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Robb Stark's body with his direwolf's head in Game of Thrones.

The Red Wedding at 10: How the groundbreaking episode changed Game of Thrones forever

The Red Wedding turns 10 this month, making it a perfect time to look back at the defining moment where Game of Thrones became a television phenomenon.
Miles Morales and Peter Parker stand together in Spider-Man 2.

Every summer 2023 gaming showcase: full schedule of live streams

Sage green Pixel 6a and Snow Pixel 7a held in hand

Don’t buy the Pixel 7a — this is the best cheap Pixel of 2023

A rendering of an Apple mixed-reality headset (Reality Pro) in a gold color seen from the front.

I don’t want Apple to announce its VR headset

A regular fight in Street Fighter 6 World Tour.

Street Fighter 6’s World Tour mode is the best fighting game tutorial ever

Gwen and Miles from Across the Spider-Verse.

All the Marvel Easter eggs in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Miles Morales soars through the air in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Does Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse have a post-credits scene?

Someone holding the Motorola Razr Plus with the screen open.

I used the new Razr Plus — and it may be the flip phone of my dreams

the mother reasons why you should watch netflix action movie holding a rifle

This action film is one of the most popular movies on Netflix. Here’s why you should watch it

Key art for the VR version of Samba de Amigo

Everything announced at Meta Quest Gaming Showcase 2023

The Reddit app icon on an iOS Home screen.

Reddit could kill my favorite app — and that’s a problem for everyone

The Expanse Drummer looks at the camera

Classic Telltale meets Dead Space in The Expanse: A Telltale Series

Pride Edition 2023 Sport Band on Series 5 on wrist

This year’s Apple Watch Pride band looks better than you might think

Add some color to your wrist and show your support with Apple's latest Pride Edition 2023 Sport Band. Here's what it looks like!
A screenshot from The Last of Us Part 2 of Ellie and Dina slow dancing with one another.

7 games with queer representation to play this Pride Month

If you're looking for games featuring a diverse range of queer representation this Pride Month, here are 7 great titles to start with.
A village built into a seaside mountainside shown on a Hisense U6K.

Are TCL and Hisense the next LG and Samsung?

TCL and Hisense are on the offensive and challenging the status quo with awesomely specced TVs at competitive prices and major brand partnerships.
The expanded DynamicSpot Dynamic Island at the top of the Pixel 7 Pro.

I put the iPhone’s Dynamic Island on my Pixel 7 Pro — and I can’t go back

I wasn't sure about Apple's Dynamic Island feature — until I put it on my Android phone. And now I can't imagine being without it.
The Withings BPM Connect blood pressure monitor with the Health Mate app.

I used a smart blood pressure monitor for the first time — and it blew me away

When I was told I had to monitor my blood pressure, I wanted to use something more high-tech than a normal cuff. It was exactly the right thing to do.
Purah in Tears of the Kingdom.

The best video games of May 2023: Tears of the Kingdom, Humanity, and more

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Humanity, and Star Trek: Resurgence are some of May 2023's best video games.
A woman wearing a virtual reality headset against an orange background.

All the reasons I’m excited (and worried) for Apple’s Reality Pro headset

Apple’s Reality Pro headset is nearly here, and I’m excited to see what Apple has in store. But I’m also concerned that it could be a huge flop. Here’s why.
Ben Affleck and Robert Rodriguez pose for a photo.

Robert Rodriguez on Hypnotic and the 25th anniversary of his cult hit The Faculty

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez talks about his new movie with Ben Affleck, Hypnotic, and the 25th anniversary of his cult classic The Faculty.
A split image of Darth Vader and Kylo Ren in Star Wars movies.

Darth Vader vs. Kylo Ren: which one is the better Star Wars villain?

The classic and modern eras of Star Wars are defined by its two signature villains, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. Which one is the better antagonist?
Someone holding the Motorola Edge Plus 2023.

I finally found an Android phone that makes me want to ditch my iPhone

The Motorola Edge Plus (2023) has been my go-to Android phone for a couple of weeks. And the more I use it, the more I don't want to go back to my iPhone.
The captain of the USS Resolute sits in a chair in Star Trek Resurgence.

It’s been a stellar spring for sci-fi video games. Try these 5 standouts

The last few months have been surprisingly excellent for sci-fi video games, from a great Star Wars game to an engrossing indie about AI.
A person opening the Honor Magic Vs.

Is this cheap foldable finally a good Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 alternative?

After being given a lower-than-expected price, we've revisited the Honor Magic Vs folding phone. Is it good enough to buy now?
Motorola Razr 40 Ultra rear side.

It’s official — Motorola’s next Razr is the 2023 phone I can’t wait for

The upcoming clamshell foldable from Motorola, the Razr 40 Ultra, has been leaked extensively. The more I see it, the more I can't wait to get my hands on it.
A Pixel Watch and TicWatch Pro 5 side-by-side.

The Pixel Watch has been utterly crushed by its latest rival

The Pixel Watch has been utterly crushed by its latest rival

After being impressed by the TicWatch Pro 5, we made a return to the Pixel Watch -- and it shows exactly where Google went wrong with its smartwatch.
A person's hand holding a smartphone. The smartphone is showing the website for the ChatGPT generative AI.

Is ChatGPT creating a cybersecurity nightmare? We asked the experts

ChatGPT can help novice coders create vicious malware, but does this herald a cyber apocalypse or is the problem overblown? We asked the experts to find out.
The player confronts Ryu in Street Fighter 6 World Tour.

10 crossover characters we’re dying to see in Mortal Kombat 1

A new era for Mortal Kombat begins later this year, and we're already dreaming of the possible crossover potential in it.
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6 months after launch, is Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 worth playing?

With so much competition in the battle royale space, does Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 do enough to warrant your time six months after its release?
The Big Bang Theory and The Office

The Office vs. The Big Bang Theory: which one is the better sitcom?

The Office and The Big Bang Theory are both great sitcoms, but which one is better? Digital Trends weighs the pros and cons to both shows.
Three men stand and get ready to fight in Heat.

Heat is one of the best movies ever. Here’s why you should watch it on Netflix right now

Heat is not only a great action movie, it's also one of the best films ever made. Here's why you should stream it on Netflix right now.
A runner runs in Marathon.

What is Marathon? Bungie’s mysterious Destiny 2 follow-up, explained

Bungie's next game is Marathon, a revival of its classic 1990s shooter series. Here's why it's important and what's new this time.
Hyundai Ioniq 6 Front

I’m glad the Hyundai Ioniq 6 isn’t just a smaller Ioniq 5

The Hyundai Ioniq 6 is finally rolling out, and it offers a pretty different design compared to the Ioniq 5. I think that's a good thing.
Google Assistant listening on the Google Pixel Watch.

No, you really don’t need Google Assistant on your smartwatch

Google Assistant is becoming a rarity on smartwatches, and isn't on the new TicWatch 5 Pro. But does it really matter?