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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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

The all new HTC One is announced!!!

The all new HTC One is announced!!!

My first Android phone was the HTC Evo 4G. I loved that phone. I fell in love with HTC back when they were making Windows Mobile devices, and I was determined to stay with them. Until the made the Evo 3D. I don’t want to talk about that one. That’s when I jumped to Samsung,Continue Reading

Is there a genome for Gadget Addiction?

Is there a genome for Gadget Addiction?

Before everything else, my love, my true passion, is being a father. I am blessed to have 3 boys, and even more blessed that they understand and appreciate the technology that surrounds them. But unfortunately, like their parents, they share our addiction.   Is it genetic? I’m not sure. I’m trying to remember if I’dContinue Reading

When is a watch not *just* a watch

When is a watch not *just* a watch

On March 18th, Google announced its newest platform entitled Android Wear. Now, you can guess by the title that this is aimed at the growing wearables market, which includes things like smart watches like the Pebble and those adorable fitness bands like the FitBit and the Nike Fuel Band. These devices have lead the wayContinue Reading

Life’s too short to have a bad cup of coffee

Life’s too short to have a bad cup of coffee

Know what that is? That, my friends, is an original Mr. Coffee. That gizmo right there was practically in every home that had a coffee drinking adult. I remember sneaking a sip of my mom’s coffee one day, and thinking to myself “Who on earth would purposely drink this crap”. I mean think about itContinue Reading

Avoiding Android App Cooties

Avoiding Android App Cooties

I was perusing the Internet when I stumbled upon this headline: “Android accounted for 97 percent of all malicious mobile activity in 2013” Shocking? Almost certainly it is. If all you saw was that Android accounted for 97% of all mobile malware, then yeah, that’s pretty disconcerting and you’d probably be on your way toContinue Reading

Samsung at Mobile World Congress

Samsung at Mobile World Congress

Samsung not only announced a new phone at Mobile World Congress (the Galaxy S5), but also 3 new wearables. First, the GS5. Spec-wise, the GS5 is definitely an upgrade over the GS4. It’s slightly bigger than the GS4, and it has a soft touch dimpled back instead of the plastic back the GS4 has. ItContinue Reading

Day One (ish) of Mobile World Congress …

Day One (ish) of Mobile World Congress …

“One-ish” because there are things that were announced on Sunday, but Monday was the “official” kick off to Mobile World Congress. I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a Monday. I’m going to, of course, talk about the announcements that got me a bit excited, although there are quite a few smaller companiesContinue Reading

So… wanna know some of what happened in the gadget world last week?

So… wanna know some of what happened in the gadget world last week?

Just a couple of things happened the week that ended on February 15th that got my attention, with one getting more of my nerves than my attention … LG announced a new phone, the G Pro 2 Mobile World Congress is just a few days away, but LG decided to take the wraps off ofContinue Reading

GM’s take on the “Infotainment” Conundrum

GM’s take on the “Infotainment” Conundrum

There’s nothing like going to the Chicago Auto Show. I mean, yes, I’m a geek, and this is a gadget blog, but I can still look, can’t I? And besides, there’s more to cars than how it looks and how much horsepower it has. Think about it … not too long ago, you picked aContinue Reading