Nick Mokey

Nick Mokey

Nick Mokey is a magazine journalism graduate from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, located in Syracuse, New York. Prior to writing for Digital Trends, he was a columnist and later head opinion editor at S.U.'s independent student newspaper, The Daily Orange. Nick has also interned for and contributed to Popular Mechanics magazine. Besides toying with computers and gadgets, he enjoys running, motorcycling, camping, and finding absurd deals on Craigslist.

Google Glass meets Kinect in ARI, a gesture-recognition app for smartglasses

Tired of talking to your smartglasses? ARI allows Google Glass users to control their specs with a literal wave of the hand.


Next-gen artificial limbs help amputees grab onto a better life

No, you’re not looking at a scene from the next Terminator. Next-gen artificial limbs like the i-Limb Digits are allowing amputees to regain the lost function once provided by one of nature’s most complicated engineering feats: the human hand.


Taking a spin on Ryno’s one-wheeled, self-balancing electric ‘microcycle’

Chris Hoffmann took his 13-year-old daughter’s sketch from a dream to a real, self-balancing, one-wheeled motorcycle that you can ride. And now he's ready to sell it to the world.


Digital Trends’ Best Product of 2013: Google Chromecast

Google’s humble Chromecast is cheap, astonishingly capable, and ready to cause a cord-cutting revolution.

Home Theater

Tech gifts for people you don’t like

Giving to grinches

Buying Guides

Gadgets for cyclists

Pedal power meets processor power

Cool Tech

How do you build the world’s finest iPad case? As fast as you can

When you’re sprinting after a company like Apple, there’s no time to catch your breath. Here’s how Grove builds the world’s classiest iPhone and iPad cases from wood in record time, thanks to a crazy workshop, a team of hands-on creative geniuses, and…


Gifts for the minimalist

Because not everyone wants a heated foot bath

Buying Guides

10 iGoogle alternatives to fill the dash-shaped void in your browser

With iGoogle now having passed into the Google graveyard, it’s time to move on from its greatness and try one of these alternatives - some of which can do even more than iGoogle ever could.


Wait, there are 4 iPads now? Here’s how to figure out which is for you

Apple’s newest additions to the iPad family bring the total found to four, which makes choosing a tablet trickier than it used to be. Here’s our quick-and-dirty cheatsheet to find out which iPad is for you.


Apple extends battery life, cuts prices (and weight) on its new MacBook Pros

The next generation of Apple MacBook Pros get Intel's new Haswell processors for longer battery life, along with slimmer designs, faster Wi-fi, and prices that drop by $200 across the board.


Mac rumor roundup: A 12-inch MacBook, cheaper iMacs, OS X Mavericks ready to go

Apple says it has “a lot to cover” at it’s October 22 announcement, and while we know new iPads are on the way, new Macs are likely coming as well. From MacBook Pro updates to a brand-new 12-inch MacBook, here’s what some sources are predicting.


Did I do that? Apple blushes, recalls MacBook Airs for faulty SSDs

Apple has recalled a years' worth of MacBook Airs after discovering that the 64GB and 128GB SSDs used inside are defective.


8.1 reasons to upgrade to Windows 8.1

The long-waited Windows 8.1 upgrade is finally available for free from Microsoft, and it includes some great new features that will appease even the harshest of Windows 8 critics.