Stories By: Shane McGlaun


Shane McGlaun

Tech and Car expert Shane McGlaun (Google) reports about what's new in these two sectors. His extensive experience in testing cars, computer hardware and consumer electronics enable him to effectively qualify new products and trends. If you want us review your product, please contact Shane.
Shane can be contacted directly at shane@i4u.com.

Japan might be left behind in the autonomous car realm

Japan might be left behind in the autonomous car realm

US companies and partners are pushing hard on Autonomous car tech while Japan seems laggard...

15 hours ago, 6:35am CST

MacBook Pro expected to get Intel Kaby Lake processor upgrade

MacBook Pro expected to get Intel Kaby Lake processor upgrade

Analyst ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple will add in Kaby Lake CPU and 32GB RAM option...

15 hours ago, 6:16am CST

Upside is a new business travel booking service that gives discounts and free gift cards

Upside is a new business travel booking service that gives discounts and free gift cards

Upside claims that 79% of employers would be fine with employees getting gift cards as long as the company saves money too...

16 hours ago, 5:43am CST

Japanese bus empire caters to Taiwanese tourists

Japanese bus empire caters to Taiwanese tourists

Company has grown from a single bus in 1992 to 400 busses today...

16 hours ago, 5:22am CST

Anki had a great Christmas with Overdrive and Cozmo among top toys

Anki had a great Christmas with Overdrive and Cozmo among top toys

Cozmo robot has explores 3.4 million square feet since launch...

17 hours ago, 5:05am CST

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery was main cause of fires finds probe

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 battery was main cause of fires finds probe

Samsung is expected to go official with the results and outline plans to prevent it from happening again soon...

1 day ago, 6:29am CST

Police use OnStar to track locations of suspects and listen to conversations

Police use OnStar to track locations of suspects and listen to conversations

Some are calling or the laws to be rewritten to consider new technologies...

1 day ago, 6:15am CST

Police in South Korea seek arrest of Samsung Heir for bribery and other charges

Police in South Korea seek arrest of Samsung Heir for bribery and other charges

Other's involved in the scandal have already faced charges and imprisonment...

1 day ago, 5:41am CST

LG to equip new flagship smartphone with heatpipes

LG to equip new flagship smartphone with heatpipes

LG says the heatpipes are part of its safety efforts...

1 day ago, 5:20am CST

Trump threatens 35% tax on BMW for cars made in Mexico and imported to US

Trump threatens 35% tax on BMW for cars made in Mexico and imported to US

Trump says he supports free trade, but not at any cost...

1 day ago, 5:05am CST

Lexus Sport Yacht Concept Uses RC F V8 Engines

Lexus Sport Yacht Concept Uses RC F V8 Engines

Lexus has no intentions of producing this yacht, but it sure is sexy...

4 days ago, 6:01am CST

Boosted Electric Skateboards Recalled due to Fire Risk

Boosted Electric Skateboards Recalled due to Fire Risk

Boosted skateboards have lithium ion batteries that can overheat and pose fire risk...

4 days ago, 5:44am CST

Tesla Says New Supercharger Rates will Cost Drivers About $120 to drive from LA to NYC

Tesla Says New Supercharger Rates will Cost Drivers About $120 to drive from LA to NYC

Supercharging may not be all you want for free anymore, but it's still cheaper than gas...

4 days ago, 5:30am CST

Amazon to add 100,000 new full-time jobs over next year and a half

Amazon to add 100,000 new full-time jobs over next year and a half

Need a job? Amazon is adding a hundred thousand new workers to it's rolls...

4 days ago, 5:14am CST

Microsoft chops pricing for Windows 10 to grab cheap notebook market

Microsoft chops pricing for Windows 10 to grab cheap notebook market

Microsoft is under pressure in the low-end market from Google's Chrome OS...

4 days ago, 4:57am CST

Reserve your Super Bowl LI Tickers and Pay only if Your Team Goes

Reserve Your Super Bowl LI Tickets and Pay only if Your Team Makes it to the Big Game

Reservation fee is $1,000 and charge will be made on January 22 if your team goes to the big game....

5 days ago, 8:04am CST

iOS Makes Apple $1 trillion in Revenues

iOS Makes Apple $1 trillion in Revenues

iPhone spurred an entire ecosystem that will end up generating a trillion Dollars somewhen in 2017...

5 days ago, 7:57am CST

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Debuts at New York Auto Show

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Debuts at New York Auto Show

Dodge Demon is returning and it won't be an econobox like the Dart....

5 days ago, 5:40am CST

Apple AirPods dominate wireless headphone sales in 2016

Apple AirPods dominate wireless headphone sales in 2016

AirPods premiere was the biggest headphone sales day of 2016...

5 days ago, 5:04am CST

Bad Boy XTO Off-road Buggies recalled

Bad Boy XTO Off-road Buggies recalled

Expensive electric off-road buggies will get seatbelts at no cost...

