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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

Touch technology using only a Kinect and a projector transforms homes into giant, multi-surface touchscreens – and allows computing without the computer.
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Not just for NASA anymore: How one man is taking his own photos from space

We chat with the first man to take photos from space using the Raspberry Pi and find out what new horizons the Raspberry Pi opened for him (literally).
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How a Dutch pop band turned us all into cursor zombies … in the name of art!

Artists and designers behind the hit interactive music video contemplate the decline of the mouse cursor, and the future of touchscreens.
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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 talks up the prototype MYO armband.

Gadget graveyards: Behind the scenes at electronic-recycling plants

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.

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

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Can tech really transform the third world? A One Laptop Per Child report card

We talk to One Laptop Per Child's CFO Robert Hacker, as well as OLPC affiliates from around the globe, to explore the ambitious future of the XO laptop.
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Satechi’s new $40 mini router boasts zippy speeds, repeater capability

The Satechi Multifunction Mini Router's ability to act as access point, repeater, or bridge at 300 Mbps speeds makes it quite attractive.

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

We talk to Ariel Garten about the brainwave-controlled headband known as Muse and what to expect from mind-melded computing in the not-so-distant future .

Cloud essentials: understanding the basics of cloud computing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lenovo announces ThinkVision LT1423p Touch Mobile Monitor

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

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

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

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Safeguard your email: tips for making your account more secure

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

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

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How to Install Windows 8