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Bill Roberson

Bill Roberson

Former Digital Trends Contributor

I focus on producing Digital Trends' 'DT Daily' video news program along with photographing items we get in for review. I also personally review various tech items - and the occasional motorcycle. Follow me on Twitter: @BillRobersonDT

apple 29 dtd06252018

Why are some monitor makers using 4K panels in lower resolution models?

German site claims some monitor makers are down-rezzing 4K monitor panels, Apple may debut upgraded AirPods, we have some design idea changes for the next iPhones.
apple 28 dtd06222018

Latest LCD Apple iPhone rumors point to cost-cutting design, lower price?

New clues to a possibly less-spendy iPhone X emerge, The Glitch Mob takes EDM into VR and on the road "live", Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom opens tonight and we have a review.
igtv dtd06212018

IGTV video app rolls out right as Instagram tops a billion monthly users

Now you can start losing your digital car keys as well, Instagram (and by extension, Facebook) takes aim at YouTube with the new IGTV app, and Apple wrestles with their complicated wireless charging technology.
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Not another notch: Oppo’s Find X smartphone camera pops up for pix

Honda's Insight hybrid grows up and turns 20, Microsoft plugs their new News app into an AI, Oppo Find X smartphone camera plays hide and seek.
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Call the Beastie Boys, Elon says there’s sabotage going on at Tesla

Apple fined millions by Australia for 2016 'Error 53' debacle, Elon says everyone is out to get Tesla including a disgruntled worker, Google's Messenger gets a long-awaited Apple-ish feature.
apple 27 dtd06182018

Apple iOS 12 update will include precise location data if you call 911

Apple says tech from RapidSOS will pinpoint your location in a 911 call, Microsoft snaps up student video maker company FlipGrid, we bring the bump and new audio tech to a DT staffer's mature car.
nintendo 2 dtd06152018

Be the king of Kong again as the iconic game lands on the Nintendo Switch

Rescue the princess and find true (retro) love as Donkey Kong comes to the Nintendo Switch, Grayshift says they can beat Apple's new security move, foldable Samsung phone may be just months away.
jaguar dtd06142018

The sound of silence? Jaguar gives iPace electric car a Jetsons buzz

Jaguar gives their new electric car a bit of a buzz, Apple plans on blocking new way law enforcement accesses locked iPhones, Sony has its hands full of complains about Fortnite access on the Nintendo Switch.
motorcycle buying guide

Motorcycle buying guide: What to know before buying your first bike

Riding a motorcycle can be one of life's greatest joys. Thankfully, we've put together a motorcycle buying guide for those new to the game.
sony 2 dtd06122018

Baby-powered light makes ghosts appear? Sony’s ‘Death Stranding’ game gets weirder

Sony rolls out a slate of new - and occasionally odd - game titles at E3 2018, HTC's u12 smartphone is a bit too touchy, and Apple may join Club USB-C next year.
halo infinite dtd06112018

The Master Chief returns in Halo Infinite, set to land on Xbox One and Win10 PC

The Halo franchise gets a sixth installment and will be Win10 PC playable, Elon Musk says the new Roadster will get rocket thrusters, we review the powerful Alienware 17 R5 gaming laptop.
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MIT cooks up a psycho A.I. named Norman by feeding it dark data from Reddit

Facebook flubs again and makes millions of private posts public, we drive the new and improved Lexus ES models, MIT cooks up a psychopathic A.I. and gives it a perfect name.
amazon fire tv cube dtd06072018

Resistance is futile: Amazon Fire TV Cube assimilates cord cutters, cable box users

Amazon Fire TV Cube is set to assimilate your home and TV systems, Parrot's new Anafi drone can look up as well as down, manned Kitty Hawk Flyer takes to the air.
facebook 10 dtd06062018

Facebook in hot water again over data deals with Huawei, Lenovo and others

Facebook is in dutch with the Feds over data sharing with Chinese companies, an Apple app may turn AirPods into budget hearing aides, Sony debuts the sixth generation of their popular high-performance RX100 pocket camera.
apple 26 dtd06052018

On Apple’s big WWDC day, why was new smart home tech MIA?

Despite all the news out of Apple's WWDC, smart home tech seemed to get short shrift. Plus: Qualcomm turns their 845 chip up to 850 for laptop duties, and ASUS may be showing the way forward for the lowly touch pad.
github dtd06042018

Microsoft puts GitHub in its cart. Will it suffer same fate as Skype and Nokia?

Microsoft's big purchase overshadows Apple's WWDC event, we take a loving look at a brightly colored laptop line from yesteryear, and Nvidia channels George Jetson to pump up the robot revolution.
fortnite dtd06012018

Leak indicates ‘Fortnite’ is heading for the Nintendo Switch at long last

The tech world braces for Apple's WWDC conference on Monday, teens flee Facebook, but where are the going? And hints are surfacing that Fortnite will land on the Nintendo Switch soon.
apple 25 dtd05312018

Is Apple poaching Intel talent from a new hush-hush facility in Oregon?

