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Irish television Supervet to expand his operations with recruitment drive
 
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Irish television Supervet to expand his operations with recruitment drive Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick (C4/PA) The Irish 'Supervet' of Channel 4 TV fame, Laois native Noel Fitzpatrick, has increased his staff and is adding a €3.2m extension to his veterinary surgery near London, which employs a number of staff from this country. Recently filed accounts for the year to the end of March last stated that the business had increased its workforce from 148 to 175. It is continuing to grow, and is currently recruiting veterinary nurses and a number of other staff. In addition t...
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Is the Sirius Minerals share price on track to hit 60p this year?
 
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Is the Sirius Minerals share price on track to hit 60p this year? When I covered Sirius Minerals (LSE: SXX) at the beginning of 2018 year, I claimed that the stock could surge to 40p by the end of 2018 (up from 23p at the time) as the company progressed on its journey to become one of the world’s biggest suppliers of polyhalite. The share price came close to hitting my 40p target earlier last week after the company revealed that it had signed yet another off-take agreement this time with  ITL Trading, one of the largest suppliers of fertiliser to Nigeria.  And...
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U.s. navy boosts mediterranean presence as exxon set to explore offshore cyprus
 
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U.s. navy boosts mediterranean presence as exxon set to explore offshore cyprus The U.S. Navy has increased its Mediterranean fleet, just a couple of weeks before Exxon is due to send two surveying vessels to explore offshore Cyprus near the area where Turkey blocked an Eni drilling ship from prospecting in February, Turkish news outlet Ahval reports. Last year, ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum signed an exploration and production (E&P) sharing contract with the Cyprus government, under which the companies will start drilling in a block offshore Cyprus this year. Two weeks ag...
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Bahrain announces biggest discovery of oil in 80 years
 
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Bahrain announces biggest discovery of oil in 80 years Bahrain has today announced the discovery of the biggest discovery of oil in the Kingdom in more than 80 years - and it is thought to dwarf the country's current reserves. The substantial find was discovered in the Khaleej Al Bahrain Basin, located off the west coast of the Kingdom. It's the largest discovery of oil in the Kingdom since 1932 and contains highly significant quantities of tight oil and deep gas, understood to dwarf Bahrain’s current reserves. Bahrain’s Minister of Oil, Shaikh Moha...
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Natural gas pipeline explosion in Texas critically injures five
 
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Natural gas pipeline explosion in Texas critically injures five HOUSTON (Reuters) - A series of natural gas pipeline explosions in Midland County, Texas sent five people to hospital with critical burn injuries, and interrupted energy pipeline operations in the area, officials said. The region is the home to the Permian Basin, the largest U.S. oilfield, and is crisscrossed by oil and gas pipelines. The cause of the explosion and fire were not immediately known. Five workers with critical injuries were airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, ...
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Nintendo Switch hardware patch reportedly found in brand new units
 
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Nintendo Switch hardware patch reportedly found in brand new units Nintendo has reportedly issued the first of its Nintendo Switch console units with at least one of the infamous Nvidia Tegra chip security flaws patched out. Noted game console hacker SciresM let loose the news via Twitter (seen below) and Discord, as spotted by a ResetEra forums user. Patching these hardware security flaws – particularly the ‘f-g’ exploit – has been a long time coming for Nintendo following their exposure late last year. Before and since then, the homebrew (and, on a related no...
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Autolus’ solid tumour CAR-Ts will have ‘off switch’
 
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Autolus’ solid tumour CAR-Ts will have ‘off switch’ Up and coming immunotherapy company Autolus has published details of an ‘off switch’ safety feature in its next generation CAR-Ts. The first generation of CAR T cell therapies, led by Novartis’ Kymriah and Gilead/Kite’s Yescarta, produce often spectacular results in treating patients with haematological cancers, but can also cause potentially life threatening adverse events. This is because these ‘living drugs’ proliferate in the body, and can run out of control, causing the now well known ‘cyto...
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The secret bailout system the EU doesn’t want you to know about
 
