Emerging Technologies

Modern and emerging technologies – like wearables, mobile, IoT, augmented and virtual reality, machine learning, and AI have much to promise, but only a business is willing to embrace them. Companies can clearly see new opportunities in these areas but not everyone is willing to take bet owing to pressure of using them effectively. That's where BizDiversity Tech comes in.

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We serve organizations and businesses of all shapes and sizes in across the greater Seattle metropolitan area and organizations affiliated with the BizDiversity Directory from around the world.

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BizDiversity Tech data center services offer specialized products that support evolving equipment standards and technology requirements.

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Protect Your Organization From Cyberthreats and Learn How to Stay Compliant. Compliance means ensuring an organization is complying to the minimum of the security-related requirements. Security is a clear set of technical systems and tools and processes which are put in place to protect and defend the information and technology assets of an enterprise.

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6.28.2022 17:01

Opaque Systems, which is developing tools to work with data in trusted execution environments, raised a $22M Series A led by Walden Catalyst Partners (Kyle Wiggers/TechCrunch)

Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Opaque Systems, which is developing tools to work with data in trusted execution environments, raised a $22M Series A led by Walden Catalyst Partners  —  Opaque Systems, a startup developing what it describes as “AI for confidential computing,” today announced that it closed a $22 million Series …

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6.28.2022 17:01

Arm announces new mobile Armv9 CPUs with improved performance and new GPUs including the Immortalis-G715, its first with ray-tracing support (Hadlee Simons/Android Authority)

Hadlee Simons / Android Authority:
Arm announces new mobile Armv9 CPUs with improved performance and new GPUs including the Immortalis-G715, its first with ray-tracing support  —  It’s that time of the year when industry colossus Arm reveals its new line of CPUs and GPUs that will power the following year’s smartphones.

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6.28.2022 16:02

Climate change is altering the chemistry of wine

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Soon after the devastating Glass Fire sparked in California’s Napa Valley in September 2020, wine chemist Anita Oberholster’s inbox was brimming with hundreds of emails from panicked viticulturists. They wanted to know if they could harvest their grapes without a dreaded effect on their wine: the odious ashtray flavor known as smoke taint.

Oberholster, of the University of California, Davis, could only tell them, “Maybe.”

Industry laboratories were slammed with grape samples to test, with wait times of up to six weeks. Growers didn’t know whether it was worth harvesting their crops. Eight percent of California wine grapes in 2020 were left to rot.

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6.28.2022 16:02

MNT shrinks its open source Reform laptop into a 7-inch pocket PC throwback

Enlarge / MNT’s “Pocket Reform” is the same open hardware in a smaller enclosure. (credit: MNT)

A few months ago, we reviewed the MNT Reform, which attempts to bring the dream of entirely open source hardware to an audience that doesn’t want to design and build a laptop totally from scratch. Now, MNT is bringing its open-hardware ethos to a second PC, a 7-inch “Pocket Reform” laptop that recalls the design of old clamshell Pocket PCs, just like the big Reform references the design of chunky ’90s ThinkPads.

The Pocket Reform borrows many of the big Reform laptop’s design impulses, including a low-profile mechanical keyboard and trackball-based pointing device and a chunky, retro-throwback design. The device includes a 7-inch 1080p screen, a pair of USB-C ports (one of which is used for charging), a microSD slot for storage expansion, and a micro HDMI port for connecting to a display when you’re at your desk.

The full-size Reform is an interesting exercise in open source hardware and software, though a computer built around openness makes a lot of compromises that you don’t have to make with a “closed” system. Our main complaint about the big Reform was its miserably slow ARM processor, which won’t change for the Pocket Reform even though MNT continues to work on slightly more powerful processor options. You’ll at least be able to augment the device’s default 802.11ac Wi-Fi with a cellular modem and SIM card.

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6.28.2022 16:02

New trailer offers first hint at Return to Monkey Island’s story

When Ron Gilbert and Dave Grossman spoke to Ars in April, shortly after the surprise announcement of Return to Monkey Island, they weren’t ready to discuss details on where the franchise’s story would be going after LeChuck’s Revenge. Today, though, a new trailer and marketing materials for the game give us our first hints of what Guybrush Threepwood himself says is “a story about the time I finally found the secret of Monkey Island” (and the first mention of a Switch version, which will be a console exclusive).

