the Biggest threat to the Chinese economy's trade barriers increase the world economy.Protectionism would weaken the country's exports and thus slow down the whole economic growth and would cause the same internal problems.Thus, say Helsinki, visiting Peking university professor and china's state economic adviser Justin Yifu Lin.Donald Trump protectionism may be campaign rhetoric, but it can also be a real policy", Peking university professor acting as Lin said STT.He visited on Tuesday in Helsinki to talk about the Bank of Finland institute for economies in transition of the party conference."Although China's economy has shifted more to domestic consumption to pull for growth, would be protectionism still a great shock."
In 2014, the public become the so-called LuxLeaks-the leak does not seem to slow the deterioration of the European states and multinationals, between secret tax arrangements increase.Brussels Eurodad-organisation according to a recent report of the tax arrangement, the number of contracts has on the contrary increased after the spill, by as much as 50%.in Belgium, the number of bounced year 248% in Luxembourg to 50 per cent.In 2013 and 2015 in all countries of secret tax arrangements, the amount is according to the report, increased by as much as 160%.the Finnish tax arrangement agreements was, according to a report last year 24."the fact that multinational companies have now more than a thousand of the tax arrangement agreement in Europe is the least, very worrying", Ryding said in the announcement.
The updated app was quietly pushed live yesterday, and Google has now officially confirmed that Android Pay is available for anyone in the U.K., assuming they have a compatible NFC-enabled device.Similar to Apple Pay, Android Pay lets users purchase goods in physical retail stores by associating their MasterCard or Visa card with their device and swiping their phone against a contactless terminal at the point of sale.It can also be used to pay for things within third-party apps, including those by JD Sports, Deliveroo, Zara, Kickstarter, Airbnb, and YPlan.Crucially, Android Pay can also be used on London s public transport network, including the Tube and buses.The Internet giant launched its Apple Pay competitor last May, but so far, the feature has only been available in the U.S. Google did confirm back in March, however, that Android Pay would be landing in the U.K. some time in the next few months.The company has now confirmed that it will be launching in Australia and Singapore soon, with more countries added to the mix in the coming months.So it sounds as though the U.K. is serving as the launchpad for a major global rollout across 2016.Google had previously confirmed that eight banks would be on board for launch — Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M Bank, MBNA, and Nationwide Building Society, though it did note that more would be added.Barclays was also slow to embrace Apple Pay, which has been available in the U.K. since last summer.
Android Auto may be all about burying the car company's infotainment system under a familiar Android UI from your phone, but Hyundai is showing off a new, more seamless integration.In the vehicles with Android Auto that Hyundai has on the market, the only mention of the automaker you'll find is the "Return to Hyundai" button which takes you back to the native UI.That shows your most recent driving score, a figure calculated based on how economical you are, whether you slam on the brakes or slow smoothly, how aggressively you accelerate, and how long you leave the car running idle.That creates a geofenced zone outside of which, if the car is taken, you'll get a push-notification warning on your phone.First of all you need to have a newer version of Android Auto than is currently on the market; that's because the APIs Hyundai is relying upon aren't supported in the existing version.Though the car is connected - it has a built-in LTE modem - and can communicate things like your driving score and maintenance issues with the cloud, the custom menus won't show up in the Android Auto interface unless your phone is plugged in too.
However, this project is affection on a grand scale: some US enthusiasts are creating a transistor-for-transistor replica of the chip's design using discrete components.It's a good thing we're in the era of surface mount components, because even with small components the 3,218 transistors, 1,019 resistors and various other bits of the MOnSter 6502 need a four-layer PCB measuring 12 x 15 with components mounted on both sides.Because a big, slow, and mostly-useless processor board would be boring without flashing lights, it also includes 167 LEDs showing the values of various control lines, registers, and status bits .Regrettably, the chip won't be able to completely emulate the original 6502 inside an olde-worlde Apple board, because it's too slow.That might be enough, however, to get it to boot and run BASIC, Schlaepfer hopes.They've also recreated discrete-component versions of two smaller classics: the 555 timer, and the 741 op-amp.
It's still too early to really be looking forward to the final release of Android N. It hasn't even been named yet and Google wants you to help it decide on that .That, of course, isn't discouraging some OEMs from committing themselves publicly to supporting the update this early in the game.This even prompted HTC to share an infographic detailing the development, certification, and rollout process involved for each new Android update.Of course, there are other tasty new features coming as well, like Direct Replies, even better, and more reasonable, Doze support, and more.As interesting as HTC's Android N list may be, equally interesting is what's not on that list.Saying that you will doesn't really say when you will.
