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Bugatti Chiron sets production vehicle record for acceleration

Bugatti Chiron sets production vehicle record for acceleration

It went on to reach a full 400 km/h in 32.6 seconds and 2,621 m, before full-force braking to stop in 9.3 seconds and 491 m, clocking the successive acceleration and deceleration run in 42 seconds. Montoya felt secure in the cabin of the Chiron to the extent that he didn't even wear a racing suit, helmet or a HANS device when he attempted the record.


Tesla Update Extends Vehicle Ranges to Help Customers Escape Hurricane

Tesla Update Extends Vehicle Ranges to Help Customers Escape Hurricane

Tesla remotely sent a free software update to some drivers across Florida over the weekend, extending the battery capacity of cars and giving extra range to those fleeing Hurricane Irma . They point out one downside to driving electric: with less widespread infrastructure, Tesla drivers could be more likely to see crucial superchargers offline or overcrowded during emergencies.


Twitter is testing a feature that will let users tweetstorm

Twitter is testing a feature that will let users tweetstorm

Apart from helping people condense a couple of Tweets, it will also allow the users to publish an article in a much more intuitive manner. Most of the political statements and other useful announcements cannot be updated with 140 characters.


Protests in South Korea as nations wrestle with North missile threat

Protests in South Korea as nations wrestle with North missile threat

South Korea had said already that Pyongyang may be gearing up for another rocket test in the aftermath of its nuclear detonation on Sunday, as it seeks to improve the capacity of its intercontinental ballistic missile program. The US is circulating a draft resolution at the United Nations that would bar crude oil shipments to North Korea, ban the nation's exports of textiles and prohibit employment of its guest workers by other countries, according to a diplomat at the world body.


Leaked iPhone 8 firmware reveals animated emoji, Face ID, and updated AirPods

Leaked iPhone 8 firmware reveals animated emoji, Face ID, and updated AirPods

The GM, or Grand Master, release of iOS 11 details new camera features about the iPhone 8 that will be released alongside iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus on Tuesday. It's also incorporated many new video recording formats such as 1080p at 240fps and 4K at 60fps. It appears the front camera, speaker and sensors will be placed at the top of the display.


South Korea Bolsters Missile Shield as Fears Rise of ICBM Launch

South Korea Bolsters Missile Shield as Fears Rise of ICBM Launch

It was not immediately clear how North Korean ally China and Russian Federation would vote, but a senior United States official on Friday night expressed skepticism that either nation would accept anything more stringent than a ban on imports of North Korean textiles.