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Melissa Wiese
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Like Hollywood, the videogame industry has a habit of banking on sequels. But that doesn’t mean entirely new games can’t win their way into consumers’ homes.
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If you're looking for competition for the Kindle, there's only one viable option left. 
Kobo's new e-reader is the last bastion of competition in a field that sorely needs it.
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Not mincing words now, Amazon's talking smart homes.
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You are right. Very few of us can manage to control our privacy. It's more a matter of keeping your info from being breached and used for ill. 
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More retro game options for the Wii U. Half the reason to have one. 
Children of the 90's, you just got a pretty good reason to buy the Wii U.
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Fun with an arena construction time-lapse video. Mad that our website doesn't handle a lot of fast motion well. There's a longer, less compressed version linked in the story if you want three minutes of construction zen.
The downtown arena project continues its vertical phase this week, with the practice facility having an upper concrete floor poured and more steel going up. VIDEO
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How bad is your commute? Is it worth it? 
Data from Google Maps show which communities have the highest average round-trip times to the region's seven biggest job centers.
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​The developers of a streaming social network app, Peopleblast, are launching a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise the $20,000 they need to complete development.
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My friend's chubby cat Miles squeezes through a baby gate while the dog watches. The baby gate is actually for the dog. 
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Sounds about right. 
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Fascinating. I'd probably give this a try.
If you haven't heard of No Man's Sky yet, you're missing out. This open-world adventure game is set to pioneer a new standard in procedural generation, a topic that's deeply interesting even if you don't consider yourself to be a gamer.  The buzz is strong with this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRpDn5qPp3s So strong, in fact, that many…
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Journalist / library and information science grad
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Manage website, editing, writing, reporting, social media, photos and photo editing, video editing.
Employment
  • Sacramento Business Journal
    Digital editor, 2011 - present
    I'm the digital editor. I edit and post stories on local business news. All digital, all the time.
  • The Sacramento Bee
    On-call designer / copy editor, 2009 - 2011
  • The Fresno Bee
    Designer / copy editor, 2004 - 2009
  • South Bend Tribune
    A1 designer, 2001 - 2004
  • Leader Publications
    Managing editor, Cassopolis Vigilant / Edwardsburg Argus, 1997 - 2001
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A lover of books, cats and sarcasm, not necessarily in that order.
Introduction
A stranger in a strange land. Being strange as only I can be. Into technology, gadgetry, geekery in general, gaming, journalism, business news, ebooks and ebook readers, reading voraciously and ... stuff.

My G+ is a combination of stuff I find interesting in my sifting through biz and tech news for my job as web editor, and part of it is personal geekery. Opinions expressed are my own. 
Bragging rights
I have a master's degree in library and information science that I'm currently failing to use.
Education
  • Drexel University
    Master of library and information science, 2009 - 2010
  • Indiana University South Bend
    General studies, 2003
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No Man's Sky and the Future of Procedural Games
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If you haven't heard of No Man's Sky yet, you're missing out. This open-world adventure game is set to pioneer a new standard in procedural

The Worst Security & Malware Threats for Online Gamers
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One night you're playing video games, the next morning your bank accounts have been emptied. It seems like a farfetched scenario that has no

9 Questions New Linux Users Always Ask
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Linux is different. I don't blame people who find it confusing, especially those who come from a Windows background. It's completely normal

Bummed By Lack Of 2015 Xbox One And PS4 Exclusives? Pick Up A Wii U And ...
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If you're looking for a collection of imaginative, worthwhile console exclusives, Nintendo is still the only game in town.

3 Ways To Save 'The Order: 1886'
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PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886 is out, and as we've discussed, it's not very good. It's uninspired at best, featuring some of the most impres

This Is The Best Xbox One Deal I've Seen Yet
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If you're still on the fence about making the plunge for either an Xbox One or a PS4, this might be a good time to do it. Amazon is offering

Smart TVs Are a Great Idea. Too Bad TV Makers Are Ruining Them | WIRED
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There's no reason smart TVs can't be great. But first they need to evolve into something we'd actually want to use.

5 Games to Play with Your Non-Gaming Parents
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So you want to introduce your parents to video games? Here are a few places to start! Show, Don't Tell Conventional wisdom would have you be

Hey, Videogames: Please Trick Me Into Thinking I'm Smart | WIRED
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A game that doesn't grab onto your hand is a refreshing experience these days. But Vanishing of Ethan Carter could have benefited from some

Five Video Games Blasting on the Scene in 2015 - iQ by Intel
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From Mario Makers to Uncharted 4, from big-budget studios to a one-woman team in Japan, 2015’s video games will be full of surprises.

Books Suck: Why I Love My Kindle More Than Dead Trees
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I love to read. I'm never happier than when I'm nose deep in a good novel. I could say that I love books but that would be wrong. I love sto

Google Can Now Tell You're Not a Robot With Just One Click | WIRED
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On Wednesday, Google announced that many of its “Captchas”—the squiggled text tests designed to weed out automated spambots—will be reduced

These are the journalists most likely to be followed by world leaders (s...
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World leaders... They're just like us! Well no, not really. But they do use Twitter to follow the news. Thus, the question is, which news or

'Far Cry 4' And The Problem Of Too Much To Do
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A week or two ago, Erik Kain wrote a great piece on the "gamification" of many RPGs, namely how inserting a crafting system into any and eve

Google's New Dashboard Shows You All the Devices Accessing Your Account ...
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Google has a new tool that lets you check when and where your account has been accessed over the last month to make sure nothing unusual is

Pew: Internet Users Feel Powerless Against Digital Data Mining
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In a recent Pew survey, 91 percent of adults said they felt consumers had lost control over how their personal information was collected and

New Initiative Aims to Teach People to Code—Then Find Them Jobs | WIRED
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Codecademy already makes it easy for anyone, anywhere to learn how to code. Now, the New York City-based startup wants to make it just as si

Here's one more reason not to use your iPhone's fingerprint scanner
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Need another reason not to secure your smartphone with a fingerprint? A Circuit Court judge has ruled that police can require suspects to un

Don't Have Hours to Play Risk or Civilization? Try Rapture
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World domination games are fun, but they are also known for taking a long time — Risk, the Civilization series, and a lot of popular 4X game