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Joe Donovan

Joe Donovan

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Joe Donovan is an editorial assistant for Digital Trends who covers a variety of general assignments throughout the technology spectrum. Joe’s work has appeared in several publications including Digital Trends and Portland’s alt-newsweekly, Willamette Week. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and binging on Netflix.


How to stream an AVI file to your TV, or burn it to a DVD

So you've got an AVI file, but you'd rather not watch it on your PC? Here's how to stream it to your TV, play it from a flash drive, or burn it to a DVD.
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10 essential questions to ask when buying a used car

Buying a used car can be intimidating. Asking these 10 questions will separate the deals on wheels from the junkers.
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The best free ebooks available for the iPad

Not all great books are expensive. We've rounded up thousands of free books from around the web, including sci-fi novellas, romance novels, and the like.
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Master Android Wear 2.0 with these 15 essential tips and tricks

There's more to Android Wear than you might think. Fortunately, these 15 tips and tricks will help you make the most of your smartwatch.

The best iPhone 6 and 6 Plus accessories

The iPhone 6 is better than anything that came before it. Check out some of our favorite accessories for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, from speakers to mounts.
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The 14 most outrageously expensive apps on iPhone

We doubt that you would pay a grand for an iPhone app, but if you're curious, here are the most expensive apps currently available in the App Store.
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Back to the future: 10 retro technologies that refuse to die

Think dot-matrix printers, boomboxes, and floppy disks are dead? Surprise, they're still being made. Check out a few of our favorites.
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Not getting a lot done this week? How to set reminders with Google Now

Need a personal assistant? We'll give you an essential overview of using Google Now reminders makes it easy to remember all those pesky details.
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Stay ahead of the curve with these 11 tips and tricks for LG’s G Flex 2

Want more out of your LG G Flex 2? We compile 11 of the most useful trick and tips for the stellar curved handset.
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5 Star-Trek-inspired home theaters that even Picard would be jealous of

Every trekkie wants a home theater with Starship Enterprise vibes. Some have actually made it happen. Here are our five favorite Star Trek home theaters.

How to take a screenshot on every Google Nexus device (Nexus 4 – 10, Android 4.0+)

Our guide to screenshot on a Nexus 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 and every other Nexus 4.0+ tablet or phone.
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Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5: Is Samsung’s new phone actually better?

We pit the Samsung Galaxy GS6 to the tried and true Galaxy S5. How do the flagship devices compare and should you replace your Galaxy S5?
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Here are the 8 best camera features of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are terrific cameras. Here are the 8 awesome features included in the GS6.
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6 features Apple Watch needs to stand apart from other wearables

How can Apple capitalize on all that smartwatch buzz? We list the six features that Apple needs to make their newest product legendary.
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You’ll like what you hear: How to enable HD voice on the iPhone 6 (and 6 Plus)

Everything you need to know to get HD voice on your iPhone 6.
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Paying too much? 5 unknown wireless carriers that could cut your bill in half

There's a certain piece of mind that goes along with no-contract cellphone carriers and month-to-month plans. Check out our roundup of the best of them.
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The 10 most absurd vacation rentals, from Jagger’s villa to Branson’s village

From superyachts to island villas, there are plenty of crazy rentals out there. Check out some of the most unusual places available for rent.
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Fujifilm makes smaller appearance at CES 2015, reveals only XF16-55MM f/2.8 lens

Fujifilm skipped out on CES for 2015, but it did announce the XF16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens that's designed with photojournalists in mind.
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Nikon feels out CES with the entry-level D5500, its first touch-enabled DSLR

Nikon kicks off CES 2015 by announcing their new D5500, a touch-enabled entry-level DSLR. The D5500 comes with a Nikon DSLR first – a touchscreen LCD.
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Survival of the felines: 10 reasons why Grumpy Cat has lasted so long (and her 15 minutes are up)

Grumpy Cat's 15 minutes of fame are wearing thin. We look back at the highlights of everybody's favorite Internet meme.
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Zoom over yacht fires, Chernobyl, and volcanoes in the most amazing drone videos

There's no shortage of drone films on the Web. Fortunately, we've sorted through the masses to provide a list of the best videos captured via drone.
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The best selfie fails: 10 self-portraits gone awry

Every so often, a selfie can capture a spontaneous moment, whether intentional or accidental. Check out 10 of our favorite selfie fails on the Web.
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Print your dessert and inhale your booze: Nine high-tech foods you can eat right now

Technology is changing the way we eat — and we're not just talking Spam. Check out a few futuristic foods born from tech advancements in the 21st century.
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Only happy accidents: here are the best Error 404 pages on the Web

We all know 404 pages are a bad sign. Check out 17 of our favorite 404 pages on the Web, whether you prefer screaming goats or awkward conversations.
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Kickstart your home theater with one of these 7 amazing A/V receivers under $1,000

Our top picks will deliver features you need and the sound you crave for under $1,000.
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These seven best receivers under $500 redefine bang for your buck

You can get a terrific receiver for less than $500. Here are our top picks, all of which deliver the features you need and the sound you crave.
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Apple iPad Air 2 vs. iPad Air

The iPad Air 2 is here. We sort through the specs to determine how it stacks up against the already stellar iPad Air.
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Five reasons to get excited about Windows 10

Microsoft has officially introduced Windows 10. Here are five reasons why we're excited about the preview.
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The 20 best, worst, and weirdest tech tattoos

From a portrait of Bill Gates face to a lifelong reminder that MySpace is "The Place for Friends," here are the 20 best and worst tech based tattoos.
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Nexus 6 vs. Moto X (2014): An in-depth comparison

We pit the stellar Moto X against Google's behemoth, the Nexus 6. Both are made by Motorola and the two handsets have a lot in common.
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Ice ice, baby: Get your NHL fix with this live stream watch guide

Check out this guide on how to watch the NHL online, so you don't miss another second of action.

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The iPhone 6 camera is one of the best in the biz. Here are the 9 awesome features included in the iPhone 6 camera.
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How to install custom keyboards on iOS 8

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iPhone 6 vs. Motorola Moto X (2014): In-depth comparison