first_imgConcept Ori is a foldable device which gives you a familiar-sized, 13” screen that folds into something you can easily carry around. It offers similar experiences and benefits to dual screens, but with the added advantage of no seams. This “seamless” experience is perfect for reading articles in vertical mode and scrolling down the page, watching movies and more. You could switch between the single screen experience with stunning visuals, your favorite apps, and great pen experience; or a dual screen experience that opens new avenues for multitasking and notetaking – and everything in between.So, what do you think? Each concept we are showcasing has been developed with spectacular user experiences as our primary focus. We’ll keep enhancing these experiences as the concepts advance. While some concepts may never be commercially available, we use the learnings and apply them to other products in the future.I’m excited about our new approach this year at CES, and we hope you enjoy this glimpse into our labs. This is only a small fraction of the ideas, experiences, hardware and software our teams are constantly developing. Who knows, if response is positive, you may see more of our early work in the future.As these are concept devices, we are not sharing availability or roadmap information, pricing or specs right now. However, you will have the opportunity to see these devices up close, see demos (based on currently available software and technologies), and talk to our lead designers and engineers to learn more.We’ll kick off activities tomorrow, Jan. 7, at the #DellExperience LIVE event at 10AM PT, before doors open at the #Dell Experience at The Sugarcane. Hope to see you at CES!Follow / Join the #DellExperience #CES2020 conversation this week on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Facebook This week, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, we’ll be doing something a little different for Dell Technologies. We want to give you a glimpse into our thoughts on what could become the future of the personal computer and will share some concept devices.In previous posts, I’ve talked about how innovation happens on a continuum, enhancements and refinements on a concept driven over time. PCs will continue to play a key role in our daily lives in the coming decade, making it possible for us to act on data, to create, innovate, collaborate and play. They are one of our most important portals into the artificial intelligence engines that will live at the edge and in the cloud, driving millions of inferences per second on our behalf.PCs will become more intelligent, self-aware, and user-aware. Form factors may change to enable new usage models; and as technology continues to evolve, so will the ways in which we experience it. Within our Dell Technologies Experience Innovation Group, we are constantly developing and testing solutions to help us work faster, play harder, stay connected and be more productive, working closely with our partners to explore how we can deliver the best experiences together.Allow me to first introduce Concept UFO.Devices shown are illustrative of concept designs and are not currently available for purchaseAlienware’s primary mission is to deliver the most immersive PC gaming experiences possible, and our goal is to create a gaming PC worthy of the Alienware brand, in a handheld form factor that gamers could use to play their favorite AAA PC titles, wherever they are.Concept UFO features an 8” screen with 1900×1200 resolution. It also includes detachable controllers, so you can game in a range of modes: as one unit, with controllers attached to the screen; separating the controllers and using the kickstand on a surface to game or stream your favorite show (for example, a table, or a tray on an airplane or train); or connect it to an external display and play using the detached controller, or use a mouse and keyboard as you would any other PC.With anything you’re going to hold in your hands while you play, it must feel “right” as soon as you pick it up. Our teams have invested hundreds – if not thousands – of hours on the controller design features and ergonomics. And we’ve spent the last few months testing and enhancing the buttons, the weight, all to strike a perfect balance between performance, ultra-mobility and battery life. Using 10th Generation Intel® Core™ processors along with WiFi, Bluetooth, and Thunderbolt for high performance gaming, networking and connectivity, Concept UFO offers uncompromised on-the-go performance.Concept Duet and Concept Ori shouldn’t be too much of a surprise for those who read my last blog post in which I wrote about Dell’s exploration of multi-screen devices over the past decade.Concept Duet is a dual screen device with two stunning 13.4-inch displays that adapt to the way you work and play. While it may look like an ordinary notebook, Concept Duet would allow you to take a pen and touch-enabled second screen experience with you wherever you are. Innovative features have been incorporated to create intuitive interactions with the device and enhance the user experience. Devices like this will help customers to multitask more efficiently. Consider the productivity benefits of being able to compare and edit images, scenes or documents on each display. With the extra screen real estate, users will also be able to easily host conference calls, check emails and take notes simultaneously on-the-go.last_img read more

first_imgDo you owe back state taxes? The Vermont Tax Amnesty Program, or VTAP, offers a rare opportunity to pay those taxes and have the late payment penalty waived. The last amnesty program for Vermont taxes ran in 1990. We understand in this current economic climate, many otherwise compliant taxpayers may have fallen behind in their payments. Since late payment penalties can be up to 25% of the tax amount, this could be a significant savings for some people and help them settle up their tax obligations, said Acting Commissioner of Taxes Ellen Tofferi.From July 20 to August 31, 2009, people can pay the tax, interest and applicable fees and have the late payment penalty forgiven. Payment must be by check or in cash and VTAP applies to the taxes administered by the Vermont Department of Taxes.The Vermont Department of Taxes identified tax bills eligible for amnesty reduction and sent notification to the individuals. However, even if you did not receive a letter, you may still be eligible for VTAP and should contact the Vermont Department of Taxes.A special VTAP web site is available at www.vermonttaxamnesty.com(link is external) and provides contact information, a list of tax bill types eligible for amnesty, links to tax returns that may be needed as well as questions and answers on the provisions of VTAP. Information is also available by calling 802-828-2821.Source: Vermont Department of Taxes. July 16, 2009last_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Nikkei Asia:Toshiba will stop taking orders for coal-fired power plants in line with growing global trends toward reducing carbon emissions, Nikkei learned on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledges to reduce Japan’s greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.Shifting its priority in the energy business to renewables, Toshiba will increase investment in them fivefold to 160 billion yen ($1.52 billion) by fiscal 2022.Toshiba holds 11% of the global thermal-power generation market, excluding China. This includes building power plants, producing steam turbines and providing maintenance. While the company will stop accepting new orders for coal-burning plants, it will build 10 stations under existing orders in Japan, Vietnam and other countries.Toshiba chalked up nearly 3.4 trillion yen in consolidated sales in fiscal 2019 ended March. Sales related to construction of thermal and hydraulic power plants totaled 223 billion yen, or about 40% of the global energy sector. Although the company will continue producing turbines mainly for replacements, it will drastically reduce sales in its thermal-power generation business.Toshiba will boost investment in research and development of offshore wind power and next-generation photovoltaic cells. It also hopes to expand its renewable energy business to 650 billion yen by 2030, from 190 billion in 2019.Earlier this month, Toshiba decided to enter the “virtual power plant” business, buying electricity from renewable-energy power plants across Japan for resale to local power companies.More: Toshiba stops taking orders for coal-fired power plants Toshiba says it will not take new orders for coal-fired power plantslast_img read more

