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The truth about digital investments

It's time somebody said it out loud: Despite spending US$1 trillion on digital transformation last year—that's roughly the size of the Mexican …

Jeff Bezos told Amazon execs to consider 3 questions before offering someone a job, and they're still spot-on 20 years later

Amazon is always looking to fill a ton of jobs.<p>But before you can land a corporate role with the online retail behemoth, you have to tick three particular boxes in the minds of the hiring managers and executives vetting you.<p>At least, that's the process CEO Jeff Bezos recommended to his team 20 …

Jeff Bezos

Edifier S880DB speakers review: Taking your music to a whole 'nother level

Choosing the right set of speakers for your desk or living room can be fun but tough all at once. There are so many different choices in all price …

Audiophile

Best Buy somehow came up with the best way of charging Xbox game controller batteries

But where’s the version for the Xbox One X?<p>Look, I don’t know how much time you spend in the video game accessories aisle at your local Best Buy. I like games plenty, but I’m not one for browsing fancy surround sound headsets, silicone controller skins, console carrying bags, or any of the other …

Battery Charging

Does Instagram reveal who’s stalking your feed?

Instagram knows all of our secrets, particularly the people we love to stalk. Some people think the company outs our habits to other users in their story. These users believe that the people who populate at the top of your story viewers are the ones who stalk you the most. Maybe your crush is …

5 Reasons Why Azure IoT Edge Is Industry's Most Promising Edge Computing Platform

Last week, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure IoT Edge, the edge computing platform that has been in works for more than a year.<p>Out of the top 5 public cloud platforms – AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, IBM Cloud and Alibaba Cloud – only Microsoft and Amazon have a …

Machine Learning

Review: Anker's new noise cancelling cans offer solid performance for a reasonable price

Through its Soundcore sub-brand, Anker is attempting to position itself as a medium-range audio manufacturer. The latest in this effort is the Soundcore Space NC — a pair of noise-cancelling bluetooth headphones that are now available in the US, retailing at $99.<p>These are the first over-ear …

Microsoft launches new Windows Collaboration Displays to make meeting rooms smarter

Multi-touch, stylus input, and clever sensors<p>Microsoft is launching a new type of conference room display at Computex this week. While the software giant manufactures its own Surface Hub, its partnering with other display makers to create Windows Collaboration Displays. The displays simply hook up …

A cheap VPN could be the only thing standing between you and internet freedom

Signing up for a VPN (virtual private network) is important if you want to be able to browse the internet privately, as well as access streaming …

Xiaomi's smart home devices now work with Google Assistant

Xiaomi has had a hard time gaining traction with US customers. To help sidestep that, the Chinese company is prepping the runway for (hopeful) domestic success by adding Google Assistant tech to its smart home devices, <i>9to5Google</i> spotted. Meaning that once the company's Mi line of bedside lamps, LED …

Google Assistant

The River Bank is portable power for all your devices and it can even go on a plane

EcoFlow burst onto the scene last year with a $1 million crowdfunding campaign for its portable and, fresh from announcing $4 million in new investment, the U.S.-China company is back with its second product: a mobile charger.<p>Follow-up acts are always hard, especially when the first product was a …

Gear & Gadgets

The 14 soft skills every IT pro needs

Hiring managers and recruiters bemoan a soft skills gap in IT, and recent data backs up the sentiment. A LinkedIn report conducted with consulting …

Employment

The best soundbars for any budget in 2018

There are countless soundbars on the market, all catering for specific requirements and price points. But which one is ideal for you? In this WIRED …

Audiophile

Microsoft’s next act

CEO Satya Nadella talks about innovation, disruption, and organizational change.<p><b>In 2014, Satya Nadella was appointed CEO of Microsoft,</b> making him …

For some reason, you lot love 'em. So here are the many ThinkPads of 2018

We make sense of the rangeFor some Reg readers there's only One True Laptop, and it's the ThinkPad. Yes, still.

