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

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…

Laptop cabin ban ‘ineffective’ says IATA – BBC News

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

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…

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

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…

Calum Kerr on Governing the Digital Economy – New Statesman

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

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…

How Organizations Can Thrive in the Digital Economy – Harvard Business Review

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

We live in a digital economy: a virtual environment that has changed the rules of doing business and made disruption the norm. It has put customers, not companies, in charge. And it has transformed workforce dynamics as the “born digital” millennials come to prominence in the workplace. This age is ripe with opportunity. Organizations can now engage with customers and employees like never before, and the virtual environment holds the…

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

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

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,…

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

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)

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…

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

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)

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)

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…

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

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 … – CBS Boston / WBZ

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….

Digital Transformation with Accenture Digital | ZDNet – ZDNet

Monday, March 27, 2017

As an organization undertakes digital transformation, opportunities arise to rethink business models, operations, and relationships with customers and ecosystems. It’s a complex dynamic with many moving parts and pieces. By taking advantage of these opportunities, an organization can change how it does business today. Innovation is associated closely with digital transformation precisely because of the great benefits that change can bring. The innovation of digital transformation relies on technology coupled…

Does anyone actually use digital audio players? – The Verge – The Verge

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…

Mobile-Focused Startup Quartz Manages to Actually Turn a Profit on Digital Journalism – AdAge.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

A story on the Quartz homepage, March 27, 2017. Credit: Quartz Through humor, a mobile-friendly format and distinctive reporting, business website Quartz sought to push aside stalwarts like The Economist and the Financial Times as the preferred read of global executives when it launched in 2012. Four and a half years later, the upstart has done something even more impressive for a publication financed entirely by digital advertising: It turned…

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

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…