Author: LaurenR

Avatar photo

Lauren comes from a background in the live production industry where she has worked with some of the top audio, video and lighting technologies available today. She is an avid gamer across all consoles and can't resist a deep intellectual conversation--assuming you can catch her when she is available.

Who wants to see a little behind the scenes action for the next chapter in the Star Wars universe, with The Last Jedi? The upcoming sequel in the world-beloved series has been capturing attention as they release new movie posters (Leia, Luke, Rey & Fin) and leak tidbits of what to expect in the story, across the internet. Posters are fun, but a behind the scenes look of what’s coming is HOT, and it is here for you. Feast your eyes on some of the hard work that has gone into the making of the new movie. The bonds created between characters…

Read More

Oculus just made it that much easier for consumers to get their hands on a quality VR solution, by dropping the price of the Rift bundle to $399. This makes it the most affordable full VR solution as of yet. The new special will continue for the next six weeks before they plan on bringing the price back up. Known as the Summer of Rift sale, you can pick yours up today and finally make the leap into the world of VR while your friends sit back with envy. The bundle comes with both touch controllers so that you have…

Read More

Netflix recently announced that they will no longer be supporting rooted Android devices with their latest update to the app. If the app detects that the OS has been altered, it will prevent itself from updating or operating, essentially, locking the user out. The reason for their decision is deeply rooted in the fact that they are continuing to find new ways of enforcing DRM (Digital rights management), which protects the media hosted on their servers. In other words, to combat piracy. This helps prevent unauthorized use of the Netflix app to record (or “rip”) movies and TV content to files that can…

Read More

Netflix has announced the ability to download content for offline streaming on PCs using it’s Windows 10 app. This feature was originally introduced into the mobile market for iOS and Android users last year. The new features currently only supports desktop systems using the app and will not work with Windows 10 mobile devices just yet. However, since Netflix’s app is based on Microsoft’s UWP (Universal Windows Platform), there is probably a strong chance that this will change soon. Downloadable content is limited to select original Netflix series and movies due to “who has rights to what,” yet you still have a…

Read More

Nintendo has come out with the fact that their new console, the Switch, will not be launching with support for your favorite streaming applications such as Netflix. Nintendo instead chose to focus strictly on gaming this time around. Although, this may be a bummer to some, Nintendo really does need to focus their attention to the detail of their games because they have been losing far too much steam over recent years. For some, the magic of Nintendo has never been the same since the the years of N64 and earlier. GameCube was a decent attempt but it just didn’t…

Read More

The company that brought you Lily (or at least they will soon) has announced that the long awaited drone will have to be waited on some more, as it won’t release now until Summer of 2016. Lily Robotics, Inc, based on San Francisco, said that there has been a few obstacles they are looking to overcome before shipping it out to everyone. They want to make sure it is fully consumer ready vs jumping the gun on the whole project. There has been a list of tweaks they have been hard at work on, including the flight control software and camera…

Read More

We have been enjoying the quiet battle between Sony and Microsoft as they gently nudge themselves ahead of the other. One comes out with a great custom designed bundle–the other lowers their price a little. Then the both start adjusting prices and next thing you know, the free games and goodies start whipping out. On this round, there has been a number of free games going around (starting today) if you purchase an Xbox One between now and the 8th. Most of the deals involve getting a free game such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, but Amazon didn’t feel…

Read More

With both Microsoft’s new Windows 10 phones and the all-new Microsoft Continuum, Google is starting to feel the pressure to keep up with the new trend that MS beat everyone else to the market with. The new information was originally reported by the Wall Street Journal and Google has yet to confirm any of it; but it would make sense for Google to follow through with it since it would give them one of the best gateways into getting their Chrome OS out there. Currently Chromebooks aren’t the hottest commodity on the market as Windows still dominates the PC market. However,…

Read More

You may notice that Google removed the “Ok Google” feature in the latest update to the Chrome browser for Windows and Mac operating systems. There is no mention to why the feature was taken out nor how long until it will be seen again–assuming it’s not gone for good. You can still use your voice to search by manually hitting the small microphone icon to the right of the search bar on certain Google search pages. We are among many I am sure who have grown addicted to using this feature, so hopefully we can expect to see it back in…

Read More

Microsoft has been ramping up for new bundles including the saucy looking Halo 5 Limited Edition, but Sony has a few tricks up their sleeve for this season as well. Sony announced new pricing for their Playstation 4 bundles, bringing it as low as $349 before the shopping season even takes off. Some of these bundles haven’t been released yet as they aren’t due until November, but you can pre-order now and get a head start. Including the upcoming Limited Edition Star Wars Battlefront bundle. Here is a breakdown of the new pricing: Bundle (Release Date) Current Price (MSRP) New Price (MSRP)…

Read More