— 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 14 for 5/15-5/17: Patch 1.2.0, Xur’s Goods, and Weekly Strikes

If you've tried to jump on Destiny today, you were likely greeted by a large update file. Indeed, Destiny is asking users to download and install a patch, 1.2.0, but this is probably one of the cooler patches you'll ever have to download for a video game. I don't want to get into the nitty gritty about specific fixes, but … [Read more...]

Domino’s Lets You Order a Pizza in the Most Ridiculous Way Possible

Domino's CEO Patrick Doyle says, "It's the epitome of convenience." I think it's silly. I'm talking about the newest way to order a pizza from Domino's -- via tweet. But here's where things get ultra-weird. You can either send a tweet to Domino's using #EasyOrder... or you can send the pizza emoji. This … [Read more...]

Today’s Play: An Experiment in Trying New Video Games

Back in January, I wrote about my video game backlog and how desperately “in the hole” I was. I’m doing a bit better now, thanks to the fact that I knocked out a few of the games on my list (Wind Waker HD, BioShock Infinite, Portal 2, The Stanley Parable). Unfortunately, a significant backlog still remains. My situation … [Read more...]

Destiny Diary, Issue 13 for 5/8-5/10: Bring On the Thunder

We're eight months into Destiny, and Xur is finally selling one of the most rare exotic weapons. Before you get your hopes up, no, it's not Gjallarhorn. It's something highly sought after, though -- the mighty Thunderlord. Destiny's Xur is Selling Thunderlord Thunderlord is a high-impact, high-accuracy machine gun that … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Google is Buying Patents to Help Protect Them from Trolls; Ouya Puts Itself Up for Sale

Thanks for stopping by for this weekend's edition of the Wrap-Up! Companies in the news this week include Google, Ouya, Microsoft, and Apple. Let's find out why. Google is Buying Patents to Thwart Trolls Patent trolls are individuals/companies that don't actually do anything with a patent; instead, they sue whoever they … [Read more...]

Ouya Fails to Restructure Debt, Puts Itself Up for Sale

Nearly two years ago, I said that the Ouya could become the next Atari Jaguar. That system lasted about three years. The Ouya, for as much promise as it held, might not even get that far; Fortune is reporting that Ouya has found itself unable to restructure its debt, and as a result, the company needs to "quickly" find … [Read more...]

Weekend Wrap-Up: Google Launches Project Fi! :) On its Poor-Selling Nexus 6 :(

This may have been a big week for Apple, with the launch of its Apple Watch, but let's be real -- we've known it was coming for weeks now. You can't have news without the word new. Google, however, did manage to make a couple of headlines (for good reasons and bad), as did Microsoft. And Apple did manage to sneak in for a … [Read more...]

Apple Rejects App for Mentioning Pebble Support, Puts Apps Supporting Other Devices On Notice

I'm a Pebble owner, and I'm content with my smartwatch. It zips notifications to my wrist, and it works with my iPhone. Until now, I haven't seen a clear cut reason to check out the Apple Watch. So it appears Apple is inventing one. According to ReadWrite, Apple just rejected an app from its App Store because it … [Read more...]

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