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Oliver has been a writer for over four years. In that time he has covered all the latest news and gossip from the tech sector, the entertainment world and the political arena. Baseball, football, Apple, Android, the Republicans and the Democrats, you name it, he’s probably covered it in some way, shape or form.


Facebook News Feed Has Gotten Better Thanks To Special Focus Groups

FAcebook News Feed Keeps Getting Better

Facebook’s news feed has always been the social media site’s crowning jewel. This is the function that allows people to stay on the site after they have posted their favorite photos of their kids or commented on their friend’s favorite photos of their kids. Now the Facebook news feed is getting a rather serious overhaul… Read more »

Coach K Looking For Win Number 1,000 Against St. John’s

Coach K looking for win number 1,000

Coach K, otherwise known as Mike Krzyzewski, will be going for his 1,000th win of his career on Sunday afternoon when his Duke Blue Devils take on the St. John’s Red Storm. While people have known for a while that this day was actually coming for Coach K, now that it’s finally here, all eyes… Read more »

Dwarf Stripper Kat Hoffman Hearing Wedding Bells With 6-Foot Fiance

Dwarf Stripper Kat Hoffman

Dwarf stripper Kat Hoffman wants you to understand that there are people who are going to laugh at her performances. This particular dwarf stripper doesn’t really mind, as she calls herself a “smile producer” rather than an exotic dancer. Still, it was Kat Hoffman’s work as a dwarf stripper that helped her find the love… Read more »

‘Borderlands 3’ Announcement Coming At Pax South

Borderlands 3 is coming

Borderlands 3 has been rumored for quite a while now, but it sounds as if the game will become a reality in the very near future. Borderlands 3 was actually hinted at on the opening day of Pax South, and Gearbox Software has said there will be a full reveal come Sunday. If the Borderlands… Read more »

Max Scherzer Makes Washington Nationals Immediate World Series Contender

Max Scherzer is the newest National

Max Scherzer might have just made the Washington Nationals an immediate favorite to make the World Series next year. Max Scherzer also became just the latest talented starting pitcher to become filthy stinking rich, thanks to a seven year deal worth more than $180 million. The signing of the former Detroit Tigers’ ace means that… Read more »

‘League of Legends’ Fantasy Draft Site Set To Launch January 19

League of Legends fantasy drafts

League of Legends and other eSports games are only getting more popular the further we go into the 21st century. In fact, games like League of Legends are becoming so popular that schools have started offering scholarships to the best players in the world. The skill the best eSports players have is both a blessing… Read more »

‘iZombie’ Premiering On CW In March

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iZombie has been a CW show that has been “coming soon” for quite a while. On Sunday, the CW Network finally announced that iZombie will indeed be coming quite soon. The series, about a pretty zombie with special powers, is due to debut as a “mid-season replacement” on March 17. iZombie is a program that… Read more »

New ‘Dying Light’ Video Shows You 90 Minutes Of Gameplay

Dying Light 90 minutes

Dying Light’s release is just a couple of weeks away, and the game’s developer is making sure that everyone is plenty excited when it finally hit store shelves. A new video for Dying Light comes complete with interviews of the developers and more than 90 new minutes of gameplay footage. The new Dying Light video… Read more »

Xbox Live January Free Games Lineup Announced

Xbox Live lineup announced

The Xbox Live free video games for the month of January have officially been announced, and at least one of the offerings on Xbox Live appears to be directly tied to an impending release. Much like Sony, Microsoft is attempting to pick up the pieces from the attacks from Lizard Squad over the Holidays. While… Read more »

Playstation 4 Brings The Hype With 15 For ’15 Video

Playstation 4 Brings the Hype with new video

Sony is hyping the Playstation 4 with a brand new video titled “15 for ’15.” The video shows off a number of new games that are coming either as a timed exclusive or a total exclusive this year. While the timing of the video probably has nothing to do with the problems faced by Playstation… Read more »

Ben Roethlisberger Leads Steelers Over Bengals Despite Stomach Bug

Ben Roethlisberger

Ben Roethlisberger might have been fed up with the direction of the Pittsburgh Steelers at one point, but the Pro Bowl quarterback has them back in the playoffs as the AFC North champs thanks to a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. Even more impressive than that win for Ben Roethlisberger is that… Read more »

Ken Whisenhunt Gets Vote Of Confidence Despite Horrible Season

Ken Whisenhunt

Ken Whisenhunt may have just finished an awful 2014 season with the Tennessee Titans, but it appears the head coach is going to get to give it another try. Days before Ken Whisenhunt’s team finished a dismal 2-14 thanks to a 27-10 loss on the season’s final Sunday, the team owner made it clear he… Read more »

Ndamukong Suh Allegedly Did Another Dirty Play

Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh might be at it again. During the Detroit Lions game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Ndamukong Suh stepped on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers twice during the same play. While the defensive lineman clearly did the stomping in a way that makes it look like an accident, some are saying that once… Read more »

Tom Coughlin Playing Waiting Game As Season Ends

Tom Coughlin

Tom Coughlin has been the head coach of the New York Giants since 2004. Over the 10 years he has been with the team he has had many ups and downs, and has seen his job come under jeopardy before. Finishing the 2014 season with a 6-10 record means that Tom Coughlin must yet again… Read more »

Blake Bortles Ends Rookie Season On A Low Note

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles had exactly the kind of season NFL experts should have expected. Bortles, a rookie quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars, was thrown into the fire once it became obvious that the 2014 season was more about seeing what Blake could do than trying to win as many games as possible. That doesn’t mean the… Read more »

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Reviews: The Best Phablet On The Market?

