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Shane McGlaun

Shane has been into tech since his dad brought home a Pong game when he was a toddler. A passion for gaming led to a passion for PC tech and hardware. That passion was eventually turned into a career writing about cool gadgets, computers, and automotive technology for some of the biggest publications online and in print. Shane also has a passion for the outdoors and when not writing about tech can be found hiking the trails of Colorado whilst keeping an eye open for nefarious rattlesnakes and bears.

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Mortal Kombat 11 has been available to purchase for a while now, and the game has stellar graphics and fun gameplay with fans eating it up. The full list of downloadable characters for the Kombat Pack has been unveiled, and there are some interesting (and very familiar) characters being added into the fray. The... Read more...
MoviePass members have reason to be concerned with the service. A security researcher from SpiderSilk named Mossab Hussein has announced that he found a major flaw in MoviePass servers. The flaw exposed a database that contained 161 million records and it is still growing in real-time. The researcher says the many of... Read more...
Microsoft has recently been playing nice with other game consoles to some extent. The software giant had announced that it would publish the game Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition on Nintendo Switch. That game was initially an exclusive on the Xbox One and the PC, but Microsoft has stated that it has "no... Read more...
Epic Games has announced its latest Fortnite update that brings the game to v10.10 and adds in some new weapons and other items. The coolest thing the update brings is the new Junk Rift. This weapon is a throwable object that breaks on contact and spawns a large object in the sky, like a boat anchor, car, and even a... Read more...
HP is in Germany at Gamescom 2019, and at the show, it has unveiled several new gaming computers, displays, and other items. One of the most interesting of the gaming displays is the HP Omen X 27 gaming monitor. The screen has a native screen resolution of 2560x1440 at 240 Hz, and its thin bezels are designed to allow... Read more...
Porsche and Apple have announced a team-up that will bring integrated Apple Music streaming to the fast and cool Porsche Taycan EV sports car. The Taycan is the first fully electric Porsche and is set to launch in September, and it will have a touchscreen display in its dash as part of the Porsche Advanced... Read more...
One of the most popular shows that Netflix has ever made, and it's made some good ones, is Stranger Things. The main bad guy in Season 1 was the Demogorgon, and Netflix has teamed up with the devs behind the video game Dead By Daylight to give gamers the chance to play as the monster. If you get tired of playing as... Read more...
On Friday a Community manager for Blizzard made an announcement that fans looking forward to playing World of Warcraft Classic won't want to hear. The community manager warned that based on name reservations so far, the Herod realm is shaping up to be massively overpopulated. The manager said that if all existing... Read more...
SpaceX excited fans and upset scientists at the same time when it launched the first Falcon Heavy rocket over a year ago. The launch itself was spectacular as the company used the Falcon Heavy launch to push Elon Musk's own Tesla Roadster into space with a stuffed SpaceX spacesuit behind the wheel that was dubbed... Read more...
Gamers and fans of Apex Legends aren't at all happy with EA and Respawn Entertainment right now. The pricing structure for the skins and other items in the Iron Crown event has angered players and heaped ire onto the developers of the game. Players are angry because it costs about 700 Apex coins to open a loot box for... Read more...
Fans of Sonos audio systems and wireless speakers that can be moved around the home will appreciate the new leak that shows off the design of the Sonos Move Bluetooth speaker. The leaked images appear to be for marketing materials and show off all aspects of the device, including its charge base. Reports indicate that... Read more...
For lots of gamers out there, after the fun of competition in single-player modes of games like StarCraft II wanes, it's time to break out some cheats and get down to dominating that AI. StarCraft II players have a slew of cheats to enjoy that they might not be aware of, so a complete list of all those cheats is... Read more...
When Microsoft decided to move its browser to Chromium, significant changes were bound to happen with Microsoft working on code for Chromium. One of the things that Microsoft is working on improving for Chromium is battery life for devices when users are working away from an outlet. A new experimental feature is in... Read more...
Security-conscious Chrome users will want to download the Password Checkup extension to have it check over their passwords. The extension has reportedly found that 1.5% of all website logins are using compromised credentials. The figure is even higher for porn websites. The extension launched earlier this year, and... Read more...
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