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Singapore's manufacturing economy expands for fourth straight month

Singapore's manufacturing economy expands for fourth straight month The JPMorgan Global Manufacturing PMI, compiled by Markit from its business surveys in 28 countries, rose from 52.1 in November to 52.7 in December, its highest since February 2014. The sub-index for new export and import orders stayed above the boom-bust line of 50 for a second month, the NBS said. A composite PMI, which includes both manufacturing and services, fell to 47.6 in December from ... [Full Article...]

Canadian, US auto sales hit record levels in 2016

According to Automotive News , the gain in December pushed the pace of sales past year up by 0.3% to a record 17.54 million cars and light trucks. "We believe the USA auto industry remains well-positioned for sales to continue at or near record levels in 2017". [Full Article...]

McLaren Has Sort Of Revealed Its 'P14' 650S Successor

McLaren Has Sort Of Revealed Its 'P14' 650S Successor In fact it was only 2011 when the first McLaren MP4-12C - the beginning of the Super Series - was launched. McLaren has announced that it will introduce an all-new supercar at this year's Geneva Motor Show. The new chassis also has a lower center of gravity, McLaren says, which should improve handling. The company also revealed that they will offer a "Visible Monocage" option to customers who ... [Full Article...]

Global launch by Huawei of new mid-range smartphone

Global launch by Huawei of new mid-range smartphone A new report from Business Korea this week has said that we'll be told what happened by the end of the month. Last year, we have seen quite a few smartphones from Huawei and Honor with dual rear cameras. On the front, the device packs an 8MP front-facing shooter for taking selfies. Some of its features include the dual camera system, fingerprint reader and the aluminum body design.Thes... [Full Article...]

Small plane with six aboard vanishes over Lake Erie in Ohio

Small plane with six aboard vanishes over Lake Erie in Ohio Brian and Megan Casey's family issued a statement through the university describing the victims as "loving, caring, remarkable individuals". School officials say Megan wanted to be a nurse, and was a University Housing resident and participated in a sorority on campus. [Full Article...]

Lenovo outs its new Surface Pro challenger, the MIIX 720

Lenovo outs its new Surface Pro challenger, the MIIX 720 If you aren't interested in using external displays you can still use the Miix 720's kickstand out to 150 degrees so you can move the tablet into your preferred viewing angle. Lenovo claims the Miix 720 will deliver "up to 8-hours" of battery life and features a USB connection that never sleeps; meaning you can charge a USB device while your Miix 720 is powered off. [Full Article...]

More Companies Are Making Smart Personal Assistants - Amazon Echo Dot Faces Competition

ADT customers will be able to use Amazon Alexa voice control to arm and disarm their security systems using a secure PIN. "There's a lot more to come between Amazon and LG", Mike George, Amazon's vice president overseeing Alexa, Echo, and Appstore, said during LG's press conference at CES. [Full Article...]

Wayne Westner Cause of Death: How Did the Golfer Die?

Wayne Westner Cause of Death: How Did the Golfer Die? Eyewitness News , a South African news outlet, report that the 55-year-old died of a gunshot wound to the right side of his head. An inquest has been opened after a man shot himself in front of his wife at Pennington area today. Great memories thank you my friend", tweeted Els. Where was Wayne Westner from and what did he do? Westner was born in Johannesburg and began playing golf in 1971. [Full Article...]

Casio's new outdoor smartwatch adds Global Positioning System, offline maps, and Android Wear 2.0

Casio's new outdoor smartwatch adds Global Positioning System, offline maps, and Android Wear 2.0 The Casio Pro Trek WSD-F10 is an unapologetically niche product geared specifically towards outdoor use, but it also is the first smartwatch to be announced with Android Wear 2.0. In addition to this, Casio is including the ability to download maps from Mapbox and use them offline in tandem with Global Positioning System. You also get the dual-layer display from the predecessor - monochrome mode... [Full Article...]

Apple confirms $1 billion investment in SoftBank's Vision Fund

Apple confirms $1 billion investment in SoftBank's Vision Fund SoftBank said when it announced the fund that it will contribute $25 billion of its own cash over the next five years. Son told President-elect Trump in December that $50 billion of the funds would be invested in the USA, and pledged to create 50,000 new jobs in the country. [Full Article...]

