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Last updated: 2024/05/23, 04:15:22 UTC (updates every 4 hours)

LA-based Aerodome, which uses autonomous drones to help first responders get a view of problems like crimes and fires, raised a $21.5M Series A led by CRV (Brian Heater/TechCrunch)

Published: 2024-05-22 23:25:21-04:00

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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
LA-based Aerodome, which uses autonomous drones to help first responders get a view of problems like crimes and fires, raised a $21.5M Series A led by CRV  —  If you've spent any time in Los Angeles, you're no doubt aware that police helicopters are a permanent fixture in the skies above.



Court To Cops: Sucking At Your Job And Slow-Walking A Stop Means You Lose All Your Evidence

Published: 2024-05-23 03:07:56+00:00

Summary:
Pretextual stops. Let’s talk about it. Cops who perform traffic stops are rarely performing traffic stops because they care about traffic safety. They’re looking for something — anything — else. Driving a car on public roads puts you on the outside of the Fourth Amendment. Warrants aren’t required. Reasonable suspicion is the low bar that […]


Istanbul-based Colendi, which provides digital banking services, raised a $65M Series B at a $700M valuation from Citi Ventures and others (Inci Ozbek/Bloomberg)

Published: 2024-05-22 22:55:00-04:00

Summary:

Inci Ozbek / Bloomberg:
Istanbul-based Colendi, which provides digital banking services, raised a $65M Series B at a $700M valuation from Citi Ventures and others  —  - Digital banking startup raised $65 million in Series B round  — Colendi targets $1 billion valuation in new investment round



Praktika, which lets users create personalized AI-powered avatars to make learning a language feel more natural, raised a $35.5M Series A led by Blossom Capital (Mike Butcher/TechCrunch)

Published: 2024-05-22 21:55:00-04:00

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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Praktika, which lets users create personalized AI-powered avatars to make learning a language feel more natural, raised a $35.5M Series A led by Blossom Capital  —  Most apps that help you learn languages feature a user experience that has you selecting options or swiping away wrong answer cards …



Truecaller partners with Microsoft's Azure AI Speech to let its AI Assistant users create an AI version of their voice to answer calls based on a recorded clip (Emilia David/The Verge)

Published: 2024-05-22 21:40:03-04:00

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Emilia David / The Verge:
Truecaller partners with Microsoft's Azure AI Speech to let its AI Assistant users create an AI version of their voice to answer calls based on a recorded clip  —  Caller ID company Truecaller will let users create an AI version of their voice to answer calls.



Google Pay now lets users see their card benefits and perks before selecting a card, use BNPL on more sites, and fill in card details through biometrics or PIN (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Published: 2024-05-22 21:15:04-04:00

Summary:

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Pay now lets users see their card benefits and perks before selecting a card, use BNPL on more sites, and fill in card details through biometrics or PIN  —  Google Pay is rolling out a number of updates that capitalize on its integrations with other Google products, like Android and the Chrome browser.



Documents and sources: OpenAI didn't use Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT's Sky and hired another actress months before Sam Altman contacted Johansson (Nitasha Tiku/Washington Post)

Published: 2024-05-22 20:40:01-04:00

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Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Documents and sources: OpenAI didn't use Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT's Sky and hired another actress months before Sam Altman contacted Johansson  —  A different actress was hired to provide the voice for ChatGPT's ‘Sky,’ according to documents and recordings shared with the Washington Post.



Steve Kramer, the political consultant who admitted to commissioning the deepfake robocall of Biden, has been indicted in New Hampshire and faces five counts (Alex Seitz-Wald/NBC News)

Published: 2024-05-22 20:15:03-04:00

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Alex Seitz-Wald / NBC News:
Steve Kramer, the political consultant who admitted to commissioning the deepfake robocall of Biden, has been indicted in New Hampshire and faces five counts  —  Steve Kramer, the Democratic consultant whom NBC News first linked to the robocall impersonating the president, is facing five counts in New

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Leaked OpenAI docs show aggressive tactics toward ex-employees and contradict leadership's comments about being unaware of provisions about equity cancellation (Kelsey Piper/Vox)

Published: 2024-05-22 19:50:00-04:00

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Kelsey Piper / Vox:
Leaked OpenAI docs show aggressive tactics toward ex-employees and contradict leadership's comments about being unaware of provisions about equity cancellation  —  On Friday, Vox reported that employees at tech giant OpenAI who wanted to leave the company were confronted with expansive and highly restrictive exit documents.



Emory Univesity Suspends Students Over AI Study Tool The School Gave Them $10k To Build And Promoted

Published: 2024-05-22 22:37:33+00:00

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I’ll admit, I had to read this story a couple of times, since it’s so unbelievable. With the explosion of AI tools that have come out over the past couple of years, coming along for the ride are all kinds of concerns over how that AI gets used. In the realm of higher education, this […]


Portland-based Hydrolix, a data lake service that offers a repository for log data, raised a $35M Series B led by S3 Ventures, bringing its total raised to $68M (Kyle Wiggers/TechCrunch)

Published: 2024-05-22 18:30:07-04:00

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Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Portland-based Hydrolix, a data lake service that offers a repository for log data, raised a $35M Series B led by S3 Ventures, bringing its total raised to $68M  —  In 2008, Marty Kagan, who'd previously worked at Cisco and Akamai, co-founded Cedexis, a (now-Cisco-owned) firm developing observability tech for content delivery networks.



