Top 5 Apps For Booking Hotels Online in 2020

Apps For Booking Hotels: If you are going out of town due to vacation or due to a business meeting,
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold im ersten Hands-on

Im Mai 2019 teaserte Lenovo einen frühen Prototypen des ThinkPad X1 Fold an mit dem Versprechen es 2020 auf den Markt bringen zu wollen. Jetzt, acht Monate später stellte das Unternehmen auf der CES 2020 das faltbare Tablet erneut vor, nun aber in einer fortgeschritteneren Version. In meinem Video schauen wir uns das Tablet genauer an.

Zuerst einmal ist es zugeklappt in etwa so groß wie ein Taschenbuch und findet somit in so ziemlich jeder Tasche Platz was schon sehr beeindruckend ist. In der Größe erinnert es mich ein wenig an die Netbooks von damals, wobei es sogar noch etwas kleiner ist. Das X1 Fold ist in Leder gehüllt, was zuerst einmal das Äussere, aber vor allem auch den Faltmechanismus schützt. Auf der Rückseite befinde sich auch ein in das Ledercase integrierter Kickstand um das Gerät im geöffneten Zustand aufstellen zu können.

Es wiegt rund einen Kilogramm und geöffnet hat das faltbare OLED eine Bildschirmdiagonale von 13,3 Zoll und ein Seitenverhältnis von 3:2. Geöffnet kann man es ganz normal als Windows Tablet nutzen. Als Betriebssystem kommt hier Windows 10 zum Einsatz, es soll aber auch noch eine Variante mit Windows 10X auf den Markt kommen, dies ist ein Windows welches speziell für Dual-Screen Geräte optimiert ist. Im Inneren arbeitet ein nicht näher benannter Intel Prozessor und optional will man auch 5G integrieren.

Aufgeklappt ist es also ein 13,3 Zoll Tablet welches dank eines Stylus auch für Notizen und Skizzen genutzt werden kann. Was ich persönlich aber wahrscheinlich eher nutzen werde ist der Notebook-Modus. Lenovo bietet hierfür eine dünne Tastatur die auf eine Seite des X1 Fold gelegt werden kann um es als Notebook zu verwenden. Hier schlägt mein Herz als alter Netbook-Fanboy natürlich höher und wie ihr sehen könnt ist das hier ein richtig mobiles Setup für unterwegs.

Natürlich ist das Display an der Stelle an der es gefaltet wird, leicht gewellt, dies lässt sich auch nicht wirklich verhindern wie wir auch bei den Smartphones mit faltbarem Display gesehen haben. Mich hat es aber nicht wirklich gestört. Ich hatte im Video noch einen der wenigen Prototypen in der Hand, deshalb bat man mich das Gerät auch nicht zu rabiat zu behandeln, immerhin kostet der Prototyp rund 20.000 US-Dollar. Dafür machte es aber einen ganz guten Eindruck.

Günstig wird das ThinkPad X1 Fold allerdings nicht werden, die Variante mit Windows 10 wird Mitte 2020 auf den Markt kommen und eine UVP ab 2.499 US-Dollar erhalten. Die Variante mit Windows 10X soll dann zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt erscheinen.

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Tech Predictions 2020 – A Glance Into The Scrying Pool

Tech predictions are always hit and miss. So, normally, we tend to veer away from guessing what will happen next. Usually its much easier to just write about what is. Not today though. Today we shall be looking ahead a few months and guessing how the year will play out. No huge predictions worthy of Nostradamus, just a few ideas currently floating around in the grey matter.

Retail

The amount of human covered checkouts will drop again. Supermarkets have already been lowering the amount of staffed tills. With AI developers desperate to make their mark we can expect the shopping experience to be impacted further. There will still be the odd checkout with a human experience, this will mainly be for those that struggle with the automated systems.

Driverless vehicles

Many cities already have 5G coverage. We expect city authorities will begin to offer driverless public transport within city limits. The charges for each journey should be taken automatically without any required interaction.

Cryptocurrencies

More and more everyday interactions, especially concerning transfer of value, will be covered by cryptocurrency. Most of the time this will be hidden underneath the hood, so to speak. The general public will not be aware they are using this new tech as its functions will be seamless.

