U.S. 4G Coverage Still World's Second-Worst, Now 30% Crappier Than 2013

The network-analyzing super-wonks at OpenSignal have released their 2014 State of LTE report, and things aren't looking good for U.S. smartphone users. Not only is our 4G LTE signal once again the second-slowest in the world; compared to last year's report, it actually got more than 30% slower. » 2/20/14 1:20pm 2/20/14 1:20pm

Elderly Couple Dies After AT&T Drops Nine Calls for Help

Madeleine Morris survived Nazi-occupied France, and went on to happily marry a wonderfully trained musician. Then she went on a trip the country, where their car slammed into a ditch. Nine dropped AT&T calls later, they were both dead. » 5/11/12 10:13am 5/11/12 10:13am

Indulge Your Deepest Digital Paranoia with Signal-Blocking Faraday Bags

In light of recent cellular privacy revelations, your most paranoid neurons might be firing hard. You can put a tinfoil hat on your head, but what about your gadgets? These Faraday Bags put your device in a radio-proof vault. » 4/20/11 5:20pm 4/20/11 5:20pm

This Chip Might Bring Perfect Reception to Your Home, Without…

So it's a quandary. Your house is in a service dead zone, and you don't want to shell out $150 more for something you're paying for already. What's worth more, principle or a functioning phone? That decision might be over. » 9/17/10 3:40pm 9/17/10 3:40pm

Apple: iPhone 4 Reception Problem Is Explained by "Incorrect Signal…

Apple claims that the iPhone 4 reception problem doesn't exist. They say that the "dramatic drop in [signal] bars" is explained by an erroneous signal display. However, they don't address the data and voice degradation caused by their design. Updated. » 7/02/10 8:34am 7/02/10 8:34am

Safe Turn Keeps Cyclists From Getting Killed (Athough This Guy…

Basically, Safe Turn is a wrist-mounted indicator light that automatically flickers to life whenever a cyclist raises his/her arm to signal a turn. In order to prevent the device from lighting during normal actions, like reaching for a water bottle or scratching the nose or ass, the device incorporates a "delayed start"… » 1/22/08 6:30pm 1/22/08 6:30pm

SignalMap Compares Cellphone Reception Signal Where You Live

Signalmap is a neat webapp that lets you punch in your zip code and your cellphone provider and see how the reception is where you live. Not only can you use it to gauge where the best place is to make your call, you can compare the four big providers so you can see which one is best suited for you (based on your home… » 8/03/07 4:45pm 8/03/07 4:45pm

Blinking Cellphone Holder is Ironically Useful

This SIGNAL blinking cellphone holder is the perfect device for that super-silent office with the most uptight employees. Place the cellphone in the cup, turn it to silent mode and the cup will flash lights when a call is coming in. It is ironic because the ringing will no longer piss off the cubicle neighbors, but I'm … » 4/10/07 6:00pm 4/10/07 6:00pm