YouTube TV now available to 50% of U.S. households
 Following July’s expansion which tripled its footprint, Google today announced that YouTube TV is now available to 50 percent of U.S. households, thanks to a rollout to 14 new markets. The company is also pre-announcing its plans to move into 17 more major metros in the weeks ahead, as it continues its rapid march towards nationwide coverage. YouTube TV is one of many “skinny… Read More ...
New feature in iOS 11 Beta can quickly disable Touch ID
iOS 11 beta testers have uncovered a 'cop button' that limits an iPhone to being unlocked by pass-code entry and disables Touch ID. The post New feature in iOS 11 Beta can quickly disable Touch ID appeared first on Digital Trends.
What Is opendirectoryd, and Why Is It Running On my Mac?
You’re checking Activity Monitor, seeing what’s taking up resources on your Mac, when you notice a process called opendirectoryd. What does that even mean?
A defense company put a machine gun on a drone
 Duke Robotics, a military contractor, has produced a video for their unique and uniquely dangerous new tool, TIKAD. This drone platform looks fairly basic – a custom multi-rotor drone with a chassis on the bottom to hold what looks like a stripped down machine gun, sniper rifle, or grenade launcher – but what it suggests about the future of warfare is pretty scary. A gimbal at… Read More ...
Is Hyundai’s next-gen fuel cell SUV the future of cars, or a footnote?
Hyundai offered a brief glimpse at its next-generation hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, which launches next year. The unnamed model is an SUV like the current Tucson Fuel Cell, but based on a dedicated platform. The post Is Hyundai’s next-gen fuel cell SUV the future of cars, or a footnote? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Watch the new trailer for The Defenders before it hits Netflix on Friday
 If you’re a fan of Marvel’s Netflix television universe, you’ve got to be excited about ‘The Defenders,’ the mini-series arriving on the streaming subscription platform on Friday, August 18. In case you’re not hyped enough, however, Netflix has released one final trailer to whet your appetite. This trailer is mostly about Sigourney Weaver lecturing heroes… Read More ...
Essential PH-1: Everything you need to know
The Essential PH-1 is the latest must-have phone to be announced in 2017, and it comes from Andy Rubin, the co-creator of Android itself. The phone has a striking design with a bezel-less display, and a price tag of $700. The post Essential PH-1: Everything you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.
How to Use Safe Mode to Fix Your Windows PC (and When You Should)
Windows’ Safe Mode is an essential tool. On computers infected with malware or crashing because of buggy drivers, Safe Mode may be the only way to start the computer.
Skype’s much-debated redesign hits the desktop
 In June, Microsoft introduced a completely revamped version of its Skype app, designed with a heavier focus on media-sharing, and other social expression tools, like emoji, reactions, and even a Snapchat-like stories feature. Now that new experience is rolling out to desktop users, but in a more limited fashion, Microsoft announced this morning. The new desktop app introduces an updated… Read More ...
You can really get cooking with our 5 favorite microwave deals
If your old microwave oven is looking worse for wear and it's time for a new one, then check out these five great microwave deals that include everything from simple budget-friendly countertop ovens to sleek ultra-modern units. The post You can really get cooking with our 5 favorite microwave deals appeared first on Digital Trends.
Is Now a Good Time to Buy a New NVIDIA or AMD Graphics Card?
A few years ago, people were predicting the death of PC gaming as we know it. Those people are feasting on an abundance of humble pie, as PC games remain a cornerstone of the industry: digital delivery gives us more variety than ever before, and even the relatively niche market of performance gaming hardware has never been more healthy. But even the most humble of PC gamers needs a graphics card (well, sort of), and it’s one of the most frequent upgrades gamers make. But is now a good time...
Is Now a Good Time to Buy a New NVIDIA or AMD Graphics Card?
A few years ago, people were predicting the death of PC gaming as we know it. Those people are feasting on an abundance of humble pie, as PC games remain a cornerstone of the industry: digital delivery gives us more variety than ever before, and even the relatively niche market of performance gaming hardware has never been more healthy. But even the most humble of PC gamers needs a graphics card (well, sort of), and it’s one of the most frequent upgrades gamers make. But is now a good time...
Essential Phone now available to order, ships soon to pre-sale customers
 The Essential Phone has arrived, a bit later than originally announced. The first smartphone from the new company founded by Android creator Andy Rubin is now available to order, via Essential’s own site, Best Buy, and Sprint. The phone is still listed as a pre-order in all three spots, with shipping information to be conveyed later, but this is the closest people have been able to get… Read More ...
Elon who? One of the world’s quickest electric cars was hand-made in Denmark
Electrification is giving hot rod builders new ways to go fast on the track. Two cousins set out to build an electric car in their garage, and now they're shooting for a world speed record. The post Elon who? One of the world’s quickest electric cars was hand-made in Denmark appeared first on Digital Trends....
Quick Tip: You Can Swipe Cards Away in Android Auto to Dismiss Them
Android Auto is a highly useful tool in the car. It provides music, navigation, traffic notifications, and quick access to calls and messages. The trouble is, some of these things generate cards on Auto’s home screen, and that can get annoying after a while.
Quick Tip: You Can Swipe Cards Away in Android Auto to Dismiss Them
Android Auto is a highly useful tool in the car. It provides music, navigation, traffic notifications, and quick access to calls and messages. The trouble is, some of these things generate cards on Auto’s home screen, and that can get annoying after a while.
Alibaba leads $1.1B investment in Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia
 Alibaba has continued its push into Southeast Asia after it led a $1.1 billion investment in Tokopedia, an e-commerce firm based in Indonesia. A valuation for the deal was not announced, but the companies did say that Alibaba has become a minority shareholder. Tokopedia, which was founded in 2009, operates a marketplace that allows small retailers and large brands to sell to consumers in… Read More ...
Thanks to MonsterTalk, you can control your headphones with your voice
Monster has unveiled the MonsterTalk family of voice-controlled headphones, with Melody — its “musical personal assistant” — built right in. Now you can request songs, albums, radio stations, and more, all with the sound of your voice. The post Thanks to MonsterTalk, you can control your headphones with your voice appeared first on Digital Trends....
How to Allow (or Disallow) Direct Messaging from Everyone on Twitter
By default, only people you follow can send you direct messages on Twitter. This is just one of the ways Twitter tries to keep harassment to a minimum. If you want your DMs to be open to anyone, however, you’ve got to enable a setting.
Android newbie HMD’s Nokia 8 flagship lets you livestream ‘frontbacks’
 Rebooting the venerable Nokia smartphone brand has not been a rush job for HMD Global, the Foxconn-backed company set up for the purpose of licensing the Nokia name to try to revive the brand’s fortunes on smartphones. But after starting with basic and mid-tier phones, it’s finally outted a flagship Android handset. Read More ...