Olloclip’s addition for Otterbox’s modular case easily switches between 4 lenses

Olloclip was at CE Week 2016 this year, and we stopped by to take a look at its new 4-in-1 lens designed for Otterbox’s modular Universe Case. Snap it on and you get four different lenses to switch through.

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Google’s latest diversity report shows very slow progress

Google has released its latest diversity report, showing slow progress, but progress nonetheless. Google is quick to highlight that these numbers do not reflect where the company wants to be.

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[TA Deals] Get The Complete Machine Learning Bundle for 94% off

According to the Computer Science Education Coalition, there are over 500,000 unfilled computing positions in the United States, and that number is only growing every year. It goes without saying, we need people to start learning different specialties within the computer science field, and fast. If you’re interested in following that path, a great place […]

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Carl Pei of OnePlus posts sketches of canceled smartwatch

Earlier this month OnePlus revealed that they were scrapping their smartwatch development efforts so the company could focus efforts and resources on the smartphone market. Now OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has given us a little peek at what the company had in the works thanks to some conceptual drawings he posted on his Twitter account. […]

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Soft-wheel robot could play a role in rescue missions or even deep space exploration

“Upon seeing this work, a friend at Iowa State suggested that we have committed the proverbial reinventing of the wheel,” Aaron Mazzeo, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, tells Digital Trends.

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Global internet speeds are on the rise again

Yes, South Korea still has the fastest internet in the world. But, according to content delivery network Akamai, average global speeds are up overall from late last year, jumping to 6.3 Mbps. More than that, we're seeing increases in increases in IPv…
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Clever new ‘Diet Eyeglasses’ track your eating habits by monitoring your chewing muscles

“We derive features from the sensors’ measurements and apply machine learning techniques to categorize the foods consumed,” researchers Rui Zhang and Professor Oliver Amft tell Digital Trends.

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China smartphone makers snap up patents in fight for market dominance

Stepping into the ring to fight over China and its prime smartphone market are the country’s own smartphone makers, as they begin to acquire patents by way of licensing deals, acquisitions, and a whole lot of money.

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Evernote restricts free accounts to two devices, increases the price of paid tiers

Evernote is about to get a bit more restrictive for free users. The service is limiting to two the number of devices on non-paying accounts, and it’s hiking the price of its Plus and Premium tiers.

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Smart billboards will identify car models and target ads to drivers

A new system being developed in Japan identifies vehicles by make and model and displays highly targeted ads. In testing, vehicle identification was accurate 94 percent of the time. Billboard companies expect to charge more for targeted ads.

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[TA Deals] Secure your important files and data with EncryptStick 6.0 (60% off)

If you’re looking for an extra layer security over sensitive files and documents, then you might just want to consider EncryptStick 6.0 over on Talk Android Deals. The tools provides military grade 1024-bit encryption, giving you peace of mind when it comes to making sure things are secure. Provides stronger, military grade 1024 Bit encryption […]

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Encrypted messaging app Wire now lets you share your location with contacts

Encrypted messaging app Wire, backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis, now lets you share your location. All the conversation content in the app is end-to-end encrypted, and you can now set a compromise location where everyone in your thread can meet.

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Airbnb sues San Francisco over new short-term rental rules

Short-term rental service Airbnb is suing the city of San Francisco over a recently passed amendment to a rental law. The new law is scheduled to go into effect sometime next month, with the lawsuit hoping to block it.

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Snap and edit pictures like a pro with these great Android photo apps

They say the best camera is the one in your pocket. That said, check out a selection of our favorite photo-editing apps for Android, whether you need to crop a photo or outfit it with a old-school filter.

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Dell made a 70-inch touchscreen for schools

Forget chalkboards and whiteboards in the classroom — Dell thinks tech is the answer. It's launching a 70-inch touchscreen, the C7017T, that's designed to replace interactive whiteboards in schools and boardrooms. You probably wouldn't want this a…
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No camera? No problem: French talk show uses iPhone when equipment fails

When a French talk show’s camera equipment died about an hour and 45 minutes into taping, the team had to make a game-time decision. And who was there to save the day? The trusty iPhone, of course.

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Be the best swimmer possible by slipping into this $900 wetsuit

If you’re already a great swimmer, this cleverly designed wetsuit from Roka Sports could make you even better. Though you’ll have to fork out $ 900 to find out.

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Fujifilm launches faster Instax instant photo printer for mobile

Fujifilm’s Instax Share SP-2 is the company’s latest mobile printer that works with smartphones and tablets to make instant prints. Fujifilm says it is faster and quieter, and offers better image quality.

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Google reportedly ships its first non-Nexus phone this year

You might not have to wait long to see whether or not rumors of Google having more say over phone designs are true. Sources speaking to the Telegraph claim that Google will release a smartphone with tighter controls over "design, manufacturing and…
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Weekly Rewind: 3D-printed baby skulls, YouTube live, a wicked quick Swiss EV

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, 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.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: A camera with brains, turbo toothbrush, and more

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!

