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Gloria Sin

Gloria Sin

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Gloria’s tech journey really began when she was studying user centered design in university, and developed a love for observing how people actually use technology. Her bylines include Fast Company, ZDNet, and Tom’s Hardware. She often judges mobile apps competitions like the SIIA CODiE Awards and the Mobile Apps Showdown at CES. When she’s not tripping over various cords and plugs, you can probably find her skating up a storm in a ice rink somewhere.

Best 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) wireless routers

Need a Wi-Fi 5 (801.11ac) router for devices or situations where a Wi-Fi 6 router just isn't practical? Here are the best options available for all your needs!
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For deals or just the latest designs, these are the best shopping apps out there

It's never too early to get started on your holiday shopping. To help, we've collected some of the best shopping apps for Android and iOS.
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Acer intros $199 19.5-inch LED touch monitor just in time for the holidays

Acer's new 19.5-inch, 10-point touch display is low on resolution, but could be high on value.
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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop review

Does the $130 Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop bundle with split keyboard and ball-like mouse work as well as it looks? We go hands-on to find out.
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Hands on: Logitech’s Z600 PC speakers go Bluetooth but not completely wireless

Logitech's touch-controlled, Z600 Bluetooth Speakers can pair up to three devices at once and require no special app, but are they worth the $150 price tag?
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Hands on: SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 sees improvements, but still needs work

We take a closer look at the updated SkyDrive in 8.1, which lets users share Office files, doubles as a local File Explorer, and a regular drive on Desktop.
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Hands on: Westinghouse’s WhiteBoard is an 84-inch Windows 8 LED monitor (and 4K TV)

For $16,000, you can get an 84-inch 4K Ultra HD TV-PC hybrid that offers 6-point touch, Windows 8, and is powered by an internal PC with Intel Core i5 CPU.

Samsung’s SideSync software brings your Android smartphone to the Ativ PC

We finally got to see SideSync in action: it's a feature that gives your access to your Android smartphone through your computer, but requires a Samsung PC.
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As if losing Google Reader wasn’t enough, Google quietly kills off Alerts via RSS, too

Google continues its assault on RSS feeds by forcing users who prefer to receive Google Alerts in the now-dead Google Reader, to switch to email instead.

Microsoft aims to increase Surface tablet sales through business resellers

Microsoft's Surface tablet is ready for business. The company partners with business-friendly resellers and launches a program to fund business app dev.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 lets you control your PC with just your voice

Nuance demos Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 at the CEA Line Show in NYC. Not only does it type what you say, it also lets you control your PC using your voice.
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MyIDkey fingerprint-protected, voice-searchable USB drive available for pre-order

The Kickstarter-funded myIDkey is now available. For $170, you get 16GB of AES256 level of encryption on your fingerprint-locked files and data.

PNY launches StorEdge SD card-sized expandable storage for your MacBook

Need more on-board storage than the puny 64GB SSD on your MacBook Air? This PNY StorEdge card adds up to 128GB of space to your laptop through its SD slot.

Windows 8.1’s Start button doubles as power button (sort of)

Microsoft rolls out a preview of Server 2012 R2 ahead of Build 2013 that hints of new Windows 8.1 features: new Start button options and hot corner control.

Toshiba Canvio Slim II portable hard drive doubles as a personal cloud via mobile app

This Canvio Slim II drive from Toshiba lets you access your files through the Web and on mobile devices, as long as it's plugged into a PC with Internet.

HP’s Slate 21 is a $400 Android all-in-one PC and tablet

HP eyes emerging markets with the $400, Android-running, all-in-one PC and tablet. It has a 21-inch IPS display, Nvida Tegra 4 CPU, but just 8GB of storage.
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Hands On: Samsung challenges the Surface Pro with Ativ Tab 3, ‘world’s thinnest tablet’

Touted as 'the world's thinnest tablet,' at 8.2mm thin, the Samsung Tab 3 is perfect for S Pen fans looking for a laptop-like tablet that can run full Win8.

