Monday Tech TipMAGic Speech on Demand

first_imgDusty Voorhees, Senior Product Manager at Freedom Scientific, stops by to show us the new features of MAGic 12. In this part 1 of 3 series, he show us the speech on demand feature.Having trouble viewing the video- click here Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedMonday Tech Tip: Optelec ClearView+ SpeechMay 20, 2013In “Videos”Monday Tech Tip: Built-in Speech Recognition for iOS operating systemsJuly 8, 2013In “Videos”ATU075 – Open Dyslexic (Abelardo Gonzalez), Livescribe Sky Wifi Smart Pen, 100 Best Web Sites for Speech Pathologists, MAGic version 12 and WindowEyes Beta 8.0, Twitter Can Help Students Learn, iPad Band from PS 177November 2, 2012In “Assistive Technology Update”last_img read more

Monday Tech Tip Keyboard Buddy Case

first_imgThe Keyboard Buddy Case is an assistive technology device that is useful for people who like texting on an iPhone but prefer a tactile keyboard.Share this…TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedInEmailPrint RelatedMonday Tech Tip: Keyboard Carrying Case and Solar Powered KeyboardJanuary 16, 2012In “Easter Seals Crossroads”5 Ergonomic KeyboardsApril 29, 2015In “Mobility”Typing strategies for people with DyslexiaJanuary 10, 2012In “Easter Seals Crossroads”last_img read more

Sisense Brings Power to the Builders With New CloudNative Linux Platform Insights

first_imgInnovations unveiled at Sisense Eureka! customer conference, kicking off today in New York with 1,000 industry expertsSisense, the world’s leading modern platform for analytics builders, kicked off its second annual customer conference, Sisense Eureka!, with a series of product innovations designed to help developers, data scientists and business analysts simplify complex data and provide insights to everyone across a business.The first major announcement, Cloud-Native Sisense, is a new cloud-native Linux architecture of Sisense’s analytics platform. The Cloud-Native Sisense platform has been completely rearchitected on a containerized microservices architecture that is multi-cloud and leverages Linux OS, coupled with best-of-breed technologies, like Docker containers and Kubernetes orchestration. As the preferred OS for cloud-based and other complex deployments, Linux is leveraged by a large share of today’s most data-driven companies. Cloud-Native Sisense integrates with infrastructure to enable faster delivery, high-resiliency, native dev-ops support and scalability. The architecture is supported on all major cloud providers including Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. It provides the full Sisense platform including the Elastic Data Hub, which offers both live in-database connectivity to all major cloud databases, as well as Sisense’s proprietary In-Chip™ Performance Accelerator.Marketing Technology News: Loyalty Brands Announces Partnership with Textellent To Deliver Innovative SMS Sales & Marketing CapabilitiesWith Sisense’s new AI-augmented analytics capability, AI Exploration Paths, clients will find visualizations and widgets generated automatically that anticipate the “next question” from a business user without the involvement of a business analyst. Sisense’s AI-driven augmented capabilities uniquely leverage anonymized user behavior data to instantaneously deliver statistically relevant insights and suggest new perspectives on how to explore data directly within a user dashboard.These innovations and more will be on display at Sisense Eureka!, where 1,000 industry experts will converge to learn new ways to make an impact with data analytics. The conference includes two days of speakers and presentations, including a keynote address from Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, Inc. and a true builder.“With the addition of our latest AI technology, we’re helping empower our business users to answer questions they have never thought to ask. And with our cloud-native architecture, we’re opening up the power of Sisense to a new set of builders to operate in their preferred workflow,” said Dr. Guy Levy-Yurista, Chief Strategy Officer at Sisense. “We’re excited to bring together builders of all kinds – data scientists, engineers, business users, company builders, analysts and more – at Sisense Eureka! this week as we take modern cloud data analytics to the next level.”Marketing Technology News: Crimson Agility Receives Two Nominations from MagentoThe conference will also highlight the power of the Sisense platform following its recent merger with Periscope Data, including demonstrations of the complete, end-to-end data analytics solution the merged platform will soon provide. The combined company now serves more than 2,000 clients around the world, including Fortune 500 companies and smaller startups alike, all of whom utilize Sisense to turn deep data insights into action with the speed, power and flexibility they need to gain a competitive advantage.Session Highlights:“How Analytics and AI are Helping to Reshape Financial Markets and Nasdaq.” Nelson Griggs, President of the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, will highlight how Nasdaq is leveraging analytics and machine learning to help its clients perform and grow.“The Data Secrets Behind Productivity at Starbucks, Uber and More.” John Furneaux, CEO and Co-Founder of Hive, will share secrets behind the success at companies like Starbucks, WeWork, Pinterest and Uber, using anonymized data from Hive’s project and process management platform.“How GE uses AI and Predictive Analytics to Deliver Better Health Outcomes.” Girish Muralidharan, Vice President & General Manager, Performance Intelligence Analytics at GE Healthcare, will address GE Healthcare’s efforts to help providers address waste and other challenges in today’s healthcare delivery system through custom analytics apps built on Sisense.“The Role Analytics Plays in Entrepreneurship and Innovation.” Veteran technology executive Zack Urlocker will discuss the critical role analytics provides in entrepreneurship and innovation and how to lead a company from startup to high-growth and beyond.Marketing Technology News: DAA Announces Enforcement Deadline for ‘Political Ad’ Guidelines and Transparency Icon Sisense Brings Power to the Builders With New Cloud-Native Linux Platform, Insights to Everyone With Predictive AI Technology PRNewswireJune 13, 2019, 3:03 pmJune 13, 2019 AI technologyanalytics builderscloudNewssisense Previous ArticleiHeartMedia Doubles Down on Radio Attribution with Agreement to Support Nielsen Media Impact and Continuous Diary MeasurementNext ArticleArtificial Solutions Launches Antidote to Chatbot Frustrationlast_img read more

