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Gramofon cloud jukebox streams Spotify

Gramofon cloud jukebox streams Spotify

If you are a music fan, you may be interested in a new project that has turned up on Kickstarter for a music device called the Gramofon. Gramofon is a cloud music streaming device described as a modern jukebox. Your smartphone is used as the remote to control the music played. The music device is designed to be connected to the sound system or speakers of your choice.

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2015 VW Jetta makes global debut in New York

2015 VW Jetta makes global debut in New York

Volkswagen has unveiled the new 2015 Jetta at the New York International Auto Show. The 2015 Jetta gets new front, rear, and interior styling that enhances the design the Jetta is famous for. VW is also adding some optional driver assistance systems as well with blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, frontal collision warning system, and park distance control.

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Tiny Dart power adapter provides 65W of laptop power

Tiny Dart power adapter provides 65W of laptop power

Dart is a small laptop power adapter that is on Kickstarter right now looking to raise the money it needs to come to market. The Dart power adapter is a very small device designed to power a laptop from an outlet without taking up as much space in the outlet or your laptop bag as many units do. The Dart adapter can produce up to 65W of power and is aimed at thin and portable notebook users.

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Aftermarket firm to make 100 Tesla Model S convertibles

Aftermarket firm to make 100 Tesla Model S convertibles

Tesla started making a roadster called the Tesla Roadster. It was more of a targa top sports car than a full convertible. A company called Newport Convertible Engineering has announced that it has received 100 orders to build Tesla Model S convertibles from an investor in China. Production of the Model S convertible will begin in July 2014 in three of Newport's facilities around the world.

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Windows Phone 8.1 download available now

Windows Phone 8.1 download available now

Microsoft is now offering a download of Windows Phone 8.1 early. There is a catch though; you have to be registered as a developer to get the download early. You can also be running a smartphone that is "developer unlocked" to get the update. Microsoft said that this preview period is aimed at allowing developers to be sure that their apps will run correctly on a phone before the update launches to the general public.

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Aftermarket Alpine CarPlay console is coming this fall

Aftermarket Alpine CarPlay console is coming this fall

Aftermarket car stereo and electronics manufacturer Alpine is tipped to be getting a new Apple CarPlay console ready to debut later this fall. The Alpine unit is expected to be the first aftermarket device to support CarPlay and is destined for Europe and the US. This will be one of the only ways for people who own cars that didn’t come with CarPlay from the factory to get the service in their cars.

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