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Last updated: 2024/06/15, 08:16:17 UTC (updates every 4 hours)

Advanced Rollout Techniques: Custom Strategies for Stateful Apps in Kubernetes

Published: 2024-06-15 07:00:26+00:00

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In a previous blog post—A Simple Kubernetes Admission Webhook—I discussed the process of creating a Kubernetes webhook without relying on Kubebuilder. At Slack, we use this webhook for various tasks, like helping us support long-lived Pods (see Supporting Long-Lived Pods), and today, I delve once more into the topic of long-lived Pods, focusing on our […]

The post Advanced Rollout Techniques: Custom Strategies for Stateful Apps in Kubernetes appeared first on Slack Engineering.



Indie games were the real stars of the Summer Game Fest 2024; the top 10 bestselling games of 2024 so far on Steam in terms of units sold are almost all indie (Keza MacDonald/The Guardian)

Published: 2024-06-15 02:35:01-04:00

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Keza MacDonald / The Guardian:
Indie games were the real stars of the Summer Game Fest 2024; the top 10 bestselling games of 2024 so far on Steam in terms of units sold are almost all indie  —  In this week's newsletter: While the blockbuster end of the games industry is in the doldrums, independent developers are leading a creative resurgence



11th Circuit Strips Immunity From Cop Who Shot And Killed Dog That Had Already Been Neutralized By A Taser

Published: 2024-06-15 02:39:49+00:00

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We know cops kill dozens of dogs every day. This much has been verified by the US Department of Justice, which called it an “epidemic.” It’s not just anecdotal evidence generated by a handful of court cases. We also know most cops who kill dogs get away with it, even though multiple courts have ruled […]


Nigeria drops tax evasion charges against Binance executives Tigran Gambaryan and Nadeem Anjarwalla, who still face money laundering charges (Camomile Shumba/CoinDesk)

Published: 2024-06-14 22:05:14-04:00

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Camomile Shumba / CoinDesk:
Nigeria drops tax evasion charges against Binance executives Tigran Gambaryan and Nadeem Anjarwalla, who still face money laundering charges  —  The executives, Tigran Gambaryan and Nadeem Anjarwalla, are still named in a money-laundering case.  — Tax charges against Binance executives Tigran Gambaryan &hel

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Nvidia announces Nemotron-4 340B, a family of models that developers can use to generate synthetic data for training LLMs for commercial applications (Ankit Patel/NVIDIA Blog)

Published: 2024-06-14 20:50:06-04:00

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Ankit Patel / NVIDIA Blog:
Nvidia announces Nemotron-4 340B, a family of models that developers can use to generate synthetic data for training LLMs for commercial applications  —  Nemotron-4 340B, a family of models optimized for NVIDIA NeMo and NVIDIA TensorRT-LLM, includes cutting-edge instruct and reward models, and a dataset for generative AI training.



Source: Sam Altman recently told some investors that OpenAI is considering changing to a for-profit benefit corporation that its nonprofit board doesn't control (The Information)

Published: 2024-06-14 20:28:51-04:00

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The Information:
Source: Sam Altman recently told some investors that OpenAI is considering changing to a for-profit benefit corporation that its nonprofit board doesn't control  —  OpenAI CEO Sam Altman recently told some shareholders that the artificial intelligence developer is considering changing …



You Can Give Siri a New Name With iOS 18's Vocal Shortcuts

Published: 2024-06-14 16:33:00-07:00

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Apple in iOS 18 added a Vocal Shortcuts accessibility feature, and now that ‌iOS 18‌ is available in a beta capacity, users have figured out that this option can be used to give Siri a new wake word.


With Vocal Shortcuts, you can assign a custom phrase that ‌Siri‌ can understand to launch shortcuts and complete "complex tasks," and one of the shortcuts you can set up is an alternative for "Hey ‌Siri‌."

To set up a Vocal Shortcut for ‌Siri‌, open up the Settings app, go to Accessibility, and scroll down to Vocal Shortcuts. From there, choose "Set Up Vocal Shortcuts," and se [...]


US prosecutors charge two men with operating Empire Market, a dark web marketplace for illicit goods and services that did $430M+ in sales between 2018 and 2020 (Jake Bleiberg/Bloomberg)

Published: 2024-06-14 19:10:08-04:00

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Jake Bleiberg / Bloomberg:
US prosecutors charge two men with operating Empire Market, a dark web marketplace for illicit goods and services that did $430M+ in sales between 2018 and 2020  —  - Prosecutors say ‘Empire Market’ did $430 million in sales  — Drugs and malicious computer programs were sold, US says



Sonos' Privacy Policy Change Suggests It Might Sell Your Data

Published: 2024-06-14 16:04:00-07:00

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Popular audio company Sonos recently updated its U.S. privacy policy to make a small but notable change that seemingly puts customer data at risk. As noted by Louis Rossmann (via The Verge), the new Sonos privacy policy removes a line about not selling customer data.


In the 2023 version of its privacy policy, Sonos had this sentence: "We do not and will not sell your personal data to third parties." The statement has been removed from the 2024 version of the privacy policy in the United States, though it is still present in privacy policies in other countries.

