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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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The U.S. Navy has come to a conclusion that many drivers of modern vehicles would agree with; adding touchscreen interfaces for controls can often makes things more complicated. The U.S. Navy has now found out after an investigation into the aftermath of a fatal USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) accident that sailors aboard... Read more...
A rumor has been making the rounds that claims Treyarch and Activision will reboot another beloved game in the Call of Duty franchise next year. The rumor claims that Call of Duty: Black Ops will get the reboot treatment. The game is alleged to be called either Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 or Call of Duty: Black... Read more...
Researchers from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. have discovered a flaw in one of the most widely deployed pieces of software in the world, which also happens to be the backend for the contacts list on Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad. The software resource  that Check Point found the flaw in is called... Read more...
Week two of Fortnite Season 10 is here and with it comes a new weekly mission for Battle Pass holders to partake in. The new mission this week sends players to find lost spray cans. As with all similar challenges where you have to find things, the difficulty is in locating the cans without getting taken out during the... Read more...
A new rumor is making the rounds that claims Apple will change the branding for its high-end iPhone line this year. Leaker CoinX posted via Twitter that the naming convention for the iPhone for 2019 will include "Pro" hinting that high-end versions of the smartphone might be called the iPhone Pro.  Reports indicate... Read more...
LG has a new patent that was granted in China for a smartphone that goes beyond what the folding screen devices we have seen so far offer. The patent shows a device that has a folding screen in the middle with no seam, similar to what Samsung did with the Galaxy Fold. Things get quite different from there. LG's... Read more...
The Coalition and Xbox have announced that the game Gears 5 has gone gold ahead of its launch next month. The game going gold is a big deal for the developers as it means that the game disc has been released to manufacturing so everyone can play it on September 6. The developers say that Gears 5 is as far as they have ever taken the franchise. The Read more...
Google Maps has new features that are aimed at making it easier to stay organized and to find your way when walking around on vacation or for business. One of the updates makes it easier for travelers to have all their reservations for air travel and hotel in one place. Google says that the new feature is a great way to keep reservations handy, Read more...
There are plenty of vulnerabilities in the biometrics that are commonly used for unlocking devices today, including fingerprint readers and Apple's Face ID. Researchers at the Black Hat USA 2019 conference this week demonstrated a new attack that allowed them to bypass a victim's Face ID and login to the user's phone... Read more...
The head of the VW brand in North America is Reinhard Fischer, and he has been talking about the market acceptance of electric vehicles. He says when EVs reach price parity with traditional internal combustion engines, that will be the tipping point for the EV industry. And according to Fischer, that the tipping point... Read more...
Loot boxes are the source of ire for many players who buy them, hoping to get good items that can help them progress in their favorite games. Loot boxes also make massive amounts of money for the game developers, but some lawmakers feel that the loot box is nothing but a form of gambling. Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft... Read more...
As we get closer to the official unveiling of the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones, more leaks are coming that claim to shed light on what sort of hardware the devices will pack. The latest leak sheds light on the display of the smartphones, and the amount of RAM Google will pack inside the chassis. The Pixel... Read more...
Over the last few weeks, there has been an increasing amount of concern over what Apple, Amazon, and Google are doing with the voice commands and conversations that their respective digital assistants hear and record. All of those companies have employees or contractors who listen to the transcripts of commands issued... Read more...
Google has announced that its strongest level of protection for personal Google Accounts is now available for Chrome. The Advanced Protection Program is aimed at anyone at risk of targeted attacks, including journalists, activists, politicians, and business leaders. Google notes that it has an evolving list of... Read more...
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