Geoff Duncan

Geoff Duncan

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Geoff Duncan writes, programs, edits, plays music, and delights in making software misbehave. He's probably the only member of the Digital Trends staff who's played on hit records and had code running in space. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
Android Army

Who are the real winners and losers in Google’s Motorola sale to Lenovo?

Lenovo is buying Motorola Mobility from Google for $2.9 billion. But who comes out ahead in this new world, who loses, and does it all mean for the Android ecosystem?
Android Army

How DeepMind’s artificial intelligence will make Google even smarter

With the acquisition of DeepMind, Google will acquire a whole new set of technologies related to artificial intelligence. But what will it use them for, and should we be concerned?

You can’t avoid the ‘Internet of things’ hype, so you might as well understand it

Adding Internet capabilities to everyday appliances is all the rage, but don't expect to wake up in a science fiction automated home anytime soon.

9 companies that need to make a turnaround in 2014

Technology is always changing, and some big names are going to have to work very hard to stay relevant to consumers in 2014.

Thinking of online freelancing for some spare cash? Be prepared to work for it

Looking for holiday cash? Online freelancing might be an answer, especially if you've got strong skills in a small niche.
Cool Tech

Remember these terrible tech gifts from holidays past?

Technology has always been a favorite holiday gift, but the most well-intentioned gifts don't always pan out in an industry that changes so quickly. Here are some of the most notable gifts that might have looked great under the tree in…
Cool Tech

Why is Google building a robot army?

Google's acquisition of Boston Dynamics is just the latest in a long series of robotics companies it has been snapping up left and right. So what does Google see in robots ... and should we be scared?

Charity made mobile: How to give from your phone without getting scammed

Smartphones aren't just good for avoiding the malls this holiday season. While you're loading a virtual shopping cart with goodies, stop and check out some of the ways you can use your phone to give back the smart way.

Who needs malware? I could have wrecked this kid’s life with a notepad

We talk on our phones all the time, everywhere. Maybe we should watch what we say.
Social Media

Co-founder drama, burning cash and more secrets revealed by Twitter’s IPO filing

Twitter's going public, and that means revealing more than ever about about company's strategy and financials. Want the interesting bits?

4 Problems The New Surface Better Figure Out How To Fix

Let's face it: Microsoft's Surface RT and Surface Pro tablets have been a flop. What can Microsoft do to make its Surface platform relevant?

So what does the new iPhone’s 64-bit processor really do for you, anyway?

The iPhone 5s is the world's first 64-bit smartphone. Is that just marketing gimmickry, or does the tech deliver real benefits while setting the stage for the future?