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“Think big, think progress”

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first_img– First Lady urges ICT participants at Melanie DamishanaFirst Lady Sandra Granger on Tuesday urged participants in the first Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training programme in the Melanie Damishana community to “think big” and to use the training as a catalyst for a successful future.The programme, which is a collaborative effort between the Office of the First Lady and the Social Protection Ministry, will run for 13 weeks and cater for 30 participants. The launch was held at the Vigalstra Housing Cooperative Administrative Building, Melanie Damishana, East Coast Demerara (ECD).The First Lady, in her address, congratulated the participants for making the decision to acquire the skills needed to succeed in times of constant technological advancement. She also emphasised the importance of continuous training and the upgrading of their skills if they were to remain relevant and adapt effectively.“This workshop is unique in that it not only teaches you about ICT; it also helps to prepare you for the world of work. It includes modules on Sexual and Reproductive Health; Robotics, which was introduced into the programme last year and proved to be very popular with our young people. Once you adhere to the instructions of the facilitators, attend sessions punctually and participate fully in this workshop, you will have earned skills in ICT required to function in the modern environment,” she said.Chief facilitator Fitzroy Younge, who provided a brief overview of the programme, noted that its objectives were to empower and educate the youths of the Melanie Damishana community and enhance the standard of living of marginalised youths through improved employability.“You have made an intelligent decision to improve the quality of your life and enhance your opportunities for development and your success. The skills that you will acquire over the next 12 weeks will contribute not only to your area, but, by extension, to the development and progress of Guyana,” he said.Younge explained that the workshop would take the form of classroom discussions, illustrations and hand-outs that would be provided to every participant after each session to aid in their revision for the workshop’s final assessment. At the close of the programme, participants will graduate with a certificate that has been certified by the Board of Industrial Training.In an invited comment, participant Janasha Ostrum explained that her aspiration of becoming an architect and her general love of technology motivated her to sign up for the workshop. “It’s going to benefit all of us here because, as First Lady said, it’s a bankable certificate; it will help you to get a job easier,” she said.Meanwhile, 18-year-old Emanuel Burnette, who graduated from the workshop when it was held in Buxton, credited the programme as being the catalyst behind him furthering his knowledge in the ICT field.“I was not really familiar with the basic things on a computer; I had never really used a computer before, but after this class it has made a difference in my life because after that, I graduated from the ICT class, I went to do information technology at a club in Georgetown and it has benefited me a lot,” he said.It is for this reason, Burnette said, that he decided to lend his support to the programme and decided to volunteer at this workshop.In addition to ICT training, the workshop will also provide instruction on basic office skills, numeracy and literacy training, sexual and reproductive health, communication skills, telephone ethics, microenterprise development and training in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) robotics.This is the fifth ICT workshop that has been held to date since the programme started last year.last_img read more

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GTT lost billions from Digicel Suriname link – CEO

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first_imgGTT is estimating its loss from the bypass link Digicel was reportedly using from Suriname to get data service to be billions of Guyana dollars.GTT is maintaining it has the capacity to service Digicel’s data needsThe link in question has since been shut down by Surinamese authorities and this is said to be behind disruptions in Digicel’s service. At a press conference on Monday, GTT CEO Justin Nedd shied away from suggestions his company had a hand in its competitor’s woes.“I do know that they have been working with the operators in Suriname to ensure operations are done in an above-board manner. The Surinamese regulators are doing their job. It’s not unusual for operators and regulators to communicate, but with respect to how they execute their mandate, that’s within their purview,” he said.Nedd would only admit that GTT has complained about the trans-border link to the Guyana Government. According to Nedd, GTT did not commence or threaten legal proceedings against Digicel.On the matter of capacity, Nedd maintained that his company was able to provide the same service to Digicel. He referenced times when GTT itself has provided the network for data services in neighbouring countries.“I am very confident that we have the capacity and in fact, I would like to reiterate that in 2018, we carried all the Internet traffic for Suriname, French Guiana and Guyana. And the network was resilient enough to do it.“Because there were outages in Suriname and French Guiana at the same time… given the architecture of the Guyana network, it provided enough utility to carry that traffic. So I don’t believe it’s a matter of capacity and I want to dispel that notion. Our network can handle the traffic.”After GTT raised the issue, the Public Telecommunications Ministry had previously questioned whether GTT had the capacity to provide Digicel with the data service link. Digicel customers have over the past few days been severely affected by the breakdown, with services like electronic to- up no longer available. Calls to Digicel officials went unanswered.In a previous release, GTT had stated: “We stand ready to work with Digicel to restore their connectivity as soon as possible. We have made commercial offers to Digicel over an extended period to provide capacity that would resolve, or have avoided, their current network failure. We have not taken any legal action against any Digicel Suriname or the Surinamese Government.”last_img read more

