What do online shoppers really want?

Understanding and keeping pace with what drives people to shop and buy online is critical to success in digital retail. KPMG International has analyzed the online shopping preferences and behaviors of more than 18 000 consumers, and concludes that online shopping, while still only a smaller fraction of overall retail spend, is growing and brick and mortar stores will need to re-examine methods for attracting and keeping customers.

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Tech CEOs Present $1 Trillion Savings Plan to Trump Administration

When Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM strolled across the atrium connecting her company’s New York City office building and Trump Tower for a meeting with the President-elect’s incoming administration and tech industry leaders last month, she had a report in hand. Rometty held a copy of a cost savings proposal drafted by the Technology CEO Council, a think tank of IT chieftains on which she sits as a member alongside Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz, and others. The report concluded that the government could save more than $1 trillion over the next decade by enacting certain tech policies.

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Samsung and LG could launch foldable phones later this year

We might soon be able to buy actual foldable phones after years of looking at one concept after another. According to The Korea Herald, Samsung and LG are planning to launch bendable phones later this year. Samsung reportedly began working on a phone that folds out and turns into a 7-inch tablet in August, and it’s expected to roll out over 100,000 units in the third quarter. It apparently wasn’t a big challenge for the company, since it already previously developed a fold-in phone technology.

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Detect Cyber Threats in Your Smart Home Devices with this Small Device

By 2025, IDC says 80 billion devices will be connected to the internet. In the near future, Gartner predicts that by 2020 there will be approximately 25 billion Internet of Things (IoT) enabled devices. If you need more proof of rapid consumer adoption in practical terms, Amazon Echo has sold 5.1 million smart speakers in just the first two years of being on the market. Now, let’s look at the data from all this connectivity. Planet Technology gathered a few IoT statistics and came up with an infographic that puts the upsurge in connectivity and the data it generates into perspective. If a byte of data was a gallon of water, today in 2016, it would take only 10 seconds to fill the average house with data. By 2020, it will only take two seconds. That’s a lot of data being collected by […]

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6 Great Android Apps And Games You Should Download Now

Android devices are always getting more capable thanks to the efforts of Google and its OEM partners, but that’s only part of the equation. Your phone can get more useful and entertaining instantly when a handy new app or engrossing game is installed. The problem, though, is figuring out which of the many new titles in the Play Store are worth your time. Well, here they are. After many hours of toil and testing, these are the best new apps and games you can get on Android right now.

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How to prevent phishing scams

It’s the oldest online scam in the world: Send out an official looking e-mail saying your password is out of date, and trick people into clicking it. But you can protect yourself from phishing schemes. If 2016 has taught us anything, it’s that we need to be more careful with our online safety. On Wednesday Yahoo announced that a breach three years ago may have resulted in the theft of data from 1 billion of its users. It follows other recent announcements from LinkedIn, Dropbox and Tumblr. Hillary Clinton lost the expected win for the presidency, thanks to many factors. The hacking of her campaign e-mail didn’t help. How did it happen? Clinton’s campaign manager apparently thought the request from Google to change his password was official. The CIA thinks the email scams were courtesy of Russia.

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