Google and Nokia recognised for employee share schemes

first_imgGoogle, Nokia, Telefonica and Valero Energy were among the organisations recognised for best practice in employee share schemes at the Employee Share Ownership Centre’s (Esop) Employee Ownership Awards 2017 on Tuesday 31 October 2017.Now in its 16th year, the awards were held at the Reform Club in London and were hosted by Sir Graham Melmoth. The awards aim to recognise excellence in employee share ownership schemes that have been implemented in organisations across the globe.Communications and electronics organisation Nokia won the award for best all-employee international share plan, while fuel manufacturer Valero Energy took the award for best all-employee share plan. Telecommunications business Telefonica topped the best share plan communications category.The full list of winners:Best all-employee international share plan: Nokia. Commended: The Sage Group.Best all-employee share plan: Valero Energy.Best share plan communications: Telefonica. Commended: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.Best use of video communication: Amadeus IT Group.Most creative solution: Google.Jennifer Kirk, director of global equity management at Google, said: “Alphabet/Google is honoured and humbled to receive this award. The Fractional Shares programme has been extremely well-received at our [organisation] and employees are thrilled to be able to maximise the Alphabet shares they retain after each vesting event.”last_img read more

Prysmian Cables and Systems workers accept twoyear pay deal to end dispute

first_imgWorkers at cable manufacturing organisation Prysmian Cables and Systems in Eastleigh, Hampshire, have ended a long-running industrial dispute by voting overwhelmingly for a two-year pay deal.The trade union Unite, which has 162 members within Prysmian Cables and Systems, stated that the workforce voted 85% in favour of a 2% increase for 2018, backdated to January, and a 2.5% rise for 2019.The organisation’s workers had previously rejected a 2% pay offer for the year starting January 2018. A series of 24-hour strikes took place in September and October, along with a work to rule, including an overtime ban.On 10 October 2018, workers marched into Eastleigh town centre to attend a rally addressed by Tony Burke, assistant general secretary for manufacturing at Unite.On 9 October 2018, Unite reported that production at the manufacturer had been cut by a third as a result of these instances of industrial action. Management was reported to have reduced the production target for October from 1,200 to 800 tonnes.Debbie Watson, Unite regional coordinating officer, said: “We are pleased that our members have accepted an improved offer following a campaign of industrial action. I would like to praise the solidarity our members have shown during this testing time and the big-hearted support they have received from the local community.“Our members are now working normally and Unite is looking forward to a constructive dialogue with the management as we move forward.”A spokesperson for Prysmian said: “This is an active conversation between the company and staff, and Prysmian do not wish to comment at present.”last_img read more

Car crashes into Fort Lauderdale car port after accident 6 hospitalized

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Six people were taken to the hospital after two cars crashed and one veered into a Fort Lauderdale home’s car port, Tuesday night.Police said the two vehicles were in an accident, then one driver lost control and hit the car port.Eight people were involved in the incident, according to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, including one adult who was sent to Broward Health as a trauma alert. A child also sustained minor injuries but was not transported to the hospital.Five others were transported with injuries that were not life-threatening.“The tires were like, screeching, and then I heard a big bomb; it went boom,” said one witness.Police said there were no arrests. However, they were not yet sure if citations would be issued.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

