Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


VAIO to offer smartphones starting next month

VAIO to offer smartphones starting next month

For years, Sony marketed laptops under the Vaio name with some success. Last summer Sony decided to spinoff the laptop branch of the company into a standalone brand simply called VAIO. Word has surfaced that VAIO is now getting ready to toss smartphones onto the market in a move that will see VAIO directly competing against Sony, its former parent company.

Continue Reading

Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspot now available

Verizon Ellipsis Jetpack mobile hotspot now available

Keeping your devices connected to the internet on the go can be hard to do if you aren't in an area with WiFi connectivity. If your devices lack onboard LTE, your only option is a smartphone that can share a data plan or a hotspot device that can give access by creating its own WiFi network. Verizon has rolled out a new hotspot that will do the job called the Ellipsis Jetpack MHS800L.

Continue Reading

Chinese paper blames Google for Gmail woes in the country

Chinese paper blames Google for Gmail woes in the country

Yesterday we talked a bit about Gmail problems in China and the fact that some in the country were blaming the outage on China's massive firewall known as the Great Firewall. Chinese state media has announced that the issue with Gmail in the country is Google's fault for not being willing to obey Chinese law. Chinese paper Global Times laid the blame squarely at Google's feet in an editorial.

Continue Reading

CamsFormer high-speed camera trigger features motorized 3-axis motion control

CamsFormer high-speed camera trigger features motorized 3-axis motion control

Photographers that like to take images of subjects that require fast activation of the shutter to get the picture may have worked with a high-speed camera trigger before. A new camera trigger has debuted that claims to be a world's first. It is called the CamsFormer and it has a bunch of features that users will enjoy including a high-speed trigger, sensors, wireless control, remote live view, pan, tilt, and zoom.

Continue Reading

Gmail unavailable in China, Great Firewall blamed

Gmail unavailable in China, Great Firewall blamed

Google's Gmail is the most popular email platform out there and the service is hated by some governments that want to keep the populace in the dark about what is going on in their country and the world around them. One of the countries that has a problem with freely disseminated information online is China and word has surfaced that Gmail has been blocked in the country.

Continue Reading

Hacker claims he can steal fingerprints from public photos

Hacker claims he can steal fingerprints from public photos

Security is a big deal for users all around the world when it comes to keeping our personal information safe. In recent years, one of the more commons ways to secure mobile devices and computers is via a fingerprint. Fingerprints are good because they are easy to enter and everyone has a unique set. According to a Chaos Computer Club member, fingerprints may not be as secure as we all think.

Continue Reading

“The Interview” now streaming on iTunes

“The Interview” now streaming on iTunes

The latest movie from Seth Rogen and James Franco called "The Interview" has been surprisingly controversial. The controversy came when North Korea's leader became angry that the movie was going to air since it is about his death. Sony caved to pressure and at first decided not to show the film after screenings were cancelled on December 17. Eventually Sony relented and put the movie out so people could rent and purchase it digitally.

Continue Reading