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BBC Business News Feed: 'Killer car seats' sold online for £8

Business Now Mag - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 00:42
The illegal car seats have appeared for sale online, although sites say listings have been deleted.
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'Killer car seats' sold online for £8

BBC Business News - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 00:42
The illegal car seats have appeared for sale online, although sites say listings have been deleted.
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'Killer car seats' sold online for £8

BBC Business News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 00:42
The illegal car seats have appeared for sale online, although sites say listings have been deleted.
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Vitiligo: Skin condition bought Kenyan friends closer together

BBC Health News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 00:26
Kenyan friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo.
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Samsung's 2019 TV Line Up Explained And Priced [UPDATED]

Forbes News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 00:26
4K, 8K, 43-inch to 98-inch sizes and more QLEDs than ever before
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IRS Commissioner Offers Message To Taxpayers

Forbes News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 00:22
Just in time for the busiest weekend for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Commissioner Chuck Rettig has a message to taxpayers.
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Refreshing or Revolting: 2020 Subaru Legacy

Motortrend News Feed - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 00:00

Subaru has fully redesigned the Legacy sedan, but you’d never know it. The model sits on a new platform and features new technologies, but the exterior design changes are pretty minimal. That’s not surprising given Subaru’s conservative attitude toward vehicle styling. The question is: Is the subtle approach effective or not? Let’s take a closer look at the design updates on the 2020 Subaru Legacy.

Up front, the headlights look smaller, although very similar to the old design. There is no longer a frame around the grille, giving the new model a more streamlined appearance. The new grille also has sharper corners than the old one. The model pictured here has new black trim around the lower intake area.

When looking at the side profile, you’ll notice the biggest change is the new set of wheels. The two main character lines that run across the doors have also been redesigned. The top character line is softer, and the bottom one curves upward toward the rear wheel. Subaru revamped the design of the side mirrors for improved aerodynamics. Also, notice the shape of the window has altered near the rear. The roofline drops down more sharply when it reaches the trunk compared to the old model. In the rear, you’ll find slimmer taillights with a new lighting signature. This change is complemented by a redesigned license plate area and bumper. Overall, the rear looks more upright.

The most important updates happen inside the cabin. The previous model featured an optional 8-inch screen oriented horizontally. Now, Subaru has adopted an 11.6-inch screen oriented vertically like a tablet. If you want to change the cabin temperature, there are new haptic controls at the bottom of the screen, as well as physical buttons off to the side. The air vents are now positioned to the side of the screen instead of on top. You’ll also find the shifter is new.

Is the 2020 Subaru Legacy refreshing or revolting? Let us know in the comments on Facebook.

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The Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Truck’s Design Has Changed

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 23:43

Remember the Hyundai Santa Cruz lifestyle pickup concept from the 2015 Detroit auto show? Well ,that was a long time ago, and it no longer looks like that.

The unibody compact truck for young buyers was well-received and the automaker started work on a production model. It was even given the board’s blessing to add it to the product plan for sale in 2018 as a 2019 model. But a sales slump, the ouster of CEO Dave Zuchowski who was its champion, and a focus on other vehicles pushed Santa Cruz down the priority list.

Time has passed and the design strategy at Hyundai has changed. As the brand has matured, there is no longer the need to give every product in the lineup the same look. No more Russian dolls, says SangYup Lee, head of the Hyundai Global Design Center in Namyang, Korea. He wants new vehicles to be striking and different, forcing customers to take a closer second look at which point they discover it is a Hyundai.

It means that the Santa Cruz, a concept penned five years ago, was designed under the old family-resemblance regime. The design had to be updated, while keeping the basic look that made it popular.

The new Santa Cruz “will be a lot more distinctive” and have “a lot more character,” said Lee in an interview with MotorTrend. It is still a crossover pickup “but the look of it is a lot more progressive.” The new look has been finalized and locked in.

