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Wezr tracker is a portable weather station

Wezr tracker is a portable weather station

You can pull up the weather forecast on your smartphone, but that might not always be precise enough for your needs. Those out hiking, planning a weekend trip, and more need to know precise local weather in their exact location. Wezr, a weather tracker, is bid as the solution, serving as a mobile weather station on a key ring. It can be used at any time to get “ultra-precise” weather piped to one’s own smartphone at any time. The company behind Wezr says its device is the “most precise weather tracker” in the industry.

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Facebook on tracking accusations: report gets it “wrong multiple times”

Facebook on tracking accusations: report gets it “wrong multiple times”

Late last month, Facebook was accused of tracking users and non-users alike, and as such was said to be in violation of European law. The information came from a study commissioned by the Belgian Privacy Commission, and earlier this week Facebook fired back at the accusations, saying the report was wrong in more than one way. The social network posted a long statement by the company’s Vice President of Policy in Europe, Richard Allan, who tackled each claim individually.

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PAMELA is a horror game without the cliches

PAMELA is a horror game without the cliches

Horror games are always fun, but too often they're like horror movies -- cliched and repetitive, repeating the same dry stories with vaguely similar characters. That's not always true, though, and sometimes a horror game surfaces that breaks the mold in some way. PAMELA looks to be one of those, presenting a horror game wrapped in a bright-neon and clean science fiction-like package. It's a survival horror game, and it'll be available for the PC when it launches. Trailer available after the jump!

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H2O Salamander trike turns into a boat when needed

H2O Salamander trike turns into a boat when needed

The Filipino startup H2O has created a new automotive trike called the Salamander, and it comes in two iterations, both of them able to zip around on the road and in bodies of water like a boat. It is designed for those who live in regions prone to floods, lending a transportation option for those times when the roads are underwater. And, you know, for those who want to feel like James Bond. Both an all-electric and a gasoline version will be offered.

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Duolingo to add Klingon language course

Duolingo to add Klingon language course

Duolingo is an excellent app for learning foreign languages, and though they're a bit slow when it comes to adding new languages (that's not a criticism, it's quite the undertaking), it is open about what it is working on, giving users who might be interested a heads-up. It has recently announced plans to add a new language, but it is different than its past announcements: this time around, Duolingo says it'll be adding a Klingon course, and it might prove to be the best way to learn the language to date.

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Xbox 360 update for Preview Program brings 2TB support

Xbox 360 update for Preview Program brings 2TB support

Microsoft recently included the Xbox 360 in its Preview Program, which gives those who are participating in it access to system updates and features before they drop for the general user base. Those Preview Program users are now gaining some new functioning with a new system update being pushed through it. Most notable among its changes is the inclusion of 2TB support, expanding its usefulness as a media center or storage device. Those who aren't part of the Preview Program will still have to wait a while before they can get the same feature, however.

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Shelby Baja 700 Edition Raptor is a street-legal beast

Shelby Baja 700 Edition Raptor is a street-legal beast

Shelby American has taken the wraps off its new Baja 700, a limited edition Raptor that brings with it an incredible amount of power while remaining street-legal. The Baja 700 truck is built upon the 2011 to 2014 Ford SVT Raptor, and only 50 of them will be built at Shelby’s Las Vegas factory. Included with them will be BFGoodrich K02 tires, more than 700 horsepower, Borla exhaust system, and more. Shelby has begun taking reservations for the Baja 700 already.

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Bing adds product purchasing options inside of image search

Bing adds product purchasing options inside of image search

Microsoft has updated Bing with a load of new features, and among them is a new BETA feature that puts product purchasing options directly inside of Image Search. The feature is akin to the rumors we've been hearing about Pinterest's future, giving those who look at an image in the search results a way to directly purchase it from somewhere like Amazon, depending on where it is available. Also coming with the update is the ability to view pages using the image, related searches, and more.

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Kindle for Android update brings Word Wise and more

Kindle for Android update brings Word Wise and more

Amazon has pushed out a new Kindle for Android update, and with it comes the Word Wise feature, as well as a handful of other changes that round out the overall product. Word Wise allows users to have definitions for hard words automatically displayed above the word, aiding in the reading process without slowing the user down. Other features include the ability to make flash cards and improved manga navigation, among others. Also coming with the update are some bug fixes.

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Kremlin cracks down on Internet memes

Kremlin cracks down on Internet memes

The Russian government has cracked down Internet memes, with a court in the nation ruling that ones featuring celebrities are unacceptable if the resulting image "has nothing to do with the celebrity's personality". This applies to any celebrity in the nation, but spawned as the result of one common Russian meme in particular featuring a saccharine sweet singer with obscene text overlaid -- the amusing part, of course, being that the saying is something unlikely to be said by the singer himself.

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