Toyota is trying so hard to make its sedans interesting

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Toyota teases the TRD Camry and Avalon PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canada Looking at the rest of the TRD lineup, we can expect there will be some changes to the suspension, maybe wheels and tires, but not much more in the way of power.The teaser vehicles both have sporty TRD wheels with performance tires, extended front splitters, and red brake calipers (although they’re probably just painted red, not actually changed from standard).No image was shown of the rest of the Camry or Avalon, but we can expect extended side skirts and a splitter will round out the changes, with the possibility of a rear wing as well. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos RELATED TAGSToyotaNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury advertisement ‹ Previous Next › The vehicles are expected to be unveiled at the LA Auto Show where we’ll know more information about them. Along with the manual-transmission Corolla Hatchback, the GT86, and the soon-to-come Supra, hopefully Toyota will be more exciting than the reputation that precedes it. Toyota has released a teaser photo showing two of its massive sedans with some red stripes and sporty wheels—the Camry in the forefront even has TRD wheels.What could this mean? Well, Toyota is trying to inject a little more excitement into its daily drivers by giving them the TRD treatment.Yes, Toyota is going to be giving a little racing DNA to the Camry and the Avalon in the form of a TRD Pro dress-up package, with maybe a couple performance upgrades to go along with it. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” See More Videoslast_img read more

Apple seeks solace in iPad as phone woes persist

first_img Devices Ericsson warns over loss of China market share AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 01 MAY 2019 Home Apple seeks solace in iPad as phone woes persist Author Diana Goovaerts Related KT makes LG Electronics trade-in movecenter_img Apple talked up growth in its iPad and wearables segments in its latest financials, shifting focus away from iPhone revenue which continued to slide despite aggressive implementation of trade-in offers and other incentives.CEO Tim Cook (pictured) said Apple recorded its strongest iPad growth in six years in its fiscal Q2 (the three months to 30 March): revenue from the tablets jumped nearly 22 per cent year-on-year from $4 billion to $4.9 billion. CFO Luca Maestri noted more than half of customers purchasing an iPad were new to the device, with the iPad Pro a key driver of sales.Cook said wearables similarly had a “blockbuster quarter,” posting nearly 50 per cent growth. Maestri added 75 per cent of Apple Watch sales were made to customers who never owned one before.All told, revenue in the Wearables, Home and Accessories segment grew 30 per cent year-on-year to $5.1 billion. Services also returned strong results for the company, with revenue up 16 per cent to $11.5 billion.Total revenue of $58 billion, however, was down 5 per cent year-on-year and net income of $11.6 billion dropped from $13.8 billion in the prior-year period.iPhone recoverySales of the company’s iPhone continued to be its primary financial driver, though revenue was down 17 per cent to $31.1 billion.Cook insisted the worst is behind the company, pointing to November and December as the lowest point for iPhone sales and noting that trade-in programmes implemented in several countries began to bear fruit toward the close of the recent quarter. He said trade-in volumes for the March quarter were four-times what they were in fiscal Q2 2018.“Clearly what we’ve learned here, and it’s not a surprise really, is that many, many people do want to trade in their current phone. From a customer point of view the trade-in looks like a subsidy, and so it is a way to offset device cost.”ChinaThough year-on-year revenue in Greater China declined to $10.2 billion from $13 billion in fiscal Q2 2018, Cook said the company remains “positive about our trajectory” and believes “strongly in our long term opportunity” in the country.The CEO said Apple’s performance improved sequentially, which he attributed to price adjustments, trade-in schemes, stimulus programmes enacted by the Chinese government, and improved trade dialogue between China and the US, which positively impacted consumer confidence. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Google taps retail with NYC store Tags AppleChinaiPadiPhoneTim Cook Previous ArticleFacebook plays to privacy concerns in app overhaulNext ArticleSmartphone markets showing stabilisation signs Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more last_img read more