The US House passes the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act, or FIT21, which would create a regulatory framework for digital assets (André Beganski/Decrypt)

Published: 2024-05-22 18:00:31-04:00

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André Beganski / Decrypt:
The US House passes the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act, or FIT21, which would create a regulatory framework for digital assets  —  Dubbed the Financial Innovation and Technology for the 21st Century Act, or FIT21, the measure was approved by the House of Representatives with a 279-136 vote.



Apple's 2024 M4 Mac Mini: What We Know

Published: 2024-05-22 14:28:26-07:00

Summary:
Apple is working to refresh the entire Mac lineup with chips in the M4 series, and the Mac mini could get an update as soon as late 2024. Apple is expected to skip the M3 chip, going straight from M2 to M4.


This guide highlights everything that we know about the ‌Mac mini‌ refresh so far.

Design


Apple hasn't changed the ‌Mac mini‌ design in many years, and there are no rumors of a design update coming in 2024. Apple did make the ‌Mac mini‌ a little bit thicker and lighter when it was refreshed in 2023, and that same design will likely be used for the 2024 model.

Apple analyst [...]

OpenAI’s News Corp deal licenses content from WSJ, New York Post, and more

Published: 2024-05-22 17:19:51-04:00

Summary:

ChatGPT logo in mint green and black colors.
Illustration: The Verge

OpenAI has struck a deal with News Corp, the media company that owns The Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, The Daily Telegraph, and others. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, OpenAI’s deal with News Corp could be worth over $250 million in the next five years “in the form of cash and credits for use of OpenAI technology.”

The multi-year agreement gives OpenAI access to current and archived articles from News Corp publications for AI train

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Review: Anker's Latest 3-in-1 Power Bank is a Versatile On-the-Go Powerhouse

Published: 2024-05-22 14:11:46-07:00

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Popular accessory brand Anker has just launched a new 10K version of its 3-in-1 power bank that offers up to 30 watts of charging power, a convenient display to quickly view exact charge status, an integrated USB-C cable for both input and output, and built-in folding prongs to recharge directly from a power outlet. I've recently been testing one of these Anker power banks out, and it has become a must-have accessory for my gear bag.


Competitively priced at $44.99, the 10,000 mAh capacity means I can charge up my iPhone 15 Pro Max more than one and a half times while on the go, which is [...]


Out With C and C++, in With Memory Safety

Published: 2024-05-22 21:03:13+00:00

Summary:
Crash-level bugs continue to pose a significant challenge due to the lack of memory safety in programming languages, an issue persisting since the punch card era. This enduring problem, described as "the Joker to the Batman" by Anil Dash, VP of developer experience at Fastly, is highlighted in a recent episode of The New Stack Makers.

Crash-level bugs — the significant gap in protection often comes from a lack of memory safety in programming languages. It

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Google could cut funding to more US news publishers

Published: 2024-05-22 17:02:03-04:00

Summary:

Google logo and black swirls
Illustration: The Verge

After threatening to remove links to California news outlets due to a new bill in the state, Google could cut back its investments in the industry even more. The tech giant has told nonprofit newsrooms that it could halt funding to the Google News Initiative, which provides more than $300 million in funding across thousands of news outlets, according to a report from Axios.

Google issued the warning in response to <a href="https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?b

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Bluesky now lets users send DMs and says it's working on adding support for messages with images and end-to-end encryption (Emma Roth/The Verge)

Published: 2024-05-22 17:00:40-04:00

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Emma Roth / The Verge:
Bluesky now lets users send DMs and says it's working on adding support for messages with images and end-to-end encryption  —  Bluesky will now let you send a direct message to other users.  For now, you can only send messages containing text, but Bluesky is working on adding support for images and videos.



WebAssembly and Kubernetes Go Better Together: Matt Butcher

Published: 2024-05-22 21:00:17+00:00

Summary:

In this interview, we delve into details about the WebAssembly (WASM) format and Kubernetes with Matt Butcher, co-founder and CEO

The post WebAssembly and Kubernetes Go Better Together: Matt Butcher appeared first on The New Stack.



Google Meet’s adaptive audio connects mics from multiple laptops for clearer audio

Published: 2024-05-22 16:54:23-04:00

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A screenshot of Google Meet’s people panel, with photos of participants using the new adaptive audio feature.
After automatically switching on the adaptive audio mode, Google will group participants in the same room together in the people panel under “merged audio.” | Image: Google

Google has introduced “adaptive audio,” a new Google Meet feature that offers Google Workspace users an alternative to dedicated videoconferencing equipment — if their package includes access to new AI features.

Once it’s rolled out, Google Meet will be able to automatically detect multiple laptops in the same room and merge together their speakers and

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Snowflake reports Q1 revenue up 33% YoY to $828.7M, product revenue up 34% YoY to $789.6M, vs. $749M est., and projects Q2 product revenue above estimates (Brody Ford/Bloomberg)

Published: 2024-05-22 16:45:00-04:00

Summary:

Brody Ford / Bloomberg:
Snowflake reports Q1 revenue up 33% YoY to $828.7M, product revenue up 34% YoY to $789.6M, vs. $749M est., and projects Q2 product revenue above estimates  —  - Data software company raises annual product revenue outlook  — Quarterly report is the first under new CEO Sridhar Ramaswamy



Nvidia reports Q1 revenue up 262% YoY to $26.04B, vs. $24.65B est., forecasts Q2 revenue above est., and splits its stock 10-for-1; NVDA jumps 5%+ after hours (Kif Leswing/CNBC)

Published: 2024-05-22 16:32:54-04:00

Summary:

Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia reports Q1 revenue up 262% YoY to $26.04B, vs. $24.65B est., forecasts Q2 revenue above est., and splits its stock 10-for-1; NVDA jumps 5%+ after hours  —  Nvidia shares topped $1,000 for the first time in extended trading on Wednesday after the chipmaker reported fiscal first-quarter results that topped analyst estimates.



