Henry Lawrence

Henry Lawrence

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Foxconn Technology Group founder and chairman Terry Gou Tai-ming could be making the biggest bet of his career as his company builds a highly advanced manufacturing base in the Midwestern United States to rival its operations in China, while dodging the slings and arrows of American politics.Gou joined US President Donald Trump on Wednesday in Washington to unveil Foxconn’s US$10 billion investment in the state of Wisconsin, where a state-of-the-art liquid crystal display (LCD) panel manufacturing plant will be built over the next four years.Taiwan-based Foxconn, known formally as Hon Hai Precision Industry, will receive a generous US$3 billion, 15-year incentive package of tax credits from Wisconsin in the first of a series of expansion initiatives it plans to pursue in the US.But Paul Haswell, a partner at international law firm Pinsent Masons, told the South China Morning Post, warned that since the deal seems to depend so heavily upon tax breaks and initiatives to attract Foxconn to the US, “there’s every risk that with a change of government those tax breaks could dematerialise”.“It’s a gamble insofar as it will associate Foxconn with the Trump administration.”Such a perception did not seem to faze Gou, as he gave credit to Trump, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the recently established Office of American Innovation, headed by senior adviser to the president Jared Kushner, for supporting his company’s project.
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£1,200 upfront cost denied the public access to justiceThe Supreme Court has ruled that current employment tribunal fees are unlawful, opening the floodgates to hacked off employees (and ex-employees) across the country.In an application for judicial review brought by trade union Unison, the court unanimously found that the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 broke the law because it denied the public access to justice.In addition, the order was found to have discriminated against women because women, statistically, are more likely to bring employment tribunal proceedings.The ruling will cost the government around £32m thanks to a pledge it made to reimburse all fees if it was found to have acted unlawfully.The Fees Order was made by the Lord Chancellor, who in modern times is also the Secretary of State for Justice.
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iOS 11 beta 4 is now available to download, and we already showed you what to expect from the new release on top of the usual fixes and improvements that come with each new beta iteration.Included in the list of new iOS 11 capabilities is a feature that seems to indicate the iPhone 8 won’t lose the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, as some reports claim.But it does suggest the home button might be going away.In a new video that demos all the new features in iOS 11 beta 4, 9to5Mac highlights a new UI element for the lock screen.But if that happens, you’ll be greeted with a new screen that’ll advise you to Touch ID to open that app, like so:Sure, you can use your passcode instead.
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You don’t see Gucci mentioned here that often, given the Italian fashion house isn’t really into props or cosplay.But to help introduce its 2017 Fall [sic] and Winter fashion campaign, the brand created a short film inspired by the original Star Trek series.It’s wonderful, and we’d happily trade Star Trek: Discovery for a whole series of this.The film also incorporates other elements from ‘50s and ‘60s science fiction, including the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Lost in Space, and The Valley of Gwangi, complete with Ray Harryhausen-like stop-motion dinosaur effects.There’s even a UFO that reminds of the 1986 film Flight of the Navigator, but without Paul Reubens.The actual fashions in the film were designed by Alessandro Michele, and will presumably be showing up on catwalks, at Hollywood movie premieres, and hopefully more episodes of this video.
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A young, fit US soldier is marching in a Middle Eastern desert, under a blazing summer sun.An elderly woman with cardiovascular disease is sitting alone in her Chicago apartment on the second day of a massive heatwave.Either way, she attempts to sleep through the heat again, and her core temperature rises.To cool off, her body’s response is to work the heart harder, pumping more blood to her skin.This is not meant to scare you quite like this month’s cover story in New York magazine, “The Uninhabitable Earth.” That story was both a sensation and quite literally sensational, attracting more than two million readers with its depiction of “where the planet is heading absent aggressive action.” In this future world, humans in many places won’t be able to adapt to rising temperatures.Those are two different trends, and they’re both moving in the wrong direction.” Based on those trends, the US Global Change Research Program predicts “an increase of thousands to tens of thousands of premature heat-related deaths in the summer ... each year as a result of climate change by the end of the century.” And that’s along with the deaths we’ve already seen: In 2015, Scientific American noted that nine out of the ten deadliest heat waves ever have occurred since 2000; together, they’ve killed 128,885 people.
