Amazon Beefs Up Its Tablets With New Kindle Fire HDX

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Amazon announced three new Kindle Fire tablets today as it prepares to push it device line towards the holiday shopping season. Kindle announced two brand new tablets—the Kindle Fire HDX in 7-inch and 8.9-inch varieties—along with an updated version of last year’s Kindle Fire HD.Amazon also announced the third generation of its Fire OS (the forked version of Android that runs the Fire tablets), dubbed “Mojito.”Amazon made the announcement with little fanfare. The company did not have a fancy launch event where CEO Jeff Bezos or any of his top lieutenants stood on stage to pose for cameras with the device. Amazon just quietly sent a press release overnight packed with information about the new Fire tablets.The 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX is likely the flagship of the series. Amazon has given both sizes of the HDX tablets a significant bump in hardware specifications. Both HDX tablets will runs a Snapdragon quad-core 2.2 GHz processor with 2 GB of RAM and twice the memory of last year’s Kindle Fire HD tablets. Amazon has packed a Adreno 330 graphics processor into the HDX tablets for better image rendering that will help the tablets running higher powered games.The screens on the 7-inch and 8.9-inch Fire HDX tablets also got a spec upgrade. The 7-inch version ships with 1920×1200 pixel dimensions, good for 323 pixels per square inch (ppi). The 8.9-inch Fire HDX runs a screen at 2560×1600 (339 ppi).The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch will also come with an 8-megapixel rear facing camera.Amazon also has several new software and content features for the Kindle Fire HDX tablets. Foremost among them is the ability to download Amazon Prime Instant Video movies and television straight to the tablets for offline viewing. Previously, Prime Instant Video was only available for streaming through Kindle Fire tablets. Amazon also released what it calls a “Mayday Button” for users that need instant tech support for their Fire tablets. The Amazon Kindle Fire expert will appear on your tablet within 15 seconds of pushing the Mayday Button to guide you through whatever tech problems you may be having with you device.  Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The new Fire HDX tablets also have a new feature Amazon calls “Second Screen” which has the ability to stream content from your Kindle Fire to a television set. Second Screen will work with the PlayStation 3 and Samsung Smart TVs or any Miracast-enabled accessories. Amazon has also improved its “X-Ray” features that allow users to look up aspects of their content from within books, video and now music.Amazon has also updated the enterprise-grade features on its Fire HDX tablets with new support for device encryption, Kerberos Intranet, secure Wi-Fi connections and VPN integrationAll three of the new Kindle Fire tablets are available for preorder today and will ship on October 18th. The Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch will sell for $229 (with a 4G LTE version for $329). The 8.9-inch Fire HDX will sell for $379 ($479 with 4G LTE). The updated Kindle Fire HD might be the best bargain of the bunch, now selling at $139.In lieu of a major announcement, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos describes everything you need to know about the new Fire HDX tablets in a statement from the press release:“It’s been just two years since we introduced the first Kindle Fire, and the team is innovating at an unbelievable speed,” said Bezos. “2.2 GHz processor, 339 ppi display, new 34% lighter design, Fire OS 3.0, and new exclusive features like the Mayday button, X-Ray for Music, Second Screen, and Prime Instant Video downloads. We’ve worked hard to pack this much hardware, innovation, and customer obsession into these prices.”  Related Posts Tags:#Amazon#Kindle Fire dan rowinski Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Lawsuit against Tom Cruise dismissed

first_imgA USD 1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise has been dismissed due to lack of prosecution. The case against Cruise, JJ Abrams, Paramount Pictures, CEO Brad Grey, Skydance Productions and David Ellison, has been also dismissed due to failure to comply with the orders of the court, reported Deadline. It is ordered and adjudged that the above-entitled case is dismissed, without prejudice, for lack of prosecution and for failure to comply with the orders of the Court, said a one-page order from the judge. The ending of the case in US district court comes nearly six months after Timothy Patrick McLanahan formally sued the notables and the studio claiming that 2011 ‘Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol’ was lifted off of his script, he wrote more than 15 years ago titled ‘Head On’. The judge gave McLanahan one last chance to ‘show cause why this case should not be dismissed’.copyright infringement lawsuit against Tom Cruise has been dismissed.last_img read more

