Jordan Crook

Jordan Crook
Jordan Crook is a writer/reporter based out of Brooklyn, NY. She writes about things teens like. She snaps innocent selfies and vines nudes. She has written for publications such as Mobile Marketer and MobileBurn. She is now a writer at TechCrunch. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Video: When Roombas And Baby Ducks Mate, A Khepera Swarm Robot Is Born

    Video: When Roombas And Baby Ducks Mate, A Khepera Swarm Robot Is Born

    So, this is cool: The Georgia Robotics and Intelligent Systems lab has built these things called Khepera swarm robots. Though they look like little Roombas, they haven’t quite learned how to pick up crumbs yet. They’re actually a part of grad student Edward Macdonald’s Masters thesis and just recently learned a couple new tricks. Read More

  • Possible Atrix 4G Successor Caught On Camera With 8MP 1080p Shooter In Tow

    Possible Atrix 4G Successor Caught On Camera With 8MP 1080p Shooter In Tow

    Here’s a mystery for you: Images of a Motorola Android handset have surfaced on Chinese blogs, and it looks incredibly similar to the Atrix 4G. In fact, it looks identical save for a few miniscule changes. The pictures come courtesy of IT168 and were published by ePrice.tw, which seems to think that the display will have a contoured design. Read More

  • Sprint’s Nexus S 4G Gets Final Price Cut: Free At Best Buy, A Penny At Amazon

    Sprint’s Nexus S 4G Gets Final Price Cut: Free At Best Buy, A Penny At Amazon

    Less than two weeks ago, Sprint cut the price of its Google Nexus S 4G by half to just $99 on-contract. That had me pink in the cheek with barely controlled glee, so you can only imagine my reaction when I saw that both Best Buy and Amazon were offering the device for free (and nearly free). Best Buy promises all the Google phone you can handle for free as long as you sign on for a… Read More

  • The Seemingly Unanswerable Question: Can The Government Use Location Data To Hunt Us Down?

    The Seemingly Unanswerable Question: Can The Government Use Location Data To Hunt Us Down?

    You remember Locationgate, right? It was that massive national scandal that left both Apple and Google at the center of our discontent, after two German researchers discovered that the iPhone tracks and stores location data automatically. The scandal has spurred numerous investigations into where we should draw the line when it comes to location tracking, and one in particular garnered the… Read More

  • Motorola Droid X2 Gets Bumped Up To Android 2.3 Gingerbread

    Motorola Droid X2 Gets Bumped Up To Android 2.3 Gingerbread

    The Droid X2 is one of those phones that you learn to quickly stop judging by its bezel. Despite having nearly identical hardware to its less powerful predecessor, the handset shipped with some pretty notable under-the-hood improvements. But one thing was still missing: Gingerbread. Luckily, Verizon has released the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update this morning so the Droid X2 can continue… Read More

  • Video: Motorola Triumph Screens Flicker Black And White, Owners Seeing Red

    Video: Motorola Triumph Screens Flicker Black And White, Owners Seeing Red

    The Motorola Triumph — a pretty snazzy-lookin’ little beast (especially for a pre-paid device!) if I may say so — seems to have just hit a bit of a hurdle in its first week on the market: a number of new owners are hitting the forums with complaints of a flickering screen. Read More

  • Sprint To Finally Retire The Evo 4G?

    Sprint To Finally Retire The Evo 4G?

    It’s looking like Sprint has signed off on death warrants for a few of its handsets, including our nation’s first-ever 4G smartphone, the Evo 4G. According to a leaked screenshot of this internal Sprint document (discovered by SprintFeed), at least 10 phones are getting the ax. Read More

  • T-Mobile G2X Finally Gets Its Much-Needed Gingerbread Update

    T-Mobile G2X Finally Gets Its Much-Needed Gingerbread Update

    T-Mobile G2X owners have really gotten the short end of the stick. Granted, dual-core processing and top-notch cameras probably comfort this disgruntled hoard on long, lonely nights, but a 1080p video does nothing to stop the phone from randomly rebooting for… no reason at all. Plus, the phone shipped with Froyo in an increasingly Gingerbread world, which kind of peeves the living… Read More

  • HTC Warms Up To Settlement Talks With Apple

    HTC Warms Up To Settlement Talks With Apple

    Perhaps it’s a product of Schmidt’s carefree attitude or maybe it’s a little tinge of fear after their latest lost, but HTC now appears to be ready to negotiate with Apple. With a win on each side, settlement talks may be the only detour before this patent battle turns into a full-fledged war. In early July, the ITC found Apple in violation of two S3 Graphics patents, which… Read More

  • Verizon Mistakenly Leaks Video Of The Touchscreen-Sporting BlackBerry Bold 9930

    Verizon Mistakenly Leaks Video Of The Touchscreen-Sporting BlackBerry Bold 9930

    Mistakes happen. Sometimes they spur a round of seriously unwanted consequences, but every once in a while, a mistake pays off. Maybe not for the person who screwed up, which in this case would be someone in charge of Verizon’s website, but definitely for us. If you have yet to pick up what I’m putting down, this morning brought with it another leak — the BlackBerry Bold 9930. Read More

