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It's being offered with a Mercedes-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 503bhp and drives the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. It's bigger than the outgoing DB9 Volante in every respect from luggage space to rear seat legroom - this is the first Volante to come with ISOFIX child seat attachment points as standard.
  • Sir Richard Branson promises to build 'revolutionary' Hyperloop train service

    Sir Richard Branson promises to build 'revolutionary' Hyperloop train service

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    Virgin Group has made a significant investment in Hyperloop One , a company developing a near-supersonic rail transit system, Virgin announced Thursday. In a post on his website, Branson said he aimed to turn it into a "global passenger service" which could complete the 332-mile journey between the Scottish and United Kingdom capitals, via Manchester, in under an hour.
  • Astronomers have discovered a dwarf planet in the Solar system ring

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    Haumea, on the other hand, is roughly six times bigger than Chariklo, making it way smaller than our Moon but now the fifth-largest object in the solar system to have a ring, after Jupiter, Saturn , Uranus, and Neptune . Haumea is not the only dwarf planet beyond the orbit of Neptune . As a result, the team was able to pick up certain things about the dwarf planet, including the possibility of having a ring.
  • Does Darth Vader Have a Subliminal Presence in The Last Jedi's Poster?

    Does Darth Vader Have a Subliminal Presence in The Last Jedi's Poster?

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    A Darth Vader version comes with Wi-Fi connectivity and own remote control, while a Stormtrooper model is designed around the iconic helmet of a soldier of the Empire. They are available for pre-order from Samsung's website today and will be released on November 5th. The Visionary Mapping Plus feature enables the vacuum to work autonomously by mapping the room and finding the fastest cleaning routes.
  • Apple gets green-light to build major data centre in Ireland

    Apple gets green-light to build major data centre in Ireland

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    Paul Keane, from the Apple for Athenry Facebook group which has campaigned to allow the tech giant to build its data centre there, described the decision as "great news". "In light of the time that it took to arrive at this decision we will have to take a critical look at this whole process because the way it stands it is far too slow and is a threat to employment and the economy in general".
  • Apple iPhone Enters Supercycle, Watch Demand Second to None

    Apple iPhone Enters Supercycle, Watch Demand Second to None

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    Well guess what: Jony Ive, the man who's probably ultimately responsible for the notch, said in an interview that the iPhone X design is only the beginning. Apple may be now buying OLED panels from Samsung , but it seems reluctant to continue the trade. On average, analysts expect that Apple will report full year earnings of $8.94 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $8.64 to $9.33.
  • Coolest Things Facebook Announced At Oculus Go Launch Event

    Coolest Things Facebook Announced At Oculus Go Launch Event

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    Made from new fabric, the standalone VR headset is very light. According to market research firm Canalys, Facebook sold fewer than 400,000 units of the Oculus Rift previous year, making it less popular than the competing HTC Vive and Sony PlayStation VR , the latter of which has already shipped more than 1 million units.
  • SpaceX Aims to Launch Second Falcon 9 in Three Days Tonight

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    The rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida around 7 p.m. SpaceX successfully landed the rocket's first stage on a droneship in the Atlantic Ocean for reuse in another future launch. Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Indeed, reusability is key to Musk's vision for Mars colonization, the latest iteration of which he unveiled late last month at a conference in Australia.
  • Researchers Wonder Why a Giant Hole Keeps Opening Up in Antarctica

    Researchers Wonder Why a Giant Hole Keeps Opening Up in Antarctica

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    Kent Moore , an atmospheric physicist and a professor at the University of Toronto's Mississauga campus, says that it looks like a hole punched in the ice. A "polynya" is a large ice-free area that develops in an otherwise frozen sea; the features are commonly seen in both the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice.
  • Jio Diwali Bonus : Offers Rs 400 Cashback On Rs 399 Recharge

    Jio Diwali Bonus : Offers Rs 400 Cashback On Rs 399 Recharge

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    This offer starts from 12th October till 18th October and cashback will be in form of vouchers. This offer can be bought through any offline retail store, Jio Stores, Apps like Patym, Jio money etc. So if you want to use it for your next recharge of Rs. 399, you will have to pay Rs. 349 via online payment modes. Another important point to note is that Reliance Jio is planning to revise its tariffs soon.
  • Amazon Alexa devices can finally tell voices apart

    Amazon Alexa devices can finally tell voices apart

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    As you might expect, Amazon is also using Alexa voice profiles for shopping. Prior to the introduction of voice profiles, voice training in the Alexa app simply taught the AI assistant to improve recognition. Now, six months later, Alexa evens the score. If my roommate asks, she'll play different songs that are better-suited to his tastes. Once a Voice Profile is created by reciting 10 phrases to the Alexa app, whenever Alexa hears "Play music" or "Play my messages", the AI assistant will ...