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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EU goes after Google again, this time over Android contracts

Google is getting sued by European Union countries over what they claim are some heavy-handed tactics when it comes to Android phones. Plus: Viber implements new encryption, and it's 420 Day, check out the tech to make it great.
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Apple refreshes Macbook lineup, YouTube goes all in on 360 videos 2:25

Apple’s basic laptops got a bit of a re-skin, YouTube embraces 360-degree streaming video and Sony scrambles to update the Playstation 4 video game console for 4K gaming and Neo-level performance.
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Amazon primes streaming video service to take on Netflix, Hulu 2:37

It looks like it’s game on between streaming video titans Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. Plus, Google Books wins out in court, more criticism for GITS movie.
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Microsoft vs. Uncle Sam: It’s our right to inform our customers about data probes 2:56

Microsoft says they are suing the U.S. government because they believe it’s their customers’ right to know when Uncle Sam is looking at their personal data.
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Hoax or breakthrough? Flyboard Air videos stun the Internet 3:08

The Flyboard Air is the real hoverboard of our dreams, with a 90 mile an hour top speed, what appears to be no real altitude restrictions, long flight times, and damn, it looks plain easy to fly.
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Whoa: first trailer for Doctor Strange is, indeed, pretty strange 2:26

Doctor Strange has to navigate some crazy scenes and inter-dimensional villains in the new film. You might want to take some Dramamine before the show. Plus: the new NASA solar sail project, and an update on how the FBI actually…
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HTC pins its hopes on new ’10’ smartphone 2:45

Taiwan-based phone maker HTC is hoping make as big a splash with its new phone as it has with its new Vive VR headset. Also: Tesla updates the Model S with a new look, and a new camera for photographers with Polaroid dreams.
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Microsoft, Verizon, Google, UK’s Daily Mail set sights on search icon Yahoo! 2:36

The sharks are circling Yahoo!, and the latest great white to arrive is England’s Daily Mail tabloid, along with Microsoft, Verizon, Google and others.
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Microsoft sets Adobe Flash to freeze after latest update snafu 2:55

Adobe says an earlier version of their Flash player had a “critical vulnerability” that could allow hackers to take over your computer - including holding it for ransom.
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First trailer for Star Wars origin story Rogue One lands online 2:53

Is it December 16th yet? No? Well, that’s the day Rogue One: A Star Wars story opens and the first trailer for the movie has hit the Internet. Plus: Reddit gives users a troll blocker, Nvidia goes full overkill on VR refresh…
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New ‘Vivaldi’ web browser debuts, does it have a chance? 2:32

There’s a new browser out today called Vivaldi, and it sort of goes in the opposite direction of current browser trends. Plus: a smarter-than-ever drone and a woman's Instagram account gets frozen due to a cake photo.
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Iceland PM resigns over Panama Papers revelations 2:32

Just one day after the publication of leaked records from a Panamanian law firm that specializes in “protecting” the assets of the rich and powerful, we have our first resignation.