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  • Like a massage with your new car, sir?

    November 24, 2013 6:10 AM 179

    Guangzhou, China: Luxury car dealers are resorting to offering customers massages, mini-golf and other gimmicks, hoping this will give them an edge in a ferociously competitive Chinese market where brand loyalty is less common than in the West. Premium car sales slowed in China last year as the economy eased off the throttle and new Communist Party leadership

  • Fake AV update notifications deliver malware

    November 23, 2013 8:16 AM 110

    Posted on 21 November 2013. | Stuxnet has an older and more complex “sibling” that was also aimed at disrupting the functioning of Iran's uranium enrichment facility. Posted on 20 November 2013. | NSA’s insider breach has caused 52 percent of IT security professionals to reconsider their approach to user and systems administrator privileges, yet the majority

  • Mazdas get another flurry of awards

    November 21, 2013 2:57 PM 148

    Mazdas have long been media darlings, because they're better suited for driving enthusiasts than the average car -- perfect for automotive journalists, who are more likely to be driving enthusiasts than the average buyer. That hasn't always translated into great market share for Mazda, because popular virtues like plush comfort and roominess are often

  • Driving the Mazda ‘SkyActiv’ technology

    November 21, 2013 12:18 PM 145

    DESPITE a series of fuel rollbacks, the price of fuel in the country is still far from ideal. Little wonder that motorists nowadays are more conscious about fuel consumption and prefer more frugal vehicles with price tags that fall within their budget. Berjaya Philippines, the sole distributor of Mazda cars in the country, recently held a two-day fuel-economy

  • Caesars wins permits for Internet gaming launch

    November 20, 2013 10:28 PM 134

    Caesars Entertainment Corp., which owns four casinos in Atlantic City, on Wednesday received permits from New Jersey casino regulators to participate in the "soft" launch of Internet gaming Thursday. The permits cover all four of Caesars' Atlantic City properties, but, to start, the Las Vegas company is only using Bally's Atlantic City and Caesars Atlantic

  • Winamp Closes Its Doors After Fifteen Years

    November 20, 2013 8:25 PM 119

    Winamp is officially closing its doors on December 20th after fifteen years of running. You can read a report from TechCrunch below after the jump. If you had a PC and you listened to MP3s in the late 90s, chances are you managed your playlists with . Since then, Nullsoft sold Winamp to AOL (the parent company of TechCrunch) and online music has changed

  • MediaTek launches "world’s first true octa-core" mobile processor

    November 20, 2013 1:16 PM 154

    MediaTek Incorporated of Taiwan today announced the launch of the MT6592 System on a Chip (SoC). The firm claims this processor is the “world’s first heterogeneous computing SOC with scalable eight-core processing”. The chip is built at 28nm and each core is capable of running each at up to 2GHz. The SoC also includes a quad-core graphics engine which

  • Credit Suisse: Haiyan impact on PH economy small

    November 20, 2013 1:04 PM 135

    MANILA, Philippines – Super Typhoon Haiyan's (Yolanda) devastating assault on the central Philippines exerted a catastrophic human cost, but analysts say its impact on one of Asia's fastest-growing economies will be less traumatic. More than 4,000 people were killed and up to 4.4 million displaced – twice the number that lost their homes after the 2004 Indian

  • Analysts predict Haiyan's long term effects

    November 20, 2013 11:28 AM 153

    Manila - Super Typhoon Haiyan's devastating assault on the central Philippines exerted a catastrophic human cost, but analysts say its impact on one of Asia's fastest growing economies will be less traumatic. The national economy has been on an upswing for the past five years and expanded 7.6% in the first half of 2013 a remarkable turnaround for a country

  • ‘Kulinarya’ Filipino food fest kicks off Nov. 20 in SF

    November 20, 2013 3:50 AM 112

    SAN FRANCISCO—The 4th Annual Kulinarya – A Filipino Culinary Showdown will kick off on Wednesday, Nov. 20, for a series of Filipino food-centered activities to elevate Philippine cuisine and promote Filipino restaurants and chefs in San Francisco and throughout the United States. It will also be a fund-raiser for survivors of Haiyan/Yolanda. Friends