News Corp and OpenAI announce a multiyear agreement to bring News Corp's news content to OpenAI; sources: the deal could be worth $250M over five years (Wall Street Journal)

Published: 2024-05-22 16:30:03-04:00

Summary:

Wall Street Journal:
News Corp and OpenAI announce a multiyear agreement to bring News Corp's news content to OpenAI; sources: the deal could be worth $250M over five years  —  Agreement could generate over $250 million over five years for News Corp in cash and credits  —  Wall Street Journal owner News Corp

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Optimizing Microsoft Windows on AWS

Published: 2024-05-22 20:17:44+00:00

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One difference with this wave of Arm PCs? All the big PC makers are actually on board

Published: 2024-05-22 20:06:24+00:00

Summary:
Windows RT and Windows 10-on-Arm each launched with just a handful of devices.


US FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel proposes requiring the disclosure of content generated by AI in political ads on radio and TV, citing the use of deepfakes (David Shepardson/Reuters)

Published: 2024-05-22 16:00:40-04:00

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David Shepardson / Reuters:
US FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel proposes requiring the disclosure of content generated by AI in political ads on radio and TV, citing the use of deepfakes  —  U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on Wednesday proposed requiring disclosure of content generated …



Nutanix’s Kubernetes Platform: Just Another Single Pane of Glass?

Published: 2024-05-22 20:00:30+00:00

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BARCELONA, Spain — It was revealed during Nutanix’s annual user’s conference here, .NEXT 2024, that the company’s Nutanix Kubernetes Platform

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Why Jonathan Haidt’s ‘Protect The Kids’ Proposals Could Make Things Worse For Kids

Published: 2024-05-22 19:54:58+00:00

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How much harm is done to children in the name of “protecting” them? Entirely too much. What if we drive them further into dangerous corners of the internet by cutting them off from their support networks? Since the release of Jonathan Haidt’s book, “The Anxious Generation,” a few months back, there has been plenty of […]


Disney Shares Trailer for Immersive Vision Pro Marvel Story

Published: 2024-05-22 12:49:51-07:00

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Disney today shared a trailer for the hour-long interactive and immersive Disney+ Marvel story that is set to come to the Vision Pro on Thursday, May 30.


The Disney+ original from Marvel Studios is connected to the "What If...?" animated series and it will be released as a standalone app for the Vision Pro.
What If... You Were Chosen? Step into the Multiverse and harness the power of the Infinity Stones in this reality-bending story from Marvel Studios, ILM Immersive, and Disney+.

The Multiverse is in danger and The Watcher needs your help. Dangerous variants are hunting Infinity Stones and altering the fate of not only their realities, but yours as well. To save the fate of the Multiverse, you'll need to use your own hands to learn mystic spells, defend your allies in epic battles, and more. But, be careful... everything might not be all that it seems.
What If...? reimagines events from the Marvel Cinematic Universe i [...]

Balancing Old Tricks with New Feats: AI-Powered Conversion From Enzyme to React Testing Library at Slack

Published: 2024-05-22 19:37:12+00:00

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In the world of frontend development, one thing remains certain: change is the only constant. New frameworks emerge, and libraries can become obsolete without warning. Keeping up with the ever-changing ecosystem involves handling code conversions, both big and small. One significant shift for us was the transition from Enzyme to React Testing Library (RTL), prompting […]

The post Balancing Old Tricks with New Feats: AI-Powered Conversion From Enzyme to React Testing Library at Slack appeared first on Slack Engineering.



MS, GitHub Boost Copilots with Advanced Dev Features and Tools

Published: 2024-05-22 19:30:14+00:00

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Copilot automated assistants from Microsoft and GitHub are getting lots of fresh attention as both companies are updating their Copilot

The post MS, GitHub Boost Copilots with Advanced Dev Features and Tools appeared first on The New Stack.



How to Shift Testing Left: 4 Tactical Models

Published: 2024-05-22 19:00:22+00:00

Summary:
pass-fail

I previously wrote about the strategic reasons for shifting testing left and the role of QA when this happens. Now

The post How to Shift Testing Left: 4 Tactical Models appeared first on The New Stack.



Humane AI Pin is a disaster: Founders already want to sell the company

Published: 2024-05-22 18:19:50+00:00

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One month after launch of its "smartphone replacement," Humane already seems doomed.


OMFG Here Come The ‘News’ Outlets To Do ShotSpotter’s PR Heavy Lifting For It

Published: 2024-05-22 18:02:18+00:00

Summary:
Generally speaking, a private company’s press release is not “news.” If anyone wants to watch companies stroke themselves off in public, there are plenty of sites dedicated to that kink. If it’s cop tech purveyors seeking to redeem themselves after a bunch of negative press and/or the loss of high-profile government contracts, we should be […]


Drizzle ORM Is SQL in a JavaScript Hat — and Wears It Well

Published: 2024-05-22 18:00:13+00:00

Summary:
What’s So Good About Drizzle ORM Anyway?

Drizzle ORM is described by its makers as “a headless TypeScript ORM with a head.” But what is an ORM?

The post Drizzle ORM Is SQL in a JavaScript Hat — and Wears It Well appeared first on The New Stack.



What the Golf on Apple Vision Pro Gains New Levels

Published: 2024-05-22 11:00:02-07:00

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Popular Apple Arcade game What the Golf? for the Vision Pro is being updated with a slew of new content, with Apple adding 15 new areas with more than 100 spatial levels and 200 challenges to complete.


