Digital Trends Podcast – Episode 3, October 24, 2014

Trends with Benefits covers a range of topics today including the Future of Netflix and original content on both TV and streaming sources. We ask the question, “have zombies jumped the shark”. Also, Hoverboards are actually a thing… so what…


Google exec breaks Felix Baumgartner’s world record with a 26-mile skydive

After riding a helium-filled balloon up into the Earth's stratosphere, Google exec Alan Eustace cut himself loose and plummeted more than 26 miles back to the ground -- breaking Felix Baumgartner's record along the way.

Cool Tech

Wide load: Oversized drivers in the a-Jays Five mean big bass but finicky fit

Jays’ latest in-ear headphone, the a-Jays Five, offer great style and sound excellent, with just the right amount of bass boost. However, we had difficulty achieving a secure…

  • Pros: Big, punchy bass , Open midrange and revealing treble , Fun…
  • Cons: Difficult to achieve secure fit for some ears , Stiff cable

Nest acquires Revolv, adds a slew of new products to its smart home ecosystem

With plans to expand its Works With Nest developer program even more, Nest has recently acquired the smart home startup Revolv -- and also announced a slew of new additions to its ecosystem


T-Mobile wants better coverage in your home, and it’s begging the FCC to make it happen

T-Mobile wants to arm itself with low-band spectrum in order to provide better coverage in homes. To do so, however, T-Mobile wants the FCC to make changes to its spectrum auction requirements.


Buy new underwear, because Outlast 2 is coming to terrify you

The solid survival horror Outlast has a sequel in development, developer Red Barrels' Philippe Morin told Bloody Disgusting in a recent interview.


Apple to fold Beats Music into iTunes next year

The latest rumor for Beats Music comes from the Wall Street Journal, which is reporting that the service will indeed be folded into iTunes next year thanks to another terrible quarter for digital downloads.


Bayonetta 2 is a beautiful barrage of sex, violence, and surrealism

Bayonetta 2's gargantuan barrage of sex, violence, and surrealism sets the mind on fire in ways most other action games never dream of, let alone on Nintendo's game-hungry Wii U.

  • Pros: Endless imagination in setting. , Silken combat tuned for…
  • Cons: May be too forgiving for hardcore fans of the original…

You’ll soon be able to buy the NoPhone, a phone that isn’t a phone at all

After two unsuccessful Kickstarter campaigns, the folks behind NoPhone launched a third and successful campaign. The device that isn't really a device at all is scheduled to ship this December.


Kick-ass Keanu makes his reappearance atop a pile of dead goons in John Wick

Keanu Reeves kills it as a legendary assassin forced out of retirement, in what's easily one of the coolest and most original action movies of the year.


54 awesome iPhone games you need to play

The iPhone has the best games of any mobile phone. Here are our favorite games in every genre, from sports to puzzles to strategy games, all fresh for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.


Female director sought for Wonder Woman solo movie

Warner Bros. is reportedly seeking a female director to helm the upcoming Wonder Woman solo movie that will star Gal Gadot as the iconic super-heroine.