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Location American Gadget News for 18 Nov 2014

Mercedez-Benz MultibeamModern driver safety these days would evoke ideas of all kind of hi-tech instruments that the cars of the future are being equipped with. Sometimes, however, even the simplest factors, like bright but... not blinding light especially at night, can make a world of a difference. That is why in addition to driver assistance technologies, Mercedes-Benz has also been hard …
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Nikon Df Gold Edition to beNikon really loves its Df DSLR and gold. So much that it has announced yet another Gold Edition for the camera, but this time with a more subdued treatment. Opting for gold accents instead of... smothering the whole camera in the color, this limited edition Nikon Df will be available in a total of 1,600 units only, 600 for only …
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It's simple: Square arms small-business owners with an arsenal of weapons they need to do battle with larger (chain) competitors. In turn, you, the consumer, reap a variety of benefits. Now, the... company's furthering that entrepreneurial spirit with...
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When we talk about online messaging, there's often a disconnect between mobile messaging services like WhatsApp and social media platforms like Twitter. Which is odd, because when you think about it,... they're two halves of the same...
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ecobee3 smart thermostat canBrace yourselves folks. The tech giants are bringing their turf wars out of your pocket and into your homes. Apple has now just started to carry in its online Store shelves the ecobee3, the latest... smart WiFi thermostat from ecobee, who market themselves as the original smart thermostat. This can be seen as another direct competition between Apple and Google, …
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Software can now easily spot objects in images, but it can't always describe those objects well; "short man with horse" not only sounds awkward, it doesn't reveal what's really going on. That's where... a computer vision breakthrough from Google and...
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US Marshals to sell off moreSilk Road was a website where all sorts of illegal and illicit items could be purchased. To keep the buyers and sellers from being tracked, many of the purchases on the site were made using Bitcoins.... When the site owner was captured and his personal stash of Bitcoins confiscated, there was a huge amount of money to be made. Last …
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In July 2014, Lindsay Lohan sued Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games, claiming that Grand Theft Auto V featured a character who is allegedly based on the Mean Girls actress. According to the suit,... filed in the New York Supreme Court, the cover of...
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Samsung Tizen smarpthone interface leaked

Slash Gear - 18 Nov 2014 12:50
Samsung Tizen smarpthoneYou have to hand it to Samsung. It is not giving up on Tizen. In fact, after numerous attempts, and failures, at launching a high-end Tizen smartphone, it is now setting its gaze lower on the opposite... end of the spectrum. Codenamed KIRAN, the SM-Z130H has been repeatedly leaked to run Tizen on very modest specs. Now thanks to a …
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Ford Shelby GT350 packs 500hp 5.2L V8

Slash Gear - 18 Nov 2014 13:50
Ford Shelby GT350 packs 500hpFord has rolled out one of the hottest new Mustangs in years with a model returning that hasn't been seen since the 60's from Ford. The Shelby GT350 has returned with the all-new Mustang body style... and brings with it the most potent naturally aspirated V8 engine that Ford has ever produced. The GT350 will use a high-revving flat-plane crankshaft …
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New app Super lets you shareThe co-founder of Twitter, Biz Stone, is at it again. This time, his company Jelly Industries is bringing in another Twitter-like app named Super. A pretty simple app, Super lets you take images of... your choosing and lay text over them. You can also include video into your post, should you need to. Rather than just start smashing out words, …
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Spray-On Soy Sauce EnsuresDid you know there's a proper way to eat sushi that doesn't involve completely soaking the rice in soy sauce? You're only supposed to dip the fish, which can be tricky if you're not skilled with a set... of chopsticks. So Fukuma, a Japanese soy sauce manufacturer, is now packaging the salty brown side in tiny spray bottles so you can perfectly spritz your sushi.
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Nokia N1 tablet rocks AndroidNokia has rolled out a new tablet that may interest users out there shopping for an Android-powered device. The new tablet is called the Nokia N1 and its runs Android 5.0 right out of the box. One of... the cool things about Android 5.0 is that it supports 64-bit processors and to take advantage of that support Nokia has fitted …
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Google Play Services updateTo help get their services to a wider audience, Google has issued a Play Services update today. The aim is, naturally, getting Google stuff in more places, and making it a better experience for the... end-user. Moving forward, Developers will have the ability to better control the API library they need, and use only the API they want. That will …
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2016 Toyota Mirai priced upToyota has announced US pricing for the 2016 Mirai, its first commercially-available fuel-cell car, along with a package of extras it hopes will coax drivers away from gasoline engines. Set to hit US... forecourts in 2015, albeit initially only in California and even then at a select handful of dealerships, the Mirai will have a sticker price of $57,500, Toyota …
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Street Map Pint Glasses

