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....4 million products. It sells across 31 categories including consumer electronics, fashion, health and beauty, household goods and baby. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Companies with equal numbers of female and male directors, or with female-led boards, were rare at not quite 4%, not much higher than the 2% found in 2013. The six companies that were female-led included a co-operative, a pharmaceutical group, a manufacturing company, an electronics company, an engineering firm and an information technology service provider. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. The Sheffield-based electronics engineer says he was given to understand that the work was mandatory, but has since learned this is not the case. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Amazon to buy Middle East online retailer Souq image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 10:08:10 AM
....4 million products. It sells across 31 categories including consumer electronics, fashion, health and beauty, household goods and baby. ...
Women make up less than a quarter of UK boardrooms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 04:00:49 AM
....Companies with equal numbers of female and male directors, or with female-led boards, were rare at not quite 4%, not much higher than the 2% found in 2013. The six companies that were female-led included a co-operative, a pharmaceutical group, a manufacturing company, an electronics company, an engineering firm and an information technology service provider. ...
Up in smoke: the VW emissions  ‘fix’ has left our car undriveable image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
....”. The Sheffield-based electronics engineer says he was given to understand that the work was mandatory, but has since learned this is not the case. ...
Bank that lent $300m to Trump linked to Russian money laundering scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:14 PM
.... More than $9bn was funnelled via Seabon, records show. Almost €1m went to a Munich electronics firm, Rohde & Schwarz, which produces surveillance technology for security services and police. ...
Woman's face burned after battery-operated headphones explode mid-flight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 02:50:15 AM
....”. Smoke and the smell of melted plastic, burnt hair and electronics filled the cabin for the rest of the journey to Melbourne. ...
Toshiba looking to sell Westinghouse nuclear business image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 03:21:39 AM
....Toshiba president Satoshi Tsunakawa has said the company may sell its majority stake in US nuclear unit Westinghouse. The struggling electronics firm bought Westinghouse in 2006, but it has suffered huge cost over-runs. ...
Why is John Lewis tightening its belt? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:16:34 AM
....The company didn’t use the B-word, but the fall in the value of the pound against the dollar and the euro since the Brexit vote has made life more difficult for retailers. The cost of goods, such as clothing and electronics, has risen dramatically because contracts are agreed in dollars. ...
India washing machine launched with 'curry' button image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:05:51 AM
....Only about 10% of homes in India have a washing machine, with most people still doing their laundry by hand. That means there is plenty of room for market growth, and the electronics giant hopes the India-focussed machine will help it challenge the South Korean manufacturers dominating the sector. ...
John Lewis staff bonus cut again image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:27:42 AM
....The John Lewis department stores, which say they are "never knowingly undersold" on price, saw sales growth in all major areas. New products such as the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer helped the electronics division, while fashion sales were helped by stocking the brands Finery and Hush, which were previously online only. ...
Dyson to open new UK tech campus image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:28:17 PM
....The new tech campus will be based on a 517-acre former Ministry of Defence (MoD) site at Hullavington. The vacuum and electronics company is aiming to double its workforce to about 7,000 in the next five or six years. ...
Brexit means taxpayers need to support supply chain, says Nissan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:56:52 PM
....Lawther said Nissan was already talking to Sunderland city council and to the Highways Agency about taking land and investment to provide “the canvas for suppliers to come”. A local plant would be high-tech, manufacturing everything from high-definition cameras, to electronics and alloy wheels, which currently come from Germany, he said. ...
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong to be indicted on bribery charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:14:00 AM
.... . Samsung is one of the biggest electronics companies in the world and for the head of a company that thrives on a premium brand image to be involved in a corruption scandal is a huge embarrassment. ...
Toshiba fuels fear of crisis after delaying earnings report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 08:26:41 AM
....If Toshiba’s liabilities exceed its assets at the end of the current fiscal year, it will be demoted to the second section of the Tokyo stock exchange, a move that could make it harder to secure money from banks and other lenders. The conglomerate, whose portfolio ranges from construction to consumer electronics, plans to generate funds by selling off its profitable flash memory business. ...
