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About Peter Suciu

Peter Suciu is a freelance writer and has covered consumer electronics, technology, electronic entertainment and the fitness sports industry for more than 15 years. In that time his work has appeared in more than three dozen publications including Newsweek, PC Magazine and Wired. His work has also appeared on Forbes.com, Inc.com, Cnet.com, and Fortune.com. Peter is a regular writer for redOrbit.com.

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The future without cars shouldn’t be so hard to imagine

Apr 17, 15 The future without cars shouldn’t be so hard to imagine

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

Recently this reporter was working on a story on autonomous vehicles – self driving cars – and a transportation safety expert at AAA suggested that we will never see cars that do the driving. His argument was valid that cars on the road that were self driving would still be at risk from those that had a human driver.

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Are criminals made too heroic in video games?

Apr 06, 15 Are criminals made too heroic in video games?

Posted by in Gamer's Corner, Gaming

There is an old saying that "crime doesn't pay," but seeing how drug dealers, mob bosses and other "criminals" live, it is hard to agree with that sentiment. In fairness many of these criminals – even the white collar variety – end up spending years or more in a small cell. Whether a few years living the high life is worth spending time behind bars is worth it is one open for debate.

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Will the zombie bubble burst?

Apr 02, 15 Will the zombie bubble burst?

Posted by in Media & Entertainment

Zombies are in many ways the "new vampires." Both types of fictional creatures are staples in the works of horror books, movies and TV shows and both are dubbed the "undead." Vampires didn't exactly have their day in the sun -- for that would technically kill them-- and now zombies are the undead creature de jour.

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It is no wonder cable companies are so hated

Feb 24, 15 It is no wonder cable companies are so hated

Posted by in Technology, WTF???

American consumers hate their cable company. Time Warner Cable has the lowest grade for consumer satisfaction, but Comcast, AT&T and DirecTV don't fare much better. Yes, consumers hate their cable companies. This brings me to my own account of cable woes, which occurred last week.

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The British King’s Old German Uniforms May See The Light Of Day

Jul 21, 14 The British King’s Old German Uniforms May See The Light Of Day

Posted by in Lifestyle

One almost forgotten aspect of World War I was that it was very much a family feud – just done on a national scale and costing tens of millions of lives. This is because the heads of state of Great Britain and Germany were, in fact, first cousins.

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Journalists Are People And Make Mistakes Too

Jul 16, 14 Journalists Are People And Make Mistakes Too

Posted by in Technology

Would you go into a store and call the person at the counter a "moron," "idiot" or suggest they should be fired if/when they make a small mistake? Would you suggest that any person doing their job should be fired because you don't agree with their opinion?

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Streaming Media Snags Emmy Nominations

Jul 15, 14 Streaming Media Snags Emmy Nominations

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, Technology

Three Netflix original series have collected 15 prime-time Emmy nominations. That is a record for the streaming media service, but also notable as Netflix shows – unlike those on network TV and cable – aren't technically "aired" at night.

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Turn Off Facebook For 99 Days

Jul 14, 14 Turn Off Facebook For 99 Days

Posted by in Technology

Recently, I heard the news a Dutch non-profit had launched a campaign called "99 Days of Freedom," which encouraged people to turn off Facebook as a way to study how it affects one’s happiness. Truth be told, Facebook could shut down tomorrow and I'd likely hardly notice.

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Brazil Out Of World Cup But Loss Triggered Record-Setting Avalanche

Jul 13, 14 Brazil Out Of World Cup But Loss Triggered Record-Setting Avalanche

Posted by in Technology

Sports and Twitter seem to just go together. That was reinforced this week when Germany defeated host-country Brazil in the FIFA World Cup 7-1. Not only was that a pitiful showing by Brazil, but it triggered a record-setting 35.6 million tweets.

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The Internet’s Stupid Obsession With Potato Salad

Jul 12, 14 The Internet’s Stupid Obsession With Potato Salad

Posted by in Technology, WTF???

Were he dead, Sir Tim Berners-Lee would likely be turning in his grave that the worldwide web, which he essentially created 25 years ago, had become so obsessed with of all things potato salad. Berners-Lee is still very much alive, but so far he has said little about this strange obsession of the Summer of 2014.

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