Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Spotify UI adopts darker colors for unity across platforms

Spotify UI adopts darker colors for unity across platforms

Spotify is one of the more popular streaming services out there for music fans. It has changed the colors of its user interface in an effort to be more uniform across all the platforms where it is available. New colors are a departure for the service since it has used the same basic color scheme since it launched. The new colors are much darker with liberal use of black and high contrast white.

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Apple in talks to purchase Renesas Electronics unit for display chips

Apple in talks to purchase Renesas Electronics unit for display chips

Like many large and successful tech firms, Apple is always looking out for smaller firms that it can purchase to gain new tech and expertise to make its products better. The latest company that Apple has set its eyes on is a Japanese firm that makes controller chips for smartphone displays called Renesas Electronics. The engineering expertise behind the chips that Renesas makes could help Apple improve the battery life and sharpness of displays used on its products like the iPhone and iPad.

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Amazon Lockers now support returns and deliveries

Amazon Lockers now support returns and deliveries

Amazon has been placing its Lockers delivery service into locations around the country to cater to folks that don’t want packages delivered to their home or office. There are all sorts of reasons why delivering to home or office won’t work for some people, one of those reasons is fear of theft. One thing that the Amazon Lockers didn't allow when the service launched was returns of items to the same location they picked up from if they didn’t like the product.

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Subaru concept hints at Tribeca replacement with plug-in diesel hybrid

Subaru concept hints at Tribeca replacement with plug-in diesel hybrid

A new rumor is going around that suggests Subaru is set to unveil a new plug-in hybrid SUV that will be very unique in the auto industry. There are plenty of hybrids out there, but a plug-in hybrid with diesel power is not common. Subaru has already shown off the interesting Viziv 2 concept car at the Geneva Motor Show this year that was previously suggested to be a next generation Forester.

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Malware targets DVRs and Synology NAS to mine bitcoin

Malware targets DVRs and Synology NAS to mine bitcoin

Malware that aims at infecting computers and turning them into bitcoin miners isn’t something new. However, a new piece of malware has surfaced that aims to turn hardware you might not think of getting infected into bitcoin mining drones. A new report has found a malware that infects DVRs. One of the binaries in the malware is D72BNr and the bitcoin mining portion of the malware is mzkk8g.

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Giant camera isn’t a joke, it’s The Dreamy Cafe

Giant camera isn’t a joke, it’s The Dreamy Cafe

At first glance you might think this giant red and black Rolleiflex camera sitting next to this small cottage is a April Fools prank. It's no prank this giant camera is real. It's not really a camera; rather this is a building that looks like a camera on the outside. Judging by the decor on the inside, the café owners really like cameras and photography.

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HTC One M8 rolls out across Asia in May

HTC One M8 rolls out across Asia in May

One of the big smartphone launches in the US so far this year has been the new HTC One M8. The device has also rolled out in Taiwan, home to HTC, but fans in other Asian countries have been left out so far. HTC has now announced when those fans around Asia will be able to get their hands on the new One and that date will be in early May.

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