Author Archives: Shane McGlaun

Shane has been a full time geek writing for his supper for six years. He has written for some of the coolest tech sites online and had reviews printed in the print versions of Laptop Magazine and Computer Shopper. You can follow him on Google+.

Nabi Big Tab HD 20 and 24-inch tablets Debut

Fuhu is the company behind the Nabi brand of tablets that have been on the market for a while. One of the most popular tablets that the company makes is the kid-oriented nabi that is rugged and designed to let kids have fun without getting into trouble on the internet. Nabi has unveiled a pair of new tablets that are aimed at families that want to share with much larger screen.

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Facebook Testing out a Satire Tag for Certain Content

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Facebook is reportedly testing out a new tag that will highlight content that is satirical in nature. I think many of us understand that when a story from The Onion turns up in our feed that the content isn’t to be taken literally. However, some folks don’t recognize satire content so Facebook is looking at marking all satire content with a satire tag.

Facebook said, “We are running a small test which shows the text “[Satire]” in front of links to satirical articles in the related articles unit in News Feed. This is because we received feedback that people wanted a clearer way to distinguish satirical articles from others in these units.”

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Sony PS4 Dominates Sales Charts in July says NPD

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After languishing in second place when it came to sales numbers during the PS3/Xbox 360 days, Sony has turned things around with the new generation consoles. NPD has released its sales figures for the game console market for July 2014, and Sony is in the lead, once again. This marks the seventh month in a row that Sony has led the charts.

Microsoft didn’t offer any firm sales numbers for its Xbox One console. Nintendo on the other hand has taken the time to brag that its Wii U is doing much better this year than it did last year. In fact, Nintendo says that sales have increased 60% for the first seven months of this year compared to sales over the same period of 2013.

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Star Wars Episode 7 Tipped to See Made over Millennium Falcon

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Star Wars is one of the most successful science fiction movies of all time and unless you live under a rock, you probably know that a new film is in the works. Star Wars Episode 7 is set to launch in late 2015 and filming is underway right now. One of the interesting tidbits that has leaked out so far is that the famous ship owned by Han Solo in the original trilogy is getting a makeover.

According to leaked images the ship won’t look exactly like we recall from the original films. Word has also surfaced that Solo won’t be the owner of the Falcon anymore either. An unnamed character will own the iconic ship.

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Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. TE mechanical Gaming Keyboard this Pre-order for $127.49

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Mad Catz has unveiled its latest gaming keyboard aimed at gamers who need mechanical keys for tactile feel while playing and working. The keyboard is called the S.T.R.I.K.E. TE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. It’s designed for winning tournaments and uses 130 Kailh Brown mechanical switches. Those switches have a rugged metal frame as well and can survive over 50 million keystrokes.

Gamers will also appreciate the 30-key rollover and anti-ghosting technology built into the keyboard. The switches are optimized for 45g of actuation force. Other features of the keyboard include 12 programmable macro buttons with three modes each. That means gamers have over 36 programmable commands they can play with. Macro programming is drag and drop using included software.

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Gaming tournaments Coming to Cinemark Theaters

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Gamers all around the world have sat in a movie theater and though how awesome it would be to play their favorite video games on that big screen. In the US, Cinemark theaters and a company called Revue Labs are set to team up to bring big gaming tournaments to the silver screen. It’s unclear exactly when and where this big tournament will take place.

Revue Labs says that if the first tournament does well, it will bring these tournaments to other locations as well. The video game that will be played at the first major tournament will be Titanfall. Titanfall on a massive movie theater screen will be awesome. It’s unclear exactly how this will work.

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Facebook tipped to be talking to Hollywood for Oculus Rift Content

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Facebook spent big money on Oculus VR to get its hands on the slick Oculus Rift headset and related tech. We know that the Oculus Rift will be used heavily for VR gaming, but that isn’t all Facebook has in mind. Facebook has been tipped to be in talks with Hollywood studios to produce content for the Oculus Rift headset.

Facebook is said to be in talks with execs from major studios including Disney, Fox, Warner Bros., Paramount, NBCUniversal, and Sony Pictures. Talks are also tipped to be going on with specific directors about creating content for the Rift. Facebook doesn’t want the device to be limited solely to gaming.

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Gmail Update makes it Easier to find Unsubscribe Links

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Google has announced a nice update to Gmail that will make it easier for people to get off email lists they no longer want to be on. Typically unsubscribing from an email list means you have to sort through words at the bottom of a message looking for an unsubscribe link. Gmail is now automatically taking any unsubscribe links in emails and placing them at the top of the message.

Moving forward the unsubscribe links will be found right next to the name of the person who sent the email. This new feature has been rolling out over the last few weeks to a limited number of users. Google is now ready to roll the feature out to all Gmail users after early testing is complete. The unsubscribe link will be available in the new location on Gmail promotions, Social, and Forum inboxes.

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Navdy Heads Up Display Shows GPS and More in your Car

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Navdy is a new device that has just debuted that is up for pre-order and is designed to help drivers keep their eyes on the road. The Navdy device sits on the dash and uses a super bright projector to throw images onto a 5-inch screen. That screen looks like it floats six-feet in front of the driver when in use.

The idea is that the Navdy device can link with your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0 and show things like GPS directions, phone calls, and more while you drive. Users can wave a finger in front of the gesture recognizing camera to answer or end phone calls. Navdy will sell for $299 if you pre-order, but when it hits retail, the price will be $499.

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NFL Now App Tipped for Apple TV this Month

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An image has turned up online that shows the NFL Now app running on the Apple TV set top box. NFL Now is tipped to be coming to the Apple TV device this month and will bring with it all sorts of NFL football content for fans to enjoy. The leaked image was reportedly from an NFL employee during testing of the app on the Apple TV.

The app will bring with it all sorts of NFL content for fans of pro football to enjoy. The content will include original material created for NFL Now. Highlights of NFL action will be included and content produced by NFL teams will be featured as well. That team produced content will be material like locker room interviews and player features.

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