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Rob Oster

Rob Oster

Copy Chief

Rob joined Digital Trends in April 2016 after more than 20 years as a reporter and copy editor at twice-weekly and daily newspapers in the Pacific Northwest. At DT, he leads a team of seven copy editors, with a key focus on producing informative, mistake-free stories for our readers. Well-versed in Associated Press style, headline writing, and the delivery of both printed and online news, Rob has joined DT's quest to make the most complicated technological news easy to digest for both the average reader and the tech geek.

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I lost my iPhone on a dream vacation — and it wasn’t a nightmare

I lost my phone on the first day of a dream trip. Was it a vacation killer or a blessing in disguise?
Mark McGwire hits a baseball with a bat in MLB The Show 23.

MLB The Show 23 ad shows baseball is still tone-deaf about Steroid Era

The addition of Negro Leagues players to MLB The Show 23 is a reason to celebrate, but what in the world are Steroid Era sluggers doing alongside them?
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They were robbed! From Crowe to Pacino, 10 times Oscar voters got it wrong

With the 934d Oscars rapidly approaching, now is a fine time to look back at several Oscar-worthy performances that were completely ignored by the Academy
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LG rolls out 2020 lineup of 8K and 4K NanoCell TVs

LG has revealed the pricing and availability of its 2020 lineup of NanoCell TVs, which includes 12 different models and two 8K UHD displays to choose from.
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Eddie Murphy was dynamite in Dolemite, regardless of his Oscars snub

Dolemite Is My Name was one of the most enjoyable films of 2019, thanks largely to a career-best turn from Eddie Murphy. Unfortunately, the movie and its star received no love from Academy Awards voters. While there were many noteworthy snubs this year, the exclusion of Murphy is the most egregious.
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The joke’s on us: Joker dominates this year’s Oscar nominations

The Joker leads all films in nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards with 11, including for Best Picture. Will it win the biggest award? Almost certainly not. The less obvious question is did it deserve a nomination in that category at all? We make the argument that it did not.
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The numbers game: How analytics have thrown a curveball at the MLB playoffs

Sabermetrics, or the empirical analysis of baseball statistics that measure in-game activity, is nothing new. But data analysis continues to change the way America's pastime is played in significant ways, from an emphasis on hitting home runs to the slow death of small ball.
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Traeger Timberline 850 review

Renowned for its line of wood pellet grills, Traeger has taken its game to the next level with the Timberline 850 Wi-Fi-controlled grill. With its companion app, this grill promises a grilling experience that’s all but effortless. Just how smart is this smoker? Read our review.
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From waffles to paninis or even steak, DeLonghi’s All-Day grill does it all

We spent some time with the Livenza Digital All Day Contact Grill with Waffle Plates and found a lot to recommend it. Best described as the monster truck of panini makers, this versatile model sports huge grill plates that can accommodate up to six hamburgers or three panini sandwiches at once.