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You Can Avoid Paying Taxes on Your New Car, Although It’s Risky Business

From the October 2017 issue A few years ago, at a Kruse auction, I sat beside a bald bidder who’d already lost precious portions of his mind over a 2007 Ford Mustang GT-H, the black-and-gold Hertz clone. “I will get this car,” he assured, and he did, but for a sum greater than the Mustang’s original sticker. I asked about applicable auction ... Read More »

Can the All-New 2018 Honda Accord Save the Sedan?

The Honda Accord is big business. For 29 out of the last 30 years, Honda has sold between roughly 300,000 and 400,000 new Accords here in the United States. Figure an average transaction price in the ballpark of $30,000 these days, and that means Americans are spending in the range of $10 billion per year on brand-new Accords. They’re the reliable workhorse for millions ... Read More »

Falling New Car Sales: How You Can Benefit

After several years of robust growth following the Great Recession, new auto sales declined 4.7 percent in April, following a 1.6 percent decline in March. The drop occurred despite manufacturers spending an average of $3,814 per car sold in the first part of April on incentives for buyers and auto dealers, according to a study by J.D. Power and LMC ... Read More »

What else can you buy for the price of a 2017 Kawasaki Z1000?

Sugomi is a Japanese term which translates to – ‘awe, leaves an indelible impression, is daunting in stature or ability, and commands respect’. Or at least that is what Kawasaki claims. This word is the inspiration behind the Kawasaki Z1000’s radical design, essentially four years old now. But the Z1000 continues to looks futuristic even today, and is sure to ... Read More »

How dangerous air bags can find their way into used cars

LAS VEGAS: A Nevada crash that nearly killed a young woman has exposed a hole in the government’s efforts to get dangerous Takata air bag inflators off the road: There’s nothing that prevents the devices from being taken from wrecked cars and reused. Karina Dorado’s trachea was punctured by shrapnel from an inflator in an otherwise minor crash in Las ... Read More »

Spooky Noises Can Covertly Trigger Smartphone Voice Commands: Report

Always-on listening devices were popularised with the first Moto X back in 2013. Saying “Ok Google Now” could wake the phone up even from standby, because dedicated hardware was constantly listening to ambient sounds to pick up that catchphrase. We’ve come a long way since then, and today you have dedicated voice assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo, that ... Read More »

Developers Can Soon Respond to App Store Reviews; Users Can Disable Review Prompts

Posting app reviews has always been a difficult process on iOS since you actually need to leave the app you’re using, go to the App Store and post the review. That’s about to change with iOS 10.3, the latest developer beta reveals. What’s more, developers will finally be able to respond to user reviews and address customers’ questions and concerns ... Read More »

Android Pattern Locks Can Be Broken Into in Just Five Attempts, Claim Researchers

If you think that the popular Android pattern lock systems are the best option to safeguard your device, you are mistaken as security researchers have found that it takes just five attempts to break into Android devices. Android pattern lock is a security measure that protects mobile phones or tablets. However, users only have five attempts to get the pattern ... Read More »

Fasetto Link Is a Wireless 2TB SSD That You Can Carry in Your Pocket

This year at CES, a US-based startup called Fasetto is showing off Link – an ultraportable SSD external drive that’s small enough to fit into a jeans pocket. Available in three sizes – 256GB, 512GB, and 2TB – the Link uses Wi-Fi to wirelessly connect with smartphones, tablets, laptops, and other supported gadgets. Measuring 2 inch x 2 inch, the ... Read More »

Apple Can Sell iPhone 7 in Indonesia Only After R&D Investment Commitment

Apple Inc has committed to invest around $44 million (roughly Rs. 298 crores) in a research and development center in Indonesia over the next three years, a senior government official said, enabling it to start selling its latest iPhone 7 in the Southeast Asian nation. Indonesia, a promising smartphone market where Apple has trailed some rivals, has stipulated that starting ... Read More »