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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Previewing OS X 10.9: What can we expect from Apple’s next operating system? [Updated]

Apple's yearly WWDC is days away, and we're confident we'll be seeing an OS X update. Based on rumors, rumblings, and some ideas of our own, here’s what we think will be included in OS X 10.9.
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MSI shows off GS70 Stealth gaming laptop with touchpad display

MSI showed off a concept gaming notebook with a separate touchscreen display. The 17.3-inch display on the MSI GS70 Stealth concept gaming rig is not a touchscreen; instead, a touchscreen display takes the place of a traditional trackpad.
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Thalmic Labs’ gesture control MYO armband raises $14.5M, comes closer to fruition

Thalmic Lab's MYO armband, a futuristic-looking gesture control device, just secured $14.5 million of funding, brining the MYO closer to fruition.Thalmic Labs, a year-old company based out of Waterloo, Ontario, is aiming to change the way…
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WWDC to bring new MacBook Air, possibly with faster Wi-Fi and 1080p webcam

It's likely a new MacBook will be introduced at WWDC, and recent leaks suggest the MacBook Air will be getting the love with a faster 802.11ac Wi-Fi card along with chips from Intel's new Haswell processor line.
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Apple updates Mountain Lion to 10.8.4 with fix for Messages, Exchange, and FaceTime bugs

Though the sun is quickly setting on Mountain Lion, Apple released an update for its current operating system today. OS X 10.8.4 is available for download today through the Mac App Store Software Update.
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The Predator is back – Acer’s gaming PC gets updated with Intel Haswell & Nvidia graphics

Acer just announced the newest update in its Predator desktop gaming PC with a new Intel Haswell processor, Nvidia graphics, and 3TB hard drive. The redesigned Predator tower has a new look in sleek black with red-orange detail on the front…
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Acer’s Aspire V7 Ultrabook, Aspire V3 gaming notebook rock new Intel Haswell chips

Acer has given us more details about its Aspire V7 Ultrabook and the Aspire V3. Both rock the fourth gen of Intel's Core i7 processor and offer discrete graphics.
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Toshiba updates Satellite series with Haswell processors and touchscreens

Toshiba just announced updates to its Satellite P, S, C, and L series of consumer notebooks with lots of Haswell goodness, brushed aluminum lids, and touchscreens. These aren't your Kirabook-equivalents, but they're great for back to…
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Microsoft reveals more Windows 8.1 wonders: NFC printing and Wi-Fi hotspot

Business users thinking of migrating to Windows 8 are looking at the enhancements for Windows 8.1. At the TechEd Conference in New Orleans, Microsoft gave enterprise users a taste of what they can expect in Windows 8.1, including Wi-Fi…
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Acer Aspire Z3 all-in-one debuts with 23-inch touchscreen, Harman Kardon speakers

Today, Acer introduced a 23-inch all-in-one, the Acer Aspire Z3. The Z3 has a 1920 x 1080 full HD touchscreen display that's large enough for gaming while also doubling as a small TV.
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Acer updates Aspire S7 and S3 Ultrabooks with next-gen processors and touchscreens

Building on the previous success of the Aspire S7 and the Aspire S3, Acer announced updated versions with fourth-generation Intel Core processors, improved battery life, and WiDi.
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Acer launches $380 Iconia W3: World’s first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet

The first 8-inch tablet running a full version of Windows 8 has arrived in the form of the Acer Iconia W3. It'll be available for preorder at $380 starting June 4 and comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 pre-loaded.