Worst Smartphone Ever BlackBerry Storm

Why the BlackBerry Storm was the single biggest disaster in smartphone history

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Why the BlackBerry Storm was the single biggest disaster in smartphone history

We’ve seen a couple of high-profile smartphone flops in recent years, including the Amazon Fire Phone and the Facebook-centric HTC First. However, neither of those phones bombed quite so spectacularly as the 2008 BlackBerry Storm, which was RIM’s first attempt at launching a genuine iPhone rival. More →

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BlackBerry CEO Chen Compensation $3.4 Million

BlackBerry CEO’s compensation falls from $86 million to ‘only’ $3.4 million in 2015

By on May 25, 2015 at 2:35 PM.

BlackBerry CEO’s compensation falls from $86 million to ‘only’ $3.4 million in 2015

Let’s hope BlackBerry CEO John Chen hasn’t already blown through the massive $85.8 million compensation package he received in fiscal 2014. As The Wall Street Journal reports, Chen’s compensation for fiscal 2015 has fallen to “only” $3.4 million, although the Journal notes that all but $1 million of last year’s compensation “was from restricted shares that vest over five years starting from Mr. Chen’s hiring in November 2013.”

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iPhone 6s Specs Rumor 12-Megapixel Camera

Yet another report points to a huge camera upgrade for the iPhone 6s

By on May 25, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

Yet another report points to a huge camera upgrade for the iPhone 6s

The iPhone 6 has one of the best smartphone cameras in the world even though it only delivers a resolution of 8 megapixels. With this in mind, we can’t wait to see what the iPhone 6s’s camera will be able to do if it gets an upgrade to 12 megapixels. More →

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Charter reportedly close to buying Time Warner Cable in a $55 billion deal

By on May 25, 2015 at 11:41 AM.

Charter reportedly close to buying Time Warner Cable in a $55 billion deal

Good news for Time Warner Cable shareholders — it looks like you’re about to get a better deal than the one Comcast was offering. Bloomberg reports that Charter is very close to announcing a deal to purchase Time Warner Cable for roughly $55 billion ($195 per share), a significant premium over the $45 billion deal that Comcast proposed to buy TWC last year. At the close of trading last week, TWC had a market cap of $48.5 billion. More →

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Google Creepy Robot Teddy Bear

Revealed: The creepiest Google product ever

By on May 25, 2015 at 9:29 AM.

Revealed: The creepiest Google product ever

Anyone who’s inclined to think of Google as a bunch of creepy privacy invaders will likely have their suspicions confirmed by a newly revealed patent that shows the creepiest Google product ever created. Per Engadget, Google’s X Labs team has been working on a “smart” teddy bear that can watch your children and respond to things that they say. As an example for how this would work, the patent describes how “the anthropomorphic device may aim its gaze at the source” whenever a child moves and from there it could “express curiosity, may tilt its head, furrow its brow, and/or scratch its head with an arm.”

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast’s broadband caps are even more annoying than we imagined

By on May 23, 2015 at 12:30 PM.

Comcast’s broadband caps are even more annoying than we imagined

Ah, Comcast — will you ever stop coming up with creative ways to irritate your customers? Redditor FriendlyDespot has noticed that Comcast has started injecting code into user traffic that warns them when they’ve reached 90% of their monthly data cap limits. Below is a picture of what this looks like when it pops up on your browser. More →

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Why Spotify Is Good Indie Musician

Indie artist delivers an impassioned and smart defense of Spotify

By on May 22, 2015 at 9:30 PM.

Indie artist delivers an impassioned and smart defense of Spotify

Just because Jay-Z’s Tidal service has been a bomb so far, that doesn’t mean artists aren’t right to be upset about the paltry sums of money they’re receiving from Spotify. However, Fort Frances lead singer David McMillin argues over at PopMatters that musicians shouldn’t be upset at Spotify at itself but at their own record labels for taking such huge chunks of cash from Spotify royalties. More →

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CNBC pundit declares smartphones ‘over,’ says Apple could be the next BlackBerry

By on May 22, 2015 at 4:41 PM.

CNBC pundit declares smartphones ‘over,’ says Apple could be the next BlackBerry

It’s always fun reading contrarian hot takes that tell us why certain major companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google are doomed to fail. The hottest take we’ve read this week comes to us from venture capitalist Ed Fernandez, who writes over at CNBC that the smartphone industry is essentially “over” and that Apple is in danger of going down in flames like BlackBerry did circa 2011. More →

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Best Smartphone Battery Innos D6000

This Android phone has a massive 6,000mAh battery and costs just $290

By on May 22, 2015 at 3:25 PM.

This Android phone has a massive 6,000mAh battery and costs just $290

Now this is a phone that should give you at least a full day’s charge… and very likely at least three. GizmoChina brings us word that Chinese manufacturer Innos has just released a new smartphone that features a huge 6,000mAh battery, which just happens to be the biggest battery we’ve ever seen on a smartphone. Innos says this will deliver power that lasts between three to five days per charge depending on use. More →

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Android M Google I/O 2015 Most Wanted Features

6 Android M features fans want to see unveiled at Google I/O next week

By on May 22, 2015 at 1:09 PM.

6 Android M features fans want to see unveiled at Google I/O next week

We always try to keep up with assorted fan communities to get a sense of how they’re feeling about their favorite products. Reddit’s Android fan community is typically very smart and insightful, which is why we were interested to see what Android M features they’d most like to see Google unveil at its big Google I/O conference next week. Here are the six most popular responses as ranked by upvotes. More →

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Apple iOS 9 Features Leak

3 new iOS 9 features were just revealed in a huge new leak

By on May 22, 2015 at 11:58 AM.

3 new iOS 9 features were just revealed in a huge new leak

9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has been all over iOS 9 leaks this week and he’s back with a new report today that outlines more features the new software will deliver. In the preface to his article, Gurman makes clear that this is not going to be the most exciting iOS release. In fact, he says that Apple is putting most of its work into adding stability improvements for the platform, which went through several less-than-stellar releases with iOS 7 and iOS 8. That said, he did highlight three features we can expect to see at WWDC this year. More →

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NSA Android App Store Hack

The NSA came up with a brilliantly sneaky way to hack your Android phone

By on May 21, 2015 at 10:30 PM.

The NSA came up with a brilliantly sneaky way to hack your Android phone

Once again, we have to tip our cap in grudging admiration for the lengths the National Security Administration will go to hack into our mobile devices. The Intercept has published some new documents leaked by Edward Snowden that show how the NSA and other spy agencies at one point planned to conduct man-in-the-middle attacks between end users and Android app stores to infect users’ phones with spyware. More →

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Best Job Postings Ever Scottish Restaurant

Hilariously honest job posting admits the pay is ‘sh*t’ and the boss is a ‘d*ckhead’

By on May 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

Hilariously honest job posting admits the pay is ‘sh*t’ and the boss is a ‘d*ckhead’

Would you work at a job where its boss is a self-proclaimed “d*ckhead” who tells you straight up that the pay is “sh*t?” That’s exactly what one American restaurateur is Scotland told prospective applicants in a hilariously honest job posting before he thought better of it and decided to delete it from the web. However, Mashable informs us that his original post still survives thanks to the miracle of caching and it’s easily the funniest thing you’ll read today. More →

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