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Who’s going to force car tech into the 21st century? Weirdly enough, AT&T

Your car is dumb, and the company that built it doesn’t really care. But where carmakers are content with complacency, AT&T wants to connect up every car on the road. To its network, naturally.

Cars

After a Jeep commercial and a hit single, X Ambassadors plant a lo-fi flag on VHS

The single “Renegades” rocketed X Ambassadors to number on alternative radio, and now the fledgling Ithaca, NY band is back with their first full-length album: VHS.

Music

Waste not, want not: This 3D-printed supercar could pave the way to green speed

Traditional car manufacturing requires tremendous amounts of resources and produces heavy cars, but a system of carbon-fiber rods and 3D-printed connectors could pave the way for affordable, greener manufacturing.

Cars

Ambient moodmakers The Orb know when to kick out tech to make room for music

Ambient house music pioneers The Orb are past their days of waiting for the latest and greatest synthesizers, and let their music take top priority on their spacey new album Moonbuilding 2703 AD.

Music

Dear smartwatch makers, what the hell is wrong with you?

No really, what were you guys thinking?

Wearables

The citizen journalist: How ordinary people are taking control of the news

Citizens have provided raw footage of events that have altered the course of history and now the technology has arrived to help citizen journalists.

Features

What do Britney, Charlie XCX, and Sia have in common? The beats of Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder may not be a household name, but the beats from his 40-year career definitely are. On his latest album, Déjà Vu, Moroder pairs up with artists from Britney Spears to Sia on a fresh set of danceable tracks.

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What will it be like to live on Mars? Inflatable and super sustainable

By the 2030s, NASA wants to send humans to Mars. To do so takes a lot of planning, especially when it comes to making the planet habitable. Larry Toups is a space architect who specializes in building for extreme environments.

Home

We saw the movie theater of the future, with dual laser projectors, 80 speakers

The cinema of the future meets the ghosts of theaters past in Disney’s El Capitan theater. The Hollywood landmark serves up the first movie mastered for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Tomorrowland, to create a stunning experience like nothing you’ve ever…

Movies & TV

Tiny trucks are making a comeback, but you won’t want to drive them

Mid-size trucks are coming back, but do we really want them? How car makers are pushing old tech on city drivers who want some storage.

Cars

If you can’t beat ’em, Tweet em: How VH1 is changing the ratings game with hashtags

VH1 programming such as "Love & Hip Hop" have dominated Nielsen Social Guide Rankings as a result of VH1 making a concerted push for social media.

Social Media

Bakermat on his upcoming album, YouTube fame, and remixing Martin Luther King Jr.

We speak with breakout YouTube artist Bakermat about his influences, the music he holds dear, James Brown, and why MLK is more relevant than ever.

Features

Jurassic World is no joke for Chris Pratt, and he told us why

Ahead of the anticipated release of Universal's new blockbuster, Jurassic World, we got a chance to sit down with lead actors Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and relatively unknown director Colin Trevorrow.

Movies & TV

Game of Thrones burns everything and emerges from the wreckage dragons blazing

Violence reins and more pieces are set In the second to last episode of Game of Thrones season 5, The Dance of Dragons. Stannis makes a terrible choice, and Dany courts an old friend as we ready for the finale.

Movies & TV

How to shoot insane action-sports photos (from a guy who has nearly died doing it)

Professional action photographer Michael Clark looks for new ways to capture his extreme shots, sometimes risking his life. What he gets in return is short of stunning.

Photography

LG G4 vs. iPhone 6: Which camera is best?

How does the LG G4 match up against the iPhone 6's market-topping camera. Check out the specs, shots and verdict in this comparison video.

Mobile

Somebody get these tech companies on Tinder, because they need to hook up

Corporate mergers have a bad reputation for burning consumers, but sometimes two combined companies can produce exactly what we’re dying for. Here are four hook ups we would love to see.

Features

When it’s time to cut an album, The Darkness believe in a thing called digital

The Darkness built a career on over-the-top glam rock, but in the studio with producer and guitarist Dan Hawkins, subtlety and restraint reign as the band strives for the perfect sound.

Features

High school students made this BT headphone adapter, but is it too simple to sell?

This crowdfunded Bluetooth headphone adapter is the brain-child of a group of brilliant high-school entrepreneurs, but will its oversimplified functionality be its undoing?

Home Theater

Why batteries suck, and the new tech that may supercharge them

Today’s batteries are terrible. Lithium ion has stagnated for more than two decades, but there are finally some technologies on the horizon to end our battery woes.

Mobile

Straight outta East Berlin: DJ Paul van Dyk remixes the politics of electronic music

Growing up in East Germany gave DJ Paul van Dyk a unique perspective that helps fuel the throbbing electronic beats of The Politics of Dancing 3, his latest album.

Music

‘This is your secret.’ The forbidden stories that Crimson Peak actors can never share

Guillermo del Toro, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam open up about closing out their fellow cast members from knowing the full extent of their secretive Crimson Peak characters.

Movies & TV

Looking back on your favorite Windows time wasters with the guys who made them

Back in the 90s, games like Rodent's Revenge and Chip's Challenge showed users that PCs weren't just for work. Here's a look back at how they came about — and what's changed since.

Computing

Steve Aoki on Neon Future II, his obsession with Wolverine, and DJing on Mars

We speak to DJ Steve Aoki on his passion for music, high-res audio, comic books, and why he’s so excited about the future.

Music

As coach seats shrink, these new designs could save your sanity

There’s no getting around it: Airlines are putting more coach seats in less space. But these new designs at least attempt to make it more pleasant.

Cool Tech

Netflix is the new HBO, YouTube is the new MTV, and everything new is old

Netflix and YouTube are turning TV upside down, but they’re also following the well-trodden path of the companies before them – and need to pay close attention to what did those companies in.

Movies & TV

Inside the living, breathing, bleeding house of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak

The haunted house at the center of Guillermo Del Toro’s gothic horror film Crimson Peak isn’t just a set, it’s a living, breathing, bleeding character. And we got to step inside.

Movies & TV

Speeding down the Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highway

As the Foo Fighters explored eight different studios across the U.S., keyboardist Rami Jaffee used the Force (and plenty of Mellotron) to leave his own tire tracks on the new album, Sonic Highways.

Music

Meet the mad genius who wants to save the music industry with a smarter Pandora

Seeing free streaming services as a major threat to the vitality of one of our most beloved art forms, the CEO of Internet radio site Mad Genius Radio has a new plan to get listeners to do their part and support music.

Music

What’s Tidal about, besides big names? A top exec explains in our exclusive interview

Tidal Senior Executive Vania Schlogel speaks exclusively with DigitalTrends about Tidal's complications with Apple and Billboard, future of live streaming concerts and more.

Music