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Citroen C4 Cactus facelift unveiled Citroen C4 Cactus facelift unveiled
- October 27, 2017

The biggest visual change though is that the statement Airbumps have now become token efforts along the sills, and the back end gets slicker, with less black plastic and more body colour, and some new lights. It's the first time the PHC system has been applied to a European model, having previously seen use in the Chinese C5 Aircross SUV. The modifications are truly substantial, so you could say Citroen is bringing out the second generation C4 Cactus without making a mistake. (more...)
Facebook will show cars for sale from auto dealers Facebook will show cars for sale from auto dealers
- October 27, 2017

Facebook and Edmunds are partnering to allow the listing of used vehicle inventory from Edmunds dealers directly on Facebook Marketplace . It's been one year since Facebook's Marketplace launched and the company is now attempting to expand the service. (more...)
KeyBanc Believes Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) Won't Stop Here KeyBanc Believes Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) Won't Stop Here
- October 27, 2017

It has outperformed by 12.98% the S&P500. Perkins Coie Trust Company increased its stake in Microsoft Corp ( MSFT ) by 11.6% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Creative Planning accumulated 5,657 shares or 0% of the stock. Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 sales for $1.04 billion activity. Another trade for 26,165 shares valued at $1.81 million was sold by COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE . (more...)
New giant predatory dinosaur species found in southern Africa New giant predatory dinosaur species found in southern Africa
- October 27, 2017

The fossilized theropod (suborder of large, carnivorous dinosaur) footprints were discovered by an worldwide team of scientists from the University of Manchester , University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. (more...)
Instagram Adds New 'Superzoom' Effect and Halloween Filters Instagram Adds New 'Superzoom' Effect and Halloween Filters
- October 27, 2017

Along the bottom where users scroll across for Boomerang, Rewind and other options, they will find Superzoom. Have you ever thought to yourself 'I would love to be able to record a similar video on myself or even better still, of one of my friends in a moment when they are not looking so good?' When you use this option, the video will "automatically zoom in with suspenseful music", Instagram explained in a blog post . (more...)
Honda Aims to Recapture Old Magic With New Gold Wing
- October 27, 2017

The bike includes a 7-inch LCD display that shows the usual iOS-style interface, but it's not touch-enabled. Honda claims front end feel and stability on the new Gold Wing have thus improved vastly. The 2018 Gold Wing features a throttle-by-wire, four riding modes (Tour, Sport, Econ, and Rain), Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), Hill Start Assist, and a finely tuned cruise-control system. (more...)
Cameron Maybin was thrilled to be the Taco Hero Cameron Maybin was thrilled to be the Taco Hero
- October 26, 2017

The Mexican fast food chain has done similar "Steal a Taco" promotions during other sports championships. Truly, the only way to make a steal from the go-ahead base-runner 11th inning of a World Series game even more spectacularly dramatic is to put Titanic music behind it. (more...)
Oppo launches F5 with face unlock and AI selfie in Philippines Oppo launches F5 with face unlock and AI selfie in Philippines
- October 26, 2017

The Oppo F5 6GB also features similar specifications to Oppo F5 standard edition despite the fact that it features a 6GB RAM instead of 4GB one, which is clear from the name itself. It is rumoured to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 4GB RAM. In terms of memory , the device is backed up by a 4GB/6GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. (more...)
LG Joins Amazon's Expanded Lineup of Prime Exclusive Phones LG Joins Amazon's Expanded Lineup of Prime Exclusive Phones
- October 26, 2017

If you don't have a problem seeing advertisements and offers on your smartphone's lock-screen, then Amazon Prime Exclusive program is a good place to score cheap phones without contract. This model normally sells for $799, but is cut to $499 as a Prime Exclusive. That is almost $200 off the standard price, though you might also want to check out the G6 too before pulling the trigger. (more...)
'Trunk or Treat' event scheduled for Friday outside sheriff's east Bakersfield substation 'Trunk or Treat' event scheduled for Friday outside sheriff's east Bakersfield substation
- October 26, 2017

Families spending Halloween in Ardmore can check out Mable Hill Baptist Church's Trunk-or-Treat. All proceeds from Trunk or Treat will go to both North and South Elementary Schools in Lamesa. WIC Certifier Kyrissa Gray said each year they hold a fall festival , but this year they made a decision to change it up a bit to give local parents a safe place to trick or treat with their young ones. (more...)
Engineering project Bloodhound SSC land speed vehicle in successful first run Engineering project Bloodhound SSC land speed vehicle in successful first run
- October 26, 2017

Now that the tests on Newquay's 1.7-mile runway have been completed, the Bloodhound team plans to ship the vehicle to a specially prepared track for the first of two high-speed campaigns in 2018. "This auto is going to be seriously fast and I've got to learn to drive it in a small handful of tests, before our first big (and public) runs on 26th and 28th October". (more...)
LG Display Responds to Criticism, Says OLED panels Still Competitive Despite 'Burn LG Display Responds to Criticism, Says OLED panels Still Competitive Despite 'Burn
- October 26, 2017