What the Golf? is, as the name suggests, a mini golf game aimed at people who hate golf. The goal is to get the ball to the hole, and every hole has a twist with different game mechanics to overcome.

The game has been around on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS since 2019, plus it launched on Vision Pro in February, but there is new content to play on the Vision Pro this week. Apple says players will experience more cowboys, portals, eggs, crabs, sneaky cardboard boxes, and more.

On the Vision Pro, a pinch of the fingers lets users set up the perfect shot, with the golf course able to be played anywhere in the home. What the Golf? can be downloaded from the <a href="https://www.ma [...]

Daily Deal: The Complete Cisco Training Bundle

Published: 2024-05-22 17:57:18+00:00

Summary:
The Complete Cisco Training Bundle has 6 courses to help you get ready to become certified. Courses cover al you need to know as a CCNA, CCEA, and more. It’s on sale for $40. Note: The Techdirt Deals Store is powered and curated by StackCommerce. A portion of all sales from Techdirt Deals helps support […]


Nutanix Project Beacon Illuminates Cloud-Native Navigation

Published: 2024-05-22 17:28:35+00:00

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Nutanix speaker
Nutanix speakerDecoupled distribution delivers. That’s the message emanating from the cloud-native community as enterprise technology vendors now seek to enable application mobility across clouds.

Composable data management at Meta

Published: 2024-05-22 17:15:38+00:00

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In recent years, Meta’s data management systems have evolved into a composable architecture that creates interoperability, promotes reusability, and improves engineering efficiency.  We’re sharing how we’ve achieved this, in part, by leveraging Velox, Meta’s open source execution engine, as well as work ahead as we continue to rethink our data management systems.  Data is at [...]

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Open Source Founders Need Community

Published: 2024-05-22 17:00:25+00:00

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Whenever another open source company moves to a source-available license, there is inevitably discussion about whether or not this means

The post Open Source Founders Need Community appeared first on The New Stack.



Post-quantum readiness for TLS at Meta

Published: 2024-05-22 16:35:59+00:00

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Today, the internet (like most digital infrastructure in general) relies heavily on the security offered by public-key cryptosystems such as RSA, Diffie-Hellman (DH), and elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). But the advent of quantum computers has raised real questions about the long-term privacy of data exchanged over the internet. In the future, significant advances in quantum [...]

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Major SS7 Vulnerability In Wireless Networks Oddly Gets A Fraction Of The Hysteria Reserved For TikTok

Published: 2024-05-22 16:28:36+00:00

Summary:
While lawmakers, looking to get on cable TV, spent much of the last few years performatively hyperventilating about TikTok privacy and national security issues, few of those same folks seem quite as bothered by the parade of obvious, nasty vulnerabilities in the nation’s telecom networks. For example, we still haven’t somehow addressed  longstanding flaws in Signaling […]


Terraform Isn’t Dead

Published: 2024-05-22 15:48:43+00:00

Summary:
Synchronized airplanes in formation

Deploying applications in the cloud presents various challenges, primarily centered around the complexity of infrastructure management. Developers have come to

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Get the 2nd Gen Apple Watch SE for Just $189 on Amazon

Published: 2024-05-22 08:33:17-07:00

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Apple's 40mm GPS Apple Watch SE is available for $189.00 today on Amazon, down from $249.00. This is just $10 higher compared to the all-time low price on the wearable. This deal is available in all three aluminum color options, and only Amazon has the discount.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

You can also get the 44mm GPS Apple Watch SE on sale right now, available for <a href="https://buy.geni.us/Proxy.ashx?TSID=3088&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fdp%2FB0CHWYCT6C [...]


OpenTelemetry Is No ‘Magic Button’ for Observability

Published: 2024-05-22 15:14:54+00:00

Summary:

OpenTelemetry has emerged as an essential component of the observability experience, as its continued development increasingly covers DevOps needs for

The post OpenTelemetry Is No ‘Magic Button’ for Observability appeared first on The New Stack.



T-Mobile Announces Price Increases for Some Older Plans

Published: 2024-05-22 07:43:32-07:00

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T-Mobile today revealed that it will be increasing the monthly prices of some of its older plans in the U.S. by $2 to $5 per line.


Affected customers will receive a text message from T-Mobile if their plan will be receiving a price increase, which will take effect next month. Affected plans appear to include certain T-Mobile ONE, Simple Choice, and Magenta plans.

In its text message to customers, T-Mobile said this is the first time that it has changed the prices of some of its monthly plans in "nearly a decade."

"We're adjusting prices to respond to rising costs, but we are committed to offering low prices and the best value in postpaid wireless," said T-Mobile, in response to a customer inquiry on social me [...]


Middleware in the Frontend? Tool Helps Manage Webhooks on Vercel

Published: 2024-05-22 14:18:52+00:00

Summary:
The St. Louis arch

A new open source middleware by Hookdeck will help developers manage asynchronous events on Vercel. Hookdeck Vercel Middleware is designed

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Apple's M1 MacBook Air Drops to Low Price of $699 on Amazon

Published: 2024-05-22 07:09:38-07:00

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Amazon is selling the 13-inch M1 MacBook Air for $699.00, down from the original price of $999.00. This is an overall solid second-best price on this version of the MacBook Air, and it's the first time the computer has been in stock at a steep discount in weeks.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

The model that Amazon has for $699.00 is the entry-level version with 8GB Unified Memory, an 8-core CPU, a 7-core GPU, and a 256GB SSD. You can get both the Gold and Silver colorw [...]


