BBC News 24
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Asia Today
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Feb 23, 2017 Dubai, 22nd February: Retail banking today has already become a digital business, spurred by the rapid spread of broadband access and affordable smart mobile devices. Globally, an average of more than half of consumers' banking interactions took place through online or mobile channels, with an even greater share in digitally advanced markets like the Nordic countries and Australia. However, in the Middle East, despite all the interest in mobile banking and digital payments, banks have still not weaned off the brick-and-mortar model. Held at the Le Meridien Dubai Hotel from 4 to 5 April, this year’s edition, the 12th Annual Middle East Retail Banking Confex will be hosting top bankers from around the world to share their insights on how retail banking in the region is set to undergo a significant change. FinTech today, has empowered banks to pursue larger goals than mere banking, Kannan Ramasamy, CEO of Vayana, says: “While banks will continue to compete on products, services and margins, the more enlightened banks are likely to enhance their position by developing a differentiated customer experience.
Techradar - Reviews
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The action button can be used for various features like playing and pausing music or answering phone calls. You can also press and hold the action button and the volume keys to select the next or previous track. These playback controls werent immediately clear and we had to read the manual to figure out how to use it. (Intuitiveness really isnt Fugoos strong suit.) Around the side of the speaker youll find the power and Bluetooth pairing button. Users can press the volume button to find the battery level, which read aloud by an energetic chap. The Bluetooth button is used to pair new devices to the speaker or to pair the Fugoo Go with another Fugoo Go speaker a pretty neat feature if youre willing to double down on a second device. When two Go speakers are paired, you get stereo sound for a more immersive listening experience or extra volume when you need it.
Daily Mail - USA
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MacRumors
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On its Twitter account, ColorWare says developing a process for the AirPods was "FAR from easy." It was FAR from easy, but we made it happen! AirPods now come in your choice of 58 colors: https://t.co/9ukve4qGKe #WeDidIt pic.twitter.com/suvrPPoazy ColorWare (@ColorWare) February 22, 2017 The total price for a fully customized set of AirPods plus case is 319, which is about double the price of a plain white set of AirPods purchased from Apple. In addition to shelling out quite a bit of money for a custom set, those who order AirPods from ColorWare will also need to wait for approximately six weeks for their order to arrive. ColorWare often lets customers send in their own devices to be painted, but this isn't currently an option with the AirPods. Because 319 is a lot of money to shell out for an accessory, ColorWare does offer paint samples so users can test colors out before placing an order.
Carscoops
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Scunthorpe Telegraph
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Kodi sales have skyrocketed in the UK, with people using the devices to watch TV channels, live sports and films without forking out for expensive subscription packages. But with the news this week that five people have been arrested for selling fully loaded Kodi boxes, many people are asking whether they could get in trouble for owning a Kodi box. MORE: Man sentenced after being found with cannabis, amphetamine, machete Samurai sword It's a thorny issue, as while Kodi...
Android Police
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Back in June of last year, Google introduced two-step verification prompts to mobile devices . This made using two-factor authentication a lot easier, since it formerly required you to enter codes every single time. However, these prompts looked pretty barren and showed little to no information about the device that was requesting access to your Google account. Now, though, Google is updating them to fix that issue. left : Current. right : New. Read More Google's phone prompts for 2-step verification are getting updated to show more info was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Deadline
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Ars Technica
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Forbes
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An invention that may seem like futuristic fantasy from "Tomorrowland" is becoming a reality.
PC Pro
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Unsure if your Chinese banyan needs a lot of water or sunlight to grow? Or whether a money tree needs high temperatures to flourish? The Flower Power app puts it all at your fingertips, helping you make an informed decision about the right plant for you and how to look after it properly. Through the app, you can monitor exactly how your pet plant is doing on a day-by-day basis, and you can even get a year-by-year view if you’re lucky enough to keep it going for that long. Sometimes it can feel that breakdown is simply statistics for the sake of statistics – an inevitable part of the proliferation of connected devices – but when you’re taking a more hands-off approach to plant care, it’s interesting to see how often your leafy buddy wants to be watered. Parrot Pot: Verdict For me, I’ve generally been rather trusting of the Parrot Pot. It’s been nannying Monty in “Automode for most of the time I’ve had him, and it's all going swimmingly for now.
Digital Trends
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Apple's latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 10, has been out since September 2016. In the five months since then, nearly 80 percent of active iOS devices have adopted it. The post Almost 80 percent of Apple devices are on iOS 10, latest figures reveal appeared first on Digital Trends .
