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Genevieve Blau is dating a pink JanSport rucksack and posting about it on Instagram. The pair appear to be having a lot of fun in their far from conventional relationship, but there is more to it than just that. The post Someone’s dating a rucksack, and posting pictures about it on Instagram appeared first on Digital Trends.

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It looks as if Microsoft is on the verge of launching a communications app called Flow that makes messages appear in a chat-app format although in reality it operates via email. The post Microsoft looks set to launch chat-like email app called Flow appeared first on Digital Trends.

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These are stunts that will make you ooh and ahh while feelings of envy and awe make your feet itch for the pedals. Unless you're made of money, don't put your racer or wooden-frame fixed gear with a belt drive through this trauma. The post Warning: Epic bike stunts; do not try at home appeared first on Digital Trends.

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BMW is rumored to be bringing a track-honed M4 GTS to the U.S. The model would be similar to the M3 GTS that was exclusive to the European market, meaning bigger brakes, a retuned suspension, lower weight, and aerodynamic upgrades. The post BMW will gift the U.S. market its lighter, faster, and more aggressive M4 GTS appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Destiny's latest expansion, a new chapter in Life is Strange, and a Mario-flavored Puzzles & Dragons spin-off are all out this week, giving gamers plenty of new options, big and small. The post This Week in Gaming: Hunt monsters, bend time, and head out to the edge of the solar system appeared first on Digital Trends.

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According to a new study from the London School of Economics, banning smartphones was linked to improved test scores among students in the U.K. Researchers are in favor of a smartphone ban in U.S. schools. The post Ban smartphones, improve student grades appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Brought to us by sFBI and Andy Ram, the Pulse Play wristband puts an end to debates over the scoring of tennis and other racket sports. The Pulse Play device also provides a community where you can check your stats against a worldwide database. The post The Pulse Play smart wristband stops tennis cheaters, uploads your score to the cloud appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Despite its attempts to masquerade as a benevolent all-access pass to the Internet, the controversial Internet.org is drawing criticism once again for flying in the face of net neutrality. The post Critics accuse Internet.org of violating net neutrality appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Porsche will reportedly transition from flat six engines to turbocharged four cylinders for its mid-engined models. The Cayman and Boxster are first in line to swap their powertrains. The post Porsche will transition to turbo four-cylinders for mid-engined Cayman and Boxster appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Researchers have developed a special kind of "bio-concrete" that's imbued with a specific strain of bacteria. When the concrete fractures, the bacteria will spring into action and fill the crack back up with limestone. The post Self-healing concrete leverages limestone-secreting bacteria to fill cracks appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A new update to Popcorn Time, the so-called Netflix for Pirates, now lets users stream pirated movies directly from a Web browser without the need to actually download the application. The post Streaming pirated movies from PopCorn Time just got easier with a new update appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The weaponized old woman in Mortal Kombat has learned a thing or two after watching fighters beat each other senseless, and now can she's ready to get in on the action with a nasty Brutality. The post Mortal Kombat X’s weaponized old woman gets her own, nasty Brutality appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Despite the controversy that has plagued the high-sugar, high-caffeine beverages, the energy drink industry hasn't backed down, but simply shifted gears in terms of its branding and marketing strategy. It's target demographic? Gamers. The post Energy drinks target young gamer demographic appeared first on Digital Trends.

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LG Display brought out the fireworks with the company's latest OLED panel, a razor thin 55-inch display you so thin it disappears on the wall, and so light it can be held up with a magnet. The post This ultra-thin LG OLED screen sticks to the wall with magnets appeared first on Digital Trends.

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According to Olympus, there's a new medical condition affecting photographers, called "DSL-Arm," but it's actually a new marketing campaign to promote its smaller, lighter O-MD E-M5 Mark II camera. The post Olympus pokes fun at DSLRs, wants people to avoid ‘DSL-Arm’ appeared first on Digital Trends.

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According to a new AT&T study, a shocking 70 percent of drivers use their smartphones while operating vehicles, and it isn't just to send messages of the text and email variety either. The post 70 percent of us use our phones while driving appeared first on Digital Trends.

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President Obama has his own Twitter handle now, and he's already getting in on the fun of the platform by talking with former president Bill Clinton about who gets the @POTUS handle after Obama's second term ends. The post Obama and Clinton joke on Twitter about Hillary appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Netflix, Amazon Instant, and other over-the-top streaming services are expected to proliferate at nearly quadruple the current rate by 2019, according to a Juniper Research study. The post A third of a billion people will be using streaming video platforms by 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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An experimental new extension from Google sends URLs between computers using sound, in a manner of speaking. Its application may be limited, but the effect is undeniably cool. The post This experimental Chrome extension uses sound to send URLs appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Facebook has confirmed it is speaking with developers that might be interested in making games for Messenger, but hasn't dropped any hints at how a game for the social network's messaging platform might work. The post Facebook’s Messenger is looking to get its game on appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A new VR headset called the Fove has hit officially hit Kickstarter, and claims to support eye-tracking technology unlike anything we've seen from the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. The post Fove VR headset hopes to unseat Oculus as king of head-mounted VR sets appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Child advocate groups highlight inappropriate content on the YouTube Kids app, including an expletive-laced Scorcese scene featuring Bert and Ernie. While reps from Google cite the app’s video review system as a safeguard, these groups want the FTC involved. The post YouTube Kids app bashed for Bert and Ernie Casino skit, adult content appeared first on Digital Trends.

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PayPal has been ordered to pay $25 million in refunds and government fines by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after an investigation was launched into the company signing up customers for credit lines they did not ask for. The post PayPal slammed with $25 million fine for lying to customers about buying on credit appeared first on Digital Trends.

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We speak to DJ Steve Aoki on his passion for music, high-res audio, comic books, and why he’s so excited about the future. The post Steve Aoki on Neon Future II, his obsession with Wolverine, and DJing on Mars appeared first on Digital Trends.

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EA Sports is changing the NHL game plan this year, and will be releasing two separate games for last-gen and new-gen consoles. NHL Legacy Edition and NHL 16 both arrive this September. The post Pick your puck: EA Sports’ NHL series is getting two games this year appeared first on Digital Trends.

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