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Computing

CES 2017 proves 2-in-1s are becoming the new normal

As 2-in-1 devices grow more and more popular, laptops with touch capabilities are destined to become the industry standard – and it may happen more quickly than you think.
Cars

Digital Trends Top Tech of CES 2017 Award Winners

The new year had barely arrived when the Digital Trends team rolled into Las Vegas, but we wasted no time prowling the Las Vegas Convention Center for the gadgets that will come to define tech in 2017. With more than 2.6 million square feet…
Computing

Bring on the neon! Gaming laptops are gaudy for a reason

Modern gaming laptops aren't beautiful, it's true, but to demand they become a pillar of design and elegance is missing the point. Gaming is about performance, and if that means a sacrifice in looks, so be it.
Home

Connectivity is king: The smart home just took a crucial step forward at CES

There may have been smart, voice-controlled garbage cans at CES 2017, but the real smart home news was all the companies working together.
Cars

Faraday Future needs to start making cars, and stop stroking its own ego

If Faraday Future wants to dismantle traditional automaking, it should try actually producing a vehicle first. We break down its grandiose, somewhat ridiculous CES 2017 presentation.
Gaming

Why Bioware brought ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ to CES 2:18

Digital Trends caught up with BioWare General Manager Aaryn Flynn after Nvidia’s keynote to talk about why they chose to reveal new gameplay details at CES 2017.
Virtual Reality

Resolved to exercise more this year? VirZoom thinks virtual tournaments might help

VirZoom is combining two popular technology arenas – virtual reality and esports – into vSports. The game developer and hardware maker has partnered with HTC, AMD, FitBit and Life Fitness to hold VR exercise competitions.
Web

With every answer, search reshapes our worldview

What belongs at the top of your search results? Algorithms have evolved over decades to overcome the shortcomings of different metrics, but as the recent controversy over Google’s Holocaust search results demonstrated, the ones we have…
Outdoors

The secret to the perfect synthetic thread? Coconut charcoal

37.5 fabrics incorporate active carbon molecules that not only fight the accumulation of odors in athletic apparel, but also dry fabrics much faster as well. This has been shown to improve performance by as much as 26% in a blind study.
Photography

With a drone and a mattress, a photographer is helping Tennessee town rebuild after fire

Photographer Jeremy Cowart will be the first to admit the idea was a weird one, but with a mattress and a drone, the celebrity photographer is helping nearly two dozen Gatlinburg, Tennessee, families raise funds to rebuild after a major…
Features

CES is coming! 9 themes to watch for as the blockbuster tech show unfolds

It may not be the biggest, but CES is easily the most important tech show of the year. What will 2017’s monstrous tech fest hold? Here’s my list of the 9 biggest trends to watch for --what you’ll see in the year ahead -- as well as a…
Gaming

10 game mechanics we hope someone rips off in 2017

It's been said that good artists borrow, but great artists steal. That's true nowhere more than in game design. Here are 10 great mechanics that we hope someone steals and re-purposes in 2017.