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Gaming

Our 8 absolute favorite HTC Vive games

So you’re considering an HTC Vive, but don't know which games you should pick up on SteamVR? Check out these eight titles, whether you're into rhythm-based gaming, interstellar dogfights, or something else entirely.
Mobile

Popular mixed-media app PicsArt gets a speed and performance upgrade

PicsArt's slew of photo editing features just got a bit simpler to use, thanks to a speed boost and interface update. The latest version keeps tools like hand drawing and double exposures, while enhancing the app's overall performance.
Cool Tech

Low-cost 3D-printed thermos could help diagnose Zika virus by testing saliva

The size of a regular soda can, a new tool for testing for the Zika virus simply requires potential patients to provide a saliva sample and then changes color to reveal whether or not the virus has been detected. It could turn out to be a…
Photography

‘The Secret Life of Pets’ video straps a GoPro on a virtual chihuahua

Strapping a GoPro to an animal is a surefire way to produce some pretty unique footage. And now, it’s been done in the virtual world thanks to Illumination Entertainment, the studio behind "The Secret Life of Pets."
Movies & TV

Between the Streams: Tarzan whimpers, BFG stands tall, Tetris goes Hollywood

This week on Between the Streams we'll discuss two very big movie openings in Tarzan and Steven Spielberg/Road Dahl's The BFG, as well as yet more gaming movies (Tetris?!), and much more.
Cars

NHTSA investigates Tesla after fatal crash while vehicle was in autonomous mode

Tesla Autopilot is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the wake of a fatal crash. The system is active on roughly 25,000 cars.
Home

Quit sweeping dust under the rug, start sweeping it into this counter vacuum

Gronbach's under-furniture vacuum cleaner is a clever little contraption that goes under your cabinets or appliances, so you'll never have to toil with dustpans to clean your kitchen ever again
Photography

Rumor: Could Fujifilm follow Hasselblad with a mirrorless medium-format camera?

A longstanding rumor received new fuel this week when it was reported that Fujifilm plans to launch a mirrorless medium-format system in September at Photokina. If true, it would offer an alternative to Hasselblad's new X1D.
Social Media

Facebook's Messenger platform now has quick replies, video support and more

Hot on the heels of news that Messenger now has 11,000 bots, Facebook has added a slew of features to the platform, including ratings and quick replies. The features should help improve user engagement with bots.
Movies & TV

Meet the hacker keeping ‘Mr. Robot’ so real it’s scary

'Mr. Robot' writer and tech consultant Kor Adna headed a panel in New York City discussing the politics of hacking. Following the panel, Adna spoke with Digital Trends about season two details, how his hacking past helped the show and…
Computing

Gigabyte is offering overclocked, compact GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card

In addition to launching its full-sized GeForce GTX 1070 Xtreme Gaming card, Gigabyte has also served up an overclocked GTX 1070 built for Mini-ITX setups. This card measures nearly seven inches, but packs the Pascal GPU, 8GB of memory, and…
Mobile

BlackBerry may release 3 Android phones called Neon, Argon, and Mercury this year

BlackBerry isn't dead yet! The company may be readying three new Android smartphones for release later this year. Here's everything we know about the devices, what they look like, and what they can do.