The 2013 Shanghai Auto Show on Friday marked the debut of the newest version of the Buick Riviera concept vehicle --- a `wireless plug-in' hybrid electric vehicle which retains most of the original exterior lines of the 2007 Buick Riviera concept, while also boasting some highly noteworthy enhancements over the original version.
Reporting its 2013 first-quarter results on Thursday, Verizon Communications said that its quarterly earnings increased 16 percent; with the company's margins witnessing a notably improvement due to the addition of pre-paid wireless subscribers.
According to the figures reported by Verizon, there was a 15.8 percent increase, to $1.95 billion, in the company net income during the first quarter, in which the bigwig telecom company not only added more wireless subscribers, but also saw a steady growth in its FiOS pay-TV and broadband business.
In the past five years, there has been a 300 per cent rise in the number of organs donated by people after dying at Nottingham's hospitals.
In 2012 and 2013, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust has recorded a total of 17 deceased donors. This number has been the highest in the East Midlands. This has led to UK witnessing 40 people being benefitted from organ donation. In the year 2007 and 2008, this number was just four.
Addressing the audience at AllThingsD's Dive into Mobile event in New York City on Tuesday, Snapchat's co-founder and CEO Evan Spiegel said that the photo service is growing at an extremely fast pace; and, as of now, most of the users are clicking pictures with iOS devices. However, he also added alongside that Snapchat's growth on Android is also in the offing.
The Los Angeles Times said in a recent report that a safety citation received by the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim on Saturday led to the temporary closure of three popular rides - Space Mountain, the Matterhorn and Soarin' Over California.
According to the report, the shutting down of the three rides was part of a voluntary closure by the Disneyland Resort officials, after the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) issued seven citations to the park on Friday.
Following outbreaks of the Norovirus, four wards in Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton has visiting restrictions.
In order to keep the bug under control, public's help is being asked for by the hospital.
Musgrove's medical director, Colin Close said, "Norovirus is a nasty infection, causing acute diarrhoea and vomiting. On top of that, it's highly contagious. For example, you can fit around 10,000 Norovirus particles on a pin head but you only need to ingest about 10 particles to become infected."
According to a new study released by Piper Jaffray, the usage of Facebook has come down among the teenagers, even though the social network still continue to be an important communications platform for them.
With the findings of the study pointing out that teenagers are drifting from Facebook - as also from Google's popular video-sharing site YouTube -, the statistics released by the study showed that there has been a 9 percent fall in Facebook usage among teenagers since last year.
A new Wired report has revealed, on the basis of an agreement obtained by it, that Apple has apparently worked out a settlement in a 2010-filed class action lawsuit which accused the company of failing to honor its warranties on the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
According to Wired, Apple will settle the lawsuit - which involved Apple vs. user warranty disputes - by paying an amount of $53 million. The settlement, which is not yet final though it is assumed to be the real deal, is expected to be filed in a San Francisco federal court in the coming weeks.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Auburn Hills-based automaker Chrysler is recalling nearly 9,300 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks of model year 2013, because the defective parking brakes of the trucks can pose a potential risk of a rollaway of the vehicles.
About the fault in the parking brakes of the Dodge Ram 1500 trucks being recalled, Chrysler said in a Tuesday statement that the parking brake equalizer in the affected trucks has apparently not been adjusted correctly.
In a move which marks a notable turnaround of decision by General Motors (GM), which yanked its $10 million advertising campaign from Facebook last year, a recent Ad Age report has revealed that the automaker is apparently re-igniting its ad campaign on the social network.
The common foundation of software-defined networking (SDN) required for interoperability and efficient development is apparently taking shape, with the announcement of the OpenDaylight project on Monday.
With the OpenDaylight project chiefly focused on developing an open-source framework for SDN - which comprises a set of technologies that facilitates the networks in better adapting to user needs with less manual effort -, most of the leading vendors working on SDN have joined the project that is being hosted by the Linux Foundation.
