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  • Welcome back to our weekly roundup of all the tech news that you can use. In a move that was announced a little while ago, Reliance Jio has finally announced new plans, reducing the validity of some popular packs and raising the rates on other plans. It's been something that a lot of people have expected for a while now, and the announcement from Reliance Jio came with Diwali this year. The big change is that the Rs. 399 Jio pack benefits will now be priced at Rs. 459. This includes the free calls and SMS of course, and apart from that, you get 1GB of data per day for 84 days. And of course, you get access to Reliance Jio's apps such as Jio Cinema and Jio Music.How to Check Your Reliance Jio Plan, Balance, ValidityRs. 399 recharge will still give you the same data access as before, but its validity has gone down from 84 days to 70 days, so the pricing is in line with the new Rs. 459 plan. Reliance Jio has also reduced the validity of the Rs. 509 recharge pack, which gives y..

    Jio’s New Plans, Jio Phone Rival by BSNL, WhatsApp Live Location, Nokia 7, and More News This Week

    Welcome back to our weekly roundup of all the tech news that you can use. In a move that was announced a little while ago, Reliance Jio has finally announced new plans, reducing the validity of some popular packs and raising the rates on other plans. It's been something that a lot of people have expected for a while now, and the announcement from Reliance Jio came with Diwali this year. The big change is that the Rs. 399 Jio pack benefits will now be priced at Rs. 459. This includes the free calls and SMS of course, and apart from that, you get 1GB of data per day for 84 days. And of course, you get access to Reliance Jio's apps such as Jio Cinema and Jio Music.How to Check Your Reliance Jio Plan, Balance, ValidityRs. 399 recharge will still give you the same data access as before, but its validity has gone down from 84 days to 70 days, so the pricing is in line with the new Rs. 459 plan. Reliance Jio has also reduced the validity of the Rs. 509 recharge pack, which gives y..
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  • EINDHOVEN, Netherlands -- NXP Semiconductors is bracing for a future of self-driving cars and increased competition, said Maurice Geraets, vice president of innovation. Chips capable of powerful computing will be required for higher levels of autonomous functions, vehicle networking and cybersecurity. This week, NXP introduced a multipurpose processing chip that can be used to control automotive functions from infotainment to powertrain to sensor fusion.Competitors such as Nvidia Corp. and Intel are developing high-performance processors for specific functions, such as Level 4 and Level 5 self-driving, and reports indicate that Tesla Inc. is developing its own custom artificial intelligence chip. Meanwhile, NXP is waiting on the European Commission to approve a $47 billion offer by Qualcomm, the U.S. mobile chip and telecommunications company. The combined operation would offer products for a broad array of uses related to self-driving cars and smart cities. "When we talk to our au..

    NXP plans for future while waiting for Qualcomm deal approval

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands -- NXP Semiconductors is bracing for a future of self-driving cars and increased competition, said Maurice Geraets, vice president of innovation. Chips capable of powerful computing will be required for higher levels of autonomous functions, vehicle networking and cybersecurity. This week, NXP introduced a multipurpose processing chip that can be used to control automotive functions from infotainment to powertrain to sensor fusion.Competitors such as Nvidia Corp. and Intel are developing high-performance processors for specific functions, such as Level 4 and Level 5 self-driving, and reports indicate that Tesla Inc. is developing its own custom artificial intelligence chip. Meanwhile, NXP is waiting on the European Commission to approve a $47 billion offer by Qualcomm, the U.S. mobile chip and telecommunications company. The combined operation would offer products for a broad array of uses related to self-driving cars and smart cities. "When we talk to our au..
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  • Jio has revised its tariff plans, raising the price of the Rs. 399 pack, which offers 1GB data per day for 84 days, to Rs. 459. Now, users will get 1GB data per for 70 days with the Rs. 399 recharge pack. The revision was promised last week when Jio announced it is giving consumers Rs. 400 cashback on purchase of the Rs. 399 recharge. The company has also reduced the validity of the Rs. 509 pack from 56 days to 49 days, and still offers 2GB per day with it. On the other hand, those who buy the Rs. 149 Jio prepaid pack (validity 28 days) will get 4GB data instead of 2GB. These plans will become effective starting Thursday, October 19.Let's check out what else made news in the world of technology today:WhatsApp live location sharing feature launched for iOS and AndroidWhatsApp is rolling out a new feature which will let you share your live location for a specified amount of time with your contact or a group of contacts. This will soon be available for the Android and iOS apps. Wi..

