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Ministry of Finance paid suppliers more than once; 13,500 extra employees on master list

B.C.’s Ministry of Finance makes duplicate payments to suppliers and has 13,500 employees no longer on the payroll on the books because its tracking system is a mess, auditor general Carol Bellringer says. Those duplicates resulted in 138 payments totalling more than $649,000, spending the government said involved a now-corrected 73 per cent error rate. Bellringer’s office examined the master ... Read More »

Android Pie Running on Less Than 0.1 Percent Android Phones, Android Oreo Share Up to 14.6 Percent

HIGHLIGHTS The chart was for statistics ending August 31, 2018 Android Oreo continued to gain market share Android Gingerbread was also a surprise gainer this month The mobile software market saw the release of the final build of Android P or Android Pie earlier this month, but availability is currently limited to only Google’s Pixel range of smartphones and tablets, as well as the Essential Phone. The Android distribution ... Read More »

Future Audi cars & SUVs in India to cost less than the Toyota Fortuner & Ford Endeavour: Here’s how

Audi has lost market leadership in India to Mercedes Benz and now finds itself in third place, behind BMW, in the pecking order. The German luxury car maker is working on a comeback strategy that involves affordable cars. The automaker is planning to launch cars under the A3 sedan and Q3 crossover, the least priced cars that Audi sells in ... Read More »

T-Mobile agrees to stop claiming its network is faster than Verizon’s

T-Mobile USA has agreed to stop claiming its 4G LTE network is faster than Verizon Wireless’, after the advertising industry’s self-regulation body agreed with Verizon that T-Mobile’s claim was unsupported. The National Advertising Division (NAD) “recommended T-Mobile discontinue claims that it has the fastest 4G LTE network” and “also recommended that T-Mobile discontinue claims that its LTE network is ‘newer’ ... Read More »

More than technology

Find Prospect’s full report, “The Future of Energy” here Shell Technology Ventures’s Managing Director explains what he looks for from a start-up pitch, why a great management team trumps great technology and how a worthwhile investment is a mixture of altruism and commercial curiosity.   Jon Bernstein (JB): What are the objectives of Shell Technology Ventures? Geert van de Wouw ... Read More »

New Nissan Qashqai 2017 – Veteran crossover returns better than ever

Nissan Qashqai 2017 UK price and specs have been revealed The latest iteration of the Nissan Qashqai will go on sale in the UK from July 2017 and features an upgraded list of specs. Qashqai is the best-selling urban crossover in Europe and recentyl celebrated its 10 year anniversary. Philippe Saillard, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Nissan Europe, commented: ... Read More »

Turkey suspends more than 9,000 police officers over ‘Gulen links’

Turkey’s police force has suspended more than 9,000 officers over alleged links to the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen. It said the action had been taken on the grounds of national security. President Tayyip Erdogan accuses Mr Gulen of instigating a failed coup against him last July – a charge the cleric denies. Earlier, authorities detained more than 1,000 people ... Read More »

Juicero CEO Says Luxury Juicer Is Much More Than Juice Internet Is Unimpressed

Sometimes, it’s the Internet of stings. Juicero, a startup that sells a pricey juice press, found that out firsthand. The company’s Wi-Fi-enabled machine produces cold-pressed juice out of packets sold exclusively to owners via subscription. Received as both Silicon Valley cautionary tale and commentary on conspicuous consumption, Juicero’s story was chronicled this week in a Bloomberg News piece. The article ... Read More »

Why Hidden ‘Darknets’ Are More Resilient to Attacks Than the Internet

Darknets — the often seamy counterparts of the internet that are accessible only through special programs that help to ensure privacy and anonymity — may be far more resilient to attack than the internet, a new study finds. Darknets are computer networks of hidden services. The most popular darknet, and the one that most people think of, is the Tor ... Read More »

New Samsung Chip Could Make Your Phone Faster Than Your Laptop

Samsung is set to make mobile devices bigger, faster, and more brilliant in the very near future. The company announced that it has begun mass production on the very first 8-gigabit LPDDR4 Mobile DRAM mobile memory module. The new chip marks a new benchmark for mobile devices aimed at being the best. In fact, Samsung’s innovation means the best mobile devices ... Read More »