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.

13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina bests 18 Windows 8 laptops and a Chromebook in a battery life test

Looking for a laptop with a battery that won't die on you while you're out and about? A U.K. organization pits the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina and the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook against 18 Windows 8 ultrabooks and laptops to find out which has the…

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Pre-order the Xi3 Piston Steam Box for $100 off until March 17

Would you buy a teensy "Steam Box" for $1,000? If your answer is yes, know that you can now reserve your very own Xi3 Piston and even get a (small) discount if make your purchase soon.

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How to use Siri to mediate a conversation between an iMac and a vintage Mac 512K

An app developer with a fascination for a particular type of vintage iMac tweaks it to work with some of his more modern Apple devices, including the iPhone, the iPad, and the iMac.

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Rapyuta, the cloud-based robotic brain, is now online

A group of European scientists might've just paved way for cheaper, smaller, and lighter robots by activating the earliest parts of a cloud-based database that robots can access for data in place of a traditional robotic brain.

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For a mere $16k you can paint with only your thoughts – new tech shown at CeBIT

Inspired by a paralyzed artist who wanted to be able to draw again, an Austrian company that specializes in mind-reading technology created a program that gives people the power to pain without the use of hands.

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People use tablets more than phones to surf the Web, but PCs still reign supreme

While Adobe's report focuses on the role of tablets and smartphones in marketing, one particular pie chart caught our eye: it puts laptops and desktops on top when it comes to global traffic share - but how long will the dominance last?

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Futuristic Fashion: Pilates shirts that vibrate when you screw up and a cape that hides you from drones

Lady Gaga's clothes might look like they came right out of The Jetson's, but they sure can't hold a candle to these cell signal blocking, drone-proof garments and wearable computing clothes.

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Asus to release a cheaper Transformer Book … in Japan

The first Windows 8 ultrabook convertible by Asus was a tad too expensive than people would've liked. Thankfully, the company will be releasing a cheaper version of the device this week - but only in Japan.

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Microsoft fined $731 million for locking European users into Internet Explorer, again

A supposed technical error that removed European users' option to choose a default browser brought about by a Windows 7 update in 2011 ended up being a very costly mistake on Microsoft's part - a $731 million mistake, in fact.

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Buying a Windows 8 ‘touch’ device? Scrounge up an old laptop and trade it in for up to $400

You can get up to $400 if you trade in an old gadget at Staples. The catch? You also have to buy one of its available Windows 8 touch laptops, ultrabooks, all-in-one computers, or tablets.

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PC sales expected to fall more in 2013, even though Windows 8 is growing slowly

It's not looking good for the PC market this year. Analysts and even PC hardware suppliers are expecting even more decline in sales after a less-than-stellar performance during the last quarter of 2012.

Computing

Rumor: Google to launch a same-day shipping service

Google is rumored to be working on its own delivery service to compete with the likes of Amazon Prime, offering same-day delivery through a partnership with brick-and-mortar retailers like Target.

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‘Airwriting’ glove lets you text by writing in the air

Researchers from a German university show off a prototype glove that can be used to translate words spelled on air into actual messages on the computer. But will that make the process of sending emails or text messages more convenient or unnecessarily…

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Wireless brain implant could make controlling PCs with your mind a reality

One day those with movement disabilities might be able to control electronic devices with the power of their minds, thanks to a promising wireless brain implant developed by Brown University.

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Take that, Chrome OS! Chromebook Pixel runs Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Wondering how you can make the most out of a $1,450 Chromebook? One way to do so is to set up Ubuntu or Linux Mint on it for days when you'd rather work with a traditional operating system rather than Chrome OS.

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