New app helps prevent skin cancer using AI and ML

Monitor the size of moles and skin lesions with Miiskin, an app that can help your doctor see changes more easily.

TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Jon Friis, CEO and founder of Miiskin, about how the Miiskin app is helping prevent skin cancer. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.

Karen Roby: We understand how technology can help change things in medicine, such as robots are in the operating room, and we’re just seeing all kinds of really innovative things going on. Observing your moles is one of those things on our skin that I would never think technology would play a role in. Tell us before we get to the technology part of this, the augmented reality and machine learning. How did you come up with this idea, and tell us a little bit more about it.

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Top Microsoft events scheduled in 2021

Microsoft offers many educational opportunities for its products and services for IT pros. Here are the Microsoft events highlights of 2021.

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In January 2020, we followed tradition and presented a list of Microsoft events that IT pros might want to attend during the year. Of course, COVID-19 and the global pandemic eliminated most travel and changed how we all interact. Physically attending conferences, seminars and meetings was just not part of the equation for most of 2020.

Consequently, in 2021, while Microsoft will still have events where IT pros can learn about new technologies, products and services, those events will be digital and virtual. Attending a virtual Microsoft event can be just as informative and enlightening. And a side benefit of going virtual is the venue does not get sold out, so there is space for everyone who wants to attend.

Despite being a schedule of digital

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FirstNet public safety cellular network adds 5G and data encryption

AT&T’s public safety network picks up new features, including full tower-to-core encryption and a custom 5G setup.

FirstNet One is a 55-foot tethered blimp that can fly and restore communications access in areas that have lost connectivity because of natural disasters or other incidents.

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FirstNet, the dedicated public safety cell carrier, is adding 5G support and new encryption for user data. The network, which is operated as a public-private partnership between AT&T and an independent government agency called the FirstNet Authority, is exclusively for first responders like police, fire and EMS agencies and employees and other similar organizations.

AT&T’s 5G service has been inaccessible to FirstNet users ever since it launched because a number of FirstNet-exclusive features that are available on the FirstNet 4G LTE do not yet exist on the newer, more cutting-edge network.

FirstNet users receive automatic priority and preemption across AT&T’s commercial cellular bands as

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How to become an iOS developer: A cheat sheet

If you are interested in pursuing a career in mobile development and don’t know where to start, here’s your go-to guide for salaries, skills and the best programming languages to learn.

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As more companies adopt a mobile-first approach, iOS
developers

who build apps for Apple devices are in high demand, with talent shortages leading to large salaries and many open developer jobs for many of those in the field. Developers who know the necessary programming languages and other skills can create apps that enterprises and consumers use every day to make their lives more productive.

SEE: IT Hiring Kit: Programmer (TechRepublic Premium)

To help those interested in the field better understand how to break into a career in mobile development, we compiled the most important details and resources. This guide on how to become an iOS developer will be updated on a regular basis. It is

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Elon Musk: Tesla hiring 10,000-plus employees for Austin, Texas Gigafactory

Tesla’s next Gigafactory needs workers and a college degree isn’t required for many positions.

The Cybertruck is one of the vehicles that will be manufactured at the Texas Gigafactory.

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Elon Musk is once again using his Twitter account to hawk for new employees. On Wednesday evening, he tweeted, “Over 10,000 people are needed for Giga Texas just through 2022!”

The day before,
Musk announced via Twitter

that SpaceX would be hiring “several thousand” employees in the Brownsville/South Padre area of Texas to work at the SpaceX launch facility in the Boca Chica community. The jobs in the Brownsville/South Padre area will consist of engineers, technicians, builders and essential support personnel.

SEE: Elon Musk and the cult of Tesla: How a tech startup rattled the auto industry to its core (TechRepublic free PDF download)

The factory that Musk is referring to as Giga Texas is a $1.1 billion plant

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