emissions of the scandal because of bad difficulties, the German car manufacturer Volkswagen reduced the number of employees up to 30 000, the news agency Reuters reported.staff reductions are agreed to Volkswagen and the company's employees unions.Volkswagen and the unions also agreed that anyone does not terminate in 2025.This means that large-scale staff reductions be implemented by granting the severance package, by offering early retirement and by reducing part-time work tekijötä.staff reductions, Volkswagen aims to cut costs in their home country Germany, where its costs are relatively high.at the Same time the company is trying to get the size of billions of euros, which it will have to use fines and compensation related to the company's emissions scandal.
sweden's largest indoor playground chain Leos Leklandet opened on Friday in Tampere, finland name brand name Leo s Playland.the private Equity Litorinan funded investments will pay 25 million euros and bring to Finland a couple of years in dozens of Leo s Playing.we Appreciate HopLopia and we hope that both chains can be successful", gunta your notes.HopLop is the largest of the 3-12-year-olds on the playground a chain.It has a total of 19 points, and is currently financing the capital investment, the domestic Intera Partners.even Though the nordic chains have been steamrollered by the home appliance and sport shop, based on Tomi Pulkki not Leo the Lion scare.
Instead, worried at hurt feelings and a vague possibility of retribution, I apologised.Not my proudest moment, but I can still listen to it – my pathetic wheedling – because the robot recorded, saved and uploaded it to the cloud.Unlike rivals such as Apple s Siri, Microsoft s Cortana and Google Now, it is a physical presence: a 20cm-tall black cylinder, about the size of two Coke cans, which contains Wi-Fi, two speakers, seven microphones and connects to the cloud.When you say Alexa , the wake word , the cylinder top glows blue and speaks with a silky female voice.An Irish friend jokingly branded Alexa a partitionist bitch for saying Ireland had 26 counties the Republic, yes, but include Northern Ireland and it s 32 .Alexa, I said, I m sorry if I offended you.
In one hand they held traditional glasses of bubbly, but in the other were sheets of paper they had filled with their personal data.They wanted to know what would happen in a world where instead of vetting potential dates by their artfully posed selfies or carefully crafted dating-site profiles, we looked at data gathered by their computers and phones.As use of data-gathering devices increases, it s a world that s just round the corner.Elsden and his colleagues want to explore other ways we can use data that gets collected as we go about our modern lives.Can we give people more control over it, make it more ambiguous or playful?It asked for a host of specific numbers: shoe size, the farthest distance they had travelled from home, the earliest and latest times of day they had sent an email in the past month, their heart rate as they filled out the form.
For more stories from WIRED's mission-driven businesses package, click here.US-based outdoor-clothing company Patagonia uses materials that either benefit, or cause minimal damage to, the environment.Having been steadily successful since it was founded in 1973, the company has doubled in size, tripled its profits and become a certified B Corp over the past ten years.The company's annual revenues, in excess of $600 million in 2013, have continued to rise, despite - or rather, partly due to - a programme called Worn Wear.Patagonia, still privately owned by its founder, 77-year-old Yvon Chouinard, continues to donate at least one per cent of its annual net revenue to environmental causes, to date totalling $36 million."There is nothing we can change about making clothing that would have more positive environmental impact than making less," she says.
Forget Hangouts - Google has unveiled a brand new and much smarter messaging service called Allo. Allo has a number of other unusual features that are missing in most messaging. When you want to convey that you are more vocal has CAPITALS previously been a popular option. Do you want to emphasize a message, you can, for example, increasing the size of the font. It acts as a more human edition of Google and Now and voice search, in text format. Developers will be able to extend functionality in different ways and create new opportunities for chat bot.
unfortunately, it's not the sort of thing that you'll want to carry around with you.It's a small gadget that looks to be roughly the size of an iPhone 6 case.Not much has changed since the announcement back in January.The Pocket-VR viewer has a retail price of $70, which might seem a little pricey, when compared to the Google Cardboard.However, instead of being constructed from a paper material, you're getting a hard plastic shell that you can easily take with you anywhere.You can find the viewer available now in both iPhone 6/6s and Galaxy S7 flavors.
The X7 provides access to files and formats that some players—incuding Apple's—don't support.A number of portable audio players support these audio files, and Fiio, a Chinese company with a solid reputation for low-cost, high-quality audio hardware, has a full range of such devices.The latest is the Fiio X7 $769 MSRP, $600 on Amazon , an Android-based device that supports nearly all the commonly used audio formats: MP3, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless, WMA, WAV, AIFF, APE, and OGG at sampling rates up to 384kHz and up to 64-bit resolution, as well as DSD up to 5.6MHz.The main body of the device, without the amplifier module, is about the same size as an iPod classic, but much thicker.The sound is clear and crisp, with a wide, expansive soundstage; it s not overly bass-heavy or tinny, and you can adjust the sound using a built-in equalizer.The X7 also offers Pure Music Mode, which you can toggle in the settings screen that displays when you swipe down from the top of the display.