Vevo launches Windows 8 app ahead of Microsoft Build conference

As one of the apps to be showcased at Microsoft's Build conference, the free Vevo app for Windows 8 is optimized for larger displays, touch, and Snap mode.

D-Link’s DGL-5500 gaming router is 802.11ac-ready, shapes Web traffic with StreamBoost

The new $200 dual-band, gaming router from D-Link features StreamBoost technology, which auto-allocates bandwidth based on what each device and app needs.

Make your own Raspberry Pi-powered media streamer with the XBMC kit from element14

For just $70, you can turn your Raspberry Pi into a wireless media hub capable of 1080p playback that supports files from all platforms.

Digg Reader coming June 26, just before Google Reader shutters for good on July 1

Good news, RSS feed users: Digg Reader will be ready for migrating all your feeds by June 26, which gives you exactly 5 days to get used to your new home.

Upcoming Intel Haswell-E desktop chip to feature 8-core and 4-channel DDR4 RAM

The next-gen Intel Haswell-E chips for enthusiasts may not be coming to our desktops until the second half of 2014, but leaked slides reveal sweet specs.

Microsoft patenting a wearable device that transfers data through your body [updated]

USPTO just granted Microsoft a patent for a device that securely transfers data through your finger (or other body part) to another machine like the Xbox.

Raspberry Pi-powered handheld console takes shape on The Ben Heck Show

Master modder Ben Heckendorn shows you how to 3D-print your own case and put your Raspberry Pi portable gamer together with a glue gun and plastic molds.

Microsoft focuses on touch, cross-platform convenience in ‘Windows Everywhere’ ad

Microsoft airs a new ad that demos its Windows experience across different devices. Is it a dig at the recently announced Apple Mavericks and iOS 7 OSes?

HP thumbs its nose at Microsoft by bringing Google Apps to its small business PCs

HP will bundle and optimize Google Apps, the cloud-based office tools, on its business PCs and office gear for users who want a MS Office alternative

AMD announces ‘world’s first’ 5GHz processor at E3

AMD surprises with 'the world's first commercially available 5GHz processor," the 8-core FX-9590 for gamers, video editors and other creative professionals.
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Want to upgrade to OS X Mavericks? Here’s the list of compatible Macs

The tech requirements for the developer's version of Mavericks give consumers a hint of what the new OS needs: a 64-bit Intel-based Mac with 8GB of storage.

Dell updates Alienware gaming laptops with Haswell chips but sticks with Windows 7

Refreshed Alienware laptops crash the E3 party with programmable LED lights, nine hotkeys for games and apps, Windows 7, and next-gen Intel processor.
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Apple outs Gigabit Wi-Fi AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule

Apple's bringing Gigabit Wi-Fi to new AirPort Extreme routers and Time Capsule drives, and they will work with the 802.11ac-ready MacBook Airs and Mac Pro.

HP’s EliteOne 800 and ProOne 600 all-in-ones and desktops get Haswell upgrade

HP brings the Haswell processor to the 23-inch EliteOne 800 AiO, ElliteDesk 800 desktop PCs, 21-inch ProOne 600 AiO, and ProDesk 600 desktop computers.

Raspberry Pi turned into a portable gaming console by The Ben Heck Show

Hacker extraordinaire Ben Heckendorn of The Ben Heck Show takes on the GameBoy Advance with a Raspberry Pi mini-computer, LCD screen, and a game controller.

Microsoft demos Windows 8.1 Start button, talks updated portrait mode for mini tablets

In a new video from Computex 2013, we catch the new WIndows 8.1 Start button in action, and find out more about how small tablets will handle portrait mode.

Asus unveils Republic of Gamers G750 laptop with Thunderbolt, Nvidia GTX 765M GPU

Asus intros the RoG G750 gaming laptop at Computex 2013. For $1,400, you get a next-gen Intel Core i7 chip, Nvidia GTX 765M GPU, and a Thunderbolt port.