MTS has announced what it claims is the first commercial trial of License Assisted Access in Russia, in partnership with Ericsson and Qualcomm.The trial was also apparently the first time a commercial Ericsson product has been used for Rel-13 LAA (in this case the good old Pico RBS 6402), and it also used a Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE mobile test device.The trial used unspecified licensed spectrum together with the unlicensed 5 GHz band, but the announcement failed to crow about speeds-and-feeds for some reason.“Delivering the level of mobile connectivity our subscribers expect, across a wide variety of environments, is a primary focus of MTS,” said Andrei Ushatskiy, MTS VP of Technology and IT.“This successful demonstration is the first of its kind in Russia, and shows our commitment to exceeding our customers’ expectations with enhanced experiences.”“LAA enables more operators globally to offer Gigabit LTE, which is an essential foundation when introducing the 5G mobile experience, and we look forward to working with infrastructure vendors, OEMs, and network operators to advance mobile connectivity for subscribers across the world,” said Yulia Klebanova, VP of Biz Dev for Qualcomm Europe.
Remember when Elephone promised the Elephone P8 mini would be selling for just $99.99?Well, we aren’t there yet but with our coupon you can get this 4GB RAM / 64GB storage phone for just $107.99 over at Cafago.But before heading there, let’s learn a bit more about the device!The Elephone P8 mini is the latest budget camera-phone coming from the Chinese company.As such it’s packed with a dual camera setup on the back composed of a 13MP + 2MP to create photos with bokeh effect, plus we have an high resolution 16MP front-facing shooter with F/2.0 aperture and beautify features.Elephone’s P8 mini features a 5-inch Full HD Sharp display and is powered by a MediaTek MTK6750T clocked at 1.5Ghz, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable).
It is reported, among others, the news agency Bloomberg, which writes that a series of chinese Whatsapp users can't access the chattappen.the Whatsapp itself is not behind the switch-off, according to sources for Bloomberg.Behind the block is the chinese government, which currently implements a censorship raid in the country.Whatsapps chinese counterpart WeChat is unencrypted and in a high degree censuerat – but Whatsapp is encrypted and uncensored.By blocking the Whatsapp can the Chinese government get more people to use unencrypted services, which the authorities have control over.
Literacy, or rather a lack thereof, is a serious problem all over the world — believe it or not, even in our little utopia.While a touch-up of our education and support systems would probably be the best fix in the long term, we all know that’s not likely.So in the meantime we have creative private attempts to alleviate the issue: Today, a $7 million XPRIZE for literacy-improving apps enters the field-testing phase.There are eight semifinalists that will be tested by 12,000 adult reading learners in Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Dallas.After a full year of steady use, literacy gains by the users will be assessed and the finalists determined.The grand prize is $3 million, with $1 million sub-prizes each for best performance among native speakers and English language learners.
Euroopan unionista muualle maailmaan tehtyjen suorien investointien (FDI) määrä rahallisesti oli 186 miljardia euroa vuonna 2016, kertoo Eurostat.Lukemassa on huomattava pudotus verrattuna vuoden 2015 FDI:hin, joka oli 585 miljardia euroa.Pudotus vuosien välillä oli jopa 68 prosenttia.Myös sijoitukset muualta maailmasta EU:hun laskivat viime vuonna 41 prosentilla vuodesta 2015.Vuonna 2016 ulkomailta tehtiin EU:hun sijoituksia 280 miljardilla eurolla, kun vielä vuonna 2015 määrä oli 476 miljardia.EU:sta peruuntui investointeja Yhdysvaltain markkinoille nettona 94 miljardin euron edestä.
One such event in 2008 cost $10 billion in damages for the entire state of Iowa.Today, simplified 2-D flood models are the state of the art for predicting flood wave propagation, or how floods spread across land.A team at IFC, led by UI Professor George Constantinescu, is creating 3-D non-hydrostatic flood models that can more accurately simulate flood wave propagation and account for the interaction between the flood wave and large obstacles such as dams or floodplain walls.These 3-D models also can be used to assess and improve the predictive capabilities of the 2-D models that government agencies and consulting companies use for predicting how floods will spread and the associated risks and hazards.Using one of the world's most powerful supercomputers--Titan, the 27-petaflop Cray XK7 at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)--Constantinescu's team performed one of the first highly resolved, 3-D, volume-of-fluid Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) simulations of a dam break in a natural environment.The simulation allowed the team to map precise water levels for actual flood events over time.