Samsung factory fire caused by faulty batteries image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 04:31:21 PM
....The Wuqing branch of the Tianjin fire department said on Sina Weibo that the “material that caught fire was lithium batteries inside the production workshops and some half-finished products”. Samsung SDI operates five plants within China, with Tianjin operating as the main manufacturing point for small batteries used in portable electronics, including the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 that had to be recalled twice and withdrawn from sale leaving Samsung with a $5. ...
Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer's future success image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... In its last financial quarter, it sold $32bn (£25. 6bn) worth of stuff worldwide, including $6bn of media, $10bn of sales outside North America, and $23bn of electronics “and other general merchandise”. ...
Five on Brexit Island lifts WH Smith sales as adult colouring books fade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 11:47:01 AM
.... Some retailers have warned that the weak pound will lead to a rise in prices this year, as materials imported from abroad are more expensive. “We’re in a slightly better position than other retailers, particularly clothing retailers and electronics,” said Clark. ...
Your trip could be ruined if you don't order travel insurance straight away image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 09:39:00 PM
.... “Valuables and money placed in hold luggage will not be covered if lost. ” Most travel insurance policies set claims limits, so consider insuring valuable electronics or jewellery under your home contents policy, or taking out gadget cover. ...
Samsung boss questioned in South Korea corruption probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 02:13:29 AM
....Earlier this week two other Samsung executives were interviewed by the special prosecutors, but were treated as witnesses rather than suspects. The claims against the company circle around a merger between the electronics giant's construction arm, Samsung C&T, and an affiliate firm, Cheil Industries. ...
South Korea scandal: Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong a suspect image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 07:33:51 AM
.... Until then she remains formally president but stripped of her powers, which are handed to the prime minister, a presidential appointee. The claims circle around a merger between the electronics giant's construction arm, Samsung C&T, and an affiliate firm, Cheil Industries. ...
Samsung execs quizzed over government corruption scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 03:29:40 AM
....It was reported the pair were being treated as witnesses, rather than being suspected of any wrongdoing. The claims circle around a merger between the electronics giant's construction arm, Samsung C&T, and an affiliate firm, Cheil Industries. ...
What’s wrong with spending your benefits on prosecco? Nothing | Phil McDuff image
.... Fridges and microwaves can be used to suggest the poor aren’t “really” poor. The screed against the “massive flatscreen TV” is positively ubiquitous, which is one of those things that really demonstrates the kind of alienation from the realities of the consumer electronics market you only get among the middle class. ...
CES 2017: Samsung and LG TVs battle to blend in image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 06:07:16 AM
....Panasonic did not discuss its OLED TV plans at its press conference, though it is possible a prototype will be on the CES trade show floor. At last year's consumer electronics show IFA in Berlin, the company had said it would release details of the TV during the winter. ...
CES 2017: UK support to tech firms 'an embarrassment' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 12:03:16 AM
.... . You can guarantee however that British electronics retailers will be at the show in force, on the lookout for the hot products of 2017 - but they may have to look long and hard for anything home-grown. ...
Tesla to hike UK prices by 5% in the new year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 11:43:07 AM
....Last month its chief executive Elon Musk announced plans to expand its European operations by building a second “gigafactory” battery production plant and an automated manufacturing research centre. The expansion follows the purchase of German firm Grohmann Engineering which specialises in automated assembly systems serving the automotive, telecommunications, consumer electronics and biotechnology industries. ...
Pull a fast one: London bar installs world's first tap-and-pay beer pump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 12:01:38 AM
....”. The pump incorporates Barclaycard’s contactless technology and electronics to allow the beer supply to be regulated and turned on following successful payment. ...
Dixons Carphone profits jump 19% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 07:27:46 AM
....Sales were also positive in its core markets, the UK and Ireland, where it trades under the brands Currys, PC World and Carphone Warehouse. That was partly driven by higher sales of mobiles and consumer electronics, as well as a plan to reduce store numbers. ...
