Archive for Mar 28, 2013

Wonder Woman themed Kia Sportage unveiled in New York

Wonder Woman themed Kia Sportage unveiled in New York

Late last year Kia announced that it had teamed up with DC Entertainment to create some superhero themed cars that it would be unveiling at various auto shows. So far we have seen a Batman themed Optima SX Limited, a Flash themed Forte Koupe, an Aquaman Rio 5-door, a Cyborg Forte 5-door, and a Green Lantern Soul. Another new superhero-themed Kia has been unveiled at the New York Auto Show.

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Lyrix Duo Bluetooth speaker has a removable Bluetooth receiver

Lyrix Duo Bluetooth speaker has a removable Bluetooth receiver

Most of the Bluetooth speakers that are on the market are pretty much the same. They're designed to connect wirelessly to your smartphone or computer and allow you to play your music without having to plug in headphones or wires for normal speakers. A new Bluetooth speaker has debuted from a company called Digital Treasures that is different from other offerings on the market.

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Smart Herb Garden germinates on Kickstarter

Smart Herb Garden germinates on Kickstarter

I've got what most people refer to as a black thumb. I can't grow anything but weeds. I'm so bad with plants, I once killed a cactus. It's really hard to kill a cactus. If you're like me and don't have a good history with growing things, the thought of having your own fresh herb garden for the kitchen may seem like a bad idea, at least for the plants.

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Nissan to launch electric-hybrid Pathfinder SUV this summer

Nissan to launch electric-hybrid Pathfinder SUV this summer

Nissan has announced plans to roll out a gas-electric hybrid version of its popular Pathfinder SUV this summer, a change that will bring with it a slight increase in both price and gas mileage. Neither a specific release date nor price were given, but word has it the SUV will cost about $3,000 more than the current non-hybrid Pathfinder, which has a starting price of $41,000, and goes up from there to nearly $50k.

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Volvo unveils world’s first Cyclist Detection system with automatic braking

Volvo unveils world’s first Cyclist Detection system with automatic braking

Volvo has unveiled the world's first cyclist detection system that offers fully automatic braking, causing the car to stop itself if a cyclist swerves in front of the vehicle. According to the manufacturer, Cyclist Detection is built upon its already existing detection and automatic braking technology, and will be implemented into all vehicles that use pedestrian detection.

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Hyundai shows off redesigned 2014 Equus sedan at New York International Auto Show

Hyundai shows off redesigned 2014 Equus sedan at New York International Auto Show

Hyundai has displayed its 2014 Equus luxury sedan at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, boasting about its new "premium-sport" design and variety of luxury features. In addition to the redesign, which is as much about modern visual updates as it is about improved aerodynamics, the vehicle has some new standard features and multiple driving modes. We have a gallery of the car after the jump.

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Provision restricts US government Chinese purchases due to espionage worries

Provision restricts US government Chinese purchases due to espionage worries

Late last year, there was quite a bit of hoopla over whether the Chinese government was using devices from Chinese manufacturers such as ZTE and Huawei to spy on other nations. The manufacturers denied the claims, but it set off a firestorm of debate, and Canada moved to ban the devices. Now the US has slipped a review process into law to help safeguard against such attacks.

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Google lets you make your own maps with Maps Engine Lite Beta

Google lets you make your own maps with Maps Engine Lite Beta

Maps are handy items, especially when made to provide specific information that would be otherwise hard to visual or utilize, such as the specific locations of certain items, sites of phenomena, or more. Creating your own map can be tedious depending on the tool, and while businesses have been able to use Google Maps Engine, the average consumer hasn't had an easy way to create their own Google Maps-based map. This changes today, however, with the launch of Maps Engine Lite Beta.

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Man charged in 2011 Anonymous attack on Koch Industries

Man charged in 2011 Anonymous attack on Koch Industries

In the summer of 2011, it was revealed that Koch Industries was one of several big-oil-and-coal names shoveling out money to climate change skeptic Dr. Willie Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, something that made his research seem more than a tad questionable. Shortly before this, however, were attacks on Koch Industries' website by the hacker collective Anonymous, with one Wisconsin man being indicted yesterday for helping them.

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