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Techlicious - 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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IoT - Do you ever look your friends’ smart thermostat and other connected home appliances with envy? Have you ever looked at one of your “dumb” appliances and thought to yourself, “man, I wish there was a simple way to make that...
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Cool Tech - Designer Yves Béhar has had a huge impact on modern technology, helping to create the popular Jambox Bluetooth speaker, Ouya mobile gaming system and Jawbone Up fitness band. His latest idea, though, may be the most useful and...
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Resources - We talk a lot about the privacy implications of the modern advertising industry here on Techlicious. Not only are all of us profiled personally through use of social networks like Facebook, but our communities are profiled,...
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Apps - Online dating services like OK Cupid and Match.com are great ways to meet new people and, perhaps, that special someone you’d like to marry someday. But is online dating really as good an option as meeting a future partner in...
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Big Data - The NFL is taking football player statistics to the next level. Recently, the National Football League announced that starting this season, radio-frequency identification (RFID) transmitters will be placed inside of players’...
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Tech - I have a lot of fond memories of my childhood, especially relating to the Christmas holiday. And as holiday seasons go, 1989 was one of the best. There was plenty of family, tons of great food, and a Nintendo Game Boy waiting for me...
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Analytics - Been eating a lot of fast food lately, buying alcohol and smoking cigarettes? Don’t be surprised if your doctor calls you on it – before your next visit. Bloomberg Businessweek is reporting that Carolinas HealthCare, a large...
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Advertising - You may have noticed that over the last few years, the advertisements you see are getting eerily specific. Watch your favorite cable channel, and you might see an ad for a car you’ve been considering or for a restaurant you love to...
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Tech - Google is working on technology capable of delivering home Internet speeds of 10 gigabit per second within the next three years, USA Today is reporting. “That’s where the world is going,” said Google CFO Patrick Pichette at...
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AlleyTalk - By now, we all know what a terrible idea it is to text (or sext), sexy pictures of ourselves to other people. A hacker could break into you or your spouse's phone. Or, a spurned lover could one day turn your bedroom photos into publicly...
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Startups - How much is your privacy worth? A new startup called Datacoup is making headlines for its radical business model: The company will pay you up to $8 per month for anonymized access to your financial data and social media...
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Apps - Researchers at the University of Tokyo in Japan have unveiled an organic sensor capable of alerting you when a disposable diaper needs changing, the AFP is reporting. High-end traditional diapers often contain basic color-change...
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Apps - If you’re trying to find the love of your life, it may be time to take up yoga. WIRED recently looked into data from OkCupid and Match.com to help determine what attributes make people more attractive to online daters. Every...
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AlleyTalk - Smartphones, in the few short years they’ve been around, have become absolutely indispensible tools for a large group of Americans. If you need proof, look no further than this fact: A newly released Mashable/Statista poll shows...
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Advice - It seems that everyone wants to spy on you online these days so they can serve you with eerily specific advertisements. Both Verizon and AT&T are tracking your physical location so businesses close by can bombard you with ads....
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AlleyTalk - The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. has ruled against the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality rules, paving the way for your Internet service provider to limit speeds or charge more for access...

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