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Facebook is trying to recapture a younger audience, and has announced the launch of a new social media network called Lifestage, which was built by a 19-year-old and is for those who are under 21. The post Facebook just launched Lifestage: a social-media network by teens, for teens appeared first on Digital Trends.

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After taking Avaya to court earlier in August, BlackBerry now shifts its focus to Blu as the former filed two patent infringement lawsuits against the latter. Blu has yet to respond to the complaints. The post BlackBerry files not one but two patent-infringement lawsuits against Blu appeared first on Digital Trends.

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In our first episode of Got It Made, host Ezra Cimino-Hurt checks out the unusual projects of DevisePDX, from crafting action-figure jackets to insulated soccer bags. The post From mini jackets to wearable coolers, if you dream it, DevisePDX can build it appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Aston Martin has officially debuted the Vanquish Zagato Volante at Pebble Beach. A follow-up to the striking Vanquish Zagato coupe, the convertible features a 6.0-liter V12 producing 592 horsepower. The post Aston Martin’s sexiest car in years goes topless with the Vanquish Zagato Volante appeared first on Digital Trends.

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In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week. The post Weekly Rewind: AI for firefighters, bathrooms of the future, and more appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A device utilizing PCI Express 4.0 was on display during Intel's developer forum this week. An additional slide showed PCI Express 5.0 is also in the works, even though the PCI Express 4.0 spec won't be finalized until 2017. The post PCI Express 5.0 already in the works, even though v4.0 won’t launch till ’17 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Earlier this week, Braigo Labs launched a beta version of its service aimed at helping the visually impaired and blind recognize text on images. It's the first release of a larger overall platform aimed at making the web more accessible. The post Firm founded by 15-year-old aims to make the web more accessible to the blind appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Nvidia’s latest GTX 1080 graphics card is good for more than just gaming. It turns out its new Pascal architecture is excellent for digital forensics and, in particular, cracking passwords. The post Nvidia’s GTX 1080 can crack passwords as easily as it can game appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Researchers at Stanford University are using machine learning and satellite data to develop a detailed “poverty map” of Africa by looking at areas where there there are few nighttime lights. The post Machine learning ‘poverty map’ could help aid get to the right places in Africa appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Live-streaming video is becoming easier than ever, but what about live video featuring a cartoon character? Here's how Hasbro pulled of an animation of Mr. Monopoly on Facebook Live using motion-capture technology. The post How Hasbro animated Mr. Monopoly’s Facebook Live broadcast in real time appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Password meters only offer the illusion of security, according to tests, and often fail to identify really weak passwords that can be cracked in seconds. A web consultant says it’s further reason to use two-step authentication on your accounts. The post Web consultant says meters don’t measure true strength of passwords appeared first on Digital Trends.

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We've assembled a seriously ear-infesting list of 80 of the most catchy songs of all time, for those who enjoy classic pop, or are looking to rediscover long-lost hits from their formative years. The post Our massive playlist of the catchiest songs ever will get you humming appeared first on Digital Trends.

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HBO has released the first stills from the upcoming debut season of sci-fi/Western hybrid Westworld. They show off the major characters in the series, and give a glimpse of scenes from around the titular resort setting. The post New images give a glimpse of HBO’s new sci-fi/Western series ‘Westworld’ appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Ford Motors is rebirthing a venerated naming convention with Model E, due in the spring of 2019. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid Model E's are planned, but attention will be on the electric-only version with a planned 200-mile range per charge. The post Ford plans to introduce all-electric Model E with 200-mile range in spring 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Usain Bolt may be the fastest man in the world, but his photo finish was captured by a camera shooting at 10,000 frames per second. Here's how the tech behind the Olympics finish line camera works. The post Photo finish: Here’s how the cameras at the Olympic finish lines actually work appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Volvo Trucks has designed and built a one-off big rig called Iron Duke for the sole purpose of setting speed records. The Iron Duke boasts an upgraded turbodiesel engine, and a lightweight cab made out of fiberglass. The post Why Volvo Trucks built a semi truck with 2,400 horsepower appeared first on Digital Trends.

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A new study into "cognitive offloading" suggests that our ever-increasing reliance on the internet could be having a serious impact on our ability to solve problems, recall information, and learn. The post Study suggests the internet is impacting our ability to solve problems and learn appeared first on Digital Trends.

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If you're worried about what your Airbnb guests might think of you (or your residence), there may just be a solution to put your mind at ease. GuestReady will help Airbnb hosts get their homes hotel-ready for their most discerning guests. The post Get your home hotel-ready for Airbnb guests with GuestReady appeared first on Digital Trends.

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The U.S. Department of Education has launched a new experiment that seeks to give financial aid to coding bootcamp students. Four of the eight programs selected to participate in the program are coding bootcamps. The post Financial aid isn’t just for college anymore — it’s for coding bootcamps, too appeared first on Digital Trends.

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EasyFeed is the automatic pet feeder that integrates with Amazon to automatically order more food when you're running low. It's just too bad you can't feed your baby with the push of a button, right? The post Automatic pet feeder will order food from Amazon when you’re running low appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Streaming music remains a controversial subject for many artists. But for O.A.R., a band that’s always embraced connecting with its fans, streaming is an awesome way to learn who’s tuning in. The post How streaming has helped OAR spread their jams and celebrate ‘XX’ appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Bishop Antonio Stagliano is threatening to sue Niantic, accusing it of turning thousands of young people into the walking dead with its "diabolical" new "Pokemon Go" game. This may have something to do with his church serving as a Pokéstop. The post An Italian bishop threatens to sue Niantic over ‘diabolical’ Pokémon Go’ appeared first on Digital Trends.

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This week: Spider-Man gets a new poster and a new Mary Jane to go with it, Kubo and the Two Strings changes everything for stop-motion animation, Star Trek Discovery updates, and Will Ferrell takes on Sherlock Holmes. The post Between the Streams podcast: ‘Kubo’ astonishes, Spidey gets a leading lady appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Authorities say the Ohio Turnpike may be used for testing self-driving vehicles within a year, possibly before the end of 2016. Ohio is one of several states vying to be a test route. The 241-mile highway has wide lanes and moderate traffic. The post Ohio Turnpike may be used to test driverless vehicles appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Motorsports sim and virtual reality showcase iRacing will add support for the HTC Vive VR headset in a September update, software engineer Shawn Nash revealed in an interview this week. The post Oculus Rift showpiece ‘iRacing’ adds HTC Vive support in next update appeared first on Digital Trends.

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