Netflix really wants to show you how fast or slow your Internet connection is, and to do so it has launched a new website at Fast.com that conveys the real-time speed of your connection to the Web — it s designed to give people greater insight and control of their Internet service.It looks like Netflix procured the Fast.com domain last month and, according to a filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO , it s in the midst of trademarking the Fast logo.It works globally, on mobile Internet or domestic broadband, and it displays the speed of your connection, in megabits-per-second, at any given moment.The launch comes just a few weeks after Netflix introduced new cellular data controls to let users tweak the quality of their video streams, so that those on patchier connections can select lower-quality streams.Fast.com does seem like a random product on the surface, especially given the myriad of existing speed-test tools online, but Netflix wanted something of its own, that works in real-time, and which is devoid of any annoying distractions such as ads and other bells-and-whistles.Netflix s new speedtest tool actually links directly to Speedtest.net to allow you to compare the results and we can confirm they are accurate .We all want a faster, better Internet, yet Internet speeds vary greatly and can be affected by other users on your network or congestion with your Internet service provider,  said David Fullagar, vice president of content delivery architecture at Netflix, in a blog post.Using Netflix servers, fast.com works like other globally available tools including speedtest.net, and the results should be similar in most cases.
Today, Google is delivering its annual I/O keynote live in California.On top of the usual excitement, this keynote will be delivered in 360 degree, VR-capable video!You can watch it via the YouTube embed above once it s live.If you re not familiar with how 360 videos work, you can check out this one here.That also means you can pop your phone into your Google Cardboard kit if you have one and watch the whole keynote in VR.If you don t want to tune into the whole show, we ll have a roundup of the most important bits after the keynote is done.
One of the world renowned intelligent camera makers, the chinese Yi Technology are making yet another step towards being the global player by officially entering the important European market.The official distribution will be available first for the Central Europe region with Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania, but that s just beggining of the expansion plans.The Yi brand belongs for some time already under the Xiaomi consortium and their products found the way to over 3.5 million customers worldwide.With the Central European cooperation with the Lion Mobile company they are planning to offer to the european customer the local service, support and warranty, but also the full localisation of their products including the voice control apps.Their most important product is currently probably the Yi Action cam with features like 2K resolution recording, 240 fps slow motion and vast array of optional accessories for all the possible action usage – sport, underwater, skiing, motobike etc.Similar sale success is expected from the upcoming Yi Car Das camera meant for the drivers and offering stable performance in any weather and condition along the bonus ADAS function Advanced driver assistance systems for better safety.Another product to look forward to is the Yi IP Cam for securing your homes and potentially also used as a nany cam to watch over the children.
Eight studies have received funding under Phase 2 of the NASA innovative Advanced Concepts program, including a proposal to blast tiny spacecraft to other star systems using powerful lasers.The high-risk, high-reward ideas — which received grants under Phase 2 of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts NIAC program — include a possible way to induce a hibernation-like state in Mars-bound astronauts and a proposal to blast tiny spacecraft between the stars using powerful lasers."The NIAC program is one of the ways NASA engages the U.S. scientific and engineering communities, including agency civil servants, by challenging them to come up with some of the most visionary aerospace concepts," Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator of NASA's Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C, said in a statement Friday May 13 .This basic idea is at the heart of the $100 million Breakthrough Starshot project, which Stephen Hawking and other scientists announced last month.In this concept, a spacecraft would slow down upon approach to a planet by generating its own magnetic field.- See more at: http://www.space.com/32894-nasa-interstellar-flight-tech-niac-space-grants.html sthash.r4Idujwq.dpuf"Phase 2 decisions are always challenging, but we were especially challenged this year with so many successful Phase 1 studies applying to move forward with their cutting-edge technologies," Jason Derleth, the NIAC program executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., said in the same statement.
This will inevitably raise the rate hike pressures. Furthermore, the employment is deemed positive development, even though economic growth has remained quite slow. Most likely, the Fed will follow in May and published in early June makrotalouslukuja very carefully, as they determine the next Interest Rate Committee to be held in the middle of the end result. According to the minutes at the April meeting Federal Open Market Committee voted by 0.25 percentage point interest rate hike. The Fed's Open Market Committee next meeting will be held 14 to 15. June. Dow Jones- and S 500 indices were approximately at 21.55 Finnish time of just over 0.1 per cent in the red.
Galdor's channelNokia phones are making a comeback thanks to a licensing deal struck between Microsoft, FIH Mobile—a subsidiary of Foxconn—and HMD global Oy.Those facilities, as well as Microsoft's feature phone technology, will be used to create new Nokia phones as part of an "exclusive global" licensing agreement between HMD global Oy and Nokia Technologies.The deal will allow HMD to produce phones and tablets bearing the Nokia brand name for the next 10 years.While no devices have been announced just yet, HMD plans to invest $500 million into the venture.Microsoft stopped developing feature phones—the likes of the Asha, Series 40, and Nokia X handsets—back in 2014, with one of the last to appear being the Nokia 215, which was notable for sporting a promised month-long battery life.As for the rest of Microsoft's smartphone business, the company promises that it will continue to support the likes of the Lumia 650, Lumia 950, and Lumia 950 XL.
