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BlackBerry 10

Posted on Feb 1, 2013 READ MORE

Ding Dong, the Democratic Party Is Dead

America mourns the death of its political parties; printed books are going extinct as ebooks take their place; meanwhile, BlackBerry Messenger plays a significant role in the London riots. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Aug 11, 2011 READ MORE

Aspiring iPad Killers Crash CES (Update)

The iPad was the little tablet that could. Now the rush to crash Apple’s party is on. Here’s a look at some of the upstarts turning heads at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show.

Posted on Jan 5, 2011 READ MORE

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Steve Jobs’ Rant Prompts Mega Nerd Fight

How do you take down the guy who gave us the iPhone, the iPad and the wrinkle-free turtleneck? It helps if you speak fluent nerd.

Posted on Oct 19, 2010 READ MORE

Cyberspace Dunderheads

I’ve come down with a bad case of the shallows. That’s technology writer Nicholas Carr’s term—and the title of his new book—for the invisible, invidious impact of computers on the modern brain.

Posted on Jun 8, 2010 READ MORE

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Obama’s E-Mail Dilemma

The president-elect is a notorious gadget hound who has been known to carry multiple cell phones, but he faces a looming downgrade. Because the public has a right to presidential records, Barack Obama will probably give up his precious Blackberry—and quit e-mailing altogether. However, he is likely to be the first president with a laptop on his desk.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008 READ MORE

Chin Up, John McCain—There’s Always Tomorrow

John McCain’s Tuesday was so filled with gaffes and bad news that no one seemed to notice when one of his top advisers held a BlackBerry aloft and declared “you’re looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create.” That spectacle simply couldn’t compete with former HP CEO Carly Fiorina and, more significantly, the very public failure of deregulation.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008 READ MORE

McCain Update

Posted on Jun 22, 2008 READ MORE


BlackBerry Addicts Get the Night Sweats

There’s a reason why it’s nicknamed CrackBerry.  North American BlackBerry users were dismayed Tuesday night by an overnight shutdown of the company’s wireless e-mail service that left them bereft of their fix—and forced them to communicate in passé ways.

Posted on Apr 18, 2007 READ MORE


‘CrackBerry’ Addicts Suing Employers

Obsessive users of the BlackBerry (CrackBerry) are blaming the mobile Internet appliance for “chronic insomnia, relationship break-up, premature burn-out, and even car crashes,” according to the Independent.
It’s a brave new world.

Posted on Oct 2, 2006 READ MORE

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