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Samsung unveils new Notebook 9 Pen 2-in-1: Bigger size, better battery

[ad_1] Samsung has unveiled the 2019 edition of its high-end convertible, the Notebook 9 Pen. Aimed at creative professionals, it offers a new and improved built-in S Pen that works on a device that can be used as a laptop or tablet. The 2-in-1 is available with a 13-inch or 15-inch full HD LCD screens, both of which come with a dark-blue aluminum finish, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and Intel’s 8th generation Core i7 processors. The 15-inch model…

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Fast speed 3.1 Gen 1 flash drives by Sony launched in India starting at Rs 850

[ad_1] Despite the convenience of cloud storage, there are times when you need USBs to transfer data and Sony’s new fast speed 3.1 Gen 1 flash drives are meant to do just that while also being durable. The three variants, USM-BA2, USM-CA2 and USM-MX3, come in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities.  USM-BA2 (above) and USM-CA2 (below) The new USBs by Sony have a metallic finish and are meant to help in ‘effective workflow’.  According to the company, the flash…

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How to Insert Text, Sign a PDF With Adobe Acrobat Reader

[ad_1] Need to edit a PDF document but don’t want to pay for the more expensive Adobe editors? You can add text to and sign a PDF with just the free Reader program. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use. You’ve received a PDF file that you need to fill out, sign, and then return to the sender. In some cases, the sender may have created an electronic…

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Amazon Echo Input review: Make any speaker an Alexa speaker for $35

[ad_1] If you have any interest in bringing Alexa into your home, the chances are good that you’ve already done so. After all, Amazon offers a broad selection of Echo speakers that are frequently on sale. In fact, right now, you can get a brand-new Echo Dot — one of the highest-rated Echo devices to date — for just $30. Earlier this month, you could get one for $24. If that didn’t get you to buy in, I’m not sure…

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Perkbox plans to disrupt the health insurance market with new product | Startups

[ad_1] Employee engagement scale-up Perkbox has expanded into healthcare with the launch of Perkbox Medical, a product that combines cheap health insurance with online GP consultations. The London-based company offers small and medium-sized enterprises a subscription-based platform that they can use to provide staff with perks, public recognition and surveys. Adding healthcare to the portfolio expands the service into covering financial, emotional and physical wellbeing. © Perkbox Private health insurance premiums in the UK currently cost an average of £1,435 per…

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2019 will be the year of the cloud system maker

[ad_1] There’s a culture in the US called the maker culture, a hipster phenomenon. Related to the hacker culture, it represents a technology-based extension of the DIY culture that revels in the creation of new devices or systems. I’ve been a maker for years. For me to feel like I’m accomplishing anything, I need to build physical things such as racing drones, motorcycles, books, on-demand video courses, and, yes, cloud-based software systems. If I don’t make things, I feel a…

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Facebook could face billion dollar fine for data breaches

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Got WiFi dead spots? Consider a mesh network system

[ad_1] Ad Content from Linksys With so many smart home gadgets in the house these days, you may need WiFi in areas like the basement, garage, or even outside to power your smart doorbell or outdoor camera. But chances are your current router doesn’t cover your entire home, and you’re left with dead spots – those areas in your house where your wireless signal inexplicably seems to disappear.  With all the devices, metal appliances, and architectural interference in the average…

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The 50 Worst Things On The Internet In 2018

[ad_1] I’m gonna turn this into a teaching moment, and take this opportunity to outline a few basic client negotiation strategies for students & other early career artists who might be interested. These can be employed in any negotiation, not just transactions related to jars of spit. https://t.co/5a6k8uCqM4 08:14 PM – 22 Nov 2018 [ad_2] This is only a snippet of article written by Katie Notopoulos Read Full Article

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Airtable’s Howie Liu Built A $1B Software Giant Emphasizing Substance Over Speed

[ad_1] I n the frenetic world of tech, where the ruling ethos is to move fast and break things, Howie Liu moves at a glacial pace. With Andrew Ofstad and Emmett Nicholas, he launched Airtable in 2013. They wanted to create a spreadsheet with the power of a database. Then they spent three years building a prototype. The trio pored over academic papers on collaborative software theory, agonized about the Node.js architecture and obsessed over the speed at which windows popped…

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Were Taylor Swift fans tracked at her gig?

