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Amazon China to shut down its online store by July 18 Amazon China to shut down its online store by July 18
- April 19, 2019

From 18 July onwards, customers logging in to Amazon's Chinese website, Amazon.cn, will only see a collection of goods from the global store , instead of products from third-party sellers in the mainland. Amazon has committed to spending $5.5bn on e-commerce in India, where it competes with local rival Flipkart. It will keep focusing on selling overseas goods and cloud services in the country. (more...)
Team of robot dogs haul a truck in latest Boston Dynamics video Team of robot dogs haul a truck in latest Boston Dynamics video
- April 19, 2019

Boston Dynamics , the company behind robots like the SpotMini, Spot and Atlas, posted the video on YouTube on Tuesday. "According to Boston Dynamics, the 10 SpotMini robot dogs were able to pull the Boston Dynamics truck "~1 degree uphill, truck in neutral". (more...)
Minty Fresh: Genesis Unveils Exciting City Car Concept for Two Minty Fresh: Genesis Unveils Exciting City Car Concept for Two
- April 19, 2019

The Mint is technically a two-seater, with a claim-to-fame in the form of a cargo area that is accessed via scissor doors on either side of the vehicle. Lightweight fabrics and cognac leather emphasizes coziness and the doorpost-less window maximizes a sense of openness. "The interior styling of the Mint Concept takes influence from the Korean tradition of embracing the empty space, as well as modern European furniture design", Donckerwolke said. (more...)
Toyota reveals bigger, bolder 2020 Highlander Toyota reveals bigger, bolder 2020 Highlander
- April 18, 2019

That's well down on the Explorer Hybrid's 318 hp, although a conventional 295-hp V-6 hooked up to an 8-speed automatic transmission is standard on the 2020 Highlander. The vehicle is based on the TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform and measures 2.36 inches longer than the one it replaces, which helps to alleviate the issue of the outgoing model's cramped third row. (more...)
North Korea test-fires new 'guided weapon' North Korea test-fires new 'guided weapon'
- April 18, 2019

Kim was reported to have said "the development of the weapon system serves as an event of very weighty significance in increasing the combat power of the People's Army". North Korea has been pushing for more sanctions relief in exchange for denuclearization, while the United States has demanded greater evidence that the country is prepared to reduce its nuclear arsenal. (more...)
Kia HabaNiro Concept Points To Autonomous, Electric Crossover Kia HabaNiro Concept Points To Autonomous, Electric Crossover
- April 18, 2019

Also, if we've learned anything from Tesla, wacky doors on a vehicle regular people buy are not a good idea. The latter extends into the grille which Kia says resembles a shark's snout complete with gloss black aluminum 'teeth'. This is controlled by a touchpad on a concave acrylic panel with what Kia calls sensory light feedback, and a technical option sharing system that lets the driver and passengers move things across the screen like chess pieces. (more...)
ROOMZZ Concept Unveiled In China ROOMZZ Concept Unveiled In China
- April 18, 2019

ROOMZZ is a five-metre multivariable electric SUV which is aimed at family as well as business sectors. Meanwhile, in the area of future technologies, Volkswagen Group China is combining its research power, with Volkswagen brand, Audi and Group R&D working together within the new ONE R&D structure."We are fulfilling our promises, not only to comply with the new regulations in China, but also to reduce the auto industry's impact on our society through clean mobility and better production ... (more...)
North Korea rejects Pompeo from nuclear dialogue: KCNA North Korea rejects Pompeo from nuclear dialogue: KCNA
- April 18, 2019

The KCNA reported that Un supervised the firing of the weapon. The U.S. and South Korean governments have so far not commented on the test. It isn't clear the weapon North Korea tested Wednesday was even a missile KCNA referred only to a " tactical guided weapon ". (more...)
Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users Facebook says it uploaded email contacts of up to 1.5 million users
- April 18, 2019

The social media company harvested email contacts of the users without their knowledge or consent when they opened their accounts, the report said. It also pointed out that users can review and manage the contacts they share with Facebook in their settings. (more...)
Chips Ahoy! cookies recalled due to 'unexpected solidified ingredient' Chips Ahoy! cookies recalled due to 'unexpected solidified ingredient'
- April 18, 2019

She says a small number reported gagging, choking or dental injury, but those reports still haven't been confirmed. "We issued this voluntary recall as a precaution, as the safety of our consumers is our top priority", Wenner added. The recall is limited to specific 13-ounce products with UPC number 0-44000-03223-4 and best used by dates of September 7, 8, 14 and 15 located on the left top side of the package by the lift tab. (more...)
Facebook to end Messenger payments in the UK, France Facebook to end Messenger payments in the UK, France
- April 18, 2019

