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10 Cars Americans Don’t Want to Buy – TIME

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Volvo S60 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland. Harold Cunningham—Getty Images This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247wallst.com. The American auto industry nearly collapsed during the recession as car sales plummeted and companies struggled to stay afloat. Since then, U.S. car and light truck sales have steadily increased, reaching 1.6 million in May, up 11% from…

Cases of Kids Who Die Hot Cars Show Inconsistency of Charges – NBCNews.com

Friday, June 20, 2014

Two days before a Georgia dad allegedly left his 22-month-old son in an SUV for seven sweltering hours, a father in Florida was accused of forgetting his 9-month-old daughter in the backseat of his pickup. Georgia police charged Justin Ross Harris with murder in his son’s tragic death Wednesday, but Florida investigators are still determining whether to bring any charges at all against Steven Lillie. These similar cases —…

Audi draws up plans for range of electric cars: sources – Reuters

Friday, June 20, 2014

BERLIN (Reuters) – Audi has drawn up blueprints for a wider range of high-performance electric cars to help it take on German rivals and U.S. firm Tesla Motors (TSLA.O) if the market picks up, according to sources at the carmaker. Consumers have largely shunned battery-powered vehicles because of their high price tags and limited driving range as well as the scarcity of charging stations, but many analysts predict sales will…

Audi prices A3 diesel, convertible, S3 due this summer – USA TODAY

Friday, June 20, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide The 2015 Audi S3 high-performance sport sedan will be start at $41,995 when goes on sale this summer as part of Audi’s extended roll-out of the redesigned A3 lineup.(Photo: Audi) Audi today hung price tags on more variants of its brand-by-itself A3 lineup, the first versions of which went on sale in April. Bringing the small A3 back to the U.S. is Audi’s way to play in…

10 Cars Americans Don’t Want to Buy – TIME

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Volvo S60 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland. Harold Cunningham—Getty Images This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247wallst.com. The American auto industry nearly collapsed during the recession as car sales plummeted and companies struggled to stay afloat. Since then, U.S. car and light truck sales have steadily increased, reaching 1.6 million in May, up 11% from…

How to Enjoy Soccer – New Yorker (blog)

Friday, June 20, 2014

That’s how it started for me, and I haven’t stopped playing, watching, and loving soccer since. But that’s just me—oh, and about a gazillion other people around the world, and even one or two hundred in the United States. That’s a joke. Despite the running gag that “Amuricans hate soccer,” there are plenty of soccer fans in America, and most of us don’t care whether you want to join us…

A Chorus of ‘Goooooool,’ the Siren Song of Soccer – New York Times

Friday, June 20, 2014

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EXCLUSIVE, part I: NASCAR president on success of Dale Jr.’s (VIDEO) – FOXSports.com

Friday, June 20, 2014

PART ONE OF HELTON INTERVIEW ON THE ‘STATE OF THE SPORT’ AIRED WEDNESDAY ON NASCAR RACE HUB NASCAR President Covered Topics Ranging from Limiting Cup Drivers in Lower Series to Race Attendance & the “Dale Junior Effect” NASCAR President Mike Helton sat down with NASCAR Race Hub co-host Danielle Trotta for an exclusive, two-part “state of the sport” interview, with the first installment airing Wednesday, June 18 on FOX Sports 1. Part…

Debate: NASCAR’s burning questions – ESPN

Friday, June 20, 2014

Turn 4 TV: Don’t Rush To Judgment Our experts weigh in on four of the biggest questions in NASCAR this week: Turn 1: AJ Allmendinger went all the way to Sonoma to test. Is he or Marcos Ambrose — or even someone else — likely to “steal” a berth in the Chase in wine country? Ed Hinton, ESPN.com: Oh, yes. Either one could. Ambrose is much likelier to do it,…

The 12 Best Questions Mike Francesa Asked About Soccer – Awful Announcing

Friday, June 20, 2014

Tweet Tuesday presented a historic moment in the history of sports talk radio – Mike Francesa had a 30 minute segment about soccer.  The pope has long made his disinterest in soccer well known.  When YES was advertising the first NYCFC press conference, Francesa mocked the sport and said among other things, “My God I could care less what soccer team they own.  You couldn’t get me involved in that…

