How BMW’s self-driving car tech will give American swimmers a leg up in Rio

BMW is lending its automotive computer vision expertise to helping Team USA develop cutting-edge technology for improving their swimming. “This tool allows for customized coaching,” Peter Falt, director at BMW Designworks, tells Digital Trends.

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Chernobyl site could be rebuilt as a massive solar farm

A new proposal from the Ukrainian government hopes to turn part of the wasteland around the world's largest nuclear disaster into a 60 square km solar and renewable energy park. As the Guardian reports today, the Ukraine is currently seeking funding…
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Guess how much AT&T is raising the data caps for U-Verse and GigaPower next month

AT&T said that it’s increasing the data caps of its U-Verse and GigaPower Internet services in August. The company seems to be feeling generous, as it increased the caps once this year already. Customers will be informed by email and other means.

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Mercedes’ Rescue Assist app uses augmented reality to aid first responders

The Mercedes-Benz Rescue Assist app uses augmented reality to let first responders see inside vehicles and plot the best way to rescue occupants. 3D models of vehicles show things like fuel lines and high-voltage wiring.

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New rumors, leaks suggest Meizu might unveil a smartwatch on August 10

More rumors have finally surfaced about the mysterious Meizu smartwatch. A new leak shows purported images of the watch, and rumors point to a potential unveiling on August 10. Here’s everything you need to know.

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Hoping to revive slumping mobile division, LG launches the V20 in September

Three weeks ago, LG’s mobile division experienced a shakeup amid disappointing sales for the company’s 2016 flagship. The G5 just didn’t meet expectations for anyone, and LG was forced to shift leadership positions after taking a loss for Q2 2016. Now LG is preparing to get back into the green with its upcoming flagship for […]

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Is there a new Samsung Gear VR on the horizon?

Rumors are slowly gathering that Samsung may have a new Gear VR headset in the works, but details are slim, leading to speculation it may be compatible with the forthcoming Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

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Strong Galaxy S7 sales propel Samsung to its highest profits in more than two years

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge boosted the South Korean giant’s profits in the second quarter to its best ever in two years. The company estimates it shipped between 75.6 million and 78.3 million smartphones in the three-month period.

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The 5 best fitness bands for backpacking go where smartwatches fear to tread

With an ever expanding market and features that keep improving, this is the year to take a fitness band backpacking. From ultra-pricey to ultra-light, here are a few of our current favorites, from the likes of Garmin and Fitbit.

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Facebook crushes earnings again and hits a billion daily active users on mobile

User numbers up, revenue up, profit up. Facebook reported yet another set of healthy performance figures on Wednesday, with the data showing that more than a billion mobile users now hit the site on a daily basis.

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Twitch now makes highlight clips on any channel

Twitch has so far been limiting its Clips sharing feature to partnered channels, but no longer: as of now, you can create those bite-sized highlights on any channel. If a friend pulls off a slick move during a live stream, you can share it just as ea…
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Bad news Poké-players, that Pokémon Go Plus wearable isn’t coming out this month

Nintendo has crushed the dreams of many Pokémon Go players, and said the fun Pokémon Go Plus Bluetooth accessory (that may help conserve your phone’s battery) has been delayed, and won’t arrive until September.

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Ready to bokeh? Xiaomi’s newest smartphone is, thanks to a funky dual-lens camera

Proving dual-lens cameras are one of the hottest smartphone trends of the year, Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Pro. The two camera lenses on the back of this metal smartphone produce pictures with a bokeh-style effect.

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You don’t have to take off this camera bag to grab your gear

The Wolffepack Capture is a unique camera backpack designed to be accessible without ever having to take it off your back. To do this, it uses a patented “trapeze” technology.

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EPA findings should lead to caps on aircraft emissions

It's no secret that aircraft contribute to harmful emissions like road-going vehicles, and the Environmental Protection Agency is one step closer to keeping that pollution in check. It recently finalized findings showing that some aircraft produce a…
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Ava’s new wearable tracks fertility, just might help you get pregnant

In today’s wearables-obsessed tech environment, there are devices to help you lose weight, gain sleep, and, now, get pregnant. Meet Ava and its Ava bracelet, a fertility-tracking wearable that wants to help women conceive.

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Jiobit aims to make wearables so discreet they’re practically invisible

Jiobit is building a revolutionary chip that, using machine learning and contextual clues, could drastically improve the battery life of wearables. It’s working on smartwatches for kids., but it has bigger plans for the future.

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New California law requires registration of all 3D-printed guns

Impacting the firearm hobbyist community within California, new legislation approved by the Governor will require a background check in order to obtain proper registration for any homemade gun.

