Tag Archive: Effect

These Orig3n DNA test kits on sale can tell how your genes effect behavior, intelligence, and more

It’s in your blood.

Today’s Amazon Gold Box deal of the day features these Orig3n mini genetic DNA testing kits on sale. Each kit serves its own function, and apparently some genetic profiles are less expensive than others. For example, the Beauty test kit is down to $ 49.50 from a $ 99 street price. It can tell you how your genes might effect your complexion, hair health, and other things.

Each kit is essentially a cheek  [Read More…]

Are you seeing the ‘jelly scrolling’ effect on your OnePlus 5?

People always hone in on something with each new phone.

Now that we’re past the initial launch and fascination with the OnePlus 5, and many people have them in their hands, we’re all starting to focus in on the finer points of how the phone operates. Throughout multiple launch-day OTAs, and talk about the cameras, one thing has cropped up consistently: so-called “jelly scrolling.”

The effect refers to how the screen is responding to touch when scrolling.  [Read More…]

How to get the N7 armor in Mass Effect: Andromeda

Because how your armor looks is more important than how well it protects you.

There’s a lot of stuff to do in Mass Effect: Andromeda and mixed in are plenty of nods back to the original trilogy. One of them is the N7 armor that you can unlock and craft in the game.

It’s pretty easy to do and doesn’t require any tough missions or super rare materials. You can also do it early and it makes  [Read More…]

Mass Effect: Andromeda Tips and Tricks

It’s so easy to wind up dead in this game…

Mass Effect: Andromeda can be downright brutal sometimes. Everything on these planets are trying to kill you! Most of the enemies hit just as hard as you do, and that doesn’t really get better as you gain more armor and better weapons. The terrain is rough, and sometimes your squad AI can be kind of… bad.

If you’re having trouble making all of the planets viable while  [Read More…]

The first five things you need to know about Mass Effect: Andromeda

There is plenty to do in Mass Effect: Andromeda, so be ready to dive in.

The Mass Effect franchise has officially returned with the fourth installment in the series, and everything here is very shiny and new. A new galaxy, new set of characters, and plenty of new content to delve into. Don’t be aghast if you’re a returning fan though, there are plenty of nods to the original trilogy, and this includes the alien races you  [Read More…]

Kaspersky claims that the ‘Google Effect’ is real and dangerous

Kaspersky, a company specializing in software security, has released a report claiming the existence of the ‘Google Effect’ or, as they like to call it, ‘Digital Amnesia’.

They define Digital Amnesia as the experience of forgetting information that you trust a digital device to store and remember for you.

The research

In order to prove the existence of this phenomenon, Kaspersky commissioned an Opinion Matters survey of 1,000 US consumers aged 16 and up.

“The results suggest a direct link between data  [Read More…]

My shameless addiction to Vainglory, and its effect on how I game

It’s not a new game, but Vainglory introduced me to a whole new way to enjoy playing on my mobile devices. It also got my hopelessly addicted to the genre. Again.

For me, mobile gaming has always been about filling the time normally spent awkwardly waiting for something. A quick time suck while in line at the store, or out in the car as my kid finishes up practice. Every once in a while, something grabs  [Read More…]

Pandora One rate changes to take effect in May

Pandora on Wednesday announced changes to its Pandora One streaming service rate plans. Set to take effect in May, new Pandora One subscribers will be billed at a rate of $ 4.99 per month. What’s more, there will be no option to pay in an annual subscription.

[Since 2009]…the costs of delivering this service have grown considerably. For example, the royalty rates Pandora pays to performers via SoundExchange for subscription listening have increased 53% in the last five years and  [Read More…]

Android Game Review: Ground Effect Pro XHD

YouTube link for mobile viewing

If there’s one game I loved playing as I was growing up, it’d have to be Hydro Thunder. Piloting souped-up speed boats with ridiculous turbo jets tacked onto their backs was one of the highlights of any trip to the arcade, and I could burn endless amounts of quarters playing again and again and again.

While Ground Effect Pro XHD isn’t Hydro Thunder in name, it’s pleasantly similar in design and  [Read More…]