Apple Inc may have to redesign its iPhones to use USB-C charging ports under draft rules from the European Union aimed at cutting waste and simplifying life for consumers owning multiple devices. The European Commission said Thursday it wants a single type of charging port to be used for all smartphones and tablets as well as equipment such as cameras, some headphones, portable speakers and handheld video consoles. "With more and more devices, more and more chargers are sold that are not interchangeable or not necessary,” said Thierry Breton, the EU’s industry chief, in an emailed statement. "We are putting an end to that.” Apple opposes a standard connector, saying it risks hurting innovation that can bring more energy efficient products to the market. The draft legislation adds to intense pressure from the EU in recent years with antitrust probes into its app store and payment system adding to a legal row over a massive back-tax order. Apple is "concerned that strict ... » Learn More about iPhones may need redesign as EU pushes for common charger
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Since the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines , a crucial but largely unspoken question has loomed large for countries looking towards returning to pre-pandemic life: How much sickness and death will occur even after nearly everybody has been jabbed? Possible answers to that question are coming into view as a growing number of territories get close to their maximum vaccination rates. Although varying considerably, the emerging picture points to a post-vaccinated future in which societies may have to accept significantly more Covid-19 deaths than those caused by the flu to move beyond restrictions such as lockdowns and border closures. While European countries with high vaccination rates have largely returned to normal life, living with Covid-19 could prove more difficult to accept for Asia-Pacific economies that avoided even flu-level death rates by sealing their borders. “My personal feeling is that, after brainwashing people in many places with this fight against the virus and ... » Learn More about From Singapore to Hong Kong, how many will die even after most are jabbed?
Philippine Vice President and opposition leader Leni Robredo added her voice to the mounting calls for the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to give Filipinos more time to register for the high-stakes 2022 elections. In her weekly radio show on DZXL on Sunday, September 19, Robredo called on the poll body to extend voter registration by one month or until October 31, citing the “extraordinary circumstances” caused by the raging coronavirus pandemic. Filipinos have until September 30 to register for the 2022 polls, which would elect the successor of President Rodrigo Duterte. “May mga kababayan tayo na mahilig sa last minute, ‘di ba? Pero yung sa akin lang, extraordinary kasi yung circumstances eh,” Robredo told her co-anchor Ely Saludar. (We have countrymen who love to do things at the last minute, right? But for me, we're under extraordinary circumstances right now.) “Naiintindihan natin ‘yung Comelec kasi dahil digitized yung election, ... » Learn More about Robredo joins calls to extend voter registration until October 31
Inforial (The Jakarta Post) - ● Fri, September 24, 2021 2021-09-24 07:00 0 e97434844e8b78f10c5dca9afb5305a1 4 Inforial Free Home design is one of those things where you want to create a mood and run with it. Naturally, form takes precedence over function, but who says you cannot have your cake and eat it too? High functionality and immaculate form perhaps find their home in the kitchen, as many home cooks can attest. On one hand, the right design can boost the overall mood, but at the same time everything must be functional so work can be done efficiently. You can want everything AND the kitchen sink, the hansgrohe Aquno Select M81 range of kitchen faucets is the one for the job. The range features the most efficient use of water in the hansgrohe kitchen range, allowing an optimum workflow at the sink and mindful use of water. The flat spray of the Aquno Select M81 is gentle on bruise-prone fruit and vegetables, and when used with the hansgrohe ... » Learn More about Everything and the kitchen sink: balancing form and function in the kitchen
It is no secret that NLEX Road Warriors rookie Calvin Oftana has all the potential in the world that warranted a fourth overall pick in the super-stacked PBA Season 46 draft class. That potential showed itself in full force after the former San Beda Red Lion roared to life with a career-high 34 points off a whopping 8-of-11 clip from three-point land against the Meralco Bolts on Wednesday, September 22. With those eight triples, Oftana carved his place in PBA history as he broke a 34-year-old rookie record set by the legendary “Triggerman” Allan Caidic, who dropped seven long bombs for Great Taste in Game 2 of the 1987 Open Conference Finals, according to PBA head statistician Fidel Mangonon. With a long range eruption like that, it should come as no surprise that Oftana actually caught the attention of one of the Philippines’ greatest snipers of all time. “ Magaling talaga ang bata na yan. Congratulations sa kanya ,” Caidic told Mangonon. (That kid is ... » Learn More about Legendary shooter Caidic salutes Oftana after 8-triple eruption
The San Miguel Beermen solidified their 2021 PBA Philippine Cup playoff spot after eliminating the gutsy Alaska Aces from contention with a thrilling 101-100 win at the DHVSU Gym in Bacolor, Pampanga on Wednesday, September 22. Off a late Abu Tratter mid-range jumper that gave Alaska a 100-98 lead, Marcio Lassiter then got him back with a trademark corner three off a smart CJ Perez dish for the 101-100 go-ahead with just 3.8 ticks left. Having no timeouts left due to a tough San Miguel inbound trap a few possessions earlier, Alaska failed to get a half-court shot off in time as time expired. With the win, the former five-time reigning All-Filipino titlists ended the elimination round with a 7-4 record, good enough for the fourth seed. They will either face Rain or Shine (6-5) or NorthPort (5-5) depending on the Batang Pier’s fate against Alaska on Thursday, September 23, 4:35 pm. On the other hand, the Aces will go home empty-handed with a 3-7 ... » Learn More about San Miguel eliminates Alaska in thriller, clinches 4th seed