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RPA Deals Heat Up Amid Faster Digital Transformation Pushes

Enterprises sped up their digital transformations during the pandemic, and what has emerged on the other side reveals investments in cloud, chat bots, machine learning, robotic process automation, low-code tools, and a number of other technologies. Together these technologies comprise a new layer that sits on top of applications. Forrester analyst Leslie Joseph calls this…


Free apps that will help you type faster

This story has been updated. It was originally published on May 1, 2018. With so much of our time spent tapping away at a keyboard, a boost in typing speed can make you more productive in almost any line of work—whether it’s powering through your inbox, writing up reports, or staying in touch with team…

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Faster research through automation: New way to count micronuclei in cells

Micronuclei, which are small nucleus-like structures within cells, are commonly associated with tumors. Now, researchers from Tsukuba, Japan have developed an automated computer program that can accurately and reproducibly count these structures from microscope images, which will increase the speed and accuracy of micronuclei research. In a recently published study, researchers from the University of…

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Faster and cheaper ethanol-to-jet-fuel on the horizon

A patented process for converting alcohol sourced from renewable or industrial waste gases into jet or diesel fuel is being scaled up at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with the help of partners at Oregon State University and the carbon-recycling experts at LanzaTech. Two key technologies power the energy-efficient fuel production…

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Faster path planning for rubble-roving robots

Robots that need to use their arms to make their way across treacherous terrain just got a speed upgrade with a new path planning approach, developed by University of Michigan researchers. The improved algorithm path planning algorithm found successful paths three times as often as standard algorithms, while needing much less processing time. A new…

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A new, faster way to process diblock polymer materials

The blue end of each chain is soluble in water, while the yellow end is not. The yellow ends aggregate together in an effort to separate from the water. These ball-shaped clusters are called micelles. Credit: Connor Valentine Researchers recently discovered a better way to make a new class of soft materials—reducing a process that…

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Faster test results mean better outcomes for HIV patients

Microscopic image of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID Over the last 15 years, many African nations have made major strides towards enabling millions of HIV-positive people to access HIV antiretroviral therapy. This has helped to treat individual patients and maximize their health, as well as help lower the risk for transmission of HIV to…


How We Made Our Maps 10x Faster

Using Datadog to optimize ActiveRecord performanceTL/DROur maps were really slow. We made them pretty fast by:Defining and measuring technical metrics that capture user painProfiling before optimizing (Datadog is awesome)Installing alerts to protect against regressions (Datadog is awesome)ContextIn 2006, Redfin was the first company to put homes on a map⁰. This was even before Google Maps…

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Quicker gaming frame rates at No Cost: Resizable BAR explained

What is Resizable BAR, and what do you need to use it? We explain everything about the new technology that boosts graphics card performance…sometimes. Nvidia Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Table of Contents Show More If you’re lucky enough to have snagged the…

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Apple’s M1 Macs”feel faster” than they’re Due to QoS optimizations

Why it matters: Apple has received a lot of praise for creating the M1 SoC, whether it be for its performance when compared to Intel and AMD CPUs in the same class, or for its relatively cool and battery-friendly operation. However, it’s easy to forget the company is able to achieve this partly thanks to…