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.

Adblock Plus moves to Android, but will it hurt the app economy?

AdBlock Plus is making the jump from browser plug-in to Android app. Do we need to block mobile ads, or is this bad news for users and app developers?

Android Army

Can Google rescue the Chromebook by making it more like Surface?

Google's cloud-dependent Chromebooks haven't taken off yet. Is a touchscreen and a more Surface-like experience in order?

Computing

How stolen phone blacklists will tamp down on crime, and what to do in the mean time

Smartphone theft is on the rise – and often violent. How can consumers protect themselves, and why isn't there a national stolen phone blacklist?

Android Army

Why Apple stores are raking in bags full of cash, and no one can dupe the formula

Apple's stores are leading the retail industry in revenue per square foot, and none of its competitors seem to be able to crack the code.

Apple

Can Intel reinvent itself when CEO Paul Otellini leaves?

Intel CEO Paul Otellini is retiring in May. Could a change in leadership ironically help the chipmaking giant keep up with mainstream computing?

Computing

Why did the man behind Windows jump ship, and who’s left to steer?

What does Steven Sinofsky's abrupt departure from Microsoft mean for Windows…and the way the company will compete with Apple and Google?

Computing

Is Google ‘Free Zone’ Internet altruistic service for emerging economies or something else?

Google Free Zone enables feature phone users use mail, Web search, and Google+ for free. Is it generosity at work, a savvy market grab, or both?

Mobile

Life after silicon: How carbon nanotubes will power future gadgets

Researchers at IBM have detailed methods that could let chip designers move away from silicon transistors to smaller – and faster – carbon nanotubes.

Computing

Why would Apple move Macs to ARM processors?

Rumors have Apple moving away from the Intel chips currently used in Macs to the ARM-based chips used in mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad. But would such a seismic shift make sense?

Apple

What Japan’s consumer electronics meltdown means for you

Three of Japan's consumer electronics giants are on the ropes - how have the mighty fallen, and what does it mean for your next tech buys?

Cool Tech

It’s the 21st century! Why aren’t we voting online yet?

When you use the Internet for everything from ordering pizza to shuffling around thousands of dollars between bank accounts, why can't you use it to cast a simple vote?

Computing

What does Apple’s executive shakeup mean for future products?

As major bigwigs depart and others play musical chairs with responsibilities, consumers have just one question: What does this mean for the future of Apple products?

Apple

What’s so special about Apple’s new Fusion Drive?

Apple unveiled a new high-performance Fusion Drive; but is it a step forward for storage, or simply a high-priced rebranding of something that already exists?

Apple

How can the EU accuse Microsoft of stifling competition, but Apple gets a pass?

Microsoft may be on the hook for up to $7.4 billion thanks to a glitch that stopped offering users a choice over which browser to use, but how come an increasingly dominant Apple has escaped antitrust allegations?

Apple

Why Apple reversed course on smaller tablets with the iPad mini

Apple's on the verge of launching a new, smaller iPad. We dive into the rumors to figure out what you should expect from the new tablet, and why Apple decided to reverse course and make a smaller tablet after criticizing them.

Apple