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Making Monolith to Microservices Easier With Kafka Streaming Data Connector

In my case, the command I need looks like this (substitute the values for your applications): The output should look something like this: If you run you'll see that our new application now has several environment variables set, which will enable us to connect to the Kafka instance.

To give your new application access to the Kafka instance, we need to run a command like this: heroku addons:attach [app with kafka]::KAFKA -a [app that wants to access kafka] The is the name of your instance of the application, which you'll see if you run in your other terminal session.

Now we have our original database-backed application, and we've added the Streaming Data Connectors Beta, so we should see an event on the Kafka service whenever we make a change to our table.

We need a database for our app, and in order to use the Streaming Data Connectors Beta you need to use a specific version of the Heroku Postgres add-on: It can take a few minutes to create the database, so the command above will let you know when you can move on to the next step: This deploys our application, and sets up the database with the table and a few sample records.

We'll be using a trivial database-backed web application to represent our monolith, and a separate application subscribed to a Kafka topic, which will consume the events we generate by making changes to our database.

NVIDIA seals deal to acquire Arm for $40 billion, 'Age of AI' coming

I think the deal fits like a glove in that Arm plays in areas that NVIDIA does not or isn't that successful, while NVIDIA plays in many places Arm doesn't or isn't that successful".

It's funny, if you go back to Intel's first news about joining the graphics market back in 2008 -- Jensen said back then that NVIDIA was ready to "open a can of whoop ass" on them.

Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA explained: "AI is the most powerful technology force of our time and has launched a new wave of computing.

The deal will see NVIDIA grow into an even bigger beast, days before the GeForce RTX 3080 launches, where the company explains on its own website that the deal will combine NVIDIA's industry-leading work in AI with Arm's huge ecosystem to create the "premier computing company for the age of artificial intelligence, accelerating innovation while expanding into large, high-growth markets".

He added: "NVIDIA brings incredible capitalization to Arm which, as we have seen since its Softbank acquisition, Arm has increased its market presence and competitiveness.

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Microsoft AI tool enables 'extremely large' models with a trillion parameters

Startups and others pursuing practical day-to-day applications of AI, in turn, could harness Microsoft’s tool to build more sophisticated models than they otherwise could afford to with their limited infrastructure budgets.

Even if the available hardware is reduced to just a single V100 chip, Microsoft says, DeepSpeed could still train a language model with up to 13 billion parameters.

The challenge that DeepSpeed was created to address is that developers can only equip their neural networks with as many parameters as their AI training infrastructure can handle.

Microsoft Corp. has released a new version of its open-source DeepSpeed tool that it says will enable the creation of deep learning models with a trillion parameters, more than five times as many as in the world’s current largest model.

DeepSpeed “democratizes multi-billion-parameter model training and opens the window for many deep learning practitioners to explore bigger and better models,” Microsoft executives Rangan Majumder and Junhua Wang wrote in a blog post.

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The best charging cables

The best charging cables are durable, long enough for most uses, and available in a range of different types, which is exactly what makes the Anker PowerLine+ II series the best charging cable out there.

A great charging cable ensures that your device is always charged up and ready for the day — without breaking.

Some even have multiple connectors on them, allowing you to charge all kinds of different devices with the same cable.

If you want to charge your iPhone, you'll need a Lightning cable, while most Android devices these days use the new USB-C standard.

Here are our top picks for the best charging cables: Prices and links are current as of 9/10/20.

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6 tips for increasing e-commerce conversions

A "conversion" means a visitor has taken a desired action that boosts your business, whether that means signing up for a newsletter or making a purchase.

After tracking more than 1 billion unique shopping sessions across 159 unique retail and consumer brand websites, the study reported that 50 percent of visitor sessions happen on mobile devices, such as smartphones, while 9 percent happen on tablets, and 41 percent happen on desktop computers.

Convenience improves the user experience and makes users more likely to stay on your website to complete a certain action.

Google uses SEO to rank websites based on how well they match certain keywords; you want to be the first result when someone types in that page entry.

Google eventually caught on to this and created algorithms to flag for spam, thus ensuring that a website would not use the same term past a certain limit.

