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Honda recalling 341000 Accords for airbags
- February 06, 2016

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that Takata had been slow to report the defect and hid critical information from regulators and its automaker partners. - April 2015: American Honda, a unit of Honda Motor Co 7267.T , asked Continental do analyze an air bag control module in a 2008 Honda Accord involved in an October 26, 2013 accident involved in a lawsuit. (more...)
Twitter Is Testing A Dedicated GIF Button On Mobile Twitter Is Testing A Dedicated GIF Button On Mobile
- February 06, 2016

Some are seeing a GIF icon appear between the camera and poll icons when they go to compose a tweet. It's also common for Twitter to test new features and design updates before tweaking or rolling it out to a larger user base. Twitter did not immediately respond to PCMag's request for comment, but took a page from Google's playbook and sent the following response to TechCrunch . (more...)
Five Million Faulty Continental Airbags Trigger Massive Recall
- February 05, 2016

Despite an aggressive campaign, Honda brand boss Jeff Conrad told TheDetroitBureau.com that only about 50 percent of the vehicles Honda had targeted prior to this week's recall have so far been repaired. The traffic safety administration's decision to recommend expanding the recall came after a man died in late December when a Takata air bag in the Ford he was driving ruptured. (more...)
Continental recalls 5 million vehicles for a different kind of airbag problem
- February 05, 2016

Of the ten deaths conclusively linked to Takata's fatally flawed inflators, nine took place in Honda vehicles. To date, Honda Canada has not identified any abnormal airbag deployments in Canada involving the identified issues these recalls are meant to address. (more...)
Honda Recalls 2.2 Million More Airbags
- February 05, 2016

Honda said Wednesday it is recalling 341,000 Accord cars from model years 2008-2010 to replace control units linked to failures in Continental systems. We will update this story as soon as we know more. The problem is not related to the ongoing saga of Takata airbags that explode and maim people. The Takata recall has typically focused on older vehicles, but today's expansion includes many recent and current models. (more...)
Continental recalla 5 mln vehicles on potentially defective air bags
- February 05, 2016

At least 11 people have died worldwide from the problem, and 139 have been injured. The widely publicised Takata airbag recall is set to widen with Continental Automotive Systems (CAS) today revealing that one of its airbag control units may be defective. (more...)
Honda recalls 2.2 million vehicles due to Takata air bags
- February 05, 2016

There have been 1,575 warranty claims, two reports of injuries, 83 field reports, and more. Continental Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of Continental AG of Germany, is recalling 5 million vehicles to replace airbag control units in cars built between 2007 and 2015 because the components might fail to deploy or inadvertently deploy the airbags due to corrosion. (more...)
Continental recalls air bag controls installed in 5 million vehicles
- February 05, 2016

Continental Automotive Systems on Thursday said that it is recalling 5 million defective air bags worldwide installed in vehicles made by Honda, Fiat Chrysler and other automakers over a five-year period, the latest air bag recall to hit the industry. (more...)
Honda recalls another 2.2 million vehicles over airbag trouble
- February 05, 2016

NHTSA opened an investigation in August after a complaint of a crash in a 2008 Accord in which the air bags did not deploy. In the United States alone, the tally for Honda vehicles recalled for faulty Takata airbag inflators has now reached 8.51 million vehicles. (more...)
Here are the most valuable companies in America since 1990 Here are the most valuable companies in America since 1990
- February 05, 2016

The only major news to break on the company today was a major change inside its most profitable business-which would seem to generate the sort of uncertainty that investors are never fond of. For the full year, Alphabet's other companies lost $3.6 billion on revenue of $448 million. "The hope now is that management will continue to show greater cost discipline". (more...)
New action trailer charges in for Far Cry Primal
- February 05, 2016

This trailer is in live-action and titled "The Charge". Things begin with a modern (if not slightly futuristic) soldier running along a battlefield, before sending him back in time to World War II and its D-Day invasions. It's a neat video and definitely unique. The game is developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. Far Cry Primal is out later this month and I'm quite excited about it. (more...)
Honda to recall 2.2 million vehicles for Takata air bag trouble
- February 05, 2016

Continental says only a portion of the 5 million affected cars are in the USA, but an exact number wasn't available. The latest campaign focuses on front driver airbags used in the 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 CR-Z, 2010-2014 FCX Clarity and Insight, 2009-2013 Fit, 2013-2014 Fit EV, and 2007-2014 Ridgeline. (more...)
Automakers to recall 5M vehicles for another air bag problem
- February 05, 2016

Honda plans to issue a statement later this week with additional information and a date when the affected VINs will be searchable, he said. The latest action, for 2.23 million vehicles, reveals just how much Honda , a longtime partner of Takata and the automaker most affected by the defective air bags, continues to be haunted by them. (more...)
Video to represent 75% of mobile data traffic by 2020 Video to represent 75% of mobile data traffic by 2020
- February 04, 2016

To put it into perspective, that number is 120 times all the global mobile traffic created in 2010 and equivalent to 81 trillion images or 7 trillion video clips-more than 2.5 daily video clips per person for a year. Regardless of how accurate Cisco's predictions prove to be, though, operators in the US and other mature markets are already struggling to manage data traffic on their networks due largely to a sharp increase in mobile video usage. (more...)
Watch and share your Facebook Friends Day video now
- February 04, 2016

Justin Sullivan/GettyFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told employees that the social network aims to have 5 billion users by 2030, according to a report from USA Today . Deploying autonomous drones that offer Internet access would play a great role toward this endeavor, but it will be interesting to see what else Facebook comes up with to boost its user base. (more...)
Microsoft puts pedal to the metal, pushes out new Windows 10 preview
- February 04, 2016

Reports stated that most users feel more in control when using previous Windows versions. Spiceworks users had previously revealed in a survey that about 40% of them would be taking the plunge and upgrading to Windows 10 within the first year the new OS was out. (more...)
Apple Will Probably Reveal New Products at March 15 Event
- February 04, 2016

The first difference is that the rear camera, which slightly protrudes on the backs of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, will no longer do so for the iPhone 7. Kuo predicts that Apple will continue the trend that they have started with the iPhone 6's debut, but this time , the analyst also said that the tech giant may be throwing a bit of a wrinkle into their release plans. (more...)
How Blac Chyna is infuriating the Kardashians How Blac Chyna is infuriating the Kardashians
- February 04, 2016

Fans and family members of Rob Kardashian are anxious about him, believing that he is falling back to his old ways of drugs and alcohol. Nothing says true love like a knight in shining armor - and this rescue makes us think Blac Chyna isn't going anywhere. (more...)
Facebook celebrates it's 12th birthday Facebook celebrates it's 12th birthday
- February 04, 2016

Once you're happy with it, you can share it on your Facebook profile. The company states this is a sign that in the past five years, we've grown more connected together. Among the social network's guests were members of GirlCrew , a Facebook group that originated in Dublin with the aim of empowering women to find friend and organize events in their areas. (more...)
Facebook celebrates its anniversary by making automatic videos of your friendships Facebook celebrates its anniversary by making automatic videos of your friendships
- February 04, 2016

The intimate event included Zuckerberg, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and a group of 18 people who have all made strong connections through Facebook . Facebook is also releasing a series of new sticker packs today, including ones labeled "Friendship" and "Best Friends" featuring a hodgepodge of popular animated characters. (more...)

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