Santa Cruz is still expected to ride on the same platform as the Hyundai Tucson which is also due to be redone. The pickup will not hit the market until 2020 at the earliest. Lee would not confirm a timeline. A Kia pickup could follow later.

The original concept was shown with a large cab with suicide doors and a short bed that could be extended. It had a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine. We would expect a four-cylinder gas engine for the U.S. market where diesels are not popular beyond large pickups and SUVs. Hyundai originally planned to offer an optional 2.2-liter turbodiesel in the Santa Fe but cancelled those plans, citing low demand.

Pictured is the Hyundai Santa Cruz concept from 2015.

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Android Circuit: Galaxy S10 To Launch February 20th, On Sale Early March, Here Are The New Features

Forbes News Feed - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 23:33
This week’s Android Circuit includes all the latest details of the Galaxy S10 from pricing and specs to pre-order and release dates, Nokia 9 penta-lens details, the hidden OnePlus 5G at MWC, Xiaomi’s folding smartphone, and the skeleton key of the Microsoft Launcher.
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The community that rejected Amazon

BBC Business News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 23:08
Amazon's plans for a campus in Long Island City bitterly divided a community grappling with rapid change.
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The community that rejected Amazon

BBC Business News Feed - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 23:08
Amazon's plans for a campus in Long Island City bitterly divided a community grappling with rapid change.
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BBC Business News Feed: The community that rejected Amazon

Business Now Mag - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 23:08
Amazon's plans for a campus in Long Island City bitterly divided a community grappling with rapid change.
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Entrepreneur: 9 Business Ideas Under $1,000 You Can Run From Anywhere

Business Now Mag - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 23:00
Go ahead and pull out that swimsuit or leave the pajamas on, you can still be a successful entrepreneur without being tied to an office.
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Ford Recalling 1.26 Million F-150s for Shifting Issue

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:50

Ford has issued three recalls, the largest of which affects certain F-150 trucks.

2011-13 Ford F-150

The Problem: Ford is recalling certain late-model F-150s with six-speed automatic transmissions. Some vehicles can experience an intermittent loss of the transmission output speed sensor to the powertrain control module. These vehicles may unexpectedly downshift into first gear, regardless of vehicle speed. Obviously, this issue could cause drivers to lose control of the vehicle. There have been five reports of accidents related to the issue, with one report citing whiplash.

The Fix: Dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module in affected vehicles. Ford will notify owners of the recall, which is expected to begin on March 4.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: The Ford F-150 recall affects around 1.26 million F-150 trucks in the U.S. and federalized territories and about 221,000 in Canada. The vehicles are 2011-2013 model-year F-150s built at the Dearborn Assembly Plant from April 28, 2010 to October 28, 2013, and the Kansas City Assembly Plant from May 18, 2010 to November 18, 2013.

2017-19 Lincoln Continental

The Problem: Lincoln is recalling certain Continental vehicles because a door could unexpectedly open while driving. The vehicles may have a faulty door latch motor that functions only intermittently due to the buildup of “silicon contamination,” Lincoln says. The automaker is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the problem.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the door latch assemblies on all four doors of the affected vehicles.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: The recall involves 27,000 vehicles in the U.S. and federalized territories, and about 1,200 in Canada. The affected vehicles were made at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant from November 30, 2015 to November 14, 2018.

2019 Ford Mustang, Lincoln Nautilus, Lincoln Navigator

 

The Problem: This is a more minor safety compliance recall. The instrument panel cluster assemblies may appear blank when the driver starts up the vehicle.

The Fix: Dealers will update the software in the instrument panel cluster.

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: There are 4,200 vehicles in the U.S. and its territories under the recall, as well as about 150 in Canada. The affected Mustangs were built at the Flat Rock plant from November 5, 2018 to January 15, 2019; the Nautilus vehicles at the Oakville Assembly Plant from November 6, 2018 to December 21, 2018; and the Navigator vehicles at the Kentucky Truck Plant from November 4, 2018 to December 15, 2018.

