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Microsoft’s Surface Pro Laptop Returns With Bigger Brains – WIRED

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

After three years, four models, and endless debate over whether to call it a tablet or a laptop, Microsoft’s lineup of hybrid Surface devices finally nailed it with The Surface Pro 4, which hit store shelves in October of 2015. It was beautifully designed, impressively powerful, and in tune with the changing ways people worked. The product that once cost Microsoft nearly $1 billion in write-offs became a bright spot…

BART Police Accused of Illegally Collecting Private Cell Phone Data … – East Bay Express

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

click to enlarge BART.gov A federal class-action lawsuit filed today in San Francisco by an Albany resident alleges that BART police have been secretly collecting data that can identify private cell phones and track the mobile…

This gadget turns iPhones into photo printers – CNNMoney

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

In 2017, people around the world will take an estimated 1.2 trillion digital photos, according to digital imaging research firm InfoTrends. But how many of those photos will be printed out? Probably not many. Prynt, a startup founded in 2014, is trying to revamp the way digital content is shared — with photo-printing, augmented-reality-powered devices for smartphones. Prynt first launched a photo-printing phone case in 2015 on Kickstarter and now…

Flying without your laptop? Don’t worry. It can be done – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The list of air travel restrictions could get longer and more annoying as the Trump administration this week considers banning large electronic devices, including laptops and tablets, on board flights from Europe to the U.S. For flyers on United and American, the two biggest global carriers out of O’Hare International Airport, this probably will be seen as another unwelcome, meddlesome and onerous show of government authority over air travelers’ lives….

BART Police Accused of Illegally Collecting Private Cell Phone Data and Tracking Riders Through App – East Bay Express

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

click to enlarge BART.gov A federal class-action lawsuit filed today in San Francisco by an Albany resident alleges that BART police have been secretly collecting data that can identify private cell phones and track the mobile…

Why Digital Is Not a Threat to the USPS – eMarketer

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

New Report in eMarketer PRO This Week Facebook Advertising 2017 As Facebook looks to new formats such as mid-roll video ads and messaging ads, concerns remain over video ad engagement, measurement and more. This report, based on extensive interviews with marketers and ad agency executives, digs into five factors that could impact future growth—and what marketers need to know about them. Preview Report Not a PRO subscriber? Find out how…

Is Your Board A Challenge Or An Opportunity For Digital … – Forbes – Forbes

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Photo courtesy of Michael Gale and Chris Aarons

Is Your Board A Challenge Or An Opportunity For Digital … – Forbes – Forbes

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Photo courtesy of Michael Gale and Chris Aarons

HP’s Envy 13 offers Surface Laptop features without the markup—or Windows 10 S – PCWorld

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

HP’s latest Envy 13 debuts in a post-Surface-Laptop world, where PC makers seem ready to challenge the MacBook Air’s dominance in the thin-and-light category. Due to ship in June or July, the Envy 13 may lack the exotic touch of the Surface Laptop’s Alcantara-clad body. Based on the specs, however, it could offer greater value. The Envy also comes with full Windows Home rather than the Surface Laptop’s Windows 10…

Your Digital Interface Is Your Brand – CMSWire

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

In the world of digital it is the digital architecture interface that creates the first and lasting impression PHOTO: Crew Do you remember the first impressions you had of a bank? Probably it has something to do with an impressive physical building.  When was the last time you were in a physical bank building? Where I grew up, the bank building was the most impressive in the town, next to…

Emerson Announces HomeKit-Compatible Sensi Thermostat With Touchscreen – Mac Rumors

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Home thermostat maker Emerson today announced two new smart thermostats, one of which includes a color touchscreen display. The Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat — along with an updated version of Sensi‘s existing Wi-Fi Thermostat — is now compatible with Apple’s smart home management platform HomeKit, for controlling the device using the Apple Home app on iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, or voice using Siri. Apart from showing current system…

Young people in Britain are more loyal to their mobile phone network than their partners, a study has found – The Sun

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

YOUNG people in Britain are more loyal to their mobile phone network than their PARTNERS, a study has found. The survey discovered that smartphone-mad 18 to 30-year-olds spend an average of four years and two months with their network, compared to just three years and nine months in romantic relationships. Young phone users spend longer with their network than on romantic relationships a survey has found And despite a long…

How the Surface Laptop Reinvented Notebook Design – Laptop Mag

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

With the exception of gaming laptops, the traditional notebook has become pretty boring-looking. Hey, look: It’s another system that flips around! Those bezels are slightly thinner! You know the drill. But the Surface Laptop is a notebook that looks — and feels — truly different. The most innovative aspect of Microsoft’s new creation is the way it uses Alcantara fabric around the keyboard deck. It feels…

TV Executives Bash Digital Rivals While Talking Up Digital’s Promise – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

When Linda Yaccarino, head of ad sales for NBCUniversal, pitched a room full of advertisers early this week, she hammered the theme that television is a better destination for their ad dollars than fast-growing digital services. “What the hell is a view anyway?” she said, speaking at an annual presentation of the Comcast Corp. CMCSA 0.59% media unit’s programming for the fall TV season. “Has a view bought any of…

TV Executives Bash Digital Rivals While Talking Up Digital’s Promise – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Posted: Friday, May 19, 2017

When Linda Yaccarino, head of ad sales for NBCUniversal, pitched a room full of advertisers early this week, she hammered the theme that television is a better destination for their ad dollars than fast-growing digital services. “What the hell is a view anyway?” she said, speaking at an annual presentation of the Comcast Corp. CMCSA 0.27% media unit’s programming for the fall TV season. “Has a view bought any of…

Wal-Mart earnings top Street estimates as retailer’s digital sales jump 63% – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Trump’s laptop ban on European flights is reportedly ‘off the table’ – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

American and European officials met in Brussels yesterday to discuss the Trump administration’s proposed ban on laptops and tablets on trans-Atlantic flights, and according to reports, the measure won’t be implemented anytime soon. The BBC reported Wednesday that officials from the US and EU “decided against” the ban following yesterday’s meeting, though “other measures” are still under consideration. An unnamed official told the Associated Press that the proposal is “off…

Why Anticipated Value From Digital Implementation Often Disappoints – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Shutterstock Every senior executive recognizes that digital disruptions are both a huge potential blessing and an enormous threat. Companies can be Uberized out of existence, as is happening with taxi cabs. Or like Amazon, companies can create whole new offerings and competitive advantage. GE uses the power of the Internet of Things to create a new $5 billion business and transform its competitive position. But if it didn’t, new competitors…