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Gadgets Put on a good podcast and get to work. Spring cleaning products to make your house shine. Read on.
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Razm-Hosseini said that water would be desalinated at an entry point in Iran’s shores before being transferred inland. He further described Kerman as one of the most arid provinces of Iran with an average rainfall of only about 129 millimeters per year and an annual water shortage level of 800 million cubic meters. Elsewhere in his remarks, the official said that Kerman mostly used water from underground resources for irrigation – what he said already was a serious threat to the province’s environment. Razm-Hosseini said the depletion of underground water resources had already led to the evacuation of many villages. He added that the government had devised serious plans to prevent further depletion of underground water resources by encouraging growing agricultural products that consume less water such as saffron and barberry. Razm-Hosseini also emphasized that irrigation methods of wheat and corn farms in Kerman had also been renovated to increase efficiency.
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Facebook is introducing a new ad format that should help retailers showcase their products. The last big addition to Facebooks ad lineup came last year, with the launch of Canvas, a fast-loading, rich media ad. Like Canvas, collections are created specifically for mobile, and seem designed to win users over in the Facebook app before directing them to the advertisers Read More
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These young people are making Devon proud.Despite intensive A-level courses, they have also all given up their spare time to be part of Young Enterprise Devon to learn skills that will make them more employable in the future and help businesses in the county to boom.They all came together in Exeter Guildhall to show off the companies they have created and to sell their products.Young Enterprise manager Marion Weston said: The event went very well and the students learnt lots from the...
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Apple has acquired award-winning iOS productivity app Workflow and is now offering it for free in its App Store. Although Apple never announces its acquisitions, the Cupertino tech firm today confirmed to Computerworld its acquisition of Workflow app developer DeskConnect. As usual, the company declined to provide further details. DeskConnect co-founder Ari Weinstein was a little more forthcoming. “We are thrilled to be joining Apple,” said Weinstein in a statement to Tech Crunch . “We’ve worked closely with Apple from the very beginning, from kickstarting our company as students attending WWDC to developing and launching Workflow and seeing its amazing success on the App Store. We can’t wait to take our work to the next level at Apple and contribute to products that touch people across the world.” Although DeskConnect is mum on just it will do as part of Apple and what Workflow's future will be, there are a lot of ideas and much speculation floating around various technology sites.
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Mecha-based anime can be fun to watch for the mechanical designs. While giant bi-pedal robots don't make much practical sense, every once in a while the designers will stick something in there, like a funky car, that combines the fantastical with the pragmatic. A good case in point was 1993's Pat Labor 2 , set in a near-future Tokyo. Because car traffic in the future is depicted to be as bad as it is today, mechanical designers Shoji Kawamori and Yutaka Izubuchi created four-wheeled emergency services vehicles that drive on the ground like regular cars, but can elevate on stilt-like legs, enabling them to whiz over lanes of standstill traffic in order to reach calls. from Pat Labor 2 I always remembered those vehicles, and was stunned to see this video yesterday: While the car is real, it isn't going into mass production; it's a promotional one-off created to flog Verizon's new line of telematics products.
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4. It is important to understand that most of the terms English-speaking activists use to refer to geographies related to Palestine are the products of multiple colonialisms in the history of the territory. Palestinians might not expect you to use the Arabic names, suffice it, however, that you realize how speaking about Palestinians or about Palestine can never truly reach a level of complete cultural resonance. It will never completely grasp the weight of cultural loss that has befallen our people for the past century, since the late Ottomans, the British and the Israelis all practiced language erasure policies, among other anti-cultural practices. 5. It is important that you reconsider your constant inclination to address “the Palestinian civil society” in your activist calls and social circles. There has never been a consensus among Palestinians themselves about what constitutes Palestine’s “civil society.
Digital Trends
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Clearing its site of fake goods is a big task for Amazon, but its latest initiative, which lets brands add logos and intellectual property to a special database, should result in the speedier removal of bogus products. The post Amazon creates brand registry' to speed up removal of fake goods from its site appeared first on Digital Trends .
Adweek
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Facebook wants to use video to drive retail sales. Today the site is launching a new ad format called Collection. A video sits on the top half of the ad unit with four recommended products below. Retailers either select the products they want to feature manually or Facebook pulls popular products from a retailer's site....
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Enlarge / The Workflow app. (credit: Workflow) Late yesterday, Apple closed a deal to acquire Workflow , an app for iOS power users that lets you string a series of repetitive actions together to make them easier and quicker to accomplish. In many ways, the app accomplishes for iOS what the Automator app does for macOS. Late last year Apple laid off Sal Soghoian , the product manager in charge of automation-related products like Automator and AppleScript, and eliminated his position; the purchase of Workflow suggests that it could be the future of Apple's automation-related efforts. Workflow's developersAri Weinstein, Conrad Kramer, Ayaka Nonaka, and Nick Frey—are all being hired by Apple, and they'll continue to develop Workflow which will continue to exist in the App Store. It used to cost $2.99, but it's now available to all users free of charge.
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This startup is betting consumers want quality products that are designed to last.
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Tenure All the above tax-saving instruments, by nature, are medium to long term products: From a three-year lock-in that comes with ELSS to a 15-year lock-in of PPF. Some like life insurance require annual payments to be made for a longer duration. Taxability of income Another important factor to consider is the post-tax return of the tax-saving investment. For instance, most fixed and assured returns products such as NSC provide you with Section 80C benefits, but the returns, currently 8 per cent (five-year) annually, are taxable. This makes the effective post-tax return equal to 5.52 per cent for the highest taxpayers. Considering the annual inflation of six per cent, the real return is almost zero! Of all the tax-saving tools, only PPF, EPF, ELSS and insurance plans enjoy the EEE status, i.e., the growth is tax-exempt during the three stages of investing, growth and withdrawal.
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There were even a few talks on products pushing toward a launch. [ Adam ] and [Will] came down from Milwaukee to show off the MagneTag rig they've been building. It's a chest and back plate that you strap on, then have a fight with foam swords. Scoring is automatic (seen on the screen behind them) and there was an engineering challenge that went into detecting hits on the shields but not elsewhere. Get this, they have the swords encased in foam by the same company that makes the cheeseheads . [Andrew] was showing off some of the videos his made with his robot arm Evezor . The belt and servo driven arm looks pretty incredible and he loaded up the plotter tool and had the bot write us this letter. Learning and Curiosity as Lifestyle What makes an Unconference so special is that it's about sharing excitement about learning. This means listening to what other people are working on, and spending time thinking about something that you might not otherwise have been exposed to.
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