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The Toyota Sienna has been in its third generation since 2010. While models like the Honda Odyssey and Chrysler Pacifica have since been updated and gone through generational shifts, the Sienna has soldiered on with relatively mild updates. In 2017, Toyota did upgrade the 3.5-liter engine and dropped the six-speed automatic for an eight-speed unit, but otherwise, it’s been pretty much the same van all this time outside of some minor changes to the exterior in 2015. Well, Toyota is bringing a revamped Sienna to the 2017 New York Auto Show, but it’s not a new-gen model. Instead, Toyota is adding new “swagger” with a new front fascia, new side skirts, some noise and vibration enhancements, and some additional technology like extra USB ports, an updated rear entertainment system, and a semi-digital instrument cluster. But, dont get it twisted. The Sienna may be pretty old, with the 2018 model year being the 8th year this generation is on the market, but it does pull its own weight as far as sales go.
Techradar
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The 16GB model of the iPad Air 2 seems to have been phased out at most retailers and isn't any cheaper. So if you're a new iPad buyer and don't need the pricey internal spec of the iPad Pro, the new iPad 9.7 is looking like your best option. Can I put a SIM card in the new iPad? Yes, but you'll need to opt for the more expensive cellular/4G model. This is only needed if you'll be wanting to use data when away from Wi-Fi. If you go for celluar 32GB model it will cost $469/469, with the 128GB model costing $559/559. What colors does the new iPad 9.7 come in? At launch you'll be able to buy the new 9.7-inch iPad in Silver, Space Gray and Gold. There's no mention of a Rose Gold model yet, but we wouldn't rule one out in the future. Check out the prices on the other models on our iPad deals page
Autocar
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Four-door will be based on E-Class underpinnings; it'll likely be topped by a straight-six AMG version A 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS development car has been spotted testing in Europe around 18 months before the model is due to go on sale. The future model has been referred to as the CLE, sticking with Mercedes's latest naming structure with the E signifying the car's mechanical and strucural links to the E-Class . But new information suggests it will retain the CLS moniker to signify its longer length. The CLS four-door will share its engines with the E-Class, with a selection of turbocharged four-cylinder engines forming the bulk of the line-up. Six-cylinder petrol and diesels will come in more powerful models. Top of the range will likely be an AMG version running with a new turbocharged 3.0-litre straight-six, shared with the future E50 Coupé and expected to produce 450bhp.
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Apple also offers a 128GB model with Wi-Fi for 429, while cellular-capable 32GB and 128GB models are available for 459 and 559 respectively in Silver, Gold, and Space Gray. The tablet is now available to order on Apple's website in the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Denmark, India, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Turkey, and other countries will follow in April. Apple said the new 9.7-inch iPad will be available to purchase in Apple Retail Stores, through select carriers, and at Apple Authorized Resellers starting next week in the United States and more than 20 other countries. The first online orders should be delivered by early next week as well. Apple's special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models are also now available to order on Apple's website in 128GB and 256GB storage capacities for 749/849 and 869/969 respectively.
BMW Blog
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The new MINI Clubman John Cooper Works presents itself in a particularly sporty look in the showroom of MINI Abu Dhabi Motors. The black lacquer finish in Midnight Black is combined with numerous decor elements and accents in strong red which makes the Clubman much more aggressive. On the Arabian Peninsula, door handles, headlamp mountings, radiator grille and air intake frame as well as the wheel horns with the sporty signal color were upgraded in addition to the roof and exterior mirrors. The first MINI for the compact class in its most sporty version is equipped with the BMW B48 engine, known from other models, which provides a powerful boost with a displacement of 2.0 liters and turbocharging. 231 hp and a maximum torque of 350 Newton Meters bring the top clubman on par with the Golf GTI, thanks to the all-wheel drive ALL4 it offers even better driving.
