phones

SmartPhones

New Study Suggests People Are Keeping Their Phones Longer Because There’s Not Much Reason to Upgrade

The average trade-in age for iPhones keeps going up.
Samantha Cole
10.30.18
Tedium

How Did Our Default Ringtones Become So Grating?

The evolution of the modern cell phone ringtone—and the Ukrainian guy who wants to give Apple’s default noises a refresh.
Ernie Smith
3.15.18
time is a flat gadget

My Dad, Keeper of Retro Tech

"I am a junk collector."
Alex Suskind
9.8.17
freedom

Canada Just Banned Smartphone Unlocking Fees

As of Dec. 1, all newly purchased devices must be unlocked.
Lisa Cumming
6.16.17
Criminal Injustice

Trump’s FCC Refused to Fight For Lower Prison Phone Rates. Now, Inmates Will Pay.

A major legal defeat for inmates, their families, and criminal justice reform advocates.
Sam Gustin
6.14.17
One Man's Trash

Raid Your Junk Drawer to Make a Wind-Powered Phone Charger

Not fast-charging compatible.
Samantha Cole
4.10.17
News

How Metadata Can Reveal What Your Job Is

With a little help from AI, of course.
Jordan Pearson
12.21.16
Internet

Former Verizon Employee Pleads Guilty to Running Massive Phone Scamming Ring

He was part of a gang that hijacked customer accounts, and then used them to route expensive international calls.
Joseph Cox
12.13.16
News

The Fiji Government Backed an App That Claims to Defy Physics

This is very, very strange.
Jordan Pearson
12.2.16
crime

Feds: Gang Stole $6.7 Million Worth of iPhones Using a Tractor and Fake ID

The indictment implies the eight-man gang stole around 23,000 iPhones from Miami International Airport.
Joseph Cox
10.27.16
Pokemon Go

Israeli Phone Hackers Say They Can Rip Data From... Pokémon Go

It might actually provide some decent information for investigators in certain cases.
Joseph Cox
10.21.16
video

This Is a Video of a Guy Methodically Smashing Phones in an Apple Store

Technocatharsis at its finest.
Jordan Pearson
9.30.16
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