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Pentax K-1 Mark II full-frame DSLR improves low-light performance

Ricoh has introduced the Pentax K-1 Mark II, the newest flagship in its K-Series lineup. This model offers the same 35mm Full Frame sensor as the first generation, but improves certain features including low-light performance. The Mark II model is rugged and weather-resistant, sporting a compact body, a 36.4-megapixel sensor, high-grade dust removal, and more. The Pentax K-1 Mark II Continue reading

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Audi V2I toll payment tech integration arrives in select models this year

Audi has announced in-vehicle toll tech that‘ll make commuting easier for frequent travelers. The automaker will be the first to offer vehicle-integrated toll payment tech, which will be available in certain models starting later this year. The system will be compatible with tolls in the US, Mexico, and Canada, enabling drivers to automatically pay for tolls anywhere in North America. Continue reading

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Huawei MediaPad M5 10 Pro tablet leaks ahead of MWC 2018 debut

Huawei is the subject of a major leak: its anticipated MediaPad M5 10 Pro tablet has just leaked ahead of its planned Mobile World Congress 2018 debut. Multiple images of the tablet have been published online, as well as key specs. This is one of three MediaPad M5 tablets the company is expected to introduce in coming days. All signs Continue reading

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Ancient human remains, Mayan relics found in massive underwater cave

Researchers are back with another exciting discovery involving the Mayans: ancient human remains, relics, as well as remains from Pleistocene era bears, ancient elephants, and more. The discovery was made in an underwater cave, according to the Culture Ministry in Mexico. The discovery was made by archaeologists who were probing the flooded cavern, which is among the largest in the Continue reading

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Signal Foundation: WhatsApp co-founder makes private chat a nonprofit

A nonprofit organization was just revealed, made by the folks at Signal (the chat platform and app) and co-founder of WhatsApp, Brian Acton. This nonprofit organization was made possible by Brian Acton and aims to support, accelerate, and broaden Signal‘s mission of making private communication accessible and ubiquitous. In short, it‘ll turn Signal into an organization into which funds can Continue reading

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This glitch could‘ve destroyed Bitcoin, but it didn‘t

Zaif exchange had cryptocurrencies - including Bitcoin - available for free for approximately 18 minutes on February 16th. Fortunately, the mistake was mitigated. Fortunately, none of that free cryptocurrency was allowed to leave the exchange. One user essentially got as far as the front door with 2,200-trilion-Yen (approximately 20-trillion USD) worth of coins - but was stopped in the nick Continue reading

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Tinder login vulnerability gave access using only user‘s phone number

A major Tinder security vulnerability has been revealed by Appsecure security researchers. The issue left Tinder accounts potentially exposed to infiltrators by only requiring a phone number to log in. This was due to issues with the Facebook API and the Tinder app‘s login process, both of which have already been fixed. Appsecure‘s Anand Prakash detailed the security issue on Continue reading

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These Giant HD Galaxy S9 images just leaked

If the massive amount of Samsung Galaxy S9 details that‘ve leaked this month weren‘t enough already, today we‘ve got some huge images. These images are far more monstrous than you could ever want or need - assuming you‘re not printing posters of the devices that are as tall as an adult gorilla. They‘re larger than you‘d need them to be Continue reading

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Sonic the Hedgehog movie release date confirmed for late 2019

Way back in early 2016, Sega Sammy Holdings‘ president Hajime Satomi revealed plans for a live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie, which was first reported in 2014. The information was provided as part of an interview during which Sony Pictures was mentioned, as was a 2018 movie release date. Assuming all of that was still the game plan, we would be Continue reading

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Bitcoin Price volatility: Paypal, Petro, and Steven Seagal

PayPal chief financial officer John Rainey spoke this week about the likelihood Bitcoin would become a standard payment method online. At the moment there‘s too much volatility in the cost of Bitcoin (in USD) for most merchants to adopt the coin. In the very near future, said Rainey, there‘s a good chance Bitcoin could be accepted far more widely than Continue reading

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T-Mobile iPhone, Apple Watch deal starts Friday: 200 prepaid card and more

Starting on Friday, T-Mobile will launch a new deal that gives customers 200 on top of their phone‘s trade-in value if they buy one of the newer iPhone models. This new deal can be stacked on the company‘s recently detailed free line promo, which is offering a free line to family plan customers who add a line. In addition, and Continue reading

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Snapchat redesign petition actually gets a response