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It’s been quite some time since Netflix took away a bunch of great content all at once, but it appears that August drew the short straw this year.There have been worse months when it comes to beloved movies and shows being removed from Netflix, but this is one of the worst in recent memory.Some of the highlights (or lowlight?)on the list include Superbad, Dope, all four seasons of Revenge, all seven seasons of The League and four seasons of American Dad.Time to fill up that queue.10 Things I Hate About You
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One of the less obvious functions of Chrome OS is the screenshot tool.Read on to find out more.Once you press both of them, you’ll see a notification in the bottom corner of the screen alerting you that your screenshot has been saved.Screenshot image files save directly to the Chromebook’s Download folder, so you can take and access screenshots even when offline, and are labeled with the date and time they were recorded.(Note: screenshots are saved locally, and won’t be available on Google Drive unless you manually move the file.)Chrome OS can also select only a portion of your screen to save.
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In The Force Awakens, we learned Leia Organa had spent the 30 years since Return of the Jedi kicking ass and taking names as the head of the Resistance.But even though it’s been almost two years since the movie, the mighty General has yet to get an action figure of her awesome, elder self.Hasbro’s finally decided to change that — and she isn’t coming alone.A brand new wave of 6-inch scaled Black Series action figures were unveiled at the company’s Star Wars-themed panel today, giving us new toys from across the film saga to gleefully spend cash on in the not too distant future.We already saw the Force Awakens/Last Jedi Resistance Rey at Hasbro’s preview event earlier this week, but joining her will be a Rebel Trooper from Rogue One and A New Hope, who even comes with a copy of the Death Star plans to pass on before being murdered by Darth Vader:Here’s The Force Awakens’ Maz Kanata, whose diminutive stature as a toy will be made up for in the accessory department in the the form of a giant treasure chest, including Luke’s old lightsaber and other trinkets:
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As we approach the release of a couple more Motorola-made smartphones on the 25th, it’s become a good time to be a fan of the mobile MOTO brand again.The staple brand name in mobile electronics had a few years of ups and downs – switching parent companies twice over – but they’ve come home once more.Owned by Lenovo and moving forward with a unique and powerful phone lineup, Motorola’s once again hit their smartphone stride.Moto E4 / Low-Price High-Value ComboA few years ago Motorola introduced the Moto G, a smartphone which epitomized a new concept in the smartphone market.Moto G was a small phone with basic abilities, low cost, and the promise of software support.
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BBDO has launched its video content and production agency Flare in China in a bid to help brands engage with the country’s active social media audience.Flare Shanghai will be tasked with creating video content including documentaries, live events, behind-the-scenes, interviews, case studies, teasers, product videos and photography shoots for clients such as Tourism Australia, HP and General Electric.The launch of the global brand, which has 16 offices worldwide including six in the APAC region, is a response to the demands from BBDO clients for quality content.The launch coincides with the latest online video forecasts from Zenith which forecast continued growth in global viewing habits with online video advertising expected to increase 23% to $27.2bn globally.Awoo Lai, CCO of BBDO Shanghai, said China’s video market is developing rapidly as brands seek more ways to engage with consumers.“There is unprecedented demand for excellent creativity, fast production and small budget videos.
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She looks intently at the camera, while a silver tray full of Urban Decay cosmetics lies at her feet.Sounds like your regular beauty influencer featuring a paying advertiser in a post on Instagram?She is a mini frenchie – merely one of the many rising stars in the world of social pet influencers.And increasingly, these four-legged furballs are becoming the latest faces of beauty brands, touting their products and headlining some of their biggest digital campaigns.Urban Decay, The Body Shop, Too Faced, Nyx and Smashbox are among the beauty brands that have recently chosen to hire dogs and other pets as their brand ambassadors, specifically on Instagram.There has been an uptick in the number of beauty and fashion brands inquiring to partner with pets in recent months, confirmed Loni Edwards, managing partner at The Dog Agency, an influencer agency that specializes in matching brands with pet influencers.
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We’re pleased to report that a so-called Roomba for weeds, Franklin Robotics’ Tertill, won the TC Sessions: Robotics pitch-off.Because if there’s a task that should be relegated to a robot, it’s weeding a garden.For winning the pitch-off, Franklin Robotics was awarded an exhibit table in Disrupt SF’s Startup Alley.“We actually tried to get away from the circular shape for a while,” CEO Rory MacKean told TechCrunch ahead of the pitch-off appearance at TC Sessions: Robotics.“We want something that’s robust and rugged, with a rectangular shape.We wanted to make it look like a tractor: four-wheel drive, corners.
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Kahoot, an online learning platform that lets teachers create and tailor quizzes for their classes, has closed its series A round of funding at $20 million.The Norwegian startup announced a $10 million raise last September, with notable investors including Microsoft Ventures, Creandum, and Northzone.The company has now added another $10 million to the pot, led by new “private investors,” with its existing investors — including Microsoft Ventures — also participating in the round.Founded out of Oslo in 2011, Kahoot has emerged as something of a phenomenon in the classroom, recently passing one billion players over its lifespan.It now claims more than 50 million monthly active users and is taking the U.S. by storm.In a nutshell, Kahoot enables the teacher to play quizmaster with their class, creating and projecting quizzes, or “Kahoots,” onto a whiteboard.
