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Coolest electric vehicle ever? Renault unveils ZOE e-sport concept Coolest electric vehicle ever? Renault unveils ZOE e-sport concept
- March 09, 2017

The e-Sport is run by two motors that deliver a total of 340 kW of power, which reaches nearly 460 in brake horsepower. "The brief for the Renault ZOE e-sport concept couldn't have been simpler: 'Have fun!'", said Renault's concept auto design chief St├ęphane Janin. (more...)
Honda Civic Type R First Look Honda Civic Type R First Look
- March 08, 2017

The vehicle will be built in Honda's Swindon, U.K., factory for export globally. A 540W, 12-speaker audio system is also standard-fit. We'll be doing our best to find out more about the new Type R at the Geneva Motor Show, but for now, we'll leave you with the knowledge that you could be driving one of these hot hatch nutters as soon as the July. (more...)
Wearable computing market grows as gadgets evolve: IDC
- March 06, 2017

Early on, the market was bifurcated between smart wearables - those capable of running third party apps - and basic wearables, which lack this ability. It seems that Fitbit is struggling to retain its position as a top-notch wearable manufacturer is the wearable industry, and speculations suggest that the company will soon lose its title to Apple or Xiaomi. (more...)
Snapchat owner's shares crackling with $4.8b IPO Snapchat owner's shares crackling with $4.8b IPO
- March 04, 2017

Nonvoting shares means that investors who buy Snap stock, which will trade under the ticker SNAP on the New York Stock Exchange , won't be very attractive to activist investors. The company's losses widened a year ago , and user growth is slowing down in the face of intense competition from larger rivals such as Facebook. (more...)
Kroger shares rise after earnings beat
- March 03, 2017

Analysts had expected a 0.1% increase for the closely watched metric. Baker Ellis Asset Management LLC now owns 253,266 shares of the company's stock valued at $7,517,000 after buying an additional 1,685 shares during the period. Several research analysts have recently weighed in on KR shares. Jefferies Group LLC set a $32.00 price target on Kroger Company (The) and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, December 1st. (more...)
Lightning trade Filppula to Flyers for Streit, flip to Pens
- March 03, 2017

Per Pierre LeBrun of ESPN , the deal will send a fourth round pick to the Lightning in exchange for Streit. Philadelphia saw D Mark Streit traded on two occasions Wednesday, as the team initially sent the veteran to Tampa Bay for F Valtteri Filppula before the Lightning shuffled him to Pittsburgh . (more...)
Samsung launches two new tablets Tab S3 and Book at MWC 2017 Samsung launches two new tablets Tab S3 and Book at MWC 2017
- March 02, 2017

At the 2017 MWC, Samsung released a clip showing the evolution of its smartphones. With the announcements at the Mobile World Congress out of the way, we are looking forward to the next flagship announcement over the horizon, Samsung Galaxy S8. (more...)
Snap Inc. set to price its IPO at $17 per share
- March 02, 2017

Snap, apparently, find something familiar about the technology, as it's a sort of a camera company itself, offering a new way of interacting with photos. The company is set to officially announce its share price after the close of markets Wedneday. Snapchat has often drawn comparisons to both Twitter, which also faces stagnant growth, and Facebook , whose users are highly engaged, just like Snapchat's. (more...)
5 things you need to know about the BlackBerry KeyOne
- February 28, 2017

In all this rush of getting a sleek phone with maximum screen to body ratio, Blackberry has taken a step back into the future reviving the old skool cool feature, physical keyboard, with the KEYone showcased at MWC 2017. For starters, it incorporates the beloved physical hardware keyboard. The device is officially named as Blackberry KEYone instead of Mercury or the rumored DTEK70. (more...)
Airtel announces removal of roaming charges on calls and data Airtel announces removal of roaming charges on calls and data
- February 28, 2017

With Airtel following the same path, the entire network of the country will function as a local network. However, if you don't have a data pack and surf the internet while on roaming, then you will be charged more than the standard data rates. (more...)
Nokia 3310 design leaked ahead of MWC 2017
- February 26, 2017

HMD Global is said to prepare a comeback for the legendary Nokia 3310 phone and some details about the device leaked yesterday. According to a report by GizmoChina , the new Nokia 3310 will continue to retain the same key features and design elements of the original model - launched almost 17 years ago. (more...)
'Dreamer' arrested in Seattle immigration sweep, lawyer says 'Dreamer' arrested in Seattle immigration sweep, lawyer says
- February 17, 2017

Ramirez's lawyers allege that by detaining him despite him having the protections afforded by DACA, federal officials violated his due process and Fourth Amendment rights. "Hopefully. Pray. We're going to pray". Ramirez's father was also arrested last Friday. The raids were part of Operation Cross Check a code name for sweeps that have resulted in tens of thousands of arrests across the United States since 2011. (more...)
Mandatory evacuation orders lifted as officials monitor water levels at Oroville Dam Mandatory evacuation orders lifted as officials monitor water levels at Oroville Dam
- February 16, 2017

