Beau Feeny

About the author

Beau Feeny is a writer and technology consultant based in Chicago. He has built applications and business processes for VC-backed startups, private firms, and public companies. He studied history and computer science at Harvard, and his work has been featured in festivals across the country.

What Kind of Security Do I Need on My Wi-Fi Network?

Why is Wi-Fi security important? You're likely already familiar with the importance of setting unique, strong passwords for all of your online accounts to help protect you from hacking and isolating the damage if you’re the victim of a data breach. But setting strong passwords for your online accounts

8 Must-Play Online Multiplayer Indie Games for Switch

Sony’s PlayStation, Microsoft’s Xbox, and PC gaming are the platforms best known for online gaming, but the online catalog for Nintendo Switch is no slouch either. While Nintendo features such well-known first-party juggernauts as "Super Smash Bros Ultimate," "Mario Kart 8" and "Animal Crossing" for online multiplayer, there’s a wide

Choosing the Right VR Headset

Whatever way you use virtual reality (VR)—for gaming, education, work—you experience it by wearing a headset, sometimes called VR goggles, which typically fits over your head and covers your eyes. These headsets make it feel like you're really part of the game, classroom, workout or even meeting by their

6 New Gaming Platforms Beyond Steam To Explore

Steam is the video game industry’s leading gaming platform, providing a one-stop shop for new games, subscription services, streaming, social features and more. The service was launched in 2003 by developer Valve to make it easy to release and update its own games, like "Half-Life," "Counter-Strike" and "Portal," but

Getting Into Subscription Gaming Services? What’s the Difference?

Game streaming—cloud gaming—subscriptions are like Netflix for video games, allowing you to access content on remote servers via your internet connection. Use a gamepad to send inputs to the server from your home (or on the go), and get back a video and audio feed of the game in

Shop Smart From Home With Augmented Reality Apps

They’re popping up when you’re shopping online: invitations to “try it on” or “see it in your space.” But does this mean the company sends you the product, you test it and send it back if you don’t like it? Not so fast! Enter augmented reality, or AR, which

Does Alexa Always Listen?

An Alexa device is your dream come true, right? Just ask her the weather, have her turn off the lights or tell you the cooking time for al dente pasta, and she’s right there. Listening. But is she always listening? And just how safe is that anyway, especially now

Game Livestreaming: The Ultimate Setup

To be successful at game livestreaming, to reach the right audiences and show your best skills, you need to be ready to broadcast your game with these five things: streaming gear, a gaming device, broadcasting software, a livestream service and an internet connection.As with anything that involves building a

5 Benefits of Managing Your Home Wi-Fi Network

The number of devices on home Wi-Fi has ballooned: IoT devices, voice assistants, laptops, TVs and more. We also ask home internet connections to do more: Whether working from home or streaming in every room of the house, the strain on your network is greater than ever. Are you

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Take a Cooking Class From a Great Chef Online

Are you intimidated by recipes, unsure what a half sheet pan is and terrified to say mirepoix out loud? Or can you stir fry broccoli and prepare a French omelette, both with remarkable skill? According to a new survey by consumer market research firm Hunter, almost 50% of people