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Delphi told panel GM approved ignition switches below specifications – Reuters

Monday, March 31, 2014

WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co approved ignition switches for cars that have been linked to 13 deaths, even though the parts did not appear to meet the company’s specifications, officials of Delphi Automotive told U.S. congressional investigators. In a memo released on Sunday by the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, documents provided by GM and a federal regulator provided “unsettling” information, according to Republican Representative Tim Murphy,…

GM ignition switch recall expands – WDIV Detroit

Monday, March 31, 2014

DETROIT – General Motor is expanding its ignition switch recall by 824,000 vehicles sold in the U.S., bringing the number of cars recalled for this problem to more than 2.5 million. GM now will replace the ignition switch for all years of its Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Pontiac G5, Solstice and Saturn Ion and Sky in the U.S. The automaker says faulty switches may have been used to repair the vehicles….

US Regulators Declined Full Inquiry Into GM Ignition Flaws, Memo Shows – New York Times

Monday, March 31, 2014

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GM recalls new pickups, SUVs – USA TODAY

Monday, March 31, 2014

A 2014 Chevrolet Silverado LT Z71(Photo: GM) GM has recalled all of its 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500 pickup trucks — its best-selling line of vehicles — as well as its brand-new 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, Chevy Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs with 6-speed transmissions. The truck and SUV recall, which covers 490,200 units in the U.S., is aimed at fixing a “transmission oil cooler line…

Review: 2014 Toyota Highlander Limited – New York Times

Monday, March 31, 2014

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Karlie Kloss strikes a pose in unusual tartan outfit for a Vogue photo shoot – Daily Mail

Monday, March 31, 2014

By Daily Mail Reporter and Jay Lowe PUBLISHED: 14:21 EST, 30 March 2014 | UPDATED: 17:08 EST, 30 March 2014 Karlie Kloss makes modelling look so easy and she certainly knows how to work all the camera angles. The 21-year-old showed off her skills as she posed in a red tartan getup during a photo shoot for Vogue magazine in London on Sunday. The two piece knee-length crimson ensemble highlighted…

Coco Rocha Gives BFFs a ‘Priceless Surprise,’ Makes Us Really Emotional – Styleite

Monday, March 31, 2014

If MasterCard cooks up these elaborate Candid-Camera-type stunts just to over-warm our hearts, Coco Rocha’s “priceless surprise” takes it one step beyond and aims to totally liquify all our vital organs. The Canadian model/tech editor/Irish dancer magnanimously invites a pair of best friends to join her in the front row at World MasterCard Fashion Week, and after that, the threesome partakes in some cackling, a limo ride, a shopping spree…

Lara Stone enjoys date at Nobu’s with husband David Walliams – Daily Mail

Monday, March 31, 2014

<!– By Danielle Gusmaroli PUBLISHED: 14:07 EST, 23 March 2014 | UPDATED: 05:24 EST, 24 March 2014 The fashion world can’t get enough of Lara Stone, thanks to her Bardot-esque look. And, nor can husband David Walliams, by the looks of things. The the gap-toothed beauty paraded her near make-up free face and a casual attire – still managing to look the epitome of elegance and style – as she…

A Model Meal: Karlie Kloss’ Avocado Flatbread – PEOPLE Great Ideas

Monday, March 31, 2014

Courtesy Karlie Kloss With rumors of a pending avocado shortage looming, we’re craving the creamy green fruit more than ever. Luckily a “guacapocalypse” is a long shot, so we’ll be making plenty of the avocado-topped flatbread that supermodel Karlie Kloss recently posted to Instagram. “Snack attack! I love adding avocado and chili flakes to any dish,” she wrote. We agree! And so do some other stunning starlets: Avocado toast is also a favorite snack…

Sony to launch ‘Digital Paper’ e-ink screen in U.S., acts like paper – Digital Trends

Monday, March 31, 2014

Detailed on a Sony splash page for the product and originally announced about ten months ago for the Japanese market, Digital Paper from Sony is a $1,100, 13.3-inch e-ink screen that allows users to read PDF documents as well as take written notes using the included stylus. While the product has been available in Japan for a while, Sony is teaming up with a legal and financial document management company called Worldox to…

