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Volvo Cars relaunches Polestar as standalone electric car brand Volvo Cars relaunches Polestar as standalone electric car brand
- June 21, 2017

Ingenlath has been the inspiration behind Volvo's award-winning design renaissance in recent years. No details were given about what the first electric Polestar vehicles will be, including a suggested timeline until launch. The new vehicle will suit the rumours that Polestar Cyan Racing, the team that runs Volvo's racing cars, is to join Formula E soon. Volvo is fast cementing its position as an upmarket brand to rival Audi , while Polestar will become the sporty brand. (more...)
Australia Halts Airstrikes In Syria After Russian Threat
- June 21, 2017

The U.S. also has special operations forces and advisers embedded with the SDF, raising the stakes in the fight for the northern city. Last week another Iranian-made drone flown by pro-regime forces was targeted after it dropped munitions close to US and partner forces. (more...)
Life Beyond our Planet? What NASA Discovered in the Milky Way
- June 21, 2017

But researchers don't know much more than that. "In the Solar System, there are no planets with sizes between Earth and Neptune", said Dr. Erik Petigura , a Hubble postdoctoral fellow at Caltech. However, the conference started last Saturday as part of exoplanet week and transpired at the Ames Research Center in California. The universe just got a little more crowded thanks to the latest findings from NASA's Kepler space telescope team. (more...)
Phil Spencer wants to extend Xbox backwards compatibility to PC Phil Spencer wants to extend Xbox backwards compatibility to PC
- June 21, 2017

According to Microsoft's Phil Spencer, they don't see the Pro as competition for the Xbox One X, suggesting that it goes up against the Xbox One S instead . World of Tanks looks much more clearer on Xbox One X than PlayStation 4 Pro. Biggest question now lies here will the Xbox One X be VR compatible? There also aren't that many exclusives for Xbox right now, with the good ones being available on Windows 10 and with not that many coming after a disappointingly lackluster E3 this ... (more...)
Laura Ingraham Backs Away From Sean Spicer's Job Laura Ingraham Backs Away From Sean Spicer's Job
- June 21, 2017

Spicer and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus have been looking for a replacement since at least last week and former Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham is being considered for the press secretary role. The press secretary said he didn't know whether Trump or anyone on his staff has read the Senate health care bill that GOP lawmakers are now drafting behind closed doors . (more...)
Founder of SpaceX releases plan to colonize Mars Founder of SpaceX releases plan to colonize Mars
- June 21, 2017

Simply by compressing the atmospheric conditions, we can grow the plants in Mars . "So how do we figure out how to take you to Mars and create a self-sustaining city", asks Musk, "a city that is not merely an outpost but which can become a planet in its own right, allowing us to become a truly multi-planetary species". (more...)
PM Modi begins the day with a yoga session in Lucknow
- June 21, 2017

Yoga has connected the world with India , Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Wednesday, as he rolled out his mat along with millions of others across the globe to celebrate the traditional practice. "Yoga not only enlightens the body but also the soul". But not everyone was enthusiastic - an influential hard-line Islamist group in Bangladesh called for Muslims to boycott a yoga event organized by the Indian High Commission (embassy). (more...)
The real thing in boxing is Canelo vs Triple G The real thing in boxing is Canelo vs Triple G
- June 21, 2017

There is a risk that what is expected to be both a one-sided and expensive affair will undermine boxing's appeal so close to another equally likely to be so exciting, but Kazakhstan's Golovkin said: "People understand a true fight, a boxing fight - mine and Canelo's - or a big show. (more...)
OnePlus 5 Manipulating Benchmarks to Maximize Scores OnePlus 5 Manipulating Benchmarks to Maximize Scores
- June 21, 2017

However, a fresh investigative report claims that OnePlus has again used unethical methods to fool benchmark apps and has indulged in manipulating benchmark scores for its latest smartphone. As you can see above, the difference is only noticeable in multi-core results, which is what most people look at, given Android's full support of multi-threaded applications. (more...)
OnePlus 5 price leaked ahead of official unveiling tonight
- June 21, 2017

While nearly every other phone maker can assemble flagship-grade hardware and slap Android on top of it and pass it away as a premium phone , it is actually the experience that sets the giants apart. 32 ,999 and at Rs. 37 ,999 respectively. Battery capacity is 3300mAh, 100mAh smaller than that of the OnePlus 3T . OnePlus recently invited The Verge to Shenzen, China to visit their headquarters and get the inside scoop on the OnePlus 5 , one of the most anticipated ... (more...)
Varadkar: Tory-DUP deal not threat to Good Friday Agreement
- June 21, 2017

