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For the past weeks, Apple has been leaning heavily on advertising its iPad Pro tablets as more than just a tablet and better than a PC.Or what if you prefer some other tablet with some other OS?Well, there are a variety of solutions other there, but Logitech boasts it has the perfect productivity one.Its new Universal Folio offers a typing experience as close to a laptop you can get, won’t topple over on your lap, and even has a pen loop for whatever stylus you fancy.Truth be told, there are dozens if not hundreds of similar keyboard folio covers in the market, but the Logitech Universal Folio tries to lump all the best parts in a single accessory.Unlike Apple’s Smart Keyboard, for example, the Universal Folio offers a “real” keyboard with 2 mm of travel.
OpenGov, a Redwood City, Ca., company whose software helps local governments keep transparent financial records, has been picking up speed in a variety of ways, and cofounder and CEO Zac Bookman traces some of that momentum to the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president.“We had the best Q1 in company history.He adds that OpenGov has seen a 20 percent surge in job applicants, as well.In just one small example of how things have changed under the new administration, the White House announced earlier this month that it will no longer disclose the logs of those who visit, a meaningful shift in stance compared with the Obama Administration, which disclosed more than 6 million related records.White House communications director Michael Dubke told reporters that the decision owes to the “grave national security risks and privacy concerns of the hundreds of thousands of visitors annually.” (The previous administration also redacted some records on a case-by-case basis.)The Trump Administration has also removed the “Open Government” section from the White House website, and, more recently, Walter Shaub, director of the Office of Government Ethics, which advises federal agencies on how to ensure that employees comply with federal ethics laws, very publicly complained about the lack of transparency into potential conflicts of interest arising across the executive branch.
captions settings, opens captions settings dialogThis is a modal window.Advice To Women Founders When Pitching To Male VCsJust a few weeks ago, I made my way to San Francisco for the first time to attend the 2017 Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) Expo as an invited speaker.While I was expecting to check out many from the U.S., what took me by surprise was the presence of almost a dozen startups from Asia.With digital environments and virtual worlds becoming commonplace in VR, there are now applications that allow you, the user, to be represented as character avatars inside virtual environments.
We've resisted using Google over the years because a) our audience tends to be behind the curve a bit, and never really jumped on Google , and b) we just don't have the resources to focus on another social site that isn't really growing; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are about all we can handle at the moment.I'm wondering if others are in similar positions.I never hear about Google from consumers.I've always thought the only reason they even have the user base they have now is because for a while they required you to opt in if you wanted to use YouTube...
The tech market is booming, and that means the demand for skilled coders is as well.But you won't be able to capitalize on this demand unless you're well-versed with the right programming tools, so check out the Ultimate Learn to Code 2017 Bundle is for.Featuring over 80 hours of training, this collection will get you up to speed with a wide range of programming languages, like Python, Java, and Ruby on Rails.You'll work with the essential languages, like Python and Java, as you master their rules and discover how to create complex web apps that are sure to impress prospective employers.Plus, with training in Ruby on Rails and Xamarin, you'll also learn how to dramatically speed up the programming process by creating web development frameworks as well as applications that work on multiple platforms.The Ultimate Learn to Code 2017 Bundle normally retails for $1,186, but TechSpot readers can get it on sale for more than 90% off, taking its retail price down to only $49.
India have partnered to combat highway accidents and make them safer by implementing anti-collision vehicle management system.The idea for the technology came from Leo Burnett India and has been implemented on NH1 in North India, along the Jammu-Srinagar Highway which is deemed as one of the most dangerous highways in the world, according to National Geographic.The coalescing of communications infrastructure and technology aims to create smarter and safer mobility, which is the need of the hour.In 2015, a report released by India's ministry of road transport indicated that 146,133 people were killed in road accidents in India in 2015, up from 139,671 in 2014 which meant 400 road deaths daily.The technology, adapted through RoadsThatHonk, is a vision for long term growth and evolution of a host of possibilities that will enable safer commute across cities, according to the announcement.RoadsThatHonk works by alerting speeding drivers to avoid collisions with the help of SmartLife poles that use radar technology across accident prone turns.
Facebook has announced its latest measure to combat the spread of fake and misleading news through its network, with the addition of a new related articles listing that will appear before you click on an article in your News Feed.As you can see, when a user has shared a post about an unnamed ‘medical advancement’, Facebook has provided a set of links beneath that article, which could help to expose readers to alternate perspectives on the topic.So, for example, if the post were about how new research shows smoking is actually good for you, Facebook could counter that with reports underlining that that’s not actually true.And if there are three reports immediately below contradicting it, and they’re all from reputable sources, maybe the user will think twice about the validity of the original story.Facebook says the new related links will appear on topics ‘many people are talking about on Facebook’ and may include content from third-party fact-checkers.This could give Facebook an easy way to immediately dispel rumors which are gaining traction – while they wouldn’t need to add these pre-emptive related stories links to every post, if Facebook’s editorial team identified a false report which was gaining traction, they could quickly tag it to have these qualifying insights linked to it.