Microsoft Really Doesnt Want You to Use a Local Windows Account

first_imgMicrosoft Really Doesn’t Want You to Use a Local Windows Account By Joel Hruska on July 23, 2019 at 10:30 am At first, the Get Windows 10 utility was friendly, with a “Cancel reservation” link in the lower-left. Clicking “Close” or the “X” in the upper-right hand corner closed the app. <><>12345 Jim Carrey’s Tragic Life Just Gets Sadder and Sadder 22 Comments Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 3shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet This Happens in Every ‘Star Wars’ Movie and You Never Noticed A dark pattern in UI is when a developer changes the behavior of the application to change the behavior of expected elements. In advertising, a company might move the “X” to dismiss a message to the upper-left-hand side of the screen, while the upper-right corner has a “Replay” option that repeats the ad. (I’ve seen mobile ads use this tactic). Sometimes companies will switch between requiring checkboxes for opt-in versus opt-out in the same form, or change the location of “No” and “Yes” boxes in a similar fashion.While we’re glad to see Microsoft changed this behavior in 1903, it’s unacceptable regardless. Users who do not want a local account are already forced to select prompts that deliberately guide them against this policy. Whether a Microsoft account represents a value-add is a matter of personal preference — I don’t personally believe it does and have never used one in the three years I’ve used Windows 10. But even if one disagrees, Microsoft has no business hiding the option this way. Either have the guts to remove it and deal with the blowback or stop trying to hide it in the first place. Stop turning your operating system into a competitive event in which your own user base has to jump through hoops to find functionality that was more readily exposed in previous editions.Now Read:Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 May 2019 Update on Surface Book 2Microsoft Kills Automatic Registry Backups in Windows 10Microsoft’s Dual-Screen Surface Could Launch in 2020, Run Android Apps Helen From ‘Waterworld’ Is 56 Now and Incredibly Gorgeous Lilly From ‘Princess Diaries’ Is 36 Now and Gorgeous Petition Is Trying To Convince Marvel To Keep ‘Blade’ Rated R Movies That Are Primed and Ready for a Prequel Winnie From ‘Wonder Years’ Is 44 Now and Unrecognizably Gorgeous The Real Reason Marvel Didn’t Bring Back Snipes For ‘Blade’ Ever since it launched Windows 10, Microsoft has been pushing hard for end-users to create and use a Microsoft account rather than a local account. Apparently last year, with the October 2018 update, the company went so far as to hide the option to create a local account altogether. The Windows 1903 update, released in May, rolls things back a little bit and restores an option that should never have been removed in the first place.The situation ironically illustrates why I didn’t write about this at the time. I did some testing on Windows 1809 last year, but I didn’t allow it to connect to the internet to finish setup. Good thing I didn’t. If you do, you can’t configure a local account.Note the complete lack of an alternative. Image credit: Mark Hachman/IDG.If you allow the system to connect to the internet using Windows 10 1809 to get updates out of the way, the option to create a local account is removed. When Microsoft launched Windows 10, it offered the local option as a straightforward alternative, even if it passive-aggressively shoved you towards the online option (the screenshot below dates to the Windows 10 original launch).The original local account setup password page.All of this was removed in 1809 if you connected to your Wi-Fi network first. The only reason I didn’t detect it at the time is that I don’t allow Windows to connect to Wi-Fi to finish installing itself. Even the previous practice of entering a garbage email to nudge Windows into offering a local account didn’t work. The only way to force 1809 into allowing a local account after connecting to Wi-Fi is to disable your router. You can also reboot the system and restart the installation process — but since Microsoft doesn’t actually tell you that refusing to allow it to update via Wi-Fi will still allow you to create a local account, this option isn’t obvious to users. I had no idea that when I refused this step, I was actually safeguarding my ability to create a local account.The situation has improved somewhat with 1903. Microsoft still shoves you hard towards a non-local account, but if you click the “I don’t have Internet” option followed by “Continue with limited setup,” you will eventually be allowed to access your computer without setting up an online Microsoft account.Microsoft Has Learned Nothing From Its ‘Get Windows 10’ DisasterWhat does this demonstrate? Mostly, that Microsoft has learned absolutely nothing. The “Get Windows 10” campaign was cautiously well-received at unveil and loathed at its conclusion, thanks solely to Microsoft’s repeated decision to transform it from an upgrade offer into a deceiving malware-like application that scheduled users for upgrades they did not wish to take and ignored their attempts to cancel the process. Microsoft changed the method of canceling a Windows 10 upgrade and didn’t communicate that to end-users as part of a deliberately created dark pattern. A slideshow of the various Get Windows 10 options that Microsoft cycled through (and the malware-like behavior some engaged in) is shown below: Tagged In microsoftwindowswindows 10operating systemosGet Windows 10Windows 10 1809Windows 10 1903Windows 10 1803Windows 10 upgradelocal account Post a Comment 22 Commentslast_img read more

The Worst CPUs Ever Made

first_img Now Read:Moore’s Law is Dead, Long Live Moore’s LawHappy 40th Anniversary to the Original Intel 8086The Myths of Moore’s Law Here’s Why It Matters That ‘Thor 4’ Comes Before ‘GOTG 3’ Tagged In amdintelsonycpussemiconductorsps3bulldozeritaniumCell Broadband EnginePowerPCCyrixDeschutesFDIVg5Merced6x866x86MXG4 Post a Comment 134 Comments Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 4shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Worst CPUs Ever Made You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet 10 Scientifically Proven Side Effects of Growing a Beard The Real Reason Emma Watson Refuses to Do a Nude Scene By Joel Hruska on July 23, 2019 at 7:40 am Jim Carrey’s Tragic Life Just Gets Sadder and Sadder Actors Who Could Barely Stomach Kissing Each Other on Screen Intel Itanium Intel’s Itanium was a radical attempt to push hardware complexity into software optimizations. All of the work to determine which instructions to execute in parallel was handled by the compiler before the CPU ran a byte of code. Analysts predicted Itanium would conquer the world. It didn’t. Compilers were unable to extract necessary performance and the chip was radically incompatible with everything that had come before it. Once expected to replace x86 entirely and change the world, Itanium limped along for years with a niche market and precious little else.<><>12345678910 Feige May’ve Teased Clea For ‘The Multiverse of Madness’ Dani From ‘Girl Next Door’ is Absolutely Gorgeous Now at 36 134 Comments Yesterday, we celebrated the Best CPUs Ever Made. Today, we’ve decided to revisit some of the worst CPUs ever built. To make it on to this list, a CPU needed to be fundamentally broken, as opposed to simply being poorly positioned or slower than expected. The annals of history are already stuffed with mediocre products that didn’t quite meet expectations but weren’t truly bad.Note: Plenty of people will bring up the Pentium FDIV bug here, but the reason we didn’t include it is simple: Despite being an enormous marketing failure for Intel and a huge expense, the actual bug was tiny. It impacted no one who wasn’t already doing scientific computing and the scale and scope of the problem in technical terms was never estimated to be much of anything. The incident is recalled today more for the disastrous way Intel handled it than for any overarching problem in the Pentium microarchitecture.We also include a few dishonorable mentions. These chips may not be the worst of the worst, but they ran into serious problems or failed to address key market segments. With that, here’s our list of the worst CPUs ever made. We Now Understand Why Sean Connery Has Disappearedlast_img read more

