Cloudflare launches Workers Unbound, the next evolution of its serverless platform

Source: Cloudflare launches Workers Unbound, the next evolution of its serverless platform Cloudflare today announced the private beta launch of Workers Unbound, the latest step in its efforts to offer a serverless platform that can compete with the likes of AWS Lambda. The company first launched its Workers edge computing platform in late 2017. Today it has “hundreds of thousands of developers” who use it and in the last quarter alone, more than 20,000 developers built applications based on the service, according to the company. Cloudflare also uses Workers to power many of its own services, but the first iteration ...

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Microsoft’s new Family Safety app offers parental controls across phones, PCs and Xbox

Source: Microsoft’s new Family Safety app offers parental controls across phones, PCs and Xbox Microsoft’s new screen time and parental controls app, Microsoft Family Safety, is today launching publicly on iOS and Android, following a preview of the experience which had arrived earlier this spring. The app is designed to help parents better understand children’s use of screen time, set limits and create screen time schedules, configure boundaries around web access, and track family members’ location, among other things. The app competes with other parental control technologies, including those built into iOS and Android — the latter of which is ...

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As ADA turns 30, tech is just getting started helping people with disabilities

Source: As ADA turns 30, tech is just getting started helping people with disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 paved the way for decades of incremental changes to the way buildings, businesses, and laws accommodate people with a wide variety of disabilities. At 30 years old this week, the law’s effect on tech has been profound, but there’s still a lot of work to do. The ADA originally applied mainly to things like buildings and government resources, but over the years (and with improvements and amendments) came to be much broader than that. As home computers, the web, ...

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Logitech’s new Mac-specific mouse and keyboards are the new best choices for Mac input devices

Source: Logitech’s new Mac-specific mouse and keyboards are the new best choices for Mac input devices Logitech has released new versions of its MX peripherals in Mac-friendly finishes, as well as a new K380 wireless Bluetooth keyboard designed for Apple devices. These aren’t dramatically different devices from the existing versions that Logitech offers – but that’s a good thing in this case, and it elevates what were already amazing peripherals to no-brainer default choices for Mac users. MX Master 3 for Mac Image Credits: Darrell Etherington The MX Master 3 for Mac is a very slightly altered twist on the ...

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Microsoft launches Project Bonsai, its new machine teaching service for building autonomous systems

Source: Microsoft launches Project Bonsai, its new machine teaching service for building autonomous systems At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced that Project Bonsai, its new machine teaching service, is now in public preview. If that name sounds familiar, it’s probably because you remember that Microsoft acquired Bonsai, a company that focuses on machine teaching, back in 2018. Bonsai combined simulation tools with different machine learning techniques to build a general-purpose deep reinforcement learning platform, with a focus on industrial control systems. It’s maybe no surprise then that Project Bonsai, too, has a similar focus on helping businesses teach ...

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