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Ford recalls nearly 1.4M cars after reports of steering wheels detaching Ford recalls nearly 1.4M cars after reports of steering wheels detaching
- March 15, 2018

One person was injured. The affected Focus vehicles, totaling 5,357 in the US and 515 in Canada, have a "potential clutch plate fracture with risk of fire", Ford said, adding it wasn't aware of any such incident having taken place. Ford is recalling 1.4 million vehicles overseas amid concerns steering wheels could fall off. Separately, Ford said Wednesday that it will also recall and fix about 6,000 2013-2016 Focus and Fusion cars with manual transmissions. (more...)
Firefox 59 released with speed and privacy improvements Firefox 59 released with speed and privacy improvements
- March 15, 2018

Mozilla's latest version of its Firefox web browser gets a performance boost from a privacy feature. As reported previously by TechRepublic, Mozilla has a variety of privacy improvements planned for upcoming versions of Firefox, and those that come with Firefox 59 are only a small sampling of future changes. (more...)
Subaru Forester teased ahead of 2018 NY auto show Subaru Forester teased ahead of 2018 NY auto show
- March 15, 2018

The good news is we'll also see a sporty variant along the lines of the current Forester's 2.0XT model. What it does confirm is that the 2019 Forester is gaining C-clamp looking taillights, similar to other recent Subaru designs. It's expected those new lamps will be installed on a vehicle riding on Subaru's Global Platform, which launched with the new Impreza . Here's what upgrades are coming on the new-generation 2019 Forester. (more...)
Invesco LTD Position In Intel Corp (INTC) Was Has Upped
- March 15, 2018

Rampart Investment Management Company Llc who had been investing in Apple Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $930.57 billion market cap company. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, July 30. Delphi Mngmt Ma has invested 1.45% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ). The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, January 23 by M Partners. (more...)
Samsung is Offering Same Day In-Person Repairs Samsung is Offering Same Day In-Person Repairs
- March 15, 2018

To pull this off, Samsung is partnering with over 300 uBreakiFix locations across the US that are Samsung Care authorized (there will be an additional 200 locations opened by early 2019 according to the South Korean electronics giant). The company says out-of-warranty issues like liquid damage and corrosion won't be eligible for same-day service but that other out-of-warranty damages, like cracked screens, can still be fixed at a uBreakiFix store. (more...)
Google Station's high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots expand to Mexico starting today Google Station's high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots expand to Mexico starting today
- March 15, 2018

Google's initial batch of Wi-Fi zones is scattered across the country, from the Ciudad Juarez airport at the USA border to posh shopping centers in Mexico City. To see exactly where in Mexico they're located, head here . However, the report added that the country's internet reach still lags behind other OECD nations. (more...)
AR game developers can now use Google Maps APIs AR game developers can now use Google Maps APIs
- March 15, 2018

Map-based augmented reality app Pokémon Go took the mobile gaming market by storm in 2016, quickly surpassing 30 million downloads during its first week on the App Store. It let players explore the real world to collect Pokémon creatures. The two AR games mentioned earlier in this article utilized Google Maps APIs in the development process. (more...)
Arizona State vs. Syracuse - 3/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Arizona State vs. Syracuse - 3/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
- March 15, 2018

Arizona State (-1½) over Syracuse: Neither team enters with any momentum. Now they're an 11 seed. The team had expected to be in the tournament and held a viewing party in a banquet room at the Galen Center. The 11-seed upset is a trendy pick. The Wildcats' quest to snap the program's well-known 17 year Final Four drought begins at 6:40 p.m. local time Thursday in far-flung Boise. (more...)
Lexus draws a new (black) line for its RC F SPORT models Lexus draws a new (black) line for its RC F SPORT models
- March 14, 2018

The Black Line is available on all RC 300/350 F Sport models. The limited run appearance package is available on all four versions of the RC coupe , but only 650 units will be available when it arrives this spring. The seats, dash, and doors all have the orange color. A package featuring a navigation system and Mark Levinson premium audio equipment is also included with the Black Line edition, as well as a moonroof and a parking assist system. (more...)
Facebook has banned far-right party Britain First and its leaders Facebook has banned far-right party Britain First and its leaders
- March 14, 2018