Northern Island has levied a tax on carrier bags that would have shoppers to pay five pence for a carrier bag. The Department of the Environment hopes that the levy would bring down the use of carrier bags by 80%.
The tax is also for the carrier bags made up of paper, plants-based material, or natural starch. The British Retail Consortium's Aodhan Connolly said that it seems that there are few consumers who are not yet ready for it. Connolly added that the biggest concern is that there would be confusion and conflicts at the tills.
Six men and a woman, all experts from the medical arena, gobbled up every bite of the eight-ounce steaks. Then they waited to have their blood drawn.
The study was led by Dr Stanley Hazen of the Cleveland Clinic, along with his colleagues, had all come together and find out the reasons for why was red meat considered to a reason for heart disease. This was an early morning experiment that they carried out.
With Samsung's new Galaxy handset - the Galaxy S4 - scheduled to hit the markets later this month, the decision of the Galaxy S3 owners to upgrade to the Galaxy S4 will largely be impacted by the handset's price as well as its specifications; more so since the appearance of the slimmer and lighter S4 is quite similar to the S3, though the new smartphone has a bigger screen.
Any liquid, even alcohol, if used in combination with chocolate can halve the fat content, chemists have determined.
The real thing is not felt due to the textures of chocolate preparations despite low-fat preparations of chocolate being well known.
A method was described by an American Chemical Society that made little sponges to displace fat by using the popular gelling agent agar.
Stefan Bon stated that when alcohol was used with the chocolates, they were like `tiny vodka jellies'.
Due to the jet-setting lifestyle that causes unwanted stress, Simon Cowell has been taking a natural hormone to help him get off the stress.
Melatonin is the sleep-aiding hormone and is found in the body.
People who are over 55 are often prescribed the manmade hormone by doctors in order to tackle insomnia.
The NHS suggests that people who are less than 55 years of age should either be given the hormone with great care or should not be given the hormone at all.
People who fly often take the hormone in order to fight jet lag and this hormone cannot be bought over the counter.
Ireland Baldwin has lately signed her modeling contract with IMG. A report has revealed that today, she made her modeling debut in the NY Post.
The daughter of Kim Basinger and Kim Basinger posed in different bikinis and cruised down the Hudson River on a yacht of 80-foot.
However, it is not for the first time that she has posted her several pictures in bikini, but her modeling shoot was undoubtedly her first. The 17-year-old new model said that she believed that she would be starring in movies at the end.
After grapping with financial problems for months, high-end electric car maker Fisker Automotive revealed in a Friday statement that it plans to lay off 75 percent of its workforce; a move which results from the company's failure to strike an agreement with an automotive partner to fund operations.
About its decision to slash nearly 75 percent of jobs at the company, Fisker said in an emailed statement on Friday that it had informed a "core group of employees in Southern California" about the job-cut move; and added that it expects only around 25 percent of workers to stay.
In a move which will apparently make the struggling consumer-electronics chain Best Buy one of the winners - other than Samsung itself - in the forthcoming release of the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S4 handset, Samsung has revealed in a recent announcement that it will open 1,400 `Samsung Experience' shops inside Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores across the US.
The opening of Samsung Experience shops inside the Best Buy superstores country-wide will give the South Korean electronics biggie a notably extensive platform for displaying its newest handsets, laptops, tablets, and cameras.
Recent reports have revealed that the man who allegedly raped and murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher in Melbourne last September will plead guilty.
The accused, Adrian Bayley (41) earlier was not asking for a plea of guilt but the recent reports have clearly said that he will ask for the plea. Last month, Adrian was determined to not stand for trial on the charges.
If anything that goes with cheetah then it is nothing but speed. Recently, a research has been carried out to know what make cheetahs so fast. It was initially considered that it would be speed, but study researchers came up with a different answer.
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At 11.10 pm, Barack Obama recorded a historic win by defeating his rival, Mitt Romney by 100 votes. Obama was given 303 electoral votes by the major networks, while Romney got 203.
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