The Gadget Flow - 18 Nov 2014 09:00
Street Map Pint GlassesIf you are already residing in New York, Boston or Pittsburgh or simply adore these cities, here's your chance to get them etched as the Street Map Pint Glasses. They are a 16 oz glass which looks... extremely adorable because of the etching of the streets on the glass walls. Once filled with beer, the glasses looking nothing less than a beauty you'd surely want to capture from various angles behind your lens. Infact, it's more like viewing Google Maps...
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Rosetta's Lander Has FoundPhilae, the probe that landed on a comet as part of the Rosetta mission, has detected organic molecules in the comet's atmosphere. We don't know exactly what the molecules are yet, but they could hold... a key to early life on Earth. Hell, this is a big reason we sent Rosetta all the way to a lonely comet in the first place.
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Nokia's Future Explained Simply

Slash Gear - 18 Nov 2014 20:18
Nokia's Future ExplainedDoes Microsoft own Nokia? Is Nokia ever going to make another smartphone? Will Nokia start making Android phones and tablets in the near future? What we're about to do is set the record straight on a... few key points about the Nokia brand - where they are, what happened with Microsoft, and where they're going in the near future. It's …
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F-Stop Guru: An AdventuresomeFinding the right camera bag is as difficult as buying the right pair of shoes. They don't fit comfortably, hold your equipment well, and they're never cheap. Yet, they're necessary. Though there are... ways to circumvent the disaster that is the state of camera bags these days, the F-Stop Guru does a near-perfect job of getting it right for photographers.
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If you're an impulse buyer and own an Android smartwatch, you may not want to read this. Amazon's Google Play app for Android Lollipop now lets you "search for products, buy with 1-click or add... products to (your) wish list" with an Android Wear...
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Been jonesing to create your own Apple Watch software? It's time to get cracking. As promised, Apple has released WatchKit, the toolbox you need to develop apps for this next-gen wristwear. The... utility (tied into the iOS 8.2 beta SDK) lets you take...
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Fitbit data being used inIf you sit idle long enough, your fitness tracker may nudge you to get up and move around. It's a means to keep you active, and one person is now claiming she can't respond to those vibrations on her... wrist. In a Canadian court, one woman is trying to use data from her Fitbit to prove injuries suffered from an …
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3D Robotics X8+ personal droneDJI isn't the only maker with a sleek drone to show off this month. In comes 3D Robotics' X8+ drone, a personal UAV that boasts a rugged construction and enough power to tote around pro-grade... mirrorless camera models. With it comes 3D Robotics' own first-person-view (FPV) kit offering plug-and-play functionality for live-streaming from the sky. Brags 3DR, the X8+ is …
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Intel's last ditch effort:Despite what seems to be nothing but losses on the mobile front, Intel isn't ready to call it quits just yet, at least not formally. While some companies (HP and Sony come to mind) are divorcing their... businesses in order to remain profitable in at least one area, Intel isn't about to let someone else take its mobile and tablet …
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Watching carnivorous plantsThere is just something unexplainably awesome about carnivorous plants eating things. It's like nature's revenge mixed with some alien imagination, like if these plants were grown from a different... planet. Watch these carnivorous plants grow and chomp at bugs in this wonderful time lapse.
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