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For comedian Iliza Shlesinger, telling jokes on Netflix is ‘terrifying, but cool’

Netflix is making a big push for much more original content this year than it cranked out last year, everything from TV series to documentaries to comedy specials like the one from comedian Iliza Shlesinger, debuting Jan. 23.

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I just traveled to Mars with Microsoft’s HoloLens, and it was mind bending

Our own Jeremy Kaplan tries Microsoft’s HoloLens Dev kit for the first time, and is blown away when an office transforms into Mars.


Exclusive: We tested the world’s first automatic calorie counter, and it works!

We just spent a week as the first publication to use Healbe's automatic calorie counting GoBe Body Manager bracelet. Our in-depth report on how it all worked out.


Slow down! The Ting Tings Katie White gets Super Critical about modern dance music

Katie White of the Ting Tings tells Digital Trends about the decision to go all-analog for the new album Super Critical, her club dreams of years past, and her Stevie Nicks obsession.


Road Rave: Turbochargers vs. superchargers 101: Your introduction to forced induction

Turbochargers and superchargers are proliferating like never before. Automakers hope that they will help address ever growing demand for more power and better economy. But what should consumers make of this technology? We are here to sort it out.


Doubts and delays fail to drown interest in controversial GoBe calorie counter

A deeper look into Healbe's claims have inspired more disbelief than confidence. Still, it's unlikely that the company's funders will lose patience.


‘You’re being cheated.’ David Crosby might hate MP3s even more than Neil Young does

Neil Young isn’t the only high-res audio fan: David Crosby insisted on high-res for the 2014 release of his fourth career solo album, Croz – and he laments the ongoing failure of MP3.


How superstar designer Yves Behar shapes the style of Samsung TVs

Yves Behar has designed everything from laptops to headsets, and most recently, Samsung’s finest televisions. Here’s how the superstar designer collaborates with Samsung to turn a slab of glass into a work of art.

Home Theater

For real? We ask a physicist to ruin our favorite action sequences

With the help of a real scientist, we give some of the most recent high-action sequences a reality rating. You’re welcome.

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Did Simple Minds fast forward, or new bands rewind? Big Music sounds fresh either way

They say you can’t recapture the past, but Simple Minds comes damn close on Big Music, a contemporary take on the sound the band brought to the mainstream in the ‘80s.


The Wire cast members reminisce as an HD Christmas marathon kicks off

Cast members from The Wire reminisce about the show’s tumultuous 60 episodes, which have been remastered in HD just in time for a five-day Christmas marathon, December 26 through 30.

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Will a 3D body scanner lure you back to the gym? She thinks so.

VirtualU's VFit is a 600-pound phone booth of sorts, with a series of lasers and cameras that capture thousands of images of an individual’s body over a span of just 15 seconds. It's the ultimate fitness tool -- and it's coming soon to a gym near you.


Rocker Devon Allman talks vinyl, vibing and hearing his dad on the radio

He may have descended from rock royalty, but Devon Allman earned his musical stripes on his own, and he proves it on his latest solo album, Ragged & Dirty.


‘There are no rules.’ No -fi is too lo or hi for Cut Copy DJ Dan Whitford

In his latest work spanning 80 minutes and 19 tracks, Cut Copy DJ Dan Whitford explores everything from electro disco to tribal house music. And somehow, it all flows.


For Marco Polo creator John Fusco, Netflix offered a chance to trash the rules

John Fusco dreamed of making a TV series about Marco Polo for years, but being able to produce it for Netflix allowed the creator to cut loose and make the series by a different set of rules.

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Thrashing Swedish steel in the quest for a death-proof Volvo by 2020

Volvo has made one of the boldest promises in the automotive industry, that no one driving a new Volvo should be killed or seriously injured by the year 2020. Digital Trends went to Sweden to see how far it has come with the new XC90 and how far it has left to…


Portland is keeping it weird by keeping Uber out, so we took an illegal ride

Last night, I took an illegal Uber X trip. If we were caught, the driver could have been written a ticket with a minimum of $2250, and risked having his car impounded and spending a night in jail.


Tom DeLonge on Blink-182’s legacy and dreaming big with Angels & Airwaves

we sit down with Tom DeLonge (of Blink-182 fame) and speak about his new Angels & Airwaves album, The Dream Walker.


The Pixies’ David Lovering talks high-res, Doolittle, the death of a drumkit

In Part 2 of our interview with the Pixies, drummer David Lovering tells us about his smashed drum kit and Doolittle's 25th anniversary.


In case of catastrophe, listen to vinyl! And more from the Pixies’ Joey Santiago

DT’s Mike Mettler interviews Joey Santiago of The Pixies about Nirvana, MP3s, and Doolittle’s 25th anniversary.


Before Cadillac changes the CTS-V forever, we drove one 2,500 amazing miles

In a few months, an all-new Cadillac CTS-V will be along. However, before that happens, we wanted to say goodbye to the old car the only way we know how: driving it on Circuit of the Americas and then across five states and 2,500 miles.


How The Kinks’ Dave Davies changed the course of rock with a sliced speaker cone

When The Kinks’ guitarist Dave Davies sliced open a speaker cone with a razor blade in 1964, he literally set the tone of rock music for decades to come. And that sound lives on in his latest solo album, Rippin’ Up Time.


Yacht-inspired quattro: How Audi’s new design chief is passionately reshaping the brand

Audi’s new design chief discusses the Prologue concept, the future of Audi design, and the radical design possibilities afforded by alternative powertrain technology.


Nokia’s back with an Android tablet, and its free, single, and fabulous

The N1 Tablet marks Nokia's return to mobile hardware, just a short time after we thought it had left us forever. The Android-based, Z Launcher-equipped slate is great news for us today, and bodes very well for the future. Welcome back, Nokia.


For Hollywood hopefuls, tech like YouTube has been a blessing and a curse

The days of interns toiling away in the mail room have passed, and the days of Midwesterners toiling away on YouTube and waiting to be discovered are upon us. But wait: Is this actually easier?

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With YouBionic, the perfect prosthetic could be one you 3D print yourself

In the future, we may be able to download and 3D print extra hands (and – ulp! -- other body parts)

Cool Tech

Guitar wizard Adrian Belew on how his Flux app creates bite-size music for the Twitter era

DT’s Mike Mettler sits down with guitar wiz Adrian Belew on his new app, Flux, and how he hopes to change music for the Twitter era.


Interview: How an elite team of hardcore gamers helped shape Halo 5 Guardians

Halo 5 Guardians developer 343 Industries has an internal “Avengers”-style team of pro players who are tasked with breaking and exploiting every inch of the game.


Road Rave: Why ‘Free Piston’ engines could power your next plug-in hybrid

The next major advancement in automotive technology may not be electric or hydrogen, but instead a new type of internal combustion. ‘Free piston’ engines, as they’re referred to, offer dramatically improved efficiency using pistons that float on air.


After waiting 20 years for Dumb and Dumber To, Peter Farrelly is ready for a third

The Farrelly brother tells Digital Trends about the ups and downs of making a Dumb and Dumber sequel, nearly twenty full years after the original film's release.

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