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Violent clashes between iPhone workers and police over unpaid bonuses, lack of food, poor COVID-19 management

Violent clashes between iPhone workers and police have been seen in video footage from Foxconn’s primary iPhone assembly plant in Zhengzhou, China. You can see the video clips below. Workers say that promised bonuses (referred to in local reports.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailNov 23rd, 2022

Graphene is a proven supermaterial, but manufacturing the versatile form of carbon at usable scales remains a challenge

"Future chips may be 10 times faster, all thanks to graphene"; "Graphene may be used in COVID-19 detection"; and "Graphene allows batteries to charge 5x faster"—those are just a handful of recent dramatic headlines lauding the possibilities of grap.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 37 min. ago

Inflation: How financial speculation is making the global food price crisis worse

UK households, like those in many other countries, are struggling to make ends meet. More than half of households have only £2.66 per week left after paying for bills and essentials, according to figures from the supermarket chain Asda......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 37 min. ago

Microphytobenthos in the Dutch Wadden Sea feed on "left-overs" from the bottom

The Wadden Sea is an extremely productive ecosystem whose food web is supported by benthic organisms, feeding on primary producers. In a recent publication in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, NIOZ marine biogeochemist dr. Philip Riekenberg and col.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 37 min. ago

Underpaid at home, vulnerable abroad: How seasonal job schemes are draining Pacific nations of vital workers

The economic impact of COVID on Pacific Island states, combined with major labor shortages in Australia and New Zealand, has created a perfect storm. A mass exodus means Pacific nations are now losing crucial workers at such volume that their own dev.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 37 min. ago

The Chinese protests are about politics and freedom, but they are also about what COVID might do if it is let loose now

While a lot of attention has been given to the unprecedented protests in China about the "dynamic zero COVID" policy, not much has been written about the wider political context, and particularly the young people leading the protests......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 37 min. ago

Snap demands employees work in office 80% of the time starting early next year

Snapchat's parent company is asking workers to return to the office 80% of the time, or the equivalent of four days a week, beginning early next year, in the latest sign of tech employees receiving less flexibility nearly three years after the pandem.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News2 hr. 5 min. ago

Kuo: Apple to ship 15-20 million fewer iPhone 14 Pro models than expected in Q4

After COVID-19 lockdowns and labor protests at the largest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, China, Apple is expected to ship up to 20 million fewer iPhone 14 Pro models than it was first expected, said reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo in his latest pr.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News3 hr. 5 min. ago

12.9-inch M2 iPad Pro now $100 off in Tuesday’s best deals, iPhone 14 official cases, more

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but we’re still rounding up all of today’s best discounts. Headlining today’s collection, Apple’s latest 12.9-inch M2 iPad Pro returns to its all-time low at $100 off. Then go check out its entire c.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News3 hr. 5 min. ago

China links COVID outbreak to man’s jog through a park; scientists skeptical

The man reportedly infected 39 people in one outdoor jog through a park. Enlarge / Runner in Shanghai, China. (credit: Getty| Avalon) In the early morning of August 16, a 41-year-old man in China's southwest-central mu.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News3 hr. 6 min. ago

Examining the pandemic"s impact on individual generosity

How did the COVID-19 pandemic affect people's volunteering, donating, and helping behaviors? A report by Penn's School of Social Policy and Practice (SP2) faculty and students summarizes a nationally representative study aiming to answer this questio.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 37 min. ago

Challenges facing food and beverage companies seeking to export

A new Oregon State University study that examined exporting practices of Oregon food and beverage companies found that the likelihood of exporting increases with firm size and length of time in business and that the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the abil.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 37 min. ago

Job satisfaction and the work-life balance

How does job satisfaction sit with the notion of work-life balance? Writing in the International Journal of Services and Operations Management, a research team from Portugal point out that a positive and stable work environment can improve an employe.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 37 min. ago

Rural educators struggle to meet student mental health with limited resources, study finds

Educators in Maine's rural schools are struggling to meet the mental and emotional needs of their students due to a lack of resources, and institutional support, according to a new study from the University of Maine......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 37 min. ago

9to5Mac Gift Guide: CarPlay and must-have iPhone accessories for the road

From adding CarPlay to your vehicle to MagSafe iPhone mounts and the best charging cables for car rides, we’ve got must-have recommendations that make great gifts — even if you’re shopping for yourself. more… The post 9to5Mac Gift Guide: Ca.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News4 hr. 37 min. ago

Kuo: iPhone 14 Pro demand to ‘disappear’ as Apple misses shipment goal by 20 million units

The supply and production issues plaguing the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are no secret at this point. A new report from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today offers additional details on the impact of these shortages, saying that iPhone 14 Pro a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  9to5macRelated News4 hr. 37 min. ago

Apple"s iPhone 14 Pro shipments may drop by 20M in Q4 says Kuo

Because of ongoing supply chain disruptions, Apple's shipments of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models will be less than expected by between 15 million and 20 million units, according to Ming-Chi Kuo.A Foxconn factoryThe Foxconn facility in Zhe.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News4 hr. 37 min. ago

iPhone 15 Ultra: What it may look like, and what to expect in 2023

The iPhone 15 Ultra is nearly a year away, but reports are already pouring in about what to expect. Here's what the rumor mill thinks is coming, and a first glance at what it may look like.iPhone 15 Ultra to have a new curved edgeRumors about the iPh.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News4 hr. 37 min. ago

Show off the beauty of the iPhone 14 Pro - hands on with Mkeke clear cases

Mkeke makes durable yet affordable clear cases for the iPhone 14 lineup, and we've gone hands on with their range of clear case color options.Mkeke's clear case shows off the iPhone's colorThere are a wide variety of clear case options on the market,.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News6 hr. 5 min. ago

China links COVID outbreak to man’s jog through a park; Scientists skeptical

The man reportedly infected 39 people in one outdoor jog through a park. Enlarge / Runner in Shanghai, China. (credit: Getty| Avalon) In the early morning of August 16, a 41-year-old man in China's southwest-central mu.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 6 min. ago

Surprisingly, the iPhone 14 Pro can’t win this epic camera shootout

Huawei has long been known for its excellent cameras, but can it retain that reputation without Leica, and up against the Apple iPhone 14 Pro?.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 6 min. ago