Mourners hold vigil at Colorado mom’s childhood church hours after fiancé’s arrest

first_imgWoodland Park Police Department(MOSES LAKE, Wash.) — Churchgoers in Washington state gathered Friday night to remember Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth, hours after her fiancé was arrested and accused of killing her.Berreth grew up in Moses Lake, Washington, where she worshiped at Moses Lake Seventh-Day Adventist Church, ABC Spokane affiliate KXLY-TV reported.Her hometown gathered there Friday night to remember her.“Everybody is devastated,” parishioner Sandy Larsen told KXLY-TV. “We don’t know what to do, so we came together to pray for her family tonight so that God would just be with them, comfort them.”“They were just a loving family, and they were an integral part of our church,” Larsen added. “Everybody loved them, and everybody loved Kelsey. We just watched her — she matured through the years, turned into a beautiful young lady.”Berreth, a 29-year-old mother of a 1-year-old girl, was last seen on Thanksgiving in the area of her Woodland Park home. Her body has not been recovered.Berreth’s fiancé, Patrick Frazee, was arrested for first-degree murder and solicitation to commit first-degree murder Friday morning, nearly one month after Berreth vanished, police said.Berreth and Frazee’s baby is in protective custody and will be reunited with Berreth’s family, police said.Frazee made his first court appearance Friday afternoon via video, according to ABC Denver affiliate KMGH-TV. Berreth’s family did not attend.Frazee is being held without bond pending his next court appearance, set for Dec. 31, KMGH-TV reported. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,Woodland Park Police Department(MOSES LAKE, Wash.) — Churchgoers in Washington state gathered Friday night to remember Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth, hours after her fiancé was arrested and accused of killing her.Berreth grew up in Moses Lake, Washington, where she worshiped at Moses Lake Seventh-Day Adventist Church, ABC Spokane affiliate KXLY-TV reported.Her hometown gathered there Friday night to remember her.“Everybody is devastated,” parishioner Sandy Larsen told KXLY-TV. “We don’t know what to do, so we came together to pray for her family tonight so that God would just be with them, comfort them.”“They were just a loving family, and they were an integral part of our church,” Larsen added. “Everybody loved them, and everybody loved Kelsey. We just watched her — she matured through the years, turned into a beautiful young lady.”Berreth, a 29-year-old mother of a 1-year-old girl, was last seen on Thanksgiving in the area of her Woodland Park home. Her body has not been recovered.Berreth’s fiancé, Patrick Frazee, was arrested for first-degree murder and solicitation to commit first-degree murder Friday morning, nearly one month after Berreth vanished, police said.Berreth and Frazee’s baby is in protective custody and will be reunited with Berreth’s family, police said.Frazee made his first court appearance Friday afternoon via video, according to ABC Denver affiliate KMGH-TV. Berreth’s family did not attend.Frazee is being held without bond pending his next court appearance, set for Dec. 31, KMGH-TV reported. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Revolution Money to Take on PayPal, the World

first_imgA large group of very heavy hitters, chaired by former AOL man Ted Leonsis, has launched a new financial services company called Revolution Money. The company will charge transaction fees it says are as low as 25% of the industry average and will allow those transfers to be carried out through existing Points of Sale, an anonymous PIN protected credit card and a variety of online methods, including social networking sites and AOL’s AIM instant messenger. Here’s the release on Leonsis’s blog. The team at Revolution Money is staggering. The Board includes Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary; Russell Hogg, former President and CEO of MasterCard International, Inc.; Franklin Raines, former CEO of Fannie Mae and former director of the Office of Management and Budget; David Pottruck, former CEO of Charles Schwab and David Golden, CFO of Revolution LLC and former Vice Chairman of JPMorgan. The company recently announced a $50 million Series B round of funding from Citi, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and others. Will you start seeing Revolution Money as a payment option online and off this fall? You probably will. This company could have the financial smarts to succeed where Google Checkout has failed and prove a viable challenger to PayPal, at the very least. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

