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Fichardt the surprise leader at Nedbank Golf challenge Fichardt the surprise leader at Nedbank Golf challenge
- November 09, 2017

On the European Tour front, that share of sixth at the 146th Open Championship remains his best finish this season. I've hit no balls for the last week-and-a-half, and I didn't have anything set up. "I also had a week off which I think was needed". A bogey at six halted his charge while another birdie at nine saw him take the turn out in 34, two under par for his round. (more...)
Alleged Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s images leaked, shows iPhone X like notch
- November 09, 2017

Amazingly, the look of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s has a striking resemblance to the Apple iPhone X . Apparently, Xiaomi had been exploring the various possibilities for the positioning of the front camera on the Mi Mix 2 before its launch. The rumored Mi Mix 2s has a notch on the top of the screen. The leaked images recently surfaced and while no one knows if that's actually a real phone, that is good news for fans of the Mi Mix series. (more...)
Buick LaCrosse goes upscale with new Avenir version Buick LaCrosse goes upscale with new Avenir version
- November 09, 2017

LOS ANGELES ― With the arrival of the 2018 LaCrosse Avenir, Buick's new sub-brand expands its offerings and provides customers a way to experience the highest expression of Buick luxury, regardless of whether they're shopping for a vehicle or SUV. (more...)
Hulu beats Amazon, Netflix in race to launch on Nintendo Switch Hulu beats Amazon, Netflix in race to launch on Nintendo Switch
- November 09, 2017

Though the console is capable of powering streaming services like Netflix and YouTube , those services have been bizarrely absent from the console - until now, that is. While Nintendo did not state that such services would never be available, they did deflect questions regarding streaming apps on the Nintendo Switch. (more...)
Logitech will brick all Harmony Link devices in March Logitech will brick all Harmony Link devices in March
- November 09, 2017

Meanwhile, over on Reddit , the topic has expanded into a wider discussion about the dangers of internet-connected devices, which companies can tamper with or turn off at will. For those that are out-of-warranty, we are providing a one-time discount offer for a new replacement remote from Logitech.com. The USP of Logitech's Harmony Link was to let users transform their iPhone and Android devices into universal remotes and control their media systems right through its cloud-based, ... (more...)
Ford launches new EcoSport Facelift at Rs 7.3 lakh (ex-showroom)
- November 09, 2017

Design wise, the Ecosport facelift features a grille moved a bit higher when compared to its predecessor, a blue oval in the center of the grill like all other Ford SUV's , bigger and wider wheels with new alloy wheel design, comfortable seats with more cushion, seven more storage spaces than the outgoing variant of the Ecosport. (more...)
Jeep Wrangler interior photos released
- November 09, 2017

The dashboard of the new Wrangler used painted sections which add a retro feel in the same way as Fiat uses on its 500 city vehicle and VW on the current Beetle. The central screen is bigger, the steering wheel is more ergonomic, and a second digital screen is now fitted right before the drivers' eyes, in the instrument cluster. (more...)
Global Automotive Interior Materials Market Surge Valuation US$ 145.3 Bn by 2025 Global Automotive Interior Materials Market Surge Valuation US$ 145.3 Bn by 2025
- November 09, 2017

This section of the Engraving Machines market research report includes analysis of major raw materials suppliers, manufacturing equipment suppliers, major players of the Engraving Machines industry, key consumers, and supply chain relationship. (more...)
SpaceX suffers Merlin engine test mishap
- November 09, 2017

Experts said that this engine was never used in flight. The explosion, first reported by the Washington Post , happened during a "qualification test" of Merlin engine, which is supposed to be used in Falcon 9 rockets in late 2018. However, another bay was only slightly damaged, and should be ready to resume SpaceX's routine tests for Block 4 engines within three days or so. The spacefaring giant has had a record run this year with as many as 16 successful missions, most ever done by the ... (more...)
AMD's former graphics chief joins Intel as chief architect
- November 09, 2017

Koduri saw the launch of numerous architectures at AMD , such as Hawaii, Tonga, Fiji, Polaris, and Vega. In between two stints leading graphics at AMD, he was a director of graphics architecture at Apple, working on the Macintosh. Koduri recently resigned as head of Radeon Technologies at AMD and will now serve as Intel chief architect and senior vice president of the group. (more...)
Fossilised remains from oldest human ancestors found Fossilised remains from oldest human ancestors found
- November 09, 2017

The animal is the earliest in a line that would eventually lead to humans, as well as branching off along the way to evolve into creatures as diverse as Blue Whales and Pigmy Shrews. This was originally said to be of the same type as ours but recent studies have ruled this out. Man's earliest ancestors discovered in southern England from University of Portsmouth on Vimeo. (more...)
Highly Traded Stock: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA)
- November 09, 2017

About 888,265 shares traded. Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) has risen 126.00% since November 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 29.93% the S&P500. 67 funds opened positions while 110 raised stakes. 9,060 shares were sold by Trefler Leon, worth $582,546. 267,695 are held by Tirschwell And Loewy. Finemark National Bank & Trust increased Comcast Corp New ( CMCSA ) stake by 3.82% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. (more...)
Renault unveils obstacle-avoiding autonomous system Renault unveils obstacle-avoiding autonomous system
- November 09, 2017

