At Pokémon Go Fest 2020, millions of players caught nearly a billion Pokémon

Niantic announced today that Pokémon Go Fest 2020 drew millions of players who caught nearly a billion Pokémon over the weekend. The annual fest took place on July 25 and July 26 as an online-only event, in contrast to prepandemic years, when it was held as a physical event in big parks in different regions. […]

AWS DataSync adds support for on-premises object storage

AWS DataSync now supports transfers to and from self-managed object storage! 🎉 This new feature makes it easy for customers to automate copying large amounts of data between on-premises object storage and AWS Cloud Storage. What is AWS DataSync? If you’re new to AWS DataSync, you may be wondering how this service works. AWS DataSync […]

New – Amazon EC2 Instances based on AWS Graviton2 with local NVMe-based SSD storage

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post to announce the new AWS Graviton2 Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance type, the M6g. Since then, hundreds of customers have observed significant cost-performance benefits. These include Honeycomb.io, SmugMug, Redbox, and Valnet Inc. On June 11, we announced two new families of instances based on AWS Graviton2 […]

Cloudflare releases new developer serverless solution

Cloudflare has unveiled a new serverless solution to compete with AWS Lambda. The release of Cloudflare Workers Unbound offers a serverless platform for developers to run complicated computing workloads across the Cloudflare network and pay only for what they use. According to the company, the new solution can save users up to 75% for the […]

Facebook takes the EU to court over privacy spat

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook will be challenged on whether its current practices respect EU citizens’ right to privacy Facebook has pushed back against a European Union investigation into its practices, taking it to court over privacy concerns. Two investigations are being carried out into Facebook to find out if it breaches competition […]

Accessible Design: A Complete Guide for 2020

Accessible web design has slowly come to the forefront for businesses—but doing it right is still proving to be a challenge.Users representing myriad communities have been vocal about the lack of accessibility while accessing online resources and this is finally leading to change.No matter what business sphere one exists in, being able to reach more […]

Manage and control your cost with Amazon Redshift Concurrency Scaling and Spectrum

Amazon Redshift is a fast, fully managed cloud data warehouse that makes it simple and cost-effective to analyze all your data using standard SQL and your existing business intelligence tools. This post shares the simple steps you can take to use the new Amazon Redshift usage controls feature to monitor and control your usage and […]

Zero-trust authentication may replace passwords in AR/VR headsets

Security has become enough of a concern for phones, tablets, and computers that passwords or biometric scans have become mandatory for most devices, preventing unauthorized users from accessing their contents. But as AR and VR headsets evolve into standalone devices, typing or scanning might not be as simple for users, so a group of researchers […]

Suikoden successor Eiyuden Chronicle hits Kickstarter goal in first day

Eiyuden Chronicle launched its Kickstarter campaign today, and the successor to the Japanese role-playing game series Suikoden has already met its $509,713 goal. It might have met that goal even earlier, but Kickstarter was down for a bit shortly after the campaign started, presumably due to overload from so many people visiting the page. Kickstarter […]

How to strengthen your Home’s Security through Data and Technology

        It is the 21st century, and technology has experienced radical changes making it more seamless to perform tasks. The massive advancement in technology is increasing the rate of real time monitoring, data collection, and data measurement. The changes in technology enable the massive integration of data into smart home technology and the existing environment […]