    Jio Plans Revised, WhatsApp Live Location Sharing, Nokia 9 Design Leaks, and More: Your 360 Daily

    Jio has revised its tariff plans, raising the price of the Rs. 399 pack, which offers 1GB data per day for 84 days, to Rs. 459. Now, users will get 1GB data per for 70 days with the Rs. 399 recharge pack. The revision was promised last week when Jio announced it is giving consumers Rs. 400 cashback on purchase of the Rs. 399 recharge. The company has also reduced the validity of the Rs. 509 pack from 56 days to 49 days, and still offers 2GB per day with it. On the other hand, those who buy the Rs. 149 Jio prepaid pack (validity 28 days) will get 4GB data instead of 2GB. These plans will become effective starting Thursday, October 19.Let's check out what else made news in the world of technology today:WhatsApp live location sharing feature launched for iOS and AndroidWhatsApp is rolling out a new feature which will let you share your live location for a specified amount of time with your contact or a group of contacts. This will soon be available for the Android and iOS apps. Wi..
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  • NATO has quietly begun an annual exercise to practice how it might launch a nuclear attack during a crisis. The drills follow massive Russian war games along its borders with the alliance, including a test of new nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile, as well as increasing reports of electronic and cyber attacks likely originating in Russia.On Oct. 16, 2017, NATO personnel in Belgium and Germany kicked off this latest iteration of the alliance’s main nuclear deterrence exercise, nicknamed Steadfast Noon. Publicly available U.S. military documents describe its main goal simply as “operations plan validation.” This year's iteration involves operations at Kleine Brogel Air Base in Belgium and Büchel Air Base in Germany, where the United States maintains stores of B61 nuclear bombs.The North Atlantic bloc rarely highlights the event and generally omits it from publicly available lists of upcoming exercises. The drills involve an entirely “fictional scenario,” one anonymous NATO..

    NATO Members Train to Nuke a “Fictional” Enemy After Major Russian Drills

    NATO has quietly begun an annual exercise to practice how it might launch a nuclear attack during a crisis. The drills follow massive Russian war games along its borders with the alliance, including a test of new nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile, as well as increasing reports of electronic and cyber attacks likely originating in Russia.On Oct. 16, 2017, NATO personnel in Belgium and Germany kicked off this latest iteration of the alliance’s main nuclear deterrence exercise, nicknamed Steadfast Noon. Publicly available U.S. military documents describe its main goal simply as “operations plan validation.” This year's iteration involves operations at Kleine Brogel Air Base in Belgium and Büchel Air Base in Germany, where the United States maintains stores of B61 nuclear bombs.The North Atlantic bloc rarely highlights the event and generally omits it from publicly available lists of upcoming exercises. The drills involve an entirely “fictional scenario,” one anonymous NATO..
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  • There are plenty of Defender restoration shops across the world, each of them adventurous, each of them with their own style. However, TopHat Classics in Tempe, Arizona and The Netherlands takes Land Rover Defender restoration and modification to a whole new level. Without turning defenders into an over-the-top build, they beautifully upgrade each vehicle to perform with the best of them. Most builds receive a full engine, drivetrain, brakes, air suspension upgrade courtesy of owners Carel Von Helsdingen and Alex Zeeman. In addition, TopHat Classics drops in an LS3 V-8 (Corvette engine) into the Defender giving it a little over 400 horsepower. Essentially, a TopHat Defender has all the luxuries of a modern SUV and the esthetic appeal of the old Defenders. The TopHat version even has heated and cooled seats, a large upgrade for the manually adjusted original seats.Although pricing is not immediately disclosed, you can imagine these one-off beauties go for a pretty penny. Future owners..

