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Lessons to be learned: A brief history of self-driving car crashes

Self-driving won't mean the end to road traffic accidents. Crashes can happen for reasons of both human and technical error. Here are the most significant incidents to have occurred so far. More>>

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Tubi TV is a free app that lets you watch TV shows and movies for free, no catch

In the same way that you've grown to revere words like Netflix or Hulu, you'll soon feel the same way about Tubi. Really, it's better than all your streaming standards, and for one simple reason -- it's totally free. More>>

The best Google Pixel 2 cases

Looking for a case to keep your Pixel 2 fully protected, and maybe add a little extra utility to your phone? We've got a list of the best Google Pixel 2 cases and covers you can buy right here. More>>

Apple quietly dumps Modern Buckle Watch band

If you're looking to accessorize your Apple Watch, your roster of options just shrank. The iEmpire has quietly removed the Modern Buckle Apple Watch band, marking the first time that the company has completely eliminated a... More>>

Now you have less of an excuse to not tip your Uber driver with in-app tipping

After years of complaints and competing ridesharing services already allowing riders to tip drivers, Uber finally allowed tipping last June. Since then, drivers have made $50 million in tips. More>>

Everything you need to know about the Oculus Project Santa Cruz VR headset

From the Oculus Go to the Project Santa Cruz prototype, it's a big year for Oculus VR headsets. We expect news about the Oculus Rift 2 later this year: Here's what the rumors are saying, what we really want from the... More>>

The best PDF editors

There are plenty of PDF editors to be had online, and though the selection is robust, finding a solid solution with the tools you need can be tough. Here, we've rounded up best PDF editors, so you can edit no matter your... More>>

How to convert a PDF to EPUB

If you like to read on a tablet or ebook reader, you'll find that ePUB files offer a number of advantages over PDFs. With this guide, we'll show you how to convert a PDF to EPUB in a few quick steps. More>>

Ohio wants to use camera drones to monitor highway traffic

Drones for traffic management? It may be coming to Ohio following the launch of a multi-million-dollar project to research how the technology could help monitor conditions along busy highways. More>>

Best iOS app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps are free for a limited time

Everyone likes apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest iOS app deals offered in the... More>>

YouTube boosts creators with channel subs, merchandise stores, and premieres

YouTube is expanding some existing features and introducing a new one in a bid to help creators earn more money through their work. Channel subs, a merchandise store, and "Premieres" are all part of the effort. More>>

Best Lightning cables for iPhone

If you’re looking to replace a lightning cable, or in need of something a little longer or tougher, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 of our favorite cables for the iPhone and other iOS devices. More>>

Improving security means killing the password, but that battle has just begun

Although password use is in decline, switching to biometrics or machine-learning algorithms may not be enough to fix our digital security woes. We need to change the way we store login credentials, as well. More>>

Take a look at what could be the future of Samsung’s Galaxy phones

A Samsung patent has been published showing a mystery device with a massive, almost bezel-less front screen, and potentially a second screen on the back of the phone. We could be looking at the future of Samsung's Galaxy... More>>

Stay fit and save cash with our top 10 affordable Fitbit alternatives

As much as we love Fitbits, they're rather expensive. If all you want is a simple activity tracker for keeping up with your fitness goals, however, then one of these cheap Fitbit alternatives might be just what you need. More>>

Google Measure app now works on any ARCore-capable phone

Google is 12 by updating Google Measure, its augmented reality app that allows users to measure real-world objects. The app is now compatible with any ARCore phone. Previously, it was only available on Project Tango devices. More>>

Six Fitbit employees are charged with stealing Jawbone trade secrets

On Thursday, U.S. federal prosecutors charged six Fitbit employees, both current and former, in an indictment for possession of stolen trade secrets from Jawbone, their previous employer. More>>

Patent hints that the iPhone could one day have built-in handwriting recognition

Apple has filed a patent for what could one day be built-in handwriting recognition in the iPhone. While there are handwriting apps on the App Store, this could allow for a feature built into the iOS keyboard that could... More>>

Bitter lawmakers tell Google to justify Huawei link, after AI military deal ends

The U.S. government has attacked Google over its partnership with Huawei, after a deal to develop AI technology between Google and the U.S. Department of Defense ended. In a letter, the government asks Google to justify... More>>

