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AWS hires new country director for Brazil

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has hired Cleber Morais as the new country director for its Brazil operations. The executive’s first official appearance under his new role was at AWS Summit in São Paulo last week, where he delivered a keynote following the opening speech by cloud architecture VP Adrian Cockcroft. Prior to joining AWS Morais led Schneider Electric’s Brazil operation… Read more →

Does the digital workplace affect our general well-being? A new study says yes

Video: The ‘smart office’ of the future: 3 factors to watch Employees know that when they work in efficient workplaces with good collaboration tools and automated processes, they feel better about their work. Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, recently released a study focusing on workplace motivations and the impact of technology. It polled 7,000 employees across 15 countries in… Read more →

​Kubernetes keeps improving

Video: Google takes the wraps off of Agones Kubernetes has become the cloud container orchestration program. Its developers aren’t resting on their laurels. Kubernetes is continuing to develop at a rapid rate. Less than three-months, after the last significant release, Kubernetes 1.10, Kubernetes 1.11 is on its way. Why so many releases, so quickly? To make it better as fast… Read more →

Microsoft adds new security, privacy, Edge features to latest Windows 10 test build

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 “Redstone 5″ test Build 17704 that includes a bunch of new features and removes at least major one: Sets. Build 17704, which Microsoft released to Fast and Skip Ahead Ring testers on June 27, has several Edge improvements, some new security features and a new addition to the Diagnostic Data Viewer, which is… Read more →

AI assistants with a touch of humanity poised to win over customers

Video: These AI bots are solving customer problems Most of us encounter AI assistants and chatbots whenever we visit a brand website. But does engaging conversation help us solve our problems? According to a survey by Oracle, 80 percent of businesses say they already use or plan to use chatbots by 2020. Read also: 5 chatbots transforming work around the… Read more →

Samsung sets Galaxy Note 9 unveiling for Aug. 9

Samsung says Bixby 2.0 coming in Galaxy Note 9 Samsung set August 9 for its Unpacked event in Brooklyn, NY in what will be the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 9. The Unpacked 2018 event will be held at the Barclays Center. Here’s the invite: Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 launch will be closely watched to gauge tech buyers’ smartphone fatigue…. Read more →

Betting giant BetVictor leaked a list of its own internal systems passwords

(Image: ZDNet) A popular betting platform left a password list for its internal systems on its website for anyone to find. BetVictor, a Gibraltar-based betting site, has since removed the two-page document containing a list of links to back office systems, including usernames and passwords. Security 101 Tips for protecting your privacy from hackers and spies Take these simple steps… Read more →

MongoDB 4.0 aims for cloud-friendliness

You can’t knock MongoDB for staying close to its roots. Playing a similar role in the NoSQL world as the original MySQL did with the LAMP stack, MongoDB has remained known as the operational database that is developer-friendly. As rivals are embracing multi-model approaches, MongoDB continues to believe that the best way to represent the diversity of models like key-value,… Read more →

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto winning UI, distracted driving battle over automaker systems, says AAA

Automakers that build their own native infotainment systems are losing the user interface wars to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto based on distracted driving ratings, according to a study by AAA. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety published its sixth annual ranking of infotainment systems and their level of distraction. The rankings are based on drivers performing tasks such as… Read more →

Slack hit with widespread service outage

Slack is experiencing a widespread disruption in service, with many users unable to connect to the workplace collaboration platform at all. Even the service status page was down for a while. The @SlackStatus Twitter and web pages are updating users about the connectivity disruption. The first notice went out around 5 a.m. EDT, alerting users that Slack was down in… Read more →

Zume Pizza adds new robot pizzaolo (and human president)

California-based Zume Pizza, which is on a mission to combine craft pizza making with automation and big data, just announced the addition of a smart new pizza-making robot named Vincenzo. The tech upgrade comes on the heels of Zume’s nearly $50 million in venture backing last year. With that kind of cheese, the company appears well-positioned to take a slice… Read more →

Could thermal sensors have prevent Uber’s fatal crash?

Lasers and ultrasound? Radar and cameras? Those questions have dominated the great sensor debate in self-driving technology. But there’s been less attention paid to the promise of thermal sensing. Following the highly publicized fatality in Arizona involving one of Uber’s self-driving vehicles, the case for thermal has gotten a lot stronger. Now companies like FLIR Systems and AdaSky, which make… Read more →