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Who Says Laptops Can’t Be Eco-Friendly? Shop HP’s Line of Sustainable Gadgets

Laptops, desktops, printers and other gadgets make the modern world go round. These powerful machines don’t just make our lives easier. They’re also continually being reinvented and improved to match both the speed and ways in which we live our lives. However, what about those of us who want to change our behavior and purchase decisions to be more environmentally friendly? As much as we love our smartphones, we also know that these gadgets come with a big carbon footprint. The same goes for laptops, from production to shipping and the amount of energy they use on a daily basis.

To help out eco-conscious shoppers, HP has released the HP Sustainability Buyer’s Guide, which helps shoppers find desktops, laptops, monitors and printers made with sustainable materials and recycled plastics. On top of that, HP has released a line of laptops that function efficiently with ENERGY STAR ratings. No longer do

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Install Fortnite Mobile on Android smartphone by following these steps!

Earlier today, we reported that Google and Apple have kicked off Epic Games’ Fortnite from their respective Play Store and App Store. In fact, Epic Games has also sued both the smartphone makers over the removal. While you will not be able to find the popular battle royale on both the stores, you can still install the game on your compatible Android smartphone. Even though Fortnite is banned from these two popular stores, Epic Games still has its own standalone application. Here’s how can you can still install Fortnite Mobile on your Android device.

Install Fortnite Mobile on Android smartphones

For Galaxy device owners:

Since the arrival of Fortnite Mobile, Epic Games has collaborated with Samsung to offer the game on Galaxy Store at the early stage. Well, that partnership still remains alive even though the game is kicked off by Google and Apple. This means that Galaxy device owners

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MPS holds virtual meeting to help families return to school via the internet

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Malware discovered in some cheap Chinese phones that can steal the user’s money

Transsion Holdings, the Chinese company behind Tecno and Infinix smartphone brands used to be a feature phone manufacturer pre-2014 but since the company released its first smartphone in 2014, the start-up has grown rapidly to emerge as a leading brand in Africa and some Asian countries like India. The brand is known for low-priced smartphones that have given low-income earners in these developing nations access to smartphones.

Tecno is extremely popular in Africa and is owned by Transsion

However, that cheap phone may come with a price which in the long run makes it an expensive sh*t. A recent report by BuzzFeed News alleges that some Chinese phones contain malware that secretlydownloaded apps and tries to subscribe the user to services without his knowledge or permission. A case in point was that of a 41-year-old South African who got the Tecno W2. The phone was plagued with pop-up ads interrupting

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North Carolina Appoints First Chief Technology Officer

For more than four years, Dan Kempton served as director of engineering and cloud services for the North Carolina IT Department. He is now the state chief technology officer, a newly created role.

North Carolina has named its first chief technology officer, Dan Kempton, according to the state’s Department of Information Technology (NCDIT) website. 

An NCDIT spokesperson said in an email that Kempton’s team “will encompass functions from various areas of the department.”

“We are especially excited about this new enterprise role because it will enable NCDIT to establish stronger relationships with private industry to help propel us forward, strengthen strategic planning, leverage the value of unifying the state’s IT resources, and finally, enable us to be more adaptable to situations like we have faced with COVID-19,” the spokesperson said. 

Kempton had been head of engineering and cloud services for NCDIT. He has also served as CTO and deputy CIO

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Which Laptop is Best For You?

A computer is one of the only gadgets that’s completely necessary to get work done at school and in the workplace. Until recently your only choices were to choose between a desktop and laptop, whether to get a Mac or a PC. Chromebooks — laptops that run an operating system based on Google’s Chrome browser — are a new, third option.

Traditional laptops and Chromebooks share a lot of the same DNA: they’re portable computers, designed to access the internet, consume media, and get work done. That said, they differ in some fundamental ways, like how they handle privacy, what apps they can run, how powerful their hardware is, and the tasks they’re best suited for.

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There’s no “wrong” choice, but I’ve broken down the main differences between traditional PCs (ones that run Windows; Macs are a different beast entirely) and Chromebooks below, and recommended one

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Global Internet of Things and Traceability for Food & Beverage

Prophecy Market Insights

The global internet of things and traceability for food & beverage manufacturing market accounted for US$ 6.0 billion in 2019 and is estimated to be US$ 14.4 billion by 2029 and is anticipated to register a CAGR of 9.2%

The report “Global Internet of Things and Traceability for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Market, By Components (Product and Software), By Application (Supply Chain Management, Traceability, & Product Recall, Consumer Transparency, Food Safety & Quality Control, Inventory Management, and Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa) – Trends, Analysis and Forecast till 2029”.

Key Highlights:

Nestlé has integrated Telefonica’s Smart m2m Solution, a platform for managing and controlling IoT communications, in order to make more detailed adjustments to the taste of its coffee. The company is also using IoT to allow remote configuration of equipment and help predictive maintenance.

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NHS contact tracing app ‘is unlikely to reduce the spread of Covid-19’

The new NHS Test and Trace app won’t work unless the vast majority of the country installs it and even then social distancing will still be required, a new study claims.

The NHS app launched in the Isle of Wight last week as a pilot scheme, with users urged to scan barcodes when they go out to create a ‘virtual diary’ of movements.

This is the second trial on the island by NHS following its disastrous first attempt, which was abandoned in June.    

A new study by University College London found that these types of tracking apps only work if the vast majority of a population install and actively use them. 

By reviewing 15 earlier scientific studies into the use of the apps, the team found that even if 80 per cent of a population install them other public health restrictions would still be needed to slow the spread of

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Internet unearths decade-old interview with Ardern, Bridges on kids’ TV show



Simon Bridges, Jacinda Ardern posing for the camera: Watch: The young politicians spoke to in beTWEEN


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Watch: The young politicians spoke to in beTWEEN

An interview with Jacinda Ardern and Simon Bridges from a decade ago has resurfaced online, showing the two young up-and-comers discussing what politics and Parliament is like. 

The clip is from the show in beTWEEN, a TV show aimed at nine to 13-year-olds. Bridges and Ardern feature on a 2010 episode all about politics – while Ardern was still a Labour list MP and Bridges just the National representative for Tauranga. 

Internet unearths decade-old interview with Ardern, Bridges on kids’ TV show

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The two fresh-faced politicians joke about debates in the House, with a 30-year-old Ardern saying they usually sit behind a table so she can “kick Simon in the shins”.

“My legs are covered in bruises!” he laughs.

Bridges says his first experience of politics was watching people in his neighbourhood put

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Can 5G Provide Great Internet in an RV Far from Home? Soon, WSJ Reports



a man and a woman sitting in a chair: The Wall Street Journal reports that 5G can turn your RV into a cinematic hacker van or home office in the wilderness, once those places actually get 5G.


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The Wall Street Journal reports that 5G can turn your RV into a cinematic hacker van or home office in the wilderness, once those places actually get 5G.

  • A Wall Street Journal reporter tweeted out the idea for a new tech video: “1 RV. 3 5G smartphones. 15 different gadgets.”
  • The result of that experience: some insane download speeds for streaming video and gaming, promising to change how RVs and camper vans connect. But the promise is just that for now, because in the WSJ test, the RV was literally parked next to a 5G tower.
  • As 5G coverage expands across the U.S., roughing it in a mobile living room can allow you to binge-watch a show about camping, for example, in case it’s drizzling out and you didn’t pack raingear.

It was a simple plan. Take an RV, add three 5G smartphones, and see

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