Negotiations between the Conservatives and the DUP are still ongoing to form what Mrs. However according to the BBC , the two parties have not agreed a deal with the talks not progressing as the Tories had expected them to. The Queen's Speech will focus on Brexit , the economy and moves to create a fairer society. The Queen will read out a slimmed-down list of legislation at the State Opening of Parliament despite talks over a "confidence and supply" deal with the Northern Irish ... (more...)
Tropical Storm Cindy strengthens in Gulf; warning area grows Tropical Storm Cindy strengthens in Gulf; warning area grows
- June 21, 2017

If it gains tropical characteristics, it will be renamed Tropical Storm Cindy . The storm, which packs top winds of 40 miles per hour, is just off the coast of Venezuela. Authorities said the Houston Fire Department prepared its rescue and evacuation boats and positioned them over the city. All airports in Trinidad & Tobago reopened later Tuesday, though public schools and many businesses remain closed. (more...)
Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under investor pressure Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under investor pressure
- June 21, 2017

The pioneering company has been facing pressure to rein in a no-holds-barred management style led by Kalanick and to reform its workplace culture, which has sparked charges of harassment and discrimination. Uber has been involved in fight after fight - principally with transportation regulators around the world but recently with Google in a legal spat over the theft of driverless auto technology. (more...)
Trump says China tried but failed to help on North Korea Trump says China tried but failed to help on North Korea
- June 21, 2017

North Korea said Warmbier went into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill. He arrived in the U.S. last Tuesday in a coma and died on Monday. Warmbier", he said, adding that at least 10 Americans were freed from North Korea under Obama. Warmbier's death came just days after he was released by the North Korean government and returned to the United States suffering from what USA doctors described as extensive brain damage. (more...)
Trump boasts over victory of GOP candidate in Georgia
- June 21, 2017

She wasn't sure how many people were given those directions. Ossoff, a former documentary filmmaker and congressional aide, has become a symbol of the anti-Trump movement. State officials, though, say they're confident the technology is secure. "Instead, her campaign and its allies buried Ossoff under a pile of what basically amounts to nonsense - stuff about Kathy Griffin, stuff about Samuel L. (more...)
Public funeral planned for U.S. student freed from North Korea
- June 21, 2017

Two months later he was paraded on state television, weeping as he begged judges to "find it in your hearts to allow me to return home". On Monday, his family released a statement that he had died . Japan says at least several dozen of its nationals are being held in the country. At the State Department, Tillerson is weighing a ban on US citizens traveling to North Korea, a rare step that would seek to stop the flow of an estimated 1,000 Americans who travel there each year. (more...)
OnePlus launches OnePlus 5 smartphone; check out price and specs here
- June 21, 2017

While it has officially been confirmed to be an Amazon India exclusive, the device will go on sale at 4.30 pm on June 22. In ideal light, the OnePlus 5 performs well. The front camera can record 1080p videos at 30fps. In addition to this, it offers a 16MP front camera , which is quite impressive. It also offers "screen flash" option for low light scenarios and HDR as well. (more...)
Coroner: Otto Warmbier's family objected to autopsy, no internal examination performed
- June 21, 2017

REPUBLICANS have put pressure on the White House to act over the death of United States uni student Otto Warmbier, saying North Korea murdered him. His family has said that Warmbier lapsed into a coma in March 2016, shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea. (more...)
Senator: US at risk of military conflict with Russian Federation and Iran in Senator: US at risk of military conflict with Russian Federation and Iran in
- June 21, 2017

In an indirect reference to Iranian-backed forces that have been gathering in the eastern desert region, a US -led coalition statement cited a recent escalation of tensions and said it would not "tolerate any hostile intent and action of pro-regime forces". (more...)
Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez 'not contemplating' Cristiano Ronaldo exit
- June 21, 2017

Onda Cero also asked Florentino Perez about rumours linking Real Madrid with Monaco wonderkid Kylian Mbappe . "We are embarking on a new term after having experienced one of the best seasons in our history". Manchester United are treating reports that Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo would welcome a return with caution amid concerns that the uncertainty surrounding him could delay a move for Alvaro Morata , sources have told ESPN FC. (more...)

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