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Looney Tunes Night Club closes doors

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first_imgWe don’t need to gossip people, the one thing I have always been is honest. There is no reason to talk, make up stories,…Posted by Donica Budnick-Canova on Sunday, March 20, 2016 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Local night club Looney Tunes shut it doors at the end of last month, with the owner announcing intentions to do so on the company’s social media.Donica Budnick-Canova dispelled rumours about why it was closing, and confirmed the news on her Facebook page.“We did announce last night at the club that unless we fall short of a miracle Looney Toons will be closing it’s doors at the end of the month,” Budnick-Canova wrote in the post from March 20. “The choice really lays in the hands of FSJ at this point, you either come out and support the club or come and say good bye,” she added.According to a subsequent post of March 31, the bar closed its doors for good at the end of last month.Budnick-Canova could not be reached for an additional comment.center_img – Advertisement -She continued to thank customers for the last 27 years the club has been open, and cited economic conditions for its closure.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Mauricio Pochettino reveals what approach he expects Liverpool to adopt under Jurgen Klopp

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first_img1 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino expects Jurgen Klopp to have already pressed his stamp on Liverpool ahead of Saturday’s clash at White Hart Lane.Klopp held his first training session with his new squad on Wednesday as his players returned from international duty, but has been dealt the double blow that both Danny Ings and Joe Gomez are likely to miss the rest of the season.However, Pochettino believes his Reds counterpart has been working on his plans since the moment he was appointed and does not expect the former Borussia Dortmund manager to be underprepared.“He is a great manager. When you see the games at Borussia Dortmund, he is a manager who has a clear idea how he wants to play,” Pochettino said.“You can get some ideas across (in a short space of time). In my experience at Southampton we had three days before the game against Everton.“We worked hard to try to settle some ideas. It’s impossible to put all your ideas in the mind of the team but always you try to change something.“It’s not easy, but it’s not difficult because you start to give the players the tools to play in the way you want to play.”Liverpool sit 10th in the Barclays Premier League table after winning only one of their last six matches under Brendan Rodgers.Klopp is likely to make changes to both selection and formation on Saturday but Pochettino insists the Reds are not an unknown quantity under their new boss.“We can use the information because in the last few months Liverpool have played in different ways and changed the system,” Pochettino said.“How we analyse Dortmund and the way Klopp played, it’s similar concepts that we can take.“We have some references – maybe we give too much information – but the first half against Arsenal they played in a similar style he played with Dortmund last season.“We have a lot of resources to research the information. But in the end the truth is Saturday and how they put in place his ideas.”Pochettino also confirmed that summer signing Heung-Min Son is still a couple of weeks away from a first-team return. Jurgen Klopp last_img read more

