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Intel unveils silicon photonics module for data-center use Intel unveils silicon photonics module for data-center use
- August 18, 2016

Silicon photonics , a technology that's reportedly been in development for about 16 years, is finally here as a product, and if it wasn't for the world's hunger for cloud services (and cloud service providers' eagerness to provide them), the technology could have remained an interesting science project for many more years to come. (more...)
Jobs bloodbath looming at Cisco
- August 18, 2016

Cisco Systems, which briefly stalled its ritual annual layoffs last year, resumed it this year doubling the number it is sending home at 14,000, nearly 20% of its total workforce this year. Cisco announced no cuts last summer, which coincided with Chuck Robbins taking the role of chief executive in July. Its second largest division, routing, suffered a 5% drop in sales to $1,89bn, the company said. (more...)
387 liquor shops in Delhi, but not any more this year 387 liquor shops in Delhi, but not any more this year
- August 18, 2016

The government had, however, clarified that only six of the new shops were opened in residential areas while the rest were in shopping malls. The decision of the Mohalla Sabha will be binding on the Excise Commissioner. Out of the turnout, at least 33% have to be women as "the government wants to give them a greater say in this decision". A decision needs to be backed by a two-thirds majority. (more...)
Obama Urges Democrats To Rally Behind Clinton
- August 18, 2016

Kellems, who briefly worked for Trump's campaign, said the decision to promote the pollster and hire Bannon suggests Trump "wants to win and is willing to make the changes necessary to do so". His presence in Milwaukee could prompt more demonstrations. Speaking at Youngstown State University in the critical swing state of OH on Monday [August 15, 2016], the real estate magnate made an attempt at interweaving newer ideas for changing America's tactics on the battlefield with older ... (more...)
Ford and Baidu invest $150 million in connected auto tech
- August 18, 2016

There is also a superior level, called Level Five, which involves a vehicle that can operate without a driver, just like Google's self-driving auto prototypes do. Ford has invested in Velodyne, a Silicon Valley-based developer of light detection and ranging ( LiDAR ) sensors, with which it already works. In order to get to its 2021 target, Ford will be investing in or collaborating with four start-ups to enhance the autonomous vehicle development. (more...)
Ezekiel Elliott: I probably have one of the easiest jobs in America Ezekiel Elliott: I probably have one of the easiest jobs in America
- August 18, 2016

But not so much ready to go for Friday's preseason game against the Miami Dolphins at AT&T Stadium. The run game is what made the Cowboys so successful back in 2014. "Everything felt good", Elliott said. If Elliott is indeed back on the field Tuesday, there's an obvious reason to believe that he could see some work on Friday, which is the team's first home preseason game. (more...)
'Auction' of NSA Tools Sends Security Companies Scrambling 'Auction' of NSA Tools Sends Security Companies Scrambling
- August 18, 2016

That unit came to light in 2013 when Edward Snowden, the former Central Intelligence Agency employee and NSA contractor, leaked thousands of documents revealing that the USA government spied on dozens of foreign leaders, tapped into fiber optic cables and cracked encryption codes. (more...)
The Apple of China has hit a wall The Apple of China has hit a wall
- August 18, 2016

If the basis would be the China shipments that were made in the second quarter of this year, Xiaomi now presently occupies the fourth spot on the country's list of largest smartphone makers. Oppo's shipment volume more than doubled compared to past year, while vivo grew by 75%. OPPO promoted its fast-charge technology, while Huawei focused on consumers in search of a good camera, says IDC . (more...)
Cisco Systems to lay off about 14000 employees: CRN
- August 18, 2016

Cisco shares were down slightly more than one percent to US$30.36 in after-market trade following the release of the earnings report . Sources close to the development told CRN that the job cut would be as part of the company's transition from a hardware-oriented company to a software-centric business. (more...)
Solid-state lithium battery knows when to keep its cool Solid-state lithium battery knows when to keep its cool
- August 18, 2016

The company has created an "anode free" lithium metal battery with numerous advances in the materials that give it the same longevity and make it just as safe as the lithium ion batteries used in electric cars, drones, wearable electronics, smartphones and other devices, while being twice as energy-dense. (more...)
McLaren 570GT MSO Concept - electrochromic roof McLaren 570GT MSO Concept - electrochromic roof
- August 18, 2016