    TopHat Classics Builds the 400 Horsepower Land Rover Defenders of Your Dreams

    There are plenty of Defender restoration shops across the world, each of them adventurous, each of them with their own style. However, TopHat Classics in Tempe, Arizona and The Netherlands takes Land Rover Defender restoration and modification to a whole new level. Without turning defenders into an over-the-top build, they beautifully upgrade each vehicle to perform with the best of them. Most builds receive a full engine, drivetrain, brakes, air suspension upgrade courtesy of owners Carel Von Helsdingen and Alex Zeeman. In addition, TopHat Classics drops in an LS3 V-8 (Corvette engine) into the Defender giving it a little over 400 horsepower. Essentially, a TopHat Defender has all the luxuries of a modern SUV and the esthetic appeal of the old Defenders. The TopHat version even has heated and cooled seats, a large upgrade for the manually adjusted original seats.Although pricing is not immediately disclosed, you can imagine these one-off beauties go for a pretty penny. Future owners..
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  • Eurozone industrial output expanded at the fastest pace in nine months in August, largely driven by production of capital goods. Industrial production grew by a more-than-expected 1.4 percent month-on-month in August, faster than the 0.3 percent rise seen in July, data from Eurostat showed Thursday. This was the biggest increase since November 2016, when output grew 1.6 percent. Economists had forecast a monthly 0.6 percent increase. Among components, capital goods output advanced 3.1 percent and intermediate goods output climbed 1.2 percent. At the same time, production of durable consumer goods gained 1.3 percent. Energy output rose only 0.2 percent and non-durable consumer goods output remained flat in August. On a yearly basis, growth in industrial production improved to 3.8 percent from 3.6 percent in July. Output was forecast to climb 2.6 percent. Jack Allen, an economist at Capital Economics, said August's sharp rise in Eurozone industrial production suggests th..

    Eurozone Industrial Output Rises Most In 9 Months

    Eurozone industrial output expanded at the fastest pace in nine months in August, largely driven by production of capital goods. Industrial production grew by a more-than-expected 1.4 percent month-on-month in August, faster than the 0.3 percent rise seen in July, data from Eurostat showed Thursday. This was the biggest increase since November 2016, when output grew 1.6 percent. Economists had forecast a monthly 0.6 percent increase. Among components, capital goods output advanced 3.1 percent and intermediate goods output climbed 1.2 percent. At the same time, production of durable consumer goods gained 1.3 percent. Energy output rose only 0.2 percent and non-durable consumer goods output remained flat in August. On a yearly basis, growth in industrial production improved to 3.8 percent from 3.6 percent in July. Output was forecast to climb 2.6 percent. Jack Allen, an economist at Capital Economics, said August's sharp rise in Eurozone industrial production suggests th..
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  • For the most part, every single vehicle on the road is powered by some form of chemical reaction that, if left unchecked, will possibly kill you. Traditional gas tanks ignite in crashes, battery fires are scary stuff, and as this video from the Netherlands shows, the explosive potential of a bus powered by compressed natural gas should not be underestimated.The incident in question actually occurred back in 2012, but footage recently released by the Dutch Safety Board illustrates just how dangerous the situation was. The CNG-powered public bus was carrying passengers through the town of Wassenaar when the driver noticed smoke coming from the rear. He pulled over and realized the engine compartment was en fuego; when his handheld fire extinguisher failed to do the job, he evacuated the bus and called his supervisors.Now, a fire on a bus is never a good thing. But it's especially concerning when the flames are licking the bottom of a set of roof-mounted, high-pressure natural gas ..

    Watch This Natural Gas-Powered Bus Turn Into a Sixty-Foot Flamethrower

    For the most part, every single vehicle on the road is powered by some form of chemical reaction that, if left unchecked, will possibly kill you. Traditional gas tanks ignite in crashes, battery fires are scary stuff, and as this video from the Netherlands shows, the explosive potential of a bus powered by compressed natural gas should not be underestimated.The incident in question actually occurred back in 2012, but footage recently released by the Dutch Safety Board illustrates just how dangerous the situation was. The CNG-powered public bus was carrying passengers through the town of Wassenaar when the driver noticed smoke coming from the rear. He pulled over and realized the engine compartment was en fuego; when his handheld fire extinguisher failed to do the job, he evacuated the bus and called his supervisors.Now, a fire on a bus is never a good thing. But it's especially concerning when the flames are licking the bottom of a set of roof-mounted, high-pressure natural gas ..
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  • UEFA has confirmed which teams are in each of the four leagues for the inaugural UEFA Nations League, its new international competition intended to replace most friendlies. Based on the coefficient rankings after the group stages of the European qualifiers for Russia 2018, sixth-ranked England are in league A, while Wales (14th), Ireland (19th) and Northern Ireland (21st) are in league B, and Scotland (27th) are in league C. With all 55 UEFA nations assigned to a league, there are 12 teams in A and B, 15 in C and 16 in D. At a draw in Lausanne on January 24, each league will then be divided into four groups of either three or four teams and they will play each other home and away from September to November next year. Going forward, a promotion and relegation system will operate between the leagues - four up, four down - and the second edition of the competition is scheduled to start in September 2020. The winner will be decided at a tournament between the winners of the four l..

