ScienceDaily
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Carscoops
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Armed with a new generation of Q5 SUVs, Audi is again ready to take aim at one of BMWs older models, the X3. Read more »
Futurity
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Mashable
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Just when you think the iPhone rumors are circling the drain of confirmation, a new one crops up to throw a wrench in the machine. One of the most consistent news nuggets included in just about every investors' note and supply chain leak is that Apple is prepping three new phones for 2017: The deluxe iPhone 8 (or Edition , or X ), which will have a curved OLED display and other brand new design upgrades, and the 7S and 7S Plus, which are expected to be only slightly improved versions of the current iPhone 7. That three model release plan might now be murky after a new rumor from Chinese tech blog Micgadget , which was first spotted by MacRumors . The blog, which has a spotty track record, claims Apple will only bring two iPhone models to market this year. Read more... More about Foxconn , Iphone 7s , Rumors , Iphone 8 , and Apple
BMW Blog
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We ask if that has decreased the take-rate on REx (Range Extender) models. Yes and it's natural. I didn't wanna go to crazy trying to predict it but you're already seeing the switch. We also learn that BMW i frequents here at BMWBLOG and hear to what we have to say, whether or not they listen. With the new 94 Ah i3 offering more options and colors in the US, options that customers requested, we asked Guerrero if BMW i was looking to add anything else. Apparently, they've heard our claims for a BMW i3 S, something faster and with better handling. But whether or not BMW i makes it, it won't be because of us but because of customer demand. Early on we saw some customers asked for more power and handling and a sportier nature. People see what BMW M Performance does for the core model and people were looking for something for BMW i.
EVO
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Cat A cars have suffered irreparable damage such as a catastrophic fire and will never be sanctioned by authorities for road use again. They’re normally crushed, and can’t even be stripped for parts. Cat B cars end up with a similar fate, but parts that have maintained structural integrity can be stripped and fitted to another car for further use. For obvious reasons, Cat A and Cat B cars dont appear in the classifieds but Cat C and D models do. Cat C and D models are cars which have obtained light, mostly cosmetic damage and with a bit of work could be on the roads again – but the insurer deems it uneconomical. When it comes to older vehicles, often the price of repairing even light damage can run over the market value of the car – so something as simple as a dented door could consign an elderly car to Cat D. Cat C cars will have sustained greater damage than Cat D cars.
CNET Cheapskate
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Roku's former flagship streamer is now priced only a bit higher than lower-end models. Plus: Finally, an outdoor speaker with some muscle!
Daily Mail - Home
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Ashuk Ahmed, 51 – who was given an award at the House of Lords for 'inspirational role models for British Muslims' – will no longer contest the seat, a Liberal Democrat spokesman confirmed.
The Sun Daily
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KUALA LUMPUR: A bogus housing developer syndicate where people are duped into buying non-existent properties was thwarted by the police after they arrested four people in connection with the scam. Sentul district police chief ACP R. Munusamy said police were alerted to this after a victim made a report about her ordeal on April 18. He said the woman had seen the advertisement online by this developer who was selling housing units in Sungai Tua. She then went to the showroom which was in Jalan Segambut where they had mock models of the purported housing development and was offered a unit for RM120,000. "The agents then said she had to pay a booking fee of only RM5,000 to get a unit, which she did," he said at a press conference at the Sentul police headquarters here today. Feeling suspicious, the victim then went to the Selayang Municipal Council to check if the project actually was valid.
The Week
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I design all the shoes and I try to create fluency with all the lines to build everything together harmoniously so it flows. Our style is traditionally English with continental flair, and we create the shoe holistically – we don't just concentrate on the upper of the shoe, we create the lines of the sole. The quality of the making is everything, and some people underestimate what quality can do. We have a fully bespoke selection of materials, and for made-to-order shoes we use the same soles and the same upper leathers as bespoke pairs; the heel proportion is the same, and we use the same techniques to finish the sole edges. So we incorporate lots of bespoke elements in our ready-to-wear shoes. We have a huge range of around 120 models, and with made-to-order, customers can choose the model, toe shape and the leather, and it takes around 12 weeks to make.
MacRumors
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A Chinese tech blog bucked the iPhone rumor trend today by claiming it had received insider information from the Apple supply chain that Apple will release two iPhone models this year rather than the expected three. Micgadget.com posted the rumor in the early hours of Tuesday, citing "some [of] our friends from Foxconn" who apparently "confirmed" that Hon Hai had received an order for two models, corresponding to two versions of Apple's radically redesigned OLED iPhone, the so-called " iPhone 8 ". Rumors say that Apple will release two iPhone 7 S and one iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition) models. Today we can tell you, that it's not true. This fall we can see only two models with new technology. Very interesting that rumors leaked new iPhone 8 and big iPhone 8 Plus will have similar dual cameras. It's highly unusual for a supply chain rumor to go against the prevailing assumption this late into the iPhone cycle, and Micgadget.
