Apple to start letting people fix their own iPhones

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San Francisco (AFP) – Apple on Wednesday said it will begin allowing people to fix gadgets they buy from the Silicon Valley giant in a concession seen as a victory for “right-to-repair” advocates. The iPhone and Mac computer maker has long restricted repairs to technicians at “Genius bars” in its shops or at authorized service centers, where device owners often meet with lengthy waits and costly tabs. “We never thought we’d see the day,” read a tweet from @iFixit, which says it offers repair guides for a range of devices. “There are some catches, but were thrilled to see Apple admit what we’ve… Read More “Apple to start letting people fix their own iPhones”

Paul Sullivan: Small egos, high character. The Chicago Bulls may have found a new formula for NBA success with a roster full of players discarded by other teams.

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Doc Rivers put NBA life in perspective before a game last month against the Chicago Bulls. “There are the 1 percenters and the 99 percenters,” the Philadelphia 76ers coach and Proviso East legend said. “The problem is all the 99 percenters want to be 1 percenters, and a lot of them waste their career chasing that instead of having a hell of a career being that 99%.” Rivers was referring to Bulls center Tony Bradley, one of his former 76ers players, who is trying to find a niche in a backup role. But Rivers might as well have been speaking of the Bulls in general. This is a team of 99 percenter… Read More “Paul Sullivan: Small egos, high character. The Chicago Bulls may have found a new formula for NBA success with a roster full of players discarded by other teams.”

Dachshunds enjoy reputation as lovable rascal, but health risks loom

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They’re low to the ground and about the most personality you can fit onto four legs. They’re rascals who are stubborn and question everything. “If you offer a dachshund your little finger, he’ll take your whole hand,” says Elfriede Kolbeck of the Bavarian Dachshund Club. But, despite the animal’s outsize ego, there are legions of fans of the diminutive dog. Or maybe they flock to the dog specifically due to the breed’s traits. Dachshund enthusiasts certainly take the dog seriously. There’s a pub devoted to the breed in Berlin. Further south, there’s a whole museum to the breed in Passau, Germa… Read More “Dachshunds enjoy reputation as lovable rascal, but health risks loom”

Sir Rod Stewart grew bored of singing Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?

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Sir Rod Stewart grew tired of singing ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?’. The 76-year-old star has enjoyed huge success with the 1978 disco-tinged record – but over time, he became bored of singing it on stage. He shared: “The only one I used to get tired of was ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?’. That song was like having a pink toilet seat hung around your neck. “But it’s part of that whole disco era, so I don’t mind doing it, really.” Rod thinks lyricism has become less sex-obsessed over recent years. The rock star used to sing about sex all the time at the start of his career, but he thinks the trend has fallen… Read More “Sir Rod Stewart grew bored of singing Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”

Digital nation tipped to be green powerhouse

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The Bangkok Post

Thailand is expected to become Asean’s low-carbon leader, driven by a digitalisation journey through the support of the country’s innovation infrastructure, according to global tech giant Huawei Technologies. To drive the so-called low-carbon digital Thailand approach, Huawei indicated that the country requires enrichment of 5G adoption for ubiquitous connectivity, building cloud-based digital platforms, accelerating a low-carbon transition with digital power, and cultivating digital talents and the innovation ecosystem. The tech giant also announced that its third Huawei Local AZ data centre … Read More “Digital nation tipped to be green powerhouse”

Charting nation’s digital future

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5G, cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) will all be key elements in the infrastructure of the country’s digital economy for the betterment of Thai people, the government said on Wednesday. Wireless communication technologies are already core parts of Thailand’s development, namely social, economic and security development, said Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon. Gen Prawit was speaking at the opening of Powering Digital Thailand 2022, an event jointly organised by the Bangkok Post, Huawei Technologies Co, and the Asean Foundation in Bangkok. The forum is being held at the Cen… Read More “Charting nation’s digital future”

Security Council secretary attends CIS event in Moscow

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By Vugar Khalilov Azerbaijani Security Council Secretary Ramil Usubov has attended a meeting of secretaries of the CIS countries’ security councils held in Moscow, Trend reported on November 17. The participants discussed national, regional and international security issues at the meeting, the report added. Addressing the event, Russian Security Council Chairman Nikolai Patrushev urged the CIS countries to develop new biological safety rules amid the emergence of new infections and the development of genetic engineering. Furthermore, problems such as biological threats, challenges in the infor… Read More “Security Council secretary attends CIS event in Moscow”

Jordan students protest against ‘UAE-Israel’ scholarships

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Jordanian students were angered at discovering that a United Arab Emirates university was allegedly attempting to send them to Israeli universities through a scholarship programme. The University of Jordan said on Tuesday that a delegation from the Mohammed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence in Abu Dhabi would visit the university to hold an introductory symposium on graduate studies and scholarships available to students. It later appeared that Israeli institutions, including the Weizmann Institute of Science and Hebrew University, were partners in the scholarship programme. القص… Read More “Jordan students protest against ‘UAE-Israel’ scholarships”

Camila Cabello Sparks Shawn Mendes Split Rumors, Singer Overheard On Plane Asking For Advice About Breakup

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Camila Cabellomight be single after spending the past two years in a relationship with Shawn Mendes. Radar has learned, the 24-year-old singer was recently overheard asking a friend for advice about breakups. Camila wasn’t trying to be quiet about the discussion either. We’re told she sounded unattached during a plane ride from Miami to Los Angeles. According to celebrity pop culture site Deuxmoi, who also got a tip about the breakup, Camila was trying to pass the time with a careful movie selection. “My fiancé is on a plane from MIA to LAX and sees Camila Cabello is sitting in business class … Read More “Camila Cabello Sparks Shawn Mendes Split Rumors, Singer Overheard On Plane Asking For Advice About Breakup”

Australia says 63 areas of technology are critical to national security

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By Colin Packham CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s prime minister said on Wednesday more than 60 areas of technology were critical to the national interest and promised millions of dollars in funding to keep strategic rivals from controlling industries from cyber security to medicine. In recent months, Australia has pledged to spend billions of dollars to modernise its economy and cut dependence on China by spurring manufacturing in industries such as resources and critical minerals as well as backing low-emission technology. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia has identified 63 techno… Read More “Australia says 63 areas of technology are critical to national security”