Digital Trends Staff

Digital Trends Staff

Digital Trends has a simple mission: to help readers easily understand how tech affects the way they live. We are your authoritative guide to the world around us. We love, live and breathe tech so that we can explain it to you simply and clearly.

100 awesome Android apps that will turn your phone into a jack of all trades

We've completely overhauled our Android apps list. Here are 100 apps we're certain you'll use every day. We've got apps for every category, whether you're into music, photo editing, or the ins and outs of financing.
Virtual Reality

Spec Comparison: Does the Rift’s Touch update make it a true Vive competitor?

The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are the two big names in the virtual-reality arena. Both are expensive headsets, so most people can only afford one. Our spec comparison will help you decide which one is right for you.

How to convert a PDF to a JPG for easy viewing on any device

Converting file formats can be an absolute pain, but it doesn't have to be. We've put together a few options for converting PDFs to JPGs – no matter what the OS you're using.

Back up your iPhone to your computer with these 6 iTunes alternatives

Living in fear of losing your contacts, photos, messages, and notes on your iPhone? Fear no more! These simple backup tools are designed to save your device from unforseen mayhem and data destruction.
Home Theater

Roku Express vs. Chromecast vs. Fire TV Stick vs. Roku Streaming Stick

Which streaming stick reigns supreme? We compare the features and performance of the most popular compact streaming devices to help you decide which one will fit your needs at a steal of a deal.
Android Army

Google’s Fall Event

Google’s fall event always brings a fresh batch of cutting-edge hardware from the tech giant, and this year was no different. From two new Pixel phones to a fabric-wrapped Daydream View VR headset and even Wi-Fi routers, Google fans will…
Cool Tech

Drones, VR, and brisket collide (peacefully) at Digital Trends’ TechPop Drone Show 1:23

On the rooftop of the Portland-based Hotel deLuxe's parking garage, Digital Trends hosted its third TechPop event, this time geared toward teaching those in attendance more about drones and virtual reality.

How to download iOS 10 right now

The latest version of Apple's mobile platform, iOS, has finally been released into the wild. Here's how to download the operating system, whether you prefer to do so using iTunes or an over-the-air update on your iOS device.

Make the most of the iPhone 6 with these 30 essential tricks and tips

The iPhone 6 is one of the most sophisticated smartphones in history -- if you know how to use it. Here are 30 of our favorite tips and tricks, whether you want to shift the screen down closer to your thumb or use Siri without ever touching…
Cool Tech

Inside Hooperfly’s grand plan to launch an army of homemade drones 3:16

Join our Got It Made host as he meets with Hooperfly, a Portland company that's making it easy to create drones out of ordinary household materials, and putting Portland on the unmanned aerial map in the process.
Cool Tech

Got it Made

There’s Silicon Valley in San Francisco and Silicon Alley in New York City, but tucked away in the Pacific Northwest, Portland’s Silicon Forest draws its own oddball collection of makers, tinkerers and visionaries. In our new video…

DT Giveaway: Star Trek 50th anniversary

Live long and prosper...and celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek by entering our exclusive giveaway with ThinkGeek, where one winner will snag all of the fan essentials, including a phaser remote and a replica of Spock’s tricorder…