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The first huge update to 2019's biggest game is worth every penny (EA)

The first major addition has arrived in "Apex Legends," the wildly popular new Battle Royale game. The "Wild Frontier" expansion includes the first new character, Octane, and the game's first Battle Pass — a massive set of unlockable items tied to your level. At $9.50, the Battle Pass is an inexpensive way to add a lot more content to an already-excellent game...especially since "Apex Legends" itself is a free download. The first major content update to "Apex Legends" arrived this week, and i...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Sony, Battle pass, Apex Legends


How to clear the cache on your Android phone to make it run faster

If you clear the cache on your Android phone periodically, you could help eliminate performance issues on the device.  Your Android phone's cache comprises stores of small bits of information that your apps and web browser use to speed up performance. But cached files can become corrupted or overloaded and cause performance issues.  Cache needn't be constantly cleared, but a periodic clean out can be helpful. Your apps and web browser store bits of information to speed up your experience usi...
Tags: Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Watch Google, Google Pixel, Tap Internal Storage


Apple patent suggests Apple Watch bands could have built-in fitness indicators

Apple may be exploring ways to make Apple Watch bands a little more useful. A new patent has been filed by Apple that suggests Apple Watch bands could eventually have indicators for things like fitness goals. The post Apple patent suggests Apple Watch bands could have built-in fitness indicators appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Wearables, News, Trends, Apple Watch, Patent


China clones Sherlock Holmes of police dogs to create pack of cunning canines

Scientists in China have cloned the Sherlock Holmes of police sniffer dogs, with possible plans to mass produce it in the future. Here's why its creators think that's a great idea. The post China clones Sherlock Holmes of police dogs to create pack of cunning canines appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, China, Trends, Sherlock Holmes, Cloning, Emerging Tech


Chris Digital In-Car Assistant hands-on review

Driving while using your phone is dangerous, and often illegal. Meet Chris, the digital assistant for your car that wants to help keep your hands off your phone, and your eyes on the road. The post Chris Digital In-Car Assistant hands-on review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Cars, Trends, Automotive, Chris, Digital Assistant, Virtual Assistant, In-car assistant


The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe is an exercise in form-over-function design

Porsche expanded its lineup of SUVs with a swoopier evolution of the Cayenne named Cayenne Coupe. Don't let the name fool you: it still has four doors. It stands out with a fastback-like roofline that's lower than the Cayenne's. The post The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe is an exercise in form-over-function design appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Porsche, Luxury cars, SUVs, Porsche Cayenne, Cayenne, Porsche Cayenne Coupe, Cayenne Coupe Don


AMD's CEO was at Google's streaming-video-game unveiling, and it may hint big plans for the future (AMD, GOOG)

AMD's graphics-processing unit was chosen to run Google's new streaming-video-game platform. The presence of AMD CEO Lisa Su at Tuesday's developer's conference could be a sign the two companies will work more closely in the future. Watch AMD trade live. AMD was the biggest winner on Tuesday, spiking 12%, after Google unveiled Stadia, its plan to upend the video-game industry. At its developers' conference on Tuesday, Google formally announced it would use AMD's graphics-processing units for...
Tags: Google, Trends, Intel, Sony, Nintendo, Amd, Gpu, Lisa Su, Ihor Dusaniwsky, S3 Partners, AMD Epyc, Mark Lapacis


AMD soars to a 5-month high (AMD)

AMD shares on Thursday spiked to their best level in over five months. They have gained about 20% since Google on Tuesday said it would use the chipmaker's graphics processing units for its new streaming-video-game service.  Watch AMD trade live. AMD shares on Thursday soared over 8% to their best level in more than five months as traders continued to pile in following Tuesday's announcement that Google would be using the chipmaker's graphics processing units for its streaming-video-game ser...
Tags: Google, Trends, Intel, Amd, Gpu, Lisa Su, Ihor Dusaniwsky, S3 Partners, Markets Insider, Dusaniwsky, AMD Epyc, Mark Lapacis


Comcast just announced a $5-a-month streaming service called 'Flex'

