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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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Microsoft has announced that it has added the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 19025.1051 (20H1) to the Slow ring. That means more Windows Insiders have a chance to try out the update before it lands for the masses during the first half of 2020. The build brings with it several improvements, unlike the Windows 10... Read more...
Late last month, we talked about the Steam Library update that had brought all the new features that were previously offered to beta users only to the masses. The update also brought with is the debut of Remote Play Together for everyone. That feature was very cool, and gamers who want to enjoy playing remotely with... Read more...
Many computer users know that Microsoft doesn't email you about Windows updates, but many people unfortunately still fall for spam tricks. There is a new malicious spam campaign going around that tells users to download a critical Windows update. If users install the attached file, Cyborg ransomware is then loaded on... Read more...
Qualcomm is one of the largest producers of chipsets for smartphones and other devices in the world, and it has announced that it expects the global smartphone market to ship 450 million 5G handsets in 2021. The company is also predicting that the worldwide market will ship another 750 million 5G handsets in... Read more...
The thought of a stranger hijacking your camera and being able to see what you are doing without your knowledge is the stuff of nightmares for most people. Our phones tend to follow us into every area of our lives. Checkmarx decided to see if the cameras that are built into Android phones might be vulnerable to... Read more...
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive fans will want to check out Shattered Web, the latest operation for the game. With Shattered Web, a bunch of new features have been added to the game. Among those features are new maps, new agents to unlock, an accolade system for highlighting accomplishments, and a new progression... Read more...
Epic Games has announced that fans of Fortnite will get the opportunity to use DirectX 12 in v11.20 of the game. The game will still require a graphics card that runs DX11, but the option of using newer tech in DX12 will become available with this latest release. Epic says that PC gamers with high-end GPUs that... Read more...
Fans of streaming TV and movies without paying for cable or satellite already know that one of the best ways to get content from streaming sources onto your big screen is the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a smoking good deal going on right now for the Fire TV Stick 4K bundle with a third generation Echo Dot smart... Read more...
Newegg is the latest company to out its tech deals for Black Friday. Among the deals are enticing discounts on gaming laptops, gaming desktops, and monitors. Newegg also has plenty of deals on PC hardware, including CPUs, graphics cards, mainboards, and more. Check out some of the best Newegg Black Friday deals below... Read more...
Ford went official last night with the first addition to the Ford Mustang line in 55 years. The new vehicle was previously referred to as the "Mustang-inspired EV," and it has now officially debuted as the Ford Mustang Mach-E. As with most EVs on the market today, there are several versions of the Mach-E for buyers to... Read more...
The U.S. government recently conducted a competition to award a highly lucrative contract for Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, aka "JEDI." JEDI provides next-generation cloud storage and security infrastructure for the Pentagon while simultaneously connecting the various agencies under its purview. The... Read more...
Anyone who missed the X019 show and wants to catchup will appreciate that Microsoft is going over everything it announced at the event. Among the good news is that there are 21 titles from developers in the ID@Xbox program that will launch day one with Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud. One of the best announcements... Read more...
Google has announced that it has begun the rollout of its new SMS text messaging app with features powered by RCS (Rich Communication Services). Google says that some people had the chat features in their Android Messaging already, but the rollout is now going to everyone in the States. The traditional SMS text messaging features that Google Read more...
John Carmack is a legend in the gaming world best know by gamers for his work at id Software. Carmack left id to pursue a position with Oculus and work on the Oculus Rift VR headset. Carmack has announced via Facebook that starting this week he is moving into a "consulting CTO" position with Oculus. He says that he... Read more...
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