Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz technology to cooking, fashion, pop culture, newsmakers and the arts. She has appeared on Fox Business News, and her work has been published in Time Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and others. All of this gives her a unique view on her passions, technology and modern lifestyle. You can find her where the two intersect, at TechnoBuffalo, or follow her on Twitter at @Adra_La

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7 Questions For Damon Brown, Former TB Writer and Author of Our Virtual Shadow, from TED Books

7 Questions For Damon Brown, Former TB Writer and Author of Our Virtual Shadow, from TED Books

Adriana Lee

In May, a TechnoBuffalo alumni reached a new milestone. Damon Brown, journalist, blogger, and former TB writer released a new book in collaboration with TED Books called Our Virtual Shadow: Why We Are Obsessed with Documenting Our Lives Online. Although our time with him was far too short, we just couldn't be happier for him and his achievement. It's amazing to see members of the herd...

NSA Has Access to Major Internet Companies' Servers, Thanks to Covert PRISM Program [UPDATE]

NSA Has Access to Major Internet Companies' Servers, Thanks to Covert PRISM Program [UPDATE]

Adriana Lee

The public is already reeling from the revelation that the National Security Agency, sanctioned by the White House, is covertly grabbing millions of Verizon customers' call data. But if that's not unsettling enough, there's even more evidence piling up now that we're living in a much deeper surveillance state than most people realized. The Guardian and The Washington Post both reported...

White House Defends NSA, Says Collecting Verizon Call Data Is Matter of National Security

White House Defends NSA, Says Collecting Verizon Call Data Is Matter of National Security

Adriana Lee

Earlier The Guardian broke the startling news that the National Security Administration has been secretly collecting phone records for every call on the Verizon network. With tens of millions of people's data at stake, this is the broadest surveillance initiative ever brought to light. Initially, none of the government officials had any comment on this, but now the White House has...

A Game So Bad, Atari Buried It Under Concrete? Filmmakers Set To Unearth E.T. Legend

A Game So Bad, Atari Buried It Under Concrete? Filmmakers Set To Unearth E.T. Legend

Adriana Lee

The film E.T. (1982) was historic. Not only was it a landmark piece of cinema, but it was also responsible for what many gamers consider the worst video game of all time. It was so bad, simply ending production wasn't good enough. Word has it that Atari scooped up millions of the returned cartridges, filled 10 to 20 semi-trucks with them and buried them in a landfill out in Alamogordo,...

Chinese Man Makes Homemade Bionic Arms, Becomes Local Hero For Supplying To Others

Chinese Man Makes Homemade Bionic Arms, Becomes Local Hero For Supplying To Others

Adriana Lee

When Sun Jifa lost his arms in an accident, he couldn't believe how expensive hospital-supplied artificial limbs were. So he went with a cheaper set, and was flabbergasted at how useless they were. This prompted him to do what few could ever conceive of doing. He set about creating his own by cobbling together parts. For eight years, Sun worked on his set of prosthetics, tweaking them ...

Microsoft Updates YouTube Windows Phone App: No Downloads, But Ads Still Blocked

Microsoft Updates YouTube Windows Phone App: No Downloads, But Ads Still Blocked

Adriana Lee

Will Microsoft’s new YouTube app update for Windows Phone appease Google and end the bickering between the two tech companies? Well, let’s just say it’s a start.  Google issued a cease and desist letter earlier this month, calling for Microsoft to pull its YouTube Windows Phone app because it allowed downloads and blocked ads. The deadline was today, and so an update was pushed out...

Wi-Fi Rifle Can Turn Anyone Into a Sharp Shooter, Fixes On Targets Half a Mile Away

Wi-Fi Rifle Can Turn Anyone Into a Sharp Shooter, Fixes On Targets Half a Mile Away

Adriana Lee

When it comes right down to it, guns, rifles and other personal firearms are only as good as the shooters holding them. And people are fallible creatures. We get itches, sometimes shakes, our eyesight can falter or our arms can get heavy. Any number of things can get in the way of a perfect shot, which makes shooting such a challenging sport. Or maybe that’s just old-school thinking....