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.

5 trademark battles that prove Microsoft’s SkyDrive flap is all too common

Yesterday, word got out that Microsoft is in hot water over its SkyDrive name, which turns out to be a trademark owned by the British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB). Oh, Microsoft. But the company's not alone; we've seen many a trademark kerfuffle in tech…

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Corning announces the next ‘it’ feature in laptops this fall: Gorilla Glass NBT

Smartphones and tablets aren't the only ones getting love from Corning. The company announced its new laptop-specific Gorilla Glass, called NBT, that will be added to some of this fall's upcoming laptops.

Computing

Hands on: Toshiba’s Satellite E Series gets Haswell-ified at an affordable price

Toshiba adds a Haswell-powered Ultrabook to its Satellite E Series lineup, as well as an AMD A6-powered ultrathin laptop. Starting at $800 and $600, respectively, Toshiba's…

  • Pros: Good value , Choice of Intel 4th-gen or AMD A6 on 15-inch…
  • Cons: So-so keyboard , Touch not standard on all models ,

Watch out, Mac OS X users! FBI ransomware is coming for you, too

Ransomware's not only hitting PCs; it looks like OS X computers are also susceptible. If your Mac is held ransom by what appears to be the FBI, don't sweat it. Here's what you need to know to regain control of your Mac without paying an exorbitant ransom fee.

Computing

Hey, HBO, thanks for showing me how to pirate Game of Thrones

HBO may have thought it was cracking down on the number of Game of Thrones episodes being pirated, but its recent DMCA takedown notice targeting VLC media player may have backfired – at least with this writer.

Computing

Windows 8.1 Preview hands on: Microsoft tackles W8 issues, but does it score?

With much anticipation, Microsoft finally released its Windows 8.1 preview. We got some hands-on time with the new OS, but does it fix all the problems we have with Windows 8, or does it leave us wanting more?

Computing

3, 2, 1, build a musical tree! 72 insane hours at Red Bull’s Creation challenge

With plasma cutters, 3D printers and whatever else they scan scrounge, six teams vie to build an original project from scratch every year at Red Bull’s Creation challenge. Here’s how a musical tree sprouted up in 72 hours.

Computing

MB Labs’ ‘Autoloop’ project takes $10,000 prize at Red Bull Creation competition

After 72 hours of building, Chicago's MB Labs was crowned the winner of $10,000 at the Red Bull Creation live build. The team won for its Autoloop project, a drumkit controlled via sensors in a nearby table that lets users vary the tempo and rhythm by moving…

Computing

Computex 2013: Our complete coverage

Computex is to Taipei what the Consumer Electronics Showcase is to Vegas. The yearly event is huge for Taiwanese brands like Acer and Asus, but that doesn’t mean other companies like Dell, Sony, and Toshiba will sit idly by. The week-long show is where we…

Computing

Razer slashes Apple with a 14-inch gaming laptop thinner than the MacBook Air

Razer announced two new Blade gaming laptops today that will use both the new Nvidia mobile GPUs as well as Intel’s fourth-gen processor. The 14-inch Blade is being touted by Razer as "the world's thinnest gaming laptop" and is actually 0.2 inches thinner…

Computing

It’s true! Windows Start button’s return confirmed in Windows 8.1 screen shots

We've been hearing a lot of rumors around Microsoft's latest update to Windows 8, but today, Paul Thurrott of Windows SuperSite confirmed the Start button will be making a comeback in Windows 8.1, also known as Windows Blue.

Computing

First-ever 256GB Surface Pro coming to Japan with Office 2013 and exclusive Touch Covers

Microsoft's finally bringing the Surface Pro to Japan. Not only will it come with Office 2013 and Windows 8 Pro, but for the first time ever, it'll come with 256GB of storage. Gone is the 64GB version, leaving only the 128GB and the new 256GB options.

Computing

Intel’s Haswell chip will increase laptop battery life by 50 percent

With the Inel's 4th-gen Core processor due to launch in just over a week, we’re starting to hear a few more specifics about what Haswell can really do. Today, Intel announced Haswell will offer a whopping 50 percent more battery life in laptops than Ivy…

Computing

Designed in California, made in America: Apple to build new Macs in Texas

Soon enough, Texas will be known for more than black gold, barbecue, cowboys, and George W. Bush. In yesterday’s Senate hearing to talk about Apple's overseas tax loopholes, CEO Tim Cook announced the company is investing $100 million for “a new Mac…

Computing

Sony announces ‘Digital Paper': Ultra-thin, 13.3-inch flexible e-reader for universities

Sony's delving into the education side of things with its new 'Digital Paper' flexible e-reader. Though currently a prototype, the 13.3-inch E ink device is intended for use at universities. With an included stylus, the device is designed for textbook reading…

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