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VW labor boss suggests taking stakes in suppliers: DPA
- August 26, 2016

The new deal would see the suppliers working with VW for another six years and Volkswagen will be able to source parts from other suppliers over time. Prevent Group will restart deliveries as soon as possible, and Volkswagen's affected factories will gradually return to normal production, the companies said in a joint statement. (more...)
Lincoln Winner, VW Loser in Happy-Customer Index Lincoln Winner, VW Loser in Happy-Customer Index
- August 26, 2016

Among 24 auto brands tracked by the ACSI, 16 saw improvement while five - three of which are premium brands - saw declines. The ACSI notes what it describes as Volkswagen's "emissions-cheating scandal", which erupted within the past year. (more...)
HP puts the ultimate privacy screen solution in its laptops HP puts the ultimate privacy screen solution in its laptops
- August 26, 2016

Sure View is an option on the EliteBook 1040 and the EliteBook 840 and is a feature specifically created to prevent visual hacking and can be activated at the press of a button. The new technology, called Sure View , promises to save what's on your screen for your eyes only. HP says that integrating the privacy screen into the computer, as opposed to mounting them in front of the display, leads to better compliance with each company's regulatory requirements. (more...)
5 men drown off British beach without lifeguard
- August 26, 2016

Sussex police said they understood the men had been spending the day at the beach, near Rye in east Sussex. Five men in their late teens and 20s, all from south-east London, died at the popular beach on Wednesday. The Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner has reassured members of the public that the authorities are doing everything they can to ensure people are safe following the tragic deaths of the men. (more...)
Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashing when Amazon Kindles are connected Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashing when Amazon Kindles are connected
- August 26, 2016

Just for more info's sake it is a Kindle paperwhite being plugged into usb 3.0 ports on a HP laptop and Dell desktop both running the latest windows", said Tucsat on Microsoft Support Forums . Others have suggested that plugging in the Kindle before the computer boots up avoids the crash, or indeed plugging it in while your laptop is sleeping. (more...)
WhatsApp to allow businesses to send messages to millions of users
- August 26, 2016

Messages you may receive containing marketing could include an offer for something that might interest you. WhatsApp will also need to consider whether the consent it obtains from its European user base now, will be sufficient when the higher standard of consent applies as set out in the GDPR from 25 May 2018. (more...)
Tata Motors net falls to Rs 25.7 crore
- August 26, 2016

However, consolidated total income from operations increased by 9 per cent year-on-year to Rs 67,056.10 crore for the quarter under review against Rs 61,510.18 crore in the same quarter last year. Net profit at Tata's standalone operations fell sharply to 257.5 million rupees from 2.9 billion rupees a year earlier. Jaguar Land Rover posted a profit after tax of 304 million pounds compared with 492 million pound, down 38.21 per cent over previous year. (more...)
News publishers could charge search engines for story extracts News publishers could charge search engines for story extracts
- August 26, 2016

Under the proposals publishers could charge services like Google for displaying parts of a work in search results. Christian Wigand, a spokesperson for the European Commission, said: "Let's be clear: granting such rights to news publishers would not affect the way users share hyperlinks on the internet". (more...)
Facebook to start using WhatsApp data for targeted advertising
- August 26, 2016

However, there is an escape clause if users don't want to have their WhatsApp account information shared with Facebook. WhatsApp breaks down how to do this on their website . A lot has happened in the past four years - two Olympics, for one thing, and a lot of hacks, disclosures and hair-raising privacy stories - but WhatsApp has remained unchanged. (more...)
How Have Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) EPS Outlook Changed? How Have Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) EPS Outlook Changed?
- August 26, 2016

The stock has a market capitalization of $41.10B along with 428.73M outstanding shares. Analysts await Netflix, Inc. During the past 30 days, the stock's has gained 10.82%. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.50 with week's performance of -0.05%. Director Richard N Barton sold 1,400 shares of NFLX stock on 08/03/2016 at the average price of $93.58. (more...)
Android Is Getting Better, Nexus Is Getting Worse
- August 26, 2016

