bmw i3The modern day vehicle is chock full of electronics, so much so that their maintenance would require careful calibration as well as specialized equipment – which translates to a higher cost in the long run. Well, vehicles have also gotten “smarter” thanks to the kind of algorithms and systems that they have, and in the case of Tesla, a firmware update – changes in code, essentially, has resulted in a performance boost, now how about that? If one were to look at the flipside, such code could have flaws – and in the case of BMW, a security flaw did exist that made 22 million of its vehicles a potential candidate for break-ins.

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india-uberUber and court cases do seem to get acquainted with one another rather often – and in the latest incident, an Indian woman claimed that she was raped by a driver of Uber over in Delhi, and has decided to file a lawsuit against the service all the way in a US court. The 26-year old alleged victim claimed that Uber was negligent in their duty to ensure passengers’ safety, and is currently looking for unspecified damages.

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jay-z-tidalWhen it comes to technology and music, you know for sure that Jay Z does not shy from the digital medium. In fact, the music mogul did release his Magna Carta Holy Grail album to a million Galaxy device owners. Having said that, it seems that Jay Z, rich as he is, will be snapping up Tidal, a high-quality music streaming service that was previously owned by a Norwegian company. The entire bid stood at approximately $56 million after conversion, and the company’s reviewing board has recommended that all of its shareholders ought to pick up Jay Z’s offer.

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how-to-rip-dvd-s00Do know that stealing is a crime – regardless of whether you are pirating digital media, or simply ripping off a physical disc. Of course, the traditional description of a theft, which involves taking something that does not belong to you in the corporeal world, still applies. In fact, there was this bunch of thieves over at a Walmart-owned ASDA supermarket in Cheshire, England, who cleverly evaded security after they successfully managed to pack in the DVDs that they would like to watch later on into envelopes. Rather than walking out of the store with these stolen goods in hand, the thieves then sent the packages to themselves – all the while making use of the in-store Post Office.

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Tesla’s Model X, the SUV that has seen its fair share of delays, has been touted to enter production some time this year. In fact, the Tesla Model X SUV is also touted to be the first tow-capable electric car in the world, and I am quite sure that this will be far from its list of firsts in due time. The video that you see above will most probably depict the long awaited Model X SUV in action, and there is nothing quite like putting the ride through a stress test. The thing is, in order to maintain a certain level of secrecy, Tesla has decided to dress down this ride with a rather unimpressive paint job.

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When it come to the TV series known as Game of Thrones, you know for sure that there is a huge following. So much so, that the season finale has broken the torrenting record in the past. Well, for those who simply cannot wait for season 5 of Game of Thrones to kick off, you can check out the trailer above which was shown off at the IMAX screenings of Game of Thrones. Needless to say, do not expect this to be crystal clear, since this is a bootleg copy – so the person who recorded it obviously had plenty of intestinal fortitude to do so. Needless to say, season 5 of the Game of Thrones trailer does come with its fair share of spoilers.

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tab4-refreshWhile we did touch on the possibility of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 arriving with a Snapdragon 410 chipset, here we are with word that the above mentioned model, in addition to the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, has been spotted on the GFXBench site which points to the 64-bit Snapdragon 410 chipset within, in addition to a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 that also carries a 64-bit chip, now how about that?

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bt-500mbpsWhile the FCC has officially determined that the definition of broadband internet in the U.S. would require a minimum download speed of 25Mpbs and a minimum upload speed of 3Mbps, here we are with BT, the largest internet service provider in the UK, who intends to deliver what they deem to be ‘ultrafast’ speeds across the entire country. Home users will be pleased to know that the existing BT Infinity 2 fibre connections are capable of delivering speeds of up to 76Mbps, and rival Virgin Media is ahead of the pack with speeds of up to 152Mbps. BT intends to take the position of top dog eventually, citing that it is capable of delivering “ultrafast speeds of up to 500Mbps to most of the UK within a decade.”

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windows-10-surfaceIt goes without saying that any operating system, no matter how well thought out it is, will still come with some issues to fix, minor or otherwise. After all, there is no such thing as an unbreakable code, and hence, it is not surprising to hear that preview versions of Windows 10 do arrive with their very own set of bugs, issues and problems. Having said that, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 graphics driver for Windows 10 has just been updated, and this means installing the latest update ought to spell the end of video playback issues and resolve some other bugs along the way.

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gigabyte-gsmartGigabyte of Taiwan is more famous for their motherboards and other peripherals such as graphics cards, but this does not mean that they do not roll out other devices too like smartphones. Recently, Gigabyte has revealed a trio of new 5″ Android-powered handsets – and they are the Gsmart Guru GX, the Mika MX, and the Roma RX.

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