Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Huawei Honor Note 8 launches packing 6.6-inch screen with 2k resolution

Huawei Honor Note 8 launches packing 6.6-inch screen with 2k resolution

Rumors have been flying about the Huawei Honor Note 8 smartphone for a while now and only a few days back we heard that it could have a massive 6.6-inch screen. The smartphone has now gone official and it turns out that the rumor about screen size was accurate. The Note 8 has a 6.6-inch screen with 2560 x 1440 2k resolution and pixel density of 443ppi.

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Samsung PM1663a SSD ships in 15TB or 7TB capacities, priced at $10k

Samsung PM1663a SSD ships in 15TB or 7TB capacities, priced at $10k

If you need a massive SSD for storing data in a business of some sort, Samsung in now shipping the PM1633a SSD with a whopping 15.36TB of storage space inside. The SSD began shipping to select customers back in March and Samsung now has the drive available at select retailers. As you can imagine, an SSD with such massive storage space is far from cheap.

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Solar cell turns CO2 into hydrocarbon fuel

Solar cell turns CO2 into hydrocarbon fuel

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have created a breakthrough solar cell that can be produced cheaply and is able to efficiently create a usable hydrocarbon fuel using carbon dioxide found in the air and sunlight. The new solar cell literally creates usable fuel from thin air and light. The scientists have reported their findings in the July 29 issues of Science.

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Google Maps for iOS gets multi-stop road trip capability

Google Maps for iOS gets multi-stop road trip capability

iOS users with Google Maps on their devices haven't been able to use something that Android users of Google Maps have taken for granted for a while in the form of the ability to setup navigation for road trips that have more than one stop. iOS users can now make those multi stop road trips using the iOS Google Maps apps so you can route yourself to stores, restaurants, or other points of interest on your way to your final destination.

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Google and YouTube outline special features for Rio Olympic Games

Google and YouTube outline special features for Rio Olympic Games

Next week marks the kickoff for the 2016 summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The games will see thousands of athletes competing to win one of the three medals offered in their events. With all the sports going on virtually around the clock it can be hard for fans of the Olympic Games to keep up with what athletes and countries are winning medals and at the top of the games. Google has a new feature that will offer event schedules, medal counts, and athlete information in search.

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Bristol Bullet has the 4.8L V8 heart of a BMW

Bristol Bullet has the 4.8L V8 heart of a BMW

I am a sucker for British roadsters, I always have been. I blame the Triumph Spitfire for the affliction. A new sports car has surfaced from a firm called Bristol Cars and it's a pure British roadster with a German heart. The car is called the Bristol Bullet and it's dead sexy. The car has very flat and square sides, but it is very attractive.

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Dish to air 4K and On Demand Rio Olympics coverage

Dish to air 4K and On Demand Rio Olympics coverage

The main problem with 4K TVs for many people since they launched is that there just isn’t that much in the way of content to watch. There are a handful of movies and some Netflix content, but that is about it. Dish has announced something that will make 4K TV fans who like sports happy. Dish will be airing lots of 2016 Rio Olympics coverage with much of that content on demand and in 4K resolution.

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“Harry Potter and The Cursed Child” gets midnight delivery via Amazon Now

“Harry Potter and The Cursed Child” gets midnight delivery via Amazon Now

Fans of the Harry Potter franchise of books and films who are hot to read the script for the play titled "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will be able to get their hands on the book early, or late as it may be, Amazon has announced that it will be offering midnight BST deliveries of the book to fans who order on the night the book launches, Saturday July 30. To get the order at midnight fans have to choose the Prime Now delivery service, which is no extra cost.

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AMD Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 specs and shipping unveiled

AMD Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 specs and shipping unveiled

We've known that the Radeon RX 460 and RX 470 graphics card were coming for a few weeks now, but we didn’t know key details about either of the cards. These cards were teased a bit back during the AMD E3 show. We knew the names of the cards, but that was about it. Now the specifications of the cards have been revealed and we know just about all there is to know about both.

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Pokemon Go GPS spoofing cheat is the ultimate trickery

Pokemon Go GPS spoofing cheat is the ultimate trickery

I think for most people who play Pokemon Go, the real fun in the game is getting out and enjoying the world as you catch virtual creatures. Some folks just don’t want to put that much effort into the game and look for other ways to catch them all. One person took their need to catch all the Pokemon to the next level with an intricate cheat that spoofs GPS to their smartphone and allows them to walk around the Pokemon virtual world using a joystick, never leaving the house.

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Riley roving camera is a home sentry robot

Riley roving camera is a home sentry robot

A company called iPatrol has a new HD camera robot called Riley. The little bot cruises around your home on two-rubber tank-tread like strips. It is able to see in the dark with night vision tech and can alert the homeowner when motion is detected.

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Sony Xperia F8331 leaks, tipped to be the Xperia XR

Sony Xperia F8331 leaks, tipped to be the Xperia XR

A new photo of an unannounced Sony phone that has been rumored in the past has leaked. We are talking about the image of the Xperia F8331 at the top of this story, which is tipped to launch as the Xperia XR smartphone. The leaked image comes with a new rumor that the smartphone might launch at IFA 2016.

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