In a show of sensitivity carefully plotted nine month ago, the $2.2 billion Seattle-based sporting goods co-op is officially opting out of the shopping madness the day after Thanksgiving this year.In a touching email dispatched to its 5.5 million co-op members yesterday, the company pledged to keep its doors closed on Nov. 27, the day when all hell breaks loose at malls across America, sometimes fatally.That’s right: All 143 of REI’s retail locations, along with its headquarters and distribution centers, will not be open for business.The same goes for Thanksgiving Day, too.Gee willikers, Charlie Brown would be proud.Instead, they’ll shake a leg in the Great Outdoors to “reconnect with family and friends…” (We’re sure none of them will Netflix and chill, lazily riding out the tryptophan crash, like we can’t wait to do.)
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mining technology company Outotec to start co-operation negotiations, with a possible reduction in the need for finland to a maximum of 60 permanent employees.the planned reductions to a maximum of 40 concerns in total, the turula equipment manufacturing units in Outokumpu, North Karelia.according to the Company, all structural changes can lead to worldwide 200 staff redundancies, of which a maximum of 100 working in Germany.
Lake Erie may be the warmest and shallowest of North America's Great Lakes, but it's more beast than beauty.The world's 12th largest lake is notoriously stormy and has been known to pound boats, break walls, and beaches with waves reaching 25 feet.His work captures Lake Erie at its most turbulent, creating mesmerizing images that show the grace and power of the natural world.Sandford shares some of his photos with us.Follow him on Instagram and Facebook for more.His camera gear is protected in water-housing equipment from Aquatech Imaging Solutions.
Former Apple fans are turning to Windows-users, believes Business Insider.apple's and microsoft's operating system rotating the computer users have for decades formed their own school board, who are arguing about their equipment superiority and, above all, cooliudesta.in Particular, in the latter battle in the Apple-people have been firmly on the neck of the 1990s, except for always.Now the wind is Business Insiderin according to turning.most Dissatisfied Mac users are professionals who use their machines for programming, video editing and other demanding work.Some of them complain of Business Insiderin according to loud, that they are practically forced to buy still Mac Pro, which hasn't been updated after 2013.
the Helsinki education department survey has revealed that nine employee has had the former data manager Hannu suoniemi in addition to the work of the unrelated equipment, which has acquired tax money.the education manager Liisa pohjolainen says that such devices have had at least a television, cameras and speakers, Tivi tell."I can't take a position on whether this was a general way, in any case, it is not the city's instructions and relevant activities", Pohjolainen said.the base types, there is no certainty whether the present use cases a direct link to the former data manager of the criminal suspect.however, They were revealed in the investigations, which were initiated criminal suspect.
It has been a tradition since 1991 for China s state television broadcaster, CCTV, to co-hold an annual gala with government agencies on March 15, World Consumer Rights Day, for the sake of protecting consumers rights.The program this year featured mostly tech companies, including the biggest e-commerce site, Taobao, and the food delivery unicorn Ele.me, exposing their acts of infringement and fraud.Let s have a look at what Chinese consumers are complaining about and how companies responded to the charges.Photo from Baidu ImagesEle.meSafe and healthy foods are almost like a luxury product for Chinese people.Reports allege that this platform has provided food from unsanitary, and even unlicensed, restaurants due to the loose process Ele.me employs to authorize a restaurant to operate and the slack regulations they use.Ele.me responded through its official WeChat account saying, Dear consumers, we pay close attention to the problems reported and have formed a new task force to investigate the license validity of all restaurants, and will delist all illegal restaurants.On Thursday, Ele.me announced it had delisted 25,761 illegal restaurants.This still didn t save Ele.me from being singled out by CCTV for criticism.Last December, Alibaba invested USD 1.25 billion in Ele.me, pushing its valuation to USD 4.5 billion.Photo from www.jiqiren365.comDJIThe red-hot drone maker is also on the blacklist .Experts expressed concerns that once a security hole emerged on smart terminals or equipment, criminals could take advantage of the loophole to remotely control the equipment, threatening the physical and property security of consumers.
