A South Korean non-government organization launched a criminal lawsuit against Apple and Apple Korea for deliberately reducing the performance iPhone’s.The defendants are Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple Inc., and Daniel DiCeco, CEO of Apple Korea.This is the second time Apple has been accused of crimes against the iPhone in the wake of the French move.If the prosecutor’s investigation reveals that Apple’s conduct was indeed a criminal act, then Apple CEO Tim Cook and Apple Korea Branch CEO Daniel DiCeco is likely to be imprisoned or fined.On the 18th of January, CUCS, a non-governmental organization in South Korea, accused Tim Cook and Daniel DiCeco of committing crimes at the Supreme Procuratorate.CUCS, claims that Apple’s actions correspond to computer obstruction of business (article 314 of the Criminal Code), fraud (article 347 of the Penal Code) and property damage (article 366 of the Penal Code).
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HMD Global has done a lot of reformations to the new Nokia brand, and it is slowly becoming relevant again.The company is currently working on the Nokia 9 flagship smartphone as well as other devices that will be released this year.Recently, we reported that Nokia is working on a new Penta-camera Nokia Phone and the first details of this gadget surfaced online yesterday.Current reports suggest that Nokia and Japanese firm – NTT DoCoMo, has signed a contract for the development of 5G mobile network equipment.Finland’s Nokia division said on Friday that it signed for the first time, a major agreement to provide NTT DoCoMo, a Japanese telecom operator, with a new 5G wireless base station.NTT DoCoMo is one of Japan’s largest telecom operators, with nearly half of the country’s mobile subscribers.
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Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, is a pretty young company which releases new products in all spheres of manufacturing regularly.However, after the release of Xiaomi Redmi 5, Redmi 5 Plus and Redmi 5A late last year, we have not seen any new product from the company.Now, one of the earliest 2018 gadgets from Xiaomi just arrived.Interestingly, it is not a gadget that we see every day or something that we usually expect the company to drop every year.This product is called “Xiaomi Mi Car Inverter”.This may sound confusing to many Mi fans, but Team GizChina is always here to explain what is to be expected from this device.
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This is a guest post from Steve Bellovin, a professor in the Computer Science department and affiliate faculty at the law school at Columbia University.His research focuses on networks, security, and public policy.His opinions don't necessarily reflect the views of Ars Technica.By now, most people have heard about the erroneous incoming ICBM alert in Hawaii.One possible factor, of course, is hurried design:"We spent the last few months trying to get ahead of this whole threat so that we could provide as much notification and preparation time to the public," Miyagi said.
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The new “End of Ze World” video looks just like the original for exactly two seconds.A few moments later, the long-awaited sequel to what many call the world’s first viral video displays a collage of missiles, pumpjacks, a Nazi flag, a hurricane, and protest signs.!” This is “End of Ze World… Probably for Real This Time,” and it’s haunting.The update comes from Jason Windsor, the same mind behind the “End of Ze World” video that took the baby internet by storm in 2003.Now a father of two and a professional animator, Windsor, 33, never really wanted to make a sequel to his surprise smash hit, a video that entertained and scared an entire generation before YouTube even existed.“No one likes a sequel that’s not as good as the original.
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Few people have a better overview of the tech economy than Sir Martin Sorrell, the co-founder and longtime CEO of the world’s largest advertising company, WPP.With WPP’s over 200,000 employees and a $75 billion media book, Sir Martin has a uniquely privileged insight into the future of the online advertising industry.And he believes that 2018 might be the year that a third company joins what he calls the Facebook/Google “duopoly” in online advertising and search.That company is, of course, Amazon which he describes, cutely, as an “up and comer” in online advertising.Along with being an commerce and web services leviathan, Sir Martin predicts, Bezos’ beast is about to become an advertising and search company.Not that Sir Martin is writing off either Facebook or, particularly, Google.
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It’s common knowledge that the tech and financial industries are not diverse and inclusive places.“The consensus is that because blockchain is so niche and it’s mostly early adopters who come from tech and finance, that it’s actually less diverse than those industries that are already struggling to be representative of the population at large,” Raine Revere, co-founder of blockchain education startup Maiden, told me on an episode of the CTRL+T podcast.The technology wipes out the need for an intermediary, such as a government, a bank or company.Using cryptography, people can make these peer-to-peer transactions with less risk of their data being compromised.And in a “well-designed peer to peer system,” Revere said, there are reduced costs for the end user as a result of not paying intermediaries to keep your data safe and coordinate all of the transactions.That means the products that run on blockchain still look like web apps or mobile apps.
