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Trump campaign’s digital director agrees to meet with House Intel Committee – Politico

Saturday, July 15, 2017

In this file Dec. 2016 photo, Brad Parscale, then President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign digital director, arrives at Trump Tower in New York City. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images By Nolan D. McCaskill and Darren Samuelsohn 07/14/2017 11:25 AM EDT Updated 07/14/2017 05:40 PM EDT 2017-07-14T05:40-0400 Brad Parscale, who ran the digital operation for the Donald Trump presidential campaign, said Friday that he will voluntarily meet later this month with the House…

Ultra-high-contrast digital sensing – MIT News

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Virtually any modern information-capture device — such as a camera, audio recorder, or telephone — has an analog-to-digital converter in it, a circuit that converts the fluctuating voltages of analog signals into strings of ones and zeroes. Almost all commercial analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), however, have voltage limits. If an incoming signal exceeds that limit, the ADC either cuts it off or flatlines at the maximum voltage. This phenomenon is familiar…

Trump campaign’s digital director agrees to meet with House Intel Committee – Politico

Saturday, July 15, 2017

In this file Dec. 2016 photo, Brad Parscale, then President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign digital director, arrives at Trump Tower in New York City. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images By Nolan D. McCaskill and Darren Samuelsohn 07/14/2017 11:25 AM EDT Updated 07/14/2017 05:40 PM EDT 2017-07-14T05:40-0400 Brad Parscale, who ran the digital operation for the Donald Trump presidential campaign, said Friday that he will voluntarily meet later this month with the House…

Trouble Scaling? Examine How You Approach Digital Transformation. – Entrepreneur

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Find out how to optimize your website to give your customers experiences that will have the biggest ROI for your business. Register Now » Innovation pays off — and if you’re not regularly investing in it, your company’s growth may be suffering. Seamless collaboration and automation yield bigger savings, greater operational efficiency, more strategically aligned decisions and, ultimately, better business outcomes. In today’s digital world, the only way to achieve this…

Astro Digital launched its first imaging satellites – TechCrunch

Friday, July 14, 2017

The global imaging and analysis company, Astro Digital, has sent its first imaging satellites into space early this morning as part of larger payload launched by the Russian company Glavkosmos. The two satellites from Astro Digital join 70 other satellites transported on a Soyuz rocket launched from a site in Kazakhstan by the subsidiary of Russia’s state space agency Roscosmos. With the launch, Astro Digital will begin to demonstrate the full…

Trump digital director to meet with House Intel – The Hill

Friday, July 14, 2017

The data and digital director for Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCNN’s Camerota says she has Russia fatigue Trump to hire new lawyer in response to Russia probes Axelrod: ‘Implausible’ POTUS didn’t know about Trump Jr. meeting MORE‘s 2016 presidential campaign announced Friday that he has accepted a request to speak before the House Intelligence Committee later this month as part of its ongoing investigation into Russian election interference. Brad Parscale tweeted a…

What Marketers Need to Overcome to Reach Digital Maturity – eMarketer

Friday, July 14, 2017

Inching toward digital maturity isn’t an easy path for most marketers. According to data from MIT Sloan Management Review, in collaboration with Deloitte, many executives and managers worldwide know there are steps their organizations need to take to increase their company’s digital maturity. What makes organizations digitally mature? For one, the Sloan/Deloitte report argued, they implement systemic changes in how they organize and develop workforces and aim to nurture digital…

Why Western Digital Is About To Stop The Toshiba Memory Sale – Seeking Alpha

Friday, July 14, 2017

If you thought things have gone badly for Toshiba (OTCPK:TOSBF) so far, it’s about to get worse. As this recent article here notes, Western Digital (NYSE:WDC) was granted a court order “requiring Toshiba to give Western Digital employees access to chip samples and related shared databases” after Toshiba had moved to block Western Digital’s access to certain databases starting 28 June. This decision is significant for a number of key…

The Board Directors You Need for a Digital Transformation – Harvard Business Review

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Photo by Ferdinand Stohr When the term digital transformation was first bandied about by consultants and business publications, its implications were more about keeping up and catching up than true transformation. Additionally, at first it was only applied to large, traditional organizations struggling, or experimenting, in an increasingly digital economy. But true digital transformation requires so much more. As evidenced by the recent Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods, we’re living in a…

