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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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Call of Duty (CoD) Mobile has set a major record with the best launch ever for any mobile game. CoD Mobile reportedly generated 100 million downloads combined worldwide according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates for its first week. CoD Mobile has surpassed all other mobile games, including Mario Kart Tour... Read more...
Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18999 (20H1) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. The software giant warns that as with all pre-release builds, the new Insider Preview Build may have bugs that cause issues for some users. Those who install Build 18999 (20H1) and then want to switch to... Read more...
Linksys unveiled its Velop Tri-Band AC2200 routers not long ago in one, two, and three packs. Those routers are designed to create a mesh network to keep people connected wherever they may be in their home. Today a new subscription service has been announced that is launching first on the Velop routers called Linksys... Read more...
Physicist Sterling Backus and his 11-year-old son were playing Forza one day when the boy asked if they could build a Lamborghini Aventador. Backus said sure and started work on a replica of the badass hypercar. A budget for the build was set at $20,000, and construction started right away.  Backus chose to use a... Read more...
With Android 10, Google rolled out its own new gesture navigation, and while it's not perfect, it wants all OEMs to use it. Google is going as far as to require OEMs to hide their own gesture navigation systems from the setup wizard. The tip on this change comes in the latest version of the Google Mobile Services... Read more...
The gang over at iFixit has got their hands on the revised Samsung Galaxy Fold and have torn it down. The teardown starts with a look at the new protective elements that Samsung added to prevent the Galaxy Fold from getting debris under the skin. iFixit says that Samsung has fortified many of the spots that previously... Read more...
The problem for gamers who try and play VR games in their living room is that the immersion factor means furniture in the home becomes a hazard. Microsoft has a new patent application that has surfaced that shows what it is thinking about to help define the VR playing area to make play safer. The patent application is... Read more...
Sony has announced that the latest update for the PlayStation 4 is coming this week around the world. The new software will take the PS4 to system version 7.00. The update brings with it key system features, including features for Party and Remote Play. Sony notes that a number of the new features, including the... Read more...
Google is building a number of cool features into the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones, and details have been leaking like crazy over the past month. Another new feature has now leaked that outlines an interesting new way that users of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be able to activate the Google Assistant. The new... Read more...
Google has updated the Google Shopping service, and the redesigned experience is now available in the U.S. for mobile and desktop users. Google says the service gives information from thousands of stores in one place, and you can discover and compare millions of products online or in a store nearby. Users can get a... Read more...
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s are old devices now, but there are a lot of people out there who are still using them -- and Apple was still producing the smartphones as of August 2019. For those who have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s that is now failing to power on despite your best efforts, Apple may fix your device at no... Read more...
Microsoft can't seem to get it right over the last year, with Windows Update seemingly break things nearly every time the company sets out to address an issue a past update caused. Case-in-point is the latest Windows 10 KB4524147 cumulative update that shipped on October 3rd, with security fixes and to address the... Read more...
Video games are supposed to be fun, and can be a great way to relieve stress and connect with friends in person and online. One of the most popular video games on the market today is Fortnite from Epic Games. Unfortunately, Epic is facing a lawsuit in Canada that is seeking class-action status. The lawsuit alleges... Read more...
Microsoft tends to stick to its traditional patch schedule (Patch Tuesday), and only rolls out an out-of-band update when there are serious issues for some Windows users or big security problems that need to be addressed. Microsoft's latest out-of-band cumulative update has been released for several versions of... Read more...
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