Google Trips just got a little trippier.The Android and iOS app -- a kind of personal assistant for traveling and vacations -- has three new features, Google said Wednesday.Unveiled in September, Trips pulls from your Gmail inbox to organize information about your plane tickets and lodging reservations.It also provides suggestions on nearby sights and restaurants and lets you build a custom daily itinerary.With today's updates, you can share your reservations with a single tap; quickly update your plans before confirmation emails come in; and keep track of not just plane but also bus and train reservations.Check out details and screenshots in this blog post.
Put a black soldier on the cover of Battlefield 1 and the outrage warriors will cry about forced diversity; create a game about largely white soldiers in World War II, and the critics will complain that your game leaves "fighters of color, fighters who are women, in supporting roles."That's according to Polygon's Allegra Frank, who rightly notes that the "diversity" included in today's Call of Duty: World War II reveal was little more than lip service, a cynical marketing ploy to help make more palatable a testosterone-filled game about men, designed for boys and men, to critics largely uninterested in the franchise or genre save as a platform upon which a certain brand of critique can be built.From what we saw and heard about this game today, that tradition doesn’t genuinely include brothers of other races, or brothers who don’t identify as male.Reveal events like today's are the results of self-fulfilling prophecies brought about by a generation of online writers who care more about advocacy than criticism, and a vicious cycle that perpetuates online in forums and social media.We cannot and should not expect all art to conform to a checklist of politically correct (or morally pure) requirements, to fill quotas based on how many playable female characters are included, how many black or brown characters, how many trans characters.I ask, not to be perverse, but because I consider this primarily a story about a black experience and do not know why it has to be seen largely through white eyes.
With 5 million advertisers, Facebook is as important to advertisers as ever.A major marketer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that Facebook is still very involved with it, sending reps to provide creative help.The marketer said that one Facebook sales rep will sell to one group at the company, while another will sell something to another.Often the result is that the marketing department will spend more money because it doesn’t have a cohesive strategy.In this person’s experience, Facebook circumvents decision-makers who aren’t willing to try new things or spend more money.“If you’re not moving the needle, they’ll go around you.”
Burger King is on a tear right now.First it’s trying to hijack your Google Home via your TV, and now it’s trying to infiltrate your video games.The Spanish Burger King channel put up a video with the hashtag “ BURGERCLAN,” detailing a new campaign to … actually, I’m not sure what the point of it is.I think you’re supposed to be able to order Burger King directly from your fellow gamers.According to the video, you put your PS handle on your Burger King profile.Then you befriend their designated gamer reps and game with them.
the Symposium Stockholm, the week is launched by Spotify's Daniel Ek and Ash Pournouri to highlight the Stockholm innovationsstad, takes place for the third year in a row in June.activities included Brilliant Minds, a conference where the guest may apply for their participation, and where the tickets have been said to cost over 20 000 dollars.the Purpose is to explore how we as humans, will relate to technology in the future and how technology, in turn, will shape humanity.There is no shortage of notable guests.Rärnan Usher will speak about the present racist policy and klassfrågor in the united states and what activism can play the role of, informs Natalia Brzezinski, managing director of Symposium, Stockholm, sweden.Several of the world's most prominent kostnärer visit Stockholm in connection with the conference.
Tried, true, and FDA-approved drugs for cancer and depression—already in medicine cabinets—may also be long-sought treatments for devastating brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other forms of dementia, according to a new study in Brain, a Journal of Neurology.The research is still in early stages; it only involved mouse and cell experiments, which are frequently not predictive of how things will go in humans.Nevertheless, the preliminary findings are strong, and scientists are optimistic that the drugs could one day help patients with progressive brain disease.Researchers are moving toward human trials.But even if the early findings hold up, it would still take years to reach patients.In the preliminary tests, the two drugs—trazodone hydrochloride, used to treat depression and anxiety, and dibenzoylmethane (DBM), effective against prostate and breast tumors—could shut down a devastating stress response in brain cells, known to be critical for the progression of brain diseases.
Net neutrality has generated a lot of debate over the years.Proponents of the rule say that it allows for a level playing field between competitors and prevents ISPs from driving away web visits from certain sites out of self-interest or editorial opinion.The net neutrality debate reignited in 2017 after Congress voted to repeal a recent rule blocking the sale of users' browser habits.Ultimately, how will these changes impact day-to-day business on the internet?Net neutrality is critical for enabling consumer choice and creates an environment for startups to be creative.Weakening net neutrality only benefits large businesses whose leverage is financial rather than creative.
