Derek Mead

Derek Mead

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Facebook to add photo filters, takes on Instagram

Here come the digital lo-fi photo wars.

Start-up Pure Storage uses exclusively flash-based storage

SSDs are the way of the future in enterprise computing.
Cool Tech

Sony Alpha A77 says goodbye to DSLRs

The camera has a translucent mirror for fast autofocusing even while shooting video.
Cool Tech

Astronauts capture video of Hurricane Irene from orbit

Hurricane Irene, which is on track to brush Florida this Friday, was captured by an astronaut from the International Space Station.

LG bringing stereoscopic 3D laptop to market

A built in 3D webcam makes video sharing a breeze.
Cool Tech

Geologists may have found oldest known fossils

The sulfur-loving microbes may offer insight into Martian lifeforms.

Signs mounting that an LTE 4G iPhone is coming

Rounding up the iPhone 5 4G rumors.
Social Media

Google+ now verifying accounts of the famous

The network may roll out verification to average Joes as well.
Cool Tech

NASA tracks space storms’ collisions with Earth (with video)

New processing techniques may help forecasters predict damaging solar events.

Google adds weather layer to Maps

The new feature seamlessly integrates forecasts into the Maps experience.
Cool Tech

Astronomers find blackest planet ever, Spinal Tap rejoices

TrES-2b is the size of Jupiter and reflects nearly zero light.
Android Army

Google moves to protect app devs against Lodsys

The company is asking the Patent Office to rule the patents in question invalid, but it's likely too little, too late.