Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


Here’s why 45,000 people just signed an open letter to Netflix

Here’s why 45,000 people just signed an open letter to Netflix

At the beginning of this year Netflix made a huge announcement. For the first time, they were going to stop turning a blind eye to customers who VPNs to access content outside of their geographical location. Over the last few months they've made good on that promise, and they've managed to upset at least 45,000 users.

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Google’s Gboard keyboard is coming to Android

Google’s Gboard keyboard is coming to Android

Yesterday Google released their new 3rd-party keyboard for iOS users named Gboard. With it, came the extremely-useful G button, which essentially integrates Google searches into your keyboard. This means never having to leave your messaging app just to search for something relevant again. Naturally, Android owners have been wondering where their version of the app is.

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Greenlight turns your smartphone into a dash cam

Greenlight turns your smartphone into a dash cam

In this digital age, having a dash cam almost feels like a necessity. In the event of an accident, you'll at least have the comfort of knowing that some portion of it was caught on camera. This makes it a bit easier when it's being determined who is at fault for the collision. But when all of us have a perfectly good camera in our pocket at all times, why should we need to buy an extra one, just to sit in our cars?

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NFL inks deal to stream classic games on YouTube

NFL inks deal to stream classic games on YouTube

Last year, the NFL partnered with YouTube to bring a variety of content to the video service. These include game previews, in-game highlights, post-game recaps, and more. However, thanks to a new deal, we will start seeing entire games show up on the company's YouTube channel.

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TrackStack lets you crowdsource your Spotify playlists

TrackStack lets you crowdsource your Spotify playlists

When I sit down to create a playlist, I'll usually end up spending entirely too much time doing so. And if I'm working on one for a specific event, sometimes I like getting input from other people. Unfortunately, there hasn't been a really easy way to do that, without having those other people sitting in the same room with me. But a new website wants to help fix that, by allowing anyone to add songs to your Spotify playlist.

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Warcraft trailer gets recut in World of Warcraft

Warcraft trailer gets recut in World of Warcraft

We're just under a month away from the release of Warcraft, the movie based on the popular gaming franchise of the same name. Movies based on video games rarely work out the way that we hope, as it's not always easy to translate a story from an interactive medium to a passive one. One person has decided to take a new approach to the movie, by releasing their own remake of the trailer.

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Why Gboard is the only iOS keyboard you need

Why Gboard is the only iOS keyboard you need

Earlier today, Google announced a new keyboard for iOS users. This is certainly not the first alternate keyboard that we've seen. With the release of iOS 8 came support for 3rd party keyboards. We've seen a few interesting ones, including one from Microsoft, who already has their own mobile platform to worry about. Since Google knows a thing or two about smartphones, I decided to go ahead and install it on my iPhone 6, and it may be the best keyboard I've used on my iPhone to date.

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Check out NVIDIA’s 200FPS DOOM gameplay demo

Check out NVIDIA’s 200FPS DOOM gameplay demo

If you're a PC gamer, then you know that over the weekend, NVIDIA announced their new GTX 1080 and 1070 cards. The announcement came Friday evening, but this was only one part of a larger ongoing event over the weekend. At one point on Saturday, members of id software came out to showcase DOOM running on one of the newly-announced cards. And now we have footage of the demo that was shown.

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Swedish court rules against The Pirate Bay, domains to be seized

Swedish court rules against The Pirate Bay, domains to be seized

The Pirate Bay is a website that I honestly never thought would still be around. If you've somehow never heard of it, the website is used for searching for and downloading torrents. Many of these are for pirated media and programs, hence the name. It's been around since 2003, and has fought many legal battles to keep itself online for the last 13 years. However, it looks like it may have suffered a major blow today.

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Rock Band VR is coming, but only for the guitar

Rock Band VR is coming, but only for the guitar

I've spent a lot of time rocking out on a plastic guitar. I have no problem jamming with my friends, or even doing it in front of a few strangers at a party. But I've never considered the thought of getting up on a stage in front of thousands of screaming fans. Mostly because no matter how good you are on a plastic guitar, you'll never have thousands of fans packing a stadium for you. Well, at least not without a little bit of help.

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VUZE 3D VR camera gets a $799 price tag

VUZE 3D VR camera gets a $799 price tag

If you think that a good VR headset is an expensive purchase, just take a look at what it costs for a camera capable of capturing content for one. Many of the best options out there cost considerably more than a Vive or Rift headset. The ones that don't tend to shoot fairly low-quality images. Well we've had our eye on one since January, and it's looking like it might be a great compromise between price and quality.

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NVIDIA GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition: What you need to know

NVIDIA GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition: What you need to know

Last Friday NVIDIA made their big announcement, which we all knew was the GTX 1080 and 1070. Their performance charts and explanations of the new technologies being used were very interesting, but one little detail left many people confused. It was when they announced the Founder's Edition of the cards. Well now that the dust has settled from the event, it's time to clarify once and for all, just what makes a card a "Founder's Edition."

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