The change to the privacy policy has <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/sonos/comments/1desj5c/sonos_updates_tos_and_removes_clause_explicitl [...]


iOS 18 Gains Emergency SOS Live Video Support

Published: 2024-06-14 15:29:00-07:00

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iOS 18 is giving iPhone users who find themselves in an emergency situation a way to provide more information and context to emergency responders with an update to Emergency SOS.


Emergency SOS now supports live video, which means once the SOS feature is activated, streaming video and recorded media can be sent to emergency personnel. Emergency dispatchers can send a request for a user to share either live video or a video from the camera roll, which Apple says should make it easier and faster to get help.

Video is sent over a secure connection to the emergency dispatcher. The option could allow those in emergency situations to send key information for location purposes, to assess injury or risk, or to be us [...]


Apple Explains How iOS 18 Genmoji Work

Published: 2024-06-14 14:55:00-07:00

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One of the Apple Intelligence features coming in iOS 18 is Genmoji, which will allow iPhone users to use AI to generate all-new emoji characters based on text input. The Genmoji will look similar to emoji, but are custom created, according to an iOS 18 WWDC session focused on Genmoji.


Emoji are not images, but are instead pictographs that are encoded in the Unicode Standard and rendered by each platform. Emoji are added by the Unicode Consortium, which raised some questions about how Apple's Genmoji solution will work.

As it turns out, Apple has designed an NSAdaptiveImageGlyph API for Genmoji and also other images like stickers and Memo [...]


Ctrl-Alt-Speech: Moderating Politics & Politicizing Moderation

Published: 2024-06-14 21:28:13+00:00

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Ctrl-Alt-Speech is a weekly podcast about the latest news in online speech, from Mike Masnick and Everything in Moderation‘s Ben Whitelaw. Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Pocket Casts, YouTube, or your podcast app of choice — or go straight to the RSS feed. In this week’s round-up of the latest news in online […]


Tempus AI's shares closed up 8.8% at $40.25 in the company's Nasdaq debut, giving it a market value of about $6.6B, after raising $410.7M in its IPO (Riley de León/CNBC)

Published: 2024-06-14 17:25:06-04:00

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Riley de León / CNBC:
Tempus AI's shares closed up 8.8% at $40.25 in the company's Nasdaq debut, giving it a market value of about $6.6B, after raising $410.7M in its IPO  —  WATCH NOW  —  Tempus AI, a health-care diagnostics company that uses AI to interpret medical tests to help physicians provide …



You Can Select a Preferred Home Hub in iOS 18

Published: 2024-06-14 14:22:00-07:00

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The Home app in iOS 18 allows HomeKit users who have more than one device that serves as a home hub to select which one should be used as the preferred hub. It is a small but useful change because it prevents ‌HomeKit‌ from choosing a hub that is further away from most ‌HomeKit‌ products or that has a weaker connection.


In iOS 17 and earlier, there has been no way to select a home hub, and ‌HomeKit‌ has picked randomly. That can lead to connectivity issues in some situations. For those who do not care about which home hub ‌HomeKit‌ selects, Automatic Selection remains an option.

The <a href="https:// [...]


Roku Continues To Screw With Customers Via Firmware/Software Updates

Published: 2024-06-14 20:35:57+00:00

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Whether intentional or not, the process for tech companies to fall to the process of enshittification seems to be a very real trend. The term, coined by Cory Doctorow, describes the process by which once good and useful technology platforms devolve to become worse and less useful as the owners of those platforms move on […]


Apple Redesigning TestFlight App in iOS 18

Published: 2024-06-14 13:31:41-07:00

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Apple plans to overhaul the design of its TestFlight app that is available to developers for beta testing their apps, and the updated design was highlighted in a WWDC session on App Store Connect.


TestFlight in iOS 18 features a new invitation experience that will better showcase the app by highlighting key information including app name and icon, screenshots, developer name, build expiration date, and app description.

The refreshed design looks much more similar to the App Store than the current TestFlight interface, which provides little in the way of app data beyond the features that are being tested. Apple's current design assumes that t [...]


Sources: Sakana AI, a Tokyo-based LLM developer founded last year by Google alumni, is raising ~$100M at a $1B valuation in a round led by NEA, Khosla, and Lux (The Information)

Published: 2024-06-14 16:20:13-04:00

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The Information:
Sources: Sakana AI, a Tokyo-based LLM developer founded last year by Google alumni, is raising ~$100M at a $1B valuation in a round led by NEA, Khosla, and Lux  —  In their hunt for artificial intelligence investments, U.S. venture capitalists are looking past Silicon Valley at foreign AI startups …



Beats Solo Buds Unboxed, Available to Order Starting Next Week

Published: 2024-06-14 13:03:01-07:00

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Apple today shared a Beats Solo Buds unboxing video on YouTube, providing a closer look at the wireless earbuds before they launch next week.


Priced at $79.99, the Beats Solo Buds feature up to 18 hours of battery life, a USB-C carrying case, and Find My support on both iOS and Android. However, they lack active noise cancellation, and the carrying case does not have a built-in battery and can only charge the earbuds when a USB-C cable is connected to an external power source.

More details about the earbuds can be found in our initial coverage of the Beats Studio Buds announcement back in late April.


Beats Solo [...]

