Amazon.com Inc 's investor-led proposal to review its use of plastic won 49% support even as shareholders voted down all the 15 resolutions at the e-commerce giant's annual general meeting, a regulatory filing showed on Friday. It was the only proposal that came close to reaching the 51% mark for approval. Investors opposed resolutions that challenged the company's policies on various issues, including the treatment of workers and use of non-disclosure agreements. To be sure, about 13% of the company's voting stock is controlled by Founder and Executive Chairman Jeff Bezos , raising the bar for any effort to win a majority of investor support. The proposal for a report on whether Amazon cloud, surveillance and other capabilities contribute to human rights violation won 40% support. But an overwhelming 87% voted down a proposal calling Amazon to review worker safety. Only 39% of votes were in favour of a resolution related to unionisation of workers, but … [Read more...] about amazon: Amazon investor proposal to review plastic use narrowly fails to clear
Visual Studio is a fully featured IDE to code, debug, test, and deploy to any platform. Develop with the entire toolset from initial design to final deployment. Code faster. Work smarter. Create the future with the best-in-class IDE. What is Visual Studio used for? Visual Studio is a source code editor you can use to build apps, games, or extensions using the language of your choice. Edit, debug, and build code. Once you're done the final product can then be published as an app, website, web service or mobile app. What is the difference between Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio? Visual Studio Code is a streamlined code editor with support for development operations like debugging, task running, and version control. It aims to provide just the tools a developer needs for a quick code-build-debug cycle and leaves more complex workflows to fuller featured IDEs, such as Visual Studio. Is Visual Studio good for Python programming? Yes. Visual Studio is a powerful Python IDE … [Read more...] about Visual Studio 2022
The galaxy in Star Wars is vast, and with its streaming series, Disney seems intent on exploring every single corner of it. So far, that has seen mixed success. The Mandalorian is the best new Star Wars character in years, but it turns out I really don’t need to know much more about what Boba Fett gets up to . Now we have Obi-Wan Kenobi , starring Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), which aims to fill in the gap between the original two trilogies. And for the first two episodes, at least, it works — Obi-Wan is playing the hits, reminding me why I actually care about Star Wars to begin with. This review contains spoilers for the first two episodes of Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan is set a decade after the events of Revenge of the Sith and starts with a very helpful recap that boils down the most important parts of the prequel trilogy to just a few minutes. You don’t have to worry about midi-chlorians or Watto. All that matters is the tumultuous and tragic relationship between … [Read more...] about Obi-Wan Kenobi’s early episodes lean on the best of classic Star Wars
It was a monumental day for the environmental movement more than 30 years ago when all 198 countries in the world agreed on something for the first and only time ever. They signed on to the Montreal Protocol , making a pact to phase out a roster of chemicals that damage the Earth’s ozone layer. Chief among these were the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons used by the cooling and refrigeration industry. Alternatives, such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), were quickly found. But in recent years, scientists have come to realize that the Montreal Protocol of 1987 might have traded an immediate problem for a long-term one. Though HFCs don’t cause the same damage to the ozone layer as CFCs do, the chemicals have warming potentials hundreds to thousands of times higher than that of CO 2 —making their growing global use a cause for concern. The 20th-century industrial revolution saw a major boom in the air-conditioning and refrigeration industry in Europe and North … [Read more...] about Rethinking air conditioning amid climate change
Kayla Williams has never said the word “suicide” on TikTok, even though she uses the platform to discuss mental health issues with her 80,000 followers. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the 26-year-old student from Berkshire, England, has posted multiple videos about suicidal ideation and her stay in a psychiatric ward. Some of these clips are lighthearted, others far more serious. Yet Williams does not utter the word “suicide” to her front-facing camera, or type it in her captions, for fear the TikTok algorithm will censor or remove her content. Instead, she uses the word “unalive.” The hashtag #unalivemeplease has 9.2 million views on TikTok; #unaliving has 6.6 million; #unaliveawareness has an additional 2.2 million. Though #suicideprevention is a frequently used tag on the app, the hashtags #suicide and #suicideawareness do not exist—if you search for them, TikTok pulls up the number for a local crisis helpline. It’s a well-intentioned policy, initiated in September 2021 … [Read more...] about Are TikTok algorithms changing how people talk about suicide?
Natural history’s golden age, when Charles Darwin and like-minded scientists pondered connections between creatures and their environments, largely revolved around collecting stuff. Explorers fanned out across the world and picked up as many plants and animals as they could, drying them or stuffing them or storing them in alcohol in small glass jars. They carried them home to grand museums where the public might get a peek at them and be amazed. These venerable collections can seem like relics today—musty storehouses, shrines to imperial plunder. But with billions of samples catalogued among them, museum collections are a treasure for modern evolutionary biologists studying DNA, RNA, proteins and other biomolecules. Sampling decades- or even centuries-old tissues allows scientists to capture snippets of genetic code from plants and animals—including extinct ones—and track molecular changes that took place long before biologists even understood what DNA was. Younger specimens are … [Read more...] about Mining museums’ genomic treasures
Close OPPO A73 1 2 1 2 Oppo has started rolling out Android 12 updates for the Oppo F17 and the Oppo A73 smartphones. Both the smartphones are receiving the update in India and in Vietnam. Along with Android 12, the update also brings the latest ColorOS 12 to the smartphones. The company claims that ColorOS 12 will offer an unburdened experience with smart technology. The new UI layer comes with a new design and enhanced privacy and security features. The new ColorOS 12 comes with a brand-new style acrylic icon, borderless design and new interface frame. The latest OS skin from Oppo comes with a responsive design system and grid layout. ColorOS 12 offers quick-view cards or widgets. With the new OS skin, users can now add widget components they need like smart car search, nearby shops, IoT equipment and others. ColorOS 12 also enables users to switch small windows with one click, and switch to full screen … [Read more...] about Oppo F17, Oppo A73 starts receiving Android 12 update
Samsung has quietly announced the rumoured Galaxy M13 . The Galaxy M13 has been doing the rounds of the internet lately, revealing the specifications and design of the smartphone. However, now the smartphone has been officially listed on Samsung’s official website. Samsung’s Galaxy M13 features a 6.6-inch IPS LCD Infinity-V display with FHD+ resolution. Under the hood, Samsung’s in-house Exynos 850 chipset powers the smartphone. The Galaxy M13 comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage, with expandable storage up to 1TB via a microSD card. The Galaxy M13 boasts a 5,000mAH battery and supports 15W fast charging. It runs OneUI Core 4.1 based on Android 12 out-of-the-box. The smartphone comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and Samsung Knox. Further, it has Dolby Atmos support. Connectivity options include a dual-SIM card slot, LTE (14 bands), GPS, Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB C port for charging and data transfer. … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy M13 with Exynos 850 launched: Specifications, price