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.
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Computing

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
Computing

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

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.
Computing

Acer’s new $200 C710 Chromebook ditches the HDD for a 16GB SSD

Acer introduces a $200 C710 Chromebook. Basically identical to the $280 C710, the new model comes with a 16GB SSD and 2GB RAM instead of a 320GB HDD. This latest budget Chromebook is available at Best Buy now.
Computing

Lenovo teases Yoga 11S Ultrabook with artsy new commercial

Lenovo collaborates with THE SILHOUETTES dance company to show off the flexible 11.6-inch Yoga 11S: the Windows 8-running, mini-Ultrabook that's due in Best Buys and via Lenovo on June 23.
Computing

Bell Labs boosts Internet connections to 400 Gbps using noise-canceling tech

By sending two beams of light (rather than just one) down a fiber optic cable, which cancels out noise in the signal, Dr. Liu and his team were able to move data at 400 Gbps – 400 times the speed of Google Fiber.