Hyundai begins building electric vehicle hub in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co started construction on a research and development centre in Singapore on Tuesday that will house a small-scale electric vehicle production facility.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the facility may produce up to 30,000 electric vehicles (EVs) annually by 2025 and represents an investment of S$400 million ($295 million).

Singapore is one of the world’s most expensive places to buy a car and does not currently have any auto manufacturing capacity. But the wealthy city-state has set out ambitious plans to phase out petrol vehicles by 2040.

“Automotive activities are becoming viable in Singapore once again. EVs have a different supply chain, fewer mechanical parts and more electronics, which plays to Singapore’s strengths,” PM Lee said.

A Hyundai spokeswoman confirmed the 30,000 unit target but said that the exact capacity was yet to be determined. The

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France’s Health Data Hub to move to European cloud infrastructure to avoid EU-US data transfers

France’s data regulator CNIL has issued some recommendations for French services that handle health data, as Mediapart first reported. Those services should avoid using American cloud hosting companies altogether, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud.

Those recommandations follow a landmark ruling by Europe’s top court in July. The ruling, dubbed Schrems II, struck down the EU-US Data Privacy Shield. Under the Privacy Shield, companies could outsource data processing from the EU to the US in bulk. Due to concerns over US surveillance laws, that mechanism is no longer allowed.

The CNIL is going one step further by saying that services and companies that handle health data should also avoid doing business with American companies — it’s not just about processing European data in Europe. Once again, this is all about avoiding falling under U.S. regulation and rulings.

The regulator sent those recommendations to one of France’s

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Coronavirus has failed to dent Hong Kong’s fintech push, future role as fundraising hub for bay area, say experts



a flag on the side of a building: Hong Kong’s finance sector has remained ‘vibrant’ despite the health crisis, as unemployment in the sector remained below 3 per cent. Photo: EPA


Hong Kong’s finance sector has remained ‘vibrant’ despite the health crisis, as unemployment in the sector remained below 3 per cent. Photo: EPA

Hong Kong’s financial sector, its use of financial technology and role as a fundraising centre for the cities of southern China have weathered the coronavirus outbreak and even thrived in some areas, according to a panel of industry players.

The city’s finance sector has remained “vibrant” despite the health crisis, as unemployment in the sector remained below 3 per cent, much better than the overall figure of 6.1 per cent , said Rocky Tung, head of policy research on the Financial Services Development Council, a government advisory body.

“The development of the (Greater Bay Area) has been continuous. The financial sector is relatively less affected by Covid. In terms of trading (and) IPOs, we are also very vibrant,” said Tung.

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Arlo’s new wire-free Pro 4 camera doesn’t need a smart home hub

Arlo has announced two new security cameras: the Pro 4 Wire-Free Spotlight Camera and the Ultra 2 Wire-Free Spotlight Camera System. You can preorder both cameras now; the Pro 4 starts at $199.99 and the Ultra 2 starts at $299.99.



The Arlo Pro 4 mounted outdoors.


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The Arlo Pro 4 mounted outdoors.

Both cameras are wire-free. That makes them easier to set up and more convenient to place than many other cameras, since you’re not limited by the location of your outlets.

The Arlo Pro 4 connects directly to Wi-Fi — no smart home hub required. It produces 2K video with HDR, color night vision, and a 160-degree viewing angle. It also comes with a built-in spotlight to illuminate intruders, a siren, and two-way audio to communicate with guests.



a light in a dark room: The Arlo Pro 4 with the spotlight on.


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The Arlo Pro 4 with the spotlight on.

It can be placed indoors or outdoors, and Arlo says the removable battery lasts

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The Milky Way Tech Hub continues STEAM & Dream program, announces partnership with Marquette

A Milwaukee tech incubator has announced a new partnership with Marquette University and the opening of an application for its next STEAM & Dream session.

Nadiyah Johnson and JetConstellations wants more diversity in Milwaukee’s tech space

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STEAM & Dream is the brainchild of Nadiyah Johnson, the founder of Jet Constellations and the Milky Way Tech Hub, who is on a mission to diversify the tech industry. The program supports K-12 students and young adults interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or STEAM.

The program has already led two virtual sessions, the first of which outlined the basics of computer science, while the second focused on learning the computer coding language of Python.

