Now that Samsung's flagship Note7 phone is fully recalled and discontinued due to exploding batteries, two questions remain: Why, exactly, did this happen, and how will this impact Samsung financially? On Friday, Samsung released an estimate on the latter, saying the it expects a "mid-3 trillion won" impact in operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017. While mid-3 trillion is not a very precise figure, 3.5 trillion won translates to $3.09 billion, so that's the number we'll have to work with for the time being. This, of course, doesn't include the impact the Note7 debacle will have on brand loyalty — [...]
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It looks cute, but this Russian-made robot had recently been “arrested,” after making rounds in a political rally, recording voters’ opinions about a candidate’s team. It sounds fairly harmless, but Promobot seemed to have made enough trouble to make the local authorities ask policemen to apprehend and detain the robot. “Police asked to remove the robot away from the crowded area, and even tried to handcuff him,” the Promobot spokesperson said. This isn’t the first time that Promobot got itself in a fair amount of mischief—it’s run away from its home laboratory before, twice. The mad run for freedom ended with a battery-drained robot [...]
The world’s most recognized and beloved icon, the beaming yellow Smiley Face, was created in December of 1963 in Worcester, MA by a commercial artist and decorated WWII vet named Harvey Ball who never made more than the $45 he was paid for creating it. Swiftly Smiley “went viral” in an age before computers and became the most popular symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet. As the years passed Harvey Ball became concerned about the over-commercialization of his symbol, and how its original meaning had become lost in the marketplace. The Smiley Face knows no politics, no [...]
NASA Just Found a Gamma Ray Star System: An international team of scientists has found the brightest gamma-ray binary ever seen, and it’s the first to be seen outside the Milky Way galaxy. The team combined data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope with those from other facilities and confirmed that what was once thought was just a high-mass X-ray binary (HMXB) was in fact, a gamma-ray binary system. Their findings have been published in The Astrophysical Journal. The newly found gamma-ray binary, named LMC P3, was discovered in a small nearby galaxy called Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), located 163,000 light years away. Gamma-ray binaries are [...]
A new robot, PepperPay, just debuted at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon. Waiting in long lines at the store or fighting with the self checkout may soon be a thing of the past. Robots and most technologies are built to make our lives easier, removing the small inconveniences like long lines or looking for a specific book. It’s all about instant gratification, right? Despite the convenience, the development of this type of technology has spurred the fear that robots are out to take jobs from regular humans. To that end, this announcement from TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon isn’t necessarily great news for blue-collar workers. A new [...]
Over the years, psychologists have come up with several characteristics that are prevalent among successful leaders. Overall, leaders are larger than life in many ways. Personal traits play a major role in determining who will and who will not be comfortable leading others. However, it's important to remember that people are forever learning and changing. This list is a great tool for developmental purposes to help managers gain insight and develop their leadership skills. Emotional stability. Good leaders must be able to tolerate frustration and stress. Overall, they must be well-adjusted and have the psychological maturity to deal with anything they are [...]
For centuries mankind has been practicing “Fasting” the voluntary act of withholding food for a specific period of time. More commonly associated with religious beliefs and political protests.Recently Research has revealed the benefits of fasting and a lot of health professionals are now spreading the word that calorie restriction due to Fasting is linked to; improving the brain function;better cholesterol and blood-sugar control; reduced risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke; aids in weight loss and slows down the aging process. Fasting causes healthy cells to slow down their metabolism and enhances the repair or survival mode until food is available [...]
Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places. Highly effective and conducive to student-centered learning. But what does that mean? The reality is, there is no single answer because teaching and learning are awkward to consider as single events or individual “things.” This is all a bunch of rhetoric until we put on our white coats and study it under a microscope, at which point abstractions like curiosity, authenticity, self-knowledge, and affection will be hard to pin down. The students ask the questions—good questions This is not a feel-good implication, but really crucial for the whole learning [...]
"Can You Ever Be Friends With Your Boss" every person expects to have a great connection with their boss, someone who will work with them daily, offering career advice, performance reviews and even a recommendation for a promotion if he or she believes in you. Though we’d like to think we work in a truly democratic system, a boss who is a friend is more likely to trust you with information, agree to vacation requests or a flexible work schedule, and perhaps most importantly, pick you for high priority projects and assignments. Even though you spend most of your time with [...]
Mr. Faisal Alvi, Sales Specialist at Telenor Heading Easy Pay, he has been working in Telenor Pakistan for the last eight years. He was looking after easy paisa prior to this assignment and has offered to open an EasyPay University of South Asia account for free. Online Payment Solutions Telenor Easypay is connected with 75,000 easypaisa outlets all over Pakistan and easypaisa is the 3rd largest network worldwide. When you visit Daraz.pk or Babyplanet.pk easypay will give you three options for payment: If you have a Telenor easypay account you can pay using this option. You can go to an easypaisa shop and pay. [...]