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Apple CarPlay for the vehicle you already have

- April 16th, 2014

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Were you excited about Apple’s CarPlay that brings Siri’s voice control and other iPhone 5 functionality to your car, but saddened by the fact that it’s only available on new cars? If a brand new car is not in the cards in 2014, you might still be able to get Apple CarPlay in the vehicle you currently own as Pioneer Electronics will introduce a firmware update to their five 2014 NEX in-dash multimedia receiver systems later this year.

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Was the emoticon created in 1648?

- April 14th, 2014

Blogger Levi Stahl believes he may have found the first use of the emoticon. And it’s in a 1648 poem?

In a post on his blog, Stahl writes that 17th century English lyric poet Robert Herrick uses what appears to be a smiley face in the second line of his poem To Fortune.

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Sketch of Robert Herrick. (Wikimedia Commons/The Hawthorne readers/Edward Everett Hale/HO)

The poem appears in his collection Hesperides.
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Piper: Security Camera and Home Automation in a smart little bundle

- April 11th, 2014

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More homes are not only getting more secure, they’re also getting much smarter, thanks to the availability of affordable and easy to set up security and home automation systems like Canadian-invented Piper.

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