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Engadget had this to say: On a basic level, it hints at the chance of built-in automation for some tasks in iOS — you might just tap a button to accomplish a number of tasks. That could be particularly appealing to iPad power users treating their tablet more like a computer. It may be helpful for home automation, too, by further streamlining control over all your appliances. PC World offered this up as a possibility: Besides offering a standalone Workflow app, Apple may possibly look at integrating the technology into iOS with Siri being the key interface for many users, particularly for disabled people. Workflow, which was named one of the best iOS apps by Apple in 2015, enables users to combine a number of steps across apps into a single tap. Users can then drag and drop any combination of actions to create powerful workflows on their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, according to the iTunes description .
Techradar
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Update: We've updated this guide with the excellent Canon Pixma TS8050 all-in-one printer/scanner combo, and the new Brother MFC-J5330DW. Plus, if you're urging for a new printer for the office, check out our best business printers guide. What's the best printer to buy? All-purpose printers are a booming market, and you're spoilt for choice, so here's our pick of the best printers on the market right now. In choosing the best printer your first decision is whether to go for a standard printer, or a multi-function device which includes a scanner and which can also work as a standalone copier. These aren't much larger than regular printers, but they're a whole lot more versatile, especially when you need to keep a copy of a letter, a bill or any other important document, so our first list includes the best inkjet printers and best multi-function devices.
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' Baby Spa Perth ' in Australia is offering massage and hydrotherapy services for babies that are 6 months old or younger. It's the cutest thing ever. Read more... More about Standalone Featured , Real Time Video , Real Time Video , Real Time , and Massage
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Youll see a modal window pop out, inside the “Installed Products” are you can scroll down to check for “Visual Studio Tools for Universal Windows Apps”: If you do not have them installed, you can use the standalone SDK installer to install them (see UWP SDK paragraph below) or rerun the Visual Studio 2017 installer and select the Universal Windows Platform development workload to install it. Note : You can use Visual Studio 2015, just make sure you’re on Update 3 in addition to having the UWP SDK installed. UWP SDK Version Now that you have Visual Studio 2017 and the UWP tools installed, you’ll want to have the UWP SDK version that matches the Windows 10 IoT Core version you installed. As I mentioned earlier, the current version is 14393. If you just installed Visual Studio, this would be the SDK version you have installed already.
TechCrunch
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Googles standalone video-calling app Duo is no longer just for video calls. The company announced today its adding support for audio-only calls a feature aimed at increasing the apps adoption in emerging markets, where a strong, high-bandwidth network connection isnt always available. The option is first rolling out to users in Brazil, with an expansion to Read More
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Voice assistants continue to be a dominant factor in the smartphone and tablet market, and thanks to devices like the Echo speaker, they're expanding into unique product categories as well. Reports have been scarce lately, but last year Apple was said to be " pressing ahead " into prototype testing for its own standalone Siri speaker. The Cupertino company is also believed to be working on " enhanced Siri " capabilities that should beef up the assistant's presence on iOS devices, likely to begin with this year's " iPhone 8 ." Tags: Siri , Amazon , Amazon Echo , Alexa Discuss this article in our forums
Techradar
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Plus you can switch over the camera and/or microphone, or indeed the device youre using, while making a Skype call on-the-fly. Wallet-friendly Hello In other Microsoft-related happenings, MS Power User also spotted the release of a new standalone Windows Hello camera which allows users to benefit from this secure login method if their Windows 10 machine doesnt come with an integrated camera. The peripheral is made by Mouse Computer and one of the chief attractions is that its affordably priced at $70 (around 55, AU$90) other third-party Windows Hello-compatible cameras have been considerably more expensive to date. And a final note in our mini-Microsoft news roundup: the company has hit the headlines because, according to the Verge , over at the China Development Forum, Tim Cook was present and Microsoft provided the Apple CEO with a Surface Pro 4 to use at a session.
The Week
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He had a great long-term view, and he was right.” One of Pier Luigi’s first tasks in the family firm was to compile inventories of the raw material before the dyeing process. No doubt this instilled in him an in-depth knowledge of both the fabric and the financial structure of this environment he prefers to callhome” rather than “work”. Today, Loro Piana’s business operations are twofold. The textile division produces high- quality cloth and yarns for select high fashion labels as well as interior designers, while the luxury goods division focuses solely on Loro Piana’s own lines, from outerwear to accessories. When Loro Piana opened its first standalone store in New York in 1994, sales of the label’s finished products – including those made from its world- famous cashmerestrengthened its stronghold on the luxury goods market and offered additional opportunity for growth.
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Another day, another alternate ending to Rogue One . As Disney and Lucasfilm ramp up to the release of the Star Wars standalone movie on digital platforms Friday, we're getting more and more insight into the writing process. Perhaps in a bid to make up for the lack of deleted scenes in that release, these insights include a lot of theoretical ways the movie could have ended. SEE ALSO: 'Rogue One' plot holes exposed in parody video So following The One Where Vader Didn't Kick Ass and The One Where Jyn and Cassian Survive in an Escape Pod , here comes The One Where Vader Killed Orson Krennic. Director Krennic, played with spitting fury and caped glory by Ben Mendelsohn, has almost as tragic a story arc in the movie as the Rebel heroes. Read more... More about Rogue One A Star Wars Story , Rogue One , Star Wars , Entertainment , and Film
The Economic Times
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An early indication of things to come is in the waning enthusiasm of venture capitalists who have been funding many of these ventures to hit a jackpot. In India, fintechs raised $ 190 million in 2016 after falling from a peak of $395 million in 2015. These new-age companies had raised nearly $202 million in 2014. Technology enables businesses become more efficient, but they may not be suited to the business itself as many of the online retailers, such as Snapdeal, are beginning to learn. “If you ask Paytm, they would say payment is only one of the things that they do and that in many ways is the hook to try and get you to the marketplace,” says Kumar of BCG. “But then the question you have to ask is if it is a large enough hook? So, I am unclear about the success of their standalone business model.” The fintech world has expanded in payments and digital lending with payments pulling maximum crowd as lending requires a lot more banking capabilities than just technology.
