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Google’s giant 4K digital whiteboard, Jamboard, will cost $4999 – The Verge

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Google’s Jamboard, a giant 4K digital whiteboard designed for workplace collaboration, is getting a price tag of $4,999 and a release date sometime this May. The details were revealed today as part of suite of new announcements from the Google Cloud Next conference. The Jamboard, which was first shown off back in October, is essentially Google’s direct response to Microsoft’s Surface Hub, which is also a 55-inch 4K touchscreen you…

Get an Acer Gaming Laptop with 1050 Ti Graphics for $999 – Laptop Mag

Thursday, March 09, 2017

The Acer Aspire VX 15 has everything you want from a budget gaming laptop. It sports Intel’s newest Kaby Lake CPU, a healthy 16GB of RAM, and one of Nvidia’s new Pascal-based GPUs. For a limited time, it’s also $50 off, which makes it a solid purchase for gamers who don’t want to spend upwards of $1,200 on a new gaming rig.  We went hands on with the Aspire…

NBCU And Vox Team With Conde Nast To Promote Data-Driven Digital Ad Sales – Deadline

Thursday, March 09, 2017

NBCUniversal just added another data-driven ad sales product to its already dizzying array of alternatives — this time by joining forces with Vox Media (in which NBCU has a $200 million ownership stake) and Conde Nast. The publisher of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair will add its digital audiences and data-driven Spire platform to NBCU’s Concert platform that also incorporates Vox. The companies say that the alliance will enable…

WikiLeaks disclosure exposes rapid growth of CIA digital operations — and agency vulnerabilities – Washington Post

Thursday, March 09, 2017

On his workplace bio, he describes himself as a “malt beverage enthusiast,” a fitness buff fond of carrying a backpack full of bricks, and a “recovering World of Warcraft-aholic.” He is also a cyberwarrior for the CIA, an experienced hacker whose résumé lists assignments at clandestine branches devoted to finding vulnerabilities in smartphones and penetrating the computer defenses of the Russian government. At the moment, according to his file, he…

Udacity adds robotics and digital marketing Nanodegree programs, 21 new hiring partners – TechCrunch

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Today at the inaugural Udacity Intersect conference, the online education startup announced new robotics and digital marketing variants of its popular Nanodegrees — an effort to expand its corpus of  21st century skills-based courses. In addition to the new degrees, Udacity is adding 21 new hiring partners spanning the automotive, defense, tech, hardware and telecommunications industries. And, lastly, the company is partnering with Didi Chuxing for a new $100,000 competition to build safety features…

Chancellor slaps extra 20 per cent tax on using your mobile phone abroad – The Independent

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Holidaymakers are to face even steeper phone bills if they try and use their mobile abroad following an announcement in the Government’s Budget. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that mobile phone roaming charges outside the EU would be subject to VAT, a 20 per cent tax paid by the consumer. As a result, mobile phone roaming bills will rise by 20 per cent. Sky-high roaming charges already mean that holidaymakers can pay…

When does The Gadget Show start on Channel 5, who’s presenting with Craig Charles and what’s it about? – The Sun

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

THE GADGET Show is back! And it’s getting a revamp. But what’s changing in the successful show? When is is on? And who will be presenting? Here’s what you need to know about the show… Craig Charles fronts the new line-up for The Gadget Show What is The Gadget Show about? The Gadget Show started in 2004 and has aired nearly 300 episodes since. It is now in its 25th…

Ensuring Digital Access for All in 2017 – Black Enterprise

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Chairman Ajit Pai and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently made a big decision: to put an end to investigations into what is known as “free data” or “zero-rating” programs. Though the announcement was met with scorn from some online activists, the announcement was a historic milestone for those of us who have been committed to ensuring all Americans—especially, those in low-income and minority communities—have the critical internet-based tools and…

The Western Digital Black PCIe SSD (512GB) Review – AnandTech

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

After acquiring SanDisk and introducing WD Green and WD Blue SSDs, it is no surprise to see Western Digital introduce a WD Black SSD that is a M.2 PCIe drive. In keeping with SanDisk’s recent trends for mainstream consumer SSDs, the WD Black uses a Marvell controller (the 88SS1093, also seen in the Plextor M8Pe) and uses SanDisk’s 15nm TLC NAND flash. And yes, the blue PCB is another…