Get concessions from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governmentApple has applied to the Indian government for permission to import refurbished iPhones so that it can offer lower-priced phones to the Indian user.The company's phones are considered too expensive by India's price-sensitive users, even though the iPhone is a well-regarded brand and a status symbol in the country.More than two-thirds of the smartphones shipped in the first quarter were assembled within the country, with over 25 vendors making phones locally, according to IDC.Help increase smartphone penetration in IndiaGrowth in China is slowing, with research firm Canalys reporting that smartphone shipments grew by only 2 percent year-on-year in the first quarter.The Indian smartphone market will never grow to the size of China's because of the population's low average per-capita income, high taxes and the appreciation of the U.S. dollar against the Indian rupee, Kiranjeet Kaur, research manager at IDC Asia-Pacific, said in an interview recently.Also, unlike in the U.S. and some other markets where the majority of phones are sold through carriers, in India carriers focus on services rather than offering phones, thus putting demands on Apple to quickly roll out its distribution channels to markets outside the main cities.
Get concessions from the governmentApple has applied to the Indian government for permission to import refurbished iPhones so that it can offer lower-priced phones to the Indian user.The company's phones are considered too expensive by India's price-sensitive users, even though the iPhone is a well-regarded brand and a status symbol in the country.More than two-thirds of the smartphones shipped in the first quarter were assembled within the country, with over 25 vendors making phones locally, according to IDC.Help increase smartphone penetration in IndiaGrowth in China is slowing, with research firm Canalys reporting that smartphone shipments grew by only 2 percent year-on-year in the first quarter.The Indian smartphone market will never grow to the size of China's because of the population's low average per-capita income, high taxes and the appreciation of the U.S. dollar against the Indian rupee, Kiranjeet Kaur, research manager at IDC Asia-Pacific, said in an interview recently.Also, unlike in the U.S. and some other markets where the majority of phones are sold through carriers, in India carriers focus on services rather than offering phones, thus putting demands on Apple to quickly roll out its distribution channels to markets outside the main cities.
So, if you don't want to forget something before you set off for work your iPhone will warn you the minute you turn on the ignition.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00Playback Rate1ChaptersChapterssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsFullscreenThis is a modal window.Foreground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-OpaqueBackground --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentWindow --- White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan --- Opaque Semi-Transparent TransparentFont Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400%Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform DropshadowFont Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small CapsDefaults Done5.When adding a symbol or number to a text, simply press and hold the number key.Then, still pressing the screen, move your finger to the desired character.Release your finger and the keyboard will automatically return to letters – so you can keep on typing.
Video game maker Activision Blizzard wants to make e-sports mainstream by bringing video game competitions not to television, but to the world s largest social media company.The California-based company s Media Networks unit announced this month a trio of plans intended to increase awareness of e-sports, hooking viewers with specially formatted videos and smarter statistics.Photo: AFPClosing the gap will be crucial to attracting advertisers, which eSports teams, organisers and companies such as Activision Blizzard expect to be a top source of income for the fledgling industry.But Mike Sepso, senior vice-president of Activision Blizzard Media Networks, says his team will focus on Facebook, as video viewing there has skyrocketed.The size of the audience and the rapid pace of video consumption on Facebook has a lot of advertisers interested in it, he says.Match broadcasts should get a new look in the coming weeks as Activision Blizzard rolls out a new tool that automatically analyses statistical databases and pops findings onto the screen.
These micrometeorites consist of iron oxide minerals that formed when dust particles of meteoritic iro Andrew Tomkins The oldest space dust yet found on Earth suggests that the ancient atmosphere of Earth had significantly more oxygen than previously thought, a new study finds.Although oxygen gas currently makes up about one-fifth of Earth's air, there was at least 100,000 times less oxygen in the primordial atmosphere, researchers say.Previous research suggests that significant levels of oxygen gas started permanently building up in the atmosphere with the Great Oxidation Event, which occurred about 2.4 billion years ago.This event was most likely caused by cyanobacteria — microbes that, like plants, photosynthesize and release oxygen."The project started out as a student research project, and it was a bit of a risk to try and find micrometeorites when few other people had tried it before.They are cosmic spherules — remnants of meteorites the size of sand grains that broke apart during atmospheric entry.
GIFMove over, El Niño.That s right: the El Niño phenomenon that fueled endless weird weather, hot months, and Chris Farley jokes this past year is on the downswing.And if the latest NOAA data is any indicator, La Niña is liquored up and ready to rage.Cold Blob has been migrating eastward for the past few months, indicating that the La Niña phase of the ENSO climate pattern may develop by the end of summer.You can see that as the months go by, the hot water anomaly contracts as the icy undercurrent grows in size.La Niña is also associated with mild winters in the southeastern United States, cold winters in the Northwest, and favorable Atlantic hurricane conditions.
