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ACCC issues new Takata airbag warning over faulty replacements

ACCC issues new Takata airbag warning over faulty replacements The initial problem with Takata airbags is that they can degrade over time, and when they eventually deploy they might also fire off shrapnel at the vehicle occupants. Toyota, Mazda, BMW, Lexus, and Subaru have all among the auto brands that have admitted to this issue, and between originally-faulty airbags and defective replacements, there might still be millions of cars with deadly airbags on Au... [Full Article...]

Android Nougat is now available for selected LG G4 models

Android Nougat is now available for selected LG G4 models The availability is only limited to LG's home country of South Korea and is only accessible through the LG Bridge app. Multiple reports suggest that LG has released the Android 7.0 Nougat update for some models of the G4. T-Mobile says that it's now updating its LG V10 to Android 7.0 . Once you get the update's notification, tap it out and head over to the download page. [Full Article...]

Stallings shoots 11-under 60 to take third-round lead in Alabama

Stallings shoots 11-under 60 to take third-round lead in Alabama He nearly made a hole-in-one at the 200-yard par-three 17th, his ball landing in front of the pin and grazing the edge of the cup as it rolled past, before trickling 12 feet beyond. "I'm not too disappointed at all by 60, so I'll take it". You've got to hit it well too and I did both of those. Collins at 15 -under 127 is four shots ahead of the field. [Full Article...]

A day on the Tour de France

A day on the Tour de France Short, because usually the final time trial is upwards of 50km, but, in recent years, organisers have clearly sought to diminish the amount of time that can be gained and lost in a discipline that does not typically favour the out-and-out climbers. [Full Article...]

India should approach US, China to mediate J&K issue: Farooq Abdullah

India should approach US, China to mediate J&K issue: Farooq Abdullah The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir also asked, "Till what time should we wait?" and wondered how many more wars will India and Pakistan fight. Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh termed Dr Farooq a "man with two faces". "Why is he resorting to such double standards?" Claiming that dialogue was the only solution for Kashmir, Abdullah had said, "The way out is through dialogue". [Full Article...]

Essential phone release just few weeks away: Andy Rubin

Essential phone release just few weeks away: Andy Rubin The full text of Rubin's email was put out on Twitter; he said that Essential is going through "certification and testing with the multiple USA and worldwide carriers". The back has 13 MP dual cameras with one RGB sensor and one Monochrome sensor and f/1.85 aperture lenses. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel front camera which is also capable of recording 4K videos. [Full Article...]

YouTube Redirecting Potential Isis Recruits to Anti-Terrorist Content

YouTube Redirecting Potential Isis Recruits to Anti-Terrorist Content The company said certain keywords, identified by Adwords, trigger the redirection to the anti-terrorism videos . Google vowed to prevent extremist materials to spread across its YouTube video service. She said "poisonous propaganda" was "warping young minds" and the United Kingdom and France would "work together to encourage corporations to do more and abide by their social responsibility .... [Full Article...]

Ford F-150 becomes the first pursuit-rated pickup truck for police

Ford F-150 becomes the first pursuit-rated pickup truck for police Police Responder trucks are based on the FX4 Supercrew off-road trim with a 145-inch wheelbase - Ford says it has the largest passenger volume (132 cubic feet), best payload (2,000 pounds) and best towing (7,000 pounds) of any pursuit-rated police vehicle. [Full Article...]

Confirmed: Galaxy Note 8 will be officially revealed on 23 August

The upcoming Galaxy Note 8 will only be the third device to have Bixby , so let's see later this year how it will actually fare. Recent leaks have suggested that Galaxy C10 might be the first phone from the company to come with a dual camera setup but this new information contradicts them. [Full Article...]

Hezbollah attack rebels at Syrian border

Hezbollah attack rebels at Syrian border The battle started against the Nusra Front militants in the Qalamoun barren area in Syria, and the adjacent Juroud Arsal barrens on the Lebanese side of the border, Xinhua news agency quoted a source as saying. Hezbollah's role in the Syrian war has been a major point of contention in Lebanon, drawing criticism from opponents including Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. [Full Article...]

