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Roland’s TR-8S drum machine is ready to tackle the stage

Based on the TR-8 (itself based on the legendary TR-808), the $699 TR-8S expands on the abilities of both of those drum machines, creating something that’s more than just a grab for some nostalgia-based cash. It’s a feature-filled addition that should be welcome in any percussion and production set up. ...

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The Morning After: Samsung's new smartphone doesn't do data

A smartphone, but not really.Samsung’s newest phone can’t connect to the internet For the person who wants a smartphone without most of the benefits. There’s a Raspberry Pi in the box, plus a new Android app.Google’s latest do-it-yourself AI kits include everything you need Google’s AIY kits have been helpful ...

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The psychological impact of an $11 Facebook subscription

Would being asked to pay Facebook to remove ads make you appreciate their value or resent them even more? As Facebook considers offering an ad-free subscription option, there are deeper questions than how much money it could earn. Facebook has the opportunity to let us decide how we compensate it ...

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Take to the skies with the best drones under $500

Dan Baker/Digital Trends Dan Baker/Digital Trends For years, consumer drones were essentially separated into two groups. There are the super-cheap (and also super flimsy) drones that will fly for about five minutes on a full charge, and then the more hardcore-oriented drones that cost upward of $1,000, but are fully ...

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