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Apple MacBook Pro 16 downward view showing keyboard and speaker.

I never knew I needed this mini Mac app, but now I can’t live without it

Quick Tab is a brilliant little app that greatly improves app switching in macOS. It’s simple, easy to use, and is a genius solution to a finicky Mac problem.
A hero and guardian in Gigantic: Rampage Edition.

Gigantic: Rampage Edition gives a failed live-service game a second chance

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and iPhone 15 Pro in hand.

Why I ditched my iPhone 15 Pro for the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra

Brie Larson plays Princess Peach: Showtime!

Princess Peach: Showtime! already has a superfan in Brie Larson

Princess Peach figure skates in Princess Peach: Showtime!

Princess Peach: Showtime! gives an icon the spotlight she deserves

The Corsair K65 Plus Wireless keyboard on a pink background.

Corsair just stepped up its keyboard game — in a big way

YouTube on Blackview N6000 tiny rugged Android phone held in person's hand.

There’s something special about this tiny Android phone

Image showing the internal structure of the Nothing Phone 2a, provided by Nothing to Digital Trends

Nothing told us some big secrets about the Nothing Phone 2a

Someone using Vision Pro at a demo in an Apple Store.

Don’t believe the reports about people returning Vision Pros

Ezekiel stands in front of a billboard in Madame Web.

With Madame Web bombing, it’s time to ask: Who wants a Spider-Verse without Spider-Man?

A list of Jokers appear in Balatro.

I wasn’t expecting a poker roguelite to be my favorite game of 2024 so far

A person holding the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and Google Pixel 8 Pro.

I did a Galaxy S24 Ultra vs. Pixel 8 Pro camera test. It’s not even close

A ball squares off with a boss in qomp2.

This Pong spiritual successor will break your brain and spirit

If you're looking for a challenging game that'll break your brain, this Pong deconstruction is for you.
Someone wearing a black Whoop 4.0 tracker.

I wore the Whoop 4.0 fitness tracker for a month. Here’s why I’m getting rid of it

I spent a month and a half wearing the Whoop 4.0 fitness tracker. There's a lot I really, really like about it ... but I also can't keep wearing it.
A variant key art for Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story.

Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story is a bittersweet eulogy for Riot Forge

Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story is the last game we'll ever get from Riot Forge, and that's a shame.
A Digital Trends story seen on an iPhone in front of loose change.

The streaming services will continue to nickel-and-dime us all — because they can

As online services fight for every single dollar — sometimes by less-than-scrupulous means — the only way we can fight back is by canceling.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU.

The RTX 4090 is past its prime, and that’s OK

The RTX 4090 has been the head honcho of GPUs for more than a year, and despite prices creeping down, it's not worth picking up the GPU right now.
A character in Rollerdrome skates in an arena.

You need to check out this killer action game on PS Plus this month

PS Plus subscribers can claim three free games this month, including 2022's best (and deadliest) sports game.
Christine wearing the Apple Vision Pro demo unit.

I tried the Apple Vision Pro. Here’s why it won’t replace my iPhone

Thanks to a demo at the Apple Store, I tried out the Apple Vision Pro. Will it replace my iPhone? No ... at least not yet.
An Instagram profile on an iPhone.

I paid Meta to ‘verify’ me — here’s what actually happened

Meta — the parent company of Facebook and Instagram — charges $15 to verify your account. I wanted to see if it was worth it.
Intel Arc A580 graphics card on a pink background.

How Intel could win the GPU war this year

Although dark clouds loom over the future of Intel's discrete GPUs, Arc Battlemage could end up being one of the best GPUs of the year.
Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer during Updates on the Xbox Business | Official Xbox Podcast.

Xbox and Embracer’s mass layoff explanations aren’t good enough

Embracer Group CEO Lars Wingefors and Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer both commented on layoffs at their companies, but their responses raise questions.
Four soldiers walk in a Helldivers 2 trailer.

Bringing Helldivers 2 to Xbox eventually isn’t such a bad idea

Phil Spencer is questioning why Helldivers 2 isn't on Xbox yet, and I think that's not such a terrible idea.
A person holding the Google Pixel 8 Pro.

I love the Google Pixel 8 Pro — except for one thing

I really like the Google Pixel 8 Pro. It's a splendid phone with great cameras, clean software, and more. But something about it is really bothering me.
Xbox's logo used during the Extended Games Showcase

Every key detail from Xbox’s business update: new console, multiplatform games, and more

In a 23-minute podcast, Xbox set the record straight on multiplatform games, its console strategy, and more. Here are all the key details.
An Alienware m16 gaming laptop in use on a desk, playing Baldur's Gate III.

It’s the right time to buy an older gaming laptop

If you need a gaming laptop, now is the time to go for it and buy one. Here's why.
best iPhone and Android apps for Black History Month.

The best iPhone and Android apps for Black History Month 2024

Here are the best iPhone and Android apps for Black History Month. These apps have been developed by Black-owned businesses and cover various topics.
Gameplay from the Apple Vision Pro version of Spire Blast.

Apple Vision Pro is getting another batch of spatial games

Three more Apple Arcade titles are getting converted into spatial games for the Apple Vision Pro.
Someone wearing an Apple Watch Series 5 on their wrist.

I love my Apple Watch, but it pisses me off every single day

I've been wearing (and loving) an Apple Watch every day since 2020. But one little problem is driving me crazy.
Halo running on a MacBook Pro.

The one problem with Mac gaming no one is talking about

Mac gaming is going from weakness to strength, but the Magic Mouse is holding it back. Apple needs to redesign it to make it better for comfort and performance.
best TV vs. the biggest

The best TV vs. the biggest. How I finally settled the debate

It's the age-old question: Is bigger actually better? When it comes to TVs, the answer just might surprise you. It certainly surprised me.
Tinder dating app on a phone.

Experts told us their best tips for online dating apps in 2024

Online dating in 2024 is a challenge — from knowing how to create a good profile to staying safe from scams. Here's what experts think about all of it.
EVGA RTX 3060 sitting on a table.

Using an RTX 3060? Here’s the GPU to upgrade to next

While the RTX 3060 is the most popular graphics card in gaming PCs, we rounded up a list of GPUs that can take your gaming experience to the next level.
A person using the Generative AI wallpapers on the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra.

The secret cost of adding AI to your smartphone

Smarptphone silicon is getting loaded with on-device AI. Google is offering AI to both Android and iOS users. Which model sticks, and can we escape the AI fee?