Opinion
Virtual Reality

What’s VR useful for? More than you can possibly imagine

VR skeptics can’t see past the current paucity of useful applications, but like any new medium, the best is yet to come.
Computing

While VR submerges you in other worlds, HoloLens just lets you peek

Microsoft’s latest HoloLens demo, made available at BUILD 2016, is ambitious in scale and disarming in its honesty. But it also highlights the headset’s limitations in ways that weren’t obvious before.
Computing

Microsoft’s vision of the future is Skynet for ordering pizza

Microsoft isn’t a big name in AI, but Redmond’s top management wants to change that. The company envisions a world full of bots, and the consequences of that vision could change the world.
Mobile

DT Debate: Is the iPhone SE genius or microwaved garbage?

The iPhone SE is one of Apple’s most polarizing announcements in a good while. Is it any good, or is Apple being lazy? Digital Trends editors Matt and Malarie debate.
Computing

Is Microsoft shifting its focus again, or losing it?

Microsoft’s Build 2016 wasn’t the most exciting two and a half hours, and light on Windows features or products, but it gave the company a chance to outline its new AI platforms that developers can easily harness for their own software.
Opinion

Why pop culture’s zombie fixation is really the Internet’s fault

Our zombie fascination might seem like a blip on pop-culture radar, but the viral way this fictional apocalypse spreads may be rooted in broader fears about our lives on the Internet.
Computing

How monitor makers are pixelating the truth to fake you out

Buying a monitor is a tricky process on its own, so we set out to separate real performance statistics from marketing malarkey and flashy gimmicks. What we found might surprise you.
Virtual Reality

Reviewers can’t agree what’s right with Rift, but they sure know what’s wrong

The Oculus Rift is shipping to pre-order customers now, but if the reviews are any indication, the first VR headset on the market may not meet the loft expectations of PC gamers and early adopters.
Opinion

Another day, another ho-hum announcement from Apple

The experts have weighed in on the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro and iPhone SE, and the leading technology pundits offer decidedly “meh” opinions.
Opinion

Apple’s encryption fight isn’t over, and the stakes have never been higher

The Apple vs. FBI case isn't just about encryption. It's about preserving essential American freedoms. The FBI claims we must make a choice between privacy and security, but you can't have one without the other.
Mobile

Small is the new big: The iPhone SE is going to make compact cool again

The iPhone SE is way more exciting that it initially looks. The screen may be small, but inside is as much power and ability as the iPhone 6S, and it may spawn a host of high performance, small screen competitors.
Computing

Why the hell wouldn’t you upgrade to Windows 10?

Everyone is mad at Microsoft for pushing Windows 10 updates, but why the hell wouldn’t you update to it? Here’s why you should.