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Music

Phil Collins is bringing back his best, and he’s OK with you air drumming along

With recent remasters of his iconic solo albums Both Sides and Face Value, Phil Collins revisits the lyrics, mixes and beat breaks that have inspired a generation of song writers after him.
Mobile

Android is losing its battle with fragmentation, and you’re paying the price

Fragmentation on the Android platform has long been criticized as a problem for security, consistency, and app development. We take a look at Google’s attempted fixes and ask if it can do more.
Virtual Reality

Who will be the George Lucas of VR? Film schools just started teaching it 2:14

Virtual reality companies Oculus and Jaunt have each planned separate initiatives to educate undergraduate students at New York University and University of South California in virtualreality filmmaking. Digital Trends spoke with…
Mobile

This is why feel-good ads dominate the Super Bowl

Super Bowl 50 is set to be one of the most-watched TV events in U.S. history, and one of its biggest attractions will be its commercials. But what makes a Super Bowl ad work? And why are serious ads so rare? We ask the experts.
Cool Tech

Weekend Workshop: How to build a brushless gimbal to shoot super stable video

Good camera stabilizers cost a pretty penny, but as is the case with most things, you can build your own for a fraction of the usual retail cost. Check out this sweet DIY build you can make for under $200 bucks!
Photography

Prolific artist and musician Swizz Beatz explains how Instagram can change lives

In an exclusive interview with Digital Trends, Swizz Beatz discussed his project with Canon, "The Unknowns," where amateur artists are chosen from Instagram to be featured in an silent auction at Sotheby's in New York City.
Music

How the Internet vaulted Oh Wonder to worldwide stardom without a single concert

Oh Wonder went from virtual unknowns to selling out theaters around the world, and they did it all with dirt-cheap recording equipment, amassing diehard fans through the Internet.
Music

Nora en Pure brings tropical house from Switzerland to Coachella and beyond

Born in South Africa, living in Switzerland, and soon to perform at Coachella, DJ Nora en Pure pulls together influences from all over the globe to remix into crowd-warming tropical house tracks.
Movies & TV

Popcorn Time lets you pirate from a browser window, and its creators want it legal

Popcorn Time has risen up again, only this time it looks to be in a web browser near you. The controversial Netflix-style torrent streaming platform had a fairly long run until a few months ago with separate forks, and looked to be all but…
Gaming

The Super Bowl may be Sunday, but you can stream the Madden Bowl tonight

EA Sports used Super Bowl week to celebrate Madden NFL 16’s Draft Champions Ranked mode with two separate Madden Bowl competitions.
Computing

Can a Surface Phone save Windows 10 Mobile?

With upcoming ARM64 and x86 support on Windows 10 Mobile confirmed in a Microsoft job posting, it's only natural to begin speculating the existence, and moreover, the marketplace viability of a Surface Phone.
Home Theater

Netflix sees a bright and dark future with HDR, plans to ramp up shooting content with it

TV manufacturers are pushing 4K Ultra HD hard, but Netflix's top product executive sees HDR, or High Dynamic Range, as being the “next big thing” in video.