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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's Windows 10 May 2020 update has caused countless problems for computer users. Microsoft has now formally acknowledged an issue with the update that brings computers to a crawl after applying Windows 10 KB4559309. That KB was applied automatically to Windows machines, which prevented anyone from opting out... Read more...
Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming services on the planet with hordes of users streaming through their TVs, computers, and mobile devices. Netflix is adding a new feature for users on Android devices that allow them to increase or decrease the streaming speed of the show they're watching. The new... Read more...
More trouble is brewing for the Chinese-owned social media app TikTok in the United States. President Donald Trump is moving to ban TikTok in the U.S., possibly as early as today. The report also suggests that President Trump is ordering the Chinese owner of TikTok, ByteDance Ltd., to divest its ownership in its U.S... Read more...
It's virtually impossible for a smartphone maker to keep its devices secret today as the supply chain is packed with sources looking to share information about unannounced devices. Sometimes details of products surface from manufacturers through mistakes that lead to order pages, and advertisements being posted early... Read more...
Over the past six months, Microsoft's new Edge browser has become very popular with computer users. However, Edge users began reporting an issue yesterday with the Chromium-based browser crashing when attempting to type in the address bar to search. Oddly, the crash issue only surfaced when Google was set as the... Read more...
Some new renders have surfaced that give us our best look yet at what the coming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 smartphone might look like. The images show the smartphone will come in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze colors. Like the original, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a folding mechanism with a hinge on the side resembling a... Read more...
A pair of new rumors going around suggest Apple may delay the launch of its new 5G iPhone models and new iPads. Apple typically launches its new devices in September, but it's quite possible that the iPhone and iPad models will be delayed until October. The first indication of a delayed launch comes from Qualcomm's Q3... Read more...
OnePlus fans in the United States were bummed when the slick mid-range OnePlus Nord launched (read the HotHardware review here), but didn't come Stateside. A new report has surfaced that claims Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, has said that a Nord-branded device will be coming to the United States this year. The... Read more...
Retro gaming is a passion for many enthusiasts who want to relive some of the glory of their youth. Retro gamers who have a Twitch Prime subscription can get some classic arcade games at no cost courtesy of SNK. Keep in mind that anyone with an Amazon Prime account also has a Twitch Prime account. The seven games... Read more...
When it comes to building a PC, most people turn to a modern chassis that has ample cooling, style, and lots of space inside. Others turn to alternative means to build a PC that doesn't quite look like a garden variety PC. A perfect example of someone who wanted a PC that stands out from the pack has turned up from a... Read more...
A rather strange bug has reared its ugly head that could impact those who are removing some Google Assistant devices from their network. One of the first things that many people do when getting rid of a Google Assistant device is to revoke the device's access to a Google account. However, some users have discovered... Read more...
Many people all around the world have missed their favorite sporting events due to the coronavirus pandemic, which is putting the damper on any large gatherings. Here in the United States, some sporting events are being held without fans, which certainly changes the feel for players and fans alike. The NBA is trying... Read more...
Fans of MMA will know the name Joe Rogan as the commentator for UFC. Others may remember Joe for past television work, including the series Fear Factor and News Radio among others. Today Rogan keeps himself busy splitting time between UFC, stand-up comedy, and his top-rated podcast called The Joe Rogan Experience... Read more...
The sheer number of malware campaigns operating online targeting users, in an attempt to steal information or extort money, is staggering. One of the recently revived botnets targeting users is called Emotet, which typically loads various types of malware and spreads via Wi-Fi networks. A vigilante hacker, however... Read more...
A new report has surfaced that claims Google is doing something rather dubious to help develop and advance its own apps. According to the report, Google has been collecting usage data on rival apps from Android phones under a project called Android Lockbox. Google has allegedly collected sensitive Android user data... Read more...
Microsoft has announced that the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build is available for insiders in the Beta Channel. The new version is called the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19042.421 (20H2). Several things have been changed in Windows for the new 19042.421 build, including theme-aware tiles and and the new... Read more...
The Nest Thermostat has been on the market for nearly a decade and has proven to be one of the most popular units for homeowners that want to automate their heating and cooling. One of the coolest features of the Nest Thermostat is that it is Internet-connected, giving users control via a smartphone app (or web... Read more...
The developers behind Microsoft Flight Simulator have announced the closed beta for the new version of the game will begin on July 30. Developers promise the full build notes will be posted along with the build release, and new closed beta invitations have gone out. Anyone participating in the Alpha testing of the... Read more...
T-Mobile has confirmed that beginning in January 2021, it will require all devices on its network to be VoLTE capable. T-Mobile issued a statement that it's trying to reduce the impact of the change to new customers and won't be activating new devices on its network after August 4 that lack VoLTE compatibility. It... Read more...
New data has been published by Superdata (a Nielsen company) looking at the video game industry and picking out some of the most successful titles overall. Of all the video games that are covered in the latest data on the global digital games market, one of the most impressive titles is Riot Games' free-to-play title... Read more...
Plex is a popular media streaming platform that already had a number of different streaming options under its belt for users. Plex today announced that consumers can watch free live TV with the addition of more than 80 channels of completely customizable live programming. Most of the live TV programming is available... Read more...
Notebook shoppers looking for a thin and lightweight machine with respectable performance should check out special deals going at the Microsoft Store, Amazon and Best Buy. At all of those retailers, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, which is the latest version, is on sale for $200 off. That discount brings the purchase... Read more...
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