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.

Gameloft, Amiga bringing hundreds of games to Windows platform

Gameloft, Amiga bringing hundreds of games to Windows platform

It's all about the games. At least that's what Gameloft and Amiga think. Both game studios have announced that they'll be bringing a slew of their titles to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 over the next year. Right now, Gameloft is planning to release at least 15 games over the next twelve months.

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AT&T 4G LTE expanding to 50 new markets this year

AT&T 4G LTE expanding to 50 new markets this year

It's old hat whenever we hear a carrier announcing new cities that LTE is coming to, but AT&T today announced their plans for the rest of the year as far as the carrier's expansion of 4G LTE is concerned. They might be behind Verizon as far as coverage, but Ma Bell is determined to get 50 new markets on the map by the end of the year.

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Google Helpouts arrives to make Hangouts an educational experience

Google Helpouts arrives to make Hangouts an educational experience

When we need to know how to cook a certain meal, or how to fix up our bicycle, YouTube can only do so much when offering up how-to videos. However, Google is currently testing and will soon launch a new service called Helpouts that aims to connect experts with those who need help using Google+ Hangouts.

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GM reportedly adding wireless charging to select 2014 vehicles

GM reportedly adding wireless charging to select 2014 vehicles

Wireless charging for phones is taking off, and we're seeing the feature popping up more and more as the months go by, but it's something that certainly isn't the norm just yet. However, GM wants to incorporate the technology into cars, and it's reported that the company will be including wireless charging in some of its 2014 lineup.

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Netflix “My List” replaces Instant Queue with TV and movie favorites

Netflix “My List” replaces Instant Queue with TV and movie favorites

Netflix's Instant Queue isn't necessarily a bad feature of the streaming service, but the company believes they have found a replacement for it that makes saving must-watch TV shows and movies a lot easier. Netflix has introduced "My List," which is essentially just a favorites list that keeps all of the TV shows and movies you bookmark all in one place.

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HTC One, DROID DNA Android 4.3 update planned for next month

HTC One, DROID DNA Android 4.3 update planned for next month

Google announced and rolled out Android 4.3 Jelly Bean last month, and carriers and manufacturers alike are working hard to bring the new version to their latest devices. HTC is one company trying to get the update on their new handsets as quick as they can, and are trying to get Android 4.3 on the HTC One and DROID DNA by next month.

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 “Far Future” update planned, 16m downloads so far

Plants vs. Zombies 2 “Far Future” update planned, 16m downloads so far

Plants vs. Zombies 2 was officially released last week to much fanfare, and it seems gamers are having a hoot and a half with collecting suns, planting weaponized plants, and taking down incoming zombies. The game has been downloaded 16 million times so far, and the makers have already announced that an expansion update is on the way.

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Samsung Galaxy NX arrives in the UK ready to ship

Samsung Galaxy NX arrives in the UK ready to ship

It's been a couple of months since we got to play around with Samsung's latest Android-powered camera, the Galaxy NX, but consumers over in the UK can now grab the camera from a couple of retailers that have it on sale. Jessops, Currys, and Wex are selling the Galaxy NX for a staggering £1,299.

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ASUS first to the market with 20Gbps Thunderbolt motherboard

ASUS first to the market with 20Gbps Thunderbolt motherboard

While it's been reported that we won't be seeing the new Thunderbolt standard until next year, ASUS has already announced what we believe is the very first product to sport the faster 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 standard. It's called the Z87-Deluxe/Quad motherboard, and it takes two 10Gbps Thunderbolt ports and mashes it into one bi-directional 20Gbps port.

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Google Maps for iOS and Android gets Waze integration

Google Maps for iOS and Android gets Waze integration

It seems like Google is putting that recent Waze acquisition to good use finally, as the search giant announced that they have added Waze alerts to Google Maps on iOS and Android. The maps app now includes real-time incident reports crowd-sourced and submitted by Waze users. These include road closures, construction work, and accidents.

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Xbox One self-publishing detailed, more exclusive titles coming

Xbox One self-publishing detailed, more exclusive titles coming

As expected, Microsoft made a slew of new announcements during their Xbox One showcase at the Gamescom this week. Many of the announcements were things we already knew, but the company went into detail on various topics, such as their new self-publishing indie game program, as well as a handful of new games coming to the console later in the fall.

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Video app arrives on iOS, Android, and Roku

Barnes & Noble NOOK Video app arrives on iOS, Android, and Roku

Every big internet company has a movie and TV show store it seems, and Barnes & Noble certainly doesn't have a problem joining in on the already-saturated market. The company announced NOOK Video almost a year ago, and they're just now bringing the service to iOS, Android, and Roku streaming devices for free.

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