Education Ministry Deploying 100 Mathematics Coaches to Schools Islandwide

first_img Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has announced that 100 mathematics coaches will shortly be deployed to assist in strengthening primary and secondary students’ performance in mathematics in approximately 1,000 schools islandwide.Senator Reid said the coaches’ will primarily focus on helping mathematics teachers obtain the requisite skills to effectively deliver the subject to students.This exercise, the Minister added, will be facilitated under the National Mathematics Programme (NMP).He was speaking at the media launch for the Professional Development Programme for MOEYI Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Educators at the Mona Visitors’ Lodge & Conference Centre in St. Andrew on Thursday (August 16).He noted that the Ministry has invested significant resources in initiatives, such as the NMP, in order to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in Jamaica.Under the NMP, a comprehensive strategy has been implemented to: develop and implement a mathematics policy; improve teacher and teaching quality; improve the culture surrounding the teaching and learning of mathematics; and facilitate coaching for teachers.The NMP will continue supporting teacher training institutions to ensure that ineffective practices are stemmed from the pre-service level.He said the Professional Development Programme for MOEYI Mathematics Specialists and Teacher Educators, which will be financed through the Government of Japan-funded Inter-American Development Bank Technical Cooperation Grant Programme, will also assist with the work of the 100 mathematics coaches.“The Technical Cooperation Grant (assistance) is an important boost to the National Mathematics Programme as it provides additional resources to improve training in the effective use mathematical practices and coaching teachers to use these practices,” Senator Reid said. Story Highlights Senator Reid said the coaches’ will primarily focus on helping mathematics teachers obtain the requisite skills to effectively deliver the subject to students. Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has announced that 100 mathematics coaches will shortly be deployed to assist in strengthening primary and secondary students’ performance in mathematics in approximately 1,000 schools islandwide. This exercise, the Minister added, will be facilitated under the National Mathematics Programme (NMP).last_img read more

Nearly 1000 Participate in Immigration Bill Consultations

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Sept 2015 – Nearly one thousand people took part in the consultations on the Immigration and Turks and Caicos Islander Status Bills 2015; this according to the Ministry of Border Control and Employment in a press release.It was revealed that 550 individuals participated in the online survey through emails and written submissions, while 305 people attended the public meetings. Government officials called this the most recent comprehensive overhaul of TCI Immigration laws since 1992. Now that both bills have been passed in the House of Assembly, Minister of Border Control and Employment Don Hue Gardiner said: “These Bills will improve the lives of Turks and Caicos Islanders by ensuring greater opportunities for employment as well as upward mobility on the job for our people.”“In addition, the Bills contain provisions to ensure that new comers to our shores who comply with the rules are treated fairly.” The new laws will be implemented after a period of training, public education and resourcing of personnel and equipment. More than 75 amendments were made to the Turks and Caicos Islander status Bill and over 100 changes were applied to the Immigration Bill; both of which have been passed despite public objection. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Related Items:consultations, donhue gardiner, immigration bill, pnp Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’last_img read more

New Tourist man fell or pushed Police investigating

first_img Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2015 – Magnetic Media has been contacted by family who say they need more information on the case and a person who claims to have information that supports the death of the tourist man at the Seven Stars resort late Saturday night was not a suicide. Now, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force is also saying the man “fell” from the building and an investigation is launched into details of how that may have happened. Authorities in media reports reveal that several witnesses including the man’s wife have been questioned. General Manager of Seven Stars resort, Ken Patterson is already on record protesting that this was not a suicide but instead a “grave accident.” Related Items:ken patterson, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, seven stars resort, suicide Developer monies allegedly paid to PNP & Defendants Police read for kindergarten children as part of school program Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Prostitution crack down necessary says Premier to Police Commishlast_img read more

Luis Enrique decries after defeat says football was unfair to Spain

first_imgSpain’s manager Luis Enrique laments they were cheated by football in the last minute after his side’s loss to Croatia in yesterday’s Nations League match.Croatia defeated Luis Enrique’s national team 3-2 but he believes his team were better and deserved more.“It was a great second half from both teams,” said the Coach via Football Espana after La Roja’s defeat in the Nations League.“We were much better than in the first, where we didn’t pose much of a threat because of the many inaccuracies in our play.”“The team deserved more, certainly not a defeat. Their first goal came from a mistake, the second was from a set-piece and their last one was lucky as it came when both teams were going for it.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“Obviously it would’ve been much better to win. We did some good things in the second half, but they opted to play on the break and not press very high.”“That shows it was a very, very difficult group. We obviously didn’t expect these two defeats, but we still have a chance going into the last game. If Croatia and England draw, Spain will go through.”“Obviously I’m concerned about the things we have to adjust, like after every game. I really liked the team in the second half.”“We came back twice and deserved something from it. We hit the woodwork and it’s incredible that some of our chances didn’t go in.”“I don’t think football was fair to us tonight.”last_img read more

