About Ivan B.

Ivan is a web editor at Newegg and contributor to Unscrambled and GameCrate. When he doesn’t have writer’s block, he enjoys covering topics that blur the line between science, art, and technology. You can follow him on Twitter to get in touch.

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Win the Ultimate Gaming Internship with Complexity Gaming

L337 Gaming, XFX, and Newegg are teaming up to offer you the chance of a lifetime: an all-expenses-paid trip to MLG Anaheim to be a member of Team Complexity as an intern! Major League Gaming is returning to the west coast and will be featuring hundreds of the best players from around the world. One […]

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Looking Back on Nintendo’s Game Boy 25 Years Later

The Game Boy setup was simple: up, down, left, right, a, b, start, select, and a 2.6-inch olive-green screen. When it launched in Japan on April 21, 1989, at the price of 12,500 yen ($121 USD), it immediately sold out of its first batch of 300,000 units. The Game Boy was an instant hit. By […]

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The History Behind Microsoft XP’s “Bliss” Background

This month marked the end of an era when Microsoft officially ended support for one of the most popular operating systems of all time. A casualty of this undertaking was Bliss, the default wallpaper of Windows XP. The iconic photograph is considered to be the most viewed image of all time and features a serene […]

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Sony Unloads 9.5 Million Shares of Square Enix, Future of Company is Uncertain

UPDATE: Tech Radar mention has been rewritten for clarity.  In an effort to cut costs, Sony has announced they are selling their entire stake of video game company Square Enix. The message was delivered yesterday on a very short press release written in Japanese and doesn’t delve into any details. Sony had been an investor in […]

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Skull-Implanted Antenna Device Allows Color-Blind Man to See Color

Neil Harbisson, a 31-year-old artist, was born with a medical condition known as achromatopsia (ACHM), a condition which affects one in 33,000 people. ACHM is a vision disorder that makes it impossible to distinguish colors. Currently, there is no known cure — but Harbisson has found a solution: surgically implanting a cyborg into his skull. […]

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Google Opens Explorer Program for One Day Only

If you’ve wanted to wrap some Google Glass around your head, now’s your chance to buy a pair. For a limited time (today only), Google is opening up their Explorer Program to anyone that is interested. Previously, participants in the Glass program had to join a waiting list and receive an invitation code to purchase […]

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Learning to Code is as Easy as Raspberry Pi [Updated Promo Link]

It’s estimated that by the year 2020 there will be more computer science jobs than computer science students. This is mind-boggling because computer science is one of the highest paying careers in the world. With over a million jobs waiting to be filled, this is an untapped $500 billion opportunity for those that want to […]

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Unscrambled Eggsclusive: Behind-the-Scenes Pictures from PAX East 2014

For those that couldn’t make it to PAX East this year, Unscrambled has you covered with snapshots you won’t find anywhere else! Enjoy.

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Businesses are Desperately Clinging to XP, Why Won’t It Die?

Earlier this week, Microsoft abandoned support for one its most popular operating systems of all time. In the months leading up to the inevitable end date, XP users were urged to upgrade their computers to a newer OS if they still wanted to receive security updates and technical support. Although millions of people heeded the […]

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Heartbleed Bug Threatens the World Wide Web, Newegg Remains Safe

Earlier this week, an emergency security advisory was issued by the OpenSSL project warning us about a bug called Heartbleed. If the name sounds scary it’s because this is the biggest security flaw ever discovered on the Internet. Tens of millions of servers were exposed and anything hosted on a server was considered defenseless. The […]

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