Criminal IP: Enhancing Security Solutions through AWS Marketplace Integration

Published: 2024-05-22 14:00:08+00:00

Summary:

Torrance, United States / California, 22nd May 2024, CyberNewsWire

Best M4 iPad Pro Cases Currently Available

Published: 2024-05-22 06:45:46-07:00

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Apple launched its new 11-inch and 13-inch iPad Pro models on May 15, and there's still a notable lack of cases available for the device. For new owners wanting to protect their pricey investment from scuffs or an accidental drop, we've shortlisted a handful of options.

Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

We would have included the popular Zugu brand in this shortlist, but the company says it is still working on new cases for the M4 iPad Pro and plans to make them available in June or July.

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Stop Running Tests With Your CI/CD Tool

Published: 2024-05-22 13:37:40+00:00

Summary:

Implementing a consistent testing infrastructure and workflow for cloud native applications has its challenges. Multiple stakeholders have different needs in

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How To Use VS Code for Python (and Why You Should)

Published: 2024-05-22 13:34:50+00:00

Summary:

Since I started my journey with Python, I’ve been working with nothing more than a Linux OS and a terminal window.

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Expanding Regional Services configuration flexibility for customers

Published: 2024-05-22 13:00:54+00:00

Summary:
Today we're happy to announce expanded capabilities that will allow you to configure Regional Services for an increased set of defined regions to help you meet your specific requirements for being able to control where your traffic is handled


AI Gateway is generally available: a unified interface for managing and scaling your generative AI workloads

Published: 2024-05-22 13:00:17+00:00

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AI Gateway is an AI ops platform that provides speed, reliability, and observability for your AI applications. With a single line of code, you can unlock powerful features including rate limiting, custom caching, real-time logs, and aggregated analytics across multiple providers


Speed Up Text Editing With iPhone's Hidden Trackpad

Published: 2024-05-22 05:52:40-07:00

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Navigating and editing text on your iPhone can sometimes feel cumbersome, especially when trying to precisely place the cursor. Fortunately, Apple has integrated a hidden feature in the virtual keyboard that can make this task much easier. Here's how to unlock and utilize this powerful tool to streamline your text editing.


The next time you are writing something a little more lengthy and need to go back and change something, simply long-press the space bar, and the on-screen keyboard will transform into a trackpad that you can use to control the cursor. This allows you to navigate quickly through your text, moving the cursor to any desired spot with ease.

But that's not all. If you tap the trackpad with another finger while in this mode, you can also select chunks of text. This dual-functionality makes [...]


The Plan To Sunset Section 230 Is About A Rogue Congress Taking The Internet Hostage If It Doesn’t Get Its Way

Published: 2024-05-22 12:33:56+00:00

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If Congress doesn’t get Google and Meta to agree to Section 230 reforms, it’s going to destroy the rest of the open internet, while Google and Meta will be just fine. If that sounds stupidly counterproductive, well, welcome to today’s Congress. As we were just discussing, the House Energy and Commerce committee is holding a […]


From Sun to Oxide (Interview)

Published: 2024-05-22 12:30:00+00:00

Summary:
Bryan Cantrill, Co-founder and CTO of Oxide Computer Company, joins Adam to share his journey from Sun to Oxide – from Sun and Fishworks, to DTrace, to ZFS, to Joyent and Node.js, and now working to build on-prem cloud servers as they should be at Oxide.


Apple Music Reveals Top 10 Albums of All Time

Published: 2024-05-22 05:28:05-07:00

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Apple Music today unveiled its list of the top 10 albums of all time, with Lauryn Hill's "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" securing the number one spot.


The announcement is part of a 10-day countdown event culminating in a special finale featuring discussions with prominent artists and ‌Apple Music‌ hosts. "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," released in 1998, was praised for its impact and relevance. Hill was given an award made of blasted anodized aluminum sourced from recycled Apple products. The top 10 albums list is as follows:

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Words and Meaning

Published: 2024-05-22 11:00:13+00:00

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Words and Meaning
Words and MeaningWhen words lose their meaning in order to attract popular attention, all that's left are slogans intended to shape the beliefs of others.

Little Snitch 6 Released for macOS Sonoma With DNS Encryption, Integrated Blocklists, New Traffic Chart, and More

Published: 2024-05-22 03:31:49-07:00

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Austrian developer Objective Development has announced Little Snitch 6, the latest evolution of its popular firewall and network monitoring utility on the Mac. Whenever an app attempts to connect to a server on the internet, Little Snitch shows a connection alert, allowing you to decide whether to allow or deny the connection.


The key new features include DNS encryption, easier access to blocklists, a redesigned interactive traffic chart, a new Control Center in the menu bar, new hierarchical grouping options in the connection list, new sound notifications, and an overhauled user interface. The full advertised features list is as follows:

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Apple Adds Support for Live Activities to Shazam

Published: 2024-05-22 03:21:21-07:00

Summary:
Apple today added support for Live Activities in Shazam, its free music discovery and identification app.


Shazam's Live Activities keep the user updated when searching for music in the background, which is particularly useful when multitasking or identifying songs in other apps. The last significant update to Shazam arrived in January, allowing users to identify songs from other apps while listening with headphones.

Apple acquired Shazam in 2018, and has been gradually bringing the app into closer alignment with ‌<a href="https://www.macrumors.co [...]


Microsoft Infuses AI into DevOps Workflows

Published: 2024-05-22 10:16:26+00:00

Summary:

Workflows, DevOps, AI, DevOps workflows, code Postman Dynatrace GitLab value Argo Atlassian database Sqlcommenter flow metrics VSM low-code PostgreSQL database JSON
Workflows, DevOps, AI, DevOps workflows, code Postman Dynatrace GitLab value Argo Atlassian database Sqlcommenter flow metrics VSM low-code PostgreSQL database JSONMicrosoft this week added a bevy of tools to its portfolio that infuses generative artificial intelligence (AI) into DevOps workflows.