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Google’s new and improved Maps does away with the clutter to make finding places easier

Google’s rolling out an update to Maps that makes it easier to spot areas of interest and venues. Other new features include a Wi-Fi mode and public transit delay/cancellation notifications.

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[TA Deals] Sign up for a lifetime subscription to Windscribe VPN (91% off)

Windscribe is advertised as more than just your standard virtual private network (VPN). The service is a desktop application and browser extension that work together to keep your privacy safe on the Internet. You’ll be able to use to unblock geo-locked websites and even remove ads and trackers from standard Internet browsing. Mask your physical […]

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Sprint posts big quarterly loss, beats revenue estimates

Sprint has posted some interesting quarterly results, beating revenue expectations. On the other hand, the carrier’s quarterly losses has widened substantially. The better-than-expected revenue seems to come from some hefty discounts and promotions Sprint has been offering in order to reel customers in. With that in mind, the carrier has added 173,000 postpaid customers this […]

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Ford expands Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to all 2017 models

Ford is expanding availability of its Sync 3 infotainment system to all 2017 models, and with it Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both smartphone features are now available across Ford’s lineup.

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Limited edition, Olympic Apple Watch bands look awesome, but will prove hard to get

Apple will make special, limited edition straps for the Apple Watch in designs inspired by the national flags of different countries competing in the upcoming Olympic Games. They’re just $ 50 each, but you’re going to need to be at the Games to grab one.

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ comeback lands at Netflix

You won't have to go out of your way to watch the Mystery Science Theater 3000 revival. Netflix has picked up the crowdfunded make-fun-of-movies show and will be the only place to stream it in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand….
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This creative wearable is a nail in the London Underground Oyster Card’s coffin

This jewelry design graduate has found a far more convenient and creative way to use an Oyster Card on the London Underground. She has taken the chip from inside the card, and put it in a set of false nails.

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Cosplayer combines love for ‘Game of Thrones’ and hit game at San Diego Comic-Con

Duranleau, re-invigorated with his love for Pokémon after Pokémon Go came out, combined his usual Ketchum garb with that of House Targaryen of Game of Thrones to make him the ultimate Pokémaster of dragons.

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Zencrate is a smart den for your pooch, and may be nicer than your house

For the millions of anxious dogs that are scared of loud noises, there’s Zencrate. This smart crate/den has Wi-Fi, fans, music, a camera, vibration dampening, sound insulation, and memory foam to sooth your furry friend.

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Verizon will throttle prepaid customers’ data for usage above allotment

Verizon announced Always-On Data, a version of Safety Mode for its prepaid customers that will not involve an extra cost, regardless of which prepaid plan you might have. Always-On Data will be available on July 17.

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Tesla hopes existing tech improves its semi-autonomous driving

Many have speculated that Tesla could have prevented the Autopilot-related Florida crash if its cars had lidar (visible light detection and ranging) to better understand the world around them, not just cameras and radar. However, Tesla might have a w…
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Weekend Workshop: How to build a coffee table that’s also a universal TV remote

Universal remotes are great but what if you could control your living room media hub via your coffee table? Do just that by the end of the weekend with this innovative Instructables walkthrough.

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‘Pokémon Go’ will be at the center of next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday

It goes without saying, Pokémon Go is the biggest Android game launch of the year so far. And many are capitalizing off of its success, including T-Mobile. Next week’s T-Mobile Tuesday will be all about Pokémon Go, according to an announcement from the carrier. T-Mobile will be offering free data to Pokémon Go players and […]

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Sweaty pits? Keep them dry and cool with these wearable pit-fans

Do you get sweaty armpits easily? Maybe you need to cool things down with these wearable fans that blast beautiful fresh air into your pits, keeping them as cool as possible at all points during the day.

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Watch the Conventions live on YouTube

Since politicians began announcing their candidacies last year, you’ve come to YouTube to stay informed and engage in a conversation on the importance of this year’s election. From inside the White House to the debate stage, you’ve sat front row and watched more than 110 million hours of candidate and issues-related content on YouTube.

And now the YouTube community will have a chance to be front and center for the next phase of the election.

Just like in 2012, beginning next week, YouTube will again be the official live stream provider of both the Republican National Convention, which starts on Monday, July 18 in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Democratic National Convention, kicking off on July 25 in Philadelphia, Pa. Not only will you be able to watch gavel-to-gavel coverage of the conventions wherever you are, but for the first time, we’ll live stream the conventions in 360 degrees, so you’ll feel what it’s like to be in the center of the action.

