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Free Hour of Code Workshops December 5 through 11 at Every Apple Store

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“Hour of Code embodies our vision for Apple stores as a place for the community to gather, learn and be entertained,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “We’re proud to introduce the Swift Playgrounds app into the workshops and honored to again work side-by-side with Code.org on this incredibly important initiative. Hour of Code is one of the absolute highlights of the year for both our teams and the families that visit our stores.” “Since we started Hour of Code in 2013, Apple has each year upped its participatio... Read More »

“Designed by Apple in California” Chronicles 20 Years of Apple Design

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The book is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs. “The idea of genuinely trying to make something great for humanity was Steve’s motivation from the beginning, and it remains both our ideal and our goal as Apple looks to the future,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “This archive is intended to be a gentle gathering of many of the products the team has designed over the years. We hope it brings some understanding to how and why they exist, while serving as a resource for students of all design disciplines.” The products in th... Read More »

Apple, IBM, New Russian GIDS Security Will Optimize The World

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It is possible that Apple will help to IBM to make good results in social and economic spheres. Do you know why? Common reason: because all usual and big companies need good development in economic, good ecology, good public health, then it makes good life quality people and then people can make good work, can make good demand, good public quality life. That is interesting for public, for companies, for government. You should know that opposite purposes are usually from the structures which organize conflicts (and who earns using dramatic chang... Read More »

Volkswagen rolls out 3D smart glasses as standard equipment

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The benefits of 3D smart glasses are evident: users automatically receive all the information they need such as storage locations or part numbers directly in their field of vision. Touch or voice control allows extremely easy operation. As a general principle, users have both their hands free while they are working. The camera in the glasses is also used as a barcode reader. Correct barcodes on parts removed from the storage location are shown in green while parts incorrectly removed are shown in red. Reinhard de Vries, Head of Plant Logisti... Read More »

EIB backs EUR 7 billion support for new projects around the world

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Meeting at the EIB’s headquarters in Luxembourg, representatives of the EIB’s shareholders, the 28 EU member states and the European Commission, also discussed the EIB’s emergency response to the refugee crisis. Reflecting the unique focus to support investment across Europe and around the world, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, more than EUR 1 billion of the projects approved are outside the European Union. New support for SME investment included approval in principle for a new export funding platform expected to operate in 8 European cou... Read More »

Aviva: ‘Invisible spending’ costs the nation £48 billion per year

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 Typical UK adult spends £948 a year on ‘invisible’ items 20-year-old could build a £136,000 pension pot by cutting back on these items Almost half of UK adults admit they don’t keep track of all their spending UK adults are spending £48 billion a year(1) through a habit of ‘invisible spending’, Aviva research has revealed. The term has been coined by the investment and retirement solutions provider to describe the small – almost invisible – amounts people spend on a regular basis without paying too much attention. A study of 2,000... Read More »

Atos IT Challenge kicks off its hunt for the best app to manage personal data

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Atos, an international leader in digital services, opens registration for its IT Challenge – the first international student technology competition now in its fifth year. This year’s theme invites students to tackle one of the biggest conundrums of the 21st century - how to manage our own personal data on-line, so that we can benefit from all that the digital world offers, while protecting our privacy and importantly our Right to be Forgotten. Under certain conditions, the Right to be Forgotten gives individuals the right to request to have ... Read More »

CBS: Number of Dutch children in child care facilities declined by 72 thousand between 2012 and 2014

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Among Dutch municipalities with at least 1,000 children the decline was sharpest in Westervoort, Edam-Volendam, Rijnwaarden and Enkhuizen. Sharpest decline in attendance day care In 2014, 754,400 Dutch children were eligible for an allowance, against 826,500 in 2012. As a result of changing regulations, figures over 2014 are more difficult to compare with those over 2013. The decline was most significant in day care, where 50 thousand fewer children were enrolled in 2014, a decline of 11 percent. In the same period, child care before and ... Read More »

CBS: Child-rearing mostly done by mothers, including working mothers

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Working equally long hours in paid jobs: mothers more involved in child-rearing than fathers Sharing of parenting tasks varies according to whether or not both parents have paid work. Fathers are only more involved in all or most parenting tasks when the mother is employed (part time or full time) and the father is not. Even when both parents are working equally long hours in full time or part time employment, mothers take on most child-rearing tasks. Dressing and nursing children done much more often by mothers Playing with children i... Read More »

Aviva: Do you want to help distribute $1 million?

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“With the overwhelming number of submissions we receive each year, it’s clear that there is a need for this type of funding across Canada,” said Debora Hendrickson, Aviva Canada’s Senior Vice President of Customer & Marketing. “Now we ask all Canadians to help make positive change a reality by voting for the ideas that resonate most with them.” Voting for Aviva Community Fund ideas opens at noon EST today and continues until October 23 at 4 p.m. EST. In prior years, ideas had to go through two rounds of voting to make it to the finals; t... Read More »

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