How the NSA Misleads the Public Without Technically Lying

The Wall Street Journal published an important investigation last week, reporting that the National Security Agency (NSA) has direct access to many key telecommunications switches around the country and “has the capacity to reach roughly 75% of all U.S. Internet traffic in the hunt for foreign intelligence, including a … » 9/02/13 6:00pm 9/02/13 6:00pm

The Cellphone Turns 40 Today

Forty years ago today, senior Motorola engineer Marty Cooper made one very important phone call. From midtown Manhattan, Marty called Joel Engel, then the head of rival research department Bell Labs. When Joel picked up, Marty uttered something rather unexpected: "Joel, this is Marty. I'm calling you from a cellphone,… » 4/03/13 6:51am 4/03/13 6:51am

The HTC One Will Be Delayed and May Not Arrive Until April

HTC has announced that there are some delays holding up production of its new flagship phone, the One. The company claims it will attempt to fulfil pre-orders by the end of the month, but the device may not appear in stores until some time in April. » 3/13/13 4:41am 3/13/13 4:41am

Apple's Official iPhone 5 Camera Fix: Take a Different Picture

We'd seen previously how Apple customer support handled complaints about a weird purple lens flare that shows up on certain iPhone 5 camera shots. But the problem's apparently become so widespread that the company has issued a general proclamation in its support pages. » 10/07/12 10:20am 10/07/12 10:20am