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You can now buy AWS’ $99 DeepComposer keyboard – TechCrunch

You can now buy AWS’ $99 DeepComposer keyboard – TechCrunch

AWS today announced that its DeepComposer keyboard is now available for purchase. And no, DeepComposer isn’t a mechanical keyboard for hackers but a small MIDI keyboard for working with the AWS DeepComposer service that uses AI to create songs based on your input. First announced at AWS re:Invent 2019, the keyboard created a bit of […]

Estimote launches wearables for workplace-level contact tracing for COVID-19 – TechCrunch

Estimote launches wearables for workplace-level contact tracing for COVID-19 – TechCrunch

Bluetooth location beacon startup Estimote has adapted its technological expertise to develop a new product designed specifically at curbing the spread of COVID-19. The company created a new range of wearable devices that co-founder Steve Cheney believes can enhance workplace safety for those who have to be colocated at a physical workplace even while social […]

Facebook Messenger launches Mac & Windows apps – TechCrunch

Facebook Messenger launches Mac & Windows apps – TechCrunch

Facebook Messenger is finally getting desktop apps almost 9 years after its debut. After seeing over a 100% increase in desktop browser audio and video calling, Messenger today releases its Mac and Windows desktop apps. They bring the same features as the browser version, but make it easier to keep your chat threads handy than […]

Facebook launches a global version of its Community Help feature in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – TechCrunch

Facebook launches a global version of its Community Help feature in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – TechCrunch

Facebook first launched its Community Help feature in 2017, to give users a way to offer assistance, search for and receive help in the wake of a crisis. The feature has since been used to connect Facebook users after man-made, accidental, and natural disasters, like terrorist attacks or weather events, for example. Today, Facebook is […]

Palo Alto Networks to acquire CloudGenix for $420M – TechCrunch

Palo Alto Networks to acquire CloudGenix for $420M – TechCrunch

Palo Alto Networks announced today that it has an agreement in place to acquire CloudGenix for $420 million. CloudGenix delivers a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) that helps customers stay secure by setting policies to enforce compliance with company security protocols across distributed locations. This is especially useful for companies with a lot of branch […]

Amid shift to remote work, application performance monitoring is IT’s big moment – TechCrunch

Amid shift to remote work, application performance monitoring is IT’s big moment – TechCrunch

In recent weeks, millions have started working from home, putting unheard-of pressure on services like video conferencing, online learning, food delivery and e-commerce platforms. While some verticals have seen a marked reduction in traffic, others are being asked to scale to new heights. Services that were previously nice to have are now necessities, but how […]

Security lapse exposed Republican voter firm’s internal app code – TechCrunch

Security lapse exposed Republican voter firm’s internal app code – TechCrunch

A voter contact and canvassing company, used exclusively by Republican political campaigns, mistakenly left an unprotected copy of its app’s code on its website for anyone to find. The company, Campaign Sidekick, helps Republican campaigns canvas its districts using iOS and Android apps, which pull in names and addresses from voter registration rolls. Campaign Sidekick […]

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