Meghan McDonough

Meghan McDonough

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Meghan J. McDonough is a Chicago-based purveyor of consumer technology and music. She previously wrote for LAPTOP Magazine and is currently an on-air DJ for CHIRPRadio.org. She is often found drinking gigantic iced coffees  – even during Chicago’s infamous winters.
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Can the ZXX typeface thwart and call attention to the NSA’s spying?

Sang Mun has developed a typeface called ZXX with four font styles that are designed to confuse OCR (optical character recognition) scanners, but are still readable to the human eye.
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Windows 8.1 preview now available: Here’s what you need to know

Microsoft's Build conference is in full force. The company officially released its preview version of Windows 8.1 today. Here's what you need to know about MIcrosoft's updated operating system.
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Digital Storm releases Aventum II gaming rig with 22 fans and copper piping inside

The Aventum II, the just announced offering from custom PC maker Digital Storm, looks powerful, imposing, and ready to pwn with up to three Nvidia graphics cards and an Intel Core i7 processor.
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Samsung ditching desktop PCs, but are All-in-Ones included? [Updated]

The Korea Times is quoting a Samsung executive as saying that the company will stop producing desktops in order to focus more on portable and connected devices. Are All-in-One desktops included?
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Leap Motion opens app store to developers in advance of July 22 launch

Launching on July 22, the Leap Motion gesture control device is entering its next phase of beta testing by giving developers early access to its Airspace Home launcher and the Airspace Store.
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World’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet, the Samsung ATIV Tab 3, debuts in London

Samsung just released the ATIV Tab 3, which the company claims is the world's thinnest tablet at just 0.32 inches. This 10-inch tablet weighs a mere 1.21 pounds, and runs the full version of Windows 8.
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GE betting on the ‘Industrial Internet’ with ‘Predictivity’ platform, partners with Amazon Web Services

GE took a big step forward with its plan for the Industrial Internet today by announcing the new Predictivity platform and a partnership with Amazon Web Services, Accenture, and Pivotal.
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Watch: OS X Mavericks multi-monitor mode demoed on six 27-inch displays

Now that developer preview of Apple's OS X Mavericks is available, we're starting to see demonstrations of the new OS. One user with sweet-looking six (!) monitor setup take us through Apple's new full-screen app support within a…
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Google Chromebooks landing in Walmart and Staples

The elusive Chromebook is quickly becoming much easier to find. Google announced that the $199 Acer Chromebook will be available at 2,800 Walmart stores starting today. Chromebooks will go on sale at Staples this weekend.
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Chrome Experiment’s ‘Cube Slam’ lets you smash your friends ‘Pong’-style via video

Google's latest Chrome Experimenta,'Cube Slam' was released yesterday. It's built with WebRTC, which lets you play against friends via video without needing to install any plug-ins. If you miss 'Pong,' you'll definitely want to try this…
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Waze to go: Why did Google buy the social mapping service?

Google just acquired social mapping service Waze for an estimated $1.1 billion, but what is Google getting out of the deal with Waze that will help the mapping behemoth stand up to competitors like Apple Maps and OpenStreetMap?
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MacBook 2013 Rumor Roundup: What we know about Apple’s new laptops

With Apple's WWDC just days away, we take one last look at the slew of rumors about both the MacBook Air and Pro that we've been hearing about since WWDC ended last June. Will the Air get a Retina display? Will both lines get Haswell?…