wireless Earbuds with the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2

GizModo VR

With companies continuing to push people towards wireless audio this was an inevitability. Today Lenovo took things to their natural conclusion with the ThinkBook 15 Gen 2, which is the world’s first laptop to feature a pair of built-in wireless earbuds. Read more.

Portland startup DeepSurface Security raises $1M to help companies assess vulnerabilities

GeekWire

DeepSurface Security co-founders Tim Morgan, CTO, and James Dirksen, CEO. DeepSurface Photos). Portland, Ore.-based based startup DeepSurface Security raised $1 million to help companies analyze vulnerabilities on their enterprise networks.

Amazon’s $4.99-a-month personal shopper service is now available for men

The Verge

A seven-day try-on period and free returns. Image: Amazon. Amazon is expanding its personal shopping service to cover men’s fashion. For $4.99 a month, Amazon Prime members can be sent monthly packs of personalized clothes that match their style and budget based on an introductory survey.

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.

A tea-lover's review of Yorkshire Tea's 'toast and jam' tea

Mashable VR

I don't know what I'd do without tea. At this point, I think it's safe to say tea is an emotional crutch for me. It caters to my every whim and need. Feeling stressed? Pop the kettle on. Kinda bored? Brew up. Dumped (again)? Time for a cuppa. I will never tire of a good cuppa.

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Origin EVO15-S (2020) review: a customizable 4K machine

The Verge

Refined, but not quite enough The most recent Origin EVO15-S came out in early 2018. That was an exciting time for laptops because it was the first generation of the Max-Q design, which brought about thinner and lighter gaming laptops than seen before.

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Disney+ launches new GroupWatch feature for you and your friends

Mashable VR

The weather's getting colder, the pandemic isn't going anywhere, and you still need a way to watch stuff with your pals. Disney+ just became the latest streaming service to offer a way to do that.

Disney Plus is rolling out GroupWatch feature to all US subscribers

The Verge

Disney Plus is rolling out its party watch feature, GroupWatch, to subscribers in the US after previous testing in other countries this month.

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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!

Double Up on Amazon Echo Dots with This $40 Prime 2-Pack

GizModo VR

Amazon Echo Dot 2-Pack | $40 | Amazon | Promo code: DOTPRIME2PK Read more. deals kinja deals amazon

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What to expect from Google’s Pixel 5 event

The Verge

Image: Google. Fall hardware season is in full swing, and tomorrow, Google will be showing off some new products at its “ Launch Night In ” event.

How to Change Your Background on a Video Conference Call

GizModo VR

As we’ve all grown more used to video calling for everything from school to birthday parties, the importance of the right background has started to become noticeable.

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Xbox Game Pass is getting EA Play games on November 10th

The Verge

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will get access to EA Play just in time for Microsoft’s next-gen console launch. EA Play is arriving on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on November 10th, the same day that Microsoft launches both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles.

The Complete Guide to Distributed Tracing

Distributed tracing is a diagnostic technique that reveals how a set of services coordinate to handle individual user requests. Distributed tracing helps enable loosely coupled work across teams for fast, independent problem-solving.

SteelSeries' New RGB Mousepads Are Extra Extra Extra Extra Extra Large

GizModo VR

Mousepads have been getting bigger and bigger over the past few years, going from small rectangles that sit next to your keyboard to giant mats that can cover your entire desk. But with its new QcK mousepads, SteelSeries is going XXXXXL. Read more.

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Amazon jumps into virtual tourism, offering live one-on-one experiences around the world

GeekWire

At left, Hongying Tang of HQ Tourism Services points to the Saint Lawrence River during a virtual tour of Quebec City as part of the Amazon Explore beta. At right, Daniela Elias of Signature Tours shows the empanadas she made during a one-on-one virtual cooking class from Buenos Aires.

Disney+ Rolls Out Long-Awaited GroupWatch Feature Today

GizModo VR

Disney+ is finally giving U.S. users an official watch party feature, just in time for the Mandalorian ’s return next month. Read more. disney plus disney streaming streaming wars the mandalorian

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RealSelf names new CEO as cosmetic procedure review business bounces back after pandemic dip

GeekWire

RealSelf CEO James Coyle. RealSelf Photos). RealSelf has a new CEO as the Seattle-based startup sees renewed interest in its cosmetic review platform. The company promoted James Coyle to CEO.

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.