Circuit breakers broke bad, workload moved but array flipped out under heavy loadSalesforce.com has revealed that a bug in the firmware of its storage arrays was behind last week's data loss incident.That mess took the company's NA14 instance offline, so it took steps to move it into a Chicago data centre.Once these timeout conditions began, a single database write was unable to successfully complete, which caused the file discrepancy condition to become present in the database.The data loss came about because while Our internal backup processes are designed to be near real-time, however the local copy of the database had not yet completed.Salesforce says the circuit breakers that started the mess passed March 2016 tests, but have been replaced anyway.We do know, thanks to a 2013 post by site reliability engineer Claude Johnson that Salesforce has in the past used ZFS and Solaris-powered servers for storage.
In a recent and more rigorous experiment, a group of researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan and Google, dropped nearly 300 USB thumb drives around six campus locations and found that at least 45 percent of them were plugged into a computer and perused by the person who found them.While modern Windows and Mac systems no longer run programs on a USB stick by default, other attacks, such as BadUSB, can make a USB drive appear to be something else, such as keyboard, and then use that access to take malicious actions.When the company finds untrusted USB drives, it can test them, said Chris Novak, a director with the firm s RISK team, a computer investigations group.We often do executive protection, where, when executives go overseas or to a big conference, we give them temporary equipment, and if something happens, we get it back.Playing the movie trailer on the drive installed malware on the victim s computer, enabling the attacker to steal an unreleased movie.The fact that users plug such storage devices into corporate computers is a nightmare for IT security professionals, to the degree that they sometimes—and somewhat controversially—block USB ports on highly sensitive computers by gluing them closed with epoxy.
Just a few years ago, Finland s once-mighty Nokia couldn t wait to unload its dying smartphone business to Microsoft.Microsoft needed a Hail Mary pass to jumpstart its Windows Mobile platform.It was a tough decision for Nokia, a company that had been king of mobile handsets a decade earlier.And so, at first glance, it would seem absurd that suddenly Nokia wants to build a smartphone business from scratch.But times have changed.And so has Nokia.Having shed handsets, Nokia pivoted to focus on telecom and communications equipment.It doubled down by acquiring France s Alcatel, which will give it a broader focus on connected objects and networks.The ability to make cheap, $50 Android phones has given rise to all sorts of regional smartphone players who can offer handsets with decent quality and not too much turnaround time.Many of these phones are aimed at people who are graduating from feature phones to their first smartphone.And its costly manufacturing operations will now be in the hands of a Foxconn subsidiary, as part of the Microsoft deal.Nobody should expect Nokia to become No.
Ten years ago, he said, most researchers worked with a high-end PC and hoped there was enough disk space to run their applications.Now, Howard says, you run your compute and have your data stored in a national facility, you get more compute than you have in the local environment, and then you pull your results back across the network.As someone whose history stretches back to Australia's early Internet, with involvement in early OpenFlow developments, and three-and-a-half years after the NCI first investigated OpenStack, Howard has an insider's view of OpenStack's effectiveness today.That's a big thing for the NCI, because its scientific HPC is characterised by very big but relatively short-lived data flows, a large number of users, and facilities all over the country.The drive to commodity into networking equipment, vendors offering low-cost switches, all combined with an SDN control plane, offer significant savings, he said, but it's the sophistication that's demonstrated the importance of SDN to the NCI.Rather than being a painfully difficult environment to use, Howard said, the NCI's attention with OpenStack has been trying to balance which features we make available at what time, how we take advantage of those features, and how to train the researchers to take the best advantage of that environment.
The company, which has refashioned itself into a maker of wireless and Internet network equipment, won t make or sell cellphones and tablets directly.Rather, Nokia said Wednesday that it has entered a series of licensing pacts with Finnish and Asian partners.Nokia said it has granted patent and design rights to a newly created company based in Finland, HMD Global Oy, which will be in charge of global marketing through a 10-year exclusive agreement.As part of a separate but related transaction, Microsoft said it has agreed to sell Nokia s former entry-level phone business, which it has owned since 2014, to HMD and Foxconn for $350 million.Two years ago, the U.S. company spent €5.4 billion $6.1 billion to acquire Nokia s wireless device assets.Nokia said revenue from the entry-level phone operations would help HMD finance a $500 million investment in a global marketing campaign over the next three years.
