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Unless you call in yourself, don't fall victim to the rising scams of attackers posing as tech support. These scammers will wipe your bank account and could compromise or steal your your personal data on your device. The post Microsoft warns Windows Defender can’t stop rising tech support scams appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Uber will begin hiding passengers' exact pickup and drop-off locations in the trip history available to drivers. Rather than pinpointing where you are and where you're going, the app will show drivers a more general location. The post Uber will no longer store exact pickup and drop-off locations in drivers’ apps appeared first on Digital Trends.

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There is a rather sophisticated Internet Explorer zero-day bug that is apparently in the wild. It was discovered by Chinese antivirus company Qihoo 360 Core and infects PCs via a malicious Office document. The post Internet Explorer has a zero-day bug that Microsoft needs to fix appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Never say that nagging never got anything done -- apparently, one enterprising wife managed to nag her husband into creating a smart robotic chef. This robot cooking machine made its debut at the 6th China International Technology Fair. The post Man turns wife’s criticism of his culinary skills into a robotic cooking machine appeared first on Digital Trends.

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General Motors’ Maven division operates the kinds of services that are supposed to be a threat to old-guard car companies. But GM wants to beat upstarts like Zipcar at their own game. The post Maven shows how a company that makes cars can also share them appeared first on Digital Trends.

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While the Moto E5 Plus and E5 Play share many of the same specs, there are a few key differences between the two. Do these differences make the Moto E5 Plus worth the extra money? We put the two phones head to head to find out. The post Moto E5 Plus vs. E5 Play: Which budget phone is the better value? appeared first on Digital Trends.

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How would you like to have your Alexa speaker follow you around the house? Amazon is developing a new home robot that could see the light of day sometime this year. The post DT Daily: Amazon is planning to build Alexa-enabled home robots appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A team of researchers have created a powerful new tool for search and rescue missions in the form of an inexpensive sensor which can be used to help find people trapped in rubble. The post A lightweight sensor can help sniff out survivors in disaster zones appeared first on Digital Trends.

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To get a headset that truly upgrades your gaming, look for one that has a wider audio range such as the excellent multiplatform HyperX Cloud Revolver, one of our all-time favorites that's currently on sale for just $95 on Amazon. The post The multiplatform HyperX Cloud Revolver gaming headset is now $25 off appeared first on Digital Trends.

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If you're just dipping your toe into the world of smart home technology, or you can only afford a couple smart home products, smart plugs are a great place to start. Here's everything you need to know about smart plugs. The post What is a smart plug? Here’s all you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Detectives in Largo, Florida attempted to use the fingerprints of a man killed in an officer-involved shooting in late March to unlock his phone, according to a report in the Tampa Bay Times. The post Florida police attempt to use dead man’s fingerprint to unlock his phone appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Apple announced it acquired the music-recognition app Shazam, according to BuzzFeed. The purchase is the latest in a series of acquisitions by Apple. The European Commission is now reviewing the acquisition. The post European Commission prepares to assess Apple’s acquisition of Shazam appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Chinese game publishing giant Tencent is bringing back the Command and Conquer: Red Alert series with Red Alert Online. The game will be available on iOS and Android, though it isn't clear if it will come to the West. The post ‘Red Alert Online’ is coming to mobile devices, and people are not happy appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Audi will introduce the e-tron quattro, its first volume-produced electric car, before the end of the year. It will be the first of 10 battery-powered models positioned between the compact and full-size segments. The post The e-tron quattro SUV will open Audi’s electric car floodgates appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Grip Gear is back with the new Movie Maker 2, a small video slider system for smartphones, action cameras and compact cameras. Along with enhancements to the slider, the company also introduced a dolly add-on. The post Grip Gear’s dolly slides phones, compact cameras around for smooth shots appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Lenovo Moto Z3 is set to be a great phone with some unique and powerful features, if these rumors and leaks turn out to be true. Here's everything we know about the upcoming phone so far. The post Here’s everything we know about the Motorola Moto Z3 and Z3 Play appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Valve has acquired Campo Santo, the indie studio behind Firewatch. Campo Santo promised to retain its current business practices as it continues work on In the Valley of Gods, which is slated to launch in 2019. The post Valve acquires ‘Firewatch’ developer Campo Santo in rare move appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Production is moving along on The Witcher Netflix series, based on a series of Polish novels that have already been turned into a game trilogy by CD Projekt Red. However, don't expect to watch the show anytime soon. The post Don’t expect the Netflix ‘Witcher’ series for a few more years appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Amazon is reportedly developing home robotics products at its Lab123 hardware research and development division. People with insider knowledge of the work in Lab123 reportedly said home robots could be on the market as early as 2019. The post Is Alexa getting a big brother? Amazon is working on a secret home robot appeared first on Digital Trends.

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May looks to be one of the best months ever for the Xbox Games With Gold program, as big-name titles like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Vanquish will be given away for free. The post May’s free Xbox Games With Gold are among the best we’ve ever seen appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Baidu-owned Chinese Netflix alternative, iQiyi, is entering the virtual reality market in a big way, with its own branded 4K cinema-experience headset, and with access to thousands of hours of VR-targeted content. The post Baidu-owned ‘Netflix of China’ just announced a 4K VR headset with 8K support appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Dell's XPS range of laptops may look a little different next-generation, as Dell is reportedly interested in exploring the potential of less conventional aspect ratios, like 3:2 and more. The post Coming XPS notebooks could have niche 3:2-aspect ratio monitors appeared first on Digital Trends.

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U.K.-based tuning company Severn Valley Motorsport claims to have built the world's fastest SUV. The company's Nissan Qashqai-R hit 237.8 mph on a closed airfield, beating the previous record by about seven mph. The post This 2,000 horsepower Nissan Qashqai is billed as the world’s fastest SUV appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Microsoft is reportedly working to cut the install size of Windows 10, but the resulting OS has some issues, and appears to lack many of the basic features that users of the OS have come to rely on. The post Microsoft is working to cut the file size of the basic Windows 10 install appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Coal isn't dead yet, but tech firms are shifting the market towards cleaner more sustainable forms of power. And other companies, including firms that supply the tech giants, are beginning to follow their lead. The post In blow to coal industry, tech firms push for renewable energy appeared first on Digital Trends.

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