The e-commerce giant offered a slew of deals for the holiday shopping season, on everything from TVs to streaming devices to smartwatches (and some of the deals are still available). Amazon said a record number of customers have been shopping early and supporting small- and medium-size businesses. Amazon's new Echo Dot has been a top seller, the company said, as well as its Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote and SharkNinja's Shark IQ Robot Self-Empty Robotic Vacuum, among other items. … [Read more...] about Amazon says 2020 holiday shopping season is its biggest yet
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A Glitch in the Matrix - A "documentary examining simulation theory -- the idea that this world we live in might not be entirely real. Simulation theory is as old as Plato's Republic and as current as Elon Musk's Twitter feed. A Glitch in the Matrix traces the idea's genesis over the years."All Light, Everywhere - A documentary about the "surprising connections among technology, weapons, and mechanics of motion."Users - A film that "marvels at and fears for a world in which a child is not only at risk from a warming Earth but comes to trust a perfectly constructed artificial caretaker over his own biological mother."Bring Your Own Brigade - A documentary about out-of-control wildfires, "our out-of-balance relationship with nature and...what it will take to restore this delicate equilibrium."The Pink Cloud - Two strangers are forced to seek shelter together after a deadly cloud mysteriously takes over their city and the planet settles into an extended … [Read more...] about Sundance Film Festival brings big movie premieres straight to your home for the first time
When models are retrained, the approach is a bit different. If a model that converts documents to vectors is retrained, the corpus or documents may not have changed, but the vector representation has. So there is a new index of vectors to work with. What Pinecone does is allow users to have both the old and the new index running in parallel to run A/B tests. … [Read more...] about Pinecone, a serverless vector database for machine learning, leaves stealth with $10M funding
Buy an Android if you want cheap 5GAndroid makers adopted 5G much more quickly than Apple, largely because companies like Qualcomm and MediaTek were fast to provide chipsets that support the standard, at a low cost. Forget the behind-the-scenes stuff and it means 5G Androids are available for $300/£300 or less if you know how to shop. … [Read more...] about Android vs iPhone: what’s the difference, and which is best for you?
Archaeologists have unearthed traces of at least 80 termopolia like this one in Pompeii, but this is the first one they've found intact and managed to completely excavate. It stood on a small public square with a cistern, fountain, and water tower. Not far away, another shop boasted a frescoe of gladiators fighting (point of interest: gladiatorial matches were banned in Pompeii from 59 to 69 CE after a riot broke out during the games). At one end, the square borders the Vicolo dei Balconi, a long alley, lined with the ruins of once-stately houses; their balconies collapsed during the eruption but remain well-preserved, albeit relocated to street level. At an intersection in that alley, archaeologists in 2018 found the skeleton of a man crushed by a large rock during the eruption. … [Read more...] about Archaeologists excavate ancient Roman takeout counter at Pompeii