Italy budget deal struck with Europe after months-long row

After months embroiled in a high-profile diplomatic row, Italy has agreed a deal on its budget with the European Commission.The Commission had demanded changes to Italy's budget plans because of the country's high debt.Italy initially stood its ground, leading EU officials to threaten disciplinary action and potentially expensive fines.But European officials said Wednesday's agreement avoided such action.Under the deal, Italy has agreed to lower its planned budget deficit from 2.4% to 2.04% - not so much of a reduction as European officials had hoped for.The value of Italy's concessions is understood to be a little more than €10bn (£9bn).Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the compromise was a win for both sides."W

2018/12/20

Uber loses latest legal bid over driver rights

Uber has lost an appeal against a ruling that its drivers should be treated as workers rather than self-employed.In 2016 a tribunal ruled drivers James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam were Uber staff and entitled to holiday pay, paid rest breaks and the minimum wage.That ruling has now been upheld by the Court of Appeal.But Uber pointed out that one of the three judges backed its case and said it would appeal to the Supreme Court.Mr Farrar, who is chairman of the United Private Hire Drivers branch of the IWGB union, said: "I am delighted today's ruling brings us closer to the ending Uber's abuse of precarious workers made possible by tactics of contract trickery, psychological manipulation and old-fashioned bullying."He added that he was dismayed that implementation of worker status for drivers was being further delayed while Uber seeks yet another appeal.'A cynical ploy'

2018/12/20

Facebook sued by top prosecutor over Cambridge Analytica

Washington DC's top prosecutor is suing Facebook in the first significant US move to punish the firm for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine filed the lawsuit on Wednesday, said the Washington Post.It accused Facebook of allowing the wholesale scraping of personal data on tens of millions of users.The action adds to a number of regulatory investigations, following a year of privacy and security missteps.A Facebook spokesperson told the BBC: "We're reviewing the complaint and look forward to continuing our discussions with attorneys general in DC and elsewhere."Facebook's data-sharing deals exposed&l

2018/12/20

Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake

More than a third of vintage Scotch whiskies tested at a specialist laboratory has been found to be fake, BBC Scotland has learned.Twenty-one out of 55 bottles of rare Scotch were deemed to be outright fakes or whiskies not distilled in the year declared.The tests were conducted at the East Kilbride-based Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC).It used advanced radiocarbon dating techniques to reach its conclusions.SUERC measured residual concentrations of a radioactive isotope of carbon present in the alcohol contained in each bottle in order to establish the ages of the whiskies.The samples had been sent for analysis by whisky broker Rare Whisky 101 (RW101), which said it was responding to "growing concern surrounding the proliferation of fake whisky" in the secondary market.The bottles had been selected at random from auctions, private collections and retailers.

2018/12/20

Google Store removes Moshi Type-C charging/audio adapter that has never been sold

We live in an era when we have to make many tough decisions. For example, with the popularity of the USB-C interface and the 3.5mm headphone jack being cut, users can only "charge the phone" and "listen to the song" Make a choice. Fortunately, we also have extensions from third-party vendors, such as Moshi, which has a $45 USB-C charging/audio adapter. Unfortunately, after six months of skipping the ticket and never fulfilling the sales promise, the Google Store finally removed Moshi's Type-C charging/audio adapter.Before the shelf was removed, the product had been "coming soon" for six months. If you ignore the higher price, it looks pretty good on the photo.If you have a device with a Type-C interface (such as a Pixel smartphone), you can use it to "charge/listen".Unfortunately, this USB-C expansion adapter has not arrived, and eventually it has not. In addition to the Google Store, the Moshi official store has never been sold.Although Amazon has had a shipment, the user's evaluation is cruel. Buyers have criticized the headphone jack for static electricity, rough workmanship, and often suffer from poor insertion recognition.Moshi finally decided to cut off this troublesome product line directly, and Google could only quietly delete the relevant product pages in its store with a painful face.

2018/12/05

Indonesia will invest 4 billion US dollars to build lithium battery factory investors or from China, Japan and Korea

Indonesian officials revealed that Indonesia will build the world's largest lithium battery plant to supply electric vehicle factories with an estimated investment of 4 billion US dollars.Indonesia will play an important role in the development of electric vehicles worldwide. Therefore, Indonesia will build a new lithium battery factory to supply electric vehicle factories.Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, Minister of Ocean Affairs Coordination, said that the built battery factory will be held on January 11, 2019.On November 29th, Ruhut said at the Energy Forum Pertamina Energy Forum (PEF) held at the Raffles Hotel in Jakarta: "The world's largest lithium battery plant with an estimated investment of 4 billion US dollars will be on January 11, 2019. Morowali held a groundbreaking ceremony and the construction time was about two years."Ruhut explained that with the growing trend of electric vehicles, the demand for batteries is expected to continue to grow and the development potential is great."I hope that we can become the market leader in lithium batteries. At present, China is the world's largest producer of lithium batteries, and it is the leader." Ruhut continued. "The data shows that sales of electric vehicles continue to rise, increasing by 100% from 2015 to 2017. China is by far the world's largest supplier of lithium batteries." Ruhut said this.Ruhut added, "The use of lithium batteries is very beneficial to the environment. Because used lithium batteries can be recycled and reused."Ruhut also pointed out that several investors have expressed strong interest in building lithium battery plants in Indonesia. Among them, investors from China, Japan and South Korea are deeply interested, with an investment of about 4.3 billion US dollars (equivalent to Indonesian currency of about 6.14 trillion rupiah, calculated by shield currency to US dollar exchange rate of 14,400

2018/12/05

​What is the effect of the ASUS Lingyao U 2 generation?

