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Computing

Wikileaks’ ‘Vault 7’ proves Big Brother and criminal hackers use the same tricks

The Vault 7 papers shed light on the CIA, its techniques, and its relationship with other agencies and the world of cybercrime. The revelations are troubling, but also offer insight into the serious problems facing security and privacy…
Cars

How Lamborghini stormed the Nürburgring with its Huracán

The new Huracán Performante is officially the fastest production car ever to lap the grueling Nürburgring track in Germany. We sat with Maurizio Reggiani, the head of the company’s R&D department, to find out how the Huracán tamed the…
Music

For the Dollyrots, crowdsourcing fans free them from labels, keep them authentic

Luis Cabezas of the Dollyrots speaks with digital trends on how both vinyl and digital music have their time and place, and why crowdsourcing their fans keeps their music authentic.
Cars

With trick trophy trucks, the Mint 400 race makes Mad Max look middle-of-the-road

There’s more to off-road racing than you think. Engines that make over 800 horsepower, trucks that can jump 50 feet through the air, and the kind of can-do attitude that is sadly missing from other racing series.
Gaming

‘ReCore’ isn’t even finished, so why is it getting a “definitive” rerelease?

ReCore was one of the most disappointing games of 2016, so why are its developers taking a victory lap with a prestige re-release?
Movies & TV

Lord of the Rings’ Dominic Monaghan Explains New Sci-Fi film ‘Atomica’

Dominic Monaghan, the actor who starred in seminal genre projects like Lost and Lord of the Rings talks about his new sci-fi flick, Atomica, and how digital platforms have expanded his horizons in this exclusive interview.
Mobile

How Celebrity Cruises is using smartphones to put power in passengers’ hands

Celebrity Cruises has unveiled plans for its next ship -- Celebrity Edge. Aside from a modern design that puts guests closer to the edge of the ocean, a lot of the new experiences rely on the incorporation of smartphones and home…
Gaming

Researchers watched the end of an online world, and it was surprisingly civil 1:35

Using 275 million records and an MMORPG, a team of international researchers attempts to reveal how humans will behave as the end of days approach.
Gaming

From Eve to Sparc: Why CCP Games is making its own VR sport

At the Game Developers Conference last week, we sat down with CCP Games Atlanta executive producer Morgan Godat to find out how the developer is making its own sport specifically for VR.
Photography

Grading for grit: How colorists conveyed the emotion of a social justice movement

Colorists at Post Factory NY used DaVinci Resolve to grade a documentary about the Ferguson protests, but their main goal was simply to stay out of the way.
Home

Beware: Previous owners of used smart home gadgets may still have access to them

When you buy a used smartphone, there’s a pretty good chance it will be wiped of the previous owners’ data and access. The same isn’t true of smart-home devices.
Features

Jim Eno of Spoon gives us the scoop on ‘Hot Thoughts’ and streaming music

Spoon drummer Jim Eno talks with Digital Trends about the overall sonic template for Hot Thoughts, the band's first studio effort in three years, the ongoing importance of album sequencing in the streaming era, and more.