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Bloodthirsty robot, gore, violence, and VR add up to 15 + BBFC rating for ABE VR

ABE VR earns a first of its kind 15+ age restriction for a VR title from the BBFC. It takes horror to a new level by allowing viewers to experience the movie first hand as a character, ABE the robot’s chosen victim to find love.

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A rising tide lifts all … houses? Movable stilt homes keep you high and dry

Designed to withstand rising sea levels and the impact of climate change, the Tidal House is a concept that aims to ebb and flow right alongside our changing global environment.

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Crops grown on Martian soil have been deemed safe to eat

We’ll be able to grow crops in Martian soil. Dutch scientists have managed to grow crops of four vegetables and cereals in soil “similar to that on Mars.” The resulting food was deemed safe to eat.

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Lenovo Moto Z vs. Moto X Pure: Does Lenovo’s new flagship stand up to last year’s champion?

Lenovo has finally unveiled the Moto Z, one of the most anticipated Android phones of the year. But how does it compare to last year’s hit, the Moto X Pure? Check out our spec comparison for a closer look at the hardware and software of both devices.

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Google makes it easier, quicker to get articles in Newsstand on Android, iOS

Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages are now available on Play Newsstand, allowing users to quickly and easily access articles without having to download those articles from third parties. This should significantly cut down on loading times.

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The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians – with Damon Albarn & guests – play for the world live from London’s Royal Festival Hall on YouTube

Music is a universal language that unites people around the world. It reminds us of who we are, where we come from, and the moments that matter the most.

Tomorrow, the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians, which features former and current members of the Syrian National Orchestra, will take the stage at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London for a special performance, presented by Africa Express, that will be live streamed globally on YouTube from 7:30 p.m. BST (11:30 a.m. PST) at youtu.be/aH_FP67cLP0.

As a result of the ongoing conflict, many Syrian musicians, including the orchestra’s conductor Issam Rafea, have been forced to leave their homes. This performance will see musicians who previously worked with Damon Albarn on the Gorillaz track “White Flag,” travelling from both inside and outside Syria to reunite for an orchestral performance of Arabic music with Albarn and other guest performers – including Bashy, Bassekou Kouyaté, Bu Kolthoum, Eslam Jawaad, Faia Younan, Julia Holter, Malikah, Mounir Troudi, Noura Mint Seymali, Paul Weller, Rachid Taha, and Seckou Keita – to highlight and celebrate the remarkable music culture of Syria.

 

Communities around the globe are likewise coming together to host viewings of the performance, including at the YouTube Space in New York and Berlin; at the Bozar Centre for Fine Arts Brussels; and in homes and cultural centers around the world.

The live stream will be hosted by music artist Faia Younan alongside FlyWithHaifa.

Tune in on Saturday, June 25 at 11:30 a.m. PST, 7:30 p.m. BST to watch the concert live alongside viewers around the world, or catch the event afterwards, all at youtube.com/africaexpress. The concert was co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW and Holland Festival.

David Mogendorff, Artist Relations and Music Partnerships for YouTube, recently watched “Saviour by Jacob Collier.”


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Gear up with these five handy mobile accessories from CE Week

CE Week is winding down, and while most of the big players don’t have a large presence, there’s still a lot of new and exciting products to take a look at — take a peek at these five handy mobile accessories.

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Want to build an Android app? Google and Udacity launch Android Basics Nanodegree

If you think you could have the next big Android app idea, perhaps you should learn the basics of coding with this nanodegree from Google and Udacity. If you’re willing to pay a cool $ 200 per month, that is.

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i.materialize brings laser sintering to the masses with new aluminum 3D printing option

“The one thing we can’t yet predict is how consumers are going to use the aluminum material,” Miranda Bastijns, i.materialise’s Director of Consumer Products, tells Digital Trends. We guess she’ll find out soon enough…

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Voice Bridge now lets you make calls with your landline from any Wi-Fi network

Invoxia’s Voice Bridge will soon be receiving an update that lets users make calls with their landline number on any Wi-Fi network. Previously it was restricted to making calls on your home Wi-Fi.

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[TA Deals] Get the ReactJS Programming Bundle for 91% off

If you’re already proficient at JavaScript, you might be interested in adding another library to your arsenal of skills. ReactJS is an open-source JavaScript library for creating user interfaces. Facebook built React wanting to solve the problem of building large-scale applications with data that changes over time. React makes the process so much easier, as […]

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Pantech is back from the brink with the quirky IM-100 smartphone

Korean phone manufacturer Pantech announced the IM-100, the once-embattled company’s first Android phone in 20 months. It will only be available in Pantech’s home country of South Korea.

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The best way to play ‘Splatoon’ is with a hacked water gun

Researchers and makers over at Kougaku Navi in Japan have been working hard on a playable Splatoon gun since March, and the latest model really looks the part. It combines a Wii U GamePad, controls transplanted inside a Splatoon-themed water pistol a…
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Celebrating the inspiring voices who are #ProudToBe

Over the past 11 years, people around the world have turned to online video as a rich medium to help explore, share, and celebrate who they are. It makes us incredibly proud that over these years, YouTube has also become a platform where the LGBTQ community can express themselves, start new conversations, and create solidarity around the globe.