Source: Ford, NHTSA

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Redesigned 2020 Ford Explorer to cost $33,860 to start

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:42
When it hits dealer showrooms this summer, the 2020 Ford Explorer will command $33,860—that's $400 more than the outgoing model. For most buyers, the redesigned 2020 Explorer will be worth the extra cost. It boasts a new rear-wheel-drive platform shared with the Lincoln Navigator and considerably more features than its predecessor, even if...
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15 of the Hottest New Car Deals This Presidents’ Day Weekend

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:30

The holiday season may be over, but there are still good deals out there if you’re looking for a new car. This Presidents’ Day Weekend, you can save thousands when buying certain vehicles from Infiniti, Volkswagen, and other automakers.

We gathered data from ALG, a subsidiary of TrueCar, to find the cars that offer the biggest savings. Looking at TrueCar’s TruePrice Average, which is based on what customers paid for similar vehicles in February 2019, we narrowed down to models that saw double-digit percentage drops from MSRP.

Read on to learn about some of the hottest car deals this weekend. Note that deals may vary by region.

2019 BMW 740i RWD

MSRP: $84,645
TruePrice Average: $72,836
Savings off MSRP: $11,809, 14.0%

BMW is refreshing its flagship sedan for 2020 with 15 extra horsepower, a larger grille, a redesigned digital instrument cluster, and other updates. Still, the pre-refresh model has a lot to offer as a comfortable cruiser, with high-tech features such as gesture controls. Getting 14 percent off MSRP isn’t a bad deal, although we can’t help but feel the S-Class is a more luxurious car overall.

2019 Infiniti Q70L 3.7 Luxe RWD

MSRP: $52,795
TruePrice Average: $45,718
Savings off MSRP: $7,077, 13.4%

The Infiniti Q70 is a luxury sedan alternative that may not have crossed your mind. But buyers can save up to 13.4 percent off the MSRP this weekend when opting for the long-wheelbase version in Luxe guise. On the standard-wheelbase version of this trim, TrueCar estimates savings of $6,112, or 11.9 percent off the MSRP.

2019 Acura TLX 2.4L FWD

MSRP: $33,995
TruePrice Average: $29,629
Savings: $4,366, 12.8%

It may look like a sedate sedan, but the Acura TLX is sportier than you think, particularly in A-Spec guise. It handles well on windy roads and produces a healthy 206 hp from its base four-cylinder engine. Standard features are plenty and include sport-oriented seats, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

2019 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition Auto

MSRP: $26,190
TruePrice Average: $22,904
Savings: $3,286, 12.5%

Volkswagen has fully redesigned the Passat for 2020. But deals can be had if you have your eye on the old model, which sits on the same platform as the new one anyway. The base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine makes 174 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to hit 60 mph in 8.4 seconds in our tests. It’s a bit slower than a comparable Accord, but it has a spacious rear seat and trunk.

2019 Infiniti QX60 Pure FWD

MSRP: $44,995
TruePrice Average: $39,357
Savings: $5,639 , 12.5%

Infiniti’s midsize crossover offers a comfortable ride. For 2019, a number of safety features become standard on the base Pure trim. These include blind spot warning, forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and forward collision warning. Under the hood is a hearty 3.5-liter V-6 good for 295 hp.

2019 Infiniti Q50 2.0t Pure RWD

MSRP: $36,545
TruePrice Average: $32,172
Savings: $4,373, 12.0%

Refreshed for 2018, the Q50 sedan is priced competitively in the small luxury sedan category. The base Pure model comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 208 hp.

