Author Archives: Chris Scott Barr


Ghostbusters LEGO kit shows off ECTO-1

Ghostbusters LEGO kit shows off ECTO-1

There's a new Ghostbusters movie coming out, and it's definitely not the one that we remember from the 80's. This time we've got a whole new gender-swapped cast of misfits who will save the world from ghosts. And to commemorate the upcoming movie, LEGO has just announced a new set that looks even better than their previous Ghostbusters ECTO-1 set.

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Netflix will never release weekly shows, here’s why

Netflix will never release weekly shows, here’s why

Since I cut my cable back in 2008, I haven't really kept up with a lot of current shows. Instead, I've found that I prefer waiting until the whole thing is finished before jumping on board. Sure, I'm not in the loop with a lot of current shows, but I have a bad habit of forgetting some shows exist for a couple of years, while waiting for the next season. Plus, this way I get to binge-watch everything at once.

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Instagram tests multiple account switching on iOS

Instagram tests multiple account switching on iOS

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the best with social media. It's not that I don't know how it works, it's more that I just don't care. I've got an Instagram account that I'll use on rare occasions to share a picture or two, but I've got all the same people on Facebook, so I usually just post on there. However, there are a lot of people who use Instagram so much that they need multiple accounts, which can be a pain.

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Chrome extension manages multiple Gmail inboxes for you

Chrome extension manages multiple Gmail inboxes for you

I've got a few different email accounts that I use. Some get funneled into the same Gmail account, but others I like to keep completely separate. When I need to access one of the other accounts, I'll just use a different browser, so that I'm not getting logged out of all of my other Google services. However, there's now an easier way to manage multiple Gmail accounts.

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Samsung Galaxy S II gets the Marshmallow treatment

Samsung Galaxy S II gets the Marshmallow treatment

People love to have the latest and greatest gadgets. If your phone is more than a year or two old, you might as well just throw it out, right? Actually, many phones still keep working long after the manufacturer stops supporting them. In fact, if you have an old Samsung Galaxy S II that you're still using, you can get a surprising new update for it.

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Facbook busts “six degrees of separation” myth

Facbook busts “six degrees of separation” myth

Everyone knows about the 6 degrees of separation (or of Kevin Bacon). The idea is that you can take any two people in the world, and connect them through no more than six total acquaintances. Well, the website that knows more about your friends than you do seems to think we're all a lot closer that we previously thought.

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Netflix wants to add HDR content

Netflix wants to add HDR content

These days everyone is talking about 4K video. If you're buying a new TV, you're probably walking right past the old 1080p ones for the latest and greatest. While Netflix is dedicated to pushing 4K content, the company is already looking past 4K. But not to more pixels.

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Build your own Android magic mirror on the cheap

Build your own Android magic mirror on the cheap

Have you ever seen one of those fancy mirrors that will show you the time, weather, and other pertinent information? They're pretty neat, and helps give any room that “futuristic” feel. Of course, buying one is expensive, and programming a Raspberry Pi isn't for everyone. But now you can easily make your own using an old tablet, and a simple app.

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