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UK government needs stronger response to VW emissions scandal: committee UK government needs stronger response to VW emissions scandal: committee
- September 01, 2016

Total compensation for owners and lessees who choose the buyback will range from a low of about $12,500 to a high of about $44,000, US officials said to Automotive News after the preliminary settlement was announced in late June. Last autumn Volkswagen admitted that it had artificially improved its emissions results by using software in its vehicles that could detect when the auto was being tested... (more...)
BitTorrent throttling allowed under new net neutrality rules BitTorrent throttling allowed under new net neutrality rules
- September 01, 2016

Consumers can celebrate that net neutrality is now a fact in the EU. The "EU Slowdown" movement gained the support of over 500,000 people. Under the European Union net neutrality laws that came into force in April, internet users have the right to "access and distribute information and content, use and provide applications and services, and use terminal equipment of their choice, irrespective of the end-user's or provider's location or the location, origin or destination of the ... (more...)
Mercedes to celebrate AMG 50th with F1-powered hypercar
- September 01, 2016

Expect to see a production version revealed sometime next year, in time for Mercedes-AMG's 50th anniversary. At last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, sources within Mercedes F1 confirmed, according to an Evo report, that "it's definitely happening". (more...)
Brazil economy still on the slide Brazil economy still on the slide
- September 01, 2016

The vote, passing the needed two-thirds majority, meant she was immediately removed from office. For Rousseff, in the meantime, following her resignation she will not be sentenced to jail but could be banned from holding public office for a period of eight years. (more...)
Jaden and Willow Smith plan to leave world a better place
- September 01, 2016

Aww! The relationship Willow and Jaden Smith have with their parents is so special. "And I feel like that's why it's very important to educate people on different things while you are actually on social media". "The way that Generation Y and Z, Millennials - whatever you want to call them - are living their lives completely differently than in the past". "Not a lot of siblings have that opportunity because they're always being pushed together so much", Willow says, adding, "It's insane, ... (more...)
IFA 2016: Acer launches Iconia Talk S phablet and Liquid Z6 handset IFA 2016: Acer launches Iconia Talk S phablet and Liquid Z6 handset
- September 01, 2016

The small tablet (or the big phablet depending on how you look at it) packs a 7" 720p display and runs on the MT8735 chip with a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU and 2GB of RAM. It will encompass 13MP of shooter at the rear with 2MP camera at the front to click selfies and for video calling. Acer Liquid Z6 is powered by a qua-core MediaTek MT6737 processor while the Z6 Plus gets an even more powerful octa-core MediaTek MT6753 chipset. (more...)
Titanfall 2 trailer shows off six mechs in action Titanfall 2 trailer shows off six mechs in action
- September 01, 2016

Above: Titanfall 2's Ion Titan. Titanfall 2 launches October 28 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. There's also Tone , an offensive Titan that comes equipped with a number of lock-on missile abilities and a defensive particle wall . (more...)
First round of buyer bidding in spectrum sale doesn't hit target First round of buyer bidding in spectrum sale doesn't hit target
- September 01, 2016

The forward portion of the auction, in which wireless providers bid on surrendered TV channels in 416 geographic "partial economic areas", commenced August 16 with a revenue goal of more than $88 billion. But Wall Street isn't surprised. By the end of Round 25, demand remained above supply in just two of the nation's top 25 markets and a mere 24 out of the FCC's 416 designated markets. (more...)
Apple expected to debut iPhone 7 next week
- September 01, 2016

Tech giant Apple has put to an end all rumours going around about the release date of iPhone 7. There's no mention of an iPhone 7 Pro, but as we've been hearing less and less about the potential third device of late, it's highly possible it won't be part of the forthcoming media briefing. (more...)
Apple's Next iPhone Will Likely be Unveiled Sept. 7
- September 01, 2016

The invitations to the event have already been sent out and although Apple normally leaves hints via the invites but this one simply reads " See you on the 7th ". The iPhone 7 Plus is a bit more hard to nail down, because of those rumoured extra features. The latest mock-ups support this claim, which show no headphone jack, but features two speaker grills. (more...)
IPhone 7 unveiling now set for September 7
- September 01, 2016