first_imgIf you’re a fan of fly fishing literature, you’re most likely a fan of the legendary fly fishing author John Gierach. And if you’re not, please remove yourself from whatever rock you’ve been living under, and join us in the real world.With eighteen books to his name, John is far and away the most prolific and quite possibly the most popular fly fishing writer alive today.If you haven’t read his books, do yourself a favor and pick one up. I personally cut my teeth on Geirach’s writing with a collection of short stories titled No Shortage of Good Days.In the book Geirach, chronicles fly fishing expeditions from the Great Smoky Mountains to his home rivers of Colorado. His witty style combines with decades of knowledge and insight about the fly fishing game to deliver the reader straight from the arm chair the banks of whatever tiny stream, wide river or high mountain lake Gierach happens to be writing about.A few other favorites are Trout Bum, Fool’s Paradise; Sex, Death and Fly Fishing; and Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders.If you’re already a fan of Gierach’s writing, don’t miss a rare opportunity to get inside the writer’s head by listening to a recent interview conducted by Orvis’ Tom Rosenbauer—a major fly fishing luminary in his own right—for his popular Orvis Fly Fishing Guide Podcast.In it, Rosenbauer talks with John about his latest book, A Fly Rod of your Own, and Gierach opens up about his life as a fishing writer and the methods to his writing madness.Click the image below to listen! last_img read more

first_imgWhile reports this year have indicated digital wallets are finally gaining some real traction with consumers, a new study suggests those gains may be short lived if certain obstacles can’t be overcome.To continue to grow, payments analysts stress that still-limited numbers of NFC-ready terminals remain a barrier, and greater incentives for usage are needed, as is as consumer education around the wallets themselves.A new study from marketing and analytics firm Adjust GmbH and App Annie reveals mobile-payments apps have a much harder time retaining users than banking apps. Globally, just 16% of users on average return to a payment app the day after install, and 30 days later that number has dipped to just under 6%, the report states.“I believe these numbers show that people are willing to try a mobile wallet, so you see some strong initial figures,” said Bill Hardekopf, CEO of LowCards.com. “But after using a mobile wallet they just aren’t completely sold on it. When it comes to convenience, it just doesn’t seem that much of a time saver to have to input your credit card information to make a transaction. Then there is the security concern. Consumers may be put off by having their credit card information stored in their phone.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgJun 8, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Hundreds of domestic geese have died and thousands have been culled in an outbreak of H5N1 influenza in northwestern China, a Chinese official told the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) today.Some 460 domestic geese died in Tacheng city of Xinjiang autonomous region, wrote Jia Youling, the director general of the agriculture ministry’s veterinary bureau in Beijing, who filed the report. He reported that a total of 1,042 geese fell ill and 13,457 were destroyed.The report marks the first known cases of H5N1 in poultry in China since July 2004, but it comes on the heels of an outbreak said to have killed more than 1,000 migratory birds of five different species. Those deaths occurred in another province, Qinghai, south and east of Tacheng.The migratory bird outbreak prompted widespread poultry vaccination and other security measures. Last week Chinese authorities were expressing confidence that there had been no cases among domestic poultry. Diagnostic tests positive for H5N1 came back from the domestic geese yesterday, the Chinese report said.Jia’s report said the source of infection in the new outbreak was under investigation, but under “mode of spread,” it said, “Migratory birds take the virus to geese.” The report also stated, “The index farm is a backyard farm.”Dead geese were found on an individual farm in Tacheng City, according to a report out of Hong Kong cited today by Agence France-Presse (AFP).”Mainland authorities also carried out vaccination immediately at all poultry farms in the nearby areas and the situation had now been brought under control,” said a statement that AFP attributed to Hong Kong authorities.Domestic geese have been a concern in the battle against H5N1 because of their ability to carry the virus without showing symptoms. Likewise, migratory waterfowl have generally been considered carriers of the virus.See also: Chinese report to OIEhttp://www.oie.int/downld/AVIAN%20INFLUENZA/HPAI%20in%20China.pdflast_img read more

first_imgYesterday three storm cells converged into one and produced an explosive line of thunderstorms over Palm Beach International Airport.And the National Weather Service says an EF-0 tornado touched down near Haverhill Road damaging a tree shortly before 4:00 yesterday afternoon. The lightning was also extremely severe.We have a 40 percent chance of more dangerous storms this afternoon as we heat up into the 90’s.last_img