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Day: September 5, 2017

  • Among the most important strategies for marketing that growing businesses employ, are hosting events. These affairs present the creative opportunity for companies to create stronger connections with their market. Through the years, technology has made events rather exciting occasions for people to look forward to, especially with the occurrence of virtual reality or VR. Facebook had a highly successful virtual reality event recently and participants marveled at the efficacy of knowledge dissemination through VR. Indeed, it has taken the event experience to a whole new level. Despite this development, live events remain completely relevant and will remain to be the top choice of marketing strategies for certain businesses. According to a top production company that organized the trunk show for Hermes in Abu Dhabi, people will always want a human connection. As amazing as virtual reality can be for engagement, it simply cannot replicate the exchange of authentic emotions among participants in live events. The Setbacks of Virtual Reality Events So far, many are impressed by how virtual reality can automatically transport you to the setting where you want to be, without leaving the comfort of your home or office. With a phone or headset, you can find yourself in a prime seat for a national debate, or an important seminar for your industry. However, the overall VR event experience is still deemed incomparable to that provided by actual live events. Here’s how it falls short: Most people are not yet ready to invest in the technology necessary for a VRexperience. For businesses that wish to use it, they’ll be isolating some members of their target audience. Emotions aren’t authentic in virtual reality, if you can even detect them. In the first Democratic event streamed in VR, participants said, individual reactions of members of the audience were just impossible to...
  • Earlier this week, we discovered that customers can now pre-order the Surface Laptop with a Core i7 in Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, and Graphite Gold. The new variants are coming at the end of October, but as it turns out, Microsoft isn’t done adding new configurations for the Windows 10 S device. The company will be releasing a new variant with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD on October 3, and you can pre-order it right now. Unfortunately, it won’t be offered in fancy colors, and it will only come in Platinum. The good news though, is that it’s coming to multiple regions, priced at $2,699 in the United States and £2,699 in the UK. neowin That’s one thing Microsoft does better than Apple larger solid state drives.
  • September 5, 2017

    Apple AirPods Review

    I finally got my Apple AirPods which I ordered months ago and finally received. I have to say I am very impressed with the Apple AirPods. Apple is known for very tightly connected hardware and software and the Apple AirPods are no exception. I have to say I almost gave up on the Apple AirPods the 6 to 8 week turnaround time has been going on since January and looks to keep happening the long and short of it from Apple is the AirPods are so popular they can’t make them fast enough.  AirPods, which lists for $159 dollars on Apple site are really amazing and fit the Apple feeling of “it just works”. You take the AirPods out of their box, open up the lid to the case and a pop-up window appears from the bottom of your phone’s screen, asking if you want to connect your new AirPods you press the very large “Connect” button, and you’re done. The same worked for my MacBook Pro.  The AirPods after they are connected every time you take them out of the case and put the AirPods in your ears, a bright ding will let you know you’re connected to your phone. The AirPods feel great in my ears and I can leave them in for hours without any issue.   After testing many Bluetooth devices I got the best response and sound quality while on phone calls from AirPods. I can be honest my music sounds great but the Bluetooth SOL Republics has better sound quality but lacked very much in the phone department. I love using the AirPods for phone calls above all else. They’re the first Bluetooth headphones that sound as good as if I’m holding my phone to my ear. I think this great phone call capability is because of the dual-mic setup Apple is using. Apple also using noise-canceling tech that uses subtle vibrations to know you’re speaking. All together I think what Apple lacks in sound quality it makes up for by being one of the clearest remote-input devices I’ve ever used.  I make a lot of phone calls and really...