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Digital Trends Debuts New PC and Video Game Show “Players Only with Scott Steinberg”

Technology supersite Digital Trends, the leading online destination for consumer electronics news, reviews and insights, today announced the debut of new video show “Players Only with Scott Steinberg.” Available for free download and viewing at, the 10-episode program takes viewers behind the velvet rope, introducing them to the one-of-a-kind titles, trends and personalities that make the $18.85 billion PC and video game business the entertainment industry’s fastest-growing sector.

Covering topics ranging from the art of video games to casual gaming, professional gaming, women’s increasing interest in the field and next-generation consoles such as PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360, new episodes of “Players Only” will debut online at every Friday from April 4-June 6, 2008. Hosted by Get Rich Playing Games author and noted industry expert Scott Steinberg, the show’s initial season will also feature appearances by icons such as Sid Meier, Ken Levine, Denis Dyack, Warren Spector, Lorne Lanning and Peter Molyneux. All episodes will additionally be free to download and embed on websites, video networks and other forms of electronic distribution.

Brought to viewers by Sony Online Entertainment, cdv Software Entertainment and Ascaron’s Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, Activision’s Call of Duty 4®: Modern Warfare™ and Sierra’s The Bourne Conspiracy, “Players Only” represents Digital Trends’ latest foray into original video programming highlighting the hottest new technology and consumer electronics.

“These days, millions of players across the world of all ages, interests and genders are getting in the game,” said Ian Bell, Chairman and CEO, Digital Trends. “With the business fast outstripping movies and television as audiences’ preferred choice of leisure activity, we’re excited to debut a program that everyone can enjoy celebrating the industry’s biggest titles and most outspoken personalities.”

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Digital Trends Video Now Available on Roku Streaming TV and Media Players
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PORTLAND, ORE. – JAN 28, 2015 – Leading consumer technology lifestyle publisher Digital Trends announces a partnership with Roku to make all Digital Trends video content available on Roku Streaming TV and Media Players. Digital Trends video content includes DT Daily, a wrap up of the most important consumer tech news of the day, as well as a wide variety of original product reviews and features.

“More than 10 million homes in the U.S. with Rokus will now have access to Digital Trends technology content in the comfort of their living rooms,” said Ian Bell, Publisher and CEO at Digital Trends. “We are delighted to be able to introduce Digital Trends trusted voice and advice through viewers’ TVs to not only entertain but also to educate about consumer technology products and their ability to improve the way we live.”

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Digital Trends unveils its “Best of CES 2014” Award Winners
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Editorial Staff Selects Coolest Products Across 15 Categories with a Spotlight on the “Home” Category
“Best in Show” Awarded to the MakerBot Replicator Mini
PORTLAND, ORE. AND LAS VEGAS – CES – JANUARY 9, 2014 – Today, Digital Trends named the winners of its “Best of CES 2014” awards. Digital Trends editors selected the 20 best products on display at International CES based on their level of innovation, real-world use and design. This year’s awards shine a spotlight on the “Home” category, naming six award winners to celebrate the newly-launched “DT Home” section.
“Digital Trends’ Best of CES awards represent the products that are inspiring to our editors and are what we believe our readers will truly love,” said Ian Bell, Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of Digital Trends. “Digital Trends’ editors aren’t just tech enthusiasts; they’re musicians, sports fans, car buffs and other ordinary people who want products that improve their lives. After a grueling and thorough review of the exciting new products at CES, we’ve identified the cream of the crop; products that are innovative, intuitive, stylish and functional. We congratulate all of this year’s award finalists and winners.”
The winners of Digital Trends’ Best of CES 2014 Awards are:
Best in Show: MakerBot Replicator Mini
Automotive: Chevrolet Performance Data Recorder
Cool Tech: Thalmic Labs Myo Gesture Control Armband
Computing: LG Ultra PC
Gaming: PlayStation Now Streaming Game Service
Headphones: Westone’s W60 in-ear Headphones
Home: Dacor Discovery IQ 48-inch Dual-fuel Range, Flir FX portable Wi-Fi Camera, Kolibree Connected Toothbrush, Netatmo Thermostat, Samsung Chef Collection Dishwasher, Withings Aura Wake-up Light
Home Theater: Audio: Philips Fidelio E5 Wireless Surround Speaker System
Home Theater: Video: LG 77-inch Curved OLED
Mobile: Mophie Space Pack
Photography: Sony FDR-AX100 Handycam
Smartphone: Huawei Ascend Mate 2
Sports and Fitness: Razer Nabu Fitness Band
Tablet: Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2
Wearable Tech: Pebble Steel Smartwatch
To read more about the winning products, please visit For all of Digital Trends’ CES coverage, please visit
About Digital Trends
Digital Trends is a leading consumer technology publisher. Its purpose is to demystify technology to help consumers navigate an increasingly digital world. Digital Trends’ easy-to-understand product reviews, entertaining news and videos and user-friendly site serve more than 16 million unique visitors each month and four million mobile users. In addition, 89 million unique visitors access Digital Trends’ content monthly through partners including FOX News and more than 200 broadcast news stations. Digital Trends is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and has an office in New York City. For more information, visit and follow @DigitalTrends on Twitter and Facebook.
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Faster, cleaner, smarter: Welcome to the new Digital Trends
Micah Abrams: Digital Trends Editors and Chief

By way of introduction, some full disclosure: I am not what you would call a gadget freak or a tech obsessive. I only have an iPhone 5 because my 3G (note the lack of an 'S') was long overdue for an upgrade; I have a fancypants MacBook Air only by the good graces of this company, and I don't own a tablet because I still haven't figured out a use for one beyond watching TV in bed. Speaking of TVs, my apartment sports a 37-inch Westinghouse LED that I bought at a pawn shop (decent picture, but it sounds like an asthmatic with emphysema), and my home audio system consists of a 300-dollar Toshiba sound bar that brings the number of remote controls on the coffee table to five. Supposedly, there's a way to make them all run through the DirecTV one, but I've gone grey trying to sort that out. 
All of which begs the reasonable question: What am I doing leading the editorial charge of Digital Trends' great leap forward? In short, I'm going to try and sort it out.
Over the course of the last four years, DT has grown into one of the largest tech news and product review sites on the Web. Our reviewers, writers, and editors have a byte-level understanding of the devices and apps that seem to multiply by the day, and they provide advice and insight in plain English on what to buy and how to use it. They constantly parse the endless rumormongering that is the product news cycle to separate the signal from the noise. And they dive deep into the increasingly thorny questions created by our ever-digitizing lives in search of answers. 
But that's only the beginning.
In the coming months, we'll explore gadgets and technology from every angle imaginable; from how they power major sporting events to what devices are in the pockets of war correspondents. We'll introduce new ways to review the latest products that move beyond simple ratings and long-winded explanations. We'll go room by room through your home with advice on how to make the "House Of The Future" real today. And we'll roll out new tools that help you maximize the products you own and help make your purchasing decisions fast, efficient, and custom-tailored to your needs.
We'll do all this from a standpoint that is all too often lost these days, when computer coders are rockstars and product designers are the captains of industry: Yours. I'm guessing that you have a healthy appreciation for the gadgets and tech in your life, but they're additive rather than central. You probably enjoy that initial buzz of a new toy, but then appreciate it most when it's simply in the background, working. You know your way around your system preferences, but don't have time to keep up with every upgrade and app coming down the pipe. And you still need to do a quick search to decipher the latest acronym (we're looking at you, OLED). In short, you're a little like me. 
So welcome to the new Digital Trends. We're leaving the geek ghetto, and we're bringing you with us. Let's start sorting this stuff out ...

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