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio RWD

 

MSRP: $41,590
TruePrice Average: $36,640
Savings: $4,950, 11.9%

If you want the SUV with the most performance for your buck, the Stelvio is a good choice. You don’t have to get the 505-hp Quadrifoglio trim to have fun. The base model produces a healthy 280 hp from its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. That’s enough to take the SUV to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, according to our tests. Along with scintillating acceleration, the Stelvio benefits from a controlled ride, effortless handling, and a smooth shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage LE Hatchback CVT

 

MSRP: $16,790
TruePrice Average: $14,876
Savings: $1,914, 11.4%
Additional customer cash: $500

It’s a tough market for minicars out there, but sales for the Mirage were up significantly last year compared to 2018. The car is a steal at this price, but you’ll have to be willing to put up with slow acceleration and a good deal of interior noise and vibration. Fuel economy is excellent at 36/43 mpg city/highway when paired with the CVT.

2019 Audi A4 Premium Plus FWD

 

MSRP: $38,395
TruePrice Average: $34,033
Savings: $4,362, 11.4%

This well-rounded sedan features a stable ride, smooth engines, and one of the nicest interiors in its class. Its virtual cockpit digital dash trumps the competition, featuring crisp Google Earth maps. This deal applies to the mid-trim Premium Plus model, which comes standard with full LED headlights, a 7.0-inch screen, Bang & Olufsen sound system with 19 speakers. Oh, and this sleeper sedan is surprisingly quick, hitting 60 mph in as little as 5 seconds.

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia RWD

MSRP: $39,590
TruePrice Average: $35,174
Savings: $4,416, 11.2%

We love the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan—so much so that we named it our 2018 Car of the Year—which is why the idea of getting one at the above price has us so excited. We say it’s the most fun-to-drive car in its class, with razor-sharp handling and an incredible chassis that smooths out bumps in the road. And it has proven to be a practical commuter thanks to its 21.7/37.9 mpg city/highway rating in our Real MPG tests.

2019 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan RWD

 

MSRP: $42,395
TruePrice Average: $37,669
Savings: $4,726, 11.1%

Recently refreshed, the Mercedes-Benz C 300 now makes 255 hp from its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Although tuned for luxury more than sport, with somewhat vague steering, the C 300 benefits from a quick throttle response off the line when you tune in to Sport+ mode. Fuel economy is another plus: Our Real MPG tests showed a result of 24.5/40.3 mpg city/highway.

2019 Mercedes E 300 Sedan RWD

MSRP: $54,495
TruePrice Average: $48,646
Savings: $5,849, 10.7%

The E-Class sedan can get quite expensive when you pack on the options, but buyers now have the chance to get more than 10 percent off MSRP. The deal featured here applies to the base model with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder sedan making 241 hp. Standard features are abundant, including dual-zone climate control, remote start, and an interior lighting feature that allows users to turn the cabin one of 64 colors.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan S FWD

MSRP: $25,290
TruePrice Average: $22,659
Savings: $2,631, 10.4%

Volkswagen has brought prices down on the Tiguan over the past few years, and prices could be even more enticing this weekend. The model has grown in size since the previous generation, and if you can forgive its somewhat slow acceleration from 0-60 mph, you’ll enjoy the Tiguan for its more spacious interior an high-quality materials.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado LT Crew Cab Long Box 4WD

MSRP: $50,195
TruePrice Average: $44,977
Savings: $5,218, 10.4%
Additional customer cash: $500

The mid-range LT trim level of the Chevrolet Silverado benefits from standard features including chrome exterior accents, LED headlamps, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. Chevy’s full-size pickup was redesigned for 2019, and was a 2019 Truck of the Year finalist.

2019 Toyota Camry L Automatic

 

MSRP: $24,875
TruePrice Average: $22,331
Savings: $2,544, 10.20%

Once king of the automotive landscape, the Camry has been supplanted by the RAV4 as Toyota’s best-selling model in the U.S. Nevertheless, Toyota managed to sell 343,439 copies, proving the resilience of the popular sedan. The current generation has improved significantly from its predecessor when it comes to driving dynamics, but it faces stiff competition from the very capable new Honda Accord.