South Florida nonprofits hold ice cream social for cancer patients

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Two South Florida organizations partnered together to help fight cancer with an ice cream social fundraiser in Doral, Saturday.“We are here at Sloan’s in CityPlace Doral, celebrating life,” said We Care Chemo Kits co-founder Lucy Reyes. “My twin sister Gisenia Reyes was diagnosed with AML — acute myeloid leukemia — and we spent all of 2016 in the hospital, and because of this, we’ve been able to turn it into a nonprofit to help the community overcome cancer.”Gisenia Reyes is one of the co-founders of We Care Chemo Kits, an organization she helped create after recently beating the disease.“We’re just ecstatic to have my twin sister here that saved my life,” said Gisenia. “My twin sister saved my life, and she was my stem cell donor. So, because of that, I am able to be here alive, making a difference in the community with all these people that you see around here making a difference.”The women created chemo kits to help make a difference in the lives of people who are still battling cancer.“In a We Care Chemo Kit we have items that are practical, educational and inspirational items. With that, we serve to inspire joy, happiness and love,” said Gisenia. “There are activity items to keep the cancer patients busy. Many of these patients are in the hospital for 30 days at a time. I spent over a hundred days, collectively, in the hospital, so I understand first-hand what it is to be in a hospital room. Sometimes you’re not even allowed go out because you’re so immunosuppressed. So these items go beyond just a gift — it’s a gift of life, a gift of a smile.”Live Like Bella Childhood Cancer Foundation teamed up with We Care Chemo Kits to raise money for cancer research while putting together hundreds of kits for patients of all ages, including cancer survivor Marielena Rado. “Actually, I was actually the first one to receive one, and it was amazing,” said Rado. “It just lit up my day, changed my whole outlook for the day. Really meant a lot.”Rado met Gisenia Reyes while they were both receiving treatment. On Saturday’s event, they got an extra scoop of ice cream to celebrate a special anniversary together — one full, cancer-free year.“That makes me feel amazing,” said Gisenia. “She was actually my neighbor in the hospital, and that’s how we met — in the hospital — and we are now lifelong friends. And just to see her healthy, strong, see us alive, I love her so much.”This was the organization’s first ice cream social fundraiser. They hope to put together more than 200 chemo kits with the money raised.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Girl hospitalized after rollover crash in NW MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Rescue crews took a girl to the hospital after she and several others were involved in a rollover wreck in Northwest Miami-Dade, Sunday afternoon.Several people, including people were riding in a car along Northwest 103rd Street and 17th Avenue when it collided with a commercial truck. The force of the impact caused the truck to flip over.Paramedics transported the young victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital in unknown condition.Police continue to investigate what led to the crash.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Ivanka Trump donates 50000 to Dallas megachurch to help migrant children

first_img— Jack Graham (@jackngraham) June 19, 2018Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DALLAS (WSVN) — A megachurch pastor in Texas says he received a donation to help migrant children at the border — from none other than the president’s daughter.Pastor Jack Graham at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano says Ivanka Trump donated $50,000 to the church, the Dallas Morning News reports.Graham posted a tweet last Tuesday, talking about his efforts to care for children during the terrible immigration crisis, with President Trump’s oldest daughter reaching out to him shortly afterward.Graham says the donation came last Wednesday, before the President’s Executive Order to end family separation.The pastor pointed to Ivanka’s donation as evidence that “the beauty of America and the people in our church is that we don’t have to wait for our politicians to sort out their disagreements in order to do what is right.”Ivanka Trump has not commented on the reported donation to the church. We @Prestonwood are currently working to provide solutions to care for children during this terrible immigration crisis. Our Espanol ministry let by Gilberto Corredera is stepping up to the challenge to express the love of Jesus. We are broken-hearted and determined to act last_img read more

Woman hospitalized after being struck in hitandrun at MIA

first_imgIf you have any information on this hit-and-run, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) – A woman who was hit by a vehicle at the ground level at Miami International Airport was transported to the hospital.Officials responded to the scene near the Greyhound bus station, located in the area of Northwest 25th Street, near Perimeter Road, Friday afternoon.A Miami-Dade Police spokesperson said the subject is a Jamaican male who fled in a red Mustang.The victim could be seen sitting in a golf cart as she spoke with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue officials and police.Investigators said the driver and the victim may be related. That has not been confirmed as yet.The woman was alert and talking as she was put in an ambulance.Police have not released the tag number of the Mustang involved in the crash. last_img read more

Officer Named In Anchor Point Trooper Involved Shooting Incident

first_imgWertanen is a twelve year veteran with the Department of Public Safety. Wertanen fired his service weapon during a call in Anchor Point. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Trooper involved in the shooting incident on December 10, was identified as Trooper Matthew Wertanen. Fernando was shot once by Wertanen. Fernando was transported to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer where he was treated for his injury, stabilized and sent to Anchorage for further treatment. The original incident, AST in Soldotna was notified of a disturbance in Anchor Point and that gunshots were heard.center_img Per department policy the name of the trooper was not released for 72 hours. At the conclusion of this investigation, the case will be turned over to the Alaska Department of Law, Office of Special Prosecutions to determine if the use of force was legally justified under Alaska law. Troopers responded from Soldotna to the location. While troopers were outside the residence, Fernando Ospina, 47, of Anchor Point opened the door to the residence and pointed a rifle at the troopers.last_img read more