Renault is showing off a fancy autonomous vehicle control system that promises to be able to handle challenging driving situations better than existing systems. And at some point in the future, it could be part of the brand's autonomous driving package. The technology is an evolution of Renault's Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), with research into the technology published by Stanford University's Dynamic Design Lab. (more...)
Airtel shares dip 4 percent as Qatar Foundation offloads stake
- November 09, 2017

Three Pillars, an affiliate of Qatar Foundation Endowment , initially offered 19.98 crore shares in Bharti Airtel at a price band of Rs 473 to Rs 490 apiece on the stock market but later lowered the top end of the band to Rs 480, sources privy to the development said. (more...)
Mysterious explosive zombie star refuses to stay dead Mysterious explosive zombie star refuses to stay dead
- November 09, 2017

The goal is "to synthesize some picture of what all the different stars of different masses and metallicities and rotational rates do when they die", said Stan Woosley , a theoretical astrophysicist at the University of California, Santa Cruz. (more...)
Heat source under Antarctica melting its ice sheet
- November 09, 2017

Marie Byrd Land is part of the bulging "elbow" leading to the Antarctic Peninsula. The heat produced by the scorching hot rocks - officially known as a mantle plume - was measured at 150 milliwatts per square meter. The research model, which was based on NASA's IceSat Satellite and airborne Operation IceBridge campaign observed changes in the altitude of the ice sheet surface. (more...)
Euro NCAP has conducted crash tests of six new crossovers Euro NCAP has conducted crash tests of six new crossovers
- November 09, 2017

As no surprise to anybody, really, the all-new 2018 Volvo XC60 has just been crash tested by the Euro NCAP division and assessed by ANCAP and given the full five-star seal of approval. The new Volvo XC60 SUV has scored the best overall safety rating of any vehicle in 2017 after achieving the full five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests. (more...)
New gene therapy technique saves boy's life by growing new skin New gene therapy technique saves boy's life by growing new skin
- November 09, 2017

The skin is the largest organ in the body, and has two main jobs: To hold in all of our other organs and various fluids, and to protect them from outside pathogenic microbes. Though the results are promising, some similar conditions could require more complicated genetic engineering, and the procedure may be more hard in adults, who have more total skin area, and whose stem cells don't replenish themselves as readily. (more...)
Fitbit data to be used in NIH's precision medicine research
- November 09, 2017

Fitbit is the wearable to be used as part of a massive national health study established by the White House back in 2015. It is looking to sign up over a million Americans to "accelerate research that may improve the ability to prevent and treat disease based on individual characteristics". (more...)
Twitter Character Count Doubles Across the Globe Twitter Character Count Doubles Across the Globe
- November 08, 2017

According to Rosen, the three Asian languages " have always been able to say more " due to the density of their writing systems. In its tests, it notes that 9% of users under the 140-character limit tried to send out Tweets that were too long. (more...)
Facebook wants your nudes to prevent revenge porn Facebook wants your nudes to prevent revenge porn
- November 08, 2017

Users will need to first complete an online form on the eSafety website, then send the pictures they are anxious about to Facebook via Messenger while the government department notified the social network about the incoming submission. Once Facebook gets that notification, a community operations analyst will access the image and hash it to prevent future instances from being uploaded or shared. (more...)
GTA 5 Has Sold-In 85 Million Copies GTA 5 Has Sold-In 85 Million Copies
- November 08, 2017

The game, with only one month of sales, has become the best-selling sports game this year, according to research firm NPD. The usual suspects were key contributors this quarter: National Basketball Association 2K17, Grand Theft Auto Online and Grand Theft Auto V , along with WWE SuperCard and WWE 2K17 , and XCOM 2 . (more...)
Airtel Offers 1000 GB Data Rollover Facility To Home Broadband Customers Airtel Offers 1000 GB Data Rollover Facility To Home Broadband Customers
- November 08, 2017

Initially, Airtel began this service for mobile customers in July this year. This move will further enhance the value proposition for customers who're anxious about their unused data being going away of no use every month. Customers can accumulate up to 1,000 GB data and easily track their usage and balance data on MyAirtel App, the company said. Then there is a Rs 1099 plan, which offers 100GB of basic broadband data along with 1000GB bonus data with a download speed of up to 40Mbps. (more...)
Introducing The BMW M3 CS: The Most Extreme 3 Series Yet Introducing The BMW M3 CS: The Most Extreme 3 Series Yet
- November 08, 2017

These include a carbonfibre-reinforced plastic roof and bonnet. Inside, the 2018 BMW M3 CS is lavished in leather and Alcantara, and since no one is always pushing things to the limit - on the highway, at least, there's also a Harman Kardon audio system and onboard navi package. (more...)
OnePlus 5T to be same price as OnePlus 5 OnePlus 5T to be same price as OnePlus 5
- November 08, 2017

Tickets can be purchased online starting November 8. OnePlus fans will be able to get their hands on the OnePlus 5T on its release date of November 21 and will get their first official glimpse of it soon. And that is exactly what OnePlus is going to fix with the OnePlus 5T . For those who can't make it for the live event, OnePlus is also live-streaming the event on the company's official website. (more...)