Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


Mysterious ARG appears: What is the Order of 10?

Mysterious ARG appears: What is the Order of 10?

Have you ever heard a knock at your door, and found a package that you weren't expecting? When you review products for a living, that happens with some regularity. However, I've never opened up the box and still been puzzled by it. Today, I opened up a box to find a mysterious case, which only held further mysteries inside.

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CoD: Infinite Warfare release date confirmed, Modern Warfare Remaster detailed

CoD: Infinite Warfare release date confirmed, Modern Warfare Remaster detailed

We're pretty used to getting a new Call of Duty game every year. In fact, Since the original was released back in 2003, they haven't skipped a single year. And later this year we'll be getting not one, but two of them.

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World of Warcraft’s Duskwood gets a spooky makeover in Unreal 4

World of Warcraft’s Duskwood gets a spooky makeover in Unreal 4

In the early days of World of Warcraft, most places you visited (at least as an Alliance player) were fairly bright and cheerful. However, there was one location that always stood out for me. Duskwood felt a lot like the game's take on Sleepy Hollow. And one fan has remade the area in Unreal 4, and it looks even spookier.

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The plural of iPad is ‘iPad devices’ says Apple (You’re using other brands wrong, too)

The plural of iPad is ‘iPad devices’ says Apple (You’re using other brands wrong, too)

Yesterday I Photoshopped a picture of a stand that I built for my two iPads out of LEGOs. Do you know what's wrong with the previous sentence (except for the fact that I did no such thing yesterday)? I used all three of those brand names incorrectly, according to the companies that make them.

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You don’t need a $1,000 Chromebook

You don’t need a $1,000 Chromebook

Yesterday, HP announced the Chromebook 13, a laptop that runs Google's basic ChromeOS. Chromebooks have grown in popularity over the last few years because they can be lightweight, feature good battery life, and won't cost you as much as a similar device that runs Windows of OS X. Which makes me wonder why we're seeing Chromebooks that cost over $1,000.

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Having trouble texting on AT&T? It’s not you, the network is down [UPDATE]

Having trouble texting on AT&T? It’s not you, the network is down [UPDATE]

If you're having trouble sending text messages, and you're an AT&T subscriber, it's not your phone, it's your network. Sometime yesterday users in various areas around the country started experiencing a number of network-related issues, though the cause wasn't readily apparent at the time.

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YouTube makes a big change to Content ID disputes

YouTube makes a big change to Content ID disputes

If you ask virtually any content creator on YouTube, they'll tell you that the system for sorting out Content ID disputes is broken. We're not talking about some small hiccups that cause some issues here and there, but flat-out broken to the point where creators can lose money, or even have their channel taken down with little recourse. Well today YouTube has announced one change that's aimed to help alleviate one of the concerns that has been an issue.

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HP Chromebook 13 has the looks of a MacBook, with a price to match

HP Chromebook 13 has the looks of a MacBook, with a price to match

Chromebooks are Google's answer to the laptop. If you're not familiar, these devices run ChromeOS, which is essentially an operating system built around the popular browser. Today, HP announced their first high-end Chromebook, simply called the Chromebook 13.

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Google now lets you know which Android apps are ad-supported

Google now lets you know which Android apps are ad-supported

When smartphone apps were first introduced, you were never very sure of what you were getting. This was especially true of apps that claimed to be "free". Usually these apps didn't have any up-front cost, but once you opened them up, you quickly found out that there were in-app purchases that you could spend quite a lot of money on. Eventually, all of the major app stores started warning users that there were in-app purchases, but what about ads?

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This LEGO Star Destroyer has a full interior, complete with hangar and ships

This LEGO Star Destroyer has a full interior, complete with hangar and ships

My favorite toys growing up were my LEGO sets. Well, I say "sets" but really very few of my sets stayed the way they were originally intended. They were all eventually parted out to make way for more imaginative creations. While I did make my own custom X-wing and TIE fighter, nothing I constructed was anywhere nearly as amazing as this custom Star Destroyer.

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WoW’s Lion’s Pride Inn gets faithfully recreated for the Warcraft movie

WoW’s Lion’s Pride Inn gets faithfully recreated for the Warcraft movie

When you hear about a popular video game being turned into a movie, you always wonder about how faithful the studio will be to the source material. After all, just look at any of Uwe Boll's adaptations. We're inching ever closer to Warcraft's big-screen debut, and the latest peek behind the scenes shows that the team is really focusing on the little details.

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Uber tests out fees for late passengers

Uber tests out fees for late passengers

Have you ever offered a ride to a friend, only to find out that when you arrive, they're not ready? That's pretty annoying, even though they're your friend. Now just imagine you're a driver for Uber, and the person who requested you is nowhere to be found when you pull up. This is apparently a growing problem for drivers, and the company is testing a new method for combating it.

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