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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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Azure customers are getting a welcomed safety upgrade. Microsoft announced Azure Information Protection, a service that works to secure a company’s data, particularly employee identities. This service was made possible through Microsoft's acquisition in November of Secure Islands, an “innovator in advanced information... Read more...
Science and technology are getting closer and closer to deftly melding man with machine. Cyberdyne, Inc., a Japanese company that focus on robotics, alongside with Intel have released the Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL), the first cyborg-type robot that can improve, support, and enhance a person’s bodily functions. HAL is... Read more...
The Clinton Foundation and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) were a few of the organizations breached by suspected Russian hacker group Guccifer 2.0. The hackers siphoned data for about seven month from at least 4,000 individuals associated with U.S. politics such as party aides, advisers, lawyers and... Read more...
Your throat hurts. Your head is throbbing. Could it be the common cold? Could it be the rare disease your co-worker was talking about over the water cooler? Google now lets users navigate through information regarding mild and common symptoms and ailments. Google Product Manager Veronica Pinchin stated that the... Read more...
Many parents want to teach their children how to code, but do not know how to go about doing it. Sphero, the company behind the BB-8 toy robot based on the droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has released the Sphero SPRK and its corresponding app. The toy robot is intended to inspire a love of robotics, coding... Read more...
NVIDIA’s has yet to make an official announcement, however this past weekend Swedish gaming notebook manufacturer IVY listed their new notebooks as powered by NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080M. The key feature of the GeForce GTX 1080M is the 8GB of video memory which spells higher resolution textures and screens. While... Read more...
Summers are meant to be hot, but your HP computer should not be. HP recently announced a worldwide voluntary safety recall and replacement program for certain notebook computer batteries. The affected batteries were sold or replaced worldwide March 2013 through August 2015 as accessories or spares for specific HP... Read more...
Firefox has a solution for those of us who like to keep multiple tabs and accounts open at once. With Firefox Containers, users can open tabs in multiple different contexts – Personal, Work, Banking, and Shopping. This is currently an experimental feature in Nightly, a 64-bit version of Firefox.  Each context has a... Read more...
The FCC has another battle on their hands. On Thursday, the “Future of TV” Coalition, a group consisting of mostly of the top TV providers, released plans for their “Ditch the Box” campaign. The pay-TV industry would commit to creating apps to allow consumers to watch programs without needing to lease a box. The FCC... Read more...
404: Weed not found? Not anymore, says Microsoft. Microsoft is turning some of those 404’s into 420’s. Microsoft is the first large corporation to jump into the legal marijuana market and the company just announced a partnership to begin offering software and services that track marijuana plants from “seed to... Read more...
Samsung, Microsoft, and Sony have all jumped on the VR bandwagon. So where is Nintendo? Nintendo of America CEO Reggie Fils-Aime is a little reluctant to jump into the VR market. He stated that the company will not adopt VR until it can be readily available for the mass market. Fils-Aime thinks that the VR... Read more...
Samsung will soon introduce Smart Glow, an alternative to notification LED’s found on many Android devices. Smart Glow is an illuminated ring around the camera lens which lights up for notifications. The main purpose of the feature is to provide at-a-glance notifications. Android phones often come with a separate... Read more...
Samsung recently acquired cloud-service company Joyent for an undisclosed sum. Joyent will continue to operate as a standalone subsidiary and provide infrastructure and software services to its customers. Samsung stated that it had looked at a number of cloud companies, but decided on Joyent because it has “an... Read more...
Android creator Andy Rubin has several tricks up his sleeve. Rubin's company Playground is currently tinkering with quantum computing and smartphone AI, and he believes that this combination could create a conscious intelligence that would underpin all of technology. Rubin and his team of roughly fifteen engineers... Read more...
Adobe recently published a security advisory APSA16-03, which details a vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player version 21.0.0.242 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Chrome OS. This comes after a patch for a zero day exploit was released in early April. Adobe believes the attackers are a group... Read more...
Quake is back and ready to rumble. id Software’s new multiplayer shooter was featured at Bethesda's E3 2016 showcase. Tim Willits, Studio Director of id Software stated, “20 years ago, Quake set new standards for multiplayer competition and pushed the boundaries for graphics and gameplay. It’s important to all of us... Read more...
On Sunday morning, the United States was ripped apart by the deadliest mass shooting in American history. A gunman killed 50 people and wounded 53 more in an attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Facebook activated its first Safety Check in the United States after this horrible tragedy. The Facebook... Read more...
U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed at a Democratic National Convention Platform Hearing that the vast majority of smartphone technology was “invented” by the federal government. Her argument was for more more research and development spending in the federal budget.  Pelosi explained... Read more...
Cyanogen 13.1 is rolling out to the OnePlus One. The OnePlus One will feature MOD, an integrated mobile platform that was first announced in February and is now officially available. MOD enables mods on phones or “ intelligent, contextually aware, and lightweight experiences built natively into the mobile operating... Read more...
Rocket League is getting a futuristic update. On June 20th the developers are releasing the game's largest update yet, “Neo Tokyo”. The new feature comes alongside several other new updates that Rocket League has been testing in the last month. Neo Tokyo was originally part of “Rocket Labs” Playlist as “Underpass”... Read more...
Samsung is testing a very big TouchWiz redesign in China and Korea right now. A “New Note UX” redesign on the Galaxy Note 5 is part of the new Samsung Galaxy Beta Program. The test makes several changes to the original design. First, it eliminates the app drawer. Supposedly users in Eastern Asia prefer smartphones... Read more...
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety has purchased several devices capable of seizing funds loaded on prepaid debit cards. These devices will be in law enforcement vehicles, and enable troopers to freeze, seize, and return stolen cards. Troopers hope that these scanners will be useful in roadside seizures of... Read more...
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