Google could fix the business side of digital journalism by building a CMS – Quartz

Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Until now, mining good journalism from the web’s depths has been done from the top. Over the last 13 years, looking for “signals” that flag quality content has been at the core of Google News: With a search engine scanning and ranking 50,000 sources in 30 languages and 72 editions, its inventor, the famous computer Scientist Krishna Bharat, has taken his extraordinary breakthrough to an immense scale. The whole system…

Dual core? That’s so 2005! Your next laptop should have a quad – Digital Trends

Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015

Only two of the top 20 systems on Amazon’s best-selling notebook list have a quad-core processor, and less than a quarter of all notebooks listed on Newegg have more than two cores. This has been true for as long as multi-core chips have been available, and it’s not likely to change any time soon. But the most popular choice isn’t always correct. Over the past few years I’ve noticed that notebooks…

How Adaptive Sourcing and Digital Transformation Will Put You In The Winner’s … – Forbes

Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015

The realities of digital business put most companies on their heels. Few are ready for the technology and business shifts that will define the next generation of market leaders. New technologies–from social to mobile to cloud to digital to analytics–now help answer business questions. However, an enterprise needs the correct amount of human stewardship and IT sourcing to seize the ring that digital business represents. Martin Gill, VP Principal Analysis…

Will a magnet destroy your smartphone or hard drive? We ask the experts – Digital Trends

Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015

I’ve always been extremely paranoid about magnets getting anywhere near my electronics. I have a vision of screens warping, precious files vanishing into the ether, and my smartphone shutting down forever. When my son received some magnets as a gift recently, it only took an hour before he’d waved them close enough to my phone that I felt compelled to confiscate them. They’re now gathering dust on the forbidden shelf,…

Former President Abdul Kalam likely to be brand ambassador for Digital India – The Indian Express

Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015

The government plans to rope in former President A P J Abdul Kalam as the brand ambassador for Digital India, one of its flagship programmes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to chair a meeting on Monday to finalise a comprehensive plan for Digital India Week, an event likely to be held in July when various ministries will launch a range of online services for the masses. “We need to…

Extra cell phone enforcement kicks off this week –

Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015

1129I5-challenge(Photo: KING) Distracted driving emphasis patrols started in King County on Sunday and run through June 13. Anyone caught texting or talking on a phone without a hands-free device will get a $124 fine. “We are getting the word out now so drivers get the message and put their phones down,” said Lieutenant Kurt Schwan, of the Federal Way Police Department. “You can avoid a ticket and more importantly help…

Asus ZenWatch 2 gains digital crown, might seem familiar to Apple Watch fans – The Next Web

Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015

Asus has revealed a new Android Wear smartwatch — the ZenWatch 2 — at the Computex trade show in Taipei. The timepiece comes in two sizes, in silver, gunmetal or rose gold. Taking after the Apple Watch, it features a digital crown to interact with the device. It also comes with a new magnetic charger that Asus claims is faster and attaches more easily than its predecessor. How will it perform?…

GoPro’s Hero+ LCD puts a touchscreen on its entry-level camera – Engadget

Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015

Last week, GoPro unveiled some advanced tools for the more ambitious content creator. Today, for the folk that just want to snorkel in the Bahamas, or jump off a cliff there’s a new member of the GoPro camera family to consider: the Hero+ LCD. If you’re familiar with the company’s naming conventions, you’ve probably figured out that this is a revision of the bare bones Hero that was introduced last…

There’s been a horrific slump in the value of ‘old media’ companies – Business Insider

Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015

© AFP/File Timothy A. ClaryThe news remains mostly bleak for the American newspaper industry, struggling over the past decade to adapt to the new digital landscape Washington (AFP) – The news remains mostly bleak for the American newspaper industry, struggling over the past decade to adapt to the new digital landscape. The sale of the San Diego Union-Tribune in early May for $85 million underscored the horrific slump in…

The best thin laptop in the world: Apple Macbook Air 13in vs Asus Zenbook UX305 – Stuff

Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015

What’s the story? The laptop that practically invented the Ultrabook format has been updated for a seventh time, but don’t worry: they kept the MagSafe socket. It’s outwardly the same slim, light slice of tech, only now with a Thunderbolt 2 port and Intel’s latest Broadwell-generation Intel Core i5 CPU that lets it rev that bit harder. Is it any good? Apple knows not to mess with a winning formula,…

Western Digital-SanDisk Now Makes More Sense – Barron’s

Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015

Susquehanna Financial Group SanDisk remains an attractive takeover candidate with the most compelling case for Western Digital, while NAND memory consolidation via Hynix or Micron Technology remains a possibility. Avago Technologies (ticker: AVGO) bid for Broadcom (BRCM) (via 2.7 times leverage) supports our thesis for a Western Digital…

The Sporting News is hiring 80 part-timers in digital revolution – Awful Announcing

Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015

ShareTweet The Sporting News is one of the iconic brands in sports media.  However, like most longtime standards in the print magazine world, it’s gone through a major transformation into the digital age.  The Sporting News printed their last edition in 2012, ending a lifespan of the magazine that dated back to its launch in 1886.  To put that into perspective, The Sporting News came into existence in the same…

Digital citizenship — merging youths’ social media ‘know-how’ with parents … – Deseret News

Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015

Nowhere is a generational gap more apparent than when it comes to technology knowledge and application. For example, think of phones — from desktop to digital and cellular. Think of dialing those phones — from rotary and touch-tone to touch-screen. Think of those calls — from local and long-distance audio to Skype and FaceTime visuals. About the time the grandparents are figuring out Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the younger generation…

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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015

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