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.

Windows 8.1 downloads tipped for mid-October

Windows 8.1 downloads tipped for mid-October

We were expecting to see a final version of Windows 8.1 hit this month, but it seems like Microsoft will be delaying the release period a bit. According to some insider tipsters, the final Windows 8.1 release won't see a public debut until sometime around mid-October, making the delay last almost two months.

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Liquipel Skins debut as protection from physical damage

Liquipel Skins debut as protection from physical damage

Liquipel is known for its unique method of waterproofing gadgets that sprays an invisible protective coating over devices and in crevices. However, the company is branching away from that and is launching a new line of products called Skins, which are essentially protective cases that prevent damage from happening due to drops.

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Grand Theft Auto V coming to PC this fall, according to NVIDIA [UPDATE: Statement]

Grand Theft Auto V coming to PC this fall, according to NVIDIA [UPDATE: Statement]

Grand Theft Auto V has been the talk of the gaming town for months now, and speculation is continuing to build as we get closer to the game's release date. However, while we've seen past GTA titles release on the PC, Rockstar has yet to announce availability for GTAV on PC, but according to NVIDIA, it seems like we will, in fact, see the newest GTA title come to the PC in a timely manner. UPDATE: See NVIDIA statement below.

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Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 arrives with built-in trackpad

Logitech Wireless All-in-One Keyboard TK820 arrives with built-in trackpad

Logitech has announced a new wireless keyboard that comes with a built-in trackpad. The TK820 is a new teardrop-shaped keyboard that includes a chiclet style keyboard layout and a huge trackpad built in on the right side. It's not quite as large as Apple's Magic Trackpad or the company's own Wireless Touchpad, but it's larger than any laptop trackpad we've seen, at least.

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BlackBerry 9720 official with 2.8-inch display, 5MP camera, and BB7

BlackBerry 9720 official with 2.8-inch display, 5MP camera, and BB7

We certainly saw this coming, but while BlackBerry is focused on its new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system, the Waterloo-based company is still working on BlackBerry 7. Case in point: they just officially announced the 9720, a BB7.1-equipped QWERTY smartphone with a 2.8-inch display -- a new phone for those wanting an older BlackBerry experience.

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ZTE Open Firefox OS phone hitting eBay in the US and UK

ZTE Open Firefox OS phone hitting eBay in the US and UK

In a strange move by ZTE, the company is planning to sell its latest handset in the US and UK by listing it on eBay. Of course, this wouldn't the first time that companies have resorted to eBay for selling their products, but it's interesting to see a mobile phone maker sell their devices directly through eBay instead of their own website.

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BlackBerry officially seeking “strategic alternatives”, may go private after all

BlackBerry officially seeking “strategic alternatives”, may go private after all

It was rumored a few days ago that BlackBerry was pondering the idea of going private, which led to a lot of chatter about what the company could be up to. However, BlackBerry has officially come out and confirmed that they're pursuing "strategic alternatives," although the company said that nothing is set in stone just yet.

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NBC acquires social video streaming company for user-generated content boost

NBC acquires social video streaming company for user-generated content boost

Mainstream news outlets heavily rely on user-generated content already, but in a bid to boost it even more, NBC has bought Stringwire, a social video streaming company that allows for real-time sharing of videos recorded with smartphones. NBC thinks it'll be the next generation of news coverage.

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Nintendo Wii U cost isn’t the reason for poor sales, says Iwata

Nintendo Wii U cost isn’t the reason for poor sales, says Iwata

It's no secret that Wii U sales are going downhill, and many critics are suggesting that a price drop of the console will boost the number of units that the company sells. However, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata says that the pricing model of the Wii U isn't the issue, but rather the relatively low number of quality games.

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Lytro CEO: “packed product roadmap” planned for 2014

Lytro CEO: “packed product roadmap” planned for 2014

Lytro has been an awfully quiet company recently. After creating waves by releasing their Lytro camera, which allows to change the depth-of-field after a photo is taken, the company sort of disappeared from the limelight. However, 2014 is expected to be a big year for the company, and they have a lot of new things planned.

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BlackBerry Z30 outed in leaked hands-on video

BlackBerry Z30 outed in leaked hands-on video

We've been hearing a lot about BlackBerry's rumored A10, which has recently been dubbed the Z30 after getting an unofficial name change. We've seen photos of the new device, but a hands-on video of the device has been leaked, and it marks the latest time that we're seeing the Z30 in all its glory inside moving pictures.

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Apple Store gift card scam bypasses phishing for all-out malware exploits

Apple Store gift card scam bypasses phishing for all-out malware exploits

We see a lot of scams and phishing attempts all the time, but a new one that was discovered by security research firm Webroot reveals a malware-infested email campaign that tricks users into thinking that they have received a $200 Apple Store gift card, when in reality, it's an attempt to install malware on Windows computers.

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