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Placebo Interview with Brian Molko: ‘We embraced the rock n’ roll lifestyle with enormous enthusiasm’

“I’d rather we were considered a marmite band than for us to be seen as inoffensive and easily forgettable, so I don’t have a problem with generating love or disgust for our band; that’s not an issue for me at all!” It’s fair to say that Brian Molko, lead singer and songwriter for Placebo, the band he’s fronted now for 23 years, is well aware of their reputation for garnering praise and scorn in almost equal measure. As is made obvious from the quote above, he is perfectly at ease…

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Technology is killing jobs at Pick n Pay – but that’s not the whole story

Retailer Pick n Pay said in business and trading statement on Monday that it has removed a chunk of its roles and functions due to improvements in technology, among other things. “Through its work to improve the efficiency and productivity of its workforce, the group identified opportunities earlier this year to remove around 10% of its roles and functions across its Pick n Pay head office, regional structure, store operations and supply chain. “These roles and functions were no longer required due to improvements in organisation, planning and technology,” the…

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Android N Will no longer carry guide for three-D contact at launch: report

a new report says that Google could be delaying the release of the Android counterpart to Apple’s three-D contact feature. Google’s next version of Android (or Android N) turned into rumoured to natively guide three-D touch-like strain sensitive presentations. Re/code bringing up humans acquainted with the improvement reports that the function will no longer debut with the preliminary standard public release of Android N. It however provides that a later launch of Android N will encompass the three-D contact-like characteristic from Google. The file says the discharge from Google with…

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Android N Beta Program Could Soon Expand to Non-Nexus Devices

The Android N Developer Preview released last month was Google’s way to offer developers a look at the new features of the upcoming Android build. The company also allowed only Nexus users to sign-up through the Android Beta Program that allowed them to test the new version, and receive new builds as OTA updates. (Also see: Android N Features: What’s New and Improved) If a new string of HTML from the official Android Developer website is to be believed, select non-Nexus devices may soon be included in the Android Beta…

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Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Tipped to Launch With Android N in July

Samsung last year in August launched its flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 5. However, seven months since the launch, we are now hearing the initial rumours for its successor, the Galaxy Note 6. The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will reportedly be launching in July instead of August like last year, according to a Korean website The Bell (via Phonearena), which cites people close to the matter. The handset will reportedly launch in mid-July, and is said to be codenamed as ‘Grace’. The device is even tipped to run Android N…

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First Android N Update Starts Rolling Out With Fixes for Performance Issues

Google unveiled Android N last week with an early developer preview, and alongside introduced the Android Beta Program offering enthusiasts the chance to stay up-to-date with the latest pre-release builds of Android. Now, Google has started rolling out its first Android N update for Nexus devices enrolled in the Android Beta Program. The release was confirmed by Ian Lake, an Android Developer Advocate, on Google+. In his post on Thursday, Lake said, “If you’ve been doing N Dev Preview testing on a Nexus 5X, 6P, or 9, make sure to…

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