By Oludare Ogunlade As the holiday shopping rush gets into full swing, retailers are increasingly looking to technology that they can use to improve their operations, better understand and engage with their customers – using both off- and online channels – and set themselves apart from the competition. While the industry has relied heavily on big seasonal sales to drive revenue and profitability over the course of the year, changing consumer behaviour and buying patterns means retailers are having to explore alternative methods convincing customers to buy their products and services. Estimates from The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) report on How technology is driving retail in Africa suggest that e-commerce sales in Africa could reach somewhere in the region of US$50- 75bn per year within the next 5-10 years and Nigeria is in pole position to take advantage of e-commerce potential, on the basis of its high business environment opportunity potential. How … [Read more...] about Retailers turning to technology to offer smarter online and in-store experiences
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Advertisement If you’ve thought about buying an Intel processor lately – or a computer with an Intel processor installed – you may have heard the term “Hyper-Threading” launched at your eardrums. You probably aren’t familiar with this term unless you stay up-to-date with the nitty-gritty of computer hardware.Understanding Hyper-Threading is important, however, because it’s a major feature on some Intel processors What Is A CPU and What Does It Do? What Is A CPU and What Does It Do? Computing acronyms are confusing. What is a CPU anyway? And do I need a quad or dual-core processor? How about AMD, or Intel? We're here to help explain the difference! Read More . Like most major processor features, it can be twisted and turned by the sales reps you meet. I’ve had a Fry’ store employee tell me that Hyper-Threading effectively doubles the number of cores on a processor. Although true in a sense, it’s mostly an … [Read more...] about What Is Hyper-Threading? [Technology Explained]
In a break from tradition, this year’s opening night event of the Adelaide film festival featured not a feature film screening but an unprecedented party described as a “digital carnival” and a “degustation of screen delights”. When I first read that, I thought: sounds dangerous. Dangerous because the centrepiece of the evening would be a production in virtual reality: a medium that, since its inception, has been associated with nauseated viewers and upset tummies. Various manifestos have proposed how VR film-makers can avoid summoning the return of their audience’s most recent meals, including keeping the camera still and using dissolve transitions for scene changes. What effect would a biblical flood of alcohol and canapés – necessary for any special event worth its imported salt in the Australian arts scene – have on the VR experience? Adelaide’s Tonsley Innovation Centre is a huge, warehouse-like, unfriendly looking space … [Read more...] about If virtual reality is film’s next big thing, how long will it take to get right?
FILE PHOTO: Computer chip maker Intel's logo is shown on a gaming computer display during the opening day of E3, the annual video games expo revealing the latest in gaming software and hardware in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo (Reuters) - Quantum computers aim to carry out tasks in just a few minutes that would take today’s best conventional computers thousands of years. But in nearly every photograph of the devices, there’s a tangle of wires in the background connected to equipment that controls the quantum computer. Intel Corp (INTC.O) on Monday announced a chip that it hopes will change that. The Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker announced a chip called “Horse Ridge” that is designed to take all the work being done by the wires and shrink it down to a chip and electronics about the size of a tea cup saucer. Quantum computers remain years away from everyday use but have drawn the interest of major … [Read more...] about Intel creates chip to control quantum computers
LAS VEGAS--Intel is throwing down the gauntlet when it comes to championing workplace diversity.CEO Brian Krzanich capped off his keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show with a vow to invest $300 million in an effort to support more representation in technology and gaming. Further putting his own money on the line, he said that he would tie executive compensation to the progress on building a more diverse work force. "I'm announcing our intention to lead by example," he said. "I invite the entire tech industry to join us."It's the boldest move yet by a technology company to address the issue of a lack of diversity in the workplace. The issue has risen in prominence as a result of several incidents, from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's suggestion that women shouldn't ask for raises or promotions, to a spike in threats against female gaming developers, and a number of company diversity reports showing that white males still dominate the tech work force. As a result of Nadella's … [Read more...] about Intel pledges $300M to build a more diverse work force