From commemorating Pride parades to opening up about transitions and explaining the ABCs of LGBT, YouTube is a place where anyone can belong no matter who they are or who they love. That is why today we want to help people honor and celebrate who they’re #ProudToBe:


Now, more than ever, it’s important that we help accept, love, and celebrate one another. In the wake of the tragic events in Orlando, we stand together in support of the LGBTQ community. We stand together with everyone who has the courage to own and share their identity. We stand together to show the power of solidarity, the power of love, the power of pride. To those beautiful and brave voices who continue to make YouTube the vibrant, diverse and empathetic community it is, we are #ProudToBe with you.

The YouTube Team recently watched “LoveExists / We are #OrlandoUnited.”


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[Deal] Get a free Moto 360 Sport when you buy a Moto X Pure Edition

Motorola has begun running a new promotion today, allowing consumers to pick up a free Moto 360 Sport smartwatch when they purchase a 64GB Moto X Pure Edition. The Moto X Pure Edition will run you $ 400 outright, though Motorola is offering financing options by having users sign-up for a Motorola Credit Account. If you’re […]

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Samsung’s $350 Gear 360 VR camera finally hits the States, but there’s a catch

Samsung’s bringing its $ 350 Gear 360 camera to the US, but there’s a catch: orders are limited to attendees of VidCon in Anaheim, California. It’s also revamping its Milk VR application.

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Ultimate Ears adds Google Now to create smart speakers

Ultimate Ears has announced a unique new addition to their UE BOOM 2 and UE MEGABOOM Bluetooth speakers. The latest firmware update for these devices adds a new push-to-talk feature that can trigger Google Now, or Siri, directly from the speakers. The concept is to make it so that users can “say it to play […]

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It doesn’t get much cooler than using a VR viewer designed by a real life rock star

Tired of tech with no soul? How about a VR viewer for your phone with a design that’s inspired by Victorian technology, and designed by real life rock star Brian May? You’ll want the Owl Stereoscope, and we’ve tried it out.

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PlayStation Vue is almost ready for Android

Sony’s live television streaming service, PlayStation Vue, is coming very soon to an Android device near you. The company finally revealed when people in the United States with an Android-powered phone or tablet can start streaming everything from their favorite channels to their mobile devices. Hit the break for details. Dan Myers, Head of Product […]

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Brain-like computers may now be realistic

Power consumption is one of the biggest reasons why you haven't seen a brain-like computer beyond the lab: the artificial synapses you'd need tend to draw much more power than the real thing. Thankfully, realistic energy use is no longer an unattain…
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Working parents can rest easy — the BabyBit monitor will keep you in the loop

Meet BabyBit, the 21st-century baby monitor designed “with working parents in mind.” Adopting the wearable tech trend, it comes in the form of a tiny sensor that snaps onto your little one’s clothes. Parents can track their status via a mobile app.

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Sphero’s SPRK robot for kids can now withstand more abuse

Nearly two years ago, Sphero decided to turn its robot ball into more than a toy. The company launched SPRK, an educational program for kids to build up their coding skills, as a complement to its charming connected device. Then, in 2015, it followed…
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BitTorrent to launch peer-to-peer streaming news network

BitTorrent is looking to expand its live streaming offerings by launching a TV news network in time for the November election, Variety reports today. The news network would be an expansion of the OTT News app the company released for Apple TV, iOS an…
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Google now tells you why you’re feeling sick

Google made improvements to how you search for symptoms and illnesses in the past, and now it's looking to be even more helpful. The company will now show you a list of medical conditions when you search for symptoms. In the above example, entering "…
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It’s a numbers game! How analytics are turning games into distraction machines

Gaming analytics allow developers to hack your feeble human brain like never before, and highly refined games they’re cranking out with it are more like crack than art.

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Looks like the Moto X may live on! GFXBench test for possible Moto X (2016) surfaces

With the unveiling of the latest flagship out of Lenovo, the Moto Z, it seemed like the demise of the Moto X line was imminent. The Moto X line had been Motorola’s flagship for the last few years, with the Moto G and the Moto E representing mid-range and budget offerings. The launch of the Moto […]

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Talk Android Podcast: Episode 10

Listen to the tenth episode of the Talk Android Podcast. It’ll stream live on YouTube on June 19 at 1:00PM ET. In Episode 10 (6/19/16), we discuss the following topics: Verizon slips up and reveals Moto Mods pricing OnePlus 3 announced with aluminum unibody and $ 399 price No more free pizza on T-Mobile Tuesdays Samsung launches an Apple-like […]

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Put this smart thermometer in your kid’s ear to get advice on how to combat her fever

The Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer uses an app to help you track your health data and get advice based on your symptoms. There’s also a Groups feature that lets you know when there’s a flu outbreak at your kid’s school.

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Refugees in Greece are using solar phone chargers for free

A group of Edinburgh University students may have a game-changer for refugees in Greece and beyond — a mobile phone charging station for their phones completely powered by the sun.

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