Livin on the Edge - Samsung’s “Edge” has fun features
The Samsung Galaxy Edge has some great features for anyone looking to upgrade their current model. The wider screen wraps around at the edges (hence the name), allowing for certain features not available in earlier models. You can color code your contacts, so even if the device is face-down, you can see who is calling you. Though this may not be something everyone desires, it certainly sets it apart from the herd.
The screen itself is a nice size: large enough to make browsing the web and looking at pictures and videos easy, without being unwieldy. The interface is smooth and intuitive, and it comes with some of your standard apps already in place (calendar, email and the GooglePlay store for anything else you need).
Time Waster - ‘Death Worm’
Sometimes it can be hard to find a good time waster. My criteria isn’t extreme, but includes finding something that is fun to play, easy to learn and still waste a good chunk of time. Too boring and no one will want to stick with it; too hard to learn and it’s not a productive waste of your time. Well, “Death Worm” is one of those gems that is just easy, fun and delightfully weird.
You play as the titular Death Worm, living under the sands of Egypt. Your goal is to eat things: birds, camels, people, cars – you get the idea. The more you eat, the more you can level up and then the more you can eat. It’s a beautiful pattern.
Stay safe by reducing reliance on passwords
NEW YORK (AP) – So many online accounts, so many passwords. No wonder it's tempting to turn to apps and services that promise to keep track of your passwords.
But these password managers are like treasure chests for hackers. If your master password is compromised, all your accounts potentially go with it.
Time Waster - ‘Cube Escape: Seasons’
This is a chilling puzzle/escape game. For those not familiar, an escape game is one where you look for clues to escape your surroundings. “Cube Escape: Seasons” takes a more cerebral approach. You are in a single room at different points in time, uncovering what happened to the woman who lived in the room and finding out if you are responsible for her grisly demise – and to see if there is anything you can do to change the course of events.
This game is both surreal and at times almost unbearably creepy. The mood is perfectly set, and gets increasingly more disturbing as you progress through the four levels. If you don’t find your skin crawling at certain parts, well, you’re a better player than I am.
UMF holds Creative-Tech Summer Camp for teens, July 13-17
FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington is offering a new, week-long Creative-Tech Summer Camp for high school-aged students, 14 to 18, with an interest in creative media. This innovative, hands-on technology camp will help students learn, imagine, explore and create using the latest interactive media skills and techniques.
The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 13-17, in the SPVI Mac/Art Lab, room 222, UMF Merrill Hall, 224 Main Street. Four one-day workshop-style sessions will be taught by UMF faculty and staff from Monday through Thursday with a presentation on Friday afternoon for students to show their work at the Emery Community Arts Center on campus.
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