TechCrunch
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Phys.Org
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In a paper published today in Nature Physics , the ALICE collaboration reports that proton collisions sometimes present similar patterns to those observed in the collisions of heavy nuclei. This behaviour was spotted through observation of so-called strange hadrons in certain proton collisions in which a large number of particles are created. Strange hadrons are well-known particles with names such as Kaon, Lambda, Xi and Omega, all containing at least one so-called strange quark. The observed 'enhanced production of strange particles' is a familiar feature of quark-gluon plasma, a very hot and dense state of matter that existed just a few millionths of a second after the Big Bang, and is commonly created in collisions of heavy nuclei. But it is the first time ever that such a phenomenon is unambiguously observed in the rare proton collisions in which many particles are created. This result is likely to challenge existing theoretical models that do not predict an increase of strange particles in these events.
The Sun Daily
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Auto Express
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Oxford Mail
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Autocar
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The Picanto’s brakes, steering and engine refinement have left us cold in the past, with the car far more ideally suited to tight urban streets than wider country roads or motorways. Kia claims to have addressed this with more soundproofing materials applied throughout to reduce engine vibrations and noise, and lowering the windscreen wipers by 6mm to eliminate wind noise at speed. Kia says it has also improved the Picanto’s ride and handling through the use of modified suspension and a revised steering rack, both of which are said to give the new caragiledriving dynamics. Torque vectoring by braking also features for the first time, helping to reduce understeer during hard cornering. Although the addition of sporty GT-Line models and the new turbocharged 1.0-litre engine would seem to leave the door open for a fully fledged performance version of the new Picanto, Kia officials say no such car is planned, as the company is instead putting its hot hatch ambitions into the new Rio GT , which is due in 2018.
Autocar
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Latest picture shows the car's butterfly doors from the front A new shot of the Emotion has been revealed by founder Henrik Fisker. The model is claimed to featuregame-changingbattery technology The Fisker EMotion will launch on 17 August with a 400-mile range from its electric powertrain, company founder Henrik Fisker has confirmed. A new image of the car was released along with the confirmation date, showing its butterfly doors from the front. Earlier images showed the car's other angles and rear doors, which open in the same way. The electric model, which makes use of innovative graphene battery technology, has been designed by Henrik Fisker, the man behind the original Fisker brand and designer of models such as the BMW Z8 an Aston Martin DB9 . Read our electric car group test here In an earlier conversation with Autocar, Fisker claimed that clever packaging enabled leg room and cabin space to be maximised in the EMotion.
South China Morning Post
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Daily Express - Showbiz
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EMILY RATAJKOWSKI stopped traffic on the streets of New York yesterday as she paraded around in a number of barely-there outfits.
Informed Comment
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In the meantime, more CO2 means more heat. Although the Pliocene was cooler than the preceding era, the middle Pliocene was still substantially hotter than the earth is today. There were dire wolves and camelops and giant armadillos. Sea levels 4.5 million years ago were as much as 131 feet feet [40 meters] higher than today. Here are the coastal communities in the US at risk just from a four feet ocean level rise: h/t Climate Central It will be much more. As the video below makes clear, our climate models are likely overly conservative. 410 ppm of carbon dioxide had a much bigger effect on the Pliocene than we would have thought, according to new analyses of ocean temperatures. It got hot , and ocean temperatures were unaccountably torrid. That dried out East Africa and may have affected the evolution of early hominids there. - Related video: UCLTV: Climate models questioned by Pliocene ocean temperatures
Hackaday
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As we approach the 60th anniversary of the human race becoming a spacefaring species, Sputnik nostalgia will no doubt be on the rise. And rightly so even though Sputnik was remarkably primitive compared to today's satellites, its 1957 launch was an inflection point in history and a huge achievement for humanity. The Soviets, understandably proud of their accomplishment, created a series of commemorative models of Earth's first artificial moon as gifts to other countries. How one came into possession of the Royal Society isn't clear, but [Fran Blanche] found out about it through a circuitous route detailed in the video below, and undertook to reproduce the original electronics from the model that made the distinctive Sputnik beeps. The Royal Society's version of the model no longer works, but luckily it came with a schematic of the solid-state circuit used to emulate the original's vacuum-tube guts.
Autocar
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The photographed Sportbrake (above) is running with this unit, suggesting it will be available in the model from launch. 2017 Jaguar XF S Sportbrake spotted testing Power outputs for the engines range from 161bhp to 375bhp. Drive is sent to the rear wheels as standard through a six-speed manual gearbox in lower models, with an eight-speed automatic offered as an option or as standard on the most potent units. The saloon’s optional four-wheel drive system will likely also be offered on the estate. The range will be crowned by an XF S Sportbrake model. Expect the XF Sportbrake to be slightly more expensive than the saloon, which costs from £32,300.
BBC News 24
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is still a lot of caveats around it, but at the moment, some of the meteorological models like like into next week the temperature could get high once again, perhaps as high as 20 Celsius! Maybe a little bit more especially in parts of the south-east. We are definitely interested, Carol