— Shawn Farner

Shawn Farner is a Harrisburg-based tech blogger who has been involved in online media for over seven years. He covers consumer electronics, Web-based services, and tech startups. Read disclosures here.

Weekend Wrap-Up: Microsoft Holds Windows 10 Event; Google Could Launch a Wireless Service

Weekend Wrap-Up: Microsoft Holds Windows 10 Event; Google Could Launch a Wireless Service

Good afternoon, folks! It's Sunday, which means it's Weekend Wrap-Up time. We're going to look at the most important tech stories from the past week, including news from Microsoft, Google, Nintendo, and Amazon. … [Read more...]

Amazon Prime Goes On Sale for $72 Tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 24)

Amazon Prime Goes On Sale for $72 Tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 24)

If you want a really good deal on something that is already a really good deal, listen up -- Amazon Prime, the company's subscription/loyalty service, is going on sale for $72 on Saturday. That is tomorrow. And that's … [Read more...]

Oh Backlog, My Backlog

Oh Backlog, My Backlog

Twenty-seven. That’s the number of games I own that I haven’t completed, and that doesn’t even count free “Games With Gold” titles. New games. Old games. Some haven’t even made it into their respective … [Read more...]

Club Nintendo is Being Discontinued, Will Wind Down Completely on June 30

Club Nintendo is Being Discontinued, Will Wind Down Completely on June 30

Is lackluster better than nothing? Ask Nintendo fans. In the past three decades, these troopers have suffered through almost nonexistent third-party support in at least three console generations. They've also … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Google to End Glass Explorer Program; Nintendo Will Launch New 3DS in U.S.

Weekend Wrap-Up: Google to End Glass Explorer Program; Nintendo Will Launch New 3DS in U.S.

Happy Sunday, everyone! It's Weekend Wrap-Up time, which means you're about to get all caught up on the biggest tech stories from the past week. Google, Nintendo, and Apple all made headlines in the last seven days -- … [Read more...]

Nintendo Won’t Include an AC Adapter with the New 3DS, and That is Stupid

Nintendo Won’t Include an AC Adapter with the New 3DS, and That is Stupid

Nintendo had a pretty good 2014, but let's not kid ourselves: the company can't really afford bad news. Yet that's exactly what Nintendo seems to have sought out by eliminating the AC adapter from every New 3DS … [Read more...]

Today’s Nintendo Direct Brought Us a New 3DS Release Date, Lots of Other News

Today’s Nintendo Direct Brought Us a New 3DS Release Date, Lots of Other News

If you're a Nintendo fan, listen up: the company had one of its world famous "Nintendo Direct" live video streams today, and in terms of newsworthy announcements, this one did not disappoint.I won't go into great … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Watch to Drop in March; AT&T Announces Data Rollover

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Watch to Drop in March; AT&T Announces Data Rollover

Happy Sunday, folks! It's time for the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we go over the top tech stories from the past week.Companies making news this past week include Apple, AT&T, Sony, Sharp, Phillips, and Razer. Let's … [Read more...]

‘Destiny’ Won Me Back

‘Destiny’ Won Me Back

Nearly four months ago, my journey in Destiny began. I started the game with a friend, and as we progressed through the early levels, we both agreed that the game lacked a good story, but had superb gameplay.Just … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Goodbye Internet Explorer?; Palm Could Return as an Android Brand

Weekend Wrap-Up: Goodbye Internet Explorer?; Palm Could Return as an Android Brand

Happy Sunday! It's time for another edition of the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we get you all caught up on the top tech stories from the past week. Companies in the news include Microsoft, Palm, Sony, and Samsung.Let's … [Read more...]