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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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Many Apex Legends fans have wanted a chance to ditch the other players and play by themselves for a while now, and it appears that they finally going to get that opportunity. Apex Legends has released a trailer for a limited-time event that will run during the Iron Crown Collection Event called Solos, which features... Read more...
Gears 5 fans who have been waiting to step up the Xbox One X might want to make this the time to upgrade. A new special limited-edition Xbox One X bundle has landed called the Xbox One X Gears 5 Limited Edition Bundle (1TB), and it's up for preorder now. The limited edition console will ship on 9/26/2019. The... Read more...
Sustainability and being green is a big deal for many major technology firms. The need to be green impacts a variety of processes and operations for most tech firms, from green energy use for factories and offices to the use of recycled materials and fewer chemicals in production processes. Google pledged this week... Read more...
Next month marks the kickoff for IFA 2019 in Germany. The show opens on September 6, and ahead of the show, LG has debuted a video invite for an event that indicates it will be showing off some new products. The teaser video starts with an 8-bit style video game running on a single screen smartphone form factor. If... Read more...
Microsoft is moving to make computer users safer and to help eliminate the risk associated with exploits that rely on VBScript for older versions of Windows. The software giant has announced that in the next Patch Tuesday, which happens on August 13, 2019, it will move forward with its plan to axe VBScript. After the... Read more...
Smartphone shoppers looking for a smartphone on a deep discount will want to check out the Google Store as it is offering great deals on Pixel smartphones. Naturally, the catch to this is that the devices are expected to be replaced soon with a new Pixel 4. Buyers needing a smartphone right now can save $300 of the... Read more...
Microsoft appears ready to heavily push its streaming platform Mixer and to invest some big money into the platform in the process. The big coup that Microsoft has pulled off is luring away Twitch's biggest star, Tyler "Ninja" Blevins. Ninja announced his big move on Twitter last week stating that he would be... Read more...
Amazon is getting ahead of the game with its Alexa-powered line of smart speakers and devices. The company has announced that it will allow users to opt-out of having a human review users’ voice recordings. The move comes after recent complaints of violations of privacy with contractors listening to some recordings... Read more...
Fortnite has upset its fans with the launch of Season 10. Season 10 only launched on the first of the month, and a few short days later fans of the game are saying the game is broken and calling for Epic Games to remove one of the new items and to revert to the old challenge system. The new game item that players want... Read more...
Last year Google was hit with a massive $5 billion fine by the European Commission. Along with that fine, Google was forced to implement new screens to ask users if they wanted additional browsers and search engines on the device at setup. Google has found a way to make lemonade out of the lemons given to it by the... Read more...
A report surfaced in late July from a whistleblower who worked for Apple that warned contractors can listen to some Siri recordings. The report raised concern among Apple users, and the company has now stated that it is suspending its global internal program for "grading" Siri commands. Apple had said that it employed... Read more...
Razer has debuted a new gaming mouse called the Viper that it is aiming directly at the world of eSports. The big claim to fame for the Razer Viper is the use of new Optical Mouse Switches described as the company's fastest switches yet. Razer says that the Optical Mouse Switches have three times the actuation speed... Read more...
Folding smartphones are coming and are poised to become more commonplace in the future. LG has a new patent application that shows line art teasing a device of the future with a tri-fold design and a very cool hinge. Unlike Samsung's devices that come with a stylus that stores inside the body of the device; LG's... Read more...
When Apple announced its monthly subscription gaming service called Apple Arcade, everyone expected Google to launch its own similar service. It's taken Google some time to launch a competing service, but it seems that service is here. Google is now testing a service called Google Play Pass. Google's Play Pass... Read more...
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