Here are the 5 apps you need to download this week

App stores are crowded places these days, and because storage space on your phone is often at a premium, you’ll want to find and fill it with not only the best, but also the most helpful apps out there. Because they come and go quicker than the latest fashion trends, and digging through Google Play, the iTunes App Store, or any of the others is such a mission; a little nudge in the right direction is often very welcome. Here are the apps we...
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What will the Surface Pro 4 be like? We put 10 rumors to the test

Now that Microsoft has announced the new Surface 3, everyone is speculating about its big-brother and the next likely product launch, the Surface Pro 4. The rumors range from ridiculous to plausible. What speculation is completely bunk, and what is likely to prove true? Rumor #1: The Surface Pro 4 will offer Intel’s Skylake processor While Intel just released its Broadwell  processors for mobile, some rumors point out that Intel’s upcoming ...
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Break out your best monitor for GTA 5’s first PC trailer

Rockstar has released a trailer for the upcoming PC version of Grand Theft Auto 5, set to launch on April 14. Give this a few minutes to buffer on your best monitor to get the first taste of how the game will look at 60 frames per second on PC. The game has come a long way since it first launched in 2013. This PC release is the result of two years’ worth of patching and improvements, first on the original PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions...
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First Nixon and now Ford: The automaker will bring the Taurus to China for 2016

Its quite clear that Ford takes China’s auto market seriously, with many of its now-global products being introduced there for the first time like the 2015 Edge and Lincoln MKZ sedan. In preparation for the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, Ford will not only show of its latest wares, has announced that it will also debut the new 2016 Ford Taurus. “We are looking forward to taking the wraps off seven new vehicles for our customers in China and conti...
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eBay users start bidding during first live auction from Sotheby’s

eBay kicked off its new live-streaming partnership with Sotheby’s on Wednesday evening, offering its millions of users the chance to throw down bids on everything from iconic prints to an old Yankee Stadium sign. A total of 91 lots sold in about 90 minutes during the New York City sale, with most items going for between $5,000 and $10,000. The e-commerce giant’s slick website designed especially for online bidders made it easy – perhaps a l...
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Early MacBook benchmarks show performance well behind Pro, Air

Apple’s new MacBook is insanely thin, featherweight and doesn’t require a cooling fan, all of which are commendable traits. Yet they don’t come without compromise. To achieve its design goals, Cupertino’s engineers have used Intel Core M processors, which we know are slower than their standard Core equivalents . The only question was how much slower the new MacBook would be. Now we know. A pair of early results have appeared in the GeekBenc...
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Couch bound? Here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Netflix

This list is continually updated to reflect recent Netflix availability as TV shows are frequently added and removed. Last update: April 1, 2015. Netflix has a treasure trove of awesome movies that you can stream right now, but if you’re looking for more than just a two-hour commitment, it’s also got a boatload of great TV shows you can delve into to keep yourself occupied for days, or even weeks on end. If you just finished a good series a...
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Harrison Ford home and recovering well after California plane crash (Update)

Harrison Ford is at home and recovering well after being injured in a plane crash in early March, according to good friend and star Hollywood producer, Frank Marshall. Speaking with Variety , Marshall said Ford had left the UCLA hospital and was in good spirits. “Harrison is at home and he’s up and about,” Marshall said. “I talked to him yesterday and he’s doing really well. He’s pretty banged up, but he’s recovering remarkably. He wants to...
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The wait is over for the HTC One M9 — It’s now at Verizon, too

As promised, HTC pulled the veil back on its latest flagship smartphone – the One M9 – at this years Mobile World Congress show. The new phone continues HTC’s tradition of building gorgeous looking phones, and although the design isn’t necessarily a game changer, it still remains one of the best looking smartphones on the market. Now, we finally know when the attractive new flagship phone will arrive in the United States. Updated on 04-01-2...
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Audi promo teases 2015 TTS with new Avengers: Age of Ultron footage

It’s nothing new for automobile companies to suggest their cars are capable of feats above and beyond those of their competitors, but a new ad campaign for the 2015 Audi TTS hints at the new model of its popular sports car being positively, well … super-heroic. Titled “Audi and The Avengers: Striking,” the ad pairs footage of the TTS in action with scenes from the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, and rather than recycle clips from the exis...
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Don’t fall for the jokes! All the hilarious April Fools’ Day 2015 tech gags

It’s the first day of April, and that means only one thing: Don’t believe anything you read on the Internet (even less so than usual)! The tech world loves a good April Fools Day joke, and each year we get to enjoy more, and funnier, gags. To make sure you don’t miss out on the best ones (or get caught out by the most subtle), we’ve put together a roundup of the ones which have made us giggle, guffaw, or groan on April 1. Related:  Go back ...
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Verizon customers can now opt out of privacy-invading tracking cookies

After announcing a shift in privacy policy during January 2015, Verizon has finally made the option to opt-out of user tracking available to all subscribers. Dubbed a ‘supercookie’ by critics due to the inability to halt Verizon from using the code to track a subscriber’s location data, general browsing history and app usage information, the new opt-out procedure will completely remove a subscriber’s identifier code from an account. While s...
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Don’t let the $179 price tag fool you — this 3D printer can print circles around most machines