Army to Establish Air Defense Unit at White Sands

first_imgThe Army will station a 143-soldier air defense artillery test detachment at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR), N.M., Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced this week.Heinrich has focused on bringing an active-duty presence to White Sands to “take full advantage of the facilities and unparalleled testing and training environment New Mexico has to offer,” according to a news release.“At a time when Army installations across the country are facing reductions, adding a new mission to White Sands is a big deal. I am pleased we secured this new mission and I will continue to advocate for a larger active-duty presence at WSMR,” he said.The new unit is expected to reach its full troop strength beginning in 2018, reported Stars and Stripes. The soldiers will come from various units across the Army, according to range officials.In promoting the missile range to Army leadership, Heinrich has cited the significant new infrastructure built there, including space for headquarters, maintenance bays and a dining facility. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Committee Advances Air Force Navy Installation Nominees

first_imgThe Senate Armed Services Committee this week approved the nominations of two DOD nominees:John Henderson to be assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy; andPhyllis Bayer to be assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment.All the nominations “were immediately reported to the Senate floor following the committee’s action,” according to a statement. Henderson had been commander of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Omaha District until last July. Bayer most recently served as chief of staff in the office of the assistant secretary of defense for readiness. DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett (Released) Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Ariana Grande Confirms Shes Working On New Album

first_img Ariana Grande’s New Album Is In The Works ariana-grande-confirms-shes-working-new-album Email Ariana Grande Confirms She’s Working On New Album Facebook Twitter center_img News The GRAMMY nominee confirms via Instagram Stories that her fourth studio album is in the works Renée FabianGRAMMYs Dec 15, 2017 – 2:02 pm Get ready because a Dangerous Woman is preparing to return to town with new music.Ariana Grande confirmed via Instagram Stories that her fourth studio album is indeed in the works. She posted shots of herself behind a mixing board in the studio with the tongue-in-cheek message, “If you wanted confirmation that I’ve been workin’ why didn’t you just ask?” Ariana Grande confirms she’s in the studio for #AG4 on her Instagram story. pic.twitter.com/5DbgpbRGhf— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) December 14, 2017This forthcoming album will mark Grande’s first album since 2016’s Dangerous Woman, and the first new music since the Manchester bombing that occurred during her concert in England on May 22. A release date has yet to be announced.”I started an album already a year ago, over a year ago, but I want to keep creating, and it’s not done yet,” Grande told Billboard in September. “I’m going to take my sweet ass time, so I’ll be rested and ready to go again as soon as possible.”Selena Gomez Confirms New Album In The WorksRead morelast_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT Wilmingtons Rebecca Schultz Named To Deans List At Eastern Connecticut

first_imgWILLIMANTIC, CT — Eastern Connecticut State University recently released its spring 2018 semester Dean’s List for full-time students.Rebecca Schultz, of Wilmington, was named to the Dean’s List. Schultz’s major is Elementary Education and Visual Arts. She is a member of the Class of 2018.In order to be named to the Dean’s List, Eastern students must achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher for the semester.About Eastern Connecticut State UniversityEastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut’s public liberal arts university, serving more than 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. In addition to attracting students from 163 of Connecticut’s 169 towns, Eastern also draws students from 26 other states and 20 other countries. A residential campus offering 40 majors and 65 minors, Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities. Ranked the 25th top public university in the North Region by U.S. News and World Report in its 2018 Best College ratings, Eastern has also been awarded “Green Campus” status by the Princeton Review eight years in a row. For more information, visit www.easternct.edu.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Eastern Connecticut State University via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Schultz Named To Dean’s List At Eastern Connecticut StateIn “Education”Schultz Named To Dean’s List At Eastern Connecticut State UniversityIn “Education”Wilmington’s Rebecca Schultz Named To Dean’s List At Eastern Connecticut StateIn “Education”last_img read more

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY Wilmington Conservation Commission Has Opening

