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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 23, 2012

Welcome to Thursday folks - just one more work day to go and another weekend will be here. Today a new video gave us a look at reported iPhone 5 parts, and it seems that the iPhone will be sporting a new look with the next iteration. Recent whispers are saying that Nokia will reveal a total of three new Windows Phone devices during its September 5 event in New York City, and today Microsoft updated its logo for the first time in a whopping 25 years.

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Nissan embraces Microsoft Kinect for Windows to show off 2013 Pathfinder

Nissan embraces Microsoft Kinect for Windows to show off 2013 Pathfinder

For 2013, Nissan has completely redesigned the Pathfinder SUV. In previous years the Nissan Pathfinder was much boxier than most of the other offerings from Nissan, but for 2013 that will all change. The completely redesigned Pathfinder has a lot more curves and more closely resembles the Murano from Nissan than in previous years. The new SUV is set to hit dealer showrooms later this fall.

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Nissan LEAF battery to power homes

Nissan LEAF battery to power homes

The large capacity battery in Nissan's LEAF electric vehicle will soon be able to power entire homes. Nichicon has developed a new Vehicle to Home System called "EV Power Station" that can both charge and discharge the EV's batteries, distributing its electricity to the household. The EV Power Station is said to be the world's first such charging device capable of supplying household power.

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Nissan adds ingenious Easy Fill Tire Alert to 2013 Altima

Nissan adds ingenious Easy Fill Tire Alert to 2013 Altima

The United States has required tire pressure monitoring systems to be installed on vehicles for years. These are the systems that make a dash light glow if you have a tire with low-pressure. The problem with the pressure monitoring systems in many vehicles is that they don't say which tire is low, so if you don't have a tire gauge you have to continually go back and look at the dash light to see if the light goes off.

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California demands electric cars from more manufacturers

California demands electric cars from more manufacturers

California has gained a reputation as one of the scripted governmental bodies in the world when it comes to the environment, and like it or not, there's no denying that its legislation drives green technology. At the moment the top six automakers in the state - Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda and Nissan - are required to sell a certain number of all-electric or fuel-cell cars every year. California has updated its mandate so that by 2018, any automaker that sells 20,000 vehicles or more in the state will also be held accountable.

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Nissan DeltaWing gets wet and wild

Nissan DeltaWing gets wet and wild

Nissan's DeltaWing project is on track to take on the famous 24-hour Le Mans race in June. It recently had its first serious run on the wet tracks of UK's Snetterton circuit, proving that it can handle the slippery conditions that are common to the rainy competition. Unlike all the other fuel guzzling super vehicles gearing up for the demanding race, the Nissan DeltaWing uses half the gas thanks to its smaller engine, lighter weight, and more aerodynamic design.

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Infiniti LE concept breaks cover in New York

Infiniti LE concept breaks cover in New York

I've wondered for a long time why it is manufacturers tend to make electric vehicles and hybrids so unattractive. Cars like the Nissan Leaf the Toyota Prius are boring and boxy looking. Thankfully, some companies are starting to come out with hybrids and EVs that are green and good-looking. One of the latest vehicles that falls into the green and attractive range is the Infiniti LE concept that surfaced this week at the New York Auto Show.

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