How TV Tuned In More Ad Dollars: Digital Doubts, Drugs and Desperation – Variety

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Advertisers are rushing back to TV because they don’t think they have anywhere else to go. The nation’s five English-language broadcast networks trumped lowered expectations and eked out an approximate 4% gain in the volume of advance advertising commitments they secured for their next cycle of primetime programming, according to Variety estimates, part of the annual haggling of TV’s “upfront” marketplace. The networks secured between $8.78 billion and $9.62 billion,…

Asus ROG GX800VH review: A ludicrous liquid-cooled $6000-plus laptop – Ars Technica

Thursday, July 13, 2017

reader comments 58 The Asus ROG GX800VH, a liquid cooled monstrosity of a gaming laptop, is one of those things that, like 4K phones or the Apple Watch, is wholly unnecessary yet awfully desirable. Beneath its fully mechanical, RGB-lit keyboard is Intel’s top-of-the-line mobile i7-7820HK processor, which is based on the same Kaby Lake architecture as the i7-7700K and is similarly overclockable. There are two Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards paired…

Qatar Airways offers a glimpse of the new laptop security regime – USA TODAY

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Qatar Airways has a gate-side check for electronics larger than cellphones in carry-on bags for flights bound to the U.S. Workers swab a laptop and its cord on July 12, 2017, for traces of explosives before placing them in duty-free bags, which remain sealed until the passenger is aboard the plane. (Photo: Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY) DOHA, Qatar — As the Department of Homeland Security ramps up airline security, I got…

Leaving behind a digital legacy for loved ones – CNN

Thursday, July 13, 2017

In “Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive,” writer Allison Gilbert explores projects and plans for people to grieve, celebrate and share memories of friends and family who passed away. Working with photos sent to her, Dutch artist Miranda van Dijk transfers images onto fabric that’s shaped into a flower, leaf or set of branches. Gilbert used a picture of her husband’s grandparents, as well as other family…

Sports Direct buys 26% stake in Game Digital – The Guardian

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The founder of Sports Direct, Mike Ashley, has added a near 26% stake in the struggling video games retailer Game Digital to his string of high street investments. Game Digital said Sports Direct, controlled by the billionaire, had acquired 44m shares, amounting to a 25.75% stake. Game released a profit warning last month due to a supply shortage of Nintendo’s Switch console and a weaker lineup of new games. Ashley…

Report: Investigators probing Trump digital campaign operation run by Kushner – CBS News

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Congressional and Justice Department investigators are now probing whether the digital campaign operation run by Trump son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner helped Russia target U.S. voters with fake news stories about Hillary Clinton, according to a new report. McClatchy News first reported that investigators are looking into whether the Trump campaign helped Russian cyber operatives target areas in key states, “where Trump’s digital team and Republican operatives were spotting…

US confirms it has lifted laptop ban on EgyptAir flights – Reuters

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it has lifted a ban on state-owned EgyptAir passengers using laptops on U.S.-bound flights, leaving just two Middle Eastern airlines still under restrictions first imposed in March. EgyptAir earlier on Wednesday announced the lifting of the restrictions on its Cairo-to-New York flights in a Twitter post, but noted that they remain in effect for flights to London. Saudi…

60 Countries’ Digital Competitiveness, Indexed – Harvard Business Review

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Neasden Control Centre for HBR It is barely 20 years since Sergey Brin and Larry Page registered the domain name google.com, and only 10 years since Steve Jobs walked onto a stage in San Francisco and introduced the iPhone. Yet in this short period, digital technologies have upended our world. We introduced the Digital Evolution Index in HBR in 2015 to trace the emergence of a “digital planet,” how physical…

5 Ways to Help Your Aging Workforce Embrace Digital Transformation – Entrepreneur

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

1. Create easy but impactful training programs. This is an obvious one, but it needs to be mentioned because it’s also one of the most effective ways to get older employees on the digital transformation train. Employees in their 20s grew up in the digital age and are accustomed to using things like Google and Facebook profiles, Slack, Hangout and various SaaS tools. Employees in their 30s are probably in…