— 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.

Have I Fulfilled My Destiny?

Have I Fulfilled My Destiny?

On Sunday night, I accomplished something I’d been trying to do since December 9, 2014 -- I reached level 32 in Destiny.We’re three months and a few weeks past that date now -- the date The Dark Below expansion was … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Nintendo Working on New ‘NX’ Console; Tesla Cars Will Soon Have Autopilot

Weekend Wrap-Up: Nintendo Working on New ‘NX’ Console; Tesla Cars Will Soon Have Autopilot

Nintendo made some pretty big video game news this week. Tesla also surprised us with a car feature we thought was YEARS away. And there's a battle among streaming services for the rights to a popular 90's sitcom. Let's … [Read more...]

Destiny Diary, Issue 7: Hard Light, Xur’s Location, and This Week’s Strike

Destiny Diary, Issue 7: Hard Light, Xur’s Location, and This Week’s Strike

Guardians looking for Gjallahorn are, once again, going to be disappointed this week.Xur is back in the Tower from March 20-22, and he's come with one of his weaker stocks. Hard Light is the exotic weapon up for sale … [Read more...]

Facebook Unveils a Payments Feature in Messenger: Look Out, Square

Facebook Unveils a Payments Feature in Messenger: Look Out, Square

I've been a huge Square Cash fan since its launch, and I'm responsible for signing up several friends, plus my landlord. It's a great product -- there isn't a lot of friction in the sign-up process, and it's super easy … [Read more...]

Report: NBC App Coming to Apple TV, Other Platforms; Will Require Cable

Report: NBC App Coming to Apple TV, Other Platforms; Will Require Cable

Word is, Apple is hard at work on an online TV service. But while recent reports have stated that NBC won't be a partner for that project, 9 to 5 Mac reports that an NBC app will still show up on the Apple TV and other … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: HBO Now is Real; Apple Unveils New MacBook

Weekend Wrap-Up: HBO Now is Real; Apple Unveils New MacBook

Let's not beat the dead horse that is the Apple Watch. Yes, we saw it last week. Yes, Apple spent a fair amount of stage time talking about it. But did Apple tell us anything we didn't already know? Not really.Apple … [Read more...]

Destiny Diary, Issue 6: Red Death

Destiny Diary, Issue 6: Red Death

For the first time in what feels like months, Xur is selling an exotic weapon I don't already own: Red Death.The weapon is a primary that, up until Destiny's 1.1.1 patch a few weeks ago, wasn't totally useless, … [Read more...]

Apple’s New MacBook Has Just One Port — For Everything

Apple’s New MacBook Has Just One Port — For Everything

We're talking an awful lot about the Apple Watch today. That's to be expected. But Apple also introduced a new laptop today, and it's as thin and gorgeous as it is restrictive.It's the new MacBook. It's coming April … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Pebble Time Steel Unveiled; iPad Pro Could Arrive Later This Year

Weekend Wrap-Up: Pebble Time Steel Unveiled; iPad Pro Could Arrive Later This Year

Things are really heating up in the wearable space! Apple is set to show us more of the Apple Watch tomorrow, right on the heels of some pretty big announcements from a competing smartwatch maker -- Pebble. We'll catch … [Read more...]

Some Initial Thoughts on Nintendo’s New 3DS XL

Some Initial Thoughts on Nintendo’s New 3DS XL

When the New Nintendo 3DS XL was unveiled months ago as the New 3DS LL in Japan, I had mixed feelings.My biggest beef? I thought the name would confuse buyers. We’ve seen this happen with the Wii U, a console that … [Read more...]