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A man walks into a simulation in The Thirteenth Floor.

25 years ago, The Matrix led a mini movement of sci-fi simulation thrillers

From The Matrix to eXistenZ to The Thirteenth Floor, 1999 was an unusually robust year for sci-fi movies that put the world inside a computer.
Nomi AI companion profile.

Nomi is one of the most unsettling (and amazing) apps I’ve ever used

This AI partner talks. It can send you selfies. It tries to fill voids, comfort, guide, and even fulfill fantasies. Some even built a family. This is Nomi.
The Razer Iskur V2 gaming chair in an office.

Razer’s most boring product is also one of its best

The Razer Iskur V2 doesn't have any gimmicks, and that's exactly what makes it one of the most exciting products from the company.
A person holding the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and Xiaomi 14 Ultra.

This is one of the toughest smartphone camera comparisons I’ve ever done

Which Ultra Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra or the Xiaomi 14 Ultra, has the best camera? I found out in this massive, in-depth comparison.
Senua stares ahead wearing war paint.

What’s new in May 2024: 7 games that you need to play this month

This May might sound like a slow month for games on paper, but it might end up being one of 2024's best.
Key art for Funko Fusion.

Funko Fusion mashes up The Thing, Hot Fuzz, Nope, and much more

Funko Fusion might be the most eclectic IP crossover game yet, drawing on everything from Back to the Future to Nope.
A 2024 summer blockbuster movie preview header image.

From Ryan Gosling to Furiosa: a preview of 2024’s promising blockbuster summer season

From The Fall Guy and Furiosa to Deadpool & Wolverine, 2024's summer movie season is shaping up to be the best in years.
Three party members stand side by side in Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is darker, harder, and smoother

We got a deep look at Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance's new story -- and its even darker than we expected.
Apple May 7th event promo on Apple website, on iPad.

The 4 biggest announcements we expect from Apple’s May 7 event

Apple's May 7 event is right around the corner. What are we expecting from the (very likely) iPad-centric event? Here's a preview of what you need to know.
Apple Vision Pro

5 headsets you should buy instead of the Vision Pro

The Vision Pro no longer has the best VR headset available. Check out these challengers that beat Apple's best in display quality, comfort, and price.
The Hyte Y40 PC case sitting on a table.

It’s time to stop settling for a noisy gaming PC

It's easy to settle for a loud gaming PC after getting everything set up, but with a little tweaking, you can make your rig run cooler and quieter.
Samsung Galaxy S24 (left) and Google Pixel 8 in hand.

5 ways the Samsung Galaxy S24 beats the Google Pixel 8

Thinking of buying either a Google Pixel 8 or a Samsung Galaxy S24? Here are a few reasons why the Galaxy S24 is the better choice.
Apple iPad Pro 11 with Apple Magic Keyboard.

Apple has backed itself into a corner

The iPad Pro is about to get an M4 chip, but that means all kinds of weirdness could affect upcoming Macs, with release schedules being thrown into disarray.
TikTok logo on an iPhone.

Worried about the TikTok ban? Here are 5 TikTok alternatives you should use

Though TikTok isn't banned quite yet, it may be soon. Here are some alternatives worth checking out.
The Logitech G Cloud Gaming Handheld sits on a stack of comics.

I was wrong about cloud gaming. One small setup change showed me the light

I wasn't a believer in cloud gaming when I tried it before, but a tweak to my router has turned me into a convert.
Someone holding the Rabbit R1 with its screen turned on.

I spent four days with the AI gadget of the future, and it was a mess

The Rabbit R1 is an AI-powered gadget that can help you get things done quicker than you're able to with your phone. At least, that's what it's supposed to do.
A man hangs out with two guys in Boy Kills World.

Boy Kills World’s Dawid Szatarski on making the action movie’s insane fight scenes

In an interview with Digital Trends, action director and fight coordinator Dawid Szatarski discussed how he created elaborate fight scenes in Boy Kills World.
You Asked

You Asked: Is Amazon hiding the Blu-rays? And where’s the Sony XM6?

