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The Internet of Everything Will Impact Everything, Including Your Next Tech Job

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is having an enormous impact on business. This phenomenon is completely reinventing the way businesses operate. It is bringing  productivity and competitiveness to higher levels along with opening up many doors to new and exciting opportunities. Companies that are more recently harnessing the power of IoE are excited to realize that it will impact their overall business strategy, not just their technology.

When it comes to IoE, it is important to think transformationally in order to understand what the connected devices involved will be and what business opportunities they will create. A major change to the tech job landscape is just one big aspect of these new business opportunities materializing. In fact, 86% of 1,400 business leaders surveyed by Accenture think that the industrial Internet of Everything will be a net creator of jobs. As IoE takes center stage, a host of new jobs will

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The best laptop 2020: 15 best laptops money can buy in 2020

Welcome to our pick of the best laptops of 2020. This year has been rather unusual, to say the least, but there have been some excellent new laptops released as well, showcasing some of the very best mobile technology around.

This is great news, as for many of us, we’ve found ourselves working from home for the first time, and this has meant that buying the best laptop for your needs (and budget) has become essential.

Buying a new laptop can sometimes be a complex experience, as there is so much choice out there, and so many different configurations and types of laptop, it can sometimes be hard to determine what the best laptop is for you.

However, we’re here to help, and on this page you’ll find the very best laptops for a range of budgets and uses. Plus, our built-in price comparison tool scours the internet for the

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Speed test – how fast is your internet?

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Test your download, upload and latency from a mobile phone up to optical fiber, and everything between. This test is pure HTML5

This test requires your browser’s full attention for accurate results. Run the test when your network is quiet, and don’t switch to other applications or change browser tabs during the test. A few Windows security and privacy software packages can block the test or slow the browser.

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Welcome to the speed test that tests internet speed not just speed to your ISP.
  • A complete test takes less than 45 seconds
  • If you switch tabs during the test, it will stop (blame the browser!).
  • Past tests will show up in this space, so start building your history.
  • We test more than just top speed.


This test

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Old-Fashioned Connection: Phone Programming in a Pandemic

With COVID-19, many of us are attached to our screens — even more than usual. Library programming has gone digital. But what about patrons without internet access, or with very limited access? To combat the digital divide, libraries and humanities councils across the country are finding the old-fashioned phone to be a strong programming tool.

I spoke with some librarians and humanities professionals on how they transform the simple act of dialing a phone into an educational and entertaining experience and how COVID-19 could bring along a resurgence of these programs. They offer up tips on how your library can start similar programming.

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Call-in programs at Jefferson County Public Library, Lakewood, Colo.

Jefferson County Public Library has been implementing what they describe as “call-in programs” for a few years. Differing from the classic dial-in format, call-in programs allow live interaction for up to 100 patrons on a single call.


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The Best Desktop Computers for 2020

How to Choose the Right Desktop PC

Smartphones are ubiquitous and astonishingly capable. Snazzy, innovative laptop designs are constantly evolving. So where does that leave the venerable desktop PC? You’ll find plenty of them for sale, to be sure, and innovation never stops in the desktop market. But more people now than ever consider desktops an anachronism, heading straight to the laptop aisle instead for their next computer purchase.

It’s not always the right move. Rumors of the demise of the desktop PC have been greatly exaggerated, year after year, for at least a decade now. Desktops aren’t facing extinction, and they are doing anything but standing still. Consumers and businesses alike should still consider buying one, because their advantages of old still ring true today: Forty years after they ignited the personal computing revolution and the internet age, they’re still the most cost-effective, customizable, and easy-to-upgrade computers you can

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Broadband on 2degrees | Get $200 Joining Credit


  • *Fair Use Policy applies. Standard NZ & Australian landline calls.
  • $15 delivery charge applies if receiving a 2degrees modem and/or 2degrees Home Phone.
  • Additional charges may apply to non-standard installations.
  • Standard fibre connection is up to 100/20Mbps. Stated speeds are based on theoretical maximums, and actual speeds will vary.
  • To get the best possible performance with 2degrees Ultra-fast Fibre, we recommend:
  • Using a high-spec modem, such as a 2degrees Modem.
  • A high-spec laptop or PC cabled directly into your modem with an Ethernet cable, and ensure all your laptop or PC’s drivers are up to date, and nothing else is running on the internet connection at the same time.
  • The latest version of your browser.
  • Accessing the internet over a wired connection.
  • Unlimited* NZ and Australia Landline Calling includes direct dial calls made from your home phone to standard landlines in NZ and Australia (excludes chargeable calls, e.g. calling
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    The Best Laptops for 2020

    How to Choose the Right Laptop

    A laptop won’t revolutionize the minutiae of your life the way a smartphone can. You can’t easily whip one out to kill time in the elevator, capture a breathtaking sunset, or pay for a cup of coffee. 

    But in the years since smartphones took on all these jobs, laptops have honed their own talents. Amazing battery life and breathtaking screens are now common, if you look in the right place for them. The graphics muscle to play games at full HD is affordable. And those basic old-guard features that you won’t find on any mobile device, such as touchpads and full-size keyboards, tend to get better with almost every generation.

    With great features, though, has come great fragmentation. Amazon, Newegg, and even your local electronics megamart have a dizzying array of cheap laptops, gaming laptops, 2-in-1 laptops, Chromebooks, and ultraportables. Here at PC Labs,

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    Assistive technology

    Assistive technology enables and promotes inclusion and participation, especially of persons with disability, aging populations, and people with non-communicable diseases. The primary purpose of assistive products is to maintain or improve an individual’s functioning and independence, thereby promoting their well-being. They enable people to live healthy, productive, independent and dignified lives, and to participate in education, the labour market and civic life.

    One billion people need assistive products today and more than two billion people around the world are expected to need at least one assistive product by 2030. While anyone may need an assistive product at some time in their life, they are most often required by adult and children with disability, older people and people with chronic health conditions such as diabetes and dementia.

    Examples of assistive products include hearing aids, wheelchairs, spectacles, prostheses and devices that support memory, among many others. While supporting independence and well-being, these

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    10 Best C# Books To Learn Programming

    Need the best book to learn C#? We have now short listed for you the 10 best C# books to learn programming. Some of these books are targeted for c# beginners, however others can be used by expert c# developers.

    C# language and .NET are very popular with developers all over the world for programming C# applications which are used in daily life. It is known fact that books are the best friends of people and are used for education as well as for the entertainment. C# programming books are very popular with the experienced and newbie’s alike, as they offer important information regarding the development of C# applications. 

    Don’t Miss: 5 Great Books to Learn Android Development

    Here, we offer a list and information about the best C# language books which are useful for learning the language as well as used for reference by new and experienced programmers during

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