Scotland Charity Special – Watch me live!

Scotland Charity Special   Watch me live!

Last week I asked our 10,000 Twitter followers and 40,000 weekly readers to help by donating a bit of cash to Edwards Trust. They help parents and carers bereaved, or about to be bereaved, of their son or daughter. They also support children and young people who are bereaved, or are about to be bereaved, of a parent, significant carer or sibling.

……they received a £10 donation.

Come on. We can do better than that. This is a really good charity. They’re not big enough to get national recognition, but do such good work. Please help them, it would really mean a lot to me if you could. Heck, I’ve even generated some buttons.

You can watch my progress live on a map (provided the phone battery holds up). We’re starting in Lichfield and will (hopefully) end up in Edinburgh in just 36 hours time!

Scotland Charity Special   Watch me live!

And here’s the donate button! EVERY PENNY goes to Edwards Trust.

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If you’re still reading, the technical side of this is achieved with a phone strapped to my road bike (with a portable charger to make sure it doesn’t go flat) and Google Maps. This will let you share your location with trusted friends and relatives. It can also, on a timer, let you share your location with you guys too. Yay!

Please, it would mean such a lot to me. Donate as much as you can, and thank you so much. Really, thank you. You’re bloody amazing if you help.

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  • Expansys close up shop… for regular customers

    Expansys close up shop... for regular customers

    It doesn’t seem so long since we were pretty much mentioning expansys on a weekly basis. It was the place to go if you wanted a smartphone or tablet without having a network tweaked model.

    Now times have changed and profit margins just aren’t what they once were. Actually I’ve just taken a look and the last time we mentioned them was in 2015.

    The company has now stopped selling handsets direct to customers and has instead switched to a business to business operation.

    However, you can still experience their service by buying a Huawei or honor handset from vMall. This store is actually operated by Expansys UK Limited under license from Huawei.

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  • On the way to Scotland. How about a battered … Galaxy S8?!

    On the way to Scotland. How about a battered ... Galaxy S8?!

    I’m on a charity cycle ride right now, heading up to Edinburgh. From England up to the top of Scotland, it’s going to be one very punishing trip. It’ll be my second time to Edinburgh, and I learned quite a bit about the place last time.

    I visited the home of Alexander Graham Bell, the man who invented the telephone. I also frequented quite a few pubs, and I visited The Elephant House, where apparently J. K. Rowling received the inspiration for the Harry Potter books.

    Scotland also has a love of football, and across in Glasgow Rangers and Celtic have a fierce rivalry. Celtic are playing in the UEFA Champions League Qualifying in a couple of weeks and the Rangers are playing next week in the Europa League Qualifying. It’s an ideal time for the locals to grab their smartphones and have a flutter with an online bookmaker Sportingbet.com.

    On the way to Scotland. How about a battered ... Galaxy S8?!

    But.. I’m not here to talk about that. I’m not even here to mention the fact that you can give to the wonderful charity I’m doing this insane bike ride for (although please, please do).

    You know how Samsung put their phones through loads of testing? Well Tennent’s Lager has put the new Samsung Galaxy S8 through a very Scottish test – they’ve stuck it in a deep fat fryer. The results were surprising to say they least. Why? Well, last time I went to Edinburgh I had a Deep Fried Mars Bar. It was, let me tell you, an “experience”.

    Somehow this tradition of deep frying things has extended to a new feature called “Will it Fry”?

    The company will be deep trying more items over the next few months but you can see just what happened to the Samsung handset in their video below. They’ve also sent us lots of up-close images..

    I doubt this is something that many of you will be trying any time soon. Not least for the fact that it makes your phone look yuk, but it could also cause a lot of damage – even if it does taste quite nice 🙂

    On the way to Scotland. How about a battered ... Galaxy S8?!

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  • NetBrain 7.0 Integrates Adaptive Network Automation

    BURLINGTON, Mass. — June 22, 2017 — NetBrain Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s leading network automation platform for more than 1,500 enterprises worldwide, today unveiled the award-winning release of NetBrain Integrated Edition 7.0. This milestone release contains major enhancements including powerful new data visualization and automation capabilities, enterprise-class scalability, web-based access, and a rich API framework, to help network teams improve efficiency and collaboration across IT workflows.

    Recently named Gold Medal winner in Network Management in the 2017 Network Products Guide Awards, NetBrain will showcase this release at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, in Las Vegas on June 25-29 in booth #1537, where it will also preview other innovations including support for software-defined networking (SDN) environments.

    As enterprise networks become more complex, network teams will require greater visibility, automation, and collaboration across day-to-day workflow — network troubleshooting, change and design engineering, cybersecurity, and application performance management. In a recent NetBrain survey, 43 percent of network engineers stated that diagnosing network problems takes too long using manual methods, while 72 percent stated that the lack of collaboration between network and security teams was the number one challenge when addressing network security threats. The increasing adoption of software-defined networking will heighten these challenges, requiring engineers to learn skills like programming and invest in automation technologies to address these issues.

