Robot restaurants are popping up all over downtown San Francisco, as a futuristic option for people to grab fast food for cheap. The latest example is Creator, a robotic restaurant that specializes in making gourmet hamburgers with their all-in-one burger robots. 350 sensors and 20 computers all work together to create the perfect burger.

While many will question the future of low skill jobs, the news may not be as dire as some would say and the cost savings comes from unexpected places.

Unbox Therapy has a video showcasing the most incredible laptop ever. The Acer Predator 21x is the biggest, most powerful gaming laptop I’ve ever seen. It packs dual GTX 1080 graphics cards in SLI feeding a 21 inch, curved, ultrawide display. The Acer Predator 21x costs a whopping $9000 and is limited to 300 units.
As I write this, it’s 137 until Christmas. That should give me enough time to get on Santa’s really good list, right?
I mean, imagine how fast you can train AI models with GPUs like those?

In this episode of Azure Friday, Thomas Alex discusses how Microsoft uses Apache Kafka for HDInsight to power Siphon, a data ingestion service for internal use.

Apache Kafka for HDInsight is an enterprise-grade, open-source, streaming ingestion service. Microsoft created Siphon as a highly available and reliable service to ingest massive amounts of data for processing in near real time. Siphon handles ingestion of over a trillion events per day across multiple business-critical scenarios at Microsoft. In this episode, learn how Siphon uses Apache Kafka for HDInsight as its scalable pub/sub message queue.

 

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