Author Archives: Brittany A. Roston


Star Wars Clue board game puts players on the Death Star

Star Wars Clue board game puts players on the Death Star

There’s no shortage of classic board games rehashed with more modern features and themed boards — the electronic bank card Monopoly is one example, as is the recently unveiled Skyrim Monopoly version. The latest classic game to be offered with a special theme is "Clue," the sleuthing game that, in this case, puts players on a 2-storey Death Star. The new game, simply called "Star Wars Edition," is available now from Hasbro.

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Twitter’s video app arrives on Android TV with live NFL content

Twitter’s video app arrives on Android TV with live NFL content

Twitter has officially launched its new Twitter for Android TV app, giving Android TV users the ability to access video content streamed on the service. This content includes live NFL games, among other things, and marks yet another video app option for those using Google's television software. The app currently sits at version 1.0 and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store now.

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Indiegogo equity crowdfunding lets anyone invest in startups

Indiegogo equity crowdfunding lets anyone invest in startups

Indiegogo, a crowdfunding platform similar to Kickstarter, has announced a new way for users to give companies money: by investing in them. Indiegogo has teamed with MicroVentures to launch what it says is an equity crowdfunding service in which people receive company shares rather than various perks like prototypes and finalized products. Such an option is made possible via the 2012 JOBS Act.

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Todoist unveils AI-powered Smart Schedule feature

Todoist unveils AI-powered Smart Schedule feature

Todoist, the app that makes it easy to keep track of the things you haven’t done yet, has announced a new feature called Smart Schedule. This feature is powered by artificial intelligence, according to Todoist, and aims to help users better schedule their tasks for an increased completion rate. Says the company, more than 70-percent of its users have overdue tasks — with smart scheduling, they can have those tasks intelligently rescheduled all at once.

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This Chrome extension flags fake news on Facebook

This Chrome extension flags fake news on Facebook

Facebook's fake news problem has a lot of people riled, and it's an issue worth addressing. As we've detailed before, many people get their news primarily through the social network, and so failing to sift out the questionable and fake stories paves the way for a public misinformed about many topics. Here to help address the problem is a new Chrome extension that flags those questionable or outright fake news articles in your timeline, making it easier to avoid poor content.

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NOOK Tablet 7″ challenges Amazon’s cheapest Kindle

NOOK Tablet 7″ challenges Amazon’s cheapest Kindle

Barnes & Noble has introduced a new NOOK tablet to take on Amazon's cheapest Kindle offering. The item, much like the most basic Kindle Fire, is priced at $49.99 USD and features a 7-inch display. B&N says the new offering is a full tablet in the grandest sense of the word, including access to the Google Play Store and all the Android apps on it. That may make it more appealing than the Kindle Fire, which provides access to Amazon's Appstore.

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Review: Logitech Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System

Review: Logitech Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth 2.1 Speaker System

Consumers have two primary options for high-quality home audio: sound bars and surround sound speaker systems. Sound bars have their place, but tend to be television-centric with a highly directional design. Surround sound systems are the opposite, shedding the directional limitation by dispersing the audio across multiple speakers commonly placed on different sides of a room. One of the latest consumer-level sound systems to hit the market is Logitech's Z337 Bold Sound with Bluetooth speaker system, but is it worthy of your entertainment (or computer) room?

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Minecraft Hour of Code Designer tutorial is free and available now

Minecraft Hour of Code Designer tutorial is free and available now

Microsoft has announced the launch of Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, a new tutorial that’s part of the House of Code campaign held from December 5 to December 11th (the Computer Science Education Week). The new tutorial is freely available on the Code.org website, where it exists as a simple interactive tutorial for young children (and interested beginners) who want to make and then share their own little Minecraft game.

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Battlefield 1 Fall Update brings slew of improvements and changes

Battlefield 1 Fall Update brings slew of improvements and changes

The big Fall Update for Battlefield 1 is available now, and it brings with it fixes, general improvements, new features, and more. Most of the changes have been applied for all platforms on which the game is available; as well, some of the changes listed in the update notes are said to be ‘coming soon,’ so you’ll still have to wait in some cases. Operations mode games and Suez Conquest will both have been balance following the update, light machine guns have been update to ‘more viable mid-range weapons,’ maps have been tweaked and fixed extensively, and more.

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Samsung ‘Family Care’ parental control app tipped for Galaxy phones

Samsung ‘Family Care’ parental control app tipped for Galaxy phones

If you give your child an Android device, you can download a parental controls app from the Play Store and use that to set limitations for the device, as well as monitor what your child is doing. Samsung is planning to launch its own similar app, according to a new report, and it'll be called 'Family Care.' With this app, parents will be able to prevent their kids from installing certain apps, set time usage limitations, and more.

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Hulu for Android gets Daydream VR support

Hulu for Android gets Daydream VR support

Hulu has been available in virtual reality for a while, depending of course on which headset you have. With the company’s latest Android app update, Daydream View owners can now watch Hulu content using their VR headset, getting the same experience that you get with, for example, the Samsung Gear VR. Hulu offers a bunch of content that works well in VR, such as ones recorded from the point of view of the subject, making you feel like you're the one who is paddling a kayak or skiing down a slope.

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DJI Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro drones go up for preorder

DJI Inspire 2 and Phantom 4 Pro drones go up for preorder

DJI has announced the new Phantom 4 Pro and Inspire 2 drones. Both items are available for preorder now, and they target serious filmmakers and others who need to record high-quality aerial footage. The Phantom 4 Pro boasts a camera with a 1-inch 20-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor. The Inspire 2, meanwhile, has a couple camera options as well as a top speed of 67MPH. This follows the recent launch of the DJI M600 Pro.

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