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PaperFold Experimental Smartphone Design

Video: This crazy experimental smartphone has three foldable displays

May 1st, 2014

Although we doubt you’ll be seeing it at your local Best Buy anytime soon, the PaperFold is one experimental smartphone design that really catches the eye. Developed by researchers at Queen’s College in Canada, the PaperFold uses three different displays that can fold over one another and are responsive to where they are relative to …

Airplane Fire Video

Passenger captures video as airplane’s engine bursts into flames

May 1st, 2014

Air travel is stressful enough when everything goes according to plan — now imagine being on a plane and having one of the aircraft’s engines burst into flames shortly after takeoff. That’s exactly what happened to an airliner full of passengers in Perth, Australia headed for Barrow Island earlier this week.

Smartphone Vs. Tablet Sales

What if the Motorola Atrix had it right all along?

April 28th, 2014

Do you remember the Motorola Atrix? Probably not — it wasn’t the best smartphone around when it was released and it was basically a flop in terms of sales. That said, it did have one very intriguing feature in its day: Webtop, which was software specifically designed to let you interact with your smartphone using …

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Who are we to judge disaster selfies?

April 16th, 2014

When camera phones begun proliferating back in 2002, many predictions were made about how they might shape future. But nobody really saw funeral selfies or post-crash ER photos becoming a trend. The thing about the selfie phenomenon is that it took so many years to develop and shape people’s behavior that old people are now caught off …

Top 3 Worst Cell Phone Names

The three worst phone names the world has ever seen

April 10th, 2014

We live in an age of miracles for true connoisseurs of awful phone names. We have always been able to enjoy spectacularly dumb handset branding, but right now the industry is entering a new era with particularly impressive creativity and vigor. Here are the three worst phone names of all time:

Smartphone History Evolution And Revolution

Smartphones may have gotten ‘boring’ but they’re still the most interesting tech around

April 9th, 2014

It’s become fashionable lately to whine about how “boring” smartphones have become, especially among Wall Street analysts who insist on telling us that Apple/Samsung/Microsoft/Everyone is “doomed” if they don’t come out with the “Next Big Thing” soon. This sort of absurdity reached amazing new heights recently when Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdry said that Apple …

How To Prevent Smartphone Theft

New innovation could put an end to smartphone thefts forever

April 9th, 2014

Every other month it seems like researchers at some tech company or university come up with clever new ways to prevent or deter smartphone thieves. However, some researchers at Georgia Tech have come up with a new system called LatentGesture that really does have the potential to end smartphone theft once and for all.

Don't Text And Drive

Video: This ad might scare you away from texting and driving forever

April 7th, 2014

Texting while driving is something that everyone knows is a bad idea but that many people end up doing anyway simply because the temptation to respond to an incoming message is too great. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has put out a new ad about an ill-fated car full of young people …

Best Smartphone Charger StoreDot

Video: Incredible new technology can charge a smartphone in 30 seconds

April 7th, 2014

How would you like to plug your battery-depleted smartphone into an outlet and have it charge up in under a minute? Well of course you’d love that, but is it really possible? Israeli startup StoreDot is showing off a new charging device at Microsoft’s Think Next conference in Tel Aviv this week that promises to …