On this week’s You Asked: Is Amazon trying to kill Blu-ray discs? Are the Sony XM6 headphones coming?
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D held between fingertips.

I’ve used Intel CPUs for years. Here’s why I’m finally switching to AMD

After so many years sticking with Team Blue, I'm switching back to AMD for the next iteration of my gaming PC.
A man floating in air kicks another man in the face in City Hunter.

Netflix is streaming the craziest action movie of 2024. Here’s why I loved it

Netflix just debuted one of the craziest, most intense action movies of 2024. Here's why I loved it, and why you need to stream it right now.
The Intel 12th-gen Mainboard upgrade for the Framework Laptop.

The real reason so many laptops have moved to soldered RAM

Soldered RAM is becoming very common in laptops of all shapes and sizes -- but is that a good thing?
A person holding the OnePlus 12.

How this surprise OnePlus feature changed my smartphone photos forever

It's an easily ignored feature, but the OnePlus 12's Master Mode is way more than just another Pro camera mode — and using it has changed my photos forever.
New Surface Laptop Studio 2 with a Surface Pen.

The unsung hero behind the modernization of Windows laptops

We chat with Sensel about the technology behind haptic touchpads, look at some of their cool concepts, and more.
Sea of Stars main cast

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes makes me appreciate Sea of Stars even more

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes and Sea of Stars both look to replicate the feel of retro RPGs, but in notably different ways.
The Brother MFC-J1205W's off-white color looks nice in a home office.

No, you shouldn’t just buy whatever Brother printer is cheapest

Brother printers are great but don't rush a printer decision. A bad purchase causes frustration and waste, while costing you time and money.
An alien egg cracks open with the tagline "In space no one can hear you scream" underneath in the Alien movie poster.

Does the sci-fi classic Alien have the best movie marketing campaign ever?

With Ridley Scott's 1979 sci-fi masterpiece Alien back in theaters, let's revisit its iconic tagline, poster, and trailer.
A person holding the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra and Google Pixel 8 Pro.

I compared Google and Samsung’s AI photo-editing tools. It’s not even close

Google and Samsung both have their own versions of an object removal tool. But which one works better? We found out.
The main workout screen on the Google Pixel Watch 2.

5 smartwatches you should buy instead of the Google Pixel Watch 2

The Google Pixel Watch 2 proves that Google is on the right track with its smartwatches. But it's not perfect. Here are five alternatives you should consider.
The current gen version of Fallout 4.

3 great Xbox Game Pass titles you should try this weekend (April 26-28)

Looking for something to play on Xbox Game Pass this weekend? Check out these great games from Bethesda, EA, and Hooded Horse.
A PC built with the Hyte Nexus Link ecosystem.

Hyte made me fall in love with my gaming PC all over again

Hyte's impressive Nexus Link ecosystem will force you to think differently about how you plan and build your gaming PC.
Meta AI on mobile and desktop web interface.

Why Llama 3 is changing everything in the world of AI

Llama 3 isn't just the latest version of Meta's AI -- it's a revolution in capabilities and accessibility. Here's why it could be the big AI of the future.
OnePlus 12R Genshin Impact Edition in hand.

The OnePlus 12R is still one of 2024’s best smartphone deals

We're a couple of months removed from the OnePlus 12R's release. Is it still as good as it was back in February? I revisited the phone to find out.
Mario bumps into a Goomba in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remake is full of quality of life updates

Nintendo gave us a close look at some of the changes coming to its upcoming Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remake.
Apps on the Apple Watch Series 9's screen.

I keep forgetting about the Apple Watch Series 9’s coolest feature

I love the Apple Watch Series 9, and have recently found a new favorite band for it. But I have also discovered there's a cool feature I don't use often enough.