How to use Android Messages on the web

Google is rolling out its latest version of Android Messages starting this week. The new version can send and receive texts right from any browser window. Here's how to load it on your computer and start texting with ease. More>>

Don’t expect to ever see virtual reality on the Xbox One

Xbox One fans may have been hoping to play virtual reality games on the console in the future, but Microsoft currently has no plans to bring any sort of VR or AR technology to its console. More>>

Switching to AT&T? We break down the carrier’s new unlimited and prepaid plans

AT&T offers different smartphone plans for you to choose from. Here, we break down the Mobile Share Advantage Plan and the prepaid AT&T Prepaid plans to help you decide which is best for you. More>>

The best comic book readers

If you like comics, but don't want to fill your attic with box after box of old issues, maybe it's time to go digital? There are plenty of comic book reader apps for phones, tablets, and laptops and we've compiled a list... More>>

Leica’s chic new product can’t take pictures, but you’ll still want it

Leica may be best known for its cameras, but its latest product isn't a camera at all. In fact, it can't take pictures at all. It's a watch, and rather than a partnership where Leica lends its name to another company, this... More>>

Here’s who’s going to win the World Cup, according to A.I.

With the FIFA World Cup kicking off in Russia, San Francisco-based tech firm Unanimous A.I. has used its considerable expertise to predict the outcome of the 32-team men's soccer tournament. More>>

The best personal finance software

Stay on top of your money with the best personal finance software. We break down our favorites no matter what operating system or platform you're on and whether you want a free, or premium, utility. More>>

Skip the trip to REI. You can 3D print this camping and backpacking gear at home

It's inevitable -- somewhere along your journey, a piece of your outdoor gear is going to break. Sometimes its a buckle, sometimes it's a zipper pull, and it always happens at the wrong time. Before you toss you out your... More>>

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ E3 build used a hefty PC, but can your system keep up?

CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 was shown at behind-closed-doors demonstrations during E3 2018, and the PC the studio used to play the game had some hefty specifications. Here's what the rig included. More>>

How to use Google Assistant, and all the ‘OK, Google’ commands you need to know

You may not be aware of all the things that you can do by simply speaking with Google Assistant. We've put together a comprehensive guide, as well as a list of the most useful "OK, Google" commands. More>>

Everything you need to know about the budget-friendly Nokia 2 smartphone

The Nokia 2 is a tempting smartphone with a huge battery at an affordable price. Here's everything you need to know, including when and where you can get your hands on the phone in the United States and the United Kingdom. More>>

EU’s controversial meme-banning copyright law passes first hurdle

Memes are in danger in Europe after a parliamentary committee passed a vote to protect copyright ownership, making open sharing of content on the internet much more difficult. The legislation still needs to be approved by... More>>

Norway tests its first all-electric plane with passenger flights eyed for 2025

Norway has witnessed its first successful test of an electric-powered plane in a short flight around Oslo airport. A commercial passenger service using a similar design could launch there in the next seven years. More>>

The best news apps on iPhone and Android

Are the days of traditional newspapers and broadcast news dwindling? With apps this good, maybe. Catch up on the latest headlines on any platform with the best news apps on iOS and Android. More>>

Thieves nab $100K of Apple gear in ‘Mission: Impossible-style’ raid

Thieves have again targeted Apple gear, this time stealing $100K worth of kit from a Best Buy store. The method of entry that the gang used prompted local cops to compare the raid to an iconic scene from "Mission:... More>>

This year Huawei plans to outdo Apple and Samsung in a really big way

Huawei has apparently put in an order for massive, 6.9-inch OLED screens, which will be used on a new smartphone coming later this year. Potentially its 2018 Mate series phone, this device will challenge other big-screen... More>>

The best guitar tuner apps

Don't embarrass yourself by playing Wonderwall on an out of tune guitar. We've tested some of the best guitar tuner apps, so you can stay in tune wherever you go (as long as you have a smartphone with you). More>>

Wait, what? These ridiculous hacks will make you do a double-take

Check out the most ridiculous hacks in history! These insane hacks are some of the funniest we've ever seen -- including Godzilla signs, velociraptors wearing hats, and an unsolved TV station takeover. More>>

