MANILA - Smartphones with displays that have notches on the top are bound to suffer from inevitable comparisons to the iPhone X, which started the polarizing design trend in late 2017. The aesthetic similarities are more pronounced with Huawei's P20 and P20 Pro, which like the iPhone X, also have rounded corners, glass backs, and rear cameras stacked vertically on the upper left side. But based on internals and real-life use, the differences between the Apple and Huawei flagships are more pronounced. DESIGN The iPhone X is relatively heavy for its 5.8-inch screen, weighing 174 grams compared to 165 grams for the P20, which has roughly the same same screen size and 180 grams for the P20 Pro. The fingerprint scanner on the P20 and P20 Pro, located on the front, gives the device a bottom chin, compared to the iPhone X, which, save for the notch, is nearly borderless thanks to the removal of Touch ID. Face ID has been surprisingly reliable in our tests, even in the dark. Face scanning is … [Read more...] about iPhone X vs Huawei P20 series: Similarities end with the notch?
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By Stephanie van den Berg ZWOLLE, Netherlands (Reuters) – When a Dutch right-to-die group said in February it would make good on its promise to help members buy a cheap and painless suicide powder dubbed “Substance X”, 81-year-old Carla Jas, who joined the group in 2013, celebrated the news. Jas had always set her own course in life, breaking from her religious family, raising four children alone and travelling across Australia for a year. When it came to her death, Jas wanted the same level of independence, to opt out of a slow descent into dementia or a drawn-out decline in a sickbed. Cooperative Last Will scrapped its plan for Substance X after prosecutors launched an investigation into the group following the suicide of a 19-year-old woman. Her parents blamed Last Will on the grounds that its announcement made her aware of the existence of the chemicals she used to kill herself. Last Will denied any responsibility in the … [Read more...] about Substance X furore rekindles Dutch debate on loosening euthanasia rules
When The X-Files premiered in 1993, FBI agent and medical doctor Dana Scully was unlike any other woman on television. Scully, played by Gillian Anderson, was equal to, and not just the sidekick of, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny). She was sharp, resilient, fiercely intelligent, and working a career that most women hadn’t seen themselves in onscreen. The idea of women becoming interested in the scientific field as a result of Scully has been known for years as “The Scully Effect”–and now there’s data to back it up. 21st Century Fox reached out to the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to conduct a survey to see if women who watched The X-Files were more likely to pursue careers in STEM: the short answer was a resounding “yes.” Women who watched The X-Files regularly were 50% more likely to work in STEM, and nearly two-thirds of the women surveyed who work in STEM said Scully served as a role model. “The role of media is to inspire our … [Read more...] about Women Who Watched “The X-Files” Pursued More Careers In STEM
Francois Mauraisin's story has more twists than a Nordic noir novel, and doing it justice isn't a straightforward endeavour. Born in Paris, after finishing school he went to work in London at the UK's first three Michelin star restaurant, starting at the bottom of the ladder in waiting and working his way up. "I was one of the only ones getting on well with the waiters and the kitchen staff, which is unusual," he recalls. A meeting with millionaire nightclub owner Lennie Bloom led him to switch jobs and become a cocktail barman – which included working at the private party for the launch of Pink Floyd's 1982 The Wall. Pretty soon he was running a restaurant, and everything was going well, until… "The French army called me to do national service! I complained that they were asking me to close my business and put people out in order to join up. They answered straight away by sending me straight to a semi-disciplinary camp in Germany," he chuckles. Disruption became … [Read more...] about ‘What I love about Sweden is they say things straight, which isn’t the case in many other countries’
How different are Millennials, Gen X, and Boomers really? A new study published byEY, formerly Ernst & Young, includes insights from more than 1,200 professionals across generations and industries about the strengths and weaknesses of workers from different generations, based on the perceptions of their peers. It finds that Millennials are tech-savvy, but aren’t great team players. Gen X-ers are entrepreneurial-thinking, but rank low on executive presence. And last, but not least, Boomers are team players and loyal, but don’t adapt so well. The participants from the study were both managers and non-managers. “As management shifts to younger generations, the research reveals areas companies can focus on to enhance skill sets, address the challenges of managing multiple generations, and retain and engage employees by understanding which workplace perks they may value most,” Karyn Twaronite, a partner of Ernst & Young, says in the study. Below are the … [Read more...] about Here Are The Strengths And Weaknesses Of Millennials, Gen X, And Boomers