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.

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  • Colbert On Defunct Satellite: “UARS All Gonna Die!”

    Colbert On Defunct Satellite: “UARS All Gonna Die!”

    You’ve likely already heard about that defunct six-ton satellite hurtling its way to the Earth’s surface. Unless you’re paranoid, you also know that the chances of this changing anyone’s life, anywhere (save for a few NASA peeps) are very small. Like, microscopic. Still, it’s been a slow news week and the media has to keep pumping things out — and so begins… Read More

  • Samsung: Apple’s Been “Freeriding,” We’re Getting Aggressive

    Samsung: Apple’s Been “Freeriding,” We’re Getting Aggressive

    If you were to take a good hard look at the Apple-Samsung trail of destruction (otherwise known as their world-wide patent war), you’d likely come to the conclusion that Apple is ahead by a few key points, at least thus far. Apple has taken down the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, won an EU-wide (sort of) injunction on three Galaxy smartphones (though Samsung’s found a way to keep… Read More

  • Despite Apple’s Efforts, Motorola Wants To Keep The Patent Battle Going

    Despite Apple’s Efforts, Motorola Wants To Keep The Patent Battle Going

    Just over a week ago, Apple filed requests with the Western District Court of Wisconsin and the Southern District Court of Florida to put their current patent battle with Motorola at a stand-still. In the request, Apple argued that Motorola’s acquisition deal with Google created a situation in which Motorola does not have standing to litigate or settle legal disputes, as it has ceded… Read More

  • As Bing Bleeds Billions, Microsoft Applies Tourniquet

    As Bing Bleeds Billions, Microsoft Applies Tourniquet

    Bing is not a bad search engine. I repeat: Bing is not a bad search engine. But when you’re wondering directions to a place, shopping for something new, or just curious about what this or that means, you’re likely not thinking to yourself: “Oh, I’ll Bing that.” No, no, no. You Google that sucker. Because Google is a verb. And Bing is not. Herein lies the problem… Read More

  • Sprint To Cap Unlimited Hotspot Data On October 2?

    Sprint To Cap Unlimited Hotspot Data On October 2?

    Rumor has it that the iPhone 5 will be headed to Sprint in the coming weeks. In the lead-up to that, Sprint’s implemented some big cut-backs/price hikes, including a jacked up early termination fee and the discontinuation of Sprint Premier. But one thing has remained the same, and according to Sprint, it will remain the same through the launch of the iPhone: unlimited data. That is… Read More

  • Video: Developer Uses Lego Robot To Test Out iPad 2 Camera App

    Video: Developer Uses Lego Robot To Test Out iPad 2 Camera App

    So what happens when you’ve just built this awesome camera app but your client wants you to manually test it out like… 10,000 times? You have two options: you can spend the rest of your earthly days pressing shutter, save, and repeating the process orrrr you can just build yourself a robot finger out of Legos. Simple enough, yes? It sure seemed to be for the guys over at… Read More

  • Apple Donates Refurbed Original iPads To Teach For America Teachers

    Apple Donates Refurbed Original iPads To Teach For America Teachers

    It’s always nice to see mega-brand corporations give a little something back. For the most valuable company in the world, Apple, it’s only fitting that what they give back would be one of the more valued devices on the market: the first generation iPad. Last Sprint after the iPad 2 was announced, first-gen iPad owners were told they could return their old tablet to an Apple… Read More

  • Verizon CEO: A Third Mobile Platform Will Emerge In The Next 12 Months

    Verizon CEO: A Third Mobile Platform Will Emerge In The Next 12 Months

    iOS and Android are great, clearly. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have room in our hearts for a third platform. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam feels the same way, expecting a third “smartphone ecosystem” to butt in to the current Apple/Google dominated space. Out of the various options, McAdam said he sees Samsung’s Bada, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5, or… Read More

  • Apple’s iPhone 5 Makeover Won’t Carry Over To The Next-Gen iPod Touch

    Apple’s iPhone 5 Makeover Won’t Carry Over To The Next-Gen iPod Touch

    In the past few months, have you felt like something’s missing? Apple’s new Fall release strategy has made it seem like someone just knocked Christmas right off the calendar, and so of course we’re all thinking: “You’ve made me wait, Apple — this better blow my mind.” Well, have hope for the iPhone 5 because apparently the next-gen iPod touch… Read More

  • Leak, Revamp, Repeat: How The HTC Rhyme Almost Went Unisex

    Leak, Revamp, Repeat: How The HTC Rhyme Almost Went Unisex

    A while back, rumors surfaced about a new Android smartphone built by HTC. Rumors and leaks happen with just about every phone, but for this particular Android handset, we were hearing quite a lot about it. Eventually specs trickled out, but before that all we knew was that it was a phone targeted to women: The HTC Bliss (now known as the Rhyme). This was unsettling. Read More

