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The engines will be coupled to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The Indian launch is expected to come with 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine mated 7-speed DSG transmission. The front fascia of the new Octavia RS gets new headlamps and adaptive front lighting along with a sporty bumper and mesh grille. The Monte Carlo Edition is likely to be equipped with features such as a touchscreen infotainment system, climate control with rear vents, electric mirrors, ABS and airbags among others.
  • Wal-Mart back-to-school sign hung above guns, sparking outrage

    Wal-Mart back-to-school sign hung above guns, sparking outrage

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    Unfortunately, its "Own the school year like a hero" merchandising has ended up in one of its USA stores' sporting goods departments. Walmart has issued an apology after a photo surfaced on social media showing an in-store display saying "Own the school year like a hero" over a gun display, though the company is still investigating the authenticity of the image.
  • Immunotherapy Safe for Type 1 Diabetes

    Immunotherapy Safe for Type 1 Diabetes

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    The researchers reported their findings in the most recent (August 9th) edition of the journal Science Translational Medicine . In the current study, injections of an immunotherapeutic agent caused no detectable worrisome response - not even redness or swelling at the site of injection - prompting the authors to declare its safety profile "very favorable".
  • China Investigating Top Domestic Social Media Sites

    China Investigating Top Domestic Social Media Sites

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    But despite the tight surveillance and censorship, dissent still bubbles away and, ahead of a highly sensitive Communist Party Congress this autumn, the authorities are tightening those controls further. While Weibo and Baidu are based in Beijing, Tencent is based in Shenzhen. Prior to the meeting, Weibo was ordered to partially close its video site over violations, wiping out a combined US$1.3 billion (S$1.8 billion) worth of stock between Weibo and parent company Sina Corp.
  • The HTC U11 will receive a mini-version

    The HTC U11 will receive a mini-version

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    We recently reviewed the HTC U11 ( review ) and we claimed it to be one of the best smartphones we have laid our hands upon in the recent times. When it comes to the design department, the HTC U11 Life appears to hit all the right buttons.
  • Tottenham Hotspur fans react on Twitter to Davinson Sanchez rumours

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    Rose signed a new contract with the North London club recently but the Spurs boss has eradicated any players from his squad that are perceived as having a negative influence. Furthermore, Spurs sent scouts to watch the Valencia right-back in action for Portugal two months ago. Now, everyone knows, we have to go to Wembley and play.
  • Sonic Mania was just hit with a two-week delay on PC

    Sonic Mania was just hit with a two-week delay on PC

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    Those who pre-ordered the collector's edition of Sonic Mania will still get their big handsome box on August 15. "We are not going to put out a game that is not the best it can be", he added. Sega has released the opening animation for Sonic Mania , and all those memories of the Sonic we all used to love have come flooding back. That's not to say you won't enjoy it no matter when or why you joined the Sonic fandom, but this video should definitely speak most clearly to those old ...
  • Sarahah messages: Check out top 5 best anonymous messages

    Sarahah messages: Check out top 5 best anonymous messages

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    The app which was designed for the goal of constructive feedback became insanely popular in short span of time and topped Apple' App Store in nearly 30 countries. What sets it apart from a WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger is the one-way interaction where users can leave a message for a friend or a colleague while keeping their identity anonymous.
  • Facebook Watch Is Looking To Launch New Types Of Shows

    Facebook Watch Is Looking To Launch New Types Of Shows

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    The clip, which features the most impressive user-submitted clips of 2017 so far, was posted on July 28 and has already amassed a whopping 351 million views on Facebook - and roughly 1 million views on YouTube . Shows that follow a narrative arc or have a consistent theme . Unsurprisingly, the food doesn't always turn out as expected. Facebook is already broadcasting some Major League Baseball games and that would continue, the company said.
  • RCom offers 'unlimited data' and calls at Rs 299

    RCom offers 'unlimited data' and calls at Rs 299

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    For a monthly rental of Rs 299 a month, RCom will give you unlimited SMS, unlimited calls and unlimited data. "Starting at Rs 299 monthly rental". Just to note, Rcom is owned by Mukesh Ambani's brother Anil Ambani and is now struggling to stay afloat in the face of steep competition in the Indian market.