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Kia Motors tops the list for most quality cars on the market Kia Motors tops the list for most quality cars on the market
- June 24, 2017

More than 200 problem symptoms in eight vehicle categories were examined (listed in order of frequency of reported problems): engine and transmission; driving experience; HVAC; vehicle exterior; features, controls and displays; vehicle interior; audio, entertainment and navigation; and seats. (more...)
Budget smartphone ZTE Nubia M2 Play officially presented Budget smartphone ZTE Nubia M2 Play officially presented
- June 22, 2017

This dual SIM smartphone has a built-in Global Positioning System receiver, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, A2DP and there's a micro-USB port and a 3.5mm audio plug as well. If we analyse that tagline, the Nubia M2 Play is 7.9mm thick, which is not exactly a very thin phone. There is no information available on the performance of the device but the device sports a stronger build as it features a double diamond edge-cut frame on its metallic body. (more...)
IBM Announces 5nm Chip With 30 Billion Transistors IBM Announces 5nm Chip With 30 Billion Transistors
- June 19, 2017

Nearly two years back, they created a 7nm test node with 20 billion transistors using the same approach. What is Moore's Law? Back in 2015 the company demonstrated the world's first FinFET chip based on a 7nm process , and now the company claims to have a means of producing the industry's first parts based on a 5nm process node. (more...)
Super Mario Odyssey Has Hat-Based Co-op
- June 17, 2017

The second player in control of Cappy also has the ability to briefly look around. Playing as Mario remains roughly the same as it has always been, as he's able to run and jump as usual. "That's was certainly intentional on our part", Nintendo producer Yoshiaki Koizumi said during the livestream. Super Mario Odyssey is the talk of the town at E3 2017. (more...)
Minecraft is now available for cross-play on any device
- June 15, 2017

Get the news you can use . This update will only be available on Xbox One and Windows PC and will look best on Xbox One X and high-end PCs. The update will also bring a new graphics pack to view games in 4K, and with better effects like shadows and improved lighting, as well as water effects. (more...)
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle looks really fun
- June 14, 2017

No more specifics have been revealed. That's no bad thing, we're just hoping Ubi Singapore is bringing something new to four-year-old mechanics. In many ways, Far Cry 5 was probably Ubisoft's most-hyped title coming into E3 2017 . One of the highlights of the show, Skull and Bones is a pirate themed, online shared world game. Sony it ruined the sleep patterns of the United Kingdom team still further by bursting into life half an hour early while we were still swigging whiskey and ... (more...)
Sony unveils new 'Spider-man' game at E3 expo
- June 14, 2017

Last year saw God of War and the year before that, the nostalgic trio of Shenmue 3, The Last Guardian, and Final Fantasy VII Remake . And with the recent success of Farpoint and Star Trek: Bridge Crew, those pricey helmets aren't collecting quite as much dust as we thought they'd be. (more...)
Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature
- June 11, 2017

The redesigned Retina display in iPad Pro features ProMotion, a new technology that delivers refresh rates of up to 120Hz for fluid scrolling, greater responsiveness and smoother motion content. Previously, this setting was only accessible to Apple developers. It is a well-known fact that usage of mobile phones while driving is unsafe. It pursues a strategy of sacrifice so it can advance its products. (more...)
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
- June 10, 2017

United Kingdom pricing has yet to be announced, and it will come in white and space grey shades. The device, called HomePod , will go toe-to-toe with existing competitors such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home . New indoor maps of areas like malls and airports indicated that Apple might be laying groundwork to display information over images of those places in the future. (more...)
Kia previews possible India-bound Stonic Compact SUV Kia previews possible India-bound Stonic Compact SUV
- June 09, 2017

British magazine Auto Express reports that the Stonic is based on the Kia Rio platform , which also underpins the Hyundai Accent and Veloster. Kia has given a first glimpse of its new Stonic compact SUV . Again, there are lots of straight lines, smooth surfaces and "geometric design forms". Other details about the Stonic have not yet been released but Kia did mention that the Stonic will be their most customizable model to date. (more...)
IPhone to add new feature that will stop texting while driving
- June 09, 2017

As foreseen, some iPhone and iPad will not have an update to iOS 11 . While Apple typically launches new iPhones shortly after its iOS updates, this year's phones are expected to be delayed past the usual release date in September. (more...)
Overwatch Closing Anniversary Event With Double XP Weekend Overwatch Closing Anniversary Event With Double XP Weekend
- June 08, 2017

Even with Blizzard's stance on Overwatch's Dance emotes being tied to the Anniversary Event, it's giving players an opportunity to earn more cosmetics over the weekend. This means that you'll need less XP for leveling up which should lead to more Loot Boxes. All players who log in June 8 to June 12 on PC, PlayStation 4, or Xbox One will receive double experience - and there's a lot of ways to do this. (more...)
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Drew Pomeranz
- June 07, 2017

I don't want to be bothering anybody". I'll take Boston here to steal game one on the road. The Yankees and Red Sox begin a three-game series Tuesday, their first meeting since April when the Red Sox were hovering around.500 and the Yankees sat just out of first place in the AL East. (more...)
Strong factory orders raise hope of economic rebound Strong factory orders raise hope of economic rebound
- June 03, 2017

