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....But Devicescape eschews Bluetooth and instead tracks smartphone users via the use of wi-fi hotspots. "Our software establishes a person's presence in a particular location based on their proximity to the wi-fi network at that location," says Owen Geddes, the firm's vice president of market development. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Mobile banking has changed the way we manage our money for good, and is saving us billions in bank charges, tech start-ups say. Charlie Kingston, a 22-year-old software engineer based in London, banks with mobile-only newcomer Starling Bank. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Wright Electric is backed by Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's most highly-regarded start-up incubator programme. Alumni of the scheme include companies such as AirBnB, file storage company Dropbox and HR management software firm Zenefits. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Shops and retailers are taking over where street cameras left off, watching shoppers' every move. According to a 2015 survey of 150 retail executives from IT services firm Computer Services Corporation, a quarter of all British shops and 59% of fashion retailers use facial recognition software. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Their accuracy came to the fore earlier this month after a glitch meant the in-home displays of some SSE smart meter customers showed daily bills of more than £30,000. However, SSE said people were still able to get correct readings via its website, and it is rolling out a software update to fix the affected displays. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....2m affected VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda diesel cars have been returned as part of the official dealer recall. Most require a simple software upgrade, but some – those with the 1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Bye-bye bank charges? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 11:28:16 PM
....Mobile banking has changed the way we manage our money for good, and is saving us billions in bank charges, tech start-ups say. Charlie Kingston, a 22-year-old software engineer based in London, banks with mobile-only newcomer Starling Bank. ...
UK energy firms including big six miss smart meter deadline image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 05:48:07 PM
....Their accuracy came to the fore earlier this month after a glitch meant the in-home displays of some SSE smart meter customers showed daily bills of more than £30,000. However, SSE said people were still able to get correct readings via its website, and it is rolling out a software update to fix the affected displays. ...
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
....2m affected VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda diesel cars have been returned as part of the official dealer recall. Most require a simple software upgrade, but some – those with the 1. ...
Ads in the sky image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:13:43 AM
....But Devicescape eschews Bluetooth and instead tracks smartphone users via the use of wi-fi hotspots. "Our software establishes a person's presence in a particular location based on their proximity to the wi-fi network at that location," says Owen Geddes, the firm's vice president of market development. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....Shops and retailers are taking over where street cameras left off, watching shoppers' every move. According to a 2015 survey of 150 retail executives from IT services firm Computer Services Corporation, a quarter of all British shops and 59% of fashion retailers use facial recognition software. ...
London-Paris electric flight 'in decade' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 08:06:00 AM
....Wright Electric is backed by Y Combinator, Silicon Valley's most highly-regarded start-up incubator programme. Alumni of the scheme include companies such as AirBnB, file storage company Dropbox and HR management software firm Zenefits. ...
Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions investigated in France image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 08:12:41 PM
....In the UK, the government is testing the emissions of the car maker's Jeep Grand Cherokee. The UK Department for Transport has also asked for details of a probe by the US Environmental Protection Agency into Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions software. ...
Viagogo snubs MPs' inquiry into online ticket reselling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:57:46 AM
....The Competition and Markets Authority is icurrently investigating whether companies are complying with the legislation. And the House of Lords was on Tuesday evening due to debate plans that include outlawing “bots” - the automated software used by some touts to harvest tickets in bulk. ...
Thousands join UK legal case against VW over emissions scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:27:25 AM
....This month, the carmaker pleaded guilty to all criminal charges in the US, admitting to a scheme to sidestep pollution rules on nearly 600,000 vehicles. VW admitted conspiracy and obstruction of justice in the scheme, which used software called a “defeat device” to suppress emissions of nitrogen oxide during tests. ...
Has the tech bubble peaked? Signs that the startup boom may be fizzling image
.... It’s part of a broader trend in the Bay Area: Silicon Valley’s technology bubble has had some of its wind knocked out – not bursting, but fizzling – with VCs making fewer investments, startup valuations falling, and recruitment slowing. “We’re starting to get a lot of résumés from [software engineers at] companies where the business model isn’t working and they can’t get funding, so they are closing down or cutting back,” said Mark Dinan, a software recruiter based in the Bay Area, who keeps track of companies’ hirings and firings. ...
Elderly 'hit by line rental charges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:00:38 AM
....And elderly people continued to be frustrated by encouragements to use services online, instead of in person or via the phone, said Sally West at the charity Age UK. In particular, having to adapt to how technologies changed thanks to frequent software updates was an example of how digital life could be off-putting for those in later years, she said. ...
