Featured stories How one hacked laptop led to an entire network being compromised How self-driving tractors, AI, and precision agriculture will save us from the impending food crisis What makes Microsoft tick? Facebook Portal video chat device is 25% off for a limited time Having worked in and with the automotive industry for around 25 years, the challenges that OEMs face given their size and structures often inhibit the business agility needed to provide lasting customer value in an age of digital disruption. The focus has always been more skewed toward the product experience and product features and defining greatness by "number of cars."Also: From big data to AI: Where are we now?Mobility as a driver for change has existed for more than 10 years, but the increased competitiveness from nontraditional players has created new challenges for OEMs and forced them to rethink their role. It has produced more service-oriented ideas such as car-sharing schemes, partnerships with … [Read more...] about The future of mobility is data, not cars
The Fitbit Versa, see our full review, is a very popular wearable for the masses while the Fitbit Ionic meets the needs of runners and bikers with its integrated GPS receiver. Starting today, these two smartwatches will see an update to Fitbit OS 3.0 with improved sleep and exercise views, while water intake and weight logging is supported right from the watch. Featured stories How one hacked laptop led to an entire network being compromised How self-driving tractors, AI, and precision agriculture will save us from the impending food crisis What makes Microsoft tick? Facebook Portal video chat device is 25% off for a limited time The goal-based exercise modes, seen first in the Fitbit Charge 3, will also appear on the Versa and Ionic. These modes include the ability to set exercise goals for calories burned, distance covered, and time. More real-time stats are also going to be shown to users.Also: Fitbit Versa review: Finally, a smartwatch that can make Fitbit proudTen new … [Read more...] about Fitbit releases OS 3.0 for Ionic and Versa: Enhanced smartwatch features and new apps
December is a pretty slow period in mobile tech with companies gearing up for CES and MWC, but Kevin and I were still able to ramble on for 71 minutes on MobileTechRoundup show #454 with thoughts on a new phone, Pixel Slate keyboard, and more.Hands on with the OnePlus 6T McLaren EditionA week with the Brydge G-Type Keyboard for the Pixel SlateApple reportedly looking to dump Intel / Qualcomm for iPhone modemsWould you pay for Windows as a consumer subscription?Samsung Notebook 9 Pen 13 and 15 unveiledWhat's the best device we bought in 2018Matt is visiting the T-Mobile store this morning to pick a smartwatchKevin is debating the purchase of a Kindle OasisChrome OS 71 arrives with a ton of new featuresAny.do integrates with Gmail on Chromebooks and Chrome browser Running time: 71 minutes Listen here (MP3, 83MB) Subscribe to the show with this link (RSS) … [Read more...] about Brydge keyboard for Slate, OnePlus 6T McLaren, Kindle and wearable purchase considerations (MobileTechRoundup show #454)
The question of whether subtitles constitute a literary work was debated in Australia's Federal Court on Friday morning, as a group of rights owners led by Roadshow Films seek to get a swathe of "piracy" websites blocked.Counsel for Roadshow said the coalition involved in this case can be categorised into three groups, with the first targeting subtitle files, the second -- TVB -- targeting Chinese films and TV show piracy in Australia, and the third seeking to block sites making Japanese anime films and TV shows available.A 12th applicant, Tokyo Broadcasting Systems, has also now joined the case in the third group to specifically fight piracy against Dagashi Kashi.In a demonstration of how infringing subtitle files are used in conjunction with pirated movies or TV shows, counsel for Roadshow used Subscene.com in court on Friday to show how a file containing subtitles can be downloaded in various different languages, and automatically synchronised with a movie."There doesn't appear to … [Read more...] about Subtitle piracy: Will it be enforced in Australia?
In order to make the Google Pixel Slate a productive computer, see our full review, you need an external keyboard to pair up with the tablet. I highly recommend that you skip the Pixel Slate Keyboard and purchase the Brydge G-Type Keyboard for $40 less. Featured stories Why Microsoft is fighting to stop a cyber world war Can Firefox survive in a Google world? Google's Pichai says people know how much Android snoops (really?) Deal alert: Apple's HomePod speaker is $100 off for the holidays The Pixel Slate Keyboard offers a fantastic typing experience with the rounded keys and it connects via the Quick Snap Connector and magnets while also offering a nice adjustable cover/stand. However, it is terrible for laptop use and is a poor cover with sloppy fit up as the keyboard slides across the display and moves around a lot when you carry it in the closed position.Brydge has been making keyboards for iPads and the Microsoft Surface Pro for several years and has perfected its … [Read more...] about G-Type Keyboard for Pixel Slate hands-on: Brydge’s solution perfects Google’s tablet