Gloria Sin

Gloria Sin

Gloria’s tech journey really began when she was studying user centered design in university, and developed a love for observing how people actually use technology. Her bylines include Fast Company, ZDNet, and Tom’s Hardware. She often judges mobile apps competitions like the SIIA CODiE Awards and the Mobile Apps Showdown at CES. When she’s not tripping over various cords and plugs, you can probably find her skating up a storm in a ice rink somewhere.
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Computing

China building its own Ubuntu-based national operating system

As part of China's five-year plan to promote open source software, the Chinese government has signed a deal with Canonical, maker of Ubuntu, to build a state-endorsed operating system based on Ubuntu.
Computing

Princess Zelda is the hero in this ‘The Legend of Zelda’ mod

Designer Kenna W hacks 'The Legend of Zelda' by making Princess Zelda into a sword-wielding and fire-jumping hero who saves Hyrule and Link, in a gender-reversal of the classic Nintendo franchise.
Apple

The $3,500 Modbook Pro is a MacBook Pro in a 13.3-inch OS X tablet

Looking for something with more power than an iPad, but in a form factor that's more mobile than a laptop? For $3,500, you can be the proud owner of a Modbook, an Intel-powered OS X-running tablet that'll knock the socks off your iPad.
Computing

Microsoft urges Windows 7 users to install Service Pack 1 before April 9

If you haven't already, Windows 7 users should download and install Service Pack 1 (SP1) before April 9. SPI ensures that you'll continue to receive free security and performance updates from Microsoft until January 13, 2015.
Computing

Lenovo’s updated ThinkPad T431s Ultrabook is thinner and tougher, starts at $950

Lenovo refreshes its T-Series with the ThinkPad T431s Ultrabook, which has been redesigned with a larger TouchPad and thinner bezel, thanks to user input.
Apple

Have a MacBook Pro with a LG-made Retina screen? You’re part of a class-action suit

A Macbook Pro owner in California has just filed a class-action suit against Apple, for selling faulty Retina displays made by LG to consumers who paid a premium price for a lemon.
Computing

Acer’s $280 C710 Chromebook hits stores March 17

Acer intros another C710 Chromebook. This time, you can get an 11-inch laptop with an Intel Celeron processor and a 320GB hard drive for just $280 - $20 less than the previous model.
Computing

AMD brings gesture control and face login to your laptop

With the new AMD "Richland APUs for laptops, you'll be able to use your face to log into your computer, and control your machine with some basic motions like with your Xbox Kinect.
Computing

Microsoft offers 6 months of free Office 365 to students, but will they bite?

Microsoft is dangling a 6-month free trial of Office 365 University and 20GB of SkyDrive at U.S. college students to entice them to take a break from using Google Docs and LibreOffice.
Computing

Caltech researchers create ‘self-healing’ computer chip that can fix itself

A team of Caltech researchers have come up with a power amplifier that can automatically troubleshoot and fix itself within micro-seconds. Could a self-repairing computer be far behind?
Computing

Asus’ 15-inch VivoBook S500 Ultrabook now in stores, starts at $700

After teasing us with the 11.6-inch and 14-inch VivoBook Ultrabooks with touch displays earlier this year, Asus is finally bringing its biggest model to America - the 15.6-inch S500.
Apple

Want a refurbished iPad or Macbook Air? Apple’s eBay store offers better prices than Apple.com

According to DealNews, Apple's unofficial eBay store, Refurbished Outlet, sometimes offer better prices on iPads and Macbook Airs than on Apple's own store for refurbished iDevices.