The group gained prominence in November when U.S. President Donald Trump retweeted some of its anti-Muslim videos, angering British leaders. The Britain First page and the pages for both Golding and Fransen have now been removed for "repeatedly [posting] content created to incite animosity and hatred against minority groups". (more...)
Monster Hunter World Deviljho Release And Spring Event Update Monster Hunter World Deviljho Release And Spring Event Update
- March 14, 2018

In the live stream, we saw the giant creature pick up a Great Jagras like it was a toy, smashing it aggressively into the ground. During the same time period, a new rocket-powered Great Sword weapon, the Wyvern Ignition will also be available, presumably earned through an event quest. (more...)
Google, Apple in troubled waters in France Google, Apple in troubled waters in France
- March 14, 2018

Mr Le Maire said the fines could be in the "million of euros". Le Maire added he finds unacceptable that both companies can also gather data from the developers and "unilaterally modify contracts". It should be respected'. According to the Wall Street Journal , the recent USA tax rules and President Trump's discussion of new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could affect tech and pharmaceutical companies based in Europe. (more...)
Call of Duty: WWII St. Patrick's Day Event Teased on Twitter Call of Duty: WWII St. Patrick's Day Event Teased on Twitter
- March 14, 2018

It is on now and will run until April 3rd and includes a new multiplayer playlist, two gear collections, special Orders and Contracts that comes with new loot. Secondly, it is themed after St. Patrick's Day, and once the Shamrock & Awe event wraps up, the Leprechaun Hunt loses context. It's frustrating when you spend hours grinding for a specific weapon. (more...)
Sega Genesis Collection spotted for PS4, Xbox One Sega Genesis Collection spotted for PS4, Xbox One
- March 14, 2018

If the proliferation of 4K games on consoles and PC has left you longing for the simple days of 16-bit action you'll be glad to know that a Sega Mega Drive collection is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC in a matter of months. That collection was chock-full of Genesis games, and even included a few unlockable SEGA Master System and arcade games. The collection is set to contain over 50 Sega Genesis games. (more...)
Koreans compete in ski event at Paralympics Koreans compete in ski event at Paralympics
- March 14, 2018

He took over for Nishikawa on the second lap. She is a seven-time silver medalist and a three-time bronze medalist at the Paralympic Games. Nishikawa led the first eight kilometres of the race and switched off to Kennedy just before the halfway point. (more...)
Updated Raspberry Pi 3 gets more speed, faster networking Updated Raspberry Pi 3 gets more speed, faster networking
- March 14, 2018

First of all, the new device has a speedier processor, sporting a 1.4GHz quad-core Broadcom BCM2837B0 processor, compared to the Pi 3's 1.2GHz. While offering improved thermal management compared to previous Raspberry Pi incarnations, the board also retains numerous same features and capabilities of previous-generation boards such as its small mechanical footprint of 85 x 56mm, making it suitable for the current official Raspberry Pi case, as well as many other third-party enclosures ... (more...)
Researchers accused of irresponsible disclosure of AMD chip flaws Researchers accused of irresponsible disclosure of AMD chip flaws
- March 14, 2018

Israeli-based security firm CTS Labs published its research showing "multiple critical security vulnerabilities and exploitable manufacturer backdoors " in AMD chips. AMD issued an initial statement saying that the company was investigating the report to understand the "methodology and merit" of the findings. AMD developers stated that they've just found out about these new vulnerabilities and said they will investigate this further to see if the vulnerabilities are real and if they are ... (more...)
Google celebrates Pi day with doodle Google celebrates Pi day with doodle
- March 14, 2018

Pi represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Pi is a mathematical constant, meaning it isn't changed by the size of the numbers it's used to equate, and it is irrational, meaning it has an infinite number of digits that never repeat. (more...)
Maruti Suzuki Swift likely to get a six-speed gearbox Maruti Suzuki Swift likely to get a six-speed gearbox
- March 14, 2018

The MF30 would be the Indian automaker's another attempt to win over customers with a six-speed auto in the country, since the current models in its stable are entirely built on five-speed gearboxes. The existing generation of S-Cross runs a 1.3-litre diesel engine coupled with a five-speed gearbox. Maruti Suzuki, however, has not commented officially about the introduction of new transmission to its cars yet. (more...)
Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH) Earning Positive News Coverage, Study Shows
- March 14, 2018

