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Brittany Goetting

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Brittany first became interested in technology when her dad showed her how to play Diablo II. She is an early-American/Canadian history Ph.D. student and is concerned about incorporating technology into the humanities and digitizing historical resources. When not writing tech news or trying to save old documents from falling into pieces, you can most likely find her playing with her rescued Saint Bernard-mix, Freckles. 

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It is the end of the world as we know it, at least in Fortnite, and players feel fine. A doomsday countdown timer recently appeared in the battle royale smash-hit game, and this particular timer likely hints at an end-of-season event for Chapter 2 Season 2. Data miners quickly found files for a countdown timer... Read more...
Is your smartphone’s lock screen protected by the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution? A recent court case in Washington state argued that activating a person’s lock screen could potentially count as a “search”. Lock screens are therefore protected from “unreasonable searches and seizures” and law... Read more...
It looks like the next Call of Duty game will take a step back in history. As is now tradition, the next game’s name has already leaked. It was recently revealed that the upcoming game will be called Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Leaker “Okami” posted what appears to be the cover art of the next Call of Duty... Read more...
Most people are very familiar with Google’s various services, especially their popular search engine. However, is Google using its ubiquity to intentionally hamper their competition? It was recently reported that the United States Department of Justice and a group of state attorneys general are likely planning to sue... Read more...
The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected our education system in ways many are still trying to fully understand and cope with. Both lessons and exams must now be delivered and regulated online. This includes Advancement Placement (AP) exams which have traditionally been administered in-person to high school students... Read more...
Video calls have become all the rage over the last few months and Zoom remains one of the most popular choices for group video chat. However, recent security issues have caused many to look for alternatives. Facebook recently launched “Messenger Rooms”, a video chat service for up to 50 users and it just became widely... Read more...
Are you ready to see how a “origami plot unfolds”? Nintendo recently released a trailer for Paper Mario: The Origami King. The new game will be available on July 17th, 2020 for the Nintendo Switch. Princess Peach and her castle has been taken over by King Olly, the ruler of the Origami Kingdom. Mario must work... Read more...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has provided players a way to connect with friends during the current health crisis. Players can visit each other’s islands and send notes and gifts to their friends. One player recently uncovered a glitch that manipulates the game’s mailing system. This Animal Crossing glitch allows... Read more...
Fortnite is no stranger to collaborations. Could their next collaboration be with Nintendo? The character Kirby recently made an appearance in a Fortnite trailer. It is unclear why Kirby was included in this Fortnite trailer, but the Internet already has a few theories. Kirby makes the briefest of appearances in... Read more...
Due to the current health crisis, many people have increasingly turned to Zoom to communicate with their co-workers, students, friends, and family. Zoom has proven to be rather untrustworthy, it still has remained a popular option. Thankfully, other video chat services are ramping up their capacity and capabilities... Read more...
The recent COVID-19 pandemic has encouraged many people to find alternate ways to engage with others and entertain themselves. One particular video game has proven to be a perfect platform during this strange time. Surprisingly, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has not only been a smashing success in traditional game... Read more...
Mortal Kombat 11 was one of the best-selling games of 2019 and received mostly positive reviews from both critics and casual gamers. The game’s popularity was further bolstered by skin and character DLCs. It appears that NetherRealm Studios, the developers behind Mortal Kombat, are now focusing their attention on a... Read more...
The May Day event has arrived in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Players who complete the event will receive an award from a friendly face that has appeared in previous Animal Crossing games. However, what is the best way to complete the rather confusing maze that is featured in the event? Here is what you need to know... Read more...
Bungie, the developers behind Destiny 2, tend to be rather tight-lipped about future updates. However, they recently revealed information about their future plans for some of the core mechanics of the game. Many of their plans address issues that have been brought up by players. Bungie is currently making changes to... Read more...
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 was originally supposed to end on April 30th, but as with many things this year, plans have changed. Epic Games has instead decided to launch Chapter 2 Season 3 on June 4th. In the meantime, the developers have just launched a series of Overtime challenges that encourage players to farm for... Read more...
Nintendo recently released an update that allows players to collect and donate fine art to their museum in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Unfortunately forgeries abound in the game. How can players make sure that their pricey works of art are the real deal? Here is our guide to opening a fine art wing and collecting... Read more...
Our real-life calendars may be a little bare right now, but the calendar in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is filling right up. The charming game features a wide variety of seasonal events that include new items, characters, and opportunities to earn Nook Miles. Here is everything you need to know about the spring... Read more...
People have turned to a wide variety of social media and messaging apps to stay connected with friends and loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. One messaging system that has grown rather quickly is Telegram. The Telegram developers recently announced that they have reached 400 million users and that 1.5 million... Read more...
The 2020 Summer Olympic Games have been postponed, but a new Destiny 2 event is just getting started. Bungie recently introduced the Guardian Games, a class competition between players. Here is what you need to know for your class to dominate in the Destiny 2 Guardian Games. First and foremost, the Guardian Games... Read more...
Museums around the world are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this does not mean that you are entirely cut off from world-class art. The Getty Museum recently created a tool that allows you to add art from their open-access collection to your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The J... Read more...
The dating scene is a tricky place during the best of times. However, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a wrench into many typical dating plans. Many lovebirds are foregoing the usual restaurants and movie theaters and are going on “dates” in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Animal Crossing: New Horizons allows... Read more...
Home security is very much at the forefront of many people’s minds these days and some are turning to smart home security solutions. Ecobee recently introduced its Haven home monitoring platform, SmartCamera with voice control, and SmartSensors for doors and windows. The company's hope is that the new products and... Read more...
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