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The National Security Agency (NSA) has begun the process of winding down its controversial bulk collection of U.S. phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a way to temporarily extend the surveillance program, which expires at midnight June 1. The post The NSA begins to shut down its phone surveillance program after Senate gridlock appeared first on Digital Trends.

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No one knows for sure how many smartwatches Apple is selling, but plenty of firms are ready to take an educated guess — and it looks like sales have dipped after an initial surge of interest. The post Shopping data suggests Apple Watch demand has tailed off appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Touchscreen PCs and laptops are everywhere, but with so many different options and potential applications, how do you know the technology is right for you? The post Is a touchscreen PC worth the price? appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A Canadian inventor has gone four times further on a hoverboard than anyone ever has before — though we don't know much more about his futuristic mode of transportation or how it works. The post Watch this guy smash the world record for a hoverboard flight appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Check out our roundup of the coolest 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: Eye-tracking VR headsets, folding 3D printers appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The latest pre-Google I/O rumor to surface online says that Google is going to set official update and security patch windows for its mobile OS, starting with the roll out of Android M. The post Android M rumored to include update guarantees for supported devices appeared first on Digital Trends.

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When it comes to the App Store, it can be challenging to find the best iPhone games, so to help you discover the best of what's available, here's our roundup of our favorite new games. The post 5 addicting iPhone games you should play this week appeared first on Digital Trends.

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What's the point of having all of that awesome home theater gear if you can't breed a little jealousy from your friends and family? We've put together this list of badass Blu-rays that have the goods to drop a few jaws, and make your home theater fly. The post Best Blu-ray discs to show off your Home Theater appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Great Gatsby-philes take note: F. Scott Fitzgerald's former home, where he dreamed up the novel, is for sale. You'll need Gatsby-levels of wealth to purchase the Long Island home, though: It costs just under $3.9 million. The post Live like the Gatsbys in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s former home for $3.9 million appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Guillermo del Toro, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam open up about closing out their fellow cast members from knowing the full extent of their secretive Crimson Peak characters. The post ‘This is your secret.’ The forbidden stories that Crimson Peak actors can never share appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Check out our picks for the best ultra-wide, 21:9 monitors, so you can make professional video edits or simply soak in the expanded real estate with your favorite widescreen movie. The post Widen your resolution (and wallet) with the these ultra-wide, 21:9 monitors appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Yamaha adds four new network AV receivers to the company's affordable V79 series, offering a wealth of features including multiple wireless streaming options, top-of-the-line 4K passthrough, high resolution audio compatibility, and much more. The post Get a load of Yamaha’s four new affordable V79 series network receivers appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Zami Smart Stool can help you improve your posture and give you real-time feedback along the way. The stool has sensors that communicate with the Zami app and send data directly to your smartphone. The post In a slump? This smart stool improves your posture appeared first on Digital Trends.

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We offer the easiest ways to lock your kids out from inappropriate game content on all current dedicated gaming consoles. The post Gaming with guidance: How to set up parental controls on modern consoles, handhelds, and computers appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming and culture. The post Flipping through The Manual: Mondo hammocks, grill accessories, negronis done right appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Earlier this month, a Unicode Consortium subcommittee that standardizes the wonderful world of emoji recommended the addition of 38 new emojis in an update set to roll out in June 2016. The post 38 new emojis could be coming in 2016, including bacon, selfie, avocado, ‘call me’ appeared first on Digital Trends.

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How are you going to get through this week? By pulling up your favorite streaming service and queueing the finest films and TV shows available now. Up this week: Inglorious Basterds, Girlhood, and more. The post Here are the 5 must-watch shows to stream online this week appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Volvo and Polestar have introduced a new limited-edition model called V40 Carbon. Set to go on sale in a small handful of countries, the V40 Carbon gets more power, a carbon fiber roof panel and a more aggressive look. The post Volvo proves it can dabble in carbon fiber with the limited-edition V40 Carbon appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Nexus 6 is finally getting the Android 5.1.1 over-the-air (OTA) update via T-Mobile starting today, which means Wi-Fi calling will now be enabled for Google’s latest Nexus phone on that wireless carrier. The post Nexus 6 is now getting Android 5.1.1 OTA on T-Mobile, Wi-Fi calling enabled appeared first on Digital Trends.

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An internal email seen by CNET sets out Mozilla's plan for increasing the adoption of Firefox OS in the future — if budget smartphones don't work, then perhaps support for Android apps will. The post Mozilla shifts gears: $25 phones out, Android apps in appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Murs, Holly Herndon, Muse, and more. The post Shake it to Murs, Muse, and more in our top 5 songs to stream appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Consoles and TVs are so last year! Instead, build your own arcade cabinet from an old computer and some new arcade controls. The post Build your own arcade machine this weekend! We’ll show you how appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Where now for online surveillance legislation and data privacy? The USA Freedom Act breezed through the House of Representatives last week but has been stopped in its tracks at the Senate. The post Senate blocks USA Freedom Act on data collection reform appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Does Apple have something against the new Steve Jobs film? Perhaps Tim Cook preferred Christian Bale for the lead role? Whatever the reason, you can't find the movie trailer on the iTunes site. The post One place you won’t find the Steve Jobs trailer: Apple’s site appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Japanese engineering firm Coo Space has reportedly developed a new type of bearing that spins with up to 10 times less friction than the bearings we currently use, without the aid of grease or any other sort of lubrication. The post Brilliant new bearing design spins with 10x less friction, doesn’t require grease appeared first on Digital Trends.

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