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The secret bailout system the EU doesn’t want you to know about Target2 – the Trans-European Automated Real-time Gross Settlement Express Transfer system – started off as a simple payment system for cross-border transactions in the Eurozone. Its use is mandatory for the settlement of any euro transaction involving the ECB and the national central banks of the Eurozone member states. It has, however, become something much more – the silent bailout system that keeps the euro afloat. Europe’s political elite know this – they just don’t want the rest of us findi...
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Michelin to Acquire Farm-Tire Maker Camso for $1.45 Billion
 
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Michelin to Acquire Farm-Tire Maker Camso for $1.45 Billion Michelin agreed to buy Camso, a Canadian producer of rubber tracks for farm equipment and snowmobiles, for $1.45 billion as the French tiremaker bolsters its specialty-equipment business. The two companies’ off-road operations will be combined and run from Camso’s headquarters in Magog, Quebec, Michelin said in a statement Thursday. Closely held Camso, which also makes tires for material-handling equipment, has sales of $1 billion. “This acquisition is a wonderful mutual opportunity,” Michelin C...
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Revolut launches ‘£1 pay-per-day’ geolocation travel insurance
 
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Revolut launches ‘£1 pay-per-day’ geolocation travel insurance Revolut launches its geolocation travel insurance, which is available for £1 per dayRevolut, the app-based banking alternative, has today launched a ‘Pay-per-Day’ travel insurance product. It says the service uses the customer’s geolocation to provide instant medical and dental cover, and that it is available for less than £1 per day. According to Revolut statistics, the average customer is abroad for 13 days of the year which, depending on the location, could cost a ‘Pay-per-Day’ user £11.76 a ...
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Vinyl is about to go 'HD' and the circle is complete
 
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Vinyl is about to go 'HD' and the circle is complete The vinyl fans who’ve always sworn that “it just sounds better, man” could soon be able to back up their staunch, yet largely unproven position. An Australian start-up is introducing a new HD vinyl format, which will offer longer playback, higher quality sound and louder playback. Rebeat Innovation has secured almost $5 million in investment and wants to get HD vinyl on the shelves by 2019, Pitchfork reports. The HD vinyl records, which promise 30% more playing time and a 30% increase in amplitu...
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Alpha Ring Xbox Insiders get a Skip Ahead option, gives access to new features early
 
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Alpha Ring Xbox Insiders get a Skip Ahead option, gives access to new features early Microsoft today announced they have added a new Skip Ahead option for Xbox Insiders who are enrolled in the Alpha Ring. This new “Alpha- Skip Ahead” ring will give select gamers early access to new Xbox features and takes inspiration from the Skip Ahead feature of the Windows Insider Program. The new Skip Ahead option will branch the Alpha RIng to preview so gamers can preview both Redstone 4 and Redstone 5 builds simultaneously,  It will become open to all Alpha members in the current weeks, an...
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A Chinese moon satellite took an incredible picture of Earth that will make you feel tiny
 
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A Chinese moon satellite took an incredible picture of Earth that will make you feel tiny As a Chinese microsatellite called Longjiang-2 slipped into orbit around the moon last month, the spacecraft looked back at Earth and snapped its first test photos. One of those images shows our blue-marble planet hanging in the void of space beyond the moon. The images were taken on May 28 using an on-board camera funded by a Saudi Arabian prince. Although they have nothing on the Apollo film-camera shots of yesteryear, the pictures nonetheless show just how tiny our world is in the cosmos. An ...
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Toyota to build fuel-cell plant in california
 
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Toyota to build fuel-cell plant in california Toyota Motor North America Inc will build the world's first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach. Announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Tri-Gen facility will use bio-waste sourced from California agricultural waste to generate water, electricity and hydrogen. When it comes online in 2020, Tri-Gen will generate approximately 2.35 megawatts of electricity and 1.2 tons of hydrogen pe...
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Instagram’s ‘You’re All Caught Up’ Feature Is Now Live
 
