MUST WATCH: The Ballad of a WiFi Hero [Video]


In Which I Fix My Girlfriend’s Grandparents’ WiFi and Am Hailed as a Conquering Hero: An epic tale of adventure, evil and heroism. H. Jon Benjamin (“Bob’s Burgers,” “Archer”) stars in this exclusive animated adaptation of the famed McSweeney’s Internet Tendency piece, “In Which I Fix My Girlfriend’s Grandparents’ WiFi and Am Hailed as a […]

iPhone App Wakes You With Bacon


Oscar Mayer has come up with a great marketing stunt: an iPhone app that wakes you with the sound, and even the smell, of frying bacon. The free app works like a normal alarm clock, but instead of a ring you get a picture of crispy bacon and a sizzling sound. But it really comes […]

AirPnP Lets You Rent Out Your Toilet


A new service lets people and businesses advertise their bathroom facilities as available to the public in return for a fee. It’s designed to make the most of big events where public facilities are inadequate. When there aren’t enough bathrooms nearby for the amount of people in any given location Airpnp is there to save […]

Boeing Produces Self-Destructing Smartphone


Boeing is to produce a smartphone that (from a software perspective at least) self-destructs if somebody tries to tamper with it. The Boeing Black is aimed at government contractors, the military and security agencies. Its existence had been rumoured for a couple of years, but it’s now been publicly confirmed thanks to a regulatory filing […]

Introducing Samsung’s Sexy New Galaxy S5 Smartphone [Video]


Ohhhhhh, nice! I really need to replace my old Galaxy S3, so please Samsung, in exchange for my already undying loyalty to you guys, send me a replacement unit? :) Join us behind the scenes with host Frankie Vu as we get up close and personal with the Samsung GALAXY S5 and Gear Fit. The […]

“Personal cell” tech could improve mobile broadband


The man behind WebTV and OnLive says he’s created a mobile broadband technology that lets you get maximum speed regardless of how many other people are trying to connect. Steve Perlman’s claims have, to say the least, raised skepticism in the mobile industry. The technology, originally called DIDO, is now being launched under the name […]

Amazon Deal of the Day: 65% Off HooToo TripMate Wireless N Portable Travel Router (Wi-Fi Mini Router + 5200mA Power Bank + USB Storage) – $39.99 + FREE Shipping


For today’s edition of Deal of the Day, Amazon has the tiny HooToo TripMate Wireless N Portable Travel Router (5200mAh Power Bank, USB Storage Wi-Fi Media Sharing, Access Point, Wi-Fi Mini Router & Bridge) for just $39.99 plus free shipping. That’s 65% off on the router’s regular list price of $89.99. Instantly convert any wired […]

Google Glass to Take Prescription Lenses


Google has confirmed it will offer Google Glass in special frames for people who wear prescription lenses. It’s even found one healthcare insurer who will subsidize the costs in the same way as with traditional spectacles. It still won’t be possible yet to simply clip the gadgetry to the arms of an ordinary pair of […]

“Blackphone” Promises Total Security


The makers of a smartphone launching next month claim it offers complete security from snooping on all forms of communication. But full details of the Blackphone and how it maintains privacy haven’t yet been published. The Blackphone is a joint project of Geeksphone, a Spanish smartphone manufacturer, and Silent Circle, a US firm which already […]

Sprint abandons early upgrade program


Sprint has ditched a phone plan that let customers upgrade their handset midway through their contract. The One Up plan was only available for four months before the unexpected withdrawal. One Up was the Sprint answer to the other major carriers all adopting a model that took the “standard” deal of a two year commitment […]

AT&T to make “sponsored” 4G data free of charge


AT&T has announced a way for Internet content providers to pay for customers to get the content over 4G without it counting towards their data allowance. It’s being promoted as a sponsorship opportunity, though has raised questions over net neutrality. The system will be available to anyone accessing 4G through an AT&T data plan on […]

Facebook User Makes a Big Splash

A woman from Taiwan needed a police rescue after being so engrossed in Facebook that she fell off a pier. The unnamed woman was visiting St Kilda’s pier in Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne, Australia. While clutching her cellphone, she fell off the pier at around 11.30 pm at night. The good news is that […]