Bleacher Report
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There is no sporting arena in the world quite like the Stadio Pierluigi Penzo . Venezia 's home ground is old, cold and decrepita crumbling edifice of cracked concrete and rusted metal with a flimsy hospitality cabin tacked on top of its one covered stand. The curve (standing area) behind each goal is nothing more than standalone metal bleachers that bend and sway under the weight of the crowd. And yet, it is also unspeakably beautiful, perfectly positioned on the northern tip of Sant'Elena the eastern-most island in the main cluster that makes up Venice's historic centre. On a clear day, the view from the top of the stands over the Venetian Lagoon is breathtaking. Jump in with the fans riding out to the game on a vaporetto (water bus) from Santa Lucia station, and you can take in a few of the city's iconic landmarks on your way there, too.
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The web has buzzed with complaints about connectivity problems with the left Joy-Con controller, which can be used as half of a traditional gamepad or as a standalone controller when you have a hankering for multiplayer action.
EVO
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evo staff 20 Mar 2017 Whether you drive a stripped-out track-day special or a luxury super-saloon, almost any car on the market can benefit from some added technology. Don't trust your car's built-in navigation, or perhaps the maps are too out of date? A standalone sat-nav is a great option. The addition of a dashcam is nearly an essential these days, too, and can protect you from crash-for-cash scammers (as well as doubling for an action cam on any track days) while passenger's multiple smartphones, tablets and games consoles all require charging via a USB port or 12V socket. But which are the best car gadgets to buy? We've rounded up eleven of our favourites here. Pioneer SPH-DA120 head unit Around £330 halfords.com Image 2 of 12 Image 2 of 12 This is Pioneer’s new double-DIN touchscreen head unit and it features Apple’s CarPlay. As with all CarPlay-compatible units, the SPH-DA120 allows you to access functions on your iPhone through its controls or via Apple’s Siri voice-command software.
Den of Geek
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This sort of plotting also is very reminiscent of Penny Dreadful . The film also stars Jake Johnson ( New Girl, Drinking Buddies ) and Courtney B. Vance ( The People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story ). The Mummy reboot crew Alex Kurtzman is directing The Mummy , taking the directorial reins over from Andrés Muschietti ( Mama ), who dropped out of the project. Kurtzman previously directed People Like Us . Kurtzman also co-wrote with his former writing partner, Roberto Orci, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Cowboys Aliens , and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 . The director has long-considered the difficult balance between serving the needs of the standalone and the larger cinematic universe. "The only way to build a universe is to not think in terms of building a universe. You have to make great individual movies, first and foremost, and if you do that, then the audience will follow you.
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It ranges from individual sensors to networks of sensors, or end nodes and devices at the edge of the network, through to machines and larger, more complex device structures and networks," says Bryant. "This could be a standalone device or it could be a factory, so communication requirements vary from short-range to long-range, and from low data bandwidth to high. Solutions, technologies and platforms have been developed to address all of these, but interoperability is critical for the IoT; having 10 different light bulbs that dont talk to each other is not in the interests of anyone. NB-IoT offers low-bandwidth cellular connectivity IoT connectivity: the options While connectivity options can get confusing, for some it's the simplest part of the IoT jigsaw. It's really all about the pipe its size, power requirements, range, and speed, said Richardson, who adds that physical environments will usually dictate what the best connectivity option is cellular, Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), or satellite.
Hackaday
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This panel mount meter can either be a serial slave or as a standalone controller, programmable with the Arduino IDE. It's cheap, too. You can check out [Absolutelyautomaion]'s video below. Filed under: Arduino Hacks
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The classic Spider-Man villain and comic antihero is taking center stage -- but maybe he should get some orthodontia first.
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As surveillance systems continue to evolve, the surveillance server has become a completely different animal from a standard server, says Intel. Examples include standalone servers, network video recorders (NVRs) and IoT video gateways. Regardless of form, all the servers must capture, archive, and manage video from multiple cameras. Find out more. Learn more about the ... Read full article: Intel case study: Building better Surveillance Servers
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When it does, Smart Touch will be a solar-powered wearable able to connect to iOS and Android smartphones, and include abilities like leading users to lost keys. The Smart Touch will also include accessories like a standalone weather station that connects to the wearable and offers "hyper local weather information" like temperature, humidity, and air quality. With a debut so far out, it's unclear whether Swatch's new smartwatch will include any of the Smart Touch's features, or even what it might look like. Although some smart wearable companies, like Fitbit, are facing troubled waters in the market , Apple Watch has become a " magnificent success " for Apple thanks to a boost in holiday sales in 2016. If the Swatch smartwatch debuts in late 2018, it would likely enter the market as a competitor to the Apple Watch Series 4. Right now, rumors are understandably focused on the 2017 Apple Watch Series 3, with some suggesting the line's first major form factor change , and others theorizing that the wearable will see yet another iterative update this year with feature additions including cellular connectivity and the expected under-the-hood performance enhancements.