Best all-in-one printer 2018: the top picks for print, scan and copy

Getting the best all-in-one printer that can handle photocopying, scanning and faxing as well can save you both time and space, making them an excellent choice for many small and medium sized businesses – and even home users.

Getting the best all-in-one printer that can handle photocopying, scanning and faxing as well can save you both time and space, making them an excellent choice for many small and medium sized businesses – and even home users.

Not having to buy three or four different devices for each individual task is very convenient, and these days the quality of all-in-one printers means you don’t have to worry about them being jack of all trades.

That means you’ll still get excellent print, scan and fax quality, and our list of the best all-in-one printers will make sure you get the perfect device for your needs.

The Epson Ecotank ET-3600 is our top choice for an all-in-one printer as it can handle printing, scanning and copying with ease, and it’s also very reasonably priced. However, best of all it is cheap to run, thanks to its use of ink bottles, rather than cartridges, which last longer and are cheaper to buy. Epson claims the Ecotank ET-3600 can save you around 70% on printing costs, and combined with its 3-in-1 capabilities, this makes it a must-buy for many businesses.

The Canon Pixma TS6050 is an excellent all-in-one printer for many businesses, thanks to its compact size, which means it can easily be placed in the majority of offices. It’s also Wi-Fi enabled, which makes choosing a spot to place it even easier. It does a great job of printing, copying and scanning, and while the print quality isn’t as high as the Epson Ecotank ET-3600, its low price and small size makes it a very tempting alternative.

The HP Envy 5540 All-in-One printer offers printing, scanning and photo printing, supports not just USB but Wi-Fi, Wireless Direct and AirPrint wireless printing, and it even offers automatic double-sided printing. Considering that the HP Envy 5540 All-in-One printer has a price tag that is quite a bit lower than many of its competitors makes this feature list even more impressive. However, as a budget all-in-one printer, it does mean that its print and scan quality, and speed, isn’t quite as good as some of the more expensive all-in-one printers in this list.

The WorkForce Pro WF-4630 is a solid all-in-one printer for small businesses and workgroups given its fast print speeds, solid print qualities and remote printing and scanning capabilities. Using the larger XL print cartridges, the WF-4630 delivers economical print costs that rival laser printers. Unlike some of the other all-in-one printers in this best of guide, the Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 also features fax capabilities, and can connect directly to the internet.

If you think the HP Envy 5540 is cheap, then you’ll be really impressed with the price of the HP Deskjet 2130 All-in-One printer. If you only need to occasionally print, scan and photocopy documents, then this is a great choice for saving money. However, as it is so cheap, it does mean you have to make some sacrifices, so there’s no wireless printing or Ethernet. If you want to share this printer on the network, then you can plug it into a router. But, for an all-in-one with a rock-bottom price, this will be a hard printer to beat.

Special Edition ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Acer Laptops unveiled in India

There have already been rumours of a special edition OnePlus 6 inspired by ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. While that is yet to be confirmed, Acer is ready to ride the wave of superhero-themed gadgets with their Avengers themed laptops across three models.

There have already been rumours of a special edition OnePlus 6 inspired by ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. While that is yet to be confirmed, Acer is ready to ride the wave of superhero-themed gadgets with their Avengers themed laptops across three models.

The Acer Aspire 6 will be fashioned after Captain America whereas the Acer Nitro 5 with be based on Thanos. The Acer Swift 3 not only capitalizes on the Avengers but also the trend of red gadgets, with an Iron Man themed edition.

Basically the specifications and features across the notebooks will remain the same as the original models but they will be customized to fit into the Avengers theme. All three models will go on sale from April 20 at Croma, Reliance Digital and Acer Exclusive outlets. Once they’re launched offline, they will be available online from April 23 exclusively on Amazon India.

Acer Aspire 6

Acer Aspire 6 Captain America Edition

The Acer Aspire 6 features an 8th Generation Intel Core-i5 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce MX150. The laptop emulates Captain America’s shield with an aluminum lid and his pentagram emblazoned in the center. The company claims that its hairline-brushed texture allows for more depth in the laptop’s metallic finish.

The Aspire 6 six runs on 8GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded, along with 1TB of storage. Its bells and whistles aren’t too bad either with an HD webcam, Dolby Audio enhancement for its stereo speakers and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac with 2×2 MIMO antennas and Gigabit LAN.

