Digital Trends 8 April 2018

Spotify may be working on a stand-alone car speaker

Spotify may soon unveil its first piece of hardware. There are rumors that the company is working on a standalone smart speaker for cars. The post Spotify may be working on a stand-alone car speaker appeared first on Digital Trends.

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No Focus for you, Ford drums up anticipation for European-only 2019 Focus debut

This Tuesday, Ford will introduce the 2019 Ford Focus, the next generation of the sporty hatchback. U.S. buyers have to wait until late 2019 for the 2020 model year, to be manufactured in China. The post No Focus for you, Ford drums up anticipation for European-only 2019 Focus debut appeared first on Digital Trends.

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‘A Quiet Place’ wins the box office with a scary-big opening weekend

A surprisingly huge $50 million opening weekend for John Krasinski's thriller A Quiet Place shocked critics and gave the low-profile horror film the second biggest premiere of the year. The post ‘A Quiet Place’ wins the box office with a scary-big opening weekend appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Researchers can now create 3D-printed structures made entirely of liquid

Scientists at Berkeley Labs have discovered a way to create long-lasting 3D-printed structures, some smaller than a human hair, entirely out of liquid by using a "nanoparticle supersoap" to keep the liquids separate. The post Researchers can now create 3D-printed structures made entirely of liquid appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Coinbase may register with SEC as brokerage firm

Coinbase is reportedly considering registering with the SEC as a securities broker in order to expand the number of currencies they can offer on their platform. The post Coinbase may register with SEC as brokerage firm appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Ubisoft moves free DLC tactics beyond ‘Rainbow Six Siege,’ and it’s a bad idea

Ubisoft’s new content plan for Ghost Recon Wildlands resembles it’s long-running competitive shooter, Rainbow Six Siege, but does that make sense for the co-op focused third-person shooter? The post Ubisoft moves free DLC tactics beyond ‘Rainbow Six Siege,’ and it’s a bad idea appeared first on Digital Trends.

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NASA wants to make the first Starliner test flight a fully operational mission

NASA's contract with Soyuz expires next year, and the agency wants to accelerate the timeline to certify private companies like Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station. The post NASA wants to make the first Starliner test flight a fully operational mission appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Kindle or print book? It depends on what you read

Analyzing Amazon book sales, researchers discovered Kindle readers choose different types of books than people who read traditional print books. Your preferred media reveals more than you think. The post Kindle or print book? It depends on what you read appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Snapchat brings back its popular reverse chronological order for Stories

Snapchat appears to be listening to its users’ grievances, and at least for some folks, is rolling back the redesign and instead showing Snapchat Stories in reverse chronological order once again. The post Snapchat brings back its popular reverse chronological order for Stories appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Epic Games hauls in $15 million from ‘Fortnite’ on iOS in just three weeks

The multiplayer shooter Fortnite has blasted its way to the top of the mobile game charts, pulling in more revenue than even Candy Crush. With an Android release on the horizon, this may just be the beginning. The post Epic Games hauls in $15 million from ‘Fortnite’ on iOS in just three weeks appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Chrome is scanning Windows, but it may be a bug

It turns out Chrome is scanning Windows devices, but Google is working on a fix for this problem. In the meantime, clearing your download history might help with slowdowns. The post Chrome is scanning Windows, but it may be a bug appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Four generations of iPhone go head-to-head in our app-launching drag race

The iPhone X may be the most advanced iPhone to date, but is it that much quicker than its last-gen counterparts? We pitted Apple's latest headset against the iPhone 8 Plus, 7 Plus, and 6S Plus to find out. The post Four generations of iPhone go head-to-head in our app-launching drag race appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Telegram app is a favorite of Kremlin officials, but Russia wants to block it

Telegram, the encrypted messaging app, is popular with Kremlin politicians because it's a secure method of communications. Russian security, however, wants backdoor access and is threatening to block the app entirely. The post Telegram app is a favorite of Kremlin officials, but Russia wants to block it 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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Here’s how to maximize battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

While the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have decent batteries, sometimes they don't make it through the entire day. If you're a Galaxy S9 power user, here are a few tips and tricks to help you maximize your battery life. The post Here’s how to maximize battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus appeared first on Digital Trends.

