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Research Lexus stretches RX crossover to add optional third row
Author: 0 Lexus stretches RX crossover to add optional third row

We'll see how that impacts visibility for third-row passengers when we get into it at the show. To further ensure rear passengers don't feel they're stuck in a penalty box, the RXL models offer a tri-zone climate control system, with separate heating and AC units for the "back of the bus".

Research Another 150 jobs gone in latest round of network's cuts — ESPN layoffs
Author: 0 Another 150 jobs gone in latest round of network's cuts — ESPN layoffs

Those affected will receive severance pay, a 2017 bonus and the continuation of health benefits, according to the memo. "They will also appreciate your support", Skipper said in a statement. In Oct. 2015, ESPN laid off roughly 300 employees. Following the newest round of layoffs, ESPN will reportedly fly its entire staff out to its CT headquarters for a presentation covering the recent updates to the company's social media policy.

Research Lincoln Nautilus replaces MKX crossover as new naming system takes hold
Author: 0 Lincoln Nautilus replaces MKX crossover as new naming system takes hold

The MKX name is out and is being replaced by a more memorable name - Nautilus. For the 2019 model, Lincoln's stylists have reworked the design to include more luxury touches, five new sets of wheels as well as new colors. The vehicle also gets pre-collision assist and pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, lane departure, and active park assist. Ease of ownership is also enabled through the Lincoln Way app.

Research Even YouTube is launching its own Snapchat 'Stories' clone
Author: 0 Even YouTube is launching its own Snapchat 'Stories' clone

And YouTube will let users have multiple Reels - each with its own set of videos. YouTube Reels: When can we see it? YouTube giving into the Stories trend comes alongside the hire of Todd Sherman, who previously worked as lead product manager on Snapchat's trend-setting version of the feature.

Research Google's data saving app exits beta, launches globally as Datally
Author: 0 Google's data saving app exits beta, launches globally as Datally

There are some data related applications out there which help users take control but Google is really in the right place to take hold of the situation. "And what's worse, it's hard to figure out where it all goes", said Caesar Sengupta, VP of the next billion users team at Google , in a blog post .

Research Huge Waze update brings support for motorcycles and voice commands
Author: 0 Huge Waze update brings support for motorcycles and voice commands

First up is motorcycle mode, a feature that has been frequently requested by users in the past and which will give riders tailored routes and arrival times based on their chosen mode of transport. Waze promised to roll it out to more languages in the near future. Talk to Waze is now available for English-speaking Wazers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, and New Zealand, and will continually roll out in more languages soon.

Research Google corrects cheeseburger emoji in Android 8.1 Oreo update
Author: 0 Google corrects cheeseburger emoji in Android 8.1 Oreo update

It was provoked by Twitter user Thomas Baekdal, who tweeted a screen shot of Apple and Google's burger emojis side by side, raising questions over where the cheese should go. The website is regarded by many as the Wikipedia of emojis. Android users can access the new burger emoji immediately if they're running the Android 8.1 developer preview; otherwise you'll have to wait for the public release of 8.1 due out later this year.

Research Microsoft and SAP announce expanded cloud partnership
Author: 0 Microsoft and SAP announce expanded cloud partnership

Parts of the website may not work as expected without them. "We are taking our partnership to the next level with this new capability to run SAP S/4HANA in the Microsoft Azure environment", said SAP CEO Bill McDermott. Microsoft just added another bell and whistle to its Azure offering for enterprises looking to take advantage of a fully integrated cloud solution upgrade.

Research NSA files left exposed on server contained secret intelligence information
Author: 0 NSA files left exposed on server contained secret intelligence information

Upguard security expert Chris Vickery notified the Pentagon of the data exposure in late September and was informed on October 10 that the exposed data was secured, said the report. This platform was apparently meant to complement the U.S. military's existing plans for examining and sharing intelligence, surveillance and other classified information.

Research Jaguar XE SV Project 8 claims new Nurburgring lap record
Author: 0 Jaguar XE SV Project 8 claims new Nurburgring lap record

JAGUAR'S wild 200mph super saloon has smashed the Nurburgring lap record. Yeah, yeah; emulate the feat in the production auto and we'll re-assess. Jaguar's XE SV Project 8 sedan has become the world's fastest four-door vehicle around the Nürburgring Nordschleife , smashing the record by almost 11 seconds.

