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.

Vizio embraces Windows 8 in 2013, but clings to suspect industrial design

Originally known as a TV giant, Vizio has already earned praise for its PCs' crapware-free operating systems and affordability, but can its Windows 8 models succeed with suboptimal touchpads?

CES

Lenovo announces ThinkVision LT1423p Touch Mobile Monitor

Boasting a slim, low-profile body and beefed-up Gorilla Glass screen, Lenovo unveils its LT1423p Touch Mobile Monitor with 10-point multitouch capacity

CES

Lenovo announces 3 new touchscreen Windows 8 laptops, IdeaPads and ThinkPads rejoice

Lenovo jumps wholeheartedly into the Windows 8 fray with newly-unveiled multitouch laptops, including a sleek Ultrabook and a rethought ThinkPad.

CES

Lenovo’s 27-inch IdeaCentre Horizon is part tablet, part table

Just announced at CES, Lenovo's new table PC boasts a 27-inch screen with 10-finger touch for unprecedented multi-user entertainment and gaming.

CES

Microsoft’s January security update neglects patch for IE zero-day vulnerability

In advance of Tuesday’s security updates, Microsoft has announced it will patch Windows OS weaknesses but not provide a fix for a vulnerability in IE6, IE7, and IE8.

Computing

Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer, celebrated in Google Doodle

Today’s re-imagining of the Google logo pays tribute to Ada Lovelace, a 19th-century mathematician whom many consider the world’s first programmer.

Computing

Safeguard your email: tips for making your account more secure

Keep business transactions and personal messages as safe as possible with these tips to defend your email account against any malicious interference.

Computing

How to recycle your old computer

Got old machinery collecting dust? Follow our guide to recycle old desktops and laptops the right way, including erasing all of your personal data properly.

Computing

How to buy a new laptop

Whether it’s a zippy Ultrabook or a gaming dynamo, if you’re in the market for a new machine, follow our guide to narrow down your options and find the laptop that best suits your needs.

Buying Guides

Maingear’s new Nomad 15 portable gaming laptop boasts impressive specs

Maingear's new portable gaming laptop, the Nomad 15, is proof that powerful machines with impressive specs don't have to be live on your desk.

Computing

Google Chrome Remote Desktop and 3 other ways to offer tech support from afar

If one of your loved ones struggles with computers, we've got the skinny on Chrome Remote Desktop and four other ways to make technology less intimidating for them.

Computing

How to Install Windows 8

Heard the hype? Curious to try Windows 8 for yourself? Here's how to get the shiny new OS up and running in a jiffy, if you're bold enough to take Microsoft's $40 upgrade option seriously.

Computing