Anna Washenko

Anna Washenko

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Anna is a professional writer living in Chicago. She covers everything from social media to digital entertainment, from tech news to scientific breakthroughs. By night she's also a dance teacher and DJ. You can follow her quest to become the ultimate generalist on Twitter at @AnnaGetsPithy or on Tumblr at annawashenko.com.

Microsoft updates requirements for 7- and 8-inch Windows 8 tablets made by partners

Microsoft finalized the requirements its partners must meet to create 7- or 8-inch tablets running Windows 8 or Windows RT, but is deliberately keeping one Windows feature off of these partner-made tablets.

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Security loophole leaves Apple IDs, passwords vulnerable to easy attack

Heads up, Apple users! Hot on the release of the company's new two-step security verification, there's a new threat against your privacy. If you haven't already jumped on Apple's new two-step verification system for protecting your Apple ID and iCloud, your…

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Apple and HP top customer experience ratings for computer companies

This year's Temkin Experience Ratings for customer experience included ten computer manufacturers. The third annual survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers placed Apple and HP at the top of the list, but who was at the bottom?

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Isohunt encouraged copyright infringement, can now be reamed by lawsuits, court rules

Judges ruled that the BitTorrent index's founder doesn't merit DMCA safe harbor protections, which could mean bad news for the leaders of other Internet sites and services.

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Google Maps adds gorgeous new Street View of the Grand Canyon

As if we needed another reminder that Google is the top of the heap in terms of map services, the company captured a national wonder on street view.

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Pen Mouse gets new design from Genius, works on nearly any surface

Who would have thought the humble, analog pen would be the inspiration for Genius' nifty new Pen Mouse?

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Acer president says Windows 8 was a sales flop, but is that Microsoft’s fault?

Acer President Jim Wong said that fourth-quarter shipments of Windows 8 computers paled in comparison to Chrome-based ones. But the numbers may not tell the whole story.

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Microsoft applies for patent on 3D electromagnetic stylus

Who says handwriting is a lost art? If Microsoft's technology becomes a reality, we'll have whole new options for our scribbles and doodles.

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Apple files for patent on smart shoes with embedded sensors

Those childhood dreams of being a cyborg are getting ever closer to becoming a reality. Here's Apple's latest idea to appear before the patent office.

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Google seeks radio license, could become a foray into wireless networks

Unless Larry Page and Sergey Brin secretly want to be radio talk show hosts, Google's got some big plans for a move into wireless. Here's what we know.

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Intel dropping desktop motherboards to focus on new PC form factors

The times they are a-changin' at the Intel headquarters. But this isn't the death knell for desktops; there's still plenty to be excited about.

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Intel unveils cheaper models of its Ivy Bridge processors

Whether you're building your own computer or just looking to replace your existing processor, you've got several inexpensive new options from Intel.

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Leaked manuals show off redesigns of the Lenovo ThinkPad T431 and X230

Leaked images give us an advanced look at the 2013 models of two Lenovo laptops. Take a look at the comparisons below.

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Intel celebrates Stephen Hawking’s birthday with personalized silicon wafer

Intel gave Stephen Hawking a very special birthday present and is also working on a project that could help him communicate faster.

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Report claims Acer may unveil a $99 Chromebox codenamed ‘Kiev’

Google-based machines are still one of the most talked about products in the computing world, and it seems that Acer might be making an inexpensive desktop version of its successful Chromebook.

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