    “With rapid growth in areas like network security and software-defined networking, network teams will face more complexity when managing their hybrid network infrastructures,” said Lingping Gao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NetBrain Technologies. “NetBrain Integrated Edition employs a map as a single pane of glass by putting important data and insights at the fingertips of network and security teams in a visual format, minimizing reliance on the command-line interface and disparate network management tools. Through our platform and its ability to…
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    YouTube to Automatically Adjust Playback Size to Fill Your Screen

    Google is about to make it easier to watch videos shot in different aspect ratios. With an update scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks, the YouTube mobile app will “dynamically adapt to whatever size you choose to watch it in. That means if you’re watching a vertical, square or horizontal video, the YouTube player will seamlessly adapt itself, filling the screen exactly the way they should.” This means videos will automatically fill more of the screen as users move their phones around. Google said changes are coming to the desktop version of YouTube, too, which will focus on simplifying the look and feel of the service. For example, a new Dark Theme will offer a more movie-theater-like appearance to videos. Google is also prepared to expand some sharing tools that make it quicker to share videos directly from the viewing screen. Google didn’t say exactly when these changes will reach the mobile and desktop versions of YouTube.

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    YouTube TV Expands to More Markets

    YouTube TV will soon be available to millions more people around the U.S. thanks to a significant expansion of the service. Google today said YouTube TV will reach 10 new markets, including Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Houston, Atlanta, Phoenix, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne, and Charlotte, over the next few weeks. People in these markets will be able to sign up for the $35-per-month service, which includes live TV streaming of local channels, unlimited DVR use, and up to six individual user profiles per account. YouTube says people can register to see when YouTube TV will be available in their markets. The service initially launched earlier this year in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    Imagination Technologies Puts Itself Up for Sale

    Imagination Technologies today said it has put the entire company up for sale following its loss of business with Apple. Earlier this year Apple announced plans to make its own GPU for the iPhone, a part Imagination Technologies has manufactured for Apple for years. Apple was Imagination’s largest customer and losing the GPU contract was a huge blow. The company has already listed two business units for sale and today made the entire enterprise available for purchase. Imagination said it already “is engaged in preliminary discussions with potential bidders.” Despite these plans, Imagination has filed legal grievances against Apple because it believes the iPhone maker will not be able to create its own GPU without using Imagination’s patented technology.

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    Fourth Beta of iOS 10.3.3 Is Here

    Apple today released a new beta build of iOS 10 for developers. iOS 10.3.3 beta 4, which developers can download over the air, is a minor, bug-fixing release. Apple hasn’t provided any details about what’s contained in the new code, nor has it released a version for public beta testers yet. This minor update is likely to be the last for iOS 10 before Apple releases iOS 11. Apple is already beta testing iOS 11 with developers and will soon make a public beta available for general testing. The final version of iOS 11 isn’t expected to arrive until September. Apple today also released tvOS 10.2.2 beta 4.

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    Samsung’s Art-Inspired Frame TV is Now Available

    Samsung has just come out with a TV set that feels less like technology, but still makes you enjoy the tech behind the screen. That’s the main idea behind the new Samsung Frame TV. It’s a minimalist television set that’s designed to look like a large picture frame. The TV is designed by Yves Behar and was […]
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    Imagination Tech, Spurned by Apple, Now Up for Sale

    The U.K.-based graphics chipmaker spurned in April by its main customer, Apple, put itself up for sale today after seeing a precipitous decline in its stock value.

    Imagination Technologies announced that over the past few weeks it has seen interest from a number of potential buyers for its entire organization and has now launched a formal sale process. The company had already started sales proceedings for two separate parts of the business in May.

    Apple had used Imagination’s system-on-chip (SoC) technology in its devices for years, and its business had grown to account for around half of the chipmaker’s revenues. Following the news in early April that Apple planned to make its own multimedia processors and phase out its use of Imagination’s SoCs, the U.K. company’s share prices collapsed by nearly 70 percent and have now only recovered some of their value.

    Two Divisions Already Up for Offer

    Under a dispensation Imagination Technologies received from the U.K. Takeover Panel, interested buyers will not have to publicly disclose their identities, the company said in a statement today. Additionally, potential bidders, who will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement, should contact the company’s financial advisor, Rothschild, the firm added.

    Meanwhile, the company’s dispute with Apple over changes in their commercial relationship continues. Imagination Technologies announced its formal pursuit of a dispute resolution procedure with Apple on May 4, the same day it revealed its plans to sell its MIPS and Ensigma businesses.

    The company is divided into three major divisions: MIPS, which produces low-power CPUs for mobile devices, wearables and Internet of Things devices; Ensigma, which offers technologies for wireless IP connectivity; and PowerVR, its graphics processor (GPU) division.

    “Apple has not presented any evidence to substantiate its assertion that it will no longer require Imagination’s technology, without violating Imagination’s patents, intellectual property and…
    Source: Mobile Tech Today