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Det är beräkningar som den japanska affärssajten Nikkei genomfört baserat på data från underleverantörer till den amerikanska teknikjätten.Förra året sänkte Apple produktionen för första kvartalet då lagren av mobiler var högt i slutet av 2015.Det gjorde att Apple i höstas drog ned produktionen av iPhone 7, som lanserades i september, med cirka 20 procent.Enligt Nikkei ska försäljningen dock ha varit något mer trög än väntat vilket nu leder till sänkt produktion i början av 2017.En källa vid en av Apples underleverantörer menar samtidigt att produktionsneddragningen är "inom förväntningarna".
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2016 was a year that many of us would rather forget.From the seemingly never-ending stream of bad news, an brutal election that seemed like it would never end, and the dozens of celebrities — including a few in the tech world — that passed on, it was a tough year.Virtual assistants moved out of our cell phones and into our homes, and smart home technologies may have finally broke through to the mainstream after years of trying.In theory, the IoT is supposed to connect all our devices together, making them sing in a glorious technological harmony.Smart home technologies may have finally broke through to the mainstream after years of trying.Plus, if your smart hub goes down, your entire system typically goes with it.
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Reuters – The shift to electric vehicles will cost jobs at German automotive supplier Continental, its chief executive told a newspaper, but he said many of those jobs would be offset by new positions related to electro-mobility.Due to the low added value, production jobs will be lost, German weekly paper Welt am Sonntag quoted Elmar Degenhart as saying in a summary of an article to be published on Sunday.He said it was too soon to say whether the number of jobs that would be lost would be bigger of smaller than the number of new positions created.There is enough time to design the process such that the blow is softened and major pain can be avoided, he said.Some 30,000 of 218,000 jobs at Continental are dependent on combustion engines, the paper said.Continental said last month it would increase spending on electric-car components in coming years but expects to avert any major impact on its earnings through additional sales from new R projects.Reporting by Maria Sheahan; editing by Susan Thomas
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The US Department of Homeland Security DHS and FBI have released an analysis of the allegedly Russian government-sponsored hacking groups blamed for breaching several different parts of the Democratic party during the 2016 elections.The 13-page document, released Thursday and meant for information technology professionals, came as Barack Obama announced sanctions against Russia for interfering in the 2016 elections.The report was criticized by security experts, who said it lacked depth and came too late.The activity by Russian intelligence services is part of an ongoing campaign of cyber-enabled operations directed at the US government and its citizens, wrote the authors of the government report.This joint analysis report provides technical indicators related to many of these operations, recommended mitigations, suggested actions to take in response to the indicators provided, and information on how to report such incidents to the US government.The government report follows several from the private sector, notably a lengthy section in a Microsoft report from 2015 on a hacking team referred to as advanced persistent threat 28 APT 28 , which the company s internal nomenclature calls Strontium and others have called Fancy Bear.
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Great businesses can be launched any time, even when there's a downturn in funding.While 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, life-saving drones, and competition for Uber.Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data to identify some of the startups that had the biggest starts in 2016.Some names on the list are officially launching out of stealth, while others are still in their early months of forming a company.Here are 27 of the top startups that launched in 2016.
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To continue providing news and award winning journalism, we rely on advertising revenue.To continue reading, please turn off your ad blocker or whitelist us.Amazon has refused to provide data from one of its Echo devices to the police in Arkansas.This comes after the authorities issued a warrant for the tech giant demanding audio and other data from the device belonging to James Andrew Bates, who will go to trial in 2017 for the murder of Victor Collins.According to a report by The Information, Collins was found dead in Bates' hot tub.Investigators believe that the water was used to wash of any evidence of potential crime.
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Designed to be the heart of your smart home, the Samsung SmartThings Hub connects wirelessly to hundreds of compatible smart devices, so you can monitor, manage, and secure your home from anywhere.Simply pair other Samsung SmartThings devices with the Hub and enjoy full control and customization of all your devices via the free Samsung SmartThings app, or even with your voice via Amazon's Alexa service.The hub currently lists for $100, but Amazon has it for 25% off, so you can grab it for just $75.Check it out on Amazon.This story, "25% off Samsung SmartThings Hub For Smart Homes - Deal Alert" was originally published by TechConnect.
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When Satya Nadella first took the reins as Microsoft CEO in February 2014, the company was losing steam — fast.Windows 8 had been a disaster.Microsoft employees were constantly battling behind the scenes for supremacy.And all the while, consumers and developers alike were losing the faith.Times change.Now, as we come into the final months of 2016, Microsoft has found its groove again as a company that provides software and services to everyone, on any device — and is even starting to convert some Apple fans to Windows.There's still a lot that Microsoft needs to do.But we thought it'd be fun and interesting to take a look back at the life and career of Satya Nadella, the CEO who's making it all happen at one of the biggest, most valuable technology companies on the planet.
