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.
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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Computing

Leap Motion chooses HP to embed and bundle 3D motion-control into new devices

We talked to Leap Motion CEO and co-founder Michael Buckwald yesterday who told us that Leap will be teaming up with HP as its first OEM to actually build the Leap technology into products.
Computing

Yes, you can make an Oscar-nominated film with a MacBook Pro on your couch

We talked to Oscar-nominated director Shawn Christensen about editing his film Curfew in his living room with a MacBook Pro, as well as how technology has changed filmmaking, the kind of tech he uses, and how he went from a rock star to a…
Computing

3D evolved: Hands-on with Canon’s MREAL augmented reality system

Canon's new Mixed Reality technology, a new form of Computer Graphics technology, is merging the real world with the virtual one, giving users a life-like experience that's seemingly so real it feels like you're actually there.
Computing

Pavement’s percussionist is OK with you friending him after a night of drunk YouTubing

We talk to Pavement's eccentric percussionist and showman Bob Nastanovich about technology, music, and how much money he's lost betting on horses in one sitting.