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.

Vodafone bringing 4G to the UK later this month

Vodafone bringing 4G to the UK later this month

EE's exclusivity on 4G data in the UK will be quickly coming to a close. O2, and now Vodafone, will be launching their 4G networks on August 29. O2 announced last week that they would launching on August 29, and today, Vodafone is turning up the competitive heat and announced an August 29 launch date as well.

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Oculus hires Doom and Quake creator John Carmack as CTO

Oculus hires Doom and Quake creator John Carmack as CTO

Oculus just dropped a bombshell on every single gamer enthusiast in the world. Game developer legend John Carmack will be joining the team behind the Oculus Rift as the company's chief technology officer. We've known that Carmack has shown interest in the new VR headset in the past, but the move to Oculus is a bit of a welcome surprise.

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VIZIO 29 and 38-inch home theater sound bars arrive with built-in Bluetooth

VIZIO 29 and 38-inch home theater sound bars arrive with built-in Bluetooth

Sound bars are a tough thing to buy these days, mostly because you have to find the right one with the best sound quality and the perfect size to fit your home theater setup. However, VIZIO thinks they can help. The company just outed three new sound bars that consist of different sizes and features in order to make it easier for one to cater to your home theater needs.

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Lenovo Miix 10 arrives as Atom-equipped Windows 8 tablet

Lenovo Miix 10 arrives as Atom-equipped Windows 8 tablet

Lenovo has been awfully quiet recently in the tablet front, other than their most-recent Yoga 11S convertible offering, but the company just launched their latest slate, dubbed the Miix 10. This tablet is Lenovo's latest Windows 8 slate, and it rocks a 10-inch screen with an Intel Atom processor on the inside to keep things humming along.

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HTC Desire 500 arrives in the UK after initial Taiwanese launch

HTC Desire 500 arrives in the UK after initial Taiwanese launch

HTC is working its way into the budget handset market after dabbling around mostly with the flagship devices for awhile now. The company announced the budget-minded Desire 500 last month for a set launch in Taiwan, but HTC is moving its way to the European region where they've just made the phone official in the UK.

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Pantech Vega LTE-A arrives with fingerprint scanner, rear trackpad

Pantech Vega LTE-A arrives with fingerprint scanner, rear trackpad

We've been hearing rumors that the iPhone 5S and LG G2 will come with fingerprint scanners, but they no longer will be the first smartphones to include such a feature, as Pantech has beaten the crowd to the punch. The company launched the Vega LTE-A in Korea, and it comes with the fingerprint scanner, as well as a rear touchpad.

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Android pattern lock patent aims for quick launch of frequently-used apps

Android pattern lock patent aims for quick launch of frequently-used apps

Android has had the privilege of serving up frequently-used apps right on the lock screen, that way you can go straight to the app in as little taps as possible. However, if you have a pattern lock on your phone, the convenience of quick-launching apps is unavailable. However, according to a new patent from Google, that feature could be coming soon.

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2014 Chevy Volt getting 13% MSRP drop to increase sales

2014 Chevy Volt getting 13% MSRP drop to increase sales

Chevy Volt sales have been stagnant to say the least, with inventory at double the healthy level at a 140-day supply of Volts just lying around waiting for owners. To combat this and get the car selling again, Chevy has announced that the 2014 model of the Volt will see a 13% price drop compared to last year's model.

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Oculus Rift and NASA bring virtual reality to Mars with new simulator

Oculus Rift and NASA bring virtual reality to Mars with new simulator

NASA's Curiosity rover is currently putzing around on the surface of Mars, and we've seen plenty of pictures to know what the red planet looks like. However, a new simulator that NASA put together using an Oculus Rift VR headset and a Virtuix Omni VR treadmill, you'll now be able to know what it's like to walk around on Mars.

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SimCity for Mac arriving later this month, hoping for a smoother launch

SimCity for Mac arriving later this month, hoping for a smoother launch

We knew SimCity for Mac would be arriving at some point when Maxis and Electronic Arts announced the news earlier this year, and finally, after seeing a delay past its initial June launch, Mac gamers will be able to get their grubby little hands on the game starting on August 29, just six or so months after the PC version was released under pretty bad circumstances.

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SOL solar-powered Ubuntu laptop arrives with 10-hour sun-juiced battery

SOL solar-powered Ubuntu laptop arrives with 10-hour sun-juiced battery

Laptop battery life is something that we all can't seem to be happy with. No matter how long the battery is able to last, there are always times when we curse into the wind when we get that dreaded battery warning while on the road. However, a new Ubuntu laptop looks to solve those problems by coming with a solar panel attached to keep the battery juiced up without a power cord.

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Adidas miCoach X_Cell shown off at FCC

Adidas miCoach X_Cell shown off at FCC

We've talked about Adida's miCoach series in the past, and while the fitness-tracking devices have laid low for quite some time, it seems as if Adidas is ready to reboot the product line with a new miCoach device. For example, what's supposedly called the miCoach X_Cell is making its way through the FCC now and could see a release in a few months.

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