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.

Grand Theft Auto Online detailed, arriving in October

Grand Theft Auto Online detailed, arriving in October

We've heard a lot of chatter about Grand Theft Auto Online, which is Rockstar's latest online multiplayer adventure set in the Grand Theft Auto V universe. The developer has teased the gameplay in the past briefly, but today, we're getting our first in-depth tease of GTA Online, with a launch date of October 1 -- just a couple weeks after GTAV's launch.

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iOS 7 beta 6 reportedly arriving next week as last build before GM

iOS 7 beta 6 reportedly arriving next week as last build before GM

It seems like the iOS 7 beta period is coming to a close. We've seen five betas already, each of which have come with improvements and new features, and it seems that Apple is happy enough to send out one more beta before shipping the Gold Master version to carriers and partners, which is expected to take place on September 5.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts female soldiers join the ranks in online multiplayer

Call of Duty: Ghosts female soldiers join the ranks in online multiplayer

Yesterday, Activision and Infinity Ward showed off some new features that would be coming to the online multiplayer segment of Call of Duty: Ghosts. The obvious elements were shown off in the teaser video, with huge explosions and all the cool weaponry that you could possibly want. However, a surprising new element has been added to the game for the first time.

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Layar AR app updates with redesign and new history feed

Layar AR app updates with redesign and new history feed

Augmented reality is still fairly underground, but more and more people are starting to get in on the phenomenon to bring digitized content to the physical world. Layar is one service that's looking to make a splash in the augmented reality universe, and they've just updated their mobile app with a new look and some new features.

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MakerBot Digitizer 3D scanner shipping next week

MakerBot Digitizer 3D scanner shipping next week

Back in March, MakerBot unwrapped their latest product, but it wasn't another 3D printer this time around. Instead, it's a 3D scanner called the Digitizer, which allows users to take an object and duplicate it by scanning it, uploading it to the 3D printer, and printing it out. The company has announced that the Digitizer will begin shipping next week.

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Batman: Arkham Origins Collectors’ Edition confirmed for US

Batman: Arkham Origins Collectors’ Edition confirmed for US

We already know quite a bit about the next Batman video game that will release later this fall, but Warner Bros. has announced that the collectors' edition of Batman: Arkham Origins will be coming to the US after being initially revealed last week that it would be coming to European gamers as well.

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Nokia Lumia 625 arriving in the UK later this month

Nokia Lumia 625 arriving in the UK later this month

The Nokia Lumia 625 was announced late last month, with an expected arrival date of sometime in September. However, it looks like the Finnish company is moving that date up just a bit, and they have now announced that the budget phone will be coming to UK carriers starting on August 28.

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Xbox One overheating not a problem with new self-regulation system

Xbox One overheating not a problem with new self-regulation system

A big problem that plagued many early models of the Xbox 360 was the fact that they were easily vulnerable to overheating, which more often than not resulted in the infamous "red ring of death." However, Microsoft has learned from this, and have included a self-regulating system in the Xbox One to prevent overheating.

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HTC Robert Downey Jr. full-length ad incites attention with confusion

HTC Robert Downey Jr. full-length ad incites attention with confusion

HTC revealed its new global brand strategy a few days ago by teasing a new ad campaign called “Here’s To Change”, featuring Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. as the new celebrity spokesperson for the smartphone company. Today, the full-length ad is ready for your viewing, and it simply just raises more questions than it answers.

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Philips hue lightbulbs easily hackable, blackouts imminent

Philips hue lightbulbs easily hackable, blackouts imminent

Philips kind of blew our minds with the hue, which is an LED lightbulb that can be controlled with your smartphone or computer. Of course, though, there had to be a catch, and it seems like that catch is that the lightbulb is easily hackable, allowing users with a dark mind to put the lights out on an unsuspecting Philips hue owner.

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Windows 8.1 officially confirmed for mid-October arrival

Windows 8.1 officially confirmed for mid-October arrival

It was just recently rumored that the Windows 8.1 update for Windows 8 would begin rolling out to the general public sometime in mid-October, and Microsoft has confirmed this morning, that is indeed true. Windows 8.1 will begin taking off on October 18, starting at midnight in New Zealand, which would be the 17th for those in the US.

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Sony PS3 12GB model tipped for US arrival this weekend

Sony PS3 12GB model tipped for US arrival this weekend

After Sony launched a flash-based 12GB version of the PlayStation 3 in Europe last year, it appears as though that the company is bringing the console version to North America. Canadian retailer Future Shop had the 12GB version listed on its website, but it has since been pulled. However, other leaks of inventory have made their way to the public.

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