IBM’s new supercomputer doesn’t just take orders — it can argue back

IBM's Project Debater is a supercomputer that is smart enough to win debates against humans. It can understand and rebut arguments, make jokes, and convince the audience that it has a better argument through a careful... More>>

Everything you need to know about the T-Mobile and Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint are hoping the third time is the charm for a merger. It comes just months after the carriers cited an inability to find common ground, extending yet again the long dance between the two telecom giants. More>>

How to save text messages in Android and iOS

Texting is important to all of us, and there are times when you need to save texts that are really good, or simply too important to lose. Here's how to save text messages in Android and iOS devices. More>>

30 Helpful Galaxy S7 tips and tricks

If Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S7 has sailed into your hand, then you might be interested in some useful Galaxy S7 tips and tricks to help you unveil its many abilities. Get more from your phone with this handy guide. More>>

The best free drawing software

Photoshop and other commercial tools can be expensive, but drawing software doesn't need to be. This list of the best free drawing software is just as powerful as some of the more expensive offerings. More>>

Get the best prices for in-flight Wi-Fi, but beware the ‘gotchas’

Plan ahead for in-flight Wi-Fi internet access to save money on 1-hour or day passes and monthly subscriptions. If you buy a Wi-Fi pass after boarding you'll pay more than the same purchase while you were waiting at the gate. More>>

See why no one would have bought Samsung’s Project Valley foldable phone

Did you ever wonder what Samsung's Project Valley folding phone looked like? A set of leaked pictures have revealed exactly that, giving us a glimpse at the prototype device from a few years ago. More>>

Foxconn is coming to America — more specifically, to its new Milwaukee HQ

Foxconn is coming to the United States. Foxconn is reportedly purchasing a seven-story building from Northwestern Mutual, and will ultimately employ 500 people to work in the brand new facility. More>>

Key settings you need to change on your brand-new iPhone X, 8, or 8 Plus

If you’ve just fired up your new iPhone X or iPhone 8, then it’s time to tweak the settings and customize everything to suit you. We’ve identified ten settings you need to change immediately to get the best from your new... More>>

What is 3D printing? Here’s everything you need to know

What is 3D printing? This fast, efficient object printing process has become a core part of multiple industries, and plenty of at-home hobbies. But what exactly is it, and how does it work? We're going to go over what 3D... More>>

Increased LCD production hints at more affordable iPhones for 2018

Want the iPhone X without paying $1,000? Well, you may be in look. Apple is reportedly planning on using the iPhone X as the basis for this year's new line of iPhones including a more affordable model with an LCD display. More>>

Notion productivity app can now turn even Android users into serial notetakers

With Notion now on the Google Play Store, Android users can keep of all notes and tasks organized on their devices. The productivity tool offers tons of customizable options for tailoring your to-do lists, calendars, and... More>>

Speed test: Galaxy S9 Plus vs. S8 vs. S8 Plus vs. Note 8

The Galaxy S9 Plus sports the cutting-edge Snapdragon 845 processor, but how much impact does it really have on the phone's performance? We ran the phone, and three other Galaxy devices, through a series of speed tests to... More>>

Astronauts install hi-def docking cameras for Crew Dragon, Starliner capsules

In preparation for the commercial crewed modules that will arrive at the International Space Station soon, astronauts took a lengthy spacewalk to install some crucial equipment to the docking module. More>>

The best vape pens for cannabis concentrates

Vaping concentrates has become significantly more popular, especially among those that use cannabis for medicinal purposes. But don’t use just any vape pen: we found these five devices to be our favorites in 2018. More>>

Amazon, Microsoft, Uber donate to oppose the California Consumer Privacy Act

Amazon, Microsoft, and Uber have made large contributions to a group attempting to prevent a privacy act from becoming law in California. As per state disclosure records, several tech giants have made similar donations. More>>

How to enable dark mode in Windows 10

Despite once being reserved strictly for developers, dark mode is now available to all Windows users. Here's how to enable dark mode in Windows 10 and adjust the accent colors so you get the exact theme you want for your... More>>

Ugh. I’m done with fitness trackers, and so is the world

In 2016, everyone was tracking their fitness. In 2017, people grew tired of it. In 2018, I’m done with it. I’m going tracker-free in my workouts from now on. More>>

Why BlackBerry dusted off a 7-year-old phone to inspire the new Key2

Under TCL Communications’ watch, BlackBerry hardware has taken a fascinating turn for the exciting, and although the new Key2 is full of tech and some interesting innovation, it pays homage to a classic BlackBerry in the... More>>

What is an RSS feed?