What OpenAI CEO Sam Altman Really Expects In AI’s Future

Published: 2024-05-22 10:00:03+00:00

Summary:

Last week OpenAI launched GPT-4o, the latest voice-interactive version of the powerful chatbot. But just days before its launch, OpenAI

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NFL Inks Deal With Netflix To Stream A Handful Of Xmas Day Games Only

Published: 2024-05-22 03:11:34+00:00

Summary:
Are you an NFL fan? If you are, are there particular teams or games you want to watch? The obvious answer to that second question would be “yes”, though the answer to whether you’ll actually be able to watch those games is much less obvious and much more convoluted. It depends which team, and which […]


Hungry for a More Flexible Golang Array? Try a Slice

Published: 2024-05-22 00:00:00+00:00

Summary:

Go Arrays in the Go programming language are used to store multiple values of variables that are the same type.

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Next Emoji Coming to iOS Could Include Face With Eye Bags, Shovel, Fingerprint, Splatter and More

Published: 2024-05-21 16:13:35-07:00

Summary:
Apple adds new emoji to the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other devices regularly based on updates made to the emoji catalog by the Unicode Consortium, and there are seven new emoji that we could see sometime in late 2024 or early 2025.


The next emoji characters being considered include face with bags under eyes, fingerprint, leafless tree, root vegetable, harp, shovel, and splatter.

The Unicode Consortium today opened the beta review period for Unicode 16, which includes the new emoji characters. The beta period lasts until July 2, and after that, Un [...]


Five Section 230 Cases That Made Online Communities Better

Published: 2024-05-21 22:25:00+00:00

Summary:
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is holding a hearing tomorrow on “sunsetting” Section 230. Despite facing criticism, Section 230 has undeniably been a cornerstone in the architecture of the modern web, fostering a robust market for new services, and enabling a rich diversity of ideas and expressions to flourish. Crucially, Section 230 empowers platforms to maintain community […]


OpenSSF Siren: Security for One, Security for All

Published: 2024-05-21 21:59:07+00:00

Summary:

old school library catalog.
old school library catalog.The OpenSSF Siren is a fresh, new take on ye old security mailing list.

Google’s new ‘Add to Chromebook’ badge makes web apps easier to find and install

Published: 2024-05-21 17:52:22-04:00

Summary:

an add to Chromebook button on a site
How the “Add to Chromebook” badge looks like on websites. | Image: Google

Google is making a new “Add to Chromebook” badge that’s designed to make it easier for ChromeOS users to find and install progressive web apps (PWAs) and Android apps. The badge links directly to the web app you’re looking to install or to the Google Play Store (if it’s an Android app), 9to5Google reports.

In a Google I/O session video about ChromeOS, the presenter says many people looking for apps start with a Google search and end up on develop

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iOS 18 Apple Music App to Get Smarter Song Transitions

Published: 2024-05-21 14:05:00-07:00

Summary:
With iOS 18 and macOS 15, the Apple Music app will gain smarter song transitions, reports AppleInsider. Apple is reportedly testing a new feature called "smart song transitions" that would be an improvement to the current crossfade option that comes into play when transitioning from one song to the next.


With smart song transitions, ‌Apple Music‌ users will be able to adjust the crossfade duration from 1 to 12 seconds. As it stands, crossfade bridges the gap between songs by lowering the volume of the so [...]


On Questionnaires and Briefings: Explaining the GigaOm Policy Change

Published: 2024-05-21 20:30:01+00:00

Summary:

A stitch in time saves nine, they say, and so can receiving information in the right order. We at GigaOm are constantly

The post On Questionnaires and Briefings: Explaining the GigaOm Policy Change appeared first on Gigaom.



Techdirt Podcast Episode 392: Platform Moderation Or Individual Control?

Published: 2024-05-21 20:30:00+00:00

Summary:
or both


New 'Parkour' Immersive Video Coming to Vision Pro on Friday

Published: 2024-05-21 12:48:42-07:00

Summary:
Apple is set to release a new immersive video on the Vision Pro on Friday, with "Parkour" labeled as episode two in the "Adventure" series. Episode one is the "Highlining" video that shows highliner Faith Dickey walking across a tightrope 3,000 feet above Norway's fjords.


A description of the Parkour episode invites Vision Pro wearers to join the "world's leading parkour athletes" as they go on a "gravity-defying trek across the streets and rooftops of Paris."

Apple says that its Adventure series is aimed at immersing Vision Pro users in the world of adventure "like never before." Apple works with pioneering athletes facing extraordinary challenges across the world.

Apple Immersive Video is an entertainme [...]


Microsoft Build 2024: everything announced

Published: 2024-05-21 14:58:55-04:00

Summary:

A picture of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at Build 2024. | Screenshot: YouTube

Microsoft had a lot to say about Windows and AI — and a little to say about custom emoji — during the Build 2024 keynote. The company, like just about everyone else in the industry, is charging hard at cramming AI into every nook and cranny it can find. That means Copilot watching your screen to help you play Minecraft or giving you AI agent co-workers.

The whole event was over two h

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After years of rumors, Sonos has now entered the headphones market

Published: 2024-05-21 18:58:51+00:00

Summary:
Sonos jumps into the fray with Sony's WH-1000XM5 and Apple's AirPods Max.


