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.

Why Microsoft wins even if Windows 8 flops

Windows 8 can "fail" and Microsoft will still be laughing all the way to the bank.

Computing

Softbank’s $20 bln Sprint takeover: Everything you need to know

Japan's Softbank, a telecom and Internet giant, is taking a 70 percent stake in Sprint for $20.1 billion. What is it thinking? Can Sprint customers expect anything from the deal?

Mobile

Can Best Buy beat Amazon at its own game with price matching?

Best Buy will reportedly match Amazon's prices this holiday season to convince buyers to purchase in stores rather than online. Can it work?

Computing

Is Google’s acquisition of Motorola working out?

Google spent $12.5 billion on Motorola Mobility, but so far, doesn't have much to show for it.

Android Army

Are Ultrabooks already dead, or just waiting to arrive?

Intel's Ultrabooks make PCs slim and powerful to compete with tablets — but, so far, few are buying. Are Ultrabooks dead…or just not here yet?

Computing

What the T-Mobile and MetroPCS merger means for you

T-Mobile and MetroPCS are merging to expand spectrum holdings and network coverage. What do current (and future!) customers get out of it?

Android Army

Is Internet radio about to get rocked?

The battle over royalties is simmering again, and a mammoth new player maybe be preparing to drop into the mix, spelling major changes ahead for players like Pandora.

Music

Is Russia’s Yandex beating Google at its own game?

It's not a household name in America, but in Russia, Yandex beats Google in search, and it's now launching its own app store and browser.

Android Army

How to prevent hackers from wiping your Android phone with a single link

Android's "dirty USSD" exploit allows hackers to wipe your entire phone, and all you have to do is click the wrong link. Here's how it works, and how you can protect yourself.

Android Army

How is selling 5 million iPhones not enough for Wall Street?

Apple's iPhone 5 launch is the biggest in the company's history, but it's being chalked up as a "disappointment." Why?

Apple

How Microsoft and HP avoid corporate taxes

A new Congressional memo looks at how America's largest companies use loopholes to avoid corporate taxes. Smart moves, or ripping off taxpayers?

Computing

How to protect yourself from Internet Explorer’s latest zero-day vulnerability

The most-used versions of Internet Explorer are vulnerable to a new zero-day exploit, but you can protect yourself until Microsoft issues a fix.

Computing

Why it’s good for the iPhone 5 to be ‘boring’

Apple's reluctance to reinvent the wheel with every new iPhone is its greatest strength, not a detriment.

Apple

How ‘free and open’ is Android? Why Google forced Acer to axe a Chinese lookalike

The tale of Acer's mysteriously disappearing CloudMobile A800 sheds light on the complexity of Google's "free and open" Android ecosystem, and just how far the inner circle of its supporters can stray from it.

Android Army

Bring out your dead: What to do with your old iPhone

Now that Apple's unveiled the iPhone 5, here are some ways to make your old iPhone useful, or at least valuable.

Apple