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.

Facebook Mobile Games Publishing arrives to help devs boost their game

Facebook Mobile Games Publishing arrives to help devs boost their game

It's no secret that Facebook enjoys experimenting with ways to boost revenue as well as helping out developers in exchange for more content on the social network. We've known that Facebook has been trying out a new games publishing platform, and today they're making it official with what they're calling Mobile Games Publishing.

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Kindle Fire refresh tipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM

Kindle Fire refresh tipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM

It's about that time for a Kindle Fire upgrade, and it seems Amazon is on it already, which makes sense considering the Nexus 7 received a refresh and the iPad has gone through some major transformations in the past couple of years. Specs of the next-generation Kindle Fire series have been leaked, and they're a doozy.

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HTC mid-tier devices planned with poor third quarter expected

HTC mid-tier devices planned with poor third quarter expected

It goes without saying that HTC has been focusing on the top-tier phone market recently, with the release of the HTC One and HTC One mini, as well as the DROID DNA late last year. However, the company is wanting to focus more on releasing mid-tier devices, as the market in several countries has grown in that respect.

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Nintendo 3DS XL black model arriving next month alongside Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

Nintendo 3DS XL black model arriving next month alongside Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

It seems as if this moment couldn't come any sooner, as Nintendo is finally releasing a black version of their 3DS XL handheld gaming system. Nintendo has previously released colored models with black trim and such, but this will be the first all-black version to hit retail, and it's coming on the same day as the release of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team on August 11.

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Credit card skimmers now more sophisticated than ever

Credit card skimmers now more sophisticated than ever

Credit and debit card skimmers are nothing new -- they've been around for quite a while, but they're getting better and better, to the point where it takes a few months until someone figures out that a skimmer was implanted on an ATM or gas pump. Today's skimmers are more sophisticated than ever, and the attention to detail that hackers provide is pretty impressive.

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Samsung Galaxy NX arrives in UK for a hefty figure

Samsung Galaxy NX arrives in UK for a hefty figure

It's been a little while since we've heard about the recently-announced Samsung Galaxy NX Android-powered camera, but it is indeed still here and ready to mingle. According to a couple of UK retailers, the camera has made its way to the region and is ready to start selling with a price tag that rivals the Canon 70D that's coming later this year.

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Windows Phone 8 progress not up to Nokia’s standards

Windows Phone 8 progress not up to Nokia’s standards

Nokia may be one of Microsoft's largest partners for Windows Phone 8 devices, but that certainly doesn't mean that Nokia is 100% happy with the platform. It's not the lack of Windows Phone devices available, as there are plenty of those, but Nokia is mainly disappointed in the number of apps available and the lack of software updates.

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Grand Theft Auto V screenshots show off the “fast life” in Los Santos

Grand Theft Auto V screenshots show off the “fast life” in Los Santos

We've already seen a handful of Grand Theft Auto V screenshots in the past, and Rockstar Games is no stranger to teasing their fans with a constant downpour of such imagery. Today, we're being treated with more of that, and these specifically focus on what Rockstar is calling "the fast life" in GTAV.

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Google Chromecast root discovered, does not run Chrome OS

Google Chromecast root discovered, does not run Chrome OS

We knew this day would eventually come, but we didn't realize it would happen so quickly. Google's new Chromecast has been rooted, and an exploit package has been released that allows the ability to erase the existing partition and install a new system image, which could open up the door to a wide variety of hacks and tweaks.

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Boeing 737 cockpit simulator built by dad in kids’ bedroom

Boeing 737 cockpit simulator built by dad in kids’ bedroom

We've seen our fair share of cockpit simulators, and it always seems that the next one we come across continues to amaze us. 40-year-old French father Laurent Aigon built a life-size and fully functional cockpit simulator and stuffed it in his kids' bedroom, out of all places, giving his kids something to do during their free-time.

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Corning Gorilla Glass NBT arrives for touchscreen laptops

Corning Gorilla Glass NBT arrives for touchscreen laptops

We've mostly seen Corning's toughened Gorilla Glass used on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets to prevent scratching and the like. While a few laptops have Gorilla Glass installed, Corning is wanting to break into that market even further, and have introduced Gorilla Glass NBT specifically made for touchscreen laptops.

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Xbox One and PS4 controller pre-orders now live

Xbox One and PS4 controller pre-orders now live

You might have already pre-ordered your fancy new Xbox One or PlayStation 4 console, but seeing as how the contents only contain a certain number of controllers, you might want a few more for when you have a lot of friends over for game night. Luckily, neither Microsoft nor Sony want you to be short on controllers come launch day, so they've opened up pre-orders for purchasing individual controllers.

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