— Shawn Farner

Shawn Farner is a Harrisburg-based tech blogger who has been involved in online media for over eight years. He covers consumer electronics, Web companies, and gaming.

Destiny Diary, Issue 12: Xur Location, Inventory for 4/24-4/26, Plus the Week’s Strikes

Destiny Diary, Issue 12: Xur Location, Inventory for 4/24-4/26, Plus the Week’s Strikes

Still looking for that Gjallarhorn? Xur won't quite be the Santa Claus of Destiny, this week. In fact, the exotic weapon he's selling today is one he sold less than a month ago. Don't worry -- he has some other goods … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Debuts New Music App in iOS 8.4 Beta; Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is in High Demand

Weekend Wrap-Up: Apple Debuts New Music App in iOS 8.4 Beta; Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is in High Demand

Those with an iOS device can get their mitts on Apple's new Music app for the first time. Also, Samsung's new Galaxy S6 smartphone is apparently in high demand. Netflix plans to charge less for its service in high-piracy … [Read more...]

Destiny Diary, Issue 11: Xur Gets The Last Word; Weekly Heroic and Nightfall Strike Info

Destiny Diary, Issue 11: Xur Gets The Last Word; Weekly Heroic and Nightfall Strike Info

Xur's back in the Destiny Tower for the next two days, and you may be very, very interested in the exotic weapon he's selling this week. Where is Xur? What's He Selling? Xur can be found in the basement lounge of the … [Read more...]

Netflix CFO: Service Will Be Cheaper in High-Piracy Countries

Netflix CFO: Service Will Be Cheaper in High-Piracy Countries

In the category of "Something You Have to Say to Investors but Probably Don't Want the Whole World Knowing," we have a new entry by Netflix CFO David Wells. It's titled, "Netflix Will Be Cheaper in Countries That Pirate … [Read more...]

Destiny: ‘House of Wolves’ DLC Won’t Include a Raid, and That Could Be Trouble

Destiny: ‘House of Wolves’ DLC Won’t Include a Raid, and That Could Be Trouble

For all the knocks that Destiny has taken since it launched in September, there has always been one magical part of the game that keeps players coming back for more: the raids.The raids are end-game content, and you … [Read more...]

Artificial Scarcity: Companies, Stop Doing It; Reporters, Stop Reporting On It

Artificial Scarcity: Companies, Stop Doing It; Reporters, Stop Reporting On It

Apple Watch Sells Out in Six Hours.The BestTechie article bearing the above headline was published yesterday. The product may have been the Apple Watch this time around, but the name could conceivably be swapped with … [Read more...]

Destiny Diary, Issue 10: Where to Find Xur 4/10-4/12, and What’s He Selling?; Also, Weekly Strikes

Destiny Diary, Issue 10: Where to Find Xur 4/10-4/12, and What’s He Selling?; Also, Weekly Strikes

Mr. Agent of the Nine, Xur, is back in the Tower as of this morning. Where's he hanging out, and what's he got for us this week? We'll fill you in. We'll also get you up to speed on what the Weekly Strikes are for the … [Read more...]

Surprise: The New MacBook’s Single Port is Divisive

Surprise: The New MacBook’s Single Port is Divisive

Exactly one month ago today, I wrote a post about Apple's befuddling decision to only include one port on its MacBook. Not just one single type of port, but one port for everything.This port, which is USB type-C, is … [Read more...]

Amazon Instant Video Makes its Way to Android, and It’s About Time

Amazon Instant Video Makes its Way to Android, and It’s About Time

Did you know that Amazon's Instant Video service wasn't available on Android until today? I was emailed a release from the company earlier this morning, and my first thought was, "Wait... Android didn't have Instant … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Amazon Moves Drone Testing to Canada, Unveils ‘Dash’ Order Button

Weekend Wrap-Up: Amazon Moves Drone Testing to Canada, Unveils ‘Dash’ Order Button

Happy Easter, and welcome to the Amazon Wrap-Up! Seriously, though, Amazon news takes up half of our summary this week, as the company makes waves in the drone department as well as with a peculiar new gadget for buying … [Read more...]