With Multiple Deputies Headed To Jail, Sheriff Vows To Get To Bottom Of ‘Goon Squad’ Horror Show He Ignored For Years

Published: 2024-06-14 19:09:39+00:00

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Reminding everyone that racism is just a thing we do in the United States, six Rankin County deputies were indicated on criminal charges related to the literal torture of two black men. All six pleaded guilty. Deputy Hunter Elward was sentenced to 17.5 years in prison. The other officers are also currently serving prison time. […]


Sources: Mustafa Suleyman's presence at Microsoft is causing some awkwardness with OpenAI, as he looks at the algorithms behind models like GPT-4 (Reed Albergotti/Semafor)

Published: 2024-06-14 15:05:03-04:00

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Reed Albergotti / Semafor:
Sources: Mustafa Suleyman's presence at Microsoft is causing some awkwardness with OpenAI, as he looks at the algorithms behind models like GPT-4  —  The Scoop  —  OpenAI was founded, in large part, as an AI safety countermeasure to DeepMind, the AI company acquired by Google in 2014.



Beginner’s Guide to OpenTelemetry

Published: 2024-06-14 19:04:43+00:00

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Aqua Security Trial

Published: 2024-06-14 18:38:45+00:00

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iOS 18 and tvOS 18 Reintroduce SharePlay for Apple Music on HomePods and Apple TV

Published: 2024-06-14 11:38:09-07:00

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iOS 18 and tvOS 18 reintroduce SharePlay for Apple Music on the HomePod, HomePod mini, and Apple TV. The feature first appeared in the iOS 17.4 and tvOS 17.4 betas earlier this year, but it was removed before those updates were released.


This feature allows others to control Apple Music playback on your HomePod or Apple TV with permission, regardless of whether they subscribe to the service. The primary user can decide whether to approve or deny each request.

Apple already rolled out a similar feature for CarPlay last year, all [...]


Liquibase Trial

Published: 2024-06-14 18:33:22+00:00

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Sources: the EU plans to charge Meta under the DMA, focusing on its pay or consent model where users pay a subscription for an ad-free Facebook and Instagram (Foo Yun Chee/Reuters)

Published: 2024-06-14 14:10:19-04:00

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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: the EU plans to charge Meta under the DMA, focusing on its pay or consent model where users pay a subscription for an ad-free Facebook and Instagram  —  Apple (AAPL.O) and Meta Platforms (META.O) will likely face charges for failing to comply with landmark EU rules aimed at reining …



Broadcom: Investing in Mainframe Success Beyond Code

Published: 2024-06-14 18:07:18+00:00

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Broadcom’s mainframe software division is on a mission to help customers realize maximum value from their mainframe investments, and in

The post Broadcom: Investing in Mainframe Success Beyond Code appeared first on The New Stack.



Retired engineer discovers 55-year-old bug in Lunar Lander computer game code

Published: 2024-06-14 18:04:33+00:00

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A physics simulation flaw in text-based 1969 computer game went unnoticed until today.


The Supreme Court Continues To Struggle With How To Apply The First Amendment In Intellectual Property Cases

Published: 2024-06-14 17:47:06+00:00

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For not the first time, the Supreme Court seems to regard the First Amendment as secondary when it comes to cases involving some form of intellectual property. This has happened all too frequently. Perhaps most famously, in Eldred v. Ashcroft, the Court more or less said that the First Amendment gets a pass in copyright […]


Daily Deal: The 2024 Python for Software Engineering Bootcamp Bundle

Published: 2024-06-14 17:43:17+00:00

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Demand for Python is booming in the job market and it is a skill that can help you enter some of the most exciting industries, including data science, web applications, home automation, and many more. The 2024 Python for Software Engineering Bootcamp Bundle has 7 courses to take you from beginner to expert in no […]


Gemini will return ~$50M of digital assets to investors who were locked out of their accounts when Gemini Earn collapsed, to settle a lawsuit by New York's AG (Bloomberg)

Published: 2024-06-14 13:30:01-04:00

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Bloomberg:
Gemini will return ~$50M of digital assets to investors who were locked out of their accounts when Gemini Earn collapsed, to settle a lawsuit by New York's AG  —  - Attorney General Letitia James sued Gemini Trust in October  — The settlement follows similar action brought against Genesis



Why Python Is So Slow (And What Is Being Done About It)

Published: 2024-06-14 17:25:07+00:00

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PITTSBURGH —”In Python, you pay at the runtime,” goes an old Python aphorism. The Python programming language has garnered a

The post Why Python Is So Slow (And What Is Being Done About It) appeared first on The New Stack.



Why You Might Bring Your Own S3 Bucket (BYOB) to the Observability Party

Published: 2024-06-14 17:00:15+00:00

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A company’s future increasingly lies in gleaning insights from its own telemetry data and events. This information is invaluable for

The post Why You Might Bring Your Own S3 Bucket (BYOB) to the Observability Party appeared first on The New Stack.



Securing Endpoints: Zero Trust for Devices and IoT

Published: 2024-06-14 16:40:01+00:00

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Welcome to the next installment of our zero trust blog series! In our previous post, we explored the importance of network segmentation

The post Securing Endpoints: Zero Trust for Devices and IoT appeared first on Gigaom.



