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Adobe’s Document Cloud for mobile can now turn your PDFs into editable text

Why it matters to you If you're someone who handles a lot of papers and documents, Adobe Document Cloud can now make your workflow a little more streamlined. Adobe is making some major changes to Adobe Document Cloud, its suite of tools aimed at increasing productivity levels on mobile devices, and the update should offer some pretty helpful new features. Perhaps the biggest change to Adobe Document Cloud is the addition of Adobe Scan, whic...
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T-Mobile’s ‘Thankiversary’ promotion includes free gas for a year, other prizes

T-Mobile’s been on a roll lately. Hot off the carrier’s launch of Digits — the benefit that lets subscribers forward calls and texts to another phone, a smartwatch, or PC — the self-coined “Un-carrier” is back with another promotion. As part of T-Mobile’s “Thankiversary” event celebrating the one-year anniversary of the launch of T-Mobile Tuesdays — a weekly promotion that gifts customers free movie tickets, ridesharing credits, takeout piz...
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That laptop ban could be about to get a whole lot worse for plane passengers

Why it matters to you If you fly into or out of the U.S. and usually use a laptop during your journey, any extension of the ban is going to affect you. The U.S.-imposed ban preventing plane passengers on certain U.S.-bound flights from taking electronic devices larger than a mobile phone into the cabin could be about to get a whole lot more troublesome for travelers. In an interview on Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly confirme...
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Seven dead in India after fake news spread over WhatsApp incites mob violence

Why it matters to you The danger of false information being spread via social media was illustrated tragically this week in two cities in India where mob violence erupted. Two separate vigilante attacks last week resulted in the deaths of seven men in eastern India, and were apparently the result of rumors about strangers abducting children that were spread over popular messaging service WhatsApp. The attacks occurred in the state of Jharkh...
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Trends with Benefits: Star Wars 40th Anniversary, Dubai RoboCop, T-Mobile Digits

Star Wars in the correct order: DT Staff writer Keith Nelson Jr. recently watched 7 of the 8 Star Wars movies for the FIRST TIME. On this, the 40th anniversary of the debut of A New Hope, we take a second to discuss the correct order to watch the films. Dubai RoboCop: A robotic Police Officer is now officially on duty in the city of Dubai. Created by PAL Robotics, the robot is designed to help the city fight crime and assist citizens. Dubai...
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B&O Play’s newest music product is a beer

Why it matters to you B&O Play has been pushing the boundaries of music and science with experiments which may result in better tasting beer for everyone. Danish audio experts B&O Play, quirky fun-loving sister company to the more serious Bang & Olufsen, has revealed a new music product. It’s not a Bluetooth speaker , or a pair of gorgeous headphones . It’s a beer. Not just any beer, but one infused with music played through the...
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Tweaks to BMW’s largest dual-sport bike will help you both on the road and off

Why it matters to you If you're looking for a large dual-sport bike with no compromises or apologies, this is it. When something is advertised as being dual-purpose, it usually comes with compromises, but that rule doesn’t apply to BMW’s largest dual-sport bike, the  R2017 BMW R 1200 GS . BMW has been tweaking the R 1200 GS since its introduction in 2004 and that model and its slightly more off-road-focused brand mate, the R 1200 GS Adventu...
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Five shows and movies to stream this week: ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Batman & Bill,’ and more

Online streaming is bigger than ever, and with so many streaming services adding new shows and movies every week, it can be nearly impossible to sort through the good and the bad. If you need something to watch and don’t want to wade through the digital muck that washes up on the internet’s shores, follow our picks below for the best new shows and movies worth a watch. On the list this week: Two documentaries, the return of Unbreakable Kimm...
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The unreleased Meizu M5c was just leaked online in all its glory

Why it matters to you Meizu is helping push the boundaries when it comes to value for money, meaning our budget phones should be getting better and better. Meizu is at it again. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is prepping another device in the M5 series to join the previously launched Meizu M5s. This time around, the company will launch a more budget-focused M5c. But what will the Meizu M5c look like? We’ve finally got our first look at...
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San Francisco’s diminutive delivery robots trundle into trouble

Why it matters to you The technology for these delivery robots is improving all the time, but it could still be a while before we find ourselves strolling alongside them on the sidewalk. The machines may be itching to get on with the robot apocalypse, but there are still folks out there keen to put up legislative barriers that may inadvertently delay the launch of the long-awaited uprising. While a growing number of cities have been green-l...
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$35-per-month YouTube TV adds a batch of new channels just weeks after launch

Why it matters to you Whether you're an existing subscriber or considering signing up, these new channels for YouTube TV should pique your interest. YouTube is working to build out the $35-a-month live TV streaming service that it launched just over a month ago , already adding more channels to keep subscribers entertained. New to YouTube TV this week comes programming from AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, Telemundo, and We TV. This runs...
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Bring the beach anywhere with Airstream’s kitschy Tommy Bahama trailer

Why it matters to you Everyone wants to start their permanent weekend someday. Tommy Bahama and Airstream's recent partnership makes you want to start it even sooner. Airstream and Tommy Bahama recently teamed up for a trailer collaboration that — on both paper and execution — makes entirely too much sense. With Airstream as America’s most widely known RV manufacturer and Tommy Bahama promoting its island-inspired lifestyle, combining the t...
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10 awesome music festivals you can trust not to burn down like Fyre Fest

