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Ohio State University launches its new Digital Flagship University with Apple – TechCrunch

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Ohio State University has announced a new digital education initiative in collaboration with Apple that includes a new iOS Design Lab on its Columbus campus and the distribution of iPad Pros to incoming first-year students. Called the Digital Flagship University, the project starts this academic year with the goal of allowing Ohio State’s community to “develop modern mobile skills to enhance learning and excel in the competitive workplace,” said university…

The Pixelbook is Google’s first real attempt at a mainstream laptop – TechCrunch

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Google used its annual hardware event to announce the Pixelbook. This is essentially the third iteration of the company’s Chromebook Pixel laptop, though with the Pixelbook, the company is taking a new approach. I’m not just talking about the fact that this is a very thin 2-in-1, though that’s obviously new, too. What’s different this time around is that the company actually believes it can make a laptop for the…

​ATO using Govpass digital ID solution for tax file numbers – ZDNet

Thursday, October 05, 2017

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is currently testing the federal government’s digital identification solution for its online tax file number application process. Govpass, the Digital Transformation Agency’s (DTA) digital identification play, aims to make the process of proving who you are to government services online “simple, safe, and secure”. In a statement on Thursday, Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation Angus Taylor explained that there are 750,000 applications for tax file…

The Pixelbook is Google’s first real attempt at a mainstream laptop – TechCrunch

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Google used its annual hardware event to announce the Pixelbook. This is essentially the third iteration of the company’s Chromebook Pixel laptop, though with the Pixelbook, the company is taking a new approach. I’m not just talking about the fact that this is a very thin 2-in-1, though that’s obviously new, too. What’s different this time around is that the company actually believes it can make a laptop for the…

Ohio State collaborates with Apple to launch digital learning initiative – The Ohio State University News

Thursday, October 05, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University today announced the creation of a comprehensive, university-wide digital learning initiative that will support educational innovation for students and economic development opportunities for the community. The Digital Flagship University represents a major initiative under Ohio State’s strategic plan, with particular focus on teaching and learning as well as research and creative expression. Through a collaboration with Apple, Ohio State will establish: a student-success…

Key trends in social and digital news media – Pew Research Center

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Digital news and social media continue to grow, with mobile devices rapidly becoming one of the most common ways for Americans to get news. As journalists and media practitioners gather for the annual Online News Association conference, here are 10 key findings from recent Pew Research Center reports about today’s digital news media landscape: 1The gap between television and online news consumption is narrowing. As of August 2017, 43% of…

Google just announced its new Pixelbook laptop – Business Insider

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Google just announced its new Pixelbook laptop, which will run on Google’s Chrome OS operating system.  Google The new Pixelbook is a convertible laptop-tablet hybrid with a foldable screen. It is incredibly light at only 1 kilogram, or 2.2 pounds. It’s also thin at 10mm. Design-wise, the back of the display features a glass inlay that’s similar to the Pixel 2 smartphones. Google Its 12.3-inch display is quadHD, which translates…

Google announces high-end Pixelbook laptop with a stylus for $999 – The Verge

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Google is bringing back the Chromebook Pixel, with a slightly different name. The new Google Pixelbook is a high-end Chromebook 2-in-1 that looks like a cross between a Lenovo Yoga laptop and Microsoft’s Surface Book. Just like the leaks we saw last month, Google’s Pixelbook has a blocky design with big keys, a wide trackpad, and a 12.3-inch display. It’s the new premium Chromebook that we haven’t seen for a…

Digital Disaster: Facebook, Google carry fake news on Las Vegas shooting – Fox News

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Kurtz: Time for tech giants to face reality ‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on the spread of fake news on social media and Google after the horrendous Las Vegas massacre The scourge of fake news has met the carnage of Las Vegas. For weeks now, Facebook and Twitter, and to a lesser extent Google, have been on the defensive about how their platforms were exploited by Russian…

Marvel joins Madefire’s digital comic book collection – Engadget

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Madefire’s digital comic book platform is a good way to spice up stories that you may have read countless times, but its catalog has always had a conspicuous gap: namely, there were no Marvel comics. That ends today. Madefire has added Marvel to its collection, giving you the likes of The Avengers, Black Panther and X-Men through its Android, iOS, Windows and TV apps. There’s no mention of taking advantage…

