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.

MYO armband lets users control Macs and PCs through gesture

No Kinect-like sensor is needed with the MYO gesture-control arm band. The MYO lets users control Macs, PCs, and even Android and iPhone devices with the wave of an arm. If you're worried about looking like an aircraft marshaller, this may not be for you.

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Firefox to start blocking third-party cookies by default, inevitably pissing off advertisers

It might not be the end all be all of online privacy issues, but a new default setting that will block cookies on a future Firefox release (version 22) might make some of you happy.

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Taiwanese suppliers expect PC sales to remain slow until mid-2013

The PC market has had a rough couple of months. Unfortunately, according to a report that names Taiwanese suppliers as a source, it's not bound to recover until well into the year.

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Konami code Easter egg found in Google’s Pixel Chromebook

Have you ordered the Google Pixel Chromebook yet? Better brush up on the Konami code, because this high-end Chromebook comes with an Easter egg especially made for gamers who grew up playing in the '80s.

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WSJ: Google developing touchscreen Chromebooks

Google is rumored to be making what could be a competitor to its own Android devices – touchscreen Chromebooks that could very well end up being very similar to the new Windows 8 touchscreen laptops available today.

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MyIDkey fingerprint-locked Bluetooth flash drive stores your mobile and PC passwords

Want a physical repository of all your passwords? This Bluetooth-enabled USB flash drive, which keeps all your passwords secure, can be used with both computers and mobile devices, and can only be accessed with your fingerprint.

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Firefox 19 now available for desktop and Android devices

Today, Mozilla released Firefox 19 for desktop and Android. It comes with a handful of new features, including a built-in PDF viewer and lower spec requirements for Android devices.

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Rumor: Apple releasing Macbook Air with Retina display in Q3

According to a Taiwanese publication, Apple might equip both 11-inch and 13-inch MacBook Airs with its exceptionally sharp Retina displays. The revamped notebooks will reportedly be available later this year.

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Microsoft stealthily raises prices of Office for Mac, removes multi-license bundles

In what could be interpreted as an effort to make its Office 365 subscription models more palatable, Microsoft raised the prices of Office for Mac 2011 suite – and told nobody about it.

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Meet the Raspberry Pi-powered digital beer list

The affordable Raspberry Pi provides people the capacity to come up with great projects at a price they can afford. This swanky-looking digital beer list cost the developer only $35.

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Scientists design crash-proof computer based on nature’s chaos

Researchers designed a computer that never crashes by taking cues from nature. The crash-proof computer, which mimics nature's chaos, is currently in use at the University College London.

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How to use Bump to transfer files between your phone and your computer

If you find yourself always needing to transfer files to and from mobile devices and computers, you might want to look into getting the Bump app. It's very easy to use and works with different platforms.

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Computer program reconstructs dead languages

Scientists from Canada and California have come up with a computer program that will help linguists unearth dead languages. It's nowhere near perfect, but it could help us know more about human history in the long run.

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iFixit tears down the Surface Pro, gives lowest score possible for repairability

Unless you're an extremely patient individual with proven capability to tear electronics open for repair, don't try fixing a Surface Pro. iFixit, a website famous for tearing down devices, revealed its extremely low degree of repairability.

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Bill Gates talks Microsoft, cheeseburgers, and emerging tech on Reddit AMA

Bill Gates, a man whose name you'll always associate with Microsoft, visited social networking site Reddit to answer questions by the site's users. He not only talked about about his old company, but also showed us his more personal side.

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