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  • [The Register] PHWOAR, check out the noughts on this: '0.1%' named Stat of The Year: Sheffield boffins win UK prize, Kardashian's '69' scoops international gong The Royal Statistical Society has bestowed the coveted title of UK statistic of the year on 0.1 per cent ? the percentage of land that's densely built on in the nation.?
  • [Reuters: World News] Belgian trial of Paris attack suspect postponed to February 5: BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Belgian trial of one of the suspects in the 2015 Islamic State attacks in Paris has been postponed until Feb. 5, Belgian news agency Belga said on Monday.
  • [Reuters: Business News] U.S. tax cut outlook drives stocks but dents dollar: LONDON (Reuters) - Global stock markets hit record highs on Monday on expectations that a U.S. tax bill could soon pass, though a more cautious reading of the draft law's prospects among currency traders put the dollar under pressure.
  • [Reuters: World News] Kremlin says U.S. tip-off about planned attack 'saved many lives': MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that a U.S. tip-off about a planned attack in St Petersburg had helped save many lives and that Russia and the United States should try to cooperate in the same way in future.
  • [Reuters: Environment] Lighter winds next week may help battle against California wildfire: (Reuters) - Lighter winds expected in California early next week should help firefighters in their battle against one of the largest and most destructive wildfires in the state's history, the National Weather Service has said.
  • [Reuters: Business News] Workers at Israel's Teva Pharm block roads, continue protest over job cuts: JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Workers at Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries protested pending job cuts for a second straight day on Monday, blocking roads and shutting down a number of the drugmaker's plants nationwide.
  • [Travel: Travel News, Guides, Deals, Hotels, Vacation Ideas & More - The Washington Post] Snowfall forces Frankfurt airport to cancel 170 flights: Germany?s biggest airport is canceling 170 flights because of snowfall, though forecasters predict the weather will improve over the course of the day.
  • [War Zones: War News, Coverage, Analysis & More - The Washington Post] Iran seeks to examine missile parts displayed by US diplomat: Iran wants to examine missile parts the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations displayed last week as ?undeniable? evidence that Tehran has been arming Yemen?s Shiite rebels.
  • [World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post] Iran seeks to examine missile parts displayed by US diplomat: Iran wants to examine missile parts the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations displayed last week as ?undeniable? evidence that Tehran has been arming Yemen?s Shiite rebels.
  • [The Register] All I want for Christmas is compute: Enterprise server demand rising: White boxers a constant and growing threat Slumping enterprise data centre server sales are set to recover in 2018 driven by the Purley refresh cycle and the need for more compute.?
  • [Reuters: World News] Lebanon detains suspect in murder of British embassy worker -source: BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese security forces have arrested a Lebanese taxi driver suspected of killing Rebecca Dykes, a British woman who worked at the British embassy in Beirut and was found dead on Saturday, a security source said.
  • [Reuters: World News] Yemen air strike kills eight women, two children, say residents: DUBAI (Reuters) - Eight women and two children from the same Yemeni family were killed when an air strike by forces of the Saudi-led coalition involved in the country's three-year-old war hit a wedding party, residents said on Monday.
  • [Reuters: Company News] BRIEF-GlaxoSmithkLine Acquires Further 26 Pct Stake In Glaxo Saudi Arabia: * ACQUIRES ADDITIONAL 26 PERCENT STAKE IN GLAXO SAUDI ARABIA LIMITED??
  • [Reuters: Business News] Lockheed hits 2017 F-35 delivery target despite production hiccups: (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp said that it hit its 2017 target to deliver 66 F-35 fighter jets to the U.S. and its allies last week, despite production problems as the defense contractor built 40 percent more jets this year.
  • [Reuters: Company News] FOREX-Dollar dips on U.S. tax reform caution: LONDON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - The dollar dipped against a basket of major currencies on Monday, on caution ahead of a vote in U.S. Congress on tax reform, after the bill moved another step closer to ratification over the weekend.
  • [The Register] 'I knew the company was doomed after managers brawled in a biker bar': Plus: It?s all fun and games until someone loses an eye, or freezes off their toes On-Call theregister.co.uk?
  • [Reuters: Company News] Lockheed hits 2017 F-35 delivery target despite production hiccups: Dec 18 (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp said that it hit its 2017 target to deliver 66 F-35 fighter jets to the U.S. and its allies last week, despite production problems as the defense contractor built 40 percent more jets this year.
  • [Reuters: Business News] Buwog agrees to be taken over by Vonovia in $6.1 billion deal: FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's Vonovia has agreed to buy Buwog in a cash deal valuing the Austrian real estate company at 5.2 billion euros ($6.12 billion), the two companies said on Monday.
  • [Reuters: Company News] UPDATE 1-South Korea's GS Caltex buys rare Canadian crude cargo for Feb: * GS Caltex trying out heavy crude from Canada -source (Adds comment, shipment details)
  • [Reuters: Technology News] France files complaint against Amazon for abuse of dominant position: paper: PARIS (Reuters) - The French government has filed a complaint with the Paris Commerce Court against e-commerce company Amazon for abusing its dominant position with some suppliers, newspaper Le Parsien said on Monday.
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Photos