Comcast announced it would launch a $5-a-month aggregation service for its broadband customers. Xfinity Flex works similarly to Roku and will let customers integrate other streaming services they pay for, like Netflix or Amazon Prime, into one device. Flex seems aimed at deepening relationships with existing Comcast customers rather than acquiring new ones. Comcast announced Thursday that it would launch a $5-a-month aggregation service for its broadband customers March 26. Named Xfinity ...
Tags: Amazon, Verizon, Samsung, Trends, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Comcast, Roku, Hulu, Xfinity, Strauss, FLEX, DirecTV Now, Xfinity Mobile Comcast, Matt Strauss, ESPN3 Tubi TV and Cheddar


Here are the 7 best features in 'Mojave,' Apple's latest Mac software (AAPL)

MacOS Mojave, the latest Mac operating system from Apple, is now available. Mojave is filled with goodies that make using your computer easier, more fun, and more efficient. MacOS Mojave is now available. Apple unveiled the newest version of the Mac operating system at 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last June, but finally released it to the public in September. MacOS Mojave is a free update to Mac users, and it's a pretty big upgrade. Not only will it help you stay organized and ...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Mac App Store, Wwdc, Mojave, Mac App Store Apple


Walmart is reportedly considering taking on Google and Microsoft with a video game streaming service (WMT, GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT)

Walmart is considering creating its own video game streaming service, according to a new report from US Gamer. The report comes just days after Google announced Stadia, an upcoming video game streaming service that aims to remove the need for expensive video game consoles. According to US Gamer, Walmart has entered preliminary talks with developers and publishers, and discussed video game streaming at this year's Game Developers Conference, where Stadia was announced. Walmart is the latest co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, Wall Street Journal, MGM, GDC, Samsung Galaxy, Netflix Hulu, VUDU, Walmart CTO Jeremy King, San Francisco Stadia


From great deal to blazing dumpster fire: A MoviePass timeline

Troubled subscription-based movie service MoviePass is making headlines on a daily basis lately, and not in a good way. Here's a timeline of events for the company once described as Netflix for movie theaters. The post From great deal to blazing dumpster fire: A MoviePass timeline appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Amc, Trends, Netflix, Moviepass, Movies & TV


Best Buy's Tax Day sale is going on right now — save $400 on a 15-inch MacBook Pro and up to $150 on the iPhone XS and XS Max

Insider Picks   writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Best Buy is discounting a range of products for its 3 Day Tax Day Sale, including the iPhone XS and XS Max, a few MacBook Pro laptops, a Toshiba TV, and more. If you're in the market for a new tech product, it's well-worth looking th...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Trends, Best Buy, Sprint, Toshiba, Macbook Pro, Alexa, Insider Inc, Toshiba TV


I drove a $42,000 VW Golf R to see if the 'performance hatch' is worth the price — here's the verdict

The VW Golf R is a performance hatchback that adds premium touches and tech to the VW Golf GTI. The Golf R is a bit expensive, but it's a versatile vehicle that's bliss to drive. The best part is that a driver can access all the power the Golf R's 288-horsepower engine puts out. This is an ideal daily commuter for a grownup who still wants to enjoy the occasional track day — or just likes to carve up winding roads. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R might be the most fun I've had behind the wheel thu...
Tags: Facebook, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Vw, Volkswagen, City Of Angels, Lax, VW Golf R, VW Golf, Lapiz Blue Metallic, Titan Black


DOJ has reportedly subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation involving the 737 Max (BA)

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation into the certification and marketing processes for the aerospace manufacturer's 737 Max aircraft, CNN reported. The investigation reportedly concerns the process Boeing used to determine its 737 Max aircraft were safe for flight and the data it gave to the Federal Aviation Administration about that process. Investigators have asked for information from Boeing about the company's pilot-training manuals ...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Canada, Britain, Seattle, Boeing, Doj, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, US Department of Justice DOJ


The DOJ has reportedly subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation involving the 737 Max (BA)

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has subpoenaed Boeing as part of a criminal investigation into the certification and marketing processes for the aerospace manufacturer's 737 Max aircraft, CNN reports. The investigation reportedly concerns the process Boeing used to determine its 737 Max aircraft were safe for flight and the data it gave to the Federal Aviation Administration about that process. Investigators have asked for information from Boeing about the company's pilot trainin...
Tags: Europe, US, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Canada, Britain, Boeing, Doj, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines, Lion Air, MCAS, United States Department of Justice DOJ, Koenigsegg Jesko


These are the 10 least innovative states in the U.S.

