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Why mobile games are appearing in arcades all over the world

Seemingly everyone has downloaded and incessantly played free games like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja or Candy Crush Saga on our phones, so why are people leaving the comfort of their home, heading to their local arcade and paying money for precisely the same experience?

These titles are sitting as equals alongside classic titles of Time Crisis, House of the Dead and Space Invaders in the arcades… and people are flocking to play them. 

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 05:00

The best translation software of 2017

Technology has taken some major strides to break down language barriers in recent times, with translation software from giants such as Google and Microsoft employing some clever tricks.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 05:00

Hacking the home: how connected tech is making your shack a security risk

If there’s one place in the world that’s supposed to feel safe and comfortable, it’s the home. When you’re not working or doing things outside, this is the place where you and your family members can relax. However, as a result of modern homes becoming increasingly connected, there are fears that they are becoming hot targets for cyber criminals.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 05:30

Really bad movies you shouldn't be streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime

Welcome to Not On My Watch, the only place to get your weekly fix of truly terrible movies that are streaming on Amazon and Netflix right now. 

As we are now onto our ninth edition, it felt right to do something to celebrate - and what better way than doing a whole article on freakin' ninjas?

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 13:00

Poll results: Google Duo may be more popular than you think

Remember Google Duo? It's a video calling app created by Google and which has been around for almost a year now. Is anyone really using it? Here are the results.

(This is a preview - click here to read the entire entry.)

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 12:00

The Note 8 makes a brief appearance on Samsung's website

It would seem that Samsung's grown tired of everyone else leaking information about its upcoming Galaxy Note 8 super-phablet and decided to take matters into its own hands, briefly listing the device on its own website before pulling the page again.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 09:00

Here’s what you should be watching, playing and listening to this weekend

August is almost over and September is already upon us – that means schools will be back in session, the temperature will drop back to optimal TV-watching weather and, thankfully, football will be back on TV. 

There’s a lot of hype around the winter months (and even a few songs to that might claim otherwise), but this is truly the most wonderful time of the year.

Welcome back to another installment of Off the Radar, a column where we uncover the best shows, movies, music and games you should be checking out with your two and a half days of respite.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:00

The Best Cellphone Plans for Students

Price is paramount when it comes to student cellphone plans, but data usage and smartphone selection are also key factors to consider.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 09:00

Best Messaging Apps

Mobile messaging apps let you send text messages, share photos, videos and even make voice and video calls while avoiding any SMS and call charges. Check out our favorites for Android and iOS.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:22

In advance of this week's Galaxy Note 8 unveiling, Samsung updates Bixby globally

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 8's unveiling this coming Wednesday pretty much a sure thing, Samsung has started rolling out updates for its personal assistant Bixby on a global basis.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 12:20

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be out as soon as September 15th

For a while after the Note 7 debacle, the fate of Samsung's supersized phone line was uncertain. It soon became pretty clear, though, that the Korean manufacturer isn't killing the name: Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd, and acco...

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 05:14

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning!

The weekend has arrived, and we're talking Twitter's problems dealing with Trump, a casual drone landing on a battleship, and the battle against hate online.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 08:00

ASUS ZenFone AR review: A 'better' Tango phone doesn't mean much

Google's Tango augmented reality technology isn't new, and its debut last year on Lenovo's Phab2 Pro left a lot to be desired. I mean, honestly, as neat as AR apps can be, an enormous phone with a mid-range chipset wasn't the best vehicle for them. M...

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 10:00

The three TVs that made our buyer's guide

Hot on the heels of updating our buyer's guide, we have three more additions, and they're all TVs. Of all the models out there, we've edited our selection to just three: two reasonably priced ones, and another for the "money is no object" crowd. So w...

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:00

Logitech's PowerPlay delivers no-compromise wireless gaming mice

It's 2017 and many hardcore PC gamers are still devoted to their wired mice. Ask them why and you'll likely get two reasons: You don't have to worry about charging them, and there's no need to worry about potential latency issues.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 12:30

This self-driving crash truck in Colorado is designed to get into accidents

The majority of self-driving vehicles pride themselves on preventing accidents. But there's a new truck on the road that boasts the ability to do just the opposite. Meet Colorado's self-driving crash truck.

The post This self-driving crash truck in Colorado is designed to get into accidents appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 07:31

Want to live longer? Forever Labs wants to help, using your stem cells

Forever Labs is a new Y Combinator startup that seeks to help you live longer and healthier by preserving adult stem cells. Because as it turns out, drinking from a mythical source of water is not the key to eternity.

The post Want to live longer? Forever Labs wants to help, using your stem cells appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 07:42

Facebook zooms in on visual content to help celebrate World Photo Day

August 19 is World Photo Day -- and Facebook wants to make sure users are up to speed on all the latest photo tools. The social media platform also shared some stats on just what kind of photo filters are used the most.

The post Facebook zooms in on visual content to help celebrate World Photo Day appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 08:15

The 10 best calendar apps for Android and iOS help you organize a chaotic day

There are numerous calendar apps available on iOS and Android, but separating the good from the bad can be difficult. Thankfully, we've rounded up 10 of the best calendar apps -- from Fantastical 2 to Awesome Calendar -- to help you better organize your affairs.

The post The 10 best calendar apps for Android and iOS help you organize a chaotic day appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 09:15

Here’s how to take a screenshot on a Mac – it’s easier than you think

Here's a quick explanation of how to take a screenshot on a Mac, whether you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts or applications such as Grab and Preview. Once you know how, you'll be able to capture images within seconds.

The post Here’s how to take a screenshot on a Mac – it’s easier than you think appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 09:15

We can dream, can’t we? Here’s what our staff wants in the perfect phone

Every time a major new smartphone is released we put it through the paces. But what exactly are we looking for in our perfect phone? We asked the members of our team to find out exactly what they're looking for in a new phone.

The post We can dream, can’t we? Here’s what our staff wants in the perfect phone appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 12:15

Can’t touch this: The best bike locks to secure your bicycle

An estimated 1.5 million bikes are stolen every year and that number’s not dwindling. To fight against bike theft, you’ll want to get a hold of one of the best bike locks currently available.

The post Can’t touch this: The best bike locks to secure your bicycle appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 12:15

Aura and artist Jonathan Adler partner to make smart frames

Aura, the smart frame company, has just named Jonathan Adler as its Creative Director in Residence, and as a result of this new collaboration, we'll soon see two limited-edition smart frames. 

The post Aura and artist Jonathan Adler partner to make smart frames appeared first on Digital Trends.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 12:41

Android O is probably going to be called Android Oreo

Not only did Google officially reveal the launch date and time of Android O yesterday, it also dropped a pretty big hint about what it's going to be called: eagle-eyed readers spotted that a teaser video posted to Google+ had the revealing filename "GoogleOreo_Teaser_0817_noDroids (1).mp4".

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Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 05:00

Why mobile games are appearing in arcades all over the world

Seemingly everyone has downloaded and incessantly played free games like Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja or Candy Crush Saga on our phones, so why are people leaving the comfort of their home, heading to their local arcade and paying money for precisely the same experience?

These titles are sitting as equals alongside classic titles of Time Crisis, House of the Dead and Space Invaders in the arcades… and people are flocking to play them. 

Date: 
Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 05:00

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