Elon Musk Starship Super Heavy Will Have 41 Total Engines

first_img This ‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ April Fools’ Day Joke Broke Hearts You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 1shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Willow Smith’s Transformation is Turning Heads Ginny From ‘Harry Potter’ Is 28 Now and Absolutely Gorgeous By Ryan Whitwam on July 23, 2019 at 7:23 am Movies That Are Hard To Believe Actually Exist Most spaceflight firms would never hang around on Twitter and randomly tweet information on upcoming rocket designs. But most companies aren’t SpaceX, and most CEOs aren’t Elon Musk. During his daily Twitter ramblings, Musk revealed that the Starship launch platform is now up to a total of 41 Raptor engines. Although, he jokes that the design is begging for just one more. In his initial tweet, Musk announced that the Starship Super Heavy would have 35 Raptor engines in total. After a request for clarification, Musk explained that the “full stack” of the Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle will have 41 engines — 35 of those will be on Super Heavy and another six on the Starship itself. From what we know of the Starship’s design, the craft will have three Raptors optimized for use in the atmosphere and three others designed for vacuum usage.Before this most recent update, the Super Heavy was slated to have just 31 Raptor engines. Traditionally, rockets have relied on smaller numbers of more powerful engines. However, SpaceX has always gone the other way. According to Musk, the added complexity is outweighed by the redundant nature of having many engines. If one or two fail, the vehicle can still fly its mission. Full stack is 41 rn, but kinda beggin for just one more …— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 21, 2019Musk has explained many of the Starship’s design updates and milestones on Twitter. For example, the momentous test firing of the Raptor engine earlier this year and the name change from BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) to Starship, perhaps a more suitable name for something that could one day ferry 100 passengers to Mars. SpaceX is closing in on the first real test flight of the Starship in a configuration known as the StarHopper. That vessel will lift off, hover, and land safely. Late this year, the company could launch a high-altitude sub-orbital version of the Starship later this year. The first orbital flight is currently scheduled for 2020. At 41 engines for the full stack, the count is just one shy of the answer to life, the universe, and everything from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. No one really knows why Elon Musk does the things he does, so it would not be shocking at all to see another engine pop up on the final Super Heavy. After all, this is the man who launched his car into space on top of the most powerful rocket in the world.Now read:SpaceX Starship Moves Closer to Launch With Successful Engine TestSpaceX Successfully Launches, Partially Recovers Falcon HeavyElon Musk Explains Why the Starship Will Be Stainless Steel Dani From ‘Girl Next Door’ is Absolutely Gorgeous Now at 36 Tagged In sciencespaceelon muskrocketsstarshipSuper Heavy Post a Comment 5 Comments The Most Inappropriate Comic Book Characters Ever Movies That Hollywood Didn’t Want to Make Elon Musk: Starship, Super Heavy Will Have 41 Total Engines 5 Comments Jim Carrey’s Tragic Life Just Gets Sadder and Sadderlast_img read more

How to Set Up Centrally Managed Backups for Your Home or Small

first_imgHow to Set Up Centrally Managed Backups for Your Home or Small Business Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. By David Cardinal on June 22, 2019 at 9:00 am We Now Understand Why Sean Connery Has Disappeared If you’re part of a family with changing computing needs, or if you run a small business where employees and computers come and go, it’s quite likely that your backup strategy is a bit of a hodge-podge. You probably also rely on your users to pay attention to whether their data is actually being safely backed up. A recent experience of mine, where we realized that one of our business laptops hadn’t run a successful backup for a month, motivated me to dig in and implement a centrally managed backup system so that we could easily manage and monitor our computer backups. I actually did it two different ways, using one NAS-centric approach, and another more traditional backup suite, so we can compare them in this article.How Centrally Managed Backups WorkA typical, centrally managed backup solution consists of at least three pieces. First, there is a backup server, which keeps the database of clients, tasks, and storage locations. Along with it are one or more console applications. Some systems offer one management console for administrators and a separate one for users to allow them to do some self-service operations like file recovery. Finally, there needs to be some type of client software (often called an agent) that can respond to requests from the server and initiate backups. With Windows clients, this is often a custom application installed on each client. But existing system utilities like rsync may also work as an agent, depending on the product.In all cases, either a new account with administrator privileges needs to be created on each client, or the credentials for an existing account need to be supplied. Once a server and client(s) are in place, then the console (which might be an application or simply a web interface to the server) can be used to create backup tasks and deploy them to clients as appropriate. Most packages include some pre-defined templates that can be used as a starting point. For example, if you have a number of laptops that have a simple configuration, you can have a template that just does a System backup of the OS and boot drive.Backing Up PCs With EaseUS Todo BackupThere are many backup products for Windows PCs, but for this project, we wanted ones where we could upgrade from the typical entry-level standalone offering to a centrally managed, business-class solution inexpensively. So for our first solution, we chose EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation, since the desktop software and management console are quite inexpensive, and we were already using it standalone on several machines. However, currently, EaseUS can only centrally manage Windows client machines. Acronis offers a much broader range of solutions, but at a much higher price point for its business products.Todo Backup is powerful but not always obvious.You can start with the management console, which EaseUS calls Backup Center, and install and deploy from there, or take a more incremental approach and install Backup Workstation on your client computers and make sure they work to your satisfaction first. When you install the clients, you can create a backup user that’s separate from other users of the system. That’s handy for creating a single credential to use for backup tasks. When you install Backup Center, you’ll want to make sure you also select the option to install the server on a machine of your choice. Unfortunately, EaseUS Backup doesn’t support a NAS package for its server, which would be a nice option.Once the clients and the Backup Center console are installed, you can use the console to create, customize, and deploy template backup tasks to some or all of your clients. You can even put them in groups. In our case, we created a simple template for most of our laptops, which only have a System (“C”) drive, and then a couple of other templates for more complex desktops that also have data drives. It was simple to create a schedule for each template and deploy them. I wish the software offered an easier way to combine Full and Incremental backup schedules, but you can choose the type of backup(s) you want, the schedules, and the retention policies.You can add a Network Server as a backup destination for EaseUS Todo Backup using a mount point, a UNC path, or via the NAS Device option.Backing Up Your Network With Synology’s Active Backup for BusinessIf you own a NAS, you may already have access to all the software you need to back up your network. Most NAS vendors bundle at least one backup solution with their hardware and may offer add-on options. Synology did something pretty sweet last year, by including its Active Backup for Business (ABB) software with many of its units. It includes the server package, an active client for Windows, a user portal for self-service recovery, and the ability to back up other types of specialized hardware and virtual machines. I’ve been using ABB with both the Windows client and with my Jetson Nano Linux box with rsync as the agent.Synology’s Active Backup for Business provides a large number of options managed through a central console.One area where ABB goes beyond many of the other backup solutions bundled with network servers is the capability to do a bare metal restore — as you’d expect with a separate cost backup package. You simply create and boot to a recovery drive and then restore your full system image. Alternatively, you can do the expected set of drive, partition, and file backups to take more complete control of your system. There are even additional packages for specifically backing up G Suite and Office 365, although I haven’t used them.Consider a Belt and SuspendersNext to not noticing that backups are failing to run properly, not realizing that they’re corrupt is the next biggest problem with backups. While major corporations have policies in place for regularly testing the integrity and utility of their backups, most small business and families don’t. So in our case, we back all our machines up two different ways, to two different servers.Active Backup for Business offers a nice and easy to understand set of Retention options.Five-bay NAS units are very convenient for this, as shared data can be stored on a three drive RAID array, and backups can go on a separate, mirrored, two-drive array. We use a Synology DS1517+ as our primary data store — since it supports 10Gbps — and destination for system backups generated by Active Backup for Business. Then we also have a DS1019+ where we can keep a clone of our most important shared data on the first three drives, and our EaseUS backups on the other two. Or if you have room to keep your data and backups on the first three drives, the other two are ideal for mirrored security footage archives. Of course, just having two systems locally isn’t a perfect solution either, so you’ll want to have some type of off-site backup as well.Now Read:How to Set Up Subscription-Free Offsite BackupHow to Create Your Own Private Photo Sharing CloudIt’s World Backup Day: Here’s How the ExtremeTech Staff Stays Backed Up The Transformation of Daisy Ridley Is Turning Heads Kevin Smith Unveils Poster for a Gritty Reboot Taika Waititi to Direct ‘Thor 4’ With ‘Akira’ Plans On Hold Anna Kendrick’s Transformation is Turning Heads Tagged In storageextremetech explainsHow-TonassynologybackupsQNAPprivate cloudcentrally-managed backupsEaseus Todo Backup Post a Comment 9 Comments Jason Momoa’s Marriage Just Keeps Getting Weirder and Weirder Why Billy Hargrove from ‘Stranger Things’ Looks So Familiar Helen From ‘Waterworld’ Is 56 Now and Incredibly Gorgeous You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet 9 Commentslast_img read more

