Your Favorite HDTV Antenna is Deeply Discounted Today, Plus More Deals

If you want to stop paying your cable company $100/month for channels you don't watch, it might be time to cut the cord. Between services like Netflix, Hulu+, Sling TV, and HBO's upcoming standalone subscription service, it's easier than ever to declare cable independence, but a good antenna is still a critical… » 3/08/15 6:50am 3/08/15 6:50am

Cut the Cord in the New Year with These Discounted HDTV Antennas

If you're ready to stop paying the cable company $100 per month for channels you don't use, maybe it's time to cut the cord and get an antenna. Amazon's leaf-style indoor models have great reviews, and they're both marked down to all-time low prices today. » 12/20/14 9:55am 12/20/14 9:55am

Insane New Tower Might Rise Above the Hills in Western Turkey

This stunning new design for an antenna tower outside the Turkish city of Çanakkale has just won an international competition, beating out such big-name firms as Snohetta, Fernando Romero, and Sou Fujimoto. Designed by IND and Powerhouse Company—who worked with structural engineers ABT to make sure it'd all work as… » 2/27/14 10:40am 2/27/14 10:40am

Tiny Satellite Antennas Are the Coolest Party Balloons You Never Had

There's a small army of adorable, little, (sometimes) phone-powered satellites out in space, circling the globe. And while they're damn impressive for their size, they face some challenges. They don't have much room for antennas, for instance. But MIT's new inflatable balloon antennas should change all that. » 9/10/13 10:40am 9/10/13 10:40am

This Stupid/Poor Cat Ate a TV Antenna

No matter how bad I feel for Alphie, this cat is stupid. He was rushed to the emergency room after eating a TV aerial antenna. This is what happened, according to the owner Vanessa Waite: » 1/11/13 4:19pm 1/11/13 4:19pm

What's the Best Digital TV Antenna?

We've been testing a handful of indoor digital TV antennas over the past few weeks. So far, they're all complete disappointments. (You know it's a bad sign when you're going back to the ol' rabbit ears.) » 11/09/12 3:40pm 11/09/12 3:40pm

Giz Explains: What's So Smart About the iPhone 4S's Antenna?

With the iPhone 4S, Apple says it will deliver an iPhone that works anywhere in the world, and with fantastic reception. » 10/07/11 8:00pm 10/07/11 8:00pm

Bowl-Shaped Antennae Could Shrink Phone Innards Forever

Other than the battery, a phone's myriad radio antennae take up a good chunk of its internals. But a new design from the University of Michigan, funded by government grants, could dramatically change this. Tiny, hemispheric, super-efficient. Maybe the future. » 7/07/11 9:30am 7/07/11 9:30am

Consumer Reports Confirms Verizon iPhone 4 Death Grip Problems

We'd heard previous reports that the Verizon iPhone 4 was susceptible to the same death grip issues that rocked the original iPhone, but now industry heavy Consumer Reports confirms it: the death grip is back. According to CR: » 2/25/11 1:52pm 2/25/11 1:52pm

Verizon iPhone 4 Reportedly Falls Prey To Death Grip

You'd think that after protracted debacle of the AT&T iPhone 4's attenuation problems, Apple would have made absolutely certain to fix the issue completely before the Verizon version hit. But this iLounge video indicates otherwise. Antennagate 2.0? » 2/08/11 6:14pm 2/08/11 6:14pm

Sleek Smartphone Antenna Booster Review: The Dropped Call Eater

For the better part of a year I've been trying to test the Wilson Sleek Smartphone Antenna Booster. Problem is, I kept going too far away from civilization. But apparently Death Valley is just far enough. » 1/26/11 6:00pm 1/26/11 6:00pm

Important Reminder: Free iPhone 4 Case Program Ends Today

Today is September 30, the last day of thefree case program that fixes the iPhone 4's antenna design problem. So if you didn't get yours, now it's the time to do it following these instructions. » 9/30/10 10:58am 9/30/10 10:58am

Apple's Ending the Free iPhone 4 Case Program September 30

As expected, Apple has reevaluated their iPhone case initiative: "We are discontinuing the free case program on all iPhone 4s sold after September 30, 2010." But they'll still give you one if you complain. » 9/10/10 2:52pm 9/10/10 2:52pm

Rumor: New iPhone 4 Antenna Design Coming Late September

An executive at a Mexican cellphone carrier Telcel claims that Apple has a revised iPhone 4 coming late September that fixes the annoying antenna problems everyone's seen with the original model. » 8/31/10 1:07pm 8/31/10 1:07pm

iPhone Hardware Boss Departs Apple

After months of debate surrounding the iPhone 4's antenna issues, the New York Times is reporting that Mark Papermaster, the Apple executive responsible for overseeing the iPhone's hardware, has left the company. » 8/07/10 5:28pm 8/07/10 5:28pm

Apple Scrubs Competitor Antenna Tests from Website, YouTube

Without rhyme or reason Apple has mysteriously pulled all references to competitor's smartphone antennas from its web site. » 8/01/10 11:15am 8/01/10 11:15am

Best Buy Giving Free invisibleSHIELDS To Unhappy iPhone 4 Owners?

Everyone's trying to fix the iPhone 4's attenuation problem! Best Buy is reportedly giving away free invisibleSHIELDs to any unhappy iPhone 4 owner. Meaning you didn't even have to buy your iPhone 4 from Best Buy to take advantage. UPDATED » 7/28/10 12:48pm 7/28/10 12:48pm

Hey Steve, Samsung Says Hello

This cheeky advert for the Samsung Galaxy S appeared in the UK press today. Samsung must be shifting a lot of those phones if it's got marketing money leftover to waste on gently mocking the competition. [Samsung Hub] » 7/23/10 6:20am 7/23/10 6:20am

Your iPhone Just Needed a Band-aid All Along

Using Apple's free Bumper is like applying a full-body cast where an ankle brace might do. Pick up a pack of these adorable Antenn-aids for $5 and remember, kisses help it heal faster. [etsy via iPhone Savior via technabob] » 7/19/10 11:00am 7/19/10 11:00am