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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.