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.

Google Chromecast hands-on

Google Chromecast hands-on

It almost seems too good to be true, but Google's new Chromecast HDMI dongle is a reality. The small device lets users beam content from their mobile devices or computers to their HDTVs, but instead of the content going through the device first, it goes straight to the television. The best part is, the dongle only costs $35.

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Nexus 7 LTE arriving as one SKU on multiple US carriers

Nexus 7 LTE arriving as one SKU on multiple US carriers

Google unveiled the new Nexus 7 today, complete with faster internals, as well as an impressive 1920x1200 7-inch display. Another addition to the tablet is 4G LTE, and it'll be coming to AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile when the tablet releases the US. The best part is, all three carriers will use the same SKU.

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Android 4.3 arriving today for latest Nexus devices

Android 4.3 arriving today for latest Nexus devices

We're here at Google's Breakfast event with Android and Chrome boss Sundar Pichai and company, and they have just unveiled the new Nexus 7 as well as Android 4.3. This is the latest version of Jelly Bean that will be arriving for users, and Google announced that an OTA update of Android 4.3 will arriving today for the latest Nexus devices.

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Tablets sales to outnumber PCs by the end of the year

Tablets sales to outnumber PCs by the end of the year

Google's head of Android and Chrome Sundar Pichai is on stage at the company's Breakfast event where they're planned to unveil some new products dealing with both Android and Chrome. But before that, Pichai is talking about some figures and numbers that are pretty Earth-shattering, especially when talking about tablets and PCs.

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New Nexus 7 official with Android 4.3 and 1920×1200 display

New Nexus 7 official with Android 4.3 and 1920×1200 display

We've already been treated with all the details we could ever want from the second-generation Nexus 7, but Google is just now making the device official. Google's new head of Android, Sundar Pichai, revealed the new tablet today, and while it looks rather similar to the previous generation, there are quite a few differences, both on the inside and outside.

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Verizon DROID lineup exclusive to Motorola in new partnership deal

Verizon DROID lineup exclusive to Motorola in new partnership deal

Remember the HTC DROID DNA? The HTC DROID Incredible series? The Samsung DROID Charge? Those are no longer, thanks to a new partnership deal between Motorola and Verizon that will see the DROID moniker only being carried on Motorola devices for now on. Of course, Motorola was the first phone maker to coin the "DROID" name, and they're getting it back all for themselves now.

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3D printers shown to expel harmful particles, not healthy for home use

3D printers shown to expel harmful particles, not healthy for home use

3D printing is becoming all the rage now, but so was smoking back in the roaring 20s, both of which are harmful to you, according to a new study by the Illinois Institute of Technology. Researchers have discovered that 3D printers can emit harmful ultrafine particles into the air, and they compare that to the harm of smoking a cigarette indoors.

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Xbox One white dev console shown off: white is the new black

Xbox One white dev console shown off: white is the new black

We've already seen the black version of the Xbox One, obviously, and that's all we've been treated with recently. However, seeing as how the Xbox 360 has been available in both white and black, it would make sense for the Xbox One to go the same route, right? Well, it seems that may actually happen, thanks to a photo posted by a developer that reveals a white Xbox One developer console.

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AOC 16-inch portable monitor arrives with USB 3.0 in tow

AOC 16-inch portable monitor arrives with USB 3.0 in tow

A lot of us could use a second display nowadays, but if you travel a lot and rely on your laptop to get a lot of work done, not only are you limited to a small screen, but it's hard to take a second display around with you. However, AOC just outed a new 16-inch monitor that is powered by only a single USB 3.0 cable.

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Nexus 7 2 pre-orders land at Best Buy ahead of today’s event [UPDATE]

Nexus 7 2 pre-orders land at Best Buy ahead of today’s event [UPDATE]

If you haven't already heard, Google is hosting an event later today that is said to see the official unveiling of Google's next-generation Nexus 7. However, Best Buy seems to have jumped the gun a bit and have put the tablet up for pre-order on their website, with both the 16GB and 32GB models available.

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iPod sales down 31% from last year, gets no mention from Apple

iPod sales down 31% from last year, gets no mention from Apple

We've heard a lot of numbers from Apple today, including record iPhone sales for the third quarter, as well as iPad and Mac sales that were slightly down, but still better than expected by the company. However, what didn't get mentioned at all in the press release or the earnings call was how well the iPod is doing.

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iPhone sales up 20% from last year, iPad and Mac sales down

iPhone sales up 20% from last year, iPad and Mac sales down

As expected, Apple rolled out its earnings and sales figures for the fiscal third quarter of 2013. During the three-month period, the company raked in a revenue of $35.3 billion and a net profit of $6.9 billion. Apple also saw record iPhone sales for Q3, with 31.2 million iPhones sold during the quarter.

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