Research Canadian pleads guilty to economic espionage
Author: 0 Canadian pleads guilty to economic espionage

Baratov had earlier this year waived his right to fight a USA request for his extradition from Canada and is scheduled to appear in federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday for the plea hearing. He was indicted for it back in February of this year, along with three other individuals, who are based in Russian Federation. The hearing on sentencing is scheduled for February 20.

Research NFF launches short code to drive Russian Federation 2018 campaigns
Author: 0 NFF launches short code to drive Russian Federation 2018 campaigns

Adepoju played for 48 times for the Super Eagle's of Nigeria scoring 6 goals, he played for Nigeria in 1994, 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cup. The age is no surprise to football-loving Nigerians as Coach Gernot Rohr and the NFF hierarchy have always harped on the introduction of youths into the Super Eagles' squad with the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi, Henry Onyekuru, and Wilfred Ndidi all under 25 years.

Research HDMI Forum Launches HDMI 2.1 Spec with Dynamic HDR and 10K Support
Author: 0 HDMI Forum Launches HDMI 2.1 Spec with Dynamic HDR and 10K Support

The mandatory Ultra High Speed HDMI cable can now carry up to 48 Gbps and allows for Display Strem Compression (DSC). The format includes dynamic high dynamic range (HDR) support to help ensure improved video performance with improved depth, detail, brightness, contrast and wider color gamut capabilities on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame sequence.

Research This Year's Only Supermoon Happens This Weekend
Author: 0 This Year's Only Supermoon Happens This Weekend

The phenomenon is technically called perigee syzygy and occurs when the moon is at the closest point in its Earth orbit at the same time as the Earth, moon, and sun are aligned, creating a full moon. It will reach Perigee the next day on December 4th at about 2:45 a.m. May's super moon was the closest moon of the year, and marked the first time since 2009 that the new moon and not the full moon was the year's closest, according to EarthSky.org.

Research National decline in the vacancy rate reverses two years of increases
Author: 0 National decline in the vacancy rate reverses two years of increases

Also keeping rental vacancy rates low are the increasing costs of buying into the market, according to the CMHC. Fewer apartments were available because of increased rental demand in oil-producing provinces along with improving employment among young adults, influx of immigrants and a slowdown in additional rental units.

Research Earthworms Can Reproduce In Mars-Like Soil
Author: 0 Earthworms Can Reproduce In Mars-Like Soil

Earthworms introduced to Mars soil simulants were able to grow and reproduce, opening up the possibility of recreating an Earth-like ecosystem, should humans need to grow food on Mars. Two youth earthworms are the first creatures to be born in Mars-like soil conditions. The excrements still contain organic matter that is further broken down by bacteria and releases nutrients needed by plants such as phosphorus, nitrogen, and potassium.

Research Xiaomi R1 With 18:9 Bezel-Less Display Spotted In The Wild
Author: 0 Xiaomi R1 With 18:9 Bezel-Less Display Spotted In The Wild

Images of a mysterious Xiaomi smartphone with an edge to edge bezel less display of 18:9 screen aspect ratio have surfaced on the internet. "The new phablet will feature a 5.99" diagonal screen with a 2.160 x 1080 pixel resolution, a Snapdragon 625 chipset, the Qualcomm mid-range from past year, 64GB of storage space, a 12 megapixel camera and a 4,000 mAh battery.

Research Sony leads the way as VR headsets hit a major milestone
Author: 0 Sony leads the way as VR headsets hit a major milestone

Sony has always been outselling HTC and Oculus in the VR race per analyst estimates, no doubt heavily based on the fact that the PlayStation headset does not require a desktop PC to operate and instead hooks up to the PS4 gaming console. Microsoft's Mixed Reality headsets are only just starting to get into people's hands, so we expect those numbers to be divided up in future estimates.

Author: 0 Next Final Fantasy Game Won't Necessarily Follow Same Formula as FFXV

Mr. Hashimoto also confirmed that multiple Final Fantasy games are now in development, and some of them will ship in 2018 (but most likely not Final Fantasy VII: Remake ). A release date, however, is a little more hard to gauge, especially given Square Enix's penchant for long development cycles. There's still a lot more to come next year for the game, but it now seems we'll be getting even more Final Fantasy on top of that next year as well.