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Honda’s Vision for Electric Cars Puts a Futuristic Spin on an Old Civic

Honda introduced the Urban Ev concept Tuesday at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The automaker plans to produce a production version of this car to sell in the European market by 2019. Courtesy of Honda Honda’s vision for the future, which it showed off at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday, is electric with a hint of the 1970s first generation Civic. ... Read More »

Love the new car smell? Here’s how Ford will let you enjoy it even in an old car

When a new car arrives, there is a certain pleasant smell which stays on for a couple of weeks. However, weeks later, this smell fades away and odour sets in. While western countries don’t mind that, China, the world’s largest automotive market, a car smelling like brand new is the foremost priority for car buyers there. Ford Motor Co, China is addressing ... Read More »

GST Rate on Used Cars: Creating An Unintended Challenge for the Automotive Industry

Watching the proceedings in the central hall of the Parliament last night, one couldn’t help but feel the significance of the moment. We saw history in the making, no doubt, and a strong signal to the world that Indian reforms are well on their way. A transformation of this scale and scope is undoubtedly complex and will also be accompanied ... Read More »

Nissan stages an Attack at the Buenos Aires Auto Show

Nissan’s Frontier Attack debuts in Buenos Aires The automakers of the Renault-Nissan Alliance are never shy about experimenting with new pickup truck concepts in South America, as we’ve seen recently like the Renault Alaskan and Dacia Oroch. Now Nissan comes out with its headlights blazing, revealing the monster-truck inspired Frontier Attack at the Buenos Aires Auto Show. The ruggedized pickup ... Read More »

Father’s Day Destinations: A Ballgame, An Auto Show, A Faire And More

It’s Dad’s weekend, so after he mows the lawn, let him pick one of these activities for a Father’s Day outing with the family. All activities on June 18 unless otherwise noted. Take Him Out To The Ballgame: The Yard Goats offer a weekend Father’s Day Package for $150 that includes four ConnectiCare Picnic Pavilion tickets, a first pitch for ... Read More »

Xiaomi’s In-House Pinecone Processor Gets an Official Weibo Page

Chinese electronics firm Xiaomi has been working on its in-house processor for quite some time. The Xiaomi 5c smartphone has been tipped to be the first to come with the in-house Pinecone processor, and is now expected to be unveiled sometime this month. Ahead of its rumoured launch, the official page of Xiaomi’s Pinecone processor is now live on social ... Read More »

Apple Reports Record $78.4 Billion in Revenue; iPhone Sales at an All-Time High of 78.3 Million Units

Apple on Tuesday reported a rebound in iPhone sales to lift the tech giant to record revenue in the past quarter in quarterly results that eased concerns of slowing growth. The results showed strong demand for Apple’s iPhone 7 models launched last year, with demand outpacing supply. Revenue climbed to an all-time record $78.4 billion (roughly Rs. 5,30,498 crores) compared ... Read More »

Blackphone 2 Receiving an Update That Bricks Black Market Devices

Silent Circle, the manufacturer of the security-focused Blackphone smartphones, is releasing an update that bricks Blackphone 2 phones bought from the black market. The update in question is SilentOS 3.0.8 and it reads the IMEI number of the device. On checking, the update bricks the device. A notification popup appears on the screen of the counterfeit device that says, “This ... Read More »

US President Donald Trump Reportedly Still Using an Unsecured Android Device

Contrary to the reports that the Donald Trump had ditched his Android mobile phone for a potentially more secure device, the 45th US President is still using his old device to post on Twitter. According to a report in the New York Times on Wednesday, Trump has been using his old, unsecured Android phone to post on Twitter since moving ... Read More »

ZTE Hawkeye Specifications Were a ‘Mistake’ Says Company; Snapdragon 835 SoC an Option

ZTE’s Project CSX isn’t becoming a runaway success that the company hoped it would. The crowdsourced smartphone, the ZTE Hawkeye, isn’t getting the anticipated response on Kickstarter, and mostly the mid-range specifications are being blamed. Even though ZTE gave the smartphone eye-tracking capabilities and a self-adhesive back, the specifications are mediocre at best. While the $199 price attached to the ... Read More »