For 20 years now, El Reg has been looking for proof – is this finally it? CES  It was almost exactly 20 years ago – January 6, 2001 – that Reg reader Erik Trent wrote to us bemoaning the tendency of tech journalists to repeat futuristic nonsense.…
the European parliament has voted in favour of Turkey's membership negotiations of suspension on behalf, told the economic newspaper the Financial Times.the result of the Vote, however, is not binding as the only member of the earthly governments have the right to break off negotiations.currently, the vast majority of member states wants to continue Turkish accession negotiations.the Parliament's vote can, however, according to FT, keep it as a turning point."It is parliament strong political signal to EU leaders, who meet in mid-December, that if they are taking european values seriously, it's time to draw the line - taking into account what happened in the candidate countries", assesses the hollantilaismeppi Kati Piri to the press.the EU authorities varoittavatkin Turkey's leading opponents against witch hunt of hard enlarged to have failed after the military coup.
(As for the rest of us, we find your lack of faith disturbing.)Loving Star Wars can be misunderstood as simplistic: the love of a sci-fi trilogy – of Empire aside – debatable greatness, and a prequel trilogy infamous in its mediocrity.I remember adoring the Knights Of The Old Republic games with their sheer volume of lore: wise-cracking robots, sleek spaceships piloted by brave rogues, traitorous Sith Lords.And it’s being a kid with my friends, our imaginations fired by a galaxy far, far away."Leia was a role model – a strong lady who doesn't take any BS and leads an army to freedom.me interested in SF which is a big passion to this day, and it got me to bond with my father.
the next president of the rising Donald Trump has appointed former campaign director kelly ann Conway, 49, advisor to the president, told the Reuters news agency.Conway said to have been a strong Trump of the election campaign vakavoita imaging scenes.Trump, according to Conway, this was a vital role in his victory possible."He's my agenda tireless and tenacious advocate, and he has the exact näkymys about how our message is communicated to effectively move forward."New job in Conway will be the president's key advisors, particularly in communication.
Donald Trump's statements and appointments don't like chinese.Several Chinese state-owned media reported about the Friday trade war possibility with the United states.in the News including china's ministry of commerce stressed the Us-trade to benefit both countries.president of the united states to rise to Donald Trump's statement and China-critical personnel appointments to management positions are tightened between the two countries in recent weeks.the Last uproar attracted the nomination was an economics professor Peter Navarro's appointment to the high foreign trade to coordinate the task.Navarro has been critical of china's strong and growing role in the world economy.
the corporate restructuring drive in case of a listed company, talvivaara's share issue the production company a bunch of new owners, when the majority of creditors sign a debt owed by marking the new shares.the liquidator Pekka Jaatinen looked at shares the success of giving winterfell to a "strong chance" yet to a new life, possibly new on industries.on the other Hand, nothing prevents it, either, that the company could still try to get involved, when the state is looking for funding its owned by terra fame today to run the mining operations.restructuring debt was winterfell with a total of more than 450 million euros.That the sum of the nearly 236 million, therefore, was used in the Talvivaara share subscription of 11.4 cents per share price.the Remaining restructuring debts cancelled almost completely, if the Espoo district court to confirm for the proposed restructuring program
Raw material prices rose to the end of the year is scheduled for the new Us president Donald Trump's choice in early November, the estimates of the confederation of research institute Etla.the Reason is Trump to drive a strong recovery, infrastructure, construction and it through the traditional industry.mining companies have got about buoyancy, which is reflected in the price of raw materials.
Forget extra vacation days, good health insurance, and 401k matching — these companies take their employee perks above and beyond.Glassdoor/FacebookFacebook, Google, Netflix, and other top companies in the US are competing for the best talent out there.See which companies are raising the bar and going beyond free food, on-site gyms, and 401(k)s to attract new talent.According to career site Glassdoor, more than half (57%) of all workers say perks and benefits are among the top things they consider when deciding whether to accept a job, and almost 80% of employees say they would prefer new benefits over a pay raise.Spotify provides six months of paid parental leave, plus one month of flexible work options for parents returning to the office.Lactation consultations for new moms at American Express
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the market court has issued its decision on copyright letter case in which the defendant was accused of download the three Black Sails -tv series of episodes as well as A Walk Among the Tombstones movie and share their still going as a BitTorrent peer-to-peer network.Court took the view that the copyright holders presented a case enough evidence of defendant's guilt.the defendant argued that his use was an open wireless internet connection that could be used by anyone outside of his apartment from the outside, up to 300 meters distance.Innocent also support the evidence, because the defendant's computer or network hard drive of no studies found traces of the pirated content or BitTorrent client.the market court considered that the applicant managed to present strong enough evidence that the defendant's internet connection would have been protected, or that he would have personally downloaded tv series episodes.the Law requires Crystalis Entertainment UG's and Scanbox Entertainment A/S. by the defendant 28 136 euros in court costs and overdue interest.
