Jony Ive: 8 hits and 8 misses from 20 years at Apple | Technology | The Guardian

Sir Jony Ive is stepping down as head of Apple’s product design after more than 20 years. We look at the key hits and big misses of the world’s largest firm, from the company-revolutionising iMac G3 to the iPhone via the iPod Hi-Fi, the butterfly keyboard and the ill-conceived Magic Mouse 2

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Deepfake technology: Why fake videos are getting so hard to detect – TheBlaze

On Wednesday’s show, Glenn Beck highlighted how rapidly the technology to create ‘deepfake’ videos has improved in just the past year. Soon, we won’t be able to believe our eyes — or ears.

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Energy Department Invests Nearly $50 Million at National Laboratories and Universities to Advance Nuclear Technology | Department of Energy

Energy Department Invests Nearly $50 Million at National Laboratories and Universities to Advance Nuclear Technology

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Jony Ive, Apple designer behind iPhone and iMac, to exit company after 30 years | Technology | The Guardian

Jony Ive, the chief architect of Apple’s groundbreaking and distinctive designs from the iMac to the iPhone, announced Thursday that he is leaving the company after nearly 30 years.

Ive’s departure, which was announced Thursday in an exclusive interview with the Financial Times, is sure to set off shock waves in the tech and design worlds, but the 52-year-old Brit will remain involved with Apple. He plans to launch a new creative company called LoveFrom – and said Apple will be his first client.

“While I will not be an employee, I will still be very involved – I hope for many, many years to come,” Ive told the FT. “This just seems like a natural and gentle time to make this change.”

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

More details soon …

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Scheer’s climate plan would force big polluters to reinvest in green technology | CTV News

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s climate plan would eliminate the carbon tax and force large-scale polluters to reinvest in clean energy technology, instead of paying penalties to the government.

CTV News has learned that the long-awaited plan’s objective is to keep money in the private sector in an effort to keep businesses competitive and foster innovation.

Instead of paying penalties to the government, Scheer’s plan proposes that large-scale polluters instead be forced to invest in the development of clean technology, including investing in Canadian companies that do eligible research into cleantech, supporting university or college programs that aid in the development in green technologies, or investing in Canadian clean-tech organizations.

Large-scale polluters would also be able to pilot or adopt emissions-reducing technology as part of the plan.

Scheer is expected to unveil details of the plan Wednesday.

The Liberals have criticized Scheer and the Tories for failing to detail their plans to combat climate change.

A year ago, on CTV’s Question Period, Scheer said he would deliver a climate plan ahead of the 2019 election that would meet the Paris Agreement, without a carbon tax. Eight months later, Scheer walked back that promise on the same program.

He could not commit that his plan would meet the targets, instead saying his plan would have “meaningful reductions.”

Under the Paris Agreement, Canada had committed to reducing its emissions by 30 per cent from 2005 levels.

Scheer has billed his climate change announcement as “the most comprehensive policy announcement by an opposition party in Canadian history.”

– With files from Rachel Aiello

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AT&T to cut nearly 2,000 jobs, telecom labor union says | Technology | Dallas News

About two years after Dallas-based AT&T championed corporate tax cuts and pledged they’d lead to job creation, the company plans to cut nearly 2,000 jobs, according to the telecom union that represents its workers.

Officials from Communications Workers of America say AT&T began notifying employees Thursday about the upcoming cuts. It will eliminate 1,880 jobs by the end of September in 23 states, including Texas and Oklahoma, the union said. The cuts are aimed at technicians, such as those who do home installations or lay fiber optic cable. 

About 400 of those jobs are in Texas, CWA communications director Beth Allen said.

AT&T spokesman Marty Richter confirmed that jobs will be eliminated but would not say how many. 

“Due to changes as our business and industry continue to evolve, we are making some staff reductions involving technicians who install and repair certain services and network systems,” he said in an email.

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Nike Touts New Sports Bra With Latest Breast-Crushing Technology

BEAVERTON, OR—Claiming their new extra-supportive workout garment represents a huge step forward for women in athletics, Nike unveiled a new sports bra Tuesday showcasing the absolute latest in breast-crushing technology. “Our new state-of-the-art FlattenX sports bra guarantees that your breasts will be not only supported throughout your workout, but virtually obliterated as this landmark design smashes them into total submission,” a Nike press release read in part, also detailing the newly formulated poly-blend fabric engineered to essentially vacuum-seal the human breast to the ribcage, leaving women unencumbered and streamlining their physique for more efficient exercise. “From jogging and powerlifting to yoga and pilates, the FlattenX guarantees that the existence of your breasts will never again pose a threat to your workout. If you’ve been let down in the past by sports bras that stretch or sag after just a few wear cycles, don’t worry—the panelwork of Nike’s flagship sports bra ensures that any and all breasts remain painfully constricted for hours, forcing wearers to call the fire department to come cut you out of it with the Jaws of Life.” The press release also teased the upcoming release of the Bae Constrictor, a new line of organ-warping women’s leggings; the Footbinder Alpha, a slimming women’s running sock crafted from spun copper and silk; and the Nike BreezeChute, a loose-fitting and breathable new series of men’s shorts.

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