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2018 Kia Stinger performance, specs, and news

Over the past decade, Kia has elevated itself from being little more than a punch line to being a legitimate competitor to the likes of Honda, Toyota, and the American Big Three. But the brand hasn’t built as solid a reputation when it comes to performance, something it hopes to change with the 2018 Kia Stinger. Unveiled at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show , the Stinger is Kia’s first real attempt at a performance car, and a novel proposition in ...
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New technology from Regaind may be coming to organize your iPhone photo album

Why it matters to you Sophisticated new image analysis technology could streamline your cluttered photo collection. Apple has recently purchased a French startup named Regaind , an image analysis company that could add powerful new features to your iPhone or iPad photo library. Notoriously secretive about its corporate acquisitions, Apple confirmed the move with its customary terse boilerplate statement about such matters to TechCrunch: “Ap...
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Roku IPO a success, despite gaining little revenue from YouTube or Netflix

Why it matters to you Roku is facing some stiff competition, but the market seems to like its prospects. Roku has gone public. The streaming device company officially began trading on the Nasdaq under ROKU on September 27, after filing for an initial public offering on Friday, September 1. Though reports initially suggested that the company might have trouble going public, since Roku does not actually make much money from either Netflix or ...
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Low light? No problem — Smart new drone camera can see in the dark

Why it matters to you Bright light? Low light? This new camera helps drones fly autonomously no matter what the lighting. For a drone to navigate autonomously requires it to have an extremely good sense of its own location. That’s especially tricky indoors, where GPS — the technology used by all commercial drones — doesn’t work. One way around this is to use onboard sensors, such as lasers or cameras. However, lasers are expensive and consu...
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3 modern car ‘conveniences’ that are more hassle than they’re worth

Cars are the ultimate modern convenience: you get in, you drive where you need to go, you come back — all without the need to feed a horse or develop marathoner lungs. Innovations like automatic transmissions, power steering, and electronic window wipers have improved our cars to the point where almost anyone can safely operate one, and now we’re rapidly barreling towards full autonomous vehicles . Maybe driving is the most inconvenient par...
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The pioneers of wireless electricity want to bring it to your next campsite

I magine the end of a long, sweaty day hiking through the backwoods. You arrive at last at a cabin, strip off your smart boots and stash your thermo-sensitive sleeping bag, and wash your hands and your face — and while you recharge, your GPS, fitness tracker, and all your smart gear can do the same, even while tucked securely in your backpack or pocket. Ossia’s Cota wireless charging  platform could eventually make this reality. At least, t...
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Get your pup trail-ready with this essential hiking gear for dogs

Most dogs love to be outdoors. They eagerly jump into the car as soon as their owners starting putting on a pair of hiking boots or pull out their paddles. Before venturing out with your canine friends, it’s imperative to make sure you’re prepared — packing those dog-specific essentials for food , water, and gear that is suitable for the conditions . Deciding what gear to buy for your dog can be daunting which is why we put together this li...
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How to exercise like a pro, according to expert trainer Mike Barwis

What exactly separates the pros from the Joes? Other than being born with a 6′ 6″ frame and natural hand-eye coordination, that is. We asked Mike Barwis — professional athlete trainer, senior advisor of strength and conditioning for the New York Mets, and founder of BARWIS Methods  — how you and I can train insane like Richard Sherman (cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks) and Yoenis Céspedes (outfielder for the Mets), both of whom he  has c...
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New Windows Insider build focuses on bugs, resumed reading on mobile

Why it matters to you The latest release of Windows 10 for the Insiders club shows that the Fall Creators Update is getting close to mass distribution. Heads up Windows Insiders : A new build of Windows 10 is out, but don’t expect a major release. Now that the Fall Creators Update  is essentially baked in the Redmond, Washington oven, the team is now ironing out the bugs and performing tweaks to get the update pushed out to the masses. That...
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How to post GIFs on Instagram

Animated GIFs are a great source of amusement — not to mention, a big business opportunity . It’s entertaining to come across a hilarious GIF your friend posted while scrolling through your social feed. Uploading them to Facebook is easy , but what if you want to post them on Instagram? Sadly, posting a GIF on Instagram is not as straightforward as one would like, though, you can use video as a work around until the social platform adds nat...
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Veteran character actor Harry Dean Stanton has passed away at age 91

Why it matters to you Harry Dean Stanton didn't hit it big until his fifties, but quickly became one of Hollywood's best-loved actors. Harry Dean Stanton, the gaunt, laconic character actor whose career spanned more than six decades and appeared in more than 100 films and 50 TV episodes, has died at the age of 91. Stanton passed away Friday of natural causes in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Stanton never married, but he is sur...
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AI could help diagnose Alzheimer’s disease a decade earlier than doctors can

Why it matters to you Early diagnosis can help patients make lifestyle changes which may help slow the progression of Alzheimer's. A devastating chronic neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s disease (AD)  currently affects around 5.5 million people in the United States alone. Causing progressive mental deterioration, it ultimately advances to impact basic bodily functions such as walking and swallowing. Looking for a way to help, researche...
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Google Pixel 2 and 2B news and rumors

Why it matters to you The Pixel was Digital Trends' best phone of 2016, and we're plenty excited to see what Google has in store for this year's follow-up. The Google Pixel was the Android smartphone to beat last year, and Google is looking to capitalize on that success. As we get closer to the expected launch of the Pixel 2, rumors are ramping up. It’s possible LG is building one of the phones for Google, and HTC may be behind the second, ...
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Speed up your Mac with these 11 tips and tricks

Is your Mac slow? Are you tired of seeing that annoying, spinning beach ball? Here’s a quick guide for how to speed up your Mac, without shelling out a fortune for additional RAM or a faster hard drive. Apple’s operating system is good about optimizing itself, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to speed up a slow system. Let’s dive in! Update your Mac’s software First things first — make sure your Mac is up-to-date. The latest...
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Final Ferrari LaFerrari hybrid supercar sells for $9.9 million at auction

Why it matters to you This is probably the last LaFerrari that will ever be built. Of the “holy trinity” of hybrid supercars, the Ferrari LaFerrari wins the prize for longevity. While production of the McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder wrapped up some time ago, Ferrari brought its high-performance hybrid back for an encore. Ferrari built one last LaFerrari Aperta convertible for a charity auction. It sold for 8.3 million euros ($9.9 million...
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