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Text message can crash any iPhone iOS 10 or below

Text message can crash any iPhone iOS 10 or below

Back in the spring of 2015 a text message surfaced that had the ability to crash current iPhones of the time. Apple eventually patched that flaw to prevent the crash from happening. Fast-forward to today and there is another text message floating around that can crash any iPhone that is using the native Messages app and is running iOS 10 or below.

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Panasonic GF9 images and GH5 specs leak ahead of CES 2017

Panasonic GF9 images and GH5 specs leak ahead of CES 2017

When CES kicks off early next month Panasonic will reportedly be unveiling some new digital cameras on Jan-4th. Ahead of that official unveil some images and specs of two different camera models have leaked. Those cameras are the Panasonic GF9 and the GH5. The camera that you see in the first images here is said to be the GF9.

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Stealth turns your entire body into a game controller to get you fit

Stealth turns your entire body into a game controller to get you fit

Plenty of video games over the years have launched to try and help people have fun while getting fit. All you need to think about is the Nintendo Wii for a perfect example. A new video game system has landed on Kickstarter that uses your smartphone and your body as the controller called Stealth. Stealth is intended to help you get in shape while playing games on the smartphone.

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Lamborghini Urus SUV will be the only plug-in hybrid in the Raging Bull line

Lamborghini Urus SUV will be the only plug-in hybrid in the Raging Bull line

Many sports car makers are going to hybrid drivetrains not so much for fuel economy, but to improve performance in many cases. The hybrid drivetrain allows for sports cars to be tuned with an electric assist for low end performance while the engine can be tuned to high-end performance. Lamborghini has stayed away from this trend for the most part and confirmation has been made that the coming Urus SUV will be the only plug-in hybrid in the Lamborghini line.

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NASA Langley Mars habitat concept is made of ice

NASA Langley Mars habitat concept is made of ice

NASA is working on a lot of the components required to send man to Mars. From the rockets that will carry the astronauts to the Red Planet to the structures the astronauts will live in on the surface of the planet, NASA is working on all aspects. The latest concept for a dwelling on the surface of the Red Planet uses an unusual and rather simple building material - ice.

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Galaxy S8 tipped to get software nav keys with 3D touch style functionality

Galaxy S8 tipped to get software nav keys with 3D touch style functionality

In the build up to the official unveil of the Galaxy S8 by Samsung the rumors are flying hot and heavy. The latest rumor suggests that the Galaxy S8 will get software navigation buttons with 3D touch functionality. This would go along with previous rumors that the home button and fingerprint scanner would be eliminated to provides an all-screen front.

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Windows 10 Insider Preview get a Green Screen of Death

Windows 10 Insider Preview get a Green Screen of Death

A Windows 10 Insider Preview build leaked out ahead of the official launch during the Christmas weekend and several new features were gleaned from that leak. One of the features that didn't get talked about much, until now, was the fact that the infamous Blue Screen of Death or BSOD seen when some sort of critical error forces a crash has been replaced. That BSOD is now a Green Screen of Death (GSOD) in the latest build.

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Galaxy A 2017 launch event invites go out, again tease water resistance

Galaxy A 2017 launch event invites go out, again tease water resistance

Samsung has a penchant for bringing some of its lesser smartphone lines out with the same exact names each time and then differentiating them by listing the year. That means you don't get a Galaxy A8 as we do with the Galaxy S8 devices. Rather you get the same Galaxy A each year with the year in the mix with each new generation. An invite to the launch event for the Galaxy A 2017 has surfaced.

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2016 will get an extra second to keep precision time devices precise

2016 will get an extra second to keep precision time devices precise

I'd wager that we are all familiar with the leap year, this is the year when February gets an extra day. Some will be familiar with a similar concept called the leap second and the last time a leap second was added to the clock as June 30, 2015. 2016 will get a leap second to keep precision clocks that precisely track time accurate. This leap second will come at the end of 2016.

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Super Mario Run for Android pre-registration opens

Super Mario Run for Android pre-registration opens

Super Mario Run has been breaking records and it has been doing its record breaking while only be available on one of the major smartphone platforms. Super Mario Run has been on iOS only since launch and has still ticked up about 40 million downloads. Android gamers will soon get to join in the action with Super Mario Run coming soon for Android.

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Canon Pixma G-Series printers all feature integrated refillable ink tanks

Canon Pixma G-Series printers all feature integrated refillable ink tanks

Canon has announced a new line of inkjet printers called the Pixma G-Series that includes the G4200, G3200, G2200, and G1200 series. All of these printer hav ea new ink system that won't have you running out to buy normal cartridges like other inkjet printers. These printers are all MegaTank units with front facing refillable ink tanks.

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Galaxy S8 tipped for S Pen external accessory

Galaxy S8 tipped for S Pen external accessory

One of the coolest features of the recent Note smartphones from Samsung was the S Pen accessory. In the larger Galaxy Note devices the pen tucked away inside the smartphone so you always had it with you. A new rumor is swirling that the Galaxy S8 smartphone might get the S Pen as an external accessory.

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