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Instagram’s ‘You’re All Caught Up’ Feature Is Now Live These days it seems that companies are working to introduce new features to their apps, services, and hardware, and it’s not so much about groundbreaking revolutionary features, but features that are aimed towards “digital wellness” which basically tries to reduce how “addicted” we are to our devices and apps. For example Apple introduced a similar feature to iOS 12, and a couple of months ago you might have heard that Instagram was testing out a similar feature as well. If you thought that this...
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Microsoft quantum computing scientists have captured a Majorana quasiparticle
 
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Microsoft quantum computing scientists have captured a Majorana quasiparticle The nanowire (green) where the Majorana quasiparticle was captured and measured. Source: Hao Zhang, QuTech. Quantum computers hold the promise of the so-called quantum supremacy, which is the ability to solve problems that classical computers cannot. One of the reasons why scientists believe quantum computers could outperform classical computers on some tasks is the existence of superposition, a quantum mechanics phenomenon that allows a qubit to be an arbitrary combination of zero and one at th...
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UK supermarkets urgently recalls frozen vegetables over listeria outbreak fears
 
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UK supermarkets urgently recalls frozen vegetables over listeria outbreak fears Six of the UK’s most popular supermarkets have been forced to recall various frozen vegetable products due to concerns over possible listeria contamination. Aldi, Lidl, Iceland, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose have all recalled frozen veg, including packets of sweetcorn and mixed vegetables, because they could contain Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause listeriosis. Health organisations recently warned that an outbreak of the bacterial infection across Europe had been linked to frozen vegeta...
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1.1.1.1 Launches to Make the Internet Faster and More Private for Everyone
 
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1.1.1.1 Launches to Make the Internet Faster and More Private for Everyone SAN FRANCISCO, April 01, 2018 — Cloudflare, the leading Internet performance and security company, today announced 1.1.1.1, the first public DNS resolver built around the principle of privacy-first. 1.1.1.1 will ensure a more private and faster Internet for users everywhere, all for free. Nearly everything on the Internet starts with a DNS request. DNS is the Internet’s directory. It translates a human-friendly name like www.example.com to a numerical Internet address that a computer understands...
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Tesla's enormous battery in australia is responding to outages in record time
 
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Tesla's enormous battery in australia is responding to outages in record time Less than a month after Tesla Inc. unveiled a new backup power system in South Australia, the world's largest lithium-ion battery is already being put to the test. It appears to be far exceeding expectations. In the last three weeks alone, the Hornsdale Power Reserve has smoothed out at least two major energy outages, responding even more quickly than the coal-fired backups that were supposed to provide emergency power. Tesla's battery last week kicked in just 0.14 seconds after one of Australia...
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The dvr for cord cutters only costs $27 on amazon
 
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The dvr for cord cutters only costs $27 on amazon If you ditched pay TV and got yourself an OTA TV antenna so you can live network television in 1080p FHD, congrats! You’ve freed yourself of the horrible overcharging that has completely ruined cable. Of course, it would be nice to still have your DVR so you could record network TV shows when you’re not home, right? Well we have just the thing. The Mediasonic Homeworx HW180STB OTA DVR Box is a digital video recorder made specifically for OTA TV, and it only costs $25 right now on Amazon. Here a...
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Chinese scientists break world record in quantum entanglement with 18 qubits
 
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Chinese scientists break world record in quantum entanglement with 18 qubits Events Resources Spotlights Top 100 CIOs Research Sign in Follow us Register Scientists beat their own record of 10, which was set back in 2016 - and have now targeted 50 qubits Scientists in China have managed to break a world record in quantum entanglement, hitting a whopping 18 quantum bits, or "qubits" and beating their own record of 10, which was set back in 2016. The result of the study, which was published in the US journal Physical Review Letters, demonstrates how the team of physicists,...
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A CEO who sold his company for $365 million offers some of his best business advice: Take fewer ris
 
