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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-10-22 07:50:27
The new Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet is easily the best tablet you can buy for $150. It's a no-frills tablet, much like its predecessor that carried the same name, but the sharper screen and on-demand support for Alexa turn the Fire HD 10 from a 'meh' first-generation product into a great tablet. Folks who subscribe to Amazon Prime services will get the most out of it, but it's also a really solid tablet for kids or as a complementary device in households that might have people constantly fighting over an iPad. Here's what you need to know. The Fire HD 10 is a large tablet with a 10-inch screen. It feels kind of cheap (because it is!). The body is made out of plastic, as are the buttons, and it certainly doesn't feel premium like an iPad. On the other hand, you can buy two of these for the price of an entry-level $329 iPad. The screen isn't anything to write home about, but it's crisp enough to read books and watch movies, which wasn't always true. It also gets nice and bright, though can be hard to read outdoors. You'll get the most out of the Fire HD 10 if you subscribe to Amazon Prime, which gets you access to Amazon's libraries of movies, TV shows, music and more, in addition to the free two-day shipping for Amazon purchases. All of that content is presented front and center on the Prime HD 10, which is basically a Trojan horse to get you using these services. In fact, I think that's why it's so affordable -- my guess is Amazon is basically giving these away at or close to cost, so that people consume and buy its digital content. (That's true for the Kindle, anyway.) Aside from Amazon's Prime content, you can also download Android apps, including popular ones such as Spotify, Hulu and Netflix, in case you want to watch other content. I recommend getting the cheapest 32GB model. You don't want to pay the $40 premium for the $190 Amazon Fire HD 10 with 64GB of storage. There's a microSD card slot that allows you to add more memory; a 32GB microSD card can be purchased for about $13, and you can add even more. Be aware that you might see ads -- this is another way Amazon makes money, but they're only on the lock screen and notification shade and can be swiped away. The Fire HD 10 is the first Amazon tablet that allows you to speak to Alexa like you would an Amazon Echo. Just say "Hey Alexa" and it's at the ready to control your light bulbs (if you have a smart home), answer questions about the weather and more. Other Amazon tablets have Alexa built-in, buy you need to hold the home button to access it. This is silly but it's true. I really liked the Fire HD 10 tablet but found that I was almost exclusively using it to read the news and books and it was just a bit big for reading. So, I ran out and bought the smaller (and older) Fire HD 8 tablet (it's just $80.) Most folks may want the bigger screen, especially for watching movies. The Fire HD 10 can also pull up Alexa by voice, instead of requiring a user to tap the home button as on the smaller Fire HD 8. But the point is: I didn't realize how much I needed this kind of access to Amazon's ecosystem until I had it. So if your family is looking for a new tablet for the kids to share, or you just want quick access to everything Amazon, seriously consider the Fire HD 10. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-10-21 09:04:05
A Japanese software company is suing Apple Inc (AAPL.O) in a U.S. court over the trademark for the term “animoji”, alleging the U.S. technology company stole the name to use on a feature of its iPhone X. Tokyo-based Emonster kk sued Apple on Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco, saying it holds the U.S. trademark on the term animoji and that Apple’s use of the word is a “textbook case” of deliberate infringement. An Apple spokesman declined to comment. Apple’s animoji feature allow users to animate the facial expressions of emojis using facial recognition technology. It will be included on the iPhone X which is scheduled for release in November. Phil Schiller, Apple’s chief marketing officer, touted the animoji feature during the iPhone X launch event on Sept. 12, calling it a “great experience” for communicating with family and friends. Emonster chief executive Enrique Bonansea launched an animated texting app in 2014 called Animoji and registered a trademark on the product name, according to the lawsuit. Apple had full knowledge of Emonster’s app because it is available for download on Apple’s App Store, the lawsuit said. “Apple decided to take the name and pretend to the world that ‘Animoji’ was original to Apple,” Emonster said in the complaint. Emonster said it is seeking unspecified money damages and a court order blocking Apple from using the term while the lawsuit is pending. Investors see the iPhone X, which will sell for $999, as an opportunity for Apple to refresh a smartphone lineup that had lagged the competition in new features. The iPhone X has wireless charging, an infrared camera and hardware for facial recognition, which replaces the fingerprint sensor for unlocking the phone. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-10-21 09:01:41
Social media company Snap Inc (SNAP.N) said on Friday it had laid off 18 people in its recruiting division, an unusual move for a young company with ambitious growth plans and a likely reflection of tough competition from Facebook Inc (FB.O). Venice, California-based Snap, the parent company of messaging app Snapchat, declined to comment beyond its statement confirming the job cuts, which were first reported by Business Insider. Snap Chief Executive Evan Spiegel told employees in an email last month that the company would hire at a “slower rate” in 2018, and that managers would be asked to make “hard decisions” about employees who are not performing well, Business Insider reported. Snapchat is popular among people under 30 who like decorating their pictures with bunny faces and other filters. But since Snap’s $3.4 billion IPO in March, investor concerns have mounted that the company might never become profitable. Facebook has introduced similar features to its suite of apps, including Instagram, challenging Snapchat for users and for advertising dollars. Snap shares closed up two percent on Friday to $15.56. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-10-21 08:58:08
