Why Your Next Smartphone May Not Cost a Fortune

Wanting to own the very best—the fastest processor, a display packing the most pixels, a professional-grade camera—made sense in the days when nearly every smartphone was terrible. A raft of new devices, though, has cemented that cheap price no longer means cheap quality. And they're going to save you a whole lot of… » 8/21/14 10:52am Thursday 10:52am

Tesla Owners Will Be Able to Start Their Cars With Only an iPhone

Tesla's Model S is so technologically advanced, it gets software updates the way your old fashioned car gets oil changes. And rumor has it the newest update will let iPhone-using Tesla owners forget their car keys forever: The car will soon recognize the owner's phone to start the car. » 8/21/14 10:35am Thursday 10:35am

Why We Still Have Bezels (But May Not For Long)

Yesterday, the first Sharp smartphone to come to these great United States brought with it one of the skinniest bezels we've ever seen on a smartphone. The Aquos Crystal is visually impressive, and a major step into the frameless future that seems to be emerging. There's just one problem, though. Bezels matter. And we… » 8/20/14 10:40am 8/20/14 10:40am

Bundle a Car Charger and Dash Mount Today for Just $13

In 2014, every car on the road should probably have two USB charging ports at the very minimum, and a good cradle to hold your phone at eye level when you use it as a GPS. If any of your vehicles don't meet these criteria, you can kill two birds with one stone for just $13 today. » 8/20/14 9:16am 8/20/14 9:16am

HTC's New One M8 Is Actually Coming To Verizon and AT&T

Earlier today we got a hands on with the new HTC One M8 For Windows, which we said was launching exclusively on Verizon. Now AT&T is announcing that it will also add the new One M8 to its Windows Phone offerings, although that's pretty much all we know at this point—no price or date announced yet. [AT&T via The Verge] » 8/19/14 8:01pm 8/19/14 8:01pm

A New Movie Puts the Inner Lives of Smartphones in Sad, Sharp Relief

This is the trailer for Men, Women, and Children, the new movie from Juno director Jason Reitman. It's all about how the internet has irrevocably changed a group of people's interpersonal relationships—and though melodramatic, it doesn't seem terribly far from the truth in its portrayal of gadgets and sadness. » 8/19/14 10:35am 8/19/14 10:35am

Why the Military Is Pinning Its Hopes on Google's Modular Phone

In its small red brick headquarters, Vanderbilt's Institute for Software Integrated Systems (ISIS) is working on a revolution in smartphone technology. It's not better screens, or battery life, or anything for a major carrier. It's a puzzle-piece phone that will (hopefully) change the way the military communicates. » 8/18/14 3:26pm 8/18/14 3:26pm

A Sneaky Mom App Locks Smartphones and Is an Angsty Teen's Nightmare

What can only be described as the "end of days" for angsty teens eager to escape the yoke of overbearing parents, a new $2 Android app called Ignore No More turns any misbehaving miscreants' smartphone into a really, really dumb phone. In fact once locked, it can only do two things—call 911 or call mom. » 8/17/14 11:00am 8/17/14 11:00am