Audi and VW sites raided in emissions probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 03:32:14 PM
....In a statement, Audi said it was co-operating with authorities. In September 2015, Audi admitted that more than two million of its cars were fitted with software that allowed for the manipulation of test. ...
Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 01:00:52 AM
...."Identity fraud is the key to unlocking your valuables. Things like weak passwords or not updating your software are the same as leaving a window or door unlocked. ...
Cyber security: Experts warn on rise of hacker ransoms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:05:46 AM
.... . Others, it adds, can download more basic software to carry out attacks on smaller businesses and the general public which require very little technical ability. ...
Revision App customers complain of unexpected payments image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 01:19:29 PM
.... . When contacted by You & Yours, the founder of Revision App Global Ltd, Jermaine Hagan, put customers' complaints down to "temporary errors" with the software used to give out access codes and process cancellations. ...
Intel buys driverless car technology firm Mobileye image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:09:06 PM
....Jerusalem-based Mobileye has contracts with 27 car makers. It also controls about two thirds of the market for software that runs automatic emergency braking and semi-autonomous cruise control systems already fitted to cars and trucks. ...
VW diesel compensation stalls in UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 11:52:52 AM
.... . Since then, the company has agreed to pay substantial compensation to people in the US who bought cars equipped with illegal software, capable of disguising their true emissions levels. ...
Can .art domain give the art business an online boost? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 08:00:19 AM
.... For the most part, ICANN does not seek to enforce how delegated domains are operated, subject to certain contractual agreements that prohibit discriminatory practices. According to Alison Simpson, senior manager for domain management at software company MarkMonitor, there is “real potential for companies to do creative branding” with domains like . ...
Ticket touts face unlimited fines for using 'bots' to buy in bulk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 07:15:05 PM
. Touts who use computer software to harvest concert tickets in bulk and resell them at vast mark-ups face unlimited fines as part of a crackdown on highly profitable resale sites such as Viagogo, StubHub and GetMeIn. ...
Volkswagen pleads guilty to all criminal charges in emissions cheating scandal image
. Volkswagen pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges in a brazen scheme to get around US pollution rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles by using software to suppress emissions of nitrogen oxide during tests. ...
VW pleads guilty to US emissions charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 04:02:31 PM
....He said the criminal acts occurred in both Germany and the United States. VW admitted that vehicles were fitted with illegal software which allowed them to cheat emissions tests over a six-year period. ...
Elon Musk offers to fix Australian power network in 100 days image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 09:17:43 AM
...."Tesla will get the system installed and working 100 days from contract signature or it is free. That serious enough for you?" he tweeted in response to Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of Australian software maker Atlassian. ...
Machines v hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:33:10 AM
....That is a problem when the analysts expected to defend companies are "drowning" in data generated by firewalls, PCs, intrusion detection systems and all the other appliances they have bought and installed, he says. Automation is nothing new, says Oliver Tavakoli, chief technology officer at security firm Vectra Networks - early uses helped antivirus software spot novel malicious programmes. ...
Work zombies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 12:28:39 AM
....Staff literally won't want to stay, and as a result turnover will be high, says Ms Steele. At Jive, the firm uses its own software, which aims to improve the way employees communicate and collaborate on projects internally, to help new staff settle in and feel more at home quickly. ...
What are the UK's highest paid apprenticeships of 2017? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:42:43 AM
....Advanced, higher and degree-level apprenticeships are available across the IT sector. From computer manufacturers to software and electronic engineers, these roles are perfect for someone with technical skills who likes solving problems in a logical manner. ...
Uber stops using Greyball 'secret program' to dodge regulators image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:21:32 AM
. Uber says it will ban a secret software tool from being used to evade undercover regulators. ...
Premier League gets Kodi piracy court order image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 07:51:30 PM
....Football fans are urged instead to get a Sky Sports or BT Sport subscription, or watch games at a venue that pays for access. The Federation Against Copyright Theft (Fact) declared that the use of Kodi software to watch pirated streams was becoming an "epidemic" last September. ...
Apple, Samsung and Microsoft react to Wikileaks' CIA dump image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 09:32:08 AM
...."The technology built into today's iPhone represents the best data security available to consumers, and we're constantly working to keep it that way," it said. "Our products and software are designed to quickly get security updates into the hands of our customers, with nearly 80% of users running the latest version of our operating system. ...
'I was stuck' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:30:12 AM
....The site is not just for individuals. Companies such as the financial software and media firm Bloomberg and the investment management firm BlackRock have also signed up - in the hope that it will encourage women within their organisations. ...
