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Netflix screwed up, but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong

Allowing users to share passwords has come back to bite Netflix where it hurts most — in the wallet.
Nest Hub Max in the kitchen.

Why the Nest Hub Max still rocks as a kitchen TV

It's getting up there in age, but the Nest Hub Max is still an excellent option for a television in the kitchen.
Amazon Echo Show 15 showing Fire TV experience, with an Amazon Fire TV voice remote in the foreground.

I replaced my kitchen TV with an Echo Show 15 — and I kinda liked it

The Echo Show 15 is mostly meant as a picture frame that has Alexa built-in. But can the recently added Fire TV experience turn it into a TV? We found out.
Handoff between Apple iPhone and Apple HomePod second-gen.

The new HomePod is still too expensive, which is exactly how Apple wants it

The new 2023 Apple HomePod shaves $50 off the old price, but still finds itself looking down its nose at the competition.
The Victrola Stream Onyx Sonos-ready turntable on a wood cabinet with a Sonos Five.

The best audio gear from CES 2023

CES 2023 didn't disappoint when it comes to new audio tech in the form of speakers, headphones, and even hearables. Here are some of our favorites this year.
The LG 97-inch Signature OLED M3 4K TV and Zero Connect box.

The best TVs of CES 2023

CES 2023 has come to an end, but not before dazzling us with some of the best new TVs we've seen in a long time. Here we run down our favorites from the show.
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Digital Trends’ Tech For Change CES 2023 Awards

Of all the world-changing technologies and innovative ideas on display at CES 2023, these ones impressed us the most.
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Digital Trends’ Top Tech of CES 2023 Awards

From dual-screen laptops to smarter smart rings, the top tech of CES 2023 took existing technologies and made them practical enough to finally buy. Here are our favorites.
The Fox Sports app on a TV.

NFL on Fox look bad? There’s a workaround (or two)

If live sports look laggy on Fox, you might have a couple of options to make things look better.
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Celebrate our 1,000,000 YouTube subscriber milestone with us and win!

We did it! On November 27, 2022, the Digital Trends YouTube channel reached a major milestone: 1 million subscribers! We’ve been counting down for weeks, and now that the moment has finally arrived, we’re ready to celebrate with those who helped us get here (you!) by giving away more than $4,500 in prizes!
The futuristic Aska eVTOL quadcopter will take off and land vertically, like a drone.

What to expect at CES 2023, from mondo TVs to EVs

Faster PCs, brilliant TVs, and smarter smart homes are all on the horizon, and CES 2023 will be ground zero for the gadgets that will get us there.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 close-up.

3 trends that will make wireless audio even better in 2023

Wireless audio has come a long way, but we're only just getting started. With better quality, longer battery life, and more features, here's what's coming next.
World Cup in 4K on YouTube TV.

YouTube TV did 4K sports right — so maybe it’s time to cancel it

Live sports were meant to be seen in higher resolution, and at the proper frame rate. But outside of that, is it worth paying for?
Woman by pool with Apple AirPods earbuds and an e-reader.

These are the wireless earbuds I’m taking on a beach vacation

Wondering which wireless earbuds or headphones are right for your next vacation? So am I. Let's take a look at some of the best options.
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The most innovative tech products of 2022

We tested a lot of products in 2022, but these are the ones that stood out from the rest of the pack and brought something new to the table
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The most innovative TV tech of 2022

2022 was an amazing year for TVs as the showdown between OLED and QLED panels has given us the best of both worlds with stunning QD-OLED innovation.
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The most innovative streaming devices of 2022

Apple TV 4K and Amazon Fire TV Cube didn't change a lot in 2022, but they did get better, innovating out of iteration.
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The most innovative headphones of 2022

2022 saw tons of new headphones and earbuds. And while many offered rock-solid improvements to the formula, these are the ones that stood out from the crowd.
The LG C1 OLED TV in a living room displaying a purple tree.

Don’t wait. How to conquer analysis paralysis on tech purchases

Don’t let fear of the next big thing keep you from enjoying everything technology has to offer today. It’s all about perspective!
The Apple TV 4K standing vertically with the Apple logo showing from the front

Get the most out of your Apple TV 4K (2022) with these tips and tricks

Apple TV 4K is already awesome right out of the box, but we're here to show you all the ways to get the absolute most out of your 4K streaming device.
A woman wears AirPods Pro while looking at her iPhone on public transportation.

FaceTime with spatial audio is nothing short of magic

Much has been said about Apple's spatial audio for music and movies, but if you haven't tried it with FaceTime, you're missing out.
The UGREEN 90-Degree HDMI cable.

Your old HDMI cable isn’t good enough anymore. Here’s why

Selecting the right HDMI cable for your setup used to be a simple thing. Now? Not so much. Here's how and why HDMI standards have changed and what to look for.
The new Apple TV 4K, 3rd-generation, with the Siri remote.

The least interesting things about the new Apple TV 4K

The new Apple TV 4K probably is still the best streaming device there is, even if what's new isn't all that exciting.
Bright paint colors on a Hisense U8H.

The EU is about to ban all the best TVs you can buy

New EU efficiency regulations effectively banning sales of 8K TVs could have a massive ripple effect.

I desperately crave LG’s flexible OLED TV. Here’s why I won’t buy it

The LG 42-inch OLED Flex is one of the coolest displays I've ever seen, but there's no shot I'm buying it.
LG 97-inch G2 OLED with colorfol paint on screen

At $25K, LG’s 97-inch G2 OLED is actually a bargain

It may be expensive, but good luck getting anything remotely as good for anything less.
Apple AirPods Pro 2 inside their charging case.

The one AirPods Pro improvement we just can’t see — yet

Maybe these new AirPods Pro will last a full year before being replaced. Or even three months would be nice.
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The ‘streaming wars’ aren’t what you think

The streaming wars are about advertising dollars, not about one service ruling above all others.
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Does HBO Max think you’re dumb?

HBO Max is offering a steep annual discount while at the same time severely cutting content. How does that make sense?
Man wearing Olive Max hearing aids.

Expect to hear more about hearing, now that the FDA’s new hearing aid rules are here

Now that hearing aids are available over the counter, the future of hearing health is self-assessment, tele-audiology, and hearing aids you program at home.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.

The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro look like the Samsung earbuds we’ve been waiting for

Wish Samsung made earbuds as comfy as the Buds 2 and as premium as the Buds Pro? That's what it hopes to achieve with the new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro.
HyperX Cloud Mis Earbuds sitting on a table.

I have proof that low-latency headphones actually made me a better gamer

Audio latency is a killer for gamers, at least according to marketing. But how much of a difference does it actually make when you're in the heat of battle?
YouTube TV on Roku.

How many subscribers does YouTube TV have?

YouTube TV hasn't given an update on the number of paid subscribers since October 2020 -- and even then, it was vague at "more than 3 million."
The Amazon Fire TV Omni Series with the Fire TV platform on the screen.

Which TV should you buy on Prime Day today?

Some of the best Prime Day TV deals are already in the offering during the major sales event.