From Acura RDX to Volkswagen Jetta, automakers flash the chrome in Detroit

Automakers from the US, Europe and Asia are rolling out new and redesigned production and concept vehicles at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that began from Saturday. Among them are: Acura RDX Honda Motor will unveil the redesigned Acura RDX crossover vehicle, hoping to stand out in a crowded field of compact,… Continue reading From Acura RDX to Volkswagen Jetta, automakers flash the chrome in Detroit

Facebook opens its biggest engineering hub in London; to create 800 jobs

Social media titan Facebook will open a new office in London on Monday that is set to be its biggest engineering hub outside America, the company has announced. The investment in the office, near Oxford Street in the heart of the city’s West End district, will also lead to the creation of 800 jobs, more… Continue reading Facebook opens its biggest engineering hub in London; to create 800 jobs

207 killed, 1700 injured as earthquake strikes near Iran-Iraq border

At least 207 people were killed and nearly 1,700 people were injured when a 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook the mountainous Iran-Iraq border triggering landslides that were hindering rescue efforts, officials said today. Footage posted on Twitter showed panicked people fleeing a building in Sulaimaniyah, northern Iraq, as windows shattered at the moment the quake struck late… Continue reading 207 killed, 1700 injured as earthquake strikes near Iran-Iraq border

New York attack: 8 killed as truck plows into pedestrians; suspect arrested

Eight persons were killed and 12 injured after a truck ploughed into pedestrians in Lower Manhattan in New York on Tuesday, the Mayor said, calling the attack an “act of terror”. The suspect has been arrested. Based on the information authorities had at the moment, the incident was “a particularly cowardly act of terror aimed… Continue reading New York attack: 8 killed as truck plows into pedestrians; suspect arrested

Crowded TV marketplace gets ready for Apple, Google & Facebook

Apple has more than $1-billion budgeted for original programming, Facebook wants its own version of “Scandal” and Google is ready to spend up to $3 million per episode on a drama. The three digital giants have signalled to Hollywood that they are serious about entering a television landscape that Netflix and Amazon shook up just… Continue reading Crowded TV marketplace gets ready for Apple, Google & Facebook

Android co-founder has a plan to cure our smartphone addiction

During a recent outing to a fancy restaurant, Andy Rubin spotted an all-too-familiar tableau: A couple on what seemed to be a first date taking pictures of their food and then losing themselves in their smartphones for the next 10 minutes. Rubin is partly responsible for this anti-social behaviour; he helped create Android, which powers… Continue reading Android co-founder has a plan to cure our smartphone addiction

Tesla Model 3 is great, but it isn’t exactly a progress

Tesla Inc’s new electric car has debuted to rave reviews; one writer called it “the most important car in the world right now.” In general, the commentary on the Model 3 has suggested the product delivers on its promise. Solar panels are falling exponentially in price, and there are periodic bursts of good news on… Continue reading Tesla Model 3 is great, but it isn’t exactly a progress