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Do we really need 8K TVs yet?

The first 8K TV is here. Now available to buy for a bargain €11,990 ($14,732, £10,520, AUS$19,216), Sharp’s Aquos LC-70X500E is the first 8K TV to go on sale in Europe and around the world.  An 80-inch version, the LC-80XU30, has been on sale in Japan for a few years (we even reviewed it), but this new model’s global availability marks nothing less than the beginning of the 8K era.  The LC-70X500E was unveiled at the IFA Global Press Conference…

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Walmart brings DoorDash into its grocery delivery fold

Walmart is teaming up with DoorDash to support its ambitious nationwide grocery delivery program. The world’s largest retailer said Tuesday that DoorDash will deliver Walmart’s online grocery orders to customers, starting with the Atlanta metro area and expanding to more markets in the coming months. The partnership is part of a mashup of delivery options Walmart has turned to as it works to expand its grocery delivery program to more than 100 metro areas across the country by the end…

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What security concerns should your CIO be worried about?

Today’s modern CIOs face a set of expectations, opportunities, and challenges that have grown tremendously over the last decade. This fundamentally revolves around one question “How can IT provide value for the business?”  In conjunction with emerging technologies are the challenges of managing people, process and compliance. Wrapped around all of this is the concept of security. What “security” means for an organisation has changed dramatically over the last several years. Historically, security was viewed as an operational task. Companies…

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HP teams with Jabil, Forecast 3D to expand Multi Jet Fusion presence

HP is expanding the reach of its Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology with two new channel partnerships. The company said Tuesday that Jabil will deploy additionalHP Jet Fusion 4210 systems in Singapore for the Jabil Additive Manufacturing Network, while Forecast 3D is adding six new HP Jet Fusion 4210 systems to its fleet. “From multinational design engineering and manufacturing, to localized production, industry leaders such as Jabil and Forecast 3D are demonstrating 3D printing’s expanding role in the digital…

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The best internet security suites for 2018

Welcome to our list of the best internet security software suites to install on your PC, Mac or mobile devices in 2018. While our computers are more secure than they’ve ever been,  the threats they face are more sophisticated than ever too. That means security software isn’t just a nice thing to have; it’s essential, especially on Windows PCs. As more of us move to multiple platforms, security suites have moved too – and you’ll find that some big-name suites…

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This cryptocurrency mining malware also disables your security services

A new form of cryptocurrency mining malware uses a leaked NSA-exploit to spread itself to vulnerable Windows machines, while also disabling security software and leaving the infected computer open to future attacks. The Python-based malicious Monero miner has been uncovered by researchers at security company Fortinet who’ve dubbed it PyRoMine. It first appeared this month and spreads using EternalRomance, a leaked NSA-exploit which takes advantage of what until a year ago had been an undisclosed SMB vulnerability to self-propagate through…

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Apple Watch price range breakdown: how much does it cost?

The Apple Watch isn’t cheap, but exactly how much it costs can vary substantially based on the model you buy. These, broadly, are split into the Apple Watch 3, Apple Watch 2 and Apple Watch Series 1, but there are some special models too, such as the Apple Watch Edition, while prices can additionally vary based on the size and strap you choose, and whether or not you opt for LTE. So there are a lot of variations, but to…

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​SK Telecom to adopt blockchain for authentication

SK Telecom will adopt blockchain in subscriptions and payments to increase customer convenience, the telco has announced. The company will launch a blockchain-based digital real-name authentication program to simplify subscriptions and verification processes for its services. It is also preparing an asset management service for customers that will allow peer-to-peer trading of high value items. SK Telecom will also launch a token exchange hub project that will help startups and SMEs commence ICOs transparently and safely. South Korea’s largest wireless…

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Facebook insists “users are not the product” in controversial new statement

If you thought using Facebook was free, think again. The age-old adage of “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” holds true for Facebook’s business model, which many pundits have argued it build on trading users’ personal data as currency. And what the social media platform does – or allows others to do – with that data has recently copped a lot of criticism in the wake of the ongoing Cambridge Analytica Scandal. Facebook has a tough fight ahead…

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Best multi-room speakers for iPhone & Mac: Great Sonos alternatives

Apple’s HomePod got excellent reviews for its sound quality when it was launched earlier this year, but there were criticisms. Some felt its Siri voice technology was not as ‘smart’ as some of its rivals, such as Amazon’s Alexa; the promised ability to pair two HomePods together for true stereo sound had gone missing; and (most disappointingly for many people) you couldn’t stream music to multiple HomePod speakers in different rooms around your home. AirPlay 2, an update to Apple’s Wi-Fi streaming software, will provide…

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