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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  • Motorola, Verizon post Droid X2 Listings Pre-Announcement

    Motorola, Verizon post Droid X2 Listings Pre-Announcement

    In our little tech blog world, leaks are the enemy of big brands like Motorola and Verizon. OEMs and carriers try desperately to keep new products under wraps until the day of announcement, just to make the big moment that much sweeter. Maybe today is opposite day, but in any case, you tipsters may be out of a job, as Motorola AND Verizon have posted the unannounced Droid X2 to their sites. Read More

  • HTC Lead Rounds Out AT&T's Summer Lineup

    HTC Lead Rounds Out AT&T's Summer Lineup

    As of right now, AT&T is on pretty equal ground with its rivals when it comes to HTC handsets. While AT&T has the HTC Inspire 4G, its competitors have the HTC Sensation (T-Mobile), the HTC ThunderBolt (Verizon), and the HTC EVO 3D (Sprint). Though, it would seem that equal ground isn’t quite satisfactory for AT&T, as the number 2 carrier has scooped up another high-end… Read More

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1: Hands-On

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1: Hands-On

    Despite the fact that some specs have already been leaked, we got a chance to get hands-on with the latest Think product from Lenovo and thought it was only fair that you get the complete story, too. Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 was officially announced today, and if you’ve seen the “Perfect Marriage of Form and Function” commercial, I can honestly tell you that it’s… Read More

  • iPhone 4, App Store Get A Bevy Of Records In The Guinness Book

    iPhone 4, App Store Get A Bevy Of Records In The Guinness Book

    We’ve learned some pretty amazing (and incredibly arbitrary) things from the Guinness Book of World Records. Did you know that the record for most people dressed as Smurfs was set on July 18, 2008 by 1,253 attendants of Ireland’s Muckno Mania Festival? Now you do. Or did you know that Jean-Francois Vernetti of Switzerland set the record for the largest “Do Not… Read More

  • Apple Files Text-To-Speech/Speech-To-Text Patent For Phone Calls

    Apple Files Text-To-Speech/Speech-To-Text Patent For Phone Calls

    You’re out at a restaurant, and your phone rings. You don’t want to be that chump blabbing to himself into a headset — but if you take the call outside, your risotto is going to get cold. You’re knee deep in the middle of a first world problem, friend — what’s your move? Apple, it seems, feels your pain. The tech giant recently filed a patent application for… Read More

  • WD Launches 3 TB Hard Drive Despite PC's 2.19-TB Barrier

    WD Launches 3 TB Hard Drive Despite PC's 2.19-TB Barrier

    WD today announced the launch of its 2.5 TB and 3 TB AV-GP SATA hard drives, targeted towards AV professionals and hobbyists alike, and set to ship immediately. The 3.5-inch hard drives offer low power consumption and more storage than you’ll find on any other hard drive, which could come in handy for you AV geeks who use hard drives for storage-intensive purposes like the use of… Read More

  • Netflix Closes Deal To Stream Miramax Films Starting Next Month

    Netflix Closes Deal To Stream Miramax Films Starting Next Month

    Netflix and its customers saw a big win today, as movies like Clerks, Cold Mountain, and Good Will Hunting will soon enough make their way into Netflix’s Watch Instantly portfolio. The movie streaming service is jumping into bed with Miramax, and it seems to be getting pretty serious, as the couple signed a multi-year agreement allowing the streaming of movies from Miramax’s library… Read More

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Gets Renamed 3x For American Debut: AT&T Attain, VZW Function, and Sprint Within

    Samsung Galaxy S II Gets Renamed 3x For American Debut: AT&T Attain, VZW Function, and Sprint Within

    Those of you who’ve been anxiously awaiting the launch of Samsung’s sweetest smartphone may have a few new names to memorize. Before any carrier announcement, retailer Wireless Xcessories Group leaked the new names of our beloved Galaxy S II in a phone case listing. According to WXG’s page, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread-powered smartphone will roll out as the Samsung Galaxy S… Read More

  • Will Nokia Become The IBM Of Handsets?

    Will Nokia Become The IBM Of Handsets?

    Tech industry insider and Mobile Review Editor Eldar Murtazin hit us with what could be the most shocking bit of leaked Nokia news since his infamous N8 hands-on last year. What happened? This morning Murtazin posted some crucial information regarding the ongoing Microsoft/Nokia deal on his personal blog. Read More

  • Apple Files Patent For Special Keyboard With Airflow Feedback

    Apple Files Patent For Special Keyboard With Airflow Feedback

    Keyboards haven’t changed much over the years, with the exception of a curved key here or there, or perhaps the addition of the back-lit keyboard about a decade ago. That’s not to say that keyboards couldn’t use a change or two, which could be why Apple filed a patent for a new type of keyboard that would offer tactile feedback to the user through various proximity sensors… Read More

  • T-Mobile Plans To Shake Up Family Plan Offerings?

