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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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Some of the biggest debates about free speech and copyright law tend to happen quietly. The Internet Archive recently voiced opposition against the Strengthening Measures to Advance Rights Technologies (SMART) Copyright Act of 2022. The Internet Archive joined a group that is deeply concerned about the potential... Read more...
It is hard to believe, but it is once again time for Destiny 2’s Guardian Games. What is the best Destiny 2 class? There is only one way to find out. Here is everything you need to know about Destiny 2 Guardian Games 2022. What are the Guardian Games? Guardian Games pits the game’s classes—Warlock, Titan, and... Read more...
Revenge is sweet. Call of Duty is filled with cheaters which makes it difficult for players to enjoy the game. However, players may soon have an opportunity to take a bit of their frustration out on cheaters. The latest Call of Duty update will make it nearly impossible for cheaters to play the game but easy for... Read more...
Spoiler alert—spoilers may be considered copyright infringement. A Reddit post that contained spoilers about the delayed Super Mario Bros. movie was taken down due to “copyright claims.” The removal of the Super Mario Bros. film spoilers has sparked debate about whether or not spoilers should be considered “fair... Read more...
Images of the rumored Google Pixel Watch have been floating around for a while. However, it has been difficult to find up-close shots of the smartwatch until recently. New images of the Pixel Watch have been leaked and the person who shared the photos is praising the device for its level of comfort. It is unclear... Read more...
When Coca-Cola started its “Share A Coke” campaign in the early 2010s, it was certainly not thinking of this. A ransomware group dubbed “Stormous” has reportedly stolen 161GB of data from Coca-Cola. The data is currently for sale on the dark web, although Coca-Cola has not confirmed the breach. The data includes... Read more...
No place on the internet is safe from scams. Social media sites, including Facebook, are especially irresistible targets to those with nasty intentions. Many of us have become quite familiar with signs of a phishing scam, but bad actors have gotten more creative. A recent Facebook phishing scam directed victims to a... Read more...
“It’s-a me, Mario!” Well, not quite yet. Nintendo recently announced that the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie has been delayed until Spring 2023. Shigeru Miyamoto tweeted via Nintendo’s Twitter account that the film will not be released until April 7th, 2023 in North America and April 28th, 2023 in Japan. The... Read more...
The theatrical Twitter and Musk saga continues. However, there may soon be an end in sight—Twitter’s board is reportedly seriously considering accepting Elon Musk’s offer to purchase Twitter. Twitter’s board has been considering Musk’s offer more seriously since he unveiled the financial package he put together to... Read more...
Halo Infinite players have been deeply disappointed by the lack of new game content. 343 Industries has thankfully released an update about what players can expect over the next few months. There is now finally a 2022 Halo Infinite roadmap and it appears that co-op will be available later this year. The 2022... Read more...
We all know that it is bad luck to cross a black cat. This particular black cat should make you run in the opposite direction. The FBI recently confirmed that the BlackCat ransomware compromised at least 60 organizations worldwide. The breaches occurred between November 2021 and March 2022. BlackCat/ALPHV... Read more...
Have you ever worried whether or not a Google Chrome extension is legitimate? You can soon put those worries behind you. Google has just rolled out two badges to confirm that a Chrome extension is valid. These badges will be visible to users as they browse the Chrome Web Store. The "Featured" badge is only assigned... Read more...
An unofficial holiday is today and Call of Duty has the perfect way to celebrate it. Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone fans can currently grab the Tracer Pack: Snoop Dogg Operator Bundle. The Bundle allows gamers to play as everyone’s favorite high-flying musical artist and access some fun themed gear. The Tracer... Read more...
Gotta catch ‘em all? Samsung will soon drop a Pokémon-themed Galaxy Z Flip3 set. Samsung has labeled this bundle the “greatest collaboration ever.” Unfortunately the adorable set will likely be available in limited quantities and only in certain countries. The Pokémon-themed Galaxy Z Flip3 bundle includes a... Read more...
Does Sonic the Hedgehog 2 have you itching to see more movies based on classic Sega video games? You are in luck! Rumor has it that a Streets of Rage movie is currently in the works. Derek Kolstad, the creator of John Wick, has reportedly written a movie script based on the Streets of Rage video games. Dj2... Read more...
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter becomes more complicated and interesting by the day. The last few days in particular have only deepened the battlelines between Musk and Twitter’s board. Musk has threatened to reduce Twitter’s board member’s salaries to $0 if he successfully purchases... Read more...
Let’s be honest-- many of us hate receiving phone calls. However, Google may be a little too enthusiastic about blocking unwanted conversations. Many Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro owners have complained their device is automatically declining incoming calls without informing the user. Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro owners have... Read more...
Advertisements are everywhere and video games are no exception. Unfortunately for Xbox players, ads may soon pop up at a more frequent pace than they have become accustomed to. Microsoft is considering adding in-game advertisements to free Xbox games. Microsoft is reportedly speaking with AdTech companies who would... Read more...
Could Twitter eventually one day go private? It may if Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has anything to do with it. Elon Musk has offered to purchase Twitter for over $41 billion USD and threatens to sell his stock if his offer is rejected. Musk has offered to purchase 100% of Twitter for $54.20 per share in cash... Read more...
2022 has so far been a record year for inflation and gas prices. This has impacted everyone, including Amazon sellers. Amazon recently hit its sellers with a 5% fuel and inflation surcharge, which will likely hurt consumers as the added cost gets passed along. The surcharge is particularly aimed at those who use... Read more...
It has been clear that the Beats Studio Buds have done well since their release this past summer. However, we now have official confirmation and some other good news to boot. Beats not only announced that the Studio Buds are its most popular product, but that the Studio Buds will soon include new Android... Read more...
Have you been hoarding Iron Banner tokens? Now is the time to turn them in. This is one of your last chances to turn in Destiny 2 Iron Banner tokens before the system receives an overhaul. Lord Saladin will receive a makeover in Season 17. The Iron Banner reputation system will resemble the reputation systems of... Read more...
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