— 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.

Apple Store Still Isn’t Up, One Hour into iPhone 6 Pre-Orders
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Apple Store Still Isn’t Up, One Hour into iPhone 6 Pre-Orders

It is almost ritual for the Apple faithful; staying up until midnight (or, on the east coast, setting an alarm for 2:55 a.m.) to pre-order the next version of the immensely popular iPhone. The process itself only … [Read more...]

If the Apple Watch Came Out Tomorrow, I Wouldn’t Buy It
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If the Apple Watch Came Out Tomorrow, I Wouldn’t Buy It

This past Tuesday, we caught our first real glimpse of Apple in its post-Steve era. Pulling out the classic “One more thing” line that Jobs made so famous, Tim Cook unveiled the Apple Watch to a packed house at … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 20: Is Cord-Cutting Real?
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A Year Without Cable, Week 20: Is Cord-Cutting Real?

I know it seems silly to ask. But USA Today took a look at the term "cord cutter" a few days ago and noted that it doesn't show up in the Oxford English Dictionary, nor on OED.com. On top of that, a recent eMarketer … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Celebrity Photos are Hacked; Sony Unveils Xperia Z3
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Celebrity Photos are Hacked; Sony Unveils Xperia Z3

Happy Sunday, folks! Football is back, but before we get lost in all the action on the gridiron, let's take a look at some of the big tech stories from the past week. Ready? Let's go. Celebrity Photos Hacked, … [Read more...]

DEAL: Free Game With the Purchase of an Xbox One, from Sept. 7-13
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DEAL: Free Game With the Purchase of an Xbox One, from Sept. 7-13

Have you been holding out for a great Xbox One deal? With Madden 15 just released and Destiny coming on September 9, the deals may not get any better than this one. From September 7-13, anyone who purchases an Xbox … [Read more...]

[UPDATE] If You Thought Facebook Going Down Was Bad, A Bunch of People Lost Their Tinder Matches
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[UPDATE] If You Thought Facebook Going Down Was Bad, A Bunch of People Lost Their Tinder Matches

Facebook went down. And then it came back up. It happens to almost every website. For some, that wasn't the worst thing to happen on the Internet today. A bit after Facebook came back up, I noticed some people … [Read more...]

Grand Theft Auto 5 for Xbox One, PS4, PC is Indeed Coming This Fall
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Grand Theft Auto 5 for Xbox One, PS4, PC is Indeed Coming This Fall

The rumor mill disappointed some fans of the Grand Theft Auto franchise recently, as word got around that the next-generation version of GTA 5 might be delayed. Thankfully, that won't be the case. According to … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Amazon Buys Twitch; IFTTT Raises $30 Million
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Amazon Buys Twitch; IFTTT Raises $30 Million

How's your Labor Day weekend going? America may be grilling and drinking and all that, but we're still here keeping you current on the latest tech news, including the top stories from the past week. Ready to dive in? … [Read more...]

The Latest Remastered Halo 2 Map to Be Unveiled is Lockout
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The Latest Remastered Halo 2 Map to Be Unveiled is Lockout

I haven't played a game of Halo 2 since 2005. That is nine years ago. Nine years since I logged into Xbox Live on my now-ancient Xbox and got into some Halo 2 multiplayer. Nine years. A lot has happened since then, … [Read more...]

Nintendo to Launch New 3DS and 3DS LL Handhelds (in Japan)
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Nintendo to Launch New 3DS and 3DS LL Handhelds (in Japan)

Ready for another Nintendo 3DS redesign? After the original, we got the 3DS XL and the 2DS. Now we're getting another revamped 3DS and a model called the 3DS LL. Both feature a brand new "c-stick," which might please … [Read more...]