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Tesla Supposedly Covered Repair Costs to Keep Customers Silent Tesla Supposedly Covered Repair Costs to Keep Customers Silent
- June 11, 2016

Subsequent investigation by Tesla employees found that his Tesla's left front hub assembly separated from the upper control are due to a loose ball joint, and that the vehicle would require $3,100 of work. Tesla offered the owner 50% of fix cost coverage, soon after the incident, with the condition that the owner will remain silent and not initiate any legal action against the automaker. (more...)
Mohammad Amir: Pakistan bowler granted visa for England tour
- June 11, 2016

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced his arrival on their Facebook page. "We need to invest in our players and be consistent in our selection", Karachi Kings coach said. "Our ranking in Tests is fair - mainly because we have been playing in friendly conditions". "We need to improve in ODIs and T20s because our rankings in both formats for been poor". (more...)
Injustice 2 gameplay being shown off before E3
- June 11, 2016

A few hours ago, YouTuber Level Up Your Game has confirmed in a new video that the Injustice 2 gameplay will be shown for the first time this Saturday, June 11th, during the ESL Pro League Finals. While more of Injustice 2 might be shown at E3, it's good to know we'll be getting a taste of it even before that massive event. While the studio has not yet provided details on the upcoming game, Lansdown provided a hint - the sequel may involve new characters joining the fight to free the Man ... (more...)
IPhone 7: Intel said to steal modem biz from Qualcomm IPhone 7: Intel said to steal modem biz from Qualcomm
- June 11, 2016

I expect as a result of bringing Apple into the mix, Apple's blended modem costs will come down, which should give the company freedom to enhance other portions of its phone while keeping total cost structure in check. Verizon , by comparison, is estimated to sell 21 million iPhones this year and 22 million next year. Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf acknowledged during a call with analysts in April that one of its "major customers" would be seeking a second supplier for some of its chips. (more...)
Model 3 battery to be supplied only by Panasonic, Elon Mush says Model 3 battery to be supplied only by Panasonic, Elon Mush says
- June 10, 2016

Tesla introduced the Model 3 at the end of March, saying the more bare-bones electric vehicle would start at about $35,000 before tax credits. Asked in a tweet whether Samsung batteries might be used in Tesla Energy, he responded, "yes". (more...)
Lenovo Punts On Smartphones To Grow Sales
- June 10, 2016

The Moto Z's metal, water-repellent body houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM , and 32GB or 64GB of internal storage , augmentable with up to 2TB of microSD space. The Z Force has Motorola's ShatterShield technology, which means you can drop your phone on your marble floor or throw it at your assistant and nothing will break (on the phone anyway). (more...)
Adidas misspells Colombia in Copa America ads
- June 10, 2016

Jermaine Jones, who moved in as the other center midfielder when the U.S. switched to the 4-4-2, was the man of the match in my eyes. He's second for most career US goals behind Landon Donovan , who scored 57. Dempsey also showed an ability in the half to play well with different players. There was really only ever going to be one victor from this one, and Colombia started brightly to insure that nothing went against the script. (more...)
Barack Obama Endorses Hillary Clinton for President
- June 10, 2016

Bernie Sanders Thursday morning, paving the way for Obama to make a public endorsement of his former secretary of state. For his part, Obama said he has seen Clinton's judgement, toughness, and work ethic in person, which is why, "I'm with her". (more...)
No Place For England Egos, Says Sturridge No Place For England Egos, Says Sturridge
- June 10, 2016

The 27-year-old, who scored twice against Tottenham during a Uefa Cup tie with Spartak Moscow in December 2008, has claimed that he is now ready to grasp his chance at the European Championships having missed out on Euro 2012. "Of course I want my team-mates to do well and there was no disrespect at all". Question marks remain over some of the decisions he made when putting his squad together, like including Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling, Jack Wilshere and Ross Barkley at a time when ... (more...)
Black Hole Feeds Off Space Weather Black Hole Feeds Off Space Weather
- June 10, 2016

Additional data from the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array shows that the gas clouds observed by ALMA are only about 300 light-years from the supermassive black hole, which in astronomical terms is near tipping point of being devoured. (more...)
Street Fighter 5 getting cinematic story mode and other updates this month Street Fighter 5 getting cinematic story mode and other updates this month
- June 10, 2016

