Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


iPhone SE and iPad Pro pre-orders kick off, SE in stores March 31

iPhone SE and iPad Pro pre-orders kick off, SE in stores March 31

If you have already heard all you need to hear about the new Apple iPhone SE and you want one in your pocket, the device has gone up for pre-order. Apple is taking pre-orders with the device starting at $13.30 monthly with carrier financing or starting at $399 for outright purchase. iPhone SE buyers can choose from silver, rose gold, gold, or space gray colors.

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Genesis New York Concept is a hybrid sport sedan with 241bhp

Genesis New York Concept is a hybrid sport sedan with 241bhp

Genesis has unveiled a new concept car at the New York Auto show. The car is called the New York Concept and it shows what the company is calling the Athletic Elegance design direction that will be further explored down the road. The car also promises to focus on driver-focused luxury. Power for the car comes from a 245ps (241bhp) 2.0 GDi engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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2017 Toyota Prius Prime aims for 120MPGe

2017 Toyota Prius Prime aims for 120MPGe

Toyota has rolled out the all-new 2017 Prius Prime at the New York Auto Show. The Prius Prime will be sold in all 50 states and Toyota is expecting the car to achieve a rating of 120 MPGe or higher. If that number is reached, it will be the highest rating for any plug-in hybrid vehicle. Reaching 120 MPGe would also mean 26% better economy compared to the previous Prius model.

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Patch monitors glucose levels and delivers meds to control glucose

Patch monitors glucose levels and delivers meds to control glucose

Anyone who has been around a diabetic that has to prick their fingers multiple times a day to check their blood glucose levels can understand in an instant just how difficult and annoying the disease can be. Factor in the need for some diabetics to not only prick fingers to check glucose levels, but to give themselves shots of insulin to control the blood sugar and things only get worse for diabetics. Scientists have developed an innovative medical device that might make diabetes less of a prick.

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NASA explores equipment to keep astronauts fit

NASA explores equipment to keep astronauts fit

NASA is talking up some of the equipment that it has invented for astronauts to use to keep fit while they are on a long duration space missions. To avoid losing muscle and bone mass, astronauts must work out for two hours each day. During the week ISS astronauts have access to three different pieces of workout gear, a bike, a treadmill, and the Advanced Resistive Exercise Device dubbed ARED.

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Galaxy Tab S3 for AT&T hits FCC

Galaxy Tab S3 for AT&T hits FCC

We already know a bit of detail on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 tablet thanks to previous leaks. We have a couple new images today thanks to the tablet crossing the FCC. The version that the FCC has its hands on is model SM-T819 and carries the hardware inside to support AT&T LTE networks. Exactly when the tablet will hit the AT&T network we don’t know, but with the FCC behind it the launch could be any time now.

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Skydio drone can actually follow you while avoiding trees

Skydio drone can actually follow you while avoiding trees

Drones with the ability to follow the user and shoot video or still images are out there right now. The catch is that they only really work in environments where there are no obstacles that the drone needs to avoid. Put the same tracking drone into a forest environment with random tree branches and trunks and the drone is unable to avoid those obstacles.

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PlayStation VR Launch Bundle pre-orders start today, Core pre-orders March 29

PlayStation VR Launch Bundle pre-orders start today, Core pre-orders March 29

Sony pulled the wraps off its PlayStation VR headset back during GDC and if you have been counting the days until you can get one in your home, good news. Sony has announced that pre-orders for both the PlayStation VR launch Bundle and the PlayStation VR Core will kick off this month. Specifically the PlayStation VR core can be pre-ordered starting March 29 at 7am.

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Mod lets you play Fallout 4 as Dogmeat

Mod lets you play Fallout 4 as Dogmeat

I am a huge fan of Fallout 4, but the companions in the game leave a lot to be desired in my book. I find most of them to be more of a hindrance than a help, they always block doors or walk into my line of fire like morons. I've played mostly with Paladin Danse since he can actually fight if you need to. The problem is he isn't very stealthy leaving you basically unable to sneak up on people, especially if your power armor has the stealth boy mod. A new mod for the game has been unveiled, and it lets you play the game as one of the companions, specifically the cute and ferocious Dogmeat.

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Galaxy S7 edge hack supports microSD and dual SIMs at once

Galaxy S7 edge hack supports microSD and dual SIMs at once

If you are using a dual SIM enabled version of the Galaxy S7 Edge smartphone and lament the fact that you have to choose additional storage and a single SIM card or dual SIMs and no additional storage, there is a way to eliminate that choice. A hacks has surfaced that requires some mods to your SIM card and your microSD card but results in being able to use both SIM slots and a microSD card at the same time. The risk in dong this hack is that you might destroy your SIM card and your microSD. There is also a chance you might damage your new smartphone, so beware.

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Jaguar app for wearables checks fuel level, unlocks doors

Jaguar app for wearables checks fuel level, unlocks doors

Jaguar has announced a new remote functions app for Android Wear smartwatches. The app has several connected features for Jaguar and Land Rover owners to take advantage of including the ability to remotely start the car and activate the climate system. That is an important feature in hot or cold environments.

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Official Galaxy J7 photos leak showing gold and silver versions

Official Galaxy J7 photos leak showing gold and silver versions

There have been plenty of leaks that have told us what to expect with the 2016 version of the Galaxy J7 smartphone. Earlier this month the J5 and J7 passed through TENAA to get their Chinese certifications. This week a slew of new images have leaked that claim to be the official Samsung glamour shots of the J7 smartphone. The images highlight two colors for the metal frame with a silver version and a gold version.

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