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MAN WHO STABBED GARDA AND BOUNCERS JAILED FOR TWO YEARS

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first_imgA man severed the artery of a Garda Sergeant after a row erupted because he claimed his daughter was mistreated at a nightclub.Carpenter John Boyle attacked the Garda and four bouncers outside Voodoo Nightclub in Letterkenny.Medics had to rush to save Sgt Aidan Doherty after he was attacked with a replica Stanley knife. Letterkenny Circuit Court heard today how blood squirted for up to a metre every time medics took bandages from Sgt Doherty’s arm.He was eventually operated on but the Garda will have a permanent scar on his arm.Details of the savage attack, which happened on August 14th, 2011, were read out in court.After an altercation with bouncers Boyle was removed from a queue and taken to one side.However Boyle, 47, who was charged with four counts of assault causing harm and two of making threats to kill, flipped and stabbed five people.Boyle stabbed Sgt Doherty in the leg and told him “I know where you F****** live and I’ll kill you.”He also said to bouncer after stabbing him in the leg “You’ll remember that the next time.”Three other bouncers noticed later they also all had stab wounds.Boyle, of 14 Leck Cottages, Letterkenny, said he had received a call from his daughter to say she had not been given change from €50 after she bought a drink.When she complained she was removed from the premises and was allegedly told that the club did not want her kind in it.She telephoned her father and he went to meet her and took the knife from her which she had in her handbag.He claimed he went to explain this to the bouncers and things got out of control.Barrister Peter Nolan said Boyle was a hard-worker who was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.He was a settled traveller who had a very difficult upbringing.Judge John O’Hagan said the fact that he is a settled traveller will not influence him in any way.He said whatever was said to him was not an excuse for him to do what he did on the night.Judge John O’Hagan said he did not bring the knife to the nightclub to cut his nails or to cut carpet in the nightclub.Judge O’Hagan said “I have a duty to the public and to members of An Garda Siochana that Mr Boyle will not do this again.“I can’t be seen to be giving people sweets in the light of severity of this assault.“It cries out for a custodial sentence. I don’t like doing this but it has to happen. Be he 47 or 18 under no circumstances will weapons or any other instruments be produced. It will not happen on my watch,” he said.He sentenced Boyle to two years in prison for all six counts and suspended the last six months.MAN WHO STABBED GARDA AND BOUNCERS JAILED FOR TWO YEARS was last modified: November 5th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GardaiJohn BoyleJUdge John O’HaganstabVOODOOlast_img read more

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Don’t miss out: Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic takes place this Tuesday

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first_imgFamilies are invited to make the most of this glorious spell of weather with Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic, which returns to the park tomorrow, Tuesday, 3rd July. This is one of the park’s most popular summer events and sold out last month.Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic takes place tomorrow, Tuesday, 3rd July.Children are invited to bring their favourite teddy and check into the Teddy Hospital, where they’ll meet the Oakfield Teddy and his friends. Families can also explore the park’s 100-acre wood, visit the Faerie tree and navigate their way around the new hedge maze, which is proving a real treat with visitors to the park this summer. Children can check into the Teddy Hospital and meet the Oakfield Teddy and his friends.The Teddy Bear’s Picnic promises to be a great day for all the family with train rides, music, crafts, free face-painting and teddy bear hunts in the park. To make the most of the sunshine, this Teddy Bear’s Picnic will have a barbecue outside Buffers serving a selection of delicious food. Families are also invited to bring a picnic to enjoy in the gardens or pre-prepared picnics can be ordered in advance – these can then be collected on the day from Oakfield Park’s Buffers Garden Restaurant. For the first time, Oakfield Park will host a Barbecue outside Buffers’ Restaurant for the Teddy Bear’s Picnic.Oakfield Park is open daily (June – August) from 11 – 6pm and the best and most efficient way to enjoy the park is to purchase an Annual Pass or Gold Pass. Entry to the Teddy Bear’s Picnic is FREE for Annual and Gold Pass holders. All summer long, Gold Pass holders receive VIP access to the park, unlimited train rides and complimentary gifts. To book your family’s place in The Teddy Bear’s Picnic or for more information, click here to message Oakfield Park on Facebook or email gardens@oakfieldpark.com. Sponsored PostDon’t miss out: Oakfield Park’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic takes place this Tuesday was last modified: July 2nd, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:eventsfamily day outOakfield ParkTeddy Bear PicnicThings to dolast_img read more

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Two escape injury after Letterkenny crash

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first_imgTwo motorists had a lucky escape when their vehicles collided outside Conwal Graveyard on the outskirts of Letterkenny last night.Damage was caused to the front of both vehicles, a van and a  car.The accident happened just before 8pm. Gardai and the emergency services attended the scene and there was a build-up of traffic in the area for a time.However, it is understood that neither of those involved in the collision were injured. Two escape injury after Letterkenny crash was last modified: September 28th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:conwalcrashGardailetterkennylast_img read more

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Africans doing business with Africans: conference explores continent’s trade potential

