Sustainable Engineers At Kenoteq Are Reinventing the Brick

Engineers from Kenoteq are working to reinvent the humble clay-fired brick, which has remained largely the same for thousands of years and causes significant environmental problems. Not only are the majority of brick kilns required to produce bricks heated by fossil fuels, but the bricks that are made must be transported to construction sites, generating more carbon emissions. CNN reports: [Gabriela Medero, a professor of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering at Scotland's Heriot-Watt Un...
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Report: Apple Likely Won't Reopen in Full Until 2021, Many Retail Staff Asked to Switch to Online Roles

With over 90 of Apple’s 271 outlets across the U.S. closed down once again due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the company is asking retail staff who are unable to show up to a physical location to instead work from home, according to a Monday report in Bloomberg. Apple reportedly also expects that its plan to …Read more...
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Scientists Say You Can Cancel the Noise But Keep Your Window Open

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Researchers in Singapore have developed an apparatus that can be placed in a window to reduce incoming sound by 10 decibels. The system was created by a team of scientists, including Masaharu Nishimura, who came up with the basic concept, and Bhan Lam, a researcher at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Their results were published on Thursday in Scientific Reports. The prototype is not yet the most practical device in real ...
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Huawei posts revenue growth in H1 despite sanctions and pandemic

Huawei reported a 13.1% year-over-year revenue growth in the first half of 2020, even if countries around the world continued to weigh up bans on its equipment and smartphone sales shrink amid the pandemic, the telecom giant said in a brief on Monday. The firm’s revenue reached 454 billion yuan ($64.88 billion) in the period, with its carrier, enterprise, and consumer businesses accounting for 35%, 8% and 56% of total revenue, respectively. It finished with a net profit margin of 9.2%, a slight ...
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Google creates $10bn 'digitisation fund' for India

Localisation and transformation plan wins prime ministerial approval, but as usual has as much upside for Google as for its generous hosts Google has unveiled a plan to invest $10bn in India over the next five to seven years.…
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Japanese Otaku Show off Their Own Home Arcades

A recent Japanese article discussing the accomplishments of a person who transformed a room in their house into an arcade to combat boredom brought on by Coronavirus isolation has inspired several other otaku to share photos of their own home-made arcades, a trend that could sweep across social media (for those wealthy enough to attempt […]
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Luckin Coffee replaces chairman Charles Lu

Luckin Coffee has replaced co-founder and (now ex-) chairman Charles Zhengyao Lu, despite his efforts to maintain control over the troubled Beijing-based coffee chain. The company disclosed in an SEC filing on Monday that Jinyi Guo, another co-founder, board member and former acting chief executive of Luckin, has been appointed as its new chairman and chief executive officer. In today’s SEC filing, Luckin also said a total of four directors have left the board (Lu, David Hui Li, Erhai Liu and Se...
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California Investigating Google For Potential Antitrust Violations

California has opened its own antitrust probe into Google, leaving just one state that has yet to do so. "In September, attorneys general from 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia announced an antitrust investigation into Google focused on the company's dominance of the advertising technology market," reports Politico. "Over the past 10 months, that investigation -- led by Texas -- has expanded into other aspects of the company's business, including its conduct in the search marke...
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The Importance Of Company Branding And How To Market It

by Luigi Pannozzo, Managing Director of Gazeboshop Branding is without a doubt one of the most important aspects of building and growing a company. Competition in today’s economy is fierce, with consumers able to choose between thousands of similar products and services. Many factors play a part in their decision making, but one of the most salient factors is how distinguishable a company’s name, logo and identity is from its competitors. Businesses who utilise their brand to capture the brand ...
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A Bear Shows Off Its Nunchuck Skills

The world has gotten truly surreal. Related Content: Kung Fu & Martial Arts Movies Online The Poetry of Bruce Lee: Discover the Artistic Life of the Martial Arts Icon Bruce Lee’s Only Surviving TV Interview, 1971: Lost and Now Found A Bear Shows Off Its Nunchuck Skills is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus, or get our Daily Email. And don't miss our big collections of Free Online Courses, Free Online Movies, Free eBooks, Free Audio Books, Free For...
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Apple asks retail staff to work remotely as pandemic rumbles on

