AWS re:Invent Day 1: Top 5 announcements include machine learning, storage innovations, and container capabilities

CEO Andy Jassy covered 24 new product announcements in his three-hour keynote on the first day of the virtual Amazon Web Services event.

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Aurora is the fastest growing service in the history of AWS, CEO Andy Jassy said in announcing the next version of Amazon Aurora Serverless at AWS re:Invent.

The newest products and services from Amazon Web Services (AWS) extend cloud tools and services to on-prem installations, reduce the cost of machine learning operations, and create more storage options. AWS CEO Andy Jassy announced 24 new capabilities during the keynote at the first day of AWS re:Invent which is a virtual event this year. The news covered everything from customer service platforms and computer vision algorithms to machine learning operations and serverless deployments.

Jassy said the company has been focused on listening to customers and inventing more options for instances, containers, and serverless deployments. Reducing costs is always a

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It’s Giving Tuesday! Here Are All the Ways You Can Give Back on the Internet’s Most Generous Day

In a 2020 that, for many, was filled with strife and struggle, this year’s Giving Tuesday presents a welcome opportunity to give back and offer gratitude and support to causes near and dear.



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What officially began in 2012 as a response to the retail-focused Black Friday and Cyber Monday events has grown over the years into an international movement that encourages citizens worldwide to do good.

Giving Tuesday was initially founded by New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, and last summer became its very own organization, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and PayPal.



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After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday — and it’s all about heart

This year’s Giving Tuesday falls on Dec. 1, and there are plenty of organizations where your dollar will go a lot farther than it usually

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November 30th is the last day of the record-smashing 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends today, wrapping up a truly exhausting season that smashed records and dealt repeated blows to vulnerable coastal communities.

“It’s just been crazy,” says Allison Wing an assistant professor of meteorology at Florida State University. “For the forecasters and scientists involved I think everyone is really just a bit tired at this point and kind of ready for it to be over.”

This was the most active Atlantic hurricane season ever documented. Thirteen storms strengthened into hurricanes, the second highest number in recorded history. Thirty storms grew strong enough to earn a name, beating 2005’s record of 28 storms. The World Meteorological Organization actually ran out of storm names by September, turning to the Greek alphabet for labels for the first time since 2005. For comparison, an average season only has a dozen named

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Snap to pay $1 million a day to creators for spotlight videos

Snap is rolling out a new tool for its Snapchat app to feature popular videos, called Spotlight, and said it will pay out $1 million a day to creators of the top-performing posts.

To earn the money, video submitters to Spotlight don’t have to have large followers — or even have public profiles. Instead, an algorithm will determine what to show Snapchat users based on how often others view the post. If others view the same video repeatedly, for instance, that’s a signal it’s catching on and will spur the algorithm to distribute it more widely.

The new feature will help Snapchat in a competitive market for posting entertaining videos online, dominated by Facebook’s Instagram and Google’s YouTube, with China-based ByteDance’s TikTok rising fast among younger audiences. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has eschewed public metrics, such as likes and follows, that drive the market for influencers, the most-followed users on

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Top tips ahead of National Computer Security Day

The findings come ahead of National Computer Security Day, which is held each November 30 in the U.S. (the event has been running since 1988). In time for this event, the 2020 Unisys Security Index finds that 1 in 3 (31 percent) of U.S. citizens are concerned about their data security. Furthermore, almost two-thirds (63 percent) of those living in the U.S. are seriously concerned that their identity could be stolen and/or misused.

The survey also identified that upwards of 70 percent of those in the U.S. would agree that the growing amount of data, applications and devices means that it is opportune to create a new, more secure and controlled internet.

Ahead of the event, the Chief Information Security Officer at Unisys, Mat Newfield, has provided Digital Journal readers with some advice for keeping cyber-safe while using our computers.

Passwords

Newfield advises people to:

Check their passwords.

To change

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LEE BOYCE on how Britain recorded a new record day for internet usage thanks to our ballooning streaming habits



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Last weekend marked a virtual Super Saturday: there was a record 24 hours for internet usage in the UK.

From 10.35am on Saturday 21 November to the same time the next day, TalkTalk customers used 41.2million gigabytes of data, driven largely by streaming, which has now spread across most multimedia platforms.

Not so long ago we would largely watch terrestrial television, buy physical copies of films we wanted to see or go to the cinema, and snap-up CDs or vinyl for our music fix. It’s worked wonders for decluttering homes.



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But the other huge factor behind this surge in internet usage, according to TalkTalk – one of Britain’s biggest telecoms providers – has been the launch of four new

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How Britain recorded a record day for internet use last Saturday



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Last weekend marked a virtual Super Saturday. There was a record 24 hours for internet usage.

From 10.35am on Saturday 21 November and until the same time the next day, TalkTalk customers used 41.2million gigabytes of data, driven largely by our new streaming habits, which has now spread across most multimedia platforms.

Whereas once upon a time not so long ago we would largely watch terrestrial television, buy physical copies of films we wanted to see or go to the cinema, and snap-up CDs or vinyl for our music fix, many now simply stream it. 

It’s worked wonders for decluttering homes.



Gaming 2020: New consoles, including the Xbox Series X, have resulted in a spike of internet usage


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Gaming 2020: New consoles, including the Xbox Series X, have resulted in a spike of internet usage

But the other huge factor behind this surge in internet usage, according to TalkTalk – one of Britain’s

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How to watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2020: Livestream, social media and more

Good morning, all. Happy Thanksgiving 2020.

In yet another reminder of the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York is continuing, but without the crowds and hundreds of volunteers who make it happen every year.

The parade will, however, still air in living rooms across the country as you Zoom with grandma and grandpa over turkey and pumpkin pie. (Hopefully they’ve figured out how to use Zoom by now.)

The 94th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will scale back on its typical 2.5-mile route in order to prevent large crowds. It will travel from Central Park West to Herald Square.

Instead of having 80-100 handlers, some balloons will be outfitted with a “specially rigged anchor tether framework of five specialty vehicles,” according to Macy’s and NBC.

Because it was filmed in segments, the only way to see the parades, performances and commentary is on TV

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Washington vs. Cowboys line, selections: Advanced computer NFL model releases picks for Thanksgiving Day game

Teams vying for first place in the NFC East meet when the Washington Football Team takes on the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday. Kickoff is slated for 4:30 p.m. ET from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Dallas is favored by three points at William Hill Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 46 (see up-to-date selections for every game this week on our NFL odds page). Before making any Washington Football Team vs. Cowboys picks, you NEED to check out the NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up more than $7,800 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception five-plus years ago. It is a sizzling 19-10 on top-rated NFL picks this season, returning almost $800. The model also enters Week 12 on an incredible 115-75 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.

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