Author Archives: Brittany Hillen


Uber on firearms: don’t bring a gun in the car

Uber on firearms: don’t bring a gun in the car

One of the more vocal concerns about Uber is whether the rides are safe, and incidents like the alleged hammer attack don't do anything to alleviate that paranoia. Uber has officially stated its policy on firearms in Uber vehicles, and the answer is short and clear: don't bring them with you, regardless of whether you are a driver or a passenger. This is a new policy, one that reverse a past policy in light of growing concerns about firearms and incidents related to them.

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Comcast must reveal online troll’s identity, court rules

Comcast must reveal online troll’s identity, court rules

The comment sections of websites are usually a good place to go if you are looking for vitriol and filth, and often a commenter’s misplaced rage or unwarranted insults are passed on anonymously, the real person behind the words never having to face up to them. Every so often, though, we hear a story about trolls being hit with real-world ramifications, and such is the case with one anonymous Internet poster at the center of a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling.

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Four things to know about the Lenovo C40 AiO PC

Four things to know about the Lenovo C40 AiO PC

Lenovo has another all-in-one PC available, and this one is targeted at the every-person. The PC user who needs to do a little bit of everything and nothing too demanding: homework, research, a business report or two. We recently reviewed it, but maybe you haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. Be sure to check it out to find out everything the system has to offer, but in the meantime we’ve picked out the most pertinent details, the things you likely want to know and don’t have the patience to hunt down for yourself. Read on for all four.

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Confirmed Takata airbag death highlights importance of repairs

Confirmed Takata airbag death highlights importance of repairs

The Takata airbag issue is still ongoing, and unfortunately Honda has confirmed an eight death caused by the faulty components. The crash took place back in September in Los Angeles, and the auto maker has been investigating since. The vehicle involved was a 2001 Honda Civic rental driven by Jewel Brangman when the crash took place. According to the NHTSA, a faulty Takata airbag was "likely" the cause of the fatality. All but one of the eight fatal crashes that have happened in Honda vehicles happened in the United States.

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Cuba is about to expand its Internet accessibility

Cuba is about to expand its Internet accessibility

More widespread Internet in Cuba looked likely to happen back in December, and it arrived a short while later, but only in a very limited fashion. Half a year later, though, and things are changing again: the insular nation is about to expand the region that has Internet access by rolling out 36 WiFi hotspots in various places. In addition, the cost to get online is going to decrease, which is one of the biggest barriers currently. With the current prohibitive pricing, few can afford to get online in the nation.

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Google launches Android Clock in Play Store

Google launches Android Clock in Play Store

Google has launched another standalone Android app on the Google Play Store — its simple stock clock app for Android, giving users another option for their time related activities. The app is available on the Play Store as of now, and it is called aptly enough just “Clock”. Anyone who has used the stock Android clock will find that it functions the same way with alarms, the stopwatch, a snoozing function, the ability to set a timer, and all those needed features.

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Review: Lenovo C40 — a general purpose all-in-one PC

Review: Lenovo C40 — a general purpose all-in-one PC

Lenovo is most vocal about its laptops, but the company has more than a few all-in-one systems, some of which we've seen in the past. Latest to join them is the Lenovo C40, which recently launched and brings with it -- with this particular model, at least -- AMD hardware. This all-in-one has a relatively modest price and mid-tier specs, making it a nice general-purpose system for those who need to do school assignments, prep spreadsheets, or play a few games. Read our full review to find out what all it offers!

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Lyft to pay settlement in New York over legal issues

Lyft to pay settlement in New York over legal issues

Among ridesharing services, Uber tends to be the loudest and gets the most attention. That does not mean its biggest competitor Lyft has managed to side step similar issues, though, and it has been waging its own battles. In New York, at least, it has not seen victory, and will be paying a $300,000 USD settlement over alleged legal violations. The news surfaced on Thursday, with Lyft agreeing to pay the settlement over an issue stemming from insurance and roll out methods.

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Three things to know about the Lenovo TAB 2 A8

Three things to know about the Lenovo TAB 2 A8

Yesterday we reviewed Lenovo's second-generation 8-inch TAB tablet, the Lenovo TAB 2 A8. This Android slate runs Lollipop and enjoys some improvements over the previous version, including a slimmer build and more angular edges, a newer version of Android, and better audio software. If you happened to miss that review, be sure to check it out for a full run down of the specs and features -- in the meantime, we have a tl;dr summary for you. Here are three things to know about the second generation update.

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LEGO to launch Dagobah set at SDCC 2015

LEGO to launch Dagobah set at SDCC 2015

The San Diego Comic Con will be arriving in the near future, and many are preparing their wares for starry eyed fans to enjoy. Among them is LEGO, the company behind the more-popular-than-ever plastic bricks. LEGO has a surprise for Star Wars fans in the form of a 177 piece set: a Dagobah set, which will only be made available at SDCC 2015. It is a blocky rendition of The Empire Strikes Back set where Yoda lives, and includes vaguely similar Skywalker and Yoda miniatures.

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