Digital eyes and ears on: the internet of things takes off – Financial Times

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

This May, California-based company C3 IoT announced that it was managing streams of information from 100m digital eyes and ears. The sensors and devices that the eight-year-old business has “under management” are planted in the factories, processing plants and buildings belonging to its clients, which include global energy company Engie and the US Department of State. By helping these organisations harvest and make sense of the data flowing through their…

Marvel joins Madefire’s digital comic book collection – Engadget

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Madefire’s digital comic book platform is a good way to spice up stories that you may have read countless times, but its catalog has always had a conspicuous gap: namely, there were no Marvel comics. That ends today. Madefire has added Marvel to its collection, giving you the likes of The Avengers, Black Panther and X-Men through its Android, iOS, Windows and TV apps. There’s no mention of taking advantage…

Goldman CEO keeps open mind on digital currency bitcoin – Reuters

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein said he is keeping an open mind on bitcoin after a media report that the investment bank was exploring a new trading operation dedicated to cryptocurrencies. “Still thinking about #Bitcoin. No conclusion – not endorsing/rejecting. Know that folks also were skeptical when paper money displaced gold,” Blankfein tweeted on Tuesday. (bit.ly/2xP543l) The plan is in early stages and may…

Don’t get sucked into the fitness-gadget hype – Philly.com

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Are you a sucker for every fitness gadget that comes out? I admit that I am (or at least I was), and I have a drawer full of old fitness gadgets, gizmos, and wearables to prove it. The other day, I was frantically looking for a spare key. I didn’t find it. What I did find was…

Why Email Is The Locomotive Of Digital Marketing – Forbes

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Shutterstock Email marketing reminds me a lot of the rail industry. The first railroad was a steam locomotive in Wales over 200 years ago. The automobile did not kill it nor did airline travel. Did they alter how it was used? Absolutely and, in some cases, forced innovation and change in their industry and by its leading players. Today, the rail industry is an increasingly dynamic industry that supports 1.5…

India going digital, paper clearing at banks falls – Economic Times

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

The Reserve Bank of India data shows the value of paper-clearing transactions fell a fifth from Rs 100 lakh crore in 201213 to Rs 80.9 lakh crore at the end of 2016-17. In the same period, the volume of such transactions fell to 120.6 crore from 131.3 crore. Between 2016 and 2017, the volume of cheque transactions fell by over 11 crore. Paper clearing transactions, which accounted for 82 per…

Our Circuit Breaker Live gadget show starts tomorrow! – The Verge

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Do you love gadgets? And people talking about gadgets? And unscripted gadget demos that flirt with the possibility of complete disaster? Well, we’ve got a show for you. We’re taking Circuit Breaker, The Verge’s gadget blog, and bringing it to Twitter as an hour-long weekly live show. Paul Miller, Ashley Carman, Jake Kastrenakes, Chaim Gartenberg, and I will be putting as many gadgets as we can on screen, taking your…

Time Inc. has hired startup veteran Julie Alvin to help its digital properties – Recode

Monday, October 02, 2017

Like every other magazine publisher, Time Inc. has a difficult task: It’s trying to protect its declining legacy business and compete with nimbler digital upstarts at the same time. If you are skeptical about its chances, you aren’t alone: Wall Street has been punishing the company since April, when it announced that it wasn’t going to sell itself. So meet a believer: Julie Alvin, who has been a top editor…

The Best Laptop 2017: Our pick of the 10 best laptops you can buy this year – TechRadar

Monday, October 02, 2017

Update: It isn’t the thinnest or most stylish laptop you can buy, but the Acer Swift 3 is one of the best laptops today. Offering a whole lot of bang for the buck in terms of performance and inputs, read on to number 11 to find out more about the Acer Swift 3! If you’re looking to discover what is the best laptop to buy before the end of 2017,…

Big member states are dividing the EU on digital agenda – EurActiv – EURACTIV

Monday, October 02, 2017

Four countries – Germany, France, Italy and Spain – drafted a paper outlining their priorities ahead of last Friday’s (29 September) digital summit, where heads of state gathered in Estonia. Poland’s Digital Minister Krzysztof Szubert told EURACTIV.com the paper risks dividing EU member states on digital issues. Szubert spoke with EURACTIV reporter Catherine Stupp in Estonia. A group of four countries – Germany, France, Italy and Spain – took the…