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Fitbit announced three new fitness trackers today, including the Charge, Charge HR, and Surge. Two of the devices won't arrive until 2015, but the other is available now. The post Fitbit goes all-in with Charge and Surge fitness trackers appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Ford has installed its incredible 1.0-liter EcoBoost into its Rip Rod prototype. The real life Hot Wheels car, originally released as a static concept at the 2013 SEMA show, is now powered by the 2012, 2013, and 2014 International Engine of the Year. The post Ford’s EcoBoost-powered Rip Rod isn’t your average Hot Wheels car appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Sprint has updated its "iPhone for Life" plan to include yearly upgrades. This new lease plan, starting at $30, does not replace the original, but now you can lease the iPhone 5S. The post Sprint ups the ante, ‘iPhone for Life’ plan now allows for annual upgrades appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Lenovo's getting into wearables, though the company isn't making a song and dance about it. The SW-B100 smartband, which turned up on its website over the weekend, goes up against a fast-growing selection of similar health-focused devices. The post Lenovo tiptoes into wearables with launch of fitness tracker appeared first on Digital Trends.

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As fitness bands get cheaper and cheaper, the companies making them will need new ways to survive, which could mean anything from subscription apps to selling your fitness data. The post Now cheaper than ever, fitness bands face an uphill run to stay relevant appeared first on Digital Trends.

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IBM is harnessing its supercomputing experience with the launch of a new system designed to monitor the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa. It's hoped the data will help organizations and governments better target areas in need of medical supplies. The post IBM puts its supercomputing skills to work in fight against Ebola appeared first on Digital Trends.

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In another incident involving commercial aircraft and drones, a passenger plane coming in to land at an airport in the UK came close to colliding with a quadcopter flown by a still-unidentified operator. The post Quadcopter flown ‘deliberately’ at passenger plane in near-miss incident appeared first on Digital Trends.

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HTML5 and JavaScript provide a lightweight alternative to Flash, along with a noteworthy collection of games. Check out our picks for the best HTML5 and JavaScript titles, ones designed to take advantage of the latest in coding directly within your browser. The post 15 Awesome HTML5 and Javascript games appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Insidious franchise screenwriter Leigh Wannell makes his directorial debut with Insidious: Chapter 3, a prequel to the first two terrifying films. The post There’s terror in the walls in first trailer for Insidious: Chapter 3 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A scratched edition of 'Hitch' is no good — especially when it comes time for your big date night. Check out our guide on how to fix a scratched disc, whether you prefer to repair it yourself using a smattering of peanut butter or Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser. The post How to fix a scratched DVD or CD 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, for the week of October 26, 2014 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Waterfall Audio maintains it doesn't just make speakers, but works of art. Like a valuable painting, the 'Niagra' speakers cost a pretty penny ($40,000), but they are something of a design marvel, and sure to be a conversation piece in any room. The post Waterfall Audio’s glass Niagara speakers overflow with see-through class appeared first on Digital Trends.

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All trees convert sunlight into chemical energy, but now there are trees that convert sunlight into power to charge devices, cool water, offer free Wi-Fi and more for the benefit of their surrounding communities. The post Solar-powered trees are planted in Israel to charge phones, cool water and offer Wi-Fi appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A new report finds the BMW M2 will inaugurate a brand new 3.0-liter straight-six engine. Its precise power output hasn't been revealed yet but company insiders hint it could pack up to 400 horsepower, allowing it to reach 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. The post BMW M2, with new 400-HP straight-six, will be the Teutonic drift machine of your dreams appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Apple's iPhone 6 is its sleekest, thinnest, and most powerful model yet, but how does it compare to the other big names in smartphones? See how it stands up against the HTC One M8 with this spec comparison. The post iPhone 6 vs. HTC One M8: Spec Showdown appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Drivebot is a dongle that plugs into your car and links up to your smartphone so you can track your car’s health and help you become a more fuel-efficient driver. In other words, it’s a Fitbit for your car. The post Drivebot is a Fitbit for your car, helping you save grief, money and gas appeared first on Digital Trends.

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It sounds like Netflix is aiming to create its very own version of The Simpsons or Family Guy with a new original animated show from comedian Bill Burr. 'F is for Family' will appear in 2015. The post ‘F is for Family’ is the newest addition to Netflix’s original shows appeared first on Digital Trends.

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After nearly seven years in operation, Twitpic has finally closed its doors to new uploads. Its huge archive will live on however, thanks to a last-minute deal struck with Twitter itself. The post Twitter swoops in to keep Twitpic’s archives online appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Just when you thought your in-store transactions would be quick and painless forever... some big U.S. retailers have an Apple Pay rival in the pipeline, and that means no support for the new technology. The post Some retailers are blocking Apple Pay and launching a competitor appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Turtle Beach calls its Elite 800 the ultimate gaming headset, and based on what we're seeing, we're inclined to agree. Check them out up close in our video. The post Turtle Beach’s Elite 800 headset put Astro on notice – Hands-on video appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Nothing exemplifies your commitment to your favorite video game quite like a little ink. Check out some of our favorite — and least favorite — gaming tattoo on the Web, whether talking Mario or Epic Games' 'Gears of War.' The post The best (and worst) gaming tattoos appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's opening cinematic is an action-packed peak at the upcoming game, following Geralt and his lost love Yennefer as he tracks her through a vicious battle. The post Geralt’s hot on the trail in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s opening cinematic appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A new report finds Porsche's Engineering arm has been asked to design a brand new turbocharged V12 for Russian president Vladimir Putin's upcoming limousine. The engine will generate over 800 horsepower in its most powerful state of tune. The post And what will power President Putin’s next limo? Why a V12 Porsche engine, of course appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Volkswagen has released a new ad for its electric lineup called “Kirk and Spock reunited.” The film stars William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, and showcases the futuristic capabilities of the e-Golf, e-up, and XL1. The post Together again: Kirk and Spock reunite in Volkswagen’s e-Golf TV spot appeared first on Digital Trends.

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From Wi-Fi to streaming entertainment and mobile apps, U.S. airlines are aggressively incorporating customer-facing technology into its operations. We find out who’s doing it right, and who needs to step it up. The post From mile-high Wi-Fi to mobile boarding passes, which airline has the best tech? appeared first on Digital Trends.

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