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters A major stadium in Los Angeles has confirmed that it uses facial recognition tech during sport and music events, to spot known troublemakers. The Rose Bowl told news site Gizmodo that it used the tech “inside and outside” the stadium gates. It made the statement after an article in Rolling Stone alleged that Taylor Swift fans were scanned at a pop concert in an effort to spot stalkers. However, the companies involved have been… [ad_2] This…

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These incredibly realistic fake faces show how algorithms can now mess with us

[ad_1] The faces above don’t seem particularly remarkable. They could easily be taken from, say, Facebook or LinkedIn. In reality, they were dreamt up by a new kind of AI algorithm. Nvidia researchers posted details of the method  to produce completely imaginary fake faces with stunning, almost eerie, realism (here’s the paper). The researchers, Tero Karras, Samuli Laine, and Timo Aila, came up with a new way of constructing a generative adversarial network, or GAN. GANs employ two dueling neural…

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Alexa can now arm your home security system — including Ring Alarm

[ad_1] You would think that Amazon’s Ring home security system and Amazon’s Echo smart speakers would intelligently work together, right? You’d be mostly wrong — but today, the company is taking another small step towards tying them together by letting you arm, disarm, and check the status of some Ring, ADT, Honeywell, Abode, and Scout security systems just by asking Alexa to do so. And since I recently bought a Ring Alarm for my own house — Dan convinced me…

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China’s Social Ranking System Will Now Target Rule-Breaking Scientists

[ad_1] To tackle widespread scientific misconduct, the Chinese government has expanded its controversial social credit system to include infractions made by research scientists. The plan could scare some scientists straight—but the potential for abuse is very real. “Researchers in China who commit scientific misconduct could soon be prevented from getting a bank loan, running a company or applying for a public-service job,” reports science writer David Cyranoski at Nature News. Previously, it was China’s science ministry and its universities that…

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Secret Santa for the busy office – TechNet UK Blog

[ad_1] By Darren Fuller, Cloud Architect at Elastacloud It’s fast approaching Christmas and, as office tradition dictates, everyone puts their names into a hat to find out who they’ll be buying a gift for as part of this year’s Secret Santa. But it’s also a busy year, everyone is off at customer sites, working from home or in meetings all day, so how do you get everyone to pick their name out of the hat? This year I decided to…

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Alert, God Of War Is $25 Again

[ad_1] If you missed out on cheap God of War during the Black Friday sales a few weeks back, you have another chance. More »         [ad_2] This is only a snippet of article written by Tegan Jones Read Full Article

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Alexa integration is coming to Anki’s Vector robot on December 17

[ad_1] Vector, Anki’s standalone robot and the successor to the Cozmo, will soon be compatible with Amazon’s Alexa smart home assistant. Anki says the software update that is adding Alexa to Vector will release on December 17th alongside other “interactive experiences.” With Vector, Alexa is triggered by, as you have already guessed, saying “Alexa.” This then gives the toy access to Alexa’s full range of capabilities, including working with smart home devices’ third-party ‘Alexa’ skills. Basically, at least at the…

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Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint see Huawei shun clinching U.S. deal – sources

[ad_1] WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp believe their foreign owners’ offer to stop using Huawei Technologies equipment will help with the United States clearing their $26 billion merger deal, sources said, underscoring the lengths to which Washington has gone to shut out the Chinese company. Like all major U.S. wireless carriers, T-Mobile and Sprint do not use Huawei equipment, but their majority owners, Germany’s Deutsche Telekom AG and Japan’s SoftBank Group Ltd, respectively, use some…

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U.S. Switch owners power Arena of Valor past 1 million downloads

[ad_1] Free-to-play games are finding a curious and willing audience on Nintendo’s latest platform. Switch owners have downloaded Tencent’s Arena of Valor more than 1 million times since it launched in September. Arena of Valor is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle game similar to League of Legends and Dota 2. It was already available on mobile when it debuted on Nintendo’s hybrid home/handheld console, but a huge number of people are choosing to play it on the Switch instead. What’s…

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Megachurch pastor struggles to defend $200,000 Lamborghini purchase / Boing Boing

[ad_1] A Lamborghini here, a Lamborghini there, sooner or later it starts to add up. A former pastor at the megachurch founded by “prosperity gospel”  superstar Joel Osteen is having a hard time defending his purchase of a $200,000 Lamborghini for his wife Aventer Gray, to celebrate their anniversary. This Houston Chronicle article detailing John Gray’s lavish taste in wedding anniversary gifts is funny, until you remember how people who are poor give their money to these churches and make…

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