Taylor Casti
Taylor Casti is a games fellow with Huffington Post's Tech team, a graduate student at NYU, and a Pennsylvania native. When she's not writing articles about tech, social media, and gaming, she can almost certainly be found on her couch with a controller in hand.

Entries by Taylor Casti

Google Glass: dispositivo inteligente do Google pode ser usado para mirar armas com novo app polêmico (VÍDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2014 | 6:07 PM

O Google Glass pode mandar um email em um piscar de olhos ou tirar uma foto sem que se usem as mãos. Mas você sabia que ele pode ajudar a acertar um alvo sem nem mesmo enxergá-lo?! É...

A Tracking Point, uma empresa de tecnologia especializa em armas...

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Silicon Valley To Congress: Pass Real NSA Reform Now

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 1:16 PM

Nothing unites foes like a common enemy, and the tech world has found theirs.

One year after Edward Snowden's leak of National Security Agency documents, tech titans Tim Cook, Marissa Mayer, Larry Page and Mark Zucherburg, among others, sent the Senate a co-authored letter requesting a tougher...

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Oh, Great: Google Glass To Help People Aim Guns Around Corners

(34) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 1:26 PM

Google Glass can send an email on the fly or take a hands-free photo. But did you know it could also help you shoot a target without even having to look?

Tracking Point, an applied technology firm focusing on precision guided firearms, on Wednesday released a prototype video (above)...

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Luigi Is Surprisingly Terrifying In 'Mario Kart 8'

(1) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 9:49 AM

In addition to letting video game racers watch, edit and save highlights from their favorite races, "Mario Kart 8," the new "Mario Kart" game for the Wii U released last week, lets players upload their best clips to Miiverse and YouTube.

And while we're sure there are those out...

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John Oliver's Army Of Internet Trolls Broke A Government Website

(22) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 3:43 PM

John Oliver and an army of Internet trolls managed to break the FCC's website Monday night.

On the Sunday, June 1, episode of "Last Week Tonight," Oliver issued a rallying cry to angry online commenters to "focus your indiscriminate rage in a useful direction" against the Federal...

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Instagram Introduces 10 New Features

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 1:42 PM

Instagram, the photo-sharing service made popular by photography enthusiasts and teenagers with their darn camera phones, has introduced 10 new features that allow users to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and warmth, among other things.

The new creative tools, which were announced on the Instagram blog,...

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Airbnb Doing What It Can To Stop Orgies From Happening In Your Home, OK?

(8) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 12:01 PM

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is working really hard to make sure that people aren't throwing orgies in your home.

In an interview with Katie Couric for Yahoo News, Chesky revealed that the site has banned thousands of Airbnb members from the community for throwing wild parties,...

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Your Mac Is About To Look And Act A Lot More Like Your iPhone

(147) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 3:18 PM

At its annual developers conference in San Francisco on Monday, Apple unveiled the latest version of its operating system for its various lines of Mac computers, dubbing it "Yosemite" after the national park. In the latest iteration of OS X, Apple cleaned up the Mac software's look with...

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You Must Read Stanford's Response To The Snapchat CEO's 'Demeaning' Emails

(59) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 4:53 PM

In an email Friday to the entire Stanford undergraduate community, University Provost John Etchemendy called a series of emails sent by Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel during his days at the college "crude, offensive, and demeaning to women."

Etchemendy wrote that the problem is not just that Spiegel sent...

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A Brief History Of The 'LA Clippies' Joke

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 1:06 PM

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has agreed to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for a whopping $2 billion, and everyone is making the exact same joke.

You see, the inventor of the Microsoft Office paperclip assistant Clippy wants to buy the Los Angeles Clippers. Get it? This woman...

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Google a apporté un changement si léger à son logo qu'on peut à peine le voir

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 1:47 PM

Tandis que vous vous reposiez tranquillement sur votre sofa avec une bière à la main, Google a apporté des changements considérables à son logo.


Vous voyez la différence?

Si vous êtes un spécialiste en typographie ou en design, vous pouvez sûrement. Les autres auront...

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You Can Finally Drive Your Dream Mercedes-Benz ... In 'Mario Kart 8'

(4) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 1:26 PM

Mario just got a hot new set of wheels.

Just in time for the Japan release of "Mario Kart 8," Nintendo is teaming up with Mercedes-Benz on downloadable content called the GLA Kart, which will be available in Japanese versions of the game this summer. The free download...

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Google Made A Logo Change So Subtle You Can Barely See It

(32) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 11:12 AM

While you were kicking back with a burger and a day off of work, Google was making some serious changes to its logo.


See the difference?

If you're a typography or design nerd, you probably can. The rest of us, however, need an...

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Why Fallon, Not Kimmel, Is King Of The Viral Video

(30) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 8:19 AM

You gave us a few good laughs, Jimmy Kimmel. The twerking girl. The Sochi wolf. But each of these pranks have cost you.

Since "Jimmy Kimmel Live" premiered in 2003, the cantankerous late-night host has made a habit of working his love of pranks into the show. In...

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Wikipedia não é fonte confiável sobre informações médicas, segundo estudo

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 7:46 PM

O seu professor tinha razão: a Wikipedia não é uma fonte confiável.

A enciclopédia online que pode ser editada por experts ou idiotas é uma fonte fácil de informação quando se está procurando saber qualquer coisa sobre um assunto novo. Mas um novo estudo comprova o que...

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BREAKING: Wikipedia Is NOT A Doctor -- And A Study Confirms It

(16) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 3:34 PM

Your high school teacher said it best: Wikipedia is not a reliable source.

The online encyclopedia that can be edited by experts and idiots alike is an easy source of information when trying to learn about a new topic. But a new study confirms what we all (hopefully) already...

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This Genius Mashup Brings 'Halo' And 'Minecraft' Together For One Epic Game

(0) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 12:22 PM

If you thought Cortana would've been sexier with less curves and more corners, you're in luck.

"Minecraft" is bringing the weapons, music, characters and worlds of the "Halo" franchise to the block-building sandbox game via a downloadable mashup pack, which will be released Wednesday, May 28. Players can...

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3 Reasons Why A 'Halo' TV Series Is Crazy Enough To Work

(13) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 10:50 AM

For years, "Halo" has been synonymous with "blockbuster" in the gaming world. The sci-fi, shoot-'em-up series made the Xbox 360 the console to buy. It created iconic characters in Cortana and Master Chief, and its seven games (if we're counting "Halo Wars" and "ODST") have sold millions of copies....

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How To Text On An iPhone Like A #@&%ing Rockstar

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 7:47 AM

Welcome to Texting 101.

The art of the text is a subtle one. The perfect text requires equal parts timing and style, the right combination of LOLs, and emojis to convey that you are, in fact, quite amused or sufficiently embarrassed.

We've already walked you through the basics...

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