Is Plantronics (PLT) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

In the latest trading session, Macy’s (M) closed at $24.06, marking a -1.6% move from the previous day. More For those looking to find strong Computer and Technology stocks, it is prudent to search for companies in the group that are outperforming their peers. Is Plantronics (PLT) one of those stocks right now? By taking a look at the stock’s year-to-date performance in comparison to its Computer and Technology peers, we might be able to answer that question. Plantronics is a member of our Computer and Technology group, which includes…

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RAZER BLADE STEALTH (2019) REVIEW: THE COST OF COMPROMISE

Razer’s latest Blade Stealth has a new design, more power, and some much-needed improvements. Those changes have the potential to turn the company’s least interesting laptop into its most versatile. The Blade Stealth is Razer’s smallest, lightest, and least expensive laptop, starting at $1,399. It occupies the same space as thin and light computers like Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro and Dell’s XPS 13. Like other Razer laptops, it leads the way with specs: it has a fast processor, a new option for a discrete graphics card, and up to 16GB…

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Must do better: Minister urges upgrade in computer teaching

Education Minister Joe McHugh said more must be done to equip second-level pupils for entry to computing courses, after a study showed that almost half of college tech students drop out of their course. Mr McHugh said it was a difficult subject that required a lot of mathematical analysis and “we definitely have to put our hands up and acknowledge the weaknesses and think of what can we do better”. He referred to the introduction of computer science as a Leaving Cert subject as one initiative. Meanwhile, the Irish Computer…

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One in six American adults now wear a computer on their wrist

The days of smartwatches as niche devices might be over, at least in the US. The NPD Group estimated that smartwatch sales jumped 61 percent in the 12-month span ending in November 2018. That’s no mean feat when some companies scaled back their efforts or quit the field entirely. The analyst firm also determined that 16 percent of American adults, or about a sixth of the group, now own smartwatches. There’s a good possibility that you’ll see someone with a smartwatch if you walk down the street, to put it differently. It was mostly…

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Australian Parliament resets computer passwords

Canberra: Australia’s parliament had to reset all the passwords on its computer network after an unknown attacker tried to hack into the system, an official statement said on Friday. In the statement, the legislature’s presiding officers said “a number of measures” had been taken to protect the network following a “security incident on the parliamentary computing network”, reports CNN. “There is no evidence that any data has been accessed or taken at this time, however this will remain subject to ongoing investigation,” it said. The officers said they had no evidence as…

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Australian parliament’s computer network targeted by unknown hacker

Australia’s parliament had to reset all the passwords on its computer network Thursday after an unknown attacker tried to hack into the system. In a statement, the legislature’s presiding officers said “a number of measures” had been taken to protect the network following a “security incident on the parliamentary computing network.” “There is no evidence that any data has been accessed or taken at this time, however this will remain subject to ongoing investigation,” the statement said. The officers said they had no evidence as yet that the hack was…

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How to Save GIFs From Twitter to Your Phone or Computer

If you’re asking yourself, what is a GIF? It is an image file type that stands for Graphics Interchange Format. These images can be animated or static. In recent years, they have become commonplace on social media and in digital communication as they can convey short video clips in image form. Here’s an example: I’m constantly saving GIFs to my phone or laptop in order to send as reactions or to express something that words just can’t quite capture. Most of the time, I save GIFs from Twitter; however, you may have noticed already the…

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The best PC games of 2018

In 2017 we spent a lot of time talking about gaming’s so-called “Indiepocalypse.” People cited different contributing factors, but this hypothetical indie game implosion usually came down to some combination of bigger budgets, a more crowded market, and dwindling audience enthusiasm. And you know what? In 2017 it didn’t seem too impossible. Although an indie game (What Remains of Edith Finch) won our 2017 Game of the Year prize, it was one of the few to make the list. And yet in 2018, our ten-game list has nine indie games.…

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