High School Sports Experience Could Be Your Career Ace In The Hole – Forbes

Friday, June 20, 2014

A note to high school students who are not athletes, and aren’t too fond of all the attention they get: you now have one more reason to be bitter. Those dumb jocks? They might get the job you want someday because they’re jocks, according to a study recently posted by the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. From the Cornell Chronicle: So you weren’t team captain – in fact, you…

Level playing field? Private school pupils still have head start in sports – The Guardian

Friday, June 20, 2014

The education watchdog, Ofsted, has called on state schools to urgently improve the quality of competitive sport they offer, warning that it was “average at best” in many and that private schools continue to dominate at elite level. In a report published on Thursday, it urged the government, schools and sports governing bodies to do more to improve the “unacceptable” proportion of state school pupils succeeding at the top level…

NCAA President: Pay Could Destroy College Sports – ABC News

Friday, June 20, 2014

NCAA President Mark Emmert stuck to his contention that amateurism is the core of college athletics, saying any effort to pay players would destroy a framework that has been in place for more than a century and cause many schools to either abandon sports or refuse to play other schools that do pay. Emmert said college athletes themselves wouldn’t want to play against other athletes who were getting paid. “They…

Source: Cavs won’t decide on No. 1 pick until after Embiid surgery – FOXSports.com

Friday, June 20, 2014

Potential No. 1 NBA Draft pick Joel Embiid has a stress fracture in his right foot that will require surgery, his agent confirmed in a written statement Thursday. The injury is not believed to be career-threatening and the Cavs will not make a firm decision on Embiid until they get his results following surgery, a source told FOX Sports Ohio. “Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture to the navicular bone…

How Amazon’s Fire Phone Cameras Know Where Your Face Is Even at Night – Gizmodo

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Amazon Fire Phone’s Dynamic Perspective—the famed “3D effect”—works almost as if by magic. As you look at the phone and move it around, the Fire Phone watches you back, and changes what you see. It’s not voodoo, though. It’s crazy camera tech. Here’s a closer look at how it works, even in the dark. Amazon Fire Phone: An All-Seeing 3D Prime ContenderAmazon Fire Phone: An All-Seeing 3D Prime ContenderAmazon…

Intel unveils new Xeon chip with integrated FPGA, touts 20x performance boost – ExtremeTech

Friday, June 20, 2014

Late yesterday, Intel quietly announced one of the biggest ever changes to its chip lineup: It will soon offer a new type of Xeon CPU with an integrated FPGA. This new Xeon+FPGA chip will fit in the standard E5 LGA2011 socket, but the integrated FPGA will allow each chip to be customized to specific workloads. This move is almost certainly intended to make Intel-x86 a better all-round platform for a…

Headache Coming On? Apple’s Phablet Could Be Just The Remedy It Needs – Forbes

Friday, June 20, 2014

In the Darwinian battle for mobile-device supremacy, is it possible that the winner will be an ungainly hybrid that no one took especially seriously when it arrived on the scene just three years ago? The phablet — half-phone, half-tablet — is threatening to do just that, outgrowing everything else at the moment. If it keeps up as many forecasters believe it will, the phablet will become the one device to…

Google’s quantum computer just flunked its first big test – The Verge

Thursday, June 19, 2014

When the D-Wave 2 was first released last year, it was accompanied by a tidal wave of hype. The machine was a self-proclaimed quantum computer, commercially available to anyone with $15 million to spend, and attracting the attention of everyone from NASA to the NSA. One of the computer’s buyers was Google, which launched a new lab to test the device’s powers more rigorously than they’d ever been tested before….

Saying `Do It On A Computer’ Not Enough To Save Patent, Supreme Court Rules – Forbes

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Business-method and software patents survived the U.S. Supreme Court’s scrutiny today, but just barely. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that patents covering abstract ideas must do more than merely append the term “on a computer” to make it past the initial review of patent eligibility. Alice Corp. vs. CLS upheld an appeals-court decision rejecting the patent on a computer-implemented payment system. “The mere recitation of a generic computer cannot…

10 Cars Americans Don’t Want to Buy – TIME

Thursday, June 19, 2014

A Volvo S60 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland. Harold Cunningham—Getty Images This post is in partnership with 24/7 Wall Street. The article below was originally published on 247wallst.com. The American auto industry nearly collapsed during the recession as car sales plummeted and companies struggled to stay afloat. Since then, U.S. car and light truck sales have steadily increased, reaching 1.6 million in May, up 11% from…