Uber's 'hustle-oriented' culture becomes a black mark on employees' résumés image
....”. Keala Lusk, a former Uber software engineer, wrote on Medium that during her time at Uber she saw “malicious fights for power, interns repeatedly putting in over 100 hours a week but only getting paid for 40, discrimination against women, and prejudice against the transgender community”. ...
Glamorous, really? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:14:10 AM
...."Users will be able to book and access basic travel analytics free of charge," Ms Schneiderhan adds. "The cost of advanced features, such as software integrations, will depend on the volume of bookings made. ...
Inside the TalkTalk 'Indian scam call centre' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 11:47:00 AM
....While it has not been possible to independently verify their claims, the sources have given highly detailed accounts of the scammers' tactics, which correlate very closely with previous reports of fraud targeting TalkTalk customers. The software they named also matches that identified by TalkTalk in its own website guidance on what to watch out for in a scam call. ...
Uber is smart, simple and seductive. But should we still be using it? image
.... It emerged last week that Uber had been using geolocation data, credit card details and social media accounts to identify law enforcement officials in US cities running sting operations against it, and ensuring they don’t get picked up by its cars. Using software to avoid regulation and law enforcement is both incredibly smart and incredibly dodgy. ...
Uber uses 'secret program' Greyball to hide from regulators image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 4th of March 2017 10:53:15 AM
....Uber has been using a secret program to prevent undercover regulators from shutting down the taxi-hailing service in cities around the world. The software, called Greyball, sought to identify officials trying to catch its drivers and deny them service, the New York Times reports. ...
The smaller the better? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:08:53 AM
....For example, she says there is "no way" printer and PC company HP Inc's decision last year to buy Samsung's printing business for $1bn would have happened when it was part of the larger firm. "We would have allocated a billion dollars for a cloud or big data analytics or the next generation of software to find infrastructure. ...
Love on the line? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:03:50 AM
.... However, if revealed, they can easily be mirrored by competitors," says Tom Bourlet, a former digital marketing consultant at a dating website. "Most use photo-recognition software. ...
Dyson to open new UK tech campus image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 08:28:17 PM
....". Dyson already has two sites in the UK - its Malmesbury HQ and a Bristol software hub. ...
Love your job image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:19:58 AM
....Project managers were no longer automatically paid more than the rest of the team, it was easier to move to different projects, and the new freedom meant experienced engineers felt they had more options than before. "I got very frustrated," says Jim Allen, a software engineer at Cougar, of his experience of being a manager. ...
MWC 2017: LG G6 phone is made for split-screen apps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:03:56 PM
....Yet the G6 is thinner and slightly smaller than last year's model thanks to the decision to abandon add-on components - such as a higher quality audio processor - and a return to an irremovable battery. The new phone is designed around Android 7's support for split-screen software, allowing two same-sized square interfaces to be seen either side-by-side or one-above-the-other, depending on how the phone is held. ...
Will Pirc squeeze Apple until the pips squeak? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
....Meanwhile Pirc is not confining its critiques to US tech firms. It also opposes the remuneration report of FTSE 100 software group Sage, whose annual meeting happens to be on the same day as Apple’s. ...
Smart vision image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:57:32 AM
. A blind man who narrowly escaped death when he was gunned down in the Philippines has developed software he hopes will offer life-changing independence to blind people. ...
Don’t be a dinosaur image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:37:05 AM
....It even has a name - Agile. The term, which originally comes from software development is all about continual improvement and learning and improving communication between different departments. ...
Agile: What does the new boardroom buzzword mean? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:36:53 AM
....There's a new buzzword in the boardroom: agile. It originally comes from software development, but now CEOs are talking about it as a new way to lead a business. ...
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Is it still a man's world behind the camera? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 01:21:36 AM
....As a compositor, she learned how to combine several visual elements into a believable on-screen image, gaining her first credit in 1998 for Babe, Pig in the City. Although aspiring VFX specialists can now learn through YouTube tutorials, software and courses, Sara's adamant that the best experience is found in the workplace. ...
Self-driving cars must be covered by insurance, says UK bill image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 04:26:42 PM
....However, the bill - which applies to England, Scotland and Wales but not Northern Ireland - makes two exemptions. If a vehicle's owner has made unauthorised changes to the car's software or fails to install an update that their policy requires them to, then they become liable. ...
Canada's Trump? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 12:33:29 AM
.... So the policies he is pushing forward are not mine. Canada is a very inclusive country," says O'Leary, who made the bulk of his estimated $300m (£240m) fortune in 1999, by selling a software company he founded. ...