Sonos faces a backlash after removing a line from its US privacy policy that said Sonos "does not and will not sell personal information about our customers" (Chris Welch/The Verge)

Published: 2024-06-14 12:35:21-04:00

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Sonos faces a backlash after removing a line from its US privacy policy that said Sonos “does not and will not sell personal information about our customers”  —  It's been a rocky couple of months for Sonos — so much so that CEO Patrick Spence now has a canned autoreply …



Rafay Demo

Published: 2024-06-14 16:32:39+00:00

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Book a Demo, Get a T-Shirt! Ready to find out how Rafay helps platform build automated self-service cloud infrastructure workflows, with guardrails included? Get a demo and you’ll see how Rafay helps you: Streamline automation of clusters and namespaces as a service, while assuring consistent standardization and governance for provisioning and operations Automatically provision templated, […]


DC Appeals Court Says CIA Can Continue To Withhold 35-Year-Old Memo Already Published By Another Gov’t Agency

Published: 2024-06-14 16:32:06+00:00

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Certain government agencies are of the opinion that records requesters shouldn’t even be able to pry the documents they’re seeking from their cold, dead fingers. Long after anyone could be affected and long after the people who’ve created the documents have passed on to the Great Bureaucracy in the Sky, agencies are still refusing to […]


How the ‘Human Search Engine’ Trap Killed Productivity

Published: 2024-06-14 16:18:06+00:00

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People gathered in the shape of a magnifying glass illustrates the impact of human search on productivity

In today’s fast-paced tech world, there’s a silent killer stalking your engineering team’s productivity: the “human search engine” trap. Picture

The post How the ‘Human Search Engine’ Trap Killed Productivity appeared first on The New Stack.



EU Reportedly Planning to Charge Apple for Violating Digital Markets Act

Published: 2024-06-14 09:06:37-07:00

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The European Commission plans to charge Apple for violating the Digital Markets Act after determining that the iPhone maker is not complying with obligations to allow app developers to "steer" users to offers outside of the App Store without fees, according to the Financial Times, which cites three people familiar with the matter.


It appears that the EU is taking issue with Apple's Core Technology Fee, but the exact charges that it allegedly plans to bring against Apple are unclear.

Apple could face non-compliance fines of up to 5% of its average daily worldwide revenue, which is currently just over $1 billion, according to the report.
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Does Nutanix Eat the Lunch VMware Doesn’t Want?

Published: 2024-06-14 15:54:43+00:00

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It can be argued that Nutanix is eating ‘s lunch in many ways as some customers look to more affordable

The post Does Nutanix Eat the Lunch VMware Doesn’t Want?  appeared first on The New Stack.



Sources: the EU has determined that Apple's anti-steering rules for developers do not comply with the DMA, and plans charges against Apple in the coming weeks (Financial Times)

Published: 2024-06-14 11:50:01-04:00

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Financial Times:
Sources: the EU has determined that Apple's anti-steering rules for developers do not comply with the DMA, and plans charges against Apple in the coming weeks  —  Brussels to announce iPhone maker is failing to adhere to new rules designed to open up its app store to competition



Give yourself a day to tackle all your recommendation and subscription guilt

Published: 2024-06-14 15:42:34+00:00

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Opinion: It never ends, but you can triage and help out your favorite creators.


Microsegmentation: Implementing Zero Trust at the Network Level

Published: 2024-06-14 15:32:39+00:00

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Welcome back to our zero trust blog series! In our previous posts, we explored the importance of data security and identity and

The post Microsegmentation: Implementing Zero Trust at the Network Level appeared first on Gigaom.



The Talk Show Live From WWDC 2024 Now Available on YouTube

Published: 2024-06-14 08:21:24-07:00

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The Talk Show Live From WWDC 2024 is now available to watch on YouTube. Daring Fireball's John Gruber discussed Apple Intelligence and other WWDC announcements with Apple's software engineering chief Craig Federighi, marketing chief Greg Joswiak, and AI/machine learning head John Giannandrea in front of a live audience.



The on-stage interview took place on Tuesday evening at the California Theatre in San Jose, California, and it ran for nearly two hours.

Also check out our special WWDC episode of The MacRumors Show filmed at Apple Park.
Related Roundup: WWDC 2024
Related Forum: <a href="https://forums.macrumors.com/f
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Putting the Apple in AI (Friends)

Published: 2024-06-14 15:15:00+00:00

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Justin Searls joins us for hot takes on Apple’s 2024 WWDC keynote. Apple Intelligence stole the show, but did it steal our hearts? Oh, and we learn all about Justin’s Vision Pro Life and how he hopes/expects Apple’s latest device to improve in future iterations.


Meta will pause the launch of Meta AI in EU after the Irish DPC asked it to delay training its LLMs using adult EU users' public Facebook and Instagram content (Foo Yun Chee/Reuters)

Published: 2024-06-14 11:05:00-04:00

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Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Meta will pause the launch of Meta AI in EU after the Irish DPC asked it to delay training its LLMs using adult EU users' public Facebook and Instagram content  —  Meta Platforms (META.O) will not launch its Meta AI in Europe for now following a request from the Irish privacy regulator, the U.S. social media company said on Friday.



