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Brittany Goetting

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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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Twitter threads are a blessing and a curse. They can be a great way to share information and engage in discussion but they can also be difficult to follow and just plain too long. There is now a way to streamline these conversations. Twitter is testing a new feature called “Notes” that will allow users to use more... Read more...
Many of us wish we could see a loved one who has passed away or hear their voice. However, what would we actually do or feel if this was possible? Amazon recently showcased new technology in which Alexa is able to impersonate the voices of loved ones. The technology was highlighted in a video during Amazon’s global... Read more...
Facial recognition and other artificial intelligence technologies are increasingly becoming more common. Nevertheless, there are various issues associated with AI that must be considered by those who develop and use it. Microsoft plans to retire its facial recognition tool and other technologies as part of its goal to... Read more...
Many of us have sighed or rolled our eyes when we see our high Uber or Lyft fare. However, these prices may be more of a problem than we might initially think. A recent lawsuit accuses Uber and Lyft of anti-competitive practices, especially price fixing. The heart of the issue is that Uber and Lyft drivers are... Read more...
Would it truly be 2022 if we were not informed of at least one data breach each week? Sadly, no institution is safe from the hands of bad actors. Flagstar Bank recently disclosed that 1.5 million of its customers were impacted by a data breach. The data breach occurred between December 3rd and December 4th, 2021... Read more...
What is happening at Tesla’s factories? Rumor has it that Tesla has been terminating a large number of its employees and these rumors may now be confirmed. Two former Tesla employees are filing a class action lawsuit that claims Tesla’s mass layoffs violated federal law. John Lynch and Daxton Hartsfield formerly... Read more...
Telegram is currently one of the most popular messaging apps worldwide. It already features quite a slew of features, but there is now a way to access even more. Telegram just launched a paid subscription service called Telegram Premium. According to the developers, Telegram Premium “will allow us to offer all the... Read more...
Zoinks! You do not need to be a member of the Mystery Gang to find the grooviest vacation spot. The iconic Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine was recently available to rent on Airbnb and it has already sold out. The Mystery Machine is stationed in Malibu, California. It is hosted by Matthew Lillard, the actor who played... Read more...
Most of us are likely tightening our budgets due to current economic trends. Nevertheless, Sony apparently believes there is a market for those who crave both nostalgic and luxurious items. As such, Sony just announced its gold-plated Walkman and it costs more than most big screen OLED TVs, even ones from... Read more...
Everyone has their own theory on whether or not aliens exist. One thing that unites human beings is the relentless pursuit of evidence of extraterrestrial life and we may be a little closer to receiving confirmation. China recently claimed that its “Sky Eye” Radio Telescope may have picked up signals from alien... Read more...
Will we ever see a new Fallout or Elder Scrolls game in our lifetime? We are starting to feel a little like Rose Dawson from the Titanic as she recounts her story. Bethesda’s Todd Howard recently confirmed that Fallout 5 will in fact be published after Elder Scrolls VI, but that it will be quite some time before the... Read more...
Valheim, a Viking-inspired survival and sandbox video game, took the world by storm in Winter 2021. The game was only initially available on PC, but console players now have a reason to rejoice. Valheim will be available on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S via Game Pass in 2023. It will also be offered through the PC... Read more...
Many people are excited about all the information that recently dropped about Diablo IV. However, some fear that the game will simply be laden with microtransactions like Diablo Immortal. Blizzard recently assured fans that while there will be some items available for purchase, Diablo IV will not be riddled with... Read more...
Road trips are expensive and it can be challenging to figure out beforehand how much your journey will truly cost. There is now a neat feature that will help you plan out your road trips more thoroughly. Google Maps will show toll prices to those who input their destination. The new feature will be available on... Read more...
As Deckard Cain would say, “Hello, my friend. Stay awhile and listen…” It was recently announced that Diablo IV will launch in 2023. Here is everything you need to know about Diablo IV and its closed beta. Diablo IV will launch sometime in 2023 for the PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation... Read more...
Guess who’s back? Back again. Call of Duty of course. The gameplay reveal trailer for Call of Duty Modern Warfare II recently dropped and gamers are super pumped for the game. Call Of Duty Modern Warfare II is the sequel to Modern Warfare (2019). The game invites players to “witness and experience what made Task... Read more...
The Internet can be an absolute minefield, especially when purchasing products. Is that item that is somehow 90% cheaper than its competitors actually the real deal or a total scam? According to Amazon, consumers can be more confident that their purchased item is legitimate. Amazon claims it blocked over 4 billion... Read more...
No one truly seems to like their Internet Provider Service (ISP). However, how much of the grumbling is legitimate and how much of it is exaggerated? A recent report declared ISPs the industry with the worst customer satisfaction in the United States. The American Customer Satisfaction Index's Telecommunications... Read more...
Kids these days will never understand the joys and horrors of America Online (AOL) and Instant Messenger. However, they can now understand a bit of what we experienced in the late 90’s/early 2000s. A team recently successfully reverse engineered the aolserver for AOL 3.0 to make it possible to sign onto the... Read more...
Everywhere you look there is someone who is trying to convince you to invest in cryptocurrency. Unfortunately, many of these promos are simply a scam. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently reported that Americans have lost over $1 billion USD to cryptocurrency scams. An FTC report noted that more than 46,000... Read more...
How much is that sweet Tim Hortons’ Honey Cruller worth to you? Is it worth the company constantly being able to know your location? A recent investigation concluded that the Tim Hortons mobile app violated several privacy laws by tracking users even when their app was closed. The Tim Hortons mobile app essentially... Read more...
Loot boxes are an incredibly controversial aspect of video games. Some insist that loot boxes are harmless or comparable to other items that rely on luck, while others maintain that they are destructive and manipulative. A recent report detailed the ways in which loot boxes exploit consumers and called for greater... Read more...
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