Month: March 2018

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Nutshell of May speech on Brexit: London

Speaking in central London, the prime minister adopted a conciliatory tone, urging the country to “come back together” and reassuring those on all sides of the Brexit divide that their concerns had been listened to.

“I’m not going to let our departure from the EU to setback the historic progress we’ve made in Northern Ireland.” However, the prime minister failed to offer any real new solutions to avoiding physical infrastructure on the historic border if Britain goes ahead with its plan to leave the single market and customs union.

Many companies have been setting up regulated subsidiaries in new cities such as Dublin, Paris, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam to hedge against the risk of disruption to their business.

5 Things you need to know 

1) The UK still doesn’t have a Brexit solution for Northern Ireland-

2) No deal is no longer better than a bad deal as it would hit national growth by 8%

3) The threat of losing passporting rights is the biggest concerns for the finance industry in London.

4) Britain will stay in European agencies

5) May admitted leaving the single market will damage the economy

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Why the Surface Book 2 is the best laptop

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Not only is the Surface Book 2 now available in both 13-inch and 15-inch options, it also features updates to the design and powerful internal hardware. The display can still be removed from the keyboard and touchpad, and can still be replaced backward to sit flat as a complete package. The 13.5-inch display has a 3,000 x 2,000 resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio, whereas the 15-inch model comes in with a 3,240 x 2,160 resolution.

If you need top performance, the 15-inch model is where you want to look, offering up inside an eighth-generation, quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of DDR3-1866MHz RAM, and a 1TB PCIe solid-state drive (SSD). For gaming or multimedia editing, you can also take advantage of the NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM.

Battery life here is impressive; get about 10 hours from the 15-inch model and about 11 hours from the 13-inch model. An IR camera for Windows Hello logins is seated above the display, and the keyboard and touchpad are some of the best around. If you need a true desktop replacement for your Windows laptop, this is it.

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Available in both 13-inch and 15-inch configurations, Microsoft’s new Surface Book 2 (starting at about $1,500) is our top choice when it comes to Windows laptops. The modular design allows you to use your laptop as a tablet, and powerful hardware inside, including eighth-generation Intel processors (CPU), up to 16GB of RAM, and dedicated graphics cards (GPU), makes either size a true desktop replacement.

Bottom line: For a powerful desktop replacement with a beautiful display and removable keyboard, you have to go with the Surface Book 2.

Amazon moving towards new delivery endeavor

Amazon confirmed that it intends to expand into a new delivery endeavor, but the company did not provide details on the schedule or scope.

“We’re always innovating and experimenting on behalf of customers and businesses that sell and grow on Amazon to create faster low-cost delivery choices,” spokesperson Kristen Kish told the E-Commerce Times. Amazon has relied on third-party shippers for many years, but those firms have tended to become overwhelmed and backlogged during the critical Christmas holiday delivery season.

The move marks Amazon’s latest effort to increase its control over logistics, which have been a central focus of the company as it has grown to become the most powerful e-commerce retailer in the U.S.

The company plans to launch the new service within weeks, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. It initially will pick up goods from third-party sellers that already work with Amazon and deliver them to customers. The service eventually will expand to merchants that currently do not work with Amazon. It will launch in Los Angeles and expand to other U.S. cities over time, according to the Journal.

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