5 days ago, 4:48am CST

Tesla Announces Chris Lattner as VP Autopilot Software

Tesla Announces Chris Lattner as VP of Autopilot Software

Lattner was at Apple for 11 years before leaving for Tesla...

6 days ago, 5:28am CST

Microsoft adds additional controls for your data to Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft adds additional controls for your data to Windows 10 Creators Update

Most updates will land with the Creators Update for Windows...

6 days ago, 5:17am CST

George Lucas settles on LA for Art museum

George Lucas settles on LA for Art museum

Museum will be built at Exposition Park with a $1 billion endowment from Lucas and his wife...

6 days ago, 4:58am CST

Foxconn sales decline amid smartphone slowdown

Foxconn sales decline amid smartphone slowdown

Foxconn sales take a beating as smartphone sales slow and world economy softens...

6 days ago, 4:40am CST

Greenpeace renewable energy report shows Amazon is behind Apple and Google

Greenpeace renewable energy report shows Amazon is behind Apple and Google

Greenpeace says Asian tech firms are lagging far behind US companies...

6 days ago, 4:23am CST

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC Debuts

Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC Debuts

New preview build brings updated features to Edge browser and more...

Jan 10 2017, 6:17am CST

Discovery of protein in brain linked to pain response could lead to new treatments

Discovery of protein in brain linked to pain response could lead to new treatments

Team that discovered the protein says that it increases pain responses...

Jan 10 2017, 6:01am CST

Apple wants to manufacture high-tech data center server hardware in Arizona

Apple wants to manufacture high-tech data center server hardware in Arizona

Apple wants to use it's Mesa, Arizona facility to build hardware for internal use...

Jan 10 2017, 5:49am CST

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA45 refresh debuts in Detroit

Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA45 refresh debuts in Detroit

Fantastic looking AMG GLA45 packs 375 hp turbo four...

Jan 10 2017, 5:18am CST

MediaTek rides high to record 2016 profits thanks to Chinese smartphones

MediaTek rides high to record 2016 profits thanks to Chinese smartphones

Booming popularity with Chinese smartphone makers is the main reason cited for record profits...

Jan 10 2017, 4:58am CST

2018 Ford F-150 gets new front and rear styling

2018 Ford F-150 gets new front and rear styling

Ford's 2018 F-150 gets an available 3.0L PowerStroke Turbo Diesel...

Jan 9 2017, 6:18am CST

Kia Stinger GT packs 365hp twin-turbo V6and dead sexy looks

Kia Stinger GT packs 365hp twin-turbo V6 and dead sexy looks

Twin-turbo V6 Stinger GT hits 62mph in 5.1 seconds....

Jan 9 2017, 6:05am CST

Jeep line officially expands with addition of Jeep Truck, Wagoneer, and Grand Wagoneer

Jeep line officially expands with addition of Jeep Truck, Wagoneer, and Grand Wagoneer

Jeep officially adds new models to lineup and invests in manufacturing and adds 2,000 new jobs to build them...

Jan 9 2017, 5:42am CST

HTC Vive TPCAST wireless kit cuts the wires, adds 2ms latency

HTC Vive TPCAST wireless kit cuts the wires, adds 2ms latency

The first small batch of TPCAST accessories sold out in 18 minutes, general availability set for Q1 017....

Jan 9 2017, 5:26am CST

Waymo self-driving vans get home-grown sensor suite to cut costs and improve technology

Waymo self-driving vans get home-grown sensor suite to cut costs and improve technology

Waymo self-driving vans are the result of Alphabet's self-driving car ambitions...

Jan 9 2017, 5:09am CST

Panasonic Companion Robot has a built-in projector and wants you to interact with it

Panasonic Companion Robot has a built-in projector and wants you to interact with it

Panasonic Companion robot looks like a egg-shaped Wall-E...

Jan 6 2017, 6:17am CST

HiAR AR smart glasses are powered by Snapdragon 820 CPU

HiAR AR smart glasses are powered by Snapdragon 820 CPU

HiAR smart glasses are the first to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820...

Jan 6 2017, 6:03am CST

Nabi Aristotle connected kids room platform and camera debuts at CES 2017

Nabi Aristotle connected kids room platform and camera debuts at CES 2017

Aristotle is sort of like an Amazon Alexa for kids...

Jan 6 2017, 5:49am CST

LG Signature OLED TV W packs 4K HDR into a 65-inch screen

LG Signature OLED TV W packs 4K HDR into a 65-inch screen

LG's new Signature OLED TV has a massive screen and massive $8,000 price...

Jan 6 2017, 5:31am CST

Razer Project Valerie packs three displays into a 17-inch gaming laptop form factor

Razer Project Valerie packs three displays into a 17-inch gaming laptop form factor

Project Valerie rocks three 4K screens and support for surround gaming...

Jan 6 2017, 5:10am CST