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Dyson is facing legal action from rival Bosch over energy test allegations. Dyson said last week that it had issued proceedings against its competitor, alleging that they had misled consumers in "behaviour akin to the Volkswagen scandal". BSH Home Appliances, owned by Bosch, denied the allegations and on Wednesday announced it was initiating its own legal steps. It called...

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U.S. auto-safety regulators are investigating Honda Motor Co.’s 2008 model Accord after receiving 19 reports that air-bag control modules had failed. As many as 384,000 vehicles might be affected by a malfunction that could stop air bags from deploying in a crash, according to an National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filing, which states that the investigation opened on...

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Australian markets were off to a positive start on Friday, driven by gains in the energy sector. The resource-heavy S&P ASX/200 index was up by 0.68% - or 36.10 points - to 5,315. Shares in major energy firms - Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton - chalked up gains in Friday's session. Oil prices rose to a seven-month high, after...

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Hobby drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles. Remote-controlled copters. Call them what you will, they're becoming a nuisance. A minority of irresponsible users has been flying them too close to aeroplanes and helicopters; wandering into restricted military airspace; spying on neighbours; disrupting sporting events; and even injuring people. It was only a matter of time before some trigger-happy vigilante shot...

Mashable
Those abs are real, and they're spectacular. Cristiano Ronaldo's washboard abs were the star of this month's GQ cover, which the soccer star-slash-underwear model shares with supermodel and Victoria's Secret angel Alessandra Ambrosio. But the men's magazine says that Ronaldo's supernaturally excellent 6-pack, which it deemed the winner of the "Nobel Prize for Physical Perfection," isn't the result...

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Volkswagen has gone on the record admitting the diesel emissions scandal that's been shaking up the company since September was not a one-time mistake. In a press conference Thursday, chairman of VW's supervisory board Hans-Dieter Pötsch said the scandal stems from a "chain of errors" that are dating back to 2005. The company is still unsure how,...

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Toyota Motor is recalling 2.87 million vehicles due to a safety issue with the seatbelts, the company announced today. The recall affects the RAV4 model produced from July 2005-August 2014 and sold worldwide, and models of the Vanguard SUV (October 2005-January 2016) sold in Japan. Toyota said that the voluntary recall is due to...

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Working for a startup can be fun, and it can also be terrifying. But for all the media emphasis on cool perks and crazy hours, the employees who really thrive in a startup setting don't accept the job because of free snacks or midday ping pong. They accept the job because it's a great way to kick-start their career...

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You may think it is barking mad, but in Vienna a hotel arranges for dogs to go to the opera without their owners. The cultural nights out for canines are organised by the five-star Park Hyatt Vienna, which allows people to check in with their dogs or cats, and aims to be as pet-friendly as possible. If a guest...

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University tuition fees might be high in England but they are not as eye-wateringly expensive as in the United States. Or at least that's the conventional wisdom. But is that really true? Or is it based on extreme examples, like Harvard charging almost $60,000 per year (£42,000) or Yale $48,000 (£34,000)? How about looking more widely? For instance UCLA...

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