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2022 Kia Carnival priced up as 3-row minivan bucks style trends

Kia has revealed pricing for the 2022 Carnival, the three-row minivan which will replace the Sedona with something a little more stylish. Announced last month, the Carnival will kick off at 32,100 plus 1,175 destination for the entry-level LX trim when it arrives in US dealerships in Q2 2021. On the outside, you can tell that the Carnival really, really Continue reading

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Shiny Pokemon GO appearances for March 2021

We‘re running down the known list of new Shiny Pokemon appearing in Pokemon GO this month, starting today, March 1, 2021. The first Shiny Pokemon that‘ll appear in a special event in Pokemon GO is Incarnate Forme Landorus! This Pokemon will appear in five-star raids starting on March 1, 2021 (today), and lasting until Saturday March 6th, 2021. We‘re talking Continue reading

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Starbucks‘ 2021 spring menu arrives with good news for vegans

Starbucks has introduced its Spring 2021 menu, revealing the addition of new dairy-free drinks for customers who prefer a plant-based lifestyle. The new offerings will be available at stores across the United States starting on March 2, and they‘ll be joined by the widespread availability of Oatly oat milk at many of the company‘s corporate stores. Starbucks‘ 2021 spring menu Continue reading

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My COVID-19 vaccine experience was low-tech, and that‘s a good thing

I went to get my first of two COVID-19 vaccine shots this week, and I was surprised at how low-tech the whole situation ended up being. Any other time I‘ve needed and received a shot of any sort in the past, it‘s been inside a doctor‘s office, so I wasn‘t sure what to expect, heading in to a decommissioned Shopko Continue reading

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March Pixel update delivers Smart Compose in more places, underwater photography

There‘s a new Pixel update heading out today, and it seems to offer a little bit of everything. Indeed, there‘s no real theme to this update, as it adds a wide variety of features to Pixel phones. If you‘ve ever wondered what it would be like to use your Pixel‘s camera underwater, you‘ll finally get to learn with this update. Continue reading

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Walmart just dropped Express Delivery‘s annoying restriction

A few months after dropping its 35 minimum order requirement for its Walmart+ subscription, the retailer is back with a similar announcement: you can now get Express Delivery on any orders, not just ones that reach a 35 minimum threshold. The change doesn‘t impact the delivery fee, however, so customers will still pay a premium for the service. Walmart‘s Express Continue reading

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Expect even more Square Enix remakes in the future

There‘s no question that Final Fantasy VII Remake was one of the biggest games of 2020 - at least among PS4 owners - so now it shouldn‘t come as a surprise that we‘re hearing of even more Square Enix remakes that are in the pipeline. Apparently, Square Enix has tapped Forever Entertainment to produce a slate of several new remakes, Continue reading

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Xbox Series X and S restock at Microsoft Store [UPDATE]

Today Microsoft‘s official store restocked next-gen consoles Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S for standalone purchase. This is one of the rare moments in which the brand itself has the console(s) on sale, and available without a bundle. This is different from the Xbox All Access system, which remains available right this minute (UPDATE: Only through select retailers). UPDATE Continue reading

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Kuo says iPhone foldable and big changes over 2 years

The latest analysis from generally-accurate Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggests Apple‘s about to get weird. In the latest note from the analyst, it‘s suggested that Apple will release an 8-inch iPhone with a foldable display by the year 2023. It‘s also suggested that there‘ll be a notch-less iPhone by 2023. It‘s rare that a note from Kuo via 9to5Mac will Continue reading

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I drove Chevrolet‘s new Bolt EUV crossover and now I have an EV headache

The 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV has a problem and, embarrassingly for the new electric crossover, the headache is a family affair. Having spent time behind the wheel of the new EV last week, I can tell you it‘s perky, affordable, and practical in its own way, as well as that it offers tech you‘d previously have needed to splash out Continue reading

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Rocket Lab announces Neutron rocket to go toe-to-toe with SpaceX

Rocket Lab today unveiled a new plan to build an 8-ton reusable rocket called Neutron. The Neutron rocket will be quite a bit bigger than Rocket Lab‘s current claim to fame, the Electron rocket, and obviously, that means it‘ll be used for different purposes. Rocket Lab still envisions using the Neutron to fly satellites into space, but it also plans Continue reading

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iPhone 13 leaks pour in: 120Hz display, bigger battery

This week a big collection of leaks surrounding the iPhone 13 arrived with good news. It was from sources like Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that we‘re to understand the key differences and large amounts of similarities to the iPhone 12 smartphone lineup. The note from Kuo this week suggests that, for the most part, the iPhone 13 will be the Continue reading

