For commercial use, this is designed for business areas that draw upon customer and parftner engagement—offices, conference rooms, classrooms, showrooms, restaurants, retail shops, bars. Microsoft and Samsung see the device being used in education, financial and professional services, healthcare, hospitality, retail, and manufacturing. Scenarios envisioned include a doctor talking to patients and design teams collaborating. (PhysOrg.com) — Microsoft and Samsung have announced the Microsoft Surface computer, called SUR40, as available for preorder, through the Samsung website, in 23 countries. The unique multi-touch screen is shown in a compact, stylish design as a table top but also can take the form of a vertical wall mount. The product is four inches thin, which makes it easy to use in either type of deployment. On walls, the SU40 can be hung or used any other way in custom enclosures. There are standard legs available for table use or a customer can design and attach their own. The SUR40 release is scheduled for early 2012.Those who attended the CES show his year had the opportunity to see this computing device that is a result of a Microsoft-Samsung collaboration. The first Surface PC was released in 2008. Microsoft promo video One promotional piece describes PixelSense technology as giving LCD panels “the power to see without the use of camera.” Vision-based interaction takes place without cameras; the Individual pixels in the display see what’s touching the screen and that information is immediately processed and interpreted, passing the information on to the application. PixelSense allows a LCD display to recognize fingers, hands, and objects placed on the screen. PixelSense uses 2 million sensors built into the panel.The SUR40 ushers in what Microsoft’s designers envision as a next step in computing, where computer users do not solely depend on desk, chair and conventional PC machine but instead think of work done on “surface computing” which might be a computer screen as table top or computer screen as wall hanging. The SUR40 draw will be for its utility in serving up on its thin display information and ideas. End users are seen as business people and other professionals who need to share information and brainstorm on the fly. The SUR40 can track up to 50 touch points simultaneously. The SUR40 has a 40-inch screen with full high definition 1920×1080 resolution. The device uses an AMD Athlon II X2 Dual-Core Processor 2.9GHz paired with the AMD HD6750M GPU, featuring DirectX 11 support. The key attraction is its use of PixelSense technology, which enables touch recognition. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: Touchscreen table computer SUR40 starts pre-orders (2011, November 21) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-11-touchscreen-table-sur40-pre-orders.html Charles Park, VP at Samsung Electronics, said, “The Samsung SUR40 delivers a unique interactive experience that will significantly change the way companies engage with their customers.” SAMSUNG Electronics Showcases Innovative Display Technology Explore further
Sampling of petrous bone from a human skull. Credit: Balázs G. Mende © 2017 Phys.org Explore further Citation: DNA study shows Neolithic Europeans interbred with Anatolian migrants (2017, November 9) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-11-dna-neolithic-europeans-interbred-anatolian.html Middle Neolithic Collective grave of La Mina, Spain, excavation situation Credit: Manolo Rojo Guerra Geographic locations of the samples analyzed in the study “Parallel palaeogenomic transects reveal complex genetic history of early European farmers” with a close-up of Hungary (based on figure 1a-b from Nature, Lipson/Szécsényi-Nagy et al. 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature24476). Credit: Nature, Lipson/Szécsényi-Nagy et al. 2017. More information: Mark Lipson et al. Parallel palaeogenomic transects reveal complex genetic history of early European farmers, Nature (2017). DOI: 10.1038/nature24476AbstractAncient DNA studies have established that Neolithic European populations were descended from Anatolian migrants who received a limited amount of admixture from resident hunter-gatherers. Many open questions remain, however, about the spatial and temporal dynamics of population interactions and admixture during the Neolithic period. Here we investigate the population dynamics of Neolithization across Europe using a high-resolution genome-wide ancient DNA dataset with a total of 180 samples, of which 130 are newly reported here, from the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods of Hungary (6000–2900 BC, n = 100), Germany (5500–3000 BC, n = 42) and Spain (5500–2200 BC, n = 38). We find that genetic diversity was shaped predominantly by local processes, with varied sources and proportions of hunter-gatherer ancestry among the three regions and through time. Admixture between groups with different ancestry profiles was pervasive and resulted in observable population transformation across almost all cultural transitions. Our results shed new light on the ways in which gene flow reshaped European populations throughout the Neolithic period and demonstrate the potential of time-series-based sampling and modelling approaches to elucidate multiple dimensions of historical population interactions.Press release (Phys.org)—A large international team of researchers has found that Neolithic hunter-gatherers living in several parts of Europe interbred with farmers from the Near East. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes comparing DNA from several early groups in Europe and evidence of interbreeding. The researchers found that there was a lot more breeding going on between the two groups than has been thought. They found that as the farmers moved in, interbreeding began almost immediately. It continued for approximately the next several hundred years at all of the sites under study, though the team reports a more rapid pace in Spain and Germany than in Hungary.The researchers note that their findings make sense logically, as well—it would seem far more likely that contact between the two groups would result in interbreeding, rather than one group simply out-reproducing the other to the point that the original group simply disappeared. An Early Neolithic grave from Bátaszék (Hungary), which was also part of the DNA analyses. Credit: Anett Osztás The Neolithic period, often described as the New Stone Age, was a period of human history from approximately 15,000 BCE to 3,000 BCE. It was a time defined by the development of settlements and the refinement of tools and the arts. Prior research has shown that people living in what is now Germany, Hungary and Spain were mostly hunter-gatherers during the early Neolithic period, but were “replaced” by farmers moving in from the Near East (Anatolia). In this new effort, the