Unmasking the Singleton Anti-Pattern

Published: 2024-06-14 14:52:26+00:00

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Gold Mardi Gras style mask

The singleton pattern, a design pattern that restricts a class to a single instance, is often touted as a solution

The post Unmasking the Singleton Anti-Pattern appeared first on The New Stack.



Sources: Shein tries to suppress its chair's claim that the retailer is American, amid fears it could annoy China, which needs to approve Shein's London IPO (Financial Times)

Published: 2024-06-14 10:45:01-04:00

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Financial Times:
Sources: Shein tries to suppress its chair's claim that the retailer is American, amid fears it could annoy China, which needs to approve Shein's London IPO  —  Donald Tang's remarks are said to have annoyed Chinese officials who need to approve London IPO  —  Online fast-fashion retailer Shein …



The Best Father's Day Deals on AirPods, MacBooks, iPads, Sonos Speakers, and More

Published: 2024-06-14 07:45:00-07:00

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We're tracking a huge collection of discounts on Apple products and related accessories this weekend as we head into the final days before Father's Day this Sunday, June 16. With two days to go until Father's Day, most orders placed today will probably miss the delivery window, but there are steep discounts here that are worth looking into even if they arrive a bit after the holiday.

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.

These sales include discounts on AirPods, iPads, MacBooks, Sonos speakers, and other products. All of the deals listed in this article have already begun, and most of them will last until Sunday, June 16, unless otherwise stated. <b [...]


Here's What's New in Apple Wallet on iOS 18 for Event Tickets and More

Published: 2024-06-14 07:32:29-07:00

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iOS 18 includes a handful of enhancements to the Wallet app on the iPhone, with new features for Apple Pay, Apple Cash, event tickets, and more.


Below, we outline everything new for the Wallet app on iOS 18, based on information from Apple's press release and a WWDC 2024 coding session.

Redesigned Event Tickets



Event tickets have an all-new design in the Wallet app on iOS 18, complete with relevant info like a map of the stadium an [...]

Arc’s live calendar button makes it hard to miss your next meeting

Published: 2024-06-14 10:22:12-04:00

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Upper-left corner of Arc window showing a podcast recording join button under the Google Calendar tab
Image: The Browser Company

The Arc browser is getting a nifty new Live Calendar feature that presents your next Google Calendar meeting on the sidebar just before it starts so you won’t miss any important calls. It includes a countdown timer and a Google Meet join button that you can see and access without opening your Calendar tab.

To set up Live Calendar, first make sure you’re updated to the latest version of Arc (version 1.47.1). Then, just open Google Calendar in Arc, log in, and drag the tab into the favorites section directly under the URL.

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Embrace Extends Mobile App Alliance with Grafana Labs

Published: 2024-06-14 14:10:42+00:00

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mobile, apps, Tricentis mobile apps toil software mobile app stability bug
mobile, apps, Tricentis mobile apps toil software mobile app stability bugGrafana Labs and Embrace, a provider of a platform for troubleshooting mobile applications, this week extended their alliance to include integration with Grafana Cloud.

iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 16: 30+ Upgrades to Expect

Published: 2024-06-14 07:00:00-07:00

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After over a year of reports, there are now more than a dozen specific rumors about the features and improvements set to be offered by the two non-Pro iPhone 16 models later in 2024.


While the upgrades that the ‌iPhone 16‌ offers over the iPhone 15 will likely be at the center of Apple's marketing strategy later this year, many users are on two-year upgrade cycles, so the features introduced on both the ‌iPhone 15‌ and ‌iPhone 16‌ will stack up. All of the changes the ‌iPhone 16‌ models are expected to feature compared to their two direct forerunners are listed below, using information from a range of reliable sources that we have <a h [...]

How JavaScript Is Finally Improving the Module Experience

Published: 2024-06-14 13:44:17+00:00

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modules

JavaScript used to be seen as a language where developers could write code quickly, but it was not necessarily suitable

The post How JavaScript Is Finally Improving the Module Experience appeared first on The New Stack.



5 Deployment Strategies: The Pros and Cons

Published: 2024-06-14 13:28:08+00:00

Summary:
Coding software developer using laptop to illustrate deployment strategies.

When you deploy applications and services to production, you want to minimize downtime and provide a seamless user experience. The

The post 5 Deployment Strategies: The Pros and Cons appeared first on The New Stack.



The crypto industry has amassed a $160M war chest to bolster pro-crypto US candidates, which may be pivotal in handing a Senate majority to the GOP in November (Steven T. Dennis/Bloomberg)

Published: 2024-06-14 09:05:02-04:00

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Steven T. Dennis / Bloomberg:
The crypto industry has amassed a $160M war chest to bolster pro-crypto US candidates, which may be pivotal in handing a Senate majority to the GOP in November  —  - Industry seeks regulatory changes to blunt SEC influence  — Democrats Sherrod Brown and Jon Tester targeted by crypto



A Chat With CloudNativeSecurityCon North America 2024 Co-chairs

Published: 2024-06-14 13:00:14+00:00

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Illustrations of various colorful icons for cloud native technologies.

CloudNativeSecurityCon North America is back for another year in Seattle after branching out last year from a KubeCon + CloudNativeCon

The post A Chat With CloudNativeSecurityCon North America 2024 Co-chairs appeared first on The New Stack.