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A CEO who sold his company for $365 million offers some of his best business advice: Take fewer risks "I think I am demonstrably not a risk taker," says David Rusenko, CEO of website software company Weebly. "Anyone who has worked with me would back me up on that." Rusenko, who sold his company to Square earlier this year for $365 million, says there's one enduring mythology about entrepreneurs that he'd like to set straight: Entrepreneurs, it's largely held, are risk takers. But according to Rusenko, this is a mischaracterization that's not only inaccurate — it's also damaging. "Taking risks is...
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Instagram keeps crashing reports: App DOWN and login not working for users tonight
 
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Instagram keeps crashing reports: App DOWN and login not working for users tonight GETTYInstagram keeps crashing for a lot of users tonightThere are many reports from around the globe tonight that confirm Instagram keeps crashing for a lot of users. Sites that track when a popular app is down are also backing up these reports, with many revealing large numbers of affected users. Instagram is down in other areas as well, with some users confirming that they can’t get past the login screen.“It's been down in Las Vegas for almost 4 hours now so hopefully by tomorrow it's up,” one...
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Inside billionaire Warren Buffett's unconventional marriage, which included an open arrangement and
 
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Inside billionaire Warren Buffett's unconventional marriage, which included an open arrangement and 3-way Christmas cards The "Oracle of Omaha" married his second wife, Astrid, in 2006, but they've been together since 1978. Scott Olson / Getty Images Warren Buffett married Susan Thompson in 1952.She ultimately left Warren to pursue a singing career, but they remained amicably married until her death in 2004.Susan also introduced her husband to Astrid Menks, who became his companion. Buffett and Menks married in 2006.Warren Buffett has had a less-than-conventional marriage for much of his life. While the investment ...
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This amazing video of London was shot at 2520mm
 
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This amazing video of London was shot at 2520mm London is one of the most photographed and filmed cities in the world, but photographer and filmmaker Luke Miller has managed to capture it in a truly unique way. His beautiful short film titled 'Sun Moon London' captures the city as it's illuminated by the sun and the moon. The difference here though is he's shot it with a lens equivalent to 2520mm. Discovering a feature in the Magic Lantern firmware for his Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR that provided him with a 3x crop with no loss of quality, he...
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Cloudian pops nas joystick on hyperstore object boxes
 
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Cloudian pops nas joystick on hyperstore object boxes Cloudian says you can store unstructured data files on its HyperStore object storage, through a HyperFile NAS Controller, and not burden primary data filers with the stuff, saving lots of lovely money and getting loads of scalability. HyperFile involves a 2U NAS controller sitting atop one or more 4U HyperStore object storage nodes. Each node can hold 840TB of data and a 3-stack can store 2.52PB. Add the NAS controller and that takes up 14U. The NAS controller has a non-disruptive failover. It h...
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Now you can buy mini pcs with nxp i.mx8 chips - liliputing
 
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Now you can buy mini pcs with nxp i.mx8 chips - liliputing Chip maker NXP is finally rolling out the successor to the i. MX6 line of chips that were first introduced way back in 2011 (by Freescale, which was later acquired by NXP). The new i. MX8 line of processors are 64-bit, ARM-based chips with support for 4K and they’re expected to come in a few different configurations, although the frist to launch is the i. MX8M ARM Cortex-A53 processor. We started to see companies announce devices that use that chip in late 2017. Now some of the first are availab...
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MORGAN STANLEY: An overlooked indicator that tracks the 'smart money' has been plunging for months,
 
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MORGAN STANLEY: An overlooked indicator that tracks the 'smart money' has been plunging for months, and it’s a bad sign for the stock market The 'smart money' is sending a bad signal about the stock market, Morgan Stanley says. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid If you're looking for reasons to be cautious about the stock market, Morgan Stanley has a chart you'd want to look at. It's shows the Smart Money Index, and is so-called because it tracks the Dow Jones industrial average outside of the first half hour of trading, when activity is believed to be driven by emotions. The cooler, more professional heads trade towards the end of the day. St...
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This smart suitcase uses segway technology to balance itself as it follows you around
 
