Upload is kind of timely, though. One of the opening scenes depicts a commuter awkwardly wedged into a subway train next to people wearing medical masks. And the coronavirus pandemic gives an extra resonance to the show's vision of a guy marooned at home with everything he needs but still dogged by soul-crushing anxieties. The economics of his situation are also stressful and familiar: The first episode includes a neat visual gag involving a minibar full of in-app purchases, while the less well-off find their life now comes with a data cap. … [Read more...] about Amazon’s Upload is kind of a downer compared to The Good Place
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With SG$500 million now set aside to support such efforts, the focus will be to help businesses in three key areas of digital transformation, he said. For one, more would go towards helping F&B stallholders in hawker centres, wet markets, coffee shops, and industrial canteens transition towards e-payments, with each to receive SG$300 a month for five months to do so. Specifically, the deployment of Singapore QR codes would be accelerated amongst these businesses, which requires businesses to sign up only once with NETS3 to receive payments through 19 providers including Singtel Dash, GrabPay, and local bank mobile payments such as DBS PayLah. … [Read more...] about Singapore puts $352M focus on digital transformation to help firms cope with pandemic fallout
Fashion is a huge focus for Amazon, as it looks to become, in its own words, “the best place to buy fashion online.” Retail analysts and fashion industry veterans have been doubtful of Amazon’s ability to seduce the fashion customer, because, well, nothing about Amazon is very fashion. “Its front-end experience is not currently optimised for merchandising emotional products, while its association with discounting turns off luxury brands,” wrote Richie Siegel for Business of Fashion. “Although practical items like socks and trainers might be top sellers on Amazon, many still question whether the site will ever be capable of conjuring the dream required to sell thousand dollar dresses and bags.” … [Read more...] about Amazon dominates every market it touches — now it’s coming for fashion
All three of the surviving conventional hard drive vendors—Toshiba, Western Digital, and Seagate—have gotten caught sneaking disks featuring Shingled Magnetic Recording technology into unexpected places recently. But Western Digital has been the most brazen of the three, and it's been singled out for a class action lawsuit in response. Although all three major manufacturers quietly added SMR disks to their desktop hard drive line-up, Western Digital is the only one so far to slip them into its NAS (Network Attached Storage) stack. NAS drives are expected to perform well in RAID and other multiple disk arrays, whether ZFS pools or consumer devices like Synology or Netgear NAS appliances. … [Read more...] about Western Digital gets sued for sneaking SMR disks into its NAS channel
keep it safe Keep your Pixel 2 XL in pristine condition with these screen protectors Nobody wants to deal with scratches on their smartphones, so it's important to get a screen protector. And with tempered glass protectors, you have a better chance at preventing a cracked screen. Keep the Pixel 2 XL's large display safe and secure with one of these tempered glass screen protectors! … [Read more...] about Do you think the Pixel 2 is a good purchase in 2020?