Star Wars live global toy unboxing begins September 3

Star Wars live global toy unboxing begins September 3

It looks like the first real marketing blitz for the new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens, will begin next week. Disney has announced that starting Thursday, September 3rd, an 18-hour live toy unboxing event will take place across the globe, with 15 different cities around the world revealing the first look at new Star Wars merchandise. The event is described as a "New Year's Eve style celebration," with 12 countries each participating at local times on September 3rd, starting in Australia.

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Garmin Montana 610, 610t Camo, 680, and 680t GPS devices support GLONASS

Garmin Montana 610, 610t Camo, 680, and 680t GPS devices support GLONASS

Outdoorsmen know that being able to find where you are and get to where you are going and back is a big deal. If you are working or playing in harsh terrain, getting lost can be the end of you. Maps are nice but many people today prefer a GPS device that is capable enough to be used outdoors. Garmin has announced that it has updated its line of Montana handhelds aimed at outdoor adventures.

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Verizon Vehicle renamed to Hum, makes any car smarter

Verizon Vehicle renamed to Hum, makes any car smarter

You might be ready to make the jump to the Connected Age, but your car might not be. Unless you are one of the still elite few that have a GM OnStar-enabled car or any of those new models that have their Internet-connected systems, chances are you are simply left dreaming for the future. Just your luck, Verizon Hub has just launched and its goal is to turn that old, incompatible metal carriage of yours into the car of the future. Or at least connect it to the Internet and your smartphone.

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AT&T caught injecting extra ads on airport WiFi hotspot

AT&T caught injecting extra ads on airport WiFi hotspot

It seems AT&T may be tampering with mobile users' internet traffic for their own benefit on their "free" public WiFi hotspots. The company's hotspot at the Dulles International Airport in Virginia was found to be using ad-injecting code to deliver more advertisements to users while they browse the web. Stanford lawyer and computer scientist Jonathan Mayer made the discovery, detailing the tactic on his blog Web Policy.

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Tesla Models S P85D goes 452.8 miles on a charge

Tesla Models S P85D goes 452.8 miles on a charge

Lots of people hypermile their cars, hypermiling is a process where someone drives exceedingly carefully to enable their car to drive the longest distance on a tank of fuel possible. People go to some strange extremes to get better fuel economy with custom-made body kits and the like. A man named Bjorn Nyland has driven a Tesla P85D 452.8 miles (728.7km) on a single charge.

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Apple Logic Pro X 10.2 adds the magic of Alchemy’s synth

Apple Logic Pro X 10.2 adds the magic of Alchemy’s synth

Part of what makes Apple's devices such a favorite among creative types is the amount of tools, both software and hardware, that give them the power to create their dream content, from astounding images to jaw-dropping videos to heart-thumping music. One of those tools, Logic Pro X, just got a major upgrade, the first since January this year. And while the small bump in number might hint at a simple refresh, don't be deceived. This update has a lot hiding inside, starting with the brand new Alchemy synthesizer integration.

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ARCHOS IFA 2015 smartphone team: 2 Android, 1 Windows 10

ARCHOS IFA 2015 smartphone team: 2 Android, 1 Windows 10

With IFA around the corner, it's time for manufacturers to put out their wares. And French OEM ARCHOS will definitely not be left behind. It isn't anything out of the ordinary for it to announce new members of its Android smartphone roster but it is somewhat a surprise, perhaps even a pleasant one, to see it put out a Window 10 smartphone. This makes it one of the first few manufacturers to reveal a new device that will run Microsoft's new OS tailored to fit small sizes.

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German high court invalidates Apple slide-to-unlock patent

German high court invalidates Apple slide-to-unlock patent

At the beginning of its patent lawsuits against the likes Samsung, with Android as collateral damage, Apple seemed to have the force of the law behind it. The publicity might have backfired, putting its patents under greater scrutiny, which has led some of them to be narrowed down or even thrown out outright. That latter might just be the case in Germany, where the country's highest (or next highest) court, the Federal Court of Justice, upheld that Apple's slide to unlock patent isn't patentable, at least not in Germany.

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Samsung outs R1, R3, R5 Wireless Audio 360 speakers

Samsung outs R1, R3, R5 Wireless Audio 360 speakers

Piling on the pre-IFA 2015 announcements, Samsung has just revealed three new speakers that make up its Wireless Audio 360 family. No weird egg shape this time. The R1, R3, and R5 wireless speakers are plain but stylish, industrial-looking and practical. Not only do they blast your music in all directions, their now flat tops also transform into a user interface area where owners can tap and swipe to control their tunes. Plus, the speakers work well with Samsung's Multiroom experience, bringing music and life to any part of the house.

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