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While there is the general belief that HMD Global‘s sole focus at the moment is probably the flagship Nokia 9 and a few other Nokia phones which should debut a few weeks from now, recent reports indicate that the company is actually working on a new Penta-camera Nokia Phone which when released will shake the industry.We reported recently that the device will make use of an OZO camera -like design that will be slim to fit inside a phone, now thanks to early leaks coming out of China’s Baidu site, more details of what to expect from the have just surfaced.If these details are true, then the device’s cameras unlike what many believe won’t come within a circular arrangement, but rather in a 1-1-3 formation as depicted by the sketch below and adorned by a LED flash and an unknown sensor.A single LED flash will be considered insufficient for a 5 camera system, so we assume the unknown sensor could be a second LED flash.What remains unknown is whether the device will be adopting rotating Zoom camera tech from Zeiss.The device which is expected to drop later in 2018 will come with an unknown screen size utilizing the 18:9 aspect ratio.
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Ukip’s ruling body has issued a vote of no confidence in party leader Henry Bolton – but he is refusing to stand down.The anti-EU party’s National Executive Committee met today to discuss the future of Bolton, who has generated more than a week of negative headlines about his private life and the conduct of his now ex-girlfriend Jo Marney.At a meeting in Central London today which went on for more than two and half hours, Bolton was grilled over his conduct before a vote was held.Party members will now have the final say over Bolton’s future at a special meeting within the next four weeks.A statement issued by a party spokesman said: “Having heard a statement from Mr Bolton, the NEC asked a number of questions pertaining to that coverage.At the conclusion of that discussion, the committee took the decision to hold a vote of no confidence in the Leadership of Henry Bolton.
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There and Back Again, a Hobbi... actually, make that a Yorkshireman's tale.An amateur cartographer has clearly taken inspiration from the works of Lord of the Rings author J.R.R.Tolkien, after drawing up a map any hairy-footed Halfling would be chuffed with.Dan Bell, who's from Crook in Cumbria, has reimagined the Dales in a map that's a dead-ringer for the one we see in The Lord of the Rings movies... well, as long as you replace markings of Mount Doom with that of Giggleswick.You can stare at the full Tolkien-inspired map below.Speaking to the BBC, Bell (who's a biologist) admits he's no expert when it comes to cartography, but that it's "just something I appear to be very good at," though he admits his works are "not drawn with accuracy in mind."
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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died following a fight in a pub.Greater Manchester Police launched a murder investigation after officers were called to the Georgia Brown’s pub in Hindley, Wigan, shortly after 11.30pm on Saturday to reports a 51-year-old man had been assaulted.The man was given first aid at the scene but later died in hospital.Two men, aged 27 and 29, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in custody for questioning.Chief Superintendent Phil Davies said: “This is such a sad situation, an absolute tragedy.“My thoughts are with the man’s family at this devastating time.
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Although Honor has chosen to break its promise of updating Honor 8 to Oreo.The company aims to keep the smartphone’s software update, no matter the Android version.The biggest star of this new update for Honor 8, it’s the new 3D Panorama mode.The new mode will allow the users to shot 3D dynamic images.Additionally, the software also brings a recycle bin in the gallery, where users can give another chance for deleted pictures.Worth to mention that pictures will stay in the recycle bin for just 30 days before permanent removal.
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In the already surreal Lapland (Finland’s northernmost region), you’ll find a destination not of this world.It’s home to some of the planet’s most beautiful, Arctic-inspired lodging like the Arctic SnowHotel & Glass Igloos and the futuristic Koutalaki Ski Village, where visitors will be able to ski on the hotel’s roof.The aptly named Snow Hotel is a one-off, temporary resort built entirely of snow and ice, including the beds, furniture, even the cocktail “glasses” at the bar.It was designed in collaboration with HBO Nordic to feature a one-of-a-kind, Game of Thrones-inspired theme.Fans of Westeros will recognize the Braavosi Hall of Faces, an imposing White Walker likeness with glowing blue eyes, and, of course, a full-sized throne of swords guarded by Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane.Sculptors and interior designers were brought in from Poland, Russia, Latvia, and Ukraine to custom create the dozens of rooms and suites.
