Walmart TV deals: Save $230 on a 43-inch LG 4K Smart TV

Enjoy March Madness on a brand new TV with help from Walmart’s game time TV sale that’s happening now. You can find excellent TV deals that include a wide range of different sizes, features, brands, and prices.

Right now you can get the LG 43-inch 4K Smart TV on sale for only $269.99. That’s a $230 discount and the lowest price we’ve seen for this UHD TV. The LG 43UK6300PUE not only features smart capabilities but it also offers AI (Artificial Intelligence) ThinQ technology. This allows your TV to become a smart home hub so you can use your voice through the LG Magic Remote to control your TV and other smart home devices.

The 4K high dynamic range and quad-core processor delivers accurate colors and sharp contrasts so you’ll feel like you’re watching the big game in person. The LG TV also features an ultra-slim design, so your TV will look sleek and seamless from every angle.

This is an excellent price for a 43-inch TV with premium features so if you’re [...]  read more

Online learning tops UK universities’ tech wish lists

New research has revealed that online learning tools are the most important technology for British universities and these tools are twice as popular than any other type of tech.

A new survey, from Jisc and ucisa, also found that 68 percent of higher education (HE) digital leaders feel the effective use of this technology is key to their digital transformation projects.

Improving student experience is the biggest driver for tech adoption (91 percent) followed by improving workforce productivity (71 percent), saving costs across the organization (41 percent) and improving staff morale (11 percent).

The Digital leadership in HE report also sheds light on the progress made by universities in strategic digital transformation with more than half of British universities (53 percent) having a digital strategy in place while a further 21 percent stated their strategy is integrated with others in the organization.

Digital technologies in higher education

When it came to the barriers that need to be overcome before digital technologies are [...]  read more

The next iPhone is rumored to be able to charge up your other gadgets

Reversible wireless charging – the ability to charge other gadgets as well as be charged wirelessly – is heading to the iPhone 11, according to supply chain sources.

Japanese blog Mac Otakara says its insiders are confident that the Wireless PowerShare technology will make its way into at least some of the 2019 iPhone models when they’re unveiled (probably in September).

In theory that would mean you could drop your new AirPods case or your Apple Watch on top of a charged-up iPhone and have some of the power transferred across – handy for those times when you’re on the road all day.

It’s a feature we’ve seen before on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S10, so it makes sense for Apple to want to follow suit as well.

Straight from the rumor mill

The technology itself goes back to 2015, but it’s taken a while for it to become adopted in mainstream consumer smartphones. There have been one or two earlier whispers that Apple would integrate the feature into its iPhones this [...]  read more

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 release date, price, news and leaks

Xiaomi’s wearables may not offer all of the top-end tracking tech you’d find in the Fitbit Charge 3 or a Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro, but its Mi Band 3 fitness tracker is a remarkably good product for the price.

That’s why there’s always excitement around what Xiaomi is doing in the health band market. The company managed to pack a lot of tech into its previous three devices, and we’re excited to hear about what Xiaomi will do for the next one.

In fact, the company has already confirmed there will be a Xiaomi Mi Band 4.

David Cui, Chief Financial Officer at Huami (a brand owned by Xiaomi) has confirmed the company is working on a follow-up to the Mi Band 3, and that we’re set to see it later this year.

Below you’ll find all of the details we know so far, and as those are currently lacking we’ve also put together a list of features we’d like to see Xiaomi include in the device.

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 release date and price

The Xiaomi Mi Band 3. Image Credit: Xiaomi

The Xiaomi Mi Band 3. Image Credit: Xiaomi

First off, the good news is we know the Xiaomi [...]  read more

Apple could be launching truly wireless Beats headphones next month

Apple isn’t slowing down with the new audio product releases, if a fresh rumor is to be believed: the company is being tipped to launch a truly wireless version of its Powerbeats earphones during the next month.

The existing Beats PowerBeats 3 are already wireless, but Apple wants to give them an AirPods-style transformation and take away the connecting cord and in-line remote, CNET reports.

Exactly what else we might get with the mooted upgrade isn’t clear at the moment, but with the recent AirPods refresh in mind, some kind of wireless charging could be on the table.

CNET’s scoop comes courtesy of “a person close to the retail channel” who has given accurate tips before, so we can be fairly certain an upgrade is coming – it would be more of a surprise if Apple wasn’t lining up a Powerbeats refresh.

