Mika Turim-Nygren

Mika Turim-Nygren

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Mika Turim-Nygren writes about technology, travel, and culture. She is a PhD student in American literature at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Previously, she has written for Groupon and Tecca. In addition to following computing trends, she enjoys traveling the globe, playing fantasy RPGs, and blues dancing.

Meet WorldKit, the projector that turns everything into a touchscreen

Two Carnegie Mellon researchers share their plan for making every surface in your house a touchscreen without spending thousands. Could the Kinect plus a projector be the future of touch computing?

Computing

Not just for NASA anymore: How one man is taking his own photos from space

The first man to launch a Raspberry Pi above the atmosphere with high-altitude balloons shares tips on shooting aerial photographs, crowdsourcing skills in real time, and fulfilling your dreams with cutting-edge technology.

Photography

How a Dutch pop band turned us all into cursor zombies … in the name of art!

We chat with Dutch band Light Light and design studio Moniker about their crowdsourced vision of the impeding disappearance of the mouse cursor, as well as what the touchscreen revolution means for the intersection of design, tech, and music.

Computing

Thalmic Labs’ founder on ditching touch screens, nixing mice, and why gesture control is the future

Aaron Grant, co-founder of Thalmic Labs, shares his vision for the future of gesture control in computing and details what sets the MYO armband apart from the motion-sensing crowd.

Computing

Gadget graveyards: Behind the scenes at electronic-recycling plants

Ever wonder what happens to that old laptop you so honorably took to the electronic recycling center? Just in time for Earth Day, electronic recyclers from Chicago, New York, and California spill their secrets on cleaning up the world's e-waste.

Computing

This plug-and-play Android MiiPC is only $100 on Kickstarter

Android may be coming to PCs sooner than you think. MiiPC, a new Kickstarter project, is hoping to sell a full Android Jelly Bean-powered computer for $100.

Android Army

Satechi’s new $40 mini router boasts zippy speeds, repeater capability

While not radically new, the Satechi Multifunction Mini Router's ability to act as access point, repeater, or bridge at 300 Mbps speeds makes it quite attractive--especially for the low price.

Computing

Meet the woman making brainwave control look more like meditation and less like the Matrix

Our interview with Ariel Garten reveals the secrets behind the brainwave-controlled headband known as Muse and what to expect from mind-melded computing in the not-so-distant future .

Computing

Cloud essentials: understanding the basics of cloud computing

Get caught up in the cloud with a simple explanation of how cloud computing works, plus see comparisons of various cloud services.

Computing

Gigabyte’s ultra-small desktop PC makes the Mac Mini look like a giant

Due for release around April, Gigabyte’s new, as-yet-unnamed desktop computer is smaller than most paperback novels, yet supports up to Core i7 processors.

CES

Turn any Windows 8 device into a touchscreen (of sorts)

Turn any Windows 8 device into a touchscreen with this new peripheral.

CES

LG shows off unique, convertible ‘Tab-Books,’ plus new non-touch Z160 Ultrabook

Although currently without pricing or release date, LG’s new line of convertible Windows 8 tablets represent an interesting alternative to more mainstream models on the market.

CES

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer makes surprise appearance at Qualcomm’s CES Keynote

Although tonight’s keynote speech at CES was supposed to be all about mobile chipmaker Qualcomm, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer still managed to snag some of the love.

CES

Streamlined iOS printing device xPrintServer in the spotlight at Digital Experience 2013

Latronix will show off its award-winning xPrintServer, which enables app-free printing from iPhones and iPads, the night before CES 2013.

CES

HP’s new monitors eschew touchscreens for Beats audio and great connectivity

Six new monitors and monitor series announced by HP at CES favor sleek design, wide viewing angles, and advanced image quality over touch capability

CES