ET Deals Dell Core i79750H Laptop 819 Ring Video Doorbell Camera 169

first_img 1 Comment ET Deals: Dell Core i7-9750H Laptop $819, Ring Video Doorbell Camera $169, Samsung 256GB MicroSDXC $36 By Michael Sexton on July 8, 2019 at 12:42 pm Ginny From ‘Harry Potter’ Is 28 Now and Absolutely Gorgeous The First ‘Scary MCU Film’ Will Come Out During Phase 4 The Truth About Thor’s Jane Foster Dani From ‘Girl Next Door’ is Absolutely Gorgeous Now at 36 Independence Day has come and gone and the fireworks have all burned out, but the deals haven’t. Today you can get a versatile high-end laptop from Dell that’s well suited for travel, office work, and gaming.Dell Vostro 15 7590 Intel Core i7-9750H 15.6-Inch 1080p Notebook w/ Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, 8GB DDR4 RAM, and 256GB NVMe SSD ($819.00)Dell’s Vostro laptops are typically targeted as home and business solutions. But this system, with its powerful Core i7-9750H processor and mid-range GTX 1050 graphics chip, is able to run modern games as well. Dell also built this system with a brushed aluminum exterior that makes it durable and relatively lightweight. Right now you can get it from Dell marked down from $1,651.42 to $819.00.Ring Video Doorbell Pro ($169.99)This helpful device is more than just a doorbell. It sends notifications to your Echo devices whenever the doorbell is rung, and it will allow you to see who is at your door and talk to them. This helps to keep you safe by making it easy to check who’s there. Right now you can get the Ring Video Doorbell Pro from Amazon marked down from $249.00 to $169.99. You must be a Prime member to get this discount, though.Samsung Evo Select 256GB MicroSDXC ($39.99) In addition to its large 256GB capacity, this microSDXC card is also fairly fast and able to transfer data at up to 100MB/s. Currently, you can get it from Amazon marked down from $49.99 to $39.99.Google Nest Hub ($79.00)Google’s Nest Hub is a versatile device that makes it easy to connect to and control various other smart devices around your home. It also accepts voice commands, and it can display information on a wide assortment of topics on its built-in 7-inch touchscreen display. For a limited time, you can get it from Walmart marked down from $149.00 to $79.00.Dell Alienware M17 Intel Core i7-9750H 17.3-Inch 1080p IPS Gaming Laptop w/ Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB PCI-E M.2 SSD and 1TB SSHD ($1,299.99)Dell built its Alienware M17 to be a powerful mobile gaming machine. This system’s Core i7-9750H processor and RTX 2060 graphics card offer desktop level performance, and the system’s 16GB of RAM and 256GB PCIe SSD ensure you won’t be slowed down waiting for programs to load. With promo code AWAFF300, you can get this system from Dell marked down from $1,949.99 to $1,299.99.Amazon Kindle Unlimited Subscriptions (20-40 Percent Off)An Amazon Kindle subscription gives you access to over a million titles for you to peruse and read at your leisure. Amazon is currently offering this service discounted between 20 and 40 percent off the regular retail price.6-Month Subscription w/ 20 Percent Discount: $47.861-Year Subscription w/ 33 Percent Discount: $80.302-Year Subscription w/ 40 Percent Discount: $143.80Note: Terms and conditions apply. See the relevant retail sites for more information. For more great deals, go to our partners at TechBargains.com. Tagged In et deals Post a Comment 1 Comment The Surprising Reason Why Brandon Routh Is Returning to Superman Extremetech may earn affiliate commissions from the shopping links included on this page. To find out more, read our complete terms of use. You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet We Now Understand Why Sean Connery Has Disappeared Helen From ‘Waterworld’ Is 56 Now and Incredibly Gorgeous The Tragedy of Marie Osmond Just Keeps Getting Sadder and Sadder Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.last_img read more

Amazon Prime Day After Hours Sale Samsung Galaxy 10e 59999 Apple AirPods

first_img Sun Baby From ‘Teletubbies’ Is 22 Now & Unrecognizably Gorgeous Actors Who’ve Sadly Died So Far in 2019 1 Comment Tagged In et deals Post a Comment 1 Comment Prime Day is officially over, but it seems someone forgot to tell that to Amazon, Dell, and Walmart. There are still tons of excellent deals available with huge discounts, but for how much longer no one can say. If you missed out on buying anything during the shopping event, here’s a list of deals that you can still take advantage of.Samsung Galaxy S10 Factory Unlocked w/ 128GB Storage ($599.99) During Amazon’s Prime Day sale you can get one of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 smartphones with 128GB of storage marked down from $899.99 to $599.99. This phone is one of the fastest smartphones available on the market today with a high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and 8GB of RAM. 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Rowling Confirms a Hermione Theory We Suspected All Along The Most Inappropriate Comic Book Characters Ever The Truth About Thor’s Jane Foster Amazon Prime Day After Hours Sale: Samsung Galaxy 10e $599.99, Apple AirPods w/ Wireless Charging Case $169.99, GTX 1080 Gaming Desktop $899 ‘Criminal Minds’ Stars Talk J.J. And Reid In Final Season Extremetech may earn affiliate commissions from the shopping links included on this page. To find out more, read our complete terms of use. You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNet By Michael Sexton on July 17, 2019 at 3:33 pmlast_img read more

