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When Should You Buy Your Kid a Cell Phone? – HuffPost

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

However, in the interest of providing a succinct answer, be advised: Many parents first introduce a cell phone to kids around age 13. While some households lean a little younger, you’ll find it a fairly reasonable starting point if you’re looking for an opening guideline. That said, as we point out in new book The Modern Parent’s Guide to Facebook and Social Networks, it may help to remember as follows…

Hands-On With iOS 11 Beta: The iPad Can Finally Be A Proper Laptop Replacement – Forbes

Posted: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ben Sin The new iPad Pro with iOS 11 makes it more like a laptop than before. Last year I wrote a piece poking fun at Apple’s marketing campaign claiming its iPad Pro can replace a laptop. I was hardly the only tech writer who felt that way at the time — after all, the iPad’s OS is basically a blown up version of a mobile phone OS, lacking the…

Laptop Gets To Age When It Can Be Lightly Tossed Sometimes – The Onion (satire)

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

TROY, AL—Explaining that the degree of care with which it must be handled has been steadily decreasing over time, local man Peter Shepard confirmed Monday that his laptop had reached the age where it can be lightly tossed sometimes. “It’s six years old now, so it’s okay to gently throw it every now and then, but only if it’s onto a soft surface like a couch or something,” said Shepard,…

European regulators are about to kill the digital media industry – Markets Insider

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg flickr/gultaggen When we imagine an assault on free media, we often picture a despotic ruler seeking to consolidate power by silencing voices of opposition. Bangladesh, Egypt and Zimbabwe are but a few arenas where battles for media dominance by the ruling class have left news outlets censored, journalists in jail, and the public deprived of the truth. In Europe, a different but still pernicious assault on…

Traditional Or Digital, TV Networks Crave Just One Thing – Forbes

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Shutterstock There were two big stories in the TV industry last week and they both revolved around data. Disney announced that it would be launching standalone OTT apps for ESPN and for the Disney Channel, and Facebook announced the rollout of its long-awaited Watch feature, which will (initially) feature  professionally produced short-form videos from well-known brands such as NASA, the NBA and National Geographic. Both companies launched their products with one key…

Craig Greiwe Named Head of Rogers & Cowan Digital – Variety

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

PR powerhouse Rogers & Cowan has named Craig Greiwe head of its R&C Digital Group, an “end-to-end digital marketing division that complements Rogers & Cowan’s traditional PR work,” states a release announcing the appointment. Related Universal DreamWorks Animation Announces ‘Trolls 2’; Sets for April 10, 2020 In addition, the company announced the creation of R&C Studios, an in-house creative concern that will execute digital content for Rogers & Cowan’s diverse client…

Revolutionizing Digital Music Through Blockchain – HuffPost

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Blockchain technology, or distributed ledger, is a distributed database which virtually eliminates risks associated with hacking and security. Blockchain, in effect, replaces the centralized management hub of a business model, creating a decentralized management and distribution network. Effectively, blockchain provides a place where management can be outsourced and replaced by technology. Blockchain is everywhere, and is certainly here to stay.

European regulators are about to kill the digital media industry – Business Insider

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg flickr/gultaggen When we imagine an assault on free media, we often picture a despotic ruler seeking to consolidate power by silencing voices of opposition. Bangladesh, Egypt and Zimbabwe are but a few arenas where battles for media dominance by the ruling class have left news outlets censored, journalists in jail, and the public deprived of the truth. In Europe, a different but still pernicious assault on…

Ottawa photographer prefers film over digital – SFGate

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Caption Close OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Pay close attention out and about in Ottawa, and the sight of a young man roaming the city with a vintage sheet film camera and tripod photographing buildings and landscapes may take you back. It’s taken 22-year-old Illinois Valley Community College student Joey Urso back more than 100 years. Urso not only loves film, remember film?, but he also has put together a makeshift…

Top 25 gaming laptop performers – CNET

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

The most beautiful phone ever has one wildly annoying issue he Samsung Galaxy S8’s fast speeds and fantastic curved screen make it a top phone for 2017, but the annoying fingerprint reader could sour your experience.