Windows now has AI-powered copy and paste

Published: 2024-05-21 14:58:36-04:00

Summary:

Microsoft logo
Illustration: The Verge

Microsoft is adding a new Advanced Paste feature to PowerToys for Windows 11 that can convert your clipboard content on the fly with the power of AI. The new feature can help people speed up their workflows by doing things like copying code in one language and pasting it in another, although its best tricks require OpenAI API credits.

Advanced Paste is included in PowerToys version 0.81 and, once enabled, can be activated with a special key command: Windows Key + Shift + V. That opens an Advanced Paste text window that offers paste conversion options including plaintext, markdown, and JSON.

If yo

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Gordon Bell, an architect of our digital age, dies at age 89

Published: 2024-05-21 18:53:03+00:00

Summary:
Bell architected DEC's VAX minicomputers, championed computer history, mentored at Microsoft.


Comcast’s streaming bundle is $15/month for Netflix, Peacock, Apple TV+, and ads

Published: 2024-05-21 18:31:26+00:00

Summary:
It's $25 or $10 cheaper than separate subs, but note the plans you're getting.


Elon Musk’s xAI is working on making Grok multimodal

Published: 2024-05-21 14:04:57-04:00

Summary:

Elon Musk grins in a photo illustration, lifting his arms over his head triumphantly
Illustration by Kristen Radtke / The Verge; Getty Images

Elon Musk’s AI company, xAI, is making progress on adding multimodal inputs to its Grok chatbot, according to public developer documents. What this means is that, soon, users may be able to upload photos to Grok and receive text-based answers.

This was first teased in a blog post last month from xAI which said Grok-1.5V will offer “multimodal models in a number of domains.” The latest update to the developer documents appear to show progress on shipping a new model.

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After beating Sonos case, Google brings back group speaker controls

Published: 2024-05-21 17:57:27+00:00

Summary:
We'll likely have to wait until the end of the year for Android 15, though.


$899 mini PC puts Snapdragon X Elite into a mini desktop for developers

Published: 2024-05-21 17:50:11+00:00

Summary:
Well-specced box includes the best Snapdragon X Elite, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD.


New Beats Pill Appears in FCC Database Ahead of Launch

Published: 2024-05-21 10:48:03-07:00

Summary:
Multiple celebrities have been spotted with a new version of the Beats Pill speaker, and today the device showed up in an FCC database, suggesting that we're getting closer to a potential launch.


FCC filings typically happen just weeks ahead of when a product launches, so we could see this new Beats Pill speaker sometime in June. Apple plans to launch Solo Buds earphones in June, so the Pill could launch around the same timeframe.

Apple has clearly provided these Beats Pill speakers to a number of sports stars and celebrities to create hype for it, and the speaker has been seen with basketball star LeBron James, F1 driver Daniel Ricciardo, soccer star Lionel Messi, and Kim Kardashian.

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A Gentle Introduction to Continuous Monitoring and Optimization

Published: 2024-05-21 17:42:35+00:00

Summary:

continuous, monitoring, team, devops, internet monitoring MaC, code, monitoring, Grafana Prometheus DevOps observability cloud migration Datadog
continuous, monitoring, team, devops, internet monitoring MaC, code, monitoring, Grafana Prometheus DevOps observability cloud migration DatadogThe main objective of continuous monitoring is to help companies identify problems early enough for a DevOps team to address them before bad things happen.

Apple Asks Judge to Dismiss U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit

Published: 2024-05-21 10:36:44-07:00

Summary:
Apple today filed a pre-motion letter seeking to dismiss the antitrust case that the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) levied against Apple back in March.


In the pre-motion letter, Apple says that the government's lawsuit is flawed in multiple ways, and has not successfully alleged that Apple is a monopoly power in the relevant market, proven anticompetitive conduct, or demonstrated consumer harm. From Apple's filing:

This case lies well beyond the outer limits of antitrust law. A Section 2 Sherman Act claim can move past the pleadings only if the complaint alleges (1) monopoly power in a relevant market; (2) anticompetitive conduct; and (3) anticompetitive effects. [...]

This complaint fails
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You’re Doing Platform Engineering Wrong. Probably.

Published: 2024-05-21 17:27:55+00:00

Summary:

So you are convinced, and your boss is also on board. You both read the latest DevOps and State of

The post You’re Doing Platform Engineering Wrong. Probably. appeared first on The New Stack.



Apple Releases tvOS 17.5.1 to Fix Photos Corruption Bug Causing Deleted Images to Reappear

Published: 2024-05-21 10:13:29-07:00

Summary:
Apple today released tvOS 17.5.1, a minor update to the tvOS 17 operating system that came out last September. tvOS 17.5.1 comes a week after the release of tvOS 17.5.


tvOS 17.5.1 can be downloaded using the Settings app on the ‌Apple TV‌. Go to System > Software Update to get the new software. ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ owners who have automatic software updates activated will be upgraded to tvOS 17.5.1 automatically.

Compared to other operating system updates, tvOS updates are often minor in scale, focusing on bug fixes and other small improvements. According to Apple's release notes, the update addresses a bug with the Phot [...]


Guide to Kubernetes Security Posture Management (KSPM)

Published: 2024-05-21 17:00:22+00:00

Summary:

An assessment practice, Kubernetes Security Posture Management (KSPM) offers a robust framework for protecting against common attack vectors, responding to

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Microsoft Fabric Goes All-In on Real-Time Data Intelligence

Published: 2024-05-21 16:48:49+00:00

Summary:

With its Fabric end-to-end platform,  has been working hard to remove the friction for its customers from all aspects of

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Kubernetes RBAC Permissions You Might Not Know About, but Should

Published: 2024-05-21 16:36:39+00:00

Summary:
Illustration of Kubernetes RBAC permissions

Role-based access control (RBAC) is the default access control approach in Kubernetes (K8s). This model categorizes permissions using specific verbs

The post Kubernetes RBAC Permissions You Might Not Know About, but Should appeared first on The New Stack.



iPad 10 vs. iPad Air Buyer's Guide: Is the $250 Difference Worth It?

