Monster croc the size of an SUV caught in Australia

An image of a monster crocodile caught by Outback Wrangler Matt Wright has gone viral, with some animal lovers criticizing the use of duct tape to bind the animal’s snout shut.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/08/monster-croc-size-suv-caught-in-australia.html

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Zuora VP Matt Darrow: The Intelligence of the Subscription Model


“We think of ‘subscription’ broadly,” said Matt Darrow, VP and general manager of product at Zuora. “It’s when companies do business with customers with whom they have a known relationship, and those relationships are sticky. The subscription model is great for engagement because companies know that in order to be successful they need to deliver ongoing services that keep providing value over and over again, because naturally clients can turn off their service and go somewhere else if they’re not getting the outcome that they expect.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84578.html?rss=1

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Aptean SVP Matt Keenan: CRM Needs to Be Intuitive


There are three significant trends in CRM right now, according to Matt Keenan, SVP of Aptean’s product group. “The first is the rapid evolution of human-system interaction. Gone are the days of sitting in front of a laptop and interacting with CRM. Customers are looking for multiple channels. The way people are interacting with applications and data is evolving radically. Second, users are demanding more of and from their CRM systems, whether it be simple things like efficiency, or more complex things like recommendations and predictions.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84136.html?rss=1

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NBA star Matt Bonner blames iPhone 6 for shooting woes

Basketball player Matt Bonner says that upgrading to an iPhone 6 took a toll on his shooting last season, blaming the large-screen smartphone for an elbow injury that impacted his performances for the San Antonio Spurs.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/07/nba-star-matt-bonner-blames-iphone-6-for-shooting-woes/

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CES 2014: Your Next Laptop Keyboard May Double as a Touchpad

Synaptics ThinTouch keyboard
Matt Safford

Synaptics makes touchpads for the likes of Lenovo, Dell, and HP, and their touch technology lives inside smartphones made by Samsung and Nokia. So they know a thing or two about touch. But rather than resting on their success, they’re here at CES showing off a keyboard technology, called ThinTouch, which replaces the switches under the keys with magnets that pop the keys back up.

This means the keyboard can be much thinner, while still feeling surprisingly clicky. It also leaves room for adding other components. So Synaptics added touch sensitivity to the entire keyboard area, which lets you perform Windows 8 gestures by swiping across the keys. Slide your thumb across the spacebar and you can scroll through menus or page through documents.

But does that mean traditional laptop touchpads are headed for extinction? Synaptics would rather see them evolve, so they’re teaching them how to take to the air. Their Proximity Touchpad prototype can accurately detect your finger movements as they hover up to three centimeters above the laptop.

There’s certainly a lot of potential here for cool next-generation devices. But in the meantime, we hope the company is also working hard on improving the touchpads in current laptops. We still encounter enough touchpad freak-outs to make us miss our mice while we’re away from the office covering massive conventions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/ces-2014-your-next-laptop-keyboard-may-double-touchpad

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CES 2014: Lenovo's Horizon 2 Tabletop PC Is A Media-Sharing Monster

Lenovo Horizon 2
Matt Safford

Just when you thought it was time to give up on desktops, Lenovo has made one worth at least a little notice. With a large 27-inch touch display, Intel Core i7 internals, a battery, and the ability to function as a standard iMac-like desktop or dip all the way down to become a massive table-like touch surface, the Horizon 2 is a seriously forward-thinking desktop — a phrase we didn’t think we’d be saying again. 

Its most impressive feat is how it interacts with your smartphone or tablet. Install an app, and you can drop your device anywhere on the screen and an interface will pop up around it, showing your recent photos, letting you pull them off the handset and onto the PC. You can also pick your phone up off the screen and shake it, and recent photos “fall” from your phone and appear on the Horizon’s massive display. 

Lenovo says they couldn’t accomplish this through standard wireless-transfer means like NFC. Instead, when you drop the phone down, a series of color-changing lines scan across the display for a couple seconds. As the lines slide across your phone’s rear-facing camera lens, the surface records color and timing, telling the Horizon 2 precisely where your phone is on the screen. 

With so much focus on mobile computing, the traditional desktop has felt a bit like a dinosaur as of late (outside of gaming circles, at least). But the Horizon 2 feels futuristic and slick — did we mention that it’s also less than an inch thick, even with a battery that’s expected to last about four hours? If the consumer desktop has a future, it probably looks a lot like this. 

The Horizon 2 is expected to be available sometime in June, for around $1,500. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/ces-2014-lenovos-horizon-2-tabletop-pc-media-sharing-monster

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