What's Better? A $1,200 Motorcycle Helmet or Cheap Earbuds?

The Schuberth C3 Pro is the best motorcycle helmet you can buy. Sure, there are caveats. I haven't worn that many helmets. There's really no such thing as a "best" helmet, considering individual needs and applications—an open-faced off-road helmet isn't going to be great on the track—but for the average rider looking… » 10/09/13 10:00am 10/09/13 10:00am

Mobile Browser Battlemodo: Which Phones Deliver The Real Web

Before 2007, using the internet on your phone would make you want to kill yourself, if you were dumb enough to believe the crap splattered across that tiny screen even was the "internet." But the combination of increased bandwidth and better mobile software means that more phones really are promising to deliver… » 11/19/08 11:00am 11/19/08 11:00am

VMware Pushing Virtual Machines for Smartphones, Will Support Parallel…

VMware, which consumers know mostly for their Fusion » 11/11/08 7:56am 11/11/08 7:56am desktop virtualization software, is moving into the mobile space, albeit surreptitiously. The company has announced VMware MVP, a thin layer of software that will interface between handsets' hardware and operating system, allowing for a standardized development…

CNN Fortune: Blackberry Storm as Low as $99 on Verizon?

Fortune's Techland blog is reporting that with Vodafone's recent announcement that they would fully subsidize the Blackberry Storm, Verizon might be considering similar low cost options to compete against the iPhone. While some inside sources claimed Verizon may go as far as to make the phone free with a two-year… » 10/31/08 6:59pm 10/31/08 6:59pm

Smartphone Is a Dumb Word: We Need a New Name

It's 2008. Why are we still calling the devices we carry in our pockets "phones." The difference between cordless phones and cell phones is just one word, though the difference in functionality is vast. Even more clumsily, we call phones with email and web browsing "smartphones," despite most modern geeks using less… » 10/20/08 1:00pm 10/20/08 1:00pm