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A cheap alternative to traditional laptops, they offer a safer environment for surfing the web, as well as smooth performance.But this means they don't slow down, unlike some Windows laptops, meaning they don't need to be updated as regularly to be kept safe and secure.Plus, since you can pick up a decent Chromebook for under £200 there has never been a better time to think about buying one instead of a notebook.The best Chromebooks for 2017Acer Chromebook 11: Acer's cheapest, no-frills Chromebook comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and an Intel Celeron processor.Asus Chromebook C201: A compact Asus Chromebook with an HD display, this device has plenty of connectivity and weighs less than a kilogram.
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Find out how to optimize your website to give your customers experiences that will have the biggest ROI for your business.Emotional marketing tells a story that connects with an audience in a human or personal way.With consumers increasingly making buying decisions driven by feelings rather than logic, emotional marketing creates meaningful relationships that result in brand fans, replacing the loyalty marketing approach of years past.Done right, emotional marketing helps marketers differentiate and compete in this changing environment, and conveys a brand’s values, interests and passion.While emotional marketing is a strategy, it must feel authentic and honest in order to work.They may feel a sense of pride when someone they relate to accomplishes an unexpected feat or overcomes an obstacle.
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Stand down, everyone: Microsoft Paint isn’t going away after all.Microsoft signaled an about-face in a blog post Monday night by Megan Saunders, a general manager within the Windows Experiences group.Instead of deprecating Paint in Windows 10 (which seemed to many to be the first step toward oblivion), Saunders said Microsoft would release MS Paint in the Windows Store as a free app."MS Paint is here to stay, it will just have a new home soon, in the Windows Store where it will be available for free," Saunders wrote."Today, we’ve seen an incredible outpouring of support and nostalgia around MS Paint," Saunders wrote.Her next words were almost sentimental, as she affirmed Paint's continuing existence: "If there’s anything we learned, it’s that after 32 years, MS Paint has a lot of fans.
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I’m spending more of my time online on Discord, a social network of sorts for small communities of gaming fans.This service combines elements of Reddit, chat rooms, and Skype into a single app, and it has facilitated most of my multiplayer sessions over the last couple of months.Discord is the latest evolution of a long-running type of third-party app that wants to act as the default service that people go to for voice chat and similar features.We’ve seen programs that focused on voice chat or game-specific communities like Raptr, Player.me, or Razer Comms.Discord, however, combines all of those ideas into one app that is free, easy to use, and won’t affect game performance.You must be 21 to view this content.
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He watched the printer work until he fell asleep."He used computers to show visually the relationships between abstract concepts and their applications for mathematics," Hasna says.Two years later came the first protests against Bashar al-Assad's regime.Four demonstrators were killed on March 18 in the city of Daraa, a month before Hasna's 17th birthday.As the unrest intensified, he helped injured protesters as a paramedic at a clandestine clinic.There, Hasna began working full-time at a makeshift field hospital, which consisted of an operating theatre and four beds in an underground vegetable warehouse.
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We shared thousands of deals with our readers back on Prime Day, and we helped you guys save a ton of cash by pointing out the best that Amazon’s huge shopping event had to offer.The Amazon Echo and Echo Dot were by far the best-selling products we covered, thanks of course to the fact that they were both on sale at their lowest prices ever.Aside from Amazon’s own devices, however, the best-selling product we covered was the SMARTOMI Q5 True Wireless Earbuds, and it’s no mystery why.Apple’s AirPods are priced very reasonably at $159, but the Q5 truly wireless earbuds cost just $39.99.Here are some highlights from the product page:GENUINE SMARTOMI Q5 TURE WIRELESS EARPHONES − Well-made in ear headphones with cheaper price among TWS (true wireless) earphones, feel free to enjoy sports without wire.
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The Chuwi SurBook is an affordable and powerful Microsoft Surface Pro alternative that is currently crushing it over at Indiegogo.Indeed their campaign has reached 2559% the goal they had set, that’s about $730,000 more than they needed!To make it even more appealing the company has just released its AnTuTu benchmark score, which has been said to be 112,000, definitely a great result for the Intel Apollo Lake N3450 processor it packs.The SurBook has also been listed as one of the best tablets with Windows 10 over at Slashgear, but is that enough to defeat the Microsoft competitor?Let’s find out in this quick comparison.If we have a look at the display we find out they both feature 12.3-inch Samsung IGZO display panels with 2736*1824 resolution, 267 PPI and 3:2 aspect ratio, so no complains there.
