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It’s time to admit digital assistants are overrated – Markets Insider

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Google CEO Sundar Pichai introducing Google Assistant last October. AP Photo/Eric Risberg It was a good week for Sears. On Thursday, its stock skyrocketed at least 20% on the news that it would start selling Kenmore appliances that can be controlled by Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant on Amazon.com. Sears, which has struggled to transform its image in recent years as it closes stores and flirts with bankruptcy, finally found the…

With my cell-phone number, a private eye found 150 pages on me – USA TODAY

Friday, July 21, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE USA Today columnist Kim Komando guides you on how to test your computer’s security. Read between the lines before entering your cell phone number online.(Photo: Getty Images) Our cell phone numbers are increasingly used for identity theft, the modern-day linchpin to most personal data. Now I know that first hand. After reporting on how phone number identity theft had doubled last year, and warnings about…

Surface Laptop is just a laptop, making it Microsoft’s most baffling … – Ars Technica

Friday, July 21, 2017

reader comments 126 After several years of building systems that compete with, but aren’t quite, laptops, Microsoft has built a plain old laptop: the Surface Laptop. I think there’s a good chance that the Surface Laptop will become Microsoft’s best-selling piece of PC hardware. This is such a straightforward proposition: it’s a regular PC laptop. It has no trickery; no tear-off keyboard, no special hinge, no detachable GPU, none of the…

Here’s how to protect your mobile phone – Asbury Park Press

Friday, July 21, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE Robocalls, telemarketers, and scams blowing up your smartphone can be very annoying. But what you can do about it? Democrat files Computer hacker with mobile phone smartphone stealing data(Photo: BrianAJackson, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Chalk it up to a weak moment. Press on Your Side likes deals and discounts. Who doesn’t? But recently, we signed up to receive coupons from a favorite store via text message. When…

US Ends Laptop Ban On Flights From Middle East – NPR

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The U.S. announced Wednesday that it had lifted the laptop ban that originally affected nine airlines, including Qatar Airways. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images The U.S. announced Wednesday that it had lifted the laptop ban that originally affected nine airlines, including Qatar Airways. Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images Updated 12:15 p.m. ET The United States has ended the ban on large electronics in the cabins of airlines…

US lifts laptop ban for all remaining airlines and airports – TechCrunch

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The U.S. has now lifted entirely a controversial ban on laptops in hand luggage for passengers flying to the country from the Middle East or via certain Middle Eastern airlines, with the Department of Homeland Security professing itself satisfied with “enhanced security measures in place”. It had already lifted the ban for three major airlines, earlier this month. But late yesterday an official tweeted that all restrictions had been lifted for remaining…

$32 million worth of digital currency ether stolen by hackers – CNBC

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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The WhiteFox mechanical keyboard is a pricey but beautiful gadget – The Verge

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Mechanical keyboards are a bit of a nostalgic luxury, echoing back to the days of punchy, clacky key switches and metal springs and a sound so crisp and loud you can hear it through the walls. These days, a nice mechanical keyboard typically runs you $100 or more, with many of them marketed to enthusiasts or PC gamers and carrying switches from top-line electronics maker Cherry. However, the WhiteFox, a…

These pictures show how ethereum is taking over the digital currency world – CNBC

Thursday, July 20, 2017

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The Three Phases Of Digital Transformation: Simplifying Migration To The Hybrid Cloud – Forbes

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Look around and you’ll see that digital transformation is so ubiquitous that it has touched nearly every industry imaginable. Gone are the days of rewinding tapes before returning them to Blockbuster — they’ve long since been replaced by Netflix and its online streaming platform. Even farmers are incorporating digital technology into their practices to utilize data for a better crop yield. Shutterstock Digital transformation, defined as the changes that occur…

US ends controversial laptop ban on Middle East carriers – Reuters

Thursday, July 20, 2017

DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States has ended a four month ban on passengers carrying laptops onboard U.S. bound flights from certain airports in the Middle East and North Africa, bringing to an end one of the controversial travel restrictions imposed by President Donald Trump’s administration. Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport was the last of 10 airports to be exempted from the ban, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)…

US ends laptop ban on Middle East carriers – Deutsche Welle

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s King Khalid International Airport was the last of 10 airports to be exempted from the ban, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed in a tweet late on Wednesday. The kingdom’s civil aviation authorities also confirmed the move, saying it had informed flagship carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) that the restrictions were  lifted after a US team inspected security measures at airports in Riyadh and Jeddah….

Practical Tips To Help Companies Develop A ‘Digital Mindset’ – Forbes

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A “digital mindset” is an increasingly valuable skill. (Photo: Shutterstock) In a rapidly evolving environment, companies are under increasing pressure to utilize technology effectively to transform their management efficiency, collaboration and overall operations. According to a survey earlier this year from Deloitte, 51% of companies are “currently in the process of redesigning their organizations for digital business models.” Given the macro-level importance of the issue, I felt it would be…

Disneyland resort launches digital version of Fastpass, but it will cost you – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Disneyland’s Fastpass system, the ride reservation system that the park invented in 1999, has moved into the digital age. The Anaheim resort launched a digital version of the ride reservation system on Wednesday. It operates from the park’s smartphone app, and unlike the free reservation system that dispenses paper tickets from kiosks in the parks, the digital Maxpass costs $10 a day. The price includes unlimited downloads of photos shot…

Bringing a laptop or tablet on a Mexico-to-US flight? Beware of new security measures – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mexican authorities say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has instituted heightened security measures for laptops and tablets on U.S.-bound flights from the country. Mexico’s Transportation Department said in a statement that the measures take effect starting Wednesday for “electronics larger than a cellphone.” It recommends passengers carry as few of those devices as possible in carry-on bags and advises that such electronics must undergo separate security checks without cases…

Wasserman Schultz to allow laptop scan after months of stonewalling in IT probe – Fox News

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The former head of the Democratic Party who lost her post in the fallout from a massive email breach is expected to start cooperating with federal investigators in a separate cybersecurity case, after months of apparent stonewalling.  Fox News has learned that Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz plans to allow federal investigators to scan a laptop belonging to her as part of a complex probe into allegations of computer theft,…

Toshiba says it again is blocking Western Digital access to chip JV – Reuters

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp (6502.T) said it resumed blocking access by Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) to data at their memory chip joint venture, intensifying its dispute with the U.S. firm over the Japanese company’s planned sale of the chip business. Toshiba is counting on the sale of the chip business to cover billions of dollars in cost overruns at its now bankrupt U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, while Western Digital…

Wall Street’s ‘dean of valuation’ says digital currencies replacing gold – CNBC

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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This hot digital currency trend is minting millions, but US investors aren’t allowed to play – CNBC

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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