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Mathew Katz

Mathew Katz

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Mathew is a news editor at Digital Trends, specializing in covering all kinds of tech news — from video games to policy. He makes sure Digital Trends keeps you up-to-date with the latest developments on how tech affects your life and how government and businesses impact how you use technology.

Mathew was previously was an editor at TIME Magazine, where he coordinated coverage for breaking news, including the 2016 election, the Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting and the 2017 Charlottesville rally. He helped expand breaking news coverage across Time Inc. brands, working with a team of reporters to write stories for TIME, Fortune, and Money magazines.

As an editor at DNAinfo, Mathew covered local news in New York City, from restaurant openings to explosions. While still a reporter, Mathew won multiple awards for his coverage of LGBT and HIV+ health issues, including a major scandal at New York City's AIDS Walk. In the same year, he managed to interview two of his childhood heroes: LeVar Burton and Patrick Stewart.

Mathew has appeared on ABC, NBC, Fox News, NPR, the BBC, and the CBC to discuss stories that he's broken.

A proud Canadian, Matt was born in Toronto and now lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and dog.

Chris DeGraw's box of cords

DT Debate: Why do we all have a drawer full of old chargers and other cords?

The Digital Trends team came together to discuss and debate: Why does everyone have a box or drawer full of old phone chargers anyway? 
Slack is down

Slack went down for users around the world. Here’s the latest on the outage

It's not just you: Slack went down worldwide Tuesday. Here's the latest on the outage and when it will be back online.
Space Force

Netflix launches the first Space Force trailer

The newest branch of the military gets the sitcom treatment in the first trailer for Space Force, the Netflix series starring Steve Carell that debuts May 29.
Mike Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders at the Democratic Debate

How to watch the South Carolina Democratic presidential debate if you missed it

The final Democratic debate before Super Tuesday took place in South Carolina on Tuesday, days before that state's primary. Here's how to watch if you missed it live.
Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders at the Democratic debate

How to watch the New Hampshire Democratic debate if you missed it live

The eighth Democratic debate of the 2020 primary took place on Friday, February 7, and was hosted by ABC, WMUR-TV, and Apple News. Here's how to watch the debate online if you missed it live.

Twitter was broken for about an hour, leaving people unable to tweet

Twitter went offline for thousands of users Friday afternoon, leaving users unable to tweet for about an hour
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How to watch January’s seventh Democratic debate if you missed it live

The seventh Democratic debate of the 2020 primary took place on Tuesday, January 14, and was hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register. Here's everything you need to know about the debate, including how to watch it if you missed it live and how the candidates fared against each other.
The show floor at CES

CES 2020 schedule: The best events, talks, panels, and keynotes

CES 2020 is happening right now, but taking a look at the official event schedule can be overwhelming. With multiple events at nearly every hour that will number into the hundreds, here are the most important events, talks, panels, and keynotes at Consumer Electronics Show 2020.
Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders at the Democratic debate

How to watch December’s sixth Democratic debate if you missed it live

The sixth Democratic debate of the 2020 primary took place on Thursday and was hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico. Here's how to watch the debate if you missed it live, the winners and losers of the debate, and what you need to know about the seventh debate in January.
Best Products

Nominate your top tech of the year for Digital Trends’ Readers’ Choice Award

Digital Trends prides itself on the way it tests products, from phones to video games. We've already put together our top product picks for the year, but there's one thing that's missing: our readers. This year, we want you to nominate your favorite tech of 2019 for our Readers' Choice Award.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren at the Democratic debate

How to watch the fifth Democratic debate if you missed it live

The fifth Democratic debate, hosted by MSNBC and the Washington Post, took place on Wednesday, November 20. The candidates clashed over impeachment, health care, and foreign policy, though there were few breakout moments. Here's how to watch the debate if you missed it.
The Simpsons on Disney+

The best classic Simpsons episodes on Disney+

With the launch of Disney+, every single episode of The Simpsons’ 30-year run is finally available to stream in one easily-accessible place. Hereis a list of the best classic Simpsons episodes to watch on the streaming service, according to former writer and showrunner Bill Oakley.
Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and Elizabeth Warren at the Fourth Democratic Debate

How to watch the fourth Democratic primary debate if you missed it live

The fourth Democratic debate on Tuesday, October 15 was biggest one yet, with 12 candidates who took the debate stage at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Here's how to watch it online if you missed it when it was live.

Here’s how to claim $100 or more from Yahoo’s massive data breach settlement

Yahoo is close to reaching a $117.5 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit over a series of data breaches that affected users between 2012 and 2016 -- and you're likely eligible for your $100 cut or free credit-monitoring services if you had an account during that time.
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Xbox Live went down for users around the world. Here’s the latest on the outage

Xbox Live went down worldwide on Monday afternoon, leaving gamers unable to access their favorite games. The gaming service went down just after 4 p.m. PT on Monday. Xbox support said it was aware of the issue, which was "related to an update" and already has teams working on fixing it.

