If you're looking for another way to purchase the supremely affordable Motorola Moto G Android smartphone, then consider Boost Mobile's version of the budget handset. Priced at a low $129.99, the wireless carrier has just announced it will sell the device online starting January 14 online. The Moto G is then scheduled to hit select Boost Mobile retail stores on January 20. … Read more
For some children, it's the happiest time of day.
They hear the jingling of a tune and know that soon they'll be able to enjoy an ice cream and bug their parents the rest of the day with their sugar high.
Ice cream trucks have always introduced themselves with music. However, residents of one Swedish town wish to turn a deaf ear to the happy tunes.
As Sweden's The Local reports, in the town of Eslov, they've protested that the music's too loud.
So the Engelholm ice cream company has been forced to take drastic technological measures. Its ice cream trucks will be accompanied by silence. And text messages will be sent to local homes.… Read more
Happy 2014, everyone! I arrive to you refreshed from the holiday break and rarin' to round up the best deals money (or, ideally, less money) can buy.
If Santa didn't bring you a new smartphone, don't fret: this year promises lots and lots of new models. Even better, you'll enjoy more no-contract options from big and small carriers alike. (Prediction: the dreaded two-year contract will disappear by the end of 2014. And good riddance!)
Don't want to wait? You don't have to. For a limited time, and while supplies last, HSN has the Motorola Moto G no-contract Android phone for $99.95, shipped. … Read more
You are your smartphone, and your smartphone is you.
It is, by now, an accepted wisdom that your choice of pocket computer says more about you than perhaps even you might articulate.
These pages are evidence that such a choice elicits a competitive element. So might I present a supposedly objective piece of educational research that shows iPhone users are a touch smarter than users of other phones?
As with all the finest educational research, this was sponsored by a betting company, Britain's Ladbrokes.
You're at the beach with your 12-year-old and his friend.
Everyone's having a lovely time, so you take out your phone or some other device and snap a picture of the happy moment.
When you look at it later, you see there's something in the background. Yes, that long thing in the water.
Is that a fish? Wait, is that a baby great white shark?
This seems to have been the sequence of events described by mom June Emerson of her oceanside visit to Manhattan Beach, Calif. … Read more
Oh, it's funny now.
But how funny was it at the time, when Brooklyn resident Kevin Cook stared down the barrel of a mugger's gun?
As the New York Post reports it, Cook encountered a mugger in Central Park over the weekend. The mugger, who had an accomplice, was allegedly after Cook's phone.
"Once he saw my phone, he looked at it like, 'What the f-k is this?' and gave it back to me," Cook told the Post.
What was wrong with Cook's phone? Well, it's a 3-year-old Windows flip phone, perhaps not … Read more
Consumers who want a little curve thrown in to their next iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phone may have to wait a while.
The curved display found on Samsung's Galaxy Round and LG's G Flex won't pop up in the iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S5, according to The Korea Herald. Citing industry analysts, the Korean news site said on Sunday that Samsung Display and LG Display are having trouble producing enough screens for their existing curved phones.
"The current capacity for flexible panels is not high enough for the Galaxy S5, which will be rolled out … Read more
In the movies, when police come calling, the ordinary citizen has two options: quake or pull out a gun.
In recent time, however, people have realized that they have a third, quite potent option: the cell phone.
They know that if they can film the experience, disbelief will have to be suspended, because the evidence is all too clear.
The latest example of a seemingly innocent man encountering a peculiar visit from a policeman comes from Long Island.
What the filmed evidence seems to show is a policeman wandering onto the man's private driveway and suggesting that it's … Read more
The English language is invading the world even more than the English ever did.
Native tongues find themselves at the mercy of phrases invented by nerds and donated to humanity.
The French, however, have always tried to defend their culture. They take it seriously -- so seriously, indeed, that their Ministers of Culture usually have a knowledge of their departmental subject matter.
It's no surprise, therefore, that France's Academie Francaise -- the nation's last line of linguistic defense -- has turned its disapproving eye on sexting.
No, not the practice. Just the word itself.… Read more
I've always said that I don't mind spending a couple hundred bucks for a smartphone -- it's the service that kills me. Paying $80 per month for a mandatory minimum of two years is not my idea of a great deal.
There are, of course, less expensive alternatives, but you're always going to be on the hook for some kind of monthly fee, right?
Wrong: For a limited time, StackSocial has a refurbished HTC Evo 4G smartphone with one year of service for $159 shipped.
What kind of service? Unlimited talk. Unlimited texting. And 500MB of … Read more