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Apple Watch now compatible with select Hyundai cars

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Now Hyundai owners can start their cars while sitting in their cars but using an Apple Watch.

Hyundai has good news for Apple Watch owners who also drive late-model Sonatas: You can now use your wearable to control parts of your car.

The auto manufacturer has rolled out an update to its Blue Link app, which already creates an interface with an iPhone, to expand the connected-car functionality to Apple’s new smartwatch.

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Carry the big glass in comfort with MindShift Gear’s FirstLight backpacks

The FirstLight series by MindShift Gear helps photographers transport long, heavy telephoto lenses.

The FirstLight series by MindShift Gear helps photographers transport long, heavy telephoto lenses.

The elements and rugged terrain are hard enough for any nature photographer. Add heavy equipment around the neck, shoulders and back and a challenging shoot becomes a grueling journey.

The designers at MindShift Gear, photographers and outdoor adventurers themselves, have three new backpacks designed to carry “Big Glass” lenses with relative comfort.

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Apple Music will be super cheap in some countries

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Tim Cook talks Apple Music at WWDC 2015.

Apple Music, the new song-streaming platform that started rolling out yesterday, is currently free for everyone while the company shows off how cool its new product is. After the three-month trial period that we’re all enjoying, however, using the full set of features will cost you.

But for people in developing countries, the burn won’t be nearly as bad.

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Fallout 4’s awesome wearable bonus incompatible with iPhone 6 Plus

Man, that would have been cool.

Man, that would have been cool.

If you’ve been itching to put a real-life Pip-Boy on your wrist via the $120 collector’s edition of Bethesda’s highly-anticipated role playing video game, Fallout 4, and you own an iPhone 6 Plus, you may be out of luck.

The larger handset will not be supported for the wristband, but you can still run the companion app when the console and PC game comes out later this year.

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Vibrant new iPod colors revealed in iTunes update

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Apple revealed some new iPod colors in the iTunes 12.2 update.

You may have written off the iPod as something Apple doesn’t care to breathe new life into by this point, but the iPod is exactly what appears to be getting an update. Alongside the release of iTunes 12.2 to support Apple Music, some users quickly discovered that images of the iPod family within the app feature new, unreleased colors.

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Apple hit with slowdowns in iCloud Backup, iMessage, Photos, and more

There's some slowing down happening here.

There’s some slowing down happening here.

According to Apple’s own Apple Services, Stores, and iCloud status page, several important services are experiencing slow downs and possible outages.

iCloud Backup, Documents in the Cloud, iMessage, and Photos are all showing yellow, as are Mail Drop, iCloud Drive, and iWork for iCloud beta.

If you’re experiencing issues in these areas, it’s not you; it’s Apple.

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Satechi external batteries are like lightning in your pocket

The Satechi SX20 portable power station can charge up to four devices.

The Satechi SX20 portable power station can charge up to four devices.

If your device dies, you can usually find a place to plug in. But that’s only if you carry your charging cord and even if you’re lucky enough to have it on you, you’re stuck at the outlet until you’ve got enough juice to go.

The electronics accessory company Satechi has made it easier to stay charged on the go with three new portable energy stations for pretty much anything with a USB port.

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CSR2’s hyperrealistic super cars leave other iOS racing games in the dust

So real it hurts.

So real it hurts.

If you’ve ever wanted to own a garage full of incredible super cars from the likes of Ferrari and McLaren, then you’re in luck. Virtually, at least.

NaturalMotion’s CSR Racing 2, the sequel to 2012’s hit drag racing game CSR Racing (an iTunes App Store Essential game), is headed to iOS devices soon and wow is it a tour de force of graphical fidelity. The light in the game’s garage caresses every curve of these hot automobiles, shining back the deviotion the development team obviously put into each and every loving shot.

CSR2 lets players experience the thrill of attaining not just one, but a whole garage of the most desirable cars on the planet,” writes Torsten Reil, CEO of NaturalMotion, “and it feels as close as possible to the real thing. That’s because each car, down the stitching on the seats, is built without compromise to its real-world beauty, integrity and authenticity.”

Check out the gorgeous teaser trailer below.

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App Camp for Girls raises $100K with two days left

Making tech careers for girls attainable.

Making tech careers for girls attainable.

Head to any technology conference and you’ll wonder where all the women are. We live in an age where women are routinely underrepresented at best, harassed and threatened at worst.

Technology classes in schools are just as bad, with less opportunity for girls to explore potential careers in high-tech fields.

To combat this, a group of women in Portland started App Camp for Girls in 2013, and they’ve now expanded to camps in Seattle and Vancouver.

“Apps are rapidly becoming an important part the world’s economy and culture,” writes the team on their website. “If women are left on the sidelines of this phenomenon, everyone suffers.”

They’ve also just raised their goal of $100,000 with two days left in their IndieGoGo campaign.

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The flawless backup solution: lifetime of wireless local storage, 1-yr of cloud backup from IDrive for 46% off

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Cloud storage is crazy convenient, but it has its drawbacks. You can find yourself shaking your fist at the sky if  your wireless connection drops out, not to mention the concerns offboard storage often raises about data privacy. Of course it beats having to lug around a brick in your bag, and avoids the risk of a power surge or accidental fall that suddenly turns all your critical data into nothing but a memory. Luckily we’ve found a deal that offers the best of both worlds by giving you both: the IDrive 1TB Wi-Fi Drive and 1TB Cloud Backup Bundle.

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