Bloomberg reports that Chinese factories are increasingly turning to automation in order to combat wage pressure and rising wages for the Chinese laborers. They are noting that factories with a higher margins are dealing with the wage increases and investing in automation, while for example textile manufacturers are increasingly looking to move to cheaper locations.
Facebook has revealed plans to produce its own TV shows, talking with Hollywood studios and willing to pony up $3m per episode in order to get in on some of that exclusive TV-show goodness. According to Sky News, two shows are already in the works; a game show and a relationship drama.
Star Trek: Bridge Crew is a fascinating social game. Quintessentially a communication game, much like Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, the goal of Bridge Crew is likewise to, through means of cooperation and talking with each-other, overcome a computer opponent. The players never compete on who does “best”, nor are they rewarded for having one person…
VentureBeat claims to know the specs of the upcoming Galaxy Note8, and this one’s a doozie. Launching at €1000, this makes it the priciest Samsung launch to date, and within spitting distance of the €1020 iPhone 7 plus (128). That much money buys a phone with… a better screen, 6gb RAM, unspecified storage and dual back cameras. The phone is expected to launch late September.
The Wall Street Journal published an article telling their vendors to not use AWS for services that Walmart is consuming. Quoting Snowflake Computing, the company was apparently told not to run on AWS. It may less of an epic fight and more of Walmart avoiding leaking company data.
Xda-developers has a detailed post out on how the OnePlus 5 cheats on Android benchmarks. This is similar to how many Android manufacturers cheated back in 2013, when Anandtech revealed that Samsung was doing it, followed by pretty much all the rest. Well, the game is on again, with the OnePlus 5 being christened the…
Ars Technica has an interesting piece on the “Internet of Ships”, and how the Automated Identification System aboard ships shows the events of the collision between the ACX Crystal and the .
Stack Overflow has fired a volley into the age-old discussion of tabs vs spaces. Their contribution boils down to a simple premise – based on their survey, developers using spaces earn statistically significant more money. They are promising to give access to the raw data “soon”.