Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Galaxy S8 screen tipped to grow to lure Note 7 users

Galaxy S8 screen tipped to grow to lure Note 7 users

A new rumor is making the rounds that claims Samsung is set to enlarge the screen of the Galaxy S8 smartphone in an effort to lure the customers who are considering going somewhere else for a big screen phablet back to the Samsung fold after the Galaxy Note 7 failure. This would dovetail nicely with the rumors from earlier this month that the Galaxy S8 would get a body that was 90% covered by the screen. This new rumor started with a report from a South Korean news outlet called The Bell.

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Range Rover Sport takes on downhill alpine ski course

Range Rover Sport takes on downhill alpine ski course

Range Rover has taken its new Sport SUV and set the car and driver to a significant challenge. The vehicle took on an Alpine ski course that is difficult for skiers to finish and seems unthinkable for a SUV to complete. The ski course is called Inferno and is located in Murren Switzerland. The driver behind the wheel is former Stig from Top Gear fame Ben Collins.

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Sony Xperia X concept software launches in Europe

Sony Xperia X concept software launches in Europe

Last summer Sony launched a program that it called "Sony's Concept for Android" and it was a crowd sourcing program to explore new ideas for software innovation. During the program Sony maintained close dialog with the Xperia community to develop the software concept. Sony says that the program established a more open development workflow with customer feedback and real-time usage data to ensure that the software being developed had the things in it that the users wanted most.

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BenQ Zowie XL2540 e-Sports monitor has 240Hz refresh rate

BenQ Zowie XL2540 e-Sports monitor has 240Hz refresh rate

BenQ has announced a new computer monitor that is aimed directly at the e-Sports gamers out there called the Zowie XL2540. The monitor is designed to use a 240Hz refresh rate that BenQ says can be fully activated for different levels of gameplay experience if the computer it is attached to can generate over 240 frames per second.

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Sega Genesis manufacturing begins again in Brazil

Sega Genesis manufacturing begins again in Brazil

The coolest cartridge-based gaming system that I ever played back in the day was the Sega Genesis. In countries other than the US that game system was called the Sega Mega Drive. Unless you live in Brazil you might not know just how popular this retro console is in that country. Word is that the Sega Mega Drive sell about 150,000 units per day in Brazil.

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Samsung runs full page ad in major newspapers to say sorry for Galaxy Note 7

Samsung runs full page ad in major newspapers to say sorry for Galaxy Note 7

Samsung really wants people to feel better about continuing to purchase its smartphones. The problem is that many people aren't feeling very good about the brand after the fires that happened with a large number of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones before and after the recall. Samsung has taken out full page ads in major newspapers around the US to apologize to consumers and to outline its commitment to consumer safety.

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Intel Shooting Star Drone is designed for light shows

Intel Shooting Star Drone is designed for light shows

Intel started with its new drone technology at the beginning of the year and by May it had put on its second Drone 100 light show in Palm Springs. Intel has ramped up its drone program and in October it unveiled the Falcon 8+ drone aimed at commercial applications. Today Intel has officially announced its next drone called the Intel Shooting Star Drone and it is made specifically for light shows.

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Harvard researchers create 3D printed heart-on-a-chip with sensors inside

Harvard researchers create 3D printed heart-on-a-chip with sensors inside

Researchers at Harvard University have created the very first entirely 3D printed organ-on-a-chip and the technique could open the door for more complex and customizable devices in the future. The heart-on-a-sensor chip has integrated sensing and was constructed using fully automated digital manufacturing procedure that allows for fast fabrication and customization.

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TeamViewer update enables cross-platform mobile to mobile remote support

TeamViewer update enables cross-platform mobile to mobile remote support

TeamViewer has been around for a long time and is an app that allows you to mirror screens between devices and other things. An update for the app has been announced at it brings with it some new cool tricks that users of the app will really like. The main update is the ability to allow you to access other mobile devices from a mobile device, regardless of iOS, Android or Windows Mobile.

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Google and YouTube plan to keep you informed on Election Day

Google and YouTube plan to keep you informed on Election Day

Election Day is tomorrow and no matter what candidate you support, odds are you want to know who will be in charge of our country for at least the next four years. To help you keep up with what's going on, Google and YouTube have outlined their plans to keep you informed on Election Day. Google is giving a pop-up at the top of the screen that you can click to find where to vote in your area.

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Model X and Model S vehicles in the wild with HW2 self-driving tech

Model X and Model S vehicles in the wild with HW2 self-driving tech

Tesla announced last month that all of its cars would be produced with self-driving technology on-board. Along with that announcement came some details on what the new Hardware2 or HW2 self-driving technology would entail. The cars are fitted with eight different cameras and a radar ultrasonic sensor and a supercomputer to support image processing and the needed processing for safety.

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NASA Bio-Indicator Lidar Instrument could sniff out life on Mars

NASA Bio-Indicator Lidar Instrument could sniff out life on Mars

NASA has a new prototype instrument that takes advantage of a sensing technique that is currently used by the military to monitor air remotely in an effort to detect chemicals, toxins, and pathogens that could threaten the lives of servicemen and women. The NASA instrument is called the Bio-indicator Lidar instrument or BILI and rather than sniffing out hazards, it would be used to sniff out life on Mars.

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