— 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.

Target Drops Minimum Order Total for Free Shipping Down to $25

Target Drops Minimum Order Total for Free Shipping Down to $25

Some of the biggest online retailers offer free shipping tied to a "minimum order" total. Amazon, for example, will ship for free only if your order is $35 or more. Walmart's minimum is even higher, at $50.It appears … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Pebble is Counting Down to a Surprise; Apple Patents a VR Headset

Weekend Wrap-Up: Pebble is Counting Down to a Surprise; Apple Patents a VR Headset

Happy Sunday! This is the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we cover the top tech stories from the past week. Companies in the news include Pebble, Apple, Samsung and Microsoft.Keeping reading to find out why. Pebble is … [Read more...]

Destiny Diary, Issue 4: No Land Beyond, Strikes Get Some Love

Destiny Diary, Issue 4: No Land Beyond, Strikes Get Some Love

Want to be super disappointed in your resident Destiny player? I haven't played a single minute of the game this week, if you don't count the time I spent jumping to the Tower to check out Xur's wares.Those wares, by … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts Cookie Oven, My Early Pick for Gadget of the Year

Girl Scouts Cookie Oven, My Early Pick for Gadget of the Year

I'm so close to becoming a 30-year-old man who owns an Easy Bake Oven.Well, sort of. There's an interesting new toy/appliance from Wicked Cool Toys that looks a lot like an Easy Bake Oven. But, oh, it's so much … [Read more...]

Microsoft is Doing an Ultimate Game Sale for Xbox This Week, And These Could Be the Deals

Microsoft is Doing an Ultimate Game Sale for Xbox This Week, And These Could Be the Deals

Microsoft, to its credit, has done a much better job offering Xbox deals and discounts in the past six months, and it looks like another sales event is in the pipeline.Major Nelson tweeted out on Saturday that an … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple May Be Working On a Car; Google is Creating a New Apple Pay Rival

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple May Be Working On a Car; Google is Creating a New Apple Pay Rival

Happy Sunday, folks! It's time for another edition of the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we gather the top tech stories from the past week, bundle them together and wrap them up with a nice little bow on top. Companies making … [Read more...]

Destiny Diary, Issue 3: ‘House of Wolves’ News, Updates, and Xur

Destiny Diary, Issue 3: ‘House of Wolves’ News, Updates, and Xur

So today is Friday, and I've come to the conclusion that this is a much better day to publish Destiny Diary, as it's both the day that Xur arrives in the Tower, as well as the day after Bungie's usual weekly update post. … [Read more...]

Amazon Deal: Get a PlayStation 4, ‘The Last of Us Remastered’, and ‘Shadow of Mordor’ for $399

Amazon Deal: Get a PlayStation 4, ‘The Last of Us Remastered’, and ‘Shadow of Mordor’ for $399

We're only a little more than a year out from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launches, but we've already seen some really good price drops and amazing bundles. Today's deal features the PlayStation 4 bundled with two … [Read more...]

Settings in iOS 8.2 Beta Reveal Some of the Integration with Apple Watch

Settings in iOS 8.2 Beta Reveal Some of the Integration with Apple Watch

Apple's latest beta of iOS 8.2 has revealed some interesting tidbits about the company's upcoming wearable, Apple Watch.According to BGR, leaked settings in beta 5 of iOS 8.2 show that the mobile operating system … [Read more...]

The Destiny Diary, Issue 2: RNGesus

The Destiny Diary, Issue 2: RNGesus

Praise RNGesus.Who is that, you ask? Well, it isn’t a real person, but instead, a name that gamers have for the “random number generator” (hence the “RNG”) that decides which loot to drop in an RPG.Sometimes, the … [Read more...]