Google has already promised to release the Developer preview for Nougat MR1 this year in fall. It's worth noting that HTC set itself a 90-day deadline to get Android 6 Marshmallow software onto its flagship devices after the software launched previous year, but eventually missed its own cut-off date. (more...)
HTC 10 Android Nougat update coming later this year
- August 26, 2016

The new Nexus devices are expected to come in the late part of September. The "quick settings" menu can now also be customised with your most-used settings, so for business travellers, move the on/off switches for WiFi, mobile data, Bluetooth, airplane mode and "do not disturb" front and centre, plus the flashlight which can come in handy. (more...)
WhatsApp Is Giving Facebook Your Phone Number. Here's How to Opt Out
- August 26, 2016

The changes will also help WhatsApp users better communicate with businesses, the company said in a blog post . But they never said anything about sharing your phone number. "This allows us to do things like improve our app's performance and better coordinate", said the Facebook-owned company. If you're a WhatsApp user you can expect the app to soon export more of your information to Facebook as the megacorp seeks to bleed some revenue from businesses by allowing them to advertise to you, ... (more...)
National Park Service creates 'living emblem' in DC
- August 26, 2016

Park rangers say there is a history behind it all. The National Park Service gets its own doodle in the form of a minute-long animated video that highlights some of the things one could enjoy in some of the nation's 84 million acres of protected land. (more...)
WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook
- August 26, 2016

The messaging service WhatsApp will start sharing phone numbers and other data with Facebook Inc., a shift in policy after vowing little would change when the app was acquired by the social network less than three years ago. WhatsApp said it will share information about usage, but not the content of encrypted messages, the BBC reported. The company said it would test such messaging features in the coming months, but promised to avoid a "spammy experience" where people are inundated with ... (more...)
GameStop quarterly revenue misses on weak video game sales GameStop quarterly revenue misses on weak video game sales
- August 26, 2016

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected earnings of $0.27 per share. Looking ahead, GME forecast Q3 EPS to range from $0.53 to $0.58, straddling analysts' $0.55 view. The company's quarterly revenue was down 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. Sales in the company's gaming business have been on a downward spiral as video game publishers nudge consumers to buy games on their consoles directly instead of stores. (more...)
Huawei Honor 8 Released Officially in Europe, Priced at €399 Huawei Honor 8 Released Officially in Europe, Priced at €399
- August 26, 2016

Not only is the honor 8 showcasing a gorgeous exterior, but also puts beauty in the hands of its end-users. The microUSB port has also been ditched and in its place, the 8 opts for the increasingly popular Type-C USB connection, chosen for its superior data transfer speeds and reversible design. (more...)
Tour d'Elegance shortened route still enjoyable for drivers and spectators
- August 26, 2016

A humble man whose personal affinity towards coachbuilt Italians far outweighs any pursuit of social kudos, he commissioned a six-year restoration to the exacting standards of originality demanded by the Pebble Beach jury. This year's Best of Show award at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance went to the classic you see here: a 1936 Lancia Astura Pinin Farina Cabriolet. (more...)
Ruling stocks in today's market: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE) Ruling stocks in today's market: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE)
- August 26, 2016

In a complaint filed August 18 in U.S. District Court in San Jose, CA., four former employees of the company allege that beginning in 2012, HP's goal "was to make the company younger". The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website . The total traded volume was 19,681,480 shares. (more...)
Parrikar India's 'most incompetent' defence minister, says Congress Parrikar India's 'most incompetent' defence minister, says Congress
- August 26, 2016

A report in " The Australian " has revealed that over 22,400 pages of data - which lists operational capability of the submarine, combat system details and underwater profile - has made its way to several companies after a leak at DCNS, the French manufacturer of the submarine. (more...)

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