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.

Stanford snubs silicon with the first working computer built with carbon nanotubes

After years of speculation and experimentation, promising carbon nanotube technology has finally moved out of the lab and into a real, functioning computer, thanks to researchers at Stanford University.

Computing

What happened to you, Google?

What happened to Google’s once-legendary engineering? As the company matures and scrambles to fight the likes of Facebook, its products seem to have taken a turn for the worse.

Opinion

Better the second time around? Microsoft plots Surface 2 announcement for Sept. 23

After a rough initial launch, Microsoft has headed back to the drawing board and will show off the second iteration of Surface tablets on September 23: the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2.

Computing

Forget Android, Samsung’s new developer conference is Boxee’s chance to shine

Samsung’s recently announced developer conference could signal that the world’s largest technology company is ready to take Boxee to the next level with a push for new apps.

Home Theater

Grove’s decked-out SkateCases are more art than accessory

Constructed of “upcycled” maple from a skateboard factory and carefully handcrafted in the US, Grove’s SkateCases push the limits of manufacturing and quite possibly, the limits of your wallet.

Mobile

Wait, we’re putting a national park on the Moon now?

Forget Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon: America’s most exotic national park could soon be in space. But good luck getting the kids to settle down for three days of extraterrestrial travel.

Cool Tech

Google conquers cartography again with faster, cleaner, smarter Maps

The new, retooled version of Google maps offers a sleek new interface, but do dolled-up graphics amount to a more useful map? As it turns out, yes, and new customization features make Maps feel more homey than ever.

Computing

Aereo’s quasilegal TV streaming is just what we need to slap big media awake

TV networks are throwing a hissy fit over Aereo’s distribution of their programming over the Web. But the legal checkmate they currently face could be the hardship that finally forces them to embrace online distribution.

Home Theater

Defiance

Is Defiance a TV show or a video game? Both. In a a bid to combine both media, the Defiance story plays out in both a TV show and video game concurrently, meaning events from one affect the other. While this premise is totally original, as we found out, both…

Gaming

Beyond the password

Passwords have been the de facto answer to computer security since the dawn of the information age, but as a string of high-profile hackings confirm, they’re far from perfect. So what’s next? In a three-part series, Digital Trends’ security…

The Cadillac of TVs costs more than a Cadillac: Samsung prices S9 at $40,000

Samsung's first 85-inch Ultra-HD TV will retail for $40,000 when it becomes available for preorder in March, significantly more than similar sets from both Sony and LG.

Home Theater

Weather advisory: Google Reader proves that cloud apps can just … blow away

The shows we watch, the tools we use to work, and the services we use to stay in touch with each other could disappear at any time now that we’re hooked on cloud computing. Whoops.

Computing

Sony breaks rank by merging 4K and OLED, launching Xperia Z superphone

Sony's CES 2013 announcements include a prototype 4K OLED TV, the 1080p Xperia Z, plus new cameras, computers and more.

CES

Samsung’s CES salvo includes OLED and Ultra HD TVs, smart cams, Ultrabooks and more

After a number of pre-show teases, Samsung still impressed CES 2013 audiences with a wide variety of new gear, from OLED and 4K televisions to long-life Ultrabooks, Wi-Fi cameras and a mammoth multitouch monitor for Windows 8.

CES

LG’s 55-inch OLED TV will sell for $12,000 in March

LG's gorgeous OLED displays will hit the United States in March, joining a line of 47 new HDTVs, seven new Google TVs, four new soundbars, and other products from its CES 2013 announcements.

CES