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Pokémon Go fanatics are naming their newborn babies after in-game creatures like Eevee, Onix, and Roselia, according to recent surveys from popular online parenting resource BabyCenter. The post ‘Pokémon Go’ inspires a new wave of terrible baby names appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Amazon's digital assistant, Alexa, can now control August-branded deadbolt locks, if allowed. With an August Wi-Fi bridge, owners can use an Amazon Echo, Dot, or Tap speaker to command Alexa to lock or unlock any number of deadbolts in their home. The post Open Sesame! Amazon’s Alexa can now control August locks appeared first on Digital Trends.

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In Cambridge in the U.K., a company called PiBorg is hosting the world’s first autonomous (toy) car racing international grand prix. And you can enter it, for the right price. The post PiBorg’s AI-powered racing bots are like Anki Drive cars that you build & program yourself appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Thanks to a new Capital One integration, Amazon Echo owners will now be able to pay off their debts, access account information, and pay their loans and mortgages, all via voice commands. The post You can now pay off your Capital One card or even your mortgage with Alexa appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Rollercoaster Dreams, a first-person amusement park game in the style of Rollercoaster Tycoon, comes to PS4 and PlayStation VR in October. In addition to thrill rides, you'll be able to play the park's games and travel to other players' creations. The post Feel the thrill in first-person with ‘Rollercoaster Dreams’ for PlayStation VR appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Infiniti has announced that its 2017 Q60 Coupe will start at $38,950 and feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or optional twin-turbo V6 with 300 horsepower. It's set to arrive in U.S. showrooms starting in September. The post Infiniti’s sexy new Q60 Coupe will feature a turbo four cylinder appeared first on Digital Trends.

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If you have a fancy-looking gaming rig, you better have a powerful GPU in there. Fortunately, anyone considering an ASUS G20-CB system will soon have the option to buy one with a GTX 1080 or 1070 inside. The post Nvidia 10 series GPUs are now available in ROG G20CB builds from ASUS appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Stringify is an automator app in the same vein as IFTTT, only it uses ‘Flows’ that go beyond simple one-to-one triggers and actions. The post Stringify automator app review appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Bitfinder, the company behind the air-monitoring device known as Awair, has partnered with Nest, the Amazon Echo, and IFTTT to help users of those services and devices interact with Awair's data and be proactive about improving their air quality. The post Awair is now a proactive air-monitoring device, thanks to new partnerships appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Matt Damon takes on monsters from China's mythical past in the first trailer for "The Great Wall," the most expensive movie ever made in China. It's directed by acclaimed filmmaker Zhang Yimou. The post The first trailer for 'The Great Wall' pits Matt Damon against mythical monsters appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Netflix has confirmed the renewal of three of its original series -- Chelsea, Lady Dynamite, and Real rob -- all of which will be coming back for second seasons in 2017. The post Netflix reveals obvious, surprising second season renewals for three original series appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge boosted the South Korean giant's profits in the second quarter to its best ever in two years. The company estimates it shipped between 75.6 million and 78.3 million smartphones in the three-month period. The post Strong Galaxy S7 sales propel Samsung to its highest profits in more than two years appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The initial Alienware Alpha impressed by packing gaming hardware into a tiny box, but left much to be desired. Now the dry run is over, and the revised version of the compact gaming PC is ready to prove there’s still air left in the Alpha’s tires. The post Alienware Alpha R2 review appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Netflix has released the premiere dates for nine new and returning series, including Chef's Table and Black Mirror, Gilmore Girls, and Beat Bugs. The post Netflix sets premiere dates for 9 series, including ‘Black Mirror,’ ‘Chef’s Table’ appeared first on Digital Trends.

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New researcher on robotic prostate surgery suggests that, despite the oft-perceived benefit having a robot-assisted operation, humans and machines are pretty much equal when it comes to surgery. The post Study: Robot surgeons as good as humans, despite what your doc might say appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Surface Pro 3 owners affected by recent battery life issues can breathe a sigh of relief, as Microsoft has seemingly found the source of the problem — and plans to fix it via software update. The post Microsoft has found the source of recent Surface Pro 3 battery woes appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Rainbow Six: Siege, which originally launched late last year, will be free to all Xbox Live Gold members from Thursday until midnight Sunday. Any progress you make will carry over into the full game should you choose to buy it. The post Xbox One owners can play ‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ for free through the weekend appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Apple is certainly taking notice of the Pokémon Go phenomenon and promising big plans for augmented reality, but what could that mean? The DT roundtable has answers. The post Trends with Benefits: Apple rides the Pokémon wave and pushes for more augmented reality appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Lotus Elise Race 250 is a version of the Lotus Elise roadster built specifically for racing. It's got a supercharged engine, a serious aerodynamic package, and a full cage, but no headlights. The post Lotus’ Elise Race 250 is one seriously focused track machine appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Microsoft has listed a Trusted Platform Module chip in the minimum requirements of Windows 10, a move that's meant to increase security, and push biometric login. The post Microsoft just made hardware encryption part of Windows 10’s minimum requirements appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Microsoft has released source code for a new fork of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4 with support for the Universal Windows Platform, despite recent criticism from Epic's co-founder, Tim Sweeney. The post Unreal Engine 4 gets Universal Windows Platform support from Microsoft appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Apple’s magic formula gets fans to buy new hardware almost every year. Now, Microsoft and Sony want to put gamers through the same never-ending churn – and the new versions of each company’s console are designed to do exactly that. The post Are you prepared to purchase a new game console every two years? appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Following last year's Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition, publisher Nordic Games has announced that the original game will be getting a remaster, as well. Darksiders: Warmastered Edition is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U. The post ‘Darksiders: Warmastered Edition’ takes War to new consoles appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Still using Yahoo Messenger for your messaging needs? You may be part of a dying breed, but Yahoo's still got your back. Meet the redesigned Yahoo Messenger desktop app, complete with a number of new features. The post Amid acquisition, Yahoo unveils its redesigned desktop Messenger app appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Meet Here WeGo, formerly known as Here, a navigation app whose "major revisions" promise "improvements to functionality and design," helping you find your way more easily than ever before. The post Here Maps just became Here WeGo, promises improved app functionality appeared first on Digital Trends.

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