Manuel Scarborough

Manuel Scarborough

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The White House touted the announcement as a victory for senior adviser Jared Kushner’s Office of American Innovation, and marked it as a milestone in President Trump’s promise to bring manufacturing back to the United States."Foxconn joins a growing list of industry leaders who understand that America's capabilities are limitless and that America's workers are unmatched," President Trump said at the White House announcement, flanked by House Speaker Paul Ryan, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, and Foxconn chairman Terry Gou.Yet, the 3,000 jobs Foxconn says it will create in Wisconsin aren’t the kind of manufacturing jobs that so many laid off auto and steel workers have been clamoring for.Such a move would require building an entire supply chain of the kind of low-skill assembly line jobs that Apple now offshores to countries like China.Even if it did "there are thousands of parts that go into making an iPhone,” says Jason Dedrick, a professor at the school of information studies at Syracuse University, who has studied Apple’s supply chain extensively.And yet, that same report predicts that some 2 million of those jobs will go unfilled because of the skills gap in the United States.
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Apple has teamed up with Cochlear to create the first cochlear implant that will be natively compatible with iOS.It has already received FDA approval and will be ready to launch this year.Once paired, users can control the implant’s settings using the volume controls on the iPhone.This will provide a much finer control over volume, which can be a problem with some devices.Downloading the Nucleus Smart App adds even more functionality.User's will be able to enjoy streaming music, videos, and even FaceTime calls.
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Apple’s upcoming iOS 11, already in public beta and due out this fall in its final form, delivers numerous improvements and changes for iPad and iPhone users.Apple’s newly introduced ARKit framework lets developers create augmented reality experiences that can be accessed using compatible (A9- and A10-processor-powered) iOS devices — meaning iPhones and iPads released since September 2015.The software only recognizes horizontal planes today, but this will change in the future, and it’s expected to help companies explore new opportunities, from online retail to gaming to unified communications.Siri translation: Siri can now translate conversation between English, Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.Then toggle Type to Siri to On (green).App Switcher: When you look at Control Center (swipe all the way up) you’ll also see Apple’s revised App Switcher.
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Have you looked at your speaker before and thought "Gosh, I wish I could buy one of these from Facebook."Well, whether you have or not, DigiTimes says Facebook is working on a speaker of its own.The device, which according to rumors will include a 15-inch touchscreen, is slated for release in early 2018.A Facebook spokeswoman declined to comment.Of course, Facebook isn't the only company gunning to be the next music speaker in your home.Apple last month unveiled its HomePod, a $349 speaker powered by its Siri virtual assistant.
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You can keep buying USB Type-C cables without worrying if they will support the next generation of USB 3.2 devices.The advent of the USB Type-C connection meant an easier way to connect to PCs and mobile devices to chargers and peripherals.The connector is bi-directional, meaning that you don’t need to worry about orienting it the right way.Now, a faster new USB 3.2 specification has been announced that provides yet another advantage for USB Type-C.The USB 3.0 Promoter Group announced the new USB 3.2 specification on Tuesday.It’s an incremental update that creates a new multi-lane operation for new USB 3.2 devices and offers the advantage of working with existing USB Type-C cables.
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For a midcycle update, there's quite a lot that's new in the 2018 Ford Mustang.EcoBoost four-cylinder models are getting the Line Lock feature, a new styling package is coming -- and it's even getting an ice cream named after it.Now, Ford is coughing up details about the improvements to the V8-powered GT model.With a 0-to-60 mph time that Ford says is less than 4 seconds, the 2018 model will be the quickest Mustang GT to date.Updates to the 5.0-liter V8 engine push horsepower from 435 to 460 and torque from 400 to 420 pound-feet.Acceleration also benefits from an available Drag Strip mode that maintains peak power between new 10-speed automatic transmission's gear changes.
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gave the world the Mac, the iPod, the iPhone and Pixar.And starting Wednesday July 26, he will be giving the audience at New Mexico's Santa Fe Opera some high C notes in "The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs".The new opera is the 15th world premiere by Santa Fe Opera and focuses on Jobs' internal struggles throughout his life.The opera is presented in a nonlinear fashion with scenes ranging from building computers in his garage with "Woz" and the product launch of "one revolutionary device" to more personal moments like a Buddhist wedding ceremony between Jobs and his wife Laurene."In fact, Jobs' search for inner peace is the story of the opera – which, in a sentence, is about a man who learns to be human again," says composer Mason Bates.Bates uses a combination of orchestra, guitar and electronic instruments for the music.
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Longtime competitor Alfred Angelo goes belly-up without warning, so what does David’s Bridal do?Make an irresistible offer on an expertly-optimized page that a panicked bride will click on if she sees it in the search results.
