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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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What would you do and how far would you go to eliminate copyright infringements? Warner Bros. Pictures may be hurting its own cause, as the company has inadvertently flagged their own legitimate websites for "pirating" comment. Warner Bros. and other major movie studios claims that Google does not do enough to... Read more...
We hope you do not mind if we drone on about drones. AT&T and Qualcomm announced that they will soon test Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones, operating via commercial 4G LTE networks. Chris Penrose, Senior Vice President of loT Solutions at AT&T, noted, “With a focus on both regulatory and commercial needs... Read more...
Mark October 4th on your calendars. Google will reportedly be hosting an event that focuses on hardware on that date. Announcements should include Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, a 4K Chromecast, Google Home, and a Daydream VR viewer device. Google’s next flagship phones, the Pixel and Pixel XL, have been... Read more...
The hashtag #YouTubeIsOver is currently fluttering all over Twitter. Many content creators are up in arms over YouTube’s alleged censorship and have taken to all forms of social media to air their grievances. Has YouTube’s censorship rules actually changed in the last few days? Who is affected by the censorship? How... Read more...
IFA 2016 is not the only hub for announcements this week. Baidu CEO Robin Li and NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at the Baidu World Conference today in Beijing announced that together they will create a cloud-to-car autonomous car platform. Baidu will bring its cloud platform and mapping technology while NVIDIA will... Read more...
Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon VR820, its first VR headset reference platform. The Snapdragon VR820 allows OEMs to develop standalone head-mounted displays VR content and applications. It was developed alongside Goertek, a leading global ODM, and was built upon Qualcomm’s VR Software Development Kit and... Read more...
Verizon just launched LTE Advanced technology to bring 50% faster peak wireless data speeds. This launch includes 288 million people in 461 cities across the United States. Customers will be able to experience faster music, video, gaming, and VR streaming. How does Verizon’s LTE Advanced work? Verizon utilizes... Read more...
2016 has not been a great year for tablets, but experts predict that tablets sales will perk up by 2018. Tablet sales have been down 11.5% this year and "only" 183.4 million units have been shipped. Many experts, however, expect that tablet sales will begin to increase in 2018 and reach 194.2 million shipments by... Read more...
It’s not “May the 4th be with you” but Apple exclaims that they will “See you on the 7th.” There will be an Apple event on Wednesday, September 7th at 10:00 AM at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California, in which it is widely expected that Apple will announce the new iPhone 7. The iPhone 7 and... Read more...
IFA 2016 does not start until September 1st, but the announcements are already rolling in. Samsung will be releasing the CFG70 and CF791-- the world’s first curved quantum dot gaming monitors. The CFG70 will be available in 24-inch and 27-inch models while the CF791 will come in at a an expansive 34-inches. Seog-gi... Read more...
Google is really trying to get the ball -- or should we say tire -- rolling on its self-driving car project. The company just hired one of Airbnb’s top executives, Shaun Stewart. Stewart’s job will be to aid in the commercialization of Google’s self-driving car technology. Stewart’s specialty lies in building and... Read more...
Sprint just announced Unlimited Freedom Premium, the sister plan to their recently-launched Unlimited Freedom. The plan is targeted at customers who want to stream videos, music and games at a higher resolution. Unlimited Freedom Premium is intentionally supposed to undercut T-Mobile. Sprint’s Unlimited Freedom... Read more...
Planetariums are so 2015. Framestore has created the world’s first VR field trip to Mars in a school bus powered by Unreal Engine 4. Ms. Frizzle ain’t got nothing on Framestore. Gary Marshall, Framestore Senior Developer, remarked, “When I first heard about the project, my reaction was, ‘This is absolutely nuts’... Read more...
Let's say you're writing a message to that fine-looking lady or fella you swiped right on in Tinder. Suddenly, your friend starts peeking at your message over your shoulder. What do you do? HP has got your back. The company’s Sure View tech, which was originally developed by 3M, shields your laptop from nosy... Read more...
If you have an iPhone, there's a chance that nefarious parties not affiliated with Apple could be tracking you. However, Apple’s latest update, iOS 9.3.5, eliminates several critical security and privacy exploits and should [hopefully] keep you safe. NSO Group, an Israeli startup that sells software that can track... Read more...
Microsoft just released an updated version of Word Flow for iOS, its predictive keyboard app. The app now incorporates information from the Bing search engine and allows users to look-up and add GIFs, images, and videos. The updated version targets its stiffest competition, Google’s Gboard. According to Microsoft... Read more...
France and Germany are just two of the countries that are pressing mobile messaging companies to provide access to encrypted content during terrorist investigations. Both countries have experienced a series of deadly attacks and have been struggling to intercept messages from the Islamic State. France and Germany have... Read more...
Many companies throughout the world are jumping on the self-driving vehicle bandwagon. Dutch company Mobileye and British company Delphi Automotive just announced a partnership to develop its own system for fully autonomous vehicles. The system should be ready to showcase at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las... Read more...
Amazon is currently working on a new music services similar in concept to what Spotify offers. The company has plans for a $10 a month subscription that would play all the music a customer wants to stream, wherever they want to stream. The second plan would stream the same music, but would cost half the price and only... Read more...
Kobe Bryant is not just passionate about basketball, but also in media and technology. He recently announced that he was starting a $100 million media, technology, and data fund. He remarked, “This is one of my passions. We are one gear, 100 percent laser-focused, and here we go.” Bryant is partnering with Jeff... Read more...
No Man’s Sky has received some less than stellar reviews, especially from PC players. Hello Games,however, has been releasing a steady stream of patches to improve the gaming experience. They have received support request not only from their email, but from Steam, GoG, and Reddit. Hello Games remarked, “Right now... Read more...
Motorola recently launched two new flagship Droid offerings, the Moto Z and Moto Z Force. We really liked them for their ultra-premium design, strong performance, and innovative Moto Mods add-on features. However, Moto is also ushering in a refresh of their more mainstream, cost-effective Moto G family as... Read more...
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