Google offered a point-by-point list of all the new features coming to the next version of Android.Google offered more details about Android N during the I/O keynote Wednesday.It s become an annual tradition to show off a list of what s new during the on-stage presentation.Here s this year s list of updates:Seamless software updatesAndroid Beta ProgramData saverBundled notificationsCustomizable quick settingsHub improvementsQuick settings tile APISecurity hardeningEmergency informationUnicode 9 EmojiFile-based encryptionICU4J APIImproved number blockingLanguage supportJIT compilerLock screen wallpaper supportDirect bootMulti-windowFreeform modePicture-in-picture modeSplit-screen modeNotification controlsRenderscript reducedQuick Switch Display sizeDoze VideoTelephony job-schedulerVR modeSpeech speed improvementsNew languages supportedClear all in overview settingsNavigation drawerNew languages supportedImproved notificationsCamera memory footprint improvementsVisual voicemail improvementsScoped folder accessVulkan APIJava 8Sensor Settings suggestionsDirect replyQuick settings barImproved backup coverageAccessibility settings in setupProject SvelteBetter multitaskingAccessibility support for creating touch eventsAccessibility mono outputVariable text to speech speed improvementsFor comprehensive coverage of the Android ecosystem, visit Greenbot.com.
Nokia's back, baby!On Wednesday, Microsoft announced plans to sell the Nokia brand for old-fashioned featurephones for a cool $350 million to the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer Foxconn, best known as the manufacturer of the iPhone.Back in 2014, Microsoft officially ditched the Nokia brand for its smartphones, focusing on its Lumia and Windows Phone products.As a result, the once independent Finnish company's name is now most commonly associated with Snake II, teenagers' first phones circa 2002, and drug dealers.But while Nokia and featurephones have faded from view in the West, they remain a huge market globally.And at the iPod's all-time high, in 2008, 58.3 million units were sold — one-tenth the size of the dumbphone industry in 2015.The featurephone market is even an order of magnitude larger than the global auto market, which shipped 72.4 million vehicles in 2015, according to data compiled by Statista.Amid Apple CEO Tim Cook's visit to India this week, people are raving about the potential the region holds for the smartphone industry's growth.There are a "billion phone sales at stake," Bloomberg wrote.And while there is certainly potential there, the established featurephone market isn't going anywhere anytime soon.Cook acknowledged as much on the California-based company's quarterly earnings call last month, telling analysts: "The smartphones that are working there are low end, primarily because of the network and the economics, so the market potential has not been as great there."So while you might not use a Nokia dumbphone anymore, a hell of a lot of people still do.SEE ALSO: Apple is on a charm offensive in ChinaNOW WATCH: Your smartphone could be causing your face to break outLoading video...
It takes about four minutes for a Fujifilm Instax Mini shot to develop.I tested a mix of analog cameras, and even some digital printers that work with your smartphone, to find the best options for BBQ and bridal shower alike.Fujifilm s Instax Mini film is about the size of a credit card and costs around a dollar a shot, sold in 20-packs.I haven t felt so cool walking around with a gadget since I had the original iPhone.Even better, share the pairing code at your party, and anyone with the app can connect and print.The printer uses Zink—as in zero ink —paper.
Because the most effective marketers are using a cohesive customer journey map to align with dynamic content needs as prospects move through the funnel.A customer-centric editorial calendar is a dynamic content calendar that responds to the diverse experiences customers have on your website and can:Provide cross-functional visibility into content productionSupport a platform for customer journey mappingCreate visuals for the progressive content storyGarner actionable insights for improvement and iteration5 Steps to Building Customer-Focused Editorial CalendarThe PrerequisitesBefore you get started on the actual execution of an editorial calendar, there s a couple boxes you need to check.So, we re going to assume that before you start the next five steps, you ve already:Defined your target personas and audienceAligned internally on unified, clear company messagingEstablished a benchmark for content performance based on metrics Step 1: Determine Persona-Based Content ThemesIt makes sense that when you re creating a customer-centric calendar, you should start planning by thinking about… your customer.Depending on your team s size and capacity, I d pick no more than 5-10 themes for a given month.You can definitely have themes that exist for multiple months in a row, but try to have different themes for each month, playing around with the lower priority themes.If you re looking to continue your editorial calendar education, check out some of our top-performing posts.
With the software s JIT compiler, apps will install 75% faster and the compiled code size will be reduced by 50%.Burke also discussed three ways that Android N will improve security:File-based encryptionMedia-hardening frameworkSeamless updatesThat last one should be especially exciting for Android users, because it means they ll never have to see an update dialog notification ever again.At least, it was the most exciting, until Burke revealed that split screen mode would be coming to both Android phones and tablets.Finally, Burke announced that direct replies will give users the ability to respond to notifications without actually opening the app and Unicode 9 emoji support, with emoji that look less like monstrous blobs.Over 250 new features will be in Android N, which is coming this summer.Thanks to the sharing economy, living in five different cities in five years has never been more doable.
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