— 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: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs; Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs; Amazon Launches Kindle Unlimited

Hola, readers! We hope you've all had a great weekend so far. While it's not quite Monday yet, we are ready to leave the previous week's news in the past. But if you weren't able to keep up with all the happenings in … [Read more...]

Netflix Tests its Own ‘Incognito Mode’ for Untracked Movie Viewing
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Netflix Tests its Own ‘Incognito Mode’ for Untracked Movie Viewing

Sure, you're a real tough guy out in public, but that reputation would go to hell quickly if anyone found out about your love for My Little Pony. The way Netflix is set up now, launching the app in the presence of … [Read more...]

GameStop iPhone App Actually Tells You a Game’s Trade-In Value
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GameStop iPhone App Actually Tells You a Game’s Trade-In Value

I don't trade many games in at GameStop, but when I do, I'm usually flying blind as far as the trade-in value is concerned. The GameStop website lists trade-in specials; these are the games that the retail locations will … [Read more...]

Track Amazon Price Drops with The Tracktor
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Track Amazon Price Drops with The Tracktor

Amazon prices move around a lot -- sometimes, a few times in a single day. That gadget on your wish list? It could be fifty bucks cheaper in the morning, but if you don’t view the product page until after work, you’d … [Read more...]

A Year Without Cable, Week 12: Premium TV Without Cable
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A Year Without Cable, Week 12: Premium TV Without Cable

A large amount of TV is available to you if you don't have cable. Cord-cutting is a thing because of this fact. Think about it: major networks are available over the air for free, and TV seasons from most broadcast and … [Read more...]

DEAL: Target Cartwheel Offering 15 Percent Off Electronics
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DEAL: Target Cartwheel Offering 15 Percent Off Electronics

This is a pretty nice deal, and it's even nicer if you have a Target REDcard. Today and tomorrow only (7/13 and 7/14), you can get 15% off electronics and entertainment products -- with some exceptions, of … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Rap Genius Drops the ‘Rap’ and Raises $40 Million; Aereo Now Considers Itself a Cable Provider
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Weekend Wrap-Up: Rap Genius Drops the ‘Rap’ and Raises $40 Million; Aereo Now Considers Itself a Cable Provider

Happy Sunday, people, and welcome to another edition of the BestTechie Weekend Wrap-Up. If you're new to this, it's the post where we pretty much summarize four of the biggest tech stories from the past week. We didn't … [Read more...]

Sony and Microsoft Are Selling Some Pretty Cheap Video Games (for Last-Gen)
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Sony and Microsoft Are Selling Some Pretty Cheap Video Games (for Last-Gen)

This is just a public service announcement for you gamers out there. If you own a PlayStation 3 or a Vita, you can save quite a bit of money by heading over to the PSN Store right now. I mean right now. Why? It's Flash … [Read more...]

The Xbox One Digital Future on a Budget
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The Xbox One Digital Future on a Budget

I've written quite a bit about how digital downloads aren't quite living up to their potential on consoles. My words, however, don't change the fact that quite a few gamers -- especially those on the Xbox One -- really … [Read more...]

Meet the ‘EO1′, an Internet-Connected Picture Frame
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Meet the ‘EO1′, an Internet-Connected Picture Frame

So here's some information that is no secret to anyone who knows me -- art isn't really my thing. I don't cover the walls with it, and even if I did, my tastes would probably change to where I'd want something new … [Read more...]