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Feature – Pinball Then … and Now

We all have our favorite pinball machine, and it’s easy to remember dumping dozens of quarters into it as adolescents to set a new high score. What most of us don’t know is that the classic pinball machine, the one we know and love, is a design that evolved over hundreds of years. Strangely enough, […]

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The Goldmine Near You – Feature

In more than 40 years since the “birth” of video gaming, there’s no denying the evolution that has taken place, both from an economical and technological view. Those of us who grew up gaming remember Pac-Man, Super Mario Bros., Gauntlet and others that helped us hone our hand-eye coordination 25 cents at a time. Now we watch […]

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The strangest Android Wi-fi fix … Ever?

I’m no stranger to the world of tablets and smartphones, having tested, reviewed, and owned many, but what I’ve dealt with over the last few weeks is nothing short of confusing. A few weeks back I saw a notification showing that there was a new Android system update available. I installed the update, the tablet restarted, […]

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Giveaway – Touch Speaker Boombox

For the Spring Issue of College News Magazine I worked on looking at some recent mobile speakers in an attempt to help the readers understand what’s currently available, what they should look for when shopping, and then did a basic review of a number of speakers and graded them on different attributes. Because I had to get […]

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Catching up with the World’s Youngest Power Ranger

In late 2013 a little boy went viral thanks to a picture from his first day of Pre-school. At four years old, Kaleb had a clear idea of what he wanted to be when he grew up: a Power Ranger. What happened after it caught on was nothing short of magical, and it was all […]

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Last-minute Holiday Tech Gift Guide

It’s almost Christmas and you haven’t finished your shopping yet! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO!? First of all, calm down. With modern-day advances like overnight delivery and last-minute gift guides, there’s no reason to panic. The hardest part of shopping at the last minute is deciding what to get for those people in your […]

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I was interviewed! “Meet Josh Smith, Champion of Full-time Freelance Writing.

Freelance writing may be household terminology these days, but what of the etymology of the phrase? The term “freelance” was originated by Sir Walter Scott in his historical novelIvanhoe. It was used to describe a mercenary warrior who had not yet sworn fealty to a king or lord and was, indeed, a “free lance.” One […]

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Feature – 15 of the Most Heartbreaking Game Cancellations

Blizzard cancelling its seven-years-coming MMO Titan reminded us all that game development can be a messy business. Countless hours lost and dollars wasted. But worst of all, we never get to play the game! It’s a sad fact of life – game cancellations are part of the business, and game publishers are going to make that tough […]

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Destiny Treasure Hunting is Your New Loot Cave…kind of.

This is really hit or miss in terms of the speed of chest respawns and what you’ll actually find inside, but if you’ve got nothing else to do or you need Relic Iron, this is a pretty solid strategy.

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Giveaway – D-link Gamerlounge DGL-5500 Gaming Router

Because my giveaways are getting a lot more play lately, I need to make sure everybody knows what they’re getting and who’s eligible. First, US and Canada only! Sorry Europeans, I’ll get some game codes soon. Shipping over there is pretty ridiculous and I foot that cost. Thankfully, I didn’t have to pay for the hardware! D-link […]

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