How Not to Be Wrong When You're Talking About Smartphone Displays

A lot of amazing engineering and design goes into making your smartphone. And smartphone displays are one of the most important parts — they're your window onto the internet, and the world. But the technical terms we use to describe them can be pretty confusing. Here's how to sound like you know what you're talking… » 1/27/15 3:10pm Tuesday 3:10pm

Panasonic Is Bringing Its Crazy Souped-Up Camera Phone to the U.S.

A lot of people were feeling a hearty mix of awe and confusion when Panasonic quietly launched the CM1—an Android phone enclosing a high-end point and shoot camera with a large one-inch sensor and full manual controls. The CM1 was only to be available in a few regions like Germany and France, but now the hybrid… » 1/05/15 1:19pm 1/05/15 1:19pm

How to Upgrade to a New Android Phone and Take Everything with You

Congratulations: you just got a brand new Android phone! If you're lucky, you got a great deal and a huge upgrade. Even so, your old handset has been with you for years and it's set up how you like it—with all of your apps, contacts, and settings. Here's how to move all of that precious data to your new phone. » 11/12/14 2:53pm 11/12/14 2:53pm

It's Time to Kill the Phone Call

The phone call isn't dead. Despite what many a journalist/blogger/paranoid internet commenter might have you believe, smartphones can indeed still dial out. Of course, that doesn't mean it's not in the process of dying. And if you have even a shred of decency about you, you'll help take it out back Old-Yeller-style… » 11/11/14 12:00pm 11/11/14 12:00pm

In the '60s, your "wrong number" was likely the phone company's error

Dial a phone number. Instead of the person you're trying to reach, a stranger picks up. After a moment of confusion, you blurt out "sorry, wrong number," and hang up. Was it your fault? In 1960s America, it might have been the phone company's error, but AT&T was happy to let you blame yourself. » 9/13/14 1:02pm 9/13/14 1:02pm