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AIG Assets Surge by ‘Billions of Dollars’ With Digital Effort – Bloomberg

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

American International Group Inc., the 98-year-old insurer and retirement planner, is finding being tech-savvy pays off. Consumers are pumping cash into a unit that oversees $244 billion in client assets after it invested in digital platforms to make the process easier, according to the head of the division, Kevin Hogan. “We believe our assets are up billions of dollars as a result,” Hogan said in an interview last week at AIG’s…

Japan’s big banks plan digital currency launch – Financial Times

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your Mobile Phone Overnight – TIME

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

You may already have heard the warnings: Don’t overcharge your mobile phone. Make sure you unplug it from the charger after it reaches 100%. Wait to charge your phone until it’s almost down to 0%. Don’t leave it charging overnight. Or else. The direness implicit in those imperatives may be overblown, but they’re not paranoid conspiracy dictums — you still shouldn’t overcharge your phone. Here’s why. Mobile phones contain a…

Here’s our closest look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen yet – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The most controversial feature of the year’s most hotly anticipated car is a touchscreen, a 15-inch display perched on the dash of the Tesla Model 3 like an affront to decades of automotive design. Everything runs through this screen: gear shifter, music, HVAC, navigation… even the windshield wipers and sideview mirrors. There is no instrument cluster and no heads-up display. So far, the basic mechanics of the touchscreen have remained…

Consortium of Japanese banks to launch new digital currency – Financial Times

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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Customer-facing employees left behind in digital transformation: Microsoft – ZDNet

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Workers who interact with customers or patients as a first point of contact feel they are still being left out of the loop when it comes to an organisation’s digital transformation, a report from Microsoft has found. According to Microsoft, there’s a clear opportunity and appetite for technology-based advancements from the staff that are the first point of contact — first-line workers — for any company. Speaking with ZDNet, Ian…

Levi’s jean jacket for digital natives, thanks to Google – San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

This week, what is perhaps the newest jean jacket in the world signifies a major milestone in the timeline of this wardrobe staple, as Levi’s’ much-anticipated partnership with another local icon, Google, hits the stores. The Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google is a high-tech iteration of a 1960s Levi’s trucker jacket. But while its looks are largely the same, its functionality got a reboot. Using conductive copper…

Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your Mobile Phone Overnight – TIME

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

You may already have heard the warnings: Don’t overcharge your mobile phone. Make sure you unplug it from the charger after it reaches 100%. Wait to charge your phone until it’s almost down to 0%. Don’t leave it charging overnight. Or else. The direness implicit in those imperatives may be overblown, but they’re not paranoid conspiracy dictums — you still shouldn’t overcharge your phone. Here’s why. Mobile phones contain a…

Here’s our closest look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen yet – The Verge

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The most controversial feature of the year’s most hotly anticipated car is a touchscreen, a 15-inch display perched on the dash of the Tesla Model 3 like an affront to decades of automotive design. Everything runs through this screen: gear shifter, music, HVAC, navigation… even the windshield wipers and sideview mirrors. There is no instrument cluster and no heads-up display. So far, the basic mechanics of the touchscreen have remained…

Levi’s jean jacket for digital natives, thanks to Google – San Francisco Chronicle

Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

This week, what is perhaps the newest jean jacket in the world signifies a major milestone in the timeline of this wardrobe staple, as Levi’s’ much-anticipated partnership with another local icon, Google, hits the stores. The Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google is a high-tech iteration of a 1960s Levi’s trucker jacket. But while its looks are largely the same, its functionality got a reboot. Using conductive copper…

Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your Mobile Phone Overnight – TIME

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

You may already have heard the warnings: Don’t overcharge your mobile phone. Make sure you unplug it from the charger after it reaches 100%. Wait to charge your phone until it’s almost down to 0%. Don’t leave it charging overnight. Or else. The direness implicit in those imperatives may be overblown, but they’re not paranoid conspiracy dictums — you still shouldn’t overcharge your phone. Here’s why. Mobile phones contain a…

Here’s our closest look at the Tesla Model 3 touchscreen yet – The Verge

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

The most controversial feature of the year’s most hotly anticipated car is a touchscreen, a 15-inch display perched on the dash of the Tesla Model 3 like an affront to decades of automotive design. Everything runs through this screen: gear shifter, music, HVAC, navigation… even the windshield wipers and sideview mirrors. There is no instrument cluster and no heads-up display. So far, the basic mechanics of the touchscreen have remained…

Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your Mobile Phone Overnight – TIME

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

You may already have heard the warnings: Don’t overcharge your mobile phone. Make sure you unplug it from the charger after it reaches 100%. Wait to charge your phone until it’s almost down to 0%. Don’t leave it charging overnight. Or else. The direness implicit in those imperatives may be overblown, but they’re not paranoid conspiracy dictums — you still shouldn’t overcharge your phone. Here’s why. Mobile phones contain a…

The digital ad industry is officially out of ideas – Business Insider

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

Websites have lots of banners. New York Daily News Digital advertising sure seems to be stuck thinking inside the box. Consider Marc Pritchard, the chief brand officer at Procter & Gamble, who has been on something of a 12-city summer tour decrying the state of ad tech. Pritchard told an audience at the Dmexco conference in Cologne, Germany, a few weeks ago that the various factions in the industry needed…

Chuwi SurBook Review: Just Okay As Tablet, But Great As Work Laptop – Forbes

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

Ben Sin The Chuwi SurBook Chinese tech companies seem to operate in one of two modes: they either have very, very ambitious dreams (like Huawei proclaiming a couple years ago its goal to overtake Apple) or they settle into that “we’re not going to try to top the big names of the west, but we’re going to do the same thing almost as well for a fraction of the cost.”…

Against (Only) Digital Textbooks – Inside Higher Ed (blog)

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

The second installment of Quartz’s four-part series The Vanishing University claims that “college textbooks are going the way of Netflix.” Do you believe it? The authors, Allison Schrager and Amy X. Wang, write, “On average, US college students end up spending about $1,200 on books a year… For the next generation of students, all those woes may be as obsolete as cassettes and Blu-Ray.”…

Little Girl Attempts To Play With Game Boy, Flabbergasted By Lack … – HuffPost

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

In this viral clip, watch as netizen Chris Cohoon’s young daughter tries playing with an old-school Game Boy by pressing repeatedly ― and without success ― on the device’s screen.

Jury still out on whether digital currencies are a good retirement bet – CNBC

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

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Driver’s licences to go digital in South Australia – ZDNet

Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017

South Australians will have the option to hold digital driver’s licences starting next month, the state government announced last week. The digital licences will be available in the mySA GOV smartphone app, developed by Appviation and launched in May. The app presents driver’s licenses in real-time, with expired or suspended licences showing a large orange or red bar at the bottom. It also has a “shake to animate” feature to…

Why digital currencies are a dicey bet for your retirement savings – CNBC

Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017

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