Emerging Tech

NASA’s planet-hunting TESS satellite: What you need to know

[embedded content] Initially slated for a two-year mission, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) soars in an elliptical, 13.7-day cycle around the Earth. It’s a unique and extreme orbit that’s never been used before, varying as close as 67,000 miles and as far away as 232,000 miles from its home planet. According to Space.com, the stable […]

Emerging Tech

Time for test-tube turkey? Everything you need to know about lab-grown meat

Lab-Grown burger from Memphis Meats Memphis Meats The word meat has new meaning. Where it once referred exclusively to animal flesh harvested from a carcass, today a lab-grown variety is calling that definition into question. A handful of enterprising startups have raised and invested hundreds of millions of dollars into the concept of lab-grown meats, […]

Gears & Gadgets

What you need to know before importing that exotic Chinese Android phone

Enlarge / The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Palace Museum Edition. Xiaomi In the last few years, we’ve witnessed a big change to the way the smartphone market works. China has become both the biggest smartphone market on Earth and home to some of the most interesting smartphone companies. Lately, all the cool and crazy smartphones […]

Gaming

Everything we know about The Game Awards 2018

Geoff Keighley’s The Game Awards will have its fifth anniversary this year, and if it’s anything like the shows we’ve seen in years past, it will feature not only recognition for the year’s best games, but also lifetime achievement awards, musical performances, and plenty of new game announcements. Next to E3 and Gamescom, The Game […]

Emerging Tech

Virtual newscaster wants to know: Is this the real me or just a fantasy?

[embedded content] “Hello, everyone. I’m an English artificial intelligence anchor. This is my very first day in Xinhua news agency.” Those are the introductory words of one of two A.I. clones presented the World Internet Conference taking place in Wuzhen, China, BBC News reported. Previous Next Xinhua news agency real and virtual news readers Xinhua news […]

Computer

Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs: Everything you need to know

Riley Young/Digital Trends After months of speculation, Nvidia finally revealed its next-generation graphics architecture at Gamescom, with CEO Jensen Huang hailing it as the greatest advancement in its GPU technologies since CUDA cores were introduced back in 2006. It adds new technologies that bring about lighting techniques thought to still be years away from being […]

Gaming

Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift 2: Everything you need to know

Chuong Nguyen/Digital Trends The Oculus Rift feels like it’s been around for a lot longer than it actually has. The VR headset was originally launched on Kickstarter back in 2012 — with its eventual consumer launch over two years ago in 2016. But with the launch of HTC’s Vive Pro earlier this year, you may […]

Computer

Microsoft Surface Studio 2: Everything you need to know

[embedded content] When the Microsoft Surface Studio first came out, it seemed like a timely and ambitious project: An all-in-one, flexible desktop computer with a stunning screen and tons of designer-friendly features. A closer look revealed some problems with this large addition to the Surface family, including an underwhelming processor and a few too many […]

Computer

Everything you need to know about the Pixel Slate

The Pixel family is about to welcome a new member on October 9: The Pixel Slate (also known under the code name “Nocturne”), a new Pixel tablet that uses Chrome OS and may provide a viable alternative to Chromebooks for many Google fans. But what do we know about the Pixel Slate? Here’s everything we […]

Gaming

‘Battlefield V’: Everything we know

After successfully moving the series back in time to World War I with 2016’s Battlefield 1, Electronic Arts and Dice are once again tackling World War II in Battlefield V. The game builds on the tremendous foundation left by its predecessor, offering a wide variety of modes, locations, and weapons to deliver one of the […]

Photography

Stop missing the mark — here’s what you need to know about autofocus settings

Gannon Burgett/Digital Trends Despite modern advancements in photography making it easy for every man, woman, and child to get their Annie Leibovitz on, taking breathtaking photos isn’t always quite as simple as just hitting the shutter button. To make the most of your camera, you should understand a wide range of prerequisites, skills, and advanced functions in order to get […]

Photography

LG V40 ThinQ: Everything you need to know

[embedded content] LG’s next flagship smartphone arrives on October 3, and the company is teasing it slowly to build up hype, despite the fact that the phone has already been extensively leaked. It’s called the LG V40 ThinQ, a direct successor to the V30 and the V35. The V40 boasts five cameras — three on the […]

Gaming

Everything you need to know about the ‘Fortnite’ Fall Skirmish

A new season of competitive Fortnite has arrived and with it is a ton of information and news to stay on top of. From the best places to watch to current placements, here’s everything you need to know about the Fortnite Fall Skirmish. What is it? The Fortnite Fall Skirmish is a six-week series where […]