Digital Trends 7 April 2018

What is ‘Soap Opera Effect’ in TV and how to turn it off

Something about the movie you’re watching looks too real or even fake, and it’s bothering you. It's not 4K resolution, and it isn't your TV panel. What you’re seeing is called the Soap Opera Effect and it is caused by a setting in your TV that you can simply turn off. Here's how to do […] The post What is ‘Soap Opera Effect’ in TV and how to turn it off appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Looking for a good read? Here are the best, most eye-opening books about tech

Sometimes it's sensible to put down the gadgets and pick up a good old-fashioned book -- to read about the latest gadgets, of course. Here are the tech books you need to check out. The post Looking for a good read? Here are the best, most eye-opening books about tech appeared first on Digital Trends.

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U.S. senator warns of possibility of breaking up Facebook over privacy concerns

Will Congress break apart Facebook? One U.S. senator from Oregon is considering such an action if the company does not take better steps to safeguard its users' private information. The post U.S. senator warns of possibility of breaking up Facebook over privacy concerns appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Planet Deepblu wants to help you take the plunge into diving, book a vacation

If your idea of an ideal vacation involves diving into the deep blue sea, there's finally a platform that can help you book that dream trip. Meet Planet Deepblu, a new booking platform for divers that calls itself the Airbnb for diving. The post Planet Deepblu wants to help you take the plunge into diving, book a vacation appeared first on Digital Trends.

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U.S. Postal Service will take photos of your mail to ensure no letters get lost

Amazon is taking photos of your packages, and now the U.S. Postal Service is taking pictures of your mail. A program called Informed Delivery allows you to authorize the USPS to email you pictures of the physical mail that is coming your way. The post U.S. Postal Service will take photos of your mail to ensure no letters get lost appeared first on Digital Trends.

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How to build a cheap VR-ready PC

Once you get past the sticker shock of picking up a headset, the rest of the hardware you'll need for a basic VR rig is relatively inexpensive. Whether you're using the Oculus Rift or the HTC Vive, these suggestions will help you make the right choices for your PC build. The post How to build a cheap VR-ready PC appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Ford recalls 350,000 current-year trucks and SUVs due to ‘rollaway’ potential

Nearly 350,000 2018 Ford F-series trucks and Expedition SUVs have been recalled to check a transmission gear shift cable locking clip. Improperly seated clips could result in unintended movement. The post Ford recalls 350,000 current-year trucks and SUVs due to ‘rollaway’ potential appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Documentary ‘Do You Trust This Computer?’ free to stream courtesy of Elon Musk

A provocative new documentary from the director of "Who Killed the Electric Car?" that explores the rise of artificial intelligence in society is available to stream for free all weekend, courtesy of A.I.-wary entrepreneur Elon Musk. The post Documentary ‘Do You Trust This Computer?’ free to stream courtesy of Elon Musk appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The AIUR speaker lets you turn up the volume with just a wave of your hand

Controlling your speakers could be as easy as waving your hands -- if your speakers are from AIUR, that is. This new Kickstarter project promises a high-fidelity speaker capable of recognizing up to 10 different hand gestures. The post The AIUR speaker lets you turn up the volume with just a wave of your hand appeared first on Digital Trends.

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How to choose an iPad: A practical guide to Apple’s tablets

Selecting an iPad from Apple's lineup can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. Our comprehensive guide should put the numbers and specs in practical, easy-to-understand terms. The post How to choose an iPad: A practical guide to Apple’s tablets appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A luxury space hotel is now taking reservations — if you’ve got $10 million

Even if you don't have the "right stuff," you could still be an astronaut one day. Aurora Station, a space hotel planned for launch in four years, is now taking reservations for a 12-night stay in orbit around the Earth. The post A luxury space hotel is now taking reservations — if you’ve got $10 million appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Tesla Model 3 sales rev up in first quarter, outpace other electric cars in U.S.

Tesla released 2018 first-quarter figures that show the Tesla Model 3 was the best-selling electric car in America. Tesla now expects to hit its 5,000 weekly production goal by the end of June. The post Tesla Model 3 sales rev up in first quarter, outpace other electric cars in U.S. appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Facebook will soon let everyone unsend messages, just like Zuckerberg

Private messages from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg are disappearing mysteriously from Facebook Messenger inboxes -- and soon, you're going to be able to do exactly the same thing with your friends. The post Facebook will soon let everyone unsend messages, just like Zuckerberg appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The best Nintendo Switch cases offer quality and style

The Nintendo Switch, which boasts both wired and handheld modes, needs a good case to ensure it doesn't get all beat up while you're on the go. We scoured through dozens of Switch cases to bring you the best cases for a variety of needs. The post The best Nintendo Switch cases offer quality and style appeared first on Digital Trends.

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From CERN to the ISS, here are 9 big tech projects that changed the world

Whether it’s rocketing us into space, bringing us all together, or answering some fundamental questions about who we are and where we come from, here are nine tech projects which changed the world. The post From CERN to the ISS, here are 9 big tech projects that changed the world appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Halo Drone Pro review

After falling in love with the Haloboard electric skateboard, we decided to give the company’s drone tech a try. Are Halo’s air vehicles on par with its ground ones? Keep reading to find out. The post Halo Drone Pro review appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Dude, where’s my car? Check out the best Android Auto apps

The best Android Auto apps available right now are mostly concerned with streaming audio, navigation, and providing ways to quickly text friends and family. Here are our current favorites. The post Dude, where’s my car? Check out the best Android Auto apps appeared first on Digital Trends.

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How to force quit on a Mac

Whether MacOS is giving you a spinning beach ball of death, or iTunes is taking too long to close (again), you're not out of luck. Here's our step-to-step guide to how to force quit on a Mac -- in five different flavors. The post How to force quit on a Mac appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The best fitness trackers

Looking for your first fitness tracker, or an upgrade to the one you're already wearing? There are plenty of the wrist-worn gadgets available, so here's our pick of the best fitness trackers available right now. The post The best fitness trackers appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Watch your lawn mower cut your grass – while you sit on your front porch sipping a beer

Husqvarna Group is targeting the smart home audience with Automowers, which will communicate with Amazon Alexa beginning later this year. Owners might someday even be able to watch drones cut their lawn. The post Watch your lawn mower cut your grass – while you sit on your front porch sipping a beer appeared first on Digital Trends.

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