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Chinese tech investor Kuang-Chi has invested $30 million £25 million in Dorset-based jet engine company Gilo Industries, valuing the firm at $80 million £67 million , according to The Financial Times.The deal, announced on Monday, marks the investor's first forayGilo, which makes rotary engines for jetpacks and unmanned aircraft, reported revenues of £915,000 and an operating profit
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DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — ManpowerGroup, one of the world's largest jobs companies, released a report detailing how the technological revolution is going to change the employment market forever.The company released the report, entitled "The Skills Revolution," on conjunction with the World Economic Forum's meeting of the most powerful political and business leaders across the globe in Davos, Switzerland.It surveyed more than 18,000 employers across 43 countries and six industry sectors.While technological developments will cause greater automation, a decrease in headcount or slow growth in hiring in some areas, it will actually create a lot of jobs too, according to Manpower.But the key to this is to make sure the world's workforce "upskills" to be qualified enough to take on new positions.Companies need to invest in their workers to make sure they are not being left behind."We are seeing the emergence of a Skills Revolution — where helping people upskill and adapt to a fast-changing world of work will be the defining challenge of our time.Those with the right skills will increasingly call the shots, create opportunities and choose how, where and when they work," said Jonas Prising, Chairman & CEO at ManpowerGroup.We cannot slow the rate of technological advance or globalization, but we can invest in employees skills to increase the resilience of our people and organisations."Those without will look to the future and not be able to see how their circumstances will improve.This polarization of the population that is playing out in front of our eyes is no good for society or for business.
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We know that a Raspberry Pi can be turned into a motion sensing security camera, but it s even cheaper to do it with the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero.DIYer Mark West shows you how.The actual process here isn t terribly different from a regular Raspberry Pi, which just requires you to hook up the Raspberry Pi Camera Module and then install a bunch of software.The real clever part of this one comes from the ZeroView camera mount, which crams the Pi Zero and camera module into a tiny little case that you can suction cup to a window.West s camera is set up to send you an email when the camera detects motion, but he does note it might require some experimentation with positioning to limit false positives.Head over to West s site for the full guide.
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In the wake of actor and writer in December, reports about the current trilogy have been full of .What exactly should we expect from the popular character of Princess Leia in the remaining two episodes, and how will the film's producers deal with her original actor not being able to complete Leia's plot arc?Though this is a relatively uneducated guess, it s hard to imagine Leia s character being stricken entirely from .Reports have pointed to her role increasing in prominence as the current trilogy continues, and there s clearly more room in the cinematic universe to explore Leia s character—particularly, her Jedi heritage.Plenty of time remains between now and 's incredibly tentative May 2019 release window to find out more about what's to come including, of course, the entirety of the forthcoming , set to release this December .
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Touchscreen infotainment systems are the all the rage these days.For most drivers, the idea of a touchscreen that controls all of a car's functions is sci-fi that only recently became reality.However, in 1989 General Motors equipped its Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo with a touchscreen system that was decades ahead of its time.Called the Visual Information Center VIC , the touchscreen gave the driver access to everything from the radio to engine management data.This must have been mind blowing for drivers a quarter century ago.In a 1992 review, the Orlando Sentinel's Richard Truett was astonished, writing "I have never seen this in a car."In 1990 video review of the Oldsmobile Trofeo by MotorWeek, the VIC's glorious capabilities were on full display.First, the $1,300 option controlled the car's radio and optional CD player:Then the reviewer adjusted the car's climate control using the touchscreen:The Visual Information Center gave the driver access to a slew of diagnostic information:Amazingly the The VIC even had a "Navigation" function.Unfortunately, in the era before GPS, the screen only provides access...to a compass!To top it all off, for another $999, buyers of the Trofeo could get an in-car telephone controlled through the VIC.For the record, GM shut down Oldsmobile in 2004.