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Instagram Live Rooms opens video streaming space for four

Instagram Live is getting support for up to four people in a single broadcast, doubling the number of participants as services like Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces gain traction. Though not necessarily being pitched as an explicit rival to recent audio-focused hit Clubhouse, Instagram Live Rooms will make shared broadcasts much more straightforward. Launched back in 2016, Instagram Live was updated Continue reading

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Google Recorder now lets you upload and search like Google Photos

Google Recorder got a bump this week with a web interface for search. This means the Google Recorder system is an audio recording and playing interface with a cloud-based storage system. This makes it effectively the same as Google Photos. At the moment, the official Google Recorder app is only supposed to work on Google Pixel smartphones. Google Recorder is Continue reading

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Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 goes on sale with sleek red styling

Samsung‘s Galaxy Chromebook 2 has arrived in US stores, offering a more affordable price point - but the same splash of color - as last year‘s Galaxy Chromebook flagship. Announced at CES 2021 in January, the newest Chrome OS notebook is the first to pack a QLED screen, with the display technology making the leap from Samsung‘s Windows laptops. It‘s Continue reading

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade won‘t take full advantage of PS5 but there‘s good news

The PlayStation 5 is an impressive console, and a lot of that impressiveness stems from the machine‘s DualSense controller. With haptic feedback, 3D audio, and adaptive triggers, the DualSense controller definitely feels like a step up from previous generations, and PS5 games that support all of those features certainly have the potential to be more immersive as a result. Unfortunately, Continue reading

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VW ID.3 Convertible teased as Volkswagen tries new electric strategy

Volkswagen is teasing a new all-electric convertible, apparently considering a more playful use of its EV drivetrain as the ID.4 crossover arrives in the US. The potential VW ID.3 convertible would be an open-top version of the ID.3 hatchback which went on sale in Europe last year, the first production example of the automaker‘s MEB electric vehicle architecture. MEB has Continue reading

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OnePlus 9 reveal tipped in new Moonshot teaser

As a new week begins, OnePlus is apparently winding up to make a big announcement. There‘s almost nothing to this particular tease, which has been named Moonshot, but we can say that it‘s almost certainly suggesting that the reveal of the OnePlus 9 is coming up. In fact, we might know what the OnePlus 9 line of devices is comprised Continue reading

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Skydio hits billion-dollar valuation for autonomous drone tech

Autonomous drone company Skydio has just raised another 170 million in funding, with its flying robot tech earning it a 1+ billion valuation as it evolves beyond its initial consumer products. Revealed back in 2016, and launching commercially in early 2018 with the Skydio R1, Skydio‘s technology borrowed concepts more familiar from self-driving car projects to make anybody a pro-pilot. Continue reading

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Scientists develop light-emitting tattoo with multiple potential uses

Researchers from UCL and IIT have created a temporary tattoo with light-emitting technology of the sort used in TV and smartphone screens. Scientists say that the technology paves the way for a new type of smart tattoo with a range of potential uses. The tech uses organic light-emitting diodes or OLEDs that are applied in the same way as water Continue reading

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Rivian R1T cold-weather testing commences in frigid Minnesota

American EV startup Rivian has begun cold-weather testing for its newest R1T all-electric pickup truck. Situated far north near the Canadian border in Baudette, Minnesota, the R1T is seen frolicking in the largest cold-weather testing facility in North America across acres of ice, snow, and forest, where temperatures regularly dip below -30 degrees Fahrenheit during the cold season. The test Continue reading

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Rumor suggests iPhone 13 will have up to 1TB of storage

One of the greatest things about modern smartphones is that they can take very high-resolution video and photos. One of the downsides of taking high-resolution images and videos is that the content consumes significant storage space. The problem for iPhone users is that Apple has never embraced storage expansion via memory cards. A new rumor is going around that suggests Continue reading

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Lordstown Motors shows off Endurance race truck concept

As electric vehicles have become more common on roads around the country and the world, we‘ve learned that being emissions-free doesn‘t mean giving up performance. Lordstown Motors is a company that will be producing an electric truck, and the company recently showed off a rendering of a concept Endurance racing truck that the company plans to enter in the San Continue reading

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MyHeritage Deep Nostalgia animates faces in old photos

Many people worldwide look at old family photos of relatives who are long gone and wonder what they might look like had video been available decades ago. MyHeritage has developed a new technology called Deep Nostalgia that it calls a groundbreaking new photo feature and allows people to animate the faces in old family photos. The tool provides a realistic Continue reading

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