Monthly Archives: December 2017

Fiat Punto gets awarded the lowest crash test rating ever

alibhai/ December 13, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

The Fiat Punto has been on sale since 2005 and had been awarded 5 stars However, it lacks modern safety assistance systems by today’s standards Euro NCAP said the car was ‘past its sell-by-date’ compared to rivals on sale Of 70 cars tested by the safety body this year, 44 achieved 5-star scores  By Rob Hull For The Fiat

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Face of a Scottish soldier who died in 1650 is revealed

alibhai/ December 13, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

The images were created using the skull of a skeleton that was discovered in Durham in 2013 Scans revealed a previously unidentified facial scar on the soldier that has been included in the final image The soldier is depicted wearing a blue bonnet, brown jacket and shirt typical of Scottish soldiers of the time  Researchers hope that the reconstruction will

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Tech firms drive office-space crunch in downtown Toronto

alibhai/ December 13, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Tech companies of all sizes are clamouring for office space in downtown Toronto, exacerbating supply shortages and rental prices in an overheated property market. The lack of room has spurred multiple offers and made it harder for companies to grow their businesses. “There are no options. They have to go wherever they can to get space,” said Lee Billinkoff, an

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Why you have to pay insurance if your car’s written off?

alibhai/ December 12, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

 Ray Henry’s beloved Volvo was badly dented and other driver didn’t leave a note  The cost of repairing the 20-year-old car would be higher than its value After two strokes in 10 years Ray concluded it was time to give up driving He was told he would have to keep paying £109 a month until the following May By Leah

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Ceres’ bright spots could be sign of geologic activity

alibhai/ December 12, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

Scientists say the bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres can be divided into four different categories While Ceres was thought to be a ‘dead world,’ they say the spots indicate it may still be evolving Since the first spots were detected in 2015, the Dawn spacecraft has spotted more than 300  By Cheyenne Macdonald For Mysterious bright spots dotting

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McLaren’s £750k Senna hypercar is tribute to F1 legend

alibhai/ December 11, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

Just 500 McLaren Sennas will be built, all of which cost £750k and have already been bought It’s the most expensive McLaren road car of all time and packs 789bhp from its twin-turbo V8 engine Dihedral doors feature glass panels so that drivers can see an apex when they’re hurtling around a track Production begins late next year and all

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Climate change could cause wind power to FLIP hemispheres

alibhai/ December 11, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

 Predicts wind resources in the next century may decrease in Northerns regions  Set to sharply increase in several hotspot regions down south By Mark Prigg For Climate change will soon cause global wind power to flip hemispheres, researchers have claimed. The new study predicts wind resources in the next century may decrease in many regions in the Northern Hemisphere –

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Ray Massey on the new DS7 Crossback

alibhai/ December 9, 2017/ Web News/ 0 comments

By Ray Massey for the Daily Mail Do you love Paris and its food, fashion and frivolity? If so, the new DS7 Crossback could be just the vehicle for you.  After all, if it’s good enough for President Macron — who was driven down the Champs-Elysees in the very first one — then why not? I was in Paris this

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Sonic booms have been heard across Texas

alibhai/ December 9, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

The latest strange sonic ‘booms’ have been heard in Texas this week Fort Hood military base confirmed the sounds were from the military base The booms were part of exercises using artillery and mortar fire, officials claim Live-fire exercises and B-1 ‘Lancer’ bombers are believed to be responsible Other booms this year have occurred in Cairns and Abergavenny  By Phoebe

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Apple in talks to acquire Shazam music identification Program: Origin

alibhai/ December 9, 2017/ Corporate tech/ 0 comments

Apple Inc. is in talks to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd., whose software helps users identify songs by pointing their telephone for an audio source, according to a person familiar with the circumstance. Shazam’s smartphone program is already closely integrated with Apple’s Siri electronic assistant. Users of Apple’s iPhone with the Shazam program installed may say: “Hey Siri, what is that

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