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Amazon's Audible has long had a stranglehold on the audiobook market, but that may be about to change.Thanks to some eagled-eyed work from 9to5Google, it looks like the Big G may soon be getting in the digital tome game.The site recently noticed an audiobook banner has been added to Google's Play Store, though the hub the link pulls through to isn't yet live.This comes off the back of Android Police finding references to audiobooks when sifting through APK files for the Google Play app last November.If Google is about to enter the audiobook market, it would see the company going head to head against Amazon once more; both giants are already in direct competition when it comes to cloud storage, smart speakers and a variety of other gizmos you probably don't need in your life.There's no official word on when Google is going to roll out this audiobook service, so keep your lugs peeled.
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The poison in question has spattered from the tips of African weapons for centuries, rubbing out wild beasts and halting the hearts of warriors.But, according to a study in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, a crotch shot of an ancient toxin called “ouabain” can also take out sperm.By tweaking the poison’s chemical backbone (or scaffold), it can selectively paralyze trouser troops and prevent them from storming eggs, the authors report.The study’s authors, led by Shameem Sultana Syeda of the University of Minnesota, are optimistic that, with further aiming, the poison’s progeny could one day strike as a safe, reversible male contraceptive.At such a dose, ouabain can cause twitching, convulsions, high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and eventually cardiac arrest.Ouabain works by gunking up certain sodium-potassium channels that actively pump ions across cellular membranes.
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Johnson Controls has introduced the YORK YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller, optimised for performance with a next-generation low-global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant — R-1233zd(E).Chosen for its efficiency, safety, availability, low environmental impact and cost, non-flammable R-1233zd(E) has an ultralow GWP of 1.The chiller uses an integral, variable speed drive and advanced magnetic bearing technology that features a single moving assembly suspended in a magnetic field that does not require lubrication.This technology requires 80% less moving parts than traditional oil- or refrigerant-lubricated drivelines.The result is enhanced reliability, reduced maintenance and improved efficiency.Compared to traditional fixed-speed oil-bearing chillers, the company claims it delivers up to 35% annual energy savings.
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What comic series did Thanos debut in?Was he really based on Darkseid?And what’s his whole deal with Death?If you’re primarily familiar with Thanos from his outings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you probably don’t know much about Thanos’ storied comics history.Or, really, much about him at all.Up until now, Thanos has been a cypher, lurking in the background, planning a vaguely sinister next move.
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I open the Amazon Go app on my phone, scan a QR code on top of the white turnstile and watch as electronic arms open to let me in.I'm getting a preview of the Amazon Go automated store within the internet giant's headquarters in Seattle.After that, everything you pick up is automatically tracked by the store's cameras and charged to your Amazon account when you walk out."Our plan from the beginning was ... what can we do so you could walk into the place, take anything you want and leave," Gianna Puerini, vice president of Amazon Go, says as we walk around the store four days before it opens to the public.To the left of the ready-made meals are cold drinks -- pop, sparkling water and pretty much anything else you can think of.As I head right to walk deeper into the store, I see giant cookies from Seattle's Macrina Bakery and dill pickle chips from Whole Foods, the grocery store chain Amazon acquired last year.
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When hiring managers hear a job candidate is a “full stack developer”… well, let’s just say their search got a whole lot easier.That’s because the right full stack developer is already equipped to handle all manners of IT-related programming, everything from front-end user interface questions to potentially tricky backend coding environment or database concerns.You can become this Swiss Army knife of the web development set with the training from this Full Stack Web Development Bundle, a package available from TNW Deals right now at basically any price you want to pay.Just offer to pay literally any amount and you’ll immediately get Projects in HTML5.Here, you’ll use this building block programming language to create fully-functioning apps, games, and websites.But since the web wasn’t built on HTML5 alone, you can get another seven courses of web development know-how by paying any price above the average spent by other shoppers.
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The new HMD Global-owned Nokia has been hard at work over the last year to become a producer of affordable quality Android handsets.The latest Nokia 6 has already been announced, and the upcoming Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 are expected to be high-end devices.However, there’s a new rumor developing that the Finnish company has a new flagship in the works for reveal sometime later this year, one that will feature a whopping five lens camera setup.Details are still slim at this point, but it sounds like Nokia will be adapting the technology of its round OZO camera, which has eight lenses, to fit into a smartphone form factor.These details come from a source close to China’s Foxconn, which is working with Nokia on new smartphone development.To be clear, this five-lens camera device is different from both the Nokia 8 and 9, and is believed to have ties to the Windows Phone 8-powered Lumia 1020, which featured a circular camera module on the rear capable of capturing 41-megapixel images.
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