Sales of desktop and notebook PCs have continued to fall. In its last survey on the market Gartner put the figure at just over 10% for the first quarter of this year. The reason? The expanding use of tablet PCs.As Mikako Kitagawa, Principal Analyst at Gartner, explains: "We are seeing the PC market reduction directly tied to the shrinking installed base of PCs, as inexpensive tablets displace the low-end machines used primarily for consumption in mature and developed markets."In emerging markets, inexpensive tablets have become the first computing device for many people, who at best are deferring the purchase of a PC. This is also accounting for the collapse of the mini notebook market."Businesses approaching their replacement cycle for aging desktop and notebook PCs are asking whether they can move to tablet devices. With the trend towards 'bring your own device' taking hold, employees increasingly want to use their own personal tablets and smartphones.Small business owners clearly … [Read more...] about Laptop vs tablet: which is best for a small business?
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We've waited over a year to see KSI and Logan Paul step into a boxing ring for their rematch, but tonight is finally the night. After the epic draw they fought out last year, we'll see who truly deserves to be crowned the YouTube king of boxing. Don't want to miss any of the action? Read on to find out how to watch a KSI vs Logan Paul live stream - no matter where in the world you are.Last year, 18,000 devoted fans came to watch as America fought Great Britain in one of the biggest events ever organised by YouTubers.KSI vs Logan Paul - where and when's the fight?The huge rematch between these two YouTubers will go down at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles tonight.The fight will be kicking off at around 8pm local time (11pm ET), which means the time to tune in for supporters over in the UK will be a very early 4am on Sunday morning.Streamed by hundreds of thousands of fans, it was a fight as well watched as the top UFC and boxing fights in history - but are you ready for KSI vs Logan … [Read more...] about KSI vs Logan Paul 2 live stream: how to watch tonight’s big boxing match online from anywhere
Ikea can be criticized for using cheap materials and veneers, but you have to admire its commitment to tasteful furniture design that has — to a fault — raised the baseline aesthetic of the average dorm and living room. In this way it’s helped to democratize design, bringing a sense of bespoke furnishings to people who might otherwise not have been able to afford them. Now the company is on the verge of using its global reach and manufacturing might to do it again — only this time it's poised to make smart home technology as commonplace as the LED light bulb. Do you remember a world before Ikea? Let me assure you, it was miserable. Furniture was made from expensive solid wood that was sturdy enough to provide shelter from a Soviet invasion. Fine for the Cold War, I guess, but less than ideal for this modern nomadic culture that’s more environmentally aware. True, some of it was beautiful and fantastically designed, but most was not. And on the off chance … [Read more...] about Ikea’s poised to do for the smart home what it did for design
It wasn't that long ago that 40-inch TVs were considered the biggest TV screens you could possibly imagine in your home. Now though, 55-inch has become the flagship size for most new TVs, while 65-inch and even 75-inch TV ranges continue to grow each year – but a 40-inch TV still remains perfectly sized for those unwilling or unable to fit a massive wall-filling screen into their home.There'll be a good number of Black Friday TV deals coming later in the year, though the best discounts tend to be on larger sets with bigger price tags, as even 10% off goes a much longer way for a four-figure sum than a set that costs $500 / £500.If you have a small budget, or small home, then it might make more sense to check out our list of the best 32-inch televisions on offer right now instead.Especially if you're making the jump up from a 32-inch television to a 40-inch screen, you'll find the new television unlikely to suddenly overwhelm your living room – or eat up your budget.The … [Read more...] about Best 40-inch TV 2019: our top pick TVs in the 40-inch range
You’ve spend some time researching a product on your phone, then you open your laptop and find ads for that product plastered all over the place. This has happened to everyone—it’s called targeted advertising, and there are steps you can take to reduce its effect on you. What Is Targeted Advertising? You can probably assume as much by its name, but targeted advertising is a way for advertisers to target potential consumers based on a number of factors. These include race, sex, age, level of education, income level, employment, economic status, personality, attitudes, opinions, lifestyle, and other interests. Yeah, it gets pretty detailed. But wait, it gets even deeper. There are various types of targeted advertising: search engine, social, mobile, content, time, technical, sociodemographic, geographical/location-based, behavioral, and retargeting. Now, a lot of these different types of targeted ads work in tandem to form a bigger picture—and what you … [Read more...] about How to Opt Out of Targeted Ads Around the Web