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More than half of consumers across the U.S., Europe and Canada say company websites and e-mail remain their go-to channels — a sign one CMO Council exec says the “arrogance” of B2B marketers must come to an end.In The Customer In Context: Understanding The Real Expectations of Today’s Connected Consumer, the CMO Council and SAP Hybris explore all the different ways consumers engage with a brand, as well as how they rate the degree of personalization and speedy response they typically experience.This includes websites, which were cited by 58 per cent of those polled, followed by e-mail at 52 percent and phone calls at 46 percent.While 38 per cent of respondents said brands are “getting there and know me better today than before,” the survey suggested mismanaging marketing channels or failing to invest in them could be costly.If they experience common frustrations such as not being treated like loyal customers (cited by 36 per cent of respondents) or deal with slow service from reps who don’t recognize them (33 per cent), they’re not afraid to walk.In fact, 47 per cent of customers said they would stop doing business with a brand that continues to frustrate them, and 45 per cent said they would spend their money with another brand.
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Many of the most successful people have gotten job interviews down to a science.And if you're a 10, you don't understand why good things always seem to happen to you (and probably lack confidence).Oracle CTO and Executive Chairman Larry EllisonAs Dartmouth business professor Sydney Finkelstein describes in his new book, "Superbosses," Oracle executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison makes a point of only hiring exceptionally talented and extremely intelligent employees, and consequently coached his coached his recruiters to ask new college graduates this question.If the candidate answered "yes," they'd get hired.Facebook HR chief Lori Goler
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In a press release, write techbanken Klarna that you got a new strategic shareholder in the form of Permira – a private equity company that manages the more than 300 billion total.“I'm thrilled to have a partner Permira with us, with their global footprint and strong expertise in fintech and e-commerce.I look forward to their strategic assistance in the continued utvecklignen by Klarna”, says Sebastian Siemiatkowski, co-founder and ceo of Klarna.This is not a new issue but it is existing shares changing ownership.the Seller in the transaction is, inter alia, his co-founder Niklas Adalberth and storägaren General atlantic.Adalberth during about one year of time has gradually reduced its stake in Klarna to focus on their new investment business northern lights.
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A new rumour from the Korea Economic Daily (which we saw via AppleInsider) suggests that Apple has chosen LG subsidiary LG Chem to be the exclusive battery supplier of next year's tentatively named "iPhone 9."The Korean firm allegedly invested "hundreds of billions" of wons in the operation, which will include the construction of dedicated facilities to keep up with Apple's demand — not dissimilar from Samsung's plans for the next iPhone's display.The report mentions that LG will focus on building so-called "L-shaped" batteries, which have an extended portion at the bottom to maximise internal space and allow for a larger unit in the shell of the device, which will reportedly be smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus.AppleInsider also reported on a note published by KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo in April in which the analyst said Apple is working to shrink the size of the iPhone's motherboard — which has been positioned vertically next to the battery in each iPhone so far — to allow for the extended battery to fit in.Current iPhones (left, right) have a vertically-placed battery (in blue) sitting alongside the (green, red) motherboard.Future iPhones (center) will reportedly use an extended, "L-shaped" battery that uses the space left by the smaller-sized motherboard.Ming-Chi Kuo/KGI Securities
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YouTube TV is now available in 10 additional markets, representing a big uptick in the number of still-limited regions in which the livestreaming television service is available.YouTube TV is, in case you hadn’t heard, Google’s own alternative to DirecTV NOW, Hulu Live TV, PlayStation Vue, and Sling TV, giving consumers access to (in this case) a skinny bundle of channels delivered straight over the Internet.Though YouTube TV launched months ago, the rollout has been a slow one, with the service first arriving in only a small number of big cities, then slowly expanding over the following months.We’ve seen some batch expansions in the past, and today marks the latest of those expansions.As of now, the service has tripled its coverage footprint by adding 10 new markets to its list, and those markets represent slightly less huge cities throughout the US.While the original launch had YouTube TV being available only in places like Los Angeles and New York, this latest expansion brings it to places like Atlanta and Houston, the Dallas-Forth Worth regions, Houston, Detroit, District of Columbia, the Orlando/Daytona Beach/Melbourne area, Minneapolis/St.
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I Sverige får ungefär 600 personer sluta i bolaget, enligt vd.Telia ska genomföra ett sparpaket som ett led i att försöka få fart på lönsamheten, framför allt i Sverige, som är den marknad där bolaget nu har störst problem.Men om man ger mer utan att ta ner kostnaderna går det inte ihop.Därför måste vi ta ner kostnaderna nu under andra halvåret och en bit in i 2018, inte minst i Sverige, säger vd Johan Dennelind till TT.I Sverige ska kostnaderna skäras ner med 5 procent jämfört med andra halvåret 2016, enligt Dennelind.I Sverige rör det sig om ungefär 600 personer i olika former, anställda, konsulter etcetera, säger han.
