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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Stolen MacBook Pro ends up in Iran, spawns Tumblr of shame for both parties

When UK animator Dom Del Torto's MacBook Pro was stolen, he used a tracking app to find it, and oh did he find it ... all the way in Iran. Posting photos of the new owner on a Tumblr, he quickly learned the "thief" was innocent.
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Agency represents rockstar coders instead of celebrities

Agents aren't just for movie stars anymore. A new Hollywood-esque agency makes it easy for top freelance coders and tech professionals to look for gigs and negotiate deals with clients.
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Apple patents proximity-based iOS to OS X file transfer technology

A contextually aware feature that makes it super easy to transfer files between iPhones or iPads and MacBooks? We hope Apple doesn't let it rot in its patent pile as we'd love to see this on actual devices.
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Apple selling refurbished 2012 iMacs for up to $400 off retail price

You can now get one of the newest iMac models at a discount from the Apple Store, and you have a great selection to choose from (as long as you're willing to buy refurbished models).
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Microsoft reminds Windows XP users that extended support will end in T-minus 1 year

Microsoft's promoting its new operating system, Windows 8, by reminding customers that extended XP support and security updates will end exactly one year from today. But will users make the switch, or just wait for Windows 8.1?
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Passwords are so last season, ‘pass-thoughts’ let you log in with your mind

In the future, you might not need to come up with and memorize complicated strings of characters to access your accounts, when all you need to do is think and your brainwaves will serve as your pass-thoughts.
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25 Raspberry Pis power computer lab in underdeveloped African village

Thanks to the very affordable and tiny computer we know as Raspberry Pi, students in a small African village can enjoy a fully functional computer lab where they can eventually learn programming.
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Apple files patent for a convertible MacBook laptop/tablet design

A MacBook that's both a tablet and a laptop, similar to the Surface Pro? That's what one of the newest Apple patents hints at. It comes with a touchscreen display that communicates wirelessly with the base.
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Chinese search engine Baidu developing Google Glass-like high-tech eyewear

Google's Chinese competition, Baidu, is working on a smart eyepiece technology similar to Google Glass called "Baidu Eye," but the company is undecided whether to release the device commercially.
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Decline of Windows XP usage stalls a year before its 2014 death

A lot of users still love their Windows XP computers. In fact, though we're past Windows 7 and onto Windows 8 already, XP usage hasn't dropped significantly in the past few months despite its impending death in April 2014.
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Amazon reviews show users like Windows 8 more than Vista (but nothing compares to Windows 7)

Amazon reviews give us a glimpse into what consumers think about Windows 8. While it has yet to reach Windows 7's approval rating, people seem to like it a lot more than Windows Vista.
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$25 Model A Raspberry Pi now officially available in the U.S.

The tiny, low-power $25 Raspberry Pi Model A computer is now available in the United States via authorized resellers, although the first one has sold out of units almost as soon as they became available.