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.

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.

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Mozilla to bring console-quality 3D games to Firefox browser

The Firefox browser will be supercharged with a new feature that will give you the capability to play Web-based games comparable in quality to console games without the need for plugins.

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Next-gen Microsoft Office code-named ‘Gemini,’ comes with modern UI apps

The next-generation of Microsoft Office apps will likely be modern UI versions that work better on touchscreen devices, and we might see them as early as fall this year, the same time Windows Blue drops.

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Intel: Expect $599 Ultrabooks to hit the market this holiday season

Intel believes its Haswell platform can lead to the creation of cheaper Ultrabooks. Speaking at a conference earlier this month, a company exec claims we'll see $599 Ultrabooks hit the market as soon as this holiday season.

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Google updates Chrome with improved spelling and grammar checker

The latest version of Google Chrome will warn you whenever you're making yourself a probable target for Grammar Nazis. The browser now also comes with support for three new languages.

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Microsoft officially talks about Windows Blue, announces BUILD 2013

Microsoft is expected to talk about and demonstrate Windows Blue, its new operating system and successor to Windows 8, for the first time at the company's yearly BUILD conference in San Francisco in June.

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Windows 8 app store now has 50,000 apps to choose from

The Windows 8 app store reached a new milestone recently: With 50,000 apps in its store, it now has more than twice the number of apps it used to have in November of last year, or 25 times the number of apps available when at launch.

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Microsoft to roll out Windows 8 Mail, Calendar, and People app updates

By adding the ability to toggle between email accounts, schedule meetings more easily, and filter social media posts, Microsoft made its Windows 8 Mail, Calendar, and People apps a lot more useful.

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Windows Blue: What can we expect from Microsoft’s next operating system?

Microsoft's new OS might be out sooner than we've all anticipated, so here's what we know, what we think we know, as well as what you could expect to get from Windows 8's successor, Windows Blue.

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Microsoft plans to dramatically improve Windows Blue’s touch capabilities

If a statement made by one of Microsoft's executives during a company event is to be believed, Windows Blue might play a lot better with touchscreens than any of its predecessors ever did.

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