Smart Home

With smart TVs and devices, Enseo wants hotels to feel like a home away from home

With its set-top boxes, Enseo lets you bring Netflix and Hulu into your hotel. Now, it also wants to bring more smart preferences in to make the hotel experience feel more like home.

Remembering the rise (and final fall) of the late, great Compact Disc

Best Buy’s decision to stop selling CDs altogether by July marks the end of an era. The once-dominant format is going the way of the dodo, so in memoriam, we’ve created this timeline marking the CD’s rise and fall.

Before he was producing No. 1 hits with Drake, Cardo made beats on a PlayStation

Producer Cardo explains to Digital Trends how he went from making music on Playstations to producing hit records with Drake and Kendrick Lamar using programs anyone can download for free.
Smart Home

WSU’s system monitors seniors’ activities to help them live independently longer

Smart home technology impacts many areas of our domestic lives. In the near future, this technology may be commonly used to help senior live independently and remain in their homes longer.

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.

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…

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.

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.