  • Austrian president to swear in new government amid protests

    Hundreds of people are gathering in Vienna to protest against Austria?s new right-wing government that will be sworn in.

  • Afghan official: Attack underway on Afghan forces in Kabul

    Gunmen in Afghanistan stormed a partially constructed building near an intelligence training center on Monday in western Kabul, triggering a gunbattle with security forces as detonations and shooting reverberated from the area.

  • Paris attacks suspect?s trial in Belgium postponed

    A closely watched trial in Belgium involving the only surviving suspect in the 2015 attacks in Paris has been postponed to give a newly appointed lawyer time to prepare.

  • India?s ruling party likely to win key state election

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to maintain its hold on the western state of Gujarat despite predictions by many analysts of a close election fight.

  • In 2017, the world let a 'genocide' unfold

    The Rohingya of Burma suffered mass atrocities, but there's still no international consensus on their plight.

  • Episode 13 of the Constitutional podcast: 'Taxes'

  • Austrian president to swear in new government amid protests

    Hundreds of people are gathering in Vienna to protest against Austria?s new right-wing government that will be sworn in.

  • Afghan official: Attack underway on Afghan forces in Kabul

    Gunmen in Afghanistan stormed a partially constructed building near an intelligence training center on Monday in western Kabul, triggering a gunbattle with security forces as detonations and shooting reverberated from the area.

  • Paris attacks suspect?s trial in Belgium postponed

    A closely watched trial in Belgium involving the only surviving suspect in the 2015 attacks in Paris has been postponed to give a newly appointed lawyer time to prepare.

  • India?s ruling party likely to win key state election

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi?s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to maintain its hold on the western state of Gujarat despite predictions by many analysts of a close election fight.

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Entries

  • Rights group reports more destruction of Rohingya villages (270 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 04:39:41 -0500Rights group reports more destruction of Rohingya villagesWar Zones: War News, Coverage, Analysis & More - The Washington Post

    Satellite imagery shows that Rohingya villages in Myanmar continued to be destroyed even as Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement last month to return refugees from the ethnic Muslim minority who had fled their country amid violence, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

  • Rights group reports more destruction of Rohingya villages (270 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 04:34:28 -0500Rights group reports more destruction of Rohingya villagesWorld: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post

    Satellite imagery shows that Rohingya villages in Myanmar continued to be destroyed even as Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an agreement last month to return refugees from the ethnic Muslim minority who had fled their country amid violence, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 10,355 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in Russia (264 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 04:26:00 -0500Fiat Chrysler recalls 10,355 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs in RussiaReuters: Business News

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will recall 10,355 Jeep Grand Cherokee sports utility vehicles sold in Russia to verify if their brake-booster shields were installed properly, Russia's standards agency said on Monday.

