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Brinke Guthrie

Brinke Guthrie


Brinke’s favorite toys include his Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Toshiba Chromebook 2, Motorola Moto G4, and two Kindles. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music Broadcast Division, he's an avid old-school James Bond fan who favors the Fleming novels over the movies, and finally replaced his tattered paperbacks with Kindle downloads. Brinke and his wife live in the SF Bay Area.

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Ultra private email provider Lavabit is back online

NSA leaker Edward Snowden's email provider Lavabit is back online with new and improved security features.
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Hackers hit Sundance Film Festival

Hackers disrupted the Sundance Film Festival box office on Saturday, but the shows went on.
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Anne Hathaway takes on ‘Colossal’ sized movie role

Oscar winner Anne Hathaway takes on a quirky role in the new monster movie Colossal, due out April 7 in the U.S.
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CBS and Paramount resolve ‘Star Trek’ fan film suit

The CBS/Paramount suit over a 'Star Trek' fan film will not boldly go to the courtroom.

Pixar unveils Easter eggs connecting all its titles

It's long been a fan theory that all Pixar films are somehow connected. Turns out they are right.
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'Star Trek Discovery' won't be ready for May blastoff

The latest incarnation of the Star Trek franchise won't be lifting off in May after all.
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Light up your home by whistling at this lamp

Light switches are so last-century. This high-tech lamp lights things up with a mere whistle.
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SpaceX has seventh successful launch and booster retrieval

SpaceX lives by the motto "what goes up, must come down ... " as in their rocket boosters. And that's just what happened Saturday,
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Apple Music wants to hit the hot button of pop culture, says executive Jimmy Iovine. He has some ideas on how to do that.
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A dancer by the name of Lil Buck showcases the "freedom" of the new Apple AirPod earbuds in a series of TV spots.
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Holy Legos! Batman's Lego Batmobile debuts in Detroit

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Panasonic’s autonomous robot may have your job someday

Panasonic's testing HOSPI(R), an "autonomous delivery robot" designed to help us clueless humans.
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Amazon Echo continues AI domination into 2017

Amazon's Echo was its top seller for the holiday period, and the future looks busy for the AI home assistant.
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Lucasfilm will not create a CGI Princess Leia for future Star Wars films

Lucasfilm can create any character imaginable for Star Wars, but a CGI Princess Leia won't be one of them.
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That monthlong delay in Windows 10 Insider updates? There’s a reason for that

It's been a slow time for Windows 10 Insider build releases, but have no fear, as Microsoft explains that a new one should arrive this week.
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The Apple Mac market share has dropped to its lowest level in five years, with OS rivals like Linux and Microsoft's Windows the beneficiaries.
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MacBook Pro saves life of man in Florida airport shooting

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Time to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. The massive Times Square New Year's Eve ball in New York City is the focal point of the U.S. festivities.
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Apple announces iTunes’ top five best-selling holiday movies

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If your Christmas tree is too tall to decorate, let this holiday drone do the job for you.
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How the ‘fascist’ logo for ‘Star Wars’ was created

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