Ivan’s first brush with tech was as a little baby mashing the keys of his dad’s ZX Spectrum. He got his first PC in 1993 and has been an avid gamer and tech nerd ever since. After earning cool-sounding and possibly useful degrees in music and management, he worked as an itinerant English professor, piano teacher, translator, and proofreader. He kept writing and talking tech along the way. His favorite subjects include video games, software, and new gadgets.
37 Google Search Statistics You Should Know in 2020
Google. Yours truly. We’ve both come a long way since 1999. Back then it took Google a month to crawl and index 50 million pages. It took me at least half an hour to crawl home after a big night out. By 2012, Google was doing its thing in less than a minute, and I’ve come to appreciate toning it
Selfies, Celebs, and Stories – Oh My! 30 Shocking Snapchat Statistics
Ever since the internet’s humble beginnings we have found ways to embarrass ourselves online. After all, what better way to herald a new age of enlightenment than by flooding the internet with pictures and videos that you’ll soon wish you’d never taken in the first place? [post_snippet]
ReShade 4.5 boosts DirectX 12 & Vulkan performance
A new version of the popular post-processing tool ReShade made its debut last week, unveiling numerous performance optimizations and tweaks. According to the tool’s creator, Crosire, ReShade 4.5 is aimed at improving performance using both DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs. Other additions include imp
25 Marketing Automation Statistics You Need to Be Aware Of
It wasn't pleasant joining the ranks of marketing automation statistics in 2005. Just ask Sean Lane. His purchase of a surprise Christmas present - a diamond ring - was promoted without his consent or knowledge to all his Facebook friends. That included his wife, who promptly called to not-so-gentl
‘Joker’ Director’s Back-End Deal Could Be Worth $150 Million
“Joker” director Todd Phillips was sufficiently confident in the film to turn down an upfront salary, sources say, opting instead for a percentage of the film’s “back end” reportedly 10 to 13%. “Joker” is the most successful superhero movie ever to hit the theaters, so Phillips’s
FX prepares creepy new take on ‘A Christmas Carol’
A hot new interpretation of a classic like Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” seems unlikely, but “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight (Locke, Serenity), and director Nick Murphy (The Awakening) intend to give it a shot. “Tonight you will not sleep,” says Andy Serkis as the Ghost of Ch
RoboCop Returns, gets gore-friendly new director
Abe Forsythe, the Australian director of 2018’s Halloween, is on tap to direct RoboCop Returns, a direct sequel to 1987’s original RoboCop. Forsythe replaces Neill Blomkamp, who was originally slated to direct the new feature. Forsythe’s blood-gushing horror-comedy Little Monsters rates 81%
Fox files application to trademark ‘OK boomer’
“OK boomer,” the condescending comeback a member of Gen-Z might throw at an unsuspecting baby boomer is trending. It might become even more popular upon resolution of a current trademark battle.  The short comment dismisses “typical boomer” behaviors and viewpoints as outdated, rooted in
China’s Xiaomi Demos Ultra-Fast Mobile Charging
Faster recharges are in the cards for users of mobile devices from China’s Xiaomi. The Beijing-based mobile manufacturer has unveiled plans to bring 100 watt charging to at least one mobile device in 2020. Attendees at Xiaomi’s annual user conference learned that the company’s future phones