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Leaked Sony C series smartphone successor pics surface

Leaked Sony C series smartphone successor pics surface

Everyday there are more and more leaked images of smartphones that hit the internet. The latest leak is an unannounced Sony device that might be a follow-up up to the C series of devices as evidenced by the front flash for improved selfies in low light conditions. We don't know much about this leaked device other than it has a 6-inch screen.

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Windows 10 BSOD may get QR codes to help fix problems

Windows 10 BSOD may get QR codes to help fix problems

Windows users have probably all seen the dreaded Blue Screen of Death or BSOD more than a few times. The problem with the BSOD is that it traditionally offers very little information on how to fix the problem that caused the crash this side of a generic description that doesn't help the majority of Windows users much. An image has turned up that shows a new BSOD error page for Windows 10 that aims to make it easier to fix or at least figure out what caused your PC to crash.

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Ford Fusion Autonomous vehicles use LiDAR to see in the dark

Ford Fusion Autonomous vehicles use LiDAR to see in the dark

For autonomous vehicles that will operate in the city, driving at night means that they will most likely have light to drive by. Anyone who has ever driven in a rural area with no streetlights on a night with little or no moonlight knows just how dark it can get. To help autonomous cars operate safely Ford's Fusion Hybrid autonomous research vehicle has LiDAR sensors that allow it to see in the dark.

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SpaceX Dragon capsule made it to the ISS without a hitch

SpaceX Dragon capsule made it to the ISS without a hitch

Last summer catastrophe hit SpaceX when its Dragon capsule exploded during an attempted resupply mission to the ISS. SpaceX was returned to flight status after the disaster and its latest resupply mission to the ISS has been completed without any issues. This resupply mission had one very cool bit of tech onboard in the form of the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module or BEAM.

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Android Marshmallow update lands for Sony Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact

Android Marshmallow update lands for Sony Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact

Sony has announced that the rollout for the Android Marshmallow update for certain models of its Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 compact smartphones is kicking off. There is only one model of each device that the update is for, so before you get excited check that your device is compatible. The Marshmallow update supports the Z2 D6503 version, Z3 DD6603 version, and Z3 Compact D5803 version.

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Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid gets power from other cars

Volvo XC90 T8 Plug-in Hybrid gets power from other cars

Volvo has been making safe cars for decades and one of its latest automobiles is the XC90 T8 Twin Engine Hybrid and as you expect with a hybrid car it can get power from the gas motor or the electric system. Combined the gas and electric motors inside the XC90 T8 produce 400hp making this one of the most powerful Volvo cars ever built. Volvo has devised a very interesting system that allows this plug-in hybrid to get power from other cars.

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Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone 6S Plus Coke freeze test is a sticky mess

Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone 6S Plus Coke freeze test is a sticky mess

We already know that both Samsung and Apple integrated waterproof or at least water resistant designs into both of these smartphones. We have seen them not die when doused with water before. This time out the person in the video decides to test both of these phones now with freezing water, but with frozen Coca-cola.

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Somm wine dispenser learns what you like and keeps wine fresh

Somm wine dispenser learns what you like and keeps wine fresh

Wine lovers are always out for cool gadgets that will keep their wine fresh and ready to drink, which is exactly what the Somm wine dispenser that has landed on Kickstarter does. The device is designed to sit on your counter and holds special containers of wine called Sylos with 2.25L of wine inside. That is about the same amount of wine that you would find in three standard bottles.

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Microsoft Hub Keyboard and Translator apps hit iOS

Microsoft Hub Keyboard and Translator apps hit iOS

iOS users have a pair of new Microsoft apps that they can check out that have landed on Apple devices a few months after they debuted on Android. The new apps include the Microsoft Hub Keyboard and Microsoft Translator. Hub Keyboard is an app from the Microsoft Garage project that is designed to help you work from your iOS device more quickly and easily.

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FreeMotionHandling concept is a flying helium-filled gripping device

FreeMotionHandling concept is a flying helium-filled gripping device

The floating orb that you see here is designed with the intention of being able to pick up small objects and then drop them off where they are needed. It might one day be the perfect autonomous flying machine for delivering small packages. The device has the not so eloquent name of the FreeMotionHandling project and it is from the Festo Bionic Learning Network.

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e-volo Volocopter VC200 done its first manned flight

e-volo Volocopter VC200 done its first manned flight

Small and very lightweight helicopters have been around for decades for enthusiasts to enjoy just for fun. A company called e-volo has been working on something it calls a multicopter that looks more like a giant multirotor drone aircraft than a machine designed to carry human occupants. The flying machine is called the Volocopter VC200 and e-volo has announced that it has conducted its first manned flight.

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Nissan GT-R sets drift record at 189 mph

Nissan GT-R sets drift record at 189 mph

Nissan has announced that it has entered the Guinness World Records book with a very special GT-R for the fastest drift ever. Masato Kawabata, a Japanese drift champion for the Japanese drifting series, piloted the specially tuned Nissan GT-R. The record was set at the Fujairah International Airport, UAE. The 2016 GT-R used for the record setting run is far from stock.

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