Listen to Darkside’s Remix of St. Vincent’s "Digital Witness" – Pitchfork Media

Monday, March 31, 2014

Nicolas Jaar‘s Other People imprint has been awfully busy lately—they’ve recently shared a new single from Jaar’s Just Friends project and announced the forthcoming solo EP from Dave Harrington. Today, Jaar and Harrington, aka Darkside, have shared their remix of St. Vincent‘s single “Digital Witness”. Listen to it via Other People. Update: St. Vincent notes that the remix will be available on 12″ vinyl along with the original single, plus a capella and instrumental versions. Watch Darkside perform “Freak, Go…

Rupert Murdoch’s dynastic epic will deliver more plot twists – The Guardian

Monday, March 31, 2014

So, the older brother becomes “co-chairman” of the empire while the younger brother has to make do with being a mere “co-chief operating officer” of 21st Century Fox. You’d reckon, at first glance, that Rupert Murdoch‘s own game of thrones was well nigh over. Lachlan, after a prolonged, quasi-entrepreneurial sulk, returns to the Westeros fold. James, victim of the Wapping wild lands, has to make do with TV, movies, videos…

Sunderland bans newspaper, which responds by banning “Sun”-derland – NBCSports.com

Monday, March 31, 2014

Northeast English Premier League clubs aren’t being kind to newspapers, and now Sunderland is facing the “wrath” of The Daily Sun in a comical and juvenile way. After The Sun correctly predicted Gus Poyet’s lineup for Sunderland’s mid-week clash against Liverpool, the Black Cats hierarchy decided to ban the newspaper from the Stadium of Light for the rest of the season. The Sun’s response? Well, let’s allow Newcastle beat writer Lee Ryder…

Dr. Paul Offit: ‘Journalism Jail’ For Faulty Medical Reporting – Forbes

Monday, March 31, 2014

DENVER, CO – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia chief of infectious diseases, pediatrician, vaccine developer and author, Dr. Paul W. Offit, called on broadcast and print reporters to avoid the “he-said, she-said reporting” that perpetuates false controversies in science and medicine. Offit’s comments came today in his keynote address at Health Journalism 2014, this year’s annual meeting of the Association for Health Care Journalists. In his discussion of some continued–and faulty–reporting…

Two people have been shot at an Eastside clothing store, Body Gear. – Indianapolis Star

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a shooting during the afternoon of March 30, 2014, at Body Gear, 2816 E. 38th St.(Photo: Joe Vitti/The Star) An employee of an Eastside clothing store was fatally shot this afternoon and a customer was wounded when gun violence erupted during a suspected shoplifting. Two people are in custody following the shooting at Body Gear, 2816 E. 38th St., the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police…

A Passion to Pitch – New York Times

Sunday, March 30, 2014

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EA Sports UFC won’t let you share created fighters due to copyright concerns – Polygon

Sunday, March 30, 2014

You’ll be able to create a fighter in EA Sports UFC, but you won’t be able to share your creations with other players because of headaches surrounding intellectual property rights, said creative director Brian Hayes in an interview with MMAjunkie. EA’s previous mixed martial arts title, 2010’s EA Sports MMA, included a feature called Fighter Share that allowed players to upload their created fighters to EA’s servers so other…

Nikon’s latest mainstream DSLR hits the sweet spot – USA TODAY

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Nikon D5300 DSLR.(Photo: Reviewed.com / Chris Thomas) Story Highlights High-quality 24-megapixel sensor delivers sharp shots Excellent video quality in both bright and dim light Disappointing automatic white balance performance Brands as big as Nikon have sometimes been known to rest on name recognition, pumping out new cameras that do little to improve on those that came before. But in the case of the new D5300 DSLR (MSRP $799.95), that…

Here are the latest rumors swirling around the 2014 Apple MacBook Air – Digital Trends

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The original MacBook Air spurred a revolution in notebook computing when it was first released back in 2008. Take it out of the picture, and solid state drives would have seen slower adoption, Ultrabooks would never come to be, and laptops might still have more than a couple USB ports. Hey, we didn’t say revolutions were always good. Over the past two years though, the Air has fallen behind its…