The Art Market’s Reaction to Trump? Sales This Week Offer First Test

At Rockefeller Center on Sunday, milling outside Christie’s sales rooms — where private clients sipped mimosas as they took in one of Monet’s grainstacks — people in the art world sounded guardedly optimistic about how the auctions will perform this week, after a period of uncertainty exacerbated by the contentious American presidential election, Britain’s “Brexit” … Read more

Traces of grime on your phone reveal your life story: study

Traces of skin, oil and grime left on your phone can reveal a lot about your lifestyle, and may some day serve as a “fingerprint” in criminal investigations, researchers said Monday. The study involved 39 volunteers who allowed scientists to swab their smart phones — and right hands — in several places. Researchers found a … Read more

Toyota to pay up to $3.4 billion to settle US truck lawsuit

Toyota will pay up to $3.4 billion to settle a class action lawsuit brought by US pickup and sport utility vehicle owners whose vehicles lacked adequate rust protection. Court filings show that the settlement reached Oct. 31 covers 1.5 million vehicles, dealing a financial blow to the Japanese automaker whose trucks were subject to corrosion … Read more

Disney forges ahead with streaming as ratings sag

As more and more people get their favorite TV shows and movies online, Disney is also learning to embrace the stream. The Walt Disney Co. once resisted offering channels like ESPN directly over the internet, preferring old-fashioned cable subscriptions. Its investors are fretting over ratings as more people cut the cord and cancel cable or … Read more

Toyota to pay upto $3.4 billion

Toyota will pay up to $3.4 billion to settle a class action lawsuit brought by US pickup and sport utility vehicle owners whose vehicles lacked adequate rust protection. Court filings show that the settlement reached Oct. 31 covers 1.5 million vehicles, dealing a financial blow to the Japanese automaker whose trucks were subject to corrosion … Read more

Nintendo Switch Place Holder Price Listed By Toys R Us

The Nintendo Switch was finally unveiled late last month in a short video that showed off the hybrid console in action. The full reveal isn’t coming until January 12, where the price and specific release date will be announced, but a major retailer may have given us a potential indication of the system’s price. Toys … Read more

Oops, they stepped again. VW says Audi cars can distort

It isn’t diesels this time. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) discovered a software cheat in an older Audi car with an automatic transmission during the summer. Audi’s parent company Volkswagen Group confirmed the software could produce inaccurate results during emissions testing, Reuters reports.After two German publications, Bild am Sonntag and Sueddeutsch Zeitung, wrote about the software in … Read more

Microsoft investigated by Russian antitrust body

Last Thursday, Russian antitrust authority said it had opened an investigation into Microsoft for allegedly abusing its dominance in the antivirus software market. The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) is investigating whether the tech giant is in violation of Part 1 Article 10 of the Federal Law ‘On Protection of Competition’ [PDF], which prohibits companies occupying … Read more