MSI GL62M 7REX Gaming Laptop – DailyTech

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

The MSI GL62M 7REX laptop gives gamers a full suite for gaming dominance and offers gamers a truly seamless gaming experience.  It is equipped with a 15.6-inch FHD LED display, powered by Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, designed with HDMI output, and features NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 Ti GDDR5 graphics. Photo Source: MSI Its main features include, Microsoft Windows 10 OS which Offers more powerful performance, brings you…

Exclusive: Google buys Seattle health monitoring startup Senosis, bolstering digital health push – GeekWire

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017

Computer scientist and electrical engineer Shwetak Patel. His most recent venture, Senosis, developd apps for smartphones that can help diagnose disease. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Shwetak Patel has struck again. The University of Washington computer scientist has sold his newest Seattle startup company, Senosis Health, to Google, according to sources familiar with the deal. It marks the latest acquisition for Patel, whose past startup ventures have landed in the hands of…

Stay up to date with the next big astronomical events with a new digital calendar – The Verge

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Last week, The New York Times soft-launched a new feature called The New York Times Astronomy and Space Calendar, which previews some of the notable upcoming astronomical events. There’s a neat twist to this: you can sync it to your personal calendar on your computer or phone. The Times’ calendar features a light range of upcoming events: meteor showers, notable anniversaries, and major events such as the August 21st solar…

Help Me, LAPTOP: Should I Buy a MacBook or a ZenBook? – Laptop Mag

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2017

If you’re looking for a lightweight 13-inch laptop that’s under $1,000, Asus and Apple both have intriguing options. Forum user miguelestevez is trying to choose between a ZenBook UX303UA and a MacBook Air 13-inch. Both laptops have 13-inch screens, Core i5 CPUs and 8GB of RAM. However, the MacBook configuration he is considering has a 128GB SSD, while the ZenBook has twice that amount of storage. We strongly…

For digital trade advocates, all eyes on NAFTA – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

WASHINGTON – Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., supported the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement for a number of reasons. But one of the most important was the precedent TPP set for digital trade among nations. TPP set rules guaranteeing the free flow of data among participating countries, taking away protectionist policies such as forcing foreign trading partners to store digital data in the country where they want to do business….

Cell phone distraction leads to crash, fence post in passenger seat – FOX31 Denver

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Photo Gallery View Gallery (3 images) ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — Cell phone distraction and speed led to a 2-vehicle crash in Arapahoe County late Friday night according to the Colorado State Patrol. One of the vehicles slammed into a fence and a fence post went through the windshield into the passenger seat. Luckily, there was no one in the passenger seat. It happened at South Versailles Parkway and East Orchard…

5 Digital Marketing Trends Your Business Needs to Try – Entrepreneur

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Find out how to optimize your website to give your customers experiences that will have the biggest ROI for your business. Register Now » We are a society tearing through the digital landscape, and there’s no hint of us slowing down anytime soon. New stars are born every day in the digital world. Some stay burning bright, while others quickly burnout. Take for example, the Pokémon Go craze that took…

Windows 10 on MacBook Air clone? Latest Chuwi budget laptop is … – ZDNet

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Chuwi hasn’t yet released LapBook Air pricing but it’s made a name for itself by delivering laptops and 2-in-1s with decent specs at budget prices. Image: Chuwi Since Apple doesn’t seem interested in updating the MacBook Air, a Chinese clone specialist is having a crack at it, albeit in a laptop running Windows 10. Chuwi, the company behind a number of Microsoft’s Surface brand lookalikes, is launching the LapBook Air,…

Digital radio in Hong Kong dies with bow out of RTHK channels – South China Morning Post

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

Hong Kong’s last remaining digital radio channels will go off the air next month, public broadcaster RTHK announced on Friday, putting the final nail in the coffin for the city’s ill-fated digital audio broadcasting policy. At the stroke of midnight on September 4, RTHK will pull the plug on five channels – DAB 31 to 35 – reassigning affected programmes to its FM channels in a reshuffle. The move was…

Consumer Reports’ Surface Laptop flap is based on data from past Surface models – PCWorld

Posted: Saturday, August 12, 2017

When Consumer Reports stopped recommending the Microsoft Surface Laptop and latest Microsoft Surface Book, it did so based not on those specific products’ reliability. Rather, the company used reliability surveys of earlier Surface devices (including Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, and the early Surface Book), according to a report the publication released Thursday. In addition to removing its “recommended” rating from four Microsoft Surface devices, Consumer Reports stated it wouldn’t recommend any…

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