Slowly but surely, 3D printers are getting cheaper. Drastically cheaper, in fact. In the early days it wasn’t uncommon for even the most basic printer to carry a price tag upwards of $3,000, but in just a few years time, the average price has plummeted. Nowadays there are dozens of printers you can get for under 500 bucks, and some are even cheaper than that. Tiko is the latest addition to this sub-$500 club. Priced at just $179 on Kickstar...
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Assassin’s Creed Chronicles will explore new horizons for the series

The Assassin’s Creed series is heading further east than ever before with Assassin’s Creed Chronicles, a three-part downloadable game series that will take players on a historical tour of 16th-century China, 19th-century India, and early 20th-century Russia. Ubisoft announced the first game of the trilogy, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China, last fall as part of Assassin’s Creed Unity‘s season pass. It stars Shao Jun, the sole remaining mem...
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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will shamble into theaters early next year

A big-screen adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s bestselling 2009 novel Pride and Prejudice and Zombies — a zombie-fueled spin on Jane Austen’s classic romance novel Pride and Prejudice — has been in the works for over five years now, and the project finally appears to be nearing the finish line with the recent announcement of its official release date. Directed by Burr Steers (Igby Goes Down), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies will arrive in ...
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NextVR’s virtual reality tech could be a game-changer for NASCAR and other sports

Virtual reality  isn’t just for video games anymore. Spearheaded by products like the Samsung Gear VR, Galaxy Note 4, and Oculus Rift, the VR movement has gained a lot of momentum in recent years. As the technology continues to improve, virtual immersion into sporting events, concerts, and even military simulations will become more and more commonplace. NextVR, a technology company from Laguna Beach, California, has announced a partnership ...
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Securifi adds smart home automation features to Almond routers

Significantly expanding the capabilities of the Almond+ and Almond 2015 routers,  Securifi has rolled out new functionality today via a firmware update that adds smart home user control to the two Wi-Fi devices. Typically, someone interested in home automation would have to purchase a secondary smart home hub, usually between $50 and $100, and rely on a home’s Wi-Fi network to run automation commands. Conversely, all home automation command...
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Project Spartan now available in the Windows 10 Technical Preview

Few features in Windows 10 have been more anticipated than Project Spartan, but the high-profile replacement to Internet Explorer 11 has been missing from the Technical Preview. Until now. Build 10049, released today, has the full Spartan browser. That means it offers not just the rendering engine, which was technically accessible before if you knew the right trick, but also the interface with its hotly anticipated features. These include C...
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Grand Theft Auto V will flex your PC graphics card’s muscles with lush 4K visuals

Rockstar Games has released a new batch of high-resolution screenshots for the upcoming Windows PC port of Grand Theft Auto V, set to release on April 14. Optimized for all the latest PC hardware, the sky is the limit for the visuals in this edition of the game. These new images show off the game’s new compatibility with 4K monitors. Take note of the details: the city lights reflected on the glossy black of a car’s hood; the white, churning...
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McLaren’s 570S Sport Series isn’t just another 650S variant; it’s a whole new sports car

Let me straight away say that the new 570S, apart of McLaren’s new Sport Series, is not simply another 650S variant; it’s an all-new sports car built to compete with the Porsche 911. As always, McLaren has given its latest, orange-clad creation a moniker indicative of the power nestled mid-chassis: 570 PS (562 horsepower) derived from a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8. Though it makes fewer horsepowers than its bigger brother the 650S, it boasts a ...
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Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’ SCG003 hits the ‘Ring for its debut race

Cameron Glickenhaus, sports car enthusiast and maker of the Enzo-based Ferrari P4/5, has taken the first steps in racing his bespoke SCG003 race car, entering it in the VLN race series. It’s a 10-race event held on the famous (and infamous) Nurburgring Nordschleife. Teams often enroll their cars in preparation for the Nurburgring 24 endurance race, and that’s just what Glickenhaus and his team have done. The custom race car packs a Honda-ma...
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DT Daily: Is the Apple 6C actually going to happen?

DT Daily: Is the Apple 6C actually going to happen? | Digital Trends Home > DT Daily > DT Daily: Is the Apple 6C actually going to…
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Want to buy an Apple watch in-store? You’ll probably need a reservation

We reported earlier today that those looking to spend $10,000 or more on an Apple Watch Edition will see quite a bit of special treatment . If, on the other, you’re looking to pay substantially less for one of the other models available, don’t even bother showing up at the store unless you’ve got an appointment. Apple Stores will not be allowing walk-in purchases of the Apple Watch, according to leaked training documents sent to MacRumors ....
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Lincoln is risen! No, not that one … the Motor Company, with its Continental Concept

If you thought Lincoln Motor Company made cars exclusively for real estate agents and Matthew McConaughey, you were very wrong. It has just unveiled a hulking new Continental Concept, which will pave the way for future tarmac terrors (not a spelling error) in the years to come. Lincoln says the new full-size sedan signals what’s coming from the brand next year. It also boasts that the car has meticulous craftsman ship and, importantly, tech...
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Water filters, flamethrowers, idiot-proof drones

At any given moment there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find there’s no shortage of weird, useless, and downright stupid projects out there – alongside some real gems. We’ve cut through the Pebble clones and janky iPhone cases to round up the most unusual, ambitious, and exciting projects out there this week. Keep in mind that any ...
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