researchers suggest that interbreeding between the two groups led to the decline of the hunter-gatherers. The end result is that most modern Europeans are descended from the Near East immigrant farmers, but have remnants of hunter-gatherer DNA.To learn more about the early history of humans in Europe, the researchers obtained and analyzed 180 DNA samples of people from early Hungary, Germany and Spain dating from between 6,000 and 2,200 BCE. They used data from the DNA analysis to create a mathematical model, which was used to build a simulation of population interactions in the areas of study. Ancient DNA evidence shows hunter-gatherers and farmers were intimately linked Middle Neolithic Collective grave of La Mina, Spain, excavation situation Credit: Manolo Rojo Guerra Journal information: Nature Cave Els Trocs in the Spanish pyrenees with Early Neolithic burials, discussion between members of the excavation group. Credit: Kurt Werner Alt Geographic locations of the samples analyzed in the study “Parallel palaeogenomic transects reveal complex genetic history of early European farmers” with a close-up of Hungary (based on figure 1a-b from Nature, Lipson/Szécsényi-Nagy et al. 2017, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature24476). Credit: Nature, Lipson/Szécsényi-Nagy et al. 2017. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
© 2018 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. For many years scientists have strived to improve on the already impressive attributes of silk—some would like to make it stronger, others to produce silk naturally in different colors, while others yet would like to include features such as antibiotic properties. Such efforts have not always been as fruitful as desired, however; thus, research continues. In this new effort, the researchers sought to change the makeup of silk by causing the silkworm to produce and use unnatural proteins.The researchers sought to induce silkworms to produce an amino acid called 4-azido-L-phenylalanine, which the worms would add to the silk they made. The researchers used tRNA synthetase to get their silk-producing organs to create azidophenylalanine and then to accept it as an added ingredient in silk production. They then used a bacterial screening system to weed out the cells that were not receptive to adding the protein as silk was spun. This was followed by the creation of four altered silkworm strains and adding the genes responsible for causing the creation of azidophenylalanine in only the parts of the worm involved in creating the materials for use in spinning silk—allowing it to make its way to other body parts could have led to undesired side-effects. At this point, the team was ready to test their work by allowing the genetically modified worms to spin some silk. Testing of the silk showed that for two of the strains, more than 6 percent of the natural enzyme had been replaced by azidophenylalanine—proof that their technique had worked. The team then demonstrated that adding a protein such as azidophenylalanine could provide a positive function by conjugating the silk produced by the modified silkworms to fluorescent molecules through the use of click chemistry, which caused the cocoons to glow—one bright red, the other green. Explore further Credit: ACS Silkworms fed carbon nanotubes or graphene produce stronger silk A team of researchers with the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies and the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, both in Japan, has found a way to alter silkworm genes to create silk with useful proteins. In their paper published in ACS Synthetic Biology, the group describes their technique and suggest possible uses for it. Journal information: ACS Synthetic Biology More information: Hidetoshi Teramoto et al. Genetic Code Expansion of the Silkworm Bombyx mori to Functionalize Silk Fiber, ACS Synthetic Biology (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.7b00437AbstractThe genetic code in bacteria and animal cells has been expanded to incorporate novel amino acids into proteins. Recent efforts have enabled genetic code expansion in nematodes, flies, and mice, whereas such engineering is rare with industrially useful animals. In the present study, we engineered the silkworm Bombyx mori to synthesize silk fiber functionalized with azidophenylalanine. For this purpose, we developed a bacterial system to screen for B. mori phenylalanyl-tRNA synthetases with altered amino-acid specificity. We created four transgenic B. mori lines expressing the selected synthetase variants in silk glands, and found that two of them supported the efficient in vivo incorporation of azidophenylalanine into silk fiber. The obtained silk was bio-orthogonally reactive with fluorescent molecules. The results showed that genetic code expansion in an industrial animal can be facilitated by prior bacterial selection, to accelerate the development of silk fiber with novel properties. Citation: Altering silkworm genes to cause addition of useful protein into silk production (2018, April 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-silkworm-genes-addition-protein-silk.html
Kolkata: The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) will start a heritage tour down the Hooghly from April 28. The cruise tour – ‘A Voyage through Tide and Time’ – will be “solely managed” by the port, KoPT chairman Vinit Kumar told PTI.”The KoPT plans to run the service on weekends but it requires a group of at least 20 heads to conduct a tour. The tourism department will help us in promoting and marketing the heritage trip without any exclusive tie-ups,” Kumar told PTI. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe tour will begin from the Maritime Heritage Centre at Old Fairlie Warehouse, where visitors would get a chance to learn about the country’s maritime history.The centre houses maritime documents that date back to the British era.From the heritage centre, the tourists would then be taken to the historic Man-of-War Jetty at Prinsep Ghat to board a cruise vessel.The vessel would pass along the historic ghats, travel upstream to the Koilaghat jetties – an erstwhile berth for foreign ships – touch the Howrah bridge, the Kidderpore Dock lockgates, the BNR House – where Nawab Wajid Ali Shah once resided – and the Suriname Memorial, before ending the journey at the Indenture Memorial and Old Clock Tower site. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe Suriname memorial was built in recognition and remembrance of labourers who set off from Calcutta to work in distant colonies.”The tourists may even get to see ships moving into the port through the lock gates, if the timings match,” Kumar said, adding that there would be guides to explain the importance of the landmarks.The tentative three-hour tour will cost an Indian Rs 1399 while a foreigner will have to shell out Rs 2499.