It is “many years” after Guybrush’s last encounter with zombie pirate LeChuck, and “Guybrush himself is adrift and unfulfilled” as “Melee Island has taken a turn for the worse,” according to the game’s official website. Love interest Elaine Marley “has turned her focus away from governing,” while a “hip, young” Captain Madison and his pirate crew “have shuffled the old guard from power.” Manic salesman Stan, meanwhile, has been imprisoned for “marketing related crimes,” which you can learn more about in an interactive conversation on the game’s website (something “non-fungible” may have played a role…).

All those characters and more show up in the trailer, which features signs of inter-ship cannon battles and plenty of sword fighting (no explicit signs of insults amid the sword fighting in the trailer, but we have to imagine we’ll see some of that). Amid scenes depicting plenty of scrapes for Guybrush, there’s also a brief hint that Elaine may be playable at some point in the game.

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6.28.2022 15:03

A look at DALL-E Mini, a viral sensation created by Hugging Face based on OpenAI’s DALL-E that serves up good, absurd fun (Will Knight/Wired)

Will Knight / Wired:
A look at DALL-E Mini, a viral sensation created by Hugging Face based on OpenAI’s DALL-E that serves up good, absurd fun  —  The viral image-generation app is good, absurd fun.  It’s also giving the world an education in how artificial intelligence may warp reality. … APPLICATION  —  END USER

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6.28.2022 14:01

a16z’s Marc Andreessen and Packy McCormick failing to coherently explain web3 use cases demonstrate the hollowness of the space, often obscured by boosterism (Charlie Warzel/The Atlantic)

Charlie Warzel / The Atlantic:
a16z’s Marc Andreessen and Packy McCormick failing to coherently explain web3 use cases demonstrate the hollowness of the space, often obscured by boosterism  —  I cannot stop watching crypto profiteers get owned. … I cannot stop watching videos of Web3 boosters failing to explain the usefulness of the technology.

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6.28.2022 14:01

[Thread] A look at the crypto deals made by English Premier League soccer clubs, including sponsorships and fan tokens, most of which have tanked in value (Joey D’Urso/@josephmdurso)

Joey D’Urso / @josephmdurso:
[Thread] A look at the crypto deals made by English Premier League soccer clubs, including sponsorships and fan tokens, most of which have tanked in value  —  🚨📉 Months of reporting in one place here. Almost every Premier League club has promoted unregulated cryptocurrencies to fans which have completely tanked in value, exposing fans to big losses. A club-by-club run down. https://theathletic.com/…

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6.28.2022 14:01

Gloat, an AI-powered internal jobs board, raised a $90M Series D led by Generation Investment Management, bringing its total funding to $192M (Kyle Wiggers/TechCrunch)

Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Gloat, an AI-powered internal jobs board, raised a $90M Series D led by Generation Investment Management, bringing its total funding to $192M  —  Gloat, an internal marketplace for corporate talent, today announced that it raised $90 million in a Series D round led by Generation Investment Management …

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6.28.2022 14:01

Not your grandpa’s ride—the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, tested

Enlarge / The Cadillac Lyriq is the first expression of the classic American luxury brand’s future as an electric automaker. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin)

Cadillac provided flights from DC to Salt Lake City and back, plus a night in a hotel so we could drive the Lyriq. Ars does not accept paid editorial content.

PARK CITY, UTAH—They say—accurately, in my opinion—that nothing focuses the mind like a deadline. I’m not sure what the amplification factor is when that deadline suddenly shrinks by nine months, as was the case for Cadillac’s new Lyriq, but the result is an extremely competent new battery-electric SUV.

As we’ve covered in the past, General Motors is at the start of an electrification plan that it hopes will mean no more tailpipe emissions from any of the group’s vehicles by 2035. The key to that is a family of batteries and electric motors (named Ultium) to be used across everything from big body-on-frame trucks to small crossovers. We’ve actually sampled a couple of early Ultium-based BEVs already—the bombastic Hummer EV truck and BrightDrop Zevo 600 delivery van. Both of those are rather niche applications, but the Lyriq is much more mainstream, given America’s love for the SUV.

At launch, the Lyriq is available in a single-motor, rear-wheel-drive configuration, with a twin-motor, all-wheel-drive version coming early in 2023. The RWD Lyriq uses a 340 hp (255 kW), 325 lb-ft (440 Nm) version of the Ultium Drive motor, which is powered by a 102 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

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