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Kazakhstan embraces the digital age – euronews

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

International Sovereign Wealth Funds have been gathering in Astana to explore new frontiers and tap into more markets. With the advent of the digital economy, Kazakhstan is seeking opportunities and facing new challenges. The event, now in its 9th edition, brought together more than 200 participants from thirty different countries. They discussed new approaches to risk management and trends in investment, mainly in the digital sector. In a country where…

Proposed cell phone ban for drivers highlighted for pedestrian safety – MLive.com

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — As Grand Rapids officials turn their focus to pedestrian safety, state Rep. David LaGrand said he and his fellow legislators need to do more to address the use of cell phones by motorists.  LaGrand, D-Grand Rapids, spoke frankly Monday, Sept. 11, following an event held to highlight Kent County’s above-average totals for pedestrian-involved motor vehicle crashes and introduce the city’s new pedestrian safety campaign.  Between 2012…

Digital Readiness? We’re Not Even Close – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Shutterstock Instead of writing about Apple, Google, Amazon or IBM, and in lieu of writing about cryptocurrencies and other digital technologies, I thought I’d write about some trends that affect us all, even if we’re more interested in what technology is doing for us than to us. This is not about the iPhone 28 or how easy it is to experience streaming content on our mobile devices. This is about stepping…

Exclusive: Toshiba favors Bain group for chip sale; Western Digital talks stall – sources – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toshiba Corp (6502.T) now favors a group led by Bain Capital LP and SK Hynix Inc (000660.KS) to buy its prized semiconductor business, as it failed to bridge key gaps with its business partner and rival bidder Western Digital Corp (WDC.O), two people briefed on the matter said on Tuesday. The dramatic twist in the sale process, beset by legal wrangling and revised bids, comes just a…

This Malaysian Guy Just Spent RM39,999 On A Laptop – Rojak Daily

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The laptop in question is the Acer Predator 21 X. And yes, RM39,999 includes GST. Who bought it? His name is Arysan Ismail, he’s 34, and he has an IT Startup. Bet you wished you had your own startup now right?  He was quoted as saying “Life is short, enjoy what you can, buy while you still can”. And buy he did. Just yesterday. …

Three Ways To Increase Your Digital Brand Value On Amazon – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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Toshiba set to pick Western Digital-led group for chip unit: Nikkan … – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tokyo (Reuters) – Japan’s embattled Toshiba Corp (6502.T) is still in discussions with various parties over the $18 billion sale of its memory chip business just a day before its latest, self-imposed deadline, people involved in the talks told Reuters on Tuesday. Earlier on Tuesday, the Nikkan Kogyo business daily reported without citing sources that Toshiba has agreed to sell the business to a consortium led by U.S. chipmaking partner…

Digital Readiness? We’re Not Even Close – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Shutterstock Instead of writing about Apple, Google, Amazon or IBM, and in lieu of writing about cryptocurrencies and other digital technologies, I thought I’d write about some trends that affect us all, even if we’re more interested in what technology is doing for us than to us. This is not about the iPhone 28 or how easy it is to experience streaming content on our mobile devices. This is about stepping…

Digital Readiness? We’re Not Even Close – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Shutterstock Instead of writing about Apple, Google, Amazon or IBM, and in lieu of writing about cryptocurrencies and other digital technologies, I thought I’d write about some trends that affect us all, even if we’re more interested in what technology is doing for us than to us. This is not about the iPhone 28 or how easy it is to experience streaming content on our mobile devices. This is about stepping…

Toshiba set to pick Western Digital-led group for chip unit: Nikkan Kogyo – Reuters

Posted: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tokyo (Reuters) – Japan’s embattled Toshiba Corp (6502.T) is set to sell its memory chip unit to a consortium led by Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) for about 2 trillion yen ($18.3 billion), the Nikkan Kogyo business daily said on Tuesday without citing sources. Toshiba plans to make a formal decision on Wednesday with the signing of an agreement to come on Sept. 20 after a board meeting on Sept. 20,…

Digital Is Changing Everything . . . Except the Need for Strong Leadership – Forbes

