Gloria Sin

Gloria Sin

Former Digital Trends Contributor
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.

Raspberry Pi turned into a portable gaming console by The Ben Heck Show

Hacker extraordinaire Ben Heckendorn of The Ben Heck Show takes on the GameBoy Advance with a Raspberry Pi mini-computer, LCD screen, and a game controller. He'll be giving his project away, so find out how you can win one.

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Microsoft demos Windows 8.1 Start button, talks updated portrait mode for mini tablets

In a new Windows 8.1 video from Computex 2013, we catch a glimpse of the new Start button in action, and find out more about how mini-Windows tablets, like the 8-inch Acer W3, will handle portrait mode.

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Asus unveils Republic of Gamers G750 laptop with Thunderbolt, Nvidia GTX 765M GPU

Asus unleashes its17-inch RoG G750 gaming laptop at Computex 2013. For $1,400, you get a next-gen Intel Core i7 chip, Nvidia GTX 765M discrete graphics, a Thunderbolt port, and even dual-SSD storage.

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Microsoft details how you can try the public preview of Windows 8.1

At TechEd North America, Microsoft reveals some of the nitty-gritties of the preview version of Windows 8.1, and what current Windows 8 and RT users need to do to get the free upgrade.

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Mozilla revamps Firefox to look more like Chrome, sets release date for October

Mozilla is giving the next-gen Firefox a major makeover codenamed Australis. Say hello to rounded tabs and add-on buttons and widgets next to the main toolbar, and goodbye to user-created toolbars.

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Microsoft shows off first public demo of Windows 8.1 at Computex 2013

Microsoft releases a preview video of Windows 8.1 that puts some of its new features into action, including the new motion-sensing wallpapers, Bing-powered search, 4-app Snap mode, and the new lock screen as photo frame.

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Microsoft considers restructuring into a ‘devices and services company’

MIcrosoft CEO Steve Ballmer is reportedly reorganizing the company to reflect its changing business from being all about software, to putting more focus on hardware and products like the Surface tablet and SkyDrive

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Dell refreshes XPS 12 and XPS 27 with Haswell chips; intros 21-inch touch monitor

Today at Computex 2013, Dell announced its most popular machines are getting the Haswell upgrade. This includes the iconic XPS 12 Ultrabook, XPS 27 all-in-one, and XPS 8700 desktop PC.

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Seagate’s 5mm Laptop Ultrathin SATA HDD is small enough to fit into a tablet

Seagate introduces two 5mm-thin SATA drives for desktops, laptops, Ultrabooks, and even future tablets that you can upgrade on your own. The 500GB model retails for $90 and is available now.

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Rumor: MacBook Pros and Airs to get Haswell chips and minor tweaks at WWDC 2013

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo updates his latest report on what we can expect from WWDC 2013: new Haswell-powered MacBook Pros and Airs, non-Retina 13-inch Pros to be discontinued, and dual-mics coming to the Air.

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The iPad is a PC! At least according to Microsoft…

Microsoft's Frank X. Shaw believes iPads and other tablets should be considered personal computers, too. Slates just happen to be in a more mobile form factor than traditional computers, and are just as useful.

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Apple knocks $100 off 13-inch MacBook Pros for students

Just days before Intel formally launches its new Haswell chips at Computex, and weeks before WWDC 2013, Apple quietly slashes prices on two 13-inch MacBook Pros for students based in the U.S.

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Windows 8.1 features confirmed: Start button (not menu), boot to desktop, and more

Ahead of Windows 8.1's public preview on June 26, Microsoft reveals some new changes that are coming to the platform, which includes a new Start button, boot-to-Desktop, IE11, and Bing-powered search.

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Office 365 Home Premium reaches 1 million subscribers in just over 100 days

Microsoft's new Office is the "best-selling" edition of the productivity suite, with Office 365 Home Premium signing up a million users in just 3.5 months since its launch on January 29, 2013.

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Transporter v2.0 gets Dropbox-like software reboot, new iOS and Android apps

Just six months after producing the first-gen Transporters, the Connected Data team is back with version 2.0, complete with a new interface that offers Dropbox-like features and new mobile apps.

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