Around 47 percent of millennials think solar panels and efficient energy storage are important features in a new home, according to a survey by Nationwide Mortgages.Going solar isn't just a good move for the environment, it's also a good move for your bank balance.When buying a home with solar panels already installed, there are some important questions to ask:Were the panels purchased through a solar loan and are they paid off?If the homeowner still owes on a lease contract with a solar company, they may try to pass the contract off to you.According to Energy Star, "If everyone used a smart thermostat, we would save 56 trillion BTUs of energy and offset 13 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions each year, equivalent to the emissions of 1.2 million vehicles."
Today we’ll be discussing the infinite coin Gym Exploit in Pokemon GO, and how it affects the world at large.First – like most cheats in Pokemon GO – this isn’t having a giant effect of most players.It’s just the most hardcore players that are benefitting from this bit of an exploit – and even they need to do some work to get it in gear.The exploit is a two-part process, and it requires that the user be able and willing to change the time zone on their smartphone.The way we begin is to get at least one Pokemon in a Gym as a defender.At this point, the user will be about to “cheat” the game, so watch out – this could very well result in a permanent ban.
A tentative agreement has been reached between NPR and SAG-AFTRA, the union that represents NPR employees, on renewing a contract that was set to expire over the weekend.The agreement, reached at 12:08 a.m. on Sunday, comes after a period of negotiations that NPR union members brought attention to with a website and campaign, WeMakeNPR, to highlight the value union members bring to the organization.The deal avoids a potential strike that could have been called, pending SAG-AFTRA approval, had negotiations stalled.from SAG-AFTRA, “The deal provides for salary increases and effectively repelled efforts to erode union protections and institute a two-tiered salary system.” The system referenced in the statement would have allowed NPR to pay new employees lower rates than current employees for similar roles, and was a major sticking point in negotiations.The three-year contract, which covers about 430 NPR employees, is for a longer term than the contract, which covered a two-year period.It now heads to employees for a vote.
Several well-known consumer products manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has been avoiding taxes, transfer pricing, told the English of the ngo Oxfam in a recent report.RB manufacturing in Finland well-known products, among which are the Vanish Gold, Veet, Durex, Strepsils, Scholl and Finish."such As Oxfam notes, RB's tax arrangements are entirely legal and usual for the majority of international business companies.we follow all the legal obligations and strive for the fact that we treat all of our company stakeholders", RB comment release of the Oxfam report.the Oxfam report according to the RB based on the 2011-2012 sales of their products from similar companies in the Netherlands, Singapore and Dubai.It was, according to the report, from 2014 to 2016, more than 250 million in community taxes.
”We mainly work with growing company that has a proven business model,” she says.According to Julia Reuszner is as a good way to raise capital if you as a company want to get into a combination of capital, customers, and ambassadors.”One of our strengths compared to our competitors is the cross-border investment.to succeed with a crowdfunding campaign, you must as a company to have a good story and be careful with their brand, according to Lovisa Strömsholm.”But it is equally important to have a realistic valuation of the company or the product.In the end it is the investor which determines whether the valuation is right and that way it becomes a self-regulating market.”
the EUROPEAN union looking to legislate on the right to repair our gadgets so that it will be easier to do this and maintain the gadgets so that they last longer in the future.the Reason for this is to create a more sustainable society from an environmental perspective, and prevent producers from legally prevent third-party vendors to repair their gadgets.the Proposal regarding a "right to repair" is as yet at an early stage, but the proposal has already received the backing of several EU-members.IN the united states currently has eleven of the nation's 50 states, legislation similar to the proposal the EU has been working on regarding the "right to repair".
Bluboo are out with another bezel-less phone (that makes to the list of the top Mi Mix alternatives).If you’re in the market looking for a budget bezel-less phone that’s also powerful, the Bluboo S1 should be something that you probably won’t be able to miss.We’re hosting a giveaway for GizChina readers, which will allow one lucky reader to have sent home a free Bluboo S1 smartphone.It’s as simple as that, as it is each time!You can also check out the phone’s listing right here.The contest will run from 10th July to 16th July 2017 (GMT-08:00)
US payments provider Stripe on Monday announced its entry into Hong Kong, as well as partnerships with Alipay and WeChat Pay that allows global businesses to accept these payment methods from consumers in China and the region.Hong Kong is Stripe’s third Asian market – the company already has operations in Japan and Singapore.Stripe, which is headquartered in San Francisco and has a valuation of US$9 billion, allows merchants to accept payments over the internet by integrating payment processing directly onto their website.“Hong Kong is a natural market for us.It’s one of the main financial centres in Asia and also a very fast-growing start-up market,” John Collison, Stripe co-founder and president, said in an interview with the South China Morning Post.At 26, Collison is the world’s youngest self-made billionaire and is worth at least US$1.1 billion, according to the Forbes Rich List.
