Mobile, Laptop & Other Gadgets

Intel’s 8th-gen Core CPUs could boost laptop performance by 40 percent – PCWorld

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

For the first time, Intel’s upcoming eighth-generation Core CPUs will feature quad-core processors inside of its chips aimed at ultrabooks, offering performance as much as 40 percent faster than in the previous generation, the company said. Intel hasn’t disclosed the prices of its four new 15-watt 8th-gen Core U-series chips, though the company revealed Monday how fast they’ll run: The slowest Core i5-8250U will run at 1.6GHz, with a boost…

IT Playing Strategic Role In Digital Business Transformation – Forbes

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Digital transformation is a phrase which gets used often these days. Personally, I prefer “data-driven transformation.” Digital transformation has been going on since the merging of IT and business in the 1970s, or possibly before. What is driving the latest, and potentially most disruptive, wave of change, is the skyrocketing amount of information we are now able to capture, analyze and learn from. These insights are changing the very way…

Europe’s tech ambition: To be the world’s digital policeman – POLITICO.eu

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

Digital Politics is a column about the global intersection of technology and the world of politics. LONDON — When people started surfing the web about 30 years ago, life was pretty simple. It might have taken minutes — if not longer — to get online, but when you were connected, there were few restrictions on what you could do. Fast forward to 2017, and the world is a very different…

15 Years Later, Maine’s ‘One Laptop Per Child’ Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores – Fortune

Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017

When the Internet and digital tools first rose into popular consciousness, one major concern was that the barriers to access them would create a “digital divide” between rich and poor. Those with access to expensive new technology, the thinking went, would rocket ahead of those without it. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative was one of the earliest and largest efforts to bridge that divide. Starting in 2002, it provided a…

Putting The ‘World’s Smallest Laptop’ To The Test – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

Ben Sin The GPD Pocket is being billed as the world’s smallest laptop. With tech advances making gadgets increasingly capable (and more affordable), there’s never been a better time to be a so-called “digital nomad.” Personally, I cringe at the “digital nomad” term, but I can’t deny that it quite succinctly sums up people like me, who only needs solid internet connection and a digital device to do work. In the…

15 Years Later, Maine’s ‘One Laptop Per Child’ Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores – Fortune

Posted: Sunday, August 20, 2017

When the Internet and digital tools first rose into popular consciousness, one major concern was that the barriers to access them would create a “digital divide” between rich and poor. Those with access to expensive new technology, the thinking went, would rocket ahead of those without it. The Maine Learning Technology Initiative was one of the earliest and largest efforts to bridge that divide. Starting in 2002, it provided a…