Mariella Moon

Mariella Moon

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Mariella loves working on both helpful and awe-inspiring science and technology stories. When she's not at her desk writing, you can find her in her room reading books, in front of the mirror trying to perfect her winged eyeliner, or crouched on the floor, giving her dog, Roco, a belly rub.
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Report: April sees increase in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 users

Data gathered by Web tracking site NetMarketShare reveals that not only is Internet Explorer 10 gaining users, but so is Windows 8. The new OS, however, isn't gaining users as fast as Windows 7 did during the same period a few months after…
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Apple Store now offers 256GB and 512GB flash storage options for iMacs

Always wanted an flash storage for your iMac? You can get an iMac with the speedy flash drive included directly from Apple by tweaking your computer's configurations at the company's online store when you buy one.
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Intel COO Brian Krzanich to replace CEO Paul Otellini

Intel CEO Paul Otellini will step down on May 16, six months after he announced his departure. To take his place is current COO Brian Krzanich who's been with the company for the last 30 years.
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Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock finally available for $300

Belkin finally released its much delayed Thunderbolt Express Dock. It comes with a bunch of ports, including two Thunderbolt connections that you can use to daisy-chain up to five Thunderbolt devices.
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Report: Mac OS X 10.9 adding iOS-style ‘power user’ features, tabbed browsing in Finder

Apple's Mac OS X 10.9 might focus on bringing new features that power users will find useful, including Finder tabs and tags, an updated Safari, and fullscreen apps for use in multi-display setups.
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Mac and Windows users can now view Microsoft Office files directly in Chrome

No more having to wait for Microsoft Office to launch when you click on a document link on the Web. Chrome's new Office Viewer feature lets you view MS Office files from right within your browser.
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Google Drive update emphasizes social: Adds chat and profile photos

Getting a little more social, Google's newest Drive features will please people who mostly work in a collaborative environment as well as students who have to go through a ton of group projects and assignments.
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Study says the most reliable Windows laptop is … a MacBook Pro?

While not built for the Windows operating system in particular, according to PC troubleshooting firm Soluto, Apple's 13-inch MacBook Pro offers what could be the most stable environment for the Microsoft-owned OS.
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Windows 8.1 might have a Start button, but no Start menu

An increasing number of reports about Window 8.1 or Windows Blue have been coming out lately, the latest of which indicates that the upcoming operating system might bring back the Start button but forego the Start menu.
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Intel-powered Android laptop-tablet hybrids reportedly on the way

What's next for Intel? According to rumors, the company's new Haswell chips will power a new line of devices: tablet-notebook hybrids running Android, with the first one slated for launch in May.
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Study: Popular Wi-Fi routers are easy to hack, and there’s no foolproof way to secure them

A study reveals the vulnerabilities in some of the most popular Wi-Fi routers out there. Since Wi-Fi hacks aren't all that common, a fix has yet to be issued to make the devices more secure.
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Crowdsourced interactive music video celebrates 50 years of pointing and clicking

An Amsterdam band wants to you to wave your mouse pointers in the air like you just don't care –or, more precisely, on your screen – for a new crowdsourced video that pays tribute to the oft-overlooked pointer.