Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Paperlike 13.3-inch E Ink monitor is perfect for working outdoors

Paperlike 13.3-inch E Ink monitor is perfect for working outdoors

If you spend all day working on a computer you know that if you get into a location where you can see outside, often that means such bad glare on your computer screen that it can be hard to function. A new computer display has landed on Indiegogo that is designed to be portable and specifically made to function in bright outdoor spaces called Paperlike. The monitor is the first E Ink monitor and has a screen that measures 13.3-inches.

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Acer BM320 32-inch 4K monitor aims at graphics pros

Acer BM320 32-inch 4K monitor aims at graphics pros

Photographer and graphic designers need monitors that will show them colors as accurately as possible on screen. Acer has a new 32-inch display called the BM320 that is specifically made for those types of users. The monitor has a 32-inch screen size and supports 4K resolution up to 3840 x 2160. In addition to the high-resolution support, the display covers 100% of the Adobe RGB color gamut.

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Evidence of Martian ice age discovered

Evidence of Martian ice age discovered

A team of scientists at the Southwest Research Institute have been pouring over data collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and report that they have found evidence of an ice ago in the polar deposits of Mars. The team says that the same forces that drive ice ages here on Earth drive ice ages on Mars. Those forces are long-term cyclical changes in the orbit and tilt of the planet that directly affect how much solar radiation the planet receives at each latitude.

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Twitter audio cards gain Spotify support

Twitter audio cards gain Spotify support

Back in 2014, Twitter launched something called audio cards with iTunes being the first participant in that service. Audio cards allow Twitter users to get 30-second song previews right in the timeline and in Moments. Later the audio card platform also supported SoundCloud and now Twitter has announced support for one of the most popular music services around- Spotify.

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Portal WiFi router aims to shred congestion and kill buffering

Portal WiFi router aims to shred congestion and kill buffering

A new WiFi router is on Kickstarter seeking funding called Portal. This WiFi router claims to use spectrum turbocharger technology inside to bring access to 300% more airwaves than any other router out there. The maker claims that extra airwave coverage brings as much as 300x more range and coverage. If you live in a location that has lots of WiFi signals flying around, portal still claims to improve your performance by 2x.

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Super Mario Maker goes Hello Kitty with new costumes

Super Mario Maker goes Hello Kitty with new costumes

Super Mario Maker is a very cool game that allows fans to design their own Mario levels that look like games played in the classic Nintendo days of yore. One of the cool things about the game is that you can get different costumes that make your on screen character look like characters from other franchises. That means instead of wearing suspenders and a mustache, you can play as someone else and still do all those Mario things like whack floating blocks.

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HP Omen laptops pack advanced graphics in 15.6 or 17.3-inch packages

HP Omen laptops pack advanced graphics in 15.6 or 17.3-inch packages

HP has expanded its Omen gaming line with the announcement of a new Omen desktop and Omen display as well as the unveiling of two new Omen laptops. The laptops include a 15.6-inch unit and a 17.3-inch laptop. The smaller of the duo has full HD resolution and the larger has 4K IPS tech for enhanced visuals. Both models feature a Dragon Red backlit keyboard and dual fans to keep them running cool during extended gaming sessions.

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HP outs latest Omen desktop gaming PC and 32-inch display

HP outs latest Omen desktop gaming PC and 32-inch display

HP has added a new gaming desktop and a new gaming display to its Omen line. The desktop computer is called the Omen Desktop and it is certified for virtual reality and crams some of the latest NVIDIA graphics cards inside. The Omen desktop can be fitted with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 inside as well as other NVIDIA graphics options.

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OnePlus 3 crosses TENAA as prices drop across the board for OnePlus devices

OnePlus 3 crosses TENAA as prices drop across the board for OnePlus devices

We have seen plenty leaked about the OnePlus 3 smartphone over the last few months with lots of images spied. This week the OnePlus 3 A3000 has finally crossed TENAA to get the certifications that it needs and with that crossing comes some new images of the smartphone and details on specifications. What we can tell is that the photos leaked early this month look identical to the images that TENAA has published.

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Owl VR Smartphone Kit is Brain May’s latest creation

Owl VR Smartphone Kit is Brain May’s latest creation

If you are a fan of the rock band Queen, you will recognize the name Brian May as the guitarist for the band. Being a rock star isn’t all that May is up to, he is also an astrophysicist and owns a company called the London Stereoscopic Company that makes something called the Owl Stereo Viewer. This device allows people to view his company’s reproductions of classic Victorian era stereo cards along with astronomy cards and images from Queen.

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Galaxy Note 6 may be called the Galaxy Note 7 instead

Galaxy Note 6 may be called the Galaxy Note 7 instead

Samsung has done well so far with its Galaxy S7 family of smartphones. Sales have been robust and a new rumor is making the rounds that Samsung might change its naming convention typically used for the Galaxy Note line to capitalize on the success of the S7. According to a new rumor making the rounds, Samsung will skip the Galaxy Note 6 name and move straight to the Galaxy Note 7.

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Kanex GoPower USB-C crams 15,000 mAh of juice in a portable package

Kanex GoPower USB-C crams 15,000 mAh of juice in a portable package

Kanex has rolled out a new GoPower portable battery that uses the USB-C port to allow it to recharge your new MacBook or other device on the go. The battery has 15,000 mAh of juice inside, which the maker claims to be enough to completely charge your MacBook once. The USB-C port output is 5V at 3 amps and the USB output is 5V at 2.4 amps for fast charging of anything that needs a USB port.

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