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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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Back in the day the Sony was supposed to create a CD-ROM add-on for the Super Nintendo. The collaboration fell through and the Nintendo Playstation was relegated to the trashcan of video game history. Ben Heck recently conducted an extensive investigation of the Nintendo Playstation and recently showed viewers exactly... Read more...
When I woke up this morning I opened my Pokémon GO app, eager to start hunting for the Pidgey’s, Eevee’s, and the elusive Rhyhorn that have been running amok in my neighborhood. The only thing I could see however, was a shadowy figure walking straight toward a Gyrados. This continuous loading page could only mean one thing- the Pokémon GO Read more...
If you need to get your Orange is the New Black fix in 1080p, Edge might be the browser for you. Microsoft Edge is now the only Windows browser that can consistently stream Netflix in 1080p (the other browsers were limited to 720p). These recent tests follow-up an investigation conducted by Microsoft on browser... Read more...
Yesterday the FCC voted to adopt new rules that would facilitate the development of 5G wireless networks. Today the Obama Administration announced that it will launch launch a $400 million Advanced Wireless Research Initiative led by the National Science Foundation (NSF).The administration claimed that these next... Read more...
The FCC just voted to adopt new rules that would facilitate the development of 5G wireless networks. This vote makes the United States the first country in the world to make spectrum available and set guidelines for it. These plans have been in the works since Spring, and have finally come to fruition. The rules... Read more...
SurveyMonkey has just confirmed what many have already suspected -- Pokémon GO is the biggest mobile game in history. Pokémon GO has dethroned Candy Crush, the long-reigning king of mobile gaming which, at its peak, had twenty million active gamers.  Pokémon GO currently has more than twenty-one million active users... Read more...
Who cares about the latest Twitter status or Instagram pics, when you could be catching Pikachus? According to a recent survey, many mobile users are thinking along these same lines. The average iPhone user spent thirty three minutes on Pokémon GO on Monday, July 11th. Pokémon GO is a location-based augmented... Read more...
Microsoft, in collaboration with Twitch, just announced capture card support for Twitch Xbox One broadcasters on Xbox Live. Hereafter, any Twitch user who has linked their Xbox Live and Twitch accounts together and is broadcasting an Xbox One game using a capture card will be able to benefit from Xbox Live... Read more...
Now might be the time to strike if you have been wanting to get your hands on the HTC 10, but weren't a fan of its price tag. The smartphone is currently $599 USD (instead of $699) and also comes with a $100 credit for accessories. HTC launched its flagship smartphone this past April and it packs in Qualcomm’s... Read more...
Seagate Technology may be raking in the dough, but it is still letting employees go. The company estimated fourth-quarter revenue higher than Wall Street expectations, however, it will lay of 6,500 employees by the end of the fiscal year of 2017. Seagate Technology is an American data storage company best known for... Read more...
Swiftpoint Ltd. recently released a Kickstarter project for what its considers the “most advanced gaming mouse ever made”. The Z mouse will allow users to interact with their computers in a more precise and intuitive manner, and is the first mouse that can pivot, tilt, and roll. The Z could potentially be... Read more...
Starbound is finally earthbound. Chucklefish Games’ 2D sandbox exploration game will be officially released on July 22nd, after swimming in Steam’s Early Access pool for over two years. In the game, the player begins by fleeing their home planet in a spaceship. There are multiple available races, and each has their... Read more...
Adr1ft, the first-person survival game set on a damaged space station, will soon be available on PS4. This is the first game from Three One Zero, a company formed by former Microsoft Xbox team member Adam Orth. The game was inspired by Orth’s own dramatic departure from Microsoft. When Microsoft's Xbox One was... Read more...
Houston, we have some code. The Apollo 11 Guidance Computer source code is now available for free online, thanks to a NASA intern that uploaded it to Github. In the 1960’s, MIT programmers wrote thousands of lines of esoteric code for Apollo 11's flight software. They invented “rope memory,” and created a special... Read more...
Researchers at Microsoft and the University of Washington have set a new record for DNA storage. The pair was able to record 200 megabytes of data on the molecular strands. Once encoded, the data was smaller than the tip of a pencil. How does storing digital data on DNA work? The data is translated from binary into... Read more...
It may still be in the early days for quantum computers, but Google is already experimenting with post-quantum cryptography. Someone could potentially retroactively break any communications that were encrypted with today’s standard encryption algorithms. Google is attempting to encrypt some of its connections through... Read more...
HTC is hitting the smartphone market with a splash  - a micro splash that is. The company just released the HTC Desire 530, a phone with a retro-style micro splash finish and respectable audio and camera systems. Nigel Newby-House, AVP of Product Planning at HTC remarked, “At HTC we want to bring people the most... Read more...
Tesla has had to deal with a tragic car accident, skittish solar investors, and an inability to meet order demands. Now the company is firing back at an article they found to woefully inaccurate. Fortune contacted Tesla over the holiday weekend for comment about a man who died while traveling in his Model S with... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to play a classic video game on a massive computer? James Newman of Cambridge, United Kingdom has you covered. He has completed his 33ft wide and 6ft high “Megaprocessor”. Newman started building the “Megaprocessor” in 2012 and recently finished it this past June. He has spent £40,000 GBP... Read more...
Verizon has some new plans in store for its customers. A promo surfaced on Verizon’s Testman site that hinted about several upcoming changes to their data plans. Verizon initially commented that customers should expect “fireworks” in the next week, however, its finally revealed what updates will be part of the Verizon... Read more...
More than 120,000 people in the United States are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. On average, twenty-two people die a day without one. Apple is hoping to reduce this number by adding a organ donor signup button within its Health information app that comes installed on every iPhone. The button is being... Read more...
Google DeepMind recently commenced a new collaboration with the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS). DeepMind is working with Moorfields Eye Hospital in east London. The goal is to create a machine learning system that will be able use digital eye scans in order to recognize sight-threatening... Read more...
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