Evolving ECM: The Shift to GraphQL for Enhanced API Efficiencies

Published: 2024-06-14 13:00:04+00:00

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GraphQL, REST, API visibility, Hasura RHEL GraphQL API-first SAP DevSecOps Kong APIs composable Lucidchart
GraphQL, REST, API visibility, Hasura RHEL GraphQL API-first SAP DevSecOps Kong APIs composable LucidchartOver time, it has become clear that developers prefer GraphQL over REST APIs for web client interfaces to deliver and use content more effectively.

Big Telecom Still Pushing Hard For Broadband Tax On Big Tech

Published: 2024-06-14 12:28:06+00:00

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Telecom lobbyists have been working overtime for years in both the US and EU, trying to get policymakers to support the idea of “Big Tech” paying “Big Telecom” billions of additional dollars for no coherent reason. This taxation effort always involves some variant of the claim that popular tech services are getting a “free ride” on the Internet, […]


Japan Passes Law to Allow Third-Party App Stores on the iPhone

Published: 2024-06-14 05:07:18-07:00

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New legislation in Japan requires Apple to allow third-party app stores and payment providers on the iPhone.


The Japanese parliament has passed the Act on Promotion of Competition for Specified Smartphone Software, a law that compels Apple to allow access to third-party app stores and payment providers on devices that run iOS. The legislation, which was passed by Japan's upper house and will be enforced following Cabinet approval within the next eighteen months, seeks to curb the dominance of major tech firms like Apple in the smartphone market.

The law requires Apple to make several significant changes to its business practices. The company will have to permit third-party app stores on i [...]


How the Kubernetes Community Celebrated Its 10th Anniversary

Published: 2024-06-14 10:00:46+00:00

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Snyk Container product director Hannah Foxwell blows out candles at OpenUK KuberTENes birthday bash in London (photo by Jennifer Riggins)

It’s been 10 years since an open source project from a scrappy team at Google burst onto the scene and

The post How the Kubernetes Community Celebrated Its 10th Anniversary appeared first on The New Stack.



Mend.io Adds Tool to Detect Presence of Generative AI Code

Published: 2024-06-14 06:32:44+00:00

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tool, appsec, Bionic modernization DevSecOps AppSec Cortex materialized view SIEM
tool, appsec, Bionic modernization DevSecOps AppSec Cortex materialized view SIEMMend.io this week added a MendAI tool to its application security portfolio that identifies code generated by an artificial intelligence (AI) model.

Developer productivity metrics, 1970s sausage fonts, only the “grown and sexy” are welcome

Published: 2024-06-14 06:37:52+01:00

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Once again, I am bringing you only links and funny pieces of text.

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Published: 2024-06-14 06:10:38+01:00

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Docker Launches 2024 State of Application Development Report - Survey for future newsletter analysis.



Tour De France Loses Trademark Opposition To German Gym Chain

Published: 2024-06-14 03:21:01+00:00

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There seems to be a direct correlation between the size of a sports league or group and the degree to which that same entity will jealously “protect” anything to do with its intellectual property. The International Olympic Committee is probably the apotheosis of this theory, though both FIFA and the NFL are strong showings as […]


Microsoft delays Recall again, won’t debut it with new Copilot+ PCs after all

Published: 2024-06-14 02:40:30+00:00

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Recall will go through Windows Insider pipeline like any other Windows feature.


Seattle Takes A Pass On ShotSpotter, Will Beef Up Other Surveillance Efforts Instead

Published: 2024-06-13 22:48:06+00:00

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Here comes a little more bad news for a company that’s seen quite a lot of it lately. SoundThinking, which formerly did business as ShotSpotter, is seeing another high-profile, would-be customer walk away from the table after determining the costs would outweigh the benefits. As Matt Markovich reports for KIRO News, Seattle has decided to […]


LinkedIn expands its AI job-hunting features for Premium subscribers

Published: 2024-06-13 17:27:40-04:00

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LinkedIn is rolling out new AI-powered features to help users find jobs, tailor their resumes, and even get advice from AI chatbots. But these new features come at a cost, as they’ll be available to Premium subscribers beginning in English worldwide.

One tool lets you search for jobs on LinkedIn by typing a prompt in natural language. In a blog post, LinkedIn chief product officer Tomer Cohen gives the example of “find me a remote marketing job in Detroit

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“Simulation of keyboard activity” leads to firing of Wells Fargo employees

Published: 2024-06-13 20:51:34+00:00

Summary:
With worker surveillance on the rise, vendors sell devices to fake keyboard and mouse movement.


Customer-Centric Marketing for Technology Vendors

Published: 2024-06-13 19:58:48+00:00

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In today’s fast-paced, highly competitive market, technology vendors often struggle to connect with their customers on a meaningful level. Traditional marketing approaches,

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Securing Identities: The Foundation of Zero Trust

Published: 2024-06-13 19:27:01+00:00

Summary:

Welcome back to our zero trust blog series! In our previous post, we took a deep dive into data security, exploring the

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Automate the AWS infrastructure that drives your innovation

Published: 2024-06-13 18:48:51+00:00

Summary:
To keep pace with modern business demands, organizations are continuously seeking innovative, cloud-native ways to enhance efficiency, move more quickly, and improve competitiveness. DevOps practices were invented to give developers the autonomy they need to iterate quickly and deliver high-quality software that customers love, faster than their competitors. Today, data scientists testing generative artificial intelligence […]


First Look at Messages via Satellite in iOS 18

Published: 2024-06-13 11:29:45-07:00

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Apple has been gradually expanding its suite of satellite connectivity features for iPhone, and iOS 18 brings a significant new one in the form of Messages via satellite. The feature allows users to send and receive iMessages and SMS texts, including emoji and Tapbacks, while out of range of cellular and Wi-Fi networks.


