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Winning the election data race - David Maitland, General Manager, EMEA at Couchbase, explains how accurate data is at the heart of the UK general election, and how parties and voters alike are influenced by real time results. Red’s up two points, Blue’s a clear winner, the chasing pack have more attention than ever before. What information to believe ahead of the general election often seems harder to decipher than what policies the respective parties are preaching. [se... http://ht.ly/2YiO1b
David Maitland explains how accurate data is at the heart of the UK general election and how parties and voters alike are influenced by real time results.
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Apple working with music labels to destroy Spotify - Apple is reportedly pushing music labels to denounce Spotify’s freemium platform, allowing all music to be available through paid streaming services like its own; coming in June. [see_also] It is in talks with several music labels to move away from Spotify, offering high revenue per listen incentives. Jay Z recently said the same thing with Tidal, that artists should be paid more for their work, signing exclusive cont... http://ht.ly/2YioaS
Apple is reportedly pushing music labels to denounce Spotify’s freemium platform, allowing all music to be available through paid streaming services.
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BT Home SmartPhone SII is a touchscreen Android handset for your landline http://ht.ly/2YhWsw
The Home SmartPhone SII has a 3.5in touchscreen and full access to Google Play for apps, along with a good deal of other features.
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Windows Media Center is dead: Will it be missed? - When Microsoft released Windows XP Media Center Edition in 2002, I remember being awestruck. It was as if I was looking into the future; surely everyone in the world would eventually have giant towers next to their televisions running Windows. The reality? Not so much. The operating system only shipped with pre-built machines that were quite costly. Ultimately, it became freely available for most of the common Vista and... http://ht.ly/2YhGs2
Looking forwards to the new version of Microsoft's operating system, Windows 10, many people have been wondering the status of Media Center.
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Volkswagen owners: check out the Car-Net app for Apple Watch http://ht.ly/2YhtVW
There’s now a VW app for the Apple Watch, which lets you remotely monitor various functions, and locate your parked car with navigation directions.
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NASA testing battery powered electric plane for personal surveillance http://ht.ly/2YgkXl
NASA is in the process of developing a four man battery-powered airplane capable of working as a pseudo-drone and a short flight carrier.
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Facebook pushes Oculus Rift commercial launch back to 2016 - Facebook has confirmed we won’t be seeing the commercial version of the Oculus Rift this year, although it should be completed within the first quarter of 2016. [see_also] “Extremely excited to announce that the Oculus Rift will be shipping Q1 2016! We can’t wait to get it in your hands,” said Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell in a tweet. Extremely excited to announce that the Oculus Rift will be shipping Q1 201... http://ht.ly/2YiE49
We won’t be seeing the commercial version of the Oculus Rift this year, although it should be completed within the first quarter of 2016.
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Tech firms expecting increase in recruitment throughout 2015 http://ht.ly/2YijCv
The future is looking bright for the tech industry, which has grown remarkably faster than the overall UK job market over the last five years.
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Flexible Working Awareness Day: Three tips for maintaining productivity http://ht.ly/2YhQ2D
Within the past year, there has been a sharp increase in flexible working in the UK, driven by new legislation and advances in modern technology.
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68 per cent of millennials suffer from “Digital Eye Strain” - There’s nothing new about the fact that digital devices such as computers, tablets or smartphones put a lot of strain on our eyes. [see_also] But knowing that a stunning 68 per cent of millennials report suffering from the effects of what is known as “digital eye strain” is worrying, to say the least. Those are the results of a recent study conducted by the Vision Council (PDF), which also shows that nearly f... http://ht.ly/2YhCVm
The displays we look at every day can put a lot of strain on our eyes, and millennials are the biggesst group to suffer.
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The iPad-enabled sales force: Boosting productivity for the enterprise http://ht.ly/2Yhjh8
With Apple accounting for an overwhelming 89 per cent of enterprise tablet activations in Q3 2014, the iPad is still king of the enterprise tablet arena.
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What the Internet of Things means for DevOps - The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to grow massively over the next few years, bringing online access to a huge variety of devices. According to Gartner, the number of connected “things” will reach a figure of 25 billion by 2020 and is sure to have a disruptive effect on numerous industries. With more smart devices and a huge increase in the amount of data that these devices can collect, DevOps teams must be prepared t... http://ht.ly/2YfSvT
The Internet of Things has the potential to revolutionise business practices, but for DevOps teams it also poses a security headache.
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