Author Archives: Craig Lloyd

Craig has been writing and blogging since 2008, and his love for technology goes back much further. Aside from his deep and passionate love for writing and playing around with gadgets, he enjoys watching/playing baseball and getting his hands dirty with DIY projects.

Grand Theft Auto V special edition content detailed

Grand Theft Auto V special edition content detailed

Rockstar loves to tease its fans, and it's been doing a lot of that recently with Grand Theft Auto V. The game is planned for release next month, but that isn't stopping Rockstar from slowly providing us with more and more details on the upcoming game. This time around, it's more screenshots and details from the special editions of the game.

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Xbox 360 update officially does away with Microsoft Points

Xbox 360 update officially does away with Microsoft Points

Today's the day, folks. Microsoft has officially switched over to real currency and have done away with Microsoft Points, thanks to an Xbox 360 update that went live today. The update is rather small, but it includes the conversion of Microsoft Points to real currency in the digital payment system of the Xbox Live marketplace.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z gets successful Ubuntu Touch port

Sony Xperia Tablet Z gets successful Ubuntu Touch port

The Ubuntu Edge didn't get funded, therefore we may not see the powerful Ubuntu-powered phone get created, but that doesn't mean we can't use the Ubuntu Touch interface on a mobile device. The Linux-based mobile operating system has been successfully ported to the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, in which owners can now play around with Ubuntu on their tablet.

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iPhone 5S leaked in full with new “graphite” color

iPhone 5S leaked in full with new “graphite” color

The iPhone is rumored to come in three colors so far: white, black, and gold. But wait -- there seems to be another color making the rumor rounds. A grey, graphite, or gunmetal (whatever you want to call it) color for the iPhone 5S has leaked, pointing to the possibility of the new Apple phone getting four colors.

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AllCast Chromecast app banned by Google

AllCast Chromecast app banned by Google

Last week, we told you about a little gem called AllCast (previously known as AirCast), which is a Chromecast app that bypassed the limited support for streaming service by allowing pretty much anything to be streamed to the HDMI dongle. However, the developer of the app has announced that Google has banished the app.

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Xbox One white edition pops up as employee-only incentive

Xbox One white edition pops up as employee-only incentive

An image from Microsoft has leaked that reveals what appears to be an employee-only version of the Xbox One that's made in white. The console is blazoned in all white except for the side panels, and the controller sports a rather nice looking white and black combo that looks pretty sleek. The Kinect, however, remains black.

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Kindle Fire sale hints at impending next-gen refresh

Kindle Fire sale hints at impending next-gen refresh

If you're in the market for a Kindle Fire tablet, today might be the day to pick one up, as Amazon is having an all-day Gold Box Deals sale on a variety of Kindle Fire models. At various times throughout the day, Amazon will be putting a specific Kindle Fire model on sale, with a refurbished Kindle Fire HD 8.9 on sale for the entire day.

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Microsoft, AT&T, Delta team up to bring Windows Phone 8 to flight attendants

Microsoft, AT&T, Delta team up to bring Windows Phone 8 to flight attendants

Microsoft and AT&T are teaming up with Delta Airlines to provide flight attendants with Windows Phone 8 devices to use on board flights. The phones will handle a slew of responsibilities, including handling credit cards and make in-flight purchases. The phones will also handle passenger manifestos, frequent flyer info, connecting gate updates, and flight attendant scheduling updates.

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Google Street View visits the zoo

Google Street View visits the zoo

Google has gone to a lot of interesting places with Street View in recent months, but none might as odd and perhaps not-as-exciting than a zoo, a place we've all been to at least once when we were kids, but Google wants to bring the experience to your computer screen just in case you feel like taking a field trip during your lunch break, and provide with a zoo experience you might have never been through.

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Google Now updates with car rentals, concert tickets, and more

Google Now updates with car rentals, concert tickets, and more

Google Now has been one of the company's most focused-on products in recent months, and they just updated the service today with new capabilities and added cards. Google Now users will be able to keep track of car rental information and concert ticket info as well. Plus, they've added improved public transits cards for your daily commute.

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Ubuntu Edge misses crowdfunding goal by a long shot

Ubuntu Edge misses crowdfunding goal by a long shot

Canonical set a bold goal when they launched the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Ubuntu Edge phone, asking backers to collectively raise a total of $32 million, which would be the highest amount any crowdsourced project would raise. Sadly, the company didn't meet the mark, but it ended up raising almost $13 million.

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Google Glass Field Trip app arrives for a virtual tour guide on your head

Google Glass Field Trip app arrives for a virtual tour guide on your head

You may remember when Google launched an app called Field Trip almost a year ago. It certainly hasn't reached a popular state by any means, but it's been proven a useful app when doing some sightseeing in an unfamiliar city. Google Glass is now getting the app to give you a virtual tour guide of sorts right in your field of vision.

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