The Winamp Skin Museum lets you relive the wonderful chaos of late-’90s computing

There’s just something about them that instantly transports one back to the late ‘90s / early ‘00s, when user interfaces were truly customizable, and your music collection was an endless and engrossing battle against garbled filenames like any of that is triggering a nostalgic response, then you’ll probably enjoy the Winamp Skin Museum.

It’s an endlessly scrolling collection of 65,000 Winamp skins, searchable and fully interactive.

The taste on display in the Winamp Skin Museum is, in a word, stunning.

The only disappointment is that the format of the museum doesn’t lend itself to supporting the stranger skins that transformed the size and shape of Winamp’s various elements.

I could customize Winamp skins, sure, but also my whole desktop, down to my extremely carefully collated music collection.

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Google Launches Android 11 For More Than Just Pixel Phones

In Android 11, you’ll be able to get privacy patches the same way you would update an app, straight through the Google Play Store.

Android 11 isn’t a giant visual overhaul but does offer some new features for the operating system.

A Google blog post says the new operating system will be available for all Pixel 2 and later devices, as well as select phones from OnePlus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme.

Android 11, Google’s latest and greatest mobile operating system, is officially here.

The other major new visual control, Bubbles, ties together all your chat apps into one interface.

LG releases Apple TV app for 2018 OLED smart TVs, AirPlay and HomeKit support coming later this year

In most cases, the Apple TV app will be added automatically to the TV’s home strip of video apps.

The Apple TV app lets customers enjoy Apple original content with TV+, available Apple TV Channels subscriptions, and the ability to buy and rent TV shows and movies from the iTunes Store.

The app previously launched on 2019 and 2020 models from LG and Samsung, and Apple has promised it is coming soon to smart TVs from Sony and Vizio.

Owners of LG 2018 OLED and UHD smart TVs can now use the Apple TV app, as announced by the company today.

These features are already available on newer LG TVs, as well as select models from Samsung, Vizio and Sony.

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Fortnite maker asks judge again to return game to Apple’s app store

A California federal judge ruled Aug. 24 that Epic can maintain access to Apple’s software-development tools needed to update its Unreal Engine, but that “Fortnite” would remain out of the App Store.

Epic said that more than 116 million registered “Fortnite” players have accessed the survival-shooter game through a device running Apple’s iOS operating system, making it the game’s largest platform.

Epic Games Inc. late Friday filed a preliminary injunction against Apple AAPL, +0.06% , reiterating arguments made in a federal lawsuit last month when it accused the tech giant of monopolistic behavior after pulling “Fortnite” from the App Store.

The creator of “Fortnite” is taking another stab at getting a judge to bring the popular game back to Apple Inc.’s devices, this time disclosing that roughly a third of players access it through the tech giant’s App Store.

In July, the shooter-survival game generated about $52.5 million of in-app spending through the App Store and Google Play combined, according to estimates from research firm Sensor Tower Inc. “The continued loss of ‘Fortnite’ as a gathering place for users on all platforms will lead Epic’s customers to defect,” Epic said in its filing Friday.

Amazon calls JEDI cloud decision 'politically corrupted' by Trump

In March 2020, the DoD requested revised bids from AWS and Microsoft for the storage solutions component of the $10 billion JEDI contract.

The AWS Public Sector Blog Team wrote: "AWS remains deeply concerned that the JEDI contract award creates a dangerous precedent that threatens the integrity of the federal procurement system and the ability of our nation's warfighters and civil servants to access the best possible technologies.

AWS called the DoD decision "politically corrupted," moving it from the usual hard-fought federal contract wars to a political -- and even personal -- level.

Anyone who's been around government contracting isn't surprised that Amazon Web Services (AWS) protested the Department of Defense's upholding of its decision to award a $10 billion, 10-year cloud computing contract to Microsoft.

It's off to the courts -- where AWS makes it clear that the real fight is: "Whether the President of the United States should be allowed to use the budget of the Department of Defense to pursue his own personal and political ends?