The firm is concerned about "significant" wait times for some of its customers
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Apple will send coronavirus test kits to its employees' homes

Apple employees working remotely can now get tested for the coronavirus without leaving the house.
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Ford blends tech and nostalgia in the 2021 Bronco

The Bronco is officially back. After 24 years, Ford relaunched the 2021 Bronco in a splashy reveal streamed Monday evening on ABC, ESPN and National Geographic, each short film showcasing a different member of the family: the Bronco 2-door, Bronco 4-door and Bronco Sport. The Bronco 2021 — Ford’s flagship series of 4×4 vehicles — is a brand that leans heavily on nostalgia, customization, functional design and technology such as the automaker’s next-generation infotainment system and a digital tr...
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Johnnie Walker Maker Creates Plastic-Free Paper-Based Spirits Bottle

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The multinational drinks company Diageo says it has created the world's first paper-based spirits bottle that is 100% plastic-free. The company said it was aiming to launch the bottle early next year with its Johnnie Walker whisky brand in one market before rolling it out worldwide. The bottle is made from sustainably sourced pulp, complies with international food and drink safety standards and is fully recyclable. The contents are protected...
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Here’s how to claim your payout in the iPhone slowdown settlement

Apple this year settled a lawsuit over its slowing down of older iPhones. Now you could potentially claim compensation for having owned one of those phones, under the terms of the settlement — though be warned, you’ll get $25 at most for it and probably won’t see that until December. But hey, $25 is $25. The lawsuit, in case you’re unaware, concerned Apple’s practice of introducing so-called performance management features to certain iPhones that diminished their useability — slowed them down, i...
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Ubisoft Is Giving Everyone 'Watch Dogs 2' After a Giveaway Glitch

Ubisoft announced on Monday that it will give away Watch Dogs 2 for free after a giveaway glitch made it harder for fans to get copies than they initially intended. Uproxx reports: Sunday's Ubisoft Forward event was a chance for the video game company to show off what's in the pipeline this fall, highlighted by a first (official) look at Far Cry 6. The event also gave us a look at Watch Dogs Legion and its combat system, featuring gameplay where any NPC is playable. To celebrate the new release,...
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This Iowa Town Is Building An Open Access Fiber Broadband Network. Google Fiber Is Its First Customer (techdirt)

West Des Moines, Iowa this week announced that it would be building a massive, open access fiber network. The city is one of roughly 750 towns and cities that, frustrated by high prices, limited competition, and patchy availability of US broadband, have decided to instead build their own networks. Well, assuming that AT&T and Comcast haven't bribed your state officials to pass laws banning such efforts yet. West Des Moines' new network will be funded by taxable General Obligation bonds with lo...
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BigCommerce files to go public

As expected, BigCommerce has filed to go public. The Austin, Texas, based e-commerce company raised over $200 million while private. The company’s IPO filing lists a $100 million placeholder figure for its IPO raise, giving us directional indication that this IPO will be in the lower, and not upper, nine-figure range. BigCommerce, similar to public market darling Shopify, provides e-commerce services to merchants. Given how enamored public investors are with its Canadian rival, the timing of ...
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Phone of top Catalan politician 'targeted by government-grade spyware'

Guardian and El País find regional speaker was targeted in ‘possible case of domestic political espionage’Roger Torrent: alleged attack confirms fears about Spanish stateOne of Catalonia’s most senior politicians has been warned his mobile phone was targeted using spyware its makers say is only sold to governments to track criminals and terrorists.A joint investigation by the Guardian and El País has revealed that the speaker of the Catalan regional parliament, Roger Torrent and at least two oth...
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Top Catalan politician says alleged attack confirms fears about Spanish state