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En läsare har ett litet bekymmer: Han har en Macbook Pro från 2011 där grafikkortet har gått sönder, och tyvärr gäller inte Apples förlängda utbytesprogram för den modellen längre.Eftersom resten av datorn fungerar, och han inte bara vill slänga den har han tänkt sälja den billigt till någon som kanske vill ha den till reservdelar eller vill försöka reparera den.Men när du säljer en gammal Mac är det så klart viktigt att ingen privat data följer med och kan läsas av den nya ägaren.Men hur kan du radera hårddisken om datorn inte kan starta, alternativt startar med svart skärm?Det kanske enklaste sättet, om det fungerar, är att ansluta datorn till en annan Mac och starta den i hårddiskläge (target disk mode).Det innebär att datorns hårddisk dyker upp som en extern disk på den andra Macen.
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BullGuard is a likeable and fast antivirus app with a quality spam filter, but it’s worrying to see disappointing detection results from the independent testing labs.BullGuard Antivirus is a simple and straightforward product with real-time virus protection, malicious URL blocking, and, surprisingly, a customisable spam filter.A six-month licence is £17 ($21), for instance, and a three-year, one-device licence is £50 ($63): not bad, but not enough to have us rushing to our digital wallets.If you have multiple devices to protect, you might prefer BullGuard Premium Protection.Not only is it a full-strength internet security suite, it also covers up to 10 PCs, Macs or Android devices for an annual £70 ($88).The installer is under 350KB in size – this downloads the real application, but it's still barely a 21MB file, and the program is up and scanning your system before you know it.
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When Google released a new enterprise version of Glass on Tuesday, a bevy of headlines suggested Glass was back.Even though the Explorer program aimed at consumers ended in January, 2015, Google has continued to sell Glass to businesses.Yesterday’s announcement simply made it official.Back in 2015, shortly after Google killed the Explorer program, several companies said they were continuing their work with Glass, indicating that Google Glass was still alive and well and living in the enterprise.At the time, Jay Kim, chief technology office at APX Labs (now known as Upskill), told TechCrunch that “Google was still selling Glass in bulk to its partners.”Last year, for a feature on “face computers” in the enterprise, I spoke to folks at GE and Boeing who were using Glass in a business setting.
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From AI-driven personalized learning to virtual reality, online courses will need to innovate to address their credibility issues and fulfill their enormous promiseThere’s little doubt that online courses are proving popular with students all over the world.Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) providers such as EdX and Futurelearn have been lauded with democratizing higher education and making knowledge more accessible.Research published by Aston University and Keypath Education (who have just announced a partnership to deliver Masters degrees in Accounting, Finance and Management) show there has been a dramatic rise in both the offer and take-up of courses from major UK universities in the past year.We live in an increasingly global and technology-driven world, where online degrees are quickly becoming a natural option for students and universities alike,” agrees Professor Alex Cameron, Vice Chancellor of Aston University.“We have been able to attract a diverse and impressive student body to our online programmes, students who would otherwise not have been able to study at Aston.
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Since the bombshell price drop earlier this week by Facebook’s Oculus, a number of theories have emerged regarding the Rift’s temporary $400 price.Is Facebook under pressure to move units fast because they are concerned about a ZeniMax injunction after the $500 million judgment earlier this year, as China’s regional president of Vive suggested in this tweet:Or could it be that a zenimax injunction is coming… I don’t think there’s any cause for the price drop, other than competitive aggression at a smart time and the fulfillment of a promise by Oculus’ earliest team members to lower the price of quality VR hardware as much as possible.In addition, the company has now confirmed after the sale is over Rift will carry a price of $500 for the Rift and Touch package.We’re targeting the $300 price point right now but there’s the potential that it could get much less expensive with a few different relationships and strategies.
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The enterprise computing market may be due for a big shake-up.While the top IT vendors have remained fairly stable since the end of last year, a Goldman Sachs IT Spending Survey found that many chief information officers expect to see a very different vendor landscape come 2020.Google and Amazon — companies that have dominated the consumer space for quite some time — are edging up in popularity in the enterprise space, likely as a result of their big pushes in cloud services.Their gains are expected to come at the expense of Oracle, Cisco, IBM and SAP, all of which are expected to drop considerably in market share and relevance in the next three years.The enterprise giants are fighting over a huge market.Businesses will spend $3.5 trillion on IT this year alone.
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