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Honda Insight to deliver 50 mpg or better


The second-generation Insight debuted in 2009 as the most affordable hybrid on the market, offering more mainstream utility with its five-door, five-passenger hatchback design and a more advanced IMA hybrid system.The all-new 2019 Insight takes an entirely new approach, utilizing the third-generation of Honda's two-motor "strong" hybrid technology and offering the styling, packaging, premium features and performance desired by mainstream auto buyers. Read More »

Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand


The ancient species belongs to a lineage that used to flourish in the southern landmasses of Australia, New Zealand, South America and possibly Antarctica. At that time Antarctica was green and without ice, as temperatures were nearly 54 degrees Fahrenheit higher. After tectonic activity fragmented these landmasses, Australasia's burrowing bats became isolated from their South American relatives. Read More »

House OKs Foreign Surveillance Program; Senate Vote Next


Hours after President Donald Trump roiled the waters on Capitol Hill by criticizing a surveillance tool used by U.S. Intelligence, lawmakers in the House joined in a bipartisan vote to reauthorize part of the law which lets spy agencies gather information on overseas foreign intelligence targets. Read More »

House reauthorizes controversial surveillance program


The Senate must also now vote to renew the powers before the programs can be extended further. The White House has urged lawmakers to vote no on the amendment. "His woes began with unlawful foreign surveillance and unconstitutional domestic surveillance of him before he was the president of the United States and now he wants to institutionalize this". Read More »

Brief power outage darkens CES tech, electronics show

The Central Hall houses the giant booths for the show mainstays, including Sony, Samsung, LG and Intel , according to CNET. "We have been informed by Nevada Energy that the outage impacting the Central Hall and South Hall meeting room connector of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) has been addressed and they are in the process of testing and restoring power". Read More »

Dark Souls Remastered For Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC, and Xbox One Announced


The game will run at 1080p in docked mode, 720p in handheld mode and will always run at 30 FPS, which is definitely disappointing. The set includes the game discs of Dark Souls Remastered , Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, and Dark Souls III The Fire Fades Edition in a lovely package imitating an old book, in which we also find the soundtrack of the games in 2 discs for each entry. Read More »

Here's Everything Else Revealed in Today's Nintendo Direct Mini


REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonAn event guest plays with the Nintendo Switch in Tokyo, Japan during its announcement on January 13, 2017. More information on Mario Tennis Aces will be coming soon, such as a concrete release date. It's a living, breathing world that players will explode using motion controls of the Joy-Con's in order to sing the song of the forest, its inhabitants, and the plants within as they unlock new abilities. Read More »

Hyrule Warriors Comes to Switch With Definitive Edition


The World Ends With You originally launched on Nintendo DS in 2008. Mario + Rabbids will also get a new playable character, world and storyline, while Pokken Tournament DX is adding two new Battle Pokemon to its roster. 'If you love the Warriors series then you'll love the Hyrule spin. Additionally, the game includes new outfits for Link and Zelda based on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild . Read More »

Facebook begins testing local news app


Facebook's News Partnerships team is spearheading the experiment, employing both human curators and machine learning to populate the content in the new sections. All of this plays into the company's broader efforts to cleanse the service of false information; hand-selecting local publishers to appear inside this new section of the app should (theoretically) help keep fake news to a minimum. Read More »

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition coming to Nintendo Switch

Check out today's Nintendo Direct above for information on Dark Souls: Remastered , The World Ends With You: Final Remix , Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze , all for Nintendo Switch . 10 years after the original release, The World Ends With You: Final Remix will include the full original game as well as a new scenario. It looks like the rumors were true, and the newest Nintendo Direct presentation has just been unleashed upon the world. Read More »

The Official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter Account Just Beeped Back to Life


Either way, this tweet-as simple as it is-is quite exciting and has some big implications for the future. CD Projekt RED's Balazs Torok and Krzysztof Krzyscin claimed that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a mix of FPP and TPP (meaning that the game will most likely support both first-person and third-person perspectives). Read More »

Analysts See $0.99 EPS for Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 51,357 shares of company stock valued at $4,273,910. Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equal Weight" on Tuesday, January 12. Deutsche Bank has "Hold" rating and $82 target. Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $5.32 million activity. Read More »

Mystery space radio pulses explained by astronomers

In research published today in Nature and also presented at the 231st meeting of the American Astronomical Society , a consortium of worldwide researchers operating radio telescopes around the world are nearing an explanation for the only known fast radio burst to regularly repeat. Read More »

Bayonetta 2 On Switch Will Come With These Changes


The console that brought motion controls under the spotlight previously used to hold the record. Anyways, I'll leave you with some of the best responses to Nintendo on Twitter, who totally look to be toying with their fans at this point. It seems the Nintendo Switch is doing a pretty good job as far as its sales and popularity ratings are concerned. Most price cuts applied to the Switch are retailer's discount and they don't offset the MSRP by a significant margin. Read More »

Buy one get one: T-Mobile's tempting BOGO offer includes iPhones


Once you've done all that, you go to T-Mobile's online rebate center, fill in some paperwork, and you'll get a prepaid MasterCard for your $700 in the mail within two months. T-Mobile US has launched a range of smartphone offers to attract more new customers, including a 2-for-1 on the latest iPhones and smartphones from LG and Samsung. Read More »

