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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  • HP Releases The Updated DM1 Ultraportable Laptop

    HP Releases The Updated DM1 Ultraportable Laptop

    HP’s PC business may be up in the air right now, but that doesn’t mean we won’t see any more HP notebooks. The company today announced the updated DM1 ultraportable laptop with a new, fresher look. Starting at $399, the DM1 comes with either an Intel second-gen Core processor or an AMD E-series processor. AMD models will also include AMD Radeon HD discrete graphics. Read More

  • Nintendo Gets Sued Over The Wii

    Nintendo Gets Sued Over The Wii

    Ever heard of the Wavit remote? It’s totally okay if you haven’t; that’s not what this story is about. The Wavit Remote’s makers on the other hand… Well, they’ve decided to up and sue Nintendo over the Wii. Not only that, but they’ve included other retailers and manufacturers — including WalMart — in the complaint as well. And… Read More

  • Velocity Micro Introduces Two Sub-$300 Android Slates

    Velocity Micro Introduces Two Sub-$300 Android Slates

    Two new little Android tablets have joined the ever-growing tablet race, this time from Velocity Micro. Both the 8-inch Cruz T408 and the 10-inch Cruz T410 are nice enough, but what’ll really catch your eye are the pricetags. The Cruz T408 and T410 are priced at $239.99 and $299.99 respectively — a comfortable price point for anyone looking to get a starter slate. Read More

  • South Africa Wants Access To BBM Messages

    South Africa Wants Access To BBM Messages

    “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.” And then times got worse, and worse, and worse. At least for RIM. After jumping through hoops for the Saudi Arabian government, and then doing the same in India, South Africa has decided to get in on the fun and ask for access to BBM messages. The government’s reasoning was security-related, of course, but also had to do… Read More

  • Hands-On With The Motorola Droid Bionic For Verizon

    Hands-On With The Motorola Droid Bionic For Verizon

    Today Motorola and Verizon announced the Droid Bionic. It took its sweet time getting here, but it’s finally official and set to hit shelves September 8. We are forevermore free of writing posts about how long its been delayed. Instead we get to write about the phone itself, which is much more enjoyable for everyone involved. Read More

  • Australian Judge Asks For iPad Sales Stats In Galaxy Tab Case

    Australian Judge Asks For iPad Sales Stats In Galaxy Tab Case

    In its unending quest for tablet market supremacy (as if it hadn’t yet achieved such a feat), Apple has been asked by the Australian court to provide iPad sales data from the U.S. and the U.K. Samsung originally sent Apple three modified Galaxy Tabs with the hopes that the fresh “redesign” would coax Apple into dropping the case. As we expected, that didn’t happen. Read More

  • GameStop Affirms Popularity Of Mobile Gaming; Plans To Sell iPhone, iPod, And iPad

    GameStop Affirms Popularity Of Mobile Gaming; Plans To Sell iPhone, iPod, And iPad

    Still think mobile gaming isn’t a big deal? GameStop disagrees. Though they may not be as in-depth or graphically stimulating as console or PC-based games, mobile gaming is accessible to everyone. My grandma can’t play L.A. Noire, but she’s beat every level of Angry Birds. So it only makes sense that GameStop has decided to put a couple new devices on its shelves: the… Read More

  • Baidu And Dell Team Up To Take On Tablets, Phones In China

    Baidu And Dell Team Up To Take On Tablets, Phones In China

    Hot on the heels of Baidu’s new mobile OS launch, reports are circulating that the Chinese search giant is partnering with Dell to build tablets and mobile phones. China is a goldmine in terms of potential consumers. With over 900 million mobile subscribers, China is becoming one of the fastest growing tablet markets, as well. As the Google of the Eastern world, Baidu should have no… Read More

  • Blu Cigs Smart Pack Alerts You When Other e-Smokers Are Nearby

    Blu Cigs Smart Pack Alerts You When Other e-Smokers Are Nearby

    So it looks like people are ready to slap the word “social” onto just about anything. Case in point: Blu Cigs Smart Pack. It’s a new offering from electronic cigarette maker Blu Cigs that comes with a homing device to find nearby e-cig smokers and Blu Cigs retail locations. Despite the fact that it sounds pretty ridiculous, I find this to be a rather clever move. Read More

  • Parrot’s AR.FreeFlight Quadricopter Piloting App Is Now Free On Android

    Parrot’s AR.FreeFlight Quadricopter Piloting App Is Now Free On Android

    If you keep up with the TC/Gadgets crew you know we can’t resist a good R/C anything. We’ve reviewed AR remote control cars, and just recently a Syma S107 R/C chopper, but those are toys compared to what launched today: AR.FreeFlight. AR.FreeFlight is a free augmented reality piloting application you can use with the Parrot AR Drone quadricopter, which will basically make you… Read More

