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Google consolidates its Chrome and Android password managers –

Google today announced an update to its password manager that will finally introduce a consistent look-and-feel across the service’s Chrome and Android implementations. Users will soon see a new unified user experience that will automatically group multiple passwords for the same sites or apps together, as well as a new shortcut on the Android home […] → Read More

Helios wants to tame the microservices development chaos –

Helios wants to make it easier for developers to understand, troubleshoot and test their distributed systems during the development phase. → Read More

Delta and Misapplied Sciences launch a personalized flight information board in Detroit

Delta and Misapplied Sciences today launched the first personalized flight information board at the Detroit airport. → Read More

Hasura now lets developers turn any data source into a GraphQL API

Hasura today launched its GraphQL Data Connector (GDC), a new SDK that allows developers to bring virtually any data source into Hasura. → Read More

Databricks launches Project Lightspeed, its next-gen Spark streaming engine –

At its Data + AI Summit, Databricks today made the requisite number of announcements one would expect from a company’s flagship developer events. Among those are the launch of Delta Lake 2.0, the next version of its platform for building data lakehouses, MLflow 2.0, the next generation of its platform for managing the machine learning […] → Read More

Security-as-code startup Jit comes out of stealth with $38.5M in seed funding –

Jit, a startup that helps developers automate product security by codifying their security plans and workflows as code that can then be managed in a code repository like GitHub, today announced that it has raised a $38.5 million seed round led by boldstart ventures, with Insight Partners, Tiger Global, TeachAviv and a number of strategic […] → Read More

AWS sent a Snowcone to space –

At its re:Mars conference, Amazon today announced that it quietly sent one of its AWS Snowcone edge computing and storage devices into space on the Axiom mission to the International Space Station. For the most part, this was an off-the-shelf Snowcone, which AWS already built to be rugged enough to be shipped by UPS, though […] → Read More

Amazon launches CodeWhisperer, a GitHub Copilot-like AI pair programming tool –

At its re:Mars conference, Amazon today announced the launch of CodeWhisperer, an AI pair programming tool similar to GitHub’s Copilot that can autocomplete entire functions based on only a comment or a few keystrokes. The company trained the system, which currently supports Java, JavaScript and Python, on billions of lines of publicly available open-source code […] → Read More

Amazon Sagemaker Ground Truth can now create virtual objects for AI model training –

It takes massive amounts of data to train AI models. But sometimes, that data simply isn’t available from real-world sources, so data scientists use synthetic data to make up for that. In machine vision applications, that means creating different environments and objects to train robots or self-driving cars, for example. But while there are quite […] → Read More

Starburst acquires data lake analytics accelerator Varada to challenge Snowflake –

Starburst, the well-funded data warehouse analytics service and data query engine based on the open-source Trino project, today announced that it has acquired Varada, a Tel Aviv-based startup that focuses on data lake analytics. Using Varada’s proprietary indexing technology, enterprises can … → Read More

OctoML makes it easier to put AI/ML models into production –

OctoML can now transform ML models into portable software functions that developers can interact with through an API. → Read More

Amazon extends its quantum efforts with a focus on networking –

Amazon today announced a new effort in bringing quantum computing to its cloud — at least in the long term. The company today launched the AWS Center for Quantum Computing, a new research effort that aims to push forward the science and engineering of networking quantum computers together, both for building more powerful, multi-processor networks […] → Read More

Attack surface management platform RapidFort raises $8.5M seed round –

RapidFort, a startup that helps developers reduce the potential attack surface of their applications by automatically removing unused software components from their containers, today announced that it has raised an $8.5 million seed round. The round was led by Felicis, with ForgePoint Capital, Bloomberg Beta, Global Founders Capital, Plug & Play Ventures, GIT1K Club and […] → Read More

D-Wave launches a first prototype of its next-gen annealing quantum computer –

D-Wave made a name for itself with its early annealing quantum computers and even though the company recently announced its efforts to also build a superconducting gate-model quantum computer, it’s not abandoning its quantum annealing technology. Case in point: the company today made the first prototype of its next-gen Advantage2 annealing quantum computer available in […] → Read More

Keychron’s Q3 gives mechanical keyboard fans everything but the numpad

The QMK-compatible Q3 follows in the footsteps of the Q1 and Q2, but it's a tenkeyless (TKL), so you get a full keyboard, but without the numpad. → Read More

Grafana open sources its on-call management tool –

Grafana Labs is open sourcing OnCall, which should make it easier for companies in regulated industries that can't use the Grafana Cloud to use it as well. → Read More

Adobe Lightroom adds video support –

Adobe today announced that it is adding video support to Lightroom, its image organization and manipulation tool for photographers. Users will be able to use the same tools they currently use for changing the look and feel of images to manipulate videos, too. And while Lightroom won’t replace tools like Adobe Premiere, Rush or their […] → Read More

Chrome will now silence many of those annoying notification permission prompts on the web –

Google today announced a set of new and updated security features for Chrome, almost all of which rely on machine learning (ML) models, as well as a couple of nifty new ML-based features that aim to make browsing the web a bit easier, including a new feature that will suppress notification permission prompts when its […] → Read More

AI platform Continual raises $14.5M Series A and comes out of beta –

Continual, a startup that focuses on simplifying operational AI on top of a modern data stack, today announced that it has raised a $14.5 million Series A funding round led by Innovation Endeavors. In addition, the company today announced that its cloud platform is now generally available. The company, which focuses its AI efforts on […] → Read More

GitLab-spinoff Meltano raises another $8.2M for its open-source DataOps platform –

Almost exactly a year ago, GitLab spun out Meltano, an ELT (extract, load, transform) service that is now setting its sights on becoming a more fully-featured ‘DataOps’ service. At the time, GitLab, which had originally built the service to improve its own data lifecycle platform, Alphabet’s GV and a number of angels, invested $4.2 million […] → Read More