    UEFA confirms leagues for new international tournament with England in top tier

    UEFA has confirmed which teams are in each of the four leagues for the inaugural UEFA Nations League, its new international competition intended to replace most friendlies. Based on the coefficient rankings after the group stages of the European qualifiers for Russia 2018, sixth-ranked England are in league A, while Wales (14th), Ireland (19th) and Northern Ireland (21st) are in league B, and Scotland (27th) are in league C. With all 55 UEFA nations assigned to a league, there are 12 teams in A and B, 15 in C and 16 in D. At a draw in Lausanne on January 24, each league will then be divided into four groups of either three or four teams and they will play each other home and away from September to November next year. Going forward, a promotion and relegation system will operate between the leagues - four up, four down - and the second edition of the competition is scheduled to start in September 2020. The winner will be decided at a tournament between the winners of the four l..
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  • Alexis Sanchez and Gareth Bale headline a host of big names who will be absent from next summer’s World Cup after their countries failed to qualify for the tournament.Here, Press Association Sport picks an all-star XI from the players not on the plane to Russia.A team of players who won’t be playing in next summer’s World Cup in Russia (PA Graphics)Jan Oblak (Slovenia/Atletico Madrid)Voted the best goalkeeper in LaLiga for the past two years, the 24-year-old’s hopes of appearing at a maiden World Cup were dashed after Slovenia were unable to progress from the qualifying group won by England.Antonio Valencia (Ecuador/Manchester United)Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia missed out on his third World Cup with Ecuador (Esteban Felix/AP)A string of consistent performances at right-back led to Valencia being named players’ player of the year at Old Trafford last season but the 32-year-old could not inspire Ecuador to what would have been his third World Cup.Virgil van Dijk (Holland/So..

    The biggest names missing from the 2018 World Cup

    Alexis Sanchez and Gareth Bale headline a host of big names who will be absent from next summer’s World Cup after their countries failed to qualify for the tournament.Here, Press Association Sport picks an all-star XI from the players not on the plane to Russia.A team of players who won’t be playing in next summer’s World Cup in Russia (PA Graphics)Jan Oblak (Slovenia/Atletico Madrid)Voted the best goalkeeper in LaLiga for the past two years, the 24-year-old’s hopes of appearing at a maiden World Cup were dashed after Slovenia were unable to progress from the qualifying group won by England.Antonio Valencia (Ecuador/Manchester United)Manchester United’s Antonio Valencia missed out on his third World Cup with Ecuador (Esteban Felix/AP)A string of consistent performances at right-back led to Valencia being named players’ player of the year at Old Trafford last season but the 32-year-old could not inspire Ecuador to what would have been his third World Cup.Virgil van Dijk (Holland/So..
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  • South Korean electronics giant LG Electronics has lost its final appeal against a giant price-fixing fine imposed by the European Union and will pay more than EUR 540 million (roughly Rs. , it said Friday.In 2012 the European Commission hit seven top television and computer screen makers with fines totalling EUR 1.5 billion for running decade-long price-fixing cartels for cathode ray tubes (CRTs).The biggest penalty of EUR one billion was applied to LG Electronics and Philips of the Netherlands, who operated a joint venture.They appealed against the punishment all the way up to the European Court of Justice, but LG Electronics said in a public disclosure statement Friday that it had ruled against the firm."The amount of fines confirmed at the appeals court is EUR 541,112,808 including accumulated interest."It will pay the money - equivalent to nearly $650 million - within a week, it added.The sum amounted to 5.47 percent of its assets, but in a separate statement, it added: "Whil..

    LG Loses European Appeal Against EUR 541 Million Price-Fixing Fine

    South Korean electronics giant LG Electronics has lost its final appeal against a giant price-fixing fine imposed by the European Union and will pay more than EUR 540 million (roughly Rs. , it said Friday.In 2012 the European Commission hit seven top television and computer screen makers with fines totalling EUR 1.5 billion for running decade-long price-fixing cartels for cathode ray tubes (CRTs).The biggest penalty of EUR one billion was applied to LG Electronics and Philips of the Netherlands, who operated a joint venture.They appealed against the punishment all the way up to the European Court of Justice, but LG Electronics said in a public disclosure statement Friday that it had ruled against the firm."The amount of fines confirmed at the appeals court is EUR 541,112,808 including accumulated interest."It will pay the money - equivalent to nearly $650 million - within a week, it added.The sum amounted to 5.47 percent of its assets, but in a separate statement, it added: "Whil..
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