While the overall May reading doesn't look that strong "the details are very healthy", said analysts at Econoday, with new orders coming in at a very strong rate while production was also strong with gains in import orders and employment, all indicating a "steady and impressive" report. (more...)
LG launches LG Pay m-payment system in South Korea LG launches LG Pay m-payment system in South Korea
- June 03, 2017

It can store up 10 cards - including loyalty cards, mobile carrier cards and retail store card - and can be used to pay for transport. "Users of LG G6 already equipped with the LG Pay hardware can use LG Pay right through the sequential software update", the company says. (more...)
Indian players 'intimidated' by Kumble?
- June 02, 2017

Incidentally, Messrs Tendulkar, Ganguly and Laxman had hand-picked Kumble previous year, overlooking the claims of Ravi Shastri, who'd been heading the support staff as team director. Speaking to Cricketnext , a senior BCCI official said that BCCI haven't received too many applications of repute. While Kumble is an automatic entry into the process, the others in the fray are Australian Tom Moody and Englishman Richard Pybus . (more...)
Spicer addresses confusion around 'covfefe' tweet from Trump
- June 02, 2017

Whatever it was, Trump's tweet did raise concerns about the health of a president who is 70 years old, overweight and just returned from a jam-packed eight-day trip across the Middle East and Europe. "The reporter was, of course, referencing Trump's pre-dawn tweet: " Despite the constant negative press covfefe " - which, faster than you can say "Ambien Tweeting" caused " #covfefe " to begin trending worldwide on Twitter . (more...)
Donald Trump's wife Melania rejects his affectionate advance
- May 27, 2017

While walking down the red carpet at Israel's Ben Gurion airport with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, the President had tried to hold the Melania's hand, only to be swatted away in full view of cameras. "It's different because he's reaching back for her, and we don't typically see that in photos from his presidency." It seemed like Trump and Melania pecked each other on the cheek, however attentive viewers noticed that it wasn't really a kiss. (more...)
Subpoenas issued for Flynn's businesses; contempt charge remains an option, senators say
- May 25, 2017

The Senate Intelligence Committee announced it has subpoenaed two companies owned by Flynn. Flynn decides to comply with our Intel Committee subpoena to produce business documents. "We'd like to hear his story because he publicly said he has a story to tell". A retired Army lieutenant general, Flynn became one of Trump's closest campaign advisers two months after he was paid in 2015 to speak at a Moscow gala, where he was seated next to Russian President Vladimir Putin. (more...)
More than 25K child car seats at risk in crashes More than 25K child car seats at risk in crashes
- May 25, 2017

Graco Children's Products Inc.is recalling eight models of their Graco My Ride 65 convertible child restraints. The seats were made on July 22, 2014 and the code 2014/06 is on a tag on the harness webbing. Graco is notifying consumers and is providing, free of charge, replacement kits with new harness restraints and installation instructions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Wednesday that the webbing in the Graco My Ride 65 auto seat failed to meet Federal ... (more...)
Lance Armstrong engaged to longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen Lance Armstrong engaged to longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen
- May 25, 2017

YES!" he captioned a photo of the couple on a boat in Lake Austin , Texas . "Nine years ago today I met this incredible woman in Denver, Colorado", Armstrong wrote. And we're not talking about performance-enhancing drugs. Armstrong was one of the biggest figures in sports in the late 1990s through the 2000s thanks to his run of seven consecutive Tour de France titles between 1999 and 2005. (more...)
Ending North Korea's Cyber Impunity
- May 25, 2017

Researchers have found more digital fingerprints tying this month's WCry ransomware worm to the same prolific hacking group that attacked Sony Pictures in 2014 and the Bangladesh Central Bank past year. There have already been suggestions that the now infamous WannaCry ransomware was the work of the North Korean hacking group Lazarus . " The zip file was sent with a highly personalized message which shows the hackers have very detailed insight into the panel's current investigations ... (more...)
In pics: Kohli & Co. watch Sachin Tendukar biopic at premiere In pics: Kohli & Co. watch Sachin Tendukar biopic at premiere
- May 25, 2017

The movie is a biographical representation, directed by James Erskine under the production of Ravi Bhagchandka and Carnival Motion Pictures. The film features Tendulkar's cricket and personal life, as well as reveals few clandestine aspects of his life. (more...)
Revenue up at Take-Two as key franchises deliver Revenue up at Take-Two as key franchises deliver
- May 24, 2017

A PS4 and Xbox One version was released the following year and, in 2015, the game was finally released on PC. The company on Tuesday reported earnings for its fiscal fourth quarter that blew past analyst estimates. We invested our capital to grow and diversify our business further, including by acquiring Social Point, a leading free-to-play mobile game developer. (more...)
Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for public office Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for public office
- May 24, 2017

According to several posts on Saturday on Zuckerberg's public Facebook page, the couple hiked around Katahdin and on the Appalachian Trail for part of the day Saturday. "There's a widely held myth that if people in other places just had better information they'd make better decisions" he wrote. According to Borghani, Chan was still wearing her new ME hat. (more...)