Land Rover Defender production is ending but its adventures are moving online

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Today is truly the end of an era. The last of the current generation Land Rover Defenders rolled off the assembly line today in Solihull, England, where the iconic 4×4 has been produced continuously for 68 years.

Since 1948, Land Rover has built and sold over 2 million Series (the predecessor to the Defender) and Defenders. You can take a visual 360-degree tour of the factory here.

Although the beautiful, boxy Brit will be no more in this current form, Land Rover has announced the new Heritage Restoration program to breathe new life into classic Defender and Series vehicles. Twelve craftspeople — 10 of whom worked on the Defender production line — will restore early models of the 4×4, which Land Rover will offer up for sale. Read more…

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Next year's iPhone might have advanced wireless charging

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Though many of its competitors added some type of wireless charging to their smartphones, Apple never added the feature to its iPhone. But in 2017, according to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple might start adding an advanced type of wireless charging — one that works over a distance — to its gadgets

Commonly seen devices that support wireless charging today, such as Samsung’s Galaxy S6 smartphone, have to be placed on a special mat to be charged. But Apple’s technology would enable an iPhone or an iPad to be charged over the air, with the charger located inches or feet away

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Thousands line up in the rain for Guangzhou's new Apple store

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Thousands waited in the rain for the opening of a new Apple store in Guangzhou on Thursday.

The sheer turnout and enthusiasm of the Chinese public for Apple goods should reassure the company that its faith in China has been well placed.

Guangzhou Opens First Apple Store

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Guangzhou Opens First Apple Store

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Guangzhou is the third-largest city in China, with around 13 million residents. It’s also the capital of the southern Chinese province of Guangdong, located near Hong Kong.

Its newly opened Apple store is the American firm’s 28th in the mainland. That’s the 32nd store in Greater China, if you count the four it already runs in Hong Kong. Read more…

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Here's how you can watch 'The X-Files' if you're not in America

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If you’re sick of your local television station screwing you around when it comes to Season 10 of The X-Files, then we have a legal workaround for you.

You might already be familiar with the idea of an unblocker to access overseas video-on-demand services, but here’s a little more detail on how to get things going so you can be watching Scully and Mulder in no time

1. Sign up to an unblocking service

You’ll need to sign up to a Smart DNS service, commonly known as an unblocker, and configure it on your computer or router. Yes, it’ll cost you a little bit of money, but some of these services have free trials. Read more…

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Tesla is working on multiple variations of the Model 3

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We’ve been waiting for a mass market Model 3 from Tesla for a while now. Turns out, we might get more than just an affordable all-electric sedan. And we might get a crossover version, too.

“Tesla will be able to build multiple variations on the third generation platform, specifically a sedan and, later, an SUV,” a Tesla spokesperson told Mashable

Along with the Model 3 sedan, it’s likely that the other variant of the Model 3 platform will be the Model Y compact crossover that company co-founder and CEO Elon Musk had tweeted about — and later deleted — last year. Read more…

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This is how you live stream on Facebook

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Are you ready to live stream on Facebook?

After rolling out first to celebrities and then to a relative handful of regular users, Facebook’s live video streaming feature is now a part of everyone’s Facebook experience.

It’s easy to use and will be familiar to anyone who has tried Twitter’s Periscope, but don’t expect hoards of viewers the first time you fire up your Facebook live stream.

Here’s a real world look at how to use it and what it’s like.

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You won’t find a large “Broadcast Now!” button on Facebook. In fact there’s no indication anywhere that you can do anything beyond your traditional posts. Live stream video is sort of hidden under the Status icon. Read more…

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