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Hearst Developing Multiplatform Digital Brand – WWD

Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015

Hearst is developing a new digital site to cover lifestyle, fashion and beauty news. Initially, it was believed that the magazine publisher was simply hiring for its Snapchat product, but WWD has learned that another project is in the works. Hearst declined to provide details. According to the publisher, editorial openings have included managing editor, senior fashion editor, beauty editor and health and fitness editor, not to mention a handful…

Map shows parts of UK most excluded from digital world – The Guardian (blog)

Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015

Nearly one in four adults – around 12 million people – do not have basic online skills, according to a report that reveals considerable regional differences in digital exclusion. According to the study, people in London, Scotland and East Anglia were most adept online, while people in Wales are the least digitally skilled. Baroness Martha Lane-Fox, who founded Lastminute.com, said that poor digital skills was holding the UK back. “We…

Coles enters mobile phone market – Sydney Morning Herald

Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015

The Coles services start at $10 and will have access to 4G services as well as unlimited calls on certain plans. Supermarket giant Coles has joined the growing list of big-name brands selling mobile services to their customers. The company on Monday announced it would resell prepaid mobile services using the Singtel-Optus network with prices starting at $10. These will have access to 4G services as well as unlimited calls on…

Companies could unlock £92bn of digital growth – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015

“Companies tend to be somewhat over-optimistic when forecasting, but this figure nevertheless demonstrates a level of confidence in the potential of digital to create jobs,” the research said. During the shift over the next two years, the executives polled expect to see 300,000 jobs made obsolete. However, an additional 1.1m jobs would be created through investments in digital services such as data analytics, customer relations and software development. Just over…

Cell Phone Donations Helping Domestic Abuse Victims – WBAY

Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015

As part of Domestic Abuse Awareness month, Verizon Wireless was at Lambeau Field, collecting used cell phones and accessories for victims of domestic abuse. “What we’re trying to do is connect people back into their families, friends, their natural supports,” said Karen Michaels, executive director of Golden House in Green Bay, “and sometimes just to the victim service agency, so they can get those supports started again.” Something as simple…

WorldBeing wristband: The gadget made of recycled electronics that tracks your … – The Independent

Posted: Monday, October 19, 2015

Whatever happened to your old Windows 2000 desktop computer? Are you still hanging on to mobile phone handsets of the past? And what about the monolithic printer you chucked out in a zen-inspired fury? Well, you might soon be wearing them on your wrist, if a new tracker concept made entirely from recycled electronics finds enough interest to get off the ground.  With the mortality rate of your iPhone set…

Newspapers face up to the ad crunch in print and digital – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015

The summer of 2015 will be remembered as the moment a perfect storm hit national newspapers. The print advertising market, which still remains the lifeblood of income for most publishers on the path to digital sustainability, has been down unprecedented levels of as much as 30% in some weeks over the past six months. Most of the UK’s top 10 newspaper advertisers have stripped their budgets: the biggest, Sky, has…

New Grant Will Create Prizes for Faculty Using Digital Courseware – Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)

Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Orlando — The Online Learning Consortium, in a move to encourage professors to develop and use digital courseware, will offer new prizes for faculty-led teams that advance and adopt sophisticated online courses with “a strong pedagogical focus and a sustained impact on student success in gateway courses,” the organization announced at its conference here last week. The organization, formerly known as the Sloan Consortium, said it would award up to…

Amazon is offering great touchscreen-friendly gloves for under $9 – BGR

Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Winter is coming, but you still need to text and use your smartphone;s touchscreen. So purchase the Texting Gloves for Smartphone & Touchscreen for sale on Amazon for $8.97 with free Prime shipping. That’s 59% off the list price, and they look great as well. These smart touch gloves have an ultra-soft brushed interior and come in two patterns — black with gray details, or gray with pink details. They will…

The Social Web And The Digital Panopticon – TechCrunch

Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015

I don’t much care for modern “yellow peril” stories. Such stories rely on the fact that China is a foreign country with a billion and a half people in it that still reflexively scares Americans. It makes it very easy to write alarmist “trend pieces” where a few headlines get blown up into a story about how a whole country is filled with drivers intentionally killing pedestrians they hit to…

Indian houses with mobile phone 62% better off than those without – Economic Times

Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015

NEW DELHI: Indian households that own at least one mobile phone enjoy 62 per cent higher level of economic prosperity compared to non mobile-owning ones, says a study by Tata Teleservices and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. “Indian households possessing at least one mobile device enjoy 62 per cent higher level of economic prosperity compared to non mobile-owning households; this premium is even more pronounced with respect to urban…

New music gadget set to bring streaming into the mainstream – Express.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Each gadget comes with a Nintendo Wii-style remote that people use to search for their favourite artists, albums or songs simply by speaking into it. Aside from its catalogue of 30 million albums and songs, users can also listen to playlists compiled by the likes of Robbie Williams, Alesha Dixon, Stephen Fry and Sheryl Crow. The first year’s subscription is built into the purchase price. After 12 months, users can…

Teens prefer Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat (in that order), says new survey – Digital Trends

Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Today’s teens are growing up not only in the digital age but also the social media age. So what’s the social media of choice? Facebook may be far and away the largest and most popular social network by sheer user numbers across the globe — but teens aren’t as impressed with it as adults are. A new study reveals that teens’ first choice for social media is anything but Facebook….

How a Victorian mathematics don became a digital pioneer – The Guardian

Posted: Sunday, October 18, 2015

With a steely glare, a starched collar and a pair of truly prodigious sideburns, he is the digital pioneer you have almost certainly never heard of. Now, 200 years after his birth, George Boole is finally to get the acclaim he deserves. A prodigy with a penchant for self-education, Boole was a teenage schoolteacher who rose to become the first professor of mathematics at what is now University College Cork,…

Asus: ROG G752 Laptop Will Play Every Game Out There – TechnoBuffalo

Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Yes, it will run Crysis (and every other game) The marketing pitch from Asus for its new ROG G752 laptop is that it will run any game you throw at it. That’s the benefit of pairing an Intel Skylake processor with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 980M GPU. The ROG G752 is a 17.3-inch laptop with a Full HD 1080p (1920×1080) resolution. It’s an LED-backlit IPS panel with support for Nvidia’s G-Sync…

Microsoft: ‘Here’s $200 for your old laptop’ – CNET

Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015

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. A pretty solid trade-in offer from Microsoft. Microsoft Been thinking about a new laptop? If you’re ready to part with your old one, Microsoft will give you $200 for it. Or $300 if it’s a MacBook. That’s the fairly straightforward offer from Microsoft’s…

Botetourt students sample a ‘laptop orchestra’ – Roanoke Times

Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ico Bukvic’s instrument is made from a laptop, a Wii remote control and an Ikea salad bowl. The sounds it makes are limited only by imagination. “It seems kind of crazy, but it comes from that idea that every technology we’ve ever used, we’ve made sound with it,” Bukvic told a student who asked the Virginia Tech professor where he got the idea. “When you have a pot and pan…

Dell Chromebook 13 Review Roundup: Best Chrome OS Laptop So Far? – Tech Times

Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Dell’s Chromebook 13 bridges the gap between the lower-cost Chromebooks and the high-end Chromebook Pixel. Will it be able to attract more users to Chrome OS?(Photo : Dell) Dell’s Chromebook 13, with a price tag of between $400 and $900, bridges the gap between the lower-cost Chromebooks and the high-end Chromebook Pixel. The laptop, which is powered by Google’s Chrome OS, features a 13-inch display with a touchscreen option, an…

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