Digital Trends
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TechCrunch
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Design Milk - Architecture
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With everyone being plugged into their devices 24/7, it's hard to remain connected to people in real life. Jordi Iranzo looked to ways to fix that by creating a playful meeting spot that gives people the opportunity to connect with others while they disconnect from their phones. Soufuu encourages you and your friends to meet up and start some new habits, like resting and disconnection. The house-like structure offers various places to sit or lay down in one of the small rooms, on the steps, the landing, or on the rooftop hammock. With no doors or walls, the design allows people to interact with others or the environment while getting out of their normal routine. Overall, Soufuu is smaller than an IKEA L-shaped sofa at just 3 square meters with a height of 2.5 meters. It can be used outdoors or inside within a larger space. Photos by Thomas Lewandowski.
Windows Blog
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SiteProNews
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The growth of the Internet of things — a term that encapsulates everything from networked medical devices and kitchen appliances, to automated homes and citiesholds promise for innumerable fields. However, it also raises a bevy of security concerns and regulators have not adequately kept pace, according to a new policy study by R Street Tech Policy Fellow Anne Hobson. “Because of the nature of network effects, Internet-of-things devices present a unique problem to the internet as a whole,” writes Hobson. “When devices are connected, one device's vulnerability becomes a problem for the entire network. This is not a new threat, as networked devices have been around since the 1960s. However, the scale of interconnection among today's devices magnifies the consequences of insecurity.” Addressing these risks could entail a variety of approaches, including incentives to provide consumers with information about the cyber-security of products they purchase and a more robust market for cyber insurance.
Autocar
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The Rapid also now gets high-beam assist, as well as new 15in, 16in and 17in alloys. There are some changes inside the Rapid, including new inlays on the doors and some redesigned switchgear. It also gets a a wi-fi hotspot for passengers' devices, which uses Skoda Connect services including live traffic information. There are also now two USB ports in the rear. Updates to the Rapid follow similar tweaks to the Octavia and Citigo .
Hackaday
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Over the last few weeks, our weekly Hack Chats on hackaday.io have gathered a crowd. This week, we're talking about the greatest threat humanity has ever faced: toasters with web browsers. The topic of this week's Hack Chat is Security for IoT, because someone shut down the Internet with improperly configured webcams. This chat is hosted by the Big Crypto Team at the University of Pittsburgh. [Wenchen Wang], [Ziyue Sun], [Brandon Contino], and [Nick Albanese] will be taking questions about lightweight devices connected to the Internet. Discussion will include building things that connect to larger networks securely . The Big Crypto team at UP are thinking about the roadblocks people have to implement security in their projects, and if apathy or ignorance is the main reason security isn't even considered in the worst IoT offenders. The Hack Chat is scheduled for Friday, February 24th at noon PST (20:00 GMT).
Autocar
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And that includes replicating the Giulia’s low-roll cornering habits. No trick roll-resisting devices are employed, with Fedeli confirming that this goal has been achieved with stiffer springs and anti-roll bars. To which the obvious next question is: ‘what about the ride?’ Specially developed dampers are the apparent solution, and on the petrol and diesel versions we’ll try today, of the non-electronic variety.
Forbes
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Ten years ago, the world caught its first glimpse of the iPhone in an advertisement aired during the Academy Awards. How has mobile devices changed the way we listen — and interact — with music?
ZDNet News
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We often see discounts of $100 on existing flagship phones when new flagships are about to be launched. T-Mobile is offering last year's models at a massive discount and the devices run the latest version of Android.
Men's Fitness
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These run from zone one (light activity) up to zone five (maximum). The five heart rate zones are colour-coded and shown on the side of the screen along with a pointer marking your current heart rate, so the motivation to push yourself harder and climb into the next zone is always there. At the end of a workout the app gives you a breakdown of how much time you spent in each zone, and your average and peak heart rate in each circuit. The only downside is that there are only four circuit workouts, with no option currently available for open training, where you would do your own HIIT session and just track your heart rate with the Moov. Open training is set to arrive later this year. Using the Moov HR for running Most fitness wearables track steps, distance and calories burned on runs, with GPS-enabled devices offering additional route, pace and splits information, but again the Moov HR offers none of these – it’s still all about your heart rate, so the Moov HR offers running workouts based around short, fast intervals that get your ticker going.