  • PetroChina trading chief to take on global rivals in major expansion drive -sources (322 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 04:25:00 -0500PetroChina trading chief to take on global rivals in major expansion drive -sourcesReuters: Company News

    BEIJING, Dec 18 (Reuters) - PetroChina's oil and gas trading arm aims to buy petrol stations and fuel storage facilities, setting up business in West Africa, Brazil and Pakistan in a major global expansion aimed at taking on international rivals, according to three senior oil industry executives briefed on the plans.

  • Thai Beverage unit wins auction to buy 54 percent stake in Sabeco (257 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 04:14:00 -0500Thai Beverage unit wins auction to buy 54 percent stake in SabecoReuters: Business News

    HO CHI MINH CITY (Reuters) - A unit of Thai Beverage won the auction to buy a $5 billion or 54 percent stake in top brewer Sabeco in the country's biggest ever privatization process, an official from the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange said on Monday.

  • Behind the scenes of Joe McNally's 'High Fashion Heist' (5677 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 04:01:00 -0500Behind the scenes of Joe McNally's 'High Fashion Heist'News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

    Joe McNally is one of the most recognizable names in photography. As one of the foremost fashion and portrait photographers in the world, his work has been published internationally in books, magazines and newspapers for decades.

    In his role as a Nikon Ambassador, McNally had early access to the new Nikon D850. We spoke to him recently to talk through the process of creating one of the most arresting images of Nikon's D850 launch campaign.

    How did the idea for this image come together?

    I think the bottom line here is that I?ve seen way too many James Bond movies! I wrote up three separate potential treatments, and this one I titled ?The High Fashion Heist'. So imagine an elegant lady sweeping down a grand staircase, gown flowing behind her, clutching stolen gems, racing past the sleeping security guard. And the wrinkle is her gown inadvertently is toppling a priceless statue. It?s a heist gone wrong, that type of thing. I also wanted to include the feeling of motion or speed.

    The museum was willing to work with us, it was affordable, and it?s Budapest, which is an amazing place

    Did the concept evolve during the process of putting the shoot together?

    The original treatment did not include the toppling statue. I was driving the sense of motion from the flowing gown, and we wanted to emphasize a little more tension, so when I re-wrote the concept I threw in the idea that she?s knocking over a statue.

    Where did you shoot?

    We had to work outside the U.S., and we came up with a number of locations ? one of which was in Edinburgh, Scotland, and one was in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. And one was the Museum of Ethnography in Budapest, Hungary. They sent me scouting photographs of it, and it had that feel. The old elegance. The big staircase.

    The museum was willing to work with us, it was affordable, and it?s Budapest, which is just an amazing place. So after the idea was approved, we moved forward on the location pretty quickly.

    The bust tipping over in the foreground - was that manipulated in post?

    The column and the head are supported by metal braces. We couldn?t buy a bunch of busts and have them smash on the floor, so we took the column and put a brace against it, and the head, and then touched out the braces in post.

    I?d say there were probably about 20 large power packs and heads, and about 10-15 Speedlights

    How did you light this shot? Was it all strobes?

    It?s virtually all strobes. We were allowed to come into the museum at around 6 o?clock at night when it was closed, and we worked until 6 o?clock in the morning. So there was no natural light. So if you look at the windows up top, camera left, those are strobes on a crane truck outside. I?d say there were probably about 20 large power packs and heads, and about 10-15 SB-5000 Speedlights.

    Were you shooting in TTL mode, or was it all manual flash exposure?

    I shot all manual for this. The D850's touchscreen is fantastic, because now, if I?m doing something complex with six groups of Speedlights for example, I can just tap on the screen and alter their values.

    How did the D850's particular feature set help you in putting this shoot together?

    First off, there's the resolution. When you shoot in an ornate place like this, you really want to be able to capture all of the detail, and the camera handled that really well. The D850's sensor has great dynamic range, so I didn?t have to over-light. In the cavernous spaces, I could hint at lighting, and I knew that the shadow detail would be alright. The autofocus is hyper-accurate, which is essential, because you don?t want to get THE expression and THE particular arrangement of the gown absolutely perfect and have any sort of focus issues afterwards.