Asus Unveils ROG Phone II With Snapdragon 855 Tons of Accessories

first_img An Honest ‘Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood’ Review Winona Ryder Is Not Letting Anyone Forget She’s Married to Keanu New Look At The Knights Of Ren From ‘Rise Of Skywalker’ Revealed Tagged In smartphonesandroidmobileasussnapdragon 855rog phone ii Post a Comment 3 Comments Asus has never been a major part of the smartphone world, but the company’s gaming-focused ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand attracted some attention last year with the original ROG Phone. Now, a follow up known as the ROG Phone II is on the way. It still has a funky design and a wealth of accessories, but it’s got a bigger battery and faster Snapdragon chip. We first heard about the ROG Phone II’s existence last week when Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 855+, which is basically an overclocked 855. The company said the ROG Phone II would be the first to have this chip, but Asus wasn’t ready to talk about the phone beyond that. Cut to today, and the company is spilling the beans. The Snapdragon 855 has a higher 2.96GHz maximum clock speed, and Asus says the ROG Phone II’s advanced cooling keeps the chip from throttling down under load. It actually has vents on the back that work this year — the original ROG Phone had purely decorative vents. The Asus ROG Phone II sports a 6.59-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED display. That’s a slightly taller aspect ratio than the last ROG Phone, and the refresh rate has jumped from 90Hz to 120Hz — that’s the highest on any Android device. If the phone can keep up with that frame rate, the ROG Phone II’s interface will look incredibly smooth. The new screen will undoubtedly use more power, but the ROG Phone II has juice to spare. The phone gets a 50 percent battery boost over the original with a 6,000mAh capacity. However, the phone is also much heavier at 240g versus 200g for the last version. Asus equipped the phone with the standard USB Type-C port for charging, but there’s also a headphone jack. It also continued the ROG Phone tradition of adding a second USB-C port on the side. You can use this for charging while playing a game, or as a connector for the company’s accessories. Most of the accessories are a bit silly, but “gaming” phones tend to be like that. There’s the active cooling bracket, a desktop dock, and more. The phone also has ultrasonic shoulder buttons you can map to on-screen buttons in games. Asus will start selling the ROG Phone II in China on July 23, and the international model will launch in early September. We don’t know the exact price yet, but Asus says it will be similar to the first-gen ROG Phone, which launched at $900.Now read:Qualcomm’s New Snapdragon 855+ SoC Is an Overclocked Snapdragon 855Nubia Just Stuffed the First Active Fan Inside a SmartphoneAsus Engineers Exposed Company Passwords for Months on GitHub 3 Comments Facebook Twitter Linkedin Pinterest Google Plus Reddit Hacker News Flipboard Email Copy 0shares This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. By Ryan Whitwam on July 22, 2019 at 11:38 am Maisie Williams’ Transformation is Turning Heads The Transformation of Daisy Ridley Is Turning Heads Don’t Watch These Movies With Your Parents Netflix Adopts New Policy After ‘Stranger Things’ Backlash Anna Kendrick’s Transformation is Turning Heads Asus Unveils ROG Phone II With Snapdragon 855+, Tons of Accessories You Might Also LikePowered By ZergNetlast_img read more

RainFocus Delivers the Event Industrys Most Advanced Machine Learning Tool

first_imgRainFocus RainFocus Delivers the Event Industry’s Most Advanced Machine Learning Tool PRNewswireJune 20, 2019, 9:30 pmJune 20, 2019 RainFocus, the leading Event Marketing Platform, announced the release of its newest machine learning tool, the Recommendations Bot. Large events pose a number of challenges for event directors. With over 2,500 sessions, recommendations become the key to improving the attendee journey and maximizing engagement. The Recommendations Bot is designed to address those challenges by providing a more personalized attendee experience — a truly game-changing feature for the industry. Event marketingmachine learningMarketing TechnologyNewsRainFocusSaasSarah Mills Previous ArticleEmail Open Rates: Leveraging Personalization to Be Ever in Your FavorNext ArticleSound That BRANDS Raises Capital; Forming Core Leadership Team The RainFocus Recommendations Bot takes a deeper look into the interests and values of attendees. By utilizing attendee demographics, behaviors, historical data, and session ratings, the Recommendations Bot can make suggestions for attendees that will enhance their conference experience. Each event that an attendee participates in will become more personalized as the Recommendations Bot remembers and scores their preferences and interactions.Marketing Technology News: Popular Ticketing Platform Ticketbud Announces Integration with Salesforce“Putting event data in action has and continues to be a massive gap in the industry,” says Mike Bushman, CTO of RainFocus. “Each conference-hosting company has different parameters for what they determine to be an ‘engaged customer.’ From day one of starting this company we’ve made it our goal to provide our clients and their attendees with personalized experiences. The Recommendations Bot is the most advanced machine learning tool in the events industry and is getting better with each attendee interaction.”Key benefits of the Recommendations Bot:Every cycle of feedback provided by the attendee improves the accuracy and relevance of recommendations through a simple thumbs up or down.Take advantage of recommendations from any view. Attendees will be able to easily add recommendations to their schedules from the catalog or from their calendar.Train the bot to fit the needs of your business by making simple adjustments to the scoring model.The Recommendations Bot enhances RainFocus’ content module by offering a win-win solution for attendees and event staff. With the bot, attendees are provided a smooth content-guided experience all while event managers are gaining important event data. The combination of automated attendee recommendations and centralized data management significantly lowers the workloads of event managers and staff.Marketing Technology News: Conagra Brands Puts Consumers at the Center of its Business Transformation with Salesforce“Splunk has an integration between RainFocus and their content catalog on their event website, where the ability to schedule sessions now lives. Now when we need to make a change to content, instead of going to the Splunk web team, the changes are made within RainFocus and pushed everywhere else,” says Sarah Mills, Senior Global Event Technology Manager for Splunk. “Having one source of truth for customer-facing content is extremely helpful. It’s hard for me to shake the memories of 2015, when we had to use three different spreadsheets with specific formatting to update information in multiple places and then cross-checking manually to assure that they all match.”As a true SaaS platform, RainFocus is constantly innovating and providing new features to help its clients manage their event data. These constant improvements allow the company to innovate faster and stay ahead of its competitors. RainFocus is continuing to build its product offering and is subsequently establishing its place as the only events software platform to provide complete end-to-end event management.Marketing Technology News: SessionM Demonstrates How to Turn Data into Loyalty at Salesforce Connectionslast_img read more