Could Trump's chest-thumping over China trigger a trade war? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 10:00:11 AM
.... “In each case, China is the dominant global supplier, producing about 70% of global output. A high tariff would end up as effectively a tax on US purchases of consumer electronics,” Capital Economics’ chief Asia economist wrote in a recent note to investors. ...
Amazon Go checkout-free stores look set to come to UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 11:54:59 AM
.... In February, it announced it would sell fresh and frozen food to UK consumers in a deal with Morrisons and in July it launched Amazon Fresh to sell fresh food to selected postcodes. It is also developing a clothes range, after helping revolutionise the books, music, home entertainment and consumer electronics sectors over the past decade. ...
GoPro makes cutbacks after drone crashes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 06:02:52 PM
....At the start of this month it also revealed its cash reserves had fallen to $132m (£106m) - less than half the amount at the start of the year. "I knew they were in trouble, but I didn't expect them to have such a dramatic fall from grace," Tom Morrod, director of consumer electronics at the IHS consultancy, told the BBC. ...
Colombia air crash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 02:42:52 PM
.... Mr Moss told me about something called "non-volatile-memory". Put simply, various pieces of equipment on the aircraft contain electronics that can remember what it was doing, even after the power gets shut off. ...
Office worker survey: Moaners and noisy eaters among top gripes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 12:14:12 AM
....Noisy or messy eaters, alongside moaning, were among the top complaints of 1,000 office workers asked to name their biggest workplace irritations. The survey, commissioned by electronics giant Samsung, suggests distractions caused by colleagues led to workers losing 22 minutes each day on average. ...
Last of big spenders: UK Black Friday to be final hurrah before prices rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 06:00:25 AM
....”. The Currys PC World owner expects to shift truckloads of household electronics, ranging from 50in Samsung 4K TVs and Microsoft Surface Pro tablets to American-style fridges and Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners, as shoppers increasingly use Black Friday to upgrade their domestic appliances, alongside buying gifts. ...
South Korean authorities raid Samsung in Park Geun-hye probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 05:21:19 AM
....Samsung's offices had already been raided over related allegations. Wednesday's raid had to do with a merger last year between the electronics giant's construction arm, Samsung C&T, and an affiliate firm, Cheil Industries. ...
Panasonic invests $60m in 'frivolous' laundry robot image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 06:03:31 AM
....When a Japanese start-up unveiled the world's first robot that folds laundry some critics called it 'ridiculous, frivolous, and a waste of engineering talent'. But electronics giant Panasonic thinks otherwise, and has invested $60m (£49m) in the project. ...
Strong-arm Apple and tax China bigly: a guide to Trump's possible tech policies image
....While Hillary Clinton was the main villain in the Trump campaign narrative, China came a close second, with Trump often questioning the US relationship with its second biggest trading partner. China is the manufacturing engine that drives the technology and consumer electronics sectors, with “advanced technology products” accounting for $103bn of all US imports from China in 2016 so far. ...
Black Friday warning as report finds only half of offers are the real deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 07:01:12 AM
....50 in the three months leading up to Black Friday. Amazon introduced Black Friday discounts to Britain in 2010 but the event is now a fixture of the retail sales calendar with Currys, John Lewis and Argos key players in an event increasingly focused on aggressively discounted electronics and domestic appliances. ...
Dark web hackers boast of Tesco Bank thefts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 01:48:55 PM
....The Sunday Times says the attack was carried out by thieves using mobile phones that used stolen Tesco Bank data to set up contactless payment accounts. It says fraudulent purchases of thousands of low-priced goods were made at Best Buy electronics stores in the US as well as other American and Brazilian retailers. ...
Samsung buys connected car firm Harman for $8bn in cash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 09:52:53 AM
. Samsung Electronics is buying automotive electronics-maker Harman International Industries for $8bn (£6. ...
