Summary: Technology has advanced to the point where video walls are the staple in today’s command centers.

It might be difficult to believe at first, but video walls can improve an organization’s security and efficiency by improving its video wall systems.

Now, video walls are designed to deliver real-time information via digital solution within a command center. The allocation of funds towards an optimal video wall can result in a drastic improvement in both ROI and productivity. Most companies go with third-party integrators like ConstantTech.com to create a quality video wall.

“Video Wall” – The Term

Video walls are often believed to be high-end, expensive displays that are utilized in stadiums and lobbies of expensive hotels. However, while the technology suits the cause, they can also be utilized within a command center of an organization for security measures. Organizations of all sizes are now finding that video walls are increasing in quality and decreasing in costs, making them ideal to purchase in bulk without having to spend massive amounts in overhead costs. Needless to say, they’re an attractive option and a hot commodity on the market.

A Change in Technology

In the past, it would be ludicrous to spend valuable company resources to digitally display information. However, manual signage systems would become obsolete over time and video walls had their chance to shine. Additionally, they catch the eye and automatically pull information from the company’s primary system – and at a low price point, it makes logical sense.

Video walls do not have to be spectacular. They don’t have to be the latest model on the market. Rather, a small installation can still provide a high-profile platform and deliver an impactful visual expression of the organization’s message. It’s a win-win for any company.


 


With Google dropping prices on one terabyte of storage to $9.99 a month, a number of competitors will feel the pressure of dropping their prices too. However, experts believe that these developments are much more than a price war.

In comparison, Apple charges $100 a year for its 50 GB plan while Microsoft’s OneDrive costs about $25 for 50 GB for the same time period. Similarly, both DropBox and SugarSync want $9.99 (100 GB) and $55 per month (1 TB) respectively.

But that’s not all – this price reduction gives a consumers a better deal than Google’s own cloud storage platform for developers, Amazon’s S3 as well as Microsoft’s Azure storage platforms too.

While a number of cloud storage startups use these platforms and even get discounts for using such large amounts of storage, this move will ensure that consumers will still get a better deal than developers will going forward.

However, one might wonder why Google is doing this: it’s simple, really. Such a price reduction means that it want to take its competitors out of business in a market that it doesn’t dominate just yet.

And there are clear reasons why this is so.

Firstly, users think of online storage and syncing when one thinks of DropBox while Microsoft OneDrive is built into Windows 8.

Google Drive, on the other hand, isn’t yet recognized as these two tech giants are even if people love its collaborative productivity apps. That’s an area that Microsoft is now taking seriously with its online (and free) versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote.

So, by just cutting prices, one can see how Google should be able to garner a host of paid users even if Microsoft’s Office suite is still used by corporations around the world.

Yet what makes the next few months interesting is the fact that not only has Google cut prices but it is also increasing its investments on products that use its storage service.


Just like desktop gaming rigs, a gaming laptop can cost an absolute fortune. Fortunately, if you are on a budget, you can still find some great options for gaming laptops. Here are some of the best laptops you can buy under $1,000 that will still keep games like Destiny running along at decent frame rates:

HP Omen 15

The top pick is the HP Omen 15. Unlike its predecessor, the Omen 15 has a better-looking chassis that will appeal to gamers. Also, it sports a nice clicky keyboard along with a user-replaceable hard drive and RAM. You also get decent and loud speakers with a vibrant display.

Specs:

CPU: 2.8-GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU * GPU: AMD Radeon RX 550 GPU with 2GB of VRAM * RAM/Storage: 8GB/1TB 7,200-rpm HDD * Display Size/Resolution: 15.6/1920 x 1080

Lenovo Legion Y520

Are you looking for the best possible graphics performance at this price range? Nothing will beat the Lenovo Legion Y520. With its Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU, the Legion managed some surprisingly high frame-rates for a laptop of this configuration.

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop

When it is battery life you are after, then look no further than the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop. Battery tests show the laptop running solid for as long as seven hours. It is also one of few laptops in this range that is ready for VR.

Specs:

CPU: 2.5-GHz Intel Core i5-7300HQ CPU * GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (Max-Q) 6GB of VRAM* RAM/Storage: 8GB/256GB SSD * Display Size/Resolution: 15.6-inch/1920 x 1080


AMD spent the last few years far behind Intel in the performance stakes. Aside from powering low-end laptops, AMD was absent in any other segment of the mobile computing market. Fortunately, AMD’s latest generation Ryzen processors are taking the fight to Intel, with comparable performance to Intel’s eight generation processors at a fraction of the cost. With Ryzen Mobile, AMD now has a processor that will appear in ultra-thin and performance laptops.

There are only three laptops that will have Ryzen Mobile at launch, and they are the HP Envy x360, the Lenovo IdeaPad 720s and the Acer Swift 3. All other models with the new processor will ship starting 2018.

Pricing

There is no indication of pricing; however, when we look at the desktop market, we can approximate a similar price curve for the mobile processor. Such a pricing scheme would see a comparable performance at a lower price to laptops with Intel chips.

Performance

There are no reviews yet, but the expectation is that there will be comparable processor performance to 8th generation Intel cores. However, the integrated Radeon GPU will be far superior to any Intel mobile graphics offering.

Cores

The starting slate for Ryzen Mobile will sport four cores, with two threads each. The design appears to be intentional in its similarity to Intel’s architecture. The easiest way to compete is to provide a benchmark for comparison. The Radeon Vega will have eight (or ten) compute units, which are the graphical version of processor cores.

 


Article provided by Barry K. Rothman.

Apple, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Microsoft have been given the go-ahead in disclosing the details on orders and the data requests that they have received from the Foreign Intelligence Court.

This has come after these companies have sued the government for the right to declassify these numbers to the public.

In a statement released through Wall Street, both the Attorney General Eric Holder and Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, stated, “Through these new reporting methods, communications providers will be permitted to disclose more information than ever before to their customers. The office of the Director of National Intelligence…has determined that the public interest in disclosing this information now outweighs the national security concerns that required its classification.”

And so, with this ability to disclose information that was previously considered classified, the companies have agreed to drop their lawsuits as well.

And recently, Apple has already published a letter describing its relationship with the government as well as detailing the National Security Orders for data (249 in all) it has received from the government.

Apart from this, 927 law enforcement account requests for 2330 accounts and out of which it disclosed data on 747 accounts and objected to doing so 102 times.

Also, it did not reveal data on 254 specific accounts but did provide non-content data from 601 accounts. However, it did reveal data from 71 accounts with the percentage of data requests where they did disclose a certain amount was about 81%.

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