What is an RSS feed, anyway? This traditional method of following online news still has powerful uses - let's take a look at what RSS means, and what advantages it has in today's busy world. More>>

Probiotics for the brain? Study could pave the way for anti-stress injections

A recent paper shows that a particular bacterium can encourage a rodent’s brain into a state that resists inflammation, paving the way for probiotic immunizations to treat stress-related mental disorders like PSTD and... More>>

How to set up a VPN

Take a look at our walkthrough for creating a virtual private network and why it is beneficial for more than just increased privacy and security. We go step-by-step, detailing how to set up a VPN in both MacOS and in... More>>

Intel finally ships an updated Radeon driver for its all-in-one ‘module’ CPUs

A new driver for the graphics portion of Intel's new Kaby Lake G modules with Radeon graphics baked into the chip is now available. Listed as version 18.6.1, this is the latest graphics driver release since November 2017. More>>

After being down for a few hours, Apple’s Maps app is working again

If you're looking for the fastest route to work, you may want to try out Google Maps. This morning, iPhone users worldwide reported problems with the default Maps app on iOS and MacOS. More>>

Is Microsoft building checkout-less store technology to take on Amazon Go?

Microsoft is reportedly developing technology for checkout-less stores similar to Amazon Go, which lets you simply "grab and go." It's believed Microsoft could partner with Walmart, or even sell it to multiple retailers. More>>

Apple is planning on hiring 20,000 more people — possibly in North Carolina

Despite rumors just last month that the iEmpire was most interested in Virginia as the location of its newest office, an interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook has folks believing that the company may be looking more closely at... More>>

Huawei’s Windows 10 streaming service for Android likely not happening in U.S.

Huawei introduced a new cloud service that streams Windows 10 to specific Android smartphones. Called Huawei Cloud PC, this service requires a special Cloud PC app served up through the Huawei App Store for Android. More>>

Android P vs. iOS 12 notifications: How have Google and Apple changed notifications?

Google and Apple have both made some significant changes to how notifications are handled on their mobile operating systems. But just what is exactly new in Android P and iOS 12? Are notifications getting easier to deal... More>>

FDM vs. SLA: Which type of 3D printer is right for you?

FDM is a deposit-based printing type with the familiar extrusion model that's friendly to amateurs and beginners. SLA uses a laser-based stereolithography process that's more expensive, but better for professional uses.... More>>

The best money-making apps

Looking to earn some cash while watching Netflix? These apps were designed for earning cash on the side, whether you prefer to do so via a series of quizzes or while hiking with friends and family. More>>

Here’s what we want to see from the next Surface Pro

Will a Surface Pro 2018 model hit the shelves this year? It's likely we'll get announcement -- and here's what we want Microsoft to do. Let's talk about the upgrades and new features that the Surface Pro needs to stay... More>>

Easily settle your debts with these 11 money-transfer apps

We live in a day and age when convenience is of the utmost priority. Thankfully, these money-transfer apps help you send money to friends, family, and acquaintances with ease, so you can leave your checks at home. More>>

It’s now easier to tell Google exactly what data it can use to advertise to you

Google has launched a revamped Ad Settings tool, allowing users to quickly and easily control the topics used to advertise to them, as well as tell Google what kinds of data they want Google to use when it's advertising. More>>

Microsoft Office’s design overhaul makes it a more consistent experience

A new ribbon will be coming to Office's big overhaul as part of Microsoft's efforts to bring consistency to Office apps on the web, desktop, and mobile. New icon colors and a smarter search box are also part of the redesign. More>>

USB-C was supposed to be a port paradise, but it’s become a nightmare

The USB-C standard is anything but standard, with different manufacturers implementing different features and with little pre-sale information on just what's supported. Do your homework before making your PC decision. More>>

Comcast gives the internet a victory, ends throttling — for now

Comcast announced that it is endingits throttling practices for now. The company said with a stronger network, it doesn't need to slow down heavy internet users, but it reserves the right to change its decision in the future. More>>