The users would have the choice to change the payment option to their preferred service, while the uses based in the United States can continue using the services. However, the service will continue to remain active in the US, and users will still be able to make donations to charitable organisations in Europe through Facebook. (more...)
March inflation drops to 11.25% March inflation drops to 11.25%
- April 18, 2019

Sterling rose on the data, reaching a session high against the euro. There is considerable political uncertainty in the United Kingdom over Brexit with growing calls for a further referendum on the nations European Union membership and demands that any deal passed by parliament must be subject to a confirmatory public vote which would pitch the deal against a remain option. (more...)
Activist Investors File to Oust Mark Zuckerberg as Facebook Chairman Activist Investors File to Oust Mark Zuckerberg as Facebook Chairman
- April 18, 2019

Facebook did not provide additional documents to support its claim the documents had been cherry picked. Co-authors Olivia Solon - former Guardian scribe of " everyone who questions White Helmets is a Russian agent " fame - and Cyrus Farivar say that the documents show Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg " leveraged " user data to help friendly companies and harm competitors, and went as far as discussing the possibility of selling it. (more...)
SBI will delistit BitcoinCash and support BSV SBI will delistit BitcoinCash and support BSV
- April 18, 2019

Let's check this out. "We believe that crypto and certain actors specifically are setting a risky precedent in the delisting of BSV ". The US-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken announced the decision to delist "toxic" Bitcoin SV (BSV), following the results of the poll launched by the company in Twitter . (more...)
Hyundai eyes pole position in utility vehicle market with compact SUV Venue Hyundai eyes pole position in utility vehicle market with compact SUV Venue
- April 18, 2019

Here's everything you need to know about the all-new Venue . Uniquely, the Venue will also be available with the Hyundai Blue Link suite of connected auto features . These will be a 1.0-litre petrol engine having 120ps power , a 1.2-litre petrol engine with 83ps power and a 1.4-litre diesel engine with 90 ps power . (more...)
German prosecutors charge ex Volkswagen CEO German prosecutors charge ex Volkswagen CEO
- April 18, 2019

Prosecutors say Winterkorn committed fraud, broke competition laws and breach of trust by failing to tell authorities about the devices installed on diesel-fuel vehicles that were created to cheat emissions tests in the United States. And investors have opened two court cases against VW and its holding company Porsche SE, saying bosses should have informed markets sooner about the likely financial impact of the cheating. (more...)
The Lexus LM 350 minivan is hideously luxurious The Lexus LM 350 minivan is hideously luxurious
- April 18, 2019

The two rear recliners are split off from the driver's area by a divider wall with integrated 26-in display accompanied by Mark Levinson audio. Interestingly, Lexus has positioned the LM as a flagship model sitting alongside the brand's other flagships: the LC coupe, LS sedan , LX SUV and LY yacht . (more...)
All-New 2020 Subaru Outback: Rugged, Tech-Laden, and Refined All-New 2020 Subaru Outback: Rugged, Tech-Laden, and Refined
- April 18, 2019

Both engines are hooked up to a continuously variable transmission, and turbocharged Outbacks can tow up to 1,590 kilograms - more than enough to haul a BRZ or a Miata to the track. It also gets the hands-free tailgate as standard. Up to four USB ports and two household-style outlets stand by to power devices. A 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat is standard in most models, while full power adjustment for the passenger's seat and heated and cooled front seats come on higher trim levels. (more...)
Carl’s Jr. will debut cannabis-infused burger on 4/20 Carl’s Jr. will debut cannabis-infused burger on 4/20
- April 18, 2019

It will consist of two beef patties made with pepper jack cheese, pickled jalapenos, crisscut fries - oh and a dollop of Santa Fe Sauce infused with CBD. A company executive told Business Insider that if the test goes well, Carl's Jr. would consider, ahem, rolling it out across America, though it could face challenges with state regulations. (more...)
Jet Airways (NSE: JETAIRWAYS) share price dives as management considers operations shutdown Jet Airways (NSE: JETAIRWAYS) share price dives as management considers operations shutdown
- April 17, 2019

Jet Airways stock plunged as much as 18.56 per cent to Rs 213.20 in the afternoon trade on Tuesday after reports suggested the airline may shut down its operations temporarily. Sources have informed the board that operations will be unsustainable. "Directed Secretary @MoCA_GoI to review issues related to Jet Airways, especially increasing fares, flight cancellations etc", Prabhu said in a tweet. (more...)

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