Tech News Digest

Because keeping yourself up-to-date is important, we made for you a list of 🔝 tech news of the week!
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Terahertz tech is the next big thing in wireless — but what is it?

Although there’s no rigid cadence to engineering innovations — new things are discovered intentionally and accidentally all the time — cellular wireless technology has moved towards a generation-per-decade model, such that 4G devices dominated the 2010s, 5G is ready for the 2020s, and 6G is expected to define the 2030s.

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How machine learning is identifying and tracking pandemics like COVID-19

In 2003, the SARS outbreak took the world by surprise. In short order the disease incapacitated countries around the world, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in damage.

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Chrome 85 arrives with tab management, 10% faster page loads, and PDF improvements

Google today launched Chrome 85 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. Chrome 85 brings tab management changes, 10% faster page loads, PDF improvements, and a slew of developer features. You can update to the latest version now using Chrome’s built-in updater or download it directly from google.com/chrome.

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Will automation eliminate data science positions?

This is a question I’m asked at almost every conference I attend, and it usually comes from someone from one of two groups with a vested interest in the answer: The first is current or aspiring practitioners who are wondering about their future employment prospects.

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Oculus Connect becomes Facebook Connect, goes virtual on September 16

Goodbye, Oculus Connect — hello, Facebook Connect. Following last week’s controversial announcement that Facebook accounts will be required to use all future Oculus virtual reality devices, the social media giant today rebranded its annual VR confab to eliminate the Oculus name and announced a date for the now entirely online event: September 16.

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Why Python isn’t going away anytime soon

Over the past year, many developers have been wondering if Python would soon be replaced by a newer programming language like Julia, Rust, or Go. However, I want to dive into what the data actually shows us and I’ll let you make your own conclusions. Spoiler alert: I don’t think it’s going anywhere anytime soon.