Harry Guinness

About the author

Harry Guinness is an Irish freelance writer and photographer. He spends his time either at home in Ireland, in the French Alps skiing, or avoiding everything in Parts Unknown. His writings have been published in The New York Times, Popular Science, Lifehacker, and dozens of other places.

Great Roguelike Games To Play Right Now

"Rogue" was one of the most important games of the 1980s. Its progressively generated dungeons, permanent death and loose fantasy plot inspired generations of spiritual successors. If you’re looking for a fun throwback adventure exploring dungeons and fighting monsters, these are the roguelike (and roguelite) games for you.What makes

Choosing the Best Video Games To Livestream

If you’ve ever considered playing video games live on Twitch or YouTube Gaming, you’ve probably wondered which are the best games to stream. There are a couple ways to approach finding the best livestreaming game for you, so let’s break it down. First, of course, you'll want to get

What’s New in Social Gaming

With 3 billion players across the globe, video gaming is definitely not an isolated pastime where gamers live in their own virtual worlds. Many gamers use the gaming platforms much like traditional social media. Called social gaming, this is where they create communities, chat with fans, socialize, trade, attend

Can 5G Keep Up With 2 Gig Internet? How To Make the Smart Choice

You see the marketing: Faster, better internet is coming! Make the move to fiber with multi-gig speeds! Forget fiber and use 5G wireless! So, how can you decide? What’s the truth? Let’s step back and have a look at what both 5G and fiber have to offer right now.

Top 6 Can’t-Miss Esports Tournaments of 2022

With pandemic restrictions lifting around the globe, in-person esports tournaments are set to return throughout 2022. But don’t worry, online esports events aren’t going anywhere either. With so much happening, we thought we’d highlight a few of the biggest esports tournaments coming up this year.Now, this isn’t a full

What’s the Deal With the Metaverse? What’s It Going to Mean for Me?

The "metaverse” is getting talked about a lot right now. Just last year, Facebook rebranded as Meta, and Microsoft acquired video game maker Activision Blizzard to “get a foothold in the metaverse.” But for all the talk (and video demos from Mark Zuckerberg), it’s not always clear what the

6 New Things To Know About Smart TVs and Where the Tech Is Heading

The best smart TVs are bigger, better and more usable than ever. If it’s been a few years since you upgraded your TV set, there's a lot to be excited about this year.1. Smart TVs are getting biggerWith the announcement of the TCL 98” XL 4K UHD QLED TV

Do I Really Need a Gaming Laptop?

For a long time, there were just four words to describe gaming laptops: big, heavy, loud, expensive. In the past few years, though, this has changed, and today they can be a really great option for gamers on the go, college students and those who just want to own

40+ Cool Games To Play With Your Alexa

Amazon Echos are one of the hardest-working smart home hubs available, but your Alexa can do a lot more than turn on and off your lights or play music. One of the most fun ways to use it is to play one of its many great games. We’ve put

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How To Grow a Smart Garden in Your Kitchen

There's nothing like having fresh herbs and produce on hand when you cook, but if you live in an apartment, or where the weather doesn’t always allow for outdoor gardening, home-grown produce might seem out of reach. That’s where a smart indoor garden can come in.What is a smart