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Sony is updating its Zeiss 16-35mm and 24-70mm premium wide-angle zoom and standard zoom lenses with enhanced performance and better coating to reduce ghosting and flaring. The post Sony’s upgraded Zeiss lenses get better performance, reduced ghosting appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The gripper uses a soft, fluid-filled silicone bag in lieu of a mechanical claw, which allows it to grab a wide range of different objects by doing little more than changing the volume of fluid inside the tip. The post Inspired by a chameleon’s tongue, this robotic gripper can grab almost any object appeared first on Digital Trends.

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E-ZPass tags used for electronic payment at tollbooths are monitored throughout the New York City area without drivers' knowledge, a new report by the New York Civil Liberties Union finds. The post Monitoring of New York E-ZPass data sparks privacy concerns appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Adobe updated its Lightroom CC photo-editing application on April 22 to better accommodate the Surface Pro 3. The app can now detect whether the product's keyboard is attached to the device and adjust accordingly. The post Adobe updates Lightroom CC to better accommodate the Surface Pro 3 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The PC port of Axiom Verge finally has a release date: May 14. The game is a 2D sidescroller influenced by the classic NES game Metroid, but that adds a number of unique additions, such as a tool that seems as if it is causing glitches in the game. The post Critical darling Axiom Verge heads to the PC on May 14 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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T-Mobile, known for its radical mobile carrier plans, has joined forces with Google on the company's new Project Fi. CEO John Legere says it represents the kind of "fresh thinking" the U.S. wireless industry needs. The post T-Mobile CEO says he backed Project Fi because ‘disruption is what it does’ appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Microsoft released Windows 10 Build 10061 on April 22, and it came with several enhancements to existing features. Most notably, Microsoft made a number of user-interface improvements in this build. The post Windows 10 Build 10061 comes with its fair share of highlights and let-downs appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The House of Representatives passed a controversial new "Protecting the Cyber Networks Act" designed to address recent hacks and cyber threats. Critics fear that the bill represents another attempt to enact extra surveillance on civilians. The post Controversial bill on sharing your cyber-info passes the House appeared first on Digital Trends.

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After being fired from Ubisoft in 2013, Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets recently started a new studio, Panache Digital Games. The studios first project has been unveiled, a third-person action adventure titled Ancestors: The Human Odyssey. The post Assassin’s Creed creator unveils his new game Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Researchers from the security firm FireEye have discovered that the Galaxy S5 and “other unnamed Android devices” make it possible for your biometric data to be hijacked due to a flaw in the fingerprint scanner. The post Flaw in Samsung Galaxy S5 could give hackers access to your fingerprints appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Believe it or not, after the Apple Watch is good news for all smartwatches, even Android Wear. Thanks to Apple's focus on style, app support, and square designs, other smartwatches will start to become more appealing. The post Android Wear owners rejoice: Apple Watch is here appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Promoting Avengers: Age of Ultron in the UK this week, Robert Downey Jr found the line of questioning by one TV interviewer a little too personal. Fed up and looking pretty darn furious, the actor cut the interview short and walked out. The post Watch Robert Downey Jr walk out of a supremely awkward TV interview appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Huawei wants to reverse its fortunes in the U.S., and go from little known brand to the third most popular manufacturer, behind Samsung and Apple. It's targeting networks to help it achieve this goal. The post Here’s some confidence for you: Huawei wants to chase down Apple and Samsung in the U.S. appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A new smartphone-powered eye exam service called Blink is launching in New York City and will provide on demand eye exams in homes and offices for $75. Results are sent to a professional who can make a prescription in under 24 hours. The post Need your eyes examined? Blink can do it with a smartphone appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Garmin has officially announced the nuviCam, a GPS-equipped dash cam that also features driver-assist safety capabilities. Included are Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning systems. The post Garmin’s ‘nuviCam’ rolls dash cams, GPS, and driver-assist safety tech into one appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Yet another instance of a law enforcement agent being filmed behaving badly, a U.S. Marshal was recently recorded grabbing a smartphone away from a citizen filming the police and smashing the device on the ground. The post U.S. Marshal smashes woman’s smartphone to avoid being recorded appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Eight John Lennon records get a new vinyl release in commemoration of the revered singer/songwriter. The records were remastered at Abbey Road Studios and NYC’s Avatar Studios with assistance from Yoko Ono. The post John Lennon’s solo career is coming to a turntable near you in new vinyl box set appeared first on Digital Trends.

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FreeStyleGames has opened its doors to the public for this new, behind-the-scenes trailer for the recently-announced Guitar Hero Live, showing off the live recording process, Guitar Hero TV, and the redesigned controller. The post Charm the bouncer for a backstage peek at Guitar Hero Live appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Star Wars director JJ Abrams and the lovable Chewbacca did the Twizzler Challenge to help raise awareness for autism after being nominated by Jimmy Kimmel on his late night talk show. The post JJ Abrams and Chewbacca take the Twizzler Challenge on Jimmy Kimmel Live appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A recent ruling handed down by a Hamburg regional court in Germany upheld the legality of Adblock Plus, a popular browser extension that blocks ads, as well as block third-party tracking and malware. The post It’s perfectly legal to download and use Adblock Plus, rules German court appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The latest developer video from CD Projekt Red features an interview with Charles Dance, the British actor of stage and screen who is best known these days for his commanding performance as Tywin Lannister in Game of Thrones. The post Tywin Lannister won’t take any of Geralt’s nonsense in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Stardock, the developer behind the Galactic Civilization series, has announced that Galactic Civilization III will move from Steam Early Access to a full release on May 14th. The post Galactic Civilizations III to be released on Earth in May appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A robot that was purchasing illegal substances as part of a Swedish art piece had to answer to the powers that be. The post A robot has been arrested for buying drugs with Bitcoin (all in the name of art) appeared first on Digital Trends.

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We love Netflix, too. But our new TV-watching habits, ushered in by streaming sites, aren’t all for the best. Here are 5 things we miss about the old way of watching. The post 5 ways TV has changed for the worse since going streaming appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Recently launched on Kickstarter, Flyte is a wirelessly-powered light that hovers in the air by way of magnetic levitation. It is also completely contactless, and draws power wirelessly from the charger block it hovers above. The post Levitating light bulbs are the best kind of light bulbs appeared first on Digital Trends.

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