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Meituan-Dianping’s CEO Wang Xing responded to negative comments on the recent controversy about food delivery app Meituan Waimai (美团外卖, Meituan Takeaway) using separate boxes for halal food, our sister site TechNode Chinese is reporting.This week, a picture of Meituan Waimai using a separate food box for halal food was widely circulated on the Chinese internet, stirring up controversy with many netizens claiming discrimination against non-Muslims.The Meituan Waimai app was flooded with one-star comments of angry Chinese netizens claiming that Meituan users should delete the app.Initially, Meituan did not respond to this.And then one user called “Meituan city manager Zhang Wei,” published the user’s comment on knowledge sharing platform Zhihu, which once again led to strong condemnation from the public.After a long silence, Meituan responded to the issue on its official Weibo account on the evening of July 19th:
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Masayoshi Son believes massive data will help treat cancer, deliver accident-free driving and grow safer food.Masayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank Group Corp., says artificial intelligence combined with data gathered by billions of sensors will bring on an "information revolution," that will benefit people more than the 19th Century Industrial Revolution.Son, Japan's richest person, told Softbank customers and partners gathered at a Tokyo hotel on Thursday that he believes massive data will help treat cancer, deliver accident-free driving and grow safer food.SoftBank has bought leading British semiconductor company ARM, and its acquisition of U.S. robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics, announced last month, is undergoing regulatory approval.Its investments have included Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba and Yahoo Japan.SoftBank, the first carrier to offer the Apple iPhone in Japan, set up a private fund last year for global investments in the technology sector, called the Vision Fund, with the potential to grow to as much as $100 billion.
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This was the situation faced this week by 96 individuals who make up the BBC’s top-paid performing talent – those earning £150,000 or more – as a result of the publication of the corporation’s annual report.While feeding our nation’s celebrity-driven curiosity, the revelations have inadvertently but understandably stoked the fire around the gender and ethnic pay-gap within the BBC’s upper echelons.Before we enter the specifics of the BBC debate – and from a position of industry talent management – the Lighthouse absolutely believe in complete fairness within the workplace and that naturally extends to how employees are remunerated.What this means is when there are a number of very similar level roles, with very similar people requirements, then the pay and benefits for those in these positions should be broadly equitable irrespective of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability.While every organisation has a duty to eradicate unfairness, there is a sense that what the BBC is dealing with today is the systemic, legacy impact of the organisation’s past, which they may struggle to correct at speed.With publicly stated targets, the BBC has already set 2020 as a deadline for gender pay parity and calls are already in place for the closure of the gap to be accelerated.
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IBM vill mota hackarna i grind med den nya stordatorn Z14.Maskinen kan kryptera tolv miljarder transaktioner per dag, enligt datorjätten.Under den senaste tiden har vi sett flera stora hackerintrång.Så sent som för bara några veckor sedan lamslogs en rad banker i Ukraina samt flertalet företag i Sverige och Europa i ett samordnat angrepp.Av de mer än nio miljarder datauppgifter som har förlorats eller stulits sedan 2013 har endast fyra procent varit krypterade, enligt IBM.När den amerikanska datorjätten nu lanserar sin nya stordator Z14 ligger därför fokus just på säkerhet.
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The iPhone continues to be the smartphone of choice for smugglers hoping to make a fast buck.Smuggling smartphones into China across the border with Hong Kong is clearly still a thing.A woman recently tried to take in more than 102 of them, but was caught in the act.All of the phones were found underneath her clothes, strapped to her body.While an X-ray machine, quick pat-down, or phone calls received simultaneously by several of the handsets as she passed through customs would no doubt have alerted the authorities that something was awry, it was apparently a visual inspection of the woman that gave officials reason to believe merchandise was being concealed.Local media said that the suspect has been wearing more clothing than you’d expect to see during the hot and sticky summer weather, prompting officials to move in and and take a closer look.
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Chinese online retailer website Lightinthebox has just kicked off some exciting deals on 5 devices from LEAGOO and Nubia.They’re all under the $100 mark and actually sell for as low as $29.99.Let’s being with the incredibly cheap LEAGOO Z1C, a compact 4-inch phone you can get for just $29.99.The smartphone doesn’t pack impressible hardware but you still get 3G connectivity and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.The Z1C could be a great secondary phone, be presented to elderly people or become a fancy multimedia controller / music player as it supports microSD cards and features Bluetooth 4.1.You can get the LEAGOO Z1C over here for the aforementioned price of $29.99.
