Chevrolet brought back its Trailblazer SUV at the ongoing LA Auto Show, after a hiatus of more than a decade. The American carmaker revived the car with modern aesthetics and mechanical upgrades and will place it between the Trax and the Equinox SUVs.The new Trailblazer borrows many design elements from other SUVs in its family, including the signature dual-port grille. The grille also gets a bigger opening in the ACTIV trim, and a mesh grille with front-splitters in the RS trim. The Trailblazer also gets wraparound taillights and two-tone roof as standard.Chevrolet has also updated the Trailblazer with its latest touchscreen infotainment system with phone app connectivity. The SUV also gets a centre console with 3.5-litres of open storage, along with 4.4-litres of storage under the armrest, and dual cup holders. The Trailblazer also features 40/60 split-folding second-row seats.Close The Trailblazer is offered with the options of a 1.2-litre and 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine. … [Read more...] about Chevrolet revives the Trailblazer SUV after a decade at the LA Auto Show
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“Dude, have you seen this?” Tim Robbins asks, whipping out his phone. advertisement advertisement I’m seated across from the inveterate actor and activist at a coffee table in the tony midtown hotel where he’s doing press for his latest film, Dark Waters. There’s a shadow of exhausted urgency on his face as he scrolls through his phone for a New York Times article from the day before. Dark Waters, a film about the ongoing legal battle to prevent DuPont Chemicals from poisoning its users. The Times article he mentions is about the Trump administration’s plans to limit the EPA’s scientific research in prescribing public health regulations. While the administration regularly touts the vaguely defined benefits of its “historic deregulation,” the new film drills deep into the deadly truth of what deregulation means for average citizens. “Basically, it’s more profit for some greedy sociopaths that are conveniently … [Read more...] about ‘Dark Waters’ is a crowd-pleasing thriller to make you care about companies poisoning our water
Tenants in the Atlantic Plaza Towers apartment complex in New York’s Brownsville neighborhood were fighting to prevent their landlord, Nelson Management Group, from installing facial recognition technology to open the front door to their buildings, calling it an intrusion of their privacy. This week, they succeeded—the group reversed the decision. advertisement advertisement More than 300 residents filed a complaint with the state to block the application in January, voicing fears that the proposed installation is a result of the pressures of gentrification in Brooklyn, with landlords hoping to attract higher-income, white tenants to the majority-black building that contains affordable housing units. The Atlantic Plaza Towers tenants’ success could have wider implications for landlords across the city experimenting with facial recognition technology in their buildings. San Francisco became the first U.S. city to ban government agencies and police from using … [Read more...] about How we fought our landlord’s secretive plan for facial recognition—and won
Ever noticed a tightrope walker? You could easily notice one at fairs in India, especially in villages. Sometimes, even carefully balancing a pot on his/her head and holding a stick to help maintain balance as he/she treads gingerly from one end of the rope to another.It’s a high risk game! Fall and risk a fracture or break a limb. Reach the other end and earn admiration. You need nerves to even watch it.Buying unlisted shares available in a distress sale is akin to a tightrope walk. Whether you simply buy the shares of unlisted companies that its existing investors want to sell or from an alternate investment fund (AIF) that investors wish to exit midway, or even shares held by employees — these are some of the opportunities that could prop up time and again.Close If you’re vigilant, patient and have the money to spare there could be a fortune. But there’s no guarantee that you’ll make money here. And that is not just the only risk … [Read more...] about Buying unlisted shares and AIF units a tightrope walk, retail investors should stay away
While showcasing the next-gen Seltos SUV at the ongoing LA Auto Show, Kia also showcased the facelifted Niro SUV. It gets sharper design elements and redesigned dual-tone alloy wheels, among other modern updates.The 2020 iteration of the Niro is equipped with redesigned projector headlamps, a more angular bumper and brand-new, dual chevron-shaped LED DRLs. It also gets redesigned dual-tone alloy wheels which can either be purchased in 16-inch or 18-inch diameters. The rear also sports redesigned tail lamps and a revised rear bumper with a diffuser.Kia has also updated the interiors with a 7-inch digital instrument cluster, as well as an optional 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The Niro is also offered with an optional sound system sourced from Harman.Close Mechanically, the SUV gets a 1.6-litre GDI hybrid engine which makes 139PS of maximum power and 264Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 6-speed DCT gearbox. Kia is expected to put the Niro up on sale in the international … [Read more...] about What is Kia offering in the Niro Hybrid?