This Amazon tablets sale can get you big savings on some of the latest models

Amazon’s summer of discounts may be drawing to a close, but it’s going out with a bang via big savings in this Amazon tablets sale. You can get big savings on some models (including $30 off this year’s Amazon Fire HD 8), just in time for the back to school rush. 



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This Amazon tablets sale can get you big savings on some of the latest models

Amazon Fire tablets are amongst the best gaming tablets on the market, but they’re also excellent browsing and reading devices (they certainly give the best Kindle e-readers a run for their money). That means it’s worth checking out this Amazon tablets sale before it vanishes again. After all, we can’t be sure how long these deals will last.

With that in mind, we’d recommend grabbing any offers you like the look of before they disappear into the Amazon-shaped ether from

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BPD searching for suspect who may be involved in two sexual battery offenses

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield police announced they are looking for a man who is suspected of sexually touching a woman and a girl who were jogging at different times around the same area of Southwest Bakersfield.

On Monday at 7:28 p.m., BPD received a call of a suspicious white man, approximately 50-years-old aggressively banging on front doors in a Prairie Stone Place and Evening Star Way neighborhood. Officials said he had light brown hair, was balding, wearing a buttoned grey shirt and red gym shorts.

Tuesday at 5:30 a.m., BPD said an anonymous caller reported a suspect sexually touched a woman who was jogging in 4000 block of Old River Road before taking off on foot. The victim described the suspect as a white or Hispanic man, 20-40 years old, around 5’10”, with a medium build, red hooded sweatshirt, tan shorts, black shoes, and a black face mask.

Then at

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Back to the future with Sony’s new 3 sensor masterpiece

Gear review: If you could make a Sony EX1 into a 4K camera, would you buy one? Read on because the Sony  could be just what you’re looking for.

Sony PXW-Z280 review

The PMW-EX1 and PMW-EX3 are two of Sony’s most successful camcorders. When they were current, if you wanted a truly professional camcorder with a manual lens you had to own an ENG type camera with a B4 lens. The EX series literally changed the market overnight, with two three-chip camcorders that not only had manual lenses, but had incredibly high picture quality too. In fact so good was the EX series that they are still producing excellent results now, 11 years after initial launch.

Although the EX series was superseded by other models, still using the same chips incidentally, we are now in an increasingly 4K world. And while the talk of the town still seems to remain with large chip

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Take advantage of Labor Day sales: Get big discounts on appliances, mattresses, patio furniture and yes, clothing

Fall is approaching and that means retailers are offering end-of-summer discounts plus Labor Day Weekend sales on appliances, electronics, mattresses, clothing and other items you might need.

Want to extend outdoor entertaining well past summer and continue to practice social distancing under the stars? Prices on patio furniture have also been slashed. Swimwear too.

Here are highlights of what’s for sale Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 4-7:

Appliances and Electronics

If you’ve been waiting to upgrade an old refrigerator, washer or dryer to one that is more energy efficient, Best Buy’s Labor Day sale has big discounts on TVs and computers through Monday, Sept. 7, and appliances through Sept. 16. The retailer is also offering 24 month financing.

Dyson has Labor Day discounts, including $150 off of the cord-free Dyson V8 Absolute Pro with tools for deep cleaning through Sept. 12. See all the deals.

Home Depot has 40% off select

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Shutterfly, Inc. Names Jennifer George Caligiuri Vice President of Communications and Public Relations

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shutterfly, Inc., the leading retailer and manufacturing platform dedicated to helping capture, preserve, and share life’s important moments, today announced the appointment of Jennifer George Caligiuri as vice president of communications and public relations. In this role, Jennifer will be responsible for all strategic communications functions, including media relations, executive communications, organic social media, issues management, and internal communications. Jennifer’s transition into the role is effective September 14, 2020.

“I am thrilled to welcome Jennifer to the Shutterfly team,” said Hilary Schneider, president and chief executive officer of Shutterfly, Inc. “As we look ahead over the next several years, we have an incredible opportunity to boldly tell our stories in new and innovative ways across multiple channels. Jennifer brings creativity and a fresh approach to communications, with a proven track record for driving customer engagement and growth in new markets.”