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Design-ajattelu nousi terminä suomalaisenkin yritysjohdon huulille viimeistään Harvard Business Review n julkaistua Design Thinking -teemanumeronsa viime vuonna.Design-ajattelu ja erityisesti sen tuotteistettu muoto – palvelumuotoilu – on vakiintumassa osaksi suomalaista yrityskäsitteistöä.Hyvä niin, koska nopeasti muuttuvassa maailmassa design-ajattelusta on tullut yritysten elinehto.Se auttaa asettumaan loppuasiakkaiden nahkoihin ja vastaamaan heidän tarpeisiinsa, tunteisiinsa ja odotuksiinsa.Palvelumuotoilulla ja design-ajattelulla tarkoitetaan lähestymis- ja työskentelytapoja, joilla tuodaan loppukäyttäjä – ihminen – palveluiden suunnittelun keskiöön.Tämä ei ole vierasta suomalaisille, mutta teknologialähtöisyys elää täällä vahvana.
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JK Brickworks visar här hur man kan bygga en alldeles egen pirayaplanta från Super Mario Bros. med hjälp av några LEGO-bitar.
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Volkswagen is extending the I.D.concept family it debuted at the Paris Motor Show earlier this year with a new concept car in the same line to be fully revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.The carmaker teased the concept today, revealing a few details about the car, including that it s designed to be fully self-driving in the future.The new addition to the I.D.family will also be a fully electric vehicles, based on Volkswagen s new Modular Electric Drive MEB base, which is the new platform Volvo is using as the anchor for its plan to diversify and expand its EV line to over 30 models introduces over the coming decade.This new concept looks like it ll be much more future-focused than the I.D.
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Uber hade börjat uppdatera sina 16 självkörande Volvo XC90 för sitt pilotprojekt i San Francisco, som startade den 14 december.Frågeställningen om Ubers självkörande bilar var lagliga var något som Di Digital lyfte redan dagen efter att bolaget börjat testa dem.I slutändan hade det att göra med vilka tillstånd som Uber ansökt om från Kaliforniens transportmyndighet.Uber anser inte att bilarna behöver tillstånd eftersom de än så länge är beroende av en förare och har därför inte ansökt om tillstånd.Läs även: Ubers självkörande Volvobilar kan vara olagligaTransportmyndigheten i Kalifornien är av en annan åsikt.
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Honda and Google s parent company, Alphabet, are in formal talks to develop self-driving vehicles, the Japanese carmaker said on Thursday, months after the US firm signed a deal to use its technology in Fiat Chrysler minivans.The prospect of a deal between Honda and Alphabet s self-driving unit Waymo, which was spun off from Google earlier this month, is part of attempts by some car manufacturers to address the high cost of developing reliable automation software by teaming up with technology firms rather than going it alone.Honda, however, said any collaboration with Waymo did not mean it was abandoning efforts to develop its own autonomous driving system.While its driverless project has not garnered as much attention as similar plans by bigger firms such as Toyota, Honda unveiled a prototype driverless car in June and has said it hopes to see the fully autonomous vehicle appear on motorways in four years time.In addition to these on-going in-house efforts, this technical collaboration with Waymo could allow Honda research and development to explore a different technological approach to bring fully self-driving technology to market, Honda said in a statement.If a deal is reached, Honda engineers in Japan and Silicon Valley would work with their Waymo counterparts to marry their vehicles with Waymo s software, in the same way as Fiat Chrysler has done with its Pacifica minivans.
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A good home entertainment setup is a beautiful thing, but there are a lot of different parts that go into making it the best it can be.You need great images, obviously, but you also shouldn t neglect your sound system, and a proper Blu-ray player is also essential if you want to make sure the source of all your entertainment is as perfect as possible.That s why Samsung is making sure that all your content needs are met with its next generation of premium home entertainment gear, which includes all the latest technologies, from Quantum Dot displays, to Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound, and beautiful Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, and it s including some tasty extras with each one to make sure you can start enjoying them as quickly as possible.The K950 Soundbar from Samsung is at the cutting edge of what soundbars are capable of.Its 15 built-in speakers deliver a fantastic Dolby Atmos surround sound experience, and it s truly remarkable how it manages to create the impression of sound coming from every direction while also being compact enough to sit snugly underneath your television.Thankfully the soundbar s support for Samsung s multi-room system means that you can also put its sonic abilities to use playing your music, in addition to your movies.
