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Toyota has sold over 10 million hybrids to date

The figures, released on Wednesday, as Toyota trumpeted reaching the 10 million hybrid sales worldwide, show that the sales were split 7409 with Toyota and 2200 to the luxury Lexus brand with the topsellers being the Camry and Prius. It also estimates that Toyota hybrid vehicles have saved around 7.66 million gallons of gasoline. The model is now in its fourth generation and became the first vehicle to be built on the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA). Read More »

Microsoft boss calls for Geneva Convention for cyber conflict and warfare

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At least, that's the image that Microsoft President Brad Smith appeared to be trying to invoke as he called on the world's governments to host a "Digital Geneva Convention ". "That is a step forward, but more than that, we all need to recognise that we are a long way from declaring victory", said Smith. Technology companies, not armies, are the first responders when cyber attacks occur, he noted. Read More »

'SNL' scores highest ratings in 6 years with Alec Baldwin as host

The newspaper ran the photo of Baldwin next to one of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an article on Trump's comments concerning Israeli settlements. It was Trump versus the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, who Baldwin-as-Trump called "so-called judges" and defended the ban with "bad dudes, bad hombres" and "bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do". Read More »

How Activision Blizzard Made $2B Off Their Gaming Franchises

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The negativity surrounding Infinite Warfare seeped into sales, with NPD reporting in December that sales were down almost 50 percent after one month compared to Black Ops 3. What Activision did say is that they're moving to a more " traditional " form of combat. Maybe this time around with Activision Blizzard looking to return to what made the Call of Duty games so great will prompt enthusiasts to leave their Haterade in the refrigerator. Read More »

LG Watch Sport unveiled with Android Wear 2.0

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Last month, Google released the fifth and final Android Wear 2.0 developer preview build. Along with voice dictation, you can now answer messages (across apps, including Facebook Messenger, Google Messenger or WhatsApp) with typing, handwriting, drawing an emoji, or a Smart Reply auto response feature. Read More »

Witnesses capture remarkable footage of Louisiana tornado

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WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris tweeted the New Orleans East Hospital took in four adults and one child with injuries from the storm but they were mostly minor. Outside the heavily damaged Royal Palms Motel, Malcolm Ballard, 65, was left homeless by the tornado. Almost 7,800 customers were without power in the New Orleans area by early Wednesday, according to Entergy New Orleans Inc. Read More »

Judges Temporarily Halt Part of Trump's Executive Order

By late afternoon, protesters confronted dozens of police officers demanding they be let into the airport. Later in the day, the president traveled to the Pentagon, where he was sign a trio of executive actions, including one to halve the flow of refugees into the United Sates and stop all entries from some majority-Muslim nations. Read More »

Tesla Rolling Out Updated Autopilot Software

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Alerts are generally prompt on the instrument cluster in those cases. Because of this, Teslas with new hardware still lack certain features now available on Teslas with first-generation Autopilot hardware, like Automatic Emergency Braking as well as the ability to parallel/perpendicular-park or to summon themselves. Read More »

Apple, Foxconn considering a $7 billion manufacturing plant in the U.S.

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After this announcement, Foxconn briefly stated that it was in preliminary discussions to expand its operations in the U.S. Later on, Gou confirmed this news in Taiwan about the plans of setting up the Foxconn display factory. Tim Cook previously claimed that China makes a lot more sense as a manufacturing hub for Apple - not just because labor costs are significantly less, but there are a great number of skilled workers, too. Read More »

Former President Yahya Jammeh has left Gambia for Conakry

On Thursday, Barrow, a former businessman and real estate developer, was sworn into office at the Gambian Embassy in Dakar as hundreds of exiled Gambians cheered and waved flags outside. "The CPDS rejects this decision and holds" President Teodoro Obiang Nguema "responsible" for any consequences Jammeh's presence on Equatorial Guinean soil could bring, the opposition said in a statement acquired by AFP. Read More »

In Inaugural Speech, Trump Silent on Health Care

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The order was titled "Minimising the economic burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act pending repeal". The law delivered health coverage to around 20 million people nationwide but is saddled with problems such as rapidly rising premiums and large co-payments. Read More »

The Case for and Against Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX ) soared 7.34% year-to-date. Sell side analysts that regularly cover the stock have provided price targets and recommendations on Netflix, Inc . (NASDAQ: NFLX ). The most expectant earnings per share estimate of the stock is set at $0.43 while the conservative estimates kept at $0.38 over the current year. Read More »

Steve Harvey Meets With Trump, Talks About Housing Issues

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Harvey, a comedian and game show host, criticized Trump back when it didn't appear the billionaire real estate developer would win the presidency, saying , "How do you let a dude who was on the cover of Playboy magazine and has been married 18 times be your president?" The crux of it was "positive change in inner cities", which is why the president-elect got Ben Carson on the horn. Read More »

Facebook, Google face strict European Union privacy rules that could hit ad revenues

The new legislation looks to reinforce the rights of European citizens to communicate privately through messaging, email and voice services, by ensuring confidentiality of conversations and metadata . But it could also hit the bottom line of Facebook , Google, and chums because tracking consent may be harder to obtain if lots of users reject third party cookies. Read More »

Jerusalem terror attack: Moment driver rams into crowd of soldiers

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The injured soldiers were evacuated to the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem's Ein Karem and to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem. Four people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in West Jerusalem today when a truck ran over a group of Israeli soldiers, authorities said . Read More »