Although scientists have for decades been able to synthesize nanoparticles in the lab, the process is mostly trial and error, and how the formation actually takes place is obscure.However, a study recently published in Nature Communications by chemical engineers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering explains how metal nanoparticles form."Thermodynamic Stability of Ligand-Protected Metal Nanoclusters" (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15988) was co-authored by Giannis Mpourmpakis, assistant professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, and PhD candidate Michael G. Taylor.The research, completed in Mpourmpakis' Computer-Aided Nano and Energy Lab (C.A.N.E.LA.), is funded through a National Science Foundation CAREER award and bridges previous research focused on designing nanoparticles for catalytic applications."Even though there is extensive research into metal nanoparticle synthesis, there really isn't a rational explanation why a nanoparticle is formed," Dr. Mpourmpakis said.
Xiaomi är i Europa en liten smarttelefontillverkare med relativt små marknadsandelar.Asien är företagets huvudsakliga marknad, en marknad där prisnivåerna är lägre och sortimentet större.Tillverkaren med rötter i Peking har under de senaste åren växt markant och plockat andelar av betydligt mer omtalade företag som Samsung och Apple.Xiaomis största framgångssaga var när mobilserien ”Redmi” introducerades.Modellerna ökade företagets inkomst och gav Xiaomi ett starkt självförtroende.År 2015 skedde det flertalet missar gällande uppsatta försäljningsmål, vilket vände trenden och under 2016 uppgav företaget att de i framtiden skulle bättra sig.
Publicis Media is retiring the Mediavest moniker after 18 years, rebranding the New York-based media agency most recently known as Mediavest | Spark as Spark Foundry.“Today by unveiling Spark Foundry, we’re continuing to evolve our brand to meet marketplace needs,” Spark Foundry U.S. CEO Chris Boothe said in a statement provided to Variety.“By extending our startup spirit and powerhouse soul across the globe and simplifying our name, we’re sharing the heat that has fueled our growth for the past five years.This is sure to benefit our clients and talent.”“The essence of Spark Foundry is about being future-ready for our business, our people and our clients,” Spark Foundry U.K. CEO Rachel Forde .With today’s main challenge being speed, we’re working to be faster and more agile at building solutions to client challenges.”
Amazon is reducing the price of its Dash buttons for Prime day next week.The buttons usually cost £4.99 but will drop to £1.99.While a reduction is always welcome, Amazon's Dash button also gets a refund of the purchase price when you use it the first time.But the great news here is that you still get £4.99 back when you press your £1.99 button.This is great if you're considering dipping a toe in, as there's actually a positive reason to give Dash buttons a go.Also getting discounts are the Amazon Fire 7 Kids edition, which is reduced by 30% to £69.99.
After a week of reports, Microsoft has confirmed its restructuring plans.As we previously reported, the moves are expected to impact thousands at the company as it works to reorganize its sales team.Subsequent numbers have put the headcount at anywhere between “up to 3,000” to closer to 5,000.CNBC, which reported the smaller figure, adds that around three-quarters of the cuts will occur outside the U.S.For its part, Microsoft is refusing to cite specific numbers just yet, only confirming that it began the process of informing employees of job losses today.Otherwise, the note provided to TechCrunch is a fairly lukewarm confirmation of layoffs that will most likely number in the thousands as previously reported.
HMD:n Nokia-älypuhelimiin tulee optiikkaa N-sarjasta tutulta valmistajalta.Uusien tuotteiden aikataulua ei paljastettu.Tausta: Microsoft myi peruspuhelinten liiketoiminnan ja 4000 työntekijän Vietnamin-tehtaansa HMD:lle ja sopimusvalmistaja Foxconnille 350 miljoonalla dollarilla toukokuussa 2016.Henkilöstö: 500, joista valtaosa työskentelee Espoon Karaportissa, mutta yrityksellä on isot toimistot myös Lontoossa ja Dubaissa.Liikevaihto: 13,5 miljoonaa euroa (14 kuukauden mittainen 31.12.2016 päättynyt tilikausi)Nokia-puhelimia lisenssillä valmistava HMD Global aloittaa pitkäjänteisen yhteistyön saksalaisen optiikkakonserni Zeissin kanssa.