Bill Roberson

Bill Roberson

I've been a wirehead and motorhead since I could turn a knob or throttle - and then I fell in love with photography, so Digital Trends is pretty much a perfect fit for my many tech interests. However, motorcycles are my passion! Follow me on Twitter: @BillRobersonDT
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Why Xiaomi bought Microsoft patents, big magnet vs. big hydraulic press 2:38

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi hooks their U.S. market plans to Microsoft, Periscope rolls out a crowd-sourced comment moderating system, watch a big neodymium magnet take on a big hydraulic press.
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New EU ‘hate speech’ rules: badly needed or bad policy? 2:39

Is the new European Union hate speech pact a step towards civil discourse, or online speech suppression? Plus, ASUS rolls out the Zenbo household robot, and a new Intel super-fast CPU.
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Peter Thiel revealed as Gawker lawsuit moneyman, Apple thought about buying Time-Warner 2:47

Billionaire Peter Thiel fueled Hulk Hogan's successful Gawker lawsuit, Apple considered making a play for Time-Warner, and a headphone amp that has a healthy glow to it.
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Twitter hashes out future changes, Microsoft steps away from phones, Siri SDK 2:47

Twitter sticks to the 140-character limit but some major changes are on the way, Microsoft throws in the towel on smartphones, Apple to release an SDK for Siri in order to catch up to growing number of smart assistant competitors…
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HTC Vive users port Rift games, Motorola’s Razr flip-phone making a comeback?

HTC Vive users are porting Oculus Rift VR games, Motorola hints at a new Razr flip-phone, Google takes Deep Dream A.I. to the next level with the Magenta research project.
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Google I/O kicks off, earbuds that translate languages for you

Google's big I/O tech fest kicks off, Apple techs pay a visit to the guy who said all his music disappeared, earbuds use an app to translate language in near real-time.
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Self-driving semi trucks? Ex-Google guys are working to make it happen 3:13

Some ex-Google autonomous car guys want to make semi trucks drive themselves, Twitter looks at shaking up the length of a tweet, and Nvidia's new GTX 1080 GPU card is ready for full-on VR.
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg sets up big meeting over news feed flap 2:30

Facebook says that CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be meeting this week with about a dozen conservative figures to talk about the news feed content situation. Plus, Starbreeze VR system gets boost from Acer pact, Google wants you in…
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Vuze gets your 360-degree VR video career going, CES Asia preview 2:32

Vuze's 360-degree video system launches for $799, Google's Gboard app lands on iPhones before Android handsets, there's no sophomore jinx for CES Asia as we take a VR look around Shanghai.
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WTH? Peachy Printer Kickstarter co-founder did what with the dough? 3:15

Some Kickstarter projects, despite hitting or surpassing funding goals, never quite get it together and deliver on promises. But few fail in as spectacular a fashion as the Peachy Printer 3D printer project.
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Moto X going modular? Teen discovers lost Mayan city, needs fedora and whip 3:08

Motorola's next Moto X phone may get a series of modular options, Amazon targets YouTube with user videos, teen pinpoints undiscovered Mayan city using star maps, satellite imagery, math and internet-based maps.
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Opera bakes a VPN into iOS app, Stormtroopers are a hit on the dance floor 2:44

Opera puts a VPN into their iOS app to allow private browsing, A.I.-based chatbots are on the rise, Stormtrooper dance team pushes Simon Cowell's button on BGT.