Freddy Cloud

Frederick (“Freddy”) Cloud has had a passion for all things electronic since he “accidently” caused the class Commodore PET to malfunction in 8th grade.

“I swear. I didn’t do it on purpose” He was quoted as saying to a very unhappy computer teacher…

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Category Archives: Gadgets

My Smartwatch Hypocrisy …

Hypocrisy is a tricky thing. For example, someone asks me if they should get a smartwatch. Depending on their logic behind wanting one, my answer is usually “no”. But when they point out that not only do I have on, but I wear it EVERY DAY, it puts me in a somewhat awkward position. IContinue Reading

New Year, New Phones

New Year, New Phones

A new year means the typical flood of new phone rumors and announcements are in full effect. And since you’re probably trying to figure out which company is going to get to lay claim to your hard earned money, I figured I’d give you a heads-up on what companies have announced and what the whispersContinue Reading

Tablet-Fest 2014

Tablet-Fest 2014

Tablets are always a great Christmas gift, and depending on how much you want to spend (and who you’re getting it for), you have quite a few options out there. It’s easy to go to a Black Friday event and buy whatever they have under $100 (PLEASE don’t do that!), but if you would humorContinue Reading

Google’s latest OS makes the Kevo smart lock that much more awesome …

Google’s latest OS makes the Kevo smart lock that much more awesome …

Back in January of 2014 I joined Kwikset at the Consumer Electronics Show to check out their Kevo smart lock, which is a Bluetooth enabled lock that you can open with your smartphone or a key fob that’s included with the lock. I did a post and a video, so I won’t rehash what itContinue Reading

Amazon has a new toy for you to figure out what to do with …

Amazon has a new toy for you to figure out what to do with …

Amazon’s gadgets are a hit-and-miss affair. On the one hand you have the Kindle line, which has dominated the e-reader market along with the Fire HD line, which is actually a competitor in the tablet space. But then you have things like the Fire Phone, which is a flop. However a flop or two won’tContinue Reading

Welcome back, Motorola

Welcome back, Motorola

Last year Motorola announced two phones that took the tech word a bit by surprise; the Moto G and the Moto X. Not only were these REALLY good phones, but they began the war on the thought that a good phone needed to cost a ridiculous amount of money, and needed to be purchased fromContinue Reading

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 4’s … yes, as in plural …

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 4’s … yes, as in plural …

Samsung “Unpacked” so much stuff today I don’t even know where to begin. I’ll do other posts about the other stuff, so for this one I guess I’ll start with the new Note. Rather, new “Notes” since they slipped in another version of the Note 4 in their presentation. The Galaxy Note 4 is anContinue Reading

First thoughts about my new Chromebook …

First thoughts about my new Chromebook …

So it happened that I needed to replace my laptop. Why? Not important. Just know that I needed to replace it. Considering that I use my PC more that I used my laptop, the idea of spending a lot of money on a new one didn’t really sit well with me. So I took myContinue Reading

Amazon is actually launching a phone …

Amazon is actually launching a phone …

Being as addicted to electronics as I am, you would think that I would have been more excited when I heard that Amazon was announcing its long rumored entry into the mobile phone market. But despite my gadget addiction, something just wasn’t sitting right with me. What could Amazon do that would differentiate its deviceContinue Reading

Amazon in a box … almost …

Amazon in a box … almost …

On April 3rd, Amazon announced the Amazon Fire TV. So let me start by telling you what it isn’t; it’s not a television, it’s not a new tablet, it’s not a video game system. So what is it? It’s a streaming device. Yes … another streaming device. But before you just toss this news aside, let meContinue Reading