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Google has updated Hangouts for iOS, introducing a Material Design-style new look, and a variety of new features. Version 4.0 of the app includes new photo sharing options, and the new experience will be coming to Android in the near future. The post iOS Hangouts app gets Material Design overhaul, and a host of cool new features appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Facebook is opening its first office in Africa as part of ongoing efforts to expand its user base in the region. The move follows the recent launch of a stripped-down Facebook app as well as a project to bring the Internet to remote parts of the planet. The post Eyeing its next billion users, Facebook opens first Africa office appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Klipsch's Reference Premiere series makes no sacrifices in the name of size -- or sound. We tested out all 480 pounds of the massive 7.2-channel speakers system to hear all that bulk bark. The post We piled 480 pounds of Klipsch speakers in 1 room to prove why bigger is better appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Online payments using local debit and credit cards have been halted in Greece, including use on iTunes and Amazon. During financial turmoil, there is evidence citizens may turn to Bitcoin to protect investments. The post Online payments halted in Greece, citizens eye Bitcoin to protect savings appeared first on Digital Trends.

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“The biggest artists in the world are also the biggest fans," so says Shazam's Daniel Danker. With that in mind, the music ID app now includes a new feature that lets you see precisely which tracks those artists are Shazaming. The post New Shazam feature lets you see what tracks big-name artists are tagging appeared first on Digital Trends.

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In a move to help it further build out its in-house mapping technology, Uber has acquired a part of the technology behind Microsoft's Bing Maps service. The deal also sees around 100 Bing engineers move to Uber, both companies confirmed. The post Uber picks up part of Bing and 100 Microsoft employees to bolster its mapping technology appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Almost a year after showing off a prototype of its latest factory drag racer, Dodge took the wraps off its 2015 Challenger Drag Pak, which takes to the drag strip with two available Hemi V8 engines. The post Let the burnouts begin: Dodge unleashes its Hemi-powered Challenger Drag Pak appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Cars.com has released its 2015 American-Made Index, which rates cars based on their amount of domestic content. The Toyota Camry took the first spot, with the Toyota Sienna, Chevrolet Traverse, Honda Odyssey, and GMC Acadia rounding out the top five. The post For 2015, the most American car in the world is … the Toyota Camry? appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Red Bull Racing’s team principal has reportedly said that developing a Red Bull road car remains a possibility. The racing team has developed technology for Infiniti, but might enter the road car market with a different technical partner. The post Red Bull Racing might take its track expertise on the road and develop its own street car appeared first on Digital Trends.

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NBC has cut ties with Donald Trump following his derogatory comments on Mexican immigrants. The network has announced that it will not air the Miss USA and Miss Universe, and Celebrity Apprentice will continue airing without Trump. The post NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired. appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Audi has revealed its B9 generation A4 sedan and Avant for the 2016 model year. The vehicles have shed a lot of weight and their interiors benefit from significant technical updates. The post Audi’s 2016, B9 generation, A4 Sedan and Avant come with new tech and weight savings appeared first on Digital Trends.

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As it turns out, the world runs on different standards of time -- and the main standards don't always agree with each other. To reconcile this discrepancy, timekeepers occasionally add a "leap second" to our clocks -- which often causes big problems for computers. The post Clocks are getting an extra second on Tuesday, which might problems for computers appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Batman: Arkham Knight has had a rough launch on PC, but once the game is stable fans have this great playable characters mod to look forward to, allowing them to play as characters like Harley Quinn, Red Hood, and Robin. The post This character swap mod is a silver lining in Batman: Arkham Knight’s rocky PC launch appeared first on Digital Trends.

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An Australian engineer has developed a bricklaying robot that can lay 1,000 bricks an hour, work 24/7 and complete the shell of a brick home in just two days. Think of it as 3D printing on a grand scale. The post Forget 3D printed houses — this brick-laying robot can build an entire house in 2 days appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Quantified Ag took the tech you'd find in a FitBit and put it in a wearable for cows. The sensors pick up movement and body temp, so ranchers can more easily tell which cows are getting sick. The post New ‘FitBit for cows’ tracks livestock health, lets farmers know when cows are sick appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Edge browser gets some much needed upgrades, Cortana gets a makeover, and UI improvements continue in Build 10158, which is available for download immediately. The post Microsoft Edge gets some much-needed love in Windows 10 Build 10158 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Kingii fits around the wrist and inflates at the pull of a lever using a a compressed air canister. When the danger's passed, you can deflate, repack, and install another cartridge, so the Kingii can be used again. Can it compete with standard life vests? The post The smallest inflatable flotation device in the world fits on your wrist appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The annual Value Electronics TV shootout has come and gone, and LG's 4K Ultra HD OLED came out on top. Vying for second place was Samsung's JS9500 SUHD TV and Sony's X940C. This year's event was held in a much larger venue, with higher attendance. The post LG 4K Ultra HD OLED declared best TV of 2015 at annual TV shootout appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Morissette's seminal 1995 record has now sold 15 million albums in the U.S., according to Billboard. We look back on the inspiration for the angsty record and its legacy 20 years later. The post Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill hits 15 million records sold in U.S. appeared first on Digital Trends.

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While there's been some cooling down on the stock market after its monumental rise, Netflix looks to end the year strong. New data predicts the company will end 2015 with an nearly 10 million more international subscribers than 2014. The post Netflix poised to hit 70M subscribers by year’s end appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Despite its initially-cold reception, Samsung's Tizen-powered Z1 smartphone has reportedly sold 1 million units. Whether as a result of this or whether they were already in the works, Samsung is reportedly working on even more Tizen phones. The post Samsung sold 1 million Z1 phones, and now more Tizen devices are on their way appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Although injuries from grade-level railroad crossing accidents decreased last year, the number of accidents and deaths increased. In an effort to curb these incidents, Google will now include every U.S. grade-level railroad crossing in Google Maps. The post Newest Google Maps addition: Every grade-level railroad crossing in the U.S. appeared first on Digital Trends.

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If you want to get eye level shots and you mount your GoPro on your head, it makes you look like an old-timey doctor. A new camera in the action cam arena doesn't have that effect. It's called the Barnacle, because it's light enough to stick to anything. The post Barnacle action cams are the sleek GoPro alternatives you’ll barely notice appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Shelfpack erects into four closet shelves which means you don't have to sort through articles of clothing. The suitcase comes with supports on either side that will transform into a dresser-on-wheels. The post The Shelfpack suitcase morphs into a pop-up clothing shelf for easy organization appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Microsoft says Windows 10 will be the last version of its operating system. As extreme as that sounds, Apple took the same route over a decade ago with OS X, to much success. Will Windows learn from the Mac's experience? The post What Microsoft can learn from Apple’s leap from OS 9 to OS X appeared first on Digital Trends.

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