 

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Entrepreneur: Market Up as Government Shutdown Averted, but FAANG Stocks Still Down

Business Now Mag - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:20
The government shutdown drama is over and the legal drama over who has the power of the public purse -- Congress or the President -- has just begun.
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4 stylish pairs of motorbike riding gloves

Auto Blog News Feed - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:16
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Here’s Everything We Know About Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Game Informer News Feed - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:10

Publisher: Nintendo Release: Spring 2019 Platform: Switch

Nintendo and Intelligent Systems finally provided some concrete details about the upcoming Fire Emblem entry, Three Houses, during the latest Nintendo Direct. A lot of interesting stuff was revealed, but arguably the biggest tidbit of info is the July 26 release date. Here is the most notable information we gleaned from the presentation.

The Game Is Harry Potter As Hell
Back when Nintendo revealed Three Houses, the fact it took place at a school and had its student body separated into houses resulted in many people noticing similarities between the game and the popular Harry Potter franchise. The latest video has only doubled down on those similarities. As a professor at the Officer's Academy, you training your students with exercises and exams while building your relationship with them as their teacher. Interiors for the academy show in the Direct echo the stone design castle of Hogwarts as well.

New Continent, New Characters
Three Houses takes place on the continent of Fódlan, which is divided into three kingdoms: Adrestian, Faerghus, and Leicester. All the kingdoms live in relative harmony and send their high-born children to the monastery of Garreg Mach. We don't know much about the plot beyond that setup and you taking the role of a professor at that academy. However, given Fire Emblem's fondness for exploring violent and philosophical divisions between kingdoms, we wouldn't be surprised to see these three  eventually warring with one another.

Permadeath Is Likely Returning
During the presentation, Nintendo stated that "Whether your students live or die will depend on your leadership." There has been no explicit outlining of how permadeath will work (or even if it will feature in the game), but given the series' history that statement seems to imply it will. Every Fire Emblem since Awakening has also had the option to turn off permadeath as well, so we might see that, too.

You Choose Between Three Factions
Each of the three houses (Black Eagles, Blue Lions, and Golden Deer) of the academy are tied to one of the kingdoms on Fódlan's continent (respectively: Adrestian, Faerghus, Leicester).  During the game, you choose to lead the education for one of the houses, caring for all the students under that house banner, including the heir apparent for the kingdom.

The School Is Packed
While fans might be nervous that the school setting will result in fewer units to use on the battlefield and characters to get to know, the Direct briefly mentioned: "There are many students to meet, each with their own personality and skills." 

You Are Actually Teaching During The Game
Your role as a professor isn't just a title. The gameplay featured during the Direct showed the player able to plan and carry out lessons, as well as tutor students one-on-one. They can even give exams.

You Can Select Your Protagonist's Gender
As was the case with Awakening and Fates, you have the opportunity to select your main character's gender at the beginning of the campaign.

No Word On Whether Or Not Relationships Return
Both Awakening and Fates allowed players to have members in their armies date one another and even produce offspring. Given that this entry takes place in a school setting, that premise might be difficult, and neither Nintendo nor Intelligent Systems have said anything about that feature yet.

Battle Systems Are Being Tweaked 
Instead of single units moving across the battlefield, per series norm, units will often have battalions troops at their back to support them during battle. No word yet on how that affects stats during battle.

There's A Lot More 3D This Go Round
Fates and Awakening featured 3D models on the battlefield, sure, but in the quieter moments in your home base, you were mostly talking to character portraits in traditional visual-novel style. However, you're able to roam around Garreg Mach as a 3D character speaking to other 3D characters in Three Houses. The models are also a big improvement over the previous games, with them actually having feet and detailed faces.

The Supernatural Is Involved Once Again
It just wouldn't be Fire Emblem without fantastical elements. The series has always danced with fantasy, focusing on necromancers, dragons, and mages. Three Houses has its own share of the fantastical, with spell-casting powers on display during the direct as well as a mysterious girl named Sothis appearing in your main character's visions.

For more on Fire Emblem: Three Houses, head here.

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