minister of economic affairs, Mika Lintilä among its members, according to the ministry supports the project of the Tesla factory project in order to obtain in Finland."Toteutessaan it would be a billion-dollar project, very big project," Lintilä said in a press conference on Tuesday.Lintilä, Finpro has cleared the project for nine cities."makes the Final decision, of course, Tesla.in Vaasa we have a strong and functional energy of the cluster and the total consideration on the basis of it is we offer our factory location in Finland", explains minister of economic affairs, Mika Lintilä.we Play together at the same finish line, so the Tesla factory project will be in Finland.
EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker announces his resignation in march, and a strong candidate for the role to fill would be the Finnish commissioner Jyrki Katainen, to predict the Italian La Repubblica.the Second as a favorite Katainen after the Italian to keep the commission's first vice-president, the Dutch Frans Timmermans.the Newspaper appealed to the EU-sources, but does not tell a more accurate name.according to Juncker, the difference in the background was political, not personal reasons.Juncker has previously told the public that will continue the mission for another term.the Issue in the news in Finland, Helsingin sanomat.
the Us labour market, a strong state was further evidence on Friday.the U.S. employment figures sought confirmation of the fed's rate hike expectations.Agriculture outside jobs increased in February, 235 000 song, when bloomberg was collected by the economist forecast a reading of 200 000.the January reading was revised according to the data of 238 000 copies.the U.S. industrial employment change was 28 000 copies in February.Economists were expecting 10 000 and the previous reading was 11 000.
the electric car industry revolutionized the way Tesla has risen to the America's second valuable most car manufacturers.Strong symbolism can be seen in the fact that the Tesla accelerated in the second place, leaving third place for over a hundred years of cars make of Ford.electric car manufacturer's shares rose on Monday all-time peak, when the company reports analysts ' expectations of a high level of car delivery volumes.Ford shares fell after the company reported expectations for the march car sales.ford's market value is now 45 billion dollars, while tesla's market capitalization rose almost 48 billion dollars.Also General Motors stock fell Monday as the company reported analysts ' expectations of weaker revenue growth.
Yesterday, Google was awarded a patent that proposes placing a strong adhesive on the hood of its autonomous cars.This way, pedestrians or cyclists who happen to find themselves being struck by a Googlemobile would be protected from what s called secondary impact.The patent was filed back in 2014 and seems to be designed as a temporary solution to keep the humans around the self-driving cars safe as autonomous technology improves:While such systems are being developed, it must be acknowledged that, on occasion, collisions between a vehicle and a pedestrian still occur.Such safety mechanisms may become unnecessary as accident-avoidance technology is being further developed, but at present it is desirable to provide vehicles with pedestrian safety mechanisms.As for what kind of glue Google is planning to smear across its hoods, it s described in the patent as having some kind of eggshell -like coating over the main adhesive layer so the car doesn t drive around scooping up insects and other small animals like actual flypaper.Nissan s pop up engine hood uses tiny explosives to slightly raise the hood of the vehicle once it senses an impact to help stop pedestrians from hitting their heads.
Shares of the small tech company MGT Capital Investments were up more than 37% on Tuesday at $4.08 per share.With over 108 million shares traded, it was the most active stock, ahead of Bank of America.Tuesday was another day in a stream of strong upward moves for the stock after the company announced on May 9 that it was naming John McAfee, founder of antivirus firm McAfee Security, as CEO and re-branding the firm John McAfee Global Technologies Inc.The surge followed the McAfee announcement, which included a sudden shift in the business from online gaming to cybersecurity.MGT acquired D-Vasive, a company that produces software that protects cellphones, on May 9.Before the shift, the company focused on online games such as slots simulator SlotChamp and had a 10% stake in daily fantasy site DraftDay.com.The firm had no holdings regarding cybersecurity before the acquisition, according to its most recent annual filing.Here's what we know about the abrupt pivot so far:September 8, 2015: MGT sells all but 11% of its stake in DraftDay.com, according to its annual report.April 14: After delaying its annual report from March 31, MGT files its report, saying it has $359,000 in cash on hand.The report does say that following the sale of DraftDay, the firm is "considering all methods to create value for shareholders, including potential mergers, spin-offs, distributions and other strategic actions.Brauser has been sued numerous times for fraud involving small, publicly listed firms, though some of those allegations have been dismissed.The most recent was dismissed in September 2015, for the company IDI Inc. Brauser was also CEO of an email-marketing company, Naviant, which was acquired and eventually sued by credit agency Equifax after the firm accused the shareholder sellers of fraud.According to that filing, Silverman and his firm no longer have any representation on the board.May 9: McAfee is named chairman and CEO, and the company buys Wyoming-based cybersecurity firm D-Vasive for $300,000 in cash and 4,760,000 in shares of MGT.
