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Chevrolet Bolt EV is 2017 North American Car of the Year

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The announcements are expected Monday morning at Detroit's Cobo Center. Auto of the year is the Chevrolet Bolt EV. And the Bolt EV was declared the victor of the vehicle category. The Pacifica range that competed for the award includes a plug-in hybrid version, dubbed simply Pacifica Hybrid. As for the truck category, the three contenders were all pickup trucks: the Ford F-Series Super Duty (gigantic pickup trucks), the Honda Ridgeline, and the Nissan Titan. Read More »

Two Razer prototypes have been stolen at CES 2017

Razer has developed an automatic mechanism to deploy the laptop's three displays. "Our teams worked months on end to conceptualize and develop these units and we pride ourselves in pushing the envelope to deliver the latest and greatest", said Tan. Read More »

Apple Launched The First iPhone 10 Years Ago Today

And, it just didn't change the way we all listen to music - it changed the entire music industry. The first iPhone was an embodiment of Jobs' claim that "a lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them". The device will be bigger and more successful product than the iPhone 6. Although the sales data states Apple bore a huge profit, the sales have slumped compared to previous year as the prescribed targets were not made and hence, many executives in Apple ... Read More »

U.S. gets standard long-wheelbase Volkswagen Tiguan

This longer version will be the only one travelling to the United States and here it will simply be named the Tiguan. This includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and autonomous braking along with lane departure assist. Read More »

Bright stellar collision predicted for 2022

However, many stars and star systems "pulsate" in brightness. Part of that effort has been a thorough search for binary star systems that look ready to blow. The study, Prediction of a Red Nova Outburst in KIC 9832227, has been submitted to The Astrophysical Journal but is yet to be published. This discovery reminded them of the events that unfolded prior to the sudden explosion of V1309 Scorpii, as the records show that it, too, was a contact binary. Read More »

Kia unveils high-performance Stinger saloon (Gallery)

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We'll raise a hopeful stein of sochu to Albert Biermann, the former head tuner of BMW's vaunted M division, lured to Seoul in late 2014 to direct vehicle testing and performance for both Kia and Hyundai. With a rear-wheel drive platform and fastback body, the Stinger is not only an unusual proposition for Kia , but for any non-luxury brand. Any Supercar series entry is unlikely to happen until at least 2019 considering the lead-time required to negotiate and sign-off a deal with existing ... Read More »

Massive iceberg poised to break off Antarctica

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Since 2011, the rift has grown almost fifty miles, and it is as many as 100 miles in length in total and has widened to more than 1,000 feet. The Larsen C (northern major ice shelf in Antarctica) is the place, in which very interested the researchers from Swansea. Read More »

Incredible New Image Shows the Earth and Moon From Mars

The bright blob at the bottom-left of Earth is Antarctica. This is because the observation was planned for a time when the moon was nearly directly behind the Earth, as seen from Mars, in order to capture the Earth-facing side of the Moon. Vegetation appears red in the image, which was taken in three wavelength bands - infrared, red and blue-green, which appear respectively as red, green and blue. Read More »

FM now stands for 'fleeting mortality' in Norway

Estimates say around two millions cars in Norway don't have the digital audio broadcasting technology. The shutdown of the FM (Frequency Modulation) network, introduced in the 1950s, will begin in the northern city of Bodoe on January 11. Read More »

Trump Threatens Toyota Over Mexico Plant, Sending Stock Price and Peso Tumbling

Trump said once he comes into power, he will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the US, Canada and Mexico, and will impose as much as 35% tariff on cars exported to the US from Mexico. He says the Ford announcement to invest $700 million and create 700 jobs in Flat Rock, Michigan instead of Mexico was dictated by market conditions, not a tweet, "Ford ultimately responds to shareholders and the board, so these decisions don't get made unless the business ... Read More »

Gunman shoots, wounds United States consular official in Mexico

While the attack appears to have been a direct attack against the man, the gunman apparently waited to shoot the victim until he was exiting the garage in his auto. The US State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the department has previously warned Americans, including US officials, to exercise caution in the region due to "continued instability". Read More »

SpaceX gets green light days before scheduled launch

Under those regulations, the company itself, not the government, is in charge of investigating any launch mishaps. SpaceX determined that although a single definitive cause could not be identified, the most likely cause was accumulation of oxygen between the liner of a composite overwrapped pressure vessel (COPV) in a liquid oxygen (LOX) tank in the rocket's second stage. Read More »

Amazon's Alexa Will Be Everywhere at This Year's CES: Product Rundown

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Think of the many possibilities that Alexa can make in order to make life easier and more convenient for home and vehicle owners. The new TVs will support all sorts of apps, including Netflix, Hulu, and more - with the Alexa voice assistant capable of letting you launch apps, search through content, play music, control smart home devices , and so much more . Read More »

Scientists find source of mystery fast radio bursts

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The fact that they are so uncommon has led astronomers to suspect they must originate from very powerful events outside of our Milky Way galaxy. Surprisingly, this impressive cosmic radio flasher has somewhat humble origins, according to three new studies detailing the findings. Read More »

Is NASA Paving the Way for Asteroid Mining?