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Town of Wilmington is calling for volunteers to serve on the Conservation Commission. If you would like to be considered for the current opening, please fill out an application for appointment and submit it to the Town Manager’s office. You can download the application from the Town’s website HERE.The Conservation Commission is the Town body responsible for administering the State Wetlands Protection Act so as to protect the Town’s wetlands and their resource values. The Commission also acquires and holds land on behalf of the Town for protection of the Town’s natural resources and watersheds. The Commission typically meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm at Wilmington Town Hall.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Wilmington Town Hall.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington’s Annual Town Clean Up Day Set For September 21In “Community”VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Town Seeking Volunteers For Open Space CommitteeIn “Government”Town Seeking Interested Individuals for Boards & CommissionsIn “Government”last_img read more

5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday March 8 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, March 8, 2019:#1) Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce’s Music Bingo BashThe Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce is holding a Music BINGO Bash in the Fez Room at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road).  Doors open at 7pm.  Bingo starts at 8pm.This Music BINGO Bash will include a celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.  Attendees are encouraged to wear green.  The event will feature prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and a cash bar. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own dinner/snacks.Tickets cost $20 per person.  Tables of 10 are available.  For tickets, contact Chamber Executive Director Nancy Vallee at 978-657-7211 or Info@WilmingtonTewksburyChamber.org. Tickets will be available at the door.#2) Wilmington Strings Rock ‘n Roll BingoThe Wilmington Strings Parent Support Group is holding a Rock ‘n Roll Bingo fundraiser from 7pm to 10pm at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall (112 Middlesex Avenue). Enjoy a fun evening of bingo, music, raffles, prizes, dancing and fun! Tickets cost $20 per person/$200 per table. Proceeds raised will benefit scholarships given to senior Strings students. Senior students will perform at 7pm. Email wilmingtonstringsorchestra@gmail.com to purchase tickets.#3) Drop-In Preschool Storytime At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a drop-in preschool storytime at 10am. Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft!  Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.#4) Bingo At Senior Center The Wilmington Senior Center (15 School Street) is holding its weekly bingo game at 1pm.#5) Karaoke At Pacific GrovePacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke from Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, May 17, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, June 7, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington-Tewksbury Chamber Of Commerce To Hold Music Bingo Bash On March 8In “Business”last_img read more

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Benefits Representative at Serur Group Financial ServicesFull-Time Record Center Specialist at Access Information ProtectedFull-Time Summer Help at Two Men And A TruckFull-Time Embedded Software Engineer at AerotekFull-Time Staff Accountant at UniFirstFull-Time Caregivers at Assisting Hands LimitedFull-Time New Product Introduction Engineer at SymboticFull-Time Global Senior Segment Marketing Manager at DSMFull-Time Manufacturing Engineer at Locus RoboticsFull-Time Sales Incentive Compensation Manager at Charles River Labs(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

Netgear Orbi mesh router gets a nextgen WiFi 6 update at CES

first_img Share your voice Netgear Netgear’s Wi-Fi 6-enabled Orbi Whole Home Wireless System is coming in the second half of 2019. That makes it the second Wi-Fi 6 mesh router announced at CES 2019, following TP-Link last night. Also called AX or 802.11ax, Wi-Fi 6 is the newest industry standard for wireless networking. It’s faster than Wi-Fi 5 (or 802.11ac) hardware, and also promises more power efficiency and the ability to support more devices simultaneously. Those updates will be important as consumers bring more and more connected hardware products into their homes.  Netgear’s Orbi Mesh system earned great reviews, primarily for its fast networking speeds. Netgear claims the WiFi 6 iteration will be fast enough to sustain Gigabit Ethernet speeds over a wireless networking signal. Most current generation mesh wireless systems will provide around 50 to 300 megabit per second (Mbps) download speeds. That’s fine for a standard cable internet subscription, but if you’re paying for 1,000 Mbps fiber internet service, you end up losing a lot of performance. If the new Orbi can broadcast a Gigabit-strength signal, you can expect fiber internet subscribers to scoop them up quickly. Netgear says the update will come to market with its RBK50 series hardware. Smart Home Networking See also Now playing: Watch this: 2:05 CES 2019 CNET Smart Home 2 Acer’s Swift 7, Chromebook 315 break new ground at both…center_img 85 Photos CES 2019: Every story so far: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES 2019 schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Tags Comments All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Over-the-air wireless charging will come to the smartphone Samsung’s CES 2019 robots just want to give you a helping hand The weirdest, wackiest products from the show See all our CES coverage Wi-Fi Netgearlast_img read more

