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Women in IT – a question of changing perceptions

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This week Jeanette Marutle, systems engineer at EMC shows women what is achievable so that they can succeed in technical and non-technical IT roles. Marutle believes that if we can make women believe they can achieve anything, we’ll see more of them in the tech space. Marutle would encourage other women to get into the tech space, “Do it! Do it now!,” she says. “There are so few women in technical roles, and while it’s male-dominated, it’s fun and challenging and women bring diverse views and skills needed in the space. “It’s not about men and women,” she adds, “It’s knowing you have a right to be here, and that you have the qualifications and you can excel.”

This week Jeanette Marutle, systems engineer at EMC shows women what is achievable so that they can succeed in technical and non-technical IT roles. Marutle believes that if we can make women believe they can achieve anything, we’ll see more of them in the tech space. Marutle would encourage other women to get into the tech space, “Do it! Do it now!,” she says. “There are so few women in technical roles, and while it’s male-dominated, it’s fun and challenging and women bring diverse views and skills needed in the space. “It’s not about men and women,” she adds, “It’s knowing you have a right to be here, and that you have the qualifications and you can excel.”

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LG Watch W7: digital meets mechanical

LG announced its first hybrid smartwatch, the Watch W7, that combines mechanical movement with digital functionalities. As the first LG wearable to run the new Wear OS by Google platform, says LG, the Watch W7 is designed for consumers who value the look of a traditional analogue timepiece but desire the convenient functionalities of a connected smartwatch.

Click through to read more about the smartwatch and its specs.

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The watch was developed in partnership with Soprod SA of Switzerland, and features high-precision quartz movement in a stainless steel body.

It combines smart and mechanical features. In full operation mode, the LG Watch W7 can run for up to two days on a single charge, and then an additional 3-4 days in analogue-only mode. In mechanical analogue-only can operate for up to 100 days, or more than three months before requiring a charge.

In addition to keeping accurate time, the analogue hands also display additional information such as an altimeter, barometer, stopwatch, timer, and compass directions. Wear OS by Google allows for thousands of customisations with alternate watch faces and complications available online. The watch is also compatible with all standard 22mm watch bands.

LG Watch W7 Key Specifications:

• Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon Wear™ 2100 Platform
• Operating System: Wear OS by Google
• Display: 1.2-inch LCD (360 x 360 / 300ppi)
• Size: 44.5 x 45.4 x 12.9mm
• Weight: 79.5g
• Memory: 4GB eMMC / 768MB LPDDR3
• Battery: 240mAh
• Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n / Bluetooth 4.2 BLE / USB Type-C 2.0
• Sensors: 9-Axis / Pressure
• Movement: 2 Hands / Micro Gearbox
• Color: Cloud Silver
• Other: IP68 Water and Dust Resistance / Quartz Movement

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Tekken 7: Julia and Negan

Bandai Namco has announced its seventh downloadable content (DLC) pack for Tekken 7, which includes Julia Chang and Negan, a character from The Walking Dead.

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Tekken’s game developers have decided to make an interesting move, by releasing two DLCs simultaneously. 

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Julia, available in DLC 8, has been a Tekken-staple fighter since Tekken 3, released for PlayStation 1 almost 22 years ago. She features her usual game costume, as well as three additional costumes, including her Native American styled one from previous games. Her fighting style remains the useful cross between Bajiquan and Xin Yi Liu He Quan, unchanged from the previous games.

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The newcomer, Negan is a guest character from the hit series The Walking Dead. His costume resembles his comic representation, while no other costumes have been revealed at this point. His fighting style is a little less elaborate: he hits things hard with his bat. 

These players will be available for download on the 28 February. Julia’s DLC will cost $5, while Negan’s will cost $8.

The base game is available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.


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