National Magazines Take On the Harvey Weinstein Scandal Industry Notes

first_imgMagazines take on WeinsteinAmid near-universal criticism against late-night TV hosts for being a bit slow on the uptake in covering the unfolding Harvey Weinstein scandal, 2017’s other preeminent bastions of social criticism, America’s national magazines, have taken up the charge this week.The New Yorker, whose reporting filled in several of the most disturbing details of Weinstein’s long pattern of sexual harassment and abuse first reported by The New York Times, obviously led the pack among America’s glossies with a deeply reported October 10th piece by Ronan Farrow, whom Page Six reports is now being “aggressively pursued” by ABC, CBS, and CNN for his reporting acumen.Time joined in with a dramatic and damning cover design for its October 23 double-issue, slamming Weinstein with the tagline, “Producer, predator, pariah,” accompanied by a column from the magazine’s film critic, Stephanie Zacharek, asking, “How do you solve a problem like Harvey Weinstein?” The magazine also added a longer piece online by lawyer Jill Filipovic examining Hollywood’s long history of promoting a culture of silence and capitulation and noting that even the men who do not perpetrate the abuse have often been complicit in fostering its continued existence.Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter, told The New York Times‘ Jim Rutenberg that she had been chasing the Weinstein thread for years, but that a lack of cooperation from sources, mostly due to fear, prevented any stories from going to press. A similar experience was reported by a spokeswoman for New York magazine, who told Page Six of a withheld 2016 report, “The fact is that we couldn’t get the story to the point where we had sufficient confirmation and sourcing to publish.”Among magazines that frequently found themselves in Weinstein’s orbit over the years, Vanity Fair, People, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, and Variety have each published dozens of online stories on the fallout from the scandal, although Vanity Fair‘s November 2017 issue went to press too soon to weigh in.Variety took a similar tactic to Time, with a cover illustration of a gruff-looking Weinstein featuring the tagline, “Game Over” and an accompanying cover story by Brent Lang and Elizabeth Wagmeister.The Week was also quick on the uptake, covering its October 20th edition with an illustration of Weinstein, Donald Trump, and Bill O’Reilly, featuring the tagline, “See no evil: Why powerful men get away with sexual abuse.”Condé Nast artistic director Anna Wintour, whose relationship with Weinstein goes back at least a decade, issued a statement condemning the producer. “Behavior like this is appalling and unacceptable,” said Wintour. “I feel horrible about what these women have experienced and admire their bravery in coming forward. My heart goes out to them, as well as to [Weinstein’s wife] Georgina and the children. We all have a role to play in creating safe environments where everyone can be free to work without fear.”Perhaps the most ill-conceived reaction to date has been from Jewish magazine Tablet, who’s own editor-at-large, Mark Oppenheimer, decided to write at length about the “specifically Jewy” nature of Weinstein’s crimes. The predictable public backlash to the column elicited a public apology from Oppenheimer a day later.The column did have at least one fan on Twitter: noted Nazi enthusiast Richard Spencer.On the Record with Meredith CEO Steve LacyFolio: sister title min caught up this week with Meredith Corp. CEO Stephen Lacy, whose company is significant stakeholder to the MPA – The Association of Magazine Media, to discuss the association’s latest marketing campaign promoting the merits of print media to both readers and brand marketers alike.“As president of the MPA board, I have been part of the discussions about this campaign since the beginning. I think it is brilliant,” Lacy told min. “Magazine media content is thoroughly researched, fact-checked, curated and produced, unlike much of what is available to consumers today.”Lacy tells min the new campaign, titled, “Magazine Media. Better. Believe It,” is all about credibility and promoting the idea that what’s read in magazines is more thoroughly vetted and curated than what’s often found elsewhere — presumably, online.“As advertisers look for partnerships, it is essential for them to advertise in media sources that match their own company’s values,” said Lacy. “Marketers know that context matters. And our Meredith Sales Guarantee, which we have shared with our industry, has proven more than 70 times that magazine-media advertising drives positive ROI for advertisers.”Read the full interview here.Josh Duggar loses legal challenge against Bauer PublishingA federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against Bauer Publishing by disgraced former reality TV star Josh Duggar, asserting that Bauer’s In Touch Weekly did not violate Duggar’s right to privacy when it published a May 2015 story describing Duggar’s history of sexually assaulting underage girls with information received through a Freedom of Information Act request.Judge Tim Brooks, of Arkansas’ Western District, cited in his decision to dismiss the “19 Kids and Counting” star’s claims prior Supreme Court rulings that the First Amendment gives newspapers and other media outlets the right to publish “lawfully obtained truthful information about a matter of public significance.”From the job board…The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. seeks a full-time, Alexandria, Virginia-based assistant editor for its flagship IA Magazine and affiliated website, newsletters, and other digital properties. The position offers an annual salary of $50,000 to $55,000 and requires two to three years of experience, strong reporting and editing skills, command of AP Style, and knowledge of Google Analytics.See this and other new job openings at read more