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When you're on a dating website like Match.com or idly swiping on Tinder, generally you're more likely to match with — and also speak to — someone who is intellectually similar.Apparently, we're more willing to let our standards slide as time passes, as the study found that people get less fussy about finding someone who has the same level of
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Amazon is getting one step closer to dominating department stores.The ecommerce giant is about to tap into one of America's biggest clothing trends by launching its own athleisure brand, making it a competitor to Lululemon, Gap's Athleta, Under Armour, Nike, and other top sportswear brands.The move will also make Amazon a bigger threat to department stores like Macy's, Nordstrom, and JCPenney, which have been battling years of declining shopper traffic to malls.Prior to news of its new athleisure brand, Amazon was already expected to surpass Macy's to become the biggest apparel seller in the US this year, according to a 58-page report published by Cowen & Co. in October.The company's clothing and accessory sales are expected to grow nearly 30% next year, to $28 billion, according to the Cowen analysts.Macy's apparel sales, by comparison, are expected to drop 4%, to $22 billion, in the period.As Amazon's sales grow, so will its share of the apparel market in the US.Amazon currently claims about 6.6% of the market.That share is expected to increase to 8.2% by next year and further expand to 16.2% within five years, according to Cowen analysts.By 2021, Cowen expects Amazon to generate $62 billion in annual apparel sales.TJ Maxx is expected to be the No.
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HP certainly can't be accused of the same thing with the Pavilion Wave.HP Pavilion Wave – Design and BuildHats off to HP for the Pavilion Wave's design; it's the most attractive desktop computer I've seen since the Mac Pro.With the soft-touch material finish and the B logo on the front, there's no doubting this PC's audio focus.Mounted in the top of the PC is a single speaker that fires upwards into a parabolic reflector that shoots audio out at 360 degrees.The Wave has an incredibly neat design that means there's not a cluttered side to it.
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The "Dark Web" is a hidden corner of the internet that is home to many things people want to keep in the shadows: drugs, counterfeits, stolen items, and so on.But there are also far stranger elements.A popular thread on Reddit once asked the simple question, "What's your Deep Web story?" In other words, the Reddit user was asking people to share any weird experiences they had encountered while using anonymous web services to access secret websites.Services like Tor, which mask a user's identity and let them browse the internet anonymously, give access to a slew of websites better known as the Dark Web or Deep Web .These sites won't work on a typical web browser like Google Chrome.Silk Road is the prototypical example of a Dark Web site, a now-closed black market for goods, whose notorious founder is now in prison.Silk Road is closed, but what else is out there?Here are some of the bizarre and creepy things you can stumble on when accessing the dark underbelly of the web, as told by the people who actually experienced them.The post is based on a previous post by Cale Guthrie Weissman.
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Concept cars are only getting crazier.Automakers use concept cars as a way to showcase their vision for future production models.Sometimes, the cars are tame, though innovative, offering a realistic example of features to come.But more often than not, car makers pack concept cars with features you'll probably never see — at least not within the next decade.Either way, concept cars offer a fun way to look at automakers' more creative side.Scroll down for the ones we've seen so far: View As:
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According to an official statement by Lenovo officials today, the company plans to unveil several new devices during Mobile World Congress 2017 next month, and more specifically the unveiling will take place on February 26.We have no idea yet which new devices will be unveiled at the event, but some rumors insist that one of them will be the Moto G5 Plus, the successor to last year s Moto G4 Plus.Among its rumored specs we can expect Android 7 Nougat, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, and a 3080 mAh battery.Some say that Lenovo will also unveil a flagship at MWC 2017, but we don t think that s the case, since the company prefers to make this big announcements before summer or right after the end of it.
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Microsoft has faced criticism for Windows 10's privacy settings in recent months, and now it looks like it's doing something about it.The company is set to introduce an online privacy dashboard with the upcoming Creators Update, which is due to launch in Spring this year.This portal will allow users to see activity data such as location, search, browsing, and Cortana Notebook data across multiple Microsoft services.As Windows chief Terry Myerson explains in a blog post: "When you are signed in with your Microsoft account, you can go to account.microsoft.com/privacy to review and clear data such as browsing history, search history, location activity, and Cortana s Notebook – all in one place."This is our first step in expanding the tools that give you visibility and control over your data spanning Microsoft products and services, and we will continue to add more functionality and categories of data over time."That basically means you'll be able to choose between Basic and Full data collection levels, which is certainly more simple but seems a tad limited, especially seeing as the Basic level will now collect even less data than before.
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Paris has the Eiffel Tower.And the Turkish village of Sarikoy has its frozen tower.It stands at the edge of town, 65 feet tall and leaking constantly.But when a winter storm sent temperatures plummeting below zero, that ugly infrastructure became a beautiful icicle.Özkan Bilgin lives in the nearby city of Van, and ventured out into the bitter cold to have a look on Wednesday.He snapped a few himself, the frozen structure backlit by the late afternoon sun.