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And whether you’re talking about basketball or the struggle to control shipping routes in the Riverlands, there are always winners and losers.Follow below to find out.Like the Golden State Warriors coasting to a 16-1 playoff record, Daenerys seems to throw off the entire competitive balance of Westeros.She has a fleet of ships (including those belonging to Yara and Theon Greyjoy), a peerless cavalry in the form of a Dothraki horde, elite foot soldiers in the Unsullied, and, lest we forget, three grown dragons.At first, Jon’s position may seem tenuous.He has only just vanquished Ramsay Bolton in a civil war that pitted the great houses of the North against each other, and he’s caught between the White Walkers to the north and the Lannisters to the south.
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Människor som är intresserade av teknik, hållbarhet och en viss livsstil”.Det sa bolaget E-bilitys grundare Patrik Tykesson till Breakit förra året när Breakit kunde berätta att bolaget stod inför en stor internationell lansering.Parterna vill inte berätta hur stor investeringen är i kronor och ören.Deras erfarenhet och strategi övertygade mig att bli en del av Kumpan-familjen", säger Peter Carlsson.Peter Carlsson är numera vd och grundare till Northvolt, bolaget som vill bygga Europas största batterifabrik i antingen Västerås eller Skellefteå.E-bility grundades i Remagen utanför Bonn i Tyskland 2010.
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Along with the plethora of other announcements taking place at Disney‘s D23 Expo this weekend, there was some exciting Marvel news to be revealed.It turns out that Star Wars isn’t the only property that Disney is betting on for VR & AR experiences, as the game Powers United VR will let players take on the role of their favorite Marvel superhero.Due for release sometime in 2018, Powers United VR is being developed by Sanzaru Games and Oculus, meaning it’s going to be an exclusive for the Oculus Rift headset (sorry, HTC Vive owners).The good thing, however, is that it will make great use of Oculus’ Touch controllers.Players will get to step into the shoes of heroes including the Hulk, Captain Marvel, and Rocket Raccoon, and make use of their unique powers.Designed to be played in co-op, the game allows multiple players to team up and work together to defeat enemies and complete missions.
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The iPhone 7 may be Apple’s first water-resistant phone, but don’t go dunking it in your pool’s deep end anytime soon — after all, the manual’s fine print warns that it can only withstand a meter of water for up to 30 minutes.IP ratings measure a smartphone’s resistance to water, dust, and other particles, for example, while military specs describe their structural integrity.Some certifications are a little less precise than others, but taken together, they give a rough idea of how a smartphone will hold up against the elements.Here’s everything you need to know about IP ratings and MIL-STD certifications.All make nice bullet points on a phone’s spec sheet, but they aren’t all that descriptive — “rugged” and “water-resistant” devices can short just as easily as “non-rugged” devices when they fall into water (and shatter when they hit the concrete).Ratings range from 1 to 6 for dust and dirt and 1 to 8 for water, where the first and second digit in the rating indicate how well it withstands exposure to solid particles and liquids, respectively.
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With the season 7 premiere of "Game of Thrones" just around the corner, it seems everyone has a touch of dragon fever, including NASA.The space agency released an image on Wednesday with the evocative title "Dragon Scales of Mars."The snapshot comes from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), and it shows a rugged, scale-like pattern etched into the Red Planet's surface.The Mars landscape seen in the MRO image won't swallow sheep or breathe fire.The intriguing pattern comes from ancient interactions between Mars rocks and water, followed by a process of erosion."The nature of the water responsible for the alteration, and how it interacted with the rock to form the clay, remains poorly understood," NASA says.
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Television networks like NBC Sports Network and mainstream consumer brands crave access to a younger demographic, something esports can provide.So far, esports has seen limited activation by mainstream advertisers and sponsors.Turner Sports, which broadcasts its ELEAGUE nationally on TBS, has pulled in sponsorship dollars from major brands such as Domino’s, Snickers, Buffalo Wild Wings and Arby’s.While this is a strong start, why haven’t we seen even more movement by mainstream consumer brands into the esports space?Most brand managers, conservative by nature, hesitate to risk their company’s image on something that is “new.”Brand managers tend to take two approaches to new opportunities — there are the early adopters and the laggards.
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The latest version of WhatsApp for Android and iOS has added a handy new feature: the ability to send any sort of file to your contacts.That means you can now send Android APK installers, MP3s and whatever else you’ve got on your phone.The feature, which was in testing last month, also works on the web-based client.Additionally, you’ll now be able to select photos and videos straight from the camera screen, thanks to a new carousel of images from your gallery in that interface.It’s always nice to see WhatsApp slowly but surely catch up to more feature-rich messaging services out there.It recently added support for photo filters and albums on iOS, Stories-style Statuses, and video calls.
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