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Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming and culture. The post Flipping through The Manual: Wallet ninjas, Ty Ku sake, vintage levis and more appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Volkswagen has confirmed the second-gen Phaeton will be sold in the United States when it lands in 2018. Built using lightweight materials like aluminum, it will be offered with a fuel-sipping gasoline-electric hybrid drivetrain that will generate over 400 horsepower. The post Rebirth of the big-body Vee-dub: details emerge on 2018 Volkswagen Phaeton appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Bungie's upcoming v1.0.2 patch for Destiny revises the way loot works in the game, in a way that should satisfy fans critical of the way the game was balanced at launch. The post Destiny patch 1.0.2 makes loot-collecting more pleasant appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Microsoft is probably just days away from revealing Windows 9. Based on what current rumors tell us about the OS, will you be upgrading? The post Reader Poll: Will you upgrade to Windows 9, or stay with Windows XP/7/8/8.1? appeared first on Digital Trends.

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If you're running a Mac OS X system, you don't need to panic about the Shellshock bug for the time being — Apple says that "the vast majority" of users don't have anything to worry about. The post Apple says most users are safe from Bash flaw appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Another iconic part of the early Web bites the dust: Yahoo has announced that it's closing down its Directory service at the end of the year, the portal that helped kickstart the company. The post Yahoo is shutting down its original Directory portal appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Boring old BlackBerry tried to be very serious at the launch of the equally serious Passport smartphone. The problem is, CEO John Chen has a personality, and he's not afraid to let it show. We think that's a very good thing. The post BlackBerry’s secret weapon isn’t the Passport, it’s a new CEO who can laugh appeared first on Digital Trends.

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In the latest scientific bending phones experiment, the new iPhone 6 models lag behind similar handsets made by LG and Samsung, as well as the 2012 iPhone 5, in the toughness stakes. The post Will it bend? Consumer Reports puts iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to the test appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Definitely a unique way to showcase a new waterproof smartphone, Carphone Warehouse decided to unwrap the Sony Xperia Z3 while submerged and check out how the camera handled shooting both video and pictures. The post Sony’s Xperia Z3 appears in the first-ever underwater unboxing video appeared first on Digital Trends.

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During Derek Jeter's last home game as a New York Yankees player, AT&T reported that 381GB of data were consumed by its customers during the game. The data originated from selfies that were then uploaded to social media. The post People used a lot of mobile data during Derek Jeter’s last home game appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Krewser might not be able to make you a margarita, but unlike the Coolest Cooler, this thing can whip you (and your beer) around the parking lot at 18 MPH The post Move over Coolest Cooler: Krewser is an ice chest you can drive around appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Denzel Washington's hard R-rated action thriller is like Liam Neeson's Taken, with more personality and a deadlier villain. The post The Equalizer review appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Computer sales during the back to school season rose this year, led by Chromebooks and Macs. Learn more here. The post PC sales spike during back to school season, led by Macs and Chromebooks appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Thom Yorke's new solo album, "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" will be the first album offered under BitTorrent's new paygate Bundles system. Users can download the album starting today for $6 on the site best known for its free-for-all content paradigm. The post Thom Yorke wants you to download his album on BitTorrent (and pay for it with Bundles) appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Turbocharged cars often suffer from muffled, erratic engine noise, and some cars use fabricated sounds to compensate. The Ford Mustang EcoBoost, unfortunately, has added its name to the list. The post Ford’s 2015 Mustang EcoBoost plays the game of ‘give and fake’ with engine sounds appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The U.S. Forest Service plans to rule on whether to charge or fine the media for shooting photos and videos on land it oversees, citing a need to protect the wilderness from commercial exploitation. The post Taking a photo without permission at a U.S. Forest could cost you $1,000 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A "Rogue Cut" version of X-Men: Days Of Future Past arriving next year will restore Anna Paquin's scenes in the film, as well as 10 minutes of footage. The post Anna Paquin’s scenes to be restored in extended cut of X-Men: Days Of Future Past appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Bungie has announced another round of upcoming events for Destiny, promising rewards of legendary gear for guardians that brave Salvage, The Iron Banner, and The Queen's Wrath. The post Suit up for Iron Banner and another Crucible weekend on Destiny appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Los Angeles Clippers owner and ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer made his desire to have the team switch to Windows known in a recent interview. Ballmer promised to be smart about the transition, which will take place in the offseason. The post Steve Ballmer wants the Los Angeles Clippers to switch from iPads to Windows appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Designed by aerospace engineer Michael Chou, the Midnight Scoop's unique ergonomic shape helps alleviate stress on your wrists, thereby making it easier to get rock-hard ice cream out of the cotainer The post The perfect ice cream scoop, designed by an aerospace engineer appeared first on Digital Trends.

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After originally announcing that it would refund any iPhone 6 preorders, U.K. mobile phone retailer Phones4u announced that that's not the case anymore. Phones4u filed for administrator protection last week. The post Looks like Phones4u won’t give any iPhone 6 preorder refunds, after all appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Microsoft's Major Nelson has shared the latest batch of free Games with Gold coming to Xbox Live subscribers, including Chariot, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Darksiders II. The post Xbox’s October Games with Gold brings overbearing dead kings and questionable comrades appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Marantz's latest piece of high end audio gear, streams hi-res audio, passes through top-level 4K video feeds, and configures up to 11 channels of Dolby Atmos audio to shower your home theater room in powerful sound. The post Marantz’s new AV770 preamplifier offers Dolby Atmos, hi-res streaming, and much more appeared first on Digital Trends.

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With J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars sequels due out in 2015, it’s no surprise that themed merchandise has already started to appear. The latest BMW 6 Series by Euro tuner Vilner may surprise some, though, as the Bimmer has a Stormtrooper-inspired theme. The post TIE fighter in the shop? Check out Vilner’s Stormtrooper-themed BMW 6 Series appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Bethesda has released the recommended PC specifications for their upcoming survival horror game, The Evil Within. Can your rig handle the terror? Find out below. The post Find out if your hardware within can handle The Evil Within appeared first on Digital Trends.

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