Tax barrister plans to take Uber to court over alleged £20m black hole image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 03:00:09 PM
....Uber has 40,000 drivers operating on its platform in the UK. In the US, the company’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick, has called in the former attorney general Eric Holder to investigate allegations by the software engineer Susan Fowler of sexual harassment and discrimination at its San Fransisco head office. ...
Volkswagen boss says firm in Europe 'misled nobody' over emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of February 2017 01:09:54 AM
.... Around 470,000 of the 1. 2m vehicles fitted with software to cheat environmental tests have been dealt with, he said. ...
We all have the ‘right to disconnect’ – but only some of us can afford it | Evgeny Morozov image
.... But, in this case, disconnection is likely to be treated as a device, not as a right. Thus, we can already pay a fee to use slick software that will limit our access to Facebook or Twitter. ...
‘Noise-cancelling headphones may bring back the peace’ – our work expert responds image
. I work in the small software development arm of a large retailer (the head office is based elsewhere). ...
Driverless trucks: economic tsunami may swallow one of most common US jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 12:00:02 PM
....In other words, piloting trucks for those final few miles might eventually evolve into a white-collar profession actively sought after by college graduates. This might be especially true in the wake of the onslaught of software automation in many other traditional white-collar, knowledge-based occupations (financial analysts, lawyers, computer programmers – any job that involves manipulating information in a predictable way). ...
Microsoft raises prices of some PCs by up to £400 due to Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:26:41 AM
....The price increase comes in the wake of similar moves by Sonos and twice by Apple, which saw the cost of computers, speakers and apps rise by as much as 25%, adjusting for the falling value of sterling against the dollar, the currency in which Microsoft and other US technology firms do their accounting. A Microsoft spokesperson said: “In response to a recent review we are adjusting the British pound prices of some of our hardware and consumer software in order to align to market dynamics. ...
The UK's inflation foot soldiers: how the ONS measures the CPI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 04:58:06 PM
.... Last year e-cigarette stores were added to the price collectors’ beat to complement the information already being collected from online retailers. Statisticians also use “web scraping” where software collects prices from websites. ...
‘We didn't even have room for a table’: meet the 30-somethings fleeing London image
.... They have also kept their commuting costs down. Jonathan, a software inventor for IBM, began working from home full-time, coordinating his working hours with colleagues in the US and childcare routines. ...
HR thinks music in the office is a good idea – but I don't image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 07:00:45 AM
.... We then print the best of your comments alongside Jeremy’s own insights. I work in the small software development arm of a large retailer (the head office is based elsewhere). ...
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Ticket resale sites could face legal curbs as part of push to beat touts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of February 2017 07:01:07 AM
....Proposed amendments to the digital economy bill also include other measures aimed at some of the more controversial methods employed by ticket touts. They include prison terms of up to a year for the use of bot software to harvest tickets – a measure proposed by Conservative MP Nigel Adams – and a provision allowing promoters to take legal action against touts. ...
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
....The division is Amazon Web Services, or AWS, the section of the company that sells cloud computing services to both the outside world and to Amazon itself. You can buy storage space to hold a huge database, bandwidth to host a website, or processing power to run complex software remotely. ...
Deutsche Bank's $630m Russian fine reflects badly on banking | Nils Pratley image
....1m. Ocado generates sufficient cash to open more warehouses and, it revealed, employ a remarkable 950 IT and software professionals in four countries. ...
Hand delivered: will Ocado's robot soon be picking your shopping? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 01:49:24 PM
....The Hatfield-based company currently has 50 innovations seeking a patent and took on more than 200 extra tech experts last year, taking its total to 950 on top of 200 qualified engineers. Over the next year it expects to hire another 100 IT and engineering professionals as it opens two new warehouses and tries to persuade international retailers to use its software and technology. ...
How artificial intelligence could help make the insurance industry trustworthy image
.... Lemonade declined to disclose the number of customers, but it said that 87% of its customers never bought insurance for their homes before and 81% of them are 25-44 years old. Lemonade is able to screen applicants or claims quickly because its software can quickly pull data and cross-reference information about a particular home or neighborhood from a variety of sources. ...
‘You owe your employer a debt of gratitude’ – our work expert responds image
.... CaptainGrey. • Make sure you’re up to date with recent versions of software such as MS Office. ...
How ticket touts beat you to the punch ... and what you can do about it image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:16:45 PM
....Some pay fan club fees to gain access to tickets. Others use bots, automated software designed to automatically harvest dozens of tickets within a matter of seconds. ...
