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Ford GT configurator opens letting us lust after Ford’s supercar

Ford GT configurator opens letting us lust after Ford’s supercar

Ford has been teasing us with the Ford GT supercar for a while now. The new GT has a racing version that has been hitting tracks around the world already and 500 folks that can afford a car that is expected to start at $400,000 will get the chance to own one. For we normal folks, as close as we will come to owning a Ford GT is playing with the car configurator.

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Breakthrough Starshot wants to send a nanocraft to Alpha Centauri

Breakthrough Starshot wants to send a nanocraft to Alpha Centauri

Space certainly lives up to its name with vast distances that we need to travel to reach anything inside or outside our solar system. It's over 230,000 miles from the Earth to the moon and takes days for a spacecraft to reach it. A group called Breakthrough Initiatives wants to devise a tiny spacecraft called the nanocraft and send it to Alpha Centauri, the closest star outside our solar system, and they think they have a plan to get the tiny nanocraft to the star about 20 years after it launches.

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Xperia Z5 Premium lands in pink color

Xperia Z5 Premium lands in pink color

Sony has announced a new color is available for fans of the Xperia Z5 Premium to purchase. The device is now available in pink and other than the new color; the smartphone is exactly the same as versions already available. Under the hood, the pink X5 Premium has a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor. It will be available in selected countries only.

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Microsoft Surface Signature Type Cover is swathed in Alcantara

Microsoft Surface Signature Type Cover is swathed in Alcantara

Surface users out there wanting a keyboard cover that isn't covered in plastic can now get hands on the Signature Type Cover that has a keyboard and is covered in a two-tone grey Alcantara material. Alcantara is a high-end material that is used in vehicle interiors and other places. The big feature of Alcantara is that it is very soft to the touch and offers good grip.

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Ticketmaster and Eventbrite to sell tickets via Facebook

Ticketmaster and Eventbrite to sell tickets via Facebook

Fans of live music will have two new ways to buy concert and event tickets via Facebook. Ticketmaster is set to begin selling tickets directly on Facebook by the end of April. The move comes as customers for many firms spend less time on websites and more time on social networks like Facebook via mobile apps. Facebook is one of the top destinations for mobile app and social network users.

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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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