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Those recent leaks of a phone purported to be the Nokia 8 have been confirmed as false!A few days ago we reported on a smartphone that many media sources believed to be a new Nokia flagship called the Nokia 8.This phone would feature a Snapdragon 835 chipset, and boast a rather impressive OIS stabilisation system for the main camera.Rumours that the phone was a new high-end Nokia came from a source named Total Tech Media, who it turns out to be TK Tech News.According to Android Authority, the person/people behind the Youtube channel are know fraudsters and even @Evleaks has had dealings with them in the past resulting in Evan Blass accusing the people of swindling him out of crowdfunding money.To further pull the leak apart, the German site who originally took the photos states that the handset is nothing more than a reference device manufactured for Qualcomm for demonstration purposes only a common practice that even Mediatek uses for new launches .So while those leaks and specs we have seen so far do look to be fake we do still have an upcoming Nokia announcement to look forward too, and that device could still be a Nokia 8, jut not this one!
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Apple s AirPods have already captured an astonishing 26% of the wireless headphones market, according to new research published on Wednesday.According to Slice Intelligence via AppleInsider , the £159 cable-free buds have accounted for a quarter of all wireless headphones sold since they became available last month.The research also claimed Apple-owned Beats racked up 15.49 per cent of the trade in that time, giving Cupertino over 41% of the market overall.Prior to the belated launch of AirPods, Beats had 24.1% of the market, according to the figures, so there is evidence the W1-enabled buds have cannibalised Apple s other business somewhat.Meanwhile, there has been significant loss of market share for the likes of Bose, Jaybird and Plantronics during the last month.That, of course, is likely to even out once the initial rush to snap up Apple s AirPods has died off.
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Maybe the most important thing you can do to be a great hacker is to approach your current business challenges with a childlike playfulness and discovery.You can do this framing questions with how might we…?Now that we have cleared the way for something new to show up it s now time to relieve ourselves of the responsibility of being right.We re going to relieve you of the responsibility of always having to be right!We can go way beyond just testing CTA button colors and headlines.Moreover, by exploring the outer boundaries of a given problem, domain, or metric, you can free your experiments from misleading local maximas that can create artificial ceilings in your results.
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The list seemed straightforward and simple as I wrote it.But after looking at it with an extra year of wisdom let s be honest, 2016 aged us all at least three years , I realised I aimed a bit too high.I am reasonably certain I did not touch this game in all of 2016.I am sorry, Polish gaming gods.That s mainly because I spent most of 2016 playing Overwatch instead of League of Legends.Depression, stress, the general state of my country and dating younger women certainly affect it, but not this game.
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Don t ram content down our throats based on your hunches, Facebook.One minute I m scrolling down my Facebook feed and viewing some seemingly random video of cute bunnies hopping around, the next I m watching them shrieking, being clubbed to death and skinned.There are others: puppies, kittens, elephants, sharks, monkeys, chickens, rhinos … all being mal treated in one way or another.This is not going to end well.These videos are, ironically, not made by deprived sickos who enjoy torturing Bambis but by militant animal rights activists who want us to see what farms/cosmetic companies/fast-food chains don t want you to see .Sure, I am all for public education and raising awareness to stop animal cruelty, but there are other ways activists can get their message across without shoving their doctrine, along with the blood and gore, down our social-media-feed throats.
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Investors backed UK tech companies with £6.7 billion in 2016, according to data from London & Partners, the Mayor ofThe data, sourced from deal database Pitchbook, shows that the UK s technology sector drew more investment than that of any other European country in 2016, according to London & Partners.More than a third of the money went to tech companies in London,
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The UMi Z is the newest from the Chinese phone maker s stable.The phone went on pre-sale on the 4th this month, and another retailer has just announced pre-sales.The UMi Z is now available for booking on Everbuying.The phone will set you back by $279.99 normally, but the pre-sale means you will be able to avail it for $219.99.This $60 discount is applicable on the first 80 units for pre-orders.The specs of the phone include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, MediaTek Helio X27 SoC, 4GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel rear camera, front flash enabled selfie camera, and a 3780mAh battery.Follow this link to avail the phone at the aforementioned price.Are you planning on getting one this season?Let us know in the comments section below!
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