Amazon and Google fight crucial battle over voice recognition image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:03:00 AM
.... A shift that cut out the desktop in favour of voice-oriented search, or no search at all, would imperil its lucrative revenue stream. Amazon is copying one feature of Google’s success in smartphones: it is offering methods to connect and control smart devices via the Echo for free, rather as Google’s Android software was offered as a free platform for smartphones. ...
Is your company monitoring you? How to protect your privacy at work image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:00:30 AM
.... Employers monitor IT to prevent disclosure of confidential information and criminal activity, and to keep an eye on inefficiency. Technology which facilitates monitoring, such as software that can capture a screenshot of everything employees do, is advancing all the time. ...
Hamilton West End tickets appear on resale sites despite anti-tout measures image
.... It went on to be nominated for a record 16 Tony awards, picking up 11, and also won a Grammy. The show’s producers introduced strict new measures to combat touts, after 20,000 tickets for Hamilton in New York were snapped up by software designed to bulk-buy tickets online, and resold on secondary ticketing websites. ...
Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 07:30:09 AM
....When they do, regulatory approval permitting, their most significant impact is likely to be in the area of urban mobility. “AVs will enable new service configurations where consumers are delivered door to door with virtually no stops in a comfortable vehicle with just one to three other passengers,” says Stan Boland, CEO of FiveAI, which builds AI-driven software for AVs and is one of the companies testing autonomous vehicles on UK roads in 2017, alongside major manufacturers including Volvo and Ford. ...
Renault to be investigated over diesel emissions 'cheating' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 12:34:10 PM
.... They are compliant with the applicable standards. “Renault vehicles are not equipped with cheating software affecting anti-pollution systems. ...
I work in recruitment, but dread dealing with people image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 09:58:19 AM
.... But I need a job to sustain myself, so I cannot leave without a plan. During these years I realised what I enjoy (and am good at) is connected to reporting, data analysis (or applicant tracking systems software that handles the recruitment process) and support for other people. ...
Fiat emissions probe: UK seeks details from US regulator image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 08:35:23 AM
. The UK Department for Transport has asked for details of a US probe into Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions software as a matter of urgency. ...
VW papers shed light on emissions scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 11:15:47 PM
.... They could not design an engine that would meet tough emissions standards due to enter into force in 2007, and at the same time give customers the performance that they wanted. Their solution was to ask their engineers to design engine management software which would turn on emissions controls when the car was being tested, and turn them off when it was being driven on the road. ...
Amazon announces plans to create more than 100,000 US jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 06:55:01 PM
. Amazon plans to create more than 100,000 jobs in the United States, from software development to warehouse work, becoming the latest company to boast a hiring spree since Donald Trump won the US presidential election in November. ...
Fiat Chrysler used software to cheat diesel emissions testing, EPA alleges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 05:16:43 PM
. The US Environmental Protection Agency has accused a second major car company, Fiat Chrysler, of cheating on its diesel emissions testing by using secret software applications in multiple models. ...
Fiat accused over emissions software image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 04:21:40 PM
. Fiat Chrysler has been accused of not telling authorities about software that regulates emissions in thousands of its diesel vehicles. ...
Six Volkswagen executives charged with fraud over emissions cheating image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 09:42:57 PM
....5bn in the US to resolve claims from car owners, as well as regulators. The settlements and penalties emanate from Volkswagen’s admission in September 2015 that it had installed secret software in vehicles to make them appear cleaner in emissions tests than they actually were. ...
VW pleads guilty to emissions cheating image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 07:14:26 PM
.... It has agreed to co-operate with the DofJ's investigation and prosecution of six executives involved in the crimes. The firm is pleading guilty to "participating in a conspiracy to defraud" the US and its American customers, as well as breaking the Clean Air Act by using cheating software in its cars. ...
Robbie Williams tickets put directly on resale sites image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 02:42:08 AM
....A representative of Capital FM's Jingle Bell Ball and Summertime Ball confirmed they had placed tickets for both those events directly on StubHub, but added they had not increased the prices. The Victoria Derbyshire programme also found resale websites StubHub, Get Me In and Seatwave were providing specialist software - which could be used by touts - to enable users to sell large volumes of tickets through their platforms. ...
Volkswagen confirms $4.3bn payment over diesel emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 11:08:24 PM
....VW has raced to get a deal done before President Obama leaves office on 20 January, amid fears that a change in administration could drag out the settlement for months. VW admitted in September 2015 to installing secret software in hundreds of thousands of US diesel cars to cheat exhaust emissions tests and make them appear cleaner than they were on the road. ...

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