NBA All-Star Game, Slam Dunk contest: Start time, schedule and how to watch without cable
After an unprecedented 2019-2020 NBA season due to the pandemic, the 2020-2021 season has reached its midpoint with today’s All-Star Game. Unlike past years when the festivities ran the whole weekend, the 2021 edition will consolidate all the in-person action to a single Sunday. Televised on TNT, the game... Read more
Intelligent automation depends on these 4 cornerstones
Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. There has been more than a modicum of buzz around what IDC calls intelligent process automation and what Gartner calls hyperautomation. In both cases, these terms refer to the integrated deployment of digital technologies... Read more
Don’t own a hand blender? Find out how indispensable they are with this one for $34
Homgeek A hand blender — also called an immersion blender or a stick blender — is one of the secret heroes of the kitchen. It took me years to get one, and I no longer know how I got by without a handy blender-on-a-stick that I can use to... Read more
Microdosing’s Feel-Good Benefits Might Just Be Placebo Effect
In 2018, volunteers with an interest in microdosing—regularly taking tiny amounts of psychedelic drugs such as LSD—began taking part in an unusual experiment. For four weeks, researchers at Imperial College London asked them to swap some of their drugs with empty capsules—placebos—so that when they took them, they didn’t... Read more
Building AI for the Global South
Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Harm wrought by AI tends to fall most heavily on marginalized communities. In the United States, algorithmic harm may lead to the false arrest of Black men, disproportionately reject female job candidates, or target... Read more
Google Doodle honors women’s firsts on International Women’s Day
The latest Google Doodle celebrates hands that made a difference. Google Google is giving a big hand to women to honor this year’s International Women’s Day. Technically, it’s a lot of big hands — big hands that made a difference through the years. Google is celebrating the annual holiday... Read more
The 15 Best Weekend Deals: Phones, Smartwatches, and More
Much of our lives are still happening through a screen. You may as well upgrade said screen to 4K resolution, powered by a new laptop and a 1080p webcam. We’ve found discounts on such gadgets—including a smartwatch to monitor your fitness and a solid-state drive to keep your digital... Read more
GamesBeat Summit 2021: Growing the Next Generation is coming on April 28-April 29
Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. GamesBeat Summit 2021: Growing the Next Generation will feature a full slate of visionary speakers in an online-only event on April 28 and April 29, and we’re pleased to talk about our initial slate... Read more
3 things Android 12 can do that Android 11 just can’t
Andrew Hoyle/CNET Google unveiled the latest version of its Android operating system last week, Android 12. Available now as a developer preview, Android 12 appears to be pretty similar to Android 11, with a few new features and some performance fixes aimed at helping your phone run more smoothly. ... Read more
NFTs Are Hot. So Is Their Effect on the Earth’s Climate
The experiment attracted the attention of a friend and fellow technology artist named Memo Akten, who was concerned to see his climate-conscious friend getting involved in blockchain. Did Lemercier really know the full ecological costs? Akten decided to trace the blockchain activity associated with 18,000 NFT artworks. The energy... Read more