A professional Overwatch player has destroyed his career and quit the eSports scene after he repeatedly shouted a racist slur for around 30 seconds during a ranked match.It seems (now former) Toronto Esports player Matt “Dellor” Vaughn didn’t realize the game was being streamed on Twitch.The incident, which you can view at the bottom of this page, was captured and uploaded to YouTube.Be warned: it’s pretty loud and offensive, obviously.As a result of his tirade, 28-year-old Vaughn has been “released” from the Toronto Esports team due to a breach of contract."We have always had a zero tolerance policy for any forms of discrimination," it said.
The very best on-ear headphones, however, can sound just as good as their huskier over-ear counterparts, while providing lightweight comfort like their tinier in-ear siblings.On the lower end of the price range, companies like Jabra offer decent but less-than-extraordinary sets.On the upper end, folks like Bang & Olufsen put a premium on design.While Beats Solo Wireless are very popular, we felt they didn’t offer the audio fidelity or good looks one should expect from an on-ear headphone, so we tested the following three: the Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless ($240), Master & Dynamic MW50 ($450), and Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 On Ear Wireless ($300).Once you venture north of the $200 price range, sound quality becomes less of a general question and more of an interrogation.You can hear every single member of The Eagles on “Hotel California.” The bass is downright buttery on Daft Punk’s “Doin’ It Right,” and Yo-Yo Ma sounds majestic on “Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.
You could peruse the top educational offerings in any app store, but locating the best ones — and those that aren’t merely a fad — is more difficult than you think.Some educational apps are tailored for high-school students, some for soon-to-be college graduates, and others still, are more apt for those who provide an education or those who still pine for knowledge long after school lets out for summer.Whether you’re specifically looking for ways to exercise your mind, organize your coursework, or expand your knowledge on King Matthias Corvinus’ role in the Hungarian Renaissance, there’s more than one app specifically designed to get the job done.Then again, no app is truly tailored for exploring the global repercussions of the Renaissance.The TED app lets you peruse more the entire library of more than 1,700 TED Talks videos, introducing you to intriguing presentations and revolutionary ideas from education radicals, tech geniuses, business gurus, musical legends, and the like.Fortunately, Khan academy provides more than 4,000, free downloadable videos, so you can brush up on everything from K-12 math and earth science to art history and computer science.
2017 is set to be the year of fintech resilience.Bullhound’s new report on alternative finance explores how despite political and economic uncertainty last year, most prominently in the US and the UK, financial technology remained buoyant and will continue to do so this year on a global scale.China’s fintech sector certainly boomed last year especially after Alibaba’s payments company Ant Financial set records with a $4.5 billion funding round.The impact of Brexit is yet to be seen on the UK and Europe as a whole, but investors are still seeing the potential for financial technology in the region, according to the report.Bullhound highlights that the UK could be described as a standout leader because of three fintech unicorns, or companies that are valued at over $1 billion: Funding Circle, Paysafe and Transferwise.‘We expect 2017 to be another year of resilience for fintech funding in Europe and we have already seen several high-profile capital raises announced: Funding Circle, iZettle, Atom Bank and Monzo.
Reefill is a New York-based company that wants you to stop buying bottled water.Their system, which will installed in delis and fast food restaurants, lets you refill your water bottle for free with filtered tap water that should, in theory, be better than the swill you currently get from water fountains.The founders, Jason Pessel, Andrew Betlyon, and Patrick Connorton, first worked on the idea during the 2015 Think Beyond Plastic accelerator but they’ve been lifelong friends.They bootstrapped the first few stations and won grands from NYU and the 2016 New York StartUp!They are raising $500,000 to create a pilot network of 100 locations in New York and have started and Indiegogo campaign to raise more funds.“Reefill has advantages over both in that it provides the consumer with a product of equal quality and convenience to bottled water, only without the waste and high cost, and is far more convenient than water brought from home,school, or work since the consumer on-the-go need not worry about running low; our dense network allows for frequent refilling and lets members carry smaller, collapsible water bottles,” said Pessel.
AMD is giving a demonstration of the brute force of its upcoming Vega GPU, showing its ability to handle 4K and 8K graphics.The company is showing off its next-generation Radeon Pro professional graphics card based on the Vega GPU at the NAB show in the Las Vegas this week.One demonstration has the Vega GPU handling 8K video processing in Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017.The NAB show is targeted at the TV and film industry, in which 8K is a growing trend.AMD has been wooing the industry to adopt its GPUs.While computer users are still entrenched in 4K, the 8K resolution is considered about two to three years away.
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