With DLT (Distributed ledger tech) developments such as the lightning network, cross chain possibilities will allow many new functions to take root and thus, spread.

Drone delivery

Drones are already used for many reasons in many businesses. Usually these reasons are for location scouting, area scanning, damage detection, filming etc. At some point within the next twelve months we should be seeing drone delivery of packages in rural areas. The use of drones will lower congestion and therefore improve the environment. Amazon will be the most likely contender to push first in this area of tech logistics.

Conclusion

The danger in predicting the future is slim. When the chips are down, you are either wrong or you are right.
We have done our best to give you a rough idea of what to expect in the coming months ahead. At least, on a few tech categories. If you feel this resonates with your own opinions please don’t hesitate to comment and let us know. Alternatively if you disagree or just have an idea that we have not mentioned, again, please get in touch. The comments section below is there for your benefit.

Regardless of how the tech develops we are looking forward to seeing what happens and will be doing our best to let you know every step of the way.

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Logitech ERGO K860 Ergonomic Split Keyboard Blends Science-Driven Ergonomic Design With Uncompromised productivity

Logitech today announced the Logitech ERGO K860 Ergonomic Split Keyboard, an advanced ergonomic split keyboard that delivers a more natural typing experience to work more productively. Offering greater wrist support and reduced muscle activity, the ERGO K860 promotes a more relaxed typing posture to allow users to work comfortably at their desk. ERGO K860 stays powered for up to two years on the included AAA batteries. When it’s time to recharge, the battery indicator light glows red.

The curved wrist rest with pillowed cushioning places users forearms just above the keyboard, offering 54% more wrist support and reducing wrist bending by 25%. The adjustable palm lift feature keeps wrists in a natural posture, whether seated or standing. Logitech ERGO K860 is certified by United States Ergonomics and has been tested and rated for a 10 million keystroke lifespan.

The ERGO K860 follows Logitech Flow-enabled mouse, such as the Logitech MX VERTICAL Advanced Ergonomic Mouse, from one computer to another, so user can type on multiple devices in one fluid workflow when using Logitech Options software. Controlling multiple computers from one keyboard and mouse can improve users ergonomic setup by preventing strain caused by unnecessary physical movements.

Logitech ERGO K860 will be available in January 2020 for a suggested retail price of $129.99.

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Gamer Numbers To Rise In The New Decade – Will You Be One Of Them?

Gamer numbers have been rising steadily over the last few years. Games such as PUBG & Fortnite have catapulted gaming further towards complete proliferation. As the western world begins to slow down in tech development, the developing world is not taking any breaks during the lull.

Gamer Numbers

So how many gamers are there?

There were over 2.5 Billion video gamers worldwide. This was a statistic published in 2016 in The European Mobile Game Market. We are now another four years along.

We now have 5G, automated wireless devices, Android Go, Google Stadia to name a few. In tandem with these developing techs we have augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. We have cloud gaming and cloud processing. Games do not need to be owned any longer to be played. This has all aided in rising the number of gamers worldwide.
For some gaming statistics to get your teeth into check out this link.

Gaming Future

Gaming can be leveraged for training and development. A gamer can be totally involved in the world they are in without realising what they are gaining through playing. Just as advertisements can be hidden through subliminal messaging, so too can the training of new skills.

For example, if a game involves earning points through memorising symbols this could be adapted for any number of benefits. The images could be parts of a language and through repetition the characters stay in the gamers mind. This is just one example.

Learning the layout of the land before you travel can easily be adapted into gaming… 

Simulating hard to reach environments for exploration can be done through gaming. To this end it is surprising there are not already Mars settling simulations out there for people to try. We already have a map of the surface. The conditions can be easily coded into some kind of extreme farming simulator. You could be growing potatoes just like Matt Damon in no time.

As the number of connected devices grows exponentially, gamer numbers follow suit.

Gamer or not, regardless of who you are, sometimes you need something to pass the time.

Why not do something that may be of benefit to you? It is quiet easy to search for beneficial games. You do not have to be staring at that screen for no reason other than wasting time.

With the inclusion of blockchain, gaming will be taken to even higher heights. Gamers can finally earn from their efforts without having to sign contracts.

This will bring a whole new economy along for the ride.

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