Innovation is often centered in the U.S. in big cities located on the coasts, such as Silicon Valley and New York. WalletHub recently compiled a ranking of the most innovative and least innovative states in the U.S., based on numerous metrics of human capital and innovation environment. These are the top 10 least innovative states, ranked out of 51 spots to include Washington D.C. The U.S. is often credited as one of the most innovative countries in the world, but that doesn't mean its innova...
Tags: New York, Washington, Kentucky, San Francisco, Trends, South Dakota, Nebraska, Silicon Valley, District Of Columbia, Midwest, WalletHub, New York WalletHub


Netflix's original TV shows and movies dominate its new spending, but still only represent a small percentage of its catalog

Netflix's original programming in the US increased from 4% of the service's content in December 2016 to 11% in December 2018. Netflix has been focusing more on original content and less on licensing deals as more companies jump into the streaming war. Amazon and Hulu have a majority of licensed content, while HBO Now/Go has the biggest percentage of original content (relative to licensed). As the streaming wars heat up and more companies set plans for their own platforms, Netflix has focused ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Office, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Barclays, Hulu, AT T, Netflix Amazon, Ampere Analysis, WarnerMedia, Lottie Towler, Friends Even NBCUniversal


All the Time Warner power players who have been ousted or resigned since AT&T bought the company for $85 billion

All of Time Warner's top executives have left the company since AT&T bought it last year. They include HBO's Richard Plepler, who unexpectedly resigned last month, and Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, who stepped down this week following a report that alleged he had a sexual relationship with an actress and promised to help her get roles. After AT&T bought Time Warner last year for a massive $85 billion — taking control of Time Warner's many assets including Warner Bros. and HBO in a deal t...
Tags: Verizon, Hbo, Hollywood, Time Warner, Time Warner Cable, Trends, Fox, Netflix, Aol, Cbs, Warner Bros, Emmy, Cartoon Network, Paramount, Justice Department, Turner


There are now more people streaming than cable subscribers, MPAA says

2018 was a very good year for the entertainment business as a whole, but it was especially good for streaming companies like Netflix and Amazon, says a new report by the Motion Picture Association of America. The post There are now more people streaming than cable subscribers, MPAA says appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Business, Trends, Netflix, Home Theater, Mpaa, Motion Picture Association of America, Cable TV Subscribers, Subscription streaming


Moonrise Capital raises $105.7 mln for venture-capital fund

Moonrise Capital has raised $105.7 million toward a China-focused venture-capital fund, according to a filing with the SEC. The fund – Moonrise China Partners I – has a target of $125 million. Twenty-seven LPs contributed capital The firm was founded by Donald Pascal, formerly CEO of Commonfund Capital. The filing is available here.    
Tags: China, Trends, SEC, Funds, Moonrise Capital, Moonrise China Partners, Donald Pascal


The best iPad keyboard cases for every iPad

Whether you're looking to replace your laptop with a tablet or merely want to increase your typing speed, a physical iPad keyboard is the perfect companion to the iPad. Check out our top picks for every available iPad model. The post The best iPad keyboard cases for every iPad appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, Bluetooth, Keyboards, Trends, Computing, Buying Guides


Apex Legends Octane guide: How to play, abilities, and lore

Apex Legends' newest legend Octane ran so fast in the Titanfall 2 gauntlet that he blew off his legs. Now dropping into Kings Canyon with prosthetics, Octane's ability set is still centered around speed. Here's how to play as Octane. The post Apex Legends Octane guide: How to play, abilities, and lore appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, EA, How-to, Respawn Entertainment, Titanfall, Apex Legends, Apex Legends Guides


