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Why it's time to 'accept the discomfort' with cloud provider lockdown

Why it’s time to ‘accept the discomfort’ with cloud provider lockdown

Vendor lock-in, as well as security, are issues that have permeated software and IT procurement, whether IT was centralized or not. In the age of the cloud, with benefits ranging from scalability to speed, the hoped-for panacea turned out to fall short of expectations. For a while, vendors and analysts thought they had cracked it …

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Overwatch 2

Overwatch 2 Launch Time: When You Can Play, Preload, Download Size, and More

Overwatch 2, a modern relaunch of Blizzard’s hero shooter launched in 2016, is just days away from release. It promises to shake up the Overwatch experience in several important ways, and ultimately represents the dawn of a new era for the award-winning title. While it’s less of a sequel and more of a massive update …

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Parmy Olson - Facebook's era of austerity couldn't have come at a worse time

Parmy Olson – Facebook’s era of austerity couldn’t have come at a worse time

You can’t control when a recession hits. But although tech platforms like Alphabet Inc. and Snap Inc. are weakening in the face of the global economic rout, Meta Platforms Inc.’s own restructuring couldn’t come at a worse time for the company. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg told staff on Thursday to expect job cuts and a …

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Analysis |  Facebook's austerity era couldn't have come at a worse time

Analysis | Facebook’s austerity era couldn’t have come at a worse time

You can’t control when a recession hits. But although tech platforms like Alphabet Inc. and Snap Inc. are weakening in the face of the global economic rout, Meta Platforms Inc.’s own restructuring couldn’t come at a worse time for the company. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg told staff on Thursday to expect job cuts and a …

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For a very long time: Quantum computing engineers are setting a new standard for silicon chip performance

For a very long time: Quantum computing engineers are setting a new standard for silicon chip performance

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 public domain Two milliseconds – or two thousandths of a second – is an extraordinarily long time in the world of quantum computing. On these time scales, a blink of an eye – to a 10th of a second – is like an eternity. Now a team of researchers from UNSW Sydney have …

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For a very long time: Quantum computing engineers are setting a new standard for silicon chip performance

For a very long time: Quantum computing engineers are setting a new standard for silicon chip performance

Two milliseconds – or two thousandths of a second – is an extraordinarily long time in the world of quantum computing. On these time scales, a blink of an eye – to a 10th of a second – is like an eternity. Now a team of researchers from UNSW Sydney have broken new ground by …

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Amazon's Astro robot still isn't ready for prime time

Amazon’s Astro robot still isn’t ready for prime time

Enlarge / A limited number of customers have had Astro in their living room. Amazon Amazon’s press-only hardware event today included reveals on the Kindle Scribe, Eero expanding mesh networks with Echo, updated Echo Dot and Studio speakers, and a dashboard accessory. Echo board. Like last year, there was also talk of the Amazon Astro …

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Amazon announces a new Fire TV Cube that lets you plug in your cable box for the first time

Amazon announces a new Fire TV Cube that lets you plug in your cable box for the first time

Amazon announces new Fire TV Cube for $139.99 Amazon just unveiled its third-generation Fire TV Cube, a device that’s a cross between a streaming media player and an Echo speaker. It’s the first major refresh since 2019. Amazon claims the latest version of the Cube is 20% faster than its predecessor. The Cube can be …

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This is the first time anyone has fully seen how Pokemon cards are made (and it's damn satisfying)

This is the first time anyone has fully seen how Pokemon cards are made (and it’s damn satisfying)

Screenshot: The Pokemon Company Pokemon TCG fan site PokeBeach got quite the find. This is an internal video from The Pokémon Company that shows, in never-before-seen detail, exactly how a western Pokémon card is created, from initial design through proofing and printing. And if you like these factory photos of mass-produced items, you’re in for …

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Why controlling your perception of time could be the key to better virtual reality

Why controlling your perception of time could be the key to better virtual reality

A new article claims that controlling your perception of time in virtual reality could be a way to make it more engaging and realistic. Virtual reality users perceive the passage of time in simulations primarily because of the mental effort they expend to use the software, write the authors of the article. Expert says you …

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