Ctrl+Z: Silicon Valley leaders U-turn on Donald Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 10:00:16 AM
....Wilson anticipated both opportunity and potential danger under a Trump administration. Trump’s apparent eagerness to set off a trade war with China could be damaging to consumer electronics companies like Apple, which rely on China’s manufacturing infrastructure and workplace, as well as the global supply chain of minerals. ...
Singles Day: Alibaba breaks record sales total image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 01:29:54 AM
....Alibaba's rival JD. com, which focuses more on electronics, reported receiving more orders in the first nine hours of trading on Friday than it had done during the whole of Singles Day 2014. ...
Gold: key trends helping the metal keep its shine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 07:00:08 AM
.... That was a bright spot in an otherwise weak quarter for gold. Demand was down 10% overall from a year ago, as the growth in investor demand failed to offset a drop in appetite for gold among central banks, the jewellery sector and technology companies that use gold in electronics. ...
Inventor Sir James Dyson sets up college to tackle skills shortage image
....And Universities Minister Jo Johnson had challenged him to set up his own institution to train students. Sir James says the UK needs another one million engineers with skills in software, hardware and electronics by 2020. ...
Sony cuts annual profit outlook by 10% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 09:05:22 AM
.... . The Japanese electronics giant will sell the unit to Murata Manufacturing and said it expected to book impairment charges of 33bn yen linked to the sale. ...
Smart home threat image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 11:10:24 PM
.... . One of the reasons why some electronics are cheaper than others is that manufacturers cut corners on security - like putting cheap tyres on an expensive car. ...
Beijing threatens legal action over webcam claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of October 2016 11:23:35 AM
....The Chinese Ministry of Justice has threatened legal action against "organisations and individuals" making "false claims" about the security of Chinese-made devices. It follows a product recall from the Chinese electronics firm Hangzhou after its web cameras were used in a massive web attack last week. ...
Webcams used to attack Reddit and Twitter recalled image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of October 2016 11:21:14 AM
....Home webcams that were hijacked to help knock popular websites offline last week are being recalled in the US. Chinese electronics firm Hangzhou Xiongmai issued the recall soon after its cameras were identified as aiding the massive web attacks. ...
Lower iPhone sales hit Laird profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 12:31:04 PM
....The company dates back to 1824, when it was founded by John Laird as Birkenhead Ironworks in Liverpool. Its shipbuilding business was nationalised in 1977 and the firm moved into security products in the 1980s, followed by electronics the following decade. ...
FTSE 100 edges higher after chancellor reassures image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 08:01:34 AM
....8%. In the FTSE 250, shares in Laird - an electronics component maker that supplies mobile phone manufacturers - plunged 49% after the company warned on profits. ...
More than a fire row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of October 2016 04:55:54 PM
.... You can be born in a Samsung hospital, play in a Samsung amusement park, live in Samsung apartments and finish your days in a Samsung funeral parlour. The company's activities go from shipbuilding to insurance to electronics. ...
Fujitsu to cut up to 1,800 jobs in UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of October 2016 04:02:40 PM
. Japanese electronics firm Fujitsu has told staff of plans to cut up to 1,800 jobs in the UK. ...
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 owners told to turn off device image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of October 2016 10:35:57 PM
....Samsung was dragging its heels in the face of new reports that its Note 7 phones were still burning up. Perhaps even Samsung itself could not quite believe that one of the world leaders in electronics could have made such a catastrophic product safety error… twice. ...
BAE Systems in arms talks with Saudi Arabia image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 11:04:23 AM
....BAE Systems has disclosed it is in talks over a multi-billion-pound arms contract with Saudi Arabia. The announcement by the defence, aerospace and electronics giant will stoke controversy over weapons sales to the Arab kingdom. ...
Samsung shares jump on shake-up proposal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 07:20:25 AM
....Shares in Samsung Electronics have hit a record high after activist investor Elliott Management proposed a radical corporate shake-up. The US hedge fund is urging the tech giant to streamline its business, which makes consumer electronics including smartphones and televisions. ...