  • Review: Microsoft’s Touch Mouse And Explorer Touch Mouse

    Review: Microsoft’s Touch Mouse And Explorer Touch Mouse

    I got a chance to play with two of Microsoft’s three touch mouse offerings — the Explorer Touch Mouse and the flagship Touch Mouse — and as far as ideas go, they’re absolutely wonderful. But in terms of execution, the whole “touch” part didn’t exactly impress. When compared to your standard desktop mouse, these two offerings from Microsoft could easily… Read More

  • Baidu Looks To Leapfrog Google With Cloud-Based Mobile OS (Update)

    Baidu Looks To Leapfrog Google With Cloud-Based Mobile OS (Update)

    Chinese search giant Baidu is reportedly developing a cloud-based smartphone platform in attempt to dip its toes into the mobile pool. Mobile internet users in China totaled 233 million in 2010, projected to reach 957 million by 2014. For some perspective, the total population of both the European Union and the United States was approximately 800 million last year. So in China, mobile is less of… Read More

  • TV Ad Pegs The Droid Bionic For September 8 Release

    TV Ad Pegs The Droid Bionic For September 8 Release

    The Droid Bionic has been a long time coming. It was originally announced back in January at CES and it’s now September, but we’re willing to forgive the incredibly annoying wait for that dual-core LTE magic. Especially since it’s been all but officially confirmed that we’ll be seeing the Bionic on shelves on September 8. Read More

  • Gartner, IDC: Windows Phone To Steal Second Place From iOS By 2015

    Gartner, IDC: Windows Phone To Steal Second Place From iOS By 2015

    Based on its history, you probably wouldn’t expect to see Windows Phone take off like a rocket. But apparently that’s what it’s going to do. Research out of Gartner and IDC says that Microsoft’s platform may grab a whopping 20 percent of the market by 2015, with the help of hardware partners like HTC and a little extra effort in the marketing department. Read More

  • Report: Intel To Kill MeeGo Development “Temporarily”

    Report: Intel To Kill MeeGo Development “Temporarily”

    It’s a tough environment out there for an OS. But a few have risen to the top of the food chain — most obviously iOS and Android. And at the very bottom, like an orphaned and endangered baby buffalo, sits MeeGo. Nokia has already fled from the burning platform, but now its only remaining parent, Intel, has reportedly decided to temporarily discontinue development of MeeGo. But for… Read More

  • Sprint: AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Would Destroy Jobs, Here’s A Study To Prove It

    Sprint: AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Would Destroy Jobs, Here’s A Study To Prove It

    It’s no surprise whatsoever that Sprint isn’t down with the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, and with good reason. There’s no telling just how severe the effects of this deal may be on Sprint, but we know for sure that it won’t be good. So with no other option, the carrier has campaigned against the merger since day one. We’ve seen statement after statement, release… Read More

  • Samsung Unveils Dual-Core Galaxy Tab 7.7 And 5.3-Inch Galaxy Note

    Samsung Unveils Dual-Core Galaxy Tab 7.7 And 5.3-Inch Galaxy Note

    Size matters. Don’t let anyone tell you different. Samsung understands this, and has thus tried to build a tablet for just about any size pocket or backpack you may own. We all know about the GalTab 10.1 and 8.9, but today even smaller models join the pack. At the IFA conference in Berlin, Samsung today announced the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note. And if some size… Read More

  • Samsung Introduces A Trio Of New Cameras

    Samsung Introduces A Trio Of New Cameras

    This morning at the IFA conference in Berlin, Samsung took the stage to announce three new cameras. Sometimes new cameras are about as boring as old cameras, but that’s not the case here. We were lucky enough to go hands-on last night at Samsung’s preview event in New York city, and all three of these puppies have somewhat of a “wow factor.” I’ll be honest when I… Read More

  • Apple Offers Refurbished iPad 2 Models At $50 Discount

    Apple Offers Refurbished iPad 2 Models At $50 Discount

    There isn’t much about an iPad 2 that would lead you to hesitate before buying, except maybe a glance down at the price tag. Today, that’s slightly less of an issue. Apple has started to sell refurbished iPad 2s in its online store, although it looks as though the 16GB models aren’t currently available. The refurbs are only discounted $50 from the original pricing, but a… Read More

  • AT&T Responds To DoJ: The Facts Will Prevail In Court

    AT&T Responds To DoJ: The Facts Will Prevail In Court

    Following today’s reports that the U.S. Department of Justice has filed a complaint opposing the $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile by AT&T, the big blue carrier has issued a response stating plans to ask for an expedited hearing “so that the enormous benefits of this merger can be fully reviewed.” The DOJ cites antitrust issues in its complaint, saying… Read More