Alex Tretbar

Alex Tretbar

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Alex Tretbar, audio/video intern, is a writer, editor, musician, gamer and sci-fi nerd raised on EverQuest and Magic: The Gathering. He studied English and Journalism at the University of Kansas, working for local media such as the Kansan and KJHK 90.7 FM. After writing for a Kansas City trade journal post-graduation, Alex took up traveling and eventually settled in the Pacific Northwest.

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Is that Grandma on TV? Chromecast’s wallpaper can now be customized

Chromecast users now have the ability to add their own photos to the home screen. In addition, Google now offers more options, including artwork from the Google Cultural Institute, headlines from news outlets, weather data, and satellite…
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Amazon orders second season for wildly popular original series ‘Transparent’

In the wake of the seemingly overnight explosion in popularity of Prime Instant Video-exclusive Transparent, Amazon Studios has greenlit the show for a second season. New episodes of the series, which stars Arrested Development alum Jeffrey…
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Your next LG TV will sound sharper thanks to DTS-HD decoders in every LG product

LG and DTS announced today that they have formed a worldwide strategic alliance that will see DTS' premium audio technology into LG's complete lineup of home entertainment products including TVs, sound bars, A/V receivers, and digital media…
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Chromecast strikes a chord with consumers as its setup app tops charts

Chromecast's accompanying app has landed atop research firm App Annie's list of the top apps for connected devices in the U.S., including devices like wearables, smart TVs, and GoPro cameras.
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AMC renews ‘The Walking Dead’ for a sixth season, greenlights new spinoff series

AMC announced today it has renewed its wildly successful series 'The Walking Dead' for a sixth season, as well as greenlighting a new spinoff set in the same apocalyptic universe.
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Sharp’s Free Form LCDs break out of the box to fit in car dashboards, smartwatches, and more

Sharp has developed a prototype for what it's calling "a revolutionary advance over the conventional display shape." The company's Free-Form LCD display can be shaped into new designs, aimed at car dashboards, and a variety of other…