Testing for Ebola image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 11:04:33 PM
.... . For example, Singapore-based medical technology company STMicroelectronics has developed a "Lab-on-Chip" platform, which is the size of a fingernail and can test for multiple tropical diseases in a single blood sample. ...
Frank Field condemns plan to 'dump' Bernard Matthews pension scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of September 2016 09:00:28 PM
....”. Rutland Partners, which also owns Pizza Hut and the electronics chain Maplin, bought Bernard Matthews, Europe’s largest turkey producer, in 2013. ...
Stranded at sea image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 01:23:28 PM
.... . And lastly, there are the firms who own the content of the containers, for instance an Asian electronics firm sending its goods to the US market. ...
Shenzhen's start up scene: from ski sensors to worm farms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 01:52:21 AM
. The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen is famous for making electronics, but it's also become a popular spot for start-ups from all over the world. ...
Japan may use e-waste for 2020 medals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 09:50:38 AM
....The Rio Olympics, for example, used gold that was extracted without the use of mercury and a third of the silver and bronze used came from recycled sources. Discarded consumer electronics such as smartphones and tablets contain small amounts of precious and rare earth metals, including platinum, palladium, gold, silver, lithium, cobalt and nickel. ...
Sharp shares rise as China approves Foxconn takeover image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 01:39:38 AM
. Shares in Sharp have jumped after Chinese regulators agreed a takeover of the Japanese electronics firm by Taiwan's Foxconn. ...
Cold turkey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 11:20:17 PM
...."The smartphone has become part of the fabric of today's society," he said. "It is the most prolific consumer electronics device on the planet and it seems most people can't live without one. ...

Octogenarian accused of drugging and robbing pensioners she met through lonely hearts ads
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....During dinner, the predatory pensioner sprinkled lorazepam - a drug prescribed to treat anxiety but which induces sleep - onto her victim's food, a regional court in Brzesko, southern Poland, heard. In one case, she stole 8,000 zloty (£1,600) in jewellery, electronics and cash from a 78-year-old who had invited her to his home in the nearby village of Szczurow, the online edition of the Polska The Times reported Tuesday. ...
Samsung profits boosted by smartphone sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 28th of July 2016 12:31:34 AM
....As for other divisions in the Samsung conglomerate, the company is forecasting a decline in TV demand for the second half of the year, citing "weakened demand in Europe and a prolonged economic slowdown in emerging markets". The South Korean corporate giant also reported earnings growth in its consumer electronics division, which sells refrigerators, washing machines and air conditioning units. ...
Dear Jeremy – your work problems solved image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of July 2016 05:59:32 AM
....The adviser said there are “lots of resources on the internet that will help you identify a job or career type”, but I haven’t been able to find anything suitable for someone in my position, ie mid-career rather than for school leavers or graduates starting out. I did a City & Guilds qualification in electronics in my teens, and have always done skilled work repairing electronic items, which is often field-based so I’ve never worked with colleagues every day in an office or factory environment. ...

Insurance scandal: Up to three million shoppers could get compensation over 'rip-off' warranties 
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....Around 3 million consumers have been identified as having purchased potentially unnecessary or worthless policies and could now be in line for hundreds of millions of pounds a year in compensation, the watchdog said. Sources told the Daily Telegraph that the majority of the policies believed to have been mis-sold are waranties bought from high street retailers specialising in electronics and white goods. ...
How can I make a midlife career change? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 15th of July 2016 06:00:33 AM
....The adviser said that “there are lots of resources on the internet that will help you identify a job or career type”, but I haven’t been able to find anything suitable for someone in my position ie, mid-career rather than for school leavers or graduates starting out. I did a City & Guilds qualification in electronics in my teens, and have always done skilled work repairing electronic items, which is often field-based, so I’ve never worked with colleagues every day in an office or factory environment. ...
