computing

  • Google open sources Embedding Projector to make high-dimensional data more manageable

    Google open sources Embedding Projector to make high-dimensional data more manageable

    This morning, Google announced that it was open sourcing its data visualization tool, Embedding Projector. The tool will help machine learning researchers to visualize data without having to install and run TensorFlow. Dimensionality, and vectors in general, is not something that most of us find easy to understand. The problem is that we all live in a three-dimensional world. We are… Read More

  • Workplace by Facebook seeks work life balance

    Workplace by Facebook seeks work life balance

    Workplace by Facebook officially launched six weeks ago and director Julien Codorniou came onstage at Disrupt London today to talk about how the platform is responding to and building features to reduce interruption at work. Workplace is both a desktop and mobile app much like Facebook, but for your colleagues to socialize and communicate. The platform sports the same features as its friends… Read More

  • RiftCat lets you play high-end 3D games on cheap VR headsets

    VR systems like the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift are really cool but also really expensive. That’s why RiftCat created a new app, VRidge, that lets you play rich PC-based VR content on small devices like Google Cardboard and Gear VR, giving you the opportunity to try VR games without spending a few hundred dollars. The app basically mirrors your VR screens on the mobile device and… Read More

  • Freada Kapor Klein | INNOVATE 2016

    How will Silicon Valley respond to Trump?

    Capital founding partner Freada Kapor Klein isn’t happy.  Klein, one of technology’s leading social activists and impact investors, has been “deeply troubled” by the election of Donald Trump. She is particularly disgusted by what she calls the “unleashing” of “horrific behavior” since the election, such as what she fears might even be the… Read More

  • Facebook invests $20M to catalyze affordable housing development in Menlo Park

    Facebook invests $20M to catalyze affordable housing development in Menlo Park

    Across the Bay Area, affordable housing remains hard to come by. In a climate where many displaced residents point their blame at the techies, Facebook has decided to invest $20 million in what it calls “A partnership to strengthen our local community.” In just the last six years, San Mateo County has added 54,000 new jobs while only building 2,148 new housing units to support… Read More

  • AWS Batch simplifies batch computing in the cloud

    AWS Batch simplifies batch computing in the cloud

    Amazon’s new AWS Batch allows engineers to execute a series of jobs automatically, in the cloud. The tool lets you run apps and container images on whatever EC2 instances are required to accomplish a given task. Amazon recognized that many of its customers were bootstrapping their own batch computing systems. Users were stringing together EC2 instances, containers, notifications… Read More

  • AWS Personal Health Dashboard helps developers monitor the state of their cloud apps

    AWS Personal Health Dashboard helps developers monitor the state of their cloud apps

    DevOps teams will be happy to hear that Amazon is launching its own dashboard for Amazon Web Services. Personal Health Dashboard, as the company calls it, is its latest release from the stage of re:Invent 2016 to support more advanced cloud apps monitoring. The tool puts critical infrastructure data in one place. The dashboard will automatically notify teams of failures and allow them… Read More

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