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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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Tesla can’t seem to catch a break. On Sunday the company revealed that it had only delivered 14,370 out of the promised 17,000 cars for the second quarter of 2016. Tesla was simply unable to ship out all of the cars in time. The company remarked: Due to the extreme production ramp in Q2 and the high mix of... Read more...
Starship isn’t just the name of a rocking 80’s band or an interstellar spacecraft -- it is also the name of a new company by former Skype co-founders which intends to improve local deliveries through self-driving, autonomous robots. A friendly little robot could soon be delivering your pepperoni pizza instead of a... Read more...
If you download games from Steam and Windows 10 is your operating system of choice, you are not alone. According to a recent Steam survey, nearly 45% of Steam customers use Microsoft's latest operating system. This is a a 3.26% increase from last year. It turns out that Windows operating systems dominate, period. 95.5% of Steam customers Read more...
Spotify and Apple are unsheathing their claws. Apple recently rejected a recent update to the Spotify iOS app, and Spotify claims that Apple is using its App Store approval process as “a weapon.” Spotify General Counsel Horacio Gutierrez argued that Apple rejected a new version of their app due to an... Read more...
The reign of the Blackberry on Capitol Hill has come to an end. Blackberry phones had long been the phone of choice for members of Congress, but Blackberry recently informed Verizon and AT&T that production of all BlackBerry OS 10 devices has been discontinued. BlackBerry’s smartphone market share was below 1% this... Read more...
Helicopter parents rejoice! Nest (now part of Alphabet since its acquisition by Google), the company best known for its smart thermostats, applied to patent a smart crib or toddler bed that would monitor infants and displays soothing images and sounds. The crib would include a thermal-imaging camera, pressure... Read more...
Parallel parking is the worst. It is a challenge for both experienced drivers on the road and newbies in Driver’s Ed. But Canadian inventor William Liddiard has come to the rescue with omnidirectional wheels that could help parallel parkers everywhere. Liddiard spent eight years and nearly $80,000 CAD ($61,586) on... Read more...
One of the biggest complaints about VR in general is that it only works with VR-related creations. Google is working on changing that perception -- the company is attempting to add a fully immersive browsing experience to Chrome. This would allow users to browse any part of the web in VR, not just sites that were... Read more...
“Florida Man” tales are legendary, even in the tech field. He does everything from jamming cellphone signals on his daily commute to asking Siri where to hide a dead body. The Florida Man’s latest antics may well include suing Apple for $10 billion USD and claiming he invented an "iPhone"  prototype in 1992. Thomas... Read more...
HTC has major plans for the VR industry. The company announced that it has created a wholly-owned subsidiary, HTC Vive Tech Corporation, and that it is leading the development of the VR Venture Capital Alliance. All of these plans were announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Shanghai. HTC stated, “HTC can... Read more...
The United Kingdom’s recent Brexit vote has far more ramifications than simply leaving the European Union. OnePlus just announced that its latest flagship smartphone the OnePlus 3 will likely increase in price in the United Kingdom as a result. OnePlus remarked that its margins in the United Kingdom have always... Read more...
If you were a System Shock fan in 1994, you are in for a treat. Night Dive Studios has just started a campaign on Kickstarter where supporters can back a new and improved reboot of System Shock. There is a even a free demo to quench the thirst of early backers. System Shock will be a complete remake of the classic... Read more...
Amazon just announced Inspire, a free service for the search, discovery and distribution of digital educational resources. Teachers often rely on Pinterest, curriculum books, and colleagues for lessons and unit plan inspiration. Amazon Inspire will provide educators, regardless of funding or location, access to upload... Read more...
Piracy is a major issue and a vulnerability in the system Google uses to stream media through its Chrome browser could be making it worse. A flaw in the Google’s Widevine EME/CDM technology makes it possible to save illegal copies of media from streaming video sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime. How does the bug... Read more...
Quake fans rejoice! MachineGames, developer of Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, just released a new episode of Quake. “Episode Five: Dimensions of the Past” or “Dopa” honors the game's twentieth anniversary. The new episode will come with with nine small- to medium-sized levels with... Read more...
Google is currently building a live support app with screen-sharing capabilities for its Nexus line of smartphone. The goal is to create a feature similar to Amazon’s Mayday button found on Fire tablets and the defunct Fire Phone. In the past, Google support has been particularly challenging for those who have... Read more...
Apple Inc. announced at last week’s developer conference that it will start collecting user data with iOS 10. The company wants to make Siri and iPhones better at predicting and suggesting information a user may need, but this will strictly be an opt-in feature.  The company stated that it will use “differential privacy” in order to collect Read more...
Robots can drive cars, perform experiments on Mars, and carry out delicate surgeries, but did you also know that they can spread a mean marinara? Zume Pizza, a food delivery startup, currently uses two robots to help make pizzas at its Mountain Valley, California location. Zume Pizza was founded by Alex Garden... Read more...
Google just added a new feature to Chrome OS -- the company is experimenting with adding a storage manager that has been added to the latest developer update of the software. This update comes on the heels of the addition of Android apps and games to Chromebook devices. When Chromebooks were initially released... Read more...
Earlier this week it appeared that Apple had opened up some code within iOS 10. Apple refused to comment about the change at the time. On Wednesday, however, Apple remarked that it had experimented with this lack of encryption in order to optimize the operating system's performance without compromising... Read more...
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...
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