Gal Gadot Is The New Face of Revlon


It's becoming increasingly hard to separate Gal Gadot from her iconic character, Wonder Woman . Her new partnership kicks off with a brand new Live Boldly campaign, meant to remind and inspire women to unapologetically and passionately express themselves, unite, and celebrate the diversity of beauty . Read More »

Total War: Three Kingdoms announced, taking series to ancient China


For more on Total War, check out our review of Total War: Warhammer II , which was also featured on our list of the Best-Reviewed Games of 2017 . Some of the gamers are anxious about the fantasy elements, and if it will be like an RTS version of Koei Tecmo and Omega Force's Dynasty Warriors games, which go the pure over-the-top route that mimics the larger-than-life heroism depicted of the generals and key officers in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel. Read More »

Twitch snags last-minute Overwatch League streaming deal


Blizzard's goal with Overwatch League is to offer a new kind of esport in which teams are geographically based as in real-world sports, enabling them to - in theory - foster local support. Seoul Dynasty . Playoffs and the grand finals will follow in the latter half of 2018. Twitch has said it's working with the game's developer to create new rewards for Overwatch fans, such as exclusive in-game items. Read More »

Jimmy Iovine says he's not leaving Apple


But now, Iovine has shot down these rumours, reports Variety , saying "All this stuff you're seeing in the newspapers, let me tell you, my stock vested a long time ago". Iovine particularly takes issue with how last week's reports tied his departure to the vesting of his stocks, making it about money. Iovine's ties to Apple go back to 2003 when he first met Apple founder Steve Jobs and exec Eddy Cue , and was a key proponent of Apple's iTunes and iPod. Read More »

Fingerprint scanning smartphone, new offering from Vivo


Fingerprint recognition has always been one of the most common and well-known biometrics used to secure smartphones. But it has to evolve to fulfill users' habits and demands for having bigger screens without disrupting their user experience. Read More »

Pokemon GO is set to drop support for older devices


In separate news, NDTV Gadgets has recalled that almost a month ago, Pokemon Go developer Niantic has publicized that Apple devices from the iPhone 6s and above will have support for AR+. Niantic has already ended support for Pokemon GO on millions of older iOS devices , but the developer behind the hit mobile game isn't done shifting its support plans yet. Read More »

Toyota's bus of the future may deliver your pizza


Toyota is unveiling its vision of future mobility with the introduction of the innovative e-Palette concept. Pizza Hut U.S. president Artie Starrs said in a statement to Business Insider that the company is excited to "define the pizza-delivery experience of the future" with Toyota. Read More »

HTC Announces Vive Pro VR Headset and Vive Wireless Adapter


Its dual-OLED displays have been upgraded to 2880 x 1600, that's almost 80 per cent better than the existing Vive HMD. Additional improvements include dual microphones with active noise cancellation and dual front-facing cameras created to empower developer creativity. Read More »

LG unveils radical 65inch TV you can roll up like a poster


All the TVs boast improved support for HDR formats like Dolby Vision , HDR10, Advanced HDR, Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), and the company's proprietary HLG Pro and HDR10 Pro. This has, in the past years, been the most accessible OLED model offered by LG, but this year there's a hardware difference too: it's powered by the α7 processor rather than the new α9, so it might not quite have the picture power that the W, E and C offer. Read More »

Dell Mobile Connect brings your calls, texts and notifications to your PC


Dell today announced a new solution called Mobile Connect that brings whole new level of integration between your smartphone and Dell PCs. The software allows full integration for calls, texts (SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Venmo, etc.), and notifications, in addition to screen mirroring on Android to a floating window that allows the use of other applications running on the phone. Read More »

Motorola introduces a new QWERTY keyboard Moto Mod and more


Working with the moto z , the Vital Moto Mod , operates with the HIPAA-compliant Vital App and cloud to measure, monitor and track five vital signs including heart rate, respiratory rate, pulse oximetry (SpO2), non-contact core body temperature, and accurate blood pressure. Read More »

DELL's Kaby Lake-G Powered XPS 15 has a MagLev Keyboard


Large, 15-inch two-in-ones can be unwieldy devices, but that isn't stopping manufacturers from making them. Both the models have an identical design that has a minimal thickness of 16mm but offer transfer speeds of up to 2650MBps. The new HP Spectre x360 is the only other laptop confirmed to run using the new AMD Vega-powered chips. It is also the smallest InfinityEdge display notebook yet with stunningly thin bezels. Read More »

New Google Assistant directory helps you discover actions


The company asserted it has "sold more than one Google Home every second since Google Home Mini started shipping in October". Samsung televisions sold in the U.S. Seasoned users can also benefit from it as it lets them fine-tune their experience by allowing them to explore more commands. Assistant will do all the things as it does on any other devices from simple searches to specific actions. Read More »

Amazon Nokia Week : Discount on Nokia 6 and 8


The offer will be valid as long as Rs 10,000 is spent on the card for the purchase. The discount is applicable on ICICI Bank credit card EMI and also if the user buys Nokia 6 or Nokia 8 with exchange. The smartphone is sold in three colour variants - Matte Black, Copper, and Tempered Blue (currently unavailable on for an MOP of around Rs. Read More »