Walmart Moves to Microsoft's Cloud

From PC Mag: Walmart knows that its biggest rival is Amazon, so to better compete with the company run by the world's richest person, Walmart is teaming up with Microsoft.

Amazon says US Prime Day 2018 sales strong, despite 'ruff start'

From CNET: Amazon said sales during its annual Prime Day event in the US are surging so far, even after a series of glitches crippled its site and app for many customers on Monday.

"Prime Day sales in the U.S. so far are bigger than ever – in fact, in the first ten hours Prime Day grew even faster, year-over-year, than the first ten hours last year," the company said in an emailed statement early Tuesday. As is typical for the company, it avoided reporting hard figures about Prime Day sales.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 might come in three sizes, with an in-display fingerprint sensor

From The Verge: Samsung’s still weeks away from announcing the Galaxy Note 9, but we’re already moving on to rumors for the company’s next flagship phone: the Galaxy S10. According to Business Insider, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Sunday that he believes the S10 will come in three different sizes: 5.8 inches, 6.1 inches, and 6.4 inches. Those are very nearly the same sizes that Kuo expects Apple’s next series of iPhones to come in, letting Samsung match Apple one for one.

Roku wants to make your smart TV sound better with its new Wireless Speakers

From The Verge: Roku has long been known for its set-top boxes and Roku TVs, but now, the entertainment company is introducing the Roku TV Wireless Speakers. They’re the Roku’s first pair of wireless speakers that will harness the Roku Connect platform that was announced at CES to link up with your Roku-powered smart TV over Wi-Fi.

Sony Quietly Rolls Out New PS4 Model

From PC Mag: If you go out and buy a PS4 today, chances are the model number written on it will be some variation of CUH-2100. But in the coming weeks and months, that will change as Sony just rolled out a CUH-2200 model.

ZTE stocks jump after US lifts crippling supplier ban

From CNET: ZTE's stock surged by 17 percent Monday morning after the company was freed from a crippling US supplier ban.

The Chinese telecom escaped the ban's shadow Friday when the US Department of Commerce announced that the company deposited $400 million in an escrow account, to be held to cover future violations.

What interface does your main SSD use?

Antec High Current Gamer Bronze 750W (Page 1 of 4) | Reports

In my opinion, one of the biggest downfalls to any organization is complacency. To be complacent means you are happy with where you are at and not venturing into any new grounds; to insist on doing things the way it has always been done because it worked in the past. A prime example of this was Sears. Sears was actually one of the first companies to venture into online shopping, and in June 2000, a press release boasted their website sold appliances, home electronics, computers, cookware, office equipment, baby products, and toys. If that sounds exactly like Amazon to you today, the actual Amazon at the time was still a small unknown company selling books. Fast forward eighteen years later, Sears is bankrupt and Amazon is one of the most valuable companies in the world. Whether it is a lack of foresight or complacency that killed Sears, Wharton School marketing professor Barbara Kahn best puts it: "Sears came along with its great service and low-prices, other retailers started to innovate more with products and service. Sears and Kmart simply trudged along and thought that was good enough." A little over four years ago, my colleague Kenneth Kwok reviewed the Antec High Current Gamer M 750W power supply. The High Current Gamer M 750W was a decent 80 Plus Bronze certified power supply built by Seasonic. Fast forward to today, we have one of Antec's latest offerings, the High Current Gamer Bronze 750W. Wait, has anything changed in the last few years? Did Antec become complacent in the same way Sears did by simply trudging along thinking that was good enough, or is there something we do not know about? Read on to find out!

Kingston UV500 240GB (M.2) Review (Page 1 of 11)

"I think your spiritual gift is generosity," I whispered to my friend during church service one Sunday morning when the pastor was talking about spiritual gifts. "Can I have $20?" My friend looked over and said, "Do you have the gift of prophecy? Tell me about my future!" Not willing to let the moment go, I gave him my prophecy of the day. "You will give me $20." Even though my friend is quite generous and I certainly do not have any prophetic abilities, life is all about seizing the moment to maximize your impact -- whether it is cracking a joke, landing a good job, or bringing the right product to market. But how can one find out what is the right thing to do at the right time? More often than not, it is foresight, which I have briefly touched on in my Antec High Current Gamer Bronze 750W report. But if you have the luxury of doing everything under the sun, at least one of them is going to hit it out of the park, right? A few weeks ago, I looked at the Kingston UV500 240GB SSD in the traditional 2.5" SATA form factor. However, not everyone wants an SSD in the traditional 2.5" SATA drive size, and Kingston understands this. To ensure they have the entry level solid state drive market completely cornered, the UV500 is also available in M.2 and mSATA form, which we will look at the latter in detail in the coming weeks. But for now, we will look at the M.2 version of the Kingston UV500 240GB. What is special about its hardware and how will it perform? Read on to find out!

Adobe will reportedly bring the full Photoshop to the iPad

From The Verge: Last year’s release of iOS 11 from Apple was all about turning the iPad into a full-fledged PC, but there remained a set of core desktop apps that were still stubbornly off Apple’s mobile platform, with the full-fat version of Photoshop being key among them. Today, however, a report from Bloomberg reveals that Adobe is working on correcting that omission. Adobe is said to be planning to announce the release of the full version of Photoshop for the iPad in October of this year and to release the app in 2019.


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