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If you’re a graphic artist and find yourself needing a ton of power on the go, HP may have the answer.It’s unveiling a new detachable tablet today called the ZBook x2 that has the specs of a workstation PC: a quad-core i7 processor (from Intel’s Kaby Lake-R line), an Nvidia Quadro M620 graphics card, and up to 32GB of RAM and a 2TB SSD.That’s all inside of a seriously chunky tablet and detachable keyboard cover.The tablet has a matte 14-inch touchscreen that can be configured up to 4K resolution with 10-bit color.It supports a passive pen — made by HP but with Wacom tech — that includes 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and an eraser on the back.An integrated GPU is built into the tablet itself, and the Nvidia card is stored in the keyboard case, so it’s only activated while attached.
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Forget typing into a keypad or pushing buttons on a phone to make calls, access apps or play music.Thanks to the latest voice activated technology you can now do all this and more, simply by talking into a device - whether that’s a mobile phone, a computer or one of the latest digital assistants.Several competing technologies now offer voice control, including Apple Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, all of whom offer smart speakers and mobile devices that come with their AI built-in.The following year saw search giant Google follow suit with Google Now on its range of Android 4.1 (Jellybean) phones.The most established of the is Amazon’s digital assistant, Alexa, which made its debut in November 2014, and has since branched out from Amazon's own hardware into a number of third-party devices like the C by GE Sol, Amazon Fire smart TVs and the Logitech Harmony Hub.Currently Apple’s Siri technology is found mainly on the company’s existing iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV products.
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EA packed a double-whammy announcement into a single post on its blog on Tuesday.The company announced the dissolution of an internal game studio and a substantial reboot of that studio's upcoming, unnamed Star Wars game.Visceral Games, which began life as EA Redwood Shores in 1998, is now "ramping down."Members of its staff are being moved to "as many other projects" as possible, according to EA executive Patrick Söderlund.Visceral had most recently snagged headlines because the studio had been put in charge of one of EA's upcoming, unnamed Star Wars games.The project was being led by all-star game industry vet Amy Hennig (best known for the Uncharted series).
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Google has pushed a long-overdue redesign to Google Calendar.It’s live on the web version right now, and it’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of while clicking my way through a schedule.The new design features much larger date icons, new colors, a flat card design in line with Google’s overarching design philosophy, and a much cleaner overall aesthetic.Basically, it doesn’t look like the Palm Pilot calendar circa 2002 any more.In addition to design differences, Google has added functionality with extra content in event cards.You can now add details about conference rooms, like what kind of AV equipment they have or whether they’re wheelchair accessible.
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Privately owned Keyssa Inc, backed by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell is suing Essential Products Inc, the smartphone startup founded by Andy Rubin earlier this year.This comes as a result of Essential allegedly stealing connector technology from the company.Keyssa might not be a familiar name to many, but records show that it has been working on a certain type of wireless communication technology since 2009.This mostly involves data transfer without the use of Wi-Fi but still more reliable than Bluetooth or NFC.Bringing that technology to life was a Keyssa-developed microchip, which allows for low-frequency data transmissions without relying on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth networks.The Essential was supposed to be the big debut for this technology, and later on it launched with a magnetic connector for modular parts and wireless data transfers.
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Man sparar inte bara tid under nyutveckling av applikationer, utan kan också lägga ner mindre resurser på underhåll och uppdateringar.De kan sammanfattas med att specialanpassade, så kallade ”native”, lösningar enligt många utvecklare krävs för att skapa bästa möjliga användarupplevelse.I fallet IOS innebär det att använda språken Objective-C och Swift, med tillhörande ramverk.Även om de specialanpassade lösningarna också blir bättre, så kanske multiplattformvarianterna når över anständighetens gräns för många typer av tillämpningar.I det läget kan det vara klokt att även titta på andra alternativ.Vilka lösningar för flera plattformar är det frågan om?
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Huawei is ending 2017 on a high with the drop-dead gorgeous Mate 10 Pro, a feature-packed flagship with an AI-controlled brain that wants to turn you into a better photographer.It's got a polished, curved glass back that's flashier than a Ferarri, and a mammoth 6in, 18:9 aspect ratio OLED screen up front, with those oh-so-desirable minimal bezels that are all the rage right now.The super-quick Kirin 970 inside has plenty of CPU grunt, plus some silicon dedicated to machine learning - making it faster at recognising images than any other phone.It's like having an AI David Bailey on board, helping you use the dual Leica-branded rear cameras to their full potential.Expect a huge 4000mAh battery for two days of go-time between charges and Android Oreo on-board when it arrives later this month.
