Notice to our readers: CultureMass as a whole, and the Tech/Science column in particular, will soon be going through a refresh. Our column will be transitioning to just Tech, and our reviews will have two key changes: the specific product reviews will be shorter, showing more of an impression but keeping all helpful details; and we will add a single, constantly-updated comparison article showing the best in various categories (phablets, top-tier phones, budget phones,

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The debate for whether or not phablets have a place in our current mobile device market has been going on for several device generations. The larger screen hybrids are perfect for some, and cumbersome for others. What may be the perfect single device symbiotic relationship for one man may be an unnecessary weight in the pocket of another. CultureMass spoke on the subject in an episode of the tech podcast “Techasaurus” a few months

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The Last of Us was not my favorite game of 2013, but it easily secured the second spot, and recent evidence almost has me revaluating that ranking again. That is important to know for when I say how much I am against DLC for most games, especially when so much of it is not story based anymore, consisting of a few quickly designed weapons, costumes, or side quests at best.

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Intro, setup, and assumptions   We had previously written on Steam’s In-Home Streaming feature as part of the SteamOS, but recently Steam opened up a limited Windows beta for the streaming service. I was excited when I received the email inviting me to the beta, as I had two Windows machines I really wanted to test this on – my custom-built desktop and a laptop connected to my TV: Custom-built

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