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A demo of Humane's wearable, projecting an incoming phone call onto someone's hand.

This bizarre AI device may replace your smartphone in the future

What's the future look like beyond smartphones? According to Humane, it's a strange wearable with a camera and laser projector.
Someone wearing the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5.

Samsung just unlocked a Galaxy Watch 5 feature it’s been hiding for months

The Galaxy Watch 5's skin temperature sensor has been useless since the smartwatch launched last August. Now, that's finally changing.
Someone holding the Google Pixel 7a.

It looks like the Pixel 7a will be more expensive than we hoped

The Pixel 7a is shaping up to be one of the year's best smartphone deals ... but now the price is rumored to go up.
The screens on the Galaxy A54 and Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Your next Samsung phone might ditch Google Search for Bing

Bing Chat is one of the best AI chatbots in 2023. It's so good, in fact, that Samsung might replace Google Search with it on future Galaxy phones.
Intel Core i5-12400F box sitting in front of a gaming PC.

Your next smartphone might have an Intel processor — seriously

Intel is one of the biggest names for laptop and desktop chips. Now, it's diving into the world of smartphone and tablet processors.
The back of the Galaxy S23 Ultra and iPhone 14 Pro.

The Galaxy S24 could crush the iPhone 15 in a really big way

Samsung Galaxy S24 rumors are already trickling out — and the latest one is bad news for the iPhone 15.
A Fitbit Charge 5 displaying the home screen on a wearer opening a door.

Google is getting ready to kill your Fitbit account

Google's acquisition of Fitbit continues to be more noticeable all the time. Now, Google is coming for your Fitbit account.
A selfie created with the Barbie Selfie Generator website.

Barbie selfie generator: how to use the barbie filter

The new Barbie movie trailer has been a smash hit on social media — as has its meme-worthy posters. Here's how to make your very own Barbie poster selfie.
Apple Watch Series 7 next to the Garmin Forerunner 265.

I replaced my Apple Watch with a Garmin — and I don’t want to go back

I've been a proud Apple Watch wearer for years. But after recently replacing mine with a Garmin smartwatch, I don't want to go back.
Someone holding an iPhone 14 Pro, with Perplexity AI running on it.

I just found the perfect ChatGPT iPhone app, and it’s free

There are plenty of ChatGPT iPhone apps, but a new one called Perplexity AI is surprising and impressive in all the right ways. Here's why I love it.
A black iPhone 14 Pro lying on a table.

My iPhone 14 Pro is amazing, but there’s one thing driving me crazy

Apple's iPhone 14 Pro is an incredible phone with ample power and features in a reasonably-sized body. But there's one thing I can't stand about it.
An Apple Watch, Galaxy Watch 5, and Garmin Forerunner 265 lying on a desk next to each other.

Tired of Google ruining your Fitbit? Look at these 5 alternatives

Google's handling of Fitbit has been ... rocky, to say the least. Looking for a better alternative? Here are a few of our favorites.
An Apple Watch Series 8 with the screen turned on.

Apple Watch Series 8 review: the best Apple Watch gets better

Have an iPhone? Looking for a smartwatch? The Apple Watch Series 8 is the new go-to pick. It's powerful, familiar, and oh-so-good at everything it does.
Someone wearing the Garmin Forerunner 265 on their wrist.

Garmin Forerunner 265 review: the new standard for fitness watches

The Garmin Forerunner 265 is Garmin's latest entry in its running watch family. I've been using it for a few weeks, and it completely surprised me.
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra next to the Google Pixel 7 Pro.

I did a Galaxy S23 Ultra vs. Pixel 7 Pro camera test — and it’s not even close

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra and Google Pixel 7 Pro have two of the most powerful smartphone camera systems around. But which one is the best? We found out.
Mockup render of the iPhone 14 in an orange color.

Apple, please release the iPhone 14 in these colors next 

The iPhone 14 now comes in yellow. And it looks great! But there are a few other colors I wish Apple had released instead.

