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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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Business - At the moment, the public-facing side of 3D printing is little more than a fun novelty. With the aid of computer models and a plastic-extruding 3-D printer, you can create a wide array of silly physical objects like customized...
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Tech - Do you get a little pang of anxiety whenever your phone gets called from an unfamiliar, unlisted phone number? Personally, I always do. These calls could be from an important business contact, so I try to answer them when I can. But...
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Cool Tech - If you’re familiar at all with poker, then you know that the game is as much about skill as it is about luck. Sure, the cards that you’re dealt matter. But with the right strategy, you can win even with terrible cards — or, at...
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Tech - We’re big fans of the “Kids React” and “Teens React” series here at Techlicious. There’s something magical about watching youngsters take a look at ancient technology like green screen computers for the first time – their...
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Apps - Earlier in the year, we reported that health insurance companies are increasingly looking towards providing free activity monitors as a way to encourage their subscribers to stay physically fit. It’s a win-win. You get a new...
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Tech - We may still be years away from humanoid robots outnumbering us humans here on Earth, but online, the balance has already tipped in the bots’ favor. According to a new report from web security firm Incapsula, 56 percent of all...
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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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