It is the first time that the Lake Oroville Dam, opened in 1968, has water flowing over the emergency spillway. In the main spillway, which is lined, or paved, erosion has caused a hole nearly the size of a football field and at least 40 feet deep to form in the lower part of the channel. (more...)
Ultra Street Fighter II uses Switch's JoyCons like ARMS
- February 16, 2017

The Final Challengers is one of the games that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch , which will be launched globally on March 3. We're excited for Capcom's Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers on the Nintendo Switch because it's going to offer perhaps the best old-school Street Fighter experience on modern consoles, and will no doubt sport its own sizable competitive community online. (more...)
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile Lower on Verizon's Return to Unlimited Data AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile Lower on Verizon's Return to Unlimited Data
- February 14, 2017

It hasn't even been 24 hours since Verizon announced its new unlimited data plans and T-Mobile has already hit back with new additions to its own unlimited plan to match Big Red's. T-Mobile charges $70 for an individual plan and an additional $50 for a second line. Sprint charges $55 per month for a single subscriber, and AT&T's unlimited plan is only available to AT&T U-verse or DirecTV subscribers. (more...)
Toyota Sequoia, Tundra TRD Sport models toughen up Toyota Sequoia, Tundra TRD Sport models toughen up
- February 11, 2017

TRD Sport comes with Bilstein shocks and front and rear anti-sway bars that help reduce body roll and keep the trucks more planted. The new Sequoia TRD Sport model will get a new front and rear bumper, LED headlights and taillights, blacked-out rims and grille and black badging. (more...)
Google to remove Play Store apps that violate privacy policy
- February 11, 2017

To users in those places, the app looks like a ideal way to watch and share videos from YouTube without burning their data. The YouTube Go app is an extension of YouTube offline mode. The company announced that it would begin testing the app in India-a country with low broadband penetration. The app will allow the users to download or play unlimited YouTube videos to the device, but with a limitation in quality. (more...)
PS4 Firmware Update 4.50 Includes Boost Mode For PS4 Pro PS4 Firmware Update 4.50 Includes Boost Mode For PS4 Pro
- February 07, 2017

With Scorpio on the horizon, the PS4 Pro needed a bit of push, and boost mode looks to be just the thing to perk up consumer interest in what is traditionally a rather slow period of the year. The PS4 Pro also has improved lighting and colours thanks to HDR technology, which is also available on the PS4 Slim and the Xbox One S. The design is nearly identical to the PS4 Slim, only with what appears to be an extra "layer" added on top of it. (more...)
Smokeless tobacco sold nationwide recalled for possible metal fragments Smokeless tobacco sold nationwide recalled for possible metal fragments
- February 04, 2017

Smokeless Tobacco Company. Each complaint received indicated that foreign objects, including sharp metal objects, were visible upon opening the can. The U.S. The FDA announced earlier this month that the carcinogen levels in the smokeless tobacco product called N-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) should be limited or reduced. (more...)
Sneak Peek at Apple Inc's Q1 Earnings
- February 02, 2017

While Apple's Mac division brought in more cash for the firm than ever before, sales came in at just 5.3 million - the exact same number sold this time previous year. Apple doesn't separate the Apple Watch out when it reports earnings, but the company said that device, along with the iPhone, Mac, and services category, set all-time revenue records in Q1. (more...)
Galaxy Tab S3 specs revealed, unveil coming next month Galaxy Tab S3 specs revealed, unveil coming next month
- February 01, 2017

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is the to-be icon of the brand, while LG's flagship smartphone is set to be the LG G6 . As it is suspected that the Galaxy S8's alleged "infinity display " is inspired by infinity pools, where water flows over the edge, it is said that the device will have decreased edge-to-edge bezels. (more...)
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Exploring Legal Challenge to Trump Travel Ban Amazon's Jeff Bezos Exploring Legal Challenge to Trump Travel Ban
- February 01, 2017

While other tech industry CEOs including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Netflix's Reed Hastings, issued statements opposing the immigration order , Bezos, who met with Trump during a technology roundtable last month, waited nearly three days after its Friday signing to weigh in. (more...)
Gas prices pushed lower by weak demand, increased supply
- January 31, 2017

For the fourth straight week, Flint had the lowest average price for gas at about $2.05 per gallon. Rockford's average per-gallon price is $2.29. The national average is 2.27 a gallon, down 4 cents from a week ago. MI gas prices continued to fall in the past week. "Falling gas prices are normal for this time of year", AAA spokesman Josh Carrasco said. He cautioned the low prices would not stay around for long. (more...)
Resident Evil 7 Ships Over 2.5 Million Copies at Launch
- January 30, 2017

