Mobile, Laptop & Other Gadgets

Young Digital Artists, Anxious About … Technology – The New York … – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The sculpture, “Monument I,” had been created for a show about the Hereafter Institute, a fictional organization that now lives only online. It purports to arrange a digital afterlife for its “clients” — preserving their online presence and, through virtual reality, even the memory of their physical existence. On its website, the institute greets visitors with such deadpan sales pitches as, “What will death mean when our digital souls outlive…

Ad Industry Group May Consider Tougher 100% Standard for Digital Ad Viewability – AdAge.com

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

Half an ad has been enough to comprise a digital “view” according to the industry’s Media Rating Council for the past three years, but the group may consider toughening its oft-maligned standard to require every single ad pixel displays. That would close some of the “viewability” gap between the industry standard and the much stricter requirements of enormous ad buyers including Unilever and GroupM. They would effectively align on display…

US venture capital’s digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups – Reuters

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge – some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don’t need their money. Only a few years ago, digital currency entrepreneurs, like other Silicon Valley peers, had to line up to pitch their ideas to venture capitalists, who controlled their destiny as…

Exploding laptop battery in Melbourne home prompts warning about buying non-genuine parts – ABC Online

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

Updated July 24, 2017 16:06:47 Photo: The computer had been left on continuous charge and overheated. (Supplied: MFB) A laptop left on continuous charge, with a battery purchased online, has exploded in a Melbourne home, causing spot fires in a bedroom. A woman in her 20s was injured but did not require hospital treatment after the fire broke out in her home in Canterbury, in Melbourne’s east, on Sunday…

US venture capital’s digital coin quandary: cash-rich startups – Reuters

Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge – some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don’t need their money. Only a few years ago, digital currency entrepreneurs, like other Silicon Valley peers, had to line up to pitch their ideas to venture capitalists, who controlled their destiny as…