Samsung Galaxy Note

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has apparently knocked the Apple iPhone 6 Plus off its perch as the best Phablet currently on the market. There are quite a few reviews of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and it appears that most people are loving the giant-screened smartphone, though there have been some things people have… Read more »

PSN Status: Sony Having Hard Time Getting Network Back Up

PSN Status

Those hoping for a good PSN status are still going to be disappointed as of Saturday morning. Sony isn’t doing a very good job of changing the PSN status to anything other than offline. The struggles to get the PSN back online and move the status to “problem solved” are apparently happening, despite the fact… Read more »

Tricia Helfer Back Where She Belongs, On SyFy

Tricia Helfer on SyFy

Tricia Helfer has made a career out of looking like a dangerously beautiful woman. The beautiful part, she was born with. She has the SyFy network to thank for making Helfer someone people consider dangerous. Tricia, a supermodel who transitioned to television acting is best known for the role as an android assassin on Battlestar… Read more »

Christina Hendricks Joins Cast Of Showtime’s ‘Roadies’

Christina Hendricks has a new show

Christina Hendricks is the newest addition for the pilot for a brand new Showtime series called Roadies. With the addition of the Mad Men veteran actress, it appears Roadies is going to have some heavy hitters lending it their support. Christina Hendricks joins director Cameron Crowe as two of the most well known names attached… Read more »

‘The Walking Dead’ California? Rumors Flying About Spinoff Series

The Walking Dead

Just because the original Walking Dead is on a mid-season hiatus doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of news about everyone’s favorite zombie apocalypse series. It was announced quite a while ago that The Walking Dead was going to be getting a spinoff series, but news about that spinoff has started to come fast and furious… Read more »

‘Doctor Who’ Among Big Rides Rumored For New Theme Park

Doctor Who

Rides based on popular BBC series such as Doctor Who and Top Gear are being rumored to be coming to the Paramount London theme park in the very near future. A new report by BBC News states that Doctor Who is just one of a number of different shows that Paramount London is looking to… Read more »

Amazon Prime Now Aims To Deliver To New Yorkers In One Hour

Amazon Prime getting even faster

Amazon Prime has long been a service well worth the money to most subscribers. Now the retail giant is looking to make its delivery service that much better with the announcement of Amazon Prime Now. With Amazon Prime Now, customers in New York City will be able to get their online orders delivered to them… Read more »

Nina Simone Netflix Documentary Premieres In 2015

Nina Simone

Nina Simone’s documentary, What Happened Miss Simone, is going to be hitting Netflix at some point in 2015. The film, directed by Liz Garbus and produced by RadicalMedia, will show the life and times of Nina Simone as she rose through the ranks and eventually became one of the most influential singers of her generation…. Read more »

‘American Horror Story’ Cast Tired Of Stars’ Drama

American Horror Story cast

American Horror Story might focus around the macabre, but each season has also featured some sort of a romance between a number of the characters. Whether intentional at the outset or simply the way things have unfolded, each American Horror Story season tends to have actor Evan Peters as one of the principal love interests…. Read more »

Julianne Hough Talks Love Of Her Life In New Instagram Snap

Julianne Hough and Brooks Laich

Julianne Hough appears to be completely over her former lover, Ryan Seacrest. The singer, actor, and dancer took to Instagram this week to announce that her new love, Brooks Laich, is the new love of Julianne Hough’s life. The Dancing with the Stars judge recently went on a hike with Laich and her two dogs…. Read more »

Elizabeth Lauten Illustrates Ugly Side Of Today’s Politics

Elizabeth Lauten illustrates ugly politics

Elizabeth Lauten has had quite a successful career in politics up to this point. It seems likely that Ms. Lauten’s latest antics are going to put a damper in any aspirations Elizabeth had for advancement. By now, most people have heard about Elizabeth Lauten’s comments about President Obama’s daughters. In those comments, she said the… Read more »

iPad Air Plus Rumors Gain Steam With More Leaks

iPad Air Plus specs rumored to be coming

While it wont’ be here in time for Christmas, the iPad Air Plus is coming relatively soon. The specs for the giant iPad Air have been leaking online for a number of days now and with each leak the rumors seem to be that much more believable. As the Daily Mail is calling it, the… Read more »

Bo Pelini Fallout: Players Livid About Coach’s Firing

Bo Pelini fallout

On Sunday morning, Bo Pelini was informed he was no longer the head coach for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Shortly thereafter, the players and coaches at the University found out through an email. Not long after that, all heck broke loose, and when the firing was made officially, Bo Pelini supporters on the team and on… Read more »