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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  • 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

  • Android App Player For BlackBerry PlayBook Leaked Out In Beta Form

    Android App Player For BlackBerry PlayBook Leaked Out In Beta Form

    What is RIM’s greatest obstacle? Honestly, it’s a tough question to answer seeing that the Waterloo-based company hasn’t had the best few months — but if I had to pick just one issue, it’d be lack of apps. Not having enough apps on a given platform is akin to sitting down to a perfectly set dinner table and getting no food. Luckily, that Android App player that… Read More

  • T-Mobile Employee Perk: Gingerbread G2Xs That Don’t Have Narcolepsy

    T-Mobile Employee Perk: Gingerbread G2Xs That Don’t Have Narcolepsy

    Remember that one time that you bought the T-Mobile G2x and it randomly restarted? And you were like, “Whoa, that’s weird,” and then it did it again! And again. And again. For three months. Yeah, we’re done with that. Read More

  • After Nortel Loss, Google Looks To InterDigital To Strengthen Patent Portfolio

    After Nortel Loss, Google Looks To InterDigital To Strengthen Patent Portfolio

    Google is in some trouble. Eric Schmidt swears he hasn’t a care in the world, but the truth of the matter is Apple has Android in its crosshairs, and that won’t change until Google’s patent portfolio broadens. As of now, the search giant currently holds less than 1,000 wireless-related patents, and after the devastating loss of Nortel’s 6,000-strong patent… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Gets A Rather Early Price Cut From Verizon

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Gets A Rather Early Price Cut From Verizon

    Back in February when the Xperia Play was finally unveiled, there were quite a few people excited to see a gaming-centric phone headed to the States. And why not? Gaming continues to be one of the top activities on smartphones, and were it not for all that annoying glass-swiping, it would probably be the top activity, right? Well, maybe not, since the D-pad-equipped Xperia Play has been… Read More

  • Twentieth Century Fox Hooks Up Android With Digital Copies Of Its Blu-ray Titles

    Twentieth Century Fox Hooks Up Android With Digital Copies Of Its Blu-ray Titles

    Android fans have long been left out when it comes to watching movies on-the-go. Yes, I know, Netflix hooked up a few Android devices back in May, and then Hulu entered the mix in late June. Even still, only a couple handsets were compatible with the apps while iOS devices not only got to stream from Netflix for the past year or so, but also have the option to download digital copies of… Read More

  • T-Mobile Revamps Unlimited Smartphone Plans

    T-Mobile Revamps Unlimited Smartphone Plans

    T-Mobile today announced that its unlimited smartphone plans are due for yet another makeover, which should offer cheaper options for post-paid smartphone customers. Unfortunately, the release was missing a few key details like pricing, but we do know that they will be called Value plans and provide both single-line and multi-line options. We also know that the new plans will take effect July 24. Read More

  • Finally! Samsung Mobile Boss Promises Galaxy S II U.S. Launch In August

    Finally! Samsung Mobile Boss Promises Galaxy S II U.S. Launch In August

    It seems those leaked shots of the Sprint-branded Samsung Galaxy S II were the real deal. Samsung’s mobile boss Shin Jong-Kyun told Korean reporters that “we expect to release the Galaxy S II in the U.S. market sometime in August.” The iPhone competitor originally launched in Korea back in April, and then shortly thereafter in the UK. For almost three long months… Read More

  • D-Link And OpenDNS To Bring Parental Controls To Your Router

    D-Link And OpenDNS To Bring Parental Controls To Your Router

    Today’s kids have grown up in a world where the internet has always been around, Google has always been there to help, and having a smartphone is the norm. It only follows that they’d be super comfortable with the web, using it just as proficiently, if not more so, than their parents. That’s all well and good, but there’s this one pretty huge problem: the internet… Read More

  • Sonos Announces Play:3 All-In-One HiFi Streaming Music Player

    Sonos Announces Play:3 All-In-One HiFi Streaming Music Player

    If you’re looking for a high-class all-in-one streaming music system, Sonos has you covered. The company today announced the Play:3, a Sonos music player that gives the user access to Sonos’ complete library of streaming music services. Users can control the Play:3 through their Sonos Controller app, available for Android, iPhone and iPad, and the whole thing just costs $299. Read More

  • Microsoft Announces The Explorer Touch Mouse

    Microsoft Announces The Explorer Touch Mouse

    Microsoft today announced the latest in its series of touch-capable mice, the Explorer Touch Mouse. Its shape is reminiscent of Apple’s Magic Mouse, but with functionality similar to that of Microsoft’s own Arc mouse, with a touch strip front and center. Microsoft’s Explorer Touch Mouse will go for $49.95. Read More

  • Joy Factory’s Zip Touch-n-go Charging Station Has Cute Dimples And Three Tails

    Joy Factory’s Zip Touch-n-go Charging Station Has Cute Dimples And Three Tails

    Here’s a weird, albeit kinda cool, little conductive charging pad. Created by the Joy Factory, the Zip Touch-n-go Multi-Charging station basically has three little “Zip tails” that connect to the charging port on your phone, camera, etc., while the other end magnetically attaches to the dimples on the charging pad. Read More

  • Eric Schmidt On The HTC-Apple Brawl: “I’m Not Too Worried About This”

    Eric Schmidt On The HTC-Apple Brawl: “I’m Not Too Worried About This”

    It’s looking like big brother Google is stepping in to help out HTC in its current patent battle with Apple. At a Google mobile conference in Tokyo, executive chariman Eric Schmidt seemed confident that HTC would somehow pull out a win against Apple, despite the fact that a judge approved Apple’s ITC import ban request. Read More

  • Leaked Samsung Galaxy S II Shots Signal A Sprint Launch

    Leaked Samsung Galaxy S II Shots Signal A Sprint Launch

    Sprint has long had to battle against AT&T’s iPhone, and when the Apple smartphone hit Verizon’s shelves, we were all a bit worried about how big yellow would deal. The Nexus S 4G and HTC’s Evo line have kept the carrier fighting, but as our future duopoly continues to snatch up superphones like Verizon’s Motorola Droid 3 and AT&T’s Samsung Infuse 4G… Read More

  • Sears Apologizes For iPad 2 Price Typo, Customers Unforgiving

    Sears Apologizes For iPad 2 Price Typo, Customers Unforgiving

    Remember that one time (last Friday) when GSM On Sale made a huge boo-boo and posted a 16GB iPad 2 for $69 on the Sears.com Marketplace web site? That didn’t go over so well for just about everyone involved. Virtual crowds of consumers flocked to the sale, calling friends and family to get in on it, many of whom bought the tablet in bulk. Only hours later, though, Sears responded by… Read More

  • T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Confirmed For July 27 Launch, July 19 Pre-Order

    T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Confirmed For July 27 Launch, July 19 Pre-Order

    After some confusion, T-Mobile has taken to Facebook to give us an exact arrival date for the myTouch 4G Slide. We originally pegged the slider for a July 27 launch, and as luck (and leaks) would have it, we were right. T-Mo’s Facebook update also confirmed that July 19 will kick off the pre-order period (web only). Read More

  • Ticketmaster For BlackBerry Beta v2.0 Available Now For Beta Zone Members

    Ticketmaster For BlackBerry Beta v2.0 Available Now For Beta Zone Members

    If you’re a member of BlackBerry Beta Zone, you should be happy to hear that Ticketmaster has just released the Ticketmaster for BlackBerry app in beta version 2.0. This means you can select the event of your choosing straight from your phone, buy tickets, and be on your way, all from the comfort of that QWERTY keyboard. Read More