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Leah Hovig

My name is Leah and I have a passion for the Japanese Otaku culture, Anime, video games, and Shiny Technology. I love traveling, meeting new people and going to conventions that range from Defcon to CES, Comic-con to Anime-con and more.

I was born in Melbourne, Australia raised in Silicon Valley and a graduate of The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, with a B.S. in Web Design & Interactive Media. I feel humbled every day I turned what I enjoy to do into a paying job at CBS.

Bragging rights

Had some pretty cool conversations on Google+ with Steve ‘Woz’ Wozniak about Digital Media, the movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes and oh I’m the one that told him about the HBO Series ‘Game of Thrones’.  Find out here what Steve Wozniak said.

Presented with Green Award for Best Green Marketing Campaign from Las Vegas Business Press and Certificate of Commendation from Senator Harry Reid for web portal, “Viva Green Vegas”.

Last but not least, if you have a product you would like me to review and write about don’t hesitate to ask.  I’m always thrilled to discover new tech and write about it.

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Commission Adopts Fracking Regulations For Nevada

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies’ use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada. The Commission on Mineral Resources’ unanimous decision Thursday in [...]

08/30/2014

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A Closer Look: Do more with companion devices

(AP) — Apple has ways of encouraging you to buy more of its products: It offers bonus features on devices like the iPhone and iPad that work only when paired with other Apple gadgets. Amazon [...]

08/18/2014

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Apple Bans Use Of 2 Chemicals In iPhone Assembly

(AP) — Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company’s latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its [...]

08/13/2014

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DOJ: Hacking Suspect’s Lawyers May Face Conflict

(AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says two attorneys representing the son of a prominent Russian lawmaker may face a conflict of interest because another attorney in their firm represented victims of a hacking scheme [...]

08/13/2014

Black Hat USA 2014

Black Hat USA 2014 Breaks Records With Most Robust Schedule In History

Black Hat, the world’s leading family of information security events, announced the results of the largest and most robust event in the brand’s history. This week Black Hat USA welcomed more than 9,000 of the [...]

08/11/2014

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Russian Accused Of Hacking Is Arraigned In Seattle

A Russian lawmaker’s son accused of hacking computers at hundreds of U.S. businesses and stealing credit card information pleaded not guilty to 29 charges Friday. U.S. District Judge John L. Weinberg ordered Roman Seleznev, of [...]

08/08/2014

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7 Ways To Create Better, Stronger Passwords

This week’s news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online.

08/06/2014

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Thieves Got Into 1K StubHub Accounts

Six people were indicted Wednesday in an international ring that managed to take over more than 1,000 StubHub users’ accounts and fraudulently buy tickets to such prime events as Jay-Z and Elton John concerts

07/23/2014

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Apple Post Biggest Earnings Gain In Nearly 2 Years

Apple’s growth prospects are looking brighter as anticipation builds for the upcoming release of the next iPhone, a model that is expected to cater to consumers yearning for a bigger screen.

07/22/2014

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Microsoft 4Q Earnings Hurt By Nokia Acquisition

Microsoft Corp. reported fourth-quarter earnings that took a hit from the Nokia devices business that it bought in April, but the company said growth in Internet-based computing services to businesses boosted results.

07/22/2014

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