Creativity, aesthetics, innovation, these elements give the new U4300FN more strength. It is a model of aesthetics and performance. The U4300FN is a 14-inch* thin and light notebook with four-sided micro-frames designed to unleash your creativity, including the beautiful NanoEdge narrow-frame screen, where you can experience not only the inner strength but also the intricate details. For example, the proprietary ErgoLift reel and the NumberPad touchpad can also enjoy the beauty of nature, using the classic color of Royal Blue or fashionable silver, and adding a striking rose gold plaque to the body, let you show your personal taste as you like. U4300FN is ready: Unleash your creativity! Thanks to the fascinating four-sided micro-border NanoEdge design, you can create as much space as you can in a limited space: bring the picture to life and enjoy an immersive visual experience. The left and right side frames 1 are only about 2.9mm wide, the lower frame is only about 3.3mm wide, and the top frame is inserted into the camera, which is about 6.1mm wide. This more ergonomic micro-border design not only allows you to see a wider picture, but also has a smaller body and a more immersive picture, giving you a different visual experience. Exquisite and simple body size, the whole machine is only about the size of A4 paper, and enjoy the unburdened life. Inspiring innovation requires a larger screen, so the U4300FN is equipped with a sharp, high-resolution screen for a more vivid, wider, more realistic viewing experience, while ASUS Splendid smart enamel technology and ASUS Tru2Life Video video enhancement technology Fine-tuning display parameters for better color accuracy and automatic optimization for a wide range of images. The ZenBook series is designed with the comfort in mind. The U4300FN uses a proprietary ErgoLift hinge to automatically tilt the keyboard to a comfortable typing position, reflecting the original craftsmanship. Not only that, but the carefully calculat

2018/12/05

Sony's latest mobile phone Xperia XZ3

In August 2018, Sony released its latest flagship Xperia XZ3, which not only has a slim design, but also has innovative technologies from Sony Group, including innovative technologies such as TV technology, video, sound effects and games, once again challenging the limits of mobile phones.The Xperia XZ3 features a 6吋18:9 QHD+ HDR OLED screen with B RAVIA® OLED TV technology from Sony, which makes the black more pure, contrasting, sharper and more detailed. BRAVIA® display technology from Sony, including TRILUMINOSTM Display color display technology, X-RealityTM for mobile technology, Dynamic Contrast Enhancer dynamic contrast technology, etc., not only to view existing HDR video content, "HDR film" The image quality enhancement technology also automatically converts SDR movie quality into HDR quality.The Xperia XZ3 is equipped with Sony's top-of-the-line sound technology with S-Force front-panel surround sound, with a 20% increase in volume over the previous generation. The Xperia XZ3 features Hi-Res high-resolution music that reproduces the original sound. There is also DSEE HXTM digital sound quality restoration technology to improve the sound quality of MP3 music. If it is played through a wireless speaker or headphones, it supports LDAC Bluetooth transmission technology and data transmission speed. It is three times faster than the normal Bluetooth function and can play high-quality music wirelessly.Not only the visual and auditory enjoyment, the Xperia XZ3's "smart vibration feedback function" allows you to have a immersive experience while playing and watching movies.

2018/12/05

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331U - Performance

Although our evaluation model is a more basic Core i5-8250U version, you can also get the UX331U through the upgraded Core i7-8550U chipset. In either case, 8GB of RAM is located next to it to keep it running smoothly.As a result, I have no problems with multitasking on the move. The Core i5 platform can handle office software effortlessly while streaming music or video.Of course, because the focus of this notebook is size and weight, you won't find a dedicated graphics card in that slim chassis. Instead, Asus insists on using Intel's integrated graphics solution. This means that only older or less demanding games can be played at a respectable frame rate, while intensive tasks such as 4K video editing are difficult to achieve.At this price point, it is very likely to find a laptop with a dedicated graphics. However, you must sacrifice some lightweight design.For example, the Lenovo IdeaPad 520s has an Nvidia GTX GPU in some configurations, but weighs only 1.7 kilograms and is very thick. The only way to solve this problem is to increase the budget of Huawei MateBook X Pro.In the standard trusted review benchmark, the ZenBook 13 score is as follows.PCMark 8:3211Geekbench single core: 4137Geekbench multicore: 14137The 256GB SSD can also run as expected, with a read speed of 529.4MB / sec and a write speed of 446.9MB / sec.

2018/12/05

Huawei mobile phone series

Huawei series: Responsible for Huawei's mid-to-high-end, the highest-level mobile phone on behalf of Huawei's top-strength D-series Huawei. It has released D1D2, a very early product. It has been updated since Huawei ended the carrier era. Currently, this series has been Mate series bannedMate series, bug series, the actual level is now the highest level of the D series, the main business life, the screen high battery life, the birthplace of Huawei's new chip (9x0: 930, 950, 960), the same as the p series positioning business, focusing on Business optimization technology (optimization of high-speed rail data security, etc.), targeted group of middle-aged business people. (on the standard Samsung note series) released at the end of each year (fourth quarter)P series, the original second series, now also the second, and the Mate series status is not much difference, only the existence of the Mate series, the main business fashion, the main source of Huawei's new technology, if the mate series is the annual innovation of Huawei hardware Then, the p series is Huawei's annual innovation in software, and it will also improve cpu (9x5: 935, 955, estimated 965 is 960). Since p9, the biggest drawback of p series is that the low-hanging fingerprint-free pit has been filled. The main attack camera technology and innovative software technology attract young people, sideline business technology, improved inheritance mate series technology development new technology, focusing on young business people. Released at the beginning of each year (around April)G / Y / Mai Mang series: toxic series, positioning in the middle but the price is too low, the recent configuration is gradually more on the cpu still can not use the Kirin Department, a few products barely qualified other are spicy chicken. Target group middle-aged conservativesGlory direct: responsible for Huawei's mid-range generally one year, glory 678 this way, of course, there

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