Colin W Barry - Writer/Journalist

Creative writing, tech/video game news and reviews, feature stories, hard news, film reviews and sports news.

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Creative Works

Daring Tales from Hollywood - The Joe Conway Files
The first short story in the 'Daring Tales' series.

Tech News and Reviews

SoundBridge - Audio Recording and Engineering Made Simple
SoundBridge in an audio recording and engineering platform, described by company CEO and founder Wake Anderson as "created by musicians, for musicians." VentureFizz's profile on...
Welcome the Class of 2017 - Techstars Demo Day Recap
The House of Blues is usually the premier venue for all kinds of music, but on May 3rd it was the stage for 12 unique startups. Techstars welcomed their Boston Class of 2017 to...
FAIRWAYiQ - Digitizing Golf Courses for All Types of Services
FAIRWAYiQ is a platform allows golf courses to track a variety of areas which require some form of maintenance. VentureFizz interviewed both company founders, Dave Vanslette and...
Aste - Uncovering Truths Within Online Dating
Aste is a service determined to cut out the negativity surrounding the online dating scene. Founder and CEO, Julie Nashawaty, shares the inspiration behind the founding the...
Lessons Learned From Jason Robins, Founder and CEO of DraftKings
Last night, District Hall was the stage for Intelligent.ly and Pillar VC's Leadership & Libations panel. Moderated by Intelligent.ly and Pillar's own Sarah Hodges, District Hall...
Hatch Baby is launching three new products; Listen, Grow and Rest
Hatch Baby, a company featured on a nail-biting episode of ABC's Shark Tank , is increasing their number of products this week. Hatch's three contemporary products are...
The Chromebook you've been waiting for - Samsung Chromebook Pro & Plus review roundup
Google's Chromebook has come a long way. Starting off as a pseudo-novelty piece of hardware, Chromebooks are now some of, if not the, most popular laptops out there. What's not...
Nvidia Shield TV review roundup: This might be the best set-top box money can buy
Nvidia's newest model of its Shield TV, dropped in stores this week. The "world's most advanced streamer" is receiving favorable acclaim. However, most reviews touch upon...
This Boston-based app is like 'Hotel Tonight' but for dinner reservations
GoPapaya is a unique smartphone application which answers the age old questions, "Where would you like to eat?" and "Did you make reservations?" The Boston based company's app...
LogDog is an app that alerts users when their online accounts are hacked
LogDog, a firewall-like smartphone app which protects user's private information, is now available for download on iOS. Created and developed by Israeli startup of the same...
Smartphone pedometers walk out accuracy
Three popular pedometer smartphone applications give inaccurate results, according to a recent study by the University of Toronto, as reported by the Digital Journal. The...
'AirDog' Soaring High on Kickstarter
AirDog is a brand new gadget produced and designed by Helico Aerospace Industries US LLC.The AirDog is made specifically for the popular GoPro handheld camera. In fact, it is...
Lomics allows users to create unique stories in the form of a comic strip
Lomics is an app for those who want to create something a little more unique for social media. Lomics allows its users to take pictures and put them in sequential order, just...
ROAM Ropes Review - An impressive set of earbuds for a costly price
ROAM Ropes is the newest model headphones from ROAM. The strangely creative design of the earbuds and impressively huge price could be a turn-off for anyone, but the...
Smartphones now used by Uber to track passengers' safety
An Uber passenger's smartphone is now more helpful than before. Aside from being the main platform to pay for the service, the massively popular transportation service is now...
Review - Inateck's $10 headphones are worth every penny
Inateck Premium Genuine Wood In-ear Hi-Fi Headphone Inateck's newest headphones, the BH1105 model, features a sleek and appealing design. The headphones are one of the few ear...
Apple makes iPhone users' security a priority
Apple made a jaw-dropping announcement they are keeping customers' private information that is on their various products safe. The extended protection comes from Apple's...
Boston TechJam 2016 brings together everyone with a love for technology
A typical citizen of Boston walking past the City Hall Plaza in Boston on June 16 th would have had to have glanced over and see the large white tents displaying various company...

Gaming (Console, PC, Mobile, etc.)

The Fifth Annual Boston Festival of Indie Games is in the books
The Boston Festival of Indie Games had its fifth annual gathering of independent game developers and retailers. On Saturday September 10 th, gamers across Boston piled into the...
Kirby Super Star, the 20th Anniversary - The Lifecast
Kirby Super Star is one of many classic games celebrating a milestone this year. Along with Super Mario 64 and Crash Bandicoot, Kirby Super Star is now 20 years old. Released on...
Codarica allows children to create and develop their own mobile games
Codarica is an up and coming startup keeping creativity in children in mind when it comes to their products. Codarica's Coda Game app allows aspiring child designers to create...
Mario Kart: A Comprehensive History
Mario is a character that needs no major introduction. He is seen nearly everywhere, has starred and appeared over a hundred different games, and is the first thing most people...
Gaming's Undervalued Treasures: Ninja Baseball Bat Man - The Lifecast
Ninja Baseball Bat Man is a truly bizarre concept...but a fantastic beat 'em up Ninja Baseball Bat Man may be one of the most truly insane ideas for a video game. The title...
Gaming's Undervalued Treasures: Shadows of the Damned - The Lifecast
Shadows of the Damned features a hilarious script, great gameplay and a superstar team behind it Shadows of the Damned brings together Suda 51, Shinji Mikami and Akira Yamaoka...
Gaming's Undervalued Treasures: Alien Hominid - The Lifecast
Alien Hominid is a nice throwback to run n' guns Alien Hominid is the definition of an homage, as it pays tribute to is the genre of run n' guns. Run n' guns are generally...
Gaming's Undervalued Treasures: Starhawk - The Lifecast
is one of the better games on the PlayStation 3 Starhawk is a 2012 pulse pounding action game released on the PlayStation 3. The game is a spiritual successor to the PS3 launch...

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