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Monday, March 24, 2014

BMW reinvents the car with i8 model..!!

The i8 weighs only 3,285 pounds, a veritable feather among modern cars. That low weight comes from aluminum suspension elements and a carbon fiber body structure. As with the i3 model, BMW went to great lengths developing and sourcing the carbon fiber for this car. In a worldwide supply chain, the base material comes from Asia, undergoes processing into carbon fibers at a new plant in Washington state that benefits from abundant hydropower, then gets formed into body panels in Germany.
Using this material, BMW will get an early advantage working with carbon fiber in mass-production cars.
The hybrid drivetrain, called eDrive, shows BMW has bent its engineering expertise to the technology. A turbocharged direct-injection 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine drives the rear wheels, and BMW has managed to draw 231 horsepower from this tiny mill. Accentuating the power is a 96-kilowatt electric motor turning the front wheels. BMW writes that total drive system output comes out as 362 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.

What's next for!!??

Microsoft's strategy around its portal is continuing along a long and winding path.

The game plan, a year ago, was for Microsoft to field, at some point, MSN apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Microsoft already offers a Windows 8 Bing News app. The company said that Bing News was designed to be an aggregated news source, while the MSN portal is meant to deliver content, but also highlight and demonstrate other Microsoft technologies, like Bing search, Skype,, and so on.

Microsoft almost decided to exit the portal business completely. In 2008, Microsoft made MSN part of the combined Search, Portal and Advertising Group. In an e-mail to employees, Satya Nadella (who was then senior vice president of R&D for Online Services) said MSN was Microsoft's single largest source of ad revenue.

Target will offer at least $200 for your iPhone 5..!!

You can apply the trade-in price toward one of the new iPhones or another item.iPhone 5 owners looking to trade in their phone can get at least $200 from Target.
The retailer announced Friday that the current trade-in promotion applies to older iPhones as well. 
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