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.

Kindle Fire entry-level next-gen model reportedly sticking with OMAP CPU

Kindle Fire entry-level next-gen model reportedly sticking with OMAP CPU

Rumors have been popping up recently about what to expect in the next-generation Kindle Fire tablet series, and full specs for the next-gen entry-level Kindle Fire have been leaked, but it's nothing too special, other than that the new entry-level Kindle Fire will have the same internal guts as the current entry-level Kindle Fire HD.

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Nexus 10 refresh tipped for ASUS manufacturing stamp

Nexus 10 refresh tipped for ASUS manufacturing stamp

Word has already gone around that a Nexus 10 reboot is heading our way in the near future, but while Samsung was responsible for the production of the 10-inch Google slate, it's rumored that ASUS will take over manufacturing and will become the sole manufacturer of Google's Android tablets.

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ASUS Windows RT tablets no more, company calls it quits

ASUS Windows RT tablets no more, company calls it quits

We've known for a while now that Microsoft has had a hard time selling Windows RT tablets and ASUS has expressed in the past that they weren't to happy about that, and it seems they've had enough. The company has confirmed that it will no longer manufacture tablets running Microsoft's Windows RT operating system.

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Amazon Android gaming console tipped for arrival this year

Amazon Android gaming console tipped for arrival this year

This seems almost out of left field and very sudden, but it's said that Amazon is working on an Android-powered gaming console, similar to the OUYA, that will see a launch by the end of this year, possibly in time for the holiday shopping season. Details are obviously scarce at this point, but it seems Amazon is looking to sneak their way into the gaming hardware industry.

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Chromecast CyanogenMod tweak enables media streaming from any app

Chromecast CyanogenMod tweak enables media streaming from any app

If you've gotten the chance to play around with the Chromecast yet, then you'll know that streaming options are very limited, with only support for Netflix, YouTube, and Google Play. However, while we wait for more streaming services to add support for the Chromecast, CyangoenMod developer Koushik Dutta has a temporary fix, following up with a similar update he posted a couple days ago.

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MixBit for iOS arrives with Vine-like videos from YouTube founders

MixBit for iOS arrives with Vine-like videos from YouTube founders

Way back in April, YouTube co-founders Steve Chen and Chad Hurley announced a new video service called MixBit. Details were a bit scarce at that point, and it seemed like they merely just wanted to get the hype up. However, they've officially launched the iOS app, which allows users to record videos and upload them to the web.

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Nintendo on cross-platform games: Short-term benefits not worth it

Nintendo on cross-platform games: Short-term benefits not worth it

Any die-hard gamer knows that Nintendo doesn't release its games on other platforms, and the company has said multiple times that they'll never release their games on rival gaming platforms, but they've never given a clear reason as to why. Of course, an obvious answer is that they don't want to give rivals their games, but it goes much deeper than that.

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BMW i8 is first car ever to be fitted with Gorilla Glass

BMW i8 is first car ever to be fitted with Gorilla Glass

We talked about the BMW i8 hybrid sports car a couple of days ago, mentioning that it had toughened glass that's a bit stronger than traditional glass we see on cars today. However, it's been revealed that the new car will be the first-ever car to use Corning's Gorilla Glass, a type of glass that we've only seen on consumer electronics thus far.

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Aereo arriving in Dallas, Houston, Miami, and Chicago next month

Aereo arriving in Dallas, Houston, Miami, and Chicago next month

Despite its struggles with cable companies, Aereo still seems to be going strong. The company announced today that they'll be launching their live television streaming service in Dallas, Houston, and Miami next month, along with Chicago, which was confirmed back in June. This brings the total city number to seven as of next month.

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Xbox One design finalized, gets unboxed by Microsoft

Xbox One design finalized, gets unboxed by Microsoft

We've already been made aware that Microsoft changed a few things with the Xbox One since first unveiling it back in May, but just a few months before the console's official launch, the company has finalized the design and hardware of the Xbox One and even treated us with an unboxing that shows us what to expect come November.

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Ubuntu Edge gets price hack to boost Indiegogo pledges

Ubuntu Edge gets price hack to boost Indiegogo pledges

You might remember that dual-booting Linux and Android-powered phone that we discussed last month. It's called the Ubuntu Edge and it's hoping to change the mobile landscape in a big way. However, before it can do that, Canonical needs some funding help in order to produce the phone for the masses, and it seems like pledges are slowing down, for which Canonical is bumping the price down in order to get more people interested.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus arriving this month for a premium [UPDATE]

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus arriving this month for a premium [UPDATE]

Back in June, Samsung outed a handful of new products, including a new flagship Ultrabook called the ATIV Book 9 Plus. One of its most notable features is the 13.3-inch touchscreen display that boasts an impressive resolution of 3200x1800, making it one of the most highest-resolution laptop displays on the market, and it looks like it's being released this month.

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