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2020 VW Golf slated for techrich October debut report says

first_img 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Originally, it was believed that the 2020 Volkswagen Golf would make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, perhaps alongside the ID electric hatchback’s production form. Now, a new report points to a later debut, but based on what the Golf will carry with it, the wait sounds worth it.The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf is currently scheduled to make its formal debut in October, Automotive News Europe reported Tuesday, citing sources familiar with the matter. There are, according to ANE, two reasons for this: First, Volkswagen wants the ID to steal the spotlight at the show, as it’s a pretty important vehicle for the automaker; also, as earlier reports noted, VW did have some software setbacks to work through.But the Golf that shows itself to the world in October will be reportedly worth the weight. ANE’s report says that the eighth generation is positioning itself as “the benchmark for connectivity.” Standard features will allegedly include lane-keep assist, LED headlights and a massive digital cockpit in addition to a center-console screen no smaller than 8.25 inches.In addition to all that kit, most of which is currently relegated to more expensive Golf trims, there’s some interesting digital tech in there. The vehicle will reportedly be capable of vehicle-to-x communication, likely using the DSRC standard (802.11p) that the automaker has championed in the past. The new Golf should also carry a digital key option, which allows the vehicle to be opened using a phone instead of a key, although it’s unclear if this technology will rely on near-field communication like Hyundai’s, or if it will use Bluetooth Low Energy like the Tesla Model 3.The 2020 VW Golf will enter production in Wolfsburg, Germany, in the third quarter of 2019, the report says. Europe will be first to take a crack at the new hatchback; as with generations past, it’ll take about a year or so for the new Golf to make its way to the US. Hatchbacks Future Cars Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Volkswagen Review • 2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen: Stirring sensibility 23 Photoscenter_img 1 More From Roadshow 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI is a hot hatch for grown-ups Comment More about 2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen Share your voice Volkswagenlast_img read more

Get an Echo Dot for 2999 or a refurb for 2499

first_img Amazon Now playing: Watch this: 2 See It CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Tags Best Buy $29 The Cheapskate See it $49 Crutchfield Amazon Echo Dot Review • Amazon Echo Dot 3 review: Alexa’s best Dot yet plays defense See Itcenter_img $29 Adorama Mentioned Above Amazon Echo Dot (third-generation, Charcoal) Share your voice The new Amazon Echo Dot: Does it sound better than before? Preview • Amazon’s third Echo Dot takes a few cues from the Google Home Mini Smart Speakers & Displays News • Amazon Echo Dot deal: 3 for $70 $49 Comments Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. CNET This post is for you, Last Person in America Who Doesn’t Own a Smart Speaker.The current-generation Amazon Echo Dot normally sells for $49.99, but it’s once again on sale for 40% off. That gets you out the door for just $29.99.See it at AmazonStill too much? Try this: Today only, and while supplies last, Woot has the refurbished third-gen Echo Dot for $24.99, with free shipping for Amazon Prime subscribers. (Non-subscribers will pay $5 for shipping, at which point it’s obviously better to go new.)See it at WootSure, that’s only a $5 savings, but if you consider the regular price, it’s a 50% savings. Your color options there are Charcoal and Heather Gray. Amazon’s selection adds Sandstone to the mix.CNET’s Echo Dot review tells you everything you need to know about the little puck. I’ll add my two cents to that: It’s an excellent nightstand companion for things like alarms, weather reports and guided meditations.Will Amazon Prime Day bring an even lower price on the Echo Dot? Perhaps. It did dip to $25 around Black Friday last year. But I think at $30 it’s already a sweet deal. 1:54 See Itlast_img read more

Kapil Sharma Show star Chinki Minki thank Vicky Kaushal for doing this

first_imgWhen Chinki Minki of The Kapil Sharma Show met Vicky KaushalInstagramThe popular Tik Tok twins stars, Surabhi Mehra and Samriddhi Mehra, who are now known as Chinki and Minki of The Kapil Sharma Show, had a fan girl moment when they recently met the National Film Award winner Vicky Kaushal at Mumbai’s Film City.Dressed in coordinating white shirt and blue jeans, the twin sisters were seen posing for a photograph with Vicky who looked all happy to meet them. “With the most humble, charming and versatile actor @vickykaushal09 PS- Thank you for matching height,” Surabhi and Samriddhi wrote on Instagram.Last month, Chinki and Minki had entered into The Kapil Sharma Show as Kapil’s new neighbours and stunned everyone with their unison talk. They stole the show with their short presence and even got a standing ovation from Archana Puran Singh and the audience for their brilliant performance on stage.Both Surabhi and Samriddhi are also popular on Instagram and have 197k followers and after appearing on The Kapil Sharma Show, their popularity witnessed a huge growth on social media. The TikTok twins have also been a part of modelling assignments and brand endorsements which you can easily get a glimpse of it on their respective Instagram handles.For the uninitiated, Vicky recently bagged a National Film Award for the Best Actor for Uri The Surgical Strike and shared the trophy with Ayushmann Khurrana who also won the Best Actor for Andhadhun.last_img read more

