When she is not tinkering with gadgets, Gloria is covering computing news for Digital Trends. She's a regular contributor to Tom's Hardware and Shaw Media, and has previously written for ZDNet and FastCompany.com. She also served as a judge for the 2013 CODiE Awards for the Best Mobile App for Consumers. In her off(line) hours, you will likely find her skating at a rink or watching a hockey game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.