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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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Pre-Order Goes Live, Galaxy Players 4.0 And 5.0 To Follow

    Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Pre-Order Goes Live, Galaxy Players 4.0 And 5.0 To Follow

    Though its had some legal ups and downs of late, Samsung is still pumping out products. Today, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 has been made available for pre-order, with shipments to begin October 2. And rather than waste paper, Samsung included availability information on its Galaxy Player 5.0 and 4.0 within the release, as well. Read More

  • HTC Vigor Photo Leak Reveals 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor, 720p Display, And 4G LTE Support

    HTC Vigor Photo Leak Reveals 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Processor, 720p Display, And 4G LTE Support

    Since we first caught wind of the HTC Vigor, things have been blurry. And I don’t just mean leaked photos — we’ve been back and forth on a few different features like display resolution, or whether or not it’ll be a Droid-branded handset. But for a handset with such an air of mystery, our latest leak has really spilled the beans. Read More

  • HTC “Facebook Phone” Dumps Facebook For Chinese Market

    HTC “Facebook Phone” Dumps Facebook For Chinese Market

    How do you sell the Facebook phone in a Facebook-free environment? Luckily for HTC, China isn’t short on homegrown social networks, one of the largest being the instant messaging service QQ. So as the HTC Status (once known as the ChaCha) migrates toward China, where our favorite social network has been banned, Facebook will be left behind to make room for a dedicated QQ button (pictured… Read More

  • Samsung Asks Apple For 2.4% Payout On iPhone Chipsets

    Samsung Asks Apple For 2.4% Payout On iPhone Chipsets

    Good morning, and welcome to today’s edition of: “Apple and Samsung love to hate each other.” Though it’s only been a short weekend since the latest update, the dueling electronics makers have again waged war in the Netherlands. Samsung countersued Apple in the Hague court last week, claiming that the iPad and iPhone violate certain 3G technology patents held by the… Read More

  • The Huawei Honor Android Smartphone Packs 1.4GHz Processor Under A 4″ Display

    The Huawei Honor Android Smartphone Packs 1.4GHz Processor Under A 4″ Display

    Today Huawei has announced its latest Android smartphone: The Huawei Honor. Unlike some recent mid-range offerings, this thing is quite the little powerhouse. The company has been focused on wallet-friendly Android devices for some time now, but the Honor certainly makes a transition into high-end turf. Read More

  • Book Excerpt: Bloggers Boot Camp By Our Own John Biggs

    Book Excerpt: Bloggers Boot Camp By Our Own John Biggs

    Our own John Biggs and his former Gizmodo co-worker, Charlie White, have just released a book about blogging called Bloggers Boot Camp . These gents produced tens of thousands of posts between them, written for some of the biggest names in blogging, and are generally good blokes. Their goal in this to teach how to write for blogs. This isn’t a book on starting a Tumblr or a WordPress.com. Read More

  • Samsung Asks To Ban iPads, iPhones In The Netherlands

    Samsung Asks To Ban iPads, iPhones In The Netherlands

    So remember that one time I said that Samsung was planning on stepping up its game against Apple? That was no joke. In the same court that granted an EU-wide injunction against three of its Galaxy smartphones, the Hague Court in the Netherlands, Samsung has asked that the iPhone and iPad get pulled from shelves. Read More

  • 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