Google May Get Into Wi-Fi And Cellphone Services

Google may be expanding its provision of public Wi-Fi according to planning documents for its high-speed broadband service. There’s even speculation it could get into cellphone services. The revelation comes in a planning document sent to officials in 34 cities which have shown an interest in getting Google Fiber. That’s a program in which Google […]

All Smartphones To Have Killswitch Option

The cellphone industry has agreed to add a “killswitch” so users can remotely disable a lost or stolen phone. But it’ll be opt-in, something that’s left lawmakers unsatisfied. Politicians in several areas have pushed for state or local laws that would force phone manufacturers to include a killswitch in all new phones, with network carriers […]

Cloak: An Antisocial App That Warns You When ‘Friends’ Are Near

An “antisocial” app offers users the ability to avoid people who you aren’t too keen on seeing in real life. The app is something of an anti-Foursquare. You connect it to other applications (including Instagram and Foursquare itself) and then get a map of any of your contacts who are near you, along with an […]

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 […]