    T-Mobile Plans To Shake Up Family Plan Offerings?

    According to this leaked snap of an internal T-Mobile document, it looks like AT&T’s betrothed will be switching up its Family Plans on May 22. The picture leaves a few questions unanswered, but this should at least give you an idea of what T-Mobile may be offering in the near future. Read More

  • A Failed T-Mobile Acquisition Could Cost AT&T $6B

    A Failed T-Mobile Acquisition Could Cost AT&T $6B

    There’s been a lot of talk out there about what will happen after AT&T acquires T-Mobile USA. How it will affect competition, consumers, and the industry as a whole are just some of the questions that have arisen since the deal’s March announcement. But has anyone stopped to think about what might happen if federal regulators reject the deal? Read More

  • Google Nexus S Knock-Off Is All Talk, Not Much Walk

    Google Nexus S Knock-Off Is All Talk, Not Much Walk

    Just about anything worth having in this world comes in knock-off form, and it would appear that Google’s Nexus S is worth having, as a knockoff called the K1000D has surfaced in Shenzhen Huaqiangbei district in China. As we’d expect, the K1000D isn’t as powerful as the Nexus S, but it’s just as pretty. Read More

  • Verizon Delays First Dual-Core Tegra 2 Smartphone Launch: Motorola Droid X2

    Verizon Delays First Dual-Core Tegra 2 Smartphone Launch: Motorola Droid X2

    The only thing worse than a regifter is someone who gives you something special only to snatch it back, which could accurately describe Verizon during its 4G LTE network outage. To offer blazing-fast speeds only to have them fail on us is a huge party foul, to say the least. What’s worse, Verizon really screwed Samsung out of a pretty high-profile product launch, with its Droid… Read More

  • Google Bullies OEMs Over What Can And Can't Appear On Android Devices

    Google Bullies OEMs Over What Can And Can't Appear On Android Devices

    Based on a batch of documents released in the Skyhook/Google lawsuit, it seems that Google’s Andy Rubin is not only the boss of Android, but the boss of just about everyone in the Android ecosystem. Freshly unsealed court docs reveal that Google is using Android’s compatibility standards to bully OEMs into choosing Google products for their smartphones. Basically, anytime a… Read More

  • NPD: Don't Blame The iPad For Dipping PC Sales!

    NPD: Don't Blame The iPad For Dipping PC Sales!

    A study conducted by research firm NPD Group revealed that the big bad iPad isn’t to blame for the current decline in consumer PC sales. The Apple iPad Owner Study II revealed that only 14 percent of early iPad adopters chose to forego a PC purchase because of their tablet purchase. Research firm IDC estimates a 10 percent drop in the U.S. PC market last quarter, citing factors outside… Read More

  • Kobo Adds Twitter Integration To iOS eReading Apps

    Kobo Adds Twitter Integration To iOS eReading Apps

    Kobo, creators of the Kobo eReader, today announced new upgrades to its iOS eReading app, most significantly the extension of Reading Life to Twitter, and the ability to share quotes, passages, notes, book covers, and awards on Twitter. For those of you who don’t know, Reading Life is the social component of Kobo’s eReading service, allowing readers to track personal reading… Read More

  • Apple, Google Grilled By Senate Over DUI Checkpoint Apps

    Apple, Google Grilled By Senate Over DUI Checkpoint Apps

    Both Google and Apple got an earful from Congress this week concerning a few different DUI checkpoint apps that were floating around in the App Store and Android Market. Senator Charles Schumer, who was one of four senators to spearhead resolving this issue through a letter to the companies in March, grilled both of the tech giants during the inaugural hearing of the Privacy and Technology… Read More

  • Catholic Nun Taps iPhone Apps, Social Media For Fundraising

    Catholic Nun Taps iPhone Apps, Social Media For Fundraising

    Former banker, current Benedictine nun, and iPhone fangal Sister Catherine Wybourne is looking for a little saving grace in application development and sales, as the monastery she founded with two other sisters faces continued financial turmoil. Using Phonegap, Sister Wybourne is creating two different iPhone apps: a free app focused on the rule of Saint Benedict, and a paid app that will… Read More

  • Sony Joins Car Connectivity Consortium To Build Smartphone Portal In Car Dashboard

    Sony Joins Car Connectivity Consortium To Build Smartphone Portal In Car Dashboard

    Sony has become the most recent in a rather long list of companies to join the Car Connectivity Consortium, a group of phone and car companies working together to connect phones to cars. Formed back in March, the CCC already boasts some pretty big-name companies, including Nokia, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Alpine, Daimler, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, and Volkswagen. Read More