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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 is launching a new Xbox Bounty Program that will pay gamers, security researchers, and tech fans globally for finding and reporting bugs. Bug bounty programs have been around for a long time and are an effort by companies to allow the public to uncover vulnerabilities in software and... Read more...
Huawei has been pounded hard over the last year as a ban imposed on it by the Trump administration saw the smartphone maker banned from the U.S., and banned from using critical software such as the Google line of apps including Gmail and others. Reports have now surfaced that claim Huawei has said that it will never... Read more...
Google has announced that it will be making its Nest Thermostat smarter by adding new features to the device. Specifically, it has begun testing a new feature that is designed to alert homeowners to issues with the heating and cooling system. The feature will learn how to identify unusual patterns related to the HVAC... Read more...
Microsoft has launched a new cumulative update KB4532695 for Windows 10 that fixes some of the bugs that were introduced with the November 2019 Update. Specifically, the new Windows KB update fixes issues with File Explorer search that has made it unusable since the November update 1909. With that update, Microsft... Read more...
Microsoft says that the health of people and communities around the world has been improving, noting that the steep decline in child and maternal mortality is a key indicator of improvement. Despite that improvement, the company says that progress is not equal around the world, and there is a need to focus on societal... Read more...
The University of Missouri (MU) is deploying a new student tracking application that runs on a smartphone. The app, SpotterEdu, is designed to measure and enforce class attendance. Reports indicate that the tracking app is required for all student-athletes, but is optional for all other students. MU says that... Read more...
LabCorp is one of the largest medical laboratory companies in the country. Chances are high that anyone who has had lab tests run at the doctor's office or hospital has used LabCorp at some point. The company had a major security flaw with its website that exposed confidential medical documents, including lab test... Read more...
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an article today that says one of the main goals of the social network in 2020 is to build "much stronger privacy protections for everyone on Facebook." Zuckerberg says that Facebook knows it has a lot of work to do in that realm, which is why it's making it a... Read more...
It has been a while since we talked about Apex Legends and its developer Respawn Entertainment. It appears that Respawn has just trolled the fanbase of Apex Legends by announcing the next Legend as a character named Forge. The video introduces Forge, who is supposed to be a champion MMA fighter with a robotic... Read more...
Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) has announced a new infotainment platform that will be used in its vehicles all around the globe. The new platform is called Uconnect 5, and it aims to deliver an intuitive user experience and third-party recognition with the Android automotive operating system. FCA says that the processing speeds... Read more...
Select owners of Google Home smart speakers have over the last few days reported issues that are related the Google Home preview program. That preview program provides users access to test early firmware releases for the smart speaker. Multiple participants in the preview program have reported that after applying the... Read more...
Amazon, recently launched Echo Buds aim to fight against the Samsung Galaxy Buds and Apple AirPods for the wireless earbud market, and now they're available for $40 off. Amazon's offering promises premium audio with Bose Active Noise Reduction, something missing on the Galaxy Buds. Echo Buds also support hands-free... Read more...
YouTube Premium is the paid version of the ever-popular YouTube streaming service that offers ad-free and background playback of videos and music along with offline downloads. A new offer page has been seen by some YouTube Premium subscribers that offers paying viewers one free channel membership per month. Channel... Read more...
A new image has leaked that shows the Samsung Galaxy S20+ and S20 Ultra smartphones paired up with the new Galaxy Buds+ earphones. The image is said to be a leaked Samsung promotional image, and it is urging smartphone shoppers to pre-order now to get the Galaxy Buds+ for free. The image only lists the Galaxy S20+ and... Read more...
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