C and Rust programming languages continue to rise
The C programming language has kept the top spot in the Tiobe language popularity index for the second straight month and the Rust language has finally cracked the top 20. The Tiobe index for June 2020 represents the first time that Rust, a Mozilla project, has scaled this far in Tiobe’s assessment, which measures language popularity based on a formula that looks at searches in popular search e...
Mark Zuckerberg on leaked audio: Trump’s looting and shooting reference “has no history of being read as a dog whistle”
On a tense call with employees, the Facebook CEO defended his decision not to moderate Trump’s posts.
Walmart Employees Are Out To Show Its Anti-Shoplifting AI Doesn't Work
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In January, my coworker received a peculiar email. The message, which she forwarded to me, was from a handful of corporate Walmart employees calling themselves the "Concerned Home Office Associates." (Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, is often referred to as the Home Office.) While it's not unusual for journalists to receive anonymous tips, they don't usually come with their own slickly produced videos. The employees said t...
Tech companies say they support racial justice. Their actions raise questions.
Facebook, Google and Amazon have all called for racial justice, but their records in some cases tell a different story.
Why Vodafone Greece Devs Migrated to Red Hat's Quarkus
Changing gears to another framework helped reduce boot times and resource usage, especially during traffic spikes.
WhatsApp, PayPal invest in Indonesian super app Gojek
Facebook Inc messaging platform WhatsApp and PayPal Holdings Inc on Wednesday said they have invested in payment, food delivery and ride-hailing app operator Gojek as part of the Indonesian firm's ongoing fundraising round.
Touch Taiwan 2020 pushed back to 1H21
The Touch Taiwan 2020 trade show, which was originally planned for August 26-28, has been delayed to the first half of 2021 due to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the show organizer Taiwan Display Union Association (TDUA).
Nutanix CEO: Why Hardware Vendors Are Becoming ‘Irrelevant’
Nutanix Dheeraj Pandey talks about market competition, desktop as a service opportunities and executive pay cuts during coronavirus pandemic.
Sega Game Gear Micro is the oddest retro mini console yet
There doesn’t seem to be an end to the nostalgia money grabs known as retro consoles, at least until with run out of old consoles to revive. Almost all of these new-old consoles shrink their hulking originals to a more and almost literally handy size. But what if the original was already small to begin with? What you get is … Continue reading
Israeli stadium deploys disinfectant tunnel in push for safer public gatherings during coronavirus pandemic
Zuckerberg says government censorship of social media in response to censorship concerns isn't 'right reflex'
In wake of George Floyd's death, Mark Zuckerberg announces $10M donation, adds there is 'more to do'
Apple Warns Looters With Stolen iPhones: You Are Being Tracked
Following the rioting and looting from the death of George Floyd, Apple has a message for those who power on a stolen iPhone: "This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted." Forbes reports: Apple CEO Tim Cook sent a message to his employees as those protests escalated, saying that "there is a pain deeply etched in the soul of our nation and in the hearts of millions. To stand together, we must stand up for one another, and recognize the fear, hurt, and...
Click. Here: Meet Our New Smashing Book
You’ve been there before, haven’t you? Perhaps your manager insists on using a dark pattern to trick customers into buying. Or an A/B test has just shown that an annoying pop-up does increase sign-ups. Or maybe you always end up firefighting negative reviews and angry customer inquiries and your calls to action don’t perform well. Whether we are designers, marketers, entrepreneurs, or product o...
Epic will give away the next Total War game for free on launch day
Epic keeps finding ways to surprise me. You'd think simply "giving games away for free" would be enough, and yet the bar keeps rising higher and higher. In May, Epic gave away copies of Civilization VI and Grand Theft Auto V . These were arguably the biggest games Epic had given away to date. They were also (relatively) old. Now Epic is doing something unprecedented: When it releases August 13,...
SmartAC.com says its sensors and service can predict HVAC maintenance needs and prevent costly breakdowns
LanzaJet launches to make renewable jet fuel a reality
Over a fifteen year stretch, LanzaTech has developed technologies that can turn carbon emissions into ethanol that can be used for chemicals and fuel. Today, the company announced the spinout of LanzaJet alongside its corporate partners Mitsui, Suncor, and All Nippon Airways, to bring sustainable aviation fuel to the commercial market. The new company has […]
The little CubeSat that could: Launched from space station, ASTERIA is smallest satellite to detect an exoplanet
Staff in a huff, personal call with Trump, picking fights with Twitter, upsetting civil-rights groups – a week in the life of F
Lenovo certifies all desktop and mobile workstations for Linux – and will even upstream driver updates
If you bought a CRT monitor, TV 13+ years ago, hold on a little longer, there may be a small check for you
You're 3 billion years too late to see Mars' impressive ring system. The next one will be along in 40 million years or so
No, it's just a Mirage: Lenovo's nerd-goggles-for-suits boasts 4K display but no need to be attached to powerful PC
Canonical pushes out MicroK8s installer for Mac and Windows, with Multipass VM tech lurking behind the scenes
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On Instagram, Black Squares Overtook Activist Hashtags
Early Tuesday users on social media began posting black boxes with hashtags meant to support Black Lives Matter—they ended up drowning out years of resources.
Zoom booms as pandemic drives millions to its video service
Zoom Video Communications is rapidly emerging as the latest internet gold mine as millions of people flock to its conferencing service to see colleagues, friends and family while tethered to their homes during the pandemic
Grindr dating app removes ethnicity filter to support Black Lives Matter
Feature will not be part of app’s next release following accusations of hypocrisy Grindr is removing an “ethnicity filter” from its dating app as part of its support for the Black Lives Matter movement, the company announced on Monday. The controversial feature, limited to those who stump up £12.99 a month for the premium version of the app, allows users to sort search results based on reported ethnicity, height, weight and other characteristics. Continue reading...
BrandPost: Building a Managed SD-WAN Service Starts with Selecting the Right Solution
The need for SD-WAN is a foregone conclusion. The need for fast and reliable access to applications and critical resources by all users is essential for competing in today’s digital marketplace. As a result, many organizations are now at a crossroads in their decision to implement SD-WAN. For most, it is not a question of if, but how. Should they jump in and build a solution themselves, or wait...