Facebook ad revenue is on the way up, according to a new note from Mizuho tech analyst James Lee. The company is predicting Facebook will show 8 percent ad revenue growth compared with last quarter, above the 6 percent consensus estimate. Facebook is projected to make $17.37 billion in U.S. digital ad revenue this year, according to eMarketer. Facebook also takes home 20.9 percent of U.S. digital ad revenue, ranking it second behind Google. Growth in ad revenue is partially attributable to two sources: Facebook mobile and Instagram ads. Facebook mobile ad CPMs, a unit of ad price measurement based on 1,000 impressions, increased 29 percent quarter over quarter to $5.66, according to a leading digital agency Mizuho spoke with. Instagram also saw gains and went up to $5.46, up 23 percent. The digital agency sources attributed the mobile ad price increase to Facebook's efforts to moderate ad load, or prevent the platform from becoming oversaturated with ads. When platforms have too many ads, users get turned off. Instagram's increases were due to more demand for entertainment ad space, according to the note. Most of Facebook's ads are bought auction-style, meaning more demand increases the price. Entertainment is the biggest vertical for advertisers across all of Facebook's properties, making up 39 percent of advertiser spend, Mizuho said. More companies were also using direct response Instagram ads, which encourage users to take action immediately including to "shop now" or "learn more," Mizuho pointed out. Mizuho maintained its buy rating on Facebook. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-10-19 11:31:29
UAE’s prime minister has announced the creation of a minister of state for artificial intelligence, as part of strategy to invest in advanced technologies and AI tools. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the ruler of Dubai, said on Twitter on Thursday that he has named Omar bin Sultan, 27, as the minister of state for artificial intelligence who is set to lead the country’s Al strategies. UAE launched last Monday an artificial intelligence strategy, aimed to boost government performance, the rate of accomplishing achievements. The strategy will create a highly productive innovative environment by investing in advanced technologies and AI tools that will be implemented in all fields of work. “This strategy represents the post-smart government phase, and it will be relied on by various future services, sectors and infrastructure projects.” Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said. “We are launching a phase that will rely on artificial intelligence. We are striving to adopt all tools and AI technologies that will boost government performance on all levels,” Sheikh Mohammad further said that his country is striving to become a new hub for developing AI mechanisms, technologies and legislations. He reaffirmed that the UAE Centennial 2071 is based on a range of pillars, the most important of which is adopting AI in all government and private sectors. “The next phase requires Emiratis specialised in AI to serve our supreme national interests as the implementation of AI technologies will help develop new sectors and create various opportunities for our national economy,” he said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-10-19 10:20:45
The next revolution in mobile technology looks is expected to be led by China. 5G, the fifth generation of mobile network, does not yet exist but aims to provide faster data speeds and more bandwidth to carry ever-growing levels of web traffic. Analysts at CCS Insight predict the technology will be in place by 2020 and said in a report Wednesday that there will be more than one billion users of 5G by 2023, with more than half based in China. "China will dominate 5G thanks to its political ambition to lead technology development, the inexorable rise of local manufacturer Huawei and the breakneck speed at which consumers have upgraded to 4G connections," said Marina Koytcheva, VP Forecasting at CCS Insight. CCS Insight said 5G will take off faster than any other previous mobile technology with the United States, South Korea, and Japan all battling to launch the first commercial network. Exact technology specifications for 5G have yet to be agreed internationally and there are still uncertainties about the technology. These include how and where network operators will deploy vast numbers of new base stations, the lack of clear business case for operators, and consumers' willingness to upgrade their smartphones, CCS Insight said. In Europe, market fragmentation, the availability of spectrum and the influence of regulators bring additional challenges. But several technology firms are trying to show progress in the 5G. Chipset manufacturer, Qualcomm, claimed this week that it had demonstrated the first working 5G data connection on a mobile device. The speed generated in the test would allow users to download data at around 1,000 Mbps. One estimate suggested this would allow users to download a 2 hour HD film in around 12 seconds. Qualcomm said the demonstration used their Snapdragon X50 NR modem chipset over a 28GHz millimetre wave spectrum band. The 28 GHz millimetre wave spectrum band has been described as problematic because the radio signal at this frequency reportedly deteriorates if data is transmitted over more than a few kilometres. The technology could also be important for technologies like driverless cars. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-10-19 09:47:23
