Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


Uber will give you $2 whenever your Uberpool makes you late

Uber will give you $2 whenever your Uberpool makes you late

Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft can be a great way to get around a big city in a timely fashion, without having to pay a whole lot to do so. With carpooling options like Uberpool, it gets even less expensive, as you end up actually sharing your ride with one or more other people. However, if sharing that car makes you late to your destination, that can be pretty frustrating. Uber gets this, and they want to make it right.

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Valve gives The Lab a competitive update

Valve gives The Lab a competitive update

Whenever I introduce someone to VR, there are a few different titles that I load up for them to play through. The first one is always Valve's The Lab. Most people I know are alreay familiar with Portal, so it's already a familiar setting. Plus, it does a fantastic job of slowly introducing the player to different aspects of VR. The game has just gotten a big update that will add more replay value to some of the mini-games.

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Blizzard and Facebook team up to take on Twitch

Blizzard and Facebook team up to take on Twitch

If you want to watch people playing video games, you have to primary options. If you're looking for pre-recorded videos such as Let's Plays, then you'll want to head to YouTube. If you want to watch the action as it's happening live, then Twitch is the place to go. Twitch is getting a new competitor in the live gaming scene though, and it's a big name.

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Comcast brings gigabit internet to its second city

Comcast brings gigabit internet to its second city

If you want the fastest internet connection possible, and you happen to live in Nashville, then today is your lucky day. Comcast has announced that they're finally ready to roll out gigabit service to both business and residential customers in the city, today. The company started laying the groundwork for the faster service back in February, but now they're ready to crank up the speed for customers.

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Instagram adds one-touch sharing to iOS devices

Instagram adds one-touch sharing to iOS devices

Since the original announcement back in March, Instagram users have been unhappy with the upcoming changes. After all, now instead of seeing posts displayed in chronological order, the app will deliver content in the order of its own choosing. However, there is another update coming to the service that might have you excited.

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The time is right for Xbox One and PS4 cross-play

The time is right for Xbox One and PS4 cross-play

Not long after Microsoft and Sony released their latest consoles, South Park did three episodes centered around the consoles (and they were a great parody on Game of Thrones, to boot). The episodes touched on a problem that gamers have faced since online gaming took off during the previous console generation. Namely, the decision of which popular console to choose.

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World of Warcraft to get graphics settings overhaul, greater draw distance with Legion

World of Warcraft to get graphics settings overhaul, greater draw distance with Legion

When a developer is designing a game, there are certain limitations that they have to take into account. One of those is the fact that there are only so many objects that you can have displayed on a screen at one time. One way to keep those objects in check is to limit the draw distance. Well it's been a long time since Blizzard started work on World of Warcraft, so they're making some changes in the next expansion to keep the game up to date.

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Uber updates make life a little easier for drivers

Uber updates make life a little easier for drivers

When you request an Uber, most of the time you'll get matched up with a driver, and they'll show up to give you a ride. However, sometimes the driver cancels on you before they get there, and you have to try again. If this has ever happened to you, there are two reasons why it might have happened. You could have a low rating as a rider, or the driver you were matched up with wants a break.

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EyeForcer forces your kids to stop looking down at their phones

EyeForcer forces your kids to stop looking down at their phones

With the rise of smartphones and tablets, we're spending more time looking down at our hands than ever. Go to any public place, and you'll see people hunched over their phones, checking Facebook, Tweeting, or watching videos. Our bodies aren't designed to hold that position for long periods, and that can cause painful issues. One company has their eye on this problem, and aims to fix it.

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Overwatch may let PS4 and Xbox One gamers play together in the future

Overwatch may let PS4 and Xbox One gamers play together in the future

Last month, Rocket League became one of the few games that allows gamers to play online with their friends, even if they're on different platforms. The developer, Psyonix, wanted the game to be as accessible as possible, and since a mouse and keyboard doesn't offer an edge against a controller, it was a no-brainer. When that happened, many people have started wondering if other games would soon follow suit.

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Battlefront 3 remake is coming to Steam for free

Battlefront 3 remake is coming to Steam for free

Despite its commercial success, many people were disappointed by Star Wars: Battlefront. Don't get me wrong, the game is absolutely beautiful, but the lack of a single-player campaign, as well as the omission of space battles really hurt the game. These are pretty common knowledge by now, but what you might not know is that there was another Battlefield game in the works a while back, and it's about to be released on Steam for free.

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American Airlines new fleet to get 12Mbps connections for every seat

American Airlines new fleet to get 12Mbps connections for every seat

Back in February, American Airlines sued the in-flight internet provider Gogo. The dispute was centered around a clause in the contract between the two that allowed the airline to terminate or renegotiate if they found a provider that offered better service. And if you've ever used Gogo, you know that it can't be that hard to find something better.

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