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Chinese Tech Companies Building Factories In India

Slashdot - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 11:59am
jfruh writes: Over the past two decades, China's relatively high skill, low cost workforce made the country a powerhouse of tech and electronics manufacturing. But in a sign that things might be changing, several large Chinese companies, including Foxconn and Huawei, are investing billions to start manufacturing in India. Xiaomi is expected to announce its first India-made phone today, as well. The article says that Foxconn's planned factory in Maharashtra "would create employment for at least 50,000 people, state chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said after the signing of the agreement at which Foxconn CEO Terry Gou was present."

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Microsoft co-founder recovers ship's bell of 'The Mighty Hood'

El Reg - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 11:41am
Artifact will be memorial to victims of battlecruiser disaster

A team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has recovered the ship's bell of battlecruiser HMS Hood – the pride of the Royal Navy, which, on 24 May 1941, was sent to the bottom of the North Atlantic by the German battleship Bismark, with the loss of 1,415 lives.…

Facebook privacy alert: Someone (else) can haul your user data away

L'Inq - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 11:40am

Security research suggests a need for improved privacy protection

Texas senator Ted Cruz serves up sizzling 'machine gun bacon'

El Reg - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 11:22am
Presidential wannabe locks, loads and fries

Texas Republican senator and US presidential wannabe Ted Cruz has clarified his position on both the Second Amendment and vegetarianism by cooking up some "machine-gun bacon".…

Intel building Xeon into lapwarmers as designers, content creators call the shots

El Reg - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 11:04am
Desktops. Pah!

Intel is putting its Xeon processors into laptops for the first time, ushering in what it hopes will be a significant performance boost and marketing opportunity.…

Intel will bring Xeon server chips to notebooks to create 'mobile workstations'

L'Inq - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 10:34am

Launching soon in the form of the E3-1500M v5 processor family

Cloud computing’s refuseniks: How long can they hold out?

El Reg - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 10:33am
Hit the roadmap, Jack

Umpty-squillion surveys come out every week, and they generally disagree with each other. Personally I tend to take notice of the ones that tell me that red wine is good for weight loss and long life.…

Susan Sheridan, voice of Hitchhiker's Trillian, dies aged 68

El Reg - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 10:02am
So long, and thanks for all the laughs

Susan Sheridan, a star of the BBC's radio adaption of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, has passed away aged 68.…

Stingray-Like Device Enables Blackmail In S. Africa

Slashdot - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 10:02am
New submitter PalmAndy writes to note that: South African Police nabbed some criminals using an IMSI catcher device, similar to a Stingray, in Johannesburg. The article says that it was made in Israel and is worth $2 million. A follow-on story says that it was used for tender manipulation and blackmail of Government officials. A corrupt government official helped procure this device, which in theory is only sold to goverments."

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iPhone 7 set to launch on 9 September

L'Inq - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 9:52am

iPad Pro and new Apple TV also on the cards

What you missed in tech last week: iOS vs Android, Windows 10 porn shame

L'Inq - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 9:21am

The top 10 stories from the past seven days

Carphone Warehouse: 2.4 million customer passwords have been pinched

L'Inq - Mon, 10/08/2015 - 8:47am

Firm says that it nipped breach in the bud

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