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Skills and security continue to cloud the promise of cloud-native platforms

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Joe McKendrick is an author and independent analyst who tracks the impact of information technology on management and markets. As an independent analyst, he has authored numerous research reports in partnership with Forbes Insights, IDC, and Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc. The KubeCon and CloudNativeCon events just wrapped up in Europe, and one thing has become clear: the opportunities are outpacing organizations' ability to leverage its potential advantages. Keith Townsend, who attended the conference, observed in a tweet that "talent and education is the number one challenge. I currently don't see a workable way to migrate thousands of apps without loads of resources. Information technology gets more complex every day, and there is no shortage of demand for monitoring and automation capabilities the build and manage systems. Cloud-native platforms are seen as remedies for not only improved maintenance, monitoring, and automation, but also for modernizing ...


Startups remake classic games for the digital era

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Ross Rubin is the founder and principal analyst at Reticle Research, editor of the Reticle Research Report newsletter, and co-host of the Techspansive podcast. Ross has been an industry analyst focusing on innovation in the technology, media and telecom markets for over 20 years. For decades, the games market has included both physical and digital games with little crossover. More than a decade ago, I wrote about the Sifteo Cubes, a set of thick tiles with small screens that could be repositioned to create a range of games. The innovative effort may have inspired Hasbro to trot out a line of cheaper and simpler electronic games that included Scrabble Flash and Yahtzee Flash.


The EU AI Act could help get to Trustworthy AI, according to the Mozilla Foundation

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George Anadiotis got tech, data, and media, and he's not afraid to use them. One year after the first draft was introduced, details about the EU AI Act remained few and far between. Despite the fact that this regulatory framework is not still finalized -- or rather, precisely because of that reason -- now is the time to learn more about it. Previously, we covered some key facts about the EU AI Act: who it applies to when it will be enacted, and what it's about. We embarked on this exploration alongside Mozilla Foundation's Executive Director Mark Surman and Senior Policy Researcher Maximilian Gahntz.


AI experts are in short supply. That's making the skills crisis worse

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Owen is a senior editor at ZDNet. Based in London, UK, Owen covers software development, IT workforce trends and the evolution of tech and work. IBM is warning about the about slow progress being made in some countries' adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, which could prevent them from solving some of society's toughest challenges. A study by IBM concluded that the UK is falling behind its European neighbours in AI adoption, with employers blaming a lack of skills in areas like software engineering, problem solving, and knowledge of programming languages. A survey of 7,500 business leaders by IBM found that about a third of UK respondents said their company had accelerated their rollout of AI during the past two years, compared with a European average of 49%.


Extreme sports move over: Hardhat cameras coming to the job site

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Greg Nichols covers robotics, AI, and AR/VR for ZDNet. A full-time journalist and author, he writes about tech, travel, crime, and the economy for global media outlets and reports from across the U. A company that uses construction workers as roving cameramen to analyze progress on the job site has secured $60 million in Series C funding. Buildots, whose growth is tracking a broader technological turn in the practically neolithic construction sector, will use the cash to expand its product offering in a bid to be the management suite of choice for construction oversight. Construction accounts for 13% of the world's GDP, but while other traditional industries, like manufacturing, have increased productivity over the years, productivity has remained almost stagnant in the building sector.


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The following content is brought to you by ZDNet partners. If you buy a product featured here, we may earn an affiliate commission or other compensation. If you've been finding it difficult to get interviews for the positions you want -- even though you're well-qualified -- the problem may be your resume. While there are undoubtedly many resume specialists you could hire, you could also create a more effective resume built with artificial intelligence with the Complete Resoume AI Assistant Resumé Writer. Resoume makes it easy for you to create resumes, cover letters, and portfolios that highlight your skills.


Swoop Aero gets green light from Australian aviation authority for drone centre

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Since completing a degree in journalism, Aimee has had her fair share of covering various topics, including business, retail, manufacturing, and travel. She continues to expand her repertoire as a tech journalist with ZDNet. Drone company Swoop Aero has been given the thumbs up by Australia's Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) to operate its drone logistics remote operations centre (ROC) at the company's campus in Port Melbourne Victoria. According to the company, the approval means the company will be able to "operate like an international airliner" and centralise its operations in one facility, including remotely monitoring its global operations across Oceania, Africa, and Europe, as well as pilot up to five drones by a single pilot beyond the physical view of the aircraft through a web interface. "The ROC will serve as an important function to foster complete visibility of drone operations. From a regulatory perspective, the ROC ensures Swoop Aero is meeting the highest aviation and safety standards at a global level," Swoop Aero chief regulatory officer Zachary Kennedy said.


After mapping out the inside of Mars, NASA's InSight mission ends this year

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Stephanie Condon is a senior staff writer for Red Ventures based in Portland, Oregon, covering business technology for ZDNet. This is NASA InSight's second full selfie on Mars. Since taking its first selfie, the lander has removed its heat probe and seismometer from its deck, placing them on the Martian surface; a thin coating of dust now covers the spacecraft as well. NASA's InSight Mars lander will end its scientific mission this summer and will be entirely inoperable by the end of this year after it loses power, NASA said Tuesday. While the mission is ending, the legacy of the lander is just taking shape, as scientists study the "unprecedented" data that Insight collected on the deep interior of Mars, as well as its weather and magnetic field.


Yale Assure Lock SL review: Never get locked out again

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In the span of four months, our family sold a house, made an eight-week international trip, moved across the country, and then bought a house, all with three kids under five in tow. In the process, we stayed in eight different Airbnbs and sampled a variety of smart locks. These locks are becoming commonplace in short-term rentals, due to the convenient ability for hosts to share entry codes remotely with guests instead of having to meet in person or leave a lockbox with a key. Trying several brands of smart locks and using them so often convinced me that I would get one for the next home we purchased. So when we got lucky enough to go under contract on a house in a sizzling home market, I quickly started researching and comparing different locks.


The 5 best dating apps of 2022

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You may find forever love on the platform, but Tinder is an app best designed for more casual connections. The new Millennial dating app offers casual daters to find like-minded matches, although that does not mean there are no opportunities for serious relationships. As the app says, "You can be here for a long time, and a good time, too." There have been 30 billion matches to date worldwide, further attesting to its convenient use and short-term compatibility. Free to use, you can designate your sexual orientation to narrow the dating pool and then wait for viewers, which you can easily track under the Likes You feature.