Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Hybrid Tube Amp for Raspberry Pi is an audio fans dream

Hybrid Tube Amp for Raspberry Pi is an audio fans dream

Electronics tinkerers know that there is little that you can create with some imagination and a Raspberry Pi developer board. A new product has landed for the Raspberry Pi and this time it's something that audio fans will really appreciate. The Hybrid Tube Amp for Raspberry Pi promises to bring the rich analog tones that audiophiles love.

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Samsung website outs Gear Fit 2, Gear Icon X earbuds

Samsung website outs Gear Fit 2, Gear Icon X earbuds

Samsung wearables have quite a fan following and when new products are on the horizon people get excited. Recently some images of the Gear Fit 2 fitness band and the IconX Bluetooth earbuds leaked online and now Samsung has outted the products itself. Samsung hasn't gone official with the products; they were leaked via the Samsung website apparently by mistake.

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“The Empire Strikes Back” intro done in James Bond style somehow works

“The Empire Strikes Back” intro done in James Bond style somehow works

Two of the most iconic movie franchises in the world are James Bond and Star Wars. Each of these franchises is well known for opening sequences that follow the same formula for every film. Star Wars has its opening crawl with worlds that set up what the movie is going to be about. Bond films on the other hand always have a song that goes with the title of the movie and lots of naked ladies in the shadows.

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Bentley Bentayga app for Apple Watch lets owners control their car

Bentley Bentayga app for Apple Watch lets owners control their car

Bentley has unveiled a new app for the Apple Watch that gives passengers in the lavish Bentayga SUV the ability to control a number of car systems from the watch. The well heeled in the back seat can't be bothered to reach for a standard button when relaxing after all. Using the watch app, the passengers being driven in the Bentayga can control climate and entertainment systems.

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Galaxy J3 smartphone lands on Verizon pre-paid network

Galaxy J3 smartphone lands on Verizon pre-paid network

Verizon has announced a new smartphone launch for its pre-paid network called the Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016). The smartphone is a budget device selling for $109.99 and it will operate on the Verizon 4G LTE network. The 5-inch screen is a HD resolution Super AMOLED paired with a 1.2GHz quad core processor.

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Evernote for Android gains scan and annotate capability

Evernote for Android gains scan and annotate capability

Android phone users that were bummed that iOS users got the Scannable app and wanted something similar for their Android device are in luck. Evernote for Android has announced a new update that brings with it an improved way to digitize documents. In the new Evernote update, Evernote camera makes capturing and managing your document images smoother and brings two photo capture modes.

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Australian study sees no link between cell phones and brain cancer

Australian study sees no link between cell phones and brain cancer

Someone called Derva Davis made waves across Australia earlier this year with an alarmist campaign to convince people that cities where cell phone use was high had greater incidences of disease such as brain cancer. Now a researcher who was at the time working on a research paper specifically looking at the link between mobile phone use in Australia and brain cancer has published his paper and is able to talk about the results.

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Galaxy S7 Active images leak showing rugged polycarbonate cased device

Galaxy S7 Active images leak showing rugged polycarbonate cased device

Samsung has for the last few Galaxy S models started with a standard model and later offered up an Active version of that same device. The big feature of previous Galaxy Sx Active devices was that they were water resistant and ruggedized to allow them to survive the bumps and drops that come with being used by an active person. Some wondered that since the new Galaxy S7 devices are water resistant right out of the box if an Active version would be produced.

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Intel Drone 100 hits Palm Springs for the nations’ first aerial experience

Intel Drone 100 hits Palm Springs for the nations’ first aerial experience

Intel teamed up with a group called Ars Electronica FutureLab to create something called the Drone 100 in Germany back in January of this year. The massive display set a Guinness World Record for the most unmanned vehicles in the air at one time. The entire mass of 100 drones were synchronized to create patters with light in the sky.

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Xiaomi Mi Max is thin and comes with 4500mah battery

Xiaomi Mi Max is thin and comes with 4500mah battery

A single promotion image of the Xiaomi Mi Max smartphone shows what appears to be a very thin device with larger dimensions. The promo image doesn’t include any new tidbits on the hardware inside the smartphone, it come only a few weeks after some teaser images of the smartphone crammed in a pocket turned up.

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Huawei G9 Lite debuts with octa-core Kirin 650 SoC or Snapdragon 617.

Huawei G9 Lite debuts with octa-core Kirin 650 SoC or Snapdragon 617.

Huawei has rolled out a new smartphone called the G9 Lite and a new tablet called the M2 7.0 in China. The first device is the G9 Lite and it has a 5.2-inch 1080p screen that boasts a 76.4% screen-to-body ratio meaning thinner bezels. The heart of the G9 Lite is an octa-core Kirin 650 16nm SoC for some carriers and other carriers will get the device with a Snapdragon 617 under the hood.

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LG Stylo 2 smartphone hits Cricket Wireless packing integrated stylus

LG Stylo 2 smartphone hits Cricket Wireless packing integrated stylus

Cricket Wireless has unveiled a new smartphone that will land at the pre-paid retailer on May 13 called the LG Stylo 2. The smartphone will sell for $169.99 and for the money it offers a 5.7-inch HD resolution screen. Since the device has a larger screen, it comes with an integrated stylus with Pen Pop and Screen-off Memo. The stylus and features allow the user to take notes in an app made just for writing with the stylus.

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