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Karl Lagerfeld’s homecoming

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The show, which was a kind of homecoming from the label's Hamburg-born designer, Karl Lagerfeld, took place at the Elbphilharmonie, the city’s showstopping new concert hall, designed by contemporary starchitecture firm Herzog & de Meuron. The models were sharing the stage with a live orchestra. Among the models was Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia Gerber, Victoria's Secret star Grace Elizabeth and Lagerfeld's 9-year-old godson Hudson Kroenig. The 84-year-old designer showcased a collection with a nautical theme. Models wore luxurious, t... Read More »

Ballon d’Or 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win fifth award

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Victory took the 32-year-old Portugal international level with 30-year-old Argentine Messi, who won the most recent of his five awards in 2015. Messi's ex-Barcelona team-mate Neymar, now at Paris St-Germain, was third. Last season, Ronaldo helped Real Madrid win the Champions League and their first La Liga title since 2012. Ronaldo added the 2017 Ballon d'Or to those he won in 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016, and Messi is the only other recipient of the award since 2009. "This is something I look forward to every year," he said, after receiv... Read More »

Is Apple getting sloppy?

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It has been revealed that users of its new MacOS High Sierra operating system can access it without using a password. Just use "root" as a username, leave the password field blank and hit "Enter" a few times. It's an embarrassing slip-up and not one users are used to from Apple, whose products are often cited as more reliable and secure than its rivals'. But the "root" password bug is not as isolated a case as it might at first seem. Last month, Apple had to release a patch for another password-related issue in High Sierra. Some ... Read More »

Bali volcano: Mt Agung ash shuts airport for second day

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Massive plumes of dark ash were seen reaching as high as 3km (2 miles) above the summit of the rumbling volcano, which began erupting last week. Officials raised the alert to the highest level on Monday, fearing an imminent major eruption. Up to 100,000 people have been ordered to evacuate the vicinity. Volcanic ash can damage aeroplane engines or even cause them to fail, and also clogs fuel and cooling systems. Pilot visibility can also be hampered. The Transportation Ministry initially closed the Ngurah Rai (Denpasar) airport on M... Read More »

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 »

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