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It is one of the largest known asteroids. NASA's Near-Earth Object (NEO) program executive Lindley Johnson, principal investigator NEOWISE of NASA Amy Mainzer, director of the Minor Planet Center of Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Tim Spahr, and scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Lucy McFadden listen to questions from the media during a news conference to discuss near-Earth asteroid findings at the NASA headquarters September 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Read More »

NASA astronauts install power upgrade on ISS

The goal is to replace 12 aging nickel-hydrogen batteries with six smaller but more powerful lithium-ion power packs that were delivered to the International Space Station last month attached to a pallet in the cargo bay of a Japanese HTV cargo ship. Read More »

Vine Out, Vine Camera In Jan. 17

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Unfortunately for fans of GIFs w/ sound, we're hearing through the grapevine that the time has come for Vine! Vine has tweeted that the six-second looping video app that gave rise to personalities like King Bach and Brittany Furlan will turn into Vine Camera on the 17th of January, 2017. Read More »

New NASA mission to search for neutron stars, pulsars & monster black holes

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The super hot gas emits x-rays, that can be polarised, or vibrating in a particular direction. "We can not directly image what is going on near objects like black holes and neutron stars, but studying the polarisation of X-rays emitted from their surrounding environments reveals the physics of these enigmatic objects", said Paul Hertz, astrophysics division director for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA. Read More »

Vermont utility apparently was not a target of Russian hacking

By having proof the Post was wrong in tying Russian Federation to the breech of a computer in the Vermont power plant, Trump supporters can sow doubt in other reporting on Russia's election hacking - despite the fact that US intelligence officials unanimously agree the country was behind the hacks. Read More »

Huawei Honor 6X Android Nougat Treat to Arrive in Q2 2017

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The tweet by the company hints at a dual camera setup, much like the current Honor smartphone in the US, the Honor 8 . It was also launched in few other markets as Huawei Mate 9 Lite and Huawei GR5 2017. The 6X also has a front camera that is a step up from the 5X, with 8 mp resolution compared to the 5X's 5 mp. It is backed by a 3440mAh non-removable battery that is rated to deliver 23 hours of talk time and lasts upto 650 hours on standby. Read More »

Tesla's Gigafactory has started making batteries for the Model 3

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Eventually, the batteries will find their way into Tesla's forthcoming Model 3 sedan, a comparatively mass-market product that starts at $35,000 compared to the almost $100,000 for loaded versions of the Model S and X sedans. "B$3 ringing cell production to the USA allows us to create thousands of American jobs", the company wrote in the post. Put in other terms, this scale of production could power New York City for about three years, Tesla has previously said . Read More »

Ford to build Mustang, F-150 hybrids by 2020

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It's part of a large investment in electrified vehicles that Ford CEO Mark Fields unveiled at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in MI today . A plug-in hybrid Transit Custom commercial van, available in Europe starting in 2019. He noted that the automaker is cancelling an earlier plan to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and build more at Flat Rock, originally constructed in 1986. Read More »

Matriarch orca 'Granny' of J Pod believed to be dead

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Fate has finally befallen the world's oldest killer whale, who was thought to be well over one century old. J2, affectionately known as Granny, hasn't been seen in weeks and is presumed dead. The orca was also observed in recent years leading the J pod virtually everytime she was spotted but it has been a while since she was seen. "Perhaps other dedicated whale-watchers have seen her since then, but by year's end she is officially missing from the SRKW population, and with regret we now ... Read More »

Ford Cancels $1.6B Plant in Mexico, to Reinvest in MI

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Fields told Harlow that though he spoke to the president-elect and vice president-elect this morning, the decision was made "independently". This investment will ensure that Ford's fully autonomous commercial vehicles will be produced right here in the United States, resulting in good paying American jobs and ensuring America continues to be on the cutting edge of these potentially life-saving technologies. Read More »

LG 4K Super UHD TVs To Include Nano Cell Tech

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Every new LG SUPER UHD TV will also come equipped with Active HDR and Dolby Vision. Nano Cell LCD displays use uniformly-sized particles of around one nanometer in diameter (hence the name) and provide a wider viewing angle with "virtually no color difference" for those watching from off-center angles, the U.S. Read More »

Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak expected to step down

When asked Friday about his future, Kubiak didn't give a very definitive answer. Kubiak got his start in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers as a quarterbacks coach (1994), before heading back to the Mile High City as an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Read More »

Honda recalls 634000 minivans

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NHTSA said in a document released Wednesday on its website that the flaw "increases the risk of injury to the seat occupant during a crash". ( Honda notes that no injuries have been linked to the problem, though.) The levers were manufactured by TS Tech Americas in Ohio. Read More »

Scientists Will Attempt to Contact Proxima b Aliens By 2018

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The scientific organization METI (Messaging ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence) is gearing up for its first ever broadcast into space, hoping to contact another intelligent entity and discover that humanity is not only not alone in the universe but shares it with at least one other intelligent alien species. Read More »