Get The Brand New Samsung Galaxy S5 For Half Off [Verizon]

Samsung's new flagship Galaxy S5 just went on sale today, and Verizon users can grab it for $100 from Amazon. Based on the Gizmodo review, this is the new best Android phone for a lot of people, especially if you value battery life and picture quality, which you should. [Amazon] » 4/15/14 2:15pm Yesterday 2:15pm

Why Locating 911 Calls Is So Hard—And How To Make It Better

You've heard the cautionary tales about dialing 911 on your cell phone. A call about missing children in Illinois gets routed to Canada. A stroke victim in New York is only located after a grueling eight-hour search. Locating 911 calls in 2014 is a byzantine process that involves generating a fake phone number—but a… » 4/02/14 10:00am 4/02/14 10:00am

You Can Finally Use Moto Maker For Your Republic Wireless Moto X

While you've been able to get the Moto X—the best affordable phone—on Republic Wireless—the cheapest unlimited plan—for several months now, you've been limited to boring ol' black and white phones. No longer! Starting tomorrow (April 1) Republic Wireless will offer access to the colorrific Moto Maker, meaning you can… » 3/31/14 2:27pm 3/31/14 2:27pm

Mother Bequeaths iPad to Sons But Apple Won't Unlock It

When you die, don't forget to include your Apple ID in your will. Because, if you happen to bequeath any Apple devices to friends and family, they'll be useless hunks of metal and glass without the secret word. At least, that's what we're left believing after a standoff between Apple and a dead mother's sons. » 3/05/14 6:40pm 3/05/14 6:40pm

19th Century New York Was Covered in an Insane Web of Telephone Wires

Alexander Graham Bell may have invented the telephone in 1875, but the first phone installation didn't come about for another three years. And that's what makes these photos from 1887 so incredible; this tangled mass of telephone wires had already wound itself around New York City's streets just seven years after that… » 3/01/14 3:30pm 3/01/14 3:30pm

New Gesture-Recognition Tech Lets You Control Your Phone in Your Pocket

Wouldn't it be cool if you could skip to the next track without taking your phone out of your pocket—or without touching anything at all? Or if you could adjust the thermostat with the flick of a wrist? You may soon be able to thanks to new gesture-recognition technology. It doesn't even require batteries! » 2/28/14 1:00pm 2/28/14 1:00pm

WSJ: Two Different Big-Screen iPhones Are Coming This Year

Rumors of larger iPhones that take a page from the Android phablet handbook have been swirling around for a while now, and the WSJ is now chiming in with reports that two are coming this year. One with a screen bigger than 4.5 inches, the other with a screen bigger than 5 inches. » 1/23/14 11:57am 1/23/14 11:57am