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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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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...
PC and console gamers have been at odds for decades. Microsoft, however, is attempting to broker a truce. The company insists that its “Play Anywhere” initiative for PC will not kill XBox One gaming. Play Anywhere is a mechanism that would allow someone to purchase one copy of a game and have it playable on both... Read more...
Oracle is not going down without a fight. The company is currently funding a nonprofit group to help blacken Google’s name following their legal battle over Java. Ken Glueck, Senior Vice President of Oracle, has admitted that Oracle is “absolutely a contributor” to this smear campaign. Oracle is currently aiding in... Read more...
It seems like we have had to report on some major new hack or threat every week as of late. Black-Hat Hackers are becoming more sophisticated, while their wares are becoming more diverse and complicated. One of the latest pieces of malware, the nasty Rex Linux Trojan, packs in DDoS attacks, ransomware, and a Bitcoin... Read more...
Do you use Edge? If not, this incentive might convert you. Microsoft wants to pay customers to use the Windows 10 Edge browser and Bing search engine. Microsoft claims that the Edge browser is faster, more energy efficient than its competitors, and also consistently offers 1080p streaming on Netflix. Edge... Read more...
Google’s current aim is to simplify Chrome as much as possible. This means removing support for Chrome apps on all platforms except Chrome OS. Chrome apps were originally launched three years ago to offer services the Web was unable to provide. This included working offline, sending notifications, and connecting... Read more...
If you have been eyeing the recently-introduced Honor 8 smartphone, you are in luck. Huawei is now guaranteeing two years of software and security updates for Honor devices. Huawei is the third largest telecommunications manufacturer in the world. Most of its business comes from China, however, Google’s Nexus 6P... Read more...
You know what everyone hates? Robocalls. AT&T, Apple, Google, Verizon, and Comcast are joining together to create the “Robocall Strike Force” which will work with the FCC to eliminate the annoyance. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson will lead the effort. A robocall is a phone call with a prerecorded message, and are... Read more...
Store shelves are packed with fresh pencils, pens, and backpacks. Kids are begging their parents for new clothes and kicks. And teachers are frantically organizing their classrooms in the last few days of summer. It is that time of year again -- back-to-school season is upon us, like it or not. If you are looking to pick up some new tech gear... Read more...
The Electric Frontier Foundation (EFF) is calling out Microsoft for disregarding user privacy in Windows 10. The foundation is concerned that in Microsoft’s race to get Windows 10 on a billion devices by 2018, it has put user privacy on the back burner. Microsoft first installed an app in users’ system trays that... Read more...
It looks like Steam is about to get a little bit more competition. Facebook and Unity Technologies have teamed up to create their own PC-gaming platform. The collaboration builds a new functionality in Unity that helps it to easily export and publish games on Facebook. Elliot Solomon, Unity’s Vice President of... Read more...
If you love Suicide Squad, this summer’s blockbuster is only the tip of the iceberg. Anti-heroes Harley Quinn and Deadshot will be featured in Injustice 2. Harley Quinn is returning with her trademark attitude, sidekicks, and moves. The trailer begins with Batman telling Quinn that she is out of control, with Quinn... Read more...
PC gamers who were hoping to test Titanfall 2 are out of luck. The Titanfall 2 multiplayer beta will be open to Xbox One And PS4 on August 19th - 21st and August 26th - 28th, but not open to PC. The super rad beta trailer which “welcomes back pilots” is not helping with the console envy. The main point of the beta... Read more...
If you love Xbox One games, but enjoy gaming on your PC, there is now a simpler solution. Microsoft just announced that the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube is the first PC with fully integrated Xbox Wireless. This is the first device with such an integration built within the physical chassis, without the need for a USB... Read more...
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently celebrated his five-year anniversary as CEO and the one billionth iPhone sold. Cook argues that his job, however, is not always a bucket of lollipops and rainbows. The self-proclaimed “lonely” CEO recently sat down with The Washington Post to discuss the difficult and controversial topics... Read more...
Have you ever honked at someone because they did not realize the red traffic light had turned green? If they are an Audi driver, this situation should no longer be a problem. Audi recently announced the “traffic light information system” -- a service which informs drivers when a traffic light is about to turn... Read more...
Microsoft just acquired Seattle-based company Beam in order to enhance the Xbox One experience. Beam will enable viewers to directly participate in a live streamer's gameplay and broadcast.  Matt Salsamendi, CEO and co-founder of Beam remarked, “As part of Xbox, we’ll be able to scale faster than we’ve ever been able... Read more...
No Man’s Sky has only been out for two days on the Playstation 4 and comes out tomorrow on the PC. The developer has already released a few patches, but players are already exploiting the game’s lingering loopholes. Gamers have found ways to quickly obtain rare items and finish the game. One player was able to... Read more...
If you are interested in creating 360° VR content, then perk up your ears. GoPro’s Six Camera Omni will be available for sale on August 17th for $5,000 USD.  The Omni is a six-camera rig that relies upon pixel-level synchronization. This synchronization allows the six cameras to act as one. If the user adjusts... Read more...
Do you have something that you need to say to Mr. President? Is your preferred method of communications social media? Well, now you can message President Obama via Facebook. Reading letters from the public has been a tradition since the days of Thomas Jefferson. Abraham Lincoln actually held regular office hours in... Read more...
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