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.

3D-printed rifle fires 14 shots before breaking

3D-printed rifle fires 14 shots before breaking

After seeing the Liberator 3D-printed handgun undergo some test firings a while back, one enthusiast thought it was time to up the ante and 3D-print his own rifle. While the Liberator was only able to fire off a couple of shots before it inevitably broke, the rifle was able to fire off 14 shots before the barrel cracked.

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Spotify Browse brings curated playlists to iOS and Android

Spotify Browse brings curated playlists to iOS and Android

Are you tired of constantly going through your music and creating a new playlist for every situation? Spotify wants to fix that. They've introduced a new feature called Browse that lets you search for specific playlists based on what kind of mood you're in. These playlists are created by other users and picked out by Spotify staffers.

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Samsung Galaxy Note III arrival hinted in September event teaser

Samsung Galaxy Note III arrival hinted in September event teaser

Samsung has always had a big presence at the annual IFA convention in Berlin. It's where they've unveiled a number of notable devices, including the Galaxy Camera and the Galaxy Note II. This time around, the company is teasing "UNPACKED 2013 Episode 2," and if their clever "note the date" phrase is any indication, we could be seeing the Galaxy Note III at that time.

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Feedly Pro arrives with search, Evernote support, and more

Feedly Pro arrives with search, Evernote support, and more

As with many free services, there's often a paid option to along with them that offers a handful of new features and benefits that aren't available otherwise to the free users. Feedly has so far offered a free version of its RSS reader, but today the company has unwrapped a paid version that gives users several new features for just a few dollars per month.

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Xbox One AR gaming glasses appear in Microsoft patent

Xbox One AR gaming glasses appear in Microsoft patent

It looks like Microsoft is taking a dip into the wearable technology pool with a new patent that reveals plans for a pair of augmented-reality glasses that would be used during multiplayer gaming to receive voice commands, track your eyes, and recognize the faces of other players. As such, these glasses take a different approach than Google Glass.

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Verizon intros new 500MB data plan, isn’t the best deal

Verizon intros new 500MB data plan, isn’t the best deal

After AT&T made the move first, Verizon is following suit. Big Red announced that they're now offering a 500MB monthly data plan for a lower cost of $40 per month. This is tier is added onto Verizon's Share Everything plan, so you'll still be paying $40 per month for each smartphone on your account on top of the data plan.

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BioShock Infinite for Mac arriving later this month, pre-orders now live

BioShock Infinite for Mac arriving later this month, pre-orders now live

BioShock Infinite has been out for awhile now, but as with many other AAA games, the Mac versions usually don't come until several months later, if at all. BioShock Infinite is one of the few AAA games coming to Mac, and game developing studio Aspyr has announced that the Mac port is arriving on August 29.

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T-Mobile Moto X only available on Motorola’s website

T-Mobile Moto X only available on Motorola’s website

While T-Mobile announced that they would support the Moto X, they won't be giving it the attention that other big carriers are providing. Namely, T-Mobile won't be selling the new device in their stores or on their website. Instead, buyers will have to go to Motorola's website to buy it if they want it on T-Mobile's network.

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Xbox One GPU gets slight increase in performance before arrival

Xbox One GPU gets slight increase in performance before arrival

The Xbox One has already seen a lot of changes since its initial unveiling back in May. Most of the changes were simple reversals on earlier features that got gamers pretty upset with Microsoft. However, this newest update will put a smile on gamers' faces. Microsoft bumped up the performance of the Xbox One's GPU by 6.6%.

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SIM card hack fixed remotely by carriers

SIM card hack fixed remotely by carriers

Last month, it was discovered that a couple of text messages can easily breach into a phone's SIM card and get access to phone calls and other text messages without the user's permission. However, in a brilliant move by wireless carriers, they were able to patch up the exploit without replacing millions of SIM cards.

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BBM private beta for iOS and Android rolling out today

BBM private beta for iOS and Android rolling out today

We can't say we're too surprised, but BlackBerry seems to be sending out beta invites for a select number of users in order test BlackBerry Messenger on iOS and Android. The invites are rolling out today, and if you're thinking about joining in on the beta fun, it looks like you're a bit too late, as they're now closed.

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Google Windows Phone sync support extended until end of December

Google Windows Phone sync support extended until end of December

Google has announced that it's extending its Windows Phone sync support until December 31. Originally, Google was going to shut down support for the Exchange ActiveSync protocol on January 30, but that was eventually pushed to July 31, and now, the search giant is pushing the date back yet again until the end of the year.

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