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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Windows 8.1’s Start button doubles as power button (sort of)

Microsoft rolls out a preview of Windows Server 2012 R2 ahead of Build 2013 that hints of new Windows 8.1 features: new Start button options, ability to disable hot corners, and confirms boot-to-Desktop.
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Toshiba Canvio Slim II portable hard drive doubles as a personal cloud via mobile app

This sleek Canvio Slim II portable drive from Toshiba lets you access your files through the Web and on mobile devices, as long as it's plugged into a PC with Internet connection.
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HP’s Slate 21 is a $400 Android all-in-one PC and tablet

HP eyes emerging markets with the Slate 21, a $400, Android-running, all-in-one PC and tablet due in stores this September. It has a 21-inch IPS full HD display, Nvida Tegra 4 CPU, but just 8GB of internal storage.
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Hands On: Samsung challenges the Surface Pro with Ativ Tab 3, ‘world’s thinnest tablet’

Touted as 'the world's thinnest tablet,' at 8.2mm thin, the Samsung Tab 3 is perfect for S Pen fans looking for a laptop-like tablet that can run full Windows 8. But with an Intel Atom processor, is it worth the $700 splurge?
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Vevo launches Windows 8 app ahead of Microsoft Build conference

As one of the apps to be showcased at Microsoft's Build conference, the free music video streaming app Vevo for Windows 8 is designed for larger displays, touch control, and Snap mode for multitasking.
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D-Link’s DGL-5500 gaming router is 802.11ac-ready, shapes Web traffic with StreamBoost

The new $200 dual-band, gaming router from D-Link features Qualcomm's StreamBoost technology, which auto-allocates bandwidth based on what each device and app needs, rather what it wants.
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Make your own Raspberry Pi-powered media streamer with the XBMC kit from element14

For just $70, you can turn your single-board Raspberry Pi computer into a wireless media hub capable of 1080p playback. The hub supports files from all platforms, including Apple, Windows, Android, and even Linux.
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Digg Reader coming June 26, just before Google Reader shutters for good on July 1

Good news, RSS feed users: Digg Reader will be ready for migrating all your feeds by June 26, which gives you exactly five days to get used to your new home before Google Reader goes dark.
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Upcoming Intel Haswell-E desktop chip to feature 8-core and 4-channel DDR4 RAM

Though the next-gen Intel Haswell-E chips for enthusiasts won't be coming to our desktops until the second half of 2014, we're treated to some sweet details today thanks to leaked slides.
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Microsoft patenting a wearable device that transfers data through your body [updated]

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office just granted Microsoft a patent for a wearable gadget that securely transfers data through your finger (or other body part) to another device, including a desktop computer, tablet, and even the Xbox.
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Raspberry Pi-powered handheld console takes shape on The Ben Heck Show

In part two of The Ben Heck Show, master modder Ben Heckendorn shows you how to 3D-print your own case and put your Raspberry Pi portable gamer together with lots of wires and a hot glue gun.
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Microsoft focuses on touch, cross-platform convenience in ‘Windows Everywhere’ ad

Microsoft airs a new ad that demos its single Windows experience across different devices. Is it a dig at the recently announced OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 OSes Apple unveiled at WWDC 2013?