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.

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NASA Launches Earth-Observing Satellite

A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and droughts.

17 hours ago

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Things To Know About Potential E-Cigarette Health concerns

(AP) — California’s top health official Ron Chapman on Wednesday slammed electronic cigarettes as a growing health threat and announced plans for a public awareness campaign. Some things to know about the concerns of e-cigarettes […]

01/28/2015

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Obama Sees Need To Move On Drone Rules Now

President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed harmlessly on the White House grounds shows that the U.S. must update its laws to manage the expanding frontier of commercial and consumer drones and ensure only good things come in these small packages.

01/27/2015

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Border Protection Lends A Hand For Super Bowl Security

Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort.

01/26/2015

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Law Enforcement Wants Popular Police-Tracking App Disabled

Law enforcement is concerned that the popular Waze mobile traffic app by Google Inc., which provides real-time road conditions, can also be used to hunt and harm police. Waze is a combination of GPS navigation […]

01/26/2015

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Millions Of GMO Insects Could Be Released In Florida Keys

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come […]

01/25/2015

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Voter ID Debate In New Mexico Takes High-Tech Turn

The push to require New Mexico voters to present some form of identification at the polls has long divided Democrats and Republicans, but one state senator is taking the debate in another direction.

01/23/2015

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Hands-On With Microsoft’s Hologram Device

Microsoft didn’t use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the company is offering real-world examples to show how you might use three-dimensional digital images — or holograms — in daily life.

01/23/2015

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Apple’s Cook Gets Hefty Bonus For 2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook got a hefty cash bonus that brought his total compensation to $9.2 million last year. That’s more than double what he received the previous year, as the company enjoyed a surge […]

01/22/2015

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Old Phone Unveiled 100 Years After First Coast-To-Coast Call

In true San Francisco irony, smartphones were used Thursday to snap pictures of a historic phone that was used to make the first coast-to-coast phone call 100 years ago. On Jan. 25, 1915, to celebrate […]

01/22/2015

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