The 7 Most Important Supplies for a Starter Earthquake Kit

Last Friday, Southern California experienced its largest earthquake in over 20 years, felt in places as far away as Phoenix, Ariz. and northern Mexico. As a West Coast resident for over 15 years, I know the constant, underlying anxiety that’s part of day-to-day living in earthquake country. Every time we hang a mirror or put a glass vase on a […]

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Italy's watchdog says single network controlled by TIM would be 'backward step'

ROME (Reuters) – A single network entity controlled by Italy’s former monopoly phone group Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI) would be a “backward step”, the country’s communication watchdog chief Angelo Cardani said on Friday. Last month TIM signed a non-disclosure agreement with state lender CDP and utility Enel (ENEI.MI) to kick off talks on ways of integrating its fiber optic network […]

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The Big Tech Show: Are we mugs to upload our mugs to FaceApp

The fad of the week is FaceApp, which makes even the most cherubic youngster look like Gandalf. But we really helping ‘The Russians’ compile a giant facial database? Or is the current hysteria just this month’s instalment of the neverending moral panic around tech? Adrian Weckler and Fearghal O’Connor (deputy business editor for The Sunday Independent) discuss the issue from […]

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Efforts to develop workforce for digital economy must include workers from all sectors: Iswaran

SINGAPORE – Singapore has to take an inclusive approach to develop a workforce to meet the changing needs of the digital economy, said Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran on Friday (July 19). Although the information and communications technology (ICT) sector will continue to spearhead digitalisation efforts, supporting non-ICT workers is crucial as the disruption caused by digital technologies […]

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Is Huawei a Security Threat? Vietnam Isn’t Taking Any Chances

HANOI, Vietnam — The battle for technological dominance between the United States and China is splitting the world in two, though not always along the lines you might expect. American allies such as Britain and Germany have signaled that they are unlikely to back Washington’s effort to stop countries from working with the Chinese technology giant Huawei, which American officials […]

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G7 moves closer on digital tax and warns on new currencies

The Group of Seven (G7) has agreed that large tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple can be taxed in the countries in which they make money, even without being physically present. Finance ministers and central bankers from the G7 also said digital currencies such as Facebook’s planned Libra raise serious concerns and must be regulated to ensure […]

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Instagram down: Hundreds of users hit by third major outage in a week

Instagram is used by over one billion people across the globe every month, making the app easily one of the biggest social networks around. However, this week the software has been hit by three major outages that have incited user frustration. Independent outage monitor Downdetector has registered over 700 reports from users this afternoon insisting Instagram is not working as […]

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Sea of Solitude is deep and meaningful

An affecting and visually stunning self-reflection that explores connections between familial responsibility and loneliness, shame and regret, Sea of Solitude has some issues as a video game but the bravery and execution of the themes makes it well worth seeing through. Kay has been transformed into a dark monster by her loneliness, and sets out to retake human form by […]

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Acoustic panels a sound investment for home audio

It’s an old axiom of audio; the biggest item in your sound system is the room it’s in. Experts invariably say that practically every room can be improved acoustically, some significantly, with a couple of sound panels. So how come so few audiophiles fit sound panels? There are three big reasons. First; they’re expensive. Second; they’re hard to fit. And […]

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