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first_img23 May 2016A range of challenges must be overcome to ensure better trade and investment between African countries, as well as with the rest of the world. This was one of the conclusions of a panel discussion led by Dr Petrus De Kock, Brand South Africa’s general manager for research, at the Tshwane International Trade and Infrastructure Investment Conference (Titiic) held at the city’s CSIR International Conference Centre last week.The panel included Thomson Wilks Attorneys director Safiyya Akoojee, Portia Gumbu-Dube, head of business development at the Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa, the Department of Trade and Industry’s chief director for Africa Lerato Mataboge, and Catherine Grant-Makokera of Tutwa Consulting.In his introduction, De Kock highlighted research indicating positive trends in African trade, particularly the dynamic growth of trade and investment between the Middle East and Asia region and African countries on the continent’s eastern seaboard.He also drew attention to the latest Ernst and Young (EY) Africa Attractiveness Survey, which revealed a huge boost in foreign direct investment (FDI) into traditionally small markets such as Rwanda – recent host of the 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa – and Botswana.South African remains the top destination for investment, according to the EY survey, with Tshwane playing a vital role. The city ranked first for South Africa, out of 74 African metropoles, in the 2015 MasterCard African Cities Growth Index, thanks to its robust infrastructure investment and the access it provides to government structures.The panel was asked to offer workable ways to solve challenges to ensure these rankings were maintained and improved, across the whole continent.Lerato MatabogeThe DTI’s Mataboge said there were three main problems facing intra-African trade: lack of infrastructure, fragmented markets and inadequate diversity of industries. But, she said, solutions were being explored in partnership between private and public enterprises, including the DTI.The DTI, she said, worked with three key pillars to find solutions:Further integration of free trade between more African countries by reducing red tape. This meant more efficient border control processes, visa regulations and trade permissions.More cross-border infrastructure development, including improving road and rail systems.Building more capacity in regional and urban industrialisation, where municipalities were well positioned at micro level to engineer ways of doing business.The Trade Africa programme, a DTI initiative, is currently working to grow and strengthen bilateral trade between African countries. Mataboge said the ultimate goal was to involve all African countries, not only the larger regional players, in the continent’s economy. Vital to this was to inspire confidence in emerging economic players on the continent.Portia Gumbu-DubeGumbu-Dube of the Export Credit Insurance Corporation offered an innovative way to improve efficiency of cross-border trade in Africa. There should be an emphasis, she said, on language and cultural skills training, to supplement conventional trade, law and economics education. Graduates and new entrants into business in Africa should be proficient in the language, and have good knowledge of the culture and history, of countries they want to trade with. This would help them gain an upper hand in the market.Improved technical knowledge, particularly in new digital technologies, should also be ingrained during tertiary education. These were the kind of soft skills needed to complement the harder, more traditional business skills that lead to success, according to Gumbu-Dube. “We need to educate each other on how to do good cross-border trade,” she said.Catherine Grant-MakokeraAs a director at Tutwa Consulting, one of the Africa’s top trade consulting firms, Grant-Makokera emphasised the importance of cross-border trade facilitation – essentially helping all parties speak the same business language. Differing trade and business processes drove up costs and inhibited the production processes, reducing profits and jobs.Trade in Africa, she said, should not be done in isolation. Infrastructure should be uniform and automated across the board as “one line of communication that helps neighbours communicate and trade more effectively”.The key to this was more robust interaction between public and private enterprise, not only making mutually beneficial policies but ensuring these policies are properly put into practice.Safiyya AkoojeeA director at Thomson Wilk Attorneys, Akoojee outlined the role of international trade law and corporate litigation in improving trade between African countries. One challenge, in her experience, is that there was no longevity in investments. There had to be more security and assured confidence from partners in Africa to inspire international investors. Professional auditing and good legal assistance were key to making that happen.Akoojee agreed that there had to be more cultural understanding between African partners. While English remained an important business language, French- speaking Africa held a lot of potential for more business, so understanding the history and language of these territories would be an advantage. She added that conferences like Titiic were great opportunities for businesspeople to find out what was going on at grassroots level across the continent, with the added benefit of finding new opportunities to invest in projects.De Kock explained that there were more avenues for business to speak to governments about investments, to build and sustain strong relationships through individual business chambers or each country’s trade missions.The Titiic conference also included presentations on global trade and investment trends by Gaung Zhe Chen representing the World Bank, and thoughts on Africa’s business trends at ground level from CNN’s Africa business correspondent Eleni Giokos.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Alaska, Where Building Code Funds Got the Cold Shoulder

