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Fujifilm TCL-X100 conversion lens supports X100 and X100S cameras

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Cameras | Posted: Apr 16, 2014 6:46 pm

Fujifilm rolled out new digital cameras months ago called the X100 and the X100S. These cameras are retro looking units that promise high quality photos and more. People using that camera can now get a new conversion lens that will expand the range of shooting options. The new lens is called the TCL-X100.

 

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The lens converts the camera to a focal length of 33mm fixed, which is equivalent to 50mm for a 35mm platform. The lens has a F2.0 aperture setting and retains the original optical characteristics of the camera. The lens uses four premium glass groups.

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Mercedes-AMG GT is a "GT sports car in its purest form"

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: Apr 16, 2014 6:13 pm

Mercedes has unveiled a new sports car that looks really cool on the inside and out. The car is called the Mercedes-AMG GT and the automaker says that it is a "sports car in its purest form." This is the second sports car developed independently by Mercedes-AMG.

 

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The look at the car Mercedes is offering is a sneak peak, so many of the specifications of the car are not announced. We don't know how much power it will have. Mercedes is known for making very powerful cars, so this one will be no slouch no matter what is under the hood.

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BitTorrent Sync gets support for NAS with NetGear first

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:36 pm

We have talked about BitTorrent Sync in the past. This is a feature that launched to the public last year and allows users to save and access data on a storage device in the home over the web. BitTorrent Sync has now gained support for NAS devices.

 

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The first NAS maker that is offering a BitTorrent Sync app for their storage devices is Netgear. The company has an app available right now for several of its home, business, and enterprise NAS units. BitTorrent says that Sync support will make it easy for users to create a simple path between their NAS and desktop or mobile devices.

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Mazda shows off limited edition MX-5 Miata in New York

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:03 pm

Mazda has been making one of the most raced cars in motorsports for 25 years now with the Miata having a birthday this year. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the launch of the original Miata, Mazda has a limited edition 2015 MX-5 that will have some special touches that has debuted at the New York International Auto Show.

 

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Mazda plans to sell only 100 of the 25th anniversary models in the US. Mazda says that it selected the best balanced parts for the engine in these cars. The anniversary edition will only be offers in Soul Red Metallic premium coat, which looks like maroon. All of the cars will be power retractable hard top models with a black top, mirrors, and windshield surround. The car also has dark colored alloy wheels. It looks to be derived from the Club version.

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Pioneer to add Apple CarPlay to five car receivers via firmware update

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Apr 16, 2014 4:30 pm

Pioneer has announced that it will be among the first car audio names to bring support for Apple CarPlay to the aftermarket. Rather than having to buy a new car stereo to get CarPlay support, some existing Apple receivers will get CarPlay support via a firmware update. The updated firmware will be offered for five of the 2014 NEX in-dash multimedia receivers.

 

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All five of those receivers have large LCD screens. CarPlay will add Siri voice control to the mix to let the driver use their phone while keeping eyes on the road. The five models that support CarPlay include the AVIC-8000NEX, 7000NEX, 6000NEX, 5000NEX, and 4000NEX.

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New Zealand High Court rules that Kim Dotcom can have his assets back

By: Charles Gantt | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: Apr 16, 2014 4:06 pm

It's been a long journey for Kim Dotcom after the New Zealand police and US Government raided and seized his home and assets back in 2012, but today a New Zealand high court has ruled that the former Megaupload owner is to have his assets including property and money returned to him within the next 14 days. Dotcom announced the ruling via his Twitter account earlier this morning.

 

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The property seized includes a car collection valued at more than $6 million, his massive mansion, and more than $10 million in financial assets. In addition, Dotcom's wife, Mona, will see her belongings returned that were seized as well. This ruling is not a sure thing just yet though as the Crown of New Zealand could appeal the decision, and cause Dotcom to enter into yet another court battle.

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The Last of Us Remastered hits PS4 June 20

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Apr 16, 2014 3:55 pm

The first grumblings of The Last of Us coming to the PS4 started late last month. In late March, a Sony manger tipped that the game would be landing this summer for PS4 gamers. He didn't offer a more specific launch window.

 

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We have some new details on the launch of The Last of Us Remastered for the PS4 and these details have come from several major game retailers. Target, Best Buy, and GameFly all list the launch date of The Last of Us Remastered for the PS4 as June 20.

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Trinity portable wind turbine charges your USB gadgets

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 16, 2014 3:21 pm

Wind turbines are being used around the world in different sizes to generate electricity used to power homes and business. A new smaller scale wind turbine project has hit Kickstarter that is called the Trinity.

 

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Trinity is a small 12-inch cylinder when folded down to make it portable. It is designed to generate power that can be used to charge up any USB gadget that you might have. Trinity is able to produce 15W of power and has its own internal 15000-mAh battery.

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Minecraft retail version for PS3 coming soon

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:50 pm

I don't venture into the game store in the local mall that often, but every time I do, at least one kid comes in wanting to know if they can buy a copy of Minecraft. They always get the same snooty answer from the guys working at the store, "It's download only kid."

 

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That will soon change according to a repot that the first retail disc version of Minecraft is coming soon. The disc version will be for the PS3 according to reports and will be on a Blu-ray disc like other PS3 games.

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Burger King teams with AT&T to bring Whopper Wi-Fi to US restaurants

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Networking | Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:10 pm

Fast food restaurant Burger King is expanding its business relationship with AT&T, in an effort to roll out Whopper Wi-Fi nationwide. Using the plug-and-play AT&T Ready Zone, restaurants like Burger King are able to more easily roll out Wi-Fi functionality to restaurant guests.

 

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"Whopper Wi-Fi is about improving the in-restaurant experience for our guests," said Alex Macdeo, Burger King North America President, in a press statement. "Most of our guests carry smartphones or tablets, and this upgrade makes their time with us easier and more enjoyable. We are committed to enhancing our digital platforms across the board and having Whopper Wi-Fi is just the beginning."

 

There is growing competition among fast food and "fast casual" restaurants, and free Wi-Fi offers a competitive advantage over rivals.

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