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Kailla Coomes

Kailla Coomes

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Kailla is a staff writer from Portland, Ore. She studied Journalism at the University of Oregon and graduated in 2014. In her free time, Kailla watches reruns of 'The Office,' attempts to teach herself bass guitar, and listens to true-crime podcasts. When she is not writing about tech, Kailla likes to write short stories and poetry.

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The best rideshare apps in 2023: top 11 apps to check out

Here are the best ridesharing apps, so you don't have to worry about getting from point A to point B. We've got everything from on-demand rides to carpooling.
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When is the best time to post on Instagram?

If you're looking to boost the engagement you receive on your Instagram posts, you'll need to know the best time to post them. Here's how to figure that out.
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The best Instant Pot accessories for 2022

We've done the research for you and rounded up the best Instant Pot accessories to complement your favorite all-in-one appliance.
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The best GIF-maker apps and websites for 2020

Ever wanted to make a GIF using your favorite video, or better yet, be the star of a GIF? Lucky for you, creating GIFs is a lot easier than you might think.
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The best iPhone car chargers

Check out our list of the best iPhone car chargers. Some have multiple ports, others a lifetime warranty. All of them will make sure your phone never dies.

How to disable push notifications in your browser

Don't want notifications while surfing the web? If you're looking to cut back on the ones you get, here's how to disable push notifications in your browser.
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The 13 best gifts for runners

When running isn’t your forte, but you have to get a gift for a friend who just finished a marathon, what do you do? Check out these best gifts for runners.

The best space heaters

Need a little extra warmth? Here are the best space heaters to keep you toasty on winter nights.

The best smart luggage

Suitcases are wising up: Here's our list of the best luggage, bags, and trackers for your journey, whether you need device support or want more safety.
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The best navigation apps for Android and iOS

Getting lost is a thing of the past -- your smartphone is the best navigator you'll ever have. From up-to-date traffic alerts to finding the best coffee shop nearby, we have found the best navigation apps with these features and more. Always find your way with the best navigation apps for Android and iOS.
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Here’s our list of the best tech-related Halloween decorations

Decorating the inside and outside of your home for Halloween doesn’t have to be stressful. We put together the best tech-related Halloween decorations to make the process easier for you, and more fun. From a flying ghost to a lunging zombie, check out our list of the best high-tech trimmings.
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Best tiny houses you can rent

They may be small, but they are mighty. Tiny homes are more spacious than you think and are the perfect vacation getaway when you want to travel light. We have rounded up the best tiny houses for rent from around the globe, so you don't have to worry if your luggage will fit (it always will).

The best shipping container homes from around the world

Shipping containers are affordable, fireproof, and flood-proof, which is why they can make the perfect home when utilized properly. Here, we've rounded up some of the more spectacular examples, whether you're a fan of minimalism, over-the-top extravagance, or something in between.
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USA Today’s Emerging Tech director talks about the future of storytelling

Today on Digital Trends Live we interviewed the Director of Emerging Tech for USA Today, Ray Soto, to talk about how they are using VR and AR to introduce interactive storytelling to the news. He also talked about projects like The Wall and USS Eisenhower and what he sees for the future of AR.

The best iPhone bike mounts

Even in the middle of a strenuous bike ride, you may want to glance at your phone -- maybe to check your GPS, or see how much longer the podcast you’re listening to will last. With a phone mount, your phone will always be a glance away. Here are our picks for the best iPhone bike mounts.
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Guitarist Dweezil Zappa on future projects and advice to young musicians

On Digital Trends Live we talked to guitarist Dweezil Zappa on his most recent tour, future music projects, and what advice he would give to young musicians. Zappa also talked about his music camp called Dweezilla where you can learn how to play the guitar from the best.
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Cryptocurrency investor Ian Balina sees a comeback for cryptocurrency in 2019

Today on Digital Trends Live, we chatted with cryptocurrency investor Ian Balina about what the future holds for cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin. He also gave a quick recap of what happened in 2018, as well as a few pointers on what to look for when thinking about investing our own money.
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Twitch streamer Fuslie gives a glimpse of her life and future plans

We welcomed Twitch streamer Fuslie to Digital Trends Live to talk about how she went from a pre-med student to a Twitch streamer with nearly 200,000 followers. We also chatted about how her created content has evolved through the years and her future streaming plans.
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Jobbatical’s Lauren Proctor discusses the future of jobs for tech experts

We brought Lauren Proctor, Jobbatical’s head of product and marketing, to Digital Trends Live to talk about the future of tech jobs abroad. She discussed future job trends including, employers introducing a performance-based model and people giving up a desk to work remotely.
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CEO of shoe startup OB/VS talks about exploration-focused footwear