EVO
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Tom Wiltshire 24 Mar 2017 McLaren has launched a set of upgrades for its Sports Series models – the 540C , the 570S and the 570GT . The new parts, designed by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), can be retrofitted to any of these models at a McLaren dealer, and allow owners to further customise and protect their precious motors. Those after a more racy look will no doubt be interested in the extended carbon fibre customisation packs. Customers can choose from side intakes, mirror casings, side skirts, aero blades, front and rear splitters, rear bumper, wing, and deck cover all in carbon fibreproviding a new lease of life to their car. As an extra bonus the parts are lighter than the standard-fit pieces they replace, helping to cut weight. All are available to be specced individually, though they can also be bought together in three carbon-fibre packs.
Mental Floss
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2. BURTON WANTED HIS MARTIANS TO BE ANIMATED VIA STOP-MOTION. The concept of a Mars Attacks! movie first surfaced in 1985 , but development wouldnt begin in earnest until 1994, when screenwriter John Gems and director Tim Burton got involved with the project. To bring the aliens to life, Burton intended to utilize stop-motion animation, something he’s “always [loved] and always will.” Early in pre-production, a set of 12-inch articulated Martian models were built for testing purposes. At first, Burton’s plan was to have these animated in front of a blue screen. They would then be inserted digitally onto miniature sets by the artists at Industrial Light and Magic (ILM). Ultimately, though, Burton decided to abandon the stop-motion approach when ILM presented him with some impressive screen tests featuring computer-animated aliens. Despite this, Mars Attacks! still pays tribute to the older effects technique.
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Autocar
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Future models could be produced alongside AC products; final decision will be made following an analysis of the business A consortium led by AC Cars, makers of the reborn Cobra, has bought Zenos Cars for an undisclosed sum around two months after it fell into administration. The company has acquired all Zenos property, including all intellectual property, and a stock of 10 news models. It will currently keep Zenos's Norfolk facility but will re-evaluate its cost effectiveness. AC Cars owner Alan Lubinsky told Autocar that a key issue for Zenos was "that the cars cost too much to build". The reborn Cobra 378s that AC builds are made in South Africa, and Lubinsky said it was a possibility that Zenos cars could be built alongside Cobras. He also acknowledged that there would be economies of scale, whether that would be future engines for other AC models, or parts such as windows and wipers.
TIME - Top Stories
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In October of 1969, a LIFE Magazine cover story explored a noteworthy change underway in the fashion business: women of color were not only more visible than ever as models, but they were also taking charge behind the scenes. In one of the first salvos of a conversation that is still very much ongoing about how to bring diversity to the fashion world, and why that matters the women featured in the story were working toward a future where, as the director of one agency put it, a model agency gets a call for a brunette and can just send over a black girl. At the time, though progress was still being made, black models still made less than white models simply because they got less work, and per LIFE in 1968 less than 10% of all TV commercials in the U.S. involved any black people at all. And yet, for those on the front lines of change, it was an exciting time at least that was the experience for Charlene Dash, then 20, one of the models featured in the story (and seen in slides six and seven above).
MacRumors
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Apple took down its online store early this morning as the company prepares to launch its special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in more than 40 countries and regions around the world. Internet users attempting to access the store section of the U.S. site are being met with the familiar "We've got something special in store for you" placeholder, accompanied by a relaunch time of 8:01 a.m. Pacific Time, which is when Apple previously said it would officially be launching the new red colorway iPhone. Today Apple is also launching a new lower priced 9.7-inch iPad to replace the iPad Air 2, as well as new storage tier options for the iPhone SE and the iPad mini 4 . The PRODUCT(RED) iPhone 7 will be available in 128GB and 256GB storage capacities for the same 749/849 and 869/969 prices as the equivalent iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models in standard colors.
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I4U News
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According to the latest news the conventional engine models of Aston Martin Rapide E will be getting an axe. The recent reports suggest that it will now have an electric drive train instead of its...
