NHTSA counts 19.2 million vehicles for Takata recall

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NHTSA has revised its estimates for the number of vehicles being driven with faulty Takata airbags, reducing it to 19.2 million vehicles and 23.4 million inflators. That figure is down from 34M inflators in 30M vehicles.

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Moto 360 (2nd-generation): Hands-on

How does Motorola's new Moto 360 hold up in the flesh?

We’ve already broken down details on the second generation Moto 360, which was revealed earlier today at IFA in Berlin, but what about actually strapping it on? Read on for Gizmag’s early thoughts on the new smartwatch.

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Land Rover showcases smart trailer tech

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Land Rover is out to make towing easier, safer, and more secure with an array of new technologies fitted to a Range Rover demonstrator.

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Cate Blanchett Is Playing Lucille Ball In An Upcoming Biopic! Will You Love Her As Lucy??

It looks like Cate Blanchett has got some ‘splaining to do!

It’s been reported that the Carol actress is set to star as comedy legend Lucille Ball in an upcoming biopic!

The untitled film will be produced by Ball’s children, Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz Jr., and will follow the comedienne through her 20-year marriage with I Love Lucy co-star Desi Arnaz!

[ Video: Christina Applegate Play Meryl Streep In HIGHlarious Fake Trailer For Meryl: The Lifetime Biopic! ]

Set to pen the script is Aaron Sorkin, who is no stranger to big budget biopics. Sorkin won an Oscar for his Mark Zuckerberg script The Social Network, and he also has a Steve Jobs film coming out later this year!

Ball has previously been the subject of two TV movies — 2003’s Lucy starring Rachel York, and 1991’s Lucy & Desi starring Frances Fisher!

We don’t want to get our hopes up, but we can smell the award buzz already!

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Imperia Online ‘epic’ real-time strategy for Xbox on Windows Phone (Update: Now for Windows 10 Mobile too)

Update: Game Troopers has now informed us that Imperia Online is now available for Windows 10 Mobile too. Evidently there were some “delays in the store sync”, which caused the game to initially be available only for Windows Phone 8.1 devices. This issue has now been resolved.

For those looking for the latest craze on mobile devices – epic real-time strategy – you have a new Xbox flavored title for Windows Phone with Imperia Online. Popular devs Game Troopers have released the free to play (with optional in-app purchases) for all Windows Phone 8.1 devices, including those with 512 MB of RAM.

Imperia Online has been around since 2005 as a web-based militarist strategy game with a medieval theme. With over 20 million players worldwide the game should be an immediate download for Windows Phone users around the planet. In 2014, Imperia Online launched on iOS and Android and now Windows Phone in 2015.










Chelsea Transfer News: Paul Pogba to Cost Blues £73M, Top Rumours

Paul Pogba will push Chelsea‘s spending powers to the limit after Juventus confirmed that they believe the midfielder will be worth in excess of £73 million next summer. 

According to Neil McLeman of the Mirror, Old Lady director general Giuseppe Marotta said that he believes the Frenchman will soon be worth over €100 million:

We decided to keep Pogba despite significant offers from foreign clubs. In future, he will be worth over €100 million. I’ve noticed how the Premier League has become richer, and we’ve seen clubs buying players for what would have been crazy prices until recently, but are very normal today. If Pogba continues his performance of last season, I think next year, €100 million will not suffice.

McLeman noted that the Italian champions rejected bids from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain for the prized midfielder, clearly waiting for what would be close to a world-record approach for the former Manchester United youngster. 

The 22-year-old has excelled in Serie A since leaving Old Trafford and is now regarded as one of the premium talents in world football. 

Pogba has made 78 appearances for Juve in the past two seasons in Serie A and Europe, according to WhoScored.com, scoring 16 times and providing 14 assists from his central berth. The No. 10 has continued to develop his all-round game and would suit Blues manager Jose Mourinho‘s midfield tactics. 

Tony Banks of the Express said that Chelsea pursued Pogba up until deadline day, but Juventus‘ refusal to negotiate terms and the player’s £318,000-per-week wage demands killed any thoughts of a deal. 

Banks said that Mourinho was looking for a marquee signing after Chelsea’s poor start to the defence of their Premier League crown, but no star entity was able to be purchased. 

The Blues also had a fourth bid for John Stones rejected by Everton—this time a huge £37 million offer, according to Banks—leaving Chelsea short of world-class investments. The Premier League champions are now prepared to go back in for Pogba in 12 months’ time and will battle Barcelona to land the prodigy. 

BeIN Sports’ Tancredi Palmeri provided substance behind Chelsea’s last-minute move for the player, saying Juve were inquiring about midfielders just in case Pogba dramatically landed at Stamford Bridge:

 

Chelsea Loan Out 33rd Player

In other news, Chelsea have sent a 33rd player out on loan, with Nathaniel Chalobah joining Serie A’s Napoli, as announced on the club’s official Twitter account:

Alex Harris of the Daily Star confirmed that the player would spend a year in Naples, with the Italian club’s boss Maurizio Sarri bizarrely admitting: “I don’t know anything about the player. If the club picked him then he must have some quality. I train whoever the club puts at my disposal.”

The 20-year-old defensive midfielder has previously been loaned out on five previous occasions, having played for Watford, Nottingham Forest, Middlesborough, Burnley and Reading

Napoli should give the England under-21 player a different kind of experience as Chelsea groom him for continental football—or potentially a profitable sale in a transfer window. 

Pogba is the kind of signing both Mourinho and Chelsea supporters want, but he won’t come cheap—no matter when he leaves Turin.

At United, his potential was always there to see, but Sir Alex Ferguson made a huge mistake in letting him leave when he should have been picking the teenager for his first team. 

Mourinho is the perfect coach for Pogba, as the Special One developed Eden Hazard‘s game, which provides a blueprint for the next stage of the Frenchman’s career. 

Pogba looks set to become one of the highest-paid footballers on the planet, whether he moves to London or finds his way to La Liga. 

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