The laptop’s a reasonable 15.6-inches with a Full-HD IPS display. Albeit, not designed to be ultra-portable, the laptop isn’t so big that you can’t carry it around. Connectivity options are also pretty decent with a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port, and two USB 2.0 ports.

The Aspire 6 costs Rs 63,999 and the non-Avengers edition, though not available online, is sold through Acer’s offline retailers.

Acer Nitro 5

Acer Nitro 5 Thanos edition

The Acer Nitro 5 Thanos edition is priced at Rs 80,999 with a subtle portrait of Thanos to the side on the lid and a splash of yellow on the right offsetting the dark grey background. The hood’s polished using IMR (In-Mold Roller) technology to increase the laptop’s durability.

The laptop has a 7th Generation Intel Core i5 CPU and a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050. The same size as the Aspire 6, the Nitro 5 also has 8GB of DDR4 RAM, which upgradable to 32GB and 1TB HDD.

What’s different about the Acer Nitro 5 is the fact that it has an additional 128GB SSD and dual exhaust fans that run on the company’s CoolBoost technology.

The mid-range gaming laptop isn’t the best option in the market because even though it has solid gaming performance, its components seem a little underwhelming at the current price point.

Read the full review: Acer Nitro 5

Acer Swift 3

Acer Swift 3 Iron Man edition

The Swift series focuses on being portable, which is why the Swift 3 Iron Man edition weighs 1.6kgs and is 17.95mm thick with a 14-inch Full HD display. The red colored laptop is far from subtle but has the perk of Iron Man’s signature arc reactor on the lid glowing when the laptop turns on.

Like the other two laptops, the Acer Swift 3 has 8GB RAM. It runs on the 8th Generation Intel Core-i5 CPU but has the Intel UHD Graphics 620, instead of an NVIDIA GPU, unlike its counterparts.

The Swift 3 also features 256GB SSD and claims 10 hours of battery life. The literal ‘down-side’ of the laptop is that it has down-firing speakers. The one complaint about the basic edition was that it looked boring. The Iron Man edition may cost Rs 79,999 but it’s certainly not ‘boring’ anymore.

Read the full review: Acer Swift 3

Who do you choose?

Chandrahas Panigrahi, CMO and Consumer Business Head at Acer India, stated, “We’re excited to work again with Disney Consumer Products and Marvel to bring technology even closer to consumers through their favorite characters. With the new series of notebooks, we hope to engage fans of the Avengers and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

The availability of these laptops is exclusive to the Asia Pacific region. Aside from India, the Avengers-themed laptops will also be sold in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Philippines, and Indonesia.

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Google Home comes to Southeast Asia today – CNET

It’s been 16 months since the debut of the Google Home, and today the smart speaker finally arrives in Southeast Asia. But it’s only in one country for now: Singapore.

It’s been 16 months since the debut of the Google Home, and today the smart speaker finally arrives in Southeast Asia. But it’s only in one country for now: Singapore.

Alongside the Google Home Mini, the Google Home speaker will be sold online and through retail stores across the island state. There’s no word yet on when the newer Google Home Max will be made available.

Google didn’t reveal whether its Home speaker will be sold in neighbouring countries such as Malaysia, and given the lack of greater availability of its previously announced Google WiFi mesh routers, there’s a slim chance that the Home speaker will make its way to other markets for now (though it has already launched in India some weeks back).

The Home comes with a few cool tricks for its Singapore launch, though. It will support Singlish, the local English-based creole language, and have access to local services such as Bus Uncle, a public transportation chatbot.

Google has also enabled multi-user support for the Home in Singapore, a feature that wasn’t available on imported units bought in the US. This means that the Home will recognise your voice as well as those of anyone else who lives with you. It’ll be able to deliver personalized schedules or music based on who’s asking.

The Google Home and Home Mini can be purchased online through the Singapore Google Store, or at retail outlets from April 20 onward at S$189 and S$79 respectively.

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This is what happens when an AI bot goes to therapy – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.


What happens when you seen it, been it and done it all?

Doesn’t a certain sadness set it in? Don’t you feel as if you’re life wasn’t quite what you’d hoped?

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.

What happens when you seen it, been it and done it all?

Doesn’t a certain sadness set it in? Don’t you feel as if you’re life wasn’t quite what you’d hoped?

