Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Homemade USB Killer destroys computer components

Homemade USB Killer destroys computer components

I'm not sure why you would want a flash drive style device that is capable of destroying some of the components inside a PC. The only use I can think of is vandalism at schools or work, which is what at least a few of the commenters on a YouTube video posted by Thomas Kim seem to be interested in. Kim posted a video showing the steps needed to build a DIY USB Killer that blasts voltage through the USB port of a PC to make it shut down.

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Amazon Music Unlimited launches in the UK, starts at £7.99 mo

Amazon Music Unlimited launches in the UK, starts at £7.99 mo

Amazon has announced that its Amazon Music Unlimited service has launched in the UK. The service is an on-demand streaming music service with a catalog of over 40 million songs that is also packed with thousands of hand curated playlists and personalized stations for subscribers to enjoy. The service works in conjunction with a new Amazon Music Unlimited App that features Alexa voice controls.

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HTC Vive VR Red Alert 2 remake uses Unreal Engine

HTC Vive VR Red Alert 2 remake uses Unreal Engine

As it is with most new gaming devices, how fast the device is adopted by the public depends on many things from pricing to the available games. The HTC Vive and other VR headsets are appealing , but not quite to the stage yet where the gaming masses are ready to play. One of the things that could get gamers ready to buy is a sweet game that makes you really want to play.

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Sevenhugs Smart Remote control anything you point it at

Sevenhugs Smart Remote control anything you point it at

Sevenhugs has a very cool remote control that is on Kickstarter and has destroyed its funding goal. The product is called the Smart Remote by Sevenhugs and this remote claims to be able to control any device you aim it at. The screen on the remote will adapt to the device you are aiming it at to give you control you need.

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LG’s 1mm Wallpaper OLED TV said to be launched in 2017

LG’s 1mm Wallpaper OLED TV said to be launched in 2017

There are multiple places where products that have wireless tech inside have to go for certifications before they can come to market. Often we see the FCC leak details on coming devices, but this time out it appears that the entire 2017 LG OLED TV line has been leaked by the WiFi Alliance. Presumably the TVs were being tested to ensure compliance with WiFi specifications.

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HTC Vive wireless upgrade kit by TPCAST cuts the wires

HTC Vive wireless upgrade kit by TPCAST cuts the wires

With the year coming to a close, HTC is showing off a cool upgrade kit that is expected to be available early next year for the Vive VR headset. The upgrade kit is made by TPCAST and cuts the tether from the headset. TPCAST was the first company to join the Vive X Accelerator that has 33 firms in the mix at this point.

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HTC Bolt launched with 3×20 MHz carrier aggregation support, no headphone jack

HTC Bolt launched with 3×20 MHz carrier aggregation support, no headphone jack

Sprint has announced that it has landed a new smartphone for customers to choose that is the fastest device Sprint offers on its network. The smartphone is called the HTC Bolt and the big feature of the device is that it is built for the speedy Sprint LTE Plus network and supports 3x20 MHz Carrier Aggregation. Support for that network comes thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon X10 LTE modem.

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2017 Zero Motorcycles go up to 200 miles per charge

2017 Zero Motorcycles go up to 200 miles per charge

Zero Motorcycles has been selling electric motorcycles for years now and has unveiled its 2017 lineup. The 2017 models have as much as 19% more torque and up to 11% power gains compared to 2016 models. The biggest new feature for some models is that the 2017 models will be the first to exceed 200 miles on a single charge.

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TAPS touchscreen sticker lets any gloves work with any screen

TAPS touchscreen sticker lets any gloves work with any screen

Winter is here in much of the world and that means it's glove weather. The catch with gloves is that many of them won't work with your touchscreen device leaving you having to pull off a glove in the cold before you can answer a call or use your smartphone. TAPS touchscreen Sticker with Touch ID promises to allow you to use any glove with any touchscreen device.

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Skullcandy Crusher Wireless headphones pack bass you hear and feel

Skullcandy Crusher Wireless headphones pack bass you hear and feel

Wireless headphone users looking for an over the ear set with big bass have a new option from Skullcandy called the Crusher Wireless. The headphones connect to your mobile device via Bluetooth and are made using premium materials and promise an immersive audio experience. The headphones have integrated Crusher Technology and stereo sound.

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Brain implant allows paralyzed monkeys to use legs again

Brain implant allows paralyzed monkeys to use legs again

Researchers have been working on ways to help the paralyzed regain control over their bodies for a very long time and a team has now made an potentially life changing breakthrough for paralyzed humans. Researchers at the Ecole polytechnique federale de lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have been able to give paralyzed monkeys control over their legs again using brain implants. So far testing has been conducted on two rhesus macaques that underwent implantation within two weeks of being injured.

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Sharefactory 2.0 update lands bringing GIFS and photo mode

Sharefactory 2.0 update lands bringing GIFS and photo mode

PS4 users have a new update that has rolled out today bringing Sharefactory to version 2.0. The update brings with it some new features that expand the use of Sharefactory beyond editing video. With the 2.0 update users can now create animated GIFs, photo collages and other content. The update also brings support for the PS4 Pro.

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