Nokia announced on Wednesday that it had signed a strategic trademark and patent license agreement, which provides for the Finnish global HMD for the right to use the Nokia brand in the manufacture of mobile phones and tablets. Nokia tune its balance sheet more productive use of intellectual property. The main risk is the partner choice, because the final product must meet the promise of the Nokia brand. Nokia gives HMD for the mark and the mobiiliessentiaalipatenttilisenssien the right to use the royalties, but Nokia does not finance the company financially and does not own shares of the company, Nokia's release states. FIH Mobile Limited announced Wednesday it will acquire the rest of Microsoft's basic phone business, including equipment manufacturing, sales and distribution. According to Nokia, the HMD is planning to invest over 500 million US dollars over the next three years worldwide marketing of mobile phones and tablets sold in Nokia's trademark: This would be to finance the company's investors and acquired the basic phone business income allows.
The Nokia brand is set to return to smartphones, two years after the Finnish company sold its flagship handset business and walked away defeated by Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.Nokia Oyj said Wednesday it will license its brand to a Helsinki-based company run by former Nokia managers, HMD Global Oy, which plans investments topping $500 million to bring mobile phones and tablets to the market.FIH Mobile Ltd., part of Foxconn Technology Group, will help to build the devices.HMD will be in charge of designing, making and selling the devices, said Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia s IP-licensing business.If things don t live up to expectations, the company isn t saddled with enormous inventory and expense still on the books, said Ramon Llamas, an analyst at IDC.Nokia and HMD will be trying to crack a tough market with Samsung, Apple and Huawei Technologies Co. dominating smartphone sales with about half of the total 334 million high-end phones shipped in the first quarter, according to data from researcher IDC.Royal Philips Electronics NV sold its television business to TPV Technology, which kept the Dutch company s name on its sets.For Finns, the deal may restore some national pride in the country s best-known company.The sale of the business, less than three years after then-Chief Executive Officer Stephen Elop joined Nokia from Microsoft, prompted Ilta-Sanomat, Finland s biggest tabloid, to called him a Trojan Horse who assisted Microsoft all along.HMD is now acquiring the rights for the next decade.Nokia more recently has been getting most of its revenue from wireless network equipment and related software and services.
Taking no chances, Euro 2016 organizers said Tuesday that new technology will be deployed at the June 10-July 10 tournament in 10 French cities to protect against unwanted airborne intruders."We've noted the general proliferation of drone-usage in society," Khoury said in his Paris office.French authorities have been alarmed by dozens of mystery drone overflights of sensitive sites — mostly nuclear facilities, but also military installations and even the presidential palace.The French gendarmerie already has powerful but not particularly sophisticated portable equipment that could help steer drones away from stadiums by interfering with GPS signals; its drawback is that it could also interfere with GPS signals for civil use, including for aircraft."The idea is not to destroy the drones, because there could be collateral damage, notably if they crashed into the public."So the risk for matches should be limited.
Nokia announced on Wednesday that it had signed a strategic trademark and patent license agreement, which provides for the Finnish global HMD for the right to use the Nokia brand in the manufacture of mobile phones and tablets. Nokia tune its balance sheet more productive use of intellectual property. The main risk is the partner choice, because the final product must meet the promise of the Nokia brand. Nokia gives HMD for the mark and the mobiiliessentiaalipatenttilisenssien the right to use the royalties, but Nokia does not finance the company financially and does not own shares of the company, Nokia's release states. FIH Mobile Limited announced Wednesday it will acquire the rest of Microsoft's basic phone business, including equipment manufacturing, sales and distribution. According to Nokia, the HMD is planning to invest over 500 million US dollars over the next three years worldwide marketing of mobile phones and tablets sold in Nokia's trademark: This would be to finance the company's investors and acquired the basic phone business income allows.
