Fitbit's finest Full-blown smartwatch The Fitbit Charge 3 is an excellent fitness tracker, and possibly the best Fitbit has to offer before stepping up to a smartwatch. Fitbit's proprietary chargers annoy things a bit, but they're not a deal-breaker. $130+ at Fitbit Pros Great heart rate monitor Swimproof Great display (albeit monochrome) Automatic multi-sport tracking Cons No onboard GPS Fitbit's charger The Apple Watch Series 4 is arguably the best smartwatch money can buy thanks to Apple's excellent activity tracking built right in and its full integration with the Apple ecosystem. However, if you're not an Apple fan or just want a tracker, it's not for you. $399+ at Apple Pros The best smartwatch on the market Full smartwatch features, including fitness tracking Swimproof Endless band options Cons Expensive You must use an iPhone Overkill if you just want fitness tracking How much do you want out of your fitness tracker? Do you just want fitness tracking, or do … [Read more...] about Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Fitbit Charge 3: Which should you buy?
The top six technology predictions for 2019 were unveiled at the Dell Technologies Forum in Dublin today with leaders forecasting how the growing power of the ‘data-driven digital economy’ will reshape life, work and business in Ireland over the coming twelve months. Dell Technologies predicts that data will drive a number of technology trends that will transform emerging technologies into more mainstream experiences for everyday life. Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, for example, are becoming pervasive in virtually every major technology advancement – whether it’s enabling greater analytics and automation or spurring new start-ups to solve complex challenges. Unveiling the predictions today at the Dell Technologies Forum Dublin which brought together over 500 customers and partners, Catherine Doyle, Regional Sales Director Enterprise – Ireland and SW UK, Dell EMC said: “As the power of technology multiples 10 times every five years, our … [Read more...] about Dell Technologies predicts 2019 will be the year of the ‘data-driven digital economy’
Google’s AI-driven Gboard keyboard now supports more than 500 language varieties — up from 100 languages in December 2016 and 300 this summer, respectively. That’s according to technical program manager Daan van Esch, who revealed the figure in a blog post this morning. Newly supported dialects include Nigerian Pidgin, Rangpuri, Balinese, and Pontic Greek, which join more than 40 writing systems ranging from alphabets like Roman and Cyrillic to scripts such as Ol Chiki (in Santali). The Google Play Store description lists the full range of languages. “This means that more than 90 percent of the world can now type in their first language with Gboard, with keyboard layouts tailored to each language and typing smarts like autocorrect and predictive text,” he wrote. “Our goal with Gboard is to help you communicate in a way that’s comfortable and natural, regardless of the language you speak.” Adding a new language to Gboard isn’t … [Read more...] about Google’s Gboard now supports over 500 languages
Bonnie Ross is the Halo boss, and for that, she is being inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. Ross is the 23rd recipient of the prestigious award from the peer-run body, the AIAS. She is one of the rare women honored by the industry for her achievements in the creation of the Halo video games as well as her promotion of diversity and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for women, under-represented minorities, and children. Ross is Microsoft’s corporate vice president and head of 343 Industries, which oversees the Halo franchise. Ross has been integral in the vision and expansion of the Halo franchise that has continued to excite generations of fans, generating nearly $6 billion in worldwide sales to date and has transcended video games to grow into a global entertainment phenomenon. “It is thanks to Bonnie’s vision and drive for combining art and technology that has allowed the Halo universe to flourish … [Read more...] about Bonnie Ross, the ‘Halo boss,’ to be inducted into game industry Hall of Fame
There’s a reason why Marvel Studios can’t do whatever it pleases when it comes to using Marvel superheroes in blockbuster movies like the Avengers franchise films and other movies in the MCU. It’s because it doesn’t have the rights to use all of these heroes whenever it pleases. That’s why Deadpool isn’t part of the MCU, and why Spider-Man took its time to arrive in MCU films. The deal for having Spider-Man in the MCU didn’t come without headaches, and you’ve noticed one of its side-effects without realizing it: Spider-Man 2 ruined Avengers: Endgame for Marvel, and also for some of Marvel’s fans. Don't Miss: Today’s best deals: Rare iPad Pro sale, Philips Hue deals, secret Sonos sale, $20 headphones, more A Vanity Fair report goes into great detail about Sony’s plans for the Spider-Man franchise now that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has premiered, revealing some of the background dealings between Sony and … [Read more...] about How the new ‘Spider-Man’ movie ruined ‘Avengers: Endgame’ for Marvel