Kolkata: Jadavpur University has decided to defer its admission test in English scheduled to be held on July 21 to July 23.It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress will be observing the Martyr’s Day rally on July 21 and a huge number of people are expected to attend the rally, resulting in choking of public transport. So, the university authorities have decided to push back the dates so that those appearing for the test face no difficulty. The changed date will be notified on the varsity’s website on Monday. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed”The English written test will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm on July 23, instead of 12 noon to 2 pm on July 21. The Bengali test is scheduled from 12 noon to 2 pm on the same day,” a source in the university said. JU authorities, in the Executive Committee meeting held on Tuesday, decided that admission tests will be held in six Humanities subject in the undergraduate level- that includes Bengali, English, History, Philosophy, International Relations and Comparative Literature. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJPIt was last Wednesday when the varsity had notified that entrance tests in the six subjects will be held from July 21 to 25 and the final merit list for admission will be prepared on the basis of 50 percent of the total marks secured in HS or equivalent examination and 50 percent of the marks secured in admission tests. Majority of the students of the university had agitated pressing for their demand to bring back admission tests. The EC had earlier decided to scrap admission tests for these subjects.
Kolkata: Moumita Chakraborty, one of the two patients, who had a kidney transplant on early Saturday morning, is stated to be critical. She has been kept under ventilation as her condition deteriorated following the surgery.Two kidneys were extracted from a 15-year-old, Mallika Majumdar, who was declared brain dead by SSKM Hospital on Friday morning. A resident of Siliguri, Majumdar was admitted to SSKM Hospital with infection in one of her ears.The family members of the victim were urged to donate her organs to others. After counselling, her family members agreed to donate her organs. According to hospital sources, the infection soon spread to her brain. One kidney was transplanted in Chakraborty, while the other was in Sanjib Das. The surgeries were conducted by the doctors at SSKM Hospital on early Saturday morning. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to SSKM Hospital authorities, another recipient of kidney, Das has been recovering. He has also been kept under observation. Both Chakraborty and Das are residents of North 24-Parganas.Two separate groups comprising three doctors in each conducted the transplants on the patients in two different operation theaters.The operations continued till 7 am on Saturday.The retina of the brain dead victim has been kept at the hospital, while her skin will be preserved at the skin bank of the hospital.
Kolkata: The state government will hold a meeting to review the present status of the Central government sponsored schemes.This comes at a time when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had repeatedly raised the issue of the Centre’s step motherly attitude towards Bengal.It may be mentioned that there will be discussions on issues including the fund raised by the Centre for the projects. At the same time, there will also be discussions on allocation of funds for different schemes and their utilisation. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeRepresentatives of around 30 departments will be present at the meeting. Mainly, nodal officers of the schemes and financial advisors of the departments will be present at the meeting convened by the state Finance Department on September 7. Meanwhile, the state Public Works Department (PWD) directed its engineers to upload all project related data on the Samiksha Portal. The move is a step ahead towards a better implementation of e-governance system. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIn a notice issued ahead of a meeting to review the progress of the ongoing projects, direction has been given to ensure that the ‘status of work’ gets uploaded on Samiksha Portal of the state PWD.All the executive engineers are requested to update the status of work on the portal well in advance before attendingthe meeting.At the same time, they have to submit the report following a specific format as prescribed by the department.It may be mentioned that Samiksha is an exclusive portal of the department that acts as an online-based project monitoring system. An officer can get current status of the ongoing projects after logging into the portal using his or her login ID.The portal has made the task of tracking the progress of a project easy.”But to ensure that correct and current information about a project is available on the portal, the concerned engineer or the official needs to upload the status report timely,” said a senior official of the state PWD.This time direction has been given to upload the status report of a project much ahead of the review meeting in which Chief Engineers, Superintendent Engineers and executive engineers of all the directorates and sectors of the department will be present. The meeting is scheduled to be held on September 9 at Nabanna Sabhaghar.According to another official of the state PWD, the discussions in the meeting will be more fruitful if the senior officials and engineers of the department remain well aware about the present status of a project in advance before attending the meeting.”Hence, the executive engineers have been asked to upload status reports of all the projects on the Samiksha Portal well in advance,” the official said.