Lenovo

Meet the power players at Microsoft who helped Satya Nadella pull off a startling turnaround

Apple and Google were demolishing Microsoft in the smartphone business — thus, chipping away at the dominance of the Windows computing platform. That was compounded by the lukewarm response to Windows 8, which was then the latest version.<p>But then, Nadella took over for his predecessor, Steve …

Satya Nadella

Microsoft for Startups: $500 million commitment creates a win-win scenario for Azure

The Microsoft for Startups program will help cloud startups grow by providing access to Microsoft Partners and other benefits, as long as the …

Microsoft Surface Pro LTE review: the true mobile computer is here

The cellular-connected laptop for consumers has arrived<p>For the past week or so, I’ve been using a computer to work from a train, at a park, and in a coffee shop. That’s all pretty normal, but what’s been unique about this past week is I haven’t had to connect to Wi-Fi or bother setting up a hot …

This pint-size $168 audio system packs a wallop

Dayton Audio's $30 per pair B652 speaker has long been one of my favorite budget speakers, so now I'm pleased to report Dayton's new DTA-2.1BT integrated amplifier is also a honey. Firstly because it sounds nice, secondly because its all-metal chassis is so darned small -- just 1.4 by 5.25 by 5.2 …

Zens brings super-fast wireless charging to your iPhone

Ever since the iOS 11.2 update back in November 2017, the iPhones 8 and X have supported “wireless” fast charging. This allows inductive charging mats to pour 7.5 watts of battery-juicing power into Apple’s latest iPhones. Previous to that, Qi charging mats could only supply a pathetic five watts …

53% Of Companies Are Adopting Big Data Analytics

• Big data adoption reached 53% in 2017 for all companies interviewed, up from 17% in 2015, with telecom and financial services leading early adopters.<br>• Reporting, dashboards, advanced visualization end-user “self-service” and data warehousing are the top five technologies and initiatives strategic to …

Big Data

How Microsoft Is Using LinkedIn To Take On Salesforce.com And Transform The Science Of Sales

<i>(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)</i><p>CLOUD WARS — Eighteen …

Mitigate Digital Transformation Cybersecurity Risk With 'DevSecOps'

Achieving customer value with any digital transformation initiative requires an organizational and cultural shift across the enterprise to align people’s efforts with customer priorities.<p>We see such cultural change in software development shops in particular, as DevOps becomes the standard approach …

These $99 true wireless earbuds are cheaper and sound better than AirPods

There are three reasons why Apple's AirPods are considered the best true wireless earbuds you can buy: They're small, pair really easily to iOS …

PortaPresso is an iPhone-connected portable espresso maker that does it all

Coffee is a growing trend it seems. I just ordered my first bean grinder and french press to start moving away from pre-ground Sam’s Club coffee and K-Cups. One area I’ve never really ventured into before, however, is making espresso at home, let alone on the road.<p>PortaPresso does just that, …

Coffee

Facebook introduces a Messenger plugin for business websites

Facebook Messenger is coming to businesses’ own websites. The social network announced today the launch of a new customer chat plugin into closed beta, which will allow customers to talk directly with businesses on their websites using Messenger, and continue those conversations across web, mobile …

Intel’s new Optane SSDs are superfast and can even work as extra RAM

Intel’s new Optane SSDs are finally coming to regular PCs with the Optane SSD 900P. They’re superfast, with Intel claiming sequential read speeds up to 2,500 MB/s and sequential write speeds at up to 2,000 MB/s, via <i>ZDNet</i>.<p>If you haven’t been keeping up with all the latest and greatest in solid-state …

Native Instruments Maschine MK3 review: an all-in-one music-making playground

Upgrades for your on-the-fly creative flow<p>I’ve spent years making music and programming beats, mostly with software-only tools, such as Ableton and Logic Pro. So, when the opportunity arrived to try out Native Instruments’ newest hardware / software combo, the Maschine MK3, I was intrigued to …

Microsoft, Adobe advance partnership with new cross-cloud productivity integrations

Microsoft and Adobe are continuing to integrate more of their cloud services -- such as Microsoft Teams and Adobe's Sign e-signature service -- …

Advancing lean leadership

Transforming an organization’s performance usually means changing its culture—and that means its leaders must change how they lead.<p><b>Few organizations</b> …