The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers

  • Termination fees for Nexus One come from both Google and T-Mobile

    Prepare the foot soldiers from the Internet Nerd Rage army for this one. Apparently if you buy a subsidized Google Nexus One and “cancel your wireless plan prior to 120 days of continuous wireless service,” you’ll be charged the difference between what you paid for the device and its full retail price of $529. So at its current subsidized price of $179, you’d pay a… Read More

  • Sprint Nextel drops Motorola Brute on unsuspecting public

    Oh Nextel. The insults continue. First, your service continues to hemorrhage users, and now you get subjected to phones that look like the Motorola Brute. It’s almost enough to make me feel a little sorry for you. Read More

  • Review: Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G WiFi hotspot

    Short Version: The Sprint Overdrive is a small, compact portable 3G/4G cellular data network to WiFi dongle designed for use by up to five people simultaneously. The best part is the ease of use and the worst part is the dearth of 4G networking outside of a few major cities. Read More

  • Lenovo releases ultra official, ultra gorgeous pictures of Lephone

    Drooling over the Android-powered Lenovo Lephone? Bask in it while it lasts, friends – as far as we know, these brand new press shots (and our fantastic hands-on with the device) are about as close as any of us outside of China are going to get with it any time soon. Read More

  • Confirmed: Google and T-Mobile looking into Nexus One 3G Issues

    There are few buzzkills as harsh as tearing open a much-anticipated new gadget only to find something glaringly wrong with it. It doesn’t happen all that often anymore, with the big players all having some pretty rigorous Q&A practices in place. Unfortunately, all the reassurances in the world that something “shouldn’t happen” doesn’t help cool the burn when… Read More

  • HTC sends out chocolate Hero replicas, LG realizes they missed an opportunity

    You know, the grass really is greener on the other side. Take the HTC Hero, for example; Russia’s got it, and so do we – albeit with a slightly less awesome body. No discrepancies there, though – we’ve both got the same basic phone, so we can all be happy. But now Russia has an HTC Hero made of chocolate. Read More

  • Tingalin releases Jersey Shore iPhone app before MTV

    Tingalin, the makers of the world-famous Tingalin app, have outdone themselves. Their new app, based on the magic of the Jersey Shore but not directly affiliated with the MTV show in any way features a number of useful tools for the Situation-in-training. While the upcoming “fake tan” system is not yet in place, the app does have a nickname generator, a fist pump challenge that… Read More

  • Video: Windows Mobile 6.5.3 caught on film

    Our buddies over at Phonescoop spotted a handset running a copy of the as-of-yet unreleased Windows Mobile 6.5.3 floating around at CES, and were nice enough to snap some footage for everyone not living in the Las Vegas Convention Center this week. They run through just about everything 6.5.3 has to offer, from the new finger-friendly UI to the brand new, seemingly much improved onscreen… Read More

  • Firefox Mobile gets one step closer to release

    It’s still not ready for its “official” launch, but Firefox Mobile just took one big ol’ step closer to the big day with the launch of Release Candidate 2. As with the past few releases, this one’s only available for Maemo devices — namely, the N900. Don’t got Nokia’s latest greatest tablet? Don’t sweat it – you can still play with it… Read More

  • Hands on with the MagicJack femtocell

    We saw MagicJack’s femtocell design live in their suite and came away dazzled and slightly bemused. The device itself is far from finished – it’s basically just a PCB right now – but the concept is compelling. For about the price of the MagicJack ($40 or whatever) you stream your cellphone calls through their device, bypassing the cell carriers completely. Will it work? Read More

  • Analysis: iPhone's touchscreen slightly better than Droid, Nexus One and Droid Eris

    To be honest, I don’t really care which is the better smartphone (or super-duper phone): the iPhone 3GS, the Motorola Droid, HTC’s Droid Eris, Google’s Nexus One, Nokia’s N900 or the Palm Pre. It’s just great to witness this seemingly never-ending advancements in mobile technology, both on a hardware and software level, and to see increased competition drive… Read More