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NASCAR Crew Chief’s Laptop Ripped Off In San Francisco – CBS San Francisco Bay Area

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Seven-time championship-winning crew chief Chad Knaus was oddly calm Friday even though his race notes for star driver Jimmie Johnson this weekend had been stolen from his rental car in San Francisco. Knaus and his wife arrived in California on Wednesday night and headed to Fisherman’s Wharf for dinner. Knaus told The Associated Press they parked at a meter in a bustling area and were gone…

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

Apple Unveils World’s Least Portable Laptop – Gizmodo

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

You can say a lot about Apple—it brought smartphones and personal computers to the mass market, it changed the technology industry forever, it was controlled by a megalomaniacal asshole for much of its existence—but you’d have a hard time getting even the staunchest critic of the company to argue its products weren’t groundbreakingly pretty. Alas, nothing gold can stay. Behold, Chicago’s terrible new Apple store! Get it? It looks like…

Toshiba willing to talk with spurned Western Digital about chip unit sale – Reuters

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

TOKYO Toshiba Corp said it was open to talks with Western Digital Corp in their dispute over the sale of the Japanese conglomerate’s prized chip unit – an apparent olive branch after it chose another suitor as preferred bidder. The two have been feuding bitterly and Western Digital, which jointly runs Toshiba’s main semiconductor plant, has sought a U.S. court injunction to prevent any deal that does not have its…

China’s Central Bank Has Begun Cautiously Testing a Digital … – MIT Technology Review

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

China’s central bank is testing a prototype digital currency with mock transactions between it and some of the country’s commercial banks. Speeches and research papers from officials at the People’s Bank of China show that the bank’s strategy is to introduce the digital currency alongside China’s renminbi. But there is currently no timetable for this, and the bank seems to be proceeding cautiously. Nonetheless the test is a significant step….

A Grand Canyon Digital Divide Between Employees And Their Bosses – Forbes

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Corporate culture has been identified by employees as one of the biggest hurdles to becoming a digital organization, according to research by Capgemini. The Digital Culture Challenge: Closing the Employee Leadership Gap report revealed that 62 per cent of respondents see corporate culture as a huge barrier to becoming a digital organization.  The survey of more than 1,700 respondents in 340 organizations across eight countries unearths a significant gap in…

India’s digital payments giant Paytm to offer credit card and lending services – CNBC

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

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Does It Have Buttons? Is it Touchscreen? | The Marshall Project – The Marshall Project

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

This article was published in collaboration with Vice. At long last, the powers that be in the Michigan Department of Corrections are permitting us to enter the computer age: We can now purchase a cheap handheld tablet that — magically — sends and receives emails, stores pictures, and plays music. Until now, I’ve had to do my writing with paper, pencil, and an old typewriter, so this has been like…

Does It Have Buttons? Is it Touchscreen? – The Marshall Project

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

This article was published in collaboration with Vice. At long last, the powers that be in the Michigan Department of Corrections are permitting us to enter the computer age: We can now purchase a cheap handheld tablet that — magically — sends and receives emails, stores pictures, and plays music. Until now, I’ve had to do my writing with paper, pencil, and an old typewriter, so this has been like…

How To Make Your Old, Slow Laptop Feel Like New Again – Popular Mechanics

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

Using a speedy, clean laptop is infinitely more satisfying than using a cluttered, grimy one, just like coming home to a clean and tidy house feels better than coming back to a messy and dirty space. If you want to give your laptop a spring clean, whatever the time of year, you need to focus not only on the files inside, but on the grime outside. We’ve got some tips…

Why Is My Laptop So Slow – How To Speed Up Old Laptop – Popular Mechanics

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Using a speedy, clean laptop is infinitely more satisfying than using a cluttered, grimy one, just like coming home to a clean and tidy house feels better than coming back to a messy and dirty space. If you want to give your laptop a spring clean, whatever the time of year, you need to focus not only on the files inside, but on the grime outside. We’ve got some tips…

A guide for buying one of Microsoft’s excellent Surface computers – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Microsoft now has a variety of Surface devices that are designed to replace your laptop. There’s the Surface Book with a removable display, the Surface Pro with a kickstand, and now the new Surface Laptop that is the most traditional laptop Microsoft has ever made. I’ve been using all three extensively recently and have been able to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each. If you’re thinking about buying one…

Forbes Insights-Alfresco Study Reveals 3 Levers For Digital Transformation – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Efficient flow of information key to digital success SAN MATEO, Calif., and NEW YORK (June 22, 2017)— A new study by Forbes Insights and Alfresco explores what separates the winners from the losers in the digital economy.  â€œThe Great Rethink: How Digital Leaders Are Building Tomorrow’s Organizations,” is based on a comprehensive survey of more than 300 executives and interviews with top-tier executives. The report examines characteristics commonly held by…

How to speed up Windows: Make your computer or laptop faster … – Tech Advisor (registration)

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

When you get a new laptop or PC, it always starts up and responds quickly. But as you install apps, games and fill up the hard drive with music, documents and photos it can slow down and even take minutes to start up. There are many things that can make Windows slow, but you should be able to restore most of its original speed without spending any money at all. But…

Campbell Soup Hires VP To Helm Digital Acceleration Push – AdAge.com

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Campbell Soup is upping its digital game with the hire of a VP to run a nascent digital team within its U.S. retail marketing organization with the aim of expanding its digital efforts throughout the company. Matt Pritchard, VP, Digital Acceleration Group, Campbell Soup Credit: Campbell Soup Matt Pritchard has joined Campbell in the new role of VP-digital acceleration group. He had been global head of digital at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer…

11 insane laptop designs you never knew existed – Business Insider

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Asus “I need a laptop for writing emails and social media.” If that sounds like you, the laptops in this list aren’t designed with you in mind. Nay, the laptops in this list are designed for eccentric and/or rich people who have very specific needs, like intense gaming or carrying around an abridged version of the internet. Take a look at the weirdest laptops we’ve ever seen:

Expansys shutters online mobile gadget souk to consumers – The Register

Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mobile gadget souk Expansys shuttered its digital doors to consumers – a natural conclusion for a business that lost direction under the ownership of lanky Dragons’ Den badass Peter Jones in a commoditised space. “Expansys is now focused on its partner and B2B business hence the website is closed to consumers. If you are a business and interested in products, services or pricing, please contact…” yada, yada, the website says….

Traveling Internationally With (or Without) a Laptop – New York Times

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Q. We leave in July for two months in Europe. I can live with only an iPad, but my husband works as a consultant even when we’re overseas. He is a bit uneasy about taking his computer, but also uneasy about not taking it because of a potential laptop ban. Should we be concerned? A. The Department of Homeland Security has been mulling an expansion of its current ban on…

Lenovo’s latest concept is a flexible laptop with a screen you can bend – TechRadar

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

We all want a laptop that can bend, right? Yeah, probably not, but that didn’t stop Lenovo from cooking one up.  The electronics firm unveiled a concept for a flexible ThinkPad laptop at an event in New York today. The device, which again is only a concept, has a conjoined keyboard, stylus support, no hinge and did we mention a screen that folds in on itself?  Lenovo’s flexible laptop will…

You’re sharing your cell phone number too frequently – USA TODAY

Posted: Wednesday, June 21, 2017

x Embed x Share CLOSE The Best Cell Phone Plans of 2017 Time Protect yourself.(Photo: Craig Warga/Bloomberg via Getty Images) No matter what Americans do to protect their digital privacy, especially on our handheld devices, it’s impossible to keep up with new threats. Now, there’s a new risk to our privacy and security: Our cell phone numbers are being used increasingly by information brokers as the window to personal information…

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