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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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One of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games in a long time is Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The Stalk Market that was available in previous titles returns in New Horizons, which can allow the player to bank big in-game money, if they can buy low and sell high. One of the things that players of New Horizons look... Read more...
Businesses and schools are turning to online meetings and classes during the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic as people stay home to help prevent spreading the virus due to human-to-human contact. One of the videoconferencing solutions that have seen a significant uptick in adoption in recent weeks is called Zoom. The... Read more...
Marshall is a brand name that’s mostly known for creating amplifiers that are used by musicians electric guitars. That’s not all the company has in its lineup with it unveiling a new Uxbridge Voice smart speaker with Amazon Alexa. The intelligent speaker is offered in a white or black cabinet and is shaped to look... Read more...
Fans of Fortnite have been following along with the Deadpool challenges the last several weeks are nearing the end. Week 6 is here, and shortly the Deadpool challenges will come to an end with fans who've completed them all able to unlock the Deadpool skin. So far, Deadpool challenges have been straightforward and... Read more...
This week the Microsoft Flight Simulator developers have gotten plenty of work completed after delays due to the coronavirus. They have released the Feature Discovery Series Episode 7 video touting the coming multiplayer features of the game. In the video, one of the developers is talking about how Microsoft plans to... Read more...
iPhone users should be aware that there is an unpatched security vulnerability that impacts iOS 13.3.1 and later versions of the operating system (including the newly released iOS 13.4). This unpatched security vulnerability prevents VPN networks from encrypting all traffic and can cause some Internet connections to... Read more...
Borderlands 3 fans have a second campaign add-on that is available now to download. The campaign is called Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock. The launch of the new campaign coincides with a free level cap increase that raises the maximum Vault Hunter level to 57. The campaign focuses... Read more...
As with many Fortnite weekly challenges, the hardest part for some of them is finding where you're supposed to go. This week, one of the big challenges is for players to find Lake Canoe, Camp Cod, and Rainbow Rentals and do a little dance. The exact locations where players need to get their groove on are unmarked on... Read more...
Researchers at Bitdefender announced the discovery of a new attack that is targeting home routers. In the attack, the DNS settings in the router are changed to redirect the victim to a website that delivers the Oski infostealer malware as the final payload. The most interesting aspect of the malware is that it stores... Read more...
There are a bunch of movie streaming services out there for people to choose from to watch movies and TV shows on the go and at home. Google is gearing up to get into the streaming movie segment in a much bigger way with ad-supported free movies. The tip on the free movies comes from an APK teardown. As it stands... Read more...
Samsung has rolled out a new tablet that offers some surprising features at a low price. The tablet is called the Galaxy Tab A 8.4 and it comes standard with 32GB of internal storage. Perhaps the best feature considering the under $300 price point for the tablet is that it has integrated LTE connectivity. Samsung... Read more...
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is warning its customers via a security advisory that there is a bug in the firmware of some of its SAS SSDs. The firmware bug will see the drive fail after reaching 40,000 hours of operation. That many hours of operation equates to four years, 206 days, and 16 hours after the storage... Read more...
Perhaps the most significant role that Sir Patrick Stewart ever played was the one of Captain Jean-Luc Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation. That series ran for many years and was among the most popular of all Star Trek franchises. The series spawned multiple movies for the big screen. After many years away from... Read more...
We've heard it more and more in the last several weeks; we're all in this together. While many people are working from home, there are a large number of students who are also trying to learn from home. Minecraft is a game that has been around for a long time, and it has announced free educational content in the... Read more...
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