Mariella Moon

Mariella Moon

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.

SimCity for Mac planned for spring, features co-op play with Windows

Turns out SimCity 2013 isn't a Windows-only title after all. A Mac version is planned for spring, and it features cooperative play capability with Windows users on the same server.

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Google donates 15,000 Raspberry Pi units to UK schools

In an effort to encourage students to create software, Google is giving thousands of Raspberry Pi mini computers to UK schools.

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Best Buy knocks $200 off of MacBook Air during two-day sale

Best Buy launches it Winter Doorbuster sale, knocking a whopping $200 off of Apple's MacBook Air for two days only – and while supplies last.

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Intel to start building $4 billion factory in Ireland

Within a couple of years, Intel will launch 14nm chips, some of which will be manufactured in its yet-to-be-built factory in Ireland.

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Apple: You might have to wait to get your hands on a new iMac

Apple is struggling to meet market demand for the new all-in-one iMacs, and Tim Cook admits the shortage might persist throughout the first quarter of 2013.

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China unveils plan to dominate global electronics industry by 2015

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology wants tech companies to pursue mergers and acquisitions in order to reach Lenovo's current sales figures within a couple of years.

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Amazon allows microtransactions in PC and Mac games

Amazon's new in-app billing service makes it super easy for you to make impulse virtual purchases.

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What would a Mac Pro with an ARM processor look like?

Designer Peter Zigich created a concept of the Mac Pro based on ARM architecture. Although it's likely just pipe dreams, it's still fun to ogle over.

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Microsoft’s Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet available February 9 in the US and Canada

Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet and its accessories will hit the market on February 9. The Surface RT will also be released in 13 new markets in the next few weeks.

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Microsoft increases Windows 8 Pro price from $40 to $200 starting February 1

The special introductory price for Windows 8 upgrades will no longer be in effect starting February – and the upgrades' permanent pricing is not exactly wallet-friendly.

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5 ways to electronically sign your documents and ditch that scanner

HelloSign for Gmail is a helpful tool, but there are many other e-signature apps you can use to sign any electronic document without having to waste paper and time.

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HelloSign makes signing documents within Gmail a breeze, no printer or scanner required

Here's something all you productivity nuts will love: a way to easily and quickly sign documents directly within your Gmail account.

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Report claims Lenovo might release a Chromebook in 2013

If the rumor about Lenovo's entry into the Chromebooks space is true, you might be getting a Chromebook from your company instead of the usual Windows laptop this year.

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Foremay announces 2TB 2.5-inch SSD, offers huge storage in a teensy form

Good things sometimes really do come in small packages. Foremay's new tiny SSD can fit inside a laptop and has a humongous 2TB storage capacity.

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Gartner: Mac shipments actually increased by 5 percent last holiday season

Despite reports that overall PC sales in the U.S. declined last holiday season, Apple's Mac shipments were up by 5 percent, according to research firm Gartner.

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