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.

Ford Surveillance Mode gives police cars protection from rear approaches

Ford Surveillance Mode gives police cars protection from rear approaches

A new technology that could make its way to production cars is being tested in a handful of Ford police interceptors. The new tech is called "Surveillance Mode," and it essentially gives police officers eyes in the back of their heads when they're in their cars to prevent sudden sneak-ups coming from the rear.

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Retina iPad mini arriving in October, based on LG display shipments

Retina iPad mini arriving in October, based on LG display shipments

Rumors have been buzzing about a Retina-equipped iPad mini for quite some time now, with recent reports noting a 2014 release date, but according to a new report, we could see the high-res iPad mini sometime in October, based on reports that LG is cranking up shipments for display units in the third quarter.

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iWork iCloud public beta rolling out today: here’s what you’ll get

iWork iCloud public beta rolling out today: here’s what you’ll get

What was once a private beta meant only for developers is now trickling out into the public. For those who signed up to be invited to the public beta of iWork for iCloud should be getting them now. Apple originally unveiled the new cloud-based office suite at WWDC last month, and now the software is ready for a public chewing as the company looks to get feedback before an official launch.

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Rovio Account rolls out globally for cross-platform syncing

Rovio Account rolls out globally for cross-platform syncing

Back in May, Rovio introduced a new method that would allow Angry Birds gamers to have their progress synced across all of their devices, called Rovio Account. The new feature has been slowly rolling out over the past couple months, and the game developing studio announced today that Account is available to all on iOS and Android.

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Moon telescope proposed by private companies, would allow public access

Moon telescope proposed by private companies, would allow public access

It's been over 40 years since we last paid a visit to our moon, but thanks to a partnership between two private space companies, we could be going back in very soon. Moon Express, Inc. and the International Lunar Observatory Association have announced plans to plant a telescope on the moon in order to get never-before-seen photos of the universe.

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Apple acquires Locationary for crowd-sourced Maps improvement

Apple acquires Locationary for crowd-sourced Maps improvement

Apple has been known to acquire small startup companies every now and then, and well they're usually nothing to write home about, this one is particular interesting. The Cupertino-based company has acquired Locationary, a location data company that relies on crowd-sourced information for real-time data.

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United Airlines Boeing 737 fleet getting new winglets to cut fuel costs by millions

United Airlines Boeing 737 fleet getting new winglets to cut fuel costs by millions

You may remember the urban legend that claimed that American Airlines saved $70,000 per year by simply removing one olive from each of its salads. It sounds too good to be true, since the airline made a change that passengers wouldn't notice that would save thousands of dollars. However, United Airlines is making a similar breakthrough that isn't an urban legend.

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Nexus 7 2 leak reveals Android 4.3, wireless charging

Nexus 7 2 leak reveals Android 4.3, wireless charging

As Google's press event next week creeps up on us, rumors of the next-generation Nexus 7 are heating up big-time. A leaked product information tag of what is said to be the second-gen Nexus 7 shows us what we might expect in the refreshed tablet. These features include Android 4.3, wireless charging, and dual cameras.

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White House “We the Geeks” Hangout to discuss “real-life superpowers”

White House “We the Geeks” Hangout to discuss “real-life superpowers”

San Diego Comic-Con is kicking off right now, and to celebrate, the White House will be hosting a Google+ Hangout called "We the Geeks" today at 12 pm ET, which will feature a panel of innovators that will be discussing "real-life superpowers", such as invisibility, self-healing electronic skin, and new types of armor.

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Oculus Rift smartphone support may be on the way

Oculus Rift smartphone support may be on the way

A fews days after discussing possible price points and business models for the Oculus Rift, the company is now thinking about what devices that the VR headset will integrate with besides PCs. CEO Brendan Iribe sees the Oculus Rift has working perfectly with smartphones, and he also noted that the headset would release at some point next year, most likely.

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Sony RX100 II camera lens attachment tipped for smartphones

Sony RX100 II camera lens attachment tipped for smartphones

The Galaxy S 4 Zoom offers a point-and-shoot style camera attached to the body of a smartphone, but if you're wanting something with robust camera sensor that can be removed when you don't need it, you're not going to find it sadly. However, it's rumored that Sony will be releasing a camera lens attachment with the same specs as the RX100 II that was recently unveiled.

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Xbox 360 sales remain steady, is still best-selling console

Xbox 360 sales remain steady, is still best-selling console

The next-generation console war isn't at full steam yet, but the summer has seen some fierce battling going on already between the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. However, the Xbox 360 is still selling despite the anticipation of the next-generation. Microsoft revealed that they sold 140,000 Xbox 360 consoles during the month of June, which was enough to top the list of the best-selling consoles for 30 straight months.

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