  • The HTC Rhyme: Apparently Girls Prefer Mid-Range Specs

    The HTC Rhyme: Apparently Girls Prefer Mid-Range Specs

    After wondering for a while what HTC’s mysterious media event would uncover, the woman-friendly (because women, like yours truly, apparently need gender-specific handsets) HTC Rhyme for Verizon has finally reared its pretty little head with several clever¬†accouterments. As per the announcement (and earlier leaks), the Rhyme will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a 1GHz single core… Read More

  • Vuzix Wrap 1200VR Glasses Can Track Your Head Movements While You Game

    Vuzix Wrap 1200VR Glasses Can Track Your Head Movements While You Game

    Looking for a nice pair of new glasses? What about glasses that make you feel like you’re watching 3D content on a 75-inch display? Well, that’s quite a specific request you’ve made but Vuzix has what you’re looking for. The company today announced its new pair of virtual reality glasses called the Wrap 1200VR. Read More

  • HP TouchPad Go Photos Leaked: Here’s What A Dead 7-Inch Tablet Looks Like

    HP TouchPad Go Photos Leaked: Here’s What A Dead 7-Inch Tablet Looks Like

    Gather round, young and old, for our first and last glimpse at the never-to-be-released HP TouchPad Go. The seven incher was supposedly a couple weeks away from shipping when HP decided to send webOS hardware to rest in pieces, but one forum-goer claims to have had one for three months. From what we already know, which is basically just the information from the tablet’s FCC filing… Read More

  • Samsung Exec: We’re Coming After The iPhone 5 As Soon As It Lands In Korea

    Samsung Exec: We’re Coming After The iPhone 5 As Soon As It Lands In Korea

    As the pending case tally reaches almost two dozen, Samsung has decided to both go big, and go home once Apple’s flagship iPhone 5 debuts. With its Galaxy Tab 10.1 officially banned in Germany, and the GalTab 7.7 pulled off shelves at IFA in Berlin, Samsung is the only participant in the battle with casualty products. And apparently, it’s about time to strike back. According to… Read More

  • Microsoft Shows Off Tango Video Chat App On The HTC Titan

    Microsoft Shows Off Tango Video Chat App On The HTC Titan

    I’ve liked Windows Phone Mango since I first laid eyes on it, but the truth of the matter is that most of the features being implemented are merely catching up to competing platforms. The Bing integration and voice-to-text capabilities are… pretty cool. But other than that, as I said, Mango is playing catch-up. The addition of a video chat app on the Mango-powered HTC Titan is… Read More

  • Apple Looks To Postpone Motorola Patent Suits Courtesy Of Googorola Deal

    Apple Looks To Postpone Motorola Patent Suits Courtesy Of Googorola Deal

    Along with that sushi, Apple has a lot on its plate. The company has been battling Samsung since April in one of the most widespread patent wars ever, but many forget that Apple and Motorola Mobility have been duking it out for the past year. Motorola started it, and then Apple fired back with some multitouch patents, and the back-and-forth never ends. The point? Apple has asked to postpone… Read More

  • Qraft: The Airbnb For Planes, Trains, And Automobiles (And By Trains, I Mean Boats.)

    Qraft: The Airbnb For Planes, Trains, And Automobiles (And By Trains, I Mean Boats.)

    When you’re just a wee babe, the idea of a new toy is the most exciting thing ever. Then you grow up, and “toys” become ridiculously expensive. You want a Chevy Corvette C6 Z06? That’ll be $70,000, please. You’re interested in picking up a 2011 Roehr 1250sc motorcycle? $40,000. Though I’m sure plenty of our utterly successful readers have no problem… Read More

  • Samsung Fires At Apple In France, Targets The iPad And iPhone

    Samsung Fires At Apple In France, Targets The iPad And iPhone

    Two months before Apple won its import ban against the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Germany, Samsung was launching an attack further West. The South Korea-based company filed a complaint against Apple back in July alleging infringement on three mobile-related patents with regards to the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, and both models of the iPad. The first hearing is expected to go down in December. Read More

  • Fanhattan App Helps You Choose What To Watch On The iPad (Update)

    Fanhattan App Helps You Choose What To Watch On The iPad (Update)

    There are plenty of apps that let you watch TV and movies on your iPad: Hulu Plus, Netflix, Vudu and even trusty old iTunes. But how do you know what’s available out there? Guess what! There’s an app for that. Fanhattan just launched on the App Store, and it’s all about discovery. When you load up the app, you have two options: Movies or TV. From there, Fanhattan groups… Read More

  • HP Offers TouchPad Refund Program To European Customers

    HP Offers TouchPad Refund Program To European Customers

    So, you bought an HP TouchPad. No, not the ¬£89 TouchPad — the ¬£399 TouchPad. Understandably, you’re pissed. Well, everything’s going to be okay. HP’s “way of saying thank you for choosing HP webOS” is to compensate customers who paid full price for the TouchPad before August 23. If you haven’t already noticed from the “Europe” in the… Read More