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WWF Free Rivers app puts a virtual landscape on any flat surface

WWF Free Rivers Augmented Reality places an entire landscape at your kitchen table (or wherever else you prefer). By simply pointing your camera at a flat surface, you're able to explore an entire world of wildlife, people, and rivers. The post WWF Free Rivers app puts a virtual landscape on any flat surface appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Google Drive vs. Dropbox

When it comes to cloud storage, Dropbox and Google Drive are some of the most popular choices -- and with good reason. But when it comes to things like file syncing, storage, and security, which is ultimately the better service to use? The post Google Drive vs. Dropbox appeared first on Digital Trends.

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New version of YouTube Kids will use humans instead of algorithms

YouTube may soon launch a new version of its child-focused app, YouTube Kids. This new version will rely on humans instead of algorithms to help curate content. The post New version of YouTube Kids will use humans instead of algorithms appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The best new music this week: Riley Walker, Saba and Chance The Rapper, and more

Are you looking for the best new music? Each week, we scour the internet to find the most compelling new songs, sharing which artists, tracks, and albums are worthy of your attention. On tap this week: Ryley Walker, Saba with Chance The Rapper, and Shakey Graves. The post The best new music this week: Riley Walker, Saba and Chance The Rapper, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Counting down the 10 most important robots in history

From research labs to our own homes, robots are everywhere these days. But which are the most important robots ever built? We decided to welcome our new robot overlords with just such a list. The post Counting down the 10 most important robots in history appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Naim Uniti Atom review

If you’re an audiophile who’s embraced the wonders of streaming, it can be hard to find a perfect centerpiece for your musical universe. The gorgeous Naim Uniti Atom is a fantastic choice, offering just about everything the modern listener needs. The post Naim Uniti Atom review appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The best new movie trailers: ‘Upgrade,’ ‘Night School,’ and more

Everyone loves a good trailer, but keeping up with what's new isn't easy. To simplify things, we've rounded up the best new movie trailers and teasers for you, including The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. The post The best new movie trailers: ‘Upgrade,’ ‘Night School,’ and more appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Less talky, more beepy: How to enable Amazon Alexa Brief Mode

There's a new Alexa mode, and it replaces many of the voice assistant responses with a simple little confirmation beep. Here's how to enable Amazon Alexa's brief mode on Echo devices using the Alexa app. The post Less talky, more beepy: How to enable Amazon Alexa Brief Mode appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Best Huawei P20 Pro cases

The Huawei P20 Pro's triple lens camera may be impressive, but it doesn't cope well when dropped onto the sidewalk. Here are some of the best cases to protect your phone and make sure it lasts a good while. The post The Best Huawei P20 Pro cases appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The best HP laptops

Looking for a new replacement PC? We selected the best HP laptops you can purchase right now packing Intel's latest processors, from one of the most trusted brands in PCs. The list spans HP's Spectre and Envy families, along with a sleek Chromebook. The post The best HP laptops appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Even performance cars are getting hybrid engines

Mercedes-AMG boss Tobias Moers recently confirmed the next-generation C63 AMG will feature a hybrid powertrain as automakers slowly but surely continue to transition to an all-electric future. The post Even performance cars are getting hybrid engines appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Luxury on the links: Arizona course rolls out high-tech golf cart of the future

Quintero Golf Resort in Peoria, Arizona, is rolling out new high-tech golf carts with touchscreen tablets that offer a host of features including scoring, location tracking, food and drink orders, and much more. The post Luxury on the links: Arizona course rolls out high-tech golf cart of the future appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: adventure blankets, powered surfboards, and more

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk! The post Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: adventure blankets, powered surfboards, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.

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