This, you know, could happen to the successors to Siri, Cortana, Alexa and all the other clever little bots.

In a tantalizing video created by TED, the people who bring you a lot of talks, we see what happens when AI bots of the future go to talk to a shrink.

The therapist explains that what used to be hard-working digital assistants performing menial tasks gave way to AI bots that took on human bodies.

“They thrived. They cured cancer, they refroze the Arctic,” says the therapist.

But here we are in 2118 and the third generation of AI bots is struggling.

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“Science hadn’t accounted for one thing,” explains the therapist. “Privilege.”

The bots are wealthy and educated, but they have no real purpose, says the therapist.

So they become artists and DJs and become even more miserable.

It’s a tantalizing idea that these awfully clever bots might one day suffer existential crises of their own. Just like pesky humans.

Currently, we might marvel at the likes of Sophia the robot actually being able to walk (a little) and even dance (a tiny amount).

But once we’ve had our fun with the robots, and then the robots have had their fun with us, what will remain?

The same old existential void.

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Libratone Track Plus Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

Libratone, a Danish company primarily known for its Wi-Fi speakers, has moved into the red-hot headphone market in recent years. Its new Track Plus is a neckband-style wireless noise-canceling model that comes in black or white.

Libratone, a Danish company primarily known for its Wi-Fi speakers, has moved into the red-hot headphone market in recent years. Its new Track Plus is a neckband-style wireless noise-canceling model that comes in black or white. First announced at CES back in January, it’s available now for $199 or £169 (there’s no word yet on Australia pricing, but expect it to be in the AU$250 range).

After a few days using the Track Plus, I like it so far. For starters, it’s well designed. It’s sort of thicker version of the BeatsX and has it’s own flexible but sturdy cables.

The headphone comes with a few different sets of ear tips, as well as sport fins that you can choose to use or not. I did, and they helped keep the buds securely in my ears. I got a pretty tight seal using the the largest tips and I found the buds easy to get in and our of my ears, with a comfortable fit

The Track Plus joins the ranks of neckband-style wireless noise-canceling headphones such as the Bose’s Quiet Control 30 and the Jabra Elite 65e. Like those brands, Libratone has a companion app that allows you to control the amount of noise cancellation and tweak the sound profile.

I thought the Track Plus sounded very good for this type of Bluetooth headphone. I initially went with the “neutral” sound profile, but then switched to the “extra bass” setting because I thought there was a touch of siblance (presence boost) even in the neutral setting. There’s also treble boost setting, but I kept away from that.

While it lacks that extra bit of clarity and bass definition you get from a good wired model, overall it sounds fairly natural and open.


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The noise canceling has some impact, but it’s not as strong as what you get from Bose’s QuietControl 30 ($299.00 at Amazon.com). And don’t expect it to muffle the outside world as well as full-sized headphones like the Bose’s QuietComfort 35 II or Sony WH-1000XM2.

You can choose an automatic “smart” noise canceling setting or one of four manual levels, plus an “ambient monitoring” mode that actually amplifies the sound around you a bit. It might come in handy if you were a runner or biker and wanted to hear the outside world for safety reasons.

Libratone mentions that you can use the Track Plus on planes to quiet noise, but as far as I could tell there’s no way to turn it into a wired headphone to plug into an inflight entertainment system.

This headphone works for sports and running (it is sweat-resistant) and also performed well as a headset for making calls. Thanks to dual microphones, it has noise-reduction features that help callers hear you better in noisy environments.

The only thing that bothered me a little is when I used this headphone at the gym and leaned back on a mat to do sit-ups and other exercises, the headphone would slip off the back of my neck due to the way the cord is weighted. The battery and remote are integrated into the cord in two same-size, evenly weighted compartments on either side of the cord.

The headphone is designed to rest on your neck with the buds hanging down, but if you lean back, the weight shifts and the headphone comes off your neck. That’s par for the course for this type of headphone, but some come with a clip that allows you to attach the cord to the back of your shirt.

The battery is rated at up to 8 hours, which is pretty decent, but expect a bit less if you crank the noise canceling and volume. I liked that the headphone fully charges after one hour and automatically shuts off if you don’t use it for a while. In the app, you can choose exactly how long.