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TinyML is breathing life into billions of devices

Arduino, the company best known for open-source hardware is making TinyML available for millions of developers, and now together with Edge Impulse, they are turning the ubiquitous Arduino board into a powerful embedded ML platform, like the Arduino Nano 33 BLE Sense and other 32-bit boards.

For example, software developers who want to build embedded systems using ML can build a model by tapping their iPhone as the edge device, using its sensors to capture the data.

In a recent showcase, Edge Impulse and Arduino published a project that had the power and simplicity of running TinyML on an Arduino Nano BLE Sense that can detect the presence of specific coughing sounds in real-time audio, including a dataset of coughing and background noise samples, and applied a highly optimized TinyML model, to build a cough detection system that runs in under 20 kB of RAM on the Nano BLE Sense.

Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML) is the latest embedded software technology that moves hardware into an almost magical realm, where machines can automatically learn and grow through use, like a primitive human brain.

All you need to do in order to build your first model is sign into the data acquisition tab on the Edge Impulse Studio, select your phone as the edge device, choose the accelerometer sensor for example, and then click “Start sampling” while moving your phone up and down to generate the data and see it in a graph.

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Converge Technology Solutions (CVE:CTS) Shares Up 0.6

Shares of Converge Technology Solutions Corp. (CVE:CTS) shot up 0.6% during trading on Wednesday .

274,498 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 124% from the average session volume of 122,610 shares.

Separately, Echelon Wealth Partners reiterated a “speculative buy” rating on shares of Converge Technology Solutions in a research note on Friday, August 7th.

Converge Technology Solutions Corp., through its subsidiaries, distributes storage devices and systems, computer products, software, and peripherals.

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Tech vs. tech: Microsoft battles deepfake content with Azure and AI

5G All the Things Samsung first to the punch with 5G, 11th Gen Intel in new Galaxy Book Flex Intel's 11th Gen Core CPU lineup is finally here, and Samsung is giving it a 5G boost.

The new Microsoft Video Authenticator can help identify deepfake content.

To combat this, Microsoft announced several new technologies and tools to help people identify deepfakes.

The company announced two pieces of technology to combat deepfakes, Microsoft Video Authenticator, and a reader that can be included in a browser extension to check if content is authentic.

The company's new Galaxy Book Flex 5G is the first 11th Gen laptop to sport 5G connectivity.

Transformative AI, no-code, or low-code? The best approaches to deploying AI in your business

Between transformer learning, no-code and low-code platforms, the optimal approach would be one that would enable you to reach your business goals and offer a moderate interface to develop applications without prohibiting you to move beyond the platform’s offerings.

According to Raj Koneru, the CEO and founder of conversational AI platform Kore.ai, no-code has many benefits.

No-code or low-code Another popular approach has been no-code and low-code platforms, which enable companies to develop their applications through simple drag-and-drop interfaces.

For instance, Anyline’s no-code AI trainer helps companies build their own text reader solutions (such as ID scanners or license plate readers).

tweet here GPT-3 stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3, which demonstrates the idea of training an AI on colossal amounts of data, then using that built-in knowledge to get stunning results for new tasks with little or no training.

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How an Apple Search Engine Could Protect Your Privacy

Some industry analysts are suggesting Apple take a shortcut and purchase DuckDuckGo (a privacy-focused search engine) and rebrand it as an Apple search engine.

Apple struggles with its current deal with Google, which pays Apple billions to make Google the search engine for Safari on both macOS and iOS.

Private Browsing An Apple-produced search engine would likely create a more private browsing experience compared to Google, where every iota of user data is parsed, processed, categorized, and sold on the open market in the name of marketing and sales.

Apple supports federal privacy industry watchers this week speculated that Apple is developing its own search engine to challenge Google, which owns 92.8 percent of the global search engine market.

If Apple is developing a search engine to slay the Google dragon, it could mean a future where what we search for remains our business, and not a lead for those companies who would try to sell us something.

Complete Tripp Lite Catalog Updated in the Netformx KnowledgeBase

From desktop to critical infrastructure, Tripp Lite products and solutions power and connect the computers, networking equipment and electronic devices that form the foundation of our digital world.

Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Share on Twitter About Tripp Lite Since 1922, Tripp Lite has established a global reputation for quality by providing reliable products and exceptional service to customers worldwide.

Tripp Lite manufactures over 5,000 products to power and connect the computers, networking equipment and electronic devices that form the foundation of our connected world.

CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Tripp Lite, a global manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, has updated the Netformx KnowledgeBase with its entire catalog of more than 5,000 power and connectivity products that range from desktop to critical infrastructure.

Headquartered in Chicago, Tripp Lite manufactures UPS systems, cables, connectivity solutions, PDUs, racks, cooling solutions, KVM switches, console servers, charging stations, display mounts, surge protectors, power strips, network switches, power inverters and specialty products for data center, healthcare, government, education and digital signage applications.

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Data Center Ethernet Switch Shipments Grew 12% in the First Half of 2020, Reports Crehan Research

The hyperscale cloud service provider's contribution was reflected in the especially strong growth of 100 gigabit Ethernet (GbE) and 25GbE – a preferred data center networking architecture within this customer segment.

In fact, 100GbE and 25GbE combined had a 40% year-over-year increase, comprising a majority of total data center switch port shipments.

"This robust shipment growth, even in the face of COVID disruptions, is a reflection of the critical nature of data center networks in delivering needed services to businesses, homes and governments," said Seamus Crehan, president of Crehan Research.

"Back in January 2017, we forecast that combined shipments of 100GbE and 25GbE would comprise over half of all data center Ethernet switch shipments by 2021," Crehan said.

Crehan Research Inc. produces reports with very detailed statistics and information on the data center switch and server-class adapter & LOM/controller markets.

Going Back To School? Office 2019 Is Down To Crazy Low Of Just $34 From $500, Windows 10 For $13, More

Take a note of the provided discount code and prepare yourself to balk at how much other companies ask you to pay for Office and Windows 10 digital codes.

For those PC owners out there who have been trying to increase their productivity levels – whether it be personal or professional productivity – but who have been consistently put off or disturbed by the price of the modern Office package, this deal is definitely going to whet your appetite.

Just make sure to take the RD20 discount code with you to get the purchase for the $34.84 price: If for some unknown reason you want or need to be using Microsoft Office 2016, you can also get savings on that purchase.

However, as you can see from the main deal above, you will actually be getting the newer and more capable Office 2019 suite for less.

With that said, the choice is yours: In addition to the savings that are to be had with the aforementioned deals, you can also save if you need to upgrade your Windows 10 installation to a more modern and supported version, or even if you are new to the world of PCs and are looking to get a valid and registered copy of one of the world’s most respected and supported operating systems: If you are looking for Windows 10 or Microsoft Office and prefer to deal with hassle-free, streamlined purchasing systems that let you get more for less, then these deals are definitely where you need to be looking.

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Walmart is teaming up with Microsoft on TikTok bid

"We are confident that a Walmart and Microsoft partnership would meet both the expectations of US TikTok users while satisfying the concerns of US government regulators."

"We believe a potential relationship with TikTok US in partnership with Microsoft could add this key functionality and provide Walmart with an important way for us to reach and serve omnichannel customers as well as grow our third-party marketplace and advertising businesses," it said.

Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove declined to say how the two companies would split ownership of TikTok, if they had the winning bid, and whether the retailer would be the majority owner.

Walmart said Thursday that it's teaming up with Microsoft in a bid for TikTok.

"But Walmart could use this as a golden opportunity to partner with Microsoft and monetize the TikTok base, which could start to rival Instagram in the next few years just given its global presence."

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US to spend US$625 million in five quantum information research hubs

The hubs are comprised of top research universities, other national labs and big tech companies in the quantum computing space such as International Business Machines Corp , Intel Corp , Microsoft Corp , and quantum computer startups Rigetti Co and ColdQuanta Inc.

The five research hubs are each led by the Energy Department’s Argonne, Brookhaven, Fermi, Lawrence Berkeley and Oak Ridge national laboratories.