It's still early days for Resident Evil 7: biohazard , so chances are this could blast past these figures in a month's time. Having survived the Marguerite fight, collected a ton of antique coins, and explored every nook and cranny of the Baker mansion, Express Online has finally recovered enough to post its Resident Evil 7 review. (more...)
LinkedIn launches huge Facebook-like redesign to be less confusing
- January 20, 2017

The professional network's new site launched on Thursday. Case in point: those incessant notifications that users saw in their desktop news feeds, encouraging them to congratulate a connection on a new job or wish someone a happy birthday have now been relegated to the redesigned notifications page. (more...)
Samsung Officials Under Scanner For Bribery Charges
- January 19, 2017

Lee. The office sought Monday to have Lee arrested, alleging that Samsung spent 43 billion won ($36.6 million) on its de facto chief's watch to bribe Choi, a close friend of impeached President Park Geun-hye. Officials say they do not seek arrest warrants for three other Samsung Group executives who also underwent questioning. Lee, who is handling more of a leadership role in Samsung due to his father's poor health, allegedly told some of his executives to make off-the-book donations to ... (more...)
Apple Inc. (AAPL) Tipped to Offer 32GB RAM in 2017 MacBook Pro Apple Inc. (AAPL) Tipped to Offer 32GB RAM in 2017 MacBook Pro
- January 18, 2017

However, the tech giant is tipped to roll out a 13-inch variant of the next-gen MacBook Pro during the third quarter of 2017. One of the gripes MacBook fans had with the recently-released Pro model was a maximum RAM configuration of 16GB - which could potentially restrict its professional use. (more...)
SC seeks Centre's response on plea for privacy regulations on WhatsApp, Facebook SC seeks Centre's response on plea for privacy regulations on WhatsApp, Facebook
- January 17, 2017

Karmanya Singh Sareen, the petitionar also said that WhatsApp and Facebook should be looked as telecom service providers, which can be later switched off if found spying on its customers. According to the petitioner, there are 157mn users on WhatsApp and Facebook, therefore the service provided by the social network and messaging app should be considered as a public utility service. (more...)
NFL Playoff Divisional Round 2017, schedule, and TV channels
- January 14, 2017

Editor's Note: New users that sign up on FantasyAces , make a $20 deposit, and enter any game will receive BOTH our full season National Football League and NBA Premium Passes for free, a $119.99 value. Rematches seem to be a theme in the first two rounds. Dallas allowed the seventh-most passing yards in the regular season, an average of 260.4 per game . (more...)
Nintendo Switch May Not Be Pricey As You Think Nintendo Switch May Not Be Pricey As You Think
- January 12, 2017

The hybrid console is expected to be more expensive in Europe, though Nikkei have made some updates with the initial post regarding the 25,000 yen, being an estimate figure only. "It's very Nintendo. The whole experience is going to be very Nintendo", Huang told VentureBeat . Among the first party titles that will be published at the launch we have, instead, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild , Mario Kart 8: Switch it! and Splatoon Counterattack . (more...)
Xbox One and PC game 'Scalebound' has been canceled
- January 12, 2017

The cancellation of Scalebound was unexpected, but there were several signs that the game was headed in that direction. The last tweet from the game's Twitter account came in September 2016- until today, when the game's cancellation was announced. (more...)
To revive the Ranger and Bronco
- January 12, 2017

It was also noted that the Ranger will likely be offered in configurations including SuperCrew with five-foot bed and SuperCab with six-foot-bed, and that there are a few different designs-including one that more closely resembles the F-150-currently undergoing market testing. (more...)
LG launches incredibly thin Signature 4K OLED W series TVs LG launches incredibly thin Signature 4K OLED W series TVs
- January 06, 2017

While LG chose to go for the super thin, touting its wallpaper-like OLED TV, Sony has implemented its own curious technology. Then again, if you're splashing out money for a next-gen 4K HDR TV, you can probably afford to have someone do a proper installation job and run the cables for you. (more...)
World Cup Winner Wayne Westner Dead After Hostage Situation World Cup Winner Wayne Westner Dead After Hostage Situation
- January 05, 2017

A police spokesman said officers received a call of a hostage situation at the property, and that Westner's wife and children had apparently locked themselves in a bathroom. Westner was born in Johannesburg in 1961. "Great memories thank you my friend". So shocked to hear of the death of Wayne Westner , double former victor of SA Open and victor of Dubai Desert Classic. (more...)
CES 2017: Lenovo unveils Alexa-based Smart Assistant and Smart Storage
- January 05, 2017

Set to go on sale in May, the Lenovo Smart Assistant has been handed a $130 price tag in the states, significantly less than the $180 Echo. I have a sneaking suspicion that CES 2017 may be the year of the smart speaker, with Amazon's Alexa, Microsoft's Cortana and Google Assistant popping up in a slew of third-party devices. (more...)