Delivra Unveils Improved User Experience and Automation Dashboard

first_img CM GroupDelivraemail marketing automationmarketing automationMarketing Technology NewsNews Previous ArticleSeismic Strengthens its Relationship with Microsoft at Upcoming Microsoft EventsNext ArticleAvaya Identified as a Leader in Aragon Research Globe for Intelligent Contact Center Marketing Technology Company Unveils New UX Developed to Meet the Growing Needs of CustomersDelivra — a provider of advanced email marketing automation and a part of the CM Group family of brands — announced the release of its new in-application user experience. Inspired by customer and in-house expert feedback, Delivra has made several improvements to its navigation and functionality to increase ease-of-use including its automation dashboard. Alongside this, Delivra announced its rebrand, bringing a modern and consistent look and feel to its application and website.“The improvements made were a direct impact of our dedication to putting the customer first and building a marketing technology that answers their needs and empowers them to drive their business forward.”“Since Delivra’s inception in 1999, supporting customers has been the heart of the brand. That’s why in this update, it was important to create a more intuitive, attractive user experience any marketer would feel comfortable using, no matter their skill level,” said Barbara Berry, head of product at Delivra. “The improvements made were a direct impact of our dedication to putting the customer first and building a marketing technology that answers their needs and empowers them to drive their business forward.”Marketing Technology News: Agency Veteran Joao Machado Joins as Sabio’s SVP of Product Marketing“With Delivra everything is user friendly and has simplified a lot of our processes. We have a high volume of emails we send — each of our 17 race weekends has three to four emails that need to be built in under 30 minutes,” said Ryann Weatherford, vice president, partnership activations and communication at Andretti Autosport, a Delivra customer. “If we ever aren’t able to figure something out, the Delivra team is only a phone call away no matter where we are.”Marketing Technology News: Intertrust and Vewd Partner to Introduce Next Generation Content Protection for HbbTVFeature Improvements Include:Consolidated dashboards and updated terminology for more intuitive learning.Clear action buttons, toggles, and easy filtering in each dashboard.The easy-to-use Campaign Workflow, combining content and mailing processes into one.Marketing Technology News: AdQuick.com Releases Campaign Genius, so Marketers can Plan and Optimize Out of Home (OOH) Advertising Campaigns in Minutes Delivra Unveils Improved User Experience and Automation Dashboard PRNewswireJune 10, 2019, 1:26 pmJune 10, 2019 last_img read more

Andrey Andreev Consolidates Badoo Bumble Chappy and Lumen Into New Entity Magic

first_img“Today we are making our mission known to the world – Magic Lab creates life-changing moments for millions of people by building relationships,” said Andrey Andreev, Founder and CEO, Magic Lab.  “Those special moments when people meet for the first time are what makes life memorable. The formation of this group reflects our belief that the Internet can be used as a force for good and that everyone deserves a connection, no matter your social, ethnic or economic background.”Marketing Technology News: Tellius Named by Gartner as a 2019 Cool Vendor in AnalyticsIn conjunction with this announcement, Magic Lab is committing $100 million to identify, recruit and support the next generation of product visionaries and innovative founders who share a common purpose – fundamentally changing the lives of every human on the planet by bringing people together.  The pledge will be used primarily for marketing and brand incubation, as the identified leaders will be able to leverage the group’s shared component-based technology infrastructure, world-class talent, and decades of experience.Candidates may submit their innovative ideas online at www.magiclab.co which will be reviewed by Mr. Andreev directly.  Selected applicants will have the opportunity to meet Mr. Andreev in person, discuss potential partnerships and observe the full capabilities of the broader group.Andreev continued, “Our differentiated technology platform, talent, and experience enables us to bring new consumer products, brands and features to the market faster and more efficiently than our competitors.  After our success with Badoo, Bumble, Chappy and Lumen, we are continuing to search for innovative leaders who have new ideas on how to connect people together.  Our dream is to create the future of relationships by building chemistry all over the world.”Marketing Technology News: BabbleLabs Raises $14 million Series A Financing from Dell Technologies Capital and Intel Capital to Accelerate Speech TechnologyMagic Lab builds, owns, and operates a portfolio of mission driven brands:Badoo – Founded in 2006, Badoo was a pioneer in mobile-focused dating.  With over 425 million users worldwide, Badoo is ending self-doubt by helping people date honestly.Bumble – Founded in 2014, Bumble combats misogyny by empowering women to make the first move.  With over 55 million users, Bumble connects people across dating, friendship and professional networking.Chappy – Founded in 2017, Chappy aims to be the safe space for gay dating, thriving in acceptance and ending stereotypes.Lumen – Founded in 2018, Lumen is ending loneliness and ageism by connecting over 50s, capitalizing on an underserved market.Marketing Technology News: Neongecko Inc. Launches “Neon AI SDK” – New “Software Development Kit for Artificial Intelligence” Supports AI Conversations in Multiple Languages AndreyBadooBumbleChappyLumenMagic LabNews Previous ArticlePegasystems Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center for 10th Consecutive YearNext ArticleDell Technologies Simplifies Customers’ Path to Innovation with AI and High Performance Computing Andrey Andreev Consolidates Badoo, Bumble, Chappy and Lumen Into New Entity: Magic Lab PRNewswireJune 17, 2019, 6:16 pmJune 17, 2019 center_img Commits $100 Million for next generation brand incubationsAndrey Andreev, Founder and CEO of the group which builds, owns, and operates market-leading dating and social networking apps, Badoo, Bumble, Chappy and Lumen in partnership with their founders, today announced the creation of Magic Lab to serve as a holding company for its growing number of brands.Within the group, each of the brands will continue to benefit from a shared integrated technology platform built by a best-in-class engineering team ensuring operational efficiencies and flexibility.  With this unique foundation, Magic Lab has the ability to consistently launch and quickly scale mass consumer products to drive future growth.  The brands will focus on marketing to solve societal issues such as misogyny, stereotypes, self-doubt and ageism.  Already, more than half a billion people around the world have been connected through the Magic Lab’s family of brands.last_img read more