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This smart suitcase uses segway technology to balance itself as it follows you around Chinese company 90Fun is releasing a smart suitcase that’s designed to automatically follow you around so your hands are free. Named the 90 Fun Puppy 1 (which I take to mean it will follow you around like a puppy), the suitcase can constantly follow you or it can be summoned via a remote control. The company worked with Segway, known for producing the infamous two-wheel scooter, to add a “gravity adaptive system” on the 20-inch suitcase, which helps the bag balance itself as it rolls. The Puppy ...
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On virgin media? now you can upgrade to the new 4k v6 box free of charge
 
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On virgin media? now you can upgrade to the new 4k v6 box free of charge Virgin Media's V6 set-top box is a great upgrade for anyone who's sick and tired of the sluggish interface of their old TiVo box, but until now you've been forced to pay a £20 activation fee to get the new hardware. Today, the company has announced it's scrapping this fee, meaning there's now no reason not to upgrade your set-top box. Virgin says that the vast majority of its customers will be able to self-install, and that you won't have to re-contract as part of the process. The new box offers...
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Scientists discover new type of photosynthesis in breakthrough study
 
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Scientists discover new type of photosynthesis in breakthrough study A new study out of Imperial College London describes the discovery of a new type of photosynthesis, one the institute says “changes our understanding of the basic mechanism” involved. Even better, researchers indicate this discovery could pave the way for engineered crops that are more efficient than existing options. According to the study, researchers found a new type of photosynthesis that utilizes near-infrared (IR) light instead of the visible red light typical of photosynthesis. Red light ...
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Should you buy soaring growth stock versarien plc after 100% rise in a week?
 
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Should you buy soaring growth stock versarien plc after 100% rise in a week? Alan Oscroft | Friday, 24th November, 2017 | More on: VRS Public domain. Shares in Versarien (LSE: VRS) closed the day at 21.25p on 16 November, yet within a week they’d more than doubled to a high of 44.5p — at close on Thursday the price had dropped back to 39.1p, but that’s still an 84% gain. So what is Versarien, and what’s going on? The company, which describes itself as an “advanced materials engineering group,” produces something called Nanene — a particular type of ‘nano’ graphene. Graph...
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Five of the cheapest UK homes for sale
 
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Five of the cheapest UK homes for sale Due to be auctioned on Tuesday, this three-bedroom semi, one of only five properties on its street, needs renovation and improvement throughout. The auctioneers say: “An internal inspection is essential to appreciate the scope that this property offers” but we would add: “and the amount of work you will need to do or pay to have done to achieve its potential”. Guide price £15,000. Auction House, 01427 616436 Photograph: Auction House How can this be - a maisonette with a London postcode (E10) up...
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​LG embarrasses with OLED burn-in at SID tradeshow
 
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​LG embarrasses with OLED burn-in at SID tradeshow A 65-inch 2017 model OLED TV on display at the SID tradeshow has shown signs of burn-in. Image: Cho Mu-hyun LG Electronics' OLED TV on display at a prestigious industry tradeshow had shown signs of prominent burn-in, ZDNet has learned. At the SID Display Week 2018 in May at Los Angeles Convention Center, LG's OLED TV and Samsung Electronics' QLED TV were displayed in tandem by Nanosys, a quantum dot developer, at its booth. The OLED TV was a 65-inch 2017-model purchased by Nanosys only two to th...
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Bp returns to solar with £200m lightsource deal
 
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Bp returns to solar with £200m lightsource deal BP is returning to the solar power market by taking a £200m stake in Europe’s biggest solar operator with plans for a global roll-out. The oil major’s investment in Lightsource over the next three years marks BP’s return to solar power after turning its back on the market in 2011. It will hold a 43pc stake in the company, which will be renamed Lightsource BP. It plans to harness the oil group’s global scale and energy trading acumen to develop solar projects in the US, India, Europe and the Midd...
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What employees’ rights are when a business decides to restructure
 