Roger Torrent tells Guardian suspected targeting of his phone using spyware is proof of ‘dirty war’Phone of top Catalan politician ‘targeted by government-grade spyware’The senior Catalan pro-independence politician who was targeted using spyware has claimed its use is further proof of the Spanish state’s “dirty war” against its opponents and says the revelations will have an inevitable impact on attempts to find a political solution to the ongoing territorial dispute.In a joint interview with t...
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You call Verizon. A Google bot answers. You demand a human. The human is told what to say by the bot

The only winning move is... not to play? Verizon has turned to Google Cloud’s Contact Center AI to automate its customer-service phone calls and chatbot conversations.…
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Self-Driving Startup Built a 'Car Without Wheels' For Remote Driving

Self-driving startup Voyage built a physical "Telessist Pod" with software that allows a remote operator to give instructions to a self-driving car. Iwastheone shares a report from Ars Technica "For all of this to work safely, it had to basically be a car without wheels," Voyage CEO Oliver Cameron told me in a Thursday phone interview. "It had to have a real steering wheel, real pedals, real automotive-grade connectors, and real automotive-grade ECUs." Voyage's engineers built a "car without whe...
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Silicon Valley VCs like Andreessen Horowitz and Greylock are making a $113 million bet that Caffeine's 'battle rap' events will change the way livestreams make money

Caffeine, a Redwood City-based social broadcasting startup that has partnered with Drake and the Ultimate Rap League (URL), raised $113 million in Series D funding earlier this month. The ad-free livestreaming platform hosts free events that are attended by tens of thousands of viewers, who are encouraged to make comments in real time and purchase virtual props, like popcorn, and the profits are split between Caffeine and the livestreamer.  VCs at Andreessen Horowitz think that Caffeine can ta...
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US Utilities Are Cleaning Up Their Act With Emissions Down 8%

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: U.S. utilities are producing less greenhouse gases as they continue to shift away from coal. Carbon dioxide emissions from the 100 biggest U.S. electricity producers fell 8% last year, according to a report (PDF) Wednesday from the environmental group Ceres. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, two other key pollutants produced by burning coal, declined by 23% and 14%, respectively. The results reflect the increasing impact of the green transi...
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Google has formally promised EU regulators that it won't use future Fitbit data for advertising, boosting chances for approval of the pending merger (GOOG, FIT)

Google has pledged to not use Fitbit user data for ad-targeting purposes, Google has confirmed to Business Insider. Google had already said as much when its plans to acquire Fitbit were announced, but this more formal proposal to regulators makes it more likely the merger will be approved. European regulators must decide by July 20 whether the deal is allowed to pass. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google has pledged to not use Fitbit user data for ad-targeting purposes, ...
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Exclusive: Talia Shire Reflects on Prophecy 40 Years Later

Talia Shire reflects on Prophecy 40 years later In a recent interview with promoting the Blu-ray release of Rad, Talia Shire took a moment to reflect back on the 1979 horror flick Prophecy, which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. While the film was something of a critical and box office disappointment it currently carries a strong cult following with even the likes of Quentin Tarantino claiming he has a soft spot for it. PB = PB || {}; ...
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How to Claim a $25 Credit in the 'iPhone Throttling' Lawsuit

Remember back in 2017, when Apple came out and admitted that it was throttling iOS devices with degraded batteries? The decision—which the company claimed was all about improving battery life—led to a class-action lawsuit and an eventual $500 million settlement. The terms of the settlement provide cash payments “of…Read more...
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SoftBank is reportedly considering selling the trailblazing chip design company Arm Holdings — or taking it public

SoftBank is considering selling chip design company Arm Holdings or taking it public, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday citing unnamed sources. Arm Holdings, which Softbank acquired four years ago for $32 billion, became a dominant player in the chip market with a power-efficient architecture embraced by many mobile device manufacturers. The British company recently scored a big win after Apple announced that it will transition away from Intel chips for its Mac computers and will instead...
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Apple, Amazon, and Google accused of using Uighur forced labor in China

The report claims 83 global brands are benefiting from the forced labor
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