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Late last week, Apple sent out invites for a creative new event for teachers and students on March 27. The Cupertino company is expected to announce its refreshed iPad lineup, an updated Apple Pencil, and perhaps a cheaper MacBook while at it at the event. With the event still over a week away, there’s a lot of hype for it as its going to be Apple’s first event for 2018. Continue reading
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If you want to protect your iPhone X, a screen protector is the way to go: Here are the best options you can buy right now.
The iPhone X features a beautiful, almost bezel-less display that is all glass. Even though Apple describes the glass as its strongest ever on an iPhone, it’s not made out of magic — you need to protect that display if you want to keep it crack-free.
To protect that beautiful near-bezel-less display, a screen protector is a way to go: Here are the best options you can buy right now.
- Spigen iPhone X screen protector 2-Pack
- Maxboost iPhone X screen protector 3-pack
- EasyACC tempered glass screen protector 2-Pack
- Tozo tempered glass screen protector
Spigen iPhone X screen protector 2-Pack
Spigen has been a respected brand in the phone accessory space for a long time, especially where screen protection is concerned. (I’ve personally used Spigen’s tempered glass screen protector on multiple devices over the years, and have always been impressed with their durability.)
Spigen’s precise cutout for the iPhone X’s camera notch will ensure that all the functionality packed into that small space will work perfectly, letting you unlock your phone with Face ID and take all the Portrait Mode selfies you want! At only 0.3mm thin, typing, scrolling, zooming, and all the other gestures you use on the screen of your iPhone X will work as they usually do.
The Spigen iPhone X screen protector 2-Pack will cost you about $ 30, but I have seen it on sale for as low as $ 7.99 — so keep your eyes peeled for a deal.
Maxboost iPhone X screen protector 3-pack
Keep your iPhone X’s screen protected from scratches, scrapes, and shattering with this incredibly thin, 0.2mm screen protector from Maxboost.
Using tempered glass can save your screen from high drops, accidentally falling face-first onto the pavement, and so much more. Plus the Maxboost screen protector is super sensitive, so you won’t lose any of your screens functionailty!
Each screen protector is designed to keep out sweat and moisture, along with preventing streaks and oil residue from fingerprints to keep your new iPhone X looking clean.
You can pick up a 3-pack of the Maxboost screen protector for around $ 10.
EasyACC tempered glass screen protector 2-Pack
EasyACC has been in the business of making screen protectors for a long time, so it’s no surprise it already has one for the iPhone X. The tempered glass screen protector is thin enough to not hinder multitouch features but thick enough to keep your screen from harm.
It’s also designed to keep from shattering in the event that you drop and break the protector: If you break the EasyACC screen protector, it won’t split into sharp pieces that can cut your hands.
You can grab a 2-pack for about $ 9 off Amazon. Fair warning: Due to the curved edges of the iPhone X, this screen protector won’t go right to the edges of the phone, but it will cover the entire display.
Tozo tempered glass screen protector
For around $ 9, the Tozo tempered glass screen protector will protect the entire front of your iPhone X due to its curved design to match the edges of the phone.
It’s really thin: Coming in at about .2mm in thickness, the Tozo tempered glass screen protector won’t affect your ability to interact with your screen. Its oleophobic coating should ensure that your fingerprints don’t smudge up the screen, and the cutouts for all the sensors and front-facing camera up top means you can use FaceID and take great selfies with no problem!
Will you be picking up a screen protector for the iPhone X?
Let us know in the comments below! And if you want something a bit more heavy duty, consider picking up a full-featured tough case for your iPhone X.
Updated March 2018: Added the Maxboost iPhone X screen protector 3-pack to the list.
Japan has unveiled a ‘Supreme’ prototype version of its 186 mph Shinkansen bullet train which features a sharper nose profile, power sockets for every seat, and light-up luggage racks. According to Japanese publication Asahi, Central Japan Railway’s N700S series trains are due to debut in 2020, on the Tokaido Shinkansen line, which runs between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. The trains are embellished with a large gold ‘S’ that stands for Supreme, and test runs are due to begin this month.
