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Fox Van Allen

Fox Van Allen is a freelance writer and editor. He is best known for his work at general technology website Techlicious and is a regular contributor for WoW Insider, part of the Joystiq network.

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Lifestyle -We all love tech here at Techlicious – we did make a website devoted to it after all. But there's a fine line between loving your tech and loving your tech too much.After much consideration, I've realized that I fall on the...
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Cool Tech - Are you ready to take your first virtual reality vacation? Luxury hotel chain Marriott has just launched a new self-described “4-D” experience called Travel Brilliantly that combines the Oculus Rift VR headset with real-world...
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Tech - Most major e-commerce websites embrace personalization – that is, making recommendations on products and services based on your known past preferences. In most situations, it’s a win-win for both the consumer and website. But...
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Apps - Are you ready to take your first virtual reality vacation? Luxury hotel chain Marriott has just launched a new self-described “4-D” experience called Travel Brilliantly that combines the Oculus Rift VR headset with real-world...
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Tech - A few weeks ago on Techlicious, we discussed how a large number of passenger airplanes are vulnerable to hacking through their in-flight entertainment systems. We didn’t have any proof at the time that the plane was vulnerable to...
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Lifestyle - There’s a lot of content available in today’s digital world. As soon as you find an interesting video or link, there are three or four more options available on a side bar on in your News Feed competing for your interest. The net...
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- If your car fails to start this coming winter, the problem may not be the battery – it could be a missed car payment. According to the NewYork Times an increasing number of subprime car loan providers are requiring the installation...
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Cool Tech - The latest innovation from Goodyear caught our eye because it’s both a smart idea and potentially good for the planet. As reported by Wired, the tire company is designing an electricity-generating tire.The new concept tire, the...
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Lifestyle - Happy Birthday to YouTube! Ten years ago this week, site co-founder Jawed Karim uploaded a 19-second video called “Me at the Zoo.” It’s not much to look at —Karim simply shows off a couple elephants at the San Diego Zoo and...
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Finance - Good news for those of us who use and store money in the Google Wallet mobile payment service: Our funds are about to get a whole lot more secure. Yahoo Finance is reporting that Google Wallet balances will now be held in...
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Industry - Worrying news for travelers: A new report from the U.S. government is warning that the onboard computers used in some of the nation’s most popular passenger aircraft are vulnerable to hacking via in-flight Wi-Fi...
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Cool Tech - If you’re planning a trip to a fancy museum, you’ll want to leave your unwieldy selfie sticks at home. The Telegraph reports that many of the world’s largest museums have moved to ban hand-held smartphone extension wands,...
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Cool Tech - During last night’s Saving Money on the Road Twitter chat, I espoused my love of Google Flights. It’s a simple, easy-to-use alternative to traditional flight booking sites. And today, the service is getting even better: Google...
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Apps - The way we order our morning coffee is about to change–at least for those of us with a smartphone. Square, the company behind the iPhone and iPad-based payment systems popular with independent coffee shops, just introduced a new...
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Cool Tech - Can facial recognition technology help protect our skies? U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), began a new pilot facial recognition-based security program for...
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Cool Tech - Tired of waiting for what seems like forever for your smartphone battery to charge? StoreDot, an Israel-based technology firm, may have the relief you seek. The company is currently developing a new type of battery that can be...