London still remains the top European city for venture capital investment in financial technology firms, data released by Mayor Sadiq Khan's promotional agency showed Thursday. Investors have poured more than $1 billion into fintech companies across the U.K., including those in London, since the beginning of the year, London & Partners said Thursday. Fintech firms in the capital raised the overwhelming majority of cash — more than $980 million — and accounted for 90 percent of all fintech investments in the U.K. as a whole. "The fact that we have seen over £1 billion worth of venture capital investment into London fintech companies since the EU referendum vote offers further proof that global investors still believe London will remain a leading fintech hub for many years to come," Rajesh Agrawal, London's deputy mayor for business, said in a statement Thursday. London & Partners said that 2017 was likely to be a record year for investment in the capital's fintech sector. But the British-Indian entrepreneur admitted the capital faced a challenge from the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union in July 2016. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-10-19 08:54:35
Shares of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd extended losses on Thursday, easing from a record-high reached on Tuesday due to profit-taking. Samsung Electronics shares fell as much as 3.2 percent to their lowest intraday level since October 10. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-10-19 08:51:11
Japan’s securities watchdog is investigating Toshiba Corp’s (6502.T) accounting in its latest earnings statement to see if it properly handled losses incurred by its U.S. nuclear unit, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.The move follows an unusual “qualified opinion” given to the earnings report for the past business year by Toshiba’s auditor, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC, in August - one in which it broadly vouched for the books. But the auditor also issued a separate “adverse opinion” on corporate governance, saying Toshiba was late in booking losses as its Westinghouse unit. The news also follows recommendations this month by proxy advisory firms Glass Lewis and ISS that Toshiba’s shareholders do not approve its earnings statement given the auditor’s mixed review. The watchdog - which has previously fined the embattled conglomerate over a 2015 accounting scandal - has not observed any accounting issues so far, said the source, who was not authorized to speak on the matter and declined to be identified. A Toshiba spokesman declined to comment. An representative for the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission was not immediately available to comment. The fresh probe is only one of a long series of setbacks for Toshiba, which was plunged into crisis again late last year after the emergence of billions of dollars in liabilities at now bankrupt Westinghouse - a crisis that has prompted the $18 billion sale of its prized memory chip unit. While Toshiba’s accounting practices still remain under scrutiny, it gained a major reprieve last week when the Tokyo Stock Exchange removed the embattled conglomerate from a special watchlist, citing improved controls since the 2015 scandal when it admitted to inflating profits for years. Industry experts expect that Toshiba will be allowed to remain listed as it is widely regarded as “too big to fail”. Toshiba will hold an extraordinary shareholders meeting next week to vote on the earnings report, company directors, and the sale of the company’s memory chip unit agreed earlier this month. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2017-10-19 08:47:04
Twitter Inc plans to toughen its rules on online sexual harassment and impose stronger penalties for misconduct, according to an email it sent to a group of safety advocates, academics, and researchers that helps the social media service set its policies. The new rules, which will likely be introduced in the next few weeks, are aimed at tackling one of Twitter’s biggest and long-lasting problems. They follow a series of tweets by Chief Executive Jack Dorsey on Friday announcing plans to act more aggressively to limit the number of bullies and harassers using Twitter. The new guidelines include immediate and permanent suspensions of any account Twitter identifies as the original poster or source of non-consensual nudity. The site’s definition of non-consensual nudity will also be expanded to include what it called “upskirt imagery, creep shots and hidden camera content.” The rules were set out in a letter, which was seen by Reuters, to Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council from Twitter’s head of safety policy. The micro-blogging platform is also looking to allow bystanders to report unwanted sexual advances, which previously had to be reported by users directly involved in the situation. It also promised to publish more details on a change in policy which would include hate symbols and imagery in its definition of sensitive media. Dorsey’s pledge to revamp Twitter’s guidelines came after some users boycotted the service for suspending actress Rose McGowan, who spoke out against Harvey Weinstein, the producer who faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business. Weinstein has denied having non-consensual sex with anyone. Twitter also faces scrutiny from lawmakers investigating allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Last week, Twitter gave Senate investigators the profile names of 201 accounts it had determined were linked to an effort by Moscow to sow discord and divisiveness during and after the campaign, according to a source familiar with the matter. Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating Russian interference, previously called Twitter’s cooperation as “frankly inadequate.” More»