Bridgeline Announces Appointment of Mark Downey as Chief Financial Officer

first_img BridgelineecommerceMark Downeymarketing automationNewsWeb content management Previous ArticleSinclair Broadcast Group’s CompulseOTT Unit Releases New OTT Reporting Platform: “Compulse360”Next ArticleHotels Can Now Overcome Language Barriers and Enforce Incidental Policies with Mobile Devices and Connect Staff by Monscierge Bridgeline Digital, Inc., a provider of cloud-based Web Content Management, eCommerce, Community Portals, Marketing Automation and Enterprise Search software, announced the appointment of Mark G. Downey as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company(“CFO”), effective July 1, 2019.Marketing Technology News: Digital Communication Tools Leave Many Workers Feeling Squeezed out by Tech-Savvy ColleaguesMr. Downey comes to Bridgeline with more than 25 years of finance and operations experience and has held CFO and COO positions at several public and privately held companies in the technology, private equity, financial services and professional services industries. He has extensive accounting, capital markets structuring, risk, treasury, M&A due diligence, technology enhancements, and overall operational and management experience.  Mark began his career as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand and holds a BBA from Iona College – Hagan School of Business.Mr. Downey added: “I am excited for the opportunity to be joining the Executive Team at Bridgeline Digital as it continues on its path of strategic growth initiatives. I look forward to supporting the business transformation to the next level, as Bridgeline seeks to expand its scope of services and geographical footprint with more value-added solutions and technologies.”Marketing Technology News: Selligent Marketing Cloud Study Reveal Digital Marketers Struggle to Deliver Consistent Omnichannel Experiences“We’re excited to welcome Mark to Bridgeline as our new CFO” said Ari Kahn, President and CEO of Bridgeline. “Mark brings extensive financial, operational, and strategic experience. This, combined with his deep knowledge and technology experience in scaling high-growth companies, will be a huge asset to Bridgeline as we enter our next phase of growth and further our mission to make commerce better for our prospects and customers.”Downey will succeed Carole Tyner, who has served as Bridgeline’s Chief Financial Officer since September 2018.Marketing Technology News: Aprimo Recognized as Winner for 2019 Microsoft Media & Communications Partner of the Year Bridgeline Announces Appointment of Mark Downey as Chief Financial Officer Globe NewswireJuly 3, 2019, 10:15 pmJuly 3, 2019 last_img read more

DNA Technology Regulation Bill Introduced in Lok Sabha Envisages Data Bank For

first_imgThe DNA Technology Regulation Bill, which seeks to control the use of DNA technology for establishing the identity of a person, has been introduced in Lok Sabha amid questions being raised by opposition parties on its provisions. A similar bill was passed in Lok Sabha in January, but lapsed as it could not be cleared in Rajya Sabha. The bill had then lapsed with the dissolution of the previous Lok Sabha.Opposing the introduction of the bill, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, the bill violates fundamental rights as DNA of undertrials can be collected without court orders. Describing the draft law as “flawed”, he said there is no provision of consent on the storage of DNA data. Shashi Tharoor (Cong) alleged that the bill will institutionalise a “surveillance state” and suggested that first a data protection law should be put in place. “You cannot put the cart before the horse,” he said. Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan, who introduced the bill, said there is “no serious substance” in the concerns raised by members. He also pointed out that several rounds of consultations have been undertaken and the measure has been pending for nearly a decade. He reminded members that a similar bill was passed by the previous Lok Sabha too after long deliberations. The legislation seeks to establish a National DNA Data Bank and Regional DNA Data Banks.The bill envisages that every data bank will maintain indices like the crime scene index, suspects’ or undertrials’ index, offenders’ index, missing persons’ index and unknown deceased persons’ index. The legislation also seeks to establish a DNA Regulatory Board. Every laboratory that analyses DNA samples to establish the identity of an individual, has to be accredited by the board. Under the bill, a written consent by individuals is required to collect DNA samples from them. Consent is not required for offences with punishment of more than seven years of imprisonment or death.It also provides for removal of DNA profiles of suspects on filing of a police report or court order, and of undertrials on the basis of a court order. Profiles in the crime scene and missing persons’ index will be removed on a written request. data privacydata securityDNA Billharsh vardhan First Published: July 8, 2019, 3:30 PM ISTlast_img read more

O Puppet Collector I Will Come Back to Power Again Shivraj Warns

first_imgBhopal: At a time when the Election Commission of India is cracking down on politicians over controversial comments on opposition candidates especially women, Madhya Pradesh leaders seem to be unperturbed by the EC whip.Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan who is known to be a ‘responsible’ speaker, threatened the district collector of Kamal Nath stronghold Chhindwara for not permitting his chopper to land at Umreth. While addressing the election rally at Chowrai, he hit out at the collector.“Ye pithhu collector sun le re, hamare din bhi ayenge, tab tera kya hoga, (The puppet collector needs to listen that we would also come back to power someday, they what would happen to him” said Chouhan amid applaud from the crowd.The former CM decided to not take the helicopter as he had to talk to the people of Gurmandi area here. Congress immediately accused Chouhan and other BJP leaders of trying to cause instability to the Congress government with their statements and lodged a complaint with the EC. The party also accused Chouhan of saying in Vidisha on Tuesday that one vote would serve two purposes ‘bringing back the BJP in Centre but also ensuring return of BJP in MP’.Claiming that the BJP leaders are creating an atmosphere of confusion and instability in the state during elections, the party has sought registration of case against the leaders concerned.Two senior leaders from BJP and Congress too, engaged in below-the-belt remarks on Wednesday.Meanwhile, former BJP state head and Khandwa candidate Nandkumar Singh Chauhan, who earlier made headlines calling scribes ‘Pakistainis’ for asking uncomfortable questions, took potshots against Congress president Rahul Gandhi.Chauhan when accosted by the media over his remarks crossed the line even further.“There are women who give birth to kids every week and produce 52 babies every year,” said the senior BJP leader who has stirred controversy with his bizarre remarks in the past as well.Another senior leader, former Leader of Opposition and Congress’ Ajay Singh while comparing his family’s works with that of his BJP opponent’s, said, “Unko aap log ajma chuke, thik maal nahin tha (You people have tried her and she wasn’t a good choice).” Congress in Rajgarh has also accused Badrilal Soni, former BJP MLA from Susner of making a derogatory comment on its woman candidate. BJPchhindwara-s12p16congresselection commission First Published: April 24, 2019, 10:34 PM ISTlast_img read more

How Does SpiderMan Drink Water Tom Holland Reveals How He Stayed Hydrated

first_imgTom Holland has revealed the ingenious methods that helped him stay hydrated and munch on snacks during the shooting of Spider-Man: Far From Home.“It’s an interesting contraption to say the least,” the 23-year-old actor told Entertainment Tonight in a recent interview, explaining that he had to push a straw through the eyehole of his Spider-Man costume all the way down to his mouth. “Basically, my eyes in my mask, they clip off, they come off, because they’re glass, and obviously the suit is fabric, and they need to clip in,” the actor further explained, according to People magazine. “And what I can do is I can take my left one out, and there’s a little, like, thing that I pull out, and then I put a tube, a squeezy tube, down into my mouth, and then I can drink from a bottle.”The Marvel Cinematic Universe star said he found another hack that allowed him to have snacks .“But what I found out now is if I push the mask forward, I can now squeeze like gum and stuff, down the eye hole,” he added. “I’ve had a KitKat in the suit now.”Speaking to IGN, Holland said earlier this week that wearing the black and red suit is “like wearing a work of art.”“It looks so realistic that it feels like you should be able to climb walls, and you should be able to shoot webs. And the way that it’s made is an homage to the Godfather of the MCU,” he said in an apparent reference to Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.).In another recent interview, Holland told Seth Meyers that he would he has the most difficult Marvel superhero suit to wear,“Because I have no skin showing,” Holland said. “I’m straight up head-to-toe in lycra. I can’t even use my phone. And I’m 23, like, I use my phone a lot!”“I’ve become so good at liking pictures with my nose,” he added.Follow @News18Movies for more Marvel Cinematic UniverseSpider Manspider man far from homeSpider-Man Costume First Published: June 28, 2019, 12:28 PM ISTlast_img read more

