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Mobile

Thanks Samsung, you’ve ruined Mobile World Congress 2018

MWC 2018 won’t be the flagship smartphone shootout you’re expecting, because powerhouse Samsung is debuting the Galaxy S9, and everyone else is terrified.
Emerging Tech

A.I. perfectly predicted last year’s Super Bowl score. What happens to betting?

What happens when artificial intelligence algorithms are used to do what they do best — identify patterns and nuances in data that human eyes typically can’t catch. Could these algorithms undermine the house and turn sports betting on…
Social Media

Social (Net)Work: What can A.I. catch — and where does it fail miserably?

In social media moderation, what tasks can artificial intelligence handle, and which ones are best left up to humans? We talked to a few AI experts to find out the strengths and weaknesses of A.I. moderation.
Emerging Tech

Probiotics for plants? Here’s how AI-optimized bacteria could accelerate agriculture

Indigo Agriculture has a plan is to pump plants with a bunch of beneficial microbes to make the crops grow faster, stronger, and more productively. It’s a long shot, but it could give farmers access to crops that not only grow better in…
Smart Home

Are smart mugs worth the cost? We tried 3 options to find out

Mugs have been around for thousands of years, so do they really need to be more intelligent? We tried three smart mug options to determine whether or not the new technology is worth the high price tags.
Outdoors

First, LifeStraw conquered bacteria and chemicals. Now it’s getting the lead out

LifeStraw's dedication to providing safe drinking water to people all over the world took another step forward at Outdoor Retailer as the brand unveiled its new lead filtration system, incorporated into its LifeStraw Play and LifeStraw Go…
Outdoors

Spy Ace EC electronic ski goggles change tints with the tap of a button

With the simple press of a button, Spy's new Ace EC goggles transition between sunny, mixed, and flat weather conditions, giving riders complete control over their visibility.
Cars

Once you go EV, you don’t go back. And BMW intends to keep it that way

BMW is making significant investments in electrification. It's developing electric, hybrid, and hydrogen drivetrains for its entire lineup. Stefan Juraschek, the company's head of electric powertrain, shows us his road map.
Movies & TV

How ‘Clara’s Ghost’ went from Kickstarter darling to Sundance standout

Bridey Elliott directed Clara’s Ghost, which stars her father, Chris Elliott, and mother as the titular Clara. The film’s editor, Patrick Lawrence, talks about how the film made it to Sundance.
Movies & TV

Your first spoiler-free peek at ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’s dark second season

'The Handmaid's Tale' returns to Hulu for its second season on April 25. Digital Trends got an early look at the enjoyably macabre season 2 premiere. Here's a spoiler-free preview of how much darker it gets and what you can expect.
Movies & TV

Director Mel Jones on why her Sundance debut, Leimert Park, will make cinematic history

Director Mel Jones discusses her Sundance web series, Leimert Park, which is a bit like Sex and the City meets South L.A.
Movies & TV

Sundance shines spotlight on Hollywood’s lack of female directors

At the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, the #MeToo movement sparked a larger conversation about pay disparity and the ratio of males to females in roles such as director, editor, and producer.