The instruments we used to test these machines are capable of detecting particles as small as 0.010 micron, which is far below the threshold for civilian equipment and below the 0.3 micron threshold for the HEPA standard.What follows is just a summary of our findings, but for those who are interested in learning more, the How we tested section of our full review includes our procedures, methods, and results, complete with tables and graphs of our results.The thin 3/16-inch activated carbon filter is just not up to the task.If you have severe allergies to particulate allergens or other health issues related to air quality, or you re willing to pay a premium for a machine that can be extremely efficient while running quietly, we recommend our upgrade pick, the Blueair 503 with the SmokeStop filter package.In our noise-limited tests, it removed more than 90 percent of the particles from our bedroom-sized testing area in 10 minutes—that s over 10 percent more than the next best purifier and over 60 percent more effective than the control.Its exceptional performance in this area is a big part of why FEMA and the Red Cross chose Austin Air units for deployment at Ground Zero and the surrounding areas in the aftermath of 9/11.
Online giant Nokia said on Wednesday released a bulletin that the Nokia granted Technologies recently established Finnish HMD Global Ltd, a worldwide exclusive rights to use the trademark of Nokia mobile phones and tablets for the manufacture of ten years. These agreements will HMD would be the only licensee for all the Nokia sold worldwide under the trademark for mobile phones and tablets. HMD continue marketing their phones as part of their product offering, which will include the new smart phones and tablets. As FIH Mobile Limited announced today that it will acquire the rest of Microsoft's basic phone business, including manufacturing, sales and distribution of equipment. Under the agreement, the HMD has full operational control over the sale, marketing and distribution of mobile phones and tablets sold under the trademark of Nokia. On the other hand, the Nokia would return to self-production of mobile phones HMD plans to manufacture mobile phones and tablets that utilize and increase the value of Nokia's trade mark in the global market, "says the release of the Nokia Technologies Group Vice President Ramzi Haidamus.
Photo: Gustau Nacarino / Reuters Foxconn, a subsidiary of the former to acquire Nokia's basic phones. Acquisition, FIH Mobile also purchase Microsoft Mobile's manufacturing plant in Vietnam. Divested operations include Nokia phones as well-known basic design, production and sales. Nokia phone brand is transferred to the Finnish HMD global sized, which makes the global exclusive right to use the Nokia brand in the manufacture of mobile phones and tablets for ten years. The brand is owned by the network equipment company Nokia license Technologies Unit, Nokia. HMD Technologies and Nokia have signed an FIH with a cooperation agreement to support the development of global business of mobile phones and tablets sold under the trademark of Nokia, Nokia says in a statement.
Shutting down the internet is an efficient way of discouraging internet-based cheating – but the move has been criticised by human rights campaigners.Photograph: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad/Getty ImagesIraq has been turning off the internet across the country to stop children cheating in exams.May 16, 20163rd 3hr blackout in 3 days as Iraq continues attempts to block cheating on exams.While attempting to ban mobile phones from exams or setting up local jamming equipment might be a less draconian measure, shutting off the internet is undoubtedly efficient.Last year it performed similar blackouts at exam times, as well as attempting to take areas controlled by Isis offline to help shut down the spread of propaganda.Other countries including Iran and China have implemented strong censorship, while the UK and other countries block access to certain sites linked to piracy at the ISP level.
Now, Talk It Over: On your anniversary, you want to remember the good times that got you to where you are today.You probably don t want to feel forced into spending time with someone you don t really feel like hanging around with.Well, that s kind of what Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg was faced with Wednesday.See, Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary since Facebook held its IPO and became a publicly traded company.On this day in 2012, Facebook went public at $38 a share.And in order to ensure whatever comes out of Handler s mouth is understood as much as possible, Netflix has hired more than 200 translators to handle the 20 languages in which Chelsea is being streamed.It s too early to say if Handler s humor will cross all those international borders no matter how well Netflix s translators do their jobs.The company will offer up $1.4 billion of its shares, and the rest will come out of the portfolio of Chief Executive Elon Musk.Tesla is banking on the $35,000 Model 3 to spur its next phase of growth, as the company has set a target of producing 500,000 cars a year by 2018.Cisco Comes Out On Top: Cisco Systems reported its fiscal third-quarter results after the stock market closed Wednesday, and investors liked what the networking-equipment maker had to say.Cisco reported a profit of 46 cents a share on revenue of $12 billion.Apparently, a bunch of people thought Lively s use of one of Sir-Mix-A-Lot s lines from his 1992 hit Baby Got Back showed racial insensitivity.
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