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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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Valve has done something that anyone thinking about playing Half-Life: Alyx will want to take advantage of before getting into the new VR game. Valve has announced that ahead of the launch of Half-Life: Alyx, it is making the entire Half-Life series free to play on Steam for everyone. The Half-Life franchise is one of... Read more...
The Google for Education team has announced good news for schools that have embraced Chromebooks or those who are looking to add a bunch of Chromebooks this year. Google routinely sends out security updates and features to Chromebook devices every six weeks, and it says that it works with manufacturers to be sure... Read more...
Apple will have new iPhone models to launch this fall that are expected to be part of the iPhone 12 family. New details have surfaced about the iPhone 12 and its design. The latest rumor claims that the iPhone 12 line could have the same exterior design as the iPhone 11, but with vastly superior camera... Read more...
Google's Pixel Buds earphones have been popular for Android device users; particularly with owners of Pixel-braned smartphones. A second generation of the Pixel Buds is in the works, and they have recently been spied at Bluetooth SIG to receive the certifications needed before its launch this Spring. Two model numbers were seen at Bluetooth Read more...
Video game publisher Ubisoft has filed a lawsuit in a California courtroom against an alleged distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack website. The lawsuit lists multiple people from around the globe as defendants. Ubisoft announced last year that it had a plan to stop players that utilized DDoS attacks during... Read more...
When it comes to adaptive controllers for gamers with special needs, Microsoft leads the pack. While Microsoft markets its Xbox Adaptive Controller, other major game console makers don't have first-party controllers for special needs gamers. However, Rory Steele designed a custom game controller for his daughter, who... Read more...
Google Chrome may be the most popular browser out there, but Windows 10 users know that it can be a resource hog. This lack of regard for efficiency is particularly evident when running Chrome on a Windows 10 notebook that is on battery power. Microsoft may have a solution that will end the power and resource-hogging... Read more...
Like most PC fans and enthusiasts, we love a good custom PC around here. We particularly like it when someone goes all out on a custom build with liquid cooling and plenty of style. An extremely talented PC builder on reddit by the name of joshkroger has gone above and beyond, and fans of bourbon will particularly... Read more...
Anyone in the market for a premium Android smartphone with one of the best cameras on the market will want to check out the deals Amazon has going on the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL (our full review) this weekend. We've seen more substantial discounts off the MSRP, but right now, there's a discount and a $200... Read more...
Apple has found itself in trouble more times than we could count over privacy issues with its iPhones and other products. Apple recently issued an iOS 13.3.1 beta that is aimed in part at patching a flaw in location tracking on the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. Apple had promised to bring a toggle switch to allow... Read more...
An alleged spec sheet has leaked that shows features of the entire three-model Galaxy S20 smartphone range. As it stands now, Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 Plus 5G, and Galaxy S20 5G devices at an Unpacked event next month. We will start with the high-end version of the phone, the... Read more...
Microsoft is offering another update on the status of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020. We continue to be amazed by the quality of the graphics despite this being an alpha build. Microsoft's latest update was issued yesterday, January 16. The software giant is bragging about the fifth episode in its Feature Discovery... Read more...
Microsoft is teasing a new deal for PC gamers who have yet to try Xbox Game Pass for PC. Microsoft is offering the first three months of Game Pass for PC for just $1. The software giant says that's the best deal yet for the game streaming service and allows players to get unlimited access to over 100 high-quality PC... Read more...
A man traveling through Portland International Airport apparently had a layover long enough that he decided to play some video games. Playing games at the airport isn't such a big deal if you're using something like a Nintendo Switch, laptop, or smartphone. Where gaming at the airport can become a big deal is if your... Read more...
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