Monthly Archives: June 2017

RAY MASSEY: The safest used cars for young drivers

alibhai/ June 30, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

By Ray Massey for the Daily Mail Getting hold of your first car is a rite of passage for millions of young people — and for parents whose deeper pockets help. That first set of wheels spells freedom and independence. But the vehicle itself will most likely be an older second-hand car that has seen better days, bought on a

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Why babies smell lovely, but teenagers pong

alibhai/ June 30, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

Research has shown the smell of a new baby is like a drug for women  But a study has found the effect wears off the older a child gets  These older children smell different because of hormones like testosterone  By Victoria Allen Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail Any parent who has held a newborn child knows the powerful feelings

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Rolls-Royce reveals Dawn Black Badge convertible

alibhai/ June 29, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

New model to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend It is 30bhp more powerful than a standard Wraith, boasting 593bhp The 6.6-litre engine can tow this 2.5 tonnes car to 62mph in under 5 seconds Expect to have to pay a £35,000 premium on top of a standard Dawn By Rob Hull For Rolls-Royce’s Dawn may

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The Statue of Liberty was red before it turned green

alibhai/ June 29, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

When the statue of liberty was gifted to the US from France in 1885, she was actually a shiny copper color But the statue changed from its shiny copper color to a dull brown, and finally to its blue-green color of today  This was as a result of reactions between copper and the air – when copper gave up electrons

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Worker status is sought by Australia probes Uber recruiting as drivers

alibhai/ June 29, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Australia’s workplace regulator on Wednesday said it is investigating U.S. ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc over how it recruits drivers, after a drivers group hunted worker as opposed to subcontractor status. The Fair Work Ombudsman intends to concentrate on whether the startup, making apps that enable people is in violation of workplace rules, a spokesman said. “We’ve started an investigation,”

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Land Rover Discovery named car of the year

alibhai/ June 28, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

Land Rover Discovery named ‘Car of the Year’ and ‘best large premium SUV’ Skoda and BMW secured four honours each in the Auto Express New Car Awards By Ray Massey For Britain’s new Land Rover Discovery has been named ‘Car of the Year’ in the motor industry ‘Oscars.’ The UK-built family 4X4 was voted the best new car on the

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High-energy laser gun fires off an Apache helicopter

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Weapon is almost silent and invisible which makes it hard for enemies to detect First time a laser has successfully fired on a target from a rotary-wing aircraft Laser systems have been on the Apache since 1984 when it first entered service However, they were low-powered and could only guide air-to-ground missiles  By Phoebe Weston For Mailonline The US army

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Pandora Media’s CEO Tim Westergren

alibhai/ June 28, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Later Sirius XM agreed to invest in the audio streaming 31, the co-founder Tim Westergren of Pandora Media Inc resigned as board member and chief executive, less than a month. Served as president and CEO for around two years before returning to direct the business in March. Since his return, the stock has soared 22 percent. Pandora’s shares were down

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Jaguar unleashes its most powerful car ever Project 8 XE

alibhai/ June 27, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

Just 300 XE SV Project 8s will be made at Jaguar’s Special Vehicle Operations facility in Coventry Both road and track-only models will be made and cost from £150K – five times the price of a normal XE The 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine develops 600 horse-power – more than an XJ220 supercar The limited edition super saloon will make its official

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Facebook now has 2 billion monthly active users 

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CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted on Facebook saying it has 2B monthly active users Said this milestone is bringing the firm closer to connecting the world Announcement comes 13 years after site launched on the internet By Stacy Liberatore For Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said the social media website can take over from churches and offer users a sense of community.

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