We chatted with the Founder and CEO of OB/VS Kelly Dachtler about how an adventure around the world made him want to start a shoe company. Dachtler also talked about a one-of-a-kind, shoe that they have created that can be used in any environment and climate in the world.
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Digital Trends Live: Harlem Globetrotter Big Easy talks new app, favorite gadget

Today on Digital Trends Live, we chatted with Harlem Globetrotter Nathaniel Lofton, known as Big Easy, about the release of their brand-new app and his go-to gadgets. The Globetrotter app tells you everything about the team members and even features a basketball game that can be played anywhere.
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Digital Trends Live: HyperloopTT’s Dirk Ahlborn discusses the future of travel

Today on Digital Trends Live, we talked with the CEO and founder of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Dirk Ahlborn, on the future of the fastest way to travel. With two commercial projects in the pipeline, one in China and one in the UAE, traveling by Hyperloop is in our not-so-distant future.
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Digital Trends Live: CyPhy Works Laura Major talks advances in tethered drones

Today on Digital Trends Live, we sat down with the CTO of CyPhy Works, Laura Major, to talk about tethered drones, which can go up 400 feet and can stay in the air for several days at a time. They can also be used for security, in emergencies, and even at large stadium events.
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Digital Trends Live: Rocketbook creators see their erasable notebook soar

In an out-of-this-world interview, we chatted with the founders of Rocketbook, Jake Epstein and Joe Lemay, about how their product was invented over a few pints of beer at a dive bar, what it was like to be on Shark Tank, and what the future holds for their smart erasable notebooks.
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Presidential candidate Andrew Yang talks A.I. and a universal payout

Today on Digital Trends Live, we chatted with 2020 Presidential Candidate and entrepreneur, Andrew Yang. Yang talked about how artificial intelligence, including self-driving cars, is taking over jobs and how a universal payout will help people get back on their feet.
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Digital Trends Live: Stablecoin expert discusses all things cryptocurrency

Today on Digital Trends Live, we talked with the CEO of Pareto Network, Eric Lamison-White. His company is a market-insight platform that is focused on cryptocurrency. We discussed Stablecoin, which is a way to protect your cryptocurrency, as well as what the future holds for Bitcoin.
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DT Daily: Amazon HQ2(s), Indiegogo’s CEO, and Chris Bevans of Dyne

Today on DT Daily we talked about Amazon's decision for HQ2, what the introduction of autonomous cars means for tourism, and what Amazon products to buy on Black Friday. We also brought on the CEO of Indiegogo, David Mandelbrot and the Creative Director of DYNE, Chris Bevans.
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DT Daily: Foldable phones, Facebook’s Portal and Portal+, and whiskey galore

Today on DT Daily we finally got a sneak peek at Samsung's Foldable Phone. We covered the headlines from the release of Facebook’s Smart Home Device, Portal and Portal+ to the future of 8K TVs. We also brought on Sam Slaughter from the Manual and Jordan Felix to talk Whiskey.
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DT Daily: Alexa helps you vote, our new series ‘Behind the Wheel,’ and more

Today on DT Daily we talked about how Alexa is helping people cast their votes, a new feature from Tesla called "Summon," and what it takes to win the World Drone Racing Championships. We also welcomed Tim Walbridge to talk about our brand new video series Behind the Wheel.
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Rapper Goon Des Garcons talks about new music and his love for Elon Musk

Rapper Goon Des Garcon just released a brand new music video where he is rapping inside a moving Tesla and is using a flamethrower. He joined us on DT Daily to talk about that music video, why he'd be the first rapper in space, and his new music project slated for early 2019.
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Comedian Michael Lenoci talks Carnegie Hall and his podcast, ‘Guys Night Out’

Today on 'DT Daily,' we sat down with L.A.-based comedian Michael Lenoci to talk about his podcast, 'Guys Night Out,' where he gives relationship advice to people who write in. We also talked about how he went from a confused kid in Florida to a professional who's opened at Carnegie Hall.
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5 crazy successful Kickstarters that didn’t live up to the hype

Just because a Kickstarter project secures millions in funding, doesn't necessarily mean it will produce a product that's actually worthwhile. To prove our point, we've put together a list of products that blew past their funding goals only to be met with less-than-stellar reception.
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The best Pixel XL cases and covers

Google’s last-gen flagship is a big phone, which makes it more prone to accidents. Whether you want a case that doubles as a charger, a stylish alternative, or something designed to protect against major impacts, we've rounded up the best Google Pixel XL cases available.
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How to send money on Facebook

There's more to Facebook than puppy photos and fake news. Like Venmo, Facebook Messenger lets you pay or request money from any of your friends, though it does so without requiring any sort of transfer payment. Here, we show you how to use it on your desktop or within the mobile app.