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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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Yesterday was the big unveil of the Fortnite x Batman crossover, and today the new challenges that go with that crossover are live. One of the challenges is to light up three different Bat Signals outside of Gotham City. As with many challenges, the hard part is finding them. The map below shows the locations of all... Read more...
Smartphone users have become used to smartphones that only offer marginal performance gains over past models with each new release. Apple's new iPhone 11 family has better cameras, vastly better battery life, and the promise of better performance over their predecessors. In a new video posted to YouTube, the iPhone 11... Read more...
Microsoft has announced that it is looking for Xbox Insiders who want to join the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. That ring is currently using the latest 2004 OS build (2004.190918-1920). Microsoft says that version of the OS is the next major release that is expected to come to the Xbox One game console. Microsoft notes... Read more...
PC gamers have a new update for the Windows 10 Xbox Game Bar that will allow them to keep an eye on system resources and achievements. Microsoft's updated Xbox Game Bar is adding a couple of features that gamers have been asking for, including a frame rate counter and an achievement overlay. The frame rate overlay is... Read more...
Twitch and Amazon have announced that Amazon Prime members will now get free mobile game content along with the Twitch Prime benefits that they have already been receiving for PC and console games. The first mobile game to give members free loot will be PUBG Mobile from Tencent Games. Prime members will get the... Read more...
A new Fortnite crossover event is coming soon, and the reveal for the event is set for Saturday, September 21st. The reveal will be for the Fortnite x Batman crossover with the stream starting at 8 am ET. Gamers on pacific time will need to get up early on a Saturday morning as that works out to 5 am PT. For anyone... Read more...
Valve has lost a court case in France that could have an impact on its business moving forward across the European Union. Four years ago, Valve was sued by a French consumer organization called UFC-Que Choisir. The suit sought to force Valve to make several changes to Steam, with one of them being to allow gamers to... Read more...
Microsoft has launched a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build 18985 (20H1) that is now in the Fast ring for Insiders. There are numerous improvements in the latest build with one major improvement being a better Bluetooth pairing experience for users. The update brings a Bluetooth pairing experience that is performed... Read more...
Fortnite Season 10 has been packed with fun and some controversy (**cough** mechs). With Week 8 here, that means there are some new challenges to complete. One of the challenges has players needing to complete a time trial east of Pleasant Park or southwest of Salty Springs. As with most challenges, finding the... Read more...
It's no secret that people are cutting the cord with their cable and satellite companies around the country. While cord-cutting may not be as feared by cable companies as it once was, streamers still need internet, after all, there are still millions who are cutting the cord. A new study conducted by Roku has found... Read more...
Windows users have a built-in antivirus program that is expected to be on the job looking for viruses and other threats that could compromise the security of a computer. A major bug has been reported in Windows Defender, the built-in antivirus program that many Windows users take advantage of. It's easy enough to see... Read more...
The iPhone 11 family of smartphones were announced last week, and despite being official, there has been some controversy over the specifications of some of the smartphones. Specifically, there had been a rumor that started with listings in a certification database that suggested the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max... Read more...
Steam is trying to fight its way back to more profits as its game sales are on the decline. To help turn the tide, the Steam Library has been updated with a new beta that is available for anyone to download and try. Valve says that the new library home gives users quicker access to game updates, recently played games, friends' activity, and Read more...
Activision and NVIDIA have announced that they have teamed up on the Geforce RTX Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Bundle. The bundle will be offered for a limited time and will include a copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare which is set to launch on October 25. The game is included with the purchase of an eligible GeForce... Read more...
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