Apple pulls New York Times app from China app store

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New Year's Day the biggest sales day ever for the App Store, with almost $240 million in purchases, the gadget giant said Thursday. A spokesperson for Apple , Fred Sainz, told the Times: "For some time now the New York Times app has not been permitted to display content to most users in China and we have been informed that the app is in violation of local regulations. Read More »

Samsung Notebook Odyssey announced with HexaFlow Vent cooling & Intel Core i7 Processor

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The Odyssey laptop lineup is Samsung's answer to Lenovo's Legion . Unlike many bulky gaming PCs, the Samsung Notebook Odyssey is easily portable, allowing users to take their game with them on the go. While looking over Samsung's entire line of laptops we stumbled across the 13-inch Notebook 9 and mistook it for a mock-up model. The 15.6-inch model comes running an SSD + HDD combo, and we're assuming that the SSD supports the M.2 form factor as well. Read More »

CES 2017: Razer unveils laptop with three 17-inch 4K screens

Project Valerie is bursting at the seams with an Intel Core i7-6700 quad-core processor, a whopping 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5X VRAM all to itself. This is controlled through Razer Chroma which also manages lighting on the keyboard and mousepad. A unibody CNC aluminum chassis measures just 1.5-inches thick and weighs less than 12 pounds. Read More »

Two-year-old boy saves twin brother after chest of drawers nearly crushes him

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He said they feel lucky and blessed their little boy is OK - and they're asking that other parents take the time to secure dressers to the wall - because this could have been tragic. "Consumers should immediately stop using all Ikea children's chests and dressers taller than 23 ½ inches and adult chests and dressers taller than 29 ½ inches, unless they are securely anchored to the wall", said Ikea. Read More »

The Heat Is Up — Honda Odyssey

Honda released a teaser sketch of the new Odyssey overnight... it also released several drawings by children of the staff working on the vehicle, which we haven't included here. Honda's next-generation Odyssey is heading to Detroit. Given the fact that the teaser image is basically a drawing unlike the usual pictures taken in dark rooms, it remains to be seen whether it is accurate with how the real one looks like. Read More »

Instagram Adds Contextual Stickers, Holiday Stickers, More

Instagram is also offering holiday-themed stickers for a limited time, such as a Christmas tree, a dreidel or a gingerbread man. Snapchat offers holiday designs as well, though a notable difference at this point between the two parties remains Snapchat's commercial marketplace for Geofilter creation. Read More »

1D star Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 43

To say it had only been a matter of days since the tragic events, for Louis to actually get up on stage and perform in front of millions of people, it clearly took some guts, and it was an incredibly fearless thing to do because it's not an easy thing to go through for anybody. Read More »

Finally We Know the Real Reason Behind Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Explosion

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A teardown of the now discontinued Galaxy Note 7 has found that its explosion fiasco was due to an "aggressive" design push by the company that caused its battery to compress beyond what it could sustain. The new phones are also rumored to have AI digital assistant service, a 30-megapixel rear camera , a fingerprint scanner , and stereo speakers . A report in Bloomberg also explained how Samsung shifted the initial launch date of the Galaxy Note 7 from September to mid-August and ... Read More »

Police respond to reports of shots fired at Nevada school

The armed student failed to comply with the school police officer's verbal commands to drop the knife, and the officer ultimately fired his service weapon, "striking the student and. Nevada Department of Public Safety Director James Wright told The Associated Press that a 16-year-old was taken to Renown Hospital Medical Center in Reno after he was shot. Read More »

Ford Fiesta unveiled in four trim levels

The Fiesta will be fitted with 10 speakers including a subwoofer in the boot and a mid-range speaker on top of the instrument panel to fire sound out from a more central position into the auto. On the exterior front, the new Fiesta is expected to receive evolutionary design update which derives it with a mature look. Following the lead of rivals from the Volkswagen Group, the Volkswagen Cross Polo and Skoda Fabia Scout, the Ford Fiesta Active will run plastic wheel-arch protectors ... Read More »

'Full House' Creator Buys Tanner Family's Famous San Francisco Home

The house was originally on the market for over $4 million, which should be a further reminder that nostalgia sells in today's TV climate. "I'm so sentimental about the house". While the inside has been redesigned since it was featured in Full House , Franklin intends to return it to its former layout, a sort of resting tribute to his own mega successful series. Read More »

DirecTV wants to be the next online substitute for cable

Those who purchase a LeEco Smartphones or TV can get free DIRECTV NOW service depending on product. AT&T is giving its wireless subscribers free access to Fullscreen for a year, it said. Cloud DVR Service on the Way AT&T said it also plans to add a cloud DVR service in the coming years. Prices are in line with expectations and are somewhat higher than the basic services offered by rivals Sling TV and PlayStation Vue , but with a slightly larger range of channels. Read More »

What will iPhone 8 look like

According to The Wall Street Journal , Apple asked its partners to boost production of thin OLED displays, and send "prototype screens with better resolution than ones from Samsung". Next year is likely to be a big one for the iPhone. The iPhone 7 only just debuted in September, but the rumors are already circulating about what Apple fans should expect from next year's model. Read More »

San Francisco's Muni transit system reportedly hit by ransomware

In a statement released on Sunday , the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said the ransomware "disrupted some of our internal computer systems including e-mail". The San Francisco Examiner contacted the alleged hackers and was told the amount of Bitcoin requested by the ransomware came to 73,000 United States dollars. Read More »

Apple has over 10 iPhone 8 prototypes, one with curved display

Now the spicy rumor about the iPhone 8 is that it's going to come in three variants, and a more recent story suggests only one will have an OLED display . The latest report also repeats the claims of KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who previously suggested an OLED iPhone 8 will arrive as one of several iPhone models next year. Read More »