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As the mobile world becomes increasingly competitive Vodafone is focusing on the one area is has cost most conspicuously wrong in recent years – customer services.To be honest, it’s a coin toss as to which is worse; calling your mobile provider or your local council.But when other providers are looking to tired celebrities to boost the brand or buying content offerings to create the impression of more, Vodafone is tackling the customer services challenge as a means to retain customers.“We haven’t been great at customer services in the past and that needs to change.”Over the last couple of years, Vodafone has been one of the worst offenders for poor network performance and customer satisfaction.But the team claim this is now firmly in the past.
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Tinder today is rolling out a new navigational experience for users of its mobile application that’s designed to make it easier to move between profile photos and profile text.In the updated app, photos now take up more screen real estate – that is, they extend to the edge of your phone’s screen.The way you move between photos and profiles has changed too, as you now tap on different parts of the screen to navigate between the photos and the text.Tinder is often credited with popularizing the “swipe to like” mechanism that now a number of apps – including those outside the dating space – have since adopted.You can now move backward and forward between photos just by tapping instead.For example, to move to the next picture, you would tap on the right side of the screen; and to go back to the last photo, you’d tap on the left.
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Rebecca Warren joined Women’s Running magazine as editor in chief two months ago.Today, the first issue with her thumbprints on it hits newsstands.In her Editor’s Letter, Warren writes that she is proud to continue the legacy of her predecessor Jessie Sebor and explains, for an issue themed around running beginners, how she herself came to the activity as a Londoner in her 20s.Warren is also the author of the cover story about Helenia “Coffy” Bragg, an ex-con who turned to running after her most recent release from prison in 2016.Bragg received educational assistance from The Sunshine Lady Foundation and a push into the sport of running from Back on My Feet:“When I first heard about Back on My Feet, I thought, ‘Why are people getting up that early in the morning?
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Från första stund har kunder varit låsta till leverantörers hårdvara, systemprogram och applikationsmiljöer.Visst pågår det ständigt arbete för att minska inlåsningseffekter, men när en ljusning skymtar vid horisonten är det dags för nästa teknikskifte med nya inlåsningseffekter som följd.Den pågående övergången till molnteknik är inget undantag.Företag som vill ha flyttbarhet för att skydda sig mot kvalitetsproblem, dåliga prestanda och prishöjningar för molntjänster har inte så mycket att hämta på dagens molnplattformar, skriver David Linthicum på Infoworld, en systersajt till IDG.se.Flyttbarhet innebär att både applikationer och data måste kunna flyttas från en leverantörs molnplattform till en annans.Och det är inte så enkelt som att kompilera om, ändra konfigurationer, testa och köra.
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Neos technology has also been used to identify and prevent such fraud.An increase of 21 million compared to 2015.Emil Eifrem do not, however, attach itself to the local figures – it is the global result, which is crucial for Neo Technology.What I can say is that we continue to grow very quickly," said Emil Eifrem.In 2016, was the entire group on the path to becoming kassaflödespositiv, but instead took one into new capital, and increased investment for continued growth, " explains Emil Eifrem.He's referring to the 320 million that was brought in in november last year in which the investment company Greenbridge, as Hexagon's ceo Ola Rollén is behind, took the largest item.
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One of the suspected co-founders of AlphaBay hanged himself Tuesday in a Thailand jail, according to local police.He was being held at the request of US authorities on drug-related charges.AlphaBay was one of the largest illegal goods marketplaces on the dark web until nine days ago when it went offline.Suspicion quickly arose that the secretive people behind the site were engaging in an elaborate exit scam.Turns out, they may have been right: AlphaBay isn’t back up, and speculation abounds that the surviving founder(s) pulled the plug when alleged co-founder Alexander Cazes was arrested.Cazes was a 26-year old Canadian who authorities say hid in Thailand to avoid US prosecution.
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LG begins the promotion of its latest Q6 smartphone and has already uploaded a bunch of videos on their official Youtube page, but this one, is really interesting, as it focuses on the key features shared by the entire LG Q6 series – the Q6, Q6α and Q6+.Error loading player: No playable sources foundThis means that we can enjoy the 5.5″ FullVision 18:9 screen, the aluminium body, the cameras (as well as LG’s facial recognition solution) and Google Assistant.Don’t forget that these 3 devices have different memory configurations as follows:LG Q6α – 2GB RAM / 16GB storageLG Q6 – 3GB RAM / 32GB storage
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