— 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.

Amazon Prime is Getting Older HBO Programming in May
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Amazon Prime is Getting Older HBO Programming in May

Big news from the Land of Bezos this morning: Amazon has reached a deal with HBO that will bring some of the premium channel's older programming to Amazon Prime. Those who pay the yearly subscription fee for Amazon … [Read more...]

New Apple Program Lets Anyone Download Early Betas of OS X
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New Apple Program Lets Anyone Download Early Betas of OS X

If you're the type of person who needs to be on the cutting edge, at least where Apple software is concerned, listen up -- you could start saving almost $100 per year. Apple yesterday announced its new Beta Seed … [Read more...]

Google Finally Selling That Nest Thermostat It Owns in Play Store
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Google Finally Selling That Nest Thermostat It Owns in Play Store

Before today, visiting the "Devices" section of the Google Play Store gave you a look at plenty of the company's flagship products. Nexus smartphones? Check. Nexus tablets? Check. Chromebooks? Check. Interestingly … [Read more...]

Could Square Sell Itself? Sources Say Yes
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Could Square Sell Itself? Sources Say Yes

The Square website can be found at SquareUp.com. But the company's inability to "square up" itself could mean selling to a rival, according to a post from The Wall Street Journal (h/t Business Insider). The WSJ, … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Google’s Project Ara Slated for Jan. 2015; Yahoo & Microsoft Want to Take Over iOS Search
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Google’s Project Ara Slated for Jan. 2015; Yahoo & Microsoft Want to Take Over iOS Search

Happy Easter Sunday, and thanks for tuning in for another edition of the Weekend Wrap-Up. We've collected the top stories from the past week in tech and put together summaries in two different formats: video, assembled … [Read more...]

Nintendo Should Run the Netflix of Retro Video Games
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Nintendo Should Run the Netflix of Retro Video Games

Nintendo has a long and storied history in the world of video games, and its past systems have been home to some of the greatest titles ever made. The company has made many of those titles available -- three times, in … [Read more...]

Amazon Fire TV Adds Unified Voice Search for Several Apps
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Amazon Fire TV Adds Unified Voice Search for Several Apps

It's Gary Busey's lucky day. Amazon's Fire TV has just added several new content partners for the streaming box's unified voice search feature, including Hulu Plus, Showtime Anywhere and Crackle. Users looking for … [Read more...]

You Can Now Manage Your Kindle Personal Documents from Amazon Cloud Drive
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You Can Now Manage Your Kindle Personal Documents from Amazon Cloud Drive

Users of the Kindle Personal Documents feature: get ready to breathe a sigh of relief. Amazon announced early this morning via email that it has upgraded the feature to allow file management via Amazon Cloud Drive. … [Read more...]

For One Day Only, Google Glass Opens to the Masses
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For One Day Only, Google Glass Opens to the Masses

Since its launch, the Google Glass experiment has been fairly exclusive. The initial units went out to a select few. The next batch went out to those who could both secure an invite from a current Glass owner, and could … [Read more...]

T-Mobile CEO John Legere Wants All Carriers to Eliminate Overage Fees
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T-Mobile CEO John Legere Wants All Carriers to Eliminate Overage Fees

If you're an AT&T or Verizon Wireless customer, you likely have a data limit on your smartphone plan. Should you go over that limit, in most cases, you're charged a higher per-gigabyte price than you have included in … [Read more...]