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Working in concert with American Family Insurance — which pledged $50,000 to the program last year — as well as Connect Business

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The Milky Way Tech Hub announces partnership with Marquette University

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Nadiyah Johnson, founder of Jet Constellations, wants to create more diversity in Milwaukee’s tech industry.

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A Milwaukee tech incubator has announced a new partnership with Marquette University and the opening of an application for its next STEAM & Dream session.

STEAM & Dream is the brainchild of Nadiyah Johnson, the founder of Jet Constellations and the Milky Way Tech Hub, who is on a mission to diversify the tech industry. The program supports K-12 students and young adults interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or STEAM.

The program has already led two virtual sessions, the first of which outlined the basics of computer science, while the second focused on learning the computer coding language of Python.

Working in concert with American Family Insurance — which pledged $50,000 to the program last year — as well as Connect Business Consulting, session three of the program

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Britain’s Octopus Energy to create 1,000 jobs, new tech hub

LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Britain’s Octopus Energy plans to double its workforce by the end of 2021 and launch a new technology hub in Manchester in the northwest of England, creating around 1,000 jobs, it said on Monday.

The move comes as economists warn of the stark impact of coronavirus-related restrictions on the economy, with the Bank of England expecting a jump in the jobless rate to 7.5% as measures to support jobs ease.

“These 1,000 jobs will provide exciting opportunities across the country for those who want to be at the cutting edge of the green revolution,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement from the company.

The new jobs will also be spread across existing sites in London, Brighton, Warwick and Leicester and will primarily go to graduates, the company said.

Octopus Energy is one of Britain’s fast growing energy suppliers with around 1.7 million customers

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Live Hub Events is a Top-Rated Event Production and Technology Company in Orlando, FL That Provides Services Nationwide

Orlando, FL – Created with the primary goal of making live and virtual events as easy as possible, Live Hub Events has become the first choice for private and corporate needs in Orlando and the surrounding areas. This prestigious event production and technology company is an agency that helps clients to professionally manage their events. Whether their clients are looking for live streaming services or high-quality audiovisual production, this specialized team from Live Hub Events combines many years of broadcast, videography, audiovisual, and photography experience, featuring the latest in audiovisual technology. 

Although having the presence of loved ones on a day as special as the wedding is everyone’s ideal situation, for different reasons it is not always possible for everyone to be physically present, especially in these uncertain times when economic and health problems have affected many families. Live Hub Events offers the ideal service to connect the couple with

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Live Hub Events is a Top-Rated Event Production and Technology Company in Orlando, FL That Provides Services Nationwide – Press Release

Orlando, FL – Created with the primary goal of making live and virtual events as easy as possible, Live Hub Events has become the first choice for private and corporate needs in Orlando and the surrounding areas. This prestigious event production and technology company is an agency that helps clients to professionally manage their events. Whether their clients are looking for live streaming services or high-quality audiovisual production, this specialized team from Live Hub Events combines many years of broadcast, videography, audiovisual, and photography experience, featuring the latest in audiovisual technology. 

Although having the presence of loved ones on a day as special as the wedding is everyone’s ideal situation, for different reasons it is not always possible for everyone to be physically present, especially in these uncertain times when economic and health problems have affected many families. Live Hub Events offers the ideal service to connect the couple with

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New OWC Thunderbolt Hub expands Thunderbolt 4 connectivity

OWC has announced a new hub that, for the first time, allows users to turn a single Thunderbolt 4 port into several.

Thunderbolt 4 is Intel’s latest iteration of the speedy port standard, available on 11th-generation Tiger Lake processors.

OWC’s new Thunderbolt Hub features three Thunderbolt ports and a single USB port, allowing users to connect additional storage or high-resolution displays. Each Thunderbolt port can support a pair of 4K displays, or a single 5K, 6K or 8K display, alongside other accessories.

The new hub’s multi-port accessory architecture enables daisy-chaining, allowing users to create independent “tree branches” and connect multiple bus-powered devices to a computer. And removing one device from a chain won’t affect the others.

Other features include an adjustable LED indicator, a built-in Kensington slot for anti-theft cabling, and OWC’s own ClingOn cable stabilization.

Although there aren’t currently any Mac devices that support Thunderbolt 4, Tiger Lake

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