Arrest reflects TMCs good performance in Parliament: Sudip

Arrest reflects TMCs good performance in Parliament: Sudip Following the reported arrest of MP Sudip Bandopadhyay, trouble broke out in the city with TMC workers allegedly attacking the BJP party headquarters in the State. Mamata alleged that Bandyopadhyay was arrested under "pressure from the PMO" and wondered "why should Narendra Modi and Amit Shah not be arrested?" "We condemn, condemn and condemn this", she said in a Facebook post. [Full Article...]

Chrysler Unveils Portal Concept Minivan

Also, with a 350-kilowatt DC fast charge, the Portal can be re-juiced in just 20 minutes with enough range to drive 150 miles. "It also shows a potential pivot of FCA toward electric vehicles that it had been hesitant about earlier". The concept vehicle also has unique, sliding doors that provides a barrier-free entry that's almost 5-feet wide when both doors are open. Inside, FCA's concept ... [Full Article...]

Linksys wants to make extending your WiFi easy

To make the setup process even easier, once the first node has been assigned a network name and password, any subsequent nodes-connected wirelessly or using an ethernet cable-are automatically configured appropriately. As a result, mobile devices, such as iPhones and laptops, will roam seamlessly and reliably from node-to-node without interruption. Some Whole Home Wi-Fi systems require manual firm... [Full Article...]

Family sues Apple, blaming FaceTime for driver distraction in fatal crash

According to the report, James and Bethanoy Modisette were driving their Toyota Camry with 5-year-old daughter Moriah when they slowed down due to police activity ahead. The lawsuit, filed this month in Santa Clara Superior Court, accuses Apple of not implementing the iPhone features that would automatically disable FaceTime based on technology that calculates highway speeds. [Full Article...]

'Rogue One' Tops Box Office for Third Weekend With $64.3 Million

The sequel/prequel has rung up $436 million domestically (a total of $789 million worldwide) since opening in theaters on December 16, 2016. It took the spot from Captain America: Civil War but failed to dethrone the king (or queen) of 2016 box office releases , Finding Dory . [Full Article...]

Russian Election Hackers Expose Vulnerabilities In Us Electrical Grid

For that reason, computers at utilities are routinely checked for intrusions. "An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the USA electric grid". "I think it's unfair if they don't know". Vermont's standing Governor, Peter Shumlin (D), stated that "all Americans should be both alarmed and outraged that one of the world's leading thugs, Vladimir Puti... [Full Article...]

Facebook Collects Users' Private Financial Information from Third-Party Data Brokers

Facebook Collects Users' Private Financial Information from Third-Party Data Brokers There's no escaping Facebook ads, but the company is at least trying to make the ads as targeted as it can. Since April , Facebook is suffering what they reportedly refer to as "context collapse", with users sharing less personal information on the website. [Full Article...]

Pressure all on Rangers: Rodgers

My only focus is on Rangers . "You're going into one of the biggest derbies there is in football and if you're not motivated by playing the game itself, you've got an issue", Waghorn said. While Rangers have the second-tightest defense in the league, they've tended to struggle for goals, and have scored just 27 times in their first 20 games. [Full Article...]

Amazon files patent for flying warehouse as part of drone delivery plan

Amazon files patent for flying warehouse as part of drone delivery plan The patent for " airborne fulfillment center ", or AFC, was filed in 2014, awarded in April, and "unearthed" this week by CB Insights, a company based in NY that analyzes data on companies in emerging industries to provide predictive intelligence on company health and strategy, investor performance and technology adoption trends. [Full Article...]

AirPods Are The Next Apple Product To Experience Battery Drain Issues

AirPods Are The Next Apple Product To Experience Battery Drain Issues Apple's United Kingdom online store now says that users should expect a wait of six weeks to have new AirPods delivered, or picked up from a nearby Apple store. The AirPods are not the ones with the problem, just the charging cases which should normally last a lot longer. Airpods have advanced sensors that detect when the gadget is in the user's ear. [Full Article...]


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