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Google’s New Android Wear Smartwatches Make Every Other Wearable Look Ugly and Dumb

If Google and its hardware partners can deliver on the promise of their new wearable devices, then the war for the hottest new market in technology is already won.

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read About the Nexus 5

The Nexus 5 is Google’s new flagship phone. Despite being superior in some ways to the iPhone, and costing only half the price, the Nexus has taken a bit of a beating in reviews.

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 READ MORE



Illustration based on images from T-Mobile and Apple.

Review of the iPhone on T-Mobile: No Bullshit

Not so long ago, T-Mobile was suicidal. Now it wants to be the first pro-consumer cellular network.

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 READ MORE



Ruben Schade

Happy Birthday: Apple Is Making a Watch

Apple reportedly has 100 designers trying to figure out the most profitable and elegant way to colonize your wrist.

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 READ MORE



Courtesy of Apple

New iPhone: Don’t Judge the 4S by Its Cover

Apple announced Tuesday the first new iPhone in 16 months. It says the 4S is twice as fast, has a better camera and can communicate with you like a virtual manservant. But it looks just like the old version and that seems to have disappointed those of us who spent months fantasizing about a mythical “iPhone 5.” (more)

Posted on Oct 4, 2011 READ MORE



Uncensored Playboy Is (Not) Coming to the iPad

According to a tweeting Hugh Hefner, Playboy magazine, “both old & new” is coming to the iPad, and it “will be uncensored.” That’s somewhat surprising, considering that Apple CEO Steve Jobs once claimed that the iPad was designed to offer “freedom from porn.” (Update)

Posted on Jan 19, 2011 READ MORE



Verizon Wireless

And Steve Jobs Said, ‘Let There Be a Verizon iPhone’

From the dawn of time, or somewhere around there, everyone from Uncle Mike to that friend of a friend of someone in accounting has been certain that next month Verizon will get the iPhone. For the first time ever, they’re right. ... (more)

Posted on Jan 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



Flickr / Yutaka Tsutano (CC-BY)

Save Us From Our Devices

Mr. Speaker, please don’t. Go ahead, if you must, and cut taxes. Slash spending. Repeal health care. I understand. Elections have consequences. But BlackBerrys and iPads and laptops on the House floor? Reconsider, before it’s too late.

Posted on Dec 28, 2010 READ MORE



Truthdig

Attack of the Monster Phones

The smart-phone boom has produced a new breed of giant phone that makes Apple’s offering seem tiny by comparison.

Posted on Sep 12, 2010 READ MORE



Amazon

Falling in Love With the Kindle

I hated Amazon’s first Kindle as much as my dad, an avid reader, writer and collector of books, loved it. For him, it was delivery on a very old promise. For me, its monochrome screen, beige plastic body and single-mindedness represented a technological regression.

Posted on Sep 6, 2010 READ MORE



Courtesy of Apple

Apple Announces iPhone 4

Apple has unveiled its latest magical device built by suicidal Chinese workers—the iPhone 4. It squeezes four times as many pixels into the same-sized screen. It’s made out of glass and steel, with antennas wrapping around the sides of the phone. The phone runs on the iPad’s A4 processor. It has a front-facing ... (continued)

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 READ MORE



Apple Passes Microsoft to Become the World’s Biggest Tech Company

Apple fan-boys and -girls, rejoice. The iCorporation is now worth more than the dreaded Microsoft. But don’t get too excited: Bill Gates’ gang has a few ideas to get back in the game, and some bloggers claim that Google, whose Android is outselling the iPhone, “has leapfrogged” Apple in terms of innovation. (continued)

Posted on May 26, 2010 READ MORE


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Gizmodo

What Apple’s Lost iPhone Says About Access Journalism

It goes like this: A 27-year-old Apple employee left what appears to be the next iPhone on a bar stool. Someone picked up the super-secret device and, long story short, sold it to a gadget blog. And thus a corporation’s highly sophisticated control over the journalists who cover it briefly and symbolically imploded. (continued)

Posted on Apr 20, 2010 READ MORE


iPad™ Wins Nobel Peace Prize

“We didn’t want to fall prey to all of the hype surrounding the iPad™,” said Nobel committee chairperson Gustav Traavik, who waited at the Apple store in Oslo for over two hours to buy the device. “But it is sweet.”

Posted on Apr 11, 2010 READ MORE



Flickr / kidperez

WSJ: Apple Working on 2 New Phones

Citing unnamed sources, The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is working on not one but two new iPhones, including a device that will run on Verizon’s network. Engadget says one device could be called the iPhone HD. (continued)

Posted on Mar 29, 2010 READ MORE



Illustration based on an Apple press photo

Prudish Apple Bans Bikinis

If you’re looking for sex appeal, there isn’t an app for that. Apple is killing applications on its iPhone and iPod Touch that show women in such obscene dress as beachwear. Despite parental controls, mature-content warnings and a lack of anything truly provocative, the company apparently decided things had gotten too raunchy.

Posted on Feb 23, 2010 READ MORE


iToys [A Cartoon From China]

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The Google Phone Is Here Again

Google is quietly taking over the phone market for reasons that have little to do with its latest “superphone.”

Posted on Jan 6, 2010 READ MORE


iRape

The dirty little secret of the consumer electronics boom is that a lot of the sexy little gadgets you use every day are made from minerals that help fund what this video says is “the deadliest conflict in the world since the holocaust.”

Posted on Jan 3, 2010 READ MORE



youtube

Can Gadgets Save the Magazine?

What to do when your business and the medium it’s printed on are disintegrating into pulp? Form a consortium, of course. Condé Nast, Hearst, Time, News Corp. and something called Meredith have banded together to crack this nut with a common digital format, shared innovation and maybe even a new gadget or two. (continued)

Posted on Dec 8, 2009 READ MORE



Sprint

The Phone Made Out of Corn

The Samsung Reclaim is an odd little device that raises the question: Why isn’t everything made out of corn?

Posted on Oct 11, 2009 READ MORE



Courtesy of Apple

iPhones for Everybody?

Apple unveiled a faster, more powerful version of its popular iPhone Monday, but the bigger news is that the company slashed the price of the current model to $99. That makes a robust portable computing experience available to a much bigger crowd, assuming they can handle AT&T’s horrendously overpriced service.

Posted on Jun 8, 2009 READ MORE



cnet.com

Women Dig Technology

The notion that men dominate all-things-nerd is a complete myth, according to a new consumer research report that found that single women in North America are all about laptops, video games and digital cameras. So the next time you’re shopping for that special lady, don’t think book, think Kindle.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009 READ MORE


Getting iRipped Off

It might be hard to feel sympathy for someone who spends $600 on a phone, but iPhone owners could use some emotional support, now that Apple CEO Steve Jobs has announced he’s cutting the price of the 10-week-old device by a third.

Posted on Sep 6, 2007 READ MORE


Parents Use Gadgets to Spy on Teens

Invasion of privacy is not just for the NSA anymore! Parents have always snooped, but as the SF Chronicle reveals, new tech toys are taking what was once standard parental prying to a whole new level of unacceptable surveillance and spying. Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned conversation? (Via boingboing.net)

Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


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