GIFHere s how you spend a good summer day: find a giant trampoline, fill up 1,500 water balloons, and then bounce around trying to break as many as you can.It s essentially a McDonald s playpen crossed with a bounce house...with a lot of water.For an added bonus, you can be like Mark Rober and get a slow-motion camera to film you and your friends blowing up the water balloons.
Here s how you spend a good summer day: find a giant trampoline, fill up 1,500 water balloons, and then bounce around trying to break as many as you can.It s essentially a McDonald s playpen crossed with a bounce house...with a lot of water.For an added bonus, you can be like Mark Rober and get a slow-motion camera to film you and your friends blowing up the water balloons.
A tradition founded in 2008, the Google IO is an annual software development conference held in San Francisco, California where each year, the multinational company behind Android, Chrome and the famous search engine casts lose its magic casket full of plans for the upcoming year.This year, the Google IO is to be held on the fateful day of May 18, and as I sit just 30 minutes away from its scheduled commencement, here are my best predictions on what to expect from IO 2016 this year.And indeed, tech s biggest giant will be sure to scoop in on the action as it announces some of its biggest plans with virtual reality this upcoming year.Wearable AndroidsEver since it was first announced two years ago in yet another IO Conference, Android Wear has taken the slow way, much to the annoyance of excited fanfare.People are even saying that Android Wear is becoming stagnant, which is why Google has scheduled a section of the Conference titled: What s new in Android Wear .Check out this cool infographic on Australia s political climate based entirely on Google Search Results.
Photo: ReutersChinese internet giant Tencent Holdings saw net profit rise 33 per cent in the first quarter to 9.2 billion yuan HK$10.9 billion , but China s slowing economy may take its toll on the firm s online advertising revenue.In the past it took two meetings to nail down a certain amount of contract.The monthly number of people using WeChat rose 39 per cent year-on-year in the period to 762 million.In March the company introduced a 0.5 per cent transaction fee for users taking money out of the WeChat wallet, the app s popular online payment function that rivals Alibaba s Alipay.This relatively young business is still at an early, fast-growing.Chief strategy officer James Mitchell said the online video landscape is getting extremely competitive with new market entrants like LeTV.
Slated for a late summer release, key new features in Android N include split-screen mode, so more than one app can be run simultaneously, or picture-in-picture mode so you can watch a video on the corner of the screen while browsing the web or checking email.Some of these features are already available on some handsets today but bringing them to the core of the Android experience means they can be unified and extended across all phones running the operating system.A new software JIT compiler will make app installs 75% faster and the compiled code size will be reduced by 50%, according to Google.As good as this sounds, unfortunately has nothing to do or bound to help with Android's fragmentation issue and slow updates from carriers and manufacturers.Instead of acting like a search box that can interpret your voice commands, the new Assistant works on a more conversational mode and can infere from context, not unlike Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana.As with all beta releases, we only recommend these to early adopters and tinkerers that can live with some bugs.
Netflix has just launched what is probably the simplest speed test on the Web.It s called Fast.comIt s incredibly minimal, and loads pretty much immediately, probably because there are no ads.A frequently asked questions section explains that keeping the site minimal was a conscious choice:Fast.com is a simple-to-use way for consumers to estimate what speed their ISP is providing.Netflix does give you the option to compare your results with Speedtest.net,which provides detailed results on upload speeds, latency and other metrics as well.That s a nice touch, given the companies aren t affiliated at all – there s isn t even a link to Netflix proper.Of course, this is all part of the company s continued vendetta against slow ISP speeds, and we wouldn t be surprised to see links to Fast.com show up on the Netflix site and apps, especially when users are having connection problems..
All you need to do is download the Android Pay app from Google Play, add your card, and you re free to ditch that banged up wallet or pesky purse for good.There s also one particularly big phone that will be missing Android Pay support due to lack of NFC – the OnePlus 2.On supported devices you can authenticate your purchases with a tap of your digit, while on other phones you ll need to input a pin code.Even though Huawei s own phones always fall down due to overbearing software, the Chinese firm has been excelling in design for a while now.Now, if there s one Nexus 6P design choice that s caused a bit of a stir since the leaked images first hit the interwebs it s the glass covered hump running across the top.Slow focusing, even slower post-production, blurry results and unresponsive apps were all common.
As the co-founder of a 142-proof software development agency in the Silicon Valley catering to pre- and post-money companies, I ve observed quite a bit of variance when it comes to the development process.In the first few chapters of The Lean Startup, Eric Ries explains how they honed their process such that any developer could commit code to production on their first day at work.It means the tech team has enough process in place, as well as checks-and-balances, that nobody can break things — not even a newbie.The challenge that many enterprises face is a lack of innovation and a slow response to change.I prefer positive reinforcement — after the sprint demo, a medium-sized trophy adorned with Mardi Gras beads is awarded to the geek with the best feature of the week, such as the geeks do at Lyft.When the company knows what it needs to build, but the roadmap seems so daunting and talent so limited, it seems only natural to skip functional tests for now.
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