Google I/O 2023 is happening on May 10 with an in-person event

It's official! Google I/O 2023 is taking place on May 10 with an in-person event. Here's what we know so far.
The iPhone 14 in yellow.

The iPhone 14 now comes in this yellow color, and I’m obsessed with it

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus just got a visual refresh with a new yellow color. It's bright, punchy, and I can't wait to use it.
An iPhone 14 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro standing upright on a desk.

I think I made a huge mistake with my iPhone 14 Pro Max

The iPhone 14 Pro Max is an incredible phone — arguably one of the very best you can buy. But I think I made a big mistake with it.
Folding the new Motorola razr.

A new Motorola Razr is coming soon, and it could be the best one yet

Motorola has confirmed that a new Razr folding phone is coming very soon. And if recent leaks are anything to go by, it should be pretty amazing.
MWC 2023 Awards

Digital Trends’ Top Tech of MWC 2023 Awards

These are our picks for the best announcements of MWC 2023.
ChatGPT-powered My AI chatbot running in the Snapchat app.

ChatGPT is coming to Snapchat to be your new AI BFF

We've already seen ChatGPT technology in Bing, Spotify, and more. Now, ChatGPT is coming to Snapchat.
The back of the Apple Watch SE 2 in its protective case.

Why blood glucose tracking on the Apple Watch may finally happen

Blood glucose monitoring is one of the most-requested Apple Watch features — and Apple just took a big toward making it a reality.
The ParagraphAI keyboard generating an automated reply to a Telegram message.

I let a ChatGPT app take over my phone’s keyboard, and it was wild

ChatGPT has proven to be a fascinating (and sometimes unhinged) technology. So, what happens when you let it take over your phone's keyboard?
Back of the pink Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus review: an incredible phone (with a catch)

The Galaxy S23 Plus is a strange phone. It's not an incredible value or Samsung's top flagship. But for the right person, it can still be pretty incredible.
Someone holding the OnePlus 11 and iPhone 14 Pro side-by-side.

I can’t believe how our OnePlus 11 vs. iPhone 14 Pro camera test turned out

The iPhone 14 Pro is one of the best camera phones in 2023. How does the $699 OnePlus 11 stack up to it? A lot better than you might think!
Error message on Twitter saying you are "over the daily limit for sending Tweets."

Twitter is down and not letting us tweet — it says users are over a daily limit [Update]

Having problems with Twitter? Not able to tweet anything? It looks like you aren't alone.
OnePlus 11 lying on a pillow with the screen turned on.

Does the OnePlus 11 come with a screen protector?

The OnePlus 11 strives to deliver capable specs without completely breaking the bank. Does that offer also include a free screen protector?
A close-up shot of the alert slider on the OnePlus 11.

The OnePlus 11’s excellent alert slider is also a big problem

The alert slider is back on the OnePlus 11. It's tactile, unique, and a lot of fun to use. But I'm more eager to see what comes next.
Alleged dummy model of the Google Pixel Fold.

This Google Pixel Fold hands-on video shows it may put the Z Fold to shame

A dummy model of the Pixel Fold recently appeared in a hands-on video, revealing what the phone may look like in the real world.
Holding The OnePlus 10 Pro.

Using the OnePlus 10 Pro again made me worried about the OnePlus 11

With less than a month to go before the OnePlus 11 launch, I decided to revisit the OnePlus 10 Pro. And now I'm really worried.
Amazon Kindle Scribe laying on a desk.

How the Kindle Scribe quietly became my favorite gadget of 2022

2022 gave us a lot of killer mobile gadgets. But among all of the iPhones, Pixels, and Galaxy goodies, the Kindle Scribe stands out as my favorite of the year.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 sitting on a window ledge.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 review: an (almost) perfect foldable flip phone

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 is Samsung's latest entry in its flip phone family. It's like its predecessor, but better in some very key ways. Here's our full review.
Two Google Pixel 7 Pro smartphones.

I gave the Pixel 7 Pro a second chance — it didn’t go how I hoped

The Google Pixel 7 Pro is a smartphone I've had a lot of trouble with. I decided to give it a second chance, and ... it was interesting.