Eric David

Eric David

Eric David is a staff writer for SiliconANGLE, covering the latest trends in social media and gaming. He is an avid gamer and enjoys writing about innovations in the video game industry and gaming culture in general. Eric graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas, receiving major honors for his thesis "A Culture of Heresy: Explaining the Resiliency of Catharism and the Church's Response," which is every bit as exciting as it sounds. Eric lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, dog and gaming PC.

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Google boosts passwords with USB security key, no good for mobile

Google Inc. announced a new 2-step verification USB key yesterday that eliminates the need to memorize long, complicated passwords for Google services, while providing better security at the same time. Google had already offered a 2-step verification process that required both a user password and a unique, time sensitive code that would be sent either by […]

3 Apps with creative uses for your camera

Mobile apps have made the smartphone a day planner, a gaming system, a calculator, and a documentation tool, to name just a few capabilities. And now, with some innovative technology and creative use of your phone’s camera, there are even apps that can see and think for themselves. If the robots ever take over, these could be the apps […]

Airbnb coming to San Francisco despite opposition

  A new law passed in San Francisco yesterday will make it easier for residents and travelers to use social network room rental services like Airbnb Inc. and VRBO (a branch of HomeAway Inc.) within the city. These services allow people to temporarily rent out their homes while they are away, giving homeowners a bit of extra income and giving […]

Amazon deal means cheaper e-books, but not everyone is happy

Readers craving cheaper e-books have a reason to celebrate today, as Amazon.com Inc. has finally signed a deal ending a months-long battle with CBS-owned Big Five publisher Simon & Shuster. Amazon had been in negotiations with the publishing giant since as early as July of this year, and the new deal marks a milestone in Amazon’s […]

Selfie distraction claims another victim

Digital distraction has been known to pose a serious health risk for less cautious pedestrians, and today it took another victim when a man fell into the sea while taking a selfie. While the man may have only had his pride dampened, other people haven’t been so lucky. Some past examples have included a 16-year-old boy […]

Jail time proposed for Internet trolls with Chloe’s Law

Harassing tweets and Facebook comments might seem like a fact of life on the Internet, but they could soon carry a two-year prison sentence in the United Kingdom. U.K. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling told The Daily Mail  on Sunday that the current six-month penalties for internet trolls could soon be quadrupled. Grayling spoke about his new […]