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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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Google's Fast Pair technology has been updated with an interesting new feature that users of connected Bluetooth devices will find useful. There are also a bunch of new products that are compatible with Fast Pair technology. Google is talking up some of the upcoming experiences for Fast Pair aimed at improving... Read more...
We've already heard about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC that is aimed at high-end gaming smartphones. We also know that the ASUS ROG Phone II will sport that high-end chipset and have seen that smartphone in a leak. One thing that has been unknown is what levels of performance the SoC will provide to gamers... Read more...
Today is a big day for Fortnite, the epic mech vs. monster battle is going down at 2 PM EST and there are a lot of Fortnite fans wondering what's going to happen. Gamers got their first look at the monster, called Cattus, after the end of season 8 when the volcano erupted and spewed rocks at Polar Peak that broke the... Read more...
Yes Most gamers probably know that if you have an Amazon Prime account, you have Twitch Prime as well. A lot of gamers forget about that and Twitch Prime gives some sweet loot and perks to gamers, such as a free year of Switch Online service. Amazon Prime and Twitch members who are looking for a new video game to... Read more...
The smartphone market is stagnating as phones have changed little in the last few generations, while prices have soared for new devices. This means that more and more people are hanging onto their smartphones for longer periods of time. A survey from a company that specializes in phone trading, called BankMyCell, is... Read more...
Google's Chrome browser has for a long time incorporated an Incognito Mode that aims to deliver web surfers more privacy when they are cruising the internet. The problem is that the feature doesn't prevent sites from detecting people who are using Incognito Mode. Google is now saying that later this month, Chrome will... Read more...
The Nintendo Switch has been around for a few years and has proven to be a very popular console with gamers. However, some gamers have had an issue with the Nintendo Switch thumb joystick on the removable Joy-Con controllers, which will register movement even when they aren't being touched. This phenomenon has been... Read more...
Flying on a cramped commercial aircraft can be quite the ordeal for a lot of people out there. To help get through the flight, many take notebooks, tablets, smartphones, or portable game consoles like the Nintendo Switch with them. Southwest Airlines and Nintendo did something very cool for passengers aboard a random... Read more...
Super Mario Maker 2 launched not long ago, and fans of the game have been building some crazy levels to challenge other players. The big draw for most people is the custom levels, and recently an incredibly difficult level has been shared with the creator giving us a nice walkthrough of the spinning flames of... Read more...
The Galaxy Tab S6 is the latest tablet to come from Samsung to take on the Apple iPad, and we caught a glimpse at some leaked images earlier this month. That leak didn't offer images that were particularly clear or nice to look at. This time around, the Galaxy Tab S6 has leaked in what appear to be official... Read more...
With Season 9 of Fortnite coming to an end, a lot has been going on in the game. Players have been hunting down Fortbytes and this week the second to last Fortbyte was discovered in the metal llama building. Players have been watching the progress of the giant robot being constructed over at Pressure Plant since the... Read more...
How people get around in big cities has changed dramatically in recent years, and for those who don't live in big cities, it can be hard to figure out where to get and return these new modes of transport (a la bikesharing). Google Maps is looking to make it easier for people trying to get around in urban areas to find... Read more...
Anyone around in the '80s certainly played with a Rubik's Cube at some point. And many of those people probably ended up peeling stickers off to solve the infuriating puzzle. Researchers from the University of California-Irvine have created an AI system that is able to solve the Rubik's Cube in just over a second;... Read more...
Players have been working hard to find all the Fortbytes to unlock the latest mystery inside the hugely popular game Fortnite. The mystery of what collecting all the Fortbytes will unlock is nearly coming to a close, as Fortbyte 21 has been discovered inside a metal llama structure. The discovery of Fortbyte 21 marks... Read more...
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