De Ligt out of Lokomotiv-Juventus

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Matthijs de Ligt is out of the Juventus squad travelling to Lokomotiv Moscow for the Champions League game due to a sprained ankle. It kicks off on Wednesday at 17.55 GMT, valid for the group stage of the tournament. Defender De Ligt has not made the trip, as he sprained his left ankle during the victory over Torino on Saturday, where he scored the winner. It is only a light sprain and he should be available for this weekend’s Serie A clash with Milan. The candidates to replace the Dutchman are Daniele Rugani and Merih Demiral. Giorgio Chiellini is a long-term absentee, while Emre Can and Mario Mandzukic are not in the UEFA list. Juventus squad for Lokomotiv Moscow: Szczesny, De Sciglio, Pjanic, Khedira, Ronaldo, Ramsey, Dybala, Douglas Costa, Alex Sandro, Danilo, Matuidi, Bonucci, Higuain, Rugani, Rabiot, Demiral, Bentancur, Pinsoglio, Bernardeschi, Buffonlast_img read more

Ex-Chelsea striker Drogba joins MLS team Montreal Impact

first_imgFormer Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has signed for the Montreal Impact, the club announced on Monday as the Ivorian joined a growing list of famous international players in Major League Soccer.Drogba, who was part of the Chelsea team that won the English Premier League title in May, has joined Montreal in a trade with the Chicago Fire, which had his MLS rights.”It’s an honour to welcome Didier Drogba to the Impact,” said team president Joey Saputo.”This is one of the biggest days in club history and his arrival to the club will be beneficial in every aspect.” Also read: Drogba offered USD 1 million by Atletico de KolkataThe 37-year-old Ivorian joins an MLS roster that includes Englishmen Steven Gerrard (Los Angeles) and Frank Lampard (New York City), Brazilian Kaka (Orlando), Spaniard David Villa (New York City) and Italian Andrea Pirlo (New York City).Drogba left Chelsea after playing 381 games and winning four Premier League titles across two stints with the Stamford Bridge club.He twice won the Golden Boot for top scorer, and in 2012 scored the equalising goal and subsequent winning penalty kick that earned Chelsea the Champions League title.Drogba was mainly was used as a substitute last season.Terms of his deal with Montreal were not announced and there is no word yet on when he will make his debut. Drogba will be a designated player, which means his wages will not be restricted by the team’s salary cap. Montreal are sixth in the Eastern Conference with 24 points from 18 games.advertisementlast_img read more

a month agoTottenham chairman Levy demands world record money to sell Kane

first_imgTottenham chairman Levy demands world record money to sell Kaneby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham chairman Daniel Levy is demanding world record money to sell Harry Kane.He has slapped a £250m price-tag on Kane, says The Telegraph.Spurs’ stuttering start to the season has prompted fears that Kane could look elsewhere next summer.But the Spurs chief is determined to keep hold of the England captain, even if Mauricio Pochettino fails to deliver silverware again this campaign, they report.It would take a world record bid to convince Levy to part with Kane.And it is hoped that such a large figure will deter the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City from making a move. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Video: Watch Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis Make An Awesome Slam Dunk

first_imgJourdan Lewis of the Michigan Wolverines tries to avoid the tackle of Carlos Becker III #15 of the Florida State Seminoles.MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 30: Jourdan Lewis #26 of the Michigan Wolverines tries to avoid the tackle of Carlos Becker III #15 of the Florida State Seminoles in the first half during the Capitol One Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on December 30, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)You won’t need to wait for football season to start to see Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis make some sick moves.Today, the 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior posted a video of himself playing basketball on Twitter. The short clip is a mini-preview of the agile skills to expect this year on the football field.6’5 combo guard pic.twitter.com/dXhrYZ9zG3— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) July 24, 2016Clearly the athlete’s talents can’t be contained to the gridiron.Lewis has appeared in 37 games over his career, making 19 starts at cornerback. Last season he made All-Big Ten first team and first team All-America (USA Today); Second Team All-America (SI, Walter Camp, AP, FWAA). He was also a semifinalist for both the Jim Thorpe Award and the Chuck Badnarik Award.Lewis and the other Wolverines open their season on Sept. 3 against the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.last_img read more