Mike Epstein

Mike Epstein

Michael Epstein is a freelance journalist specializing in tech, gaming and digital culture coverage, whose work has been featured on Kotaku, Geekosystem and The Escapist, among others. As Digital Trends' Computing section Intern, he researches and writes news about the latest in desktops, laptops, PC components, online security and digital service updates.

Digital Storm’s new gaming laptops range from affordable to expensive

Digital Storm's new gaming laptops, from the 15-inch Javelin and Lance to the 17-inch Krypton and Behemoth, range from affordable to pricey. Learn more about Digital Storm's newest notebooks here.

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Apple updates Keynote, Numbers, and Pages for OS X and iOS

Apple added a slew of improvements and new features to Keynote, Numbers and Pages, and both OS X and iOS-based benefit here. Read on to learn more about the newest changes made to these three apps here.

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HP beats expectations and surpasses Lenovo, shipping 7 million notebooks in Q1 2014

If current trends continue throughout the rest of the year, HP may overtake Lenovo as the top shipper of notebook PCs for the entire year. Learn more about HP's first quarter performance here.

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Apple delays Mac Pro shipping window again, now ‘5-6 weeks’ away

Customers interested in picking up one of Apple's new Mac Pro rigs will now have to wait "5-6 weeks" to get their hands on a system, according to Apple's North American retail sites.

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Microsoft pledges to stop reading customer emails

From this point on, Microsoft promises to defer to law enforcement agencies when pursuing matters pertaining to the theft of stolen company property. Learn more here.

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Apple releases a new build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 to developers

Apple wants developers to work on graphics drivers and audio with the new build of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta, which they released to developers today. Learn more here.

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Chinese security experts partly blame the U.S. for last year’s surge in cyber attacks

Chinese cyber security experts believe the U.S. is partly responsible for an increase in cyber attacks last year. Learn more here.

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Google researchers say hacking attacks on journalists are likely state-backed

Google security engineers say that 21 of the 25 largest news outlets in the world have been targeted for digital attacks by hackers working for or in support of state governments. Learn more here.

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Chitika: OS X Mavericks adoption is currently at 40 percent in the U.S. and Canada

A big chunk of Mac users in the U.S. and Canada appears to have adopted OS X Mavericks, the latest version of Apple's desktop operating system. Learn more here.

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Gartner says the ‘traditional’ PC market will continue to shrink through 2015

This comes as a surprise to no one: new market research indicates that the PC market will keep shrinking through 2015. Learn more here.

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OWC announces a cheaper 128GB Mac Pro RAM kit compared to what others offer

If you need to stuff 128GB of RAM into a new Mac Pro, OWC appears to be the cheapest way to go. Learn more here.

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WD casts down the first Thunderbolt bus-powered portable dual hard drive

Western Digital has just released new external hard drives that employ Thunderbolt and pack a pair of disks that can be configured in RAID as well. Learn more here.

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Plextor’s M6M mSATA SSDs offer big performance built for smaller devices

Plextor's new M6M line of mSATA SSDs will attempt to bring speedy data transfer rates while catering to slim computing gear. Learn more here.

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Puget Systems offers to give their Windows 8 systems a Windows 7-like look and feel

Puget Systems offers its customers the option to tweak Windows 8 and make it function and feel like its more popular cousin, Windows 7. Learn more here.

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Microsoft releases source code for MS-DOS and Word for Windows

The source code for MS-DOS and an early version of Microsoft Word for Windows are now available to the public through the Computer History Museum. Learn more here.

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