Hasina leaves Washington for London

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina left Washington on Monday for London on her way back home wrapping up her 16-day visit to the United States.“A United Airlines flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage took off from Dulles International Airport in Washington for London at 10:15 pm on Monday (local time),” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told UNB over phone from Washington.Bangladesh ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and permanent representative to the United Nations Masud Bin Momen saw the prime minister off at the airport.The flight is scheduled to land at Heathrow International Airport in London at 10 am (local time) today.Bangladesh high commissioner to the UK Nazmul Qaunine will receive Sheikh Hasina at the airport. After a three-day stay in the British capital, the prime minister will return home on 7 October.Sheikh Hasina travelled to the US capital from New York on 22 September after attending the 72nd UNGA session.After staying in Washington for a week, she was scheduled to return home on 2 October via London. But, the date was deferred as the prime minister underwent a gallbladder surgery at a Washington hospital on 25 September.Sheikh Hasina arrived in New York on 17 September to join the UN’s annual event.last_img read more

Filipino Muslims set to approve autonomy law

first_imgMoro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) members secure Camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao on the southern island of Mindanao on 29 July 2018. Nearly 100,000 members of the Philippines` largest Muslim rebel group gathered on 29 July to discuss a landmark law granting them autonomy, expressing hope it would make their `dream of peace` a reality. — AFPLeaders of the Philippines’ mainstream separatist group on Sunday urged Muslims in the country’s south to support a new autonomy law designed to tackle extremism and defuse a half-century of conflict in a referendum later this year.The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which signed a peace deal with the government four years ago, gathered tens of thousands of supporters from all over the southern province of Mindanao to its base to begin a massive campaign for the law’s approval.President Rodrigo Duterte last signed the new autonomy legislation, called Bangsamoro Organic Law, allowing self-rule for Muslims in 2022, hoping to end a conflict that has killed more than 120,000 people and displaced 2 million.“Our real journey toward self-determination is just starting,” Mohagher Iqbal, the rebel group’s chief negotiator, told Reuters by telephone, saying there are still challenges ahead that could stop the implementation of the law.Speaking earlier to thousands of supporters, including women and children, he asked them to vote for the approval of the law expanding the territories covered by the Muslim autonomous area in the south, although he warned of some potential obstacles.“We still don’t know if there are groups or individuals who will question the new autonomy law before the Supreme Court,” he told a cheering crowd in a speech livestreamed on social media. Supporters chanted “Allahu Akbar” and “Yes to BOL” in the rebel camp in the middle of coconut and banana groves.In 2008, close to a million people were displaced in central Mindanao region when violence erupted after the Supreme Court canceled a deal on ancestral domain with the MILF. A small but more radical splinter rebel group has since emerged, and has aligned with pro-Islamic State militant forces.MILF leaders said they are trying to avoid a similar episode that could lead to extremist groups taking hold in the south. The rebel group is expected to dominate the 80-member Bangsamoro transition government that will be formed after the referendum.The Bangsamoro area includes part of the Philippines’ second-largest island of Mindanao, and a chain of dozens of small islands to the west notorious for piracy and banditry.An estimated five million Muslims live in the region, which has the predominantly Catholic nation’s lowest levels of employment, income, education and economic development.The United Nations, European Union, United States and Japan welcomed the passing of the new autonomy law, hoping for an end to violence and a start to the region’s economic reconstruction.last_img