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'Ikea of Africa' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of July 2016 08:51:13 AM
.... In the UK, it tried to outbid Sainsbury's for Argos owner Home Retail Group. Shortly after that failed, Steinhoff put in a bid for the French electronics retailer Darty - losing out in the end to French books and music store Fnac. ...
Business, not Brexit, dominates air show image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of July 2016 12:41:10 PM
Are grey goods the real deal? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of July 2016 06:00:08 AM
.... The discount comes because they are not being sold through official channels, and are usually brought in from another country. Expensive goods such as luxury watches and electronics are the most appealing buys, and there are a host of websites dedicated to selling them. ...
Berlusconi: AC Milan sold to Chinese consortium image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 12:31:30 AM
....Many European teams are now owned or bankrolled by wealthy Asian or Middle Eastern investors or companies. Local rival Inter Milan was sold to Chinese electronics retailer Suning Commerce Group last month. ...
BMW and Intel plan robot car production image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of July 2016 01:29:18 PM
.... . They pledged to make the results of the research available to other car makers and electronics firms to help standardise technologies used in autonomous vehicles. ...
Foxconn takes over Japan's electronics giant Sharp image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 1st of July 2016 12:12:36 AM
.... . So how does Japan feel about losing ownership of one of its most well-known electronics brands? . ...
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Hitachi and Canon not doing enough to tackle forced labour, says new report image
....The International Labour Organisation estimates that forced labour generates $150bn in illegal profits every year. ICT companies are considered to be particularly vulnerable to forced labour in their supply chains due to extensive use of migrant labour in the manufacturing of technology and electronics products in countries such as Malaysia and China, and the complex and lengthy supply chains of many ICT products. ...
The hard-hat chancellor: what kind of Britain is George Osborne building? image
.... It is transparent, extraordinarily light, flexible and 200 times as strong as steel. For now, many of its possible uses are in the nice-to-have rather than essential category – clothes embedded with electronics, flaccid mobile phones, low-energy and low-cost light bulbs – but it also has potential medical and other applications. ...
Huge profits in store for firm that can make a great leap in battery technology image
....Storing that energy in batteries would help even out supply. But right now that kind of storage, be it in large-scale battery banks or at home, is limited in the same way as in consumer electronics. ...
Nokia returns to the phone market as Microsoft sells brand image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 11:44:47 AM
....The involvement of Foxconn also points to the shifting nature of the smartphone market. The company has a hand in building almost every piece of consumer electronics on the market, from the iPhone to the PlayStation 4, but its brand has largely been secondary to those of the companies it works for. ...
The innovators: Irish lab develops coating to ward off superbug image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of May 2016 10:58:15 AM
....Related: The innovators: slow fashion that cuts waste and lasts longer. There is little hard data to show how wide a problem the spread of bacteria via mobile devices is, but they certainly harbour bacteria and some of the keenest interest in the new product has so far come from electronics companies. ...
Dyson could become next Tesla with its electric car, says expert image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 06:00:05 AM
....Solid-state batteries for vehicles are being developed by many companies, including Toyota, Volkswagen and Bosch, a major supplier to the automotive industry. Blueindy, a car-sharing service in Paris, uses solid-state batteries in its 3,000 small vehicles, while electronics giant Samsung and other companies, like SolidEnergy Systems, are also working on the technology. ...
Dyson could become next Tesla with its electric car, says expert image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 06:00:05 AM
....Solid-state batteries for vehicles are being developed by many companies, including Toyota, Volkswagen and Bosch, a major supplier to the automotive industry. Autolib, a car-sharing service in Paris, uses solid-state batteries in its 3,000 small vehicles, while electronics giant Samsung and other companies, like SolidEnergy Systems, are also working on the technology. ...
Imagination Technologies jumps 13% as Chinese firm takes 3% stake image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of May 2016 09:04:01 AM
....He added:. Tsinghua Unigroup’s acquisition of a 3% stake is interesting considering this is the Chinese state-backed technology holding company that acquired RDA Microelectronics and Spreadtrum. ...

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