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

Samsung introduces two new Series 7 computers in advance of CES

Prior to the big showdown in Las Vegas, Samsung has announced the release of the Series 7 Chronos and the Series 7 Ultra laptops.
Computing

Tobii Rex lets you control Windows 8 computers with your eyes

With sci-fi developments like Tobii's Rex camera becoming more common, it could be just a matter of time before the mouse and trackpad are consigned to the trashcan.
Computing

Microsoft confirms unpatched bug in early versions of Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer users who think there's no reason to update to the latest version might want to reconsider. A zero-day loophole is affecting older versions of the browser.
Computing

Windows Store zips past 35,000 apps, now adding 415 Windows 8 apps a day

Starting out with 10,000 Windows 8 apps at its October launch, Microsoft heads into the new year with over 35,000 apps in its Windows Store.
Apple

Steve Jobs’ dream yacht impounded over unpaid design bills

Steve Jobs' super yacht, the Venus, cost more than 100 million euros to make. But the designer has not received his full commission.
Computing

Apple switches iTunes to HTTPS to bypass Chinese censors

Apple moves iTunes to HTTPS in an early attempt to sidestep the government's crackdown on VPNs.
Computing

Samsung Electronics to make a $3.9 billion push into chip expansion in Texas

Samsung's nearly $4 billion Austin plant expansion is a sign that the company's getting serious about building new, better processors for more than memory.
Computing

IBM’s ‘Five In Five’ computing predictions focus on the five senses

IBM's vhief innovation officer predicts computers and humans could start to share more similarities in the near future.
Computing

Pint-sized Raspberry Pi PC launches its own app store

Raspberry Pi's new app store could help encourage programmers, young and old, to keep learning and experimenting.
Computing

Seattle joins Gigabit Squared to offer high-speed gigabit Internet service

More and more cities are jumping on the broadband bandwagon, and Seattle is next on the list to launch an ultra high-speed gigabit fiber Internet service.
Computing

NORAD ditches Google, makes the switch to Bing Maps for tracking Santa this year

Looks like Google's only getting a lump of coal this year from NORAD. The military organization is ditching Google Maps and going with Bing for its NORAD Tracks Santa site.
Computing

FreedomPop tackles cheaper Internet, brings free wireless broadband to the home

Move over, ISP behemoths; there's a new kid in town. FreedomPop is bringing free wireless Internet to the comfort of your own home.