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Computing

Why the world’s fastest quantum computer … really isn’t a quantum computer

Over the past six-and-a-half years, Lockheed Martin has made steady upgrades to its Quantum Computation Center — and now the company has a potent 1,152-qubit rig at its disposal. But it's not exactly a quantum computer.
Music

How streaming has helped O.A.R. spread their jams and celebrate ‘XX’

Streaming music remains a controversial subject for many artists. But for O.A.R., a band that’s always embraced connecting with its fans, streaming is an awesome way to learn who’s tuning in.
Computing

Intel won't lead the VR revolution, but it will power those who do

Intel is a driving force behind many PC standards that users enjoy every day, like USB and Thunderbolt. Now, the company seems to be getting into virtual reality, and its presence may establish tech we'll use for years, even decades, to…
Movies & TV

Why Marvel’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’ will set a darker tone in season 4 3:59

Digital Trends met up with some of the key players in Agents of SHIELD to talk about what's ahead for season 4. Producer Jeph Loeb and series stars, including Clark Gregg and Elizaeth Henstridge, shared some interesting insights…
Cool Tech

Now computers can clone your handwriting with creepy accuracy

Researchers at University College London have created an algorithm capable of taking a sample of handwritten text and imitating it, allowing a computer to write in the style of a real person.
Cool Tech

What happens when anyone can edit genes at home? We’re about to find out 1:15

Many experts think Zayner’s efforts are careless and dangerous. They’re worried that one man in a garage could inadvertently cause irreversible harm. And, although Zayner's goal is to do good, they wonder if it’s worth the…
Features

Tinder will look quaint beside the future of digital dating

Online dating went from a novelty to the de facto was of meeting a mate in only 10 years, and as it goes mobile, it will continue to reshape the relationship landscape.
Movies & TV

How the studio behind ‘Kubo’ went high tech to make stop-motion look astonishing

Step behind the scenes for a hands-on look at state-of-the-art animation studio, Laika, which used a mix of 3D-printing, stop motion, and CGI to create its breathtaking new film, Kubo and the Two Strings.
Movies & TV

Why ‘Stranger Things’ should make you hopeful for the future of TV

The surprise hit of the summer, Netflix's Stranger Things has been racking up praise from critics. Yet, unlike many of the critically beloved dramas before it, the show offers a surprisingly optimistic take on human nature.
Opinion

I, for one, welcome our new automated robot overlords

Automation isn’t a bad thing; we’re not going to be attacked by vacuums, after all, and there are plenty of conveniences it supplies. But are we reaching a tipping point where we start to trust computers and robots more than humans?
Music

Carlos Santana says if you’re not willing to die for your music, be a plumber

Santana IV brings together musicians who hadn’t played together for 45 years. On the new album, the people who created such worldly wise tracks as Oye Como Va and Black Magic Woman show conclusively that age ain’t nothing but a number.
Photography

Forget pricey pro cams, this YouTube star filmed a viral hit on a midrange DSLR

Viral video maker Scott Winn put his Red Epic aside to shoot his latest production entirely on Canon's midrange EOS 80D DSLR. The result is impressive, and proves it's more about the person behind the camera than the camera…