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Toyota must pay $1.5 billion to SUV owners

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A federal court in Australia found Toyota guilty of selling diesel cars with defective particulate filters. As a result, the company must pay about $1.5 billion to owners of Toyota Hilux, Land Cruiser Prado and Fortuner with 1GD-FTV and 2GD-FTV turbo engines.

There were 264,170 such cars. The plaintiffs wanted Toyota to pay compensation in the amount of 25%, while the court partially satisfied the requirements, obliging Toyota to compensate 17.5 percent of the average retail price. Defective particulate filters were fitted to Toyota SUVs and pickup trucks sold in Australia from October 2015 to April 2020.

Toyota must pay $1.5 billion to SUV owners

A federal court ruled that due to defective particulate filters, Hilux, Land Cruiser Prado and Fortuner owners experienced increased fuel consumption, and vehicle operation was accompanied by white smoke emissions. Some owners of faulty cars tried in vain to get repaired at dealerships; SUVs were idle, causing the owners to lose income.

The average payout to each car owner will exceed $5,000, although Toyota may still challenge the court’s decision. A spokesman for Toyota did not comment on the situation.

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Apple started selling the new HomePod

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Apple has begun open sales of its second-generation HomePod branded smart speaker.

Apple started selling the new HomePod

From February 3, the first ordered HomePods began to arrive in the hands of users, and speakers became available in stores and for pickup in the US and a couple of dozen more countries. The US suggested retail price is $299. Available in white and black body colors.

The new speaker is very similar to the original HomePod, which Apple discontinued in 2021, but with some changes. For example, the touch surface has been enlarged, the number of tweeters has been reduced from seven to five, and the number of microphones from six to four. Among the new features is Matter support for the smart home.

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Spied on Apple: Google will add to Android the ability to use a smartphone as a webcam for a PC

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For some time now, Apple smartphones have been able to use them as a webcam paired with laptops or PCs. And now it is reported that the same feature will appear in Android 14. Mishaal Rahman, a journalist and developer, claims that DeviceAsWebcam will be added to the new system, which will turn an Android smartphone or tablet into a webcam.

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Android devices that support the standard UVC (USB video class) mode will be able to stream the video stream, while all software processing will be done at the system level, that is, external applications such as Camo or DroidCam will not be required.

It is not yet clear whether this feature will be available to all smartphones with Android 14 or only the branded Pixel. If, nevertheless, the company decides not to make the feature exclusive, then all smartphones and tablets will receive support for this feature.

For some time now, Apple smartphones have been able to use them as a webcam paired with laptops or PCs. And now it is reported that the same feature will appear in Android 14. Mishaal Rahman, a journalist and developer, claims that DeviceAsWebcam will be added to the new system, which will turn an Android smartphone or tablet into a webcam.

Android devices that support the standard UVC (USB video class) mode will be able to stream the video stream, while all software processing will be done at the system level, that is, external applications such as Camo or DroidCam will not be required.

It is not yet clear whether this feature will be available to all smartphones with Android 14 or only the branded Pixel. If, nevertheless, the company decides not to make the feature exclusive, then all smartphones and tablets will receive support for this feature. Among other features, Android 14 promises satellite communications that will be better than the iPhone, as well as the recognition of illegible handwriting of doctors.

Earlier, Mishaal Rahman reported that Xiaomi offered to block the installation of APK files from third-party sources.

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It became known when the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will be released

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The next generation Mitsubishi Pajero Sport all-wheel-drive SUV should hit the market about 12 months after the release of the new Mitsubishi Triton (L200), according to the company’s production forecasts.

Internal documents seen by Drive indicate that the next Mitsubishi Pajero Sport – the first new model in the lineup in eight years – should arrive in Mitsubishi showrooms by the end of 2024 or as early as early 2025, in case of any delays.

The aforementioned next generation Mitsubishi Triton is due to be unveiled this year, with sales starting in 2023 or early 2024.

It became known when the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport will be released

Unofficial rendering of the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Details about the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport are still few. Drive writes that the new model will largely copy the Triton, with which it shares much of its mechanical equipment. Both models will receive a single platform and common design elements.

The new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is expected to have a more modern look, as well as a longer wheelbase, which should allow for more interior space.

Questions about the engine, all-wheel drive system, brakes, suspension, turning radius and other characteristics remain open.

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