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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 She is often found drinking gigantic iced coffees  – even during Chicago’s infamous winters.

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Sony unleashes Vaio Tap 11, ‘world’s thinnest’ Windows 8 tablet PC, updates Tap mobile AiO PC

Today, Sony added two more Windows 8 tablets to its lineup that vary in size, the Vaio Tap 11, an extra slim Intel Core tablet, and the large Vaio Tap 21.
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Sony’s new Vaio Flip PC hybrid laptop backbends into a tablet

Today, Sony announced the new Vaio Flip PC line of hybrid notebooks, which will be available in 13-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch models.
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Can touchscreens save you from carpal tunnel? They might actually be worse

Is a touchscreen computer the best ergonomic decision for your body? Or will reaching out and touching it cause you more harm than you bargained for?

5 pet-connected gadgets that keep tabs better than a leash

Technology for pets is a booming industry. See how you can track, monitor, and interact with your dog or cat when you tech them out with these products.
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How to share your Google photo spheres with ‘Views’

Add your own Google View, a 360-degree panorama, to Google Maps from an Android 4.2 device or using a DSLR and stitching software. We show you how to do it.

Google Map Maker vs. OpenStreetMap: Which mapping service rules them all?

Which is the better mapping community for amateur cartographers? We take the battle between Google Map Maker and OpenStreetMap to the streets to find out.
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The Windows 8 Match Game: Which device best fits your workplace personality type?

What computer best fits your personality? Is it a Windows 8 tablet, hybrid, or laptop? We've found the right device for you based on how you really work.

256GB Microsoft Surface Pro coming to America today, today, today, today, today [Updated]

An eagle-eyed shopper noticed the 256GB model of the Microsoft Surface Pro, the Windows 8 flagship tablet, on CDW's site with a price tag of $1,200.

Way to rate, Windows 8! Microsoft’s new OS finally passes Vista in market share

A new analyst report from Net Applications' NetMarketshare tracker says that Windows 8 has finally surpassed Vista in market share.

The beauty in the glitch: surreal Apple Maps errors make for Dali-like art

Peder Norrby, founder of Trapcode, a Swedish graphics company, has complied many of the Apple Maps photographic glitches into a set on his Flickr account.

Can the ZXX typeface thwart and call attention to the NSA’s spying?

Sang Mun has developed a typeface called ZXX with four font styles that are designed to confuse OCR scanners, but are still readable to the human eye.
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Windows 8.1 preview now available: Here’s what you need to know

Microsoft just wrapped up its first keynote of its Build conference, announcing the release of Windows 8.1 preview. Here's what you need to know.

Digital Storm releases Aventum II gaming rig with 22 fans and copper piping inside

The just announced Digital Storm Aventum II looks powerful, imposing, and ready to pwn with up to 3 Nvidia graphics cards and an Intel Core i7 processor.

Samsung ditching desktop PCs, but are All-in-Ones included? [Updated]

The Korea Times is quoting a Samsung executive as saying the company will stop producing desktops in order to focus more on portable and connected devices.

Leap Motion opens app store to developers in advance of July 22 launch

Today, the Leap Motion device is entering its next phase of beta testing by giving developers access to its Airspace Home launcher and the Airspace Store.

World’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet, the Samsung ATIV Tab 3, debuts in London

Samsung just released the ATIV Tab 3, the world's thinnest tablet. This 10-inch tablet weighs a mere 1.21 pounds but runs the full version of Windows 8.

GE betting on the ‘Industrial Internet’ with ‘Predictivity’ platform, partners with Amazon Web Services

GE took a big step forward with the Industrial Internet today by announcing the Predictivity platform and a partnership with Amazon Web Services.

Watch: OS X Mavericks multi-monitor mode demoed on six 27-inch displays

One user of the developer preview of OS X Mavericks takes us through the pros and cons of Apple's new full-screen app support within a multi-monitor set up.

Google Chromebooks landing in Walmart and Staples

Google announced the $200 Acer Chromebook will be available at 2,800 Walmart stores starting today. Chromebooks will go on sale at Staples this weekend.

Chrome Experiment’s ‘Cube Slam’ lets you smash your friends ‘Pong’-style via video

Google released its newest Chrome Experiment, 'Cube Slam.' Built with WebRTC, it lets you play with friends via video without needing to install plug-ins.
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Waze to go: Why did Google buy the social mapping service?

Google just acquired social mapping service Waze, but what is Google getting out of the deal with Waze that will help the mapping behemoth?

MacBook 2013 Rumor Roundup: What we know about Apple’s new laptops

With Apple's WWDC just days away, we take one last look at the rumors about both the MacBook Air and Pro that we've been hearing about for the last year.
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Previewing OS X 10.9: What can we expect from Apple’s next operating system? [Updated]

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

The 17.3-inch display on the MSI GS70 Stealth concept gaming rig is not a touchscreen; instead, a touchscreen display sits in place of a trackpad.

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.

WWDC to bring new MacBook Air, possibly with faster Wi-Fi and 1080p webcam

Recent leaks have suggested the MacBook Air will be getting the love at WWDC with a 802.11ac Wi-Fi card along with chips from Intel's new Haswell line.

Apple updates Mountain Lion to 10.8.4 with fix for Messages, Exchange, and FaceTime bugs

Apple released an update for Mountain Lion today with the less-than-sexy moniker 10.8.4. It's available for download today through the Mac App Store.

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.

Acer’s Aspire V7 Ultrabook, Aspire V3 gaming notebook rock new Intel Haswell chips

Acer is rolling out its Aspire V7 Ultrabook and the Aspire V3 gaming rig. 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, L, and C series of consumer notebooks with lots of Haswell goodness with brushed aluminum lids.

Microsoft reveals more Windows 8.1 wonders: NFC printing and Wi-Fi hotspot

At the TechEd Conference, Microsoft gave enterprise users a taste of what they can expect in Windows 8.1, including NFC printing and Wi-Fi hotspots.
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Acer Aspire Z3 all-in-one debuts with 23-inch touchscreen, Harman Kardon speakers

Acer introduced the Aspire Z3 23-inch all-in-one today with a 1920x1080 full HD touchscreen display that's large enough for gaming and to double as a TV.

Acer updates Aspire S7 and S3 Ultrabooks with next-gen processors and touchscreens

Building on the success of the Aspire S7 and the Aspire S3, Acer announced new versions with 4th-gen Intel Core processors, improved battery life, and WiDi.

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's here: the Acer Iconia W3. Available June 4 for $380, it comes with Office Home & Student 2013.