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Can WhatsApp intercept and read your messages?

Why it matters to you A security flaw in an app used by a billion people should remind us all to keep tabs on our privacy. The relationship between Facebook and WhatsApp has been … complicated. In December, the social media giant was accused of misleading European regulators in advance of its $22 billion acquisition of the messaging app, while WhatsApp users were displeased to find that their information was being share......
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How to get every costume in ‘Gravity Rush 2’

Kat’s costume changes in the original Gravity Rush felt like an afterthought, but in Gravity Rush 2 playing dress-up with the Gravity Queen is a lot of fun. Not only are her new outfits are more numerous and varied in the sequel, but they have extra value: You can whip out your camera and take artsy, filtered selfies whenever you want. Now that’s a welcome new feature. But it’s not easy finding all of Kat’s new costumes. Some are rewards fo......
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Love bacon? Who doesn’t? Make yours faster, healthier with this bacon toaster

Why it matters to you Aren't we always looking for easier (and healthier) ways to make our favorite greasy, unhealthy foods? The best thing since sliced bread isn’t toasted bread. It’s toasted bacon. Or rather, a toaster for bacon — because sometimes, putting slabs of meat in a frying pan is just asking too much. The Nostalgia Bacon Express Crispy Bacon Grill may be what you need to get through this weekend and every we......
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The Prius Prime is Toyota’s most advanced plug-in hybrid ever

Why it matters to you Toyota pioneered the hybrid vehicle movement, and the Prime's improvements are sure to make their way into other cars. One of the most fuel efficient cars on the road just got better — and smarter. Toyota’s newest hybrid model, the 2017 Prius Prime, promises greater range and features than the standard Prius liftback. Digital Trends was on hand at the Prime’s NYC launch at the Foundry in Long Islan......
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Webcam covers and one-handed shoelaces

At any given moment, there are approximately a zillion crowdfunding campaigns on the web. Take a visual stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo, and you’ll find no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there — alongside some real gems. In this column, we cut through all the worthless wearables and Oculus Rift ripoffs to round up the week’s most unusual, ambitious, and exciting projects. But don’t grab your wallet jus......
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Wirelessly use old wired devices with Aukey Bluetooth transmitter/receiver

Bluetooth has been the gold standard in streaming for a while now, but that doesn’t mean you have to toss all your m beloved wired devices to keep up with the latest tech trends. With a Bluetooth audio transmitter and receiver like this Aukey model, you can stream music from your wired devices to and from Bluetooth devices without any messy/unsightly cables to set up. The Aukey Bluetooth Transmitter & Receiver, currently marked down 46 ......
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Polk Audio MagniFi Mini review

Polk Audio’s teensy, tiny Magnifi Mini doesn’t look much like a traditional soundbar — more like a sound brick, or maybe a sound stub. Yet, in many ways the Magnifi Mini embodies what soundbars are all about. With it’s forgettable foot print and forceful sound, the Magnifi Mini is a great solution for those seeking no-hassle TV audio enhancement. Add in a price tag of just $300, and this little sound blaster makes a serious case as the smal......
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CBS and Paramount resolve ‘Star Trek’ fan film suit

Why it matters to you Fans will still be able to make their own Trek videos, but strict guidelines are in place. It’s been a busy week in the world of Trek. The new CBS All Access series Star Trek Discovery is once again going to miss its start date, and now the rights holders of the actual franchise have settled what could have been a very long and messy lawsuit. Phew! As mentioned in The Hollywood Reporter, a man name......
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Give your beer better head (really) with That UltraBeer Thing

Why it matters to you You now have the power to create perfect foamy head for your beer in the palm of your hand. Vibrations can be a good thing, right? Certainly helping to prove that hypothesis is a new device from London. It’s called That UltraBeer Thing, because when you’re enjoying a cold one (or two or three), you’re probably not articulate enough to call it much else. The portable beer improver is a handheld devi......
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