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‘We are about to see massive disruptions’: IMF’s Lagarde says it’s time to get serious about digital currency – CNBC

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

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How to get a good laptop deal this Black Friday – TechRadar

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

By now, you’re almost certainly familiar with Black Friday: it’s a day (and following weekend) which sees some massively tempting discounts applied to all manner of technology and gadgets. And naturally that includes Windows laptops (or those running other operating systems, which we’ll touch on briefly here, too). Indeed, expensive pieces of hardware, particularly premium notebooks, can often see chunky discounts applied, with retailers hoping that knocking a chunk off…

Get a free Eerie Eyes digital decoration from AtmosFX – CNET

Posted: Friday, October 13, 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! Thankfully, there’s no watermark on the real thing. Just scary animated eyes suitable for viewing or projection. Awesome! AtmosFX Halloween is coming! Ready to up your scare game?…

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Launches Digital School ‘Woz U’ – Inc.com

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Steve “Woz” Wozniak, cofounder of Apple Computer and inventor of the Apple II computer, announced on Friday the launch of his latest startup, Woz U. The venture is a “digital institute” meant to help people gain skills in computer science to fill gaps in high-paying technology roles. Wozniak, beloved for his affability, said Woz U was created to make tech less intimidating. “People often are afraid to choose a technology-based…

Raspberry Pi laptop teaches code with modular innards – Engadget

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Pi-Top has experimented with this concept before. In December 2014, the company raised $193,000 on Indiegogo for its first do-it-yourself laptop. It was a functional, but unattractive machine with a cramped keyboard and small, right-aligned trackpad. A large, horizontal panel sat between the keyboard and the hinge, taking up valuable space. (You could keep your lunch there, I suppose.) To access the Pi and modular tray underneath, you had to…

‘We are about to see massive disruptions’: IMF’s Lagarde says it’s time to get serious about digital currency – CNBC

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

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Sony’s projector that turns your surface into a touchscreen is now available – Ars Technica

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

reader comments 48 Sony has finally brought its Xperia Touch projector to market at $1,699.99. The device can project a fully functional Android interface onto a table, wall, or other flat surface in your home, and it can be used to watch movies or play video games, too. The Xperia Touch can project a 23-inch multi-touch Android interface that works well, or it can do up to 80 inches on…

PBoC Digital Currency Director Calls for Centralized State Cryptocurrency – CoinDesk

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

China may not recognize bitcoin as a legal currency, but it seems to have a clear vision for a state-issued alternative. At a meeting hosted by the International Telecommunication Union this week, Yao Qian, the Director of the Digital Currency Research Institute under the People’s Bank of China, reportedly boasted about the potential of a state-owned digital currency, while suggesting that there is an inherent lack of value anchoring public cryptocurrencies like…

‘We are about to see massive disruptions’: IMF’s Lagarde says it’s time to get serious about digital currency – CNBC

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

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Movies Anywhere Promises To Fix Digital Film Libraries – Forbes

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

The Verge Movies Anywhere puts your digital home library in one convenient spot Digital copies of movies have always been more trouble than they’re worth. Finding the code in a Blu-Ray copy of a favorite film always led to hassle. Each studio seemingly had its own particular relationship with a digital retailer or distributor, cranking up the number of passwords, accounts and services needed to enjoy films on a phone,…

Sony’s projector that turns your surface into a touchscreen is now available – Ars Technica

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

reader comments 30 Sony has finally brought its Xperia Touch projector to market at $1,699.99. The device can project a fully functional Android interface onto a table, wall, or other flat surface in your home, and it can be used to watch movies or play video games, too. The Xperia Touch can project a 23-inch multi-touch Android interface that works well, or it can do up to 80 inches on…

Digital Trade Agreements Failing to Reflect Internet Community Input: UNCTAD – EFF

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

A hallmark of the new generation of trade agreements under negotiation, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), is the inclusion of chapters on e-commerce or digital trade. But interest in using trade agreements to address issues such as data localization, disclosure of software source code, and platform safe harbors, isn’t restricted to these regional trade negotiations. The same issues have also…

What’s really holding back today’s CIO from digital transformation? – ZDNet

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

The ongoing industry focus on digital transformation remains the hottest and most strategic conversation in the business of IT today. You can’t read an article or go to a conference without getting an earful on the subject these days, and for good reason: The world has become far more digital, customer tastes and expectations have changed dramatically in recent years, and so much more is technically possible today than even…

Watch a laptop destroyed by semi-automatic portable railgun – CNET

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives. Poor laptop. NSA_Listbot/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET Somewhere, in some garage, the next great technological breakthrough is being created. And somewhere, in some unknown space, people are creating new ways to destroy laptops and melons. Please welcome, then, a piece of weaponry touted as the first semi-automatic portable railgun. Because you know you’ve always wanted…

Sony’s projector that turns your surface into a touchscreen is now available – Ars Technica

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

reader comments 17 Sony has finally brought its Xperia Touch projector to market at $1,699.99. The device can project a fully functional Android interface onto a table, wall, or other flat surface in your home, and it can be used to watch movies or play video games, too. The Xperia Touch can project a 23-inch multi-touch Android interface that works well, or it can do up to 80 inches on…

Hollywood studios join Disney to launch Movies Anywhere digital locker service – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

For several years now, Disney has been the only Hollywood studio with a digital movie locker worth using, but a host of other industry heavyweights have now jumped on board to launch an expanded version of the service called Movies Anywhere. It’s both a cloud-based digital locker and a one-stop-shop app: customers connect Movies Anywhere to their iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, or Vudu accounts, and all of the eligible…

DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT AND THE CONNECTED CAR: How cars are transforming into digital platforms and opening … – Business Insider

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

BI Intelligence This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here. Media consumption is at a saturation point. After rising for much of the last decade, total digital time spent has been nearly static since the start of 2015. As a result, it’s increasingly difficult for content producers to win over minutes of consumers’ time. One platform, though, is poised…

Put all your digital films in one place with Movies Anywhere – Digital Trends

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

The addition of major studios’ film libraries to Movies Anywhere could fundamentally change the game when it comes to digital movie ownership. We reported on Tuesday that Disney was heading toward an agreement with several prominent film studios that would massively increase the library of content available via its Movies Anywhere service. Currently, the digital download service lets consumers keep all film purchases — as long as they’re from Disney,…

Western Digital unveils breakthrough HDD technology – ZDNet

Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Western Digital on Wednesday announced a technology breakthrough in hard disk drive (HDD) technology that “will fuel the next decade of big data,” according to Brendan Collins, Western Digital’s VP of Devices. At an event in San Jose, California, the company demonstrated microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR), a technology that should enable hard drives with 40TB of capacity and beyond that by 2025. MAMR offers “all the gain without the pain”…

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