Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook hits shelves April 6th

Dieter Bohn/The Verge Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Chromebook finally has an official release date. You’ll be able to buy it at Samsung and Best Buy next Monday, April 6th, starting at $999. The device comes in Mercury Gray, or the bolder Fiesta Red that looks bright orange in some settings. It’s the first Chromebook to sport a 13.3-inch 4K OLED display. It also has a more powerful processor than most Chromebooks, an Intel 10th-generation chip. It includes 8GB of RAM (LPDDR3) and a 256GB SSD as well. When we first saw the device back in January, Samsung indicated that there’d be additional configurations available, featuring up to 16GB RAM and a… Read More

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GeekWire Calendar Picks: How to not be weird on Zoom; breaking the glass ceiling; and more

— Since the coronavirus outbreak, many employees have been working from home. That means meetings and appointments over video conferencing software. It can be difficult to make sure you’re presenting yourself in the best possible manner and learn the technical details of the each app. The Riveter is holding an online event called How to Not Be Weird On Zoom as part of their Women@Work series at 3 p.m. on April 1. The event is hosted by Melanie Spring, a corporate communications trainer, and promises to bring you up to speed on how to use video programs and maximize your presence while using them. — Since it was coined in… Read More

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This is probably the best value Windows 10 PC on the planet right now

With Windows 10 now well established as the world’s most popular desktop operating system, getting your own PC up to speed has never been easier and one of the best deals we’ve seen on a low-cost PC is one called the AP34 Pro from Beelink, one that we sadly, have never reviewed. If you’re looking for a low-cost way to enjoy all the top Microsoft tools and services, a new deal from popular Chinese retailer Aliexpress, could be the answer unless you want to wait till Black Friday 2020 while remote working from home. Microsoft sells a copy of Windows 10 Home for $139 and yet if you don’t mind… Read More

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Kindle vs Kobo: the best ereaders for Australians in 2020

With both the Federal and state/territory governments asking Australians to stay indoors to curb the community spread of the novel coronavirus, many of us have found ourselves with a few extra spare hours each day to spend. While you could use that time to binge watch shows on Netflix or Stan, or get some pending DIY projects done and dusted, you could also spend that time catching up on your reading. However, many booksellers and libraries across the country are now closed, although you can still buy and borrow ebooks. To read the digital versions of your favourite books, though, you will need a dedicated ereader, a device that can… Read More

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‘Canary in a coal mine’: Seattle marketing tech startup Amplero shuts down, lays off 17 employees

Amplero CEO Jamie Miller. (Amplero Photo) The future was bright for Amplero. The Seattle marketing tech startup entered 2020 with positive momentum and plans to nearly triple its revenue. But then the COVID-19 outbreak brought the economy to a standstill. Amplero’s customer pipeline suddenly dried up. And now the company is shutting down. Amplero will lay off 17 employees and wind down its business over the next few weeks, Amplero CEO Jamie Miller confirmed in a phone interview with GeekWire on Sunday. Amplero spun out of Globys in 2016 with its AI-based marketing tools that help companies optimize customer interaction and loyalty. It raised about $25 million from investors including… Read More

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