T-Mobile goes after big cable companies, pilots wireless home internet service

In a shot at big cable companies, T-Mobile is launching a new pilot program to bring an unlimited wireless LTE home internet service to up to 50,000 homes across the United States by the end of 2019. The post T-Mobile goes after big cable companies, pilots wireless home internet service appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, News, Trends, United States, T Mobile, Computing, Wireless Internet


Rent the Runway is now reportedly a $1 billion company in its quest to become 'the Amazon Prime of rental'

Clothing rental service Rent the Runway announced Thursday that it had raised $125 million in a round of funding. The company is now valued at $1 billion.  According to The New York Times, Rent the Runway plans to use the funding to expand into more product categories and open a second distribution warehouse in Dallas and an 8,000-square-foot store in San Francisco. "Our goal is really to create the Amazon Prime of rental," CEO and cofounder Jennifer Hyman told The Times.  Renting is the ne...
Tags: Amazon, UK, San Francisco, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, The Times, Dallas, Victoria, Zara, American Eagle, Bain Capital Ventures, Zipcar, Runway, Marks Spencer, Express


Dyson’s newest products strive to keep your home cool, clean, and well-lit

Dyson launched products to keep your home cool, clean, and well-lit. A Dyson intelligent task light cycles with nature and a personal air purifier harnesses unique airflow. Microprocessors in Dyson's vacuum self-adjust 8,000 times a second. The post Dyson’s newest products strive to keep your home cool, clean, and well-lit appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Smart Home, Dyson, Air Purifier, Task Light, Stick Vacuum


The best Nintendo Switch accessories

The Switch is a capable console right out of the box, but it has its limitations. Thankfully, these Nintendo Switch accessories will allow you to make the most of Nintendo's latest console. The post The best Nintendo Switch accessories appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Accessories, Video Games, Trends, Nintendo, Buying Guides, Controllers, Nintendo Switch, Best Of Everything


These are the 10 most innovative states in the U.S.

Innovation is not just found at big tech companies operating out of California's Silicon Valley. WalletHub recently compiled a ranking of the most innovative and least innovative states in the U.S., based on numerous metrics of human capital and innovation environment. These are the top 10 most innovative states, ranked out of 51 spots to include D.C. The U.S. is often credited as one of the most innovative countries in the world, but that doesn't mean its innovation and technological pursuit...
Tags: Utah, New York, California, San Francisco, Trends, District Of Columbia, Delaware, WalletHub, Silicon Valley WalletHub, Oregon WalletHub


Netflix's original TV shows and movies still only represent 11% of its catalog, but are dominating its new spending

Netflix's original programming in the US increased from 4% of the service's content in December 2016 to 11% in December 2018. Netflix has been focusing more on original content and less on licensing deals as more companies jump into the streaming war. Amazon and Hulu have a majority of licensed content, while HBO Now/Go has the biggest percentage of original content (relative to licensed). As the streaming wars heat up and more companies set plans for their own platforms, Netflix has focused ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Office, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, New York Times, Barclays, Hulu, AT T, Netflix Amazon, Ampere Analysis, WarnerMedia, Lottie Towler, Friends Even NBCUniversal


Pilots who fly for Amazon Air earn 33% less than their colleagues at UPS and FedEx for flying the exact same planes (AMZN)

More than a dozen current and former pilots who fly for Amazon Air told Business Insider about a culture of overwork and underpay at their employers, which contract air services to Amazon.  ABX, ATI, and Atlas pilots, who fly your Amazon Prime packages, all make considerably less than pilots at other cargo airlines, including FedEx and UPS.  "Amazon is doing everything possible to keep their shipping expense low because it's ballooning," one analyst told Business Insider.    The pilots who ...
Tags: Amazon, US, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Prime, UPS, Atlas, Boeing, Fedex, Ati, Abx, Mercedes Benz, ATSG, AMZN, Alpa, National Mediation Board