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.

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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?

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.

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…

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.

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…

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.