Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Intrinsyc rolls out new dev platform with Snapdragon 810 CPU

Intrinsyc rolls out new dev platform with Snapdragon 810 CPU

Developers looking to develop new hardware and software on a platform using the latest Qualcomm 64-bit CPU have three new development platforms available from Intrinsyc. The three dev kits are very different in form factor, but use some of the same hardware letting users work with a Snapdragon 810 64-bit processor on all three platforms. One of the platforms is a smartphone, one is a tablet, and the last is a DragonBoard SOM.

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2015 Nissan Murano and Juke Color Studio debut

2015 Nissan Murano and Juke Color Studio debut

Nissan has a hit with its odd, yet cool Juke that has been on the market since 2011. The 2015 version of the Juke has debuted at the LA auto show and the car has been refreshed with updated styling. Along with that updated styling also comes new standard content for Juke buyers and a new Juke Color Studio for accessories.

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Twitter rolls out tweets via direct messages

Twitter rolls out tweets via direct messages

Most twitter users have probably run across something on twitter before that they wanted to share with one person without posting it to your main feed. There hasn’t been a good way to do that sort of messaging someone a link in the past. That has now changed with twitter unveiling a simple new way to share tweets privately.

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Automakers give away free hydrogen because there is no way to charge for it

Automakers give away free hydrogen because there is no way to charge for it

Over the years there have been a few vehicles sold by major automakers that are powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Burning hydrogen to produce electricity to power vehicles eliminates the pollution that burning gasoline produces. So far, all of these fuel cell vehicles have come with free hydrogen for the buyers of the cars. Free fuel is a big deal and if you though that automakers were doing that to sell the fuel cell vehicles, you are wrong.

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Steve Jobs pic ditched by Sony, rumored for Universal Pictures pickup

Steve Jobs pic ditched by Sony, rumored for Universal Pictures pickup

We've been hearing about the Steve Jobs biopic that Sony is working on for a long time now. The movie has a script written by Aaron Sorkin and had Christian Bale in talks to play Jobs. However, Bale recently backed out of the film leaving things in limbo. After Bale backed away from the film, things turned sour for Sony and the film has been put into turnaround by Sony Pictures.

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Eizo FlexScan EV2730Q 1920 x 1920 “Wide All Around” monitor debuts

Eizo FlexScan EV2730Q 1920 x 1920 “Wide All Around” monitor debuts

Eizo is a big name in professional level monitors. The company's products are widely used in the medical setting and in graphic design thanks to impressive color reproduction and other high-end features that set many Eizo displays apart from consumer grade screens. Eizo has rolled out a new monitor that has a unique native resolution that Eizo calls "Wide All Around." That native resolution is 1920 x 1920.

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VW unveils Golf R Variant packing 2.0L TSI engine

VW unveils Golf R Variant packing 2.0L TSI engine

Here in the states we say station wagon, over in the UK they like the term shooting brake. Whichever name you prefer, VW has announced a new Golf R Variant marking a first for the Golf R model. VW says that this car is the first time that its all-wheel drive compact sports car has been offered as a station wagon. The car will pack a 2.0L TSI engine under the hood with 296hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.

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Skyscraper 55-story tall rollercoaster coming to Orlando

Skyscraper 55-story tall rollercoaster coming to Orlando

Rollercoaster fans will want to check out a new ride coming to Orlando, Florida laying claim to the world's tallest rollercoaster title. The coaster will be called Skyscraper and will stand 55-stories tall. Skyscraper will be part of a larger entertainment complex called Skyplex that is set to open in 2016. The amusement park will be located on International Drive in Orlando and sits on a 12-acre plot of land.

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Rosetta Philae lander detects organic molecules on comet surface

Rosetta Philae lander detects organic molecules on comet surface

After a decade long journey Rosetta was able to insert itself into orbit around its target comet and more recently, it sent its Philae lander down to the surface of the comet to see what the comet is made of. The latest report from the scientists running the Rosetta program is that the Philae lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of the comet. These organic molecules are carbon containing and are the basis of life here on Earth.

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