    I was able to effectively control two fields of flash, with the Speedlights being controlled from the camera

    I was shooting the flashes in manual exposure mode, but I was controlling all of the Speedlights using the WR-10 radio trigger from the camera. So I had a big strobe system on a different radio system, but I also had the Nikon Speedlight system. I was able to effectively control two fields of flash, with the Speedlights being controlled from the camera.

    We had a big crew, plus a video crew, the clients were there, we had a props person, hair, makeup, fashion, styling, and a very elegant wonderful model. I had a crew of five assistants! So the convenience of the new technology really helped.

    Are there other features of the camera that you?re excited to try out?

    So far, I?ve used the D850 strictly as a stills camera. I?ve been using it a lot just for simple portraiture and for beauty portraiture, but I?m very much looking forward to going into video mode with this camera. Again, the detail is really pretty luscious and pretty wonderful. I have a small stills and video project I?m going to be shooting in February, and I'm looking forward to it.

    I shot the Rio Olympics with my D5, because it?s tough and it?s fast, and I?ve always used my D810?s when I needed resolution. But the D810 doesn?t have the radio controls that I?ve come to be so fond of with the SB-5000 flashes. And the D810 didn't have things like the tilting LCD from the D500, which I've found to be very convenient. With the D850, I can have all of that in one camera. Speed, resolution and convenience.

    This is sponsored content, supported by Nikon. What does this mean?

  • You Could Be Missing Out on Easy Points If You?re Not Using This Trick! (5807 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0500You Could Be Missing Out on Easy Points If You?re Not Using This Trick!Million Mile Secrets

    Simply making a quick phone call to the bank that issues your credit card could get you some free easy points.  Team member Keith had recent success doing this, so I’ll let him tell you the story!

    Keith:   Thanks, Daraius!

    When you call a bank to cancel a credit card, they?ll sometimes offer bonus points or a statement credit as an incentive to keep the card open another year.

    I recently earned an easy 7,500 AMEX Membership Rewards points as an incentive to keep The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN active for another year.

    Retention bonuses are never a guarantee.  But you have nothing to lose by calling to ask for one, especially if you’re planning to cancel the card anyway.

    I’ll share more about the retention offer experience.  And explain why 7,500 bonus AMEX Membership Rewards points was enough for me to keep the card open for another year.

    My 1 Year Anniversary With the AMEX Business Platinum Card

    Link:   The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN

    Link:   Review of the AMEX Business Platinum Card

    I applied for the AMEX Business Platinum card toward the end of 2016 when there was a limited time offer to earn 100,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points.  This deal is no longer available, but the current offer is still valuable.  Right now, you can earn 75,000 AMEX Membership Rewards points after meeting tiered minimum spending requirements.

    Admittedly, I didn’t make many purchases with the card after earning the sign-up bonus.  Because the bonus spending categories aren’t great for my business.

    I sell merchandise on eBay for a profit, which is how I qualify for business credit cards.  And I typically use the Ink Business Cash? Credit Card or Ink Business Preferred? Credit Card for business spending to earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points, which my wife and I redeem frequently to save money on travel.

    But the AMEX Business Platinum card has some great ongoing perks that I take advantage of like:

    Plus, AMEX recently announced a new partnership with SoulCycle.  And AMEX Platinum cardholders can purchase special discounted packages, which is great because my wife attends classes frequently.

    Despite all of the perks, the card does have a $450 annual fee, which is not waived the first year.  I don’t mind paying annual fees.  But each year I evaluate whether the card benefits justify the expense.

    And I was unsure if paying $450 to keep the card open another year made sense for my personal situation.  That’s what led me to call AMEX to ask for a retention offer.

    ~2 Minute Retention Offer Phone Call = 7,500 Points!

    I called the phone number on the back of my AMEX Business Platinum card.

    After navigating the automated AMEX telephone prompts, I was transferred to a live customer service representative.  I said something like “Hello!  I’m considering cancelling by AMEX Business Platinum card and wanted to see if you were offering any incentives to keep the card open.”

