HP rises again to be the world’s top PC maker as Lenovo slips

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Lenovo has surpassed HP as the world’s top PC maker in terms of shipments in 2013. However, there are good news for HP, which edged Lenovo to regain the title of world top’s PC maker, according to IDC. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 60.3 million units in the first quarter of 2017, growing by just 0.6 percent compared to the same quarter the previous year. IDC previously forecast a decline of 1.8 percent in PC shipments, so the positive growth was a sign the PC market is recovering. Quarterly PC shipments…

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Apple loses top spot on Laptop Magazine’s best brands ranking for 2017

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After taking first place every year since 2010 in Laptop Mag’s survey of the best and worst laptop brands, Apple has dropped to fifth place in the 2017 edition of the survey. Participants voted on six criteria for each brand, and while Apple scored well on reviews, design and support, it took a beating in value and selection. The tech giant has always sold its laptops at a premium, but in 2017, consumers don’t think they’re worth it. The online review site evaluates the 10 biggest laptop brands for its annual ranking…

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Digital transformation sets tech firms as agents of change

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IT has moved from the basement to the boardroom, and is now a strategic part of every company’s business. Whether it’s the internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, mobility, big data, analytics or something else, there is always a new technology for technology firms and chief digital information officers (CDIO) to grapple with. With digital technologies proliferating and advancing at a rapid clip, it is important to consider the role of the chief digital information officers in leading change. The rapidly evolving digital landscape has opened up a significant new role for…

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The Popular Social Media is no longer social, chat Bots are taking over

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The rise of social bots has thrown up a wide range of new issues in the social media world. Chat bots have become a common part of online interaction for major consumer companies and celebrities. The popular networking scene is slowly turning out to be unsocial as robots are taking over the communications with users disguising themselves as humans. As technology develops, robots as well improve their interactions with humans trying to emulate and possibly alter their behavior. Currently, celebrities are using Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to lend a personal…

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Nikon celebrates 100th anniversary with limited edition cameras

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Nikon has been around for 100 years, and it’s pulling out all the stops to celebrate. Along with a set of commemorative trinkets, like neck straps and crystal cameras, the imaging and optics multinational has designed limited edition versions of its flagship cameras. The company is releasing commemorative models of its cameras, lenses, and binoculars, as well as some miscellaneous accessories. Most people are probably going to be interested in the special edition D5 and D500. The D5 ships with a new anniversary booklet while the D500 includes a metal…

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Samsung’s quest to redeem itself with the Galaxy S8 Launch

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Samsung has unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, the Korean giant’s latest attempt to take on the iPhone. The launch of the device is seen as a crucial moment for Samsung coming after the scandal that saw it forced to recall and cease production of the Galaxy Note 7, its previous top-end phone. The new device comes in two sizes, the 5.8-inch S8 and the 6.2-inch S8+. They feature a new design in which the “infinity display” wraps around the device, meaning that the large screen takes up almost all…

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Is technology contributing to increased inequality?

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As global poverty continues to decline thanks to technology, another issue emerges. According to the World Economic Forum, rising income inequality and the polarization of societies pose a risk to the global economy, and may lead to increased polarization and lack of political stability reports Tech Crunch. This, however, is not a global problem. In developing countries, inequality is decreasing and the amount of people living in extreme poverty is at an all-time low. Mobile technology is contributing to financial inclusion in countries without an established financial infrastructure, and global markets create trade opportunities. However, the…

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Facebook pivots into Stories

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Facebook is evolving from textual content and link-focused sharing to the visible verbal exchange layout its admits “Snapchat has in point of fact pioneered”. All users will quickly have access to the Facebook’s new digicam feature that permits them to overlay special effects on photos and videos. They can then share this content to a Snapchat clone known as facebook tales that seems above news Feed on cellular and works in a similar way to Instagram’s 24-hour ephemeral slideshows. Users also may share these posts to News Feed, individual friends…

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Laptop bans on Middle East flights bring mixed reactions.

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Fast-growing Middle Eastern airlines have been luring business travelers away from carriers in the U.S., Europe and Asia for years. But they may find the seats in the front of the plane going unfilled after the U.S. and U.K. ijucted laptop bans and other large electronics in the cabin on some flights from the region. Travelers across expressed frustration Wednesday at a ban on large electronic devices for flights to the US and Britain that has sparked confusion and speculation. Passengers on flights to the US and Britain from major…

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Gmail for Web Can Now Stream Video Attachments

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Google is rolling out a quality of life improvement to Gmail desktop users that makes previewing video attachments in Gmail much smoother and quicker. The email client has now introduced a nifty ability to stream video attachments instead of downloading them. This will let you understand what the video is about before deciding on a download, a rather useful feature to save up on the cramped storage space on PCs and laptops. Previously, in order to view a video attachment in Gmail, you would have to download it to your…

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