SAN FRANCISCO — A major tobacco company is pouring millions of dollars into a ballot initiative that would repeal the country’s strongest effort yet to ban the sale of flavored tobaccos, which are attracting a whole new generation of users including children and teens. A $12 million campaign primarily funded by R.J. Reynolds is urging San Francisco voters next Tuesday to reject the city’s ban on selling flavored vaping products, hookah tobacco and menthol cigarettes. The flavored tobacco comes in brightly colored packages and tastes like bubblegum, mango or chicken-and-waffles, which public health advocates say are designed to entice young people.Story Continued Below Anti-tobacco advocates see the massive R.J. Reynolds campaign as a warning shot to other local governments eyeing similar restrictions as concern mounts about the hazards of vaping. The ballot initiative is a key test of attitudes about e-cigarettes and vaping — specifically whether the public will … [Read more...] about Big Tobacco vs. San Francisco in vaping vote
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The U.S.'s only major telecom-equipment maker, Lucent Technologies, was acquired by France's Alcatel SA in 2006, with the combined company later absorbed into Finland's Nokia Oyj. Nokia and Ericsson AB have floundered as their Chinese rivals churned out capable and relatively cheap gear for wireless networking customers such as China Mobile Ltd. and Telefonica SA. … [Read more...] about Trump says he’s working with Xi to bring back China’s banned ZTE
[Update: Fortnite and PUBG are take the fight to mobile. Read on to see how they fare.]Towards the end of 2017 it was abundantly clear that 'battle royale' was the game genre of the moment, with Fortnite Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds being the most popular games in that genre. Now that 2018 is well underway, we're only seeing the popularity and scope of both titles increase, but which game is best for you?PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds was the first of the two games to be released, and it took the PC gaming and streaming worlds by storm. Its growth has been nothing short of astounding, and towards the end of 2017 it was boasting an Xbox One port and 3 million concurrent players.Of course, any fan of battle royale games knows that you don't get to be alone for long, and PUBG's competition soon came along in the form of Epic Games' Fornite. With similar gameplay it's proven to be tough competition, and in the last month alone it's increased its playerbase by an … [Read more...] about Fortnite vs PUBG: which is the game for you?
The first U.S. Apple vs Samsung battle has ended in late August, with a surprisingly bitter defeat for the South Korean Android maker – surprising not because Samsung was found to infringe on certain Apple patents, but because of the nature of the total Samsung defeat. Samsung was found to willfully infringe on 6 from its 7 patent claims Apple brought to this battle against its rival and was awarded $1.05 billion in compensatory damages. Meanwhile, the jury found Apple not to infringe any of Samsung’s patents, including the FRAND, or standards essential, ones.Sure, the fight is not yet over as the two companies are still duking it out in over 50 cases spread across 4 continents, and there are plenty more battles to be fought until we find a real winner, including at least one more U.S. case – although we’re probably see the two giants settle sooner or later even though that’s not an option right now. And sure, Samsung will appeal this particular decision, … [Read more...] about Why the Apple vs Samsung $1 billion verdict is correct and should stand
posted on 15 Dec 2017, 09:47 6 1. redmd (Posts: 1610; Member since: 26 Oct 2011) I would prefer a wide angle camera than a telephoto one. posted on 15 Dec 2017, 09:55 1 2. MrShazam (banned) (Posts: 987; Member since: 22 Jun 2017) I would prefer a wide angle as the main and a 3x telephoto lens as the secondary. Even wider angle can be easily imitated with a Panorama shot, but can't always get close to the subject, which is where the telephoto lens becomes very handy... posted on 15 Dec 2017, 10:42 0 4. youssef44 (Posts: 358; Member since: 29 Apr 2014) me too posted on 16 Dec 2017, 06:59 0 7. Chrusti (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jul 2015) NO! Because this would mean no more potrait mode. posted on 15 Dec 2017, 10:16 0 3. youssef44 (Posts: 358; Member since: 29 Apr 2014) they looks a little bit wider and I like this, I hope Note 9 will be much wider than Note8 posted on 15 Dec 2017, 11:30 1 5. sissy246 (Posts: 4725; Member since: 04 Mar … [Read more...] about Comments for : Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ vs iPhone X vs Pixel 2 XL and the best of the rest: a size comparison