    The representative said she would check my account.  She said they could offer 7,500 AMEX Membership Rewards points or a $75 statement credit.  I figured I could get more than $75 worth of value with the points, so I opted to take the points.

    The representative read a disclosure and said I would see the points in my account within a few days.

    I can easily justify paying the $450 annual fee with the 7,500 bonus points, $200 annual statement credit for airline incidentals, savings with AMEX Offers, and SoulCycle, and access to Centurion Lounges.

    Keep in mind, retention offers can vary, including no bonuses at all.  You can check this FlyerTalk thread to see what other folks have been receiving recently.  In my experience, you’re more likely to get a retention offer if it’s a card you’ve used frequently.

    Bottom Line

    Team member Keith recently called AMEX to ask for a retention offer before cancelling his Business Platinum card.  His ~2 minute phone call paid off because he received 7,500 bonus AMEX Membership Rewards points just for keeping the card open.

    This is a great reminder that it’s worth it to call card issuers before cancelling to see if there are any incentives available on your account.  Earning easy bonus points or statement credits can be an extra reason to keep the card open and pay the annual fee for another year.

    If you have any experience earning a retention bonus, sound off in the comments below!

  • China defends trade with U.S. as Trump set to brand it a competitor (256 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:35:00 -0500China defends trade with U.S. as Trump set to brand it a competitorReuters: World News

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Foreign Ministry on Monday defended trade with the United States as a win-win scenario ahead of a speech by U.S. President Donald Trump laying out a new national security strategy that makes clear that China is a competitor.

  • Ask Slashdot: What's The Worst IT-Related Joke You've Ever Heard? (768 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:34:00 -0500Ask Slashdot: What's The Worst IT-Related Joke You've Ever Heard?Slashdot

    dryriver writes: In just about any field of employment -- whether you're a 3D artist, a pastry chef or a lawyer -- there's an abundance of jokes related to the profession, or to situations commonly encountered during that profession. Some are pretty good, some so-so, and some are very, very bad. What I want to know is, what are the absolute WORST computer or IT related jokes you've either heard from someone, found on the internet or possibly even invented yourself? And since this is Slashdot, feel free to throw in science-related jokes as well, provided that they are just as bad as the computer or IT jokes. Leave your best answers in the comments. What's the worst IT (or science)-related joke you've ever heard?

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.

  • Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after Palestinian rocket attacks (270 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:28:00 -0500Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza after Palestinian rocket attacksReuters: World News

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military said it attacked a Hamas training compound in Gaza on Monday in response to rocket strikes from the Palestinian enclave, which have surged since U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Dec 6.

  • RPT-COLUMN-Futures may legitimize Bitcoin, but let it infect other markets: McGeever (279 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:16:00 -0500RPT-COLUMN-Futures may legitimize Bitcoin, but let it infect other markets: McGeeverReuters: Company News

    LONDON, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Bitcoin is taking its first steps toward becoming a legitimate investment vehicle with the creation of futures contracts in the crypto-currency this month, moves which may also allow it to infect wider financial market stability for the first time.

  • India's muted response to Trump's Jerusalem move stokes Arab unease (262 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:15:00 -0500India's muted response to Trump's Jerusalem move stokes Arab uneaseReuters: World News

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A dozen Arab ambassadors have asked India to clarify its position on the U.S recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, diplomatic sources said, after New Delhi's muted response suggested a shift in support for the Palestinian cause.

  • Thai Beverage unit wins auction to buy 54 pct stake in Sabeco (263 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:13:00 -0500Thai Beverage unit wins auction to buy 54 pct stake in SabecoReuters: Company News

    HO CHI MINH CITY, Dec 18 (Reuters) - A unit of Thai Beverage won the auction to buy a $5 billion or 54 percent stake in top brewer Sabeco in the country's biggest ever privatisation process, an official from the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange said on Monday.

  • Toyota to make over 10 battery EV models in early 2020s (257 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:03:00 -0500Toyota to make over 10 battery EV models in early 2020sReuters: Technology News

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp on Monday said it will market more than 10 all-electric vehicle (EV) models globally in the early 2020s, and that investment to develop their batteries is likely to exceed $13 billion (1.5 trillion yen) through 2030.