Music expresses all emotions and acts the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. In order to present a collection of candid shots of musicians in the form a literary piece, Padma Shri Shobha Deepak Singh has compiled a rare anthology of 250 photographs of the great Indian music maestros, emoting the multiple emotions of Indian music through her coffee table book titled Musicscapes. Musicscapes, which follows close on the heels of Shobha Deepak Singh’s Theatrescapes (2014) and Dancescapes (2013), becomes a homage to her deepest and most long engaging love-music. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Musicscapes published by Roli Books, was launched by Sheila Dixit and Shekhar Sen, Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi, at Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre on April 8. An exhibition of 60 photographs of the country’s music luminaries, which has been put up by the curatorial expertise of Dr Alka Pande, will be on till April 14 in the national Capital.Shobha Deepak Singh said, “Classical music liberates me and it leads me to a state where I feel I am truly elevated. What classical music does best and continues to do is to show a kind of transformation of moods, to show a very wide psychological voyage. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix“When I did my first two books, I thought I covered the canvas of emotion and motion. But as I looked through many of these photos, I realised that there was so much unsung emotion that needs to be felt by others too. The book helps to accomplish that.” Dr Alka Pande, the illustrious curator of the exhibition said, “The book is a compilation of all those great artists who have contributed magnificently to the vocal and instrumental musicscape of India. This is a survey of Shobha’s work as she captures moments, iconic and unusual, rubbing shoulders with the greats.”
The colours, shapes, and emotion have emerged from the very soul of the Capital and together they will converge at Open Palm Court Gallery, IHC, Lodhi Road this autumn. As a part of a group exhibition titled ‘Panorama-12′, over 20 artists will bring to the viewers a varying range of interpretation of ranging contemporary issues of social relevance from. The art show will be held from September 1 – 6.Curated by Priyanka Banerjee, Panorama-12 -literally meaning an unbroken view of a subject, celebrates the talent of the fresh and the new, and makes a compelling case for contemporary art in the city. The exhibition delves into the contemporary issue of social relevance, such as feminism, the ethical treatment of animals, spiritual harmony, global warming and so on. Nature, for instance, is explored through a mutually symbiotic relationship of flora and fauna. Urbanization and industrialization have exploited the natural layers of our ecosystem, and its awareness becomes paramount to awaken our collective consciousness. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDabbling in a diverse range of mediums, from watercolour, oil and pen and pencils to mixed media, the artists bring to their canvas emotions that reverberate with social significance.Mridul Chakraborty depicts the joy of festivity through his portrayal of human figures. Nilay Sarkar reverberates the same mood and shows happiness through vibrant and soft colours used on his canvas. Tapan Das harps on his love for nature through his abstract art. Meghna emphasises on the adverse effects of global warming through her vivacious paintings. Urbanization has led to the destruction of forest thus shrinking the natural habitats of some of the species pushing them on the verge of extinction. This thought-provoking issue has been beautifully portrayed by Meghna. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveShalini Varshney’s paintings portray spiritual harmony which is lost in our lives. Biswarajan Bhunia’s paintings resonate the same feelings of Shalini’. The bright colours used, bold and graceful brush strokes make his paintings vivacious. Rama Sharma and Pooja Gujral have tried to bring colours and happiness into our stressful lives through their artworks. Rajeev Semwal has tried to bring the songs of nature woven neatly through his traditional artworks. Veteran artist Uma Bardhan deals with spirituality while the artworks of Archana Das are an impeccable blend of childlike innocence and adult wisdom.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs recently launched the ‘Punch Tantra’ collection to promote tribal artefacts and named world boxing champion Mary Kom as the brand ambassador of ‘Tribes India’ – an initiative to promote tribal artefacts.The Punch Tantra range promoted by the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) includes handlooms and handicrafts which will be promoted by Kom. The event was graced by the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, Deepak Khandekar, Secretary (Tribal affairs) and the Managing Director Pravir Krishna. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDuring the launch function, Mary Kom said, such initiatives would bring a great change in the lives of the tribal people, socially and economically.Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram said that the probable potential of TRIFED was much more than many other public sector units and if utilised properly, it may become a game changer in the Indian economy.Union Minister for Tribal Affairs commended the efforts of TRIFED for promoting tribal products through the network of Tribes India Showrooms, Aadi Mahotsavs/exhibitions and various e-commerce platforms namely, Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and GeM which provide a window to national and international markets. TRIFED achieved a record sale of Rupees 20 crores during the last year and Rupees 7.83 crores during current financial year till August 2018, which is an increase of 109% over the sales made in the corresponding period during the last Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsivefinancial year.Minister also informed about the Minimum Support Price and Value Addition Scheme titled “Vandhan” for Minor Forest Produces which has now been extended to all states and under which value addition has been given high priority.The Minister of State for Tribal affairs Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor commended the efforts of team TRIFED, who have during last year achieved milestones in terms of purchase, sales, MSP for MFPs and Vandhan.The Secretary, Tribal Affairs stated that the TRIFED needs to strengthen these institutional arrangements and continue to work for the betterment of tribal artisans.The Managing Director, TRIFED, Pravir Krishna extended vote of thanks and assured that all out efforts shall be made for increasing livelihood opportunities of tribal artisans and tribal entrepreneurs across the country.