This one-off 570GT gets a nice loud MSO titanium exhaust system for new aural delights that are both richer and more characterful, as well as heat shields which turn from gold to purple as the system heats up. The auto, a 570GT, is decked out in all of the latest new bespoke McLaren features customers can now specify in their builds. "The 'By McLaren" interior meanwhile, introduces Saddle Tan leather, a 12-speaker Bowers and Wilkins Hi-Fi system, plus carbon-fibre and gloss black trim. (more...)
Fifa's ethics committee recommends a ban, fine for Nematandani Fifa's ethics committee recommends a ban, fine for Nematandani
- August 18, 2016

FIFA's ethics committee said on Wednesday that investigators also asked for life bans to be imposed on Zimbabwean official Jonathan Musavengana and former Togo coach Bana Tchanile for bribery and corruption. In January 2013 Nematandani was reinstated as Safa president but not exonerated and he was replaced the following September after failing to earn a nomination in Safa elections, which were won by Danny Jordaan . (more...)
Google unveils end-to-end encrypted video calling app Google unveils end-to-end encrypted video calling app
- August 18, 2016

The messaging platform wars continue, and Google is expanding their portfolio with a new bare-bones video chat app called Duo. Google launches their new video chat service called Duo , an attempt to take on Apple's FaceTime . According to the Google Blog , the application does not require the user to have a separate account in order to use the app. The app is one of the company's first that does not entail a user to have a Google account to use it. (more...)
Formulafolio Investments buys $403340 stake in Cisco Systems (CSCO)
- August 18, 2016

Cisco will report fiscal fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday after the close in NY. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. Cisco Systems , Inc . has 5,029,711,000 shares in issue which have a share price of 30.87 giving Cisco Systems , Inc . a market capitalisation of 155.27B Dollars. (more...)
Cisco Laying off 5500 Employees, or 7 Percent of Workforce
- August 18, 2016

Earlier press reports had put Cisco's planned cuts at 14,000 employees, or almost 20 percent of its workforce. They would amount to almost 20% of its 73,000 employees. Over the next three to five years, Cisco expects software revenue to increase 10-15 percent each year, which would bring Cisco's software revenue to about 27 percent of what the company expects to generate overall. (more...)
Range Rover Sport Arrives In The US Priced From $65650 Range Rover Sport Arrives In The US Priced From $65650
- August 18, 2016

Find a mobile climate-controlled rolling road to commute to work on and the four-cylinder Sport will reputedly return 45.6mpg and emit 164g/km of CO2. There's another new engine in the line-up, too, in the form of the supercharged 3.0-litre petrol V6 from the Jaguar stable. There are also new features created to help drivers when going off-road, including a system created to help drivers pull away on low grip surfaces. (more...)
Apple set to increase China investments despite challenging market Apple set to increase China investments despite challenging market
- August 18, 2016

Apple's new research and development centre will be built by the end of the year, Cook told Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, one of China's most senior officials, according to the official Chinese state broadcaster. Back in April corporate raider Carl Icahn sold his Apple stock based on concerns about Apple's relationship with China's regulators, with various shutdowns of the company's services eventually forcing his hand. (more...)
Gamescom 2016: Watch Dogs 2 gets new multiplayer gameplay Gamescom 2016: Watch Dogs 2 gets new multiplayer gameplay
- August 18, 2016

If you cause too much chaos during your play session and become wanted by the police, other players may seamlessly jump in to your world and help the forces in taking you down for a price. And finally, a full-on co-op mode which allows you to explore this digital version of San Francisco as well as take on missions as a team. Today at Gamescom, Ubisoft® unveiled the new Bounty Hunter mode for WATCH_DOGS® 2, the upcoming installment in the blockbuster WATCH_DOGS franchise. (more...)
NSA group's leaked hacking tools are authentic: Kaspersky
- August 18, 2016

Kaspersky first linked the Equation Group to the National Security Agency in February past year. In a message on file-sharing site Pastebin , Shadow Brokers describes its haul as "cyber weapons" and says it is offering programs "made by creators of Stuxnet, Duqu, Flame" - high profile forms of computer malware said to be government-sponsored. (more...)
EMS receives 25 overdose calls in three hours EMS receives 25 overdose calls in three hours
- August 18, 2016

At a news conference at Huntington police headquarters the day after the city saw an unprecedented amount of OD's, officials say their resources were stretched to the limit. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's latest data from 2014, West Virginia has the highest rate of drug overdose death in the country. "In the past we've had situations where it's been laced with drugs like fentanyl and other drugs like that, and it does seem to be a possibility today", McClure said. (more...)

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