Snapchat is finally back online after an outage Monday morning

Snapchat went down yet again on Monday morning, the latest in a string of outages to affect the popular app. The latest Snapchat outage lasted from 8 a.m. PT to 9:30 a.m. PT on Monday, with users reporting that they were unable to send snaps, receive snaps, or even refresh their feeds.
Facebook Libra

Here’s yet another sign that Facebook’s Libra is never going to happen

Visa, Mastercard, and other organizations that initially signed on to create and maintain Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency are now reconsidering their involvement following pushback from regulators around the world. CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he still expects to roll out Libra in some places by the end of the year.
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Nintendo is already working on new Switch Lite model amid Joy-Con drift concerns

Nintendo only released the Switch Lite less than two weeks ago, but the company is already working on a new model of the handheld console. New FCC documents show the company is set to release the model, which comes amid a class-action lawsuit over Joy-Con drift problems affecting the console.
2020 Subaru Outback

Subaru has already recalled the 2020 Outback and Legacy over brake problems

They've barely been available in dealerships, but Subaru has already had to recall the 2020 Outback and 2020 Legacy over problems with the cars' brake pedal. The issue is with a bolt that mounts the brake pedal to the rest of the car -- it either isn't tight enough or it's missing altogether.
Marvel's Kevin Feige

Marvel’s Kevin Feige is working on a new Star Wars movie for Disney

Kevin Feige, the superstar producer behind the Marvel cinematic universe, will bring his talents to an upcoming Star Wars movie. With the Skywalker Saga coming to a close, Feige, the head of Marvel Studios, will work with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy to develop a "wave" of Star Wars projects.
Playstation 4

Video game companies pledge to fight climate change at the UN. Is it enough?

Some of the world's biggest gaming companies have come together at the United Nations with a promise to fight climate change and take on green gaming initiatives. But can they offset the gaming industry's growing carbon footprint as cloud gaming looms as the future of the industry?
Antarctica Ice Drilling Camp

How drilling into million-year-old Antarctic ice could help fight climate change

Australian scientists will use an ultra-advanced drill to dig three kilometers (1.86 miles) deep into Antarctica's ice, with the goal of learning more about the Earth's past and where our climate could be going in the future. The project will begin in 2021 and last about four years.
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Federal criminal probe into Juul could be the beginning of the end for vaping

Federal authorities have begun a criminal investigation into e-cigarette giant Juul Labs. It's the latest in a string of bad news that could drastically change the vaping industry, including bans on products, other investigations, and illnesses and fatalities linked to e-cigarettes.
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Amazon is working on Alexa wireless earbuds with a built-in fitness tracker

Amazon is working on wireless earbuds that have built-in fitness tracking. The earbuds, code-named Puget, will have an accelerometer to measure running pace, run distance, and calories burned. They'll also have Alexa built-in, meaning you'll be able to access her anywhere.
Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage at the Emmys

How to watch tonight’s 2019 Emmy Awards live online, without cable

The 71st Primetime Emmys will air on Fox tonight, Sunday, September 22, with plenty of awards, upsets, and drama on tap.. Here's everything you need to know about the 2019 Emmy Awards, including how to watch without cable, red carpet start times and the nominees in all the major categories.
Juul E-Cigarette

Walmart and Sam’s Club will stop selling e-cigarettes as vaping deaths rise

Walmart will no longer sell e-cigarettes, the company announced Friday amid a growing number of vaping-related deaths and illnesses. Eight people have died from a lung disease related to vaping so far, according to health officials, and hundreds more have suffered lung damage.
Reddit burns five harassing sub-reddits

Reddit is back online after a two-hour outage. Here’s what happened

Reddit, one of the web's most popular time-wasting sites, went down for nearly two hours on Wednesday afternoon, leaving tens of thousands of people unable to access their favorite subreddits. The outage affected users worldwide, with both the website and the site's app not working.
Overwatch Bastion Brick Challenge Skin

Overwatch’s latest event gives Bastion a Lego-themed skin

Overwatch's cutest robot has a whole new Lego-themed look in the game's latest event, Bastion's Brick Challenge. You can unlock the skin by winning games, and access other new Lego sprays and player icons by watching Twitch streams.
Borisov Interstellar Comet

First images of mysterious interstellar comet Borisov show familiar features

Astronomers have gotten their first glimpse at an interstellar comet -- and it might be more similar to comets from our solar system than we had originally thought. The first images suggest C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) has a similar composition to comets found in our solar system.
Neutron Star

Astronomers have found the most massive neutron star ever detected

Astronomers at West Virginia University have found the most massive neutron star ever recorded, located about 4,600 light-years from Earth. The neutron star, which has been dubbed J0740+6620, is exceptionally dense -- it's about 2.17 times the mass of the sun packed into a sphere that's only 15 miles across.
Saturn Hubble Space Telescope Image

NASA shares a stunning Hubble Space Telescope photo of Saturn’s rings

NASA and the European Space Agency shared the newest photo of Saturn taken by the Hubble Space Telescope -- and the planet's rings are on full display. The photo is one of the clearest photos ever taken of Saturn, and reveals some intriguing details about the gas giant and its rings.
Democratic Primary Debate

How to watch tonight’s third 2020 Democratic primary debate online

The third 2020 Democratic primary debate will air on ABC and Univision on Thursday night. Here’s what you need to know about the debate, the candidates participating, and how to watch tonight's debate live without cable.
Uber Chief Legal Officer Tony West

Uber says drivers aren’t an essential part of its business

Uber’s top lawyer said it would not comply with a California bill that would force it to treat its contract drivers as employees, claiming they are not a core part of the company’s business. Chief legal officer Tony West said that the company would not reclassify drivers under California Assembly Bill 5.
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max Camera Lenses | Apple September 2019 Event Keynote

How to watch the Apple event if you missed it when it was live

Apple announced all kinds of new gear at its September event. In just about two hours, the company unveiled three new iPhones, a new gaming service, details about its AppleTV+ streaming service, a new Apple Watch and a new iPad. Here's how to watch the Apple event if you missed it.