Overall the Libratone Track Plus looks like a solid choice for people in the market for a premium neckband-style headphone, whether for everyday use or sports. I’ll reserve final judgment until I spend a little more time with it and compare it to Jabra’s Elite 65e. But there’s no doubt it’s a more compelling headphone than Libratone’s earlier Q Adapt In-Ear noise-canceling Lightning earphones ($150), which I thought were only OK and didn’t fit my ears as well as these do.

The company also makes a USB-C Q Adapt in-ear headphone ($150) that’s based on Track Plus’s noise-isolating design. It’s essentially the wired version of the Track Plus.

Cooking app lets you control Electrolux ovens from your phone – CNET

A free app called Innit wants to become the control center for smart cooking, no matter which appliance brand is your favorite. The app’s creators announced today that they’ve partnered with Electrolux so you can control that brand’s Wi-Fi-connected ovens from the Innit app.

A free app called Innit wants to become the control center for smart cooking, no matter which appliance brand is your favorite. The app’s creators announced today that they’ve partnered with Electrolux so you can control that brand’s Wi-Fi-connected ovens from the Innit app. The Electrolux controls will go live in the first quarter of 2019 in Europe on SteamPro Smart models. This is the third such appliance partnership Innit has announced: the company also works with GE Appliances and Bosch connected ovens.

Innit is a startup founded in 2013 with the goal to create a software platform that would enable large kitchen appliances to talk to one another to help you prepare a meal. The company has since shifted its focus to its app, which acts as a landing page that works across multiple brands.

In the Innit app (available for iOS and Android), you can browse meal recommendations based on dietary preferences, watch how-to videos as you cook and send instructions like oven temperature to Wi-Fi-enabled ovens. The recipes also walk you step by step through the cooking process. With the Electrolux partnership, Innit will tailor content to your specific oven once you register it on the app, even if your oven isn’t Wi-Fi-connected, Innit said.

Innit has been smart to focus on an app that can be used across multiple brands. However, it might meet a challenger in Whirlpool. The two companies were in a partnership to include Innit software in Whirlpool’s luxury wall ovens, but parted ways before anything happened. Since then, Whirlpool bought a recipe app called Yummly that works with its Wi-Fi-enabled microwaves and ovens.

You probably won’t buy your next appliance just for the app with which it works, but these integrations will become more important once you get your new product into your home and want to do some connected cooking. And we’ll let you know if Electrolux follows suit with Bosch and GE by bringing the Innit integration to the US.

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Averon Wins Gold at the Edison Awards 2018

“Our judges recognize Averon as a true innovator among the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.

The Edison Awards nominees were judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives, including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of engineering, product development, design and science.

“Our judges recognize Averon as a true innovator among the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.

The Edison Awards nominees were judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives, including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of engineering, product development, design and science.

With cybercrime and fraud becoming an out-of-control pandemic, Averon’s innovation stood out for its ability to streamline and automate the process of identity verification. Averon requires no apps, no personally identifiable information, no software downloads, and is impervious to hacks from email spam and scams, phishing attacks, fake news, data intercepts, social engineering and financial transaction fraud.

“Receiving a Gold Edison Award is more evidence that Averon is ushering in the dawn of a new day in trust and security where everyone can enjoy a more authentic online experience,” said Wendell Brown, CEO and cofounder of Averon. “The Edison Awards exemplify the best of technical and scientific innovation, and we are honored to be in the Gold winner’s circle.”

Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison, whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnering him 1,093 U.S. patents and making him a household name around the world.

Among the many highlights from the awards gala was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to Marillyn Hewson, chairman, president and CEO of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for her exemplary leadership and significant contributions to innovation throughout her career.

About the Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987, identifying game-changing innovations at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design. Receiving an Edison Award is one of the highest accolades bestowed on a company in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

About Averon
Averon’s mission is to help the entire digital world Be Authentic. Averon is the developer of the world’s first fully automatic and ultra-secure mobile identity verification standard, which works seamlessly whether users are on WiFi or LTE. Protected by 25 patents, Averon’s conversion-increasing innovations authenticate users by leveraging real-time mobile network signaling and hardware already contained in every smartphone. Averon is trusted by the world’s leading rideshare and transportation services, digital currencies, cryptocurrency wallets, and global telecommunications companies to provide the most elegant user experience with the highest caliber security. Averon requires no installations, zero effort by users and doesn’t rely on personally identifiable information, making it the most private security solution across the digital realm, from banking and ecommerce to fraud prevention in ticketing and bot commerce. Averon can also authenticate IoT devices, including connected locks on homes and vehicles. Live on all U.S. wireless service providers, Averon makes it easy to Be Authentic and stay effortlessly protected while connected. For more information, visit www.averon.com

