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Digital upstarts upend tradition at Cannes Film Festival – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The market at the Cannes Film Festival, where international movie rights are bought and sold, has long been a bastion of the old-school film industry. Theatrical viewing is central. The same deal makers have been attending for decades. Signs of the digital age are very hard to come by. But at this festival, cracks are beginning to appear. One of the entertainment world’s most traditionalist gatherings is letting in the…

Singapore’s Postal Service Reinvents Itself for the Digital Age – New York Times

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Review: HP Spectre x360 is the business laptop with a twist – Computerworld

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Every laptop should have a twist like this. After using an HP Spectre x360 for about six weeks now, I can tell you this is a rock-solid business laptop. I won’t bore you with the full specs, since they are just a click away and (really) most laptops use a similar set of components these days under the hood. That said, it’s a Windows 8.1 laptop that lasts up to…

Singapore’s Postal Service Reinvents Itself for the Digital Age – New York Times

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Apple polishes desktop, laptop Macs – CNET

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The 15-inch MacBook Pro is getting component upgrades. Sarah Tew/CNET For many people, Apple is all about the iPhone and iPad, but the company that made its name selling computers hasn’t abandoned the Mac product line. Apple released on Tuesday a revamped version of its 15-inch MacBook Pro, adding the new Force Touch trackpad, among other upgrades. Force Touch uses so-called haptic feedback to simulate the sensation of a physical…

MasterCard seeks to move digital money fast – USA TODAY

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

MasterCard aims to pay you more quickly.(Photo: MasterCard) NEW YORK — MasterCard wants to speed up digital payments. The financial services giant has just launched MasterCard Send, which the company claims as a first-of-its-kind global platform that promises to move funds into your debit accounts in a half-hour or less, compared to the one to three days that is typically how long automated check clearinghouse transactions take. According to MasterCard,…

European Commission Presses for Digital Reforms on the Continent – Billboard

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Less than two weeks after unveiling plans to create a unified digital single market strategy for boosting cross-border commerce, European Commission vp Andrus Ansip addressed several committee members of the European Parliament on Tuesday (May 19), telling them “we need change… and that change is digital.” The goal of a digital single market, or DSM, is to unite industries and consumers online across all 28 EU member countries. Ansip told…

Singapore’s Postal Service Reinvents Itself for the Digital Age – New York Times

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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How to upgrade graphics in a laptop – PCWorld

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pssst—there’s a secret that few in the PC gaming community know: You actually can upgrade your big-fat gaming laptop’s graphics. But even the few who know it’s possible, believe it to not be worth the time and effort. After all, who wants to scour some obscure forum to find out whether blowing a wad of cash on a GPU from eBay will work? And then there’s the inherent risk of…

Gartner Workplace Vision: Digital Dexterity – Forbes

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Portals, content management systems, enterprise social networks, cloud file sharing, voice-driven mobile apps – these have all been steps along the way to the creation of a new digital workplace. In the vision presented at this week’s Gartner Digital Workplace Summit in Orlando, the point is to achieve “digital dexterity,” an agile enterprise in which people are empowered to deal effectively with “dynamic, non-routine work.” Yet those who focus on…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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12 Interesting and Fun Digital Marketing Stats From the Last Week – Adweek

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hardee’s, which shuttered the Burger Chef brand, may want to consider a revival. Photo: Jaimie Trueblood/AMC Another week of intriguing data points has come and gone, and we’ve curated the 12 most interesting and fun stats that we saw. Check ’em out: 1. According to Web-based data from Amobee Brand Intelligence, Burger Chef was the brand most associated with the critically acclaimed AMC show Mad…

Singapore’s Postal Service Reinvents for the Digital Age – New York Times

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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Gaming laptops have come a long way, but desktops still reign supreme – Digital Trends

Monday, May 18, 2015

Should you game on a laptop, or a desktop? Asked by theologians and parents at Christmas alike, the battle between these two types of gaming machines is one that continues to rage to this day. Of course, pretty much everyone knows by this point that desktops have long since won the performance prize, but is there still an argument for picking up a laptop instead? The Difference First, the most…

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Monday, May 18, 2015

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US Forces Seize Digital Trove in Syria Raid – Wall Street Journal

Monday, May 18, 2015

WASHINGTON—The U.S. special-operations force that carried out a first-of-its-kind mission in Syria to capture the Islamic State finance chief and his wife over the weekend came away with a treasure trove of materials that could help in the attempt to pressure the extremist group. U.S. officials said that the Army Delta Force team that swooped down onto the site in eastern Syria in helicopters killed the Islamic State operative after…

CyanogenMod 12.1 Nightly Fixes OnePlus One Touchscreen Issue: Here’s … – Tech Times

Sunday, May 17, 2015

CyanogenMod 12.1 nightly fixes the OnePlus One touchscreen issues. The smartphone was launched in April 2014, and many users have been facing touchscreen issues since then.(Photo : OnePlus) Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus revealed its first smartphone, the OnePlus One, in April 2014 and since then many customers have complained of touchscreen issues. The One features Cyanogen OS. Now, CyanogenMod 12.1 nightly has a fix for the problem. The…

Living and working in paradise: the rise of the ‘digital nomad’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Anna Hart swapped Hackney for Bali (ZISSOU.COM) In the UK, thousands of tech workers have already abandoned London for the more affordable, start-up-friendly environments of Bristol, Brighton and Birmingham, and particularly the latter. There, the Custard Factory, Digbeth, formerly the Bird’s factory, is now a hub for tech workers and start-ups, while the Innovation Birmingham complex currently houses about 90 technology companies working on everything from games to business information…

Cannes: European Commission — Film, TV Could Be Exempted From Digital … – Variety

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Peace has broken out between the European Commission and Europe’s film industry over the Commission’s plans for the movie industry’s digital future. European Commissioner Gunther H. Oettinger signaled Sunday afternoon at the Cannes Festival that certain sectors of “sensitivity” such as movies and TV, could be exempted from the Commission’s plans for a Digital Single Market Strategy. In another pronouncement that will be enthusiastically welcomed by Europe and Hollywood, anti-piracy…