In addition, to help provide more information about what’s going on at the conventions, some of your favorite YouTube creators are getting involved too. Look out for coverage from The Young Turks, Complex News, Seeker Daily, Ingrid Nilsen, Mark Watson, Julie Borowski and more. These creators, along with other news organizations, will report back to their communities using new tools including mobile live streaming and Jump VR cameras, so you will have nonstop coverage from a variety of perspectives.

We believe that access to more information can help everyone participate in the political process and we look forward to the YouTube community’s lively discussion as we prepare to elect our next president.

Tune into the RNC next week at youtube.com/gopconvention and the DNC beginning July 25 at youtube.com/demconvention.

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An electronic face ‘tattoo’ can biometrically map your mood swings

The electronic “tattoo” sticks to a user’s skin and measures biometric signals throughout the day. When worn on the face, the electrodes can record muscle activity to identify expressions and emotions.

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Ford’s genius co-bots can build cars, make coffee, and even give massages

At a production facility in Cologne, Germany, Ford is using machines called co-bots to help fit shock absorbers onto Fiestas. The co-bots work alongside humans and can even be programmed to make coffee.

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If you’re not ready to ‘invent the internet,’ don’t look for a job at DARPA

To ensure a constant workforce of big thinking, impossible task seeking employees, DARPA gives every new hire a job expiration date, usually in four years. After the best-used-by-date, it’s time to seek other work.

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Verizon will shut down its 2G CDMA network by 2019

Verizon has announced that it will shut down its 2G CDMA network by 2019. It’ll work to transition the service’s remaining users to LTE in the intervening years.

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DJI’s eye in the sky gets closer to land with optical zoom

Getting the camera off the ground makes it easy to get close — if you want to risk a crash. DJI’s latest camera includes an optical zoom alongside a number of other big features like 4K and enhanced stability.

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Supposed Lightning EarPods for iPhone 7 shown in new leak

Apple is widely expected to get rid of the headphone jack in the iPhone 7. So how will you listen to music? If this leak is to be believed, you’ll listen through EarPods that have a Lightning connector instead of the usual 3.5mm.

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Multitasking is a costly productivity sinkhole, especially for millennials

A Bryan College report on multitasking, especially among millennials, points to huge productivity costs plus a high cost in job turnovers. The report explores the problems and offers solutions for millennial job turnover and to reduce multitasking.

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AT&T wants to deliver LTE to concertgoers via drones

AT&T has the perfect solution to LTE congestion at concerts: a hovering network of drones overhead. It also intends to experiment with drones in emergency response scenarios.

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Samsung’s Gear S2 will soon get a substantial software upgrade

Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch will soon get a big software update. The highlights include a recommended app screen and custom watch faces, plus an updated weather and clock interface and new voice assistance features.

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Google wants to help you find the cheapest hotel possible with these updates to search

Google has launched an update to its search engine designed to make traveling cheaper and help users find deals on both hotels and flights. For example, users can now be notified when a hotel fare drops below the norm.

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London is lending its Tube payment tech to other cities

The London Underground is renowned for its iconic stations and world famous Tube map. However, millions of travellers have also come to rely on its technological expertise, which includes the ability to swipe in and out of barriers with a bank card,…
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T-Mobile is giving away free Samsung Galaxy smartphones this summer

T-Mobile is kicking off a new promotion that starts tomorrow, July 13th, and it’s one of the carrier’s most aggressive pushes yet. Any customer that has the 6 GB or 10 GB plan will be able to walk out of a T-Mobile store with a free Galaxy smartphone, covering up to 12 people on one […]

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Developer preview 2 of Android Wear 2.0 is out now! Here’s what’s new

Google has released the second developer preview of Android Wear 2.0, boasting a number of great new features and bug fixes, including the ability for developers to incorporate wrist gestures into their apps.

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Why I still hate Amazon Prime Day with a passion

Hooray, it’s Amazon’s Prime Day! Again! More deals than ever before are promised from the online retailer, and the world can’t wait. Except behind all this, Prime Day has a more insidious purpose, and people are in danger of forgetting it.

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Warner Bros. paid YouTubers for positive game reviews

Warner Bros. has settled an FTC complaint accusing the company of paying YouTubers "hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars" to make positive review videos for Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. FTC filed the complaint back in 2014, after the studio ra…
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You can buy a Nexus 5X or 6P with Copperhead’s secure OS

CopperheadOS is a custom operating system based on Android, and it offers a more secure environment, You can buy Nexus devices, namely the Nexus 5X and 6P, with the OS pre-installed.

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Sprint seems to have put an end to its Galaxy Forever leasing program

Sprint looks to have put an end to Galaxy Forever, the carrier’s leasing program for Galaxy phones that allowed customers to upgrade once every 12 months. Sprint ended the program in its retail stores and online.

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