We know our adversaries around the world are pursuing their own advances,” U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios said during a White House press briefing announcing the quantum information research funding and another US$100 million plus investment into the National Science Foundation’s AI Research Institutes.

REUTERS/Steve Marcus 26 Aug 2020 05:15PM Bookmark SAN FRANCISCO: The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday said it will provide US$625 million over the next five years for five newly formed quantum information research hubs as it tries to keep ahead of competing nations like China on the emerging technology.

Business US to spend US$625 million in five quantum information research hubs The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday said it will provide US$625 million over the next five years for five newly formed quantum information research hubs as it tries to keep ahead of competing nations like China on the emerging technology.

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Facebook has begun ghosting the “Oculus” moniker in its VR division

Facebook has spent months hinting at mixed computing systems being combined in the workplace, which the company has conveniently summarized in a new Facebook Reality Labs post from today.

What's more, Facebook used the Tuesday announcement as an opportunity to rename its entire Oculus VR division: Facebook Reality Labs.

In a Tuesday announcement, Facebook exec Andrew Bosworth cited the company's broader product portfolio as a reason to expand its conference's definition beyond Oculus.

Our "Facebookening of Oculus" series continues today with the announcement of the Facebook Connect conference as a free, live-streamed event on September 16.

As we've recently learned, that kind of "whatever software you want" freedom may not be in the cards for Oculus hardware much longer, since Facebook will soon start mandating Facebook logins for all brand-new hardware—and I've previously predicted that new hardware will be a centerpiece of the company's next major VR event (which we now know is happening on September 16).

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Here’s what to expect from Python 3.9

Basically in LL(1), the Python developers had used several “hacks” to avoid its limitations.

A total of 21 features that were deprecated in previous versions of Python have now been completely dropped from the language.

So, in Python 3.9, the core development team has decided to add support for generics syntax in the module.

In Python 3.9, they’re going to add support for the IANA time zone database.

But, in version 3.0 of Python, the developers changed the semantics of naïve time zones to support “local time” operations.

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Digital Crossroad Bolsters Operational Capabilities with T5 Data Centers Partnership

The in Hammond will solidify Indiana as a top-tier data center market and we look forward to applying our deep-rooted operational experience in this market," said Steve Holland, Senior Vice President of Data Center Facility Management and Operations for T5.

Digital Crossroad is building an ecosystem of partners that can deliver best-in-class data center services, choosing T5 based on the company's track record of success in delivering and operating data centers for some of the world's largest hyperscale and enterprise users.

Digital Crossroad is celebrating the first phase of its 1.7 million square foot data center campus with the launch of the DX-1 facility on October 31, 2020, bringing 20MW of critical power and 108,000 square feet of IT and office space.

HAMMOND, Ind., Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- has been selected by (DX), a wholesale data center developer, to provide critical facility management services for the company's new data center campus located at the site of the former State Line Generating Plant in Hammond, Indiana.

The company is currently building out a 1.7 million square foot data center campus on a site that was previously the home of the State Line Generating Plant.

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CUJO AI Joins the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Strengthening Involvement in Future 5G Infrastructure

About CUJO AI: Powered by proprietary artificial intelligence models and uniquely built on billions of real-world data points, the CUJO AI portfolio of products is designed to gain a clear insight on how data moves across networks and to digitally protect people and devices, creating a safer smart-living experience in homes, businesses and connected communities.

With over half a billion connected devices monitored and protected daily, CUJO AI brings to fixed network, mobile and public Wi-Fi operators around the world a complete portfolio of products to provide end users with a seamlessly integrated suite of Digital Life Protection services.

CUJO AI will benefit from new, innovative developments and greater visibility due to our participation in a whole ecosystem of the world's leading technology players.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- CUJO AI, the global leader in the development and application of artificial intelligence to improve the security, control and privacy of connected devices, announced today that it has joined the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

Network, mobile and public Wi-Fi operators around the world utilize the CUJO AI portfolio of products to provide users with a seamlessly integrated suite of value-added services, covering network monitoring and protection, advanced connected device identification, real-time network security, and privacy protection.