Honeywell Home smart thermostat gains a room sensor at CES 2019

first_img 85 Photos CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Comment Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice 1:22 The T9 Smart Thermostat costs $200 and your purchase includes one remote room sensor. Resideo Resideo has a new Wi-Fi smart thermostat, the $200 Honeywell Home T9.Unlike previous Honeywell Home thermostats such as the Lyric and the Lyric T5, the T9 includes a room sensor designed to detect temperature, humidity and motion. But that sensor can’t be paired with previous Honeywell Home thermostats — it will only work with the T9. Set it in any room you want to regulate more closely. Each room sensor runs on two AAA batteries and Resideo claims they have a 200-foot range.  Both Ecobee and Nest already sell temperature sensors that work with their smart thermostats. The T9 will be available in the spring. Additional room sensors will be sold in packs of two for $80. It will work with Alexa and Google Assistant at launch as well. A “pro” version of Resideo’s new thermostat, called the T10, can be purchased through dealers and will include “humidity and ventilation controls.” All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 1 Nest’s subtle Thermostat E blends in, but still stands… CES 2019 CNET Smart Home Tags Smart Thermostatslast_img read more

CES 2019 Pintsize but powerful the Mek Mini gaming desktop is smaller

first_img Tags CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Now playing: Watch this: Here’s an overview of the specs: Zotac Gaming/Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 with 8GB of GDDR6 RAM Six-core Intel Core i7-870016GB of DDR4 RAM (overclockable)240GB NVMe M.2 SSD and 2TB SATA HDDKiller AC 1550 Wi-Fi and dual Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 5HDMI 2.0b, 2x DisplayPort 1.4, DVI, USB Type-C, 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 3.1Programmable lights via Zotac’s Spectra Lighting System softwareAvailable Q1 2019 for $1,500 (about £1,170 or AU$2,090) Share your voice 85 Photos 0 Post a comment All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 CES 2019center_img While it’s not as compact as the Mac Mini, the Mek Mini is tiny compared with most other gaming desktop PCs. But it doesn’t skimp on power. You get an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 GPU, Intel’s heavy-duty Core i7 processor and 16GB of DDR4 RAM — specs similar to those of the company’s towering Mek1, which Zotac showed off at CES last year. All that hardware generates a lot of heat, and keeping things cool in the Mek Mini’s small footprint required a fair amount of engineering. The case has 270 degrees of ventilation, with air intakes on the sides and at the bottom, as well as exhaust vents on the top and the rear to ensure sufficient flow. The Mek Mini desktop is smaller than most gaming laptops 1:34 CES Products Intel Nvidia Sarah Tew/CNET At CES 2019 we’ve seen superthin laptops, laptops with impossibly slim bezels and big-but-thin laptops. We’ve even seen desktop hardware crammed into a laptop. So why not a desktop gaming PC that’s smaller than a laptop?Enter the Mek Mini — a $1,500 gaming powerhouse that measures roughly 10 by 10 by 5 inches. It’s smaller than a 12-pack of beer and, having cradled it in my arms, I’d estimate that it weighs around 6 or 7 pounds (about 3 kg).  11 Photos Desktops Gaming Is this the cutest computer at CES?last_img read more

Lexus LM is a luxury minivan for executives not so much for

first_img Shanghai Motor Show 2019 Lexus Enlarge ImageSome people think they’re too cool for minivans. Well, bub, this minivan is too cool for you. Lexus Luxury sedans are great ways to shuffle executives around, but outside the US, the luxury minivan takes all the trimmings of a usual four-door and throws in a heapin’ helpin’ of interior volume, making it an even roomier way to get dropped off plane-side. Lexus has officially joined this exclusive fray with its new LM.Lexus this week introduced the new LM at the Shanghai Motor Show. It will eventually go on sale in China and select other markets, but it’s pretty unlikely that we’d see anything like it in the US. It’s meant for executive transport, as opposed to minivans in the US, which are largely built to spend their days in Target parking lots. The LM is about as wildly styled as a minivan can be. The traditional Lexus window flourish is smack dab between the front door and the sliding door, and the whole side of the thing carries some intricate sculpting. Up front, there’s a grille so large it can probably fit another Lexus inside it, while the headlights look familiar if you’ve seen any new Lexus in the last few years. Out back, there’s a positively massive set of taillights that cover the width of the car.The interior gets even crazier. Two configurations are available — there’s a seven-seat configuration spread across three rows of seats, but the real gem is the two-seat executive configuration. The entire rear of the van is dedicated to two damned opulent reclining seats, with a center console between them that allows the passenger to manipulate the climate control, seat controls and infotainment. There’s a massive screen on the partition between the first row and the rear, and if someone really needs privacy, the little glass bit above the screen can shift from transparent to opaque.Under the hood, Lexus offers two powertrain choices. The LM 350 uses a 3.5-liter V6, while the LM 300h swaps that out in favor of a more efficient hybrid-electric system. Front- and all-wheel drive are both available, too. Of course, none of that matters to us Yanks, but somewhere out there, an executive is feverishly anticipating delivery of his fancy-pants minivan. 26 Photos More From Roadshow The Lexus LM isn’t exactly a grocery getter 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Comment 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: First hybrid minivan wins on fuel economycenter_img Share your voice Minivans Luxury cars 1 2019 Lincoln Nautilus review: A classy, comfy crossover Tags Lexuslast_img read more

