Thor Benson

Thor Benson

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Thor Benson is a writer for Digital Trends. He enjoys writing about tech related to music, culture, politics and more. His writing can also be found in VICE Magazine, The Portland Mercury and elsewhere. He can be found at a run-down whiskey bar. @thor_benson

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Play 'Doom' and a surprisingly good 'Super Mario 64' knockoff using Flash

Instead of scrolling through social media, you could check out a Flash game inside your favorite browser. From recent cult classics to fan remakes, there are plenty of great games to choose from.
Social Media

Our favorite Instagram users by category

Come find out what our favorite Instagram accounts are and why. We have compiled the best list in the world, including the best of landscape, action, sports, and portrait photography.

Sick of Outlook? Here are our picks for the best alternative email clients

There's a good chance you know Outlook if you use an email, but Microsoft's offering isn't the only desktop client on the block. Check out some of our top picks for the best desktop email clients — and Outlook alternatives — available…

Best screencasting programs for Windows and Mac

Check out our selection of the best screencasting tools out there, which you can use to craft the perfect video tutorial or software demonstration regardless of what desktop operating system you use.
Emerging Tech

Russia’s wiretapping ‘SORM boxes’ in Sochi make the NSA look like saints

If you thought the NSA was bad, the kind of surveillance that will be taking place at the Sochi Olympics is much worse. Meet the Russian government's SORM boxes,

Painlessly capture screenshots with these free apps for Mac and PC

Do you ever need to capture exactly what's going on on your screen? Of course you do. Well, here are the best free tools for that. Read on to learn more about them right here.