Do You Compute? Selling Tech from the Atomic Age to the Y2K Bug 1950-1999, out now from Hat & Beard Press, explores the particular phenomenon of how computers were advertised over the second half of the 20th century. The 240-page archival text features essays and vibrant graphics, which illustrate how the computer evolved from a mysterious piece of machinery in the postwar era to a necessary fixture in the American home. They also underscore the relentless optimism with which companies have sold consumers on the power of personal computers throughout time. … [Read more...] about See the weird, wonderful ads that made Americans love computers
Security threats, cyber risks and data breaches hit all enterprises hard, but they can be crippling for small enterprises. 2020 will see many of them investing in cyber security solutions. A lack of preparedness will need to be remedied- reports by Small Business Trends say that 58 percent of small businesses are not in a position to cope with data loss and theft. Added to security is the need for privacy. There is a growing need for compliances for the global regulations on data privacy- GDPR and soon, CCPA. Data storage, collation and privacy is a definite technology solution that SMEs will need in the coming year. … [Read more...] about Meeting SME needs with technology innovation
HCL Tech reported a healthy set of Q3FY20 numbers. Further, HCL Tech has revised the lower end of the revenues guidance from 15-17 percent YoY to 16.5-17 percent and margin guidance from 18.5-19.5 percent to 19-19.5 percent. "In the quarter, Mode 1 and Mode 2 business was impacted by furloughs and cutting of long tail clients. This is expected to improve in coming quarters, ICICI Direct said. … [Read more...] about Brokerages upgraded 6 stocks to ‘buy’ post Q3 earnings; should you buy?
“We never imagined in a million years we’d have to start the show like this,” said Keys. “So we wanted to do something that could describe a tiny bit how we all feel right now.” … [Read more...] about Alicia Keys and Boyz II Men honor Kobe Bryant at the Grammys
There has to be a better way, and you’re looking right at it. Designed by the U.K. design studio Layer, Joyn is a conceptual, ride-sharing platform that’s explicitly designed to be shared. The vehicle, which would be autonomous, features eight S-shaped seats, which break the car into two rows that face different ways. The headrests double as privacy screens. And so even though you’re packed into a vehicle with seven strangers, you can still have your own personal space. The app would assign you an empty seat automatically. … [Read more...] about The perfect ride-share vehicle is here. Now who will build it?