The Bhopal Literature Festival recently announced the shortlist of authors for the prestigious Sushila Devi Literature Award For ‘The Best Book Of Fiction Written By A Woman Author’, written in English and published in 2016 or 2017. Instituted by Ratanlal Foundation, the award will be held in partnership with the Bhopal Literature Festival. The award carries first prize of two lakh INR and two runners up awards of 25,000 INR each. The final award winner will be declared by the first week of January 2019. The winner will also be invited to the Bhopal Literature and Art Festival to be held in Bhopal, from January 12 – 14, 2019, to receive the award in a glittering ceremony. The literature festival will be inaugurated by the Union Tourism Minister, KJ KJ Alphons, on January 12, at Bharat Bhawan – the multi-cultural hub in Bhopal. The shortlist is (not in any order): Brothers (Manju Kapur, Penguin Viking) The Glass Bead Curtain (Lakshmi Kannan, Vitasta) The Untitled (Gayathri Prabhu, Fourth Estate/Harper Collins Publishers) Son of the Thundercloud (Easterine Kire, Speaking Tiger) Things to Leave Behind (Namita Gokhale, Penguin Viking)
Sleeping more than nine hours per night during pregnancy may be associated with late stillbirth, suggests a new study. This is because blood pressure reaches its lowest point during sleep which has been linked with foetal growth problems, preterm birth, and stillbirth. The study, led by a team from the University of Michigan, explored how maternal sleep habits, including lengthy periods of sleep without waking more than once in the night, may be associated with foetal health independent of other risk factors. Moreover, pregnant women often report waking up and getting up in the middle of the night. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfVery disruptive sleep has also been associated with poor pregnancy outcomes, including growth restriction and preterm growth. “Our findings add to research indicating that maternal sleep plays a role in foetal well being. Studies aiming to reduce stillbirths should consider maternal sleep as this is a potentially modifiable risk factor,” said lead author Louise O’Brien, researcher at the varsity. “Understanding the role of maternal sleep may help us identify interventions that would put us in a better position to advise women,” O’Brien added. For the study, reported in the journal Birth, the team involved 153 women who had experienced a late stillbirth (on or after 28 weeks of pregnancy) within the previous month and 480 women with an ongoing third-trimester pregnancy or who had recently delivered a live born baby during the same period. Progress in reducing stillbirth deaths has been slow.
Shamrock is a retired race horse who has been assigned to taking people on rides through the the English countryside in her final years. She’s still got something left in the tank.One unsuspecting rider captured a nightmare trip with the surly horse on his Go Pro. It started out innocently enough, but the old horse picked up steam and wasn’t interested in listening to directions. Pretty soon she was cruising like she was coming around the final turn at The Preakness. It became clear it was going to end badly.You can hear the terror in the guy’s voice until Shamrock slams on the breaks and flips him over the handlebars into the ground. He sounds pretty dazed, but it says he wasn’t injured. Shamrock is a jerk.Watch the nightmare hell ride:
Colin went 3-2 last week for another winner, and now sits at a comfy 39-25-1 on the year. In Week 15, he’s ready to pile up some more cash, including riding Aaron Rodgers comeback into the win column.Here are Colin’s Week 15 NFL plays:Packers (+3) at Panthers – Give Colin the Packers getting 3 points, on the road, in the highly anticipated Aaron Rodgers return game. Rodgers has won 10 of the last 11 games he’s started and finished healthy, and Colin thinks he’ll improvise his way through this one and sees a big time QB mismatch. Cam Newton has the 3rd worst 4th quarter passer rating in the NFL (59.7), and has thrown for under 200 yards in 5 of his last 6 games. Take the Packers, the field goal, and the upset. 26-23, Green Bay. 5. Cowboys at Raiders (+3) – Give Colin the Raiders 3.5-point home underdogs in the Black Hole against Dallas. Derek Carr and Oakland have struggled all year, but are 5-0 when they run it 25 or more times (1-7 otherwise). They should be able to run it against a Cowboys defense has allowed 100+ yards rushing in 4 of 6 road games this season. Nobody likes the Raiders this week, Colin thinks it’s a trap game for Dallas, so he’s going in for the upset. 