Published: 2024-05-21 09:30:00-07:00

Summary:
With the same design, display size, camera systems, and more, the entry-level iPad is now a formidable rival to the iPad Air at a markedly lower $349 price point. With $250 between these two ‌iPad‌ lines, how different are they and which should you buy?


Upon the discontinuation of the ninth-generation ‌iPad‌, Apple dropped the price of the 10th-generation ‌iPad‌ from $449 to $349. This means that the 10th-generation ‌iPad‌ is now $250 less than the $599 starting price of the ‌iPad Air‌ that Apple just released.

The 10th-generation model completes the transformation of the ‌iPad‌ product lineup toward a flat look wit [...]


Apple Wallet App Gaining Support for Transit Cards in Paris and Toronto

Published: 2024-05-21 09:28:23-07:00

Summary:
Apple has announced that the Navigo transit card can be added to the Wallet app starting today, allowing iPhone and Apple Watch users to simply tap their devices to pay for rides on the metro, trains, buses, and more in the Paris, France area.


With the Navigo card in the Wallet app, a rider no longer needs to visit a ticket vending machine, or reload the card at retailers. Instead, passes can be purchased directly in the Wallet app on the iPhone, or in the Île-de-France Mobilités app.

Apple also announced that real-time transit information for the Paris area will be available in Apple Maps starting this week. This feature will allow riders to view detailed sched [...]


Introducing AKS Automatic, Managed Kubernetes for Developers

Published: 2024-05-21 15:32:12+00:00

Summary:
Connected blocks with the Kubernetes logo on them. AKS Automatic helps make it easier for developers to manage Kubernetes

Kubernetes, despite its many virtues for distributed systems running at scale, is notoriously complex for developers to wrangle. Devs just

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Microsoft Copilot for Azure: Managing Cloud Ops Through Chat

Published: 2024-05-21 15:30:49+00:00

Summary:
robot chat

This week at the Build conference, Microsoft is announcing its usual range of new cloud services and enhancements to existing

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Microsoft Edge will translate and dub YouTube videos as you’re watching them

Published: 2024-05-21 11:30:00-04:00

Summary:

An image showing the Edge logo
Image: The Verge

Microsoft Edge will soon offer real-time video translation on sites like YouTube, LinkedIn, Coursera, and more. As part of this year’s Build event, Microsoft announced that the new AI-powered feature will be able to translate spoken content through both dubbing and subtitles live as you’re watching it.

So far, the feature supports the translation of Spanish into English as well as the translation of English to German, Hindi, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. In addition to offering a neat way to translate videos into a user’s native tongue, Edge’s new AI feature should also make videos more accessible to those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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Microsoft brings out a small language model that can look at pictures

Published: 2024-05-21 11:30:00-04:00

Summary:

Illustration of the Microsoft wordmark on a green background
Illustration: The Verge

Microsoft announced a new version of its small language model, Phi-3, which can look at images and tell you what’s in them.

Phi-3-vision is a multimodal model — aka it can read both text and images — and is best used on mobile devices. Microsoft says Phi-3-vision, now available on preview, is a 4.2 billion parameter model (parameters refer to how complex a model is and how much of its training it understands) that can do general visual reasoning tasks like asking questions about charts or images.

But Phi-3-vision is far smaller

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Microsoft’s new Copilot AI agents act like virtual employees to automate tasks

Published: 2024-05-21 11:30:00-04:00

Summary:

Vector illustration of the Microsoft Copilot logo.
Image: The Verge

Microsoft will soon allow businesses and developers to build AI-powered Copilots that can work like virtual employees and perform tasks automatically. Instead of Copilot sitting idle waiting for queries, it will be able to do things like monitor email inboxes and automate a series of tasks or data entry that employees normally have to do manually.

It’s a big change in the behavior of Copilot in what the industry commonly calls AI agents, or the ability for chatbots to intelligently perform complex tasks autonomously.

“We very quickly realized that constraining Copilot to just being conversational was extremely limiting in what Copilot ca

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Transparency and Community: An Open Source Vision for AI

Published: 2024-05-21 14:56:31+00:00

Summary:
Hand opens doors to nature.

Open source software is a part of everyone’s life. A task as seemingly mundane as sending an email owes its

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Clearscale Demo

Published: 2024-05-21 14:15:09+00:00

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Memcyco Report Reveals Only 6% Of Brands Can Protect Their Customers From Digital Impersonation Fraud

Published: 2024-05-21 13:00:03+00:00

Summary:

New York, NY, May 21st, 2024, CyberNewsWire Memcyco Inc., provider of digital trust technology designed to protect companies and their customers from digital impersonation fraud, released its inaugural 2024 State of Website Impersonation Scams report. Notably, Memcyco’s research indicates that the majority of companies do not have adequate solutions to counter digital impersonation fraud, and […]

Defining DevSecOps for IoT

Published: 2024-05-21 00:32:01+00:00

Summary:

Meadow F7 Micro connected to an LCD character display and two push buttons.
Meadow F7 Micro connected to an LCD character display and two push buttons.By embedding security practices at every stage of the IoT development lifecycle, from design through deployment, organizations can significantly enhance the security and integrity of their IoT ecosystems.

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