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.
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Computing

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

Forget that password, Google wants to replace it with USB keys and ‘smart rings’

Nobody likes trying to remember a dozen different passwords, but would you trust your personal information to a tiny USB key? Google is hoping yes.
Computing

VIA announces Rock and Paper sub-$100 ARM PCs

More and more companies are pushing to make pint-sized, ARM-powered mobile computers. Thanks to VIA, it looks like Raspberry Pi has some definite competition.
Computing

Samsung amps up Chromebox with Intel Core i5 processor

One of the top choices for compact mini desktop PCs is getting a serious boost in power, but the extra processing could cost you extra.
Computing

Oracle releases security patch to fix Java vulnerabilities

Oracle responded to the Java security breach identified last week with a patch to fix two vulnerabilities. Here's where you can get the update.
Computing

New security vulnerability found in Java; experts recommend disabling the app

Considering how common Java is across work and home computers, this has the potential to be a huge security breach. Here's what you need to know.
Computing

Dell announces Project Ophelia, a USB stick that uses the cloud to make any monitor a PC

The new device from Dell's cloud computing arm lets you have a computer from the cloud on any screen with a USB port.
Computing

LaCie’s fin-studded Blade Runner hard drive is functional art for your desktop

LaCie and French designer Philippe Starck throw traditional industrial design out the window yet again with the Blade Runner external drive.
Home Theater

Asus puts a geometric spin on Google TV with the Qube set-top box

Asus takes a design cue from Boxee with the strikingly square Qube set-top box, which dresses Google TV in a unique cube-based interface to match its look.
Computing

Former Windows head Steven Sinofsky launches new tech product development blog

If you thought the Microsoft exec was out of the tech limelight, think again. He's still has a lot to say and has launched a brand new blog for to share his thoughts.