Auto Express
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New carbon-fibre packs, interior tweaks and protective accessories available now for the McLaren Sports Series cars 2017-03-24 11:50 McLaren has launched a new line of styling and protective accessories for its Sports Series models, designed by McLaren Special Operations and offering owners the chance to further personalise their cars. • Best supercars on sale 2017 The new parts and products have been developed for the 540C , the 570S and the 570GT and can be retrofitted to any of these models at a McLaren dealer. In terms of new protective products, McLaren now offers official covers for its Sports Series vehicles, plus new floor mats. Skid plates can now be fitted to the cars too, to protect the front splitter from contact with the road. Fresh styling accessories have arrived as well. New alloy wheels finished in ‘stealth’, silver or diamond cut finishes are available, plus new lightweight brake calipers in several colours.
Techradar
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While the PS4 Pro has the dedicated PlayStation VR headset, Microsoft doesnt have any exclusive hardware. Instead, Microsoft will use an existing VR headset like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive , though no specific headsets have been named as partners. Microsoft has also said that Scorpio and Xbox One will support all Windows Mixed Reality headsets , which include models from Lenovo, Dell, Acer and HP in 2018. This means that Scorpio will end up supporting mixed and virtual reality experiences. If this is done right, it could give Microsoft the edge in terms of breadth and perhaps depth. Project Scorpio vs PS4 Pro films and media Films and media is another area where the two consoles are likely to be similar in some respects, but very different in others. The biggest difference is that Project Scorpio will have an Ultra HD Blu-ray player which will allow it to play Ultra HD Blu-rays in all their uncompressed 4K HDR glory.
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Christopher Minasians 25 min 22 sec ago Apple has just dropped the iPad Air line and replaced it with the “iPadline, alongside a new iOS video app, Clips , which allows you to film and edit video clips. Here, I’ll concentrate on the new iPad and compare it to the now discontinued iPad Air 2 – still available from third-party retailers Argos , John Lewis and Currys . From looking at the new iPad’s specs and new features, early signs suggest the iPad Air 2 actually offers the best value for money. READ NEXT: Apple iPad Air 2 review iPad vs iPad Air 2: Price and models Winner: Draw The iPad Air 2 is now discontinued, but you can still find it refurbished on Apple’s website from £299 for the Wi-Fi 16GB model, up to the Wi-Fi and 4G 128GB for £499. You’ll also be able to find leftover stock of the iPad Air 2 through third-party retailers, such as eBay , Argos , John Lewis and Currys among others.
IBTimes
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The company is said to be holding talks with New Delhi for its next level of production.
Phys.Org
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Last November's magnitude 7.8 Kaikoura earthquake was so complex and unusual that it is likely to lead to changes in the way scientists think about earthquake hazards in plate boundary zones worldwide, a new study says.
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Following on from its impressive 4K ULED Series 7 TVs from last year, Hisense has kicked things up a notch in 2017 by announcing two new series in its 4K ULED range with more to come later in the year. The Series 8 will be available in 55-inch and 65-inch models, with an even sleeker take on the industrial design featured in last year's models, including neat cable management at the rear. Featuring a technology that Hisense has coined as 'HDR Supreme, the televisions will provide wide colour gamut visuals and a peak brightness of 1000 nits -- a great improvement over the Series 7. Supremely dynamic The Series 9 sets, which also boast 'HDR Supreme capability, are larger and even more advanced on the inside. Available in 75-inch and 85-inch, the Series 9 TVs will be the first Hisense displays offered in Australia to pack quantum dot technology.
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Shashank Manohar has agreed to defer his resignation as ICC chairman at least until the new governance and financial models are voted on at the next round of meetings in April
MacRumors
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Apple took down its online store early this morning as the company prepares to launch its special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in more than 40 countries around the world. Internet users attempting to access the store section of the U.S. site are being met with the familiar "We've got something special in store for you" placeholder, accompanied by a relaunch time of 8:01 a.m. Pacific Time, which is when Apple previously said it would officially be launching the new red colorway iPhone. Today Apple is also launching a new lower priced 9.7-inch iPad to replace the iPad Air 2, new Apple Watch bands , iPhone cases in new colors , and new storage tiers for the iPhone SE and the iPad mini 4 . Apple is also due to discontinue the iPad mini 2. The PRODUCT(RED) iPhone 7 will be available in 128GB and 256GB storage capacities for the same 749/849 and 869/969 prices as the equivalent iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models in standard colors.