One byproduct of MTV’s youthful audience profile is the dizzying speed with which the channel chews through its zeitgeist moments. So after being defined for a time by “Jersey Shore” — which has spawned a slew of spinoffs and copycats — the network has seemingly moved on to a new signature franchise, which for better... Read more »
Chrysler Group said it had "resolved" differences with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over NHTSA's request to recall 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002-07 Jeep Liberty [exported as Cherokee] vehicles and would now conduct a voluntary campaign that, in addition to a visual inspection of the vehicle will, if necessary, provide an upgrade to the rear structure of the vehicle to better manage crash forces in low-speed impacts.
VIENNA (AP) — A flash flood unleashed by a major thunderstorm has inundated the Austrian village of Hallstatt, which has been awarded special status by the U.N. because of its unique beauty.
Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Aston Martin, UK, Luxury Behold the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante in all its convertible glory. Like its hard top twin, the convertible Vanquish boasts a 5.9-liter V12 engine with 565 horsepower and 457 pound-feet of torque. That thrust is good enough to push the car to a top speed of 183 miles per hour, and Aston Martin says the 2014 Vanquish Volante is the first of the company's convertibles to bow with body panels comprised entirely of carbon fiber. It also offers the stiffest body structure in the history of the automaker's droptop efforts. The machine's power three-layer top can be put up or down at speeds of up to 30 mph and can do its dance in around 14 seconds. Interestingly, designers went with a full-length windshield, which runs directly up to the cloth top. there is no sheetmetal (or in this case, carbon fiber) header between the glass and the roof. Very cool. A six-speed automatic transmission handles shifting duties and a new set of springs and dampers help cope with altered dynamics of the convertible. Aston Martin claims the 2014 Vanquish Volante offers up a weight distribution of 51:49, and a set of carbon-ceramic brakes help bring the whole party down from speed. If you want one, get ready to shell out at least $297,995 for the pleasure. Deliveries are set to begin early next year. Check out the full press release below once you stop gawking at the gallery above.Continue reading 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante drops its mind-blowingly beautiful top2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante drops its mind-blowingly beautiful top originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Huawei, which recently became the No.3 smartphone brand in the world, may be considering a Nokia acquisition. Wall Street reacted violently, prompting an 8% spike in Nokia’s share price. This speculation is part of an annual summertime ritual. In July, we’ll get the rumor about Lenovo buying Nokia and in August, some British brokerage will speculate about Cisco executives flying to Helsinki. However, there is a very specific problem with the idea of any of these companies buying Nokia right now. All of them might be interested in buying a smartphone vendor. But Nokia is not a smartphone company. It’s still a feature phone company. In the latest quarter, Nokia’s feature phone volume totaled 56 million units and smartphone shipments stood at 6 million units. On the revenue
After a chorus of cries for social justice echoed through the streets of Brazil for days, protesters called for a time out Wednesday. Despite the anticipated lull in street marches, the government will beef up security with the deployment of elite police officers and firefighters.
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