By now, you’ve probably heard about Fyre Festival, the doomed brainchild of B-list rapper Ja Rule and silver spoon tech-bro entrepreneur Billy McFarland. For the measly price of a few thousand dollars (chump change, right?), you could book a private flight to a private island in the Bahamas, where Wolfgang Puck himself would cook you breakfast to kick off a weekend full of celebrity encounters, bikini-clad models and inebriated debauchery. ...
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Rungu Juggernaut: Our First Take

As any avid competitive or recreation mountain biker would attest, some terrain conditions limit the use of their bike, even if they possess a highly developed skill or physical ability. During a recent visit to the International Sportsmen’s Expo, we experienced the answer to these seemingly untamable trail conditions: Rungu’s Electric Juggernaut . This three-wheeled electric beast tames the toughest of trails and leaves you gri...
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Remembering a victorious year for the Vive, and the turning point ahead

Before the release of consumer-grade virtual reality hardware, HTC wasn’t anywhere near the household name that Oculus was, but since then it’s arguably become the most recognizable brand for high-end, PC-based virtual reality. Its Vive headset is still the one we would recommend  for those looking for a cutting-edge VR experience and it has a lot of content to go along with it. Now a year on from its original release, the headset is a litt...
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Build your own Google Home with the latest issue of The MagPi

Why it matters to you Tinkering around with the Raspberry Pi can be a lot of fun, and the MagPi is a great source of new projects. Looking to use Google Assistant but don’t want to pay for a Google Home ? In the latest issue of The MagPi, the Raspberry Pi foundation has included a free hardware kit from Google. By following the included instructions, subscribers can add voice interaction to their home. Inside issue 57 of The MagPi, people w...
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WhatsApp sees sudden crash for users across the globe; is now back up and running

Why it matters to you If you encountered issues using the typically reliable app, this might explain it. WhatsApp went down on Wednesday, sending some of the app’s billion-plus users into a bit of a panic in the process. The popular Facebook-owned messaging service started having trouble early in the evening on the East Coast and, within an hour, representatives from the company confirmed to Reuters that it was working on a fix. According t...
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‘Pokémon Stars’ may have been teased with new line of merchandise

Why it matters to you The Pokémon Company may have hinted at a new Switch-exclusive Pokémon game with a recent line of merchandise. It has only been about six months since the launch of the 3DS-exclusive Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, but new merchandise from the Pokémon Company suggests that a new game could be on its way , with the adorable and mysterious creature Cosmog as the star. The new line of merchandise features a number of Cosmog-...
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Own the great outdoors without incident with these 12 emergency kit musts

Most people keep emergency kits stowed at home or in their automobiles to err on the side of caution. However, fewer individuals maintain an emergency kit specifically catered to incidents that may arise while enjoying the great outdoors. While items such as a backup flashlight or a pack of bandages are obvious choices, there are plenty of other lesser-known products to keep within arm’s reach. From gadgets designed to help you communicate ...
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‘The Circle’ review

Although it features a strong cast led by Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, The Circle still manages to be a frustratingly shallow spin on the balance between freedom and privacy. F ilms and television series that explore the tug-of-war between personal privacy and connectivity typically do so with a hefty dose of nuance and concessions to the gray area between these opposing elements. TV shows like Black Mirror and Mr. Robot show us the danger of...
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Nomiku Sous Chef adds RIFD technology for easy sous vide cooking

Why it matters to you Sous vide is a great way to perfectly cook your meals. Nomiku Sous Chef makes this process a lot easier to suit our busy lives. Since Nomiku first entered the sous vide market two years ago, it has sold more than $3 million worth of products. Now, the company is expanding into the prepared meal space. With the announcement comes a new sous chef device that scans the packaged meals and properly prepares them — automatic...
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Free yourself! How to unlock your phone from the icy hands of your wireless carrier

Your two-year contract is finally up, and you want to save some money by bringing your phone to a carrier with lower rates. Sadly, odds are that your phone is locked to your carrier, which prevents you from jumping ship and using your phone on another network . Thankfully, legislation and the FCC made the process of unlocking your phone easier than ever. More importantly, it superseded an earlier decision made by the Library of Congress tha...
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Sony celebrates PaRappa the Rapper’s 20th birthday with a huge PS4 controller

Why it matters to you PaRappa the Rapper opened the gates for a generation of rhythm games. The giant PS4 controller is a fitting celebration for the game's 20th anniversary and remastered edition. Before Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution, there was PaRappa the Rapper, a title that ushered in the rhythm game revolution. It was released in 1996 and came to the U.S. the following year. The PaRappa the Rapper franchise includes spinoffs a...
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Apple is issuing its Watch owners an Earth Day fitness challenge

Why it matters to you Beyond the fact that stickers are cool, our planet is even cooler. Apple wants to raise awareness about the environment, and you can be part of the fun. Earth Day is this Saturday, and in celebration Apple is launching the latest Apple Watch Challenge. As a part of the event, Apple Watch owners are challenged to get their butts outside and completely 30 minutes of exercise — after which they’ll unlock a slew of new iMe...
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Control your home electronics from anywhere with a WeMo Maker, now 18 percent off

Looking for a better way to control your home electronics? With the WeMo Maker, all you need is your smartphone. The WeMo Maker lets you automate as much of your home as you like with their growing product line, and right now the Maker itself is currently discounted to just $66 on Amazon. The WeMo works in conjunction with the f ree WeMo app, available for Android, iOS, and Kindle, to control nearly any low-voltage WeMo electronic device fr...
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