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​Stargroup and Digital X partner on ‘two-way’ bitcoin ATM – ZDNet

Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017

Fintech firm Stargroup has signed a joint-venture agreement with fellow Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)-listed company Digital X to provide a “two-way” ATM solution for buying and selling bitcoin. According to Stargroup, there are currently only 20 ATMs in the country that can facilitate bitcoin transactions; however, conversion fees are in the range of 4 to 8 percent of the transaction value. Additionally, the vast majority are “one-way” ATMs, which means…

Big data and digital transformation: How one enables the other – ZDNet

Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017

You may have heard the phrase, “data is the new oil.” It’s actually a pretty good metaphor because oil doesn’t have any value on its own, it has to be refined into something like gasoline or plastic. Similarly, we’re all inundated with a ton of data, but that data has to be refined into business insights in order to have real value. As a result, we’re going to look at…

Are Digital Wallets Doomed to Fail? – Motley Fool

Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017

The success of digital wallets varies greatly depending upon whom you ask. In early August, Goldman Sachs analysts proclaimed that digital wallet adoption had been “underwhelming to date by nearly every objective standard.” The note stated that while Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Apple Pay was the dominant leader in the space, accounting for 90% of all contactless payments originating from a smartphone in the U.S., it still was struggling to gain real traction….

Jkuat to earn big from laptop sales to new students – Daily Nation

Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017

By OUMA WANZALAMore by this Author A public university is once again set to make hundreds of millions of shillings from new students through its controversial laptop programme. The 4,994 first-years under the government sponsored programme are set to report to Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat) on Monday to the start of their academic year. Fresh students are each required to pay for a laptop. Last year, there…

HP Spectre x360 Review: Windows 10 Laptop Spins Around Refined Excellence – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

Offering a delightful gold trim around a signature shade that is tough to describe (I’m going to go for a  dark walnut), the Spectre x360 is HP’s answer to consumers looking for a convertible laptop.  It offers HD gaming, a 4K touch screen and an innovative hinge. The package offers a comfortable eight hours of battery life as long as you keep the screen brightness down, and while laptops of…

Evgenia Arbugaeva for The Wall Street Journal – Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017

IRKUTSK, Russia—As President Vladimir Putin drives this country to leap into the digital age, the cold temperatures and powerful rivers of Siberia have become an asset for one well-placed company. Here in southern Siberia, energy-and-aluminum giant En+ Group has entered the data-storage market, feeding on industrial-scale power plants for…

Help Me, Laptop! Can a Budget Gaming Laptop Livestream from a Console? – Laptop Mag

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

Thanks to the rise of Twitch, Mixer and YouTube Gaming, livestreaming your video game exploits to eager viewers can be a fun and sometimes lucrative pastime. However, to get your stream off the ground, you’ll need a few things, including a capture card and a solid internet connection. Our forum member liongamerx32 is looking for a laptop capable of livestreaming from a console. That would be easy enough to find,…

What’s the best cheap laptop for university? – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

I read your article regarding which laptop to get for university this year: I’m one of those on my way there this September. However, I’m still stuck on which laptop to buy for my history course. Obviously there will be a lot of note taking and essay writing, but I’m unsure whether I need to splurge £1,000 on a MacBook or Dell XPS or whether something around £500 would do…

6 traits all successful digital enterprises have in common – ZDNet

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

We’re making some progress toward achieving highly digitized enterprises, but it’s going to take time. The problem is technology solutions are being dropped on top of — or are being used to pave over — outdated, calcified processes. Photo: Joe McKendrick This challenge was explored by Phil Wainewright, co-founder of Diginomica, speaking with Diginomica colleague Jon Reed at the recent Financial Force confab. Wainewright spoke to the ever-elusive vision of…

What’s the best cheap laptop for university? – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

I read your article regarding which laptop to get for university this year: I’m one of those on my way there this September. However, I’m still stuck on which laptop to buy for my history course. Obviously there will be a lot of note taking and essay writing, but I’m unsure whether I need to splurge £1,000 on a MacBook or Dell XPS or whether something around £500 would do…

