Daniel McKleinfeld

Daniel McKleinfeld

Former Digital Trends Contributor

The end of MP3? Opus Audio Codec promises better sound with less bandwidth

The open-source Opus Audio Codec could transform what we hear and how we hear it on the Web.

Cool Tech

Black Mesa: Source mod finally released

Gamers will have a chance to play the classic, original Half-Life with almost-modern technology, thanks to an all-volunteer total conversion

Gaming

Intel’s ‘Moore’s Law Radio’ could transform the wireless world

Intel's Wi-Fi-on-a-chip technology moves us several steps closer to "the Internet of Things," where everything from your toaster to your garage door opener is on a network.

Computing

Indie Game Uprising unites Xbox developers, offers 11 games for $11

Eleven independent developers are banding together for this year's Xbox Live Indie Games Uprising, with a curated suite of original games available for a paltry $11.

Gaming

Nvidia resuscitates Mac Pro with Quadro K5000 for 4K editing

NVIDIA's new graphics card will help keep the Mac Pro relevant for professional users, at least for now

Apple

Live translation app Babelverse secures funding

Babelverse has been wowing users with its "mechanical turk" approach to translation. Now the service could be on its way to a phones near (and far from) you.

Cool Tech

Whoops, our game is on sale: Double Fine Games takes advantage of a terrible mistake

When an App Store mishap sent an unfinished game on sale by accident, Double Fine Games turned the potentially company-destroying screw-up into a bonding experience with fans.

Gaming

Who needs the FDIC? $250,000 Bitcoin heist leaves virtual currency exchange safe empty

Hackers took off with $250,000 worth of Bitcoins from the Bitfloor currency exchange, leaving the site's reserves tapped and users wondering how to get their money back.

Cool Tech

Adobe Anywhere taps the cloud, lets low-power PCs edit video

Adobe Anywhere shifts the hard number crunching of video editing to a server, allowing even ultraportable PCs to edit as if they were workstations.

Cool Tech

New Splinter Cell: Blacklist trailer proves Sam can still keep it quiet

Fans worried that the next Splinter Cell will be a stealthless shooter will be reassured by this sneaktastic video.

Gaming

Game developer Freeverse suffers massive downsizing

Freeverse, one of the great Mac and iOS game developers, has laid off over two-thirds of its staff, and its future is murky.

Apple

Phone phreaking archive available online

Enjoy this glorious audio archive of the lawless frontier that was phone phreaking.

Apple

GaymerCon to provide safe space for LGBT gamers

The gaming world gets its own Pride Parade in GaymerCon: a special convention just for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community.

Gaming

Black Isle studios is back, but not in a good way

The resurrected Black Isle seems more likely to be a publisher than a game maker.

Gaming

It’s not just because you suck: Guild Wars 2 explains account suspensions

Guild Wars developers ArenaNet stopped by Reddit to explain, in gory detail, why certain gamers got kicked out of the fantasy world.

Gaming