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Razer’s updated Blade Pro is the first ever THX-certified laptop – PCWorld

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Late last year Razer resurrected its Blade Pro laptop line, finally stuffing it with hardware worthy of the “Pro” appellation. Our three-word review: We loved it. It’s a great machine, if you can afford it. And now it’s a bit better, thanks to the standard year-over-year refresh. Razer released details on a new Blade Pro today—it’s keeping Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, but moving over from an Intel i7-6700HQ at 2.6GHz…

Discovery Puts Digital Content, Ad Pacts Center Stage at Upfront – Variety

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The emphasis on digital content was hard to miss at Discovery Communications’ upfront presentation on Tuesday. Executives talked up plans for new Snapchat programs, a third Amazon-distributed app, VR and the first wave of exclusive shows for Discovery’s authenticated streaming platforms. Discovery CEO David Zaslav said the company’s $100 million investment last year in digital studio Group Nine reflected a shift in thinking about the fundamentals of the business. “We’re…

Calum Kerr on Governing the Digital Economy – New Statesman

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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This Gadget Has a Real Working Menstrual Cycle on It – MIT Technology Review

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A close-up of a device that mimics the human menstrual cycle. Each compartment contains living cells from a different part of the female reproductive system. A virtual representation of a human being is known as an avatar. But what about a biological representation of the female reproductive organs? That would be “Evatar.” We’ve seen other organs-on-chips before, acting like little lungs or livers. Now Evatar, say its creators, is the…

Laptop cabin ban ‘ineffective’ says IATA – BBC News

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images The US and UK ban on laptops in cabin baggage on certain flights will not be effective as a security measure, industry body IATA has said. In a strongly-worded speech, IATA chief executive Alexandre de Juniac said the ban also creates “commercial distortions”. The US ban was brought in as an anti-terrorist precaution. It covers inbound flights on airlines operating out of 10 airports in the…

Razer’s updated Blade Pro is the first ever THX-certified laptop – PCWorld

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Late last year Razer resurrected its Blade Pro laptop line, finally stuffing it with hardware worthy of the “Pro” appellation. Our three-word review: We loved it. It’s a great machine, if you can afford it. And now it’s a bit better, thanks to the standard year-over-year refresh. Razer released details on a new Blade Pro today—it’s keeping Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, but moving over from an Intel i7-6700HQ at 2.6GHz…

Optimizing the Power of Digital – Automation World

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Digital technology is giving industrial equipment manufacturers the opportunity to focus more on satisfying increasing demand for product and service outcomes, as well as product functionality. To succeed in the long term, however, they will need to develop new digital business models that not only help them respond quickly to such changing needs, but to grow as well. Today, virtually every product has become a sensor or smart node that,…

Arlington mom pushes for tougher cell phone law after son’s death – KING5.com

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

An Arlington mother will be in Olympia on Tuesday fighting to change the Washington state cell phone law. Right now, drivers cannot text while driving or hold a cell phone to their ear, but the law does not stop a driver from using other features like Facebook, Snapchat, or accessing video or photos. “Right now what the law says is I cannot hold the phone to my ear and I…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

Apple’s iPhone Laptop Patent Application – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

On 3/23 Apple filed patent application (number 20170083048) for an “electronic accessory device wherein the operational component is solely controlled by the electronic host device.” Looking at the picture from the patent application, we see that what Apple is proposing is to give the iPhone a keyboard (and probably more battery life).   It is easy to imagine iOS evolving to a place where…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

Apple’s iPhone Laptop Patent Application – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

On 3/23 Apple filed patent application (number 20170083048) for an “electronic accessory device wherein the operational component is solely controlled by the electronic host device.” Looking at the picture from the patent application, we see that what Apple is proposing is to give the iPhone a keyboard (and probably more battery life).   It is easy to imagine iOS evolving to a place where…

EMIRATES PRESIDENT: We don’t know if the US laptop ban will hurt business — but here’s how things went this … – Business Insider

Posted: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Emirates President Sir Tim Clark. REUTERS/Neil Hall Emirates Airline won’t be able to gauge the financial effects of the US government’s ban on laptops on flights from the Middle East until May, but the rollout of the policy last weekend was relatively smooth, its president, Sir Tim Clark, said in an interview with Business Insider. “I can’t tell you the long-term effects because it’s still early days,” Clark said by…

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

Cell Phone Service In Boston Ranks Among Worst In Country, Study Claims – CBS Boston / WBZ

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

BOSTON (CBS) – If it feels like you’re missing phone calls, you may not be wrong. A new study says Boston isn’t very good when it comes to cell phone service. The ranking from RootMetrics says Boston fell 80 spots in just a year. Out of 125 cities, Boston dropped from 17 to 97. Its biggest declines were in reliability and call performance. Two Massachusetts cities, however, did even worse….

How airlines are responding to America’s laptop ban – The Economist (blog)

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

THE recently announced ban on laptops and other large electronic devices on direct flights from Middle Eastern airports to America is bad news for business travellers hoping to get work done on these long journeys. That, in turn, spells trouble for the airlines that fly these routes. Carriers like Emirates, Turkish, Qatar, and Etihad compete for long-haul flyers all over the world. They have just become a little bit less…

The $100 million wall: Digital media’s scale struggles – Digiday – Digiday

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Earlier this month, Genius, which started as a rap annotation platform, decided that now it would become a video-focused company. It’s a familiar story: A VC-backed company turns to what it hopes will be a lucrative revenue stream in a dash to satisfy growth-hungry investors. There’s been a flood of venture capital into media — an estimated $15.6 billion in venture capital funding was put into digital media deals for the…

Moore’s Law’s Over: Don’t Buy Intel, Qualcomm Or Western Digital – Forbes

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Andrew “Andy” Grove, co-founder and senior adviser to Intel Corp. July 8, 2008. Photographer: Tony Avelar/Bloomberg News Beginning in the late 1960s you could bet that every 18 to 24 months the number of transistors on a semiconductor would double while its cost fell 50%. Now that predictable pattern — dubbed Moore’s Law — is no more. Does that mean the companies that used to follow Moore’s Law — such as…

Does anyone actually use digital audio players? – The Verge

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

Does anyone use digital audio players? Anybody? Pioneer and Onkyo are both releasing new DAPs in the UK — the XDP-30R and the Rubato DP-S1, respectively — but who actually listens to music on the go on anything other than a smartphone? With the notable exception of an iPod Shuffle for those who work out, I haven’t seen anyone listening to music on any other device in at least five…

Cell Phone Service In Boston Ranks Among Worst In Country, Study … – CBS Boston / WBZ

Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017

BOSTON (CBS) – If it feels like you’re missing phone calls, you may not be wrong. A new study says Boston isn’t very good when it comes to cell phone service. The ranking from RootMetrics says Boston fell 80 spots in just a year. Out of 125 cities, Boston dropped from 17 to 97. Its biggest declines were in reliability and call performance. Two Massachusetts cities, however, did even worse….