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What employees’ rights are when a business decides to restructure With the recent news that Marks & Spencer, Debenhams and House of Fraser are to close stores across the UK amid heavy falls in profit, it has raised questions around what employees’ rights are when a business decides to restructure. Contributor Kirsten Cluer, HR Consultant and owner – Cluer HR. House of Fraser, the most recent established UK retailer to feel the squeeze on the High Street, announced it is to close more than half of its UK stores, including its flagship on London’s Oxford Street,...
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An aspiring pilot veers into a career as a jetblue aircraft mechanic
 
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An aspiring pilot veers into a career as a jetblue aircraft mechanic Jerusalem Melke has spent more sleepless nights at John F. Kennedy International Airport than even the most road-weary frequent flier, although she is there by design. Melke is an aircraft technician for JetBlue Airways, and her workday starts at 10 p.m. “The terminal is pretty desolate at night, but outside the hangar it’s bustling,” she said. Service vehicles zip around, pulling planes and moving jet bridges. There’s engine noise, hydraulic bursts, walkie-talkie chatter and music on loudspeake...
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First tesla semis leave nevada gigafactory, filled with batteries
 
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First tesla semis leave nevada gigafactory, filled with batteries On Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted a picture on Instagram of two Tesla Semis at the Sparks, Nevada Gigafactory. The trucks are apparently full of battery packs and are making their way to the Tesla factory in Fremont, California. "First production cargo trip of the Tesla Semi heavy-duty truck, carrying battery packs from the Gigafactory in the Nevada mountains to the car factory in California," Musk wrote. That marks a milestone for the electric truck, which Tesla announced last November. ...
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Sterlingisation is how to destroy hope for an independent Scotland
 
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Sterlingisation is how to destroy hope for an independent Scotland I FOUND Ivan McKee’s article (The people of an independent Scotland make the decision on a new currency, June 25) in The National a little disappointing. I am sure McKee has good intentions in following the SNP line on the Growth Commission report, but much of what he says is misleading for those who are not terribly well informed on the significance of a country having its own currency. He also makes a number of claims about other countries that are not supported by evidence. McKee’s main argum...
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China starts production of AMD-based x86 CPUs
 
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China starts production of AMD-based x86 CPUs Tom’s Hardware reports that the processors are the result of an x86 IP licensing deal between AMD and its Chinese partners. While the US giant said it does not sell final chip designs to these China-based firms, it allows them to design their own processors made specifically for the country’s server market. The Dhyana chips are said to be virtually identical to AMD’s EPYC CPUs, with the only difference being the unique vendor IDs and family series numbers. The US has introduced rules relating to...
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Money saving expert martin lewis reveals how you can beat low interest rates
 
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Money saving expert martin lewis reveals how you can beat low interest rates Is it time savings were renamed ‘losings’? Even after the recent UK base rate rise the top easy-access savings account only pays 1.35%. Yet inflation, the rate at which prices rise, is 2.8% to 4% (depending on which measure you believe). That means even money put into top savings is shrinking, as you’ll be able to buy less with it when you withdraw it than you could when you put it in. This isn’t me saying ‘don’t save’ – your money’s value would shrink even faster if it wasn’t earning interest....
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Tubi TV is a completely free Netflix alternative, but there’s a huge catch
 
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Tubi TV is a completely free Netflix alternative, but there’s a huge catch There’s an app you might never have heard of before, which lets you watch films and TV shows that aren’t on Netflix for absolutely nothing. However, it’s currently not available in Europe. Tubi TV isn’t new. The streaming service has been around since 2014, and has racked up millions of downloads from both Android and iOS users. Related: Netflix vs Amazon However, a Reddit thread recently (H/T BGR) suggests it isn’t as widely known about as we thought it was. It’s packed with tens of thousands o...
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Martin lewis reveals his top tips for paying off your mortgage
 
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Martin lewis reveals his top tips for paying off your mortgage Is it time savings were renamed ‘losings’? Even after the recent UK base rate rise the top easy-access savings account only pays 1.35%. Yet inflation, the rate at which prices rise, is 2.8% to 4% (depending on which measure you believe). That means even money put into top savings is shrinking, as you’ll be able to buy less with it when you withdraw it than you could when you put it in. This isn’t me saying ‘don’t save’ – your money’s value would shrink even faster if it wasn’t earning interest....
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IT contractor wins IR35 legal battle against HMRC
 
