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Zach Riley

My name's Zach and I'm a college student supporting myself with freelance writing as I finish my degree. I largely focus on technology news and reviews for LoadTheGame, though I do report on games from time to time.

Samsung Unveils New Gaming Laptops

Notebook Odyssey

CES 2017 had lots of exciting technology to show. From Virtual Reality to Smart Homes to self-driving cars, the expo showed off some of the newest and hottest technology. Computers and gaming are still a huge part of the show, however, and Samsung had some new models of gaming laptops to share. The technology giant also announced a partnership with ...

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Could Amazon Be Developing a Smartphone?

Feature Photo courtesy of Yahoo

In the past couple of years, Amazon has quickly expanded away from its origins. Sure, it’s still one of the largest online retailers in the world, but now they’re aiming to be so much more. With a product line up that’s incredibly varied and a huge amount of cash on hand, Amazon is funneling their crazy profits right back into ...

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Windows 10 High-Performance Game Mode Coming Soon

Windows 10 Game Mode

Microsoft seems committed to providing an environment suited for hardcore gamers, and the Windows 10 Creator’s update will deliver a high-performance gaming mode allowing users to maximize the performance of their PC. The company announced that it will start releasing features of the mode this week in an Insider Preview. The preview won’t include all of the features, but at ...

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Razer’s Stolen 3-Screen Laptop Listed for Sale

Razer Laptop

One of the coolest prototypes at CES 2017 was Razer’s design for a 3-screen laptop. In a scandalous turn of events, someone walked off with the prototypes, leading many to suspect some form of industrial espionage. Trade secrets are important in the tech industry, and having an original product stolen by competitors could drastically cut into profits if they release ...

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New Additions to Amazon’s Echo Announced

Amazon Echo

In the past few years, online retail giant Amazon has expanded its reach far beyond e-commerce. The company made a splash in the artificial intelligence scene in 2014 with the release of the Amazon Echo, a smart home personal assistant that can assist with an ever-expanding variety of tasks. Ordering new household supplies is as easy as asking “Alexa” to ...

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Drone Company Lily Shuts Down Owing Millions

Lily Camera Drone

It’s a sad day for drone fans. Drone company Lily, the developer behind an autonomous camera drone, sent notification to backers letting them know that they were unable to secure funding to start manufacturing. Within 60 days, all money from preorders will be returned to backers. Co-founders Henry Bradlow and Antoine Balaresque apologized to consumers in an email on January ...

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Did Samsung Just Leak the Design of the Galaxy S8?

Galaxy S8

After the Note 7 exploding phone fiasco, Samsung really needs to hit it out of the park with the next entry into its smartphone lineup. With expected losses from the recalls climbing to over 5 billion, Samsung’s shareholders are itching for a device that will restore confidence in the tech giant’s ability to compete in the high-end smartphone market. It ...

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Games Done Quick Collects Millions for Charity

Featured Photo courtesy of gamerassaultweekly.com

The bi-annual video game speed running event Games Done Quick has raised over 2 million dollars for charity. The event ran for a week straight and featured a huge variety of quick speedruns, from staples like the Zelda games to quirky entries like SpongeBob SquarePants. If you missed the action on Twitch, check out Games Done Quick’s YouTube channel here. ...

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Android Cofounder Starts New Phone Company

Feature Photo courtesy of Wall Street Journal.

The cofounder of the Android operating system, Andy Rubin, is developing a new company and a “new kind of smartphone”.  This smartphone is reportedly a premium device that has an edge-to-edge display and lacks a surrounding bezel. Rubin’s new company is called Essential, and he’s currently preparing to make a formal announcement and lead the startup as CEO. According to ...

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Skylanders for Nintendo Switch Announced

Skylanders

Skylanders: Imaginators is coming to the highly-anticipated Nintendo Switch near the launch in March of this year. Accompanying the release will be the addition of new characters as well as a new expansion pack. Gamers who don’t have the trademark “Portal of Power” will still be able to play Skylanders on the Switch, with a unique system that allows players ...

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