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A Washington state man who aimed an industrial blue laser at a ferry pilot house was fined $100,000. Felony charges are pending for this repeat offender who previously used a laser on police and at a beach party. The post Washington man fined $100,000 for pointing a powerful laser at a ferry appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The inventors of the Flyboard Air have released a new video of pilot Franky Zapata setting a new world record for the longest flight aboard a hoverboard. The post He went how far? Flyboard Air hoverboard pilot sets distance record appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Oculus Rift is arguable the most important virtual reality release to date, and you can get it for yourself from Best Buy starting on May 7 -- if you're one of the lucky few able to get in early enough, that is. The post Oculus Rift to sell at Best Buy May 7 — before all pre-orders have been fulfilled appeared first on Digital Trends.

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One of the best purchases frequent flyers can make is a pair of noise-cancelling headphones, but for those who don't bring their own, Harman and Lufthansa are teaming up to offer AKG N60 NC headphones in-flight. The post Harman and Lufthansa team up to offer flyers a more peaceful experience appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Five-piece British rock band Radiohead have made their website, Facebook, and Twitter posts disappear completely in what many fans believe is a buildup for their ninth studio album. The post Radiohead ‘disappear’ from the internet, send out cryptic snail mail appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The BMW 7 Series is the world's first car equipped with a quad-turbocharged diesel engine. Fitted to the 750d, the 3.0-liter straight-six makes 394 horsepower and 561 pound-feet of torque. The post BMW’s 750d marks a major milestone in the history of the turbodiesel engine appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Newly funded on Kickstarter, the 560G Altor folding lock is perfect for those seeking low weight and high security. To clarify, 560 grams is 1.24 pounds, making it a featherweight compared to other decent folding locks. It also locks up faster than competitors thanks to a unique feature. The post Titanium, shape make Altor’s new folding bike lock both tough and verastile appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A Quantas flight from Melbourne to Perth was delayed for two hours when a passenger discovered a Wi-Fi hotspot called "Mobile Detonation Device." It was never located, but the plane was eventually cleared, and landed safely in Perth. The post You thought your Wi-Fi was bad? Threatening hot spot delays flight for two hours appeared first on Digital Trends.

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'Hearables' are a growing trend, packed with features you'd typically see in smartwatches such as step, calorie, and distancing tracking. The Aware can do all of that, as well as monitor your brain waves to help improve your sleep and reduce stress. The post Aware’s custom-fit earbuds can record your brain waves appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Looking to Airbnb in Berlin? You'd better be alright with having flatmates. Total privacy in someone else's home is now illegal in the capital of Germany, as officials implemented a new law that makes renting out an entire apartment a crime. The post Want to use Airbnb in Berlin? You'd better be okay with having flatmates appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Internet Explorer has finally fallen from its perch, if you believe the headlines, but only because NetMarketShare was a steadfast holdout. Everyone else agreed that Chrome has been the most popular browser for some time now. The post Its (unanimously) official, Chrome is the most popular web browser appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Humans are pretty good at knowing when a word is gibberish; computers are not. Audio CAPTCHA research takes advantage of this, and could help the blind prove that they're human much faster than before. The post New audio CAPTCHA asks users to identify nonsense words appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Apple's 3D Touch might have been the rage last year, but Microsoft's pre-touch display tech could be the rage this year on a Windows Phone or Surface tablet. The post Apple’s 3D Touch is so last year, Microsoft is working on something even cooler appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Call of Duty blasts off into space with Infinite Warfare, coming this November from series originator Infinity Ward. Activision also announced a remastered version of the now classic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The post Call of Duty sees Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered this year appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Flash writer/director Seth Grahame-Smith has cited "creative differences" with the studio as his reason for departing the Warner Bros. Pictures superhero movie, due to hit theaters in 2018. The post The director of The Flash just left the movie appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Bitcoin donations never quite caught on as much as the copyright lobbyists thought they would, with even giant sites like The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents pulling just a few dollars a day between them. The post The Pirate Bay pulls in a whopping $9 a day in bitcoin donations appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Volkswagen is updating the Amarok truck to help it fend off competition from a growing number of brands. The most noteworthy update is found under the hood, where the Amarok is offered with a V6 engine for the first time. The post Need to tow? Volkswagen’s updated Amarok offers more power than ever appeared first on Digital Trends.

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An open-source project called Vireio Perception injects VR support into games designed without the hardware in mind, meaning players can enter Fallout 4 by using their Oculus Rift. The post Open-source project lets players experience Fallout 4 in VR appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The 25th annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship was held in St. Louis, and the entire show culminated in a battle royale among four teams in front of a crowd of over 40,000. The post Watch robots go medieval on one another at the FIRST competition appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Vimeo announced today that it will acquire the white-label video streaming service VHX as part of its plan to compete with YouTube by offering increased monetization opportunities for independent creators. The post Vimeo makes a deal to help it take on YouTube by offering creators more money appeared first on Digital Trends.

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New car hacking bills submitted to the Michigan legislature make it a crime to hack into onboard car systems. If convicted, the sentencing guidelines call for a life sentence in prison. The post Hack into a car in Michigan, spend the rest of your life in prison appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Siri Eyes Free is now available to owners of nearly two million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram models through a free download from the carmaker. It's applicable to 2013-15 models with the Uconnect 8.4 system. The post If you bought a Chrysler product recently, you may be able to get Siri Eyes Free appeared first on Digital Trends.

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It's not you the judge wants -- it's your fingerprint. That was the message the girlfriend of an alleged Armenian gang member received from a Los Angeles judge, who authorized a search warrant for naught more than her fingerprint. The post Give me the finger — L.A. judge orders woman to unlock phone with fingerprint appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The all-electric BMW i3 has received a bigger battery pack for the 2017 model year. Thanks to recent advances in battery technology, the i3 can now drive for 114 miles on a single charge, even with the heater or the A/C on. The post BMW hopes its updated 2017 i3 will quell your range anxiety appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Aston Martin AM-RB 001 co-designed by Aston and Red Bull Racing will have a production run of just 99 units, priced at over $3 million each. For that money, it had better be good. The post Good luck finding Aston’s AM-RB 001 hypercar, or affording one appeared first on Digital Trends.

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