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Previous models have all been seven-speed manual transmission only. For the first generation Corvette "terrible" version of the ZR1 got an automatic transmission. All models also feature a Chevrolet-first, downforce-enhancing front underwing. The new version has more power, a much smarter aero package, and crucially, Michelin's Pilot Sport Cup 2 "summer-only" tires, which will push the cornering speeds way higher than what was possible to achieve six years ago.
  • MPs warn of chaos if customs system misses Brexit deadline

    MPs warn of chaos if customs system misses Brexit deadline

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    It says "delay is not an option". "HMRC tells us it is merely "in conversation" over CHIEF upgrade costs when, on behalf of business and the British public, it should be banging on the doors of the Treasury". Firstly, to ensure that HMRC informs affected traders of the progress of the CDS project by January, while also working to promote the option of becoming a "trusted trader" - of which there are only 604 in the United Kingdom, compared with 6,000 in Germany.
  • Mahindra Scorpio launched in India; prices start at Rs 9.97 lakh

    Mahindra Scorpio launched in India; prices start at Rs 9.97 lakh

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    The new All Powerful Scorpio will be available in 6 variants, namely, S3, S5, S7 (120 bhp), S7 (140 bhp), S11 (140 bhp) & S11 (140 bhp with 4WD). Also the old mHawk engine running the higher variants of the 2017 Mahindra Scorpio facelift has been tweaked to deliver 140 bhp max power, instead of 120 bhp, and 320 Nm, in a first for one of the most popular SUV line-ups in India.
  • Razer BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard is spill-proof for wet'n'wild gamers

    Razer BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard is spill-proof for wet'n'wild gamers

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    When you're snacking away at your desk while playing the latest titles, this keyboard won't be bothered by an accidental crumb or drink falling between the keys. Other specifications of the BlackWidow Ultimate include progammable keys with on-the-fly macro recording, a gaming mode, as well as 1000Hz ultrapolling.
  • StarCraft 2 is now free to play

    StarCraft 2 is now free to play

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    For players who already owned Wings of Liberty , Blizzard is also offering the second part of the " StarCraft II " campaign, the Heart of the Swarm expansion, for free instead. Alternatively, you can get on board using your Facebook account. As an extra thank you to current Starcraft II players, you'll recieve a unique Eidolon Ghost skin and three portraits commemorating founder status in the game.
  • Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's record-breaking $105 billion takeover attempt (AVGO, QCOM)

    Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's record-breaking $105 billion takeover attempt (AVGO, QCOM)

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    Many have expressed to us their desire that Qualcomm meet with us to discuss our proposal. Qualcomm Chief Executive Steven Mollenkopf has spent the past few days soliciting feedback from Qualcomm shareholders, and feels that Broadcom's $70-per-share bid undervalues the company and does not price in the uncertainty associated with getting the deal approved by regulators, according to the sources.
  • Google Removes UC Browser From Google Play

    Google Removes UC Browser From Google Play

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    Even popular apps like LastPass , Tasker and Status use accessibility services for various, apparently unintended purposes. "Your app must comply with our Permissions policy and the Prominent Disclosure requirements of our User Data policy".
  • McLaren's new one-off, gold-covered 720S supercar

    McLaren's new one-off, gold-covered 720S supercar

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    There are gold wheels, a (no doubt McLaren F1-inspired) 24-carat gold heatshield for the engine, smatterings of gold in the cabin, and our favourite bit, gold lettering on the wing. Satin gold-painted elements include the extended gearshift paddles, center band to the steering wheel, the spokes, and the door trim. McLaren is present at the Dubai International Motor Show with a spectacular one-off 720S commissioned by a customer from the Middle East.
  • Your OnePlus Device Is Prone To Hacking

    Your OnePlus Device Is Prone To Hacking

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    According to one developer named as Elliot Alderson, OnePlus has an application called as " EngineerMode ", which is basically used to check whether the unit is working properly or not in the factory. Versions of Engineer Mode were also found on a handful of other devices, including smartphones from Motorola, Xiaomi, Lenovo and Oppo. The application is present in all OnePlus devices including 3, 3T and 5.
  • New Firefox quantum browser uses 30% less memory than other browsers

    New Firefox quantum browser uses 30% less memory than other browsers

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    Quantum CSS leverages the multi-core processors in our modern computing rigs, parallelizing work across all cores. You can set one up right when you open Firefox Quantum . The Photon UI has also been streamlined compared to previous versions of Firefox, and is created to provide smooth and fast performance when browsing your favorite websites.
  • ATC acquiring Indian tower units from Vodafone and Idea for $1.2 billion

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    Average data usage quadrupled in the half, compared to the year before, with average use at 2.7 GB. Total customer base at the end of H1 was 207 million. The statement said that after Vodafone India and Idea have completed their merger, around 6,300 co-located tenancies of the two operators on the combined standalone tower businesses will coalesce into single tenancies over a period of two years without the payment of exit penalties.
  • Google Pixel 2 photos/videos display major banding with LED lights around

    Google Pixel 2 photos/videos display major banding with LED lights around

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    Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 customers have experienced unusual image banding in their photos and videos both taken via front and rear cameras under LED lighting. As we can see Google will be releasing an over the air update to address the problem, the company has not revealed as yet when the update will be released.
  • High winds, lots of rain in Monday forecast

    High winds, lots of rain in Monday forecast

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    The Wind Advisory is no longer in effect. Includes the greater Seattle area, Bellevue, Tacoma, Bremerton, and Olympia. IMPACTS... Falling trees and limbs, power outages, and minor damage to structures. tonight for much of the Willamette Valley, including Corvallis, Albany and Lebanon. Weather models have been a little inconsistent with the tracking of the low pressure, which makes a difference in potential wind speeds/gusts, that being said, I would be prepared for gusts to approach the ...
  • Children's Day 2017: APJ Abdul Kalam's Message For Children

    Children's Day 2017: APJ Abdul Kalam's Message For Children

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    Children's Day, also referred to as " Bal Diwas ", is celebrated every year on 14 November on the birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru . "There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children". "Children are great imitators". On Chacha Nehru's birthday, my wish is for you to keep working towards an even brighter future for India.
  • Oppo F3 Plus 6GB RAM variant launched: Specs, price and more

    Oppo F3 Plus 6GB RAM variant launched: Specs, price and more

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    Firstly, you can avail extra Rs 3,000 off on exchanging your old device. Other specifications remain the same as the regular F3 Plus. To recall, the Oppo F3 Plus is a flagship smartphone from Oppo that comes with a 6-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD panel.