  • Episode 13 of the Constitutional podcast: ?Taxes? (359 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 03:00:00 -0500Episode 13 of the Constitutional podcast: ?Taxes?On Leadership - The Washington Post


    In 1913, America ratified the 16th Amendment to the Constitution?explicitly granting Congress the power to tax incomes. Ever since, the income tax has been the main source of revenue for the U.S. government. "The entire trajectory of the United States in the 20th and now into the 21st century is completely different than it would […]
  • Myanmar government says case against Reuters journalists can proceed (308 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 02:47:00 -0500Myanmar government says case against Reuters journalists can proceedReuters: World News

    YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's civilian President Htin Kyaw, a close ally of government leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has authorized the police to proceed with a case against two detained Reuters reporters accused of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act, a senior government spokesman said.

  • Darkroom Gallery Photography Contest (951 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 02:11:00 -0500Darkroom Gallery Photography Contest

    Awards:

    • All selected entries are exhibited in the gallery [15 Feb ? 11 Mar 2018] and included in a full color exhibit catalog.
    • Juror?s Choice receives a 30×48 vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, a free exhibition catalog;
    • Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition.

    Open theme.

    Whatever you most enjoy shooting or wherever you feel your strength as a photographer lies – be it landscapes, portraits, street photography, abstraction, still life, or any other of the myriad subjects one might choose – we want to see the work with which you choose to identify yourself.

    This exhibition’s juror will privately critique up to 10 images.

    Juror: Christy Karpinski

    HOW TO ENTER THIS PHOTO COMPETITION

    The post Darkroom Gallery Photography Contest appeared first on Photocompete.

    Original article: Darkroom Gallery Photography Contest.

  • U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax bill (271 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 01:41:00 -0500U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax billReuters: Politics

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial advisers and accountants are working overtime as many U.S. taxpayers scramble to pay the rest of their 2017 taxes before Jan. 1 when the proposed Republican tax overhaul would sharply cut the amount they can deduct on federal tax bills.

  • U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax bill (271 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 01:41:00 -0500U.S. taxpayers rush to claim deductions under threat from tax billReuters: U.S.

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial advisers and accountants are working overtime as many U.S. taxpayers scramble to pay the rest of their 2017 taxes before Jan. 1 when the proposed Republican tax overhaul would sharply cut the amount they can deduct on federal tax bills.

  • To thwart Amazon, Kroger and Walmart lure shoppers with curbside pickup (352 characters)

    Mon, 18 Dec 2017 01:39:00 -0500To thwart Amazon, Kroger and Walmart lure shoppers with curbside pickupReuters: Technology News

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Amazon.com looks to upend the U.S. grocery market with home delivery, some veteran supermarket operators are betting on a different strategy: curbside pickup. Americans have long loved the convenience of drive-through service for burgers and coffee. Kroger Co and Walmart Inc are tweaking that formula for groceries.

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Media

  • Velodyne LiDAR Lecture

    In a rare public lecture, Velodyne explains its view on the automotive LiDAR history and market:

  • SensL 100m Ranging Demo

    SensL demos a 100m range detection with its SiPM sensor:

  • MEMSDrive OIS vs. VCM-based OIS

    MEMSDrive publishes comparison videos of its OIS against iPhone X and Galaxy Note8 VCM-based OIS:



  • 12nm Pixel Size

  • Moose Podcast 61

    In this episode Don't Be a Photographer

  • Huawei is Reported Preparing Triple Rear Camera Smartphone

    XDA Developers quotes Venturebeat reporter Evan Blass twitted about the oncoming Huawei smartphone featuring triple rear camera smartphone with 40MP resolution and 5x zoom:

  • Google on 3D Sensing in AR Applications

  • Yole Talk on TSV Technology

    Most of the Yole Developpement webcast on TSV technology is devoted to stacked memory integration, but there is also some image sensor content, especially from 28:00 to 38:00 time:

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