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While Modi promises a ‘Digital India,’ local authorities shut down the Internet – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

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While Modi promises a ‘Digital India,’ local authorities shut down the Internet – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

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Congregations to give using contactless as churches introduce … – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Worshippers will be able to use contactless to donate after the Church of England unveiled plans to digitise its collection plates.  From August around 40 churches are expected to have hand-held terminals to process donations made using contactless cards. John Preston, national stewardship officer at the Church of England, told the Financial Times: “We’re aware that younger generations — and there are many people now who don’t carry cash —…

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Posted: Sunday, June 25, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

Congregations to give using contactless as churches introduce digital collection plates – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Worshippers will be able to use contactless to donate after the Church of England unveiled plans to digitise its collection plates.  From August around 40 churches are expected to have hand-held terminals to process donations made using contactless cards. John Preston, national stewardship officer at the Church of England, told the Financial Times: “We’re aware that younger generations — and there are many people now who don’t carry cash —…

Disney Digital Network Touts Synergies in New Structure | Variety – Variety

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Months after announcing that its Maker Studios division would no longer operate independently, Walt Disney Co. is putting those assets to good use inside its newly blended digital network. Andrew Sugerman, executive VP of publishing and digital media for Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, touted the synergies already at work in a Q&A on Friday at Vidcon in Anaheim, not far from the conglomerate’s theme park. Disney revealed in…

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

New Apple store that resembles a laptop wouldn’t be the first building to hawk a product – Chicago Tribune

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspired by a report that an Apple logo appeared atop the company’s under-construction North Michigan Avenue store, making it resemble a giant laptop, I did what any digital-age architecture critic would do: I sent out a crowd-sourcing tweet asking for other examples of this irresistible phenomenon: small product becomes big building. On Twitter, they came pouring in. •The Capitol Records building in Los Angeles— “looks like an old fashioned turntable…

Easiest Path to Riches on the Web? An Initial Coin Offering – The … – New York Times

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Since the beginning of the year, 65 projects have raised $522 million in these offerings, according to Smith & Crown, a research firm focused on the new industry. Advertisement Continue reading the main story It is a frothy, sprawling and completely unregulated way of funding start-ups, leaving even veteran technology watchers scratching their heads. “It’s kind of like when you are a little kid and you know you are getting…

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

Jimmie Johnson’s crew chief has laptop stolen with key notes for Sunday’s NASCAR race – SB Nation

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Seven-time championship-winning crew chief Chad Knaus had his laptop, which contained all his notes for this weekend’s NASCAR Cup Series race, stolen from his rental car Wednesday night, according to The Associated Press. Knaus and his wife flew into San Francisco Wednesday night, then drove their rental car to Fisherman’s Wharf to have dinner. When the couple returned to the car after dinner, the right-side rear passenger window was smashed…

Disney Digital Network Touts Synergies in New Structure – Variety

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Months after announcing that its Maker Studios division would no longer operate independently, Walt Disney Co. is putting those assets to good use inside its newly blended digital network. Andrew Sugerman, executive VP of publishing and digital media for Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media, touted the synergies already at work in a Q&A on Friday at Vidcon in Anaheim, not far from the conglomerate’s theme park. Disney revealed in…

Apple Unveils World’s Least Portable Laptop – Gizmodo

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

You can say a lot about Apple—it brought smartphones and personal computers to the mass market, it changed the technology industry forever, it was controlled by a megalomaniacal asshole for much of its existence—but you’d have a hard time getting even the staunchest critic of the company to argue its products weren’t groundbreakingly pretty. Alas, nothing gold can stay. Behold, Chicago’s terrible new Apple store! Get it? It looks like…

Toshiba Agrees To Talk With Western Digital Over Disputed Chip Deal – Investor’s Business Daily

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Western Digital (WDC) stock broke out Friday after Japan-based Toshiba said it was open to settling a dispute over the sale of a chip business the two jointly run. Western Digital gained a stake in the operation, which makes an advanced form of flash-based memory chips, as a result of its $15.8 billion SanDisk acquisition. Toshiba on Tuesday had announced it would sell the unit to a consortium that includes Korea-based SK…

NASCAR Crew Chief’s Laptop Ripped Off In San Francisco – CBS San Francisco Bay Area

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Seven-time championship-winning crew chief Chad Knaus was oddly calm Friday even though his race notes for star driver Jimmie Johnson this weekend had been stolen from his rental car in San Francisco. Knaus and his wife arrived in California on Wednesday night and headed to Fisherman’s Wharf for dinner. Knaus told The Associated Press they parked at a meter in a bustling area and were gone…

I Found a 15-inch Laptop That’s Not a Total Pain – Gizmodo

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

All images: Alex Cranz/Gizmodo I sat down on the train, two laptops, a tablet, and an e-reader crammed in my purse. There was a moment of relief—I’d managed to snag a seat on a rush hour train—and then, I felt a moment of sheer terror. My purse felt unusually light despite being full of gadgets. Certainly too light for a purse containing a 15-inch laptop. Those are giant unwieldy monsters…

Apple Unveils World’s Least Portable Laptop – Gizmodo

Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017

You can say a lot about Apple—it brought smartphones and personal computers to the mass market, it changed the technology industry forever, it was controlled by a megalomaniacal asshole for much of its existence—but you’d have a hard time getting even the staunchest critic of the company to argue its products weren’t groundbreakingly pretty. Alas, nothing gold can stay. Behold, Chicago’s terrible new Apple store! Get it? It looks like…

Toshiba willing to talk with spurned Western Digital about chip unit sale – Reuters

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

TOKYO Toshiba Corp said it was open to talks with Western Digital Corp in their dispute over the sale of the Japanese conglomerate’s prized chip unit – an apparent olive branch after it chose another suitor as preferred bidder. The two have been feuding bitterly and Western Digital, which jointly runs Toshiba’s main semiconductor plant, has sought a U.S. court injunction to prevent any deal that does not have its…

China’s Central Bank Has Begun Cautiously Testing a Digital … – MIT Technology Review

Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017

China’s central bank is testing a prototype digital currency with mock transactions between it and some of the country’s commercial banks. Speeches and research papers from officials at the People’s Bank of China show that the bank’s strategy is to introduce the digital currency alongside China’s renminbi. But there is currently no timetable for this, and the bank seems to be proceeding cautiously. Nonetheless the test is a significant step….

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