About 1.41M shares traded. Neonode Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops and licenses user interfaces and optical interactive touch solutions in the United States, Sweden, Japan, China, Germany, Taiwan, South Korea, Italy, and internationally. (more...)
Qualcomm slays a lion, baits a dragon Qualcomm slays a lion, baits a dragon
- March 14, 2018

A takeover of Qualcomm by Broadcom would have created the world's third-largest maker of microchips, behind Intel and Samsung. CFIUS, which raised concerns about the Qualcomm deal with Trump, listed the highly leveraged nature of Broadcom's bid for its larger rival as a major concern coupled with the risk of the USA losing mobile technology leadership. (more...)
Physicist Stephen Hawking, who conquered the stars, dies at 76 Physicist Stephen Hawking, who conquered the stars, dies at 76
- March 14, 2018

Even though his body was attacked by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , or ALS , when Hawking was 21, he stunned doctors by living with the normally fatal illness for more than 50 years. The rock group Pink Floyd used his distinctive synthesised voice for the introduction to Keep Talking, on their 1994 album The Division Bell . The combination of his best-selling book and his nearly total disability - for a while he could use a few fingers, later he could only tighten the muscles on his face ... (more...)
Apple Buys The 'Netflix For Magazines' Apple Buys The 'Netflix For Magazines'
- March 14, 2018

Apple said it will acquire Next Issue Media and its digital magazine subscription service, Texture, known as the "Netflix of magazines", which bundles about 200 magazine subscriptions into a monthly service. He also worked in a plug about Rihanna's recent passing of the 2 billion-stream mark on Apple Music, which was heavily touted over the weekend. In other words, Cue said Apple is focused on the next big thing, rather than the thing that is big now. (more...)
Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76 Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76
- March 14, 2018

He was the first academic to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. Physicist Stephen Hawking , a scientific mastermind helped mankind better understand the world and the universe, died at the age of 76. (more...)
Jeff Goldblum is back in Frontier's Jurassic World Evolution Jeff Goldblum is back in Frontier's Jurassic World Evolution
- March 14, 2018

Jeff Goldblum returns to Jurassic World in more ways than one. We'll soon be able to build our own dinosaur parks worthy of Jurassic Park-with the ideal guide to help us along the way. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. Just don't take the dinosaurs off the island. (more...)
Listing for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 2018 Spotted Listing for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 2018 Spotted
- March 13, 2018

Ubisoft hasn't officially confirmed a new Splinter Cell game, but back in 2016 we already reported on a rumor stating that Michael Ironside would be returning as Sam Fisher in a new Splinter Cell installment. Back in July 2017, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot asserted that Splinter Cell is a franchise "we talk about a lot". It's odd, considering fans' love for Splinter Cell as Ubisoft's flagship stealth action series. (more...)
Capcom is bringing Devil Hunter Dante to Monster Hunter Capcom is bringing Devil Hunter Dante to Monster Hunter
- March 13, 2018

In Monster Hunter , this will fall into the Charge Blade category, which usually features a "hefty shield", that when combined with its matching sword, can turn into a rather large axe. Her bow is also forged at the smithy. Further details are scarce at the moment, but expect an event quest in the future that will allow you to earn the Devil May Cry goodies. (more...)
Google Assistant for iPad cranks up Siri's competition Google Assistant for iPad cranks up Siri's competition
- March 13, 2018

A version for iPhone debuted last summer, but today is the first time this software runs well on a tablet. However, that doesn't mean there aren't improvements to be found in the iPad version, as the iPad's bigger screen means that you'll be able to use the app in both landscape and portrait mode. (more...)
Apple's WWDC 2018 event will start on June 4th Apple's WWDC 2018 event will start on June 4th
- March 13, 2018

This marks the second year in a row WWDC has been held in the South Bay, after a long run at San Francisco's Moscone Center. Apple is planning to return to San Jose again in 2018, between June 4th and June 8th this time around. Also up for grabs will be around 350 WWDC Student Scholarships providing students and members of all STEM organisations an opportunity to earn a free ticket to WWDC. (more...)
Microsoft accidentally pushes Windows updates to users who opted to block updates Microsoft accidentally pushes Windows updates to users who opted to block updates
- March 13, 2018

As we draw ever closer to the release of Microsoft's next major version of Windows 10, the info dumps only grow more frequent and more specific. But according to reports, a Microsoft snafu ignored these settings and forcibly updated some users to Windows 10 v1709 (Fall Creators Update). (more...)