Nokia sold off their mobile and devices division back in 2014, in hopes that the brand would live on under Microsoft's care.Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn't exactly been putting a strong focus on their Windows phones, which means that the Nokia brand has been in a slump for quite some time.Today, it was announced that Microsoft would be selling the rights to the Nokia brand to HMD global for the next ten years.HMD is brand new Finnish company that appears to have been founded with the purpose of creating Nokia-branded phones and tablets.Additionally, Microsoft announced that they were selling the remainder of their feature phone business assets to FIH Mobile Limited a subsidiary of Foxconn .HMD and FIH will be working together to create Nokia-branded Android phones and tablets over the next ten years.
View photosMoreIn this May 16, 2016, photo, Ron Johnson, CEO of Enjoy, speaks at Shoptalk, a retail and technology conference in Las Vegas.The soft patch goes beyond the unseasonably cool weather.Here are four trends that were highlighted at the Shoptalk conference, which ended Wednesday:— STORE EXPERIENCE MATTERS: Major stores are trimming their fleet, but the physical store isn't dead.Many have followed and executives are relying on this strategy to help speed deliveries to customers.Michael Tobin, senior vice president of strategy and innovation at Macy's, says it's working out those issues.— MAINSTREAM BRANDS LOSING LUSTER: Shoppers, particularly millennials, are losing their appetite for major brands that can be found everywhere unless there's a strong emotional connection.
Nokia Technologies Group Vice President Ramzi Haidamus. Nokia's iconic brand is worth reviving phones. We do not invest in this company at all, but it will perform all marketing, product development and manufacturing independently. We pay very much attention to the fact that the brand is handled well. Työsketelemme HMD with a very close co-operation to ensure that every product that leaves our name on the market, our product promise is responsible for good design and good quality. Upcoming Nokia logo Phones and tablets are Android devices.
Kathy RainClifftop Games3.5/5 starsNostalgia s a funny thing, and armed with the right tools, those infected by its bug for decades on end can turn out some amazing results.Case in point: this new breed of indie adventure games, heavily inspired by the Sierra and LucasArts point-and-click games of yesteryear, when Monkey Island, King s Quest and others dominated our boxy old PC monitors.The biggest inspiration here is David Lynch s cult TV show Twin Peaks: that reveals itself most obviously in the standard set of almost all two-dimensional characters – the forced detective, the gruff sheriff, the mysterious priest – but goes even deeper as things take a turn for the supernatural as the story progresses.And there s where Kathy Rain particularly separates itself from its forefathers: here s a tale where things actually happen, where characters grow and the story evolves.It s a more involving journey than Indiana Jones search for some random artefact or Guybrush Threepwood s endless rescuing of the governess, but it s still not without its flaws.Nostalgia for the 90s is strong these days, and Kathy Rain channels that trend to the best of its possible abilities – almost too well at times, in fact.
Yesterday Runa Capital, a venture investment firm operating globally from its offices in Moscow, London and San Francisco, announced that it has closed its second fund, Runa Capital Fund II, having raised $135 million.As a result, Runa has $270 million under management, taking into account its first fund, which also amounted to $135 million.The firm declined to disclose any information about the new fund s backers.Focusing on Series A and B investments in the USA and Europe, Runa Capital Fund II targets companies with high ambitions on the global market, essentially in the fields of complex enterprise software and cloud applications, education, public services, finance and health.The new fund logically follows our development over the past years,  said Dmitry Chikhachev, Managing Partner at Runa Capital.We will support those who aim to gain significant shares on highly competitive markets.Runa Capital Fund II — which began operating two years ago — has already made 13 investments, coming in addition to the first fund s 30 portfolio companies.Launched in 2010 by Sergei Beloussov, Ilya Zybarev and Dmitry Chikhachev, Runa Capital I initially focused on Russia.The fund progressively expanded its scope to investing globally, following a strong invest-abroad trend among Russian venture capitalists.Over the past few years Runa — which Dow Jones Venture Source ranked among the top three European funds in 2015 — has invested significantly in Californian and Western European startups.Most recently, Runa led a $5.6 million round for SchoolMint, a leading provider of mobile and online enrollment systems for US public, charter and private schools.
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