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BARCELONA/HELSINKI (Reuters) - Seeking to capitalise on their comeback over the past year, the makers of Nokia phones are expanding to include a premium Android smartphone, their first, and a remake of one of its biggest hits of the 1990s, the 8110 "slider" phone. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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BARCELONA/SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone on Sunday with an emphasis on visual applications for social media, hoping to attract tech-savvy young consumers to weather a market slowdown. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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BARCELONA (Reuters) - Seeking to capitalize on a remarkable comeback over the past year, Nokia phones are expanding to include their first premium Android smartphone model, as well as a remake of one of its biggest hits of the 1990s, the 8110 "slider" feature phone. [...]
2018-Feb-25
Source: Reuters: Technology
BARCELONA/HELSINKI (Reuters) - Telecom operators are accelerating their timelines for the roll-out of next-generation 5G networks, lifting Nokia's confidence of an uplift for its business this year, Chief Executive Rajeev Suri said on Sunday. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish mobile operator Telefonica on Sunday launched a voice-activated assistant, called 'Aura', in six countries, using artificial intelligence to interact with its customers. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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BARCELONA (Reuters) - Europe does not have the catalysts for rapid, large-scale rollouts for next-generation 5G networks, Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said on Sunday. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A major privacy rights fight between Microsoft Corp and the Justice Department reaches the Supreme Court this week, with the justices considering whether U.S. law allows prosecutors to compel technology companies to hand over data stored overseas. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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BARCELONA (Reuters) - Major corporations are learning to defend against start-ups that threaten their business models, hitting back by adopting the disruptors' playbook, according to a survey of top executives by computer services firm IBM. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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BARCELONA (Reuters) - Cisco Systems said on Sunday it aims to disrupt the wireless radio access market led by Huawei , Ericsson and Nokia by backing challengers who make more flexible software versions of traditional mobile gear. [...]
2018-Feb-25
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Earlier
SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users' iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other data stored in the cloud. [...]
2018-Feb-24
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I had thought that I might be able to resume at least some blogging here, but it's just not going to happen. Too much to do — and soon I will begin blogging in support of my forthcoming book How to Think. Please keep an eye on that site, if [...]
2017-Sep-04
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
While I'm on the twofold subject of (a) reading outside my speciality and (b) asking for help, I want to say something about the theologian Ephraim Radner. Several people I know and admire very much have encouraged me to read Radner, whom they in turn admire very much, and for [...]
2017-Sep-01
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
This is just a brief follow-up to last night's post on my personal blog about my experience reading biblical scholars. All scholarly guilds have their characteristic markers of valid participation, but they vary considerably. For biblical scholars those markers seem to be, as far as I can tell, largely structural: [...]
2017-Sep-01
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Here's a brief description of a course I'll be teaching next semester: In a wonderful early poem, "Merlin Enthralled," Richard Wilbur describes the way that magic drains from the Arthurian world when the wizard is no longer around to generate it: Fate would be fated; dreams desire to sleep. This the forsaken will [...]
2017-Aug-28
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
... because there's a new Adam Roberts novel! No one has yet said to me, “Of course you praise Adam Roberts's novels, you're his friend.” But if anyone ever did say that to me I'd reply that Adam and I have become friends in large part because I admire his novels [...]
2017-Aug-26
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We're going to have radio silence here at Text Patterns for a while — I'm coming to the end of a year of research leave and have a number of projects, small and large, that I need to wrap up before school resumes in August. One of those projects is [...]
2017-Jun-27
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I have many questions — real, deep, sincere questions — about this.Does Katherine Dettwyler really believe that a person deserves torture and death for stealing a poster? Or does she, rather, believe that a person deserves torture and death for being a clueless privileged culturally-imperialist white male? Or does she, [...]
2017-Jun-27
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Few writers have meant as much to me, as consistently, over many years as Loren Eiseley — I say a bit about my teenage discovery of him in this essay. I am now writing a piece on the new Library of America edition of his essays for Education and Culture, [...]
2017-Jun-26
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In his blog-through of the works of H. G. Wells, Adam Roberts has reached Tono-Bungay, and there's much food for thought in the post. Real food, not patent medicine like Tono-Bungay itself. Much of the novel, in Adam's account, considers just that relationship: between the real and the unreal, the [...]
2017-Jun-26
Source: New Atlantis: Technology
At Macdrifter, Gabe Weatherhead makes a vital point: But Apple has a blind spot that I think might mean the iPad never has parity with the Mac. The App Store just doesn't encourage big powerful app development. The price point on the iOS App Store is too low for many indie [...]
2017-Jun-24
Source: New Atlantis: Technology