The seats have also been upgraded with a new fabric and the ability to recline even further with 15 percent more legroom (at least for those who purchase first class tickets). Seats now contain power sockets for every passenger, rather than just those lucky…
Huawei is launching the P20 series on March 27 while the phone’s specs and images leak little by little. The newest bit of information reveals the price and the memory configurations of the Huawei P20 and the Huawei P20 Pro for Western European markets. The vanilla version will cost 679, while its bigger Pro sibling will be 899. Huawei will push only one version of Huawei P20 in the Eurozone with 4 GB + 128 GB memory combo. The P20 Pro is said to arrive with the same storage, while the RAM will be 6 GB. Roland Quandt says other regions will get other variants, but Europe will…
Questions still abound about the sustainability of cryptocurrency mining and its impact on energy consumption. Per figures from Digiconomist, Bitcoin consumes 53.28TWh annually (about as much as Bangladesh consumes in a year) and about 262KWh per transaction. For some context, that could power more than 3,000 US households a year. Ethereum, the world’s second largest cryptocurrency, is a little easier on electricity by comparison but still consumes 15.22TWh a year at 55KWh per transaction on average. Needless to say, this leaves behind a hefty carbon footprint and casts doubt on the future of cryptocurrency. This all fits into wider problems…
American tech giant IBM has unveiled a new data science and machine learning app-building platform to help companies tap into the benefits of artificial intelligence.
The system, called Cloud Private for Data, uses an in-memory database that can ingest and analyse a million data points a second, and offers companies access to a range of data science and app-building tools.
With the new platform, organisations can gain previously unobtainable insights from their data, and build and exploit “event-driven applications” that take data from IoT sensors and mobile devices, said the company in an announcement.
The service is part of IBM’s new Cloud Private offering, which the vendor describes as a “transformative private cloud platform that provides the benefits of the public cloud from the safety of your firewall-protected data centre”.
The fully integrated system is built on Kubernetes-based container architecture. Dedicated versions of the platform will be available for sectors such as financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing.
Tapping into AI
Rob Thomas, general Manager of IBM Analytics, said the new system will make it easier for companies to make use of AI technologies.
“Whether they are aware of it or not, every company is on a journey to AI as the ultimate driver of business transformation,” he said.
“But for them to get there, they need to put in place an information architecture for collecting, managing, and analysing their data.
“With today’s announcements, we are planning to bring the AI destination closer and give access to powerful machine learning and data science technologies that can turn data into game-changing insight.”
The Cloud Private Data solution works with other IBM applications, such as Data Science Experience, Information Analyser, Information Governance Catalogue, Data Stage, DB2 and DB2 Warehouse.
IBM said companies can use these capabilities to “quickly discover insights from their core business data, while keeping that data in a protected, controlled environment”.
To coincide with the platform’s launch, the company has established a dedicated data science team to help companies get the most out of big data analytics.
Patricia Maqetuka, chief data officer of Nedbank Ltd, said her company is able to make sense of growing data streams via the platform.
“Nedbank has a long tradition of using analytics on internal, structured data. More data is available now than has ever been available before, and analytical tooling has undergone rapid evolution in order to keep up,” she said.
“Nedbank has embarked on a journey to start leveraging both internal and external data, creating new data driven business models and new sources of revenue.”
She added: “Thanks to the first IBM Analytics University Live we were exposed to the guidance and counsel of IBM’s Elite team.
“This team helped us to unlock new paradigms about how we think about our analytics and change the way we look at use cases to unlock business value.”
Internet of Business says
“Every company is on a journey to AI as the ultimate driver of business transformation” could be a description of IBM itself in the 21st Century. Under Virginia Rometty’s leadership, ‘Big Blue’ has reoriented itself around cognitive services, with offerings such as its Watson AI and natural language processing system available in the cloud, along with quantum computing.
As is the case with similar moves by Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and Salesforce, the aim is to help organisations apply greater intelligence and analysis to their reams of data.
The post IBM unveils new data science platform to accelerate AI adoption appeared first on Internet of Business.
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