27-24, Oakland. 3. Titans at 49ers (-2) – Colin loves the Niners and Jimmy G as 2-point favorites against Marcus Mariota and the Titans. San Francisco’s offense has been rolling recently, ranking 4th in the league with 389.5 yards/game over their last 4 games (2 Garoppolo starts), and surprisingly have 24 scoring drives of 10+ plays (Most – NFL). Mariota has been awful in his last 3 road games with 2 TD’s and 8 INT’s, and it won’t get better here. Take the Niners, lay the points. 28-23, San Fran. 4. Dolphins at Bills (-3.5) – Colin likes the Bills giving 3.5 with Miami coming from the beach to the Buffalo cold. Jay Cutler is 12-15 all-time when the temperature is under 40 degrees, including losing 5 of his last 6. Buffalo’s 6th-ranked rushing offense should be effective against a Dolphins defense that has given up the 5th-most rushing yards in the NFL since Week 8. Shady McCoy is coming off a monster game in the weather against the Colts, and should be effective. Take the Bills, lay the 3.5. 29-24. Advertisement 2. Bears (+5.5) at Lions – Colin is rolling with the Bears as 5.5-point underdogs, headed into Detroit. The Lions are 1-4 ATS in their 5 home games, and have allowed opposing quarterbacks to throw 7 TD, 2 INT, and a passer rating of 99.6 in their last 4 games. Mitchell Trubisky has a 113.9 passer rating over his last 2 games, Colin likes the underrated roster, and 5.5 is just too many points to pass up. 26-24, Lions.
April 21, 2009 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 3 min read Enroll Now for Free By Zack SternWhy Do You Need New Systems?Can you use netbooks for business? The answer depends on your specific needs, but there’s a good chance you can with current hardware. And more powerful, upcoming hardware is even more likely to work. Don’t rely on netbooks beyond their light-use design. If you’re replacing aging desktop PCs, netbooks will likely run at similar speeds without any perceived upgrade over the old hardware. A smaller case is nice but probably nets a result of wasted money.Consider netbooks more if you’re replacing old laptops. Speed gains will still be modest at best, but the little laptops could cost a lot less than more powerful systems.Netbooks can best supplement your current laptop stable instead of putting old systems out to pasture. If you’ve added a few new employees–even temporary staff–the cheap laptops could help you ride out the tightening economy.How Will You Use the New PCs?The current crop of netbooks handles a few tasks well and is abysmal at others. Be sure that your needs fall in the former group.Consider a netbook for basic productivity tasks. Even Office applications are on the threshold of straining the systems–but I think most hardware is just fast enough. Better–and lighter–uses include web browsing and email. And if your office uses online tools in a browser, the netbooks will likely work well.Avoid netbooks for more taxing, media applications. Forget any regular graphics- or audio-creation software. Forget video editing. Even media playback can be a chore on these laptops.Pick a Netbook and ExtrasIf you’re going to buy a netbook, first choose between Windows XP and Linux. Linux can offer lighter system needs and therefore streamlined performance. However the hurdle of adjusting to a new OS and rethinking your software might be too big.Netbook hardware specs are generally similar between different brands. Most of all, check out the screen and keyboard sizes. I type poorly on netbooks with 9-inch screens because the smaller form-factor shrinks the keyboard too much. See how you handle the smaller keyboards. And check out screen resolution. You’re not likely to get a lot, but get one with a resolution of 1,024×600 or greater–the typical size.Load up on RAM; shoot for 2GB. It’ll help bolster an otherwise sluggish system. And get at least 16GB of disk storage. Anything less can be too cramped next to system and application files.You’ll need peripherals for heavy netbook use. Definitely add a full-size keyboard if you’ll be typing in an office, hotel, or other longer-term location. And dig up an old monitor–or add a cheap new one–for more constant in-office use.Upcoming netbooks could act a lot more like full laptops, although there aren’t any specific release plans yet. But if you need new hardware now, the current crop can fit into a small business if you know what to expect.