The new phone will also have a larger rear camera placed at the top left of the phone, as well as dual cameras on the Plus variant. A company that fixes issues like these stated last week that the disease is only affecting the iPhone 6 models, due to special chips that connect with the devices main board. (more...)
EVE Online to become (mostly) free-to-play EVE Online to become (mostly) free-to-play
- September 01, 2016

The first, known as Omega clones, are essentially going to be EVE Online's current player base, as they will still pay a monthly fee and have access to all of the features that are in the game. "As you know, EVE is a very special game", the game's developer wrote. In the lead up to the introduction of Clone States , CCP is opening up its development procedures so players can feedback to the team about any concerns or wishes they have. (more...)
Samsung's Note 7 falls flat compared to the S7 Edge Samsung's Note 7 falls flat compared to the S7 Edge
- September 01, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 managed to impress techies as it gathered a total of four and a half stars for its review. The Note 7 has many useful features like an IP68 waterproofing and the Always On Display, but it lacked the Action Memo. Samsung Galaxy Note 7 had remarkable sales turnout after its release. The report claims that Apple has planned two foldable iPhones for 2019, one in 4.7-inch which can be unfolded into an iPad Mini and another with a 5.5-inch display that can be unfolded ... (more...)
NBC's Rio Olympics closing ceremony ratings drop
- September 01, 2016

But the beauty was betrayed by Brazil's tough times. "There are doubts on the use of public money for events of this nature when there are other priorities, especially considering the economic crisis", summed up Marcia Cavallari, the head of the firm that carried out the poll, Ibope Inteligencia . (more...)
Juan Gabriel dead at 66; he was Mexican music icon
- September 01, 2016

I never recorded freestyle again". "I was good writing songs, but I was innocent for many other things and when I ended up in jail I didn't know how to defend myself", he told La Jornada. His 40 year artistic career is most known for his soulful ballads and romantic rancheras. "My heart is heavy and very sad today for Juan Gabriel has passed away", Fogerty wrote. (more...)
Griffin's New iTrip Clip Adapter Makes Wired Headphones Work Wirelessly Griffin's New iTrip Clip Adapter Makes Wired Headphones Work Wirelessly
- September 01, 2016

The whole thing looks to be fairly straightforward. The little key fob-esque device sports the standard array of music controls (volume, play/pause, track skip) along with a built-in mic. You can order the iTrip Clip now for $20. That's your cue to look in Apple's direction. Its $20 price tag makes it cheaper than buying new Lightning headphones and is more covienient than using a Lightning to 3.5mm dongle. (more...)
Acer Spin 7 Convertible Laptop Announced Acer Spin 7 Convertible Laptop Announced
- August 31, 2016

The Swift 7 13.3-inch, shown below, is reportedly the world's thinnest laptop at 99mm. There's a 14-inch Full HD panel and it is a hair thicker (a single millimeter really) than the Swift 7 . I don't usually want a touchscreen or a rotating display on my laptops, but the Swift 7 is so light that it encourages more unconventional use, which in turn makes those features feel like something of an omission. (more...)
Dropbox 2012 breach: Hackers stole over 60 million user accounts Dropbox 2012 breach: Hackers stole over 60 million user accounts
- August 31, 2016

These details included email address and hashed (protected) passwords. These accounts were stolen during a 2012 breach that was previously disclosed by the company. Dropbox told TechCrunch it has since taken measures to ensure employees do not reuse passwords and given all employees access to the 1Password management system to help them create and use strong and secure passwords. (more...)
Another shakeup at Nest as software responsibility heads to Google Another shakeup at Nest as software responsibility heads to Google
- August 31, 2016

Google is apparently very serious about this product because it has even taken engineers from Nest to work on the project. Alphabet's move to shift some Nest engineers to Google comes at a time when Google has efforts underway to release a speaker dubbed "Google Home" to challenge the Amazon Echo voice-controlled speaker/digital assistant. (more...)
Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ for Wearables Launched With Impact Protection, Scratch Resistance Corning Gorilla Glass SR+ for Wearables Launched With Impact Protection, Scratch Resistance
- August 31, 2016

The new Gorilla Glass SR+ deliver up to 70 percent better damage resistance than alternative display cover materials. Corning said Gorilla Glass SR+ is commercially available and is expected to be on product models from leading global brands later this year. (more...)

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