Looming DeVos Visit to UB Sparks Student Walk Outs

first_imgUniversity of Baltimore students and community members waved signs in Gordon Plaza on the school’s campus Sept. 11, in protest of the announcement that Betsy DeVos, the controversial U.S. Secretary of Education, will be the Fall commencement speaker at UB.Kurt Schmoke, UB President and former Baltimore Mayor, made the announcement last week, the same week DeVos announced an effort to roll back Obama-era Title IX protections across college campuses in the U.S., which in part protect students from sexual assault.Betsy DeVos, who has been a lightning rod for controversy as Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education, was invited to address the University of Baltimore’s fall commencement. (Courtesy Photo)“I’m graduating in December and I’m so proud of myself for the accomplishments that I have achieved here at UB and my graduation will not be the same for myself or any of the students here. She does not represent the ideals of what UB is or what Baltimore City has for the public education system at all,” graduate student Devon Washington, told the AFRO.According to the University of Baltimore Student Government Association (SGA), the student body had no say in the decision to invite Devos to speak at the school’s commencement. “The truth is we welcome Betsy Devos here to come on campus. This is not the right time or right atmosphere for her to come and speak on policies that we don’t truly represent,” Keanuu Smith-Brown Student Government Vice President said. “If she is going to come and stand in front of us and say that she is going to cut funding for public schools and she is going to stand in front of us and say that she is willing to cut funding for Pell grants and stand in front of us and say that she is not going to enforce Title IX on universities and campuses across the country then no, we are not going to back a woman like that.”Smith-Brown would prefer that Devos would come to the campus and address the issues he mentioned instead of promoting policies that do not represent the student body.A petition that requested President Schmoke rescind his invitation to DeVos has generated over 2,800 signatures so far.Schmoke issued a statement Sept. 11 that said, “I extended my invitation to Secretary DeVos in January of this year and she accepted shortly thereafter. In my letter of invitation, I afforded her the opportunity to use the event to not only congratulate our graduates but to also present her views on higher education issues on her choice…After reading about events at other universities where persons were denied the right to speak because some on campus opposed the views of the speaker, I became convinced that the University of Baltimore was the right institution to affirm the academy’s commitment to freedom of speech.”Ben Jealous, the former National President & CEO of the NAACP and current candidate for Maryland governor, also stood in solidarity with the students and spoke at the protest. He told the AFRO, “I teach at Princeton University and I’m a big supporter of bringing controversial speakers to campus on every day except for graduation day. Our graduation speakers traditionally are speakers who speak to the best values of the university and the highest aspirations of the students. Betsy Devos’s leadership is contrary to both,” Jealous said.This is not the first time DeVos has been met with criticism on a college campus. Last spring, many graduates at Bethune-Cookman University turned their backs on her as she spoke at the historically Black university’s Spring commencement.last_img read more

Does psychology have a conflictofinterest problem

first_imgGeneration Z has made Jean Twenge a lot of money. As a psychologist at San Diego State University in California, she studies people born after the mid-1990s, the YouTube-obsessed group that spends much of its time on Instagram, Snapchat and other social-media platforms. Thanks to smartphones and sharing apps, Generation Z has grown up to be more narcissistic, anxious and depressed than older cohorts, she argues. Twenge calls them the ‘iGen’ generation, a name she says she coined. And in 2010, she started a business, iGen Consulting, “to advise companies and organizations on generational differences based on her expertise and research on the topic”. Twenge has “spoken at several large corporations including PepsiCo, McGraw-Hill, nGenera, Nielsen Media, and Bain Consulting”, one of her websites notes. She delivers anything from 20-minute briefings to half-day workshops, and is also available to speak to parents’ groups, non-profit organizations and educational establishments. In e-mail exchanges, she declined to say how much she earns from her advisory work, but fees for star psychologists can easily reach tens of thousands of dollars for a single speech, and possibly much more, several experts told Nature. Twenge’s academic papers don’t mention her paid speeches and consulting. Yet that stands in stark contrast to the conflict-of-interest (COI) guidelines issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), an influential organization whose standards have been widely adopted by many medical and some psychology journals. Those guidelines say that such ‘personal fees’ should be declared as potential COIs in research papers because readers should be made aware of any financial interests that they might perceive as potentially influencing the findings.center_img Twenge is not a lone outlier; an analysis for this article found that several well-known academic psychologists do paid speeches and consultancy work and don’t declare them in their research papers. Many editors and psychologists say that this is fine and is standard behaviour. They argue that this kind of income should not count as a COI and that psychology should not be held to the norms of medical science. “Speaking fees and consultancies would not be obvious conflicts of interest, unlike, say, evaluating a drug produced by a company in which one holds stock, since there would not seem to be incentives aligned with making one claim versus another,” says Steven Pinker, a well-known author and psychologist at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who can also be booked for speaking engagements. Read the whole story: Naturelast_img read more

Art is all that matters

first_imgIn an initiative to bring the finest works of some renowned artists to an art lover’s disposal, a new group paintings exhibition titled ‘Creative Six’ is being held at the Creativity Art Gallery in the national Capital. The exhibition which began on January 25 will be on till February 15. It features the works of extremely talented artists – Farhad Hussain, Gegorge Martin PJ, Kishore Roy, Krishnendu Poral, Jagmohan Bangani and Tejinder Kanda, will include relief prints, dry pints, collographs and lithographs.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’What happens when you bring six creative minds under the same roof? It is a potpourri of colours, emotions and imagination. Six artists are showcasing their works which are carefully handpicked. The personalities, who are being associated with ‘Creativity Art Gallery’, touch different subjects that will connect with the art lovers. Visual treats are by Tejinder Kanda whose strong strokes come together to form song and dance or depict a scene from around your everyday surroundings. Shekhar Jhamb, director, Creativity Art Gallery expressed his motto very aptly. He said: “The aim of the gallery is not only to bring forward good artists but artists who think differently. We want to imprint these artists in the minds of the masses and help ignite aspiring artists as well. When that happens, I’ll feel I’m on the right track”.WHERE: Creativity Art GalleryWHEN: January 25 to February 15TIME: 11 am to 7 pmlast_img read more