CNET met up with Apple's senior director of platform product marketing, Kurt Knight, this week for an early first look at how the feature works, while iJustine offered a similar walkthrough of it.

When your phone detects it's out of range of terrestrial networks, you'll get a pop-up alert that offers q [...]

iOS 18 Enables You to Use Apple Pay With Chrome and More on Desktop

Published: 2024-06-13 10:06:35-07:00

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Apple this week previewed a new system that will allow iPhone users who update to iOS 18 to use Apple Pay in any desktop web browser, such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and others. The computer running the browser can even be a Windows PC.


Any website that implements the latest version of Apple Pay will support this new system. When a customer checks out with Apple Pay in a desktop browser other than Safari, a code will appear on the screen that can be scanned in the Camera app on an iPhone running iOS 18 or later, allowing them to complete the purchase on the iPhone.


Apple provided more details about this system in a <a h [...]


Backend Development Efficiency: The Critical Role of Caching

Published: 2024-06-13 17:04:17+00:00

Summary:
Old wooden drawers to illustrate story on caching in backend development.

Undoubtedly, many of us have experienced the frustration of completing a project only to find that our application could be

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What Does the Modern Data Stack Actually Mean?

Published: 2024-06-13 17:00:53+00:00

Summary:

If you were making a list of IT buzzwords that people love to toss around but often struggle to define

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Working with LLM APIs: Dev Shares Experience Building AI Bots

Published: 2024-06-13 16:02:39+00:00

Summary:
Ania Kubów is a developer trainer and host of Code with Ania Kubów on YouTube

Software developer and trainer Ania Kubów’s course on developing with the large language model PaLM 2 is already out of

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Unlocking the power of unstructured data with RAG

Published: 2024-06-13 16:00:28+00:00

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Unstructured data holds valuable information about codebases, organizational best practices, and customer feedback. Here are some ways you can leverage it with RAG, or retrieval-augmented generation.

The post Unlocking the power of unstructured data with RAG appeared first on The GitHub Blog.



1999: A Film Odyssey (Changelog++ 🔐) (Friends)

Published: 2024-06-13 16:00:00+00:00

Summary:
Adam & Jerod hallway-track-it between Microsoft Build interviews. Was 1999 the best year in film history? Was 2004 the worst? Have you heard the full story behind Blues Traveler’s “Hook”? Are you still reading this? Go listen! (This episode is for Changelog++ ears only.)


Low Prices Hit Apple's AirTag and Anker's Bluetooth Trackers, Alongside Apple Pencil Deals

Published: 2024-06-13 08:27:58-07:00

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Amazon today has a few discounts across popular Apple accessories, including the AirTag and Apple Pencil. We're also tracking a few discounts on Eufy's own Bluetooth tracking accessories, the SmartTrack Link, which are slightly more affordable than the AirTag.

AirTag


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.

Starting with the AirTag, you can get the 4 Pack of trackers for $79.99 on Amazon, down from $99.00. This is a solid second-best price on the accessory, and just about $5 higher than the all-time [...]

Trash Pandas Love Enterprise Java Code

Published: 2024-06-13 15:16:47+00:00

Summary:

If raccoons were software engineers, they would feel at home inside many enterprise systems. These systems are often full of

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MLow: Meta’s low bitrate audio codec

Published: 2024-06-13 14:45:58+00:00

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At Meta, we support real-time communication (RTC) for billions of people through our apps, including WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger.  We are working to make RTC accessible by providing a high-quality experience for everyone – even those who might not have the fastest connections or the latest phones. As more and more people have relied on [...]

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iOS 18 Adds These 5 New Features to CarPlay

Published: 2024-06-13 07:44:34-07:00

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Apple did not mention CarPlay during its WWDC keynote this week, but iOS 18 includes a handful of new features for the in-car software.


Overall, there is not a whole lot new for CarPlay on iOS 18, with changes seemingly limited to the Messages and Settings apps so far.

Below, we recap everything new for CarPlay on iOS 18.

New for CarPlay on iOS 18


1. Contact Photos in Messages App


iOS 18 adds contact photos next to names in the Messages app, making it easier to identify conversations at a glance.


The contact photos are also visible in Messages app notifications.

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Who Should Run Tests? On the Future of QA

Published: 2024-06-13 14:36:20+00:00

Summary:
Green checkmark for test that passes and red X for one that fails.

This is part of an ongoing series. Read previous parts: Why We Shift Testing Left: A Software Dev Cycle That

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How To Start Building in Python With Amazon Q Developer

Published: 2024-06-13 14:02:25+00:00

Summary:
Nathan Peck, a senior developer advocate for generative AI at Amazon Web Services (AWS), shares his experiences working with Python. Peck introduces Amazon Q, a generative AI coding assistant launched by AWS in November, and demonstrates its capabilities.

