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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Apple iOS 8 Software Bug Affects Health Apps

(AP) — A bug in Apple’s new iOS 8 software for mobile devices is prompting the company to withhold apps that use a highly touted feature for keeping track of fitness and health data. Apple […]

09/18/2014

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‘Minecraft’ Could Boost Microsoft’s Mobile Reach

(AP) — Microsoft’s decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game “Minecraft” could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. But the move […]

09/16/2014

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Court: Tesla Motors Can Sell Directly To Buyers

The highest court in Massachusetts has thrown out a lawsuit aimed at blocking Tesla Motors from selling its electric cars directly to consumers

09/16/2014

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APPLE LIVE: New iPhones, Wearable Device Expected

(AP) — For the first time in years, Apple’s iPhones aren’t the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch called the Apple Watch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company’s first major […]

09/09/2014

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5 California Things To Know For Today

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. APPLE EVENT Apple to reveal its next big thing in a crucial attempt to prove its […]

09/09/2014

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Home Depot Confirms Breach In US, Canada Stores

(AP) — Home Depot confirmed on Monday that its payment systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian […]

09/08/2014

Amazon Fire Phone Goes On Sale

Amazon Slashes Price Of Its Fire Smartphone

(AP) — Amazon slashed the price of its Fire smartphone Monday, a day before Apple is expected to unveil its latest version of the iPhone. The online retailer said the Fire with 32 gigabytes of […]

09/08/2014

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Will Apple finally reveal its next big thing?

(AP) — Apple is poised to reveal its next big thing Tuesday in a crucial attempt to prove its technological tastemakers still have the power to mesmerize the masses. The trend-setting company is expected to […]

09/08/2014

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Microsoft Revamps MSN To Flow Across Devices

Microsoft is giving its MSN news service a crisper look, new lifestyle tools and seamless syncing across devices.

09/08/2014

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GM To Offer Car That Will Almost Drive Itself

(AP) — General Motors says that in two years it will offer cars that talk to each other and can almost drive themselves at freeway speeds. The company announced Sunday that the semi-autonomous freeway system […]

09/08/2014

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