Qualcomm slashes 1500 jobs in California, and its NXP bid faces objections in China

Qualcomm slashes 1500 jobs in California, and its NXP bid faces objections in China

Qualcomm slashes 1500 jobs in California, and its NXP bid faces objections in China  Los Angeles Times Qualcomm Shares Tank Amid Layoffs  Fortune China is holding up a $44 billion US tech deal  CNNMoney Qualcomm Needs a Better Plan B  Bloomberg In a US-China Tech Battle, Companies Are Caught in the Middle  Wall Street Journal Full coverage Source link

Hollywood wants to rid the web of celebrity deepfakes

Hollywood wants to rid the web of celebrity deepfakes

The AI-assisted face-swapping technology known as deepfakes has not gone unnoticed by Hollywood, and now union SAG-AFTRA is working to “fight back” by opening up new legislative avenues. A spokesperson told Deadline that the union “has undertaken an exhaustive review of our collective bargaining options and legislative options to combat any and all uses of […]

'One of the most important' sets of Middle East artifacts unveiled

'One of the most important' sets of Middle East artifacts unveiled

The fertile lands of Mesopotamia are rightly hailed as a “cradle of civilization”, where some of the most important human innovations originated, from agriculture and writing to religion and music. The Penn Museum in Philadelphia has long been home to one of the world’s most significant collections of ancient artifacts from the region – but […]

London has warmest April day in nearly 70 years, as enormous heat dome consumes Europe

London has warmest April day in nearly 70 years, as enormous heat dome consumes Europe

American (GFS) model simulation of intense area of high pressure at high altitudes, known as heat dome, parked over Germany on Thursday. (PivotalWeather.com) While abnormally cold weather continues to grip the eastern United States, a full-fledged dose of summer weather has overtaken much of Europe. An enormous heat dome, parked over Germany, has covered a […]

Airline Travel Is Really Safe. Let's Keep It That Way.

Airline Travel Is Really Safe. Let's Keep It That Way.

You can learn a surprising amount about airline safety by listening to this 8-minute YouTube audio: The voices are those of an air traffic controller in Philadelphia and Tammi Jo Shults, the pilot of Southwest Airlines flight 1380, who made an emergency landing there on Tuesday after one of the plane’s engine’s failed catastrophically.  “Could […]

Heavyweight line-up to address Business School finance conference

Heavyweight line-up to address Business School finance conference

A Nobel Laureate, three CEOs of major companies and a speaker from the Bank of England are among those speaking at Imperial College Business School. A select group of business leaders, policy makers and leading academics are expected to attend today’s The Future of Finance conference – the third such conference the Business School has […]

Automation in Africa, Asia and the Middle East is booming, ABB CEO says

Automation in Africa, Asia and the Middle East is booming, ABB CEO says

Swiss engineering giant ABB is seeing strong growth momentum in developing markets ranging from Asia to Africa, the president and chief executive told CNBC Thursday. “Asia, Middle East and Africa is really performing very well,” ABB’s Ulrich Spiesshofer told CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe” Thursday, following the company’s first-quarter earnings report that showed a 20 percent […]

Serious Sam 4 Announced, With Full Reveal Coming At E3

Serious Sam 4 Announced, With Full Reveal Coming At E3

Croteam, creators of the Serious Sam Series and Puzzle game The Talos Principle, have announced Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass. There’s not much info on the game yet, but Croteam promises a full reveal at E3 this June in Los Angeles. The announcement does come with a slick teaser trailer which does confirm the return of […]

The science behind tainted “synthetic marijuana”

The science behind tainted “synthetic marijuana”

Experts describe how rat poison linked to a recent bleeding outbreak does its damage Devin Powell, Scientific American2018-04-19T08:00:57Z•2018-04-19T08:00:57Z Three people died and more than 100 have been sickened in the past few weeks after taking synthetic cannabinoids, human-made compounds that target the same brain receptors as marijuana. Symptoms documented by poison centers — first mostly in […]

May's immigration policy seen as 'almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany'

May's immigration policy seen as 'almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany'

The hostile immigration environment Theresa May set out to create when she was at the Home Office was regarded by some ministers as “almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany” in the way it is working, the former head of the civil service, Lord Kerslake, has said. Who are the Windrush generation? They are people who arrived […]