PITTSBURGH — So many languages, so little time. Nathan Peck, who has deep experience with JavaScript, is the first to

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The MacRumors Show: WWDC 2024 Recap From Apple Park

Published: 2024-06-13 06:26:09-07:00

Summary:
On this week's special episode of The MacRumors Show from Apple Park, we look at all of the major updates coming to Apple's operating systems later this year and Apple Intelligence.

Subscribe to The MacRumors Show YouTube channel for more videos

Monday's keynote event was insane, and jam-packed with an overwhelming number of AI features that are going to change the way we use Apple devices. We were able to visit the Apple Podcasts studio for the day just after the event to discuss what's in store.

We take a look at Apple Intelligence, which is what Apple calls the AI capabilities coming to almost every app <a href="https://ww [...]

Developers Can Now Discover and Curate Open Web Apps on Glitch

Published: 2024-06-13 12:30:08+00:00

Summary:
Glitch

Glitch, the platform that allows developers to build “full-stack web apps in your browser,” announced today that it is adding

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visionOS 2: Spatial Personas Can Touch Fingers, High Five, Fist Bump Each Other With Visual and Audio Feedback

Published: 2024-06-13 05:29:29-07:00

Summary:
First introduced in April, spatial Personas in Apple Vision Pro are designed to feel as if they are in the same physical space, and to enhance the experience, the lifelike avatars will soon be able to interact directly with each other using some new gestures in visionOS 2.


Previewed at WWDC last year, spatial Personas allow Vision Pro users to "break out of the familiar FaceTime tile and feel more present, like they are gathered in the same physical space," according to Apple. They feature a transparent background and are able to show body language and additional movement such as hand gestures for a more lifelike experience.

As shared by indie developer xChester on soc [...]


Shreds.AI Launches LLM Platform Trained for Software Engineering

Published: 2024-06-13 12:12:17+00:00

Summary:

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LLM platform, platform, AI, LLMs configuration-as-code, sprawl, taxShreds.AI today unveiled a namesake generative artificial intelligence (AI) platform based on a large language model (LLM) it trained to specifically automate software engineering tasks.

How Meta trains large language models at scale

Published: 2024-06-12 22:45:11+00:00

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As we continue to focus our AI research and development on solving increasingly complex problems, one of the most significant and challenging shifts we’ve experienced is the sheer scale of computation required to train large language models (LLMs). Traditionally, our AI model training has involved a training massive number of models that required a comparatively [...]

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Roku owners face the grimmest indignity yet: Stuck-on motion smoothing

Published: 2024-06-12 21:13:48+00:00

Summary:
Software updates strike again, leaving interpolated frames in unwanted places.


Protecting Your Crown Jewels

Published: 2024-06-12 20:41:31+00:00

Summary:

Welcome back to our zero trust blog series! In the previous posts, we introduced the concept of zero trust and explored the

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Starlink user terminal now costs just $300 in 28 states, $500 in rest of US

Published: 2024-06-12 20:20:41+00:00

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The $600 standard price was replaced with regional pricing of $500 or $300.


Google Thanks Docker, and Solomon Hykes Comes Home

Published: 2024-06-12 20:10:04+00:00

Summary:
Kelsey Hightower and Solomon Hykes on state at "Kubertenes," tenth birthday for the Kubernetes community.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Kelsey Hightower and Solomon Hykes sat a few chairs apart at the Kubernetes 10th anniversary for a

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PlatformCon: How Spotify Manages Infrastructure with GitOps

Published: 2024-06-12 19:32:17+00:00

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For Spotify, speeding up feature development and deployment all comes down to templates and pipelines. The release cycle is almost

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Google’s abuse of Fitbit continues with web app shutdown

Published: 2024-06-12 19:02:22+00:00

Summary:
Users say the app, which is now the only Fitbit interface, lacks matching features.


GitHub Availability Report: May 2024

Published: 2024-06-12 19:00:30+00:00

Summary:

In May, we experienced one incident that resulted in degraded performance across GitHub services.

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My favorite macOS Sequoia feature so far might be the old-timey Mac wallpaper

Published: 2024-06-12 18:51:32+00:00

Summary:
Combo wallpaper-screen saver is a walk down memory lane for classic Mac users.


Maintaining large-scale AI capacity at Meta

Published: 2024-06-12 18:05:11+00:00

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Meta is currently operating many data centers with GPU training clusters across the world. Our data centers are the backbone of our operations, meticulously designed to support the scaling demands of compute and storage. A year ago, however, as the industry reached a critical inflection point due to the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), we [...]

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Favorite AI Tools of Developers and Tips For Using Them

Published: 2024-06-12 17:28:52+00:00

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developers

Despite being a relative newcomer to the developer tools ecosystem, AI continues to have an increasingly significant impact on how

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XZ Security Incident: The Importance of Reputation in Security

Published: 2024-06-12 17:04:00+00:00

Summary:
Montage of person on laptop, handshake illustrating story on role of trust in security.

Over the past month, the open source community has been abuzz with discussions surrounding the XZ security incident. The incident,

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