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017

Shutterstock It’s impossible to exaggerate how profoundly the digital revolution already has impacted our lives, from banking, dating, dining, home-buying, shopping and traveling to the way we communicate, perform our work, get news, practice medicine, fight wars and design, manufacture and distribute things. The pace of change has been breathtaking and, if anything, may be accelerating. Incredibly, just a generation ago, Amazon, Facebook and Google—among the companies driving this revolution—didn’t…

Xiaomi’s latest laptop targets Apple’s MacBook Pro – The Verge

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017

Xiaomi entered the laptop market last year with its Mi Notebook Air that was designed to target Apple’s MacBook in both name and design. This year the Chinese company is shifting its focus to Apple’s MacBook Pro, with the launch of its own Mi Notebook Pro. The Mi Notebook Pro includes a 15.6-inch display (1920 x 1080) with narrow bezels, Intel’s latest quad-core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM,…

Xiaomi’s latest laptop targets Apple’s MacBook Pro – The Verge

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017

Xiaomi entered the laptop market last year with its Mi Notebook Air that was designed to target Apple’s MacBook in both name and design. This year the Chinese company is shifting its focus to Apple’s MacBook Pro, with the launch of its own Mi Notebook Pro. The Mi Notebook Pro includes a 15.6-inch display (1920 x 1080) with narrow bezels, Intel’s latest quad-core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM,…

Fagin-style thief uses five-year-old boy to steal mobile phone in Bromley store – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017

A Fagin-style thief used a small child to do his dirty work for him in a mobile phone robbery. The scene, like something from a modern-day Oliver Twist, happened in a candle shop. Police have released CCTV footage of the young boy being used to steal a Samsung Galaxy phone. The 16-second clip shows the boy, believed to be about five years old, and a man at the shop in Bromley,…

Apple’s new gadget will be the iPhone X: reports – New York Post

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017

Get ready for the iPhone X — and for sticker shock. After months of speculation about what Apple would call the next-generation iPhone to be unveiled on Tuesday, it now appears the tech titan has settled on iPhone X, according to reports on Sunday. And with facial recognition software, a crisper OLED screen and an all-glass front, the new iPhone is expected to cost you plenty — like $1,000 and…

Hands On: Keeping a very old laptop useful with Linux – ZDNet

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017

About four years ago (Nov 2013) I bought a used, refurbished Lenovo T400 laptop computer and docking station. It was already about four years old at that time (most of the original product announcements and hands-on reviews I can find are from 2009), and another four years has gone by now, so I think it would be useful to have another look at it and see how it is holding…

RIP wireless laptop docks as Intel bins WiGig parts – The Register

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017

Intel has issued “Product Change Notifications” for several WiGig products it used to make wireless laptop docks. Chipzilla’s interest in WiGig laptop docks was a classic Intel attempt to cook up a product that needs its silicon on the client and in peripherals, in the hope that PC-building partners would popularise the result. Shopping for PCs? Ding, dong, the Dock is dead in 2017’s new models READ MORE In this…

Xiaomi’s latest laptop targets Apple’s MacBook Pro – The Verge

Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017

Xiaomi entered the laptop market last year with its Mi Notebook Air that was designed to target Apple’s MacBook in both name and design. This year the Chinese company is shifting its focus to Apple’s MacBook Pro, with the launch of its own Mi Notebook Pro. The Mi Notebook Pro includes a 15.6-inch display with narrow bezels, Intel’s latest quad-core i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB…

Are Your Analog Ethics Ready For Digital Leverage? – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017

123RF.com “Just because you can, doesn’t mean that you should.” Since humans are capable of abstract thought and sophisticated language, our behavior often blurs the lines between black and white into what is known as “the gray area.” Consequently, the desire for order in the marketplace promotes: 1) the establishment of ethical standards to encourage acceptable personal behavior; 2) contracts to establish legal behavior; 3) courts to sort things out…

If you don’t have a mobile phone, tell us why – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Apple will launch the iPhone 8 on Tuesday. The new phone is set to be a radical change for the company as it celebrates the device’s 10th anniversary. While for some, this will be a day that they have eagerly awaited, others may be less enthused. And there may be a few who don’t have a smartphone or even a mobile altogether. Share your experiences We want to hear from…

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