Facebook to try its luck at modular phones after Google

The most prominent example of this is Google , which worked for years on its Project Ara modular phone, although it never saw success and was shut down last year. With all the brainiacs Facebook has housed in its Building 8 division, we imagine they'll come up with something awesome in the near future. "From a consumer perspective, the life cycle of conventional consumer electronics is expe... [Full Article...]

Reliance Industries Shares Surge Nearly 4 Percent Post Q1 Earnings

Reliance Industries Shares Surge Nearly 4 Percent Post Q1 Earnings The net profit (excluding exceptional items) increased by 12.8 per cent to Rs 8,021 crore. GRMs for the company during the quarter stood at a nine-year high of $11.9/barrel (bbl), against $11.5/bbl in the sequential quarter (Q4FY16). RIL had on 27 June sought shareholders' approval to raise as much as Rs25,000 crore through a private placement of non-convertible debt instruments. [Full Article...]

Ahead Of Official Launch, Asus ZenFone 4 Officially Teased On Social Media

Ahead Of Official Launch, Asus ZenFone 4 Officially Teased On Social Media In any case, it looks like we're very close to an official announcement, as Asus recently teased the ZenFone 4 series. Rest of the variants which are going to launch are ZenFone 4 - ZE554KL, ZenFone 4 Pro - Z01GD, ZenFone 4 Selfie - Z01M, ZenFone 4V V - 520KL/A006. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch's Voice Chat App is Released

Nintendo Switch's Voice Chat App is Released For now, players connected to SplatNet 2 will be able to view battle information such as rankings, stages and match results via the Nintendo Switch Online app. Yes, it's very weird that a video game console in 2017 requires a separate app to use voice chat (which we'll evaluate further in the review), but at least the app has some useful features: You can check out your stats, order special g... [Full Article...]

Amazon quietly acquired a start-up to make Alexa smarter

Amazon quietly acquired a start-up to make Alexa smarter Amazon and Intel are investing in the developer community with the event series Alexa Dev Days , which trains new and advanced developers to build for Alexa. You'll be able to use Alexa through the shopping app, doing much of what Alexa can do through an Echo. Every user won't get the features at the same time as this will likely be a slow rollout, but keep checking the app for the new features! ... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk Says He Has Government Approval for NYC-DC Hyperloop

Elon Musk Says He Has Government Approval for NYC-DC Hyperloop It would send passengers flying between the Big Apple and our nation's capital in less than 30 minutes. Musk said that travelers would be able to use the underground tunnel to get from New York City to Washington, D.C.in 29 minutes. As with all of Musk's tweets, the language and terminology drive the discussion. Musk first clarified this is just the first of many, more formal approvals he wo... [Full Article...]

Latest WhatsApp Beta Supports PiP Video Calls in Android O

Latest WhatsApp Beta Supports PiP Video Calls in Android O Switching to an audio-only call from a video one is still relatively simple in the latest beta build of the app as it can be done by simply pulling down the aforementioned floating window. WhatsApp now support picture-in-picture video calls on Android O. When released by WhatsApp, the picture-in-picture mode will not work on devices powered by older versions of Android unless the developers find a... [Full Article...]

Moto Z2 Force features dual cameras, will come to T

Moto Z2 Force features dual cameras, will come to T And while the original Z Force was only 7mm thin, the report says that the the new model will shave almost 1mm from the body, resulting in a battery with a 22% smaller capacity, at 2730mAh. All variants do include a microSD slot, capable of supporting cards up to 2TB in capacity. However, the rest of the world get 6 GB of RAM, with the Chinese version in particular getting double the storage. [Full Article...]

Facebook Messenger Lite launched in India; know about new version here

Facebook Messenger Lite launched in India; know about new version here Homegrown digital wallet firm MobiKwik had launched a data-light version of its mobile application - MobiKwik Lite - in November previous year. It also offers all key features like news feed, jobs, profile, network, messaging, notifications, and search. [Full Article...]

YouTube TV expands to Houston

YouTube TV expands to Houston It also offers many cable channels from AMC Networks, CBS, Disney, Fox, NBCUniversal. However, thanks to this latest expansion, you can now subscribe to YouTube TV in Dallas-Forth Worth, Washington D.C., Houston, Phoenix, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Minneapolis-St. [Full Article...]


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