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Uber has some late 2016 feature additions it s unveiling Wednesday, including a way to hail a ride directly to people in your contacts list, and a new Snapchat team-up that opens access to custom filters during your Uber ride.The new location feature lets you request a one-time static location share from your contacts, which the app will then automatically set as your destination and use to set the route for your driver.To do this, there is a trade-off – the Uber app will request access to your book, but if you ve ever used the fare-splitting feature or even referred a friend using your referral code you ve already granted the app that access anyway.This new direct-location routing feature will also automatically share your trip ETA with the person you re traveling to.If you ve ever used the ETA sharing feature that s in the app currently, you know what this looks like – the person you re traveling to meet will get a text with your estimated arrival time, and a link to a live, updating map.It s a pretty convenient way to skip the usual rigmarole involved in figuring out how to meet up with somebody when they re not at a standard place like home or and easy-to-find bar or restaurant.
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A building at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California, on August 17, 2015.A product manager at Google has sued the company for its allegedly illegal confidentiality agreements, policies and practices that among other things prohibit employees from speaking even internally about illegal conduct and dangerous product defects for fear that such statements may be used in legal discovery during litigation or sought by the government.The alleged policies, which are said to violate California laws, restrict employees' right to speak, work or whistle-blow, and include restrictions on speaking to the government, attorneys or the press about wrongdoing at Google or even speaking to spouse or friends about whether they think their boss could do a better job, according to a complaint Tuesday in the Superior Court of California for the city and county of San Francisco.The policies prohibit Googlers from using or disclosing all of the skills, knowledge, acquaintances, and overall experience at Google when working for a new employer," according to the complaint, which alleges that the company s confidentiality policies are contrary to the California Labor Code, public policy and the interests of the state.Google s Global Investigation Team also relies on volunteers to report other employees who might have disclosed any information about the company, according to the complaint, which paints a picture that is in sharp contrast to the glowing image one usually gets about Google's workplace culture and perks.Under a program called Stopleaks, Google also asks employees to report on strange things around them such as anyone asking detailed questions about an employee s project or job, according to the complaint.
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If you thought you could only count to 10 using your fingers, think again.Using the binary system, you can quickly count into the tens of thousands.In this video from the TED-Ed YouTube channel, mathematician James Tanton explains how useful your fingers really are when it comes to counting.By assigning your fingers binary values—your right thumb is one and each finger to the left has double the value of the previous finger—you can count to 1,023 without losing track.But if you can bend each of your fingers into three states—down, half-bent, and raised—you can assign more values to your fingers and count to 59,048.It s possible to count even higher with more hand positions, but at that point you should probably be considering another system.
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Rysslands president Vladimir Putin var personligen inblandad i hackerattacker under den amerikanska valkampanjen, enligt Vita huset.– Jag tror inte att saker händer inom den ryska regeringen med sådana här konsekvenser utan att Vladimir Putin vet om det.Allt vi vet om hur Ryssland agerar och om hur Putin kontrollerar regeringen tyder på, återigen, att när du talar om ett så betydelsefullt intrång som det här, så talar vi om de högsta nivåerna av regeringen, säger Ben Rhodes, en av president Barack Obamas topprådgivare, till tv-bolaget MSNBC.– Ytterst är Putin den som är ansvarig för den ryska regeringens agerande, fortsätter han.Uttalandena kommer sedan amerikanska underrättelsetjänsten CIA pekat ut Putin för att personligen ha gett instruktioner om hur material som hackats från Demokraterna skulle läckas och användas, rapporterar NBC News, som hänvisar till två källor med tillgång till informationen.Källorna uppger sig ha stort förtroende för att uppgifterna är riktiga.
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Our Five to Try column will take the rest of the month off as well, but not before setting you up with a few new choice releases to grab right now.Facebook s dedicated Events app is also new this week, along with a trio of intriguing games: faux-retro action game Retro City Rampage DX, historical adventure 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, and SMS-inspired text quest Lifeline: Halfway to Infinity.Try a few fresh apps, enjoy the holidays, and we ll bring you even more picks once January rolls around.You can search for nearby restaurants, sports scores, emojis, GIFs, YouTube videos, and plenty more, and then send that info into your message or email with a tap.It saves you the hassle of needing to switch between apps or try to awkwardly copy and paste info from a website or app.Just a heads-up, however: Google is currently rolling out this update to the existing Google Keyboard app, but it may not be available in the Play Store for everyone right now.
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CARY, N.C.– BUSINESS WIRE –December 15, 2016– Force Protection Video Equipment OTC Markets: FPVD announced today that it has received an order for 100 LE50 HD body cameras from its exclusive European distributor for a large EU police department.Working with our distributor this police department chose the LE50 body cameras and VeriPic management software over our competitors models.The LE50 is CE compliant a requirement for sales of electronics in the EU.These certifications are needed to assure that Force Protection Video will be able to participate in marketing the LE50 worldwide.Many of our competitors do not have FCC or CE certifications.All cameras and electronics that Force Protection offers for sale are in conformity to these standards.
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