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.

Belkin WeMo Light Switch arrives for 21st-century WiFi alternative to The Clapper

Belkin WeMo Light Switch arrives for 21st-century WiFi alternative to The Clapper

Back in January during CES 2013, Belkin revealed their latest WeMo product for home automation. The WeMo Light Switch allows users to remotely control the lighting in their house over WiFi via their smartphone or tablet. Finally, the new product is available today and is ready to take on The Clapper as the ultimate automated light switch device.

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Canon 75MP DSLR reportedly in testing phases

Canon 75MP DSLR reportedly in testing phases

Canon hasn't been at the center of rumors lately, but it's said that the company is working on an extremely impressive camera that's almost too good to be true. Canon is reportedly testing a new DSLR with a pro-sized body similar to that of the 1D X, but what's most impressive is that the camera boasts a 75MP sensor.

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Apple Developer portal breach credited to security researcher

Apple Developer portal breach credited to security researcher

If you've been wondering why Apple's Developer portal was down for a few days, blame it on a security breach. Apple announced yesterday that their dev center was hacked into, but no personal information was accessed, thankfully. So who's behind the intrusion? A security researcher is taking the credit.

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Ubuntu Edge dual-boots Linux and Android, needs funding help

Ubuntu Edge dual-boots Linux and Android, needs funding help

In an effort to create the first smartphone that can dual-boot both Linux and Android, Canonical is looking to raise money on Indiegogo in order to make such a thing happen. The phone would run a version of Ubuntu Touch, as well as a version of Android, although it's not said exactly what version the phone will be running.

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Forza 5 Xbox One install backtracked, won’t require download right away

Forza 5 Xbox One install backtracked, won’t require download right away

Last week, it was said that Forza Motorsports 5 for the Xbox One would require a day-one download that gamers would be required to obtain before they'd be able to play the game. This was confirmed by Turn 10 Studios' Dan Greenawalt. However, he's back with a new policy, saying that gamers will eventually need to download the extra content, and they'll be able to play the game even before downloading said content.

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Apple iPad 13-inch model tipped for testing alongside larger iPhones

Apple iPad 13-inch model tipped for testing alongside larger iPhones

While Apple most-recently went smaller with the iPad, moving down to a 7.9-inch display with the iPad mini, but it seems Apple will be moving in the opposite direction if a recent report is to be believed. It's said that Apple is testing out 13-inch iPad prototypes, as well as larger displays on iPhones that exceed the current 4 inches.

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SanDisk Connect arrives for wireless storage and streaming to mobile devices

SanDisk Connect arrives for wireless storage and streaming to mobile devices

Wireless storage and streaming solutions have been around for awhile, and most of the big storage companies have out their own version of wireless storage, mostly in the form of a hard drive that you can connect to wirelessly if you're short on space on your mobile device. However, SanDisk is implementing a different method that includes nothing but a flash drive.

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SIM card hack possible with a couple of text messages

SIM card hack possible with a couple of text messages

Almost every phone in existence uses a SIM card, especially GSM-based devices. It turns out, that while SIM cards are encrypted, they can easily be breached with just a couple of text messages, and it apparently takes only a couple of minutes. The hack allows someone to listen in on calls and steal mobile data from a phone.

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Nexus 7 2 Best Buy ad affirms full HD display

Nexus 7 2 Best Buy ad affirms full HD display

We might have already heard quite a few ramblings of the next-generation Nexus 7, but nothing is quite as solid as a leaked retail store circular ad. A leaked Best Buy ad shows off the next-generation Nexus 7, revealing not only its $229 price tag, but also the 1920x1200 full HD display gracing the front of the tablet.

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NVIDIA SHIELD officially arriving last day of July

NVIDIA SHIELD officially arriving last day of July

After receiving a delay past its initial launch date (June 27), NVIDIA's SHIELD handheld gaming device will officially begin shipping on July 31, barely meeting its delayed launch window of this month and arriving on the last possible day inside of that window. That makes it just over a week until gamers will be able to purchase the new handheld.

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Superman and Batman teaming up for “Man of Steel” sequel

Superman and Batman teaming up for “Man of Steel” sequel

At Comic-Con today, Man of Steel director Zack Snyder took the stage and confirmed that there would be a sequel to the new Superman movie that is scheduled for release at some point in 2015. This wasn't too surprising, but Warner Bros. announced that the sequel would be a team up between Superman and Batman, bringing the two together for the first time in film.

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Moto X press image leaks ahead of August event

Moto X press image leaks ahead of August event

The cat's finally out of the bag, and we'll be getting our first official look at the heavily-rumored Moto X come August 1, but there are a still a few days left before that happens, leaving the door wide open for even more leaks and rumors to make their way to the front. This time around, we're treated with a clean press shot of the Moto X.

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