MacBook 12-inch vs. MacBook Pro 13

Apple may have new MacBook designs in the works, but some of its existing offerings are still well worth considering. In this comparison, we pit the MacBook 12-inch vs. MacBook Pro 13 to see which gives you the best bang... More>>

Apple locks down iPhone security flaw, frustrates law enforcement

Apple announced that it will fix another iPhone security flaw in a future iOS update. It will prevent data from being transferred to and from the iPhone after an hour of the phone being locked. More>>

Here’s how much Amazon Prime costs and how you can get it for cheaper

Besides free shipping, Amazon Prime offers a plethora of exclusive benefits, including access to Prime Video, Twitch, and a Whole Foods Discount. But how much does the service actually cost to use? More>>

LG V35 ThinQ vs Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus vs Galaxy S9: Flagship standoff

LG is back with the LG V35 ThinQ, a device that's sure to be one of the better phones of the year. But can it take out other top-tier flagship phones, like the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus? We put all three phones... More>>

New patent reveals Apple is continuing to work on waterproof iPhones

Another patent made available to the public shows Apple is continuing to make sure its future iPhones are waterproof. Using new sealing technology, the company could be working on an accessory that will provide an IP68... More>>

Everything you need to know about the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

The Pixel was Digital Trends' best phone of 2016, and it looks like Google's follow-up is an improvement on an already solid phone. Here's everything we know about the Pixel 2 phones, which were announced on October 4. More>>

Google plays guidance counselor with its new college search feature

Applying to college can be stressful, but Google's new search feature can help. It provides an overview of what students can expect from attending a specific four-year school, including cost, student life, graduation... More>>

5.9 Million payment cards exposed in massive data breach at mobile retailer

Mobile retailer Dixons Carphone has admitted a massive data breach which has exposed payment details of 5.9 million people. The hack took place in 2017, and Dixons says no fraudulent activity has been recorded. More>>

A cure for phone fatigue? Apple’s Screen Time vs. Google’s Digital Wellbeing

Apple and Google introduced their own smartphone tools to reduce the amount of time we spend on our devices. But how do the two compare? We break down the features, differences, and benefits of Apple's Screen Time and... More>>

SleepScore app aims to take your slumber to new depths

SleepScore is a new free app that assesses your sleep quality via sound waves from your phone. Based on a score linked to your sleeping patterns, it offers a range of "sleep goals" together with advice on how you can... More>>

Look out AMD and Nvidia, Intel is getting into the graphics card game in 2020

Intel confirmed it is re-entering the discrete graphics chip market in 2020. The move isn't surprising given the company reeled in AMD's former Radeon graphics chip designer, Raja Koduri. He's now Intel's chief architect. More>>

How to enable dark mode in MacOS Mojave

Learn how to enable dark mode in MacOS Mojave! As Mac's latest update gears up to hit all Mac systems later this year, the public beta for Mojave is nearly open for you to test out the latest features. One of the most... More>>

Nomad’s new cable kicks up battery capacity for the same price

Nomad has announced a new version of its Battery Cable for iOS devices. But what's different? Well, the battery capacity has been raised to 2,800mAh, and the plastic battery housing has been swapped out for a stronger... More>>

The biggest Apple disappointments, flops, and failures

With Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference officially coming to a close, we looked back on some of the biggest Apple disappointments over the years. Needless to say, Bendgate is only the tip of the iceberg. More>>

Have you tinkered with your Fire TV? You could be at risk for malware infection

If you've messed with some special settings on your Amazon Fire TV device, you could be at risk for Android malware. But don't worry too much; there are a few easy ways to make sure you're safe. More>>

FBI lands a big catch, busts 74 and shuts down $16 million phishing ring

The FBI has coordinated the arrest of more than 70 people in six different countries in a crackdown on phishing scams. The raids targeted corporate fraudsters and managed to recover more than $16 million. More>>

The 10 best budget apps to help you build your savings

Looking to start managing your money, but don't care for intricate software or spreadsheets? Lucky for you, we made a list of the best budget apps designed to help you rein in your expenditures. More>>

The space-age Vivo Nex is 2018’s most exciting smartphone yet

Born from the innovative Vivo Apex concept phone, the Vivo Nex includes three cutting-edge technologies inside a body that's 91 percent screen. If you hate the notch and love the idea of in-display fingerprint sensors,... More>>

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