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Reliance Industries has started to tell us the financials about its chaotic telecoms venture, and it doesn’t make for easy reading.For the three months ending September, Reliance Jio reported roughly $950 million in revenue, not a bad number, on total expenses of approximately $1.01 billion.That is a total loss of around about $63 million.Now we aren’t saying that losing $63 million is a good thing, but the Jio execs must be secretly pleased with themselves.Considering it is a company which has barely charged a thing since it came to being, a loss of $63 million isn’t really that bad going.But we’ve doing the maths, and there must be some clever accounting going on here.
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Facebook’s slow-growing Snapchat clone Stories could be getting a boost — the social media platform recently confirmed that Stories would be rolling out for Pages within the next month.According to TechCrunch, Facebook says that Pages will be able to post its own Stories soon, as the company is working to bring the feature to business profiles.The feature will allow businesses to post their own string of video clips that disappear after 24 hours, with the Story popping up in the same location as current Facebook Stories, displayed for users who follow the page.While Snapchat originated the feature, Instagram boasts the highest number of Stories users, including public figures and brands using the feature.A year after launching the feature, Instagram said that half of all businesses on Instagram were using Stories on at least a monthly basis.That trend likely influenced Facebook’s decision to open up the feature to brands using public Pages as well.
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The nature of work is changing on a global level at a rapid pace.Sure, it’s not the first time work has been dramatically impacted by technology, but the growth of automation, robotics, AI and the like have the potential to displace jobs at an unprecedented rate.And Google will almost certainly be one of the driving forces behind that transformation.The search giant has regularly expressed a desire to help stem some of that negative impact, and now it’s putting its money where its mouth is to the tune of $1 billion.CEO Sundar Pichai announced Grow with Google at an event earlier today in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the next five years, the initiative will commit $1 billion to nonprofits aimed at training American workers and helping build business.The location of the event will not be lost on anyone who has followed Pittsburgh’s growth over the last few decades.
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BuffaloGrid, a London and New Delhi startup that recently picked up backing from LocalGlobe and Kima Ventures, offers something akin to mobile phone charging as a service in remote parts of the world that are either without electricity or where power supply is sporadic.The company supplies an Internet-connected charging “Hub” — of which a second version launches today — and an accompanying cloud service that makes it easy for local shops and entrepreneurs to sell mobile charging and for BuffaloGrid to offer other services in the future.The hub itself is installed for free and the startup shares revenue with its partner locations, who can generate new revenue streams as well as attracting additional footfall.In a call, BuffaloGrid co-founder Daniel Becerra said that the company is targeting both off-grid and “grid-edge” communities in emerging markets (i.e.where power is non-existent or outages are common) with a wider mission to help more people get online and therefore access digital services, such as for work, education, health and entertainment.The basic and painstakingly obvious point here is that while smartphones put the internet in everybody’s pocket, without a way to keep our phones powered, connectivity and its utility is limited.
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Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has revealed that it will be launching a new smartphone, the Oppo F5 on October 26th.The new smartphone in the company’s F-series will reportedly come with dual front cameras and an 18:9 display with minimal bezels.Continuing to focus on its F-series line of selfie-oriented smartphones, Oppo is launching the Oppo F5 in Philippines first.The company has sent out media invites for the event teasing the full screen display.In the meantime, a leaked image has revealed that the Oppo F5 will also feature dual front cameras.Big 6-inch full screen display
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Here are more information and registration.78% of the most successful companies have a clear patent strategy.Patents create competitive advantages, which in turn leads to success.Mathias Loqvist, patentchef of immaterialrättsrådgivarna Groth & Co. shares five practical tips on how companies can create a successful patent strategy.As a first step, the company should investigate and analyze how the existing patentsituationen looks within their field of technology.The competitors are available on the company's key markets and how does their patentsituation out?