Reports suggest Apple has a secret lab near chipmaker Intel's Oregon HQ, twitter user seems to easily defeat face unlock feature on the OnePlus 6, Audi e-tron EVs cruise the streets of Geneva.
pokemon dtd05302018

Pokemon Quest hits the Switch; more games and Poke Ball controller on the way

The Nintendo Switch goes full Pokemon with new games and a nifty controller, leaked images of Motorola's new phone look oddly familiar, and we go behind the scenes at an Amazon Fulfillment Center to see how your TP and other orders get delivered so quickly.
apple 24 dtd05292018

Report: Apple going all OLED all the time with new iPhones

Apple may be going to OLED screens for all future iPhones, iOS update will expand Apple's AirPlay and HomePod capabilities, PUBG sues Fortnite maker Epic games, and a Star Citizen upgrade that costs as much as a new car.
alexa 2 dtd05252018

Is Alexa listening – and recording? Incident prompts worry about smarthome hubs

Amazon says Alexa incident was a series of unfortunate coincidences, beloved minor Star Wars character to get a Stories movie, we chat with Brit zombie comedy icon Simon Pegg.
apple 23 dtd05242018

Apple, VW team up to ferry workers around Cupertino in self-driving T6 vans

Apple hooks up with Volkswagen to shuttle employees in self-driving vans while Uber hits the brakes on their autonomous car efforts. Also, we play around as androids in Quantic Games new game Detroit: Become Human.
htc u12 plus dtd05232018

New HTC U12 Plus literally puts the squeeze on more expensive top-tier phones

HTC U12 Plus smartphone takes on the iPhone X and Galaxy S9 spec-wise, Apple opens the door for users to check on data the company has collected, Razer brings speed to laptop gaming with a new external GPU device.
subaru dtd05222018

DT Daily: Subaru Ascent attempts to climb a mountain of competition

New Subaru Ascent acquits itself nicely, but can it measure up to the competition? New hardware bug for Intel on the heels of Spectre and Meltdown, new HTC U12 Plus smartphone breaks cover a day early.
apple iphone 2 dtd05212018

iPhone SE … X? Leaks indicate the smallest iPhone could get an X makeover

Leaks indicate a new Apple iPhone might take the form of an old Apple iPhone, Microsoft snaps up an AI development company in the wake of the Google Duplex demo, and crowdfunded headphone maker Ossic shuts off the lights on backers.
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Speak to me, robot: Startling Google Duplex demo raises endless concerns

Google Duplex has people (and digital assistants) talking about talking to robots, Google may also be eyeing an entry into the smartwatch market, the latest Boston Dynamics robot is going to need some of those marathoner stickers.
net neutrality dtd05102018

Net Neutrality remains on life support as senators rally to save it

Data-freedom loving politicians attempt to find workaround to save net neutrality, hard times hit ZTE in China as trade war spools up, the hills are alive with the sounds of luxury coming from the new Rolls Royce SUV.
google duplex dtd05092018

You talkin’ to me? Google Duplex tech takes A.I. chatbots to the next level

Robocalls are going to be a lot more convincing in the near future, Cortana and Alexa will be friends - for now, Apple trims back some weeds int he walled App Store garden.
android dtd05082018

DT Daily: Next-gen version of Android OS a hot topic at Google I/O

Google's annual I/O tech show kicks off in California, new rumors for the next round of Apple iPhone X models, self driving semis may beat self-driving cars to the finish line.
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Apple hands out new handsets in face of iPhone X FaceID failures

Microsoft Build 2018 developer conference is less sweaty but more cloudy, Apple iPhone X FaceID failures get a quick cure, Vudu streaming app gets an upgrade as Disney squabble is settled.
facebook 9 dtd05022018

DT Daily: Facebook targets Tinder with upcoming dating channel

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook might be a good place to find that special someone, we rock out with the new LG G7 ThinQ smartphone, teen's Apple Watch might have saved her life.
facebook 8 dtd05012018

WhatsApp co-founder flees Facebook just as F8 gets underway

A key player leaves Facebook - possibly over data issues, Fortnite Season 4 arrives with a bang (and a crater), $200 Oculus Go VR headset preorders sell out quick.
windows 10 2 dtd04302018

Windows 10 can hear you now with expanded dictation features and more

Windows 10 April Update drops with numerous upgrades, Huawei looks to go their own OS way, Fortnight Season 4 may hit with a big boom overnight.
windows 10 dtd04272018

New Windows 10 update focuses on work Focus, Timeline features

The latest update for Windows 10 brings Timeline and Focus features, Square buys website maker Weebly, and it only took 19 Marvel movies to lead up to Avengers: Infinity War, which opens today.