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2014年3月16日 星期日

品質眾生相 (240-241):Google Services Hit by Outages ;歐盟訂定手機充電器和插座標準;


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Google Services Hit by Outages


Thumbs were getting a brief rest Monday as several GoogleGOOG +1.65% services were hit with disruptions.
Google’s instant-messaging tool Hangouts suffered an outage, while its spreadsheet app Sheets and another instant-messaging service, Google Talk, also experienced disruptions, according to the company’s status dashboard.
The Hangouts outage may have the widest impact, since the app now powers text messaging on many of the latest Android devices. People who use the Google Nexus 5, for example, have been struggling to send texts since the first outages were reported around 9 a.m. Pacific Time. (There’s an easy workaround: Download another messaging app like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.)
The disruptions are Google’s first since Gmail ran into trouble Feb. 25. A larger range of Google services went down on Feb. 20 and Jan. 24. Google’s email archiving and security service Postini Services has seen frequent disruptions over the past month, according to the company’s apps dashboard.
As of 11:15 a.m. PT, Google had posted messages saying Hangouts, Talk and Sheets service had been restored for “some users” and the company expects the problems to be fixed for everyone “in the near future.”



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美國的電腦工業缺乏標準,導致整個產業界窒息得透不過氣來,並且剝奪消費者使用更佳產品的機會。----W. Edwards Deming, 1986



歐盟訂定手機充電器和插座標準
European Parliament backs common mobile phone charger

Consumers in the 28-nation EU may soon benefit from a standardized charger
and socket for their mobile devices. Compliance among manufacturers by 2017
will be required in a draft law passed by the European Parliament.

The www.dw.de Article
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European Parliament backs common mobile phone charger

Consumers in the 28-nation EU may soon benefit from a standardized charger and socket for their mobile devices. Compliance among manufacturers by 2017 will be required in a draft law passed by the European Parliament.
The European Parliament on Thursday approved by 550 votes to 12 an amendment to the bloc's radio equipment law.
That paves the way for a common charger for mobile devices to be made available to consumers by 2017.
Ending clutter
Rapporteur Barbara Weiler said she was particularly glad the modernized Radio Equipment Directive now included details on the introduction of such a charger for mobile phones, tablets and other mobile devices from producers such as Nokia, Sony, Apple, Motorola and Samsung.
"This serves the interests both of consumers and the environment," Weiler said in a statement. "It will put an end to charger clutter and 51,000 tons of electronic waste annually."
Greater monitoring powers

Earlier attempts to get a common charger

European lawmakers also backed provisions that would give authorities additional market surveillance tools to detect radio equipment products which failed to comply with new safety and non-interference rules.
The draft law only has to be formally approved by the European Council, comprising the EU's heads of state.
The EU's executive commission will negotiate the optimal design with device manufacturers over the coming months.
The bloc's 28 member states will be given two years to incorporate the changes into national legislation, while manufacturers of mobile devices will have an additional year to comply.
hg/ipj (dpa, Reuters, AFP)

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