Gaming

MMO studio Trion Worlds under new ownership

Trion Worlds has been sold. The California-based game-design studio specializes in massively multiplayer online games. According to a post Trion director of community relations Linda “Brasse” Carlson made on a Discord message board, many employees (including herself) are leaving the company today. Carlson’s Discord message notes that Gamigo is the buyer, but Trion has not specified who […]

Mobile

Razer Phone 2

Razer makes fantastic gaming PCs and accessories, but it isn’t quite there yet with gaming phones. The $ 799 Razer Phone 2 makes many of the same mistakes we saw in the original model, putting power ahead of basic smartphone functionality. There are improvements, for sure, including higher-end specs, better cooling, a customizable RGB logo […]

Photography

8 oddball accessories to bring your iPhone or Android photos to the next level

Miggo As the cameras inside smartphones have gotten more and more capable, companies have started devoting more effort to developing accessories designed specifically for the photography capabilities of smartphones. There’s no shortage of options, and in your search for the best, you might also come across some of the more unusual options. To save you […]

Computer

Lenovo IdeaPad 530S

Lenovo’s IdeaPad 530S is a modest-but-dependable 15-inch laptop that has a few perks for a mainstream machine. The $ 699 model in hand here features an Intel Core i5-8250U CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). None of that hardware is bowl-you-over impressive, but it will get the job […]

Mobile

Razer Phone 2 review

Research Center: Razer Phone 2 What makes a “gaming” phone? It needs the power to play the latest mobile games with ease, with enough battery capacity and cooling to keep the fun going. Throw in a great screen, spectacular sound, simple-to-use software, and you have a winner, right? Almost. That was the Razer Phone. It […]

Top Stories

This CEO is paying 600,000 strangers to help him build human-powered AI that's 'whole orders of magnitude better than Google'

HiveHive CEO Kevin Guo Hive is a Silicon Valley startup that’s best known for its AI-powered image recognition system, with customers including NASCAR. The dirty little secret of artificial intelligence is that it takes a lot of human labor to make it all work. But Hive embraces this. Hive pays 600,000 workers and counting to […]

Gaming

Oculus Rift vs. HTC Vive

Bill Roberson/Digital Trends The virtual reality headset industry is far more mature than when it re-emerged with exciting new hardware in 2016, but Oculus and HTC’s flagship PC headsets are still two of the best choices out there. While you might be more excited about the HTC Vive Pro, Oculus Go, or Oculus Quest, the Oculus […]