Gadget Lab Podcast: Toy Wars | WIRED – WIRED

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

It’s a special Force Friday II edition of the show this week, with guest Brendan Nystedt. Brendan is WIRED’s market editor, which means he spends his days here testing and recommending cool products. Also, he’s really into Star Wars; fortuitous considering this week is when all the toys for the next Star Wars film are released. Brendan tells Arielle and Mike how the Star Wars merchandising market has grown over…

What’s the best cheap laptop for university? – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

I read your article regarding which laptop to get for university this year: I’m one of those on my way there this September. However, I’m still stuck on which laptop to buy for my history course. Obviously there will be a lot of note taking and essay writing, but I’m unsure whether I need to splurge £1,000 on a MacBook or Dell XPS or whether something around £500 would do…

Get a Lenovo Ideapad 110S laptop for $129.99 – CNET – CNET

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Lenovo Ideapad 110S is a simple, chic budget laptop This charmingly compact, all-white laptop costs under $200 (£230 or roughly converted to AU$260). by Xiomara Blanco Today’s deal…

The only back-to-school cell phone rules your kids really need – Salon

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

Whether your kid is heading to school toting a brand-new device or is already a cell-phone pro, you want everyone on the same page about the dos and don’ts. (Get more information on cell-phone parenting.) You can keep an eye on kids at home (kind of), but at school, they’re on their own. As with any kind of boundary setting, these conversations can be tense. Fortunately, there are only five rules for…

Hogwarts School off to flying start in new digital experience – Reuters

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

(Reuters) – Harry Potter’s magical world is coming alive like never before. Fans of the best-selling books and films can now fly through the boy wizard’s Hogwarts School and its quidditch pitch, in an immersive digital experience. The Hogwarts Experience was launched on the fan website Pottermore.com on Friday to coincide with the Sept. 1 date when 11 year-old orphan Potter first started at Hogwarts school in J.K. Rowling’s 1997…

Toy Wars – WIRED

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

It’s a special Force Friday II edition of the show this week, with guest Brendan Nystedt. Brendan is WIRED’s market editor, which means he spends his days here testing and recommending cool products. Also, he’s really into Star Wars; fortuitous considering this week is when all the toys for the next Star Wars film are released. Brendan tells Arielle and Mike how the Star Wars merchandising market has grown over…

Get a Lenovo Ideapad 110S 11.6-inch laptop for $129.99 – CNET

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Lenovo Ideapad 110S is a simple, chic budget laptop This charmingly compact, all-white laptop costs under $200 (£230 or roughly converted to AU$260). by Xiomara Blanco Today’s deal…

What’s the best cheap laptop for university? – The Guardian

Posted: Saturday, September 02, 2017

I read your article regarding which laptop to get for university this year: I’m one of those on my way there this September. However, I’m still stuck on which laptop to buy for my history course. Obviously there will be a lot of note taking and essay writing, but I’m unsure whether I need to splurge £1,000 on a MacBook or Dell XPS or whether something around £500 would do…

What’s the best cheap laptop for university? – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017

I read your article regarding which laptop to get for university this year: I’m one of those on my way there this September. However, I’m still stuck on which laptop to buy for my history course. Obviously there will be a lot of note taking and essay writing, but I’m unsure whether I need to splurge £1,000 on a MacBook or Dell XPS or whether something around £500 would do…

Western Digital CEO apologized to Toshiba for friction over chip unit sale – Reuters

Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017

TOKYO (Reuters) – Western Digital Corp’s (WDC.O) CEO apologized to his counterpart at Toshiba Corp (6502.T) for strained ties after the U.S. firm sued to keep their chip joint venture from being sold to rival bidders, according to an Aug. 11 letter. The embattled Japanese conglomerate has put its chip unit, – worth between $17 billion to $18 billion, up for sale as it scrambles to cover liabilities at its…

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