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Danny Crichton

Why you can’t overlook the small details in the pursuit of innovation

The informal TechCrunch book club reads Ted Chiang’s The Great Silence Danny Crichton 9 hours This week, we read a very short story, The Great Silence, as we start to head toward the end of Ted Chiang’s Exhalation collection. This story asks questions about how we connect with nature, and also how to think about

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Jonathan Shieber

FDA allows new diagnostic technologies to test for coronavirus before receiving emergency approvals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today that it would allow new diagnostics technologies to be used to test for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at elite academic hospitals and healthcare facilities around the country. The agency’s new initiative comes as critics have assailed various U.S. government agencies for being woefully underprepared to effectively address

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Jonathan Shieber

Coronavirus grifts crop up online for political gain and profit

These days capitalism and democracy seem to mean that it’s never too early to take advantage of the misery of others, and the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is the latest proof point. On Saturday the Washington Post reported that an agency within the State Department had compiled a report of 2 million tweets,

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Databases also getting the full DevOps treatment, survey shows

DevOps isn’t just for application deployments, it also applies to database development. DataOps is a variation which encourages automating the flow of data through enterprises, from source to storage. At the same time, DevOps — which focuses on the flow of application delivery and deployment — is increasingly being applied to databases, which are very

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Meet the white-hat group fighting Emotet, the world's most dangerous malware

Background image via Guido Bohne (CC-BY-SA-2.0) For more than a year, a group of security researchers and system administrators have banded together to fight back against Emotet, today’s most active and dangerous malware operation. By working together, the Cryptolaemus group has seriously hindered Emotet operations. Daily, the group publishes updates on its website and Twitter

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Lucas Matney

GDC 2020 has been canceled

Well, after what I’m sure was a hectic few days for the folks planning the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, the team announced today that they have officially decided to cancel the event happening this March, saying in a blog post that they hoped they would be able to reschedule an event for “later

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Kirsten Korosec

Lyft ramps up self-driving program

A year ago, Lyft submitted a report to the California Department of Motor Vehicles that summed up its 2018 autonomous vehicle testing activity in a single, short paragraph. “Lyft Inc. did not operate any vehicles in autonomous mode on California public roads during the reporting period,” the letter read. “As such, Lyft Inc. has no

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