3 WebVisions speakers that got our minds spinning

With 14 presenters on tap for this year's WebVisions conference in Portland, Oregon, those in attendance learned about everything from tech's growing role in activism to content strategy for paleontologists.

A nonprofit Uber? Ride Austin promises better driver pay, charity donations

Ride Austin is a new philanthropic, community-driven ride-sharing service for the capital city of Texas. It was created after Uber and Lyft left the city in protest. The new service will allow riders to donate a portion of their fares to a…
Movies & TV

Preacher 101: Four things you might not know about AMC’s brutal new series

The roots of AMC's new series Preacher run deep in both the comic-book world and Hollywood, and here are some things you might not know about the show inspired by the controversial comic.
Movies & TV

Exclusive: Comedian Dan Soder talks internet porn, Louis C.K., and his ‘Not Special’ special

Comedian Dan Soder's first hour-long special, Not Special, will air on Comedy Central this month. Digital Trends spoke with him about the special, as well as working on Showtime's drama Billions, why he loves piracy, and more.
Virtual Reality

‘Project Arena’ isn’t just an amazing ‘Tron’ tribute, it could be VR’s first eSport 2:20

CCP's stunning Project Arena looks like an exciting battle scene from a Tron movie, and playing it feels more visceral than any VR game to date. Could this become the world's first VR eSport?

‘The ship has already sailed.’ Rogue Wave knows there’s no going back on streaming

Zach Rogue and his bandmates in Rogue Wave talk about recording techniques, the emotion in recordings, and mixed feelings about streaming music.

From Moscow to Missoula, Southwestern songstress Zella Day is blowing up

Zella Day may be just 21 years old, but the up-and-coming artist has come a long way since she began performing at age 9. Digital Trends sat down with Day to discuss the 100-stop tour she just completed, her debut Coachella Performance, and…
Health & Fitness

A closer look at Thin Ice: the magical weight loss vest that siphons heat off your body to burn calories

Startup Thin Ice estimates its wearable vest can burn up to 500-1,000 calories per day simply by wearing it, using a patent-pending cooling technology. We got the skinny on how this so-called fat-trimming gizmo actually works.

10 reasons Tidal is so doomed, not even Jay-Z can save it

We once had such high hopes for Tidal, but after a year, Tidal may be on borrowed time. Not even the celebrity star-power wielded by Jay-Z, Beyonce, and others may be able to save it.

No helicopter needed: How drones are opening the sky for filmmakers

Indie filmmakers working on a tight budget couldn't believe their luck when quadcopter technology flew into view. DT caught up with Oregon-based director Tim Cash to find out what impact the gear has had on his work.

From shambling zombies to parting the Red Sea, FX guru Sam Nicholson has done it all 4:34

From parting the Red Sea to dealing with waves of marauding zombies, Sam Nicholson takes us behind the scenes on how his visual effects company creates some of the most incredible special effects for blockbuster movies and hit…

Hip hop legend Madlib talks Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, and cassette tape bliss

During a 60-minute conversation at the Red Bull Music Academy Festival, reclusive genius hip hop producer Madlib explained how the iPad has helped his parenting, modern technology's adverse effect on his music, and being too crazy for…