As number of shipment of small and medium mobile products increased from shipment of OLED TV panels and seasonal busy season, it made $6.18 billion (6.9731 trillion KRW) and $520 million (586 billion KRW) in sales and operating profit respectively this third quarter. (more...)
Production Spec 2018 BMW X2 SUV Unveiled Production Spec 2018 BMW X2 SUV Unveiled
- October 26, 2017

Like its siblings, the X4 and X6, the X2 is meant to be more a of style setting machine than something truly practical, that's left to the odd-numbered X models. With its engines mounted transversely, the X2 is claimed to accommodate up to five adults, although the rear seat is configured in a 40/20/40 layout. (more...)
Are trees devolving? Ancient trees were MUCH more complicated, scientists reveal
- October 25, 2017

Ancient trees, scientists say, were way more complicated. The study of tree rings is called dendrochronology . This new discovery comes from a team of worldwide researchers who found fossils of 374-million-year-old trees in northwest China during both 2012 and 2015. (more...)
Sinclair, Bill O'Reilly May Consider Programming Alliance
- October 25, 2017

I wish this stuff didn't happen. "I think the issue becomes, 'how do you react to those things" once they are brought to light". O'Reilly, who parted ways with Fox News earlier this year after advertisers began pulling commercials from his show following the disclosure of settlements made by him to women who accused him of sexual harassment, is under new fire. (more...)
VIZIV Performance Concept Is Subaru's Idea Of A WRX Tease VIZIV Performance Concept Is Subaru's Idea Of A WRX Tease
- October 25, 2017

Compared to the current generation, somewhat lumpy WRX sedan, the Viziv Performance measures in slightly longer, but significantly wider yet lower, so proportionally it has a much nicer stance on the ground. The 2.0-litre turbo engine has been handbuilt and balanced by STI technicians and fitted with a twin-scrolle ball bearing turbo charger to deliver 245kW, with a free-flowing exhaust system and an intercooler spray system. (more...)
Cisco, Google Join Forces on Hybrid Cloud Cisco, Google Join Forces on Hybrid Cloud
- October 25, 2017

Google and Cisco announced a partnership today that's created to provide their shared customers with a consistent environment for running applications in a hybrid cloud configuration. The platform will be available to a limited number of customers during the first part of 2018, with planned general availability later in the year. (more...)
Apple eased Face ID accuracy to boost iPhone X production Apple eased Face ID accuracy to boost iPhone X production
- October 25, 2017

A Bloomberg report today made claims that Apple had reduced its requirements from suppliers on the accuracy level of Face ID . It scans your face to check that it's actually the phone owner who's trying to unlock the device. The system uses a two-stage process because the dot projector makes big computational demands and would rapidly drain the battery if activated as frequently as the flood illuminator. (more...)
The Kinect is Officially Dead as Microsoft Has Stopped Manufacturing it The Kinect is Officially Dead as Microsoft Has Stopped Manufacturing it
- October 25, 2017

No further details were provided. At the launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft tried to refocus interest on the Kinect 2.0 sensor, packaging one with each console as standard, and heavily integrating voice and movement functionality into the console's OS. (more...)
Leicester City 3-1 Leeds United
- October 25, 2017

The 2015-16 champions have been speaking with prospective candidates and Claude Puel , formerly of Southampton , is reportedly in the running to succeed Craig Shakespeare , who was sacked a week ago. Grot then moved in on goal at the other end before firing wide but Leicester's excellent Gray was then only denied by the crossbar after unleashing a fierce effort from 25 yards two minutes before the break. (more...)
Metal Gear Survive Begins the Post-Kojima Era in February Metal Gear Survive Begins the Post-Kojima Era in February
- October 25, 2017

It could be anything from just a simple trailer to a release date and price for the game. It's set to take place following the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes in an alternate reality, some that combined with the zombie gameplay creates a pretty interesting diversion from the series' core gameplay. (more...)
Google Lens rolling out to first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL Google Lens rolling out to first-gen Pixel and Pixel XL
- October 25, 2017

This might sound a bit early, but we already have the first details of the 2018 Pixel devices. "We take all reports of issues very seriously, and our engineers investigate quickly", Mario Queiroz, Google's vice president for Pixel product management, said in an emailed statement to Reuters. (more...)
Albert Einstein's 'theory of happiness' note sells for $1.3 million Albert Einstein's 'theory of happiness' note sells for $1.3 million
- October 25, 2017

The note, on Imperial Hotel Tokyo stationery, says in German that "a quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest". According to the auction house, Einstein advised the messenger to keep the note, saying that some day its value would be worth more than amount of a standard tip. (more...)
Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Microsoft Corporation Cut by Jefferies Group (MSFT)
- October 25, 2017

Baldwin Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Microsoft Corp. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $610.81 billion market cap company. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) earned "Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, July 18. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 5 with "Overweight". (more...)
Google announces Gmail add-ons for developers Google announces Gmail add-ons for developers
- October 25, 2017

Gmail add-ons are now supported on the web and on Android, but Google hasn't said when iOS support will arrive. "Gmail Add-ons let you integrate your app into Gmail and extend Gmail to handle quick actions". At the moment you'll find add-ons from Asana, Dialpad, Hire, Intuit QuickBooks Invoicing, ProsperWorks, RingCentral, Smartsheet, Streak, Trello, and Wrike, with DocuSign coming soon. (more...)