Galaxy Note 10 alleged handson video posted online

first_img 1 “At first glance, we can already see a few glaring differences from the Galaxy Note 9, from the rotation of the rear camera to the removal of the headphone jack,” the video’s narrator says. “Samsung seem to be taking a big step in terms of utilizing their competitors’ technical features.”galaxy-note-10-plus-dummy Mobile Fun The video says Samsung’s front-facing camera has been “reduced a single lens” positioned in the middle of the screen instead of in the top right-hand corner. On the rear is a vertically positioned three-lens setup that the video speculates could each be primary, telephoto and ultra-wide lenses.”On the Note 10+ alone, however, we have an interesting little addition of a fourth lens and a sensor placed neatly beside the three-lens setup,” the video adds.The Note 10 will measure 6.3 inches, while the Note 10+ is 6.8 inches, according to the video. galaxy-note-10-size-dummy Mobile Fun “Looking at the external ports, buttons and cameras, we can see again that the Note 10 models are making some big steps into the future. … Samsung took the leap and they seem to have done the unthinkable by finally removing the headphone port in favor of the USB-C and Bluetooth connection,” the video also says.Previous rumors said Samsung has ditched the headphone jack, much like Apple, Google and Huawei.Leaked pictures earlier in July of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus showed a front-facing camera in the middle of the handset and three cameras vertically aligned on the rear of the device. The images also showed volume and power buttons on the left side of the handset, and no Bixby button on the right.The Note 10 is rumored to have physical buttons for power and volume, a bigger aspect ratio, a 6.66-inch display — compared with the Note 9’s 6.4-inch screen — a 4,300mAh battery, possibly four rear cameras and a camera on the S Pen.  Mobile Phones See It $799 News • Grab an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $719 19 Photos See It Samsung Galaxy Note 9 $999 $799 Review • Note 10 launch could still give Note 9 sales a jolt See It Samsung Best Buy 8:07 Galaxy Fold set for September relaunch (The Daily Charge,… The Korean tech giant is also reportedly looking to make more than one model of the Note 10, including a 5G version like the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. It could also come in a pink version.Samsung didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Share your voice Tags Verizon Wireless See it CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Alleged dummies of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+. Mobile Fun A video claiming to be a hands-on of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ has been posted on YouTube by British online mobile accessories retailer Mobile Fun. The 4-minute video goes into extreme detail, showing off what it says is the upcoming handset from every angle possible. Mobile Fun said it got the dummy phones from a phone case company, and added it has been “reliably informed” that there will be 5G versions of the phones.The Note 10 will be launched Aug. 7 during a Samsung Unpacked event at the Barclays Center in New York. The venue is the same place the Korean tech giant launched the Note 9 last year. You can already register to receive early access to reserve the Note 10. Comment Preview • Four days with the Galaxy Note 9: Here’s the good and bad so far Now playing: Watch this: Samsung Galaxy Fit feels like a Fitbit Sprint $999 Galaxy Note 10 launching Aug. 7, reservations open: Other rumors, leaks, design, specs, price and more Galaxy Note 10 is Samsung’s last chance to impress me this year Leaked dongle hints at end of the headphone jack on Galaxy Note 10 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128GB, ocean blue)last_img read more