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Android 13 just took a big step forward to its release date

Google has rolled out the third beta for Android 13, which achieved platform stability two months earlier than Android 12 did.
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Amazon explains outage that took out a large chunk of the internet

Amazon has explained the Web Services outage that knocked parts of the internet offline for several hours on December 7th — and promised more clarity if this happens in the future. As CNBCreports, Amazon revealed an automated capacity scaling feature led to "unexpected behavior" from internal network clients. Devices connecting that internal network to AWS were swamped, stalling communications.

The nature of the failure prevented teams from pinpointing and fixing the problem, Amazon added. They had to use logs to find out what happened, and internal tools were also affected. The rescuers were "extremely deliberate" in restoring service to avoid breaking still-functional workloads, and had to contend with a "latent issue" that prevented networking clients from backing off and giving systems a chance to recover.

The AWS division has temporarily disabled the scaling that led to the problem, and won't switch it back on until there are solutions in place. A fix for the latent glitch is coming within two weeks, Amazon said. There's also an extra network configuration to shield devices in the event of a repeat failure.

You might have an easier time understanding crises the next time around. A new version of AWS' service status dashboard is due in early 2022 to provide a clearer view of any outages, and a multi-region support system will help Amazon get in touch with customers that much sooner. These won't bring AWS back any faster during an incident, but they may eliminate some of the mystery when services go dark — important when victims include everything from Disney+ to Roomba vacuums.

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Google server problems took out Gmail and other services briefly

It feels unusual to see internet problems that aren’t related to someone trying to pre-order gaming equipment, but this evening users on the East and West coasts of the US experienced issues accessing Google services like Gmail, Google Docs, and even…
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The Morning After: Twitter hackers took over accounts for Elon, Obama and Apple

Twitter’s bad day started with a weird tweet from Elon Musk (not that unusual) and probably peaked when Barack Obama’s account suddenly posted a scam message begging for Bitcoin. Someone at Twitter decided to prevent all verified accounts from tweeti…
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Samsung’s first-quarter profits took a nosedive, down 60% from last year

Samsung had already issued a warning that the first quarter of the year was not going to be very kind to their bottom line, and the results are in. They weren’t wrong, either; revenue for the company fell about 13%, while profits were down a painful 60%. There’s a multitude of things going wrong for […]

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Facebook reportedly took three years to tackle fake news in one country

Facebook is quick to tout its efforts to thwart misinformation campaigns in major European countries and the US, but its approach in other countries might not be quite so enthusiastic. Developers in Moldova told BuzzFeed News that they'd been asking…
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After Math: That took long enough

It's been a big week of things finally happening. Uber's making good on the backpay it owes its drivers, Target settled its data breach lawsuits and some semen that spent nearly a year in space proves to still be viable. Numbers, because how else wil…
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NASA’s EmDrive thruster just took an important leap forward

NASA’s futuristic, physics-defying EmDrive thruster may have just taken an important leap toward silencing its critics, by reportedly passing a rigorous peer review process with a forthcoming paper.

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This proposed drone taxi service just took a big step toward becoming a reality

EHang’s cool 184 passenger drone has just received permission to carry out flight tests in Nevada, bringing the possibility of a drone taxi service another step closer.

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You can bid on the camera lens that took moon pictures from Apollo 15

RR Auction is planning on putting a vintage Zeiss 500mm telephoto lens up for bidding later in April, a piece of equipment that once sat in the personal collection of former astronaut Dave Scott.

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Casey Neistat took Samsung’s Gear 360 to the Oscars

samsung_gear_360_4_TAThere’s no better way to build up excitement for a device than by incorporating it into some historic moment, and that’s exactly what Samsung did with the Gear 360. Casey Neistat took Samsung’s 360 degree camera to the Oscars just a few days ago and managed to capture Leonard DiCaprio’s first ever win for his role in The Revenant, all in 360 degree video.

And, of course, it got uploaded to YouTube, which also shows off YouTube’s ability to play 360 degree videos. Watching it in a normal YouTube window is a little weird, since it basically just looks like a distorted fish-eye angle, but if you have a browser capable of watching it in surround video, it’s worth checking out.

 

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