— 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.

Weekend Wrap-Up: Samsung Buys SmartThings; Amazon Launches Local Register
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Samsung Buys SmartThings; Amazon Launches Local Register

Sunday has found us once again, which means it's time to look at the top tech stories of the past week. Companies making headlines include Samsung, Amazon, Microsoft and Comcast. Ready? Let's go. Samsung Buys … [Read more...]

For Christ’s Sake, Comcast
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For Christ’s Sake, Comcast

It was only three days ago that I wrote a post covering Comcast's recent issues in the area of customer service. Three days. In that time, two more stories have popped up that are less than flattering for the … [Read more...]

Xbox One Deals With Gold: Titanfall for $25, MGS Ground Zeroes for $15
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Xbox One Deals With Gold: Titanfall for $25, MGS Ground Zeroes for $15

Very rarely does a digital game come in at a cheaper price than its disc counterpart, but that's exactly what's happening with Titanfall on the Xbox One. The title is currently listed at $25 on the Xbox One games store, … [Read more...]

Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony’s PlayStation 4 Will Get Major Updates
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Microsoft’s Xbox One, Sony’s PlayStation 4 Will Get Major Updates

The console you buy at the store today won't be the console you own in a year -- and that's not a bad thing. Both Microsoft and Sony took the stage today in Cologne, Germany, to tout their respective consoles, the … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 16: Comcast’s Customer Service Nightmare
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A Year Without Cable, Week 16: Comcast’s Customer Service Nightmare

The primary focus of cord cutting -- at least, from where I’m sitting -- seems to be the financial savings. Cable bills haven’t exactly gotten cheaper over the years, and for those who have anything but the most … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Google, Barnes & Noble Join Forces; U.S. Department of Transportation May Re-Ban Calls in Flight
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Google, Barnes & Noble Join Forces; U.S. Department of Transportation May Re-Ban Calls in Flight

Happy Sunday, folks! It's time for another edition of the Weekend Wrap-Up, where we run down some of the top stories from the past week. We're in the late summer doldrums, where not a lot of major happenings are taking … [Read more...]

Honest Trailer for Mass Effect Trilogy is Pretty Spot On
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Honest Trailer for Mass Effect Trilogy is Pretty Spot On

The Mass Effect franchise is one of my favorites in video games. I even went so far as to crown Mass Effect 3 one of my three best video games of 2012. But that doesn't mean the experience isn't flawed, at least a … [Read more...]

How the Xbox One Can Lower Your Cable Costs (if You’re a FiOS Customer)
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How the Xbox One Can Lower Your Cable Costs (if You’re a FiOS Customer)

As you may know, I’ve been on the hunt for a way to get the most television at the lowest possible price. Out of disgust with the size of my bill, I cut cable out of my Verizon FiOS plan entirely, and have looked to … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 15: When OTA is DOA
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A Year Without Cable, Week 15: When OTA is DOA

I very nearly lived the dream. A few days ago, I purchased a Mohu Leaf Ultimate antenna. Mohu is a pretty well-known name in the cord-cutting universe, and the Leaf Ultimate (or Leaf 50, depending on where you’re … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Microsoft May Be Working On New RT Surface; EA Access Subscription Service Launches on Xbox One
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Microsoft May Be Working On New RT Surface; EA Access Subscription Service Launches on Xbox One

This weekend is going by way too quickly! Monday will be here before we know it, so before we jump into another week of technology news, let's look back at what the previous week brought us. Microsoft Reportedly … [Read more...]