The Best Device For Reading Is Still the Phone In Your Pocket

For long-time book lovers, reading on an electronic device can be disorienting experience. The most obvious choice for those going down the e-book path is a device like the Kindle, completely and utterly dedicated to emulating the traditional experience of reading. I've been seduced by the promise of an e-reader… » 10/24/14 12:11pm 10/24/14 12:11pm

​Sony Xperia Z3v Review: A Fantastic Phone With a Dated Design

More likely than not, you've owned at least one Sony product during your short time on Earth. Perhaps you rocked a Walkman, grew up gaming on PlayStation, or watched a favorite movie on... Betamax? You'll notice there's not a smartphone in that mix. But perhaps the Xperia Z3v—the v stands for Verizon—might convince… » 10/23/14 9:00am 10/23/14 9:00am

Apparent Nexus 6 Leak Could Give Best Look Yet at Google's Giant Phone

We could be seeing Google's new Nexus devices as soon as tomorrow (!), but this last minute image leak gives a convincing look at what's coming. Posted on Twitter by the famous-yet-retired leaker Evan Blass, aka evleaks, this modified Motorola smartphone, sporting Android L, could be the Nexus we've been waiting for. » 10/14/14 11:32am 10/14/14 11:32am

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Review: Beautiful, Comfortable, Flawed

Technology obsession can border on the pornographic. Extreme close-ups capture every detail, gush over every curve. People describe soulless bits of plastic and metal as "attractive" and "stunning." (We draw the line at "sexy.") For a premium smartphone to make it in this vain consumer world, it needs to look the… » 10/03/14 11:50am 10/03/14 11:50am

​iPhone 6 Plus Review: The Best Tablet I've Ever Used

Six years ago, I sat on my girlfriend's couch, casually flipping her new iPhone 3G end over end. I was pondering why anyone would buy an iPhone over my clearly superior T-Mobile G1 handset. Yes, I was an Android nut, a former Sidekick owner who believed that smartphones should have physical keyboards and be held… » 9/24/14 3:21pm 9/24/14 3:21pm

App Turns Your Phone's Camera Into a Jaundice-Detecting Pediatrician

Infant jaundice, where a baby's liver can't remove blood toxins, is potentially fatal. Doctors recognize it as an unusual yellow hue in a baby's skin and eyes, but what if you're a nervous parent far from a pediatrician? This experimental app turns your phone's camera into a doctor's trained eye. » 8/28/14 11:05am 8/28/14 11:05am

Report: Apple Might Finally Embrace NFC With iPhone 6

After years of ignoring the promise of NFC, Apple may finally be ready to take the plunge—and one of its major applications may include mobile payments. Sources familiar with Apple's new payment plan spoke with Wired saying that the feature will be included in the new iPhone 6 when it is revealed on Sept. 9th. » 8/28/14 9:25am 8/28/14 9:25am