  • Canon’s X Mark I Mouse Lite Is A Jack Of All Trades

    Canon’s X Mark I Mouse Lite Is A Jack Of All Trades

    All-in-one. That’s my golden word. If you want to sell me something, make sure it can do ten completely random never-would-have-expected-it-to tasks, and I’m in. Three-in-one is only slightly less enticing, but still worth a good inspection. Canon. today introduced its X Mark I Mouse Lite — a three-in-one calculator, keypad and laser mouse designed by the Canon camera team. Read More

  • SamsungDive: Apple’s “Find My iPhone” Just Got A Rival

    SamsungDive: Apple’s “Find My iPhone” Just Got A Rival

    Back in the day, the worst part of losing a phone was re-inputting contact information and coughing up the dough for another handset. With today’s smartphones, losing your phone is like losing everything. Not only is your very expensive piece of hardware gone, but your banking and credit card info, contacts, passwords, and social networking accounts are all up for grabs out in the world. Read More

  • Intuit Launches QuickBooks Mobile App For Android

    Intuit Launches QuickBooks Mobile App For Android

    Intuit, the same company that brought you QuickBooks accounting software, has today announced the QuickBooks Mobile app for Android. Now, small businesses that use QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Premier and QuickBooks Online will have access to their data from their Android phone. The app has already been made available to iOS users, but Android fans will now be able to get in on the amateur… Read More

  • Samsung May Trounce Nokia Once And For All… Is Apple Next?

    Samsung May Trounce Nokia Once And For All… Is Apple Next?

    We’ve been saying for a while now that Samsung is primed and ready to dethrone Nokia from its nearly 15 year reign as the top smartphone maker in the world, and it would seem the moment is upon us. We can’t say for sure, as Samsung hasn’t released official numbers, but research firm Strategy Analytics told Bloomberg that Samsung’s official sales numbers should fall… Read More

  • Leaked LG Roadmap Points To Five Android Smartphones And One Mango Fantasy

    Leaked LG Roadmap Points To Five Android Smartphones And One Mango Fantasy

    The only thing better than a leak is six leaks, which is exactly what we have for you today. Bundled nicely in the form of a 2011 LG Roadmap (discovered by PocketNow), five Android smartphones and one Mango-powered handset have found their way to the web. Along with the recently announced Optimus Pro and Optimus Net, LG has quite a bit more in store for the rest of the year. However, we… Read More

  • Big Surprise! The iPad Trumps Android Tablets At The Office

    Big Surprise! The iPad Trumps Android Tablets At The Office

    Huge news! The iPad is trumping Android tablets in the enterprise! Actually this is rather small news and could probably be assumed by just about anyone who knows what they’re talking about. Either way, the smarty arties at Good Technology kindly mapped out the stats sans assumption. Tablets made up 27 percent of Good Technology’s mobile device activations (the network includes 49… Read More

  • Who Could Have Guessed: 3D Hurts Your Eyes

    Who Could Have Guessed: 3D Hurts Your Eyes

    After experimenting on 24 adults, a research team at the University of California, Berkeley has determined that viewing content on a stereo 3D display hurts your eyes and your brain. The scientific term is “vergence-accomodation,” which means that the eye must constantly adjust to both the distance of the physical screen and that of the 3D content. This can supposedly cause… Read More

  • Carl Icahn In Talks With Motorola About Its Massive Patent Portfolio

    Carl Icahn In Talks With Motorola About Its Massive Patent Portfolio

    In the land of mobile, patents have never been more crucial. He with the most patents has the most power. Period. In the last few months alone we’ve seen Apple and Samsung duke it out, Apple and HTC take it to the mat, Google chat it up with InterDigital, and I won’t even start on Nortel. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn — notorious for pumping money into companies and… Read More

  • Activision CEO Spills The Beans: Guitar Hero Isn’t Dead, Just Resting

    Activision CEO Spills The Beans: Guitar Hero Isn’t Dead, Just Resting

    As a barely 23-year-old, my deepest connection to most classic Rock songs is through a PlayStation game. My favorite PlayStation game. You may have heard of it — it’s called Guitar Hero. So when Activision said that it was calling it quits on Guitar Hero, I found myself humming: “lay your weary head to rest, don’t you cry no more.” Ok, maybe I exaggerate. But it was… Read More

  • T-Mobile’s Motorola Defy Gets An AT&T-Bound Successor?

    T-Mobile’s Motorola Defy Gets An AT&T-Bound Successor?

    I’ve never really been a fan of anything “rugged” — all that heft and rubber tends to push me in another direction. However, the Motorola Defy for T-Mobile did spark my interest with its bright, sharp screen, nice size and shape, and the ability to swim. This was a strong seller for T-Mobile priced at just $100 on-contract (and $50 elsewhere). But according to TIMN… Read More