Author Archives: Nate Swanner


Microsoft rolls out Office 365 Personal for desktop, tablets

Microsoft rolls out Office 365 Personal for desktop, tablets

Microsoft has announced they’ve made Office 365 Personal available, ushering in another era of Office for mobile. The service allows for a single PC or Mac and one tablet (iPad included, of course) to be linked per account. The subscription model will also allow for document creation on mobile, as well as the full suite of editing features we’ve grown accustomed to.

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Seagate unveils 6TB nearline hard drive

Seagate unveils 6TB nearline hard drive

Storage powerhouse Seagate has unveiled their latest nearline hard drive. Available in sizes up to 6TB, Seagate’s offering promises improved performance as well as secure encryption. Seagate and LaCie ar also saying it offers ten times the workload rating of desktop drives.

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Kid bypasses Xbox password security with one simple trick

Kid bypasses Xbox password security with one simple trick

Five-year-old Kristoffer von Hassel did something no other adult or legion of Developers could. The boy cracked the Xbox One’s “secure” log-in for his father’s account, giving him access to all of dad’s games, as well as giving him the option to make purchases. Dad, by the way, works in “computer security” as well.

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Google’s Night Walk is an immersive evening tour of Marseille

Google’s Night Walk is an immersive evening tour of Marseille

One of the best reasons to use Google Maps is to explore areas you may not otherwise visit regularly, if at all. A new project named “Night Walk” offers up a tour of Marseille, as if you were strolling the streets and back alleys on a warm summer evening. Street art and points of interest are highlighted along the way, with an immersive audio guide bring the experience to life.

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Amy Hennig joins EA Games to work on new Star Wars’ title

Amy Hennig joins EA Games to work on new Star Wars’ title

EA has announced that Amy Hennig, who worked on the Uncharted franchise, has joined Visceral Games. Hennig left Naughty Dog last month, and has apparently decided to come on-board with EA specifically to work on a new Star Wars game. EA secured the gaming rights to StarWars after Disney Purchased it from LucasFilm, then shuttered their in-house game development team.

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White House objects to Obama’s World Series ‘selfie’

White House objects to Obama’s World Series ‘selfie’

A seemingly innocent moment during a World Series celebration has drawn the ire of the White House. When the Boston Red Sox took to the White House earlier this week in celebration of their World Series win, David “Big Papi” Ortiz snapped a selfie with President Obama. The resulting backlash has now reached top level officials.

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