Apples New 6Digit Passcodes What Do They Mean for Your BYOD Policy

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Apple’s release of iOS 9 last month has done us all a tremendous public service: It’s brought mobile security into the spotlight for small businesses.Related: 11 Tips to Secure Mobile Devices and Client DataThis new and latest version of the operating system expands the iOS default pass-code lock setting from a four-digit to six-digit PIN. That’s an especially big plus for businesses with a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy, allowing employees to work on their personal laptops, smartphones and tablets.A six-digit PIN, in essence, makes it dramatically more difficult for potential attackers to crack devices. By expanding the default length of a passcode by just two digits, the number of potential entry combinations increases from just 10,000 to one million.But beyond this welcome increase in protection for users of iPhones, the iOS9 move has prompted many businesses to begin questioning how they address mobile device security overall. New research from IBM Security found that a vast majority of businesses today don’t sufficiently secure their employees’ devices with even the most rudimentary of features.The findings reveal that among those businesses that currently enforce passcode use on employee mobile devices at all, 87 percent require only a numeric PIN. Of those companies, 79 percent mandate the bare minimum: a four-to-five-digit numeric passcode that takes just 18 minutes for sophisticated cybercriminals to crack, according to the iOS Hacker’s Handbook.A six-digital alphanumeric passcode, by comparison, might take the most skilled hacker up to 196 years to infiltrate.This minimalist attitude toward mobile security among most mobile users and their employers has continued despite the growing value of company records: The average cost of a lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information increased this year to $154 — reflecting the rising threat from cybercriminals looking to capitalize on mobile as an attack vector.Apple’s move, however, could be the catalyst needed to bring mobile security into focus, especially for small businesses that simply cannot afford costly data breaches. Considering that the BYOD phenomenon has reached its prominence largely due to the simplicity, flexibility and convenience that mobile provides, it’s incredibly encouraging that as the security of devices evolves, the tech industry is making it simpler for users to better protect themselves, through such innovations as touch authentication.Making security strong yet simple is critical to an effective defense against cybercrime. A recent Ponemon Institute study found that many workers don’t understand the risk that an insecure mobile devices poses for their employers, prompting them to look for workarounds. Millennials, in particular — who by 2020 will make up approximately 50 percent of the U.S. workforce — have grown up in a world where technology is at their fingertips, and if extra steps for protection prove to be a hassle, millenials are going to reject them, or find a way to circumvent them.In fact, the younger generation’s comfort with mobile and social can lead them to take unnecessary risks, such as downloading new, unvetted apps, and connecting to hot spots. A recent survey found that 56 percent of millennials were fine with downloading apps without reading permissions. This is a scary realization, considering that IBM recently found that nearly 40 percent of companies that issue mobile applications for customers aren’t properly securing them. This leaves open tremendous windows of opportunities for hackers.Related: Mobile app security firm Wegilant raises $500K from Ravi Gururaj, other angel investorsApple’s latest security features are the first step on the path toward shutting down mobile attacks, but device-level security is only the start of the conversation. While the move to six digit passcodes will spur nearly 80 percent of companies to update their BYOD policies, it will also open the door for organizations — small businesses, especially — to begin thinking more deeply about how to best protect and manage data on mobile devices. This entails use across the entire transmission path: from device to network to application and beyond.The key to successful implementation will be to collaboratively develop employee-focused security policies that can account for the evolving mobile technology and threat landscape. To get started, here are three best practices to consider:Many employees don’t understand the risks of using unsecured mobile devices and apps, nor are they trained on mobile security in the workplace. Communicating this information is key.Regardless of their generation, industry or job, the vast majority of people want to balance ease of use with secure protection of their data. Require passcodes for employee mobile devices, but also ensure that they can employ easy-to-use technology, such as touch authentication (if available) which will keep devices secure without sacrificing convenience.Investigate ways to strengthen the security of data on mobile devices, and use technology to your benefit via tools that can scan apps, detect malicious apps/malware and then take action if needed.Overall, flexibility is key to accomplishing mobile security goals. Offering employees the freedom and flexibility they crave with their mobile usage should be a priority — as long as it’s done securely enough to help protect against the world’s increasingly large and dangerous networks of hackers. Related: Our Collective Mobile Security Blind Spot 5 min read October 13, 2015 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more