India says no to most of Apple’s demands

Par dans People le 23 March 2017 à 7 h 50 min

Apple is not getting any special treatment from the Indian government.  Despite the company™s imminent plans to begin manufacturing iPhones in the country, the Indian government remains committed to not folding to the Cupertino giant™s demands.  When asked if the government has accepted the iPhone maker™s demands, commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman told Rajya

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The ebb and flow of a city may feel entirely unique, but it turns out there are universal laws that may govern the chaos of your commute. A team from the Senseable City Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created what they call a law of “shareability.” Using inputs like traffic speed and

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One ambitious startup is aiming to put passenger planes powered by electricity in the air within the next decade. Or, perhaps more realistically, in the next 20 years ” depending on battery technology advancements. Wright Electric, an aircraft manufacturer startup based out of Massachusetts, debuted its idea for a no gas 150-seat plane at Tuesday’s

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Koalas have what some would consider the dream life: Eating and sleeping all day. When they’re awake they eat leaves, which is their complete source of nourishment. But fun fact: Koalas don’t drink water. At least, they didn’t used to, except in extreme cases. But thanks to climate change, our marsupial friends are being driven

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The female superhero movie that Sony hinted at way back in 2014 ” where does all that time go? ” turns out to be centered on Silver Sable and Black Cat, a pair of Marvel characters in the Spider-Man universe, Mashable has confirmed.  And according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the news Wednesday,

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A dystopian novel that has seen newfound attention since Trump’s election came to life this week at a Texas protest over legislation limiting reproductive rights. A group of women dressed as the women from Margaret Atwood’s 1984 novel The Handmaid’s Tale showed up in Austin, Texas, for Monday’s vote on a bill that would ban

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Apple’s ruby red iPhone 7 will soon be available around the world. Each Special Edition (Product) RED iPhone 7 and 7 Plus shows with its color that the purchase of the phone helps generate funds for the fight against HIV/AIDs. But in China, the picture is fuzzier. There, where a red iPhone could a big

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