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IT contractor wins IR35 legal battle against HMRC An IT contractor working on a government project has won a legal battle against HMRC over IR35. Software specialist Ian Wells, who was represented by Qdos Contractor, went to court after he was asked to pay extra tax on the ground of HRMC's interpretation of IR35.  Introduced by the-then Chancellor Gordon Brown nearly 20 years ago, IR35 is a law that aims to combat tax avoidance. It is directed at workers who set up limited companies to pose as "disguised employees", while being employed full-ti...
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The Global Cannabis Market Is Set To Explode
 
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The Global Cannabis Market Is Set To Explode Commodities / Cannabis Jul 23, 2018 - 09:27 AM GMT By: OilPrice. Com As the global marijuana industry booms, one little company has just hit a huge payday. Scythian Biosciences Corp. (TSXV: SCYB.V; OTC:SCCYF) is a tiny company with a big secret: a way to turn cannabis assets across the world into investments worth hundreds of millions. The company is making a transition from biosciences to investment, and it’s just struck it rich. Scythian has accomplished a huge coupe: it’s agreed to sell its a...
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Navy's cut-price frigate contract runs aground because of 'lack of competition'
 
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Navy's cut-price frigate contract runs aground because of 'lack of competition' Sorry, that didn't work quite as expected. Please try again. One of the proposals for how a Type 31e frigate could look The competition to build “budget” frigates for the Royal Navy has been halted by the Ministry of Defence, which said there were “insufficient compliant bids” to run a competition. It is thought only two serious bidders engaged in the competition to build the “Type 31e” warships. These are stripped-down frigates designed to boost the number of ships in service at a low cost. The...
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Food bank gives access cards to germans only, despite uproar
 
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Food bank gives access cards to germans only, despite uproar BERLIN (AP) — A food bank in western Germany has pushed ahead with plans to prevent more foreigners from accessing its services, despite widespread criticism from aid groups and politicians and an intervention from Chancellor Angela Merkel. German news agency dpa said Wednesday that the food bank in the western city of Essen gave out several dozen new access cards to German citizens on Wednesday, while turning down foreigners — the cards are given out every Wednesday and are valid for one year. ...
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How to jump the queue and install Apple's iOS 12 on your iPhone right now
 
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How to jump the queue and install Apple's iOS 12 on your iPhone right now Apple fans yearn for software updates like caged birds dream of the sky. They now face an anxious wait for the release of iOS 12, the software which powers iPhones and iPads. But there’s a way of trying out the software immediately rather than waiting until later this year. All you need to do is sign up for the public beta program at Apple’s website. Before you do anything – back up your device. Then you need to sign up for the public beta program using your Apple ID, which is used to access iTu...
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Netflix dubbing – How to un-dub Netflix
 
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Netflix dubbing – How to un-dub Netflix If you sat down to The Rain recently on Netflix, you might be wondering why the dialogue doesn't quite fit with what the characters are saying. There's a chance you weren't aware that the default for foreign-language shows on Netflix is to play the dubbed soundtrack if one is available instead of streaming the show in its original language and putting English subtitles on it. While some might scoff at the idea, Netflix knows what it's doing. In a study earlier this year, Netflix streamed a dubb...
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Uranium: it’s only a matter of time before this hated metal makes a comeback
 
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Uranium: it’s only a matter of time before this hated metal makes a comeback Uranium – yellowcake – isn’t ready to take off yet, but it will. Every day, MoneyWeek's executive editor John Stepek and guest contributors explain how current economic and political developments are affecting the markets and your wealth, and give you pointers on how you can profit. Sign up free here. In 2007, uranium was the bitcoin of its day. Penny stocks turned into billion-dollar companies as the world rushed to invest in what seemed to be the only solution to a looming energy cr. Then, in ...
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