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Apple has past form for this, releasing new AirPods and new Beats earphones in a short space of time back in 2016, and it sounds as though some of the key [...]  read more

Best ITSM tools of 2019

Best ITSM tools

Information Technology (IT) has become a necessary and ordinary part of the modern business landscape. However, being able to track and resolve issues across many devices can be a difficult challenge. Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) software aims to make it manageable.

One of the key issues faced by ITSM is the variety of devices that might be used. There could be a mix of desktops, laptops, and cell phones, all of which will need to be kept up to date with security updates, as well as any software issues with them corrected.

Additionally, ITSM cannot be focused only on the technology but must also manage the users of that technology. That means there is a need for proper error reporting and logging, technical helpdesk assistance, and other ticketing support. 

This must all be organized so its easy for IT managers to find what they want and need to find to resolve problems as quickly as possible, and ensure others are solved before they become an issue.

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Openreach plans copper switch off

Openreach is inviting its telco customers to participate in a consultation that will identify the best way to migrate the UK from copper to fibre infrastructure, with a view to switching off the analogue network entirely.

BT-owned Openreach is embarking on a major build of FTTP, with ambitions to reach 10 million premises by the middle of the next decade. It has pledged to expand the scope of this rollout if the investment conditions are right.

It believes engaging with industry is a key enabler to delivering this larger target and to fulfilling the government’s ambition of a nationwide FTTP network by 2033.

Openreach copper

The consultation is seeking views on how Openreach would build out this new network, how the industry should migrate customers across, and how Openreach should eventually retire the copper network.

For its part, Openreach has outlined a number of principles to guide the process. These include a pledge to avoid building new notspots, to work with customers to upgrade every customer [...]  read more

England vs Czech Republic live stream: how to watch Euro 2020 qualifier football online

International football is back! It’s been a while coming, but Euro 2020 qualifying football is finally here. After a delay caused by the new UEFA Nations League, England kick off their campaign against the tricky Czech Republic. It’s a Friday night game and we’re delighted that it’s on free-to-air TV in the UK – although you’ll need to keep scrolling to see how to live stream England vs Czech Republic wherever you are in the world. 

So what should we expect from this first Euro 2020 qualifier? Gareth Southgate’s England team will no doubt feel positive following the unexpectedly brilliant World Cup and then a great performance in the Nations League. Harry Kane will lead from the front as ever, joined by a squad of in-form teammates including Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho. There are potential debuts for young Declan Rice and Callum Hudson-Odoi, too.

England vs Czech Republic – where and when
England’s Euro 2020 qualifying match against Czech Republic is being held at the home of football…Wembley Stadium in West London. 

Taking place now, kick-off is at 7.45pm GMT, 3.45pm ET, 12.45pm PT and 6.45am [...]  read more

The best Fitbit Versa prices and sales in March 2019

If you’re looking for a quality smartwatch, but don’t want to pay the price of an Apple Watch, then the Fitbit Versa is an excellent option. The popular fitness tracker has been discounted from a number of popular retailers since there is a newer version of the Fitbit smartwatch out (the Fitbit Ionic) that retails for more. We also have the best prices for the Fitbit Versa Special Edition as well as the Fitbit Versa Lite Edition.

The Fitbit Versa tracks all of your activity which includes steps, heart rate, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes, hourly activity and stationary time. The Versa smartwatch is also waterproof so you can tracks laps and calories burned during swim workouts. Enjoy your favorite music on the Versa with 300+ songs that you can store or connect to Bluetooth headphones so you can listen to music or podcasts wire-free. 

The Versa will also help you keep on track with your health and fitness goals with personalized reminders. You [...]  read more

Sony’s State of Play livestream will show us the future of the PS4

Sony may not be coming to E3 2019 this year, but that won’t stop the proprietor of PlayStation Nation from revealing what comes next for the PS4 and PSVR

To that end, on March 25, Sony will be holding an online event called State of Play that will debut on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook worldwide, which will act as a kind of stand in for a traditional press event.

While Sony hasn’t said which games it plans to show off, the company’s Director of Social Media Sid Shuman said that we can expect “new trailers, new game announcements and new gameplay footage” in a post on the PlayStation Blog

If we had to guess, we’d say it’s likely that we’ll hear more about Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us Part II and Death Stranding, all of which are hotly-anticipated titles but none of which currently have known release dates.

What’s more telling about the announcement, however, is the language Shuman uses in the post: “Today, we’re introducing a new video [...]  read more