— 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.

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...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Heartbleed Hits the Web; Google Preps Android TV
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Heartbleed Hits the Web; Google Preps Android TV

Happy Sunday, techies. If you've been out of the loop the last seven days, fear not -- the Weekend Wrap-Up is here to get you caught up on the past week's biggest tech stories. As usual, the Wrap-Up comes in two … [Read more...]

Want 3 New Video Games for $36 Each? Head to Target with Your Smartphone
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Want 3 New Video Games for $36 Each? Head to Target with Your Smartphone

This is a public service announcement for anyone looking to pick up some new video games on the cheap. This past week, Target has been running a Buy 2, Get 1 Free promotion on video games for pretty much any system. … [Read more...]

‘Hitman: Absolution’ Free on Xbox 360 Without Xbox Live Gold [UPDATE]
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‘Hitman: Absolution’ Free on Xbox 360 Without Xbox Live Gold [UPDATE]

Here's an interesting development. According to a Reddit post, a digital copy of Hitman: Absolution is now free for the Xbox 360 whether you have an Xbox Live Gold subscription or not. The game was originally a Games … [Read more...]

Twitter Profiles are Getting a New Look, with Pinned Tweets, Filtering and More
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Twitter Profiles are Getting a New Look, with Pinned Tweets, Filtering and More

Okay, maybe "new" look isn't accurate. How about "borrowed" look? Yes, the Facebookification of Twitter continues. In an announcement posted this morning on the company's blog, Twitter designer David Bellona showed … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Amazon Unveils Fire TV; Microsoft Brings Back the Start Menu
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Amazon Unveils Fire TV; Microsoft Brings Back the Start Menu

Happy Sunday! It's time once again for the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we run down the top tech stories from the past week and get you up to speed. We have some pretty big stories to recount for this week's edition, so let's … [Read more...]

Save the Date: Apple’s WWDC Will Take Place June 2-6, with Tickets Distributed via Lottery
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Save the Date: Apple’s WWDC Will Take Place June 2-6, with Tickets Distributed via Lottery

Mark your calendars, folks; Apple has set the date for its next Worldwide Developers Conference. According to CNET, WWDC will take place June 2-6, 2014, at Moscone West in San Francisco. Developers or those who … [Read more...]

Target’s Offering Major Video Game Deals April 6-12
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Target’s Offering Major Video Game Deals April 6-12

Looking to add to your video game collection? From April 6 through April 12, Target will make it pretty cost-effective for you to do so. The retailer plans to offer a Buy 2, Get 1 Free deal on "over a thousand titles … [Read more...]

Google+ Adds View Counts for Profiles, Posts and Images
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Google+ Adds View Counts for Profiles, Posts and Images

Think your Google+ page isn't getting much action? Google is hoping to prove you wrong by adding view counters to its profiles, posts, and pages. Then you can at least see that people are looking at your content on the … [Read more...]