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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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It is time to brush up on your farming skills. Developer ConcernedApe has just released an update for the beloved game Stardew Valley. The Stardew Valley 1.5 update is packed with new items, options, and events that will excite both new and veteran players. **Warning: Major Spoilers Ahead** One of the most exciting... Read more...
The relationship between Facebook and Apple has become quite tense over the last couple of years. The two companies have battled over their various policies and typically rely on the internet to criticize each other. However, Facebook has recently taken a rather old school approach to air their grievances. Facebook... Read more...
Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion introduced something entirely new to the game -- a darkness subclass dubbed Stasis. Stasis is particularly different from the Light-based subclasses in that it can be customized through Fragments and Aspects. Beyond Light has introduced a handful of Aspects and Fragments, but Bungie... Read more...
We could all use more cute animals in our lives, especially during a year like 2020. Google has just released fifty new AR animals that are discoverable through Google search. The new animals range from house pets like cocker spaniels to more exotic creatures like zebras. The AR animals can be viewed on a device... Read more...
Facebook has long been suspected of anti-competitive practices. Forty-eight states and territories and the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have now filed twin lawsuits against Facebook to address this issue. Facebook has responded to these lawsuits by stating that it is ready to fight against what it... Read more...
It has been a long time coming, but we finally have a release window for Halo Infinite. 343 Industries recently announced that Halo Infinite will launch sometime in Fall 2021. There is still no exact release date, but the game will likely be available sometime before next year's holiday season. The announcement... Read more...
The latest Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion has introduced a handful of lost Exotic armor pieces. However, unlike previous armor exotics, these pieces can only be found in the brand new Legend and Master Lost Sectors. Here is how you can nab the Destiny 2: Beyond Light Exotic Armor pieces and master the new Lost... Read more...
Black Friday has officially come and gone, but there are still many Amazon Black Friday deals around. Samsung, Beats, Logitech, and other big brands are offering discounts on various items from headsets and earbuds to computer mice. To top it all off, all of these deals qualify for Prime Shipping and many include free... Read more...
The first completion of the Destiny 2: Beyond Light new Deep Stone Crypt raid has unlocked a bevy of new weapons, and you are in luck if you are a big fan of sniper rifles. Here is how to acquire the new exotic sniper rifle Cloudstrike. What is Cloudstrike? Cloudstrike is an arc exotic sniper rifle. It features... Read more...
The Destiny 2: Beyond Light Deep Stone Crypt World First competition has come and gone and the first completion of the raid has unlocked the quest for The Lament exotic sword. This chainsaw sword is arguably the most powerful weapon currently in the game. Here is how to get your hands on The Lament. **Warning:... Read more...
The Destiny 2: Beyond Light Deep Stone Crypt Raid drops tomorrow. Even if you do not plan on going after the “World First” title, there are still many things you can do to help make your experience with the raid a little easier. Here are some tips on how to prepare for the Deep Stone Crypt Raid. What We Know About... Read more...
We are not going to lie -- the upcoming Among Us update looks sus. Among Us fans will be excited to hear that a new map is on its way, and developer InnerSloth recently teased an image of this map on Twitter. The picture from Twitter spotlights a large, open cockpit. Other Among Us maps feature derelict locations that... Read more...
Destiny 2: Beyond Light has finally arrived. The long-awaited expansion has been out a week and Guardians have been perfecting their use of the new subclass Stasis. The expansion’s storyline questions the nature of Light and Darkness, but it unfortunately does not fully hit the mark. Here is our review of the Destiny... Read more...
Most modern tech users are all likely familiar with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Many would consider this security enhancement to be absolutely essential to protecting one’s online accounts. However, some forms of MFA are more secure than others. SMS and voice MFA mechanisms tend to be some of the most... Read more...
Destiny 2: Beyond Light is set to launch today and kick off a new era of the game. Destiny 2 developers Bungie hosted a live event yesterday to end the last “year” and transition into the next expansion. The Destiny 2 live event was a nice ending, but also featured a host of frustrating issues. Destiny 2 Live... Read more...
The release of Destiny 2: Beyond Light is just around the corner. The expansion will usher in a wide variety of changes, from a new destination to a new subclass. Some of the new updates are not nearly as thrilling as a new moon to explore, but they will still impact gameplay. Destiny 2 developers Bungie recently... Read more...
The new Destiny 2: Beyond Light expansion will be available in less than a week. The expansion was supposed to be released this past September, but was delayed until November 10th. This has allowed players to really experience all that the Season of Arrivals has to offer. However, does the Season of Arrivals have one... Read more...
Who says nothing in life is free? Sony is currently giving away free PlayStation VR camera adapters to every current owner who requests one, and they won't even need to pay for shipping. Sony announced that the existing PSVR headset can be used to play PlayStation 4 games on the upcoming PlayStation 5 console. PSVR... Read more...
2020 has been a year marked by a few major tech acquisitions and AMD has recently jumped on this trend. AMD just announced that it will acquire Xilinx for $35 billion USD. This acquisition increases AMD’s total addressable market (TAM) to $110 billion. Rumors about AMD’s acquisition of Xilinix had been swirling... Read more...
Most smart device users are accustomed to needing to activate their smart assistant through a “wake” word. How would users feel if this inconvenience could be eliminated? Google is reportedly working on allowing users to merely approach their Nest Hub to activate the device. The feature is codenamed “Blue Steel”... Read more...
Many people have a love-hate relationship with their television. These people want a television in their home, but dislike how much space it can often take up. LG may have a solution for these kinds of consumers if have nearly $90,000 to spare. The LG Signature OLED R, the first “rollable” television, is now available... Read more...
3DMark has long been used to test and compare the performance of various kinds of devices. However, there is now a new and improved way to benchmark devices. 3DMark Wild Life allows users to test the graphics performance of Android, iOS, and Windows devices. 3DMark Wild Life includes two kinds of tests. The 3DMark... Read more...
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