If you haven‘t noticed by now, the recent redesign launched for Snapchat hasn‘t gone over very well. Some users have been very vocal with their negative reactions to the redesign, and though those complaints haven‘t really relented, Snapchat has stuck by its decision to change the app. At the center of this criticism has been an extremely popular petition over Continue reading

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DOJ cybersecurity task force will focus on US election manipulation

The Department of Justice will create a new cybersecurity task force called the Cyber-Digital Task Force. The new security initiative will be created by order of the US Attorney General Jeff Sessions who cites the ability of terrorists and others to exploit the Internet for nefarious reasons. The Cyber-Digital Task Force will assess ways to address these issues. The announcement Continue reading

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2019 Audi RS5 pricing and packages revealed

Today we‘ve learned the starting price of the 2019 Audi RS5 as well as pricing for a number of optional packages. The 2019 Audi RS5 will have both a Dynamic Package and a Dynamic Plus Package with alternate colors and variable top speed. There‘ll be a Black optic package as well as RS Drivers Assistance available, as well as a Continue reading

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My PlayStation lets you browse PSN profiles online

Sony has taken PSN in a direction few of us were probably expecting today. The company has launched a new service called My PlayStation, which allows you to access some parts of the PlayStation Network through a broswer on a PC, Mac, or on mobile devices. At the moment, there isn‘t a whole lot you can do using My PlayStation, Continue reading

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Electric car fears prompt odd Apple investment

Apple may be in a bidding war with electric vehicle battery makers for one key metal: cobalt. Apple‘s been one of the biggest users of cobalt over the past decade due to their ever-increasing production of iPhone, iPad, and other devices with their own rechargeable batteries. Now that electric vehicles are coming into vogue, demand for cobalt is going up Continue reading

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AMD expands Ryzen and EPYC with new embedded processors

AMD has been doing pretty well with PC hardware meant for consumers, but today, the company is turning its attention to enterprise. AMD has announced new embedded processors featuring both Ryzen and EPYC branding. It has also announced a number of product and manufacturing partners who have signed on to use these processors, which could be good news for its Continue reading

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Cheaper iPads tipped on the horizon

Apple will release more iPads at some point, and on the 21st of February, 2018, clues indicated the next iPad‘s release. These devices were listed as A1954 and A1893. With said model numbers, Apple may well release two models in the same lines that‘ve already been established. Now the question is whether Apple will release an iPad and an iPad Continue reading

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Nest Cam IQ Google Assistant update makes camera a smart speaker

The Nest Cam IQ indoor is gaining Google Assistant support today, along with new face recognition tools and the arrival of a cheaper subscription plan. The latest fruit of Google‘s decision to welcome Nest back into the fold, after it absorbed the formerly standalone Alphabet business earlier this month, it turns the connected camera into a smart speaker. The new Continue reading

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This is tailgating, Rolls-Royce Cullinan style

Swap the hot dogs for caviar, the grill for sous-vide, and your rusty old Explorer for the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, and you have tailgating the luxury way. While the upmarket SUV may not be quite ready to make its public debut yet, the British automaker is previewing one of its more unusual features: the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Viewing Suite. Drop down the Continue reading

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This is the astonishing Ferrari 488 Pista

A new Ferrari is always something special, but the Ferrari 488 Pista promises to be even more unusual than most. Revealed today ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in just a few weeks time, it‘s the latest in a well-admired lineage of V8 cars from the Italian automaker. When you‘re expected to replace models like the Continue reading

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Facebook Messenger video calling gets a big new feature

Facebook has spent the last few years trying to turn Messenger into the communication platform. Many different features have been added to Messenger over the years, but one that seems crucial - the ability to add people to your in-progress video calls - has been missing since video calling launched back in 2015. That all changes today. Facebook has announced Continue reading

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR tech made for wireless headsets

Mobile virtual reality before Qualcomm‘s newest line of VR hardware made for a fairly decent experience. Samsung had their VR headset that worked with Galaxy S and Note devices, and Google brought the first wave in with Cardboard, Daydream, and so on. But now it‘s time to get serious about processor action. Now it‘s time for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Continue reading

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2019 Volvo V60 hybrid wagon is what the Swedes do best

Volvo has revealed the newest car in its 60 Series, the 2019 Volvo V60, a handsome wagon built on the same platform as the XC60 SUV. Embracing electrification from the outset, the new V60 wagon will be offered with two hybrid powertrains in addition to regular gas and, country depending, diesel engines. It‘s unmistakably a Volvo, certainly. The midsize premium Continue reading

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