Songwriters call for bigger cut of digital music revenues – Financial Times

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Songwriters call for bigger cut of digital music revenues

Graham to Trump: Call me on my cell phone – CNN

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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Top Five Digital Transformation Trends In Health Care – Forbes – Forbes

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Shutterstock Technology is changing every industry in significant ways. To help frame how, I’m starting a new series discussing top trends in various markets. First up: health care. No one can dispute technology’s ability to enable us all to live longer, healthier lives. From surgical robots to “smart hospitals,” the digital transformation is revolutionizing patient care in new and exciting ways. That’s not all. National health expenditures in the United…

The Democratic digital plan to beat Trump – Axios

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Wall Street pedestrians may have noticed Wednesday a new bronze statue of a small girl with her hands on her hips, staring down the famous charging Wall Street bull. For now, the groups behind it have a permit to keep the “Fearless Girl” installed for a week, but are in conversations to extend the permit to a month. The piece was placed there on the eve of International Women’s Day…

Warning: Your New Digital World Is Highly Addictive – Scientific … – Scientific American

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Science has learned many lessons about what makes something addictive. And now this knowledge is being used by the tech business to gain our attention, and keep us coming back for more. In his new book, “Irresistible,” New York University associate professor of marketing Adam Alter argues that society is experiencing the beginnings of an epidemic of “behavioral addiction,” and that this could have dangerous and far-reaching implications for us…

Scientists store digital files in an unlikely place: DNA – Mashable

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A new coding technique could make it possible to condense your entire digital library onto a microscopic hard drive. Except the hard drive won’t consist of metals and plastic. It will be made of DNA. Scientists in New York have developed a way to compress digital files and squeeze the data into the four base nucleotides of DNA: A, G, C and T. They did so by adapting an algorithm…

Top Five Digital Transformation Trends In Health Care – Forbes

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Shutterstock Technology is changing every industry in significant ways. To help frame how, I’m starting a new series discussing top trends in various markets. First up: health care. No one can dispute technology’s ability to enable us all to live longer, healthier lives. From surgical robots to “smart hospitals,” the digital transformation is revolutionizing patient care in new and exciting ways. That’s not all. National health expenditures in the United…

Six Tools I Can’t Live Without As A Digital Nomad – Fast Company

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

More On Digital Nomadism: The Digital Nomad’s Guide To Working From Anywhere In The World 10 Affordable Cities To Live Abroad And Work For Yourself Seven Jobs That Let You Live And Work Abroad (As Your Own Boss) Six Ways I Built A Career Traveling The World In My 20s 3. Pocket Often during my travels I found myself too busy to read–especially when I was trying to figure out…

Warning: Your New Digital World Is Highly Addictive – Scientific American

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Science has learned many lessons about what makes something addictive. And now this knowledge is being used by the tech business to gain our attention, and keep us coming back for more. In his new book, “Irresistible,” New York University associate professor of marketing Adam Alter argues that society is experiencing the beginnings of an epidemic of “behavioral addiction,” and that this could have dangerous and far-reaching implications for us…

The Tivoli Audio Model One Digital has retro charm, modern failures – TechCrunch

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

The Tivoli Audio Model One Digital packs modern features in a retro design. Inside the gorgeous wood box are most of the features now standard in tabletop radios: Bluetooth connectivity, access to streaming services, color display. But the $299 Model One Digital is lacking. Sure, it looks great, but suffers from a painful and dated user experience. I tried to talk to the radio, and it just sat there, ignoring me, like…

Top Rubio aide to lead PR for major GOP digital firm – Politico

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Alberto Martinez, former chief of staff to Sen. Marco Rubio, will lead the new public-affairs division. | Getty By Marc Caputo 03/07/17 05:18 AM EST Restructuring in the Donald Trump era of GOP politics, one of the Republican Party’s biggest players in digital campaigning is launching a new public-affairs division under the leadership of a top adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio, his former chief of staff Alberto Martinez. In naming…