How Success Happens 3 min read Listen Now Hear from Polar Explorers, ultra marathoners, authors, artists and a range of other unique personalities to better understand the traits that make excellence possible. Chances are, you’re carrying a mobile phone on you right now. You might even be reading this very post on your smartphone. Chances are also increasingly high that your smartphone will, at some point, be stolen. One out of every three robberies in the U.S. involve the theft of a smartphone, according to research by Consumer Reports. Now, two prominent lawmakers have created a coalition of police, political officials and consumer advocates to deter the theft of smartphones.New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón have launched the “Secure Our Smartphones” initiative. The goal is to encourage smartphone makers to develop technologies, such as a “kill switch,” that make mobile devices unusable if stolen. The idea is if smartphones can’t be used again, thieves will be less inclined to steal and try to re-sell them.New York City saw a 40 percent increase in mobile thefts in 2012, according to a recent Time magazine article. And in San Francisco, approximately 50 percent of all robberies last year involved some type of mobile communications device, a statement announcing the initiative says.Related: Congress to Google: Glass Privacy Issues Must Be Taken Seriously”The cell phone industry cannot ignore that smartphone theft is a crime that can be fixed with a technological solution,” says Gascón in the statement.The coalition will aim to accomplish the following tasks, among others:Analyze patterns, causes and trends behind the growing and increasingly violent problem of device theft.Work with device manufacturers to make a kill switch, or equally effective technology that would enable stolen devices to be permanently disabled, a standard feature of their products.Raise public and shareholder awareness about industry practices in this area.Currently, smartphone and tablet users are able to encrypt data and lock their devices with security passwords, but devices haven’t included built-in features to permanently shut them down if lost or stolen. Paid apps and services like Lookout Mobile Security can provide tools the help locate missing devices and remote wipe and lock functions.At its Worldwide Developers Conference this week in San Francisco, Apple said it will equip new iPhones and its other mobile devices with a kill switch that allows users go online and deactivate the devices if they are lost or stolen. Also, Samsung is working with a company called Absolute Software to provide a kill switch — among other security features — on the Samsung Galaxy devices.Related: Tech Startups That Are Strengthening Real-World Security June 14, 2013
January 7, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global LAS VEGAS — During this year’s Super Bowl, clothing retail giant H&M will debut a commercial with something a little extra in it: the ability to make a purchase directly from your TV.The ad will be the first to hit the airwaves with a new technology by Delivery Agent that allows purchases to be made over the air using your television remote without interrupting the programming on your screen. While the H&M ad will be the first to hit the air, several more ads are in the works using the technology as well.”We started with the simple notion that consumers will want to buy products that they see while they’re watching TV shows,” says Delivery Agent Chief Executive Mike Fitzsimmons. Delivery Agent’s technology originally debuted in 2005 with shows like Will & Grace and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, where it simply offered an online portal where customers could purchase a character’s outfit or an item they saw in the program.It has expanded the service to provide contextual commerce for more than 500 shows on the air today. So, when you shop FOX.com for something you saw on this week’s episode of New Girl, that’s powered by Delivery Agent. The company announced its new t-commerce (television commerce) enabled ads at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.”[What’s] really transformative about what we’re doing is we’re not only enabling you to buy something from the show, but this is our first foray into buying something directly from a commercial,” says Fitzsimmons.Related: New From CES: Improve Videos on Your Smartphone With This Smart AppAs you’re watching an ad, a small overlay will appear on the screen and ask “Do you want to buy something from this ad?” If you say yes, you’ll be able to either click and buy the item directly from your television set using your remote, or push the offer to your mobile device where you can finish the purchase.Things like your phone number and address are added once and then saved into your television for future purchases. Delivery Agent also recently announced a partnership with PayPal that allows you to complete the purchase with your PayPal credentials rather than entering payment or shipping information.Brand advertisers purchase their TV media through normal channels (like networks and agencies). Separately, Delivery Agent charges a fee for the added engagement, transactional functionality and media analytics suite, the company says.Samsung is an investor in Delivery Agent, and the one-touch purchasing will initially be available in 2012 and 2013 Samsung televisions.Fitzsimmons sees the new technology as a game-changer for the advertising industry. Whereas several years ago experts might have discussed the power of being able to buy a sweater they see on a character in a TV show, now advertisers can make their ads actionable and measure in real-time sales that a particular ad generates.”We are collectively redefining the power and effectiveness of television advertising,” he says. If it catches on with advertisers, it could also redefine how consumers shop.Related: A Tech Entrepreneur’s Insider Tips for Exhibiting at CES Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »
March 14, 2014 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals According to the latest Glassdoor survey, you don’t need to pay Google salaries in order to attract Google-quality software engineers.The online recruiting platform found that 52% of software engineers are likely to accept less money in order to enjoy a better work culture, while 51% are likely to take a lower salary in order to work on an attractive product or service. The average annual salary for software engineers in Silicon Valley is over $111,000.“The general perception, if you will, is that software engineers are in such high demand that you need to throw cash at them to hope to reel them in,” says Glassdoor director Samantha Zupan. “The big takeaway is that money isn’t everything.”And given that one in four software engineers plans to start looking for a new gig in the next three months, small businesses and startups looking for great software engineers may be in luck. Zupan shares four top tips for attracting software engineers:Related: Yelp, Yahoo Partnership Goes Into EffectNo. 1: Communicate your company’s story.Zupan says the survey findings underscore how important it is to software engineers to work on projects they feel strongly about.“They never know when that hot new startup is hiring that is in an area they feel passionate about, so they are always keeping their eyes and ears open,” says Zupan.To take advantage of this, Zupan says it’s important that recruiters and hiring managers do a terrific job articulating what is special about the business.“What’s your story? What are you trying to do? What’s the vision for the company?” asks Zupan, listing some of the important questions recruiters should keep in mind. Recruiters should also think about how they want to portray the company culture.No. 2: Get personal.When reaching out to potential candidates, Zupan says it’s important to get personal.“It’s a turnoff when you get a generic email from a recruiter. It shows they’re not not paying attention to who that person is or why they might be a right fit,” says Zupan. Being able to speak specifically about the work that a particular candidate has done in the past will make your company stand out, and speak highly about the office culture.Related: SEO – Y Care? Basics for Business OwnersNo. 3: Discuss long-term plans.Zupan says many software engineers are eager to know what the long-term trajectory looks like at a company before taking the job.“What’s the type of work that I will have once I finish this project?” asks Zupan, citing an important question many engineers have. “There needs to be a career advancement pipeline.”No. 4: Remember that attractive benefits aren’t one-size-fits-all.While many startups receive attention for in-office parties and catered meals, Zupan says perks that may be attractive to one engineer might not be all that appealing to another.“If you are a software engineer that has two or three kids … on-site amenities that allow you to stay longer at work are not the thing you want to have. You want things that help you be a great mom or dad and allow you to spend time with your kids, like telecommuting,” says Zupan.Related: 5 Top Cities for Starting a Business 3 min read Register Now » This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESS
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These laptops impressed us not only with their extremely compact designs but also because few compromises were made to achieve such a small form factor.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/asus-zenbook-s13-14-price-specs?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 The ZenBook S13 UX392 and ZenBook 14 UX432 are available today starting at $1,399 and $799, respectively. Ports2 USB-C, USB 3.1, microSD card, headphoneUSB-C, USB 3.1, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD card, headphone Author Bio CPUIntel Core i7-8565UUp to Intel Core i7-8565U Asus ZenBook S13 UX392Although smaller than the ZenBook 14, the ZenBook S13 is the more premium device. That becomes evident when you compare them side-by-side. The 13.9-inch ZenBook S13 has an unbelievable 97 percent screen-to-body ratio, which is achieved by what Asus claims are the world’s slimmest display bezels, at 2.5mm.While I’m a big fan of narrow bezels, they typically lead to compromises, namely to the location of a laptop’s webcam. That isn’t the case with the ZenBook S13, thanks to the notch at the top of its screen. The word “notch” might not evoke the best image in your head, but the lip on the ZenBook S3 is actually a perk in this case because it makes it easier to open the lid.The ZenBook S13 doesn’t compromise on performance. Not only does it come with the latest 8th-Gen Intel Core U-series CPU (up to a Core i7), but there is also the option to upgrade to an Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU, making the ZenBook S13 the thinnest laptop with discrete graphics. Memory maxes out at 16GB and storage can be upgraded to 1TB.The ZenBook 13’s aluminum chassis has a beautiful silver/blue color variant that makes those signature concentric circles on the lid shimmer under the right lighting. At 0.5 inches thin and 2.4 pounds, the ZenBook S13 is one of the most compact laptops on I’ve seen.The 1.4mm of key travel on the ZenBook S13’s keyboard provided a pleasant amount of feedback during my brief time with the device, and a convenient Windows Hello fingerprint sensor is built into the touchpad.Asus rates the ZenBook S13’s battery life at 15 hours, but we’ll get a better idea of real-world endurance when we put a review unit through its paces. ZenBook 14 UX431The ZenBook 14 may not be as striking as its smaller, more premium sibling, but it’s an elegant-looking machine, nonetheless. At 86 percent, the screen-to-body ratio isn’t quite as impressive as the S13’s or the ZenBook 14 we reviewed late last year, but the new ZenBook 14 still looks like a modern premium laptop by today’s standards.At 3.1 pounds, the ZenBook 14 is a bit beefier than the 13.9-inch model, and battery life, rated at 11 hours, isn’t quite as long.That said, there are more similarities between the ZenBook 14 and S13 than meets the eye. The 14-inch model has a 1080p display, the same Utopia Blue finish as the S13 and an identical keyboard that is angled by the laptop’s Ergolyft hinge. Even though the ZenBook is positioned as a lower-end model, it can be configured with the same specs, including an Intel Core i7 CPU, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage and an Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU.There are even a few advantages the ZenBook 14 has over the ZenBook S13. The ZenBook 14 has two additional top-firing speakers, which should provide significantly better audio quality. The ZenBook 14 also includes an HDMI input and SD card slot along with a USB Type-C port, a USB 2.0 port and a USB Type-A 3.1 port. But perhaps the biggest perk is that the ZenBook 14 can be configured with an optional touchpad that features a built-in illuminated numpad.This model seems like a great option for students who want a premium laptop without breaking the bank, but we’ll let you know if it fits the bill in our full review. Starting Price$1,399$799