Samsungs new flash chips for mobile devices

first_img Samsung Shipping Samples of New High-capacity NAND Solution to Mobile Customers Explore further The removable SD flash card is only 1 mm thick and 0.7 mm high and will come into production in February. The card comprises a card controller and eight 30-micron thick stacked chips. Samsung says it is the highest capacity microSD ready for production. Users will be able to insert the 32-Gbyte micro SD card into their phone or other device via the built-in micro SD slot. The 64-Gbyte flash chip is 1.4 mm thick and consists of sixteen stacked chips and a storage controller. This moviNAND embedded memory module has been in commercial production since December last year and will be the first to reach the marketplace. It doubles the memory of current memory modules such as that in the latest Apple iPhone.Higher capacity devices such as Samsung’s new offerings will allow mobile devices such as smartphones and media players to have increased memory, and demand for more memory is expected to increase as the market for mobile devices and the applications they run continues to grow. Executive President of Memory Marketing for Samsung, Dong-Soo Jun, said the new memory solutions will bring the storage capacity of computers to mobile devices.The expected cost of the two new high-density storage devices has not been released. ( — Samsung Electronics has announced two new flash chip storage devices for mobiles: a removable 32-Gbyte micro SD (secure digital) card and a 64-Gbyte moviNAND flash memory module. Both are based on Samsung’s own 30 nanometer class 32-Gbyte NAND flash memory chips, which use lithography technology that allows much more storage in a smaller unit. © 2010 PhysOrg.comcenter_img Samsung 32GB microSD memory card Citation: Samsung’s new flash chips for mobile devices (2010, January 14) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Live One lane shut due to accident on A500

first_imgThe reported location of the accident (Image: Inrix) UPDATE: This has now cleared We’re getting reports of delays due to at least one accident on the A500 in Stoke-on-Trent this evening rush hour. Inrix, the traffic data company, reports one lane is blocked and traffic is queueing due to an accident on the northbound D-roiad near the A53 Etruria Road/Etruria Way ( Basford Roundabout). Congestion is reported back to the A50/Sideway Roundabout. Lane two (of two) is reported to be closed, with Inrix reporting the accident has happened just pas the entry slip road onto the northbound A500 from Basford roundabout. We are also getting reports of disruption around the junction with the A52 Shelton Old Road. Traffic England currently reports 20 minute delays against expected traffic. We’ll bring you live updates as we get them on the feed below. Read MoreBusy Stoke-on-Trent crossroads to close overnight for next three nights Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here.19:13Traffic clearingThe traffic is now clearing.18:35Latest from INRIX Queueing traffic and partially blocked due to multi-vehicle accident on A500 D Road Southbound near A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout), congestion to A527 Porthill Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank).A multi-vehicle accident involving four vehicles has happened just past the Basford Roundabout Junction. There is also an accident on the A500 D Road Northbound just past the entry slip road from Basford Roundabout closing lane two (of two). 18:20OngoingDelays are continuiong on the A500 this evening.17:50Reports slip road also blocked There are reports the A500 Entry slip road from Basford Roundabout is also blocked. 17:21Four vehicles reported to be involvedOne eye-witness reports four vehicles are invovled in the crash and traffic is buildinglast_img read more

Swoop selects Navitaire as its new reservation system

first_img Share Travelweek Group Posted by Swoop selects Navitaire as its new reservation system << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img CALGARY — When agents start booking Swoop in early 2018, they’ll be doing so using Navitaire, the go-to reservation and retailing system for ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCCs) around the world.WestJet’s new no-frills carrier announced that it has selected tech company as its new reservation platform, a partnership that Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President Strategy, says will help Swoop create the low-cost structure and ancillary capabilities needed to ensure its success.“Navitaire offers an easy-to-use reservation system, allowing the complete unbundling of products and services as well as enabling digital self-service,” he says. “We are giving the power to the customer to decide what they want to pay for and what they don’t –making the airline a truly affordable option for Canadians.”Navitaire offers industry-leading technology services to more than 50 airlines and rail companies worldwide, including many of the world’s most successful low-cost and hybrid airlines. It boasts a full suite of proven solutions focused on revenue generation and streamlining costs in the areas of reservations, ancillary sales, loyalty, revenue management, revenue accounting and business intelligence.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winter“We are delighted Swoop has selected Navitaire as its reservation platform,” says David P. Evans, Navitaire CEO. We are impressed with the team Swoop has assembled, its business model and market plans. Together, Navitaire and Swoop are a good fit, sharing DNA focused on combining advanced retailing with a digital-first, proven platform to help create and innovative, customer-centric business. We’re looking forward to watching Swoop’s success and future growth as they take the ULCC model to new heights.”Starting early 2018, Swoop will begin selling seats on its modern fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. To stay up to date on job opportunities and launch plans, sign up at Tags: Swoop Thursday, October 19, 2017 last_img read more