With more than 15 years’

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How to Make a Bubble Graph on Microsoft Word | Small Business

Microsoft Word enables you to insert a bubble chart to compare sets of three data series: x values, y values and z (size) values. You can find the Bubble and 3-D Bubble chart templates listed in the X Y (Scatter) group of chart types. A bubble chart template copies to your Word document with a linked Excel worksheet for your data values. The worksheet displays three adjacent columns for these x, y and z values. The plotted bubbles represent the z values of the third data series. The Chart Tools ribbon and the Design and Format tab commands provide style and layout options to make your specific values more meaningful to your clients.

Click in the document where you want to insert the chart, click the “Insert” tab on the command ribbon, and then click “Chart” in the Illustrations group to open the “Insert Chart” dialog box.

Select “X Y

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Trenton Systems announces VITA membership, cements support for open technology standards, system interoperability

VITA, founded in the early 1980s and known for the promotion and maintenance of the VMEbus technology standard and others, is a non-profit organization of vendors and users who have a common market interest in real-time, modular embedded computing systems. Accredited as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) developer, VITA provides its members with the ability to develop, promote, and access open technology standards used as a basis for critical embedding computing architectures around the world.

“It is more important than ever to become involved with setting the next generation of standards for critical embedded systems technologies,” said Sean Campbell, Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development at Trenton Systems. “Trenton has a solid history of building a strong culture of standardization and open architectures.”

With more than 100 working groups encompassing 129 members, VITA has developed several leading computer bus, board, and system standards since its

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How VoIP and WiFi Work | Small Business

Voice over IP is Internet telephony. It is also known as VoIP and Voice over Internet Protocol. The Internet Protocol is the system that organizes addressing and routing for the Internet. Wi-Fi is a trademark for Wireless networks. The two technologies both deal with sound waves. VoIP converts sound to data and back again, and Wi-Fi converts data to waves and back again.

VoIP Codec

The engine of a VoIP system is a “codec.” This is a protocol that specifies the conversion of sound into blocks of data. The size of data blocks varies with the codec, but it is defined by a sample interval and a sample size. A sample is a “grab” of sound recorded by the microphone of the VoIP system. A higher sample size creates more bits to represent each second of sound. The higher the bit rate, the more data is generated per second. A

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New technology lets quantum bits hold information for 10,000 times longer than previous record

New technology lets quantum bits hold information for 10,000 times longer than previous record
New Technology Lets Quantum Bits Hold Information for 10,000 Times Longer than Previous Record. Credit: Tohoku University

Quantum bits, or qubits, can hold quantum information much longer now thanks to efforts by an international research team. The researchers have increased the retention time, or coherence time, to 10 milliseconds—10,000 times longer than the previous record—by combining the orbital motion and spinning inside an atom. Such a boost in information retention has major implications for information technology developments since the longer coherence time makes spin-orbit qubits the ideal candidate for building large quantum computers.


They published their results on July 20 in Nature Materials.

“We defined a spin-orbit qubit using a charged particle, which appears as a hole, trapped by an impurity atom in silicon crystal,” said lead author Dr. Takashi Kobayashi, research scientist at the University of New South Wales Sydney and assistant professor at Tohoku University. “Orbital motion

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Photography Shows Are Going Online Amid Pandemic

Photography shows typically pack people and cameras into a convention hall for what many call invaluable education, critique, and networking — but in the era of COVID-19, small regional events to major productions are canceling or morphing into a virtual experience. The change is a welcome adaptation in some ways, starting with the heavily discounted or in some cases free tickets. But do all of the perks of a photography show translate into an online experience?

Virtually there

From The Portrait Masters to Adobe Max, moving online-only is the popular move in the industry; even the Consumer Electronics Show 2021 is going entirely virtual. Some, like Photokina, were outright canceled, while others, like Photoplus, are holding out hope and waiting to see what fall brings (though PhotoPlus told Digital Trends that it is developing a virtual component to go along with the show, which will be officially announced soon). Sony’s

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