Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti is the best GPU under $500

I wrote a few months back about how I’m more excited about the RTX 3080 than the Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5. But as we move past the launch of the first RTX 3000 cards, the new consoles, and AMD’s high-end Radeons, it’s the more affordable GPUs that have my eye now. And Nvidia […]

Nvidia introduces AI for generating video conference talking heads from 2D images

Nvidia AI researchers have introduced AI for generating talking heads for video conferences from a single 2D image capable of achieving a wide range of manipulation, from rotating and moving a person’s head to motion transfer and video reconstruction. The AI uses the first frame in a video as a 2D photo then uses an […]

US official says every American who wants a covid-19 vaccine will have one by June

An official with the US covid-19 vaccine initiative says anyone in the country who wants a vaccine will be able to have it by June, seven months from now. The confident projection was made by retired Lieutenant General Paul Ostrowski, director of supply, production, and distribution for Operation Warp Speed, during an appearance on MSNBC […]

Salesforce acquires Slack for $27.7 billion

Salesforce has confirmed that it’s buying team collaboration platform Slack in a deal worth $27.7 billion. Salesforce said that it plans to combine Slack with Salesforce Customer 360, a tool it first introduced back in 2018 that allows companies to connect Salesforce apps, map teams, and reconcile various data sources across an organization, creating what […]

Andy Jassy’s AWS keynote revealed little about multicloud plans

In the shadow of the pandemic, a skittish post-US election economic climate, and the semi-permanent shift to work-from-home, cloud vendors are facing a groundswell of customer demand for multicloud solutions. We’ve recently seen two of the Big Three cloud vendors increasingly embrace multicloud. Azure announced expansion of support for hybrid and multicloud environments, and Google […]

Amazon EKS Distro: The Kubernetes Distribution Used by Amazon EKS

Our customers have told us that they want to focus on building innovative solutions for their customers, and focus less on the heavy lifting of managing Kubernetes infrastructure. That is why Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) has been so popular; we remove the burden of managing Kubernetes while our customers glean the benefits. However, not […]

AI still struggles to recognize hateful memes, but it’s slowly improving

Facebook in May launched the Hateful Memes Challenge, a $100,000 competition aimed at spurring researchers to develop systems that can identify memes intended to hurt people. The first phase of the one-year contest recently crossed the halfway mark with over 3,000 entries from hundreds of teams around the world. But while progress has been encouraging, […]

AWS re:Invent: Top Announcements for 2020

Analytics | Compute | Containers | Customer Engagement | Database | Front-end Web and Mobile | Machine Learning | Storage Last updated: 5:36 PM PST, Dec. 1. Below are the major launch and preview announcements happening at re:Invent 2020, organized by category. We’ll update this page daily over the course of the event, which takes place Nov. […]

A guide to automated testing tools

Parasoft: Parasoft helps organizations continuously deliver quality software with its market-proven, integrated suite of automated software testing tools. Supporting the embedded, enterprise, and IoT markets, Parasoft’s technologies reduce the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software by integrating everything from deep code analysis and unit testing to web UI and API […]