Google’s G Suite finalizes Connected Sheets and introduces AI-driven data cleanup tools
Last April during its Cloud Next conference, Google unveiled Connected Sheets, a type of Google Sheets spreadsheet that works with the full data set from BigQuery, up to 10 billion rows. After just over a year in preview and beta, Connected Sheets is generally available as of today. And... Read more
Why Netflix beat Blockbuster – Vox
When Netflix launched in 1997, it was a tiny movies-by-mail operation, run out of a storefront in a Silicon Valley stripmall. It was going up against Blockbuster, a $6 billion behemoth that owned the movie rental business. Now Blockbuster is gone, and Netflix is a $20 billion business, one... Read more
iPhone 12 rumors: Release date, specs, screen size and 5G predictions
The current iPhone 11. Angela Lang/CNET With Apple’s announcement of iOS 14 at its annual WWDC developers conference on June 22, we now know more about what the upcoming iPhone, and all the other iPhones that are compatible with the update, can do. From widgets and app libraries to picture-in-picture,... Read more
Nuclear ‘Power Balls’ May Make Meltdowns a Thing of the Past
The basic idea behind all nuclear power plants is the same: Convert the heat created by nuclear fission into electricity. There are several ways to do this, but in each case it involves a delicate balancing act between safety and efficiency. A nuclear reactor works best when the core... Read more
Where the U.K. went wrong with its COVID-19 contact tracing app
(Reuters) — As Britain’s COVID-19 infections soared in the spring, the government reached for what it hoped could be a game changer — a smartphone app that could automate some of the work of human contact tracers. The origin of the NHS COVID-19 app goes back to a meeting... Read more
Here’s the truth about the new swine flu with ‘pandemic potential’
A new strain of influenza has sent social media into a bit of an apocalyptic panic.  Getty/China Photos The coronavirus pandemic isn’t even close to being over and, if you read the latest headlines, there’s a potential new pandemic right around the corner. This one’s caused by influenza — the... Read more
The 'Eye Mouth Eye' Debacle Sums Up Tech's Race Issues
Last weekend, the stunt aimed to use Silicon Valley’s love of shiny new things for charity. The result left people wondering about the memeification of movements. Source link Read more
Amazon launches AI-powered code review service CodeGuru in general availability
Amazon today announced the general availability of CodeGuru, an AI-powered developer tool that provides recommendations for improving code quality. It was first revealed during the company’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent 2019 conference in Las Vegas, and starting today, it’s available with usage-based pricing. Software teams perform code reviews... Read more
Uber reportedly looking to buy Postmates delivery service
Uber is reportedly attempting to acquire Postmates. Angela Lang/CNET Uber has made an offer to acquire the delivery service startup Postmates, the New York Times reported late Monday, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter. A deal could comes as early as Monday night, the newspaper reported. Sources told... Read more
Social Media Drops the Hammer on Team Trump
It’s a familiar story. A person in a position of power, usually a white man, is subject to social or professional sanction after someone draws attention to old, offensive comments on social media that few people noticed at the time. What makes the latest case unusual is that the... Read more