A Surface Pen with an OLED touchscreen would actually be awesome

first_imgAccording to a newly published application, Microsoft has patented an OLED touch bar panel for integration with its Surface Pen accessory for the Surface and Surface Pro 2-in-1 devices. The specification, which was originally filed in 2017, released for public consumption by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office late last week, and first picked up by Windows Latest, includes a mock-up rendering depicting a Surface Pen with a long, thin touch panel displaying three different “screen” layouts. This is meant to showcase the accessory’s ability to adaptively cycle through settings options depending on the context of the open app or software.While this new patent rendering bears obvious similarities to the Touch Bar on Apple’s newer line of MacBook Pros, its inclusion as part of a creative accessory such as the Surface Pen makes for a logical next step, and fertile ground for innovative applications. The biggest possible game-changer would likely stem from avid Adobe Photoshop users being able to change brushes without having to break their current stroke, or try to keep it steady while they switch styles using their other hand. This kind of added efficiency would also ostensibly extend to other visual editing and drawing applications, or with other software that the Pen can pair with for precision control (like audio or video editing).This isn’t the first time Surface Pen patents have emerged, though, and when considered alongside these previous reports, the OLED touch bar could yield even more dramatic strides in functionality. For instance, a dynamic row of buttons would prove practical for the supposed presentation remote feature that Microsoft is contemplating. An OLED display could also easily provide a scroll wheel, as previous patent whisperings have suggested. In fact, a scroll control could be a practical default option on the Pen’s touch bar if the open application isn’t optimized to give the Pen contextual cues.A touch bar would also pose an elegant solution for the much-requested ability to erase with the Pen. Instead of requiring the user to turn the device over, breaking their workflow, the OLED touch panel could allow them to hold or toggle an eraser and then simply “draw” over what they wanted to erase in the default tip-t0-screen orientation.While there has not been any explicit confirmation of when a new Surface Pen would debut, or what hardware it would include, Microsoft would be wise to unveil it alongside the Surface Pro 7, which could come as early as October. Until then, we can only speculate. Microsoft might finally embrace USB-C on next-gen Surface Pro 7 Surface Book 3: Everything we know about Microsoft’s next powerful 2-in-1 Surface Centaurus: News, rumors, specs, release date, and more Best Buy flash sale drops the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 down to its lowest price Microsoft’s foldable patent paves way for a durable PC folding screen Editors’ Recommendationslast_img read more

Galaxy S8 Active might be close pops up at Geekbench

first_imgWhile rumors claim that the Galaxy Note 8 might just be two months away, a different somewhat flagship smartphone might actually be closer. While Samsung has thankfully stopped making half a dozen “spinoffs” of its flagship brand, it still hasn’t thrown in the towel when it comes to its “Active” line of smartphones. Yes, there will apparently also be a Galaxy S8 Active, at least based on this entry in Geekbench, revealing practically the same specs as the original. Story TimelineGalaxy S8 Active (SM-G892A) reportedly in the worksThis could be what the Galaxy S8 Active looks like Geekbench shows a certain SM-G892A makiong its way to its lists. The Galaxy S7 Active from last year had a model number of SM-G891A. And just like last year’s pattern, the SM-G892A is equipped with the same Snapdragon 835 and 4 GB of RAM as its namesake. We don’t have info on the display, but we can pretty much assume it will be the same as well.The biggest question then is what form the Galaxy S8 Active will take. The Galaxy S8 itself already has the highest dust and waterproof rating. And based on JerryRigEverything’s tests, it is rock solid as well. The only thing an Active model could add, just like the Galaxy S7 Active, would be a thicker bumper case and hardware buttons.But if the Galaxy S8 Active takes that path, it loses the biggest appeal the Galaxy S8 has in the first place: a near bezel-less screen. Any amount of padding to make the phone even more rugged would result not only in bezels but a thicker shell as well.It will be curious to see how Samsung will try to spin this version of the Galaxy S8. The device is mostly targeted at industry workers anyway, but there might be more affordable alternatives in the market by the time it comes out. No word on when that will happen though, other than probably really soon.SOURCE: Geekbenchlast_img read more

IFA 2017 is here and its more than just gadgets

first_imgWhereas once IFA was dominated by Samsung’s big event, which in earlier years had seen several iterations of Galaxy Note make their debut, that’s no longer the case. With the Note 8 already revealed, it’s the turn of companies like LG and Motorola to grab their moment in the spotlight. That means the LG V30 and the Moto X4, respectively. Of course, IFA is about more than just smartphones. Indeed, consumer technology like phones, tablets, and the Internet of Things is just one subsection of what’s brought along to the show. Big screen 4K TVs rub up against the latest in white goods such as fridge-freezers, new ranges, and the geekiest of coffee machines. Samsung may not have brought the Note 8 along to Berlin, but it did bring a brand new washing machine with the promise of faster, more efficient cycles. According to Messe Berlin, the organization responsible for IFA each year, that focus should come as no surprise. Indeed, home appliances may only have joined the IFA line-up ten years ago, but they’re now occupying eleven halls at the show. It’s now the world’s largest trade show for the segment. “IFA is now the most important trade show for the Consumer and Home Electronics industry,” Jens Heithecker, IFA executive director, said today, “with the largest number of trade visitors and highest international attendance.” Messe Berlin says it has the receipts to prove that, too, pointing to a hefty 4.5bn euros of sales made at IFA 2016. For those of us based in the US, a fair amount of what’s shown off at IFA never makes it to North American shores. While many of the brands might not be recognizable, though, the underlying message holds true. The modern smart home is more than just connected speakers and streaming TVs, it’s appliances that talk with each other, and the unavoidable progression of the Internet of Things. We’ll have all the biggest news from IFA in our show hub, so keep that bookmarked to find out all the latest information. It’s summertime in Berlin, and that can only mean one thing: IFA 2017 has arrived. What was once seen as the European answer to CES has bloomed into a trade show behemoth in its own right, not least thanks to its strategy of expanding into home appliances alongside the latest phones and laptops. That’s happened in parallel with shifts in IFA’s biggest players in the tech space. last_img read more