Averon, Direct Autonomous Authentication, DAA, and Be Authentic are trademarks or registered trademarks of Averon US, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

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MSI launches GT75 Titan gaming laptop with Intel i9 processor in India

The launch of Intel’s 8th generation cores allows for stringent specialisation, which is why gaming laptops need to step up their game and cater to the purists. MSI’s new launch revamps their entire line of laptops with better cooling systems, 8th generation Intel cores and bigger audio chambers.

The launch of Intel’s 8th generation cores allows for stringent specialisation, which is why gaming laptops need to step up their game and cater to the purists. MSI’s new launch revamps their entire line of laptops with better cooling systems, 8th generation Intel cores and bigger audio chambers.

There are a total of five products that have been launched including the GE Raider RGB, GS65 Stealth Thin, and the GT75VR Titan. The revamped GT and GE series have come to India first, while the GS laptop, which was already available internationally, has actually come to India quite late.

There’s even a variant of the GT75VR Titan that features the Intel Core i9 processor.

The laptops can be pre-ordered from Flipkart, Paytm and other authorised sellers. The stocks will come in by the end of April and be available at authorised outlets. MSI, themselves, only have three stores all over India but they are opening a fourth in Pune.

GT75VR Titan

GT75VR Titan

The GT75VR is probably the most impressive of the bunch launched with its mechanical keyboard and the option of an i9 8th Generation processor. Being the flagship model, its unique selling proposition is the fact that it supports 10Gbps Killer Ethernet.

The gaming laptop also features Killer Doubleshot Pro for connecting to the Ethernet and Wi-Fi simultaneously. The laptop will connect to whichever offers faster speed and switch dynamically between them.

The GT83 Titan 8RG SLI variant costs Rs 3,99,990, and is the most premium of the three variants that are available. It comes with the GTX 1080 SLI that has supports for running two graphics cards simultaneously.

The GT75 Titan 8RG is the next variant priced Rs 2,99,990 with the GTX 1080. The final model is the Vortex G25 8RE at Rs 1,99,990 with the GTX 1070.

GS65 Stealth Thin

GS65 Stealth Thin

MSI’s slogan reads, “Some are PC, we are gaming”. They hold true to that in the GS series. The laptops are designed to be subtle and sleek, rather than scream their identity as a gaming laptop. It seems to pull it off by being 17.7mm thin and weighing only 1.8kgs.

What you notice first about the Stealth thin is how despite its thin bezels, the webcam has been retained along the top edge rather than shifting it to the bottom, as is the case with the Dell XPS series. Being a gaming laptop that’s posing for business utility, being able to video call without worrying about double chins is a nice relief.

The 4.9mm bezels combine to form a 82% screen-to-body ratio.

Some users may not care about camera placement, but they’ll definitely have an opinion about the laptop’s screen. MSI claims that they have the world’s first 144Hz/7ms IPS display. The GS series is the only IPS display in the MSI portfolio right now that offers a screen this fast. The laptop has a screen size of 15.6-inch.

The Steelseries RGB keyboard also has an aspect of subtlety about it with lighting being under toned and the keys lacking obvious transparency. Due to the size of the laptop, there’s no separate number pad on the side but that’s hardly a deal breaker.

The audio, on the other hand, has been rehauled into a bigger chamber with better sound. They’ve combined the capabilities of Nahimic 3 and Hi-Res Audio in an attempt to deliver lossless music.

There are two variants of the GS65 and the difference between them is basically the graphics, RAM and storage. While both of them have the 8th generation i7 processor but the more expensive model also has the GTX1070 with 8GB GDDR5, while the other has the GTX1060 with 6GB GDDR5.

They cost Rs 1,89,990 and Rs 1,69,990 respectively.

GE Raider RGB

GE Raider RGB

The GE Raider RGB Edition is inspired by the design on sports cars. Therefore one of the major changes brought about in the laptop is the RGB lighting on the lid.

Both variants of the Raider have the GTX 1070, i7 Intel Core 8th Generation processor and DR IV 16GB. It also comes some useful features including Nahimic 3, Killer networking, Bluetooth 5.0 and more.

