POKEMON GO IN ANDROID AND iOS

Pokemon Go is a game developed by Nintendo and developer Niantic Labs, is out now for both iOS and Android in select countries.

It appears to be unavailable for some US users at this time, while Australia and New Zealand users are reporting the app is indeed available for both Android and iOS. At the moment, the app is limited to New Zealand, that’s a common first step when some apps are launched worldwide and a sign of imminent expansions coming soon.

While it’s a free app, Pokémon Go does contain micro-transactions costing $0.99 to $99.99. You can also purchase a $35 wrist-worn wearable, due out some time this month, that lets you play the game without having to unlock your phone.

TOYOTA RECALLS 1.4 MILLION CARS WORLDWIDE

Toyota Motor is issuing a global recall of 1.43 million vehicles to repair a possible curtain shield airbag inflator defect, the company said on Wednesday.

The world’s largest car maker said in a statement that subject to the latest recall were the 2008 to 2012 models of the Prius hybrid, Prius plug-in hybrid and Lexus CT 200h vehicles.

Report says the recall comprised 743,000 units in Japan, 495,000 in North America, 141,000 in Europe, 9,000 in China and 46,000 elsewhere, Toyota said.

The recalled vehicles were equipped with curtain shield airbags in the driver- and passenger-side roof rails that have airbag inflators composed of two chambers welded together, Toyota said.

Some inflators might have a small crack, which could grow over time, and lead to a separation of the chambers.

The curtain shield airbags in question were not made by embattled Japanese supplier Takata, the car maker said.

The car maker said it was not aware of any injuries or fatalities related to the latest recall.

Credit: The Nation Online

ENTER THE WORLD OF THE BMW 6-SERIES GRAN COUPE

BMW has many different types of high-end car, but there is one sector that has eluded it – the four-door coupe market that Mercedes has had sewn up with the CLS since 2004. Finally though, those for whom the 5-Series is not stylish enough and the 7-Series is too dour have a sleek new option from BMW: the four-door, five-seat 6-Series Gran Coupe. Despite its name, the 2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is a midsize luxury sport sedan with a measure of style that you won’t find in the similarly sized and mechanically related 5 Series sedan. It’s pricey relative to its main rivals, but otherwise fully competitive.

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For 2016, the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe gets adaptive LED headlights with automatic high beams and a sport exhaust as standard.The 2016 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is a midsize luxury sport sedan with coupelike styling. It’s available in two primary trim levels: 640i and 650i. The former has the six-cylinder engine, while the latter gets the V8. Versions with “xDrive” in their name come standard with all-wheel drive.

Powering the 2016 BMW 640i Gran Coupe is a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine that makes 315 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy for the rear-wheel-drive 640i is 24 mpg combined (20 city/31 highway). The all-wheel-drive 640i xDrive is just marginally thirstier at 23 mpg combined (20 city/29 highway). In Edmunds performance testing, a rear-drive 640i Gran Coupe zipped from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds, which is average for this class of car. The Gran Coupe’s interior is distinctly more driver-focused than that of the 5 Series sedan. Mirroring the two-door 6 Series coupe, the Gran Coupe provides wraparound controls and a prominent center tunnel, creating a cockpit-like environment. Materials quality is top-notch, while the specific trimmings are highly customizable. Depending on your preferences, the appearance of the cabin can range from richly luxurious to edgy and avant-garde.

PRICE TAG: $80,495

VOLKWAGEN TO PAY IN EMISSIONS CHEATING SETTLEMENT

Volkswagen has agreed to take a series of steps with a total cost of about $10.2 billion to settle claims from its unprecedented diesel emissions cheating scandal in the U.S.

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The money would go to compensate 482,000 owners of cars with 2-liter diesel engines that were programmed to turn on emissions controls during lab tests and turn them off while on the road. They would also get $1,000 to $7,000 depending on their cars’ age, with an average payment of $5,000

FIAT CHRYSLER RECALLS VEHICLES

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s (FCHA.MI) Maserati unit is recalling 13,092 Quattroporte and Ghibli luxury cars in the United States because they may roll away after drivers mistakenly believe they have engaged the vehicles in ‘park’ mode.

Fiat Chrysler recalled 1.1 million vehicles worldwide over the same issue in April this year, including the 2012-2014 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 sedans and 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles, over a confusing gear-shift lever.

Yelchin, 27, was killed when his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled away and pinned him against a fence and mailbox in Los Angeles, police said on Sunday. Police haven’t determined if the recall defect was to blame for his death