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Takata Airbag Recall Questions Prompt DOT Investigation of NHTSA

Кubric: Android | 26 Oct 2014 | no comments yet »
Takata Airbag Recall Questions Prompt DOT Investigation of NHTSA

Administration Will Review Auto Safety Regulator. The Department of Transportation will conduct a review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which has been criticized for its handling of the Takata airbag recall this past week, as well as other recalls this year, a senior administration official told ABC News. “The roll out of the safety advisory by NHTSA was not optimal, but what is most important right now is that a NHTSA-led investigation uncovered a very serious defect,” a DOT spokesperson said. “Impacted vehicle owners should have their cars immediately checked by their manufacturers. U.S. investigators, automakers and a parts supply company are trying ...

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Google acquires Revolv in smart home push

Кubric: Uncategorized | 26 Oct 2014 | no comments yet »
Google acquires Revolv in smart home push

Google’s Nest Acquires Smart Home Hub Maker Revolv. Google’s Nest Labs unit has acquired startup Revolv, the latest move by the Internet giant to expand in the fast-moving market for smart home gadgets. Google Inc. (GOOG:US) added home-automation device maker Revolv Inc. to its portfolio of companies as the search provider pushes deeper into the business of making houses more intelligent. Revolv, based in Boulder, Colo., in November 2013 began selling an Internet-connected device that controls other gadgets in the home, aided by a smartphone app. Nest Labs, a digital-thermostat company that Google acquired earlier this year, said in a blog post today that it’s buying Boulder, Colorado-based ...

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Finally: Dodge Dart gets Mopar treatment

Кubric: HP | 26 Oct 2014 | no comments yet »
Finally: Dodge Dart gets Mopar treatment

Dodge Challenger T/A Concept. Ram repurposed a set of utility hoops in the bed as a tent frame and covered it in some Mossy Oak Bottomland camouflage fabric. If you thought the new Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats were as good as they get, think again, because Dodge looks to be having a busy SEMA show next month with modified versions of its popular vehicles. It is now official Dodge is set to roll out a premium muscle car this year which is the Dodge Viper ACR Concept at the SEMA Show which will takes place from November 4 through November 7, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We just wish it had more engine go-fast goodies to go with its appearance and suspension tweaks. (Photo courtesy ...

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Magid: Online harassment is a problem we all must confront

Кubric: Uncategorized | 26 Oct 2014 | no comments yet »
Magid: Online harassment is a problem we all must confront

Harassment is indeed rampant online. WASHINGTON: Some 40% of US Internet users say they have been harassed online, and nearly three-fourths have witnessed this type of problem, a survey showed Wednesday. “It was striking to see how different varieties of harassment impacted different groups on different platforms, and the range of reactions online harassment elicited.” Among the Internet users surveyed, 27% said they had been called offensive names, 22% had someone try to purposefully embarrass them and 8% had been either stalked or physically threatened. 6% reported being sexually harassed online.Has a real person (not some National Security Agency data mining program) ever stalked ...

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Popular retailers are not supporting Apple Pay, working on a new mobile …

Кubric: Apple | 26 Oct 2014 | no comments yet »
Popular retailers are not supporting Apple Pay, working on a new mobile …

Apple Pay and Google Wallet. I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but it was definitely within the last year. The company, which is one of the biggest drug store chains in the country, said it is currently not accepting Apple Pay or the competing Google Wallet.Reports today are saying the pharmacy chain CVS has shut off the NFC-based contactless payment option at point of sale terminals in thousands of stores.With Apple Pay’s rocky start, they can’t use any bad publicity but news about a recent scandal from CVS and Rite Aid could put another chain in their proverbial spokes.Apple Pay has generated a lot of hype since it’s announcement, but it seems the service is having a hard time ...

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Online Harassment Study Reveals Scary Truth

Кubric: Facebook | 26 Oct 2014 | no comments yet »
Online Harassment Study Reveals Scary Truth

Harassment is indeed rampant online. WASHINGTON: Some 40% of US Internet users say they have been harassed online, and nearly three-fourths have witnessed this type of problem, a survey showed Wednesday. “It was striking to see how different varieties of harassment impacted different groups on different platforms, and the range of reactions online harassment elicited.” Among the Internet users surveyed, 27% said they had been called offensive names, 22% had someone try to purposefully embarrass them and 8% had been either stalked or physically threatened. 6% reported being sexually harassed online.Has a real person (not some National Security Agency data mining program) ever stalked ...

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Microsoft tweets ‘joke’ about raises (really)

Кubric: Intel | 26 Oct 2014 | no comments yet »
Microsoft tweets ‘joke’ about raises (really)

Cloud business lifts Microsoft’s quarterly results, profits beat projections. Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, apologised last week for the remarks he had made at a women-in-computing conference on October 9, saying he had been “humbled” by his experience.There are 10 important steps women can take to ensure they succeed and develop their career, according to JJ DiGeronimo, a successful entrepreneur who advises many women on their growth in business.New York – US equities enjoyed their best week in months as buying fever returned to the market following a month-long swoon on solid earnings and easing anxiety about the Ebola virus outbreak. Microsoft’s revenue rose 11 per cent ...

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Audi Airbag Recall Separate from Takata Issue, But Covers 850000 A4 Units

Кubric: Android | 26 Oct 2014 | no comments yet »
Audi Airbag Recall Separate from Takata Issue, But Covers 850000 A4 Units

Audi Recalls 850,000 A4 Models to Fix Air Bag Software. Audi Ireland is recalling 2,740 A4 models in Ireland as part of a worldwide safety measure relating to airbags, which may not inflate properly in the event of a crash.Volkswagen AG (VOW)’s Audi premium brand is recalling 850,000 of its A4 sedans and station wagons worldwide to fix faulty software that could lead to air bags not inflating in case of an accident. The software problem was caught during standard quality testing, and the company has no reports of related accidents, said Bradley Stertz, an Audi spokesman. The Ingolstadt, Germany-based manufacturer is examining “a low, single digit number” of accidents where the air bag ...

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CVS and Rite Aid Shut Down NFC to Shut Out Apple Pay

Кubric: Apple | 26 Oct 2014 | no comments yet »
CVS and Rite Aid Shut Down NFC to Shut Out Apple Pay

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Apple Pay Being Blocked By Major US Retailers. I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but it was definitely within the last year. The company, which is one of the biggest drug store chains in the country, said it is currently not accepting Apple Pay or the competing Google Wallet. With Apple Pay’s rocky start, they can’t use any bad publicity but news about a recent scandal from CVS and Rite Aid could put another chain in their proverbial spokes.Apple Pay has generated a lot of hype since it’s announcement, but it seems the service is having a hard time making its way to big retailers in the US.It looks like the newly launched Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s ...

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Microsoft ‘karma’ CEO earns R920m

Кubric: Intel | 26 Oct 2014 | no comments yet »
Microsoft ‘karma’ CEO earns R920m

Cloud business lifts Microsoft’s quarterly results, profits beat projections. Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, apologised last week for the remarks he had made at a women-in-computing conference on October 9, saying he had been “humbled” by his experience.There are 10 important steps women can take to ensure they succeed and develop their career, according to JJ DiGeronimo, a successful entrepreneur who advises many women on their growth in business. New York – US equities enjoyed their best week in months as buying fever returned to the market following a month-long swoon on solid earnings and easing anxiety about the Ebola virus outbreak.Microsoft’s revenue rose 11 per cent ...

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