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Hyundai goes DIY: Brand adds smartphone integration to several existing models

Hyundai has released do-it-yourself smartphone integration for several of its existing vehicles. After downloading a new software update, select users will be able to access Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in their cars.

The new gaming mouse from Tt eSports packs a crazy 16,000 DPI laser sensor

Tt eSports has added a new gaming mouse to its Level 10 lineup that packs a laser sensor capable of 16,000 DPI. It also has honeycombed-based ventilation to keep your hand cool during long marathons.

Overclocker smashes RAM speed record, hits 5GHz with G.Skill memory and MSI motherboard

Well-known overclocker Toppc managed to push G.Skill's Trident Z DDR4 memory clock speed limit past 5GHz using a MSI Z170I GAMING PRO AC motherboard, a downclocked Intel Core i5-6600K "Skylake" processor, and lots of liquid nitrogen. Fun…

Adobe's amazing new crop tool for Photoshop CC can intelligently fill in backgrounds

Adobe is pushing the boundaries yet again with its contextually-aware editing tool in the form of a new Photoshop feature called Content-Aware Crop.

Canon breaks apart a super-telephoto lens to show why it costs $11,000

Ever wonder why a super-telephoto lens costs so much? Canon disassembles one of its most impressive and expensive lenses, the $11,000 EF 200-400mm f/4L IS, to show why.

Improve your telephoto photography with this long lens tripod technique

Shooting your kids' sporting events or out at the wildlife refuge? Having a good technique can be the difference between a disappointing image and a clear, sharp shot, and this video contains plenty of pro tips.
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A decade after Katrina, meteorologists say hurricane models vastly improved

Meteorologists did a good job in forecasting where Hurricane Katrina made landfall, but underestimated its strength. Advancements in weather modeling may make that a thing of the past, NASA scientists say.

Ditch the scanner, this iPhone app digitizes and restores faded photos

Unfade is a new iPhone app that takes the chore out of scanning old photographs. It uses an iPhone’s camera to digitize the prints, and brings them back to life by restoring the vibrant colors of the original print.

FBI director continues to bemoan encryption measures in consumer devices

FBI Director James Comey lamented recently over the increasing number of encrypted devices. Comey says out of 4,000 devices it has examined since October, it has been unable to break into 500.
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Human's Sound ear covers aimed at meeting all of your audio needs

Human has announced the core features of its audio wearable, Sound. The ear covers will control ambient sound and aid communications and entertainment. Language translation and other functions will be revealed later in the year.

Samsung makes fitness a little more social in latest S Health update

Samsung has released yet another update to the S Health update, bringing a social aspect to the app with leaderboards. The new app is also better at counting steps and tracking blood glucose levels.

Jury finds Google's use of Java APIs in Android 'fair use,' dealing blow to Oracle

A jury has ruled that Google's use of 37 Java APIs in its Android operating system falls under "fair use." This is a setback for Oracle in its quest to be awarded around $9 billion in damages from Google, but of course, Oracle will likely…