re:Invent 2020 Liveblog: Andy Jassy Keynote

I’m always ready to try something new! This year, I am going to liveblog Andy Jassy‘s AWS re:Invent keynote address, which takes place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1 (PST). I’ll be updating this post every couple of minutes as I watch Andy’s address from the comfort of my home office. […]

Kamua’s AI-powered editor helps marketers embrace vertical video

A new AI-powered video-editing platform is preparing for launch, designed to help businesses, marketers, and creators automatically transform landscape-shot videos into a vertical format suitable for TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, and all the rest. Founded out of London in 2019, Kamua wants to be aligned with tools such as Figma, a software design and prototyping tool […]

Manchester United will not say if they have received ransom demands over cyber attack

United’s Champions League game with Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir went ahead as planned on Tuesday Manchester United will not say if they have received ransom demands over the cyber attack on the club last week that forced them to shut down their systems. United said on Friday they had been hit by a “sophisticated” attack, […]

EU clears Altice, Allianz, Omers acquisition of Covage

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Friday it had approved the proposed acquisition of French fibre optics operator by rival SFR FTTH controlled by Altice, Allianz and Omers, subject to conditions. The Commission, which oversees competition policy in the 27-nation European Union, had concerns that the takeover would reduce competition in the wholesale […]

AI Weekly: The state of machine learning in 2020

It’s hard to believe, but a year in which the unprecedented seemed to happen every day is just weeks from being over. In AI circles, the end of the calendar year means the rollout of annual reports aimed at defining progress, impact, and areas for improvement. The AI Index is due out in the coming […]

The DeanBeat: My holiday tech gift guide for the pandemic

During the pandemic, we could all use some upgrades in our lives. Earlier this week, I recommended some gaming products that I’ve enjoyed during the lockdown. And now I’ve got some suggestions for tech that I’ve used to stay sane during a very difficult time. I love to write about technology in the service of […]