Google has conquered American classrooms — now Microsoft is striking back with cheap PCs and a Minecraft upgrade (MSFT, GOOGL, GOOG)

While Microsoft dominates the global market for classroom PCs, Google Chrome OS rules the roost in the United States. Microsoft is teaming up with partners including Lenovo to bring a new line of cheap, sub-$300 PCs to market, to take on Google’s low-cost Chromebooks. Microsoft says that a Windows PC is more capable than a Chromebook — Windows 10 lets you run software like Minecraft or the full version of Microsoft Office. Minecraft is getting a new chemistry module for students. Google has all but captured the market for American classrooms — analyst firm Futuresource estimates that in the third quarter of 2017, Google’s low-cost Chromebooks accounted for 59.8% of… Read More

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13 affordable heart rate monitors: how to track your beats per minute on a budget

Update: There are more heart rate monitors to choose from than ever, so we’ve added six new affordable entries to this list. It’s also TechRadar’s Fitness Week where we talk you through the tech you need to keep improving your health. How fast the old ticker beats is a great indicator of how healthy you are, especially when you’re resting. In fact, there’s plenty of evidence to show that general good health is associated with a low resting heart rate (HR), which is why HR tracking is fast becoming the gold standard for fitness wearables. And consumers are currently spoiled for choice. The advantage of HR-based activity monitors is that… Read More

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Data Sheet—Why the Top 0.001% Is So Happy

This is the web version of Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Good morning from Davos, Switzerland, where I’m attending the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. It is a one-of-a-kind event, a mixture of unalloyed commerce, high-minded do-gooderism, and brass-tacks policy discussions, attended by corporate bigwigs, journalists, academics, non-governmental organizations, and top government officials. To prepare for my trip last week I called Ian Bremmer, my favorite globalist and the head of his own political-analysis consultancy, the Eurasia Group. I asked Bremmer the three things Davos attendees either will or should be discussing… Read More

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Uber Eats acquires Ando, the food delivery startup from David Change that makes its own food

As food delivery hopefuls like Deliveroo and Amazon get more involved in the making of food themselves, Uber’s food delivery branch Uber Eats has made an acquisition that could see the company also producing more of the product it’s bringing to its customers. Ando — the delivery-only ‘restaurant’ founded by Momofuku chef David Chang — announced today that it… Read More …read more Source:: TechCrunch

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Flipkart Republic Day Sale 2018: Best deals and offers on laptops

Flipkart is hosting a Republic Day Sale and is offering some good deals on notebooks. The sale began on Monday and will go on till January 23. Below we have covered some of the best deals on laptops. Flipkart is also offering attractive no-cost EMIs on all various products across its catalogue. The best Flipkart Republic Day Sale deals and offersFlipkart Republic Day Sale 2018: discounts on mobile phonesFlipkart Republic Day Sale 2018: Best deals on gaming laptopsBest deals on laptops …read more Source:: TechRadar – All the latest technology news

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