Jennifer Bergen

Jennifer Bergen

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Jennifer Bergen is the Computing Section Editor at Digital Trends and is in charge of all things laptops, desktops, and their accessories – be they functional or downright silly. She has worked for PCMag, Geek.com, ZDNet, ConsumerSearch, Popular Science, and Good Housekeeping. Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, where she got a degree in News Editorial journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Jennifer traded in the mountains for the skyscrapers of New York City. She was a DJ for three years at her college radio station and continues spinning records in Brooklyn at Monday Night Vinyl Club. You can follow her on Twitter at @jennybergen.

Google+ Photos app now available for all Chromebooks, not just Pixel

The grass is always greener, right? No, your screen won't look any better than that of your friend's high-res Google Pixel, but Google announced yesterday that the Google+ Photos app (previously exclusive to Pixel) is now available to download for all…

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Now you can Skype straight from your Outlook.com account

Though available for preview in the UK the past few months, Microsoft officially launched Skype integration within Outlook.com today, making it available in the U.S., Canada, the UK, Brazil, France, and Germany.

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Asus rumor mill churns with leaked 10.1-inch VivoBook and alleged Chromebook

Asus may be done with Windows RT, but rumors of Asus's new 10.1-inch VivoBook X102BA swirl alongside talk of Asus' first ever Chromebook. Will September bring two new products from Asus?

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Apple’s Mac Pro ad campaign, coming soon to a theater near you

This weekend, teasers for Apple's new Mac Pro started showing up in U.S. movie theater previews. Though the company still doesn't give an exact date, do the previews suggest a dual launch with the new iPhone is imminent?

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Acer launches three new ultra high-res LED monitors, gets touchy with one

Acer unveiled the touch-enabled ultra high-resolution 27-inch T272HUL monitor yesterday, along with its non-touch high-res counterparts, the 27-inch B276HUL and 29-inch B296CL with eye-catching ergonomic stands, and swiveling and tilting abilities.

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Skype joins the Start screen club, will come pre-installed in Windows 8.1

Microsoft confirmed today that Skype will come pre-installed in Windows 8.1, making it instantly accessible to anyone buying a new Windows 8.1 PC or anyone updating to the new OS. Skype will take the place of Microsoft's Windows 8 messaging app.

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The next mouse-killer: Haptix 3D multitouch sensor turns any surface into a controller

Haptix, a new 3D multitouch sensor, aims to kill the mouse dead. The device transforms any surface into an 3D multitouch surface to control your PC or TV. Unlike the Leap Motion, which senses your gestures in the air, Haptix senses them on a surface.

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Stranger danger: Hacker gets access to baby monitor, says lewd things to 2-year-old girl

Nothing's off limits for hackers these days. It doesn't just have to be something connected to your computer or phone, hackers can even reach us at home. One Houston family's baby monitor was hacked recently, allowing the hacker to say lewd things to a…

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It’s official: Windows 8.1 gets October 17 digital release date, hits shelves October 18

Microsoft has spoken. The wait for Windows 8.1 will be over starting October 17 in the U.S. A free update for Windows 8 users will be available then, and customers new to Windows 8 will be able to buy it the retail following day as just the software or loaded…

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Microsoft’s new Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard is as smooth as a manta ray’s bottom

Microsoft unveiled its new Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop Keyboard and Mouse today. The keyboard, which has a manta ray-like design, is both easy on the eyes and the wrists. Plus, a number pad is also included, which is an added bonus.

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Oh! So that’s how NASA’s 3D printer will work on the International Space Station

Bet you never thought 3D printers would be on the International Space Station? As of June of 2014, they will be, and this video from NASA shows how they'll work in zero gravity.

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Start the countdown – Windows 8.1 reportedly available mid-October

We've heard that Windows 8.1 will be released to manufacturers towards the end of August, but according to new reports, it won't be available to the general public until mid-October.

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Can a Grumpy Cat make you LOL if it’s an APNG and not a GIF?

Animated GIFs aren't the only animated image standard on the Web. In fact, animated PNGs (APNGs), have been alive and well since 2004. One Kickstarter project is hoping to make it as much of a standard (or more) as animated GIFs.

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That was quick! Asus abandons the Windows RT market to Microsoft and Dell

Asus CEO Jerry Shen announced last week that the company is no longer going to make Windows RT devices. OEMs willing to produce RT products are dropping like flies. Besides Microsoft, there's only one company left that's brave enough to have an RT device in…

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Microsoft’s new ‘By The Numbers’ site boasts big stats but skips the Surface

Microsoft unveiled its "By the Numbers" site to show off how great the company's doing in terms of sales. However, it conveniently forgot to include any numbers on Surface Pro or Surface RT.

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