Tina Trinh is a New York-based reporter for VOA News. Her coverage includes consumer technology and digital culture. A former producer for ABC News, she is the recipient of two Edward R. Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence and a George Foster Peabody Award for Hurricane Sandy coverage. Follow her on Twitter at @TinaTrinhNYC
Mobile device makers are constantly reinventing their products to keep consumers coming back, and paying, for more. The race to outdo each other has resulted in new form factors like foldable and dual screens.
Microsoft is bringing holograms to the office. The company recently started shipping its 2nd version of HoloLens, a headset that allows users to touch and interact with 3D holograms in everyday settings. Various industries have begun experimenting with the new computing device and VOA's Tina Trinh had a chance to check it out.
According to the United Nations, a third of the world's food is either lost or wasted every year. Two startups are tackling food waste at the local level, allowing businesses to sell their leftovers at a discount instead of throwing everything away. Tina Trinh reports.
Online cooking videos are an indispensable tool for at-home chefs, but using a mobile device in the kitchen can get messy. A New York University student has solved the problem by turning the traditional apron into a remote control for devices. Tina Trinh reports.
Doctors’ scrawls and scribbles are notoriously hard to read. Electronic prescriptions remedy the problem but around the world and especially in developing countries, the technology isn’t always accessible. One possible solution? Blockchain, the same technology underpinning cryptocurrency transactions. Tina Trinh reports.
At the Tribeca Film Fest in New York, filmmakers are mining current and historical events for inspiration. For tech-savvy youth, it’s one way to ensure the lessons of history won’t be forgotten. Tina Trinh reports.