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If you were hoping to pay $500,000 to travel down to the depths of the ocean then you're going to have to wait a little longer: Virgin Oceanic has put its deep-sea exploration plans on hold. The post Virgin puts its deep-sea exploration mission on hold appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Hollywood movie studios getting hacked is one thing, key infrastructure targets is quite another — the FBI is warning U.S. firms to be on guard against the threat of sophisticated cyber attacks. The post FBI warns U.S. energy and defense firms over hacking threat appeared first on Digital Trends.

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You no longer have to sacrifice sound for size when selecting an audio component for your home theater system. Check out our current picks for the best sound bars, whether you're looking for a multi-piece system or an elegant, standalone device. The post Make your TV sound as big as it looks with these excellent sound bar systems appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The demo to Final Fantasy XV, revealed earlier this year to be included with the HD release of Final Fantasy Type-0, will only come with pre-ordered and day one copies. The post Final Fantasy XV demo will be exclusive to Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on day one appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Caving in to consumer demand, Ford is preparing to sell the Focus RS in the United States for the first time ever. Industry rumors indicate the third-gen RS will be powered by a Mustang-sourced 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine that will send up to 330 horsepower to the front wheels. The post Forbidden fruit no more: 330-HP Ford Focus RS coming Stateside appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The 6thfinger is a small disc that you can place on your smartphone or tablet’s screen in order to keep it awake when you step away from a mobile game. It will retail for $25 but can be purchased at a discount from its Kickstarter campaign. The post 6thfinger keeps your mobile game active when you’re away from your smartphone or tablet appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Bungie's journey from building a universe for Halo to building one for Destiny has resulted in a 'delicious form of culture shock' for developer and fans alike. The post From Halo to Destiny: Bungie embraces the ‘delicious form of culture shock’ appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Facebook isn’t going to build you a “Dislike” button, though they’ve considered it. This was one of the many interesting things founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared at a recent public Q&A session. The post Facebook won’t add a ‘Dislike’ button, but it might add an ‘LOL’ button to your News Feed appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A tower at 520 Park Avenue will have New York’s most expensive apartment; the penthouse will cost $130 million and boast over 12,000 square feet, while its smaller apartments still cost $62 million. The post This building will soon house New York’s most expensive apartment appeared first on Digital Trends.

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MIT chemists have created sensors that detect spoiled food and many types of gas; the sensors don't use much power and can communicate with smartphones, and researchers hope they can detect dangerous gas levels in manufacturing plants, too. The post No need for the sniff test with this sensor that detects spoiled food appeared first on Digital Trends.

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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: Safety razors, Kobe beef, and a Cleveland boutique appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Swedish supercar manufacturer Koenigsegg will return to the United States after a brief hiatus with two street-legal models. The first will be the Agera, which packs a V8 rated at over 1,000 horsepower, and the second will be an all-new model. The post Koenigsegg’s U.S.-bound 1,140-hp Agera R targets Bugatti Veyron … and jet fighters appeared first on Digital Trends.

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It looked as though the antitrust case filed against Apple — for restricting the music users could play on iPods — might be about to collapse, but a new eligible plaintiff has stepped forward. The post New consumer plaintiff steps forward in Apple antitrust case appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Not everyone requires use of a connected Microsoft account in Windows 8.1. Here's how to change to a local account if you want to opt out of the company's ecosystem. The post How to switch to a local account in Windows 8.1 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Apple's iPhone can't do it all — at least not without a little help, anyway. Check out our picks for the best tripods for the iPhone, from the GorillaPod to the Uni Bobine, so you can capture long-exposure shots and the perfect selfie with ease. The post Set up and shoot: Our six favorite tripods currently available for the iPhone appeared first on Digital Trends.

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What does your choice of browser say about you? A month after Yahoo and Mozilla signed a partnership deal, Yahoo has started plugging Firefox on some of its most high-profile sites. The post Yahoo prompts users to “upgrade” to the new Firefox appeared first on Digital Trends.

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After embarrassingly stumbling about while ARM and Qualcomm won the smartphone war, Intel has no intention of missing out on the next big trend. It's betting we'll be mad about wearables in the near future, and is taking a scattergun approach to ensure it's inside the winning device. The post After sitting out smartphones, Intel will do anything to ride the wearable wave appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Technical errors have caused chaos for flights to and from London this weekend, with planes grounded for several hours. The systems are now back up and running but the knock-on effect continues. The post How a computer glitch brought London’s airports to a standstill appeared first on Digital Trends.

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28 and 20nm GPUs and APUs are coming from AMD in 2015, according to a company exec, who seems to confirm 16nm FinFET is a thing of a more distant future. The post AMD lets cat out of the bag, suggests 16nm FinFET chips aren’t coming in 2015 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Contractor and garage tinkerer Scott Rumschlag has spent the last couple years developing his own version of the iconic Fletcher Capstan table, and has recently begun selling the plans online for just 29 bucks The post Build your own expanding table: DIY Fletcher Capstan plans now available online appeared first on Digital Trends.

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If you want to invest in a home bar, this guide will tell you what accessories and essentials you need, just in time for all that holiday entertaining that’s about to happen. The post Gin and juicers: All the barware you need to make sure guests sip in style appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Audi’s RS 3 Sportback is the German automaker’s most powerful luxury compact yet. The 367 hp five-cylinder, quattro-fitted hatchback hits European dealers this summer. The post Five doors, five cylinders, and quattro: Audi’s RS 3 Sportback adds up to one hot hatch appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Sony’s Qrio is a smart lock that quickly exceeds Its crowdfunding goal on the Japanese equivalent of Kickstarter; the lock requires no tools to install and lets users open their doors with their smartphones. The post Sony secures a spot in the smart home market with its crowdfunded Qrio lock appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Starting in March 2015, BMW has announced a boosted 1.5-liter three-cylinder for the 2 Series Coupe. The engine makes 136 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque, and the brand has also confirmed xDrive AWD for the diesel 220d. The post Who you callin’ entry-level? BMW 2 Series adds TwinPower three-cylinder, xDrive AWD appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Google Fit received a big update, which allows for offline step tracking and supports 100 new activities. The app also works on Android Wear now, so users can go exercise with their smartwatch only, while keeping tabs on activity levels. The post Google Fit tracks your steps offline and logs 100 more activities appeared first on Digital Trends.

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