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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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Sometimes a dose of sarcasm is just what the doctor ordered. Twitter user Ben S recently developed a “sarcasm converter” for keyboards with two rather cheap Raspberry Pi Pico boards. One can implement a sarcasm mode with his invention with a literal flip of the switch. One can activate the sarcasm converter by... Read more...
The results are in and it is hard to argue that Halo Infinite has been anything but a success. It was recently announced that Halo Infinite is the biggest Halo launch ever and currently boasts over 20 million players. Its popularity is likely due to Microsoft’s strategies behind its release. Unlike other Halo... Read more...
It felt like we were constantly reading about data compromises last year. Unfortunately, this statement is not far from the truth. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), there were 1,862 data compromises in 2021. The overall number of data compromises was up by 63% from 2020 and the number of... Read more...
Wordle has taken the world by storm. Most people are content to puzzle out the word of the day and then move on with their lives. However, others have taken to showing off their "skills" on social media. A vigilante Twitter bot recently began unveiling the next day's word on the posts of these braggarts to teach them... Read more...
One of the many challenges human beings will face if they colonize Mars will be the question of what to do with waste. This will particularly be an issue on the trip to the Red Planet. NASA and HeroX are hosting the Waste to Base Challenge in which competitors submit their ideas on the best ways to recycle, reprocess... Read more...
Guardians, when was the last time you visited Banshee-44? A senior Bungie community manager recently stated that Destiny 2 players will want to turn in their Gunsmith materials, as they will likely be phased out with the upcoming Destiny 2: The Witch Queen expansion. Senior Bungie community manager "dmg04" tweeted... Read more...
A frog, astronaut, and physicist walk into a… low-gravity research facility? Chinese scientists have recently developed an artificial moon setting that will be used to test technology and train astronauts in a low-gravity environment. The facility is already unique, but its origins make it even more so. The Chinese... Read more...
How many layers are in this “tiramisu”? There is nothing official about Android 13 “Tiramisu” yet, but a few new images have been leaked. New dynamic themes and runtime permissions for notifications will reportedly be available in Android 13. Android 12 ushered in new dynamic theming, also known as “monet.” The... Read more...
SpaceX has taken delivery services to the next level. A SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket will launch the Transporter-3 mission today. This is SpaceX’s "third dedicated rideshare mission." It has 105 satellites on board from consumers in twenty different nations, including CubeSats, microsats, PocketQubes, and orbital transfer... Read more...
Linux fans rejoice! Pine64’s newest smartphone is officially available for pre-order. Here is everything you need to know to get your hands on the PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition. PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition pre-orders opened up yesterday. Devices that are pre-ordered before January 18th will be shipped from... Read more...
Destiny 2’s: The Witch Queen expansion will be released in a little over a month. There is little known about the expansion, but Bungie has dropped a few hints here and there. Bungie recently offered the first major look into Savathûn’s Throne World ahead of the Destiny 2: Witch Queen expansion. Bungie remarked, “A... Read more...
Apple recently released an end-of-year report primarily highlighting the evolution and performance of its own services and features. However, there was a short paragraph about the accomplishments of outside developers. Apple claimed it has have paid out over $260 billion to app developers since 2008. Last year this... Read more...
"Gotta catch ‘em all" certainly takes on a new meaning depending on your purpose. In the case of two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers, this meant Pokémon instead of robbers. A California appellate court has recently ruled that two LAPD officers who decided to play Pokémon Go rather than responding to a... Read more...
It is a good idea to always be wary of packages, especially if you are not expecting one. The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently warned American companies that cybercriminals are sending USB drives with ransomware in the mail. The cybercriminals have attempted to mimic legitimate institutions... Read more...
Many video game publishers have taken an increased interest in mobile gaming, including Take-Two Interactive. As such, Take-Two Interactive announced it is buying Zynga Inc., the development studio behind hits such as FarmVille. According to Take-Two, this transaction will create one of the “largest publicly traded... Read more...
What do the final months or days of a dying star look like? Human beings have observed supernovae but there is still so much to learn about them. This includes the warning signs that different kinds of stars release. Scientists for the very first time recently witnessed the destruction of a red supergiant star several... Read more...
Do you ever wish that you could change the color of your vehicle? How about watching a movie in 8K in the backseat of your car? BMW recently introduced its iX Flow featuring E Ink concept and Theater Screen at CES 2022 to fulfill both of these dreams.  BMW iX Flow relies upon "E Ink." The E Ink has millions of... Read more...
The Fortnite servers were recently down during their major holiday event. This downtime prevented players from earning extra XP and acquiring one of the Fortnite holiday gifts. Epic Games will be making it up to Fortnite players with the Crescent Shroom Pickaxe and a Power Leveling Weekend. Here is how you can get... Read more...
Many people have returned to work after a long holiday break only to discover that their messages are not sending, their computer is behaving slowly, and/or they are faced with a black screen. There is thankfully an end in sight. Microsoft recently issued patches for the “YSK22” Exchange mail and black screen... Read more...
Are you looking for a smartwatch that can help you reach your wellness goals but still fit your aesthetic? Razer and Fossil have combined forces to create a smartwatch aimed specifically at gamers (at least in form). The Razer X Fossil Gen 6 Smartwatch is intended to combine gaming aesthetic and smart wearable... Read more...
Are you ready, in the words of the classic Destiny tagline, to “become a legend?” Destiny 2 veterans have been helping new players who are stuck in the Dares of Eternity activity. Here is also how you can help the poor, unprepared New Lights out.  Destiny 2 New Lights Stuck in Dares of Eternity New players or... Read more...
Smile, you are on camera! A deployable camera captured several photos of the Tianwen-1 orbiter in front of Mars. A few photographs show China's Tianwen-1 orbiter near Mars’ north pole and an individual photograph features Mars’ northern ice cap. The photographs were taken to celebrate the Tianwen-1 mission’s... Read more...
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