Today's business user relies on a smartphone almost as much as a primary notebook even for day-to-day productivity. But for phones to occupy such an important position in the modern worker's business toolkit, IT needs to ensure fast and reliable connectivity between the user's multiple devices. Otherwise tasks won't be synced, data won't be seamlessly available, and productivity will wind up problematic rather than enhanced. This is one of the key capabilities that Samsung is looking to address for business users with its new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ phones, both of which were released earlier this week. PCMag attended the Galaxy Unpacked event on August 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, as well as preview events in the days before to get the scoop on the new devices. Turns out, the Note 10 features a 6.3-inch screen while the Note 10+ comes with a 6.8-inch display. Samsung boasts that the brightness of these screens isn't just attractive but also ideal for … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Works Hard to Attract Business Users
The founders of Dadi — pronounced daddy — think men are in need of a wake-up call. “Men [have] a biological clock just like women, which is something that people don’t talk about,” Dadi co-founder and chief executive officer Tom Smith told TechCrunch. “Infertility isn’t a women’s issue; it’s both a men’s and women’s issue.” Smith believes Dadi, the provider of a temperature-controlled at-home fertility test and sperm collection kit, will encourage men to contribute to family planning conversations and become more aware of their reproductive health. The startup is officially launching its kit and long-term sperm storage service today with nearly $2 million in venture capital funding from London-based seed fund firstminute capital and New York-based Third Kind Venture Capital. “Our mission is to normalize the conversation around male fertility and reproductive health, and empower men with knowledge of … [Read more...] about Dadi brings in $2M to democratize sperm storage
The world has gotten so much faster. Amazon has made two-day shipping the standard and same- or next-day shipping commonplace. And that doesn’t even include the collection of on-demand players who can get us everything from groceries to alcohol to services like concierge storage and in-home cleaning with the press of a button. But the logistics around same- or next-day delivery are incredibly complicated, which usually means that only the biggest, most successful brands and platforms can pull it off. Enter Ohi. Ohi was founded last year by Ben Jones, with a mission to democratize e-commerce by offering Amazon-level speed to smaller brands. The company today announced the close of a $2.75 million seed round led by Flybridge Capital Partners . Ohi partners with landlords to turn what would normally be leased as commercial retail property or office space into micro-warehouses within major cities. The company then offers those warehouses on flexible leases that can be as short as … [Read more...] about Ohi raises $2.75M to power same-day delivery for brands that aren’t Amazon
Season three of the acclaimed sci-fi drama The Expanse is well underway, but unfortunately, it will be the last season to air on Syfy. The final episode will be the season finale slated for early July, Deadline reports. The Los Angeles-based production company behind the show says it will try to shop the series to other potential broadcasters or streaming platforms around town. The Expanse, based on a series of popular novels by a duo of authors who write under the pen name James S.A. Corey, was critically acclaimed and beloved by fans, but it was expensive to produce, it delivered poor on-air ratings, and critically, Syfy had only first-run linear rights. In other words, the network did not have the OTT (over-the-top: streaming and other digital distribution as opposed to broadcast air) rights. For a show like The Expanse, OTT viewing is key for long-term revenue. The show was only made available on cable television or by purchasing episodes or season passes on digital … [Read more...] about Syfy has canceled
"Don't sit too close to the TV or you'll ruin your eyesight!" was once uttered by concerned parents around the world. And at one point in time, it actually may have been true. The myth got its start in the late 1960s, when General Electric sold television sets that emitted levels of radiation as much as 100,000 times more than what federal health experts considered safe. To its credit, GE quickly recalled and repaired its hazardous TVs. But there was a danger even before GE's big blunder. Televisions developed before the 1950s emitted levels of radiation that could heighten a person's risk of eye problems after repeated and extended exposure, Dr. Norman Saffra, chairman of ophthalmology at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, told the New York Times. [5 Everyday Things that Are Radioactive] These issues are now a thing of past; modern TVs come with proper shielding to block radiation. Nowadays, the only eye problems that televisions cause are strain and fatigue, both of which can be … [Read more...] about Does Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Ruin Your Eyesight?