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.

Chromecast getting Hulu, HBO Go support in near future

Chromecast getting Hulu, HBO Go support in near future

Netflix and YouTube might be the only third-party services compatible with the Chromecast right now, but HBO and Hulu are the first companies since the device's release to reveal that they're working on their own Chromecast apps. Users can stream HBO Go and Hulu content from their Chrome browser to the Chromecast, but official support should make the experience a lot better.

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USB 3.1 confirmed as new 10Gbps specification

USB 3.1 confirmed as new 10Gbps specification

The Universal Serial Bus is getting a sweet upgrade. The USB alliance has made official the name of the 10Gbps specification for USB, and they're calling it USB 3.1. While only USB 3.1 products will get the faster speeds, the new specification will be backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

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NVIDIA SHIELD teardown shows off internal gaming guts

NVIDIA SHIELD teardown shows off internal gaming guts

You've already read our review of the NVIDIA SHIELD (you have, right?), but now it's time to take the sucker apart and see what kind of glorious circuitry is floating around in that gamepad. iFixit is at it again with another teardown featuring NVIDIA's latest product, which welds a foldable display on a game controller of sorts.

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Retina iPad mini tipped for fall release with Samsung components

Retina iPad mini tipped for fall release with Samsung components

It's very likely that we'll see an updated iPad mini later in the fall, but rumors about whether or not it will include a Retina display have been flying around like swarms of flies. However, another report claims that a Retina-equipped iPad mini will arrive sometime in the fourth quarter, with the display being made my Samsung.

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Netflix individual user profiles rolling out today

Netflix individual user profiles rolling out today

Back in June, Netflix announced that it would be rolling out individual user profiles at some point over the summer, and today they've done just that. The company is finally ready to release a feature for its streaming service that many users have been dreaming about for awhile now, and it's finally here.

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XKeyscore NSA tool uncovered, collects pretty much the whole internet

XKeyscore NSA tool uncovered, collects pretty much the whole internet

Just as we thought we knew everything about the government spying on us, another leak has made its way into the limelight that reveals a new program, besides PRISM, that collects a ton of information about users on the internet, including email, Facebook chats, and web browsing history.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy S 4 mini getting dual-mode LTE

Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy S 4 mini getting dual-mode LTE

We've already seen a wealth of different Galaxy S 4 variants pop up throughout the summer, but Samsung is continuing the trend with new models of the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy S 4 mini by adding dual-mode LTE. Samsung says these phones are the world’s first handsets to support both TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE, but ZTE's Grand Era technically was there first.

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Oculus Rift hack brings Paperboy to the 21st century

Oculus Rift hack brings Paperboy to the 21st century

Paperboy has gone down in the history books as one of the best video games ever, and some may say that if you've never played it, then you're not a true video gamer. Either way, the game is a classic, and a new Oculus Rift hack brings the 1984 title back into the 21st century to make the experience as real as it can get.

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Google Starbucks WiFi deal boots AT&T for faster speeds [UPDATE]

Google Starbucks WiFi deal boots AT&T for faster speeds [UPDATE]

Tough loss for AT&T, which will lose some business from Starbucks thanks to a new deal with Google that will see 7,000 Starbucks locations replaced with Google WiFi in order to provide faster speeds. The transition will happen over the next 18 months, and Google claims coffee drinkers will experience speeds 10-times faster than AT&T's offerings.

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Microsoft Office Mobile for Android arrives, requires Office 365 subscription

Microsoft Office Mobile for Android arrives, requires Office 365 subscription

We've been enjoying Microsoft Office on the iPhone for a little while now, but it has finally arrived on Android smartphones, with support for tablets still MIA, just as with the iPad on iOS. Office Mobile for Android brings cloud-based office suite fun to Google's mobile platform in the form of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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Moto X nano-SIM support hinted in leaked image

Moto X nano-SIM support hinted in leaked image

Tomorrow will bring the official unveiling of the Moto X, which has been one of the most talked-about unreleased phones for the past couple of months. However, while we're still a day away from the revealing, that doesn't mean leaks will magically stop. In fact, the most-recent leak reveals that that Moto X will support nano-SIM.

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Galaxy S 4 benchmark-tampering allegations denied by Samsung

Galaxy S 4 benchmark-tampering allegations denied by Samsung

It was discovered yesterday that Samsung allegedly tampered with the Galaxy S 4 in order to provide the best possible benchmark scores in different apps. However, Samsung has addressed the allegations and says that they haven't done such a thing, saying that they didn't use any sly tricks to achieve higher benchmark scores.

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