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Former RAF pilot identified as one of Dubai plane crash victims - Dotemirates

Former RAF pilot identified as one of Dubai plane crash victims

One of the four people killed in a recent light aircraft crash near Dubai International Airport (DXB) has been named as David Phillips. According to UK media reports, the British national was a former RAF Wing Commander and served as an air traffic control examiner. He reportedly had more than 3,000 hours of flying experience. The Diamond Aircraft DA62 aircraft, which was operated by a third party employed by US tech giant Honeywell, crashed roughly five kilometres south of DXB. It has also been reported that the crew, who were employed by Flight Calibration Services, a company based in Kent,...


13/08/2019

Microsoft vets, Ciara, and Macklemore team up to own Seattle Sounders soccer club

Seattle Sounders FC is getting a lot of new owners today as part of a joint ownership group spearheaded by former Microsoft executive Terry Myerson. Eleven families with connections to the Seattle area have teamed up to form a new ownership group for the Sounders soccer club, and they include some big names. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and his wife Anu Nadella are part of the ownership group, alongside Joe Belfiore, CVP of experiences and devices at Microsoft, and his wife Kristina Belfiore. Seattle-born rapper Macklemore and his wife Tricia Davis are also joining the group. Here’s the full list:...
13/08/2019

Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell is leaving the company after seven years

Nate Mitchell, one of the co-founders of Oculus VR and one of the last few remaining public faces of the company, is leaving after seven years of helping to build the virtual reality company. Mitchell made the announcement this morning on the Oculus subreddit, writing that he’s “taking time to travel, be with family, and recharge.” Mitchell’s last title at the company was head of VR product at Facebook, a change made in November of last year that was just the latest sign that Oculus was slowly but surely being more formally absorbed into its parent company. Prior to that,...
13/08/2019

Motorola G8 images show a display with no notch or punch hole

Recent Motorola models have switched between notches and punch holes for their selfie cameras, but something else is on the horizon – the Moto G8, which will most likely have a pop-up selfie camera. Check out these two images below, posted by @evleaks. There’s no selfie camera, not even an earpiece, just a uniform bezel on the top and the sides. However, the bottom bezel is thicker than expected. Motorola G8 It’s early for a new G-series phone – the Moto G7 lineup was announced in February this year. The G6 before it came out in April 2018. The “Moto...

13/08/2019

Trump delays laptop and smartphone tariffs until December

The United States will delay proposed tariffs on many consumer electronics imported from China, the Trump administration said today, giving a reprieve to gadget makers that are hoping to wait out a trade war between the two countries. A reprieve for gadget makers The Office of the United States Trade Representative said in a statement that it was moving forward with plans to impose a 10 percent tariff on $300 billion in Chinese goods. President Trump said in August that, after negotiations with China had stalled, the tariffs were set to be imposed on September 1st, a timeline that the...
13/08/2019

HTC Q2 report marks fifth consecutive quarter in the red

To say HTC’s mobile business has been facing a tough time lately would be an understatement. The company has recorded several quarters of net losses and was recently banned from selling its devices in the UK market over a patent dispute. Now the HTC’s Q2 earnings report is in and it brings more bad news. This time around the quarterly net loss after tax comes in at TWD2.3 billion ($73 million) which is slightly better than its Q1 results which showed a TWD2.4 billion ($76 million) money bleed. HTC’s earnings per share was negative TWD2.71 ($0.09). Operating profits also shrunk...
13/08/2019

Google’s job search tool faces complaints from rivals in Europe

Twenty-three job-hunting sites have written to the EU’s Competition Commissioner to ask Google to withdraw its first-party job listing tool from its search results, Reuters reports. The sites, which include UK site Best Jobs Online and German sites Intermedia and Jobindex, claim that Google is unfairly pushing users toward its own service, while their pages are being pushed down in search results. There are also fears that, in the future, Google may start running ads on the search tool, and the search giant could eventually cut these third-party job listing sites out entirely. Google’s tool appears if you search for...