Steve Wright, aka Stevivor: A Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, freelance journalist, sweet games blog owner, ice hockey player/fan, beer aficionado and tech trainer. "Instead, we will be utilizing the PlayStation Store and Steam stores to carry out real money transactions". Then, the free trial period for Alex and Guile will end. (more...)
Ubisoft Threatens Rainbow Six Siege Cheaters with Permanent Ban on First Offence Ubisoft Threatens Rainbow Six Siege Cheaters with Permanent Ban on First Offence
- June 10, 2016

In addition to its server-sided, anti-cheat engine, FairFight, Ubisoft says it is "currently assessing and testing" other client-side, anti-cheat options that will be implemented in the future. They've recently updated their policies on cheating. Today, it announced the strongest measure being taken to date: permanent bans on the first offense. (more...)
Motorola Moto Z camera may come with 10X optical zoom, launch tomorrow
- June 10, 2016

A number of shots and renders of the Moto Z have leaked and they all largely line up, so we have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the design of the phone. However, what it lacks in camera skills it potentially makes up for in battery, as the Moto Z Play supposedly has a 3500mAh juice pack, while the Moto Z Style is rumored to have a far smaller 2600mAh one. (more...)
Moto Z and Moto Z Force announced with MotoMods snap-on attachments
- June 10, 2016

Similar to nearly every other flagship smartphone released in 2016, these phones have the latest powerful processor, fingerprint scanners, a great camera, fast charging technology and other things. The larger battery and beefed up screen means that the Moto Z Force is a bit thicker at 7mm, which is more than acceptable for a modern flagship Android device. (more...)
Tinder Raises Age Limit for App Users Tinder Raises Age Limit for App Users
- June 10, 2016

Nevertheless, Tinder's reputation of fostering casual sexual encounters based exclusively on looks has not done well to promote the company's stance on allowing minors to use its services. Previously, the age limit for users was only 13 - below the age of consent, although young users could not be matched with adults. With the app operating in some 196 countries, the company believed this move would impact less than 3 percent of its global user base. (more...)
Defense Ministers of Russia, Syria, Iran to discuss counter-terrorism in Tehran
- June 10, 2016

The U.N. said the Syrian government has approved access to 15 of the 19 besieged areas within Syria. "He is planned to discuss priority measures on strengthening cooperation between the three defense ministries in the fight with terrorist groups ISIL (also known as Daesh and ISIS) and Jebhat al-Nusra", he added. (more...)
Twitter Hacked, Hacker selling 32 million Twitter passwords on Dark Web Twitter Hacked, Hacker selling 32 million Twitter passwords on Dark Web
- June 09, 2016

Days after a number of prominent Twitter accounts got hacked - including those belonging to musicians Katy Perry and Drake as well as Twitter co-founder Evan Williams - almost 33 million Twitter usernames and passwords are being sold online. (more...)
Honda Recalls 784000 Vehicles in Japan Over Takata Air Bags Honda Recalls 784000 Vehicles in Japan Over Takata Air Bags
- June 09, 2016

The major issue with the airbag inflator is that it contains shrapnel, which can be deadly if the airbag engages. The Takata inflators used in GM trucks and large SUVs are designed with different venting for hot gases released when the airbag deploys, and they are installed in the vehicle in a way that minimizes exposure to moisture, the company said. (more...)
Trump downplays Curiel charges in wake of criticism
- June 08, 2016

Trump on Sunday broadened his argument by saying on CBS that it's possible a Muslim judge could treat him unfairly too, because of his proposed ban on Muslim immigration. Though Ryan and most other GOP leaders have condemned Trump's remark, the House speaker said Republicans had better a chance of getting GOP goals enacted into law with Trump in the White House than with Democrat Hillary Clinton, and that he was "confident" Trump was on board with most of his goals. (more...)
'Mirror's Edge Catalyst' Review: Smooth As Glass 'Mirror's Edge Catalyst' Review: Smooth As Glass
- June 08, 2016

The city is huge, free to roam and Faith in at the center of it all. "Mirror's Edge Catalyst" will be all the same single-person video game with multiplayer mode. Still, considering we saw a title past year in Halo 5: Guardians that used a variable resolution to allow it to run at sixty frames-per-second on Xbox One, it would have been nice to see DICE use a similar technique. (more...)

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