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The World Health Organization has delivered more than a million doses of antibiotics to Madagascar amid a raging epidemic of plague in which at least 33 people have died and 230 others have been infected, the BBC reported.The first confirmed death from the epidemic began on August 28th in the town of Moramanga, per the BBC, with the fatality rate continuing to rise since.Though instances of plague are not uncommon on the island, which usually sees around 400 cases a year, the ongoing epidemic involves mostly cases of pneumonic rather than the more common bubonic plague—and that airborne variety of the disease is significantly more transmissible and deadly.Two regions, eastern Madagascar and the area surrounding Antananarivo in the central part of the country, have been particularly hard hit.Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana banned all public gatherings in Antananarivo on September 30th, the BBC reported, and later closed universities and public schools on October 5th.“Plague is curable if detected in time,” WHO Madagascar Representative Charlotte Ndiaye wrote in a statement.
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But you could be the best writer and still not attract qualified readers (or worse, any at all).And most of the time they don’t find it.A good headline that catches their attention and entices them to click through to read the rest solves their problem – and creates coveted lead generation opportunities for you.Follow these simple rules and you’ll appeal to audiences as well as search engines.Including keywords in your headlines is important, as major search engines such as Google, Yahoo!If it doesn’t contain any context about the blog’s main message, there’s a good chance it will get buried in your website – and certainly won’t be found by a search engine.
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The UK telecoms regulator is finally getting around to doing something about dodgy broadband speed claims.Few other industries can get away with selling their products on the basis of optimistic approximations, as opposed to hard facts, but ISPs have long been an exception.The ASA has frequently called out ISPs for taking the piss but the punishment of getting them to amend an advertising campaign that has long since completed is almost entirely useless.Hopefully Ofcom will show itself to have more teeth than the ASA and has weighed into the debate by proposing a range of enhancements to its code of practice, which ISPs that have signed up to it are obliged to follow.Here are the extra powers Ofcom wants UK broadband consumers to have:Improve speed information at the point of sale and in contracts, by reflecting the slower speeds people can experience at ‘peak’ times; and by ensuring providers always give a minimum guaranteed speed before sale.
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White House chief of staff John Kelly's personal phone was reportedly compromised by unknown hacker(s).Kelly reportedly used the phone for months, before turning the device over to White House staffers this summer, when tech support staffers uncovered the suspected breach.Kelly reportedly told White House staffers that the phone hadn't been working and updating software properly.Three unspecified US officials told Politico that Kelly's phone may have been compromised as long ago as December 2016.A White House spokesperson told Politico that Kelly had not used his personal phone too often after joining the Trump administration, adding that White House chief of staff instead used the government-issued phone for official communications.The exact time and location of Kelly's phone being breached remain unclear.
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We’ve been curating various best-of lists for years now, but this master list spans apps from a wealth of different categories.Whether you’re looking for great travel apps, games, productivity suites, or drawing software — it’s all here, the best iPad apps in every category.Movies, TV, news, and sportsBest iPad Apps: Movies and TVHBO finally caved and created a subscription-based streaming app, no cable subscription required.Be prepared to spend $15 a month for it, though.
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From OLED 3D display, to portrait selfies the Google Pixel 2 is everything you want and more.The long waited arrival of Google’s second generation Pixel smartphone has finally arrived and it didn’t disappoint.On Wednesday Google held an event that saw the tech giant make many product announcements, but the unveiling of its newest smartphone stole the stage.Rumours prior to the announcement also followed through as Google got rid of the Pixel’s headphone port on both models.Ben Wood, Chief of Research, CCS Insight: “Even though the new Pixel devices to tick all the boxes when it comes to flagship smartphone specs and design, it is not realistic to think Google can compete with Apple’s iPhone anytime soon.“iPhone users are extremely unlikely to defect from their Apple device to an Android product and if they do the most likely device they will consider will come from Samsung.
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Netgear makes well-built, super-fast NAS boxes that we truly enjoy testing.The ReadyNAS RN422 might seem expensive—you can buy one at Amazon, without drives, for $360—but they’re actually quite affordable compared to similar business-grade products from QNAP and Synology.While aimed at the enterprise, this class of hardware is outstanding for media streaming and backup on a home network.If that doesn’t faze you, then the RN422 (or any of its siblings: the RN424, RN426, or RN428, offering four, six, and eight drive bays respectively) will serve you well.Flip that part of the box to the side and you have access to the easy-change drive bays.The back of the RN422 is home to a pair of gigabit ethernet ports, a second USB 3.0 port, an eSATA port, the power jack, and a Kensington lock port.
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