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Fairphone

The Guilt-Free Phone Made Specifically for Socially Conscious Buyers

Smartphones are amazing, but they’re also made by exploited workers using illicit materials that help foster war and add to global toxic pollution when we’re done with them in about two years.

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 READ MORE



Amazon

Amazon’s New Phone Is an Overpriced Bar Code Scanner

Amazon unveiled its first phone Wednesday. It has some innovative features, but its primary function seems to be getting people to buy more stuff from Amazon.

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 READ MORE



OnePlus

The Best Feature of This Phone Is Its Price

Samsung and HTC just announced their new flagship phones, and Apple is expected to drop the iPhone 6 sometime soon. Chinese upstart OnePlus is hoping to give all those devices a run for their money—literally.

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 READ MORE


Jumping Through Cellphone Hoops

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Sony

You Probably Won’t Buy Sony’s Amazing Waterproof Phone

For whatever reason, phone shoppers have met genuine innovation with disinterest.

Posted on Feb 5, 2014 READ MORE



T-Mobile

T-Mobile Will Pay You to Dump Verizon, AT&T and Sprint

The self-styled “un-carrier” has unveiled its latest effort to reinvent the phone market, and it could be worth hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars, depending on the size of your family.

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 READ MORE


Airline Cells

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Saad Irfan (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Google’s Strange Discomfort With Sexuality

The list of words banned from the latest Android operating system is as baffling as it is odd. Apparently, the Internet giant is not OK with words like “preggers” and “uterus” but it also has something against “LSAT.” What gives, Google?

Posted on Dec 2, 2013 READ MORE



Will Democrats Side With Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren?

Unfortunately for the former secretary of state, the Democrats’ 2016 presidential candidate will likely be someone who aims to keep Wall Street in check; as many as 87 countries possess drones in some form; meanwhile, teens’ interests have veered from clothes to phones. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 13, 2013 READ MORE



Illustration based on a leaked image.

Leaks Point to Google Superphone for Half the Price of an iPhone

Google’s next Nexus phone (referred to by bloggers as the “Nexus 5,” for lack of an official name) has been all but announced, with a torrent of leaks online providing a very good idea of what to expect.

Posted on Oct 6, 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



AP / Paul Sakuma

Facebook Is More Relevant Than Ever

Facebook showcased yet another redesign for the social media site Thursday, this time to the long-neglected profile page, saying it hoped the changes would make the site a leader in media consumption.

Posted on Sep 22, 2011 READ MORE



Stefanos Kofopoulos (CC-BY-SA)

Google Marries Motorola for Her Patents

Google just threw down $12.5 billion to buy Motorola Mobility and its 17,000 patents, giving the search giant some much needed ammunition in the phone wars. Google’s top lawyer recently shamed Apple and Microsoft, saying they use patents to stifle competition. That was before Google bought the company that invented the mobile phone.

Posted on Aug 15, 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



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


Driving Phone-Toxicated

I am, as of this writing, 144 days away from never again being able to sleep soundly. That is when my 15-year-old daughter, as she delights in constantly reminding me, will receive her learner’s permit.

Posted on Sep 16, 2010 READ MORE



Flickr / laihiuyeung ryanne (CC-BY)

Google Android Cheat Sheet for Normal Humans

This is a guide for my mom and everyone else who might be confused by Google’s mobile phone jargon.

Posted on Sep 12, 2010 READ MORE


Road Rule

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Posted on Jul 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


2,000 Angry Chinese Workers Don’t Care About the Apple Tablet

Apple has a big event planned for the end of the month, when the company is supposed to unveil its rumored tablet and perhaps a new iPhone OS, but the workers who make screens used by Apple are a lot more concerned about getting paid and whether they’ve been made to work with hazardous materials.

Posted on Jan 19, 2010 READ MORE



google.com / phone

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


Voters Call RNCC Calls ‘Harassment’

Automated “robo-calls” from GOP computers are infuriating people across the nation, who say they have to disconnect their phones to escape the bombardment.

Posted on Nov 7, 2006 READ MORE


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