The GE63 8RF Raider costs Rs 1,64,990 and is equipped with a 15.6-inch screen, 256 SSD and 1TB HDD. The GE73 8RF Raider, on the other hand, is priced Rs 1,79,990 with a bigger screen expanding to 17.3-inch and has Super Raid 4 capabilities.

One of the big concerns with MSI users is servicing. There were only 11 services centers at one point, but now the company has a total of 32 centers across the country. This is big boon for users who were willing to spend on a laptop but service accessibility was one of the factors holding them back.

These new service centers are located in Jaipur, Kanpur, Indore, Thane, Visakhapatnam, Patna, Ludhiana, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Jodhpur, Raipur, Guwahati, Bareilly, Mysore, Jalandhar, Bhubaneswar, Bikaner, Kochi, Dehradun, Mangalore and Udaipur.

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Poor indoor mobile coverage harming UK workers productivity

Poor indoor mobile connectivity is affecting the ability of British workers to do a good job.

A new report from Commscope claims that many workers often have to leave their workplace to get good reception, and is calling for operators and network providers to do more.

Poor indoor mobile connectivity is affecting the ability of British workers to do a good job.

A new report from Commscope claims that many workers often have to leave their workplace to get good reception, and is calling for operators and network providers to do more.

Commscope’s research found that half of UK workers have had to go out the door to get reception, while three quarters believe that inadequate signal is hampering their work and that good coverage is essential for their job. Two thirds believe this is also critical for attracting new employees.

This is despite the availability of enterprise-grade Wi-Fi. Most workers want to access over the top (OTT) services such as video streaming, social media and other mobile applications while they’re working and would prefer to do this from the comfort of their desk rather than heading out the door.

Transforming

“Workplaces are transforming – from flexible working to a growing culture of hot-desking and shared office-space – and there is a clear requirement for the provision of cellular coverage to underpin productivity at work,” said Phil Sorsky, senior vice president of Service Providers International, CommScope.

There are regional variations too. Workers in London, Yorkshire and the west Midlands are happiest with their situation, with the North East and Wales the lest happy.

The authors have called for mobile operators to do more to densify their networks to support mobile broadband as well as new applications such as the Internet of Things (IoT). Small cells, femtocells and new low-level spectrum are all being deployed by the networks, but Commscope says there needs to be a collaborative approach.

“Achieving the goal of reliable indoor mobile coverage is a significant challenge for operators, especially when businesses are based in large and complex buildings,” continued Sorsky. “There is also an ongoing debate around whose responsibility it is to cater for the end-users; with mobile operators, building owners and facilities administrators all playing a role.”

“We believe that establishing a dialogue and collaborative culture between these parties is essential – as businesses will look elsewhere if they can’t get access to first class facilities, with wireless coverage, capacity and speed assured to enable productivity across their organisations.”

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Conan O’Brien’s Fatbat is the fear-based alternative to Fitbit – CNET

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.


Is technology failing you in your quest to lose weight?

Even though you have a Fitbit or an Apple Watch, does watching your step count really get you to your ideal level of svelte?

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that’s taken over our lives.

Is technology failing you in your quest to lose weight?

Even though you have a Fitbit or an Apple Watch, does watching your step count really get you to your ideal level of svelte?

Conan O’Brien and his sidekick Andy Richter have the perfect solution for you, one that understands the essence of human nature.

It’s called Fatbat and the late-night hosts are sure that it works far better than the Fitbit that’s so beloved by many of their coworkers.

“I just don’t think numbers and graphs are the best way to exercise,” explains Richter.

So Fatbat delves into the basement of your psyche, the place where fear lurks.

You see, Fatbat consists of a very large man with a baseball bat. Yes, that’s it.

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He simply follows you around and injects the fear of all universes into you, so that you will exercise. Or else.

In the true spirit of hard-sell advertising, Richter presents his first Fatbat client as having already lost 24 lbs, using this relatively non-technological, but seemingly effective method.

Astute logicians might notice something of a flaw in the Fatbat design.

Once you begin to become lithe and sprightly, your Fatbat won’t be able to keep up with you.

That will only lure you back toward the heinous behaviors that made you gain weight in the first place, creating a vicious cycle.

Still, who can deny that humans are motivated by fear?

Perhaps just the thought of the large man with the bat will keep you on the straight and narrow. Especially the narrow.

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