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Xiaomi’s wireless Redmi Earbuds S are dirt-cheap at just $23 — and that’s about it

Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand is synonymous with affordable hardware — primarily smartphones. Today, Redmi launched its first audio product, the Redmi Earbuds S, at ₹1,799 ($23).

While these truly wireless buds aren’t a carbon copy of the Airpods,they do have a few drawbacks (which should be expected at this price point). I’ve been using the Earbuds S buds for a few days, and if you aren’t hell-bent on saving a few bucks on truly wireless buds, you should look for alternatives. Let me tell you why.

Features and function

The Redmi Earbuds S ships with a compact plastic case

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Intra-cloud latency is real. Here’s what to do about it

We’ve all heard about inter-cloud latency, the delay in sending and receiving information to and from public clouds. Think of a remote client leveraging the crowded open Internet, or applications communicating between cloud brands, such as AWS and Azure.

The assumption is that application-to-application or application-to-data storage communications would pretty much be latency-free within the same cloud brand. After all, they exist on the same cloud platform and there should be a huge pipe between system components internally contained. Intra-cloud solutions on public cloud platforms should not have latency issues.

This is generally true, but not always. I’m running into

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These cool gadgets are all perfect Memorial Day presents to you

It’s a holiday. Summer is starting. You’ve suffered through a pandemic. Time to get yourself somethin’ nice.

Check out these sweet deals on gear and gadgets included as part of this Memorial Day sale, with savings of up to more than $100 off.

Mu6 Space 2 Smart Active Noise Cancelling Headphones ($136 with promo code: SUMMERSAVE20)

Built with a powerful 40mm dynamic driver and a cutting-edge polymer diaphragm for distortion-free bass and a balanced soundstage, the Space 2’s top-level active noise cancellation locks out 96 percent of all outside noise energy and plunges you into an immersive audio experience. And

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Microsoft: Power Platform is for real developers, too

The Microsoft Power Platform might be best known as a set of cloud services for business analysts and so-called “citizen developers,” but Microsoft believes that professional developers can take advantage of it, too. 

To this end, the company has introduced a T-SQL endpoint to its Common Data Service, a cloud-based storage service that is used by the Dynamics 365 business applications, allowing developers to build applications that query their company’s core business data just as if it were stored in a SQL Server database. 

The Power Platform, which has more than 3.5 million monthly active developers according to Microsoft,

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Algorithms associating appearance with criminality have a dark past

‘Phrenology’ has an old-fashioned ring to it. It sounds like it belongs in a history book, filed somewhere between bloodletting and velocipedes. We’d like to think that judging people’s worth based on the size and shape of their skull is a practice that’s well behind us. However, phrenology is once again rearing its lumpy head.

In recent years, machine-learning algorithms have promised governments and private companies the power to glean all sorts of information from people’s appearance. Several startups now claim to be able to use artificial intelligence (AI) to help employers detect the personality traits of job candidates based

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Here are 10 career skills you can start mastering this Memorial Day weekend

TLDR: Learning never takes a holiday — so dive into these 10 career-redefining skills that could jumpstart your professional pursuits.

With so much instability in the global job market, it’s no surprise that everyone is thinking about their career plans. No matter whether you feel fulfilled and secure in your current position or think you’re expecting new challenges soon, expanding your skillset is never a bad career move — and might actually make all the difference in landing a new opportunity or new employer.

As part of your Memorial Day plan to jumpstart your professional life, pick up training in

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