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Government to examine sale of computer chip design firm Arm to US company Nvidia

The Government is examining the sale of UK-based computer chip design firm Arm to US tech giant Nvidia, with Boris Johnson taking a personal interest in the deal, his spokesman said.

Earlier on Monday, it was announced that the firm is to be bought by the US graphics chip maker in a deal worth 40 billion dollars (£31.2 billion).

Nvidia has pledged to keep Arm’s headquarters in Cambridge while also promising to expand on Arm’s work to build a “world-class” technology centre.

Arm is best known as the designer of processor chips used in most major smartphones – including Apple and Samsung – as well as other devices such as laptops.

Now the Government has confirmed it will examine the deal closely in order to understand its impact on the UK and the economy.

“We recognise the vital role Arm plays in the UK’s tech sector and its significant contribution

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Giant robotic scorpion could be the ultimate gaming computer rig



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It may look and move like a scorpion, but this $3,999 chair is the ultimate gaming and work station.

A US firm unveiled the Scorpion Computer Cockpit that is powered with a push of a button, allowing the user to transform the design to fit their needs.

The ‘tail’ moves from the back of the chair overhead to become a screen mount that holds up to three displays and owners can choose to sit upright or lie down to take a break.

Stretching nearly five and a half feet long, it is also equipped with a massage and heating feature so ‘can enjoy some quality time while you’re making yourself look like the ultimate villain.’

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a person sitting on a chair in front of a curtain: It may look and move like a scorpion, but this $3,999 chair is the ultimate gaming or work station. A US firm unveiled the Scorpion Computer Cockpit that is powered with a push of a button, allowing the user to transform the design to fit their needs


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It may look and move like a scorpion, but this $3,999 chair is the ultimate gaming or work station.

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Blue light from a computer or phone can age the skin as badly as the midday Sun

Leading Optometrist, Dhruvin Patel is a specialist in the impact of blue light on eye health – that is light produced by phone and computer screens. 

Blue Light can make it harder to fall asleep and have an impact on the health of eyes

Researchers say exposure to blue light could increase the risk of damage to eyesight and make it harder to fall asleep.

Patel shared his tips for minimising the impact from blue light while working from home or using screens. 

1. Work an arm’s length from the screen

Fully extend your arm and work from a distance – looking from your eyes to the end of your fingertips. 

Use this as a minimum distance to reduce the stress on your eyeballs. 

2. 20/20/20 

Simply put, every 20 minutes, look away from the screen for a minimum of 20 seconds at least 20 feet away. 

This will help

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Sarasota tech group seeks computer donations for people in need


Sarasota nonprofit that fixes up and donates computers and more is in need of contributions

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Mike Hutchinson and other volunteers at the Suncoast Technology Users Group are accustomed to turning old technology into problems solved. 

But now they’re faced with a new problem: not enough technology to circulate back into the community.

The Sarasota-based nonprofit refurbishes and donates roughly 1,200 computers to people in need every year. This year, STUG has donated roughly half as many due to low numbers of requests and donations.

More: Read more stories about digital access for people in Sarasota-Manatee

Hutchinson says that schools, businesses and nonprofits are usually the organization’s biggest hardware contributors. But as more students and families become reliant on their computers to learn and work from home, those contributions have slowed. 

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, roughly 10% of households

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Storelift launches autonomous convenience stores using AI and computer vision

As physical retail struggles amid the global pandemic, storeowners are rapidly trying to adapt to new realities that also include growing competition from Amazon. But a French startup called Storelift believes it can create a new convenience store concept that leans on many of the same AI and computer vision tools used in Amazon Go stores to reinvent the shopping and checkout experience.

This week, Storelift announced that it has launched its first two stores under the name “Boxy.” The Boxy stores are repurposed shipping containers that can be plopped down in various urban neighborhoods that lack good shopping options.

The founders believe their approach demonstrates how businesses can exploit new shopping niches with the help of sensors, data, and AI that allows them to optimize their inventory and reduce costs.

“Our vision is really to address all the city areas where there are 10,000 people who have no convenience

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Beware of computer vision syndrome amid the COVID-19 pandemic – Health

The COVID-19 epidemic has been going on for six months in Indonesia. The government has implemented policies such as large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), physical distancing, contact tracing and the establishment of emergency hospitals to overcome and reduce the spread of the coronavirus. 

Due to the pandemic, we have been forced to spend a lot more time at home, both for school and/or work. Inevitably, the use of gadgets continues to increase. In the latest research by GlobalWebIndex, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing changes to digital behavior. Based on a survey of internet users aged 16-64 years old conducted in 17 countries in March through April, there was a significant increase in people’s use of digital media, especially television, laptops and social media activities. Indonesia ranks third in the use of social media in the Asia Pacific.

An increase in the use of digital media means an increase in screen time.

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Samsung DeX 101: Turn a Galaxy phone or tablet into your primary computer

The promise of using your phone as your primary computer is a reality and with flagship Samsung phones priced at more than $1,000 using your phone as your computer may be a way to save money.

Modern smartphones are more powerful than the computers used just a few years ago, but over the past decade, we have seen unsuccessful attempts to turn our handheld devices into computers. Recall the Palm Foleo in 2007, the Redfly Mobile Companion in 2009, or the Motorola Atrix in 2011.

Also: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra: My top 5 business productivity features

Microsoft looked to have a promising product with Continuum, but then we saw the end of Windows 10 Mobile. In early 2017, Samsung launched the DeX Dock with the Galaxy S8, and it has significantly improved its functionality at regular intervals with enhanced support launching with each successive new flagship

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San Ramon Nonprofit Collects Computer Monitors For Local Teachers

SAN RAMON, CA — A San Ramon nonprofit is collecting monitors from donors across the Bay Area to benefit Northern California teachers starting their school year with distance learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.



a laptop sits on top of a wooden table: Donations are sought from people across the Bay Area.


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Donations are sought from people across the Bay Area.

Vouch4Vets, which helps connect veterans with white-collar jobs, is switching gears to help connect teachers with larger monitors meant to make their jobs easier come the start of the school year.

“Just imagine trying to manage 25 7-year-olds on a 13-inch screen,” wrote Executive Director David Brennan. “Impossible.”

Brennan initially put a call-out on his Facebook page and sought to recruit a web of donors throughout the region. As the idea gained traction, he got his nonprofit involved.

So far Vouch4Vets has collected more than a dozen monitors and computers, thanks in large part to donations from Alamo IT company Portable CIO. It’s a great

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‘Latest Computer Gadgets’ Makes Buying New Smart Watches, Drives and Tech Devices Easier with Insightful Reviews

New York, NY – August 21, 2020 – A new tech and gadget review platform called “Latest Computer Gadgets” has just opened up for tech devotees, and it promises to be everything that tech enthusiasts wish for.

Detailed information about the pros and cons of certain products make purchase decisions more satisfying. At Latest Computer Gadgets, prospective buyers will have access to a wide range of information on computers, gadgets, and other tech-related products. These include smartwatches, hard disks, cameras, and more. The online tech review site features user guides, product reviews, and a deep-dive into new and trending gadgets. 

The team at Latest Computer Gadgets has published review articles about gadgets like cameras, smartwatches, audio devices, gaming equipment, drones, and smart home products. Some of the new articles recently published cover topics such as top VPN on device versus routers, best SMTP servers of 2020, how

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Global Computer Peripheral Equipment Market Report (2020 to 2030) – COVID-19 Impact and Recovery – ResearchAndMarkets.com – Press Release

DUBLIN–(Business Wire)–The “Computer Peripheral Equipment Global Market Report 2020-30: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This report provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global computer peripheral equipment market as it emerges from the COVID-19 shut down.

The global computer peripheral equipment market is expected to decline from $494.8 billion in 2019 to $467.1 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -5.6%. The decline is mainly due to economic slowdown across countries owing to the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures to contain it. The market is then expected to recover and grow at a CAGR of 3% from 2021 and reach $506.9 billion in 2023.

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