Jeffrey Van Camp

Jeffrey Van Camp

As DT's Deputy Editor, Jeff helps oversee editorial operations at Digital Trends. Previously, he ran the site's Mobile/Wearables section for several years. Jeff has been writing about tech, video games, and movies on the Web for more than a decade and a half. He's been embedded in the mobile world since 2006.
Cool Tech

There are 50 billion planets in the Milky Way galaxy

Thanks to the Kepler telescope, scientists now estimate that there are 50 billion planets and 500 million life-capable planets in the Milky Way galaxy.

James Franco, our greatest living actor, joins Facebook and Twitter

The immortal James Franco has joined Facebook and Twitter, prompting millions to finally join the social networking bandwagon.

The Legend of Zelda celebrates its 25th anniversary today

Nintendo's iconic Legend of Zelda series turns 25 today. To date, the series has sold almost 60 million copies around the world.
Cool Tech

School uses GPS to track down students who skip class

To combat truancy, one California school district is using GPS units to track students to habitually skip school.

T-Mobile to lower unlimited data prices

T-Mobile may lower its rates for unlimited talk, text, and data plans to $79.99, a $20 reduction.
Movies & TV

Shane Black will direct Iron Man 3

Shane Black, director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and writer of the first two Lethal Weapon movies, has been chosen to direct Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 3.

Twitter suspends Twitdroyd and UberTwitter apps

Citing rule violations, Twitter has shut down Twitdroyd, UberTwitter, and UberCurrent. Could this be the first round of many upcoming suspensions as the social network tightens its belt?

Apple is hogging 60 percent of the world’s touch panel capacity

Thanks to the success of the iPad and the foresight to pre-purchase components, Apple is hogging 60 percent of the world's manufacturing capacity for touch panels, starting a bidding war between competitors for the remaining supply.

iPad 2 rumors: Everything we know about Apple’s next-generation tablet

We round-up the many rumors surrounding the iPad 2, including the possibility of a front-facing camera, eliminated home button, SD slot, and more.

Boy kills mother over PlayStation

In Philadelphia, a boy killed his mother with a claw hammer after she took away his PlayStation rights.

Facebook is stressing you out, says study

A new study links Facebook friendships to increased stress and anxiety, comparing the social network to gambling.

Tablet showdown: Motorola Xoom Vs. LG Optimus Pad Vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Honeycomb is coming. We pit the Motorola's Xoom vs. Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. LG's Optimus Pad to see which Android tablet offers the best chance of besting the next-generation Apple iPad.