Twitter to Sack 9% of Its Workers Worldwide

Twitter is cutting about 9 per cent of its workers worldwide.

The social media site seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money has struggled amid competition from the likes of Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, says it expects to book about $10 million to $20 million in workforce restructuring charges.

Twitter shares have tumbled 27 per cent in the past month as possible suitors have wandered away, rose 4 per cent before the opening bell Thursday.

The San Francisco company said it expects to take $10 million to $20 million (U.S.) in charges as it lays off more than 300 of its 3,860 workers.

“We have a clear plan, and we’re making the necessary changes to ensure Twitter is positioned for long-term growth,” CEO Jack Dorsey said in a company release.

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WOW! See This Little Flashlight That Can Start a Fire and Cook Egg (Photos)

The FlashTorch Mini flashlight is about as close as you can get to a real-life, commercially-available lightsaber. Its 2300-lumens halogen light output is enough to start a fire or cook an egg.

Created by Wicked Laser, the FlashTorch Mini is made of anodized, machined aircraft-grade aluminum and features a highly efficient, heat-resistant lens and reflector. That already sounds very impressive, but it’s the intense light this thing emits that really makes it special.

The ‘torch’ in its name has a very literal meaning, as the 2300 lumens output is more than enough to start a fire if you hold the flashlight close enough to something flammable. It’s also strong enough to melt plastic and even cook eggs, if you balance the cooking container on top of the

The FlashTorch Mini is the equivalent of 100 incandescent light bulbs or a hall-sized video projector. That sounds crazy, but it’s actually weaker than the original FlashTorch, which has an insane output of 4100 lumens. However, at 8.5 inches long and weighing just 0.85 pounds, the Mini version is considerably smaller and lighter than the original FlashTorch, making it easier to carry around in a backpack, or even a large pocket.
In case you don’t always need to light up an entire football field, the FlashTorch features three intensity settings, allowing users to save battery life. At maximum power, its lithium-ion allegedly lasts an hour, while at the lowest intensity, battery life reaches 100 minutes. The battery pack recharges without removing it from the case, with an included charger.

With so much power available at the push of a button, the guys at Wicked Laser decided it would be a good idea to add an automatic lockout mode, which prevent people from accidentally setting their pants or backpacks on fire.

This terrifyingly powerful camping accessory is currently priced at $200. That’s pretty expensive for a flashlight, but this is a freaking lightsaber without the iconic Star Wars sounds.

– Oddity Central

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