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first_imgGovernor says environmental conditions in Land of the Midnight Sun “not conducive to federally mandated, universal energy code” for buildingsIt took a little coaxing from her colleagues, but Alaska Governor Sarah Palin eventually agreed to accept most of the federal stimulus money for which the state is eligible, including $28 for home weatherization programs.As reported last week, though, Palin declined a $28.6 million allocation that would require adoption of more-stringent building codes.“In this case, one size does not fit all. Local governments and many unincorporated communities have very different needs and abilities to implement or enforce a statewide mandate,” the governor said in a statement.The relevant text of the stimulus bill, Section 410 (click here for a PDF of the law), requires each state receiving these “energy efficiency and renewable energy’’ funds to implement energy code for residential buildings that “meets or exceeds the most recently published International Energy Conservation Code, or achieves equivalent or greater energy savings,” and requires the state to enforce the code in way that brings new and renovated residential and commercial building space into compliance within eight years.There’s no denying there would be substantial challenges to implementing building code in a state as vast as Alaska, especially given its long and punishing cold season. But the state population totals less than 700,000, and it does seem as if $28.6 million could go a long way toward improving building efficiency standards for a population that small.Hey, it gets cold in North Dakota (population about 642,000), too.last_img read more

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Intel’s “Clover Trail” Chip For Windows 8 Tablets Challenges Windows RT

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first_img“I think the jury’s still out,” Bret Berg, senior business development director for Samsung, told ReadWriteWeb about Windows RT. When asked whether or not that meant Samsung or the industry at large, Berg replied, “Yes.”“It’s going to be a real challenge for Microsoft, because it’s really a different operating system,” Berg added. “And now you’re not going to be competing with [the Series 5], you’re going to be competing with the iPad, the [Samsung] Galaxy Tab. And how are we going to be competing? Price-wise. Are we going to be on a par with them? If we aren’t, that’s going to be legitimately a challenge.”Samsung’s Smart PC contains the Clover Trail chip, 64 GB of flash storage, an 11.6-inch display, and weighs 3.26 pounds in a clamshell configuration. The company is also one of the first to announce a price: $649 plus another $100 for the keyboard dock.Asus assistant marketing manager Xi Min Sam also said his company would focus on the consumer market, where it will offer an 11.6-inch version of its Clover Trail-based VivoTab for Windows 8, and a smaller 10.1-inch version for Windows RT. But Asus’ strategy is to cover all of its bases, and the two tablets will provide a Windows option to the more well-known Eee Transformer series of Android tablets.Finally, Intel’s Erik Reid, the general manager of its application processor platform division, also diffused a minor controversy from earlier in the week, where Bloomberg quoted a source at Intel who claimed that Paul Otellini had dismissed Windows 8 as buggy and not ready for release. That prompted an official criticism of “unsubstantiated news reports”. “We could not be more excited about Windows 8… and that was the message that Paul communicated to the employees this week,” Reid added.The Clover Trail Tablet LineupOther Intel Z2760-based Cedar Trail tablets include: The Acer Iconia W510: Dockable 10.1-inch screen, 1.27 pounds (2.78 pounds docked). 32GB or 64 GB storage. 18-hour battery life with dock. Connectivity options include SIM card, microSD, microUSB, HDMI and a full-size USB connector.The Asus VivoTab: Dockable 11.6-inch IPS+ screen, 64 GB storage, 1.51 pounds undocked. 8-megapixel rear camera. Wacom digitizer.Dell Latitude 10: Dockable 10-inch display, 1.59 pounds, removeable battery.HP Envy X2: Dockable 11.6-inch display, 1.5 pounds (3.1 pounds docked). Beats Audio, NFC. Lenovo ThinkPad 2 tablet: 10.1-inch display, 10-hour battery life, digitizer pen. Full-sized USB port. Business-oriented tablet allows guest accounts, joining the corporate domain and runing business apps.ZTE V98 tablet: Less than 1.54 pounds. 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. LTE, UMTS and Wi-Fi options. Front-facing 2-megapixel camera and rear-facing 8-megapixel camera. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#mobile Related Posts center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Intel introduced a new wrinkle into the Windows 8 tablet market on Thursday by launching an upgrade of its entry-level Atom chip line best known for (under)powering netbooks. The more powerful but still low-cost  Windows 8-compatible microprocessor challenges the need for Windows RT tablets powered by ARM chips.At the debut of the new Atom processor in San Francisco, a number of Intel’s key partners were on hand to show off Windows 8 convertible tablet designs running on the new chip. But while the event provided a peek into at least some of their hardware plans a month or so before Windows 8’s launch, most key details – including prices – remained mysteries and the OEMs offered little to distinguish their products from one another.However, one thing is clear – Intel’s Atom processor, once dismissed as an obscure product for netbooks, set-top boxes and other embedded designs, has emerged as a significant force in Intel’s product lineup.All-Day Computing, For Windows 8Moreover, the new Atom chip, code-named “Clover Trail,” is intended to put a serious dent in the value proposition of the ARM chips that wil run devices using Windows 8’s little brother, Windows RT (see 15 Things You Need To Know About Windows RT). Not only are the Atom chips based on the X86 architecture, allowing them to run Windows 8 and other PC applications, but they promise true all-day battery life. Undocked, tablets like the Acer Iconia W510 claims ten hours of battery, for example. Docked into a keyboard base, though, an integrated battery adds an additional nine hours of battery, for a total of nineteen hours. That’s a long workday for anyone.Furthermore, the new Atoms offer “connected standby” technology, where they can sit idle for up to three weeks, waking up just often enough to update email, Twitter and/or Facebook status updates, then drop back into a low-power sleep state.  markhachman The addition of the Z2760 extends the continuum of Intel mobile chips, from the new Atom at the low end all the way on up to the Core i3, i5, and i7 processors. At the top will be notebooks and presumably tablets powered by the Intel Core i7 with VPro, Intel’s virtualization and security hardware package. It also means that consumers will have to wade through yet another option when choosing a Windows 8 device. “From an Intel perspective, there’s two levels,” explained Patrick Moorhead, president of Moor Insights and Strategy in Austin, Texas. “You’ve got the Atom at the entry level, and really what you’re looking at is decent performance, great price and great battery life. And as you move up the stack, you get better performance, more expensive, less battery life, but you’re getting your performance where it makes a difference.”Broad Customer SupportEight tablet makers, including Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo and Samsung, all showed off convertible tablets based on the new chip. Some, like Dell, said that its Z2760-based tablet, the Latitude 10, were built for business. While Intel executives showed the Atom chip powering a few games, its graphics horsepower will probably be underwhelming, analysts said. (HP’s Ali Khan, a senior consumer marketing manager, said that its HP Envy X2 will include CyberLink’s PowerDirector video-editing package, and that the Z2760 “handled that just fine”.) Limited graphics power will probably make Atom-powered tablets more suitable for business, with vertical markets like manufacturing and healthcare.“I think most of these guys are going to have to target the enterprise,” said Mario Morales, an analyst with IDC. “You heard most of these guys talk about consumer applications, because what I think Windows is trying to do is bring in a lot more of those apps. But the enterprise has more of an opportunity.”Tim Gee, a senior product marketing manager for Dell, said that his company hasn’t yet announced a Core i5 tablet; the Clover Trail-based Latitude 10 will be the “best for business,” Dell executives said. Microsoft’s full-fledged Surface tablet, as opposed to the Windows RT version, will use a Core i5 chip. (See Why Microsofts Surface Pro Will Be The First Real Business Tablet.)“It’s probably more of a continuum, as people evolve in their computing needs,” Gee said of Dell’s approach to Intel’s processor offerings. “The Atom processor is being designed for tablets, and as you get long battery life, 8 to 10 hours, and then you get fanless environments, so you get nice and thin form factors, then as you go up in the continuum up to Core i3, i5, i7, that’s when you get into more traditional computing, more traditional notebooks, day-to-day productivity.”Gee wouldn’t comment on the price of the Dell Latitude 10. However, the Latitude 10 is the second Atom-based tablet Dell has launched, following the release of the Dell